Citation 34 Centre Cockpit Ideal family boat, capable cruiser. Survey 12.16.


Price
AU $34,900 Huge price reduction Finance
Currency
Length
33' 10" - 10.30m
Use
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Vessel Location
Avalon NSW Insurance
Year
1988
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Fully surveyed December 2016. No osmosis present.
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The Citation 34 was designed and built by John Biddlecombe from Sydney. Biddlecombe is a well known ocean racer and designer of the Manitou 32.
The Citation 34 is an excellent aft cabin cruising design, with a gentle motion through the seaway thanks to her canoe stern, but a very good turn of speed as well. As with the Manitou 23, the Citation 34 has a proven record as a blue water cruising yacht/ 'Wind dancer' has sailed the Pacific with her previous owner, as well as sailed to the Whitsundays and back several times from Sydney.

One of the best assets of the Citation 34 is her incredibly well built hull, that is showing no sign of osmosis even after all these years. Her short keel, at 1.5m, makes her easy to tuck in close to shore, yet does not affect the boat's performance and her ability to point high into the wind. Downwind, the Citation 38 is particularly impressive, which augurs well for a yacht as a good passage-maker in the trade-winds.
Her center cockpit provides a very safe shelter when at sea, yet is big enough to accommodate skipper and crew for a long lunch, thanks to the collapsible table, good beam and comfortable cockpit cushions.
With all her lines ran aft, slab reefing, furling Genoa and self-tailing, 2 X speed winches, this yacht is safe and easy to sail single or short handed. Her 2.5T ballast makes her forgiving in the hands of a beginner, and her gentle motion over the swell will help the novice sailor feel at ease.

As 'Wind Catcher' spent a big part of her life so far on the ocean, she has been equipped with plenty of additional features such as a large storage box on the bow, Davits, solar panels, inverter, storm sails, good size electric fridge with excellent insulation, hot and cold water, shower, electric toilet, spare sails, two large anchors, etc.

'Wind Dancer ' has a charming interior, which light tint varnish and abundance of light contribute to make modern and comfortable. The aft cabin, which is accessible from the deck and from inside, has a double berth fitted with an additional in-fill for an even larger bed. The cabin is dry and clean, with the wall lining recently replaced an presenting in excellent condition.
The bow houses another double cabin, with a V berth with in-fill, storage, overhead hatch for plenty of light and ventilation.
Forward of midhsips is the head and shower with storage cabinets for toiletries, and to port and a good size storage locker to starboard.

Another excellent feature about this lovely little yacht is the way the engine is fitted. It can be accessed on three sides, which makes it very easy to maintain and service, and hidden behind the navigation area is a removable panel that reveals a workshop and tool storage area. This is ideal for keeping parts and to make tools readily available when servicing the engine.
The engine is a reliable Kubota D-950-B, 3 cylinder diesel.

To complete, the boat was slipped and antifouled in mid December 2016, and was also fully surveyed by an independent professional surveyor (Sven Runov, Marine Assess).

'Broker's comment: Ideal little pocket cruiser or live-aboard. Beautiful interior. Well built and fitted out. Deck and cockpit need minor cosmetic work. Sails are well used but serviceable. Overall a charming little yacht with a long list of qualities. '

Please contact our friendly team at any time for more information or to arrange for an inspection.


Price
AU $34,900 Huge price reduction    Finance    Insurance
Vessel Name
Wind Dancer
Boat Reference
#CT3416
Year
1988
Length
33' 10" - 10.30m
Beam
3.1m
Draft
1.5m
Displacement
6200
Keel / Ballast
Three quarter fin. 2.5T ballast encapsulated.
Vessel Location
Avalon Nsw
Region
New South Wales
HIN
AU-WWA043588DJ7
Registration
JN298N
Designer
John Biddlecombe
Builder
John Biddlecombe
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Fully surveyed December 2016. No osmosis present.
Decks Material
GRP
Engine
Kubota 3 cylinder diesel Morse cable type - VDO start panel featuring RPM, temp and warning lights/alarms Model D950-B 22.5 Hp @ 3000 rpm
Engine Make
Kubota
Number Engines
1
Horsepower
22.5 at 3000rpm
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
2L / hour
Max Speed
7 knots
Cruise Speed
6 knots
Propulsion
3 X blade bronze prop
Fuel
150L
Water
150L
Dinghy
8' GRP dinghy with oars
Accommodation
Large aft cabin and V berth for sleeping cabins at either ends of the boat. Saloon converts to another double berth. Good size saloon with 6' + headroom
Cabins
2
Berths
3 X double
Shower
Hot and close shower in enclosed head area, plus another one in cockpit.
Toilet
Enclosed electric marina toilet in head area. Holding tank
Entertainment
Stereo and Flat screen TV
Refrigeration
12V
Stove
Origo 2 X burners metho stove
Hot Water
Yes. Heat Exhanger
Bilge Pumps
Electric and manual bilge pumps
Life Raft
Not included
Epirb
Needs new batteries
Life Jackets
Yes.
Flares
Yes
Fire Protection
Assorted fire extinguishers
Electrics
12V circuit breaker protection distribution switch panel. Battery isolation switches. 3 X 12V marine batteries. BP solar GCR 1500 15amps solar recharge and battery monitoring system. 12V interior lighting. Navigation lights. Anchor light.
Electronics / Navigation
Depth sounder, charplotter (Navman), Aquametre Gemini binnacle compass.
Sail Inventory
Main, Genoa, storm sail. Spinnaker. Main new in 2007, all others are older.
Mast / Rigging
Stainless steel masthead.
Deck Gear
2 X 2 speed self tailing primary winches. 2 X 6 Lewmar haylyard winches. Manual anchor windlass and capstan. Pushpit seat. Pullpit with teak bowsprit and twin bow rollers. Davits.

CONTACT DETAILS
Broker / Dealer
Nautilus Yacht Management
Telephone
Address
Careel Bay Marina
94 George Street
City / Suburb
Avalon
State
NSW
Country
Australia
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