Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2 2001
Deep and wide, the Sun Odyssey 34.2 is a high-volume handy-sized yacht with a keenness to sail and room to share the fun.
The teak-lined cockpit is a good size, with a walk-through transom, handy boarding platform and user-friendly mouldings. The wheel, which comes with a big-boat binnacle for mounting gauges and compass, is flanked by L-shaped benches and comfortably-flat outer decks.
Able to seat at least six adults, the cockpit rolls into a flat coachhouse and past shrouds and genoa tracks mounted inboard. With integrated handrails and halyards on the coachhouse, moving forward in a headseat should be both tangle- and tumble-free.
Worth mentioning are a deep anchor locker, windlass, and pulpit offering support for the bowman. Being open-ended, it's also a way for passengers to leap aboard from a wharf.
Aft, the cockpit lockers are tremendously deep and include gas bottle and liferaft storage. And there's a freshwater deck shower, which is all you need if you're Gallic and sassy.
The two cabin version allows for space in the aft cabin and the washroom gives this 34-footer a bigger boat feel.
Down below, through the plexiglass hatch, there's a strong teak influence. Any fears one might have of the boat being dim are eclipsed by the big saloon windows, hatches (with retractable screens), and halogen downlights. Headroom is at least 1.85m.
The saloon includes a stylish semi-circular lounge around an elliptical table. The inboard side of the lounge has a sliding bench seat that can be tucked under the dinette to ensure free passage through to the forepeak cabin and plenty of room to cook up a storm.
Nice touches include a drinks cabinet, saloon cabinets and handholds to help your crew and galley slaves move about in a seaway. There's a small nav station conveniently located near the companionway and the helm on the starboard side tails off the lounge.
The linear galley along the portside of the saloon is bigger than you'll find tucked away in most 34-footers. Big on teak cabinet and pantry space, it comes equipped with a 100lt fridge, two-burner gimballed stove/oven, twin stainless sinks and a useful amount of bench space.
A big deck hatch with ventilation draws air over a double berth measuring 1.4m x 2.0m. There's storage under the berth, in a deep hanging locker with shelving, and in a separate cupboard.
Where there's movement at your mooring or while nipping up the coast, sleep will come more easily in the big aft cabin on the starboard side. It gains in stability and has a bigger 2.0m x 1.85m mattress.
Cross ventilation comes from opening inner and outer ports, there's a hanging locker and storage on a shelf, and access to the 27hp Yanmar engine, battery, steering, fuel and water tanks.
Most impressive is the bathroom (it's much more than just a head) Commodious and fully moulded, it features a big basin, clothes hook, towel rail, mirrors, storage cupboards, twin portholes, manual loo and a terrific hanging locker which lets you hang and drain your foulies.
Fitted with the spinnaker pole and rigging, the 34.2 would make for pleasant cruising and racing around the cans with a few cans, the 34.2's two-cabin layout suits the owner/operator who wants something easy to sail and berth.
Summer Breeze is in fantastic condition internally and externally. Internally presents in near new condition. Rigging was replaced 8 years ago, antifouled at start of last season. A detailed recent Survey showed the boat to be in great condition.
Mornington Peninsula Region Safety Beach Martha Cove
33' 10" - 10.30m
Keel / Ballast
1300 kg Bulbous Keel
GRP, Teak in Cockpit
|Price Base||: $89,990|
|Length||: 10.30 Meters|
|Engine Type||: Volvo Penta|