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1980 Kaiser 34 Gale Force

US$ 34,500*
Deale, Maryland
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Interested in this boat? Tel: 443-223-7864 Cell anytime
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Deale, MD
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 34,500 

Notes from the Seller:

The Kaiser Gale Force is a custom built cutter rig with classic lines that's built to circumnavigate the globe. This was my brothers boat and he lived on it for about 7 years with very little use. I inherited it earlier this year, replaced a few things to make it fit for sailing, and have sailed it on the Chesapeake many times over the past summer, but it still needs work prior to any long range journeys. The sails are fair; the fiberglass is in decent condition for the age with no significant cracks or structural problems; halyards, lifelines and batteries were replaced in 2020; interior is very nice overall but the stove was removed and the furnace is disassembled but stored on boat. The fresh water pump is out but the head is working. There is a new navigation system but it needs to be installed.

As her Central agent, I will be inspecting her asap to take new images and will have a detailed inventory for your review. Feel free to call me anytime to discuss.

The Kaiser Gale Force is a beautifully designed and constructed vessel. Just looking at her you immediately know she is one you can take anywhere touched by water. She is a safe, solid and seaworthy vessel, powerful yet easily managed.

The Gale Force 34 is almost perfect throughout and is as good as any of them. The smallest details were considered- from her high bulwarks to her powerful bow, a pretty sheer line, her outboard hung rudder with a trim tab to adjust for weather helm, rack and pinion steering and a proven offshore cutter rig.

The interior details are so well thought out it takes several hours of careful inspection to really take it all in. To spell it all out in this short space would be impossible, though a few examples might give you an idea. How about a nav top that opens up to almost double in size to create a larger chart table or additional counter or work bench space? Or an extra set of mounts inside a locker to be able to mount the dinette table out of the way when you want? Or fiddles on the galley counter tops to keep things from sliding while underway? She is number 25 of 32 Gale Forces built, so you can imagine that by that point they had incorporated everything they could think of.

To truly absorb the level of detail that was put into this yacht you need to see her for yourself. If classic lines and the traditional looks of days gone by, clipper bows and rugged construction make your heart beat just a little faster, then you should take a look at Fiddler's Green for yourself.

Dimensions Ballast: 7,500
Displacement: 19,300 Engines Total Power: 40
Cruising Speed: 6.5
Max Speed: 7.5 Tanks Fuel: 45
Fresh Water: 90 fiberglass
Holding: 20 Accommodations Starting in the bow, there is a large anchor locker, accessed by a carved removable panel. The 6'5" long berth has shelves down both sides and the hullsides here as well as throughout the boat are covered with teak battens, lending a richness and warmth to the interior. Below the berth is a tremendous amount of storage. On the port side is a large vertical shelving unit with four open shelves, while on starboard there is a four drawer dresser with an open shelf above it. There is a door to the head from this cabin in addition to the door that separates this cabin from the rest of the boat.

The head, on port, has a teak grate floor. There is a manual head with storage behind and above it. The storage above has sliding doors and three shelves with dividers, creating 9 bin spaces. The single sink has a shower diverter and teak framed mirror above it. The stack for the cabin heater runs through this space, making for a nice warm room when you shower! Ventilation is provided by a dorade and opening port.

Across from the head is a large hanging locker that can also serve as sail locker storage. the full height door also serves as the door to the forward cabin. There is a porthole in this locker for ventilation.

Continuing aft into the salon, there is a Luke soapstone and brass solid fuel fireplace on port. Opposing 6'6" long settees on both sides slide out to make large single berths and have integral flip-up lee boards and storage below. Both have large storage areas behind drop down doors that form the seat backs. Above the port settee is an open shelf bookcase. Above the starboard settee there is more storage, with sliding doors in front of one shelf level and an open, divided shelf above that. The dinette table folds against the galley bulkhead when not in use and can also be stored in the hanging locker.

The U-shaped galley is located on port and has shelf storage located along the hull behind sliding doors, numerous drawers, an overhead storage unit and several dry bin storage units. The counter top has small fiddles dividing it into spaces- a proven method for keeping things in place while underway.

Moving around to starboard, there is a large tool bin beneath the top companionway step. Alongside that is a storage area for the companionway drop boards. A wet locker is on the aft end on starboard and refrigeration forward of that. An aft facing sit down nav station is forward of that. There is a desk/chart table with storage below, storage beneath the nav seat, storage bins and shelves and a removable electronics panel. The nav top opens up to create a stand up chart table and also serves as additional counter space.

The entire salon/galley/nav area has four opening ports and two very large Cherubini style tip open ports with screens that can be left open during inclement weather. The spaces are bright with antique white Formica counter tops, coach roof sides, head and ceiling panels. Headroom throughout is generally 6'3". The feeling is nothing but rich, warm and traditional. All of the floor panels as well as ceiling panels are removable. The upholstery is a deep, rich looking green.

  • Galley:
  • Safety bar and eye pads
  • Adler-Barbour refrigeration
  • Double SS sink
  • Spice racks (2)
  • Built in teak knife rack
  • Tip-out trash bin
  • Head:
  • Groco type K china & bronze head
  • Manual shower sump pump
  • Y valve w/manual overboard discharge pump
  • Stainless steel sink
  • General plumbing:
  • Hot water system has been removed


Hull and Deck Everything about her speaks to safe, rugged and well thought out. Look at the pictures, read the descriptions, but you really need to step on board her to fully appreciate what she has to offer.

  • 30KG Bruce anchor w/5/16" chain rode
  • Double bow roller
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • Deck wash down pump
  • Solid teak bow pulpit
  • Stern lunch hook anchor roller
  • Fortress lunch hook
  • Sampson posts on both stern quarters
  • Monitor wind vane steering
  • Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Double lifelines w/gates P & S
  • Storm shutters
  • Teak dorade boxes w/stainless steel cowls
  • Rudder & trim tab rebuilt (07)
  • New rudder bushings (07)
  • Leather covered helm wheel
  • Teak cockpit seating
  • Teak cockpit sole grating
  • Teak cockpit coaming boxes
  • Curved teak helm seat & foot rest
  • Dodger
  • Bimini
  • Cockpit enclosure
  • Stainless steel & teak rub strake

Sails and Rigging

  • Main w/2 reef points
  • Yankee (07)
  • Club footed, self tending stay sail
  • Hyfield lever on stay sail wire
  • Running back stays
  • Spinnaker halyard
  • 1x19 wire rigging
  • Stainless steel & teak boom gallows (07)
  • Harken roller furler
  • Barient 27ST primary winches
  • Barient 19ST main sheet winch
  • Barient 18 stay sail & roller furling winch
  • Barient 18 mast winches (3)
  • Forespar whisker pole


  • Two blade fixed prop
  • PSS shaft seal
  • New cutlass bearing (07)
  • New fuel pump (07)
  • Dual, switchable Racor fuel filters
  • Fuel vacuum gauge
  • Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher

Electrical and Electronic

  • Datamarine wind
  • Datamarine speed
  • Datamarine log
  • Datamarine depth
  • Danforth Constellation compass
  • Rule 2000 electric bilge pump
  • 4 golf cart house batteries
  • Group 24 starting battery
  • Heart 3 stage battery charge regulator

Other Equipment There are dark green Sunbrella covers for the main & stay sail covers, the binnacle and wheel, winches, hand rails, aft cockpit lid and dorade boxes.

  • Jim Buoy life preserver
  • Outboard motor pad
  • Outboard engine davit
  • Stainless steel swim ladder
  • Bosun's chair
  • Jacklines
  • Lots of spare parts
  • Swim ladder mounts on P&S Genoa tracks

Exclusions: Sellers personal effects. 

For immediate email contact: or text me @ 443-223-7864 cell for service and showing instructions on any of my listings *** "To make an offer on any of my beautiful listings, please call me to have an electronic Yacht Purchase and Sale Agreement emailed to you immediately" My customers & clients will tell you I am direct, honest and fair. I love to sell previously owned yachts that are very well maintained and priced fairly. I look forward to working with you! Please email your questions directly to me for a quick response. All questions answered asap!

*** Effective 1/1/2021: Yacht View Brokerage LLC announces our new 7% direct sale, 8% complimentary Annapolis dockage and 10% co-Brokerage listing commission incentive. We will successfully market your yacht from her current East Coast location or arrange delivery to our secure dockage on the Severn River for yachts from 30’-80’ (Power/Sail ). Located 20 minutes from BWI airport, our listings are easily inspected and demonstrated to prospective buyers. Targeted print advertising & MLS internet exposure with wide angle/high resolution photos and video. 30 yrs proven customer service! Call/text Capt. John Kaiser, Jr. @ 443-223-7864. Email yacht details to:.

All email offers encouraged with follow up signed yacht purchase and sale agreement and 10% deposit to be held in Escrow. Yacht View is a 50/50 corresponding brokerage.

Please contact John Kaiser for her history details and to arrange your personal inspection.

Thank you for considering my professional Brokerage service. I work equally helping you either sell or purchase your yacht. We go the extra distance for you!


If you would like to be pre-qualified for marine financing, please contact each of the following Marine finance representatives for a competitive quote. All lenders are locally based in the Annapolis area and offer slightly different programs and rates based on your specific needs and credit history. Remember, many boats qualify as second home mortgage deductions and many times you may incorporate your state's "Use Tax" into the loan! 

I would highly recommend the following lenders: Laurie Kiser @ 443-223-8425, Dave Trostle @ 410.268.1545, Jane Tayman @ (888) 386-3121 (These professionals will pre-qualify your financing needs to prepare your budget for your yacht purchase. Be certain to let them know I referred you!) 

For your Marine Insurance I would highly recommend Hub International/Henry Murray, Call Greg Clem @ 410-349-5086.

Feel free to interview these local Marine Surveyors I have worked with for many years: Mike Previti of 410-610-8761, Todd Taylor Marine Surveyor, 410-725-1641 Reno Panico, Atlantic Seaboard Marine Surveyors, 301-807-7593, Tarn Kelsey, Kelsey Marine Survey, 410-353-3822, Jim McGlincy of Bay Shore Marine Surveys @ 410-808-3849. Also contact for a complete list of SAMS or for NAMS surveyors nationwide. Always interview your surveyor and ask them for sample reports!

Local Yacht Detailing and management: Williams Yacht Management Company @ Email: 410-268-1634

Local Mobile Interior and Cushion Cleaning: Annapolis ChemDry, "Josh" @ 410-255-8200. 

Local Marine Service on Systems, electronic and general repair: Steve Catz @ 410-231-3191 or his web site @ or Patrick at Marine Electric Systems @ 443-790-5783 or

Local Marina: Smiths Marina, Crownsville, MD. 35T travel lift, excellent service including fiberglass repair, bottom service and land/water storage. Contact Rick or Valerie Smith, 410-923-3444.

Local Marine Mechanics, both gas and diesel: Ken Navis/Severn River Marine Services @ 410-923-1373, Jeff Leitch/Kim Starr/Bay Shore Marine Engine Service/ @ 410-263-8370

And remember....."Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So...throw off your bowlines...Sail away from the safe harbor...Catch the trade winds in your sails.....Explore! Dream! Discover!" (Mark Twain)

Yacht View Brokerage LLC is always interested in very well maintained yachts to list, market & sell. Call or text John Kaiser for a detailed current market appraisal of your yachts market value @ 443-223-7864 anytime!

Please contact John Kaiser at 4432237864

Interested in this boat? Tel: 443-223-7864 Cell anytime

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