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1965 Tartan Blackwatch 37

San Diego, California


37' Tartan '65 "Faiaoahe"

The 37 Blackwatch by Ted Hood and Douglass & Mcleod is a true classic. Only 11 were built with the mahogany coach, and FAIAOAHE (hull #3) is the only one with round bronze portholes.

She has a modified full keel, is easily driven, and is a delight to single-hand and she has frequently cruised the coast from San Francisco to Catalina and Mexico. Mechanically and electronically, she is ready to go, but she would love a new owner who is willing to do the minor cosmetic work to restore her to her full glory.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $15,000
Boat Name: Faiaoahe
Make: Tartan Blackwatch
Model: 37
Year: 1965
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 3
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 37 ft
Waterline Length: 25'6 ft
Beam: 10'6 ft
Min Draft: 5'1 ft
Displacement: 15,500 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'2 ft
Ballast: 4,200 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: 4-107
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 38hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2009


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Stock Number: 1114722
Boat Class: Yawl, Yawl, Cruisers


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Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:(619) 224-2349


V-berth forward with storage under. Next aft is salon with L-shaped settee/berth and dinette to port; a settee berth, pilot berth and Dickinson Newport space heater are to starboard. The enclosed head with shower is next aft to starboard, while the galley is to port with the nav area directly to starboard of the companionway.

She has teak and holly sole with extensive wood ceilings and ascents throughout. Seven opening ports and hatches keep her fresh and well ventilated.

  • 12V Adler-Barbour refrigeration
  • 2-burner gimbaled Atlantic propane stove with oven
  • Black & Decker toaster oven
  • Pressure hot/cold water
  • In-line on-demand propane water heater
  • Large double S/S sinks
  • RCA Microwave 
Electronics and Navigation
  • Signet speed and distance logs
  • Standard Horizon depth sounder
  • Spare Simrad TP30 tillerpilot (new)
  • 4" Danforth compass
  • Furuno Navigator GPS
  • Garmin 3010C chart plotter with GPS
  • XM radio and weather (West Coast charts loaded)
  • Standard Horizon VHF radio
  • Yaesu SSB radio (disconnected)
  • Weems & Plath clock
  • Weems & Plath barometer
  • Pioneer AM-FM radio/CD player
  • Pioneer marine speakers
  • 22-lb Lewmar Delta anchor with 250' chain
  • Manual windlass
  • Hard dodger
  • All covers new 2005
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Running, steaming, anchor and deck lights
  • Bow pulpit, rails, lifelines, side stanchions and port/starboard boarding gates
  • Windex
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Magma grill
  • 1"-thick solid hand-laid fiberglass hull with mahogany trunk cabin
  • Full keel
  • Hull #3
  • Last bottom paint August 2008
Engine and Mechanical
  • Fresh water cooled
  • Raw water sea strainer
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • 30 gallons fuel in main tank; 15 gallons in day tank
  • Stove and engine fuel shut-off valves
  • (1) manual and (1) electric bilge pump
  • Manual fire extinguishing
  • Manual head with 8 gal. holding tank and deck pumpout and Y-valve for direct overboard discharge
  • Fume detector

Engine removed and rear seal replaced; cylinder compressions good, hence no need for a complete rebuild.

  • Oil cooler replaced
  • Engine mounts replaced
  • New starter motor
  • New shaft, stern tube sealer and re-tuned prop
  • Dual Racor fuel filter assembly installed
  • Water-cooled jacket acid flushed
  • Fewer than 200 engine hours since overhaul
Electrical System
  • 12VDC system
  • (2) AGM batteries new 2009
  • Battery parallel switch
  • DC panel with new Xantrex battery monitor
  • 10-amp Truecharge battery charger
  • Xantrex 600 PROwatt inverter
  • 75-amp marine alternator
  • Mounted solar panels and battery monitor
  • 110V outlets throughout when boat is plugged into shore power
Sails and Rigging
  • Hood Dacron mainsail with jiffy reefing and (2) reefs at mast (good condition)
  • Hood Vectran 135% genoa (new 2005) with black UV cover
  • Staysail
  • Spinnaker
  • (2) Arco 45 2-speed self-tailing primary winches
  • (2) new Andersen 28 2-speed S/S secondary winches
  • Harken jib roller furling
  • Harken mainsheet traveler
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Aluminum deck-stepped mast
  • S/S wire standing rigging
  • All running rigging is in excellent shape
  • LifeSling 2
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares
  • Fire/CO2 alarm

All seller's personal effects are excluded from the sale of the vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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