Perfect Package Extended: Beneteau Oceanis 34 Review
Andi Robertson sails the Beneteau Oceanis 34 Marseille and declares it the perfect family cruiser that ticks all the boxes.
LAST year the Beneteau Oceanis 31 was one of my boats of the year. A perfect little package which does just about everything in a neat tidy easy to handle boat which performed admirably. And good looking to boot.
Now it’s been supplanted by the Oceanis 34 which does everything the 31 does, but with a little more space and room.
It is the perfect family cruiser; light and spacious for her size with an excellent, modern, easy driven hull and simple, spacious deck layout.
Yet, try to put your finger on what these smaller Oceanis designs do best and it is not easy. They are simply good across the board, excellent average marks across the score card if you like, and that is what Beneteau are especially good at.
Beneteau 34: 2009 Best Value
This affordable performance cruiser is a blast to sail, with details often lacking on more expensive boats.
by Mark Pillsbury
|The challenge of the Océanis 34 was : Being quick, easy handling, being elegant, having volume, having all comfort in a reasonable price!
|The Oceanis 34 belongs to the family (Océanis 31, 34, 37) that we designe for the Beneteau shipyard. It takes again a large part of the equipments :