An economical. solid and safe model to cruise the Carribean in comfort.
This boat is in good working condition and ready to go for your next aventure.
The 34ft Melody, launched in 1978, is one of the first ever Jeanneau yacht designs with a double aft quarter cabin in place of the more traditional open-plan quarter berths. It therefore offers excellent accommodation for a boat of this era – there’s also a double forecabin, a private heads compartment between this and the saloon, with a useful hanging locker in the passageway opposite.
The comfortable saloon has two settees that double as excellent sea berths, as well as an impressive amount of easily accessible stowage, although the sapele woodwook can look somewhat dark compared to the lighter veneers that are typically used in more recent boats. There’s also a navigation station, with its own forward-facing seat and a fabulous galley – larger and with more stowage than almost any other boat of this size, even in more recent designs.
However, the Melody is no light weather caravan – an impressively high ballast ratio of almost 50 per cent, married to a 6ft 4in (1.93m) draught, plus ample form stability from the generous beam, means this is a boat with the potential to power to windward efficiently in a rising gale long after lesser craft have given up.
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