Sails : April May 2010
BENETEAU BENETEAU OCEANIS 34 The latest model Oceanis 34 was launched in 2009 and since then several of these pocket cruisers have been sold by Australia's main Beneteau dealer, Sydney-based Vicsail. As the world's largest yacht builder, Beneteau has vast experience at creating comfortable cruising boats and the fine lines drawn by Finot-Conq architects ensure she performs. ACCOMMODATION Available in two or three cabin layouts the Oceanis 34 can easily accommodate a couple or cruising family. The three cabin layout with twin aft cabins across the centre line has the head to starboard, forward and leaves a smaller aft facing nav station. The stylish Nauta designed interior features a sizable galley with twin sinks and a large dining table. Also, standard carrying capacities for fuel and water are a good addition. RIG & DECK The rig is a simple 9/10 alloy mast with twin spreaders, deck stepped. The mainsail is fully battened and, for greater ease of use, drops neatly into lazy jacks. Up front, a large furling genoa is designed to power up the rig. HULL The voluminous hull has a fine entry with plumb bow (to maximise waterline length and thus speed) and the wide beam is carried right back, giving a spacious cockpit. The cast iron keel is available in shoal or deep draft versions. beneteau.com.au yachtfindersglobal.com CRUISING 057 MOLTO BENE The Beneteau Oceanis 34 has three cabins, a simple rig and is ideal for coastal cruising. The galley is well equipped and both water and fuel capacities are generous.
June July 2010