The Excel 34 General Specification

Hand laid glassfibre construction with isophthalic gelcoat backed by initial lay up of powder bound mat and isophthalic resin Hull topsides above waterline balsa-cored sandwich construction for light weight and increased stiffness Hull stiffened by bonded-in frames and stringers in conjunction with semi-structural internal mouldings Deck areas with integrally moulded in non slip finish Deck areas stiffened with balsa core with plywood backing pads in way of deck fittings Deck edge incorporates raised bulwark with teak cap rail Style stripe on topsides Painted waterline, boot top and antifouling.

Self-tailing genoa sheet winches Halliards, topping lift and mainsail reefing lines led aft Mainsheet with track and adjustable traveller lines aft of cockpit Genoa sheet tracks with adjustable cars and traveller lines led to jamming turning blocks.

Masthead rigged, silver anodised mast and boom with stainless steel standing rigging Double aft swept spreader rig Mainsail and genoa halliards, topping lift and reefing lines for single line mainsail slab reefing led aft to cockpit.

Mainsail with full length top batten and incorporating single line reefing on reels 1 and 2, twin line arrangement on reef 3 Mainsail coat Working jib.

Stainless steel pulpit Stainless steel pushpit with gate access to integral bathing platform with swimming ladder Teak cap rail to top of deck edge bulwark Stainless steel stemhead fitting with nylon bow bow roller Six stainless steel mooring cleats Stanchions and sockets with twin stainless steel guardwires Teak handrails to coachroof Deck hatches, opening ports and ventilators Fuel and water tank filters Manual bilge pump Cockpit locker plus vented gas bottle locker and anchor locker.

Seating on all three sides with locker under port side seat and teak finish to seats Cockpit coamings designed for comfort and safety Wheel steering pedestal with binnacle guard Stainless steel wheel with clamp, compass and binnacle-mounted single lever engine control Engine instrument panel Instrument console over hatchway with echo sounder and speed/log Stainless steel grab handles by main companionway Navy blue spray hood.

Volvo MD2030 (29hp, 20kw) 3 cylinder diesel engine driving through saildrive leg and 3 bladed propeller Engine instrument panel mounted in cockpit Fuel supply from tank fitted with manual and electrically operated solenoid fuel shut off cocks Sound insulated engine compartment Automatic fire extinguishers Thermostatically controlled blown ventilation to engine space.

Engine-driven 60amp alternator charging 2 x heavy duty 12v batteries (with space available for a third battery) wired through isolator switches and distribution panel incorporating circuit breaker switches, indicator lights, battery state indicator, fuel and water tank gauges Separate isolator switches for engine and diomestic battery supply with engine starting battery isloated from domestic circuits Navigation lights, deck flood and steaming lights Lighting in all accommodation areas with overhead downlights independently switched, reading lights and recessed pelmetlighting Cathodic protection with hull-mounted anode in addition to anode on saildrive leg.

Teak finish to all interior furniture.

Chain locker with access through foredeck hatch Watertight bulkhead Chain locker drains directly overboard.

2 single 'V' berths, with in-fill for conversion to a double Generous stowage under berths in moulded storage bins Stowage shelves over berths Hanging locker plus shelved stowage locker Opening deck hatch.

Settees port and starboard with contoured cushioning and backrests Folding leaf dining table with integral drinks storage Stowage lockers to ships sides Settees upholstered in a choice of attractive soft fabrics Opening deck hatch Decorative teak flooring with white strip inlay.

Aft facing navigation desk with chart stowage under lid Drawer and locker space beneath Furniture to incorporate space for instruments and electronics Electrical distribution board with circuit breakers and indicator lights.

Twin stainless steel sinks, one with chopping board Hot and cold pressurised water with mixer tap Gimballed 2-burner cooker with oven and grill Stainless steel crash bar Worktops with easy clean laminate surface and large fiddled edges Stowage lockers for food, crockery and pans Drawer for cutlery.

Access from saloon Finished in wipe-clean laminates Wash-basin, marine toilet with commode lidto form shower seat Separate shower Electric shower waste pump out Hot and cold pressurised water Towel rail Toothbrush and glass holder Toilet roll holder Stowage lockers Opening portlight for light and ventilation.

Passageway to aft cabin Wet hanging locker Large wardrobe.

Large offset to port double berth with seating opposite on front side Vanity unit Opening portlights and opening deck hatch.

Compass, electronic speed/log and echo sounder 35lb (16kg) plough anchor with 28 metres chain Sprayhood Hand operated bilge pump Emergency tiller 2 dry powder fire extinguishers plus automatic extinguisher in engine space 2 mooring warps 2 winch handles Gas bottle and spanner.

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