The BW 34 Bluewater performance, manoeuvrability and stability. Ergonomically-designed helm station. Fuel frugality makes for affordable running. Structural integrity is second to none.
The Flybridge has been kept low profile to reduce weight and retain its righting moment and stability, the flybridge on the BW34 isn’t exactly big but it is efficient, the skipper’s domain. It is designed for serious, hands-free navigating, hot-dog driving and calling the shots to the crew down below. While there are two pedestal seats and a lounge ahead of the console, the bridge can carry three people.
In the saloon, there’s a sense of space, plenty of comforts, shade and natural ventilation and a galley with plenty of food prep space and all the modern conveniences.
The cockpit is big enough for a family of six to set up a table and do lunch at anchor, or for a couple to entertain two other couples for a champagne cruise. For the serious angler a game chair will fit comfortable to go after the big fish. The BW 34 has a dry cockpit. The boat lifts its transom when reversed to reduce the risk of water flowing inside.
The convertible accommodation layout lets you make additional beds when the kids choose to stay over. The backrest on the portside settee – itself a great daybed – attached to ring-eyes to create a pullman berth and a second bunk underneath it. The small dinette opposite, around which two people can sit comfortably, also converts into a berth.
Add the big v-berth in the bow and it’s possible to sleep as many as six people aboard. In reality, five is a more considerate overnight limit. A family of four should find the BW34 a comfortable craft for weekend cruising.
In during the day there are good views out of the picture windows and the open bulkhead behind. But the fully-enclosed aft bulkhead version will be more compliant as a year-round cruiser in temperate and southern climates.