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Rhumb Line Yacht Sales
Brighter Days is a beautiful example of a very desirable cruising yacht, in excellent condition. If you are shopping for a PDQ 34, Brighter Days is a "Must See". The current owners have completed some fantastic upgrades (new electronics, dinghy, water maker etc) She is in Chesterton, MD ready to show.
Entering through the glass sliding door aft, you step down into the spacious Salon including the Lower Helm Station with seat...Moving forward, the salon is centerline with a large U-shaped lounge and table that converts into a King Size berth...The Galley is down and midship in the port side hull along with one Stateroom aft...The Head & Shower is down and forward in the starboard side along with the Master Stateroom aft...Throughout the boat teak and holly flooring makes for a homey feel...Storage is also abundant with tons of cabinets and under floor dry storage
The Topside includes an enormous Flybridge area with Upper Helm Station, numerous storage lockers, wide walk-arounds and Transom Stairs on each hull...A swim ladder on the port side makes getting in and out of the water a breeze!
The Galley is well laid out and uses its space very efficiently...It is located midship in the port hull...The Galley is open to the Salon and Dinette area and provides good ventilation and ease in socializing with people in the Salon while performing Galley chores... There is a removable back cushion that further opens up the galley to the salon.
The Salon area of the MV/34 is one of her most appreciated features...With lots of large windows, excellent ventilation and comfortable seating, she is hard to beat...The Dinette Table drops down and makes a large almost king size berth...The seating back in front of galley can be removed to provide a nice pass through and more visibility into the galley... teak and holly flooring is used in all the traffic areas and under the salon table.
Each Stateroom features a Queen Size Berth, ventilation hatches and opening ports, large hanging & storage lockers...there is also "Hypervent" under each bed to keep air circulating and prevent condensation. Because the staterooms are located aft and are very well insulated you will find them to be very quiet, even in extreme weather conditions. The separate AC unit located between the two staterooms does an excellent job of keeping the stateroom cool or warm.
The Head is located on the Starboard Side forward...It contains convenient storage spaces, electric toilet and the separate stall shower...
The PDQ 34 electrical system is exceptionally well designed for the cruise/liv aboard. The vessel is wired for both 12V and 120V with a 5KW generator and a 200W inverter standard items. The yacht comes with two 30 amp power cords for easy handeling but because of the energy efficiency of the boat only one 30 amp cord is used 90% of the time. The generator is installed with a water gas separator so operation is extremely quiet.
The MV/34 is powered by Twin 75 HP Yanmar Diesels...This provides cruise speed of approximately 14 knts and a fuel burn of about 4.5 GPH...The current owner has maintained the boat in 100% mechanical condition since day 1. The 75 hp diesels are know for their reliability and very quiet smooth operation.
This boat is very well equipped with the latest state-of-the-art NEMA 2000 electronics from Garmin (installed 2018). Both helm stations feature a color plotter, autopilot controls and a Horizon Quest VHF radio.
The Flybridge has a beautiful layout...A wide array of cushions allow for large group seating...The Radar Mast and Bimini Top can easily be dropped down for cruising under low structures... Dual Bimini tops are Marine Blue Sunbrella, new in 2018. Huge windshield can be rolled up for ventilation or closed for weather. Along with side curtains, the helm station is protected from wind and rain.
The PDQ 34 is noted for its wide walk around decks, abundant storage forward in four separate storage compartments, and aluminum toe rail that is very practical and really protects the hull in a docking situation, four opening gates for ease of access, transom steps on both hulls for easy water access, and well designed, factory supplied dinghy davits. The generator is located in the port forward storage area and is completely accessible for ease of maintenance.
In addition to all the items listed, owner will be including the following: