Beneteau Oceanis 34 – A Small Family Yacht
Beneteau Yachts shipyard gained the most of its reputation by building solid and well-done family cruisers. Oceanis 34 follows Beneteau’s tradition and refers to a comfortable family cruiser, perfectly constructed for longer cruises. Her size of 10.34 m LOA and 3.65 m beam allows easy handling and maneuvering. She has a draft amounting to 1.82 m and 1.37 m depending on the buyers’ choice of the keel. Her displacement amounts to 5620 kg which could also oscillate depending on the keel and ballast equations.
Excellent performances are gained by a combination of elegant hull design and solid rigging, designed by naval architects studio Finot-Conq. Beneteau Oceanis 34 is equipped with a 30 m2 jib and 30 m2 mainsail. The commands, winches and trimming systems on deck are designed to ensure excellent sailing performances. The 29 HP engine should be enough to provide the power for easy maneuvering or to reach the nearest beach when there is not enough wind to take you there.
The water tank holds as much as 290 l while the fuel tank has the capacity of 130 l which should also be enough for few days of relaxed sailing for a crew of four to six. The cockpit is designed simply and to provide comfort. There is a folding dining table in the middle.
Oceanis 34 is equipped with a single steering wheel while transom could be removed making the exit to small swimming platform on the stern. Regarding the interior, Beneteau Oceanis 34 is available in two versions – with two and three cabins. Both versions provide a lot of space in the interior with plenty of natural light.
The overall impression of space and comfort of the Oceanis 34 is emphasized with a large fridge, comfortable saloon and plenty of storage space. Her favorable price along with her performances put her on top of the wish list among private owners and charter companies.
I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!