If you have a traditional sailboat aesthetic, appreciate the strength of overbuilt hulls from the 80s and want everything else on the boat to be from this century, this may just be the boat for you.
The current owner purchased the unfinished hull and spent the last few years finishing the boat. Everything attached to the hull is either new or modern with almost every fitting, port hole and through hull re-bedded in the last 3 years. With a suite of B&G electronics, new wiring, plumbing, systems, cabinetry, etc.
This boat is a perfect blend of older where you want it for a strong, over-built hull and new so you know everything works and the next owner will be putting the hours on everything. Even the Yanmar diesel has less than 25 hrs.
It all comes together in Coddiwomple, a 2021 Coastal 34.
Coddiwomple is an English word that means “to travel in a purposeful manner towards a vague destination”. A great name for a great boat.
The owner comes from a family of boatbuilders and has provided the marine industry with high-quality services throughout his life. He utilized his industry contacts to ensure his ‘retirement’ boat was perfect. Carpenters, marine electricians, mechanics, sailmakers, etc. were brought in as required to ensure all the work was completed to a high standard.
With approximately 20 hrs. on the reliable Yanmar engine, oversized rigging and new systems throughout, this boat was launched in 2021 and is a beauty. The top-sides paint is about the only thing the owner didn’t finish prior to deciding to sell.
Located in Nanaimo with assumable moorage with marina management approval.
Classic and functional are the best description of the custom interior. The surveyor described the interior finishing as being done to a ‘high shipwright standard’.
The forward cabin has a v-berth with a double berth offset to port.
Just aft is a head with a Dometic electric toilet, vanity, stainless sink, shower wand, and pressure hot and cold running water with an Ecotemp on-demand propane system.
Across from the head is a standing locker for storage.
The main salon has setees on both port and starboard with a teak pedestal table in the centre with folding leaves on both sides.
There is a Dickenson Newport Diesel bulkhead heater with a gravity-fed tank, well positioned for offseason sailing.
Starboard of the salon is the navigation station with a full electronics and load control centre. There is a hinged top on the navigation table with stoware underneath.
Aft of the navigation station is a roomy quarter berth extending under the cockpit above.
A simple U-Shaped galley is located to port adjacent to the companionway stairs.
Deep Fridge/freezer with Adler Barbour compressor
Force 10 Stove top and oven
Stainless steel sink
Lots of storage
The heart of the electronics package is a fantastic B&G Zeus 9 with the sailing package. It is a state-of-the-art GPS, chart plotter with a fantastic array of sailing-specific instrumentation integration. Wind direction, speed, chart data, depth and radar, the Zeus gives you an amazing display with all the information you need at your fingertips.
Unlike many plotters, the B&G is truly designed for sailors and offers you the most advanced and simple features you will appreciate.
B&G Zeus 9 chart plotter
Horizon Explore VHF with DSC
Lowrance Radar dome
The electrical was completed in the refit with the simplicity of systems and expandability in mind.
Xantrex Freedom XC-2000 Inverter/Charger
Xantrex Freedom X Battery Status Display
4 6V HD House Batteries
1 12V HD Starting Battery
1 30 AMP Shore Power connection
3-way battery isolator switch
The owner is an experienced sail maker and Coddiwomple is set up for simplicity and balance.
Full battened mainsail with double reef points. Aprox. 2018
2021 jib on ProFurl roller furling system
2 x Anderson 40 two-speed, self tailing main winches
2 X Lewmar 30 2 speed secondary winches
2 X Anderson 18 two-speed, self tailing cabin top winches
2 X Lewmar 8 halyard winches
Running rigging is all new. Standing rigging is oversized for this style of vessel.
2020 Stryker 8’6″ inflatable tender on stainless davits
Mercury 3.5 hp outboard
New canvas with stainless work that follows the elegant curve of the stern.
Richie 2.5″ compass on top of the binnacle
3.5″ ships clock
CO and smoke detector
Oversized in general will keep you sleeping soundly
45 lb CQR primary anchor
60 ft 5/16″ galvanized chain
200 ft. 8 strand line rode
Lofrans Dorado Electric Windlass with up and down foot switches on deck
The hull and deck were built by Marquis Marine in BC in 1989.
What follows are excerpts from an article on the Bluewater Boats website.
One look the Coast 34 with her distinctive canoe stern takes us back to the mid 1970s and the work of Bob Perry who made the style outrageously popular. The Coast 34 started life as a home-build design called the Roberts 341. She was penned in 1978 by Grahame Shannon and already by 1980 a project was initiated to take her into production as the Coast 34. Over the years she’s been well regarded as a liveaboard offshore cruiser with loads of storage that’s proven seaworthy with competent sailing abilities in a wide range of sea conditions.
With her high freeboard and generous 11′ 6″ beam, owners comment the Coast 34 has a big boat feel. There’s ample stowage throughout, including a huge cockpit seat locker.
Construction is solid fibreglass below the waterline and coring in Klegecell foam on the topsides and deck. Reports are that the fibreglass work is of good quality, uniform and free from blisters. Ballast is lead encapsulated in the keel cavity.
Underway she’s well balanced on all points of sail maintaining a light helm in a most sea conditions. She’s a good all-rounder, she doesn’t lag too much in light airs where her high aspect rig keeps her moving along at 5 knots even in only 10 knots of breeze. In stronger conditions, she proves quite powerful, able to carry her working sails up to 20 knots. Windward ability is sensitive to sea conditions, though able to tack through 90 degrees in smoother conditions, this will drop to 120 degrees when the sea state gets really rough.