With their stylish lines, spacious interior and excellent sea keeping qualities, the Compass 34 makes an ideal offshore sailing yacht, well suited to safe family cruising. Utilising a similar steel subframe to X-Yachts and offering superior accommodation to the popular Sigma 33 or Sadler 32 they are highly regarded for passage making and safe, comfortable cruising. 'Alter Ego' has an impressive inventory including wheel steering, hot water, electric anchor windlass, Yanmar 3GM30F engine (new 2006), recent standing rigging and sails (new 2016), inflatable dinghy (new 2014), electric outboard (new 2018) and more. An excellent long distance capable cruising yacht on a sensible budget!
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This Compass 34 offers 6 berths in 2 cabins with approx 6’ headroom. Forecabin with V-berth and infill to convert to a double, shelves, stowage and an opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment to port fitted with a marine toilet (new 2010), washbasin and storage. Saloon consisting of a large C-shaped settee to port (converts to a double berth), central table with bottle storage and folding leaves, settee berth to starboard and excellent storage in various lockers. An L-shaped galley aft to port is equipped with a two burner gas cooker with oven and grill, fridge (new compressor 2006), sink and ample stowage. Chart table aft to starboard with instrumentation and chart stowage over a large quarter berth. Separate wet hanging locker. Pressurised hot & cold water supply (new calorifier 2020 and pump 2006) to heads and galley via a calorifier with immersion coil. Cream leatherette upholstery with complimenting curtains.
Located beneath the companionway, Yanmar 3GM30F 3-cylinder marine diesel engine (new 2006). Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Single lever controls with electric start. Stainless steel 120L fuel tank. Rev counter. Shaft drive (new cutlass bearing 2018) to fixed pitch 3-bladed propeller.
The engine has been well maintained and regularly serviced, last serviced in July 2018. Engine hours are unknown due to a failed display (common fault).
2 x 12v Batteries (domestic new 2018 and engine start new 2015) charged via engine alternator. Shorepower system with Quick SBC Advanced+ 250 battery charger and immersion coil for water heating. Aerogen wind generator. Electrical distribution panel (new 2006). Battery isolator switch (aft of chart table).
Masthead rigged deck stepped sloop. Aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2016) with adjustable backstay. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Headsail furling system. 2 x Sheet winches. 2 x Secondary coachroof mounted winches. Halyard winch.
Compass 34 built in 1979 by Compass Yachts to their own design. Blue painted GRP hull (repainted 2012), cream superstructure and decks with non-slip surfaces. Internally the hull is reinforced with a steel frame which incorporates the mast step and ties into the chain plates, similar to the system used by X-Yachts, designed to create a very stiff and strong structure. Cast iron fin keel. Wheel steering to spade hung rudder.
'Alter Ego' has only had three owners from new and has been in her current ownership since 2006. She has proven a capable and comfortable passagemaker, having sailed from the Greek islands to the UK during current ownership, last wintered ashore in 2017/18 and in April 2018 she was ashore again for new antifoul and anodes.
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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.