You will not find a cleaner, nicer example of the Cal 34, MK II than this one—and you won’t find a better deal on any boat this size in this condition. I have owned her for three years—but she’s only been in the water one of those years, which is a shame.
She’d make a great liveaboard, she’s a natural club racer or weekender, she is very responsive in the water. Much of the sailing I’ve done has been on a Morgan 41 Out Island and this boat feels much different, the steering is more responsive, she just feels much quicker than that old Morgan, yet she’s big enough to make a great small cruising boat.
I’m going to focus on helping my friend with his Morgan but it means someone is about to get a great boat.
I got incredibly lucky, you don’t buy the boat, you buy the previous owner, and the guy I bought this from was a very knowledgeable sailboat person, and he paid people to maintain and service his boat, so it was all done at a nearby boat yard, and he stored it at the same yard I store it at. That yard knows this boat pretty well and they could be a good resource for you.
The Westerbeke is original and runs fine, if a little smokey—she has all of the cosmetic issues of an older boat but otherwise she’s great and her bilge is dry. The boat yard where she’s kept over the winter is a great place—they’re very competent and they could help a first time owner quite a bit if you need that.
She comes with decades of cruising gear—the list below is not complete but it gives you an idea of what is aboard her.
Documentation: I have the original documentation that I keep stored dry and away from the boat, in addition to the original documentation I have two professionally spiral bound copies of everything:
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
Two copies of the Owner’s Manual
Original wiring diagram
Original copy of the standing and running rigging specifications
As a note, she is set up to single hand. The new self-tailing Barient 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.
Westerbeke 30 diesel engine
Fuel tank, new in the past several years
Pressurized cold / hot water system with an electric water pump
Shore power with two shore power cables
Gimbaled propane stove, oven
(2) main sails, one on the boat, two in storage
(4) head sails, one on the boat, three 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
Two boat hooks
Banana scoop to gather extra fresh air from the forward hatch
Two winch handles
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: