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Flag: English      Location:   Malta

Cathegory: Sailing Boat

VAT: Paid

L.O.A.: 10.60 mt                  Beam:  3.05 mt

Condition:  Good


Designed by the Jeanneau team in conjunction with Jacques Fauroux, the new Sun Odyssey 34.2 is a perfect example of the French school of yacht design. Intended as a family cruising boat, this design shows the benefits attained when you stretch the beam aft to its practical limit. While the two-dimensional drawings show a stubby-looking design, the photos I have in the brochure show a carefully styled and good-looking boat.

The L/B of this design is 3.05. This indicates a very beamy boat for its LOA. In a production boat with LOA fixed by marketing considerations, expanding beam is a way to gain accommodations. The D/L of this boat is 178, and you have a choice of either 5-foot, 7-inch or 4-foot, 3-inch draft.

There are two interiors available. The broad beam aft allows for a layout with two double quarter berths. They look to be more than adequate and have plenty of toe space. I can't say the same for the forward double, which ends in a point. The other layout offers one huge double quarter berth and a larger head compartment. The main cabin shows an elliptical dinette to starboard and a galley to port. There is not much counter space in this galley, but it will be a nice place to cook when the boat's at rest. The dinette has a small centerline seat, and I think you might be able to seat five at this dinette. The curved dinette shape is sexy, but I have this theory that people seek corners when they lounge. Square dinettes are less fashionable but more functional. The joinerwork details in this interior look beautiful. It's all teak veneer and solid teak trim finished with a glowing satin varnish.

The deck shows some interesting design details. The narrow side decks are kept clear by mounting the genoa track on the edge of the cabintrunk. This provides for better sheeting angels than you would get with the track on the deck, puts the primary winches alongside the companionway and frees up the cockpit coamings. There is a recessed anchor well in the foredeck. The backstay is split so it won't interfere with access to the swim step.



Make:  Jeanneau

Model:  Odyssey 34.2

Year of built: 2002

N. Engines: 1 Yanmar 3GM F

Engine Type: Yanmar Diesel

Trasmission: Shaft Drive 

Engine Hours:  not known



Fuel Type: Diesel

Fuel Tank: 150 Lt.

Water Tank: 250 Lt.



Log:  Raymarine

Dept Sounder:  Raymarine

Wind Instrument:  Navtex

Compass:  Plastimo

Autopilot:  no

GPS:  hand held

VHF:  Raymarine

Radar:  no

TV:  no

Radio:  Radio / CD



Type: Must Head

Sails:  Roller Genoa   full battoned main in lazy bag



Liferaft:  6 men

Life Jackets: 6

Fire Ext.: 3



N. Cabines:  2           N. sleepings: 6

Heads:  1

Cooker:  two burner grill and oven

Fridge:  12v

Extras:  bimini,  anchor winch cockpit table 

Janneau 34.2

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