1989 Pacific Seacraft 34
Current Price: US$65,000
Builder: Pacific Seacraft
Flag of Registry:
Location: St Croix, Virgin Islands (US)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engine/Fuel Type: Single / diesel
LOA: 34 ft 1 in
Total Power: 35 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (75 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 6
With control and comfort central to W.I.B Crealock’s design, the Pacific Seacraft 34 has long been on the short list for offshore passage makers and coastal cruisers. With moderate displacement and highly efficient sail plan the 34 is both swift and sea kindly in all sea conditions.
Andromeda is lying in St Croix, USVI and with very little effort will be ready to go cruising again. She was lightly damaged in Maria but nothing that a bit of elbow grease and effort could not sort out in no time.
“A handsome, nimble and capable double-ender by legendary designer Bill Crealock, the Pacific Seacraft 34 is well proven, with scores of ocean crossings in its wake.” John Kretschmer, Cruising World Review. 2017.
“After the boat was first launched as the Crealock 34 in 1979, Pacific Seacraft introduced a fifth model years later, a scaled-down version of the popular PS 37. Though expensive at the time, the 34 was another success story for one of America’s premier builders, and hundreds of boats were built in the company’s yard in Santa Ana, California. There is always a good selection of used boats available for less than $100,000. Another nice perk for used-boat buyers is that the 34 is back in production at the reincarnated Pacific Seacraft yard in Washington, North Carolina, providing an outlet for parts and advice.” John Kretschmer , Cruising World Review 2017.
Overall view by W.I.B. Crealock (designer)
“Understanding the heritage and the philosophy behind the Pacific Seacraft 34 is relatively easy. You need look only as far as the Pacific Seacraft 37. Clearly a slightly smaller sister, the Pacific Seacraft 34 is a refined sibling which boasts the same seagoing capabilities, the same beauty and the same adherence to the control and comfort of her owner.
Indeed, control and comfort have been central to the entire design of the Pacific Seacraft 34. Hulls with easy overhangs make for fast and comfortable ocean passages. Owners report that her canoe stern enables her to maintain surfing speeds under complete control. Her underbody has earned a reputation for close windedness. And her balance under sail builds confidence – even in those who are not greatly experienced.
And because man does not live on deck alone, the 34’s interior provides a neat functional arrangement with efficient quarters for the cook, for the navigator and for all who demand comfortable living as well as excellent sailing. I have tried not to lose sight of the fact that owners of the Pacific Seacraft 34 will want to enjoy their boat – and that they may want to share their enjoyment with others.
From the quality of the laminate to the strength of the rudder to the hand rubbed teak joinery in the cabin, the Pacific Seacraft 34 will take you to sea with safety, efficiency and a touch of elegance. A Pacific Seacraft 37 owner described his yacht as a boat destined to become a classic. I believe that the 34 will follow in her big sister’s wake.
Once you see and sail her, I think you’ll share that view.” ~ W.I.B. Crealock, designer
A spacious main cabinj/salon with v-berth forward.
Aft to port is the head.
The galley is to port of the companionway and the nav station is to starboard.
There are a total of 10 opening portlights (6 large opening portlights in the main salon/galley) and 2 opening hatches.
Interior – Varnished teak woodwork. White Formica cabin house sides. – Louvered locker doors & solid drop doors with hidden hinges. – Panel head door with piano hinges. – Chrome bronze push button locks on all locker doors & drawers.
6′ 3″ headroom with teak and holly sole throughout cabin area, all hatches & hatch openings in sole banded in solid teak. – Wrapped 4 in. foam cushions with choice of fabrics. – Zippered vinyl headliner for access to deck hardware & wiring. – Fiberglass planking on hull sides of quarter berth & forecabin.
Main Salon – Teak storage lockers & bookshelf w-removable fiddle, both sides. – 6′ 6″ settee berths, port & starboard with storage bins. – Port settee can be easily converted into 48″ wide double berth. – Teak double drop leaf table with center storage and s.s. hand rails. – Two teak loop overhead handrails in headliner, port & starboard. – Teak navigators desk with storage under lift top. – 7′ 7″ long and 34″ wide quarter berth to starboard. Hinged cushion.
6 Bronze ports
Teak and holly cabin soles
Aft to Stb is a large double hanging locker
Salon settees Port and Stb with stowage lockers & shelves behind
Port settee converts to a dbl berth
Center line folding table w/storage
12 V fans
Gimballed stainless steel two burner propane stove w-oven & broiler. – Stainless steel safety bar. Stove has Formica cover. – Large 6 cu. ft. ice box with poured foam insulation, hinged lid & hand operated ice box pump out to sink. – Polished stainless steel double sink with electric pump pressure – fresh water & foot operated manual pump. Corian countertop. – Built-in waste basket with laminated chopping block lid. – Food & dish storage lockers & drawers
Large Overhead Opening Hatch
3 Bronze Opening Ports
Fore cabin – 6′ 6″ long & 71″ wide double “V” berth with teak shelves & fiberglass planking on both sides. Teak ceilings above shelves. – Double hanging locker forward to starboard, louvered & cedar lined. – Enclosed head with shower & storage lockers.
Electrics and Electronics
House batteries are 2 L16 – need replacing
Wired for solar w/ Blue Sky MPPT(verified working)
Both solar panels blew away in Maria
100amp Balmar alternator
AirX wind gen – one damaged blade but possible spare onboard
New instruments in 2014 – Raymarine plotter, depth, wind, and speed
2013 Honda e2000 generator
2kw Xantrex inverter
ICOM 802 SSB
Electrical – AC-DC master power control panel with AC ammeter, AC voltmeter, – polarity test circuit, 8 AC circuit breakers, DC ammeter, battery – condition monitor and 20 DC circuit breakers. Panel is hinged – for easy access & has clear plastic screen – Tinned copper wiring throughout. 110 volt shore power system. – Two Lifeline advanced absorbent glass mat sealed deep cycle marine batteries (95 amp-hrs) in port cockpit locker. – Four position battery switch.
Two fluorescent lights in main salon. – Cantalupi lights (nine dome & six reading lights). – Chart light at navigation station. – Six 110 volt AC duplex receptacles with GFI protection. – VHF coaxial antenna cable from masthead to navigators table. – Shore power breaker.
Tankage and plumbing
Plumbing – Two water tanks w-inspection ports, approx. 75 gal. (284 Itr.) total. – Hot and cold pressure fresh water system for galley, head & shower. – Easy access fresh water manifold. Color coded water hoses. – Manual water foot pumps in head & galley. Accumulator tank. – Six gallon hot water heater from engine heat exchanger or shore power.
Bronze thru-hull fittings with UL approved bronze seacocks below the waterline, & bronze ball valves above waterline. – All thru-hull hose connections are double hose clamped.
Marine head with 16 gal. holding tank & manual overboard pumpout. – Electric shower sump pump with overboard discharge.
11 GPM electric automatic bilge pump with Ultra float switch.
25 GPM manual bilge pump in cockpit operable by helmsman.
Engines and deck
Yanmar HM35F – 1500hrs
House batteries are 2 L16 – need replacing
Exterior – could use new awlgrip
Brightwork seriously neglected)
Hull has minor blemishes except one area on stern quarter where a solar panel banged around a bit during Maria before flying off
Mast could use paint (slight peeling)
15kg Rocna, 200ft chain
2012 10ft Portaboat
2013 6hp Mercury (easily planes w/ two 200lb adults)
Auxiliary 75 gallon freshwater bladder(165 total)
Hull and deck:
Hand laminated biaxial fiberglass hull & deck. First hull laminate uses vinylester resin for superior blister resistance. Standard molded-in gel coat color is Oyster White with Blue boot & sheer stripes.
Stainless steel chainplates & backing plates are caulked & thru-bolted to the hull.
Solid teak rubstrake on hull.
Rudder with steel web frame supported by high strength manganese bronze gudgeon and closely coupled to steel reinforced integral skeg.
Ballast is 4,800 pound (2.18mt) solid lead casting with stainless steel keel bolts.
Keel to hull joint embedded in epoxy.
Interior is structural fiberglass, plywood & gel coat interior module bonded into hull with fiberglass mat and woven roving.
Primary bulkheads bonded into hull & deck w-fiberglass then bolted in place.
Deck, lockers & bilge gel coated to prevent mildew & to facilitate cleaning.
Deck to hull connection-integral hull & deck flanges mated & bedded in polyurethane & fastened with stainless steel fasteners.
Deck balsa cored. plywood core in hardware mount areas.
Deck has molded-in nonskid pattern.
All cleats, winches, turning blocks, pulpits & stanchions have backing plates. Backing plates & hardware caulked with polyurethane.
30″ high stainless steel double rail bow & stern pulpits with running lights & 30″ high, double lifeline stanchions.
Stainless steel stern fitting with two anchor rollers & locking pins.
Divided bow chain locker for two anchor rodes.
One deck pipe to port.
Deep bulwarks with heavy teak cap rail, hand fitted with butterfly joints.
Chrome plated bronze deck hardware includes:
All hinges, hasps, jam cleats, chain pipes, deck fills, etc.
Two Harken #44.2 STC two speed self-tailing genoa sheet winches.
One Harken #16 STC one speed self-tailing mainsheet winch.
Two Harken #16 STC self-tailing jib & main halyard winches.
Four 7″ x 12″ & six 4″ x 7″ opening ports. CE approved.
Two 12″ bow mooring cleats with 3″ hawse pipes.
Two 10″ open spring cleats amidships.
Two 10″ stern mooring cleats with 9″ chocks.
One anchor deck pipe on foredeck, & one aft
Designated cleats for each winch.
Four genoa tracks w- Harken cars.
Four teak loop handrails on cabin house.
Two large Bomar double opening hatches with screens. CE approved.
Two Vetus dorade box cowl ventilators.
Fiberglass seahood, teak companionway sliding hatch & drop boards.
Harken ball bearing mainsheet traveler over companionway hatch.
Harken deck organizers & Spinlock rope clutches.
Stainless steel boarding gates, port and starboard, with double lifelines.
Stern chain locker to starboard with deck pipe and anchor roller.
Stern mounted s.s. swim ladder with teak treads, boarding gate & overboard retrieval line
Engine – 38 hp diesel with fresh water cooling,
3″ exhaust & 55 amp alternator.
Yanmar “C” control panel.
Clear covered engine control panel in cockpit with tachometer and engine condition indicators. Engine hour meter below deck.
Removable 37 gallon (140 Itr.) aluminum fuel tank with gauge and cleaning port
32 gallon (121 Itr.) fuel tank with shoal draft keel].
Mechanical fuel pump, electric back-up fuel pump.
Racor MA 500 fuel filter with water separator
Dome light in engine room.
Seawater strainer bulkhead mounted and water lift muffler system.
Two blade solid bronze propeller.
New sails 2015 – little use, still stiff
Rigging replaced 2013
Fully battened main sail w/cover
Furling jib sail
S/S standing rigging
Inner fore stay tang
Supports for working at the mast
2 x #16 Lewmar winches
2 x #43 Lewmar sheet winches
Genoa tracks with blocks on gunwales
Staysail tracks with blocks on deck
New full binini 2013 in good condition but needs zipper maintenance
Manufacturer Provided Description
The Pacific Seacraft 34 offers fast performance under sail, seakindliness, ease of handling, comfort and timeless beauty. All the advantages of the Crealock-designed canoe stern with its ample overhang, well-proven in other Pacific Seacraft, are incorporated in the Pacific Seacraft 34. The Pacific Seacraft 34’s moderate displacement contributes to both comfort and speed. She is light enough to make her swift, heavy enough to make her comfortable, and spacious enough to hold ample stores for a long passage. Belowdecks, she’s light, airy and exceptionally commodious with 6-foot 3-inch headroom; a spacious, versatile salon; U-shaped gourmet galley; and bunk space for six. Her quality is evident in solid bronze fittings, teak joinery, a hand laid-up hull and molded fiberglass interior.