Fastnet 34

With the slightly offbeat looks one associates with many designs from

Group Finot, this early 1970s cruiser-racer is a much better boat than the

small number built suggests. Below her rollover coachroof is 6ft 4in (1.9m)

headroom and six berths including a large double vee-berth in the forepeak,

two secure pilotberths in the saloon and a modest-sized aft cabin running

under the port side of the cockpit with a distinctive round window in the

transom. She is beamy for her era and reasonably spacious; although the

original cabin layout was designed to accommodate a full racing crew it can

easily be modified to suit a cruising family or couple. She is quick, notably

so in light airs despite her chunky masthead rig, easily handled and a good

offshore boat for fast passage-making. Most were built by Fastnet Marine.

Fitting out was taken over by Atlanta Marine in the late 1970s. She was still

being produced more than a decade after her inception, and well-maintained

examples with a good inventory can command relatively high prices.

LoA 10.2m (33ft 5in)

8.51m (27ft 11in)

beam 3.41m (11ft 2in)

Draught 1.7m (5ft 7in)

Displacement 4,318kg