Bavaria 34


This was a thoroughly practical cruiser, launched in 2000, and very similar in style to the 31 and 32 of the same generation, but with a bit more room in all directions. The saloon has comfortable settees, which double up as sea berths, and reasonable stowage. The chart table is a good size but the galley is a little small for a 34-footer. The fore and aft cabins have plenty of space, though – and she makes a sound, economical family cruiser with limited performance pretensions but safe and easy handling.

LOA 10.80m (35ft 5in), LWL 8.45m (27ft 9in), beam 3.48m (11ft 5in), draught 1.85m (6ft 1in), displacement 4,500kg (9,920lb). Price guide: £35,000 to £55,000.