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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Single / diesel
- Located In:
- Vancouver, BC
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- Can$ 29,950 (US$ 22,960)
The True North 34 offers impressive interior volume for a 34-foot sailing yacht. Perfect for a single-hander or a cruising couple, with ample living space, and plenty of room for personal gear, provisions, spares, and tools.
Marengo is an uncomplicated yacht. A novice sailor will gain confidence very quickly, and a seasoned sailor will appreciate the traditional, straight forward sailing options of a cutter rig.
The True North 34 is impressive at her dock, and inspires confidence on board whether sailing locally or globally.
Marengo is now offered for sale by her third owner, who has already bought his next boat!
Please call for further information.
Strong - Tested - Affordable!
To view this vessel or for additional information, please contact David Worland, CPYB at (604) 687-8943 or (604) 787-7719. Available seven days a week.
Please contact David Worland at 604-687-8943
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: Stan Huntingford
Flag of Registry: Canada
LOA: 34 ft 6 in
Beam: 11 ft 0 in
LWL: 30 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Displacement: 26000 lbs
Ballast: 8500 lbs
Total Power: 38 HP
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1995
Engine Model: 3JH2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1700
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 38 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (150 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (125 Gallons)
The True North 34 is a cutter rigged cruising sailing yacht built as a capable ocean voyager.
Marengo was originally Khamsin, built by Timothy J Dayton in West Vancouver. Soon after, she was purchased by a cruising couple who sailed her around the world! The current owners were drawn to Marengo as a sturdy cruising yacht with traditional lines, and a warm, comfortable and inviting interior.
The name Marengo is reserved.
The vintage is in question. She was reportedly laid up between 1976 and 1978, she was commissioned in 1980 and first Registry was in 1979.
She would make a great live aboard, and is easy to sail single-handed.
Rig Dimensions and Performance Ratios
Accommodations are spacious for a 34 foot vessel. There is ample room for a couple for extended cruising or living aboard.
The private forward cabin has a large V-berth with filler, custom mattress, storage drawers, and bookshelves. A large overhead hatch brings in natural light and ventilation.
Private head with manual marine toilet, basin, shower and storage locker.
In the salon, the settee can convert to a berth by lowering the table. There is a small double quarter berth to starboard, aft of the nav station.
The salon is finished in solid teak - traditional and strong, and with beautifully-executed joinery.
Here too the spacious salon belies the size of this smaller vessel. The dinette to port can comfortably dine four, and six when you include the two settees to starboard.
Otherwise, these starboard settees are an excellent space to sit and lounge with a book or a drink. This separate space, with a cabinet in between is a rarity in salons, and is much welcomed here!
A butterfly hatch overhead brings in lots of natural light and fresh air.
There is a Force 10 furnace, reading lamps, and solid teak doors to drawers, cabinets and lockers.
The galley is compact, with ice box, refrigeration, propane stove and oven, and good working and storage space.
The propane oven is missing one of the gimbal pins. Operation of the refrigeration is intermittent and will require service.
To starboard, opposite the galley, is the navigation station with GPS plotter, radios, chart table, storage drawer, and swing-out stool.
The existing radar and SSB are inoperable. Electronics consist of an older VHF, and a newer GPS plotter, that can be used at the nav station, or at the helm.
- The stanchions, lifelines and gates are hefty and oversized compared to many other yachts
- The cockpit is deep and safe and easy for two to get around and lounge or control sails. There is a deep cockpit locker, a large solid teak tiller and sail controls are led aft to the cockpit
- The decks are teak clad with a fibreglass toe rail and teak cap rail
- Sunbrella covers for winches, windlass, and hatches match the staysail bag and mainsail cover
- Achilles RIB tender with 6 hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard on stainless steel stern davits
- Dorade vents
- Muir 12VDC electric anchor windlass with remote. The electrical connections to the remote require cleaning.
- Primary anchor is a 20 kg Bruce, with a 30 kg CQR spare, and all chain 200' rode
Sails and Rigging
Cutter rig with double spreader aluminum mast and boom. Sails are in very good condition, and are rated as observed by the broker.
- Hank-on staysail in Sunbrella bag on foredeck, rated 7.5/10
- Partially battened mainsail, rated 7.5/10
- 120% furling jib, rated 6.5/10
- Self-tailing #44 primary winches
- Two #24 secondary winches
- One #20 coachroof working winch
- Mast steps
- Sail control lines led aft to cockpit
Engine, Mechanical and Electrical
Marengo was re-powered in 1995 with a new Yanmar 38 hp freshwater cooled diesel
- There is no hour meter. Hours are approximated to be 1,700
- Three-blade feathering Max Prop
- New 2015 starting battery and two new 4D house batteries
- 6 gallon hot water tank
- 12VAC 20 Amp charger
- 30 Amp shore power with 50' cord
Some have asked what it would take to either refurbish or replace the teak decking, or replace it with non-skin fibreglass? In both cases, the answer is many thousands of dollars, which may not make sense to spend on a vessel that is less than $30,000. Perhaps, as long as there is no serious structural deficiency, leave the decks as they are! The teak compliments the classic, traditional look of the yacht.
Purchase this yacht at this discounted price, clean it up, take good care of it, and when ready, sell it as an affordable yacht to be enjoyed by the next owners!
Marengo is priced to sell as-is and where-is. She is a well built, sturdy cruising yacht but requires some maintenance and repairs. This is not a final list, but is what we know:
Known mechanical deficiencies:
- the MaxProp blades are loose and we suggest they be sent to PYI for refurbishing. We are told this would be approximately $700 USD plus shipping. (Or you can buy a new 2-blade fixed prop for around $500 USD)
- the cutlass bearing was noted to be wearing away, and is now absent. In the worse case scenario, the shaft tube or strut has been misshapen and needs to be repaired. Best case scenario, just a new cutlass bearing needs to be installed. A service technician wouldn't know which until the shaft was removed and inspected
Known structural deficiencies:
- The bow sprit reportedly requires refurbishing
- There are no hull blisters either below or above the waterline. But the painted topsides and cockpit coamings are in poor condition and appear pitted.
- The teak clad decks were sounded and it is suspected that there are voids between the teak and the decks in some areas. No moisture meter was applied. There is no physical or visual evidence of water ingress to the decks, nor throughout the interior of the yacht.
All photos taken June 9, 2015
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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