You won't find a cleaner, more fully equipped Cal 34 close to this price. I bought this boat a year ago and she’s super responsive. The diesel starts easily. The previous owner was incredibly knowledgeable and took excellent (read professional) care of her. She's a great boat. But I have a friend with a much larger boat and I’m going to spend my time sailing with him and we reluctantly realized that we just don’t have the funds two maintain two boats. I used her this year as a floating beach house and she’s great for that but she deserves to be sailed..!! We only sailed her 6 times this summer and that’s just not enough. Financially this is a loser for me but I want the boat to go to someone who will truly use her and appreciate her. Hence the low price. She’s currently in the water and you can inspect her anytime we could agree to meet at the marina I have her at in Somers Point, NJ. I did have a fair amount of work done to her when we splashed her this summer and I note some of it below.
The boat's story is as follows to the best I know. The original owner bought her and sailed her for 40 years, he kept it tied up outside his waterfront home and stored her with a very knowledgeable boat yard nearby each winter, where they winterized her and worked on her. He put her up for the winter 3 years ago and then a health issue in the family prevented him from sailing her for two straight seasons. Then I bought her and put her in the water this year. She looked a little dirty topsides but everything below looked remarkably clean and well cared for.
Before we splashed her we replaced all the fluids and filters on the Westerbeke and the v-drive transmission. We tightened up the belts, adjusted the throttle a little, and she started right up, which should come as no surprise because she was properly winterized by the boat yard. We replaced both batteries. We put in a charging circuit so that you can charge USB devices easily. Otherwise there was just plenty of clean up and prep work. She sails and runs fine. Someone is going to get a great, simple, 34' club racer / weekender or potentially a cruiser.
In addition, before we splashed her I replaced the old head with a new Jabsco manual head that I have experience with and like, and we replaced the interior bulbs with LEDs. We did plenty of other things and they're noted in the "New," column below.
,p>Lastly, but importantly, I made two professional copies of all the documentation:
Two spiral bound copies of the Westerbeke 30 Spare Parts List
Two spiral bound copies of the Westerbeke Engine Repair Manual (the engine bible)
Two spiral bound copies of the Westerbeke Service Bulletins
Along with two copies of the Owner’s Manual
Original wiring diagram
Original copy of the standing and running rigging specifications
I didn't want waterlogged copies of any of the documentation. There are two spiral bound copies of everything you need and a spare original to make additional copies from in the future.
As a note, she is set up to single hand..!! The new self-tailing Barient primary winches are super helpful here and she balances very well under head sail alone in any kind of moderate air. In fact, in heavy air she is great with headsail alone and it gives you the ability to quickly adjust sail area.
NOTE: she does have the traveler mounted above the companionway making her a MK II as best I can tell. CAL experts may know better.
Westerbeke 30 diesel engine
Fuel tank, new in the past 10 years, does not appear original
Pressurized cold / hot water system with an electric water pump
Shore power with two shore power cables
Gimbaled propane stove, oven
(3) main sails, one on the boat, two in storage
(3) head sails, one on the boat, two in storage
Main sail cover
Selden FURLEX roller furler
Whisker pole, with the boom setup to accept the whisker pole
Brand new primary winches (self-tailing Barients)
Existing original secondary winches
Anchor and ground tackle
Two boat hooks
Banana scoop to gather extra fresh air from the forward hatch
Two winch handles
NEW primary compass on the binnacle
New primary compass on the binnacle
New self-tailing primary winches (Barient)
New Jabsco manual head
New LED lights in the cabin light fixtures
New charging circuit from the batteries to charge USB devices
(2) new batteries, an engine battery and a house battery, the boat only has (2) batteries
(5) new docklines to allow us to tie her off easily at our marina
Thoroughly cleaned the teak topsides as the first step to completely refinishing it
New bottom paint before she hit the water
There really is too much to list but here's a short list: