‘Arendala’ was the first of six Seamaster 34s built. She was exhibited at the 1967 Earls Court boat show, and had a write up in Yachting Monthly.
We bought her in 2007, and used her mainly as a 'pied a terre' when working in London.
She gave us many memorable trips: along the Thames (up to Chertsey), and round to the Medway, the Swale and the Crouch. She is capable of far more: I wouldn’t hesitate to take her across the Channel (with a decent weather forecast, of course).
She is a really charming, characterful, and comfortable boat.
She had a good survey in April 2021 (which can be made available to serious prospective buyers).
She is generally in very good, and useable, condition, but does need some cosmetic TLC (yes, shame on us!). The worst is that the rubbing strakes could really do with being replaced: these are not at all structural, and I have asked a local boatbuilder to give me a quote, though it is probably not too daunting a challenge for DIY.
She has wonderful accommodation.
The fore-cabin has a huge V-berth, with infill, a large hanging locker, and its own ensuite heads.
The main cabin is bright and airy, with great visibility.
The galley has: sink, fridge, microwave. There’s a long work surface, and plentiful locker space.
The stern cabin has a large double berth, and loads of traditionally timbered stowage. It, too, has an ensuite heads.
There are both internal, and external, steering positions.
The aft deck has plenty of room for lounging around outside.
The twin Newage BMC Commander diesels are in excellent condition.
We are very reluctant to sell her, as she oozes old-fashioned charm and style. However, we also have a sailing boat, and one of them has to go.
She is lying ashore near Burnham on Crouch.
The pictures were taken at the beginning of July this year. Since then, we have been getting stuck into some of the TLC.
Please do feel free to ask questions, which will be answered openly and honestly.
|Fit Out:||By builder|
|No. of engines:||2|
|Engine model:||Newage/ BMC Commander diesel|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||34'|
|Maximum draft:||2' 8"|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Full Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||100 Gallons|
Charming, comfortable, accommodation for two couples, in separate double cabins, each with its own ensuite heads.
There's also plenty of room for more guests/ crew members.
'Arendala' was very competently built using 1960's techniques and materials.
Her survey of April 2021 found no signs of osmosis, and states that she "is in good structural condition, with no visible signs of damage or deterioration that would prejudice her strength or integrity".
A pair of BMC Commanders, each being a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder, naturally-aspirated diesel engine, rated to 37kW (50hp) at 3000rpm. They are fresh-water cooled via a heat exchanger.
The units are clean and well maintained.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.