This affordable performance cruiser is a blast to sail, with details often lacking on more expensive boats.

Dec 12, 2008
By Mark Pillsbury (More articles by this author)

Billy Black
The final morning for Boat of the Year sea trials dawned a crisp one, with 15 to 25 knots of north wind whipping up a good chop on the Chesapeake. It was a perfect time, perhaps, to sail a big, dry boat, but our first ride of the day was the Beneteau 34. We needn’t have worried. This stiff little cruiser stood up to its canvas like a champ, and nary a drop of the bay landed in the cockpit as the judges tacked and reached back and forth, each eager to take a turn at the helm.   Read Article