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Seller's Description

Check out this 1978 C&C 34! Racing or cruising, the 34 has been one of the most popular C&C sailboats over the years and still enjoys a loyal following. This vessel is freshwater sailed and a very well equipped boat. The boat has a long list of upgrades and equipment to make her a very comfortable cruiser.

The C&C 34 has a very open layout. You have a full double V-berth forward. Aft to starboard is a spacious head compartment with a shower drain. The salon has plenty of storage in outboard upper cabinets as well as seat-back storage at the settees. The starboard settee converts easily into a second double bunk. The nav station is at the base of the companionway to port and has a nice size quarter-berth.

If the crew is hungry the galley is fully functioning with a three-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven/ broiler, a stainless steel sink, and a refrigerator. Plus you have a 460 amp hour battery bank, ProSport12 dual bank battery charger new in 2016.

Other features include a full complement of racing equipment, sails, and hardware which includes two spinnakers, a racing main sail, 130%, and 75% jibs, a 42” racing wheel, Garhauer jib sheet cars, Harken traveler, a spinnaker pole, baby stay, hydraulic backstay, Harken roller furling,

In addition, you have Nexus instruments, 6 oversize winches, The prop shaft was reconditioned in 2013, the prop reconditioned in 2016, new cutlass bearing in 2016. Manual and electric bilge pumps, AM/FM iPod, Sony CD, 2 anchors, 2015 windlass, Coast Guard pack, and a new fore hatch in 2013.

For cruising, she has a main sail, a cruising spinnaker, and a bimini with side panels to keep you dry in the rain, a 35# delta plow anchor with 120 feet of 1/4” high strength chain, custom V-berth mattress, VHS radio with AIS receiver, Raymarine 6000 below deck autopilot.

The vessel sleeps six, a fast cruiser, and/or a club racer. She’s ready to sail away - looking for offers!



Robert Ball
C&C Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
33 5 / 10.2 m
Waterline Length
25 11 / 7.9 m
10 11 / 3.4 m
5 10 / 1.8 m
10,100 lb / 4,581 kg
4,100 lb / 1,860 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
517′² / 48 m²
Total Sail Area
517′² / 48 m²
Sail Area
209′² / 19.4 m²
38 3 / 11.7 m
10 11 / 3.3 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
308′² / 28.6 m²
43 11 / 13.4 m
14 0 / 4.3 m
Forestay Length
46 1 / 14.1 m

Auxilary Power

Atomic 4
Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
20 gal / 76 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
40 gal / 151 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.5 kn
Classic: 6.82 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.47 knots
Classic formula: 6.82 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
>2.0: better suited for coastal cruising

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Deep keel: 6.4’/1.95m

Keel/CB version:
Draft (BD): 6.90’/2.10m
Draft (BU): 4.00’/1.22m

Replaced by a completely new C&C 34/36 in 1989.

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