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Frances 34 Pilot

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Boat REF# 151024
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 11.10m (36'5")
Year 1997
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp, Yanmar 3GM 3OF (1997)
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer Chuck Pane
Builder Victoria Yachts LTD
Lying Neyland, Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 167.0 ltr (36.7 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 225.0 ltr (49.5 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3GM 3OF (1997)
Engine Hours engine1:   820
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.0 ltr (0.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

Bow thruster.


LOA 11.10m (36'5")
LWL 8.63m (28'4")
Beam 3.30m (10'10")
Draft Min 1.47m (4'10")
Draft Max 1.47m (4'10")
Displacement 6,000kg (13,230.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Cutter rigged Selden Aluminium spars (1997) with stainless steel standing rigging (1997)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Wilkinson - Slab (1997) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks,
Headsail Wilkinson - Furling (1997)
Other sails Furling Staysail (1997)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The hull has been epoxy coated from new.
UW profile is Fin and Skeg.
Although she is 34' on deck she mounts a 2ft bowsprit which is non-retractable.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Caymen 88 windlass
2 anchors
(16kg CQR & 7.5kg Bruce)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Boarding ladder tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

- Jack Stays.
- Life rescue sling.
- Fire fighting equipment.
- Engine spares.

Broker's Comments

Sadly it is an oft-repeated story and one which we in the brokerage world hear far too often. The seasoned yachtsman or woman eventually acquires the perfect yacht. One they may have spent half a lifetime dreaming of owning, only to find that time and tide wait for no-one. Advancing years and ill health then forces the sale of their well found and lovingly maintained vessel. This fine Pilot House Victoria 34 (known as the Francis 34) is just such a vessel. Her current owner has equipped her with everything one might wish for in order to cruise in safety and comfort in our often inhospitable seas. Cutter rigged she can be safely reefed from her cockpit. Her self tacking staysail means she may be sailed from inside her pilot house in heavy weather and of course her dual helm position and bow thruster make handling under engine a cinch. She is ideal for single handed work in all weathers.
Moulded by Northshore and fitted out by Victoria Yachts the Francis 34 bears all the hallmarks of a quality English yard. These yachtsare powerful sailing vessels and the Francis 34 is no motor sailer, although her three cylinder Yanmar will certainly help you to windward if you are needing to get there without too much hassle.
She is very well equipped and very well presented and she could be launched and sailed tomorrow as she stands. Currently ashore in our yard she should be high on the list of anyone who is seeking a seriously well found cruising yacht. Don't leave it too late....'Time and Tide' remember!
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Frances 34 Pilot has been personally photographed and viewed by Mike de Graaf of Boatshed Wales. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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