# Pacific Seacraft 34

1985
Designer
William Crealock
Builder
Pacific Seacraft
Associations
?
# Built
?
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Fin
Rudder
Skeg
Construction
FG

### Dimensions

Length Overall
34 1 / 10.4 m
Waterline Length
26 2 / 8 m
Beam
10 0 / 3.1 m
Draft
4 11 / 1.5 m
Displacement
13,200 lb / 5,987 kg
Ballast
4,800 lb / 2,177 kg
• 1 / 2
• 2 / 2

### Rig and Sails

Type
Cutter
Reported Sail Area
533′² / 49.5 m²
Total Sail Area
533′² / 49.5 m²
Sail Area
241′² / 22.4 m²
P
34 4 / 10.5 m
E
14 0 / 4.3 m
Air Draft
44 3 / 13.5 m
Sail Area
292′² / 27.2 m²
I
40 3 / 12.3 m
J
14 6 / 4.4 m
Forestay Length
42 10 / 13.1 m

Make
Yanmar
Model
?
HP
38
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
38 gal / 144 l

### Accomodations

Water Capacity
75 gal / 284 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
6 3 / 1.9 m
Cabins
?

Hull Speed
7.0 kn
Classic: 6.87 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.

Formula

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

7.0 knots
Classic formula: 6.87 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.3
<16: under powered

### 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.

Formula

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.
15.27
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
Ballast/Displacement
36.4
<40: less stiff, less 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.

Formula

Ballast / Displacement * 100

36.36
<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
Displacement/Length
325.9
275-350: heavy

### 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.

Formula

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

• D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
• LWL: Waterline length in feet
325.89
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
33.0
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

### 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.

Formula

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
32.95
<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
1.7
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

### 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.

Formula

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

• Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
• D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
1.69
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising

### Notes

From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Pacific Seacraft 34 could be considered the encore act to a very successful Pacific Seacraft Crealock 37. Back in 1980, when Pacific Seacraft had freshly acquired the molds of the Crealock 37 from Cruising Consultants and continued its steady production, the company approached designer Bill Crealock to work on a smaller sibling. This new design became known as the Pacific Seacraft 34 (“Voyagemaker”) and it was introduced in 1984. Incidentally, this was the start of a long and very successful association between Pacific Seacraft and Bill Crealock.

It’s not surprising then that the boats share similar graceful lines and appearance. As with the 37, the 34 is focused on safety and comfort. Overall a tough boat with a seakindly nature very well suited for blue-water passage making for couples.

## Boat Configuration

The Pacific Seacraft 34 has relatively large overhanging bow, a handsome sheer line, which ends with a traditional canoe stern. Under the waterline is a relatively long cruising fin keel with a very handy draft of 4’11 in standard trim that will get you into places that other boats wont (there’s also an option of a “very” shoal draft 4’1″ option). The rudder is skeg-hung.

The rig is of cutter configuration, all control lines are feed back into the safety of the cockpit. The cockpit is small, which some would say is a traditional blue-water design feature to advert the risk of pooping (flooding from a following sea), hence don’t be surprised if it gets cramped quickly as the people count climbs.

Inside, there is 6’4″ of headroom, a comfortably sized galley, and an interior that is well laid out for liveaboard. There are berths for up to five, two in the V, two in the saloon settees, and a single seagoing quarter berth which doubles as a seat for the nav table.

## Sailing Characteristics

Sailing performance is spritely, when taking into account its relatively heavy displacement. The boat is well balanced and is capable of good upwind performance. As with all Pacific Seacraft boats, motion is seakindly, though there is some amount of hobby-horsing to windward due to the overhangs.

## Construction

The hull is very solid GRP with the outer layer being in vinylester resin to resist osmotic blistering. The deck is cored with end grain balsa. The hull/deck join is above deck. The ballast is lead and externally bolted on. The interior pan runs the full length of the boat. Overall the workmanship is of a very high standard.

»Pacific Seacraft Official Site, Pacific Seacraft 34

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