Bill Crealock’s range of double-enders, built by Pacific Seacraft in the USA, are tough, well-built
offshore cruisers of which we have seen too few in this country. In common with her sisters,
the Crealock 34 – imported from 1996 – has a conservative hull form with a long, shallow Scheel keel and a big skeg for the rudder. She has long overhangs and quite narrow beam. The masthead rig is stout in either sloop or cutter format. Below decks, the layout is more from the
1970s than the 1990s, with the heads amidships and a quarterberth with an excellent chart table over its head. The saloon bunks are straight and make good seaberths. The galley is large and well equipped. There is full headroom, even in the forecabin, and stowage is plentiful. Construction, fi ttings and fi nish are all to a very high standard. Performance is steady but she keeps going in light airs, as well as being stiff and manageable in a blow. An excellent all-round cruiser.
LOA 10.4m (34ft 1in), LWL 7.97m (26ft 2in), beam 3.05m (10ft), draught 1.5m (4ft 1in),
displacement 6,123kg (13,201lb). Price guide: £70,000 to £100,000. YM Test Report January 1997.