Tartan 345 | Performance
High-Performance, High-Volume Hull Design
The 345’s high volume hull form provides enough space for exceptional cruising accommodations, storage and a powerful shape that is easily driven and in balance over a wide range of sailing conditions. Forward sections are slightly veed providing an easy motion in a seaway and her aft sections are full and flat offering high speed potential in heavy conditions. The hull’s volume is evenly distributed through her length, which provides a symmetrical shape at all heel angles and maintains her light helm in more challenging conditions.
Deck Construction That Makes A Difference
The 345’s deck utilizes our custom vacuum resin infusion process, which employs high-strength BPA epoxy resin, unidirectional E-glass and select grade, sealed end grain balsa coring. Hardware is fastened to the deck with stainless steel machine screws that pass through reinforced, solid glass core windows and are tapped into 6061 T6 aluminum-backing plates. Beyond incredible strength and longevity, this installation allows for “on-deck” servicing of deck hardware. Tartan’s deck construction produces a lightweight, yet stiff and strong, deck structure, further complimenting the her excellent overall sailing characteristics.
Sailing Fast Can Be Easy
By optimizing the Tartan 345’s strength and weight characteristics and designing an easily driven hull, the Tartan 345’s standard headsail can be a smart, roller-furling 100% jib, trimmed to a self-tacking cabintop track. This working sail with the tack located just aft of the stem, is used for all upwind and heavy-air sailing while providing effortless tacking for sailing shorthanded or in a confined harbor. When sailing off-wind, the optional high-clewed furling reacher can be deployed for top performance.
A Stand Out Rig
The 345’s double-spreader, tapered, carbon-fiber mast is stiffer, stronger, and lighter than the aluminum masts found on virtually all production sailboats in her size range. These characteristics produce a rig that is easier to tune, remains stable in heavy air conditions, increases stability by decreasing weight aloft, and provides an easier motion in a seaway due to less pitching moment. While carbon masts remain an expensive option list item for other builders, Tartan delivers each boat with a carbon mast as standard equipment.
Optimal Deck Design
The deck is designed for maximum comfort and safety and embraces classic yacht aesthetics. Her cockpit offers high seatbacks for comfort and a deep and secure cockpit for safety. Wide sidedecks allow her crew to move fore and aft without being encumbered by the excessive house structures seen on so many current production offerings. The wrap-around coaming not only provides a striking tie to her heritage, it also serves as a splash rail and convenient location for mounting a dodger, both of which offer additional cockpit comfort and security.
At home on the water
Below deck, our trademarks are evident throughout. From companionway drop board racks, to cherry trim and raised-panel cabin and cabinet doors, to angled bulkheads and partitions—each element works in unison to create a pleasing perspective while utilizing interior spaces to their fullest potential. Offering two full cabins, a full navigation desk, a more than adequate galley and a spacious head with stall shower and wet locker, every inch has been thoughtfully incorporated into this 34-foot vessel.
|Tartan 345 Specifications & Features|
|LWL||30 ft 5in|
|Beam max||11 ft 11 in|
|Deep Fin Keel||6 ft 6 in|
|Beavertail Keel||4 ft 11in|
|Fin Keel||10,800 lbs|
|Beavertail Keel||11,000 lbs|
|Fin Keel||3,500 lbs|
|Beavertail Keel||3,700 lbs|
|J||12 ft 9 in|
|P||44 ft 4 in|
|E||14 ft 9 in|
|Total Sail Area||620.18 sq ft|
|Mainsail Area||326.93 sq ft|
|100% foretriangle||293.25 sq ft|
|Bridge Clearance||55 ft|
|Engine||30 hp diesel saildrive|
|Fuel tank||25 gal|
|Water tank||60 gal|
|SA / Disp||18.8|