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Richardson 34 Sedan

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Boat REF# 105302
removed from sale
Length 10.36m (34'0")
Year 1948
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 2 x gasoline 140hp, Graymarine Model 232 (unknown year)
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Richardson
Lying Seattle - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 08/02/2008


Engine 2 x gasoline 140hp
Engine make and model Graymarine Model 232 (unknown year)
Engine Hours engine1:   2000    engine2:   2000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) Bronze 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 13.6 ltr (3.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 8 knots
Max speed (approx) 13 knots
Engine spares tick

Graymarine in-line 6-cylinder engines installed during 1960s. Recent maintenance includes new exhaust manifolds and exhaust systems, water pumps, rebuilt carburetors, new throttle cables.

Hydraulic steering system. Newer trim tabs.

4-8D batteries; 1500 watt inverter


Length 10.36m (34'0")
Beam 3.20m (10'6")
Draft Min 1.04m (3'5")
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Richardson Boat Company of North Tonawanda, New York produced high-quality boats from 1909 to 1962. Richardson suspended recreational boat construction during WWII, becoming a major supplier of a wide variety of military vessels and expanding in the process. This boat was built not long after Richardson returned to production of recreational boats.

Hull construction is 1" x 4" planking. The bottom is marine plywood. Decking is 1" x 3" planking topped with painted canvas.

This beautiful Richardson enjoys several modern upgrades that increase her functionality and reliability without detracting from her classic appeal. These include a modified galley, a custom settee in the salon, custom lighting, custom Diamond Seaglaze windows ( leaks!), new wiring, and non-skid deck paint. The exterior brightwork looks great -- recently done and well protected with canvas (and the boat has been stored under cover!).

Her 2008 surveyor reported that the "vessel was found to be in very good condition. Her interior was found to be very clean and well-maintained. Her engine compartment was found to be clean and orderly with some minor contamination noted (which was subsequently corrected by the owner). Hulls sides and decks were also found to be in good condition and well painted. Overall she shows that she has had very good care from her current owner."


Total # of berths 2
No. of double berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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Propane catalytic cabin heat; 10-gallon 120 v hot water tank with engine heat exchanger.

New cabin lighting. Head replaced in 2003. Galley rebuilt with new appliances in 2007, including Princess propane stove and Norcold refrigerator/freezer. New carpets and new forward berth headliner in 2007 also.

Forward vee-berth makes into a full double bed. Custom settee in salon converts to double bed.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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Garmin 3205 chart plotter and depth finder. CD stereo.

Deck Gear

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1 anchors
7.62m (25'0") of chain
60.96m (200'0") of rode
Walker Bay dinghy (2005)
3.5hp outboard, Suzuki four-stroke, Short shaft (2008)

Safety Equipment

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1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This lovely classic Richardson 34 Sedan signals her owner's pride-in-ownership from a mile off. Her brightwork glows, and she's trim and orderly. A new owner can proudly take the helm without any need to correct for deficient care, and immediately begin enjoying the admiring looks that she draws with her lovely lines and fine performance underway.

While appearing totally classic, she has enjoyed many practical upgrades that enhance her performance, reliability and ease of maintenance, and make her a comfortable boat to be aboard.

If you're drawn to classic vessels but aren't ready to restore one yourself, this Richardson is a gorgeous piece of yachting history ready to cruise.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Richardson 34 Sedan has been personally photographed and viewed by Scott Helker of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.