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The Sweden 340 is a rare offering in the US. It brings Scandinavian quality to a 34' performance cruiser. The varnished mahogany interior is in excellent condition and features two private staterooms. BRIO has a new upgraded Volvo diesel w/ saildrive, and a new folding prop. Health forces sale and offers are encouraged.
The Sweden Yachts 340 is built to a very generous measure, offering luxury, performance, and stability. The deck and hull, above the water line, are constructed of end grain balsa core sandwiched between hand-laid fiberglass mat and roving, which results in a hull which is stiff and extremely strong, yet light in displacement. The hull below the water line is strengthened with an integrated bottom reinforcement system designed and engineered to absorb and distribute stresses developed by the mast step, rigging, and keel. The entire length of the hull to deck joint is first glued, then laminated together internally; finally, the toe rail - formed to secure the teak decking - is fitted and bolted through on 3-inch centers. The 12 mm teak decking is hand shaped, glued with a special aggregate, and screwed to the deck.
Stresses developed by the standing rigging are absorbed and distributed to the main bulkheads by an ingenious under deck beam system. All bulkheads are marine plywood double-laminated to the hull and deck resulting in maximum strength and security.
The lead antimony keel (fin or shoal draft wing) is fastened to the hull by nine stainless steel bolts through large plate washers.
All internal joinery is built and finished with three coats of varnish under ideal conditions, and then installed only after passing rigorous inspection. Wiring is run through conduits above the water line and hoses in channels below the floorboards. Salon ports are constructed of double framed tempered glass. The salon deckhead is covered with padded units which can be easily removed if necessary. All interior fiberglass surfaces are ground smooth and topcoated.
Maximum beam, carried well aft, provides a large and comfortable cockpit. Wheel steering, self-tailing winches by the helmsman, and coachroof mainsheet traveler make for efficient and easy handling. Cockpit seats have high backrests and cave lockers to port and starboard. The helmsman's seat, with abundant stowage below, moves outboard to the rail ensuring comfort in a seaway and excellent visibility forward.
The Sweden Yachts 340 emphasizes speed, high pointing stability, and tracking. Modern, streamlined design and sound workmanship are united on deck. The teak deck with classic details contrasts the clean white surfaces framing deck hatches, ports, winches, and deck fittings. The cockpit coaming rises unobtrusively from the side decks. The foredeck provides ample space for an anchor windlass above the anchor locker, which includes a shelf for lines and fenders.All running rigging leads aft to cockpit winches, and instruments fit neatly into the pod above the companionway.
The galley, a vital workplace on board, has been thought out in minute detail. The propane stove and oven, double sinks with pressure water, fresh and salt water foot pumps, over and under cabinets, drawers, cutting board, waste basket, and broad working surfaces are all right at hand. The 160-litre, molded icebox - well partitioned and drained into its own sump - is roomy and practical.
The spacious salon is hospitable, light, and airy. The extensive joinery compliments the light deckhead and beautiful upholstery, and all interior surfaces are finished and sealed from moisture. Settees with ample, vented stowage below, provide comfortable seating for eight at the salon table. Bottle stowage and glass holders, lockers, and bookshelves are all within arms reach. The teak and holly cabin sole is free of obstructions, and the keel stepped mast does not intrude.
Forward, there's a large double hanging locker to port in the well appointed forepeak. The head is efficient, yet it is also spacious and very attractive. A teak seat covers the head. The shower drains through a teak grate to an overboard discharge pump, and all thruhulls are easily accessible under the vanity. Mirrored cabinets, a hand rail, and towel holders provide unexpected finishing touches.
The 340 interior is stunning. The layout is well thought out, makes good use of the space, and doesn't feel cramped. The varnished mahogany joinery is well done and appears in excellent condition. Starting forward:
Large V-berth forward with storage under, full hanging locker aft to port and dedicated access to the head aft to starboard. Large overhead hatch for ventilation.
The head is located aft to starboard with dual entry from either the forward stateroom or the main salon, and is quite roomy for a boat this size. Includes a shower, vanity and manual toilet. Overhead hatch as well as a solar vent for ventilation.
The Main Salon is a comfortable space that features contoured settees port & starboard with a centerline drop-leaf dining table. Storage lockers under, outboard, and above. Overhead hatch for ventilation.
The L-shaped Galley is Aft to Starboard convenient to the companionway.
Full-size Nav station is aft to port
Aft Stateroom entry is to port, aft of the nav station. Features a large double berth beneath the cockpit, bench seating, storage, and excellent access to the engine. Two opening ports for ventilation
The L-shaped Galley to starboard of the companionway steps.
IJPE : 589.42 sq ft
I : 47.42 ft
J : 14.00 ft
P : 41.08 ft
E : 12.50 ft
Working Sail Area : 589.00 sq ft