Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-08-2020, 17:19   #31
Registered User
 
Davo666's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 24
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fbfisher View Post
I donít see the requested aft cabin...
for some reason they didn't have a pic of it - here's one that does - https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for...sea-jay/249192
__________________
"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." Sir Francis Chichester, when loading Gypsy Moth IV with cases of gin in Plymouth, prior to his circumnavigation in 1966.
Davo666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2020, 20:41   #32
Registered User
 
Stu Jackson's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Cowichan Bay, BC (Maple Bay Marina)
Posts: 9,603
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tmacmi View Post
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Recently I stumbled on the Catalina 34 which has a truly private rear cabin. I will confess that I had previously turned up my nose at production boats, but the one we toured was very nice and the true rear cabin with a closing door really got me interested>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


>>>>>>>>


https://c34.org/bbs/index.php/board,11.0.html


If you find another 34 with info like this, please let me know.
PS link seems broken. Try "www.c34.org..."
__________________
Stu Jackson
Catalina 34 #224 (1986) C34IA Secretary
Cowichan Bay, BC, SR/FK, M25, Rocna 10 (22#) (NZ model)
Stu Jackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2020, 21:01   #33
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Out of Norfolk Va
Boat: Tartan 37
Posts: 687
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

My parents had a Fantasia 35 (34' 5"), it has a great layout, better than most 40 ft'ers. Don't get a Mk I, the MK II sailed much better.
https://www.cruisingworld.com/sailbo...r-fantasia-35/
puffcard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2020, 05:06   #34
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: South Haven Michigan
Boat: Beneteau 331
Posts: 381
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Thanks to all for the ideas! It will give me something more to waste my time on the internet this week rather than working.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheechako View Post
The S2 center cockpit, but I see that's mentioned. Why so adamant about 34 ft exactly? Out Island 33 comes to mind.
I'm actually limited by the length of our slip (among a few other reasons). We like our marina. The price is right and its a perfect location from our house; 2 hours 15 minutes due west.

I might be able to sneak by with something that is 34' 6" but not beyond.
Tmacmi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2020, 08:16   #35
Registered User
 
Cheechako's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Skagit City, WA
Posts: 25,286
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tmacmi View Post
Thanks to all for the ideas! It will give me something more to waste my time on the internet this week rather than working.



I'm actually limited by the length of our slip (among a few other reasons). We like our marina. The price is right and its a perfect location from our house; 2 hours 15 minutes due west.

I might be able to sneak by with something that is 34' 6" but not beyond.
I suspected that. So you likely need a boat that is not over 34' including the bow pulpit, stern extensions (if any) and anchor etc . Some marinas use overall length of everything. They don't want the roller /anchor sticking out over the dock. Probably should be looking at 32-33 ft boats
__________________
"I spent most of my money on Booze, Broads and Boats. The rest I wasted" - Elmore Leonard











Cheechako is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-08-2020, 09:57   #36
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: South Haven Michigan
Boat: Beneteau 331
Posts: 381
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cheechako View Post
Probably should be looking at 32-33 ft boats
They aren't too strict. There is one Ericson 35, 3 catalina 34's and several 34' power boats.

But to your point, I think 35' overall is about it.
Tmacmi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-08-2020, 00:32   #37
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Gold Coast Australia
Boat: Challenger 36
Posts: 42
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by gonesail View Post
there's a nice one made in Australia but I can't remember the name. Moody 346. Hallberg Rassy 35. O'Day 32.


The Australian aft cabin boat is probably the Martzcraft 35. Designed by Brent Martz who later designed the Martz 46. Both well regarded boats.
PegasusIX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2020, 06:51   #38
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Boat: Pearson 367
Posts: 549
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

If you can stretch it I just saw a Pearson 36-2 with a queen aft cabin for $20k. Located in Massachusetts.
LLCoolDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-08-2020, 07:03   #39
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: South Dakota
Boat: Jeanneau SO 34.2
Posts: 153
Images: 10
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

We have the two cabin version of the SO 34.2 and love it. When adding a foam topper to the aft cabin mattress we had to cut from a California king. Huge head with plenty of room to shower. Proper v-berth with standing room and a door. Sails well IMO. Our budget and size constraints were similar to yours. We have ours on Lake Superior. https://sailboatdata.com/sailboat/su...y-342-jeanneau
steffan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2020, 07:08   #40
Registered User

Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 26
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

For 40k that's about the best you can do. If you're serious about a 34' boat that can comfortably host 2 couples with 2 queen-size cabins and lots of room to sperad out, check out the PDQ 34. It will cost about $200k and holds its value over time.
Bargain Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2020, 07:29   #41
Registered User
 
SV__Grace's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Currently cruising PNW
Boat: Nauticat 43 ketch
Posts: 771
Images: 5
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Nauticats are well built, comfortable boats to live on and sail if speed is not your priority. The Nauticat 33 has an amazing aft cabin. They usually go for above your price point but here's a handyman special for under $20K- https://www.boats.com/sailing-boats/...at-33-7413483/

[Edit- just scrolled through all the photos of the above boat and of 64 photos there is none of the aft cabin. This boat is rough but the aft cabin must be a disaster! Easy to find other listings of these beautiful boats in the $90K range, so this is a great fixer-upper.]
SV__Grace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2020, 07:32   #42
Registered User
 
RickG's Avatar

Join Date: May 2013
Location: St. John, USVI
Boat: 2003 Beneteau 423
Posts: 595
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

The Catalina 34 mentioned is a nice compromise in that size. We had friends sail a shoal-draft C34 from Lake Michigan down the East cost through the Caribbean. Picking weather window, they had no problems. The spent time in the USVIs working to build up the boat kitty. She was roomy for a 34'.

The Sabre 34-2 has an aft cabin version.

The Tartan 34 is another one to look at. We see a lot of those on the Chesapeake Bay and they are good looking. But, the aft cabin is not enclosed.

Stretching for Bob Perry designs, Valiant 32. 68 were made.

Cheers, RickG
__________________
RickG & Sweet Christine
S/V Echoes - 2003 Beneteau 423
Coral Bay - St. John, USVI
RickG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2020, 08:47   #43
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 7
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

I looked at an Island Packet 31 last week that had a rear cabin which could be made private by folding up the chart table and pulling a wooden accordion door closed. The asking price was $31k, and the overall condition was good. Front Vee berth as well, with a door for privacy there too.
mfascuba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-08-2020, 09:29   #44
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 33
Re: 34' boat with aft cabin

Quote:
Originally Posted by skipmac View Post
I owned a very nice center cockpit aft cabin made in Finland called the Lohi 34. Very well built, roomy aft cabin and excellent sailor. Not many made it to the US but they're around.

I think they were actually a 10 meter length so have seen them listed as 33' or even 32' so just google Lohi.
Also known as the JOEMARIN 34
__________________
Cruising is Freedom
Ham Radio Lives - KB2LDM
kmgiunta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boat, cabin

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aft Cockpit with Aft Cabin? EvermanJ Monohull Sailboats 16 22-10-2019 05:34
Boat suggestions like Oday 32, Hughes-columbia - Aft Cabin fstarocka Monohull Sailboats 0 04-12-2015 12:49
Making a 3-Cabin Boat a 2-cabin Boat zoof98 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 23-06-2009 04:17

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:45.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.