Argyll and Bute UK|
Beneteau Evasion 34 1982
Currently lying Portavadie on Loch Fyne, a stunning spa resort marina location with berthing paid up until the end of March. We often use the boat as “free accommodation” while taking advantage of the facilities of the marina and surrounding area.
The Evasion 34 is by far the best of the Evasion range, with the most practical and comfortable layout. Three separate and private double cabins, good sized heads with shower, a spacious and bright saloon, galley and internal steering position. She has masses of storage in all cabins. The large windows give a fantastic view of the world outside, whether on route or at anchor. One of my favourite features of the boat is the proper door to the cockpit, i.e. no washboard. Latch it open in good weather, or close behind you on colder days, and keep the cabin cosy as you steer from inside.
I have extensively upgraded the boat in the time that I’ve owned her, with both renewing or upgrading of existing systems, and adding new features. List as follows, apologies for its length!
New Stainless-steel water tanks.
New hot water calorifier (heated from heating system and shore power)
New Fridge (gas, 12v or mains)
Eberspacher Hydronic heating with radiators in all cabins and warm locker in fore cabin.
Domestic sockets in all cabins (12v inverter at sea or shore power)
Low energy soft lighting.
Large leisure battery.
New windows all round.
New wall headlining.
Custom made instrument binnacle.
Raymarine networked instruments inc. Log, depth, wind and autopilot with remote controller.
New sails by Crusader inc. Fully battened main.
New self-tailing winches.
Stack pack and lazy bag (amazing system, so easy and quick)
Stainless Steel davits (Suzamar dinghy and Mercury 3.5hp four stroke outboard)
Bow thruster (another addition that changed our boating)
Guardwire gates both sides for easy boarding and alighting.
Simpson Lawrence windlass (original, but refurbished be me)
She is a very solidly built boat, and can handle heavy conditions.
Things to note;
She was damaged in the infamous storm of 2011 after breaking free from her mooring at Tignihabruaich and washing ashore. A heart-breaking time for us. She was covered by insurance and professionally repaired to an extremely high standard by John Stirling at Sterling Yacht Services in Port Bannatyne. While there, I commissioned John to replace the windows, renew the wall headlining and install guardwire gates and the self-tailing winches.
She returned to us a better boat than ever.
Being the age she is, she’s obviously not perfect, but she has no major issues I’m aware of. She’s been afloat for a few seasons now, so will need to come out for fresh antifouling. She was due out at the beginning of the 2020 season, but Covid restrictions prevented that! I regularly scrape the hull with a Scrubbis brush.
I’m advertising her before she’s been lifted out, cleaned and antifouled to allow an early buyer to take advantage of her remaining berthing at Portavadie.
I had a survey done in 2014, after the damage repairs, and she was valued at £35,000.
Please get in touch with any questions, or if you’d like to view her. I can provide more pictures and a copy of the 2014 survey if required.
|Vessel type:||Cruising Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yanmar 3QM30|
|Drive type:||Shaft drive|
|Length over all:||34'|
|Length at waterline:||29'|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Keel type:||Fin Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||200 Litres|
Yanmar 3QM30 Diesel. Reliable and economical.
Note: Indicated location is approximate general area only.