Cal 34 Sloop

Posted 20 June 2019 | Sailboats   


Reduced $6,000.00

Desperado was being converted to Electric. Owner must now leave islands.
Come see if you want this project. Hull and deck are strong.


  • Cal 34’ Sloop 1968
  • Fiberglass
  • LOA 34’
  • LWL 26’
  • Beam of 10’
  • Draft of 5’
  • Displacement 10,500
  • Built by Jensen Marine
  • Designed by William Lapworth
  • Tiller
  • Large cockpit with two lazaretts


  • Original engine completely removed
  • No hoses, wires or mounts
  • 9.9 Evinrude Outboard long shaft
  • Stern mount
  • 3 Gallon fuel tank
  • Trans Warp 7 Electric Motor for conversion
  • Alltrax controller, attenuator, throttle, wires, wiring terminals, crimpers
  • Transwarp 7 is rough equivalent to 25 hp engine
  • 13 Additional batteries

Sail Inventory and Ground Tackle:

  • Main in fair condition
  • Jib 110%
  • Storm Jib
  • 25# Danforth with 20’ chain and 200 rode

Electronics and Navigation:

  • 2 Compasses
  • VHF Radio
  • 1 House Battery
  • Solar Panel on Aluminum Radar tower


  • Three opening hatches
  • U-shaped dinette with table
  • Starboard quarter berth in Salon
  • Stern Starboard berth
  • Port Storage area with converted galley
  • Galley sink and storage on port
  • Enclosed storage where head was
  • Storage on port by V-berth
  • Forward V-berth area

Deck and Additional:

  • Stainless handrails on cabin top
  • All Safety Equipment

The Cal 34 was conceived as a true racer-cruiser, and early promotional literature stressed her racing performance. The original rig was a low aspect ratio masthead sloop. With a foot length of 14′ and a hoist of 33.5′, the mainsail was of typical late CCA (Cruising Club of America) Rule proportions. The Cal 34 has a relatively unsophisticated, hand laid-up hull. Owners consider the boat to be above average in strength of hull, deck, and rig. Despite fairly light construction, we know of several Cal 34s that have done impressive ocean voyaging. The Cal 34 is relatively free of structural defects that would be the result of poor workmanship or choice of materials.

Vessel availability is subject to prior sale or withdrawal without notice. Specifications given are believed to be correct but are not guaranteed. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated.


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