The Hunter 34 has been an exceptionally fantastic family boat. We are the second owner since it was delivered new in 1984. It has proven to be a great design for the price. This is a freshwater boat that has never been in corrosive salt water. Chock Full O' Nuts has been berthed in only 2 slips, at Lake Texoma and Ray Hubbard. The boat is exceptionally stable with a 5'6" draft. Forward or reverse, it turns on a dime under power and has no annoying prop walk.
The boat sleeps 7 and includes a spacious foreward and aft berth, each with hanging closet. With 6' 3" headroom and an 11' 7" beam, the cabin is spacious and includes a 16000 Btu Mermaid Heat Pump. A quiet pump 65 gallon pressurized water system drives the shower, head lavatory, and double wide stainless galley sink.
Both the Vee Berth and the Aft Berth have doors and good storage areas. The shower and head are forward on the starboard side, while the vanity and sink are on the port side.
The salon is large and includes a navigation table, convertible dinette, and galley. Plenty of storage behind the cushions and in the galley. Upholstery, having been replaced, is excellent. VHF Radio and AM/FM/CD have speakers in saloon and cockpit. Galley has a deep cold box, hot water heater, a gimbaled Origo 6000 combination stove and oven and plenty of storage drawers and space.
The efficient, sound insulated Yanmar 3GMF has 22.5 HP of power that easily drives to hull speed and consumes about 3.4 gallon of diesel an hour. No surprises at the fuel dock. A reliable double isolated battery system was replaced in 2012.
Roomy cockpit with wheel and a 2012 RayMarine autopilot is a joy for the skipper. The skipper seat features a sloped, raised area, which facilitates great seating on any tack. All lines are brought aft with 4 Spinlocks and several cam cleats. The foresail and main winches are perfectly sized. Jib sheets are winched in by powerful 2 speed Lewmar self tailing winches. Topping lift replaced by a rigid vang.