INSTEAD is a unique offering on the market. She offers all the performance and comfort that the PDQ's are known for, but not all the expensive upgrades that came in later models. INSTEAD has been kept pristine by her current owner and is a pleasure to show. If you are looking for a less expensive PDQ 34 you definitely should take a look at INSTEAD.
INSTEAD just had new bottom paint applied (11/2015), and running gear with "prop speed" type treatment . Other upgrades include a new windscreen on the fly bridge, the bimini was restitched for added durability and a new aft bimini top and frame added, along with new Garmin electronics. The engines had top notch maintenance with heat exchangers, injectors, motor mounts, belts, hoses - all currently taken care of.
The MV/34 is cruising cat designed for the livaboard long distance cruiser. What you will find, and really appreciate are (2) cabins large enough to hold queen size beds, loads of storage space, lots of interior light and extensive ventilation throughout. The salon/dinette area seats (6) or more comfortably and the helm is positioned nicely for the Captain to be included in the socializing. The flybridge is accessed by steps, not a ladder and is big enough to accommodate the whole visiting party. The deck area has grab rails everywhere and the walkways are wide enough for (2) people to pass one another easily. Docking is a breeze with a sharp turning radius due to the wide drive line spacing. Fuel economy is remarkable with twin 75 hp diesels she will cruise at 13 knots all day and burn less than 4.5 gph. At 7 knots the burn rate is less than 1.5 gph !!
As you enter the large Salon you will be immediately impressed with the excellent ventilation and visibility, dinner seating for six and entertainment seating for 10. The PDQ 34 boasts a lower and upper helm, twin queen berths (down two steps into the hulls) and a very functional Head. The Flybridge is large with excellent visibility. The decks are wide and easy to navigate when moving around the boat.
The performance and economy of the boat has yet to be matched by any other boat on the market. With the twin 75 hp diesels she consumes less than 1.5 gph at 7 knots and has a top speed of about 15 knots.
The screws are so far apart that handling for docking is in increments of inches not feet, even in the windiest of weather.
INSTEAD has been cruised in Florida and the Bahamas for the last eight years. The owners have found her to be ideally suited for this type of cruising. Her speed, low fuel consumption, ease of handling, and shallow draft all make for an enjoyable cruising experience.
Entering through the glass sliding door aft, you step down into the spacious Salon including the Lower Helm Station with seat and complete set of electronics. Moving forward, the Salon is centerline with a large Square-shaped lounge and table that converts into a King Size berth. The Galley is down and forward in the port side hull along with one Stateroom aft. The Head & Shower is down and forward in the starboard side along with another Stateroom aft.
The Topside includes an enormous Bridge area with Upper Helm Station and Electronics, numerous storage lockers, wide walk-arounds and Transom Stairs on each hull.
The Galley is well laid out and uses its space very efficiently. It is located mid-ship in the port hull. The Galley is open to the Salon and Dinette area and provides good ventilation and the ability to socialize with people in the Salon while performing Galley chores. Storage is remarkable with lots of cabinets and under floor storage. There are two opening ports to add ventilation.
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. In this model year, the salon features a square seating area that converts into a king size berth. The lower helm seat for two is also convenient for entertaining large groups.
Each Stateroom features a Queen Size Berth, ventilation hatches aft and opening ports, large hanging and storage lockers. The owner has also installed fans, and an additional 16" hatch in the master for outstanding ventilation. There is also extra under floor storage.
The Head is located on the Starboard Side forward. It contains convenient storage spaces, manual toilet and shower.
The PDQ 34 electrical system is designed for efficient live-aboard cruising. The critical components are a good reliable generator, larger house battery bank, large capacity charger / Inverter and minimum reliance on shore power. Details include:
New energy selector switch (a redundant feature allowing use of both A & B circuits dockside in the event of an inverter/charger malfunction)
INSTEAD is powered by Twin 75 HP Yanmar Turbo-Charged Diesels. This provides cruise speed of 13 knots and a fuel burn of about 4.5 GPH. These engines have been very well maintained and now have only 1800 hours on them. They are in excellent working order. Both engines had a major 1500 hour service completed in 2012. This included New turbochargers on both engines, New elbows on both engines, Overhauled both turbo pumps, new heat exchanger on port engine, New thermostats on both engines. In 12/2014 they also received overhauled all injectors, heat exchangers cleaned, new engine mounts and SS hold-down bolts, new Drivesavers, engine shaft alignments, raw water impellers, hoses, clamps, etc. These engines are now in 100% condition.
INSTEAD has all the necessary navigational equipment.
LOWER HELM ELECTRONICS:
The Flybridge from the factory is a beautiful layout. The Radar Mast and Bimini Top can easily be dropped down by one person for cruising under low structures. There are not many cruising boats that offer as comfortable a flybridge in just 34' of LOA. Truly remarkable.
UPPER HELM ELECTRONICS
In addition to the deck equipment, this boat has a Heavy Duty Radar Mast with GPS Antenna, Radar Dome, VHF Antenna, and the required navigational lights. The PDQ 34 features a large storage locker in each hull at the bow. The generator is installed in a sound insulation box in the port bow locker, and is very accessible for maintenance. Each hull has a water-tight "crash" bulkhead built in below the waterline in the forward section of each hull. There are also nice storage areas located on top of the auxiliary fuel tank and the water tank.
INSTEAD is a pleasure to show and is definitely the nicest low cost PDQ 34 on the market. She is highly maintained and has new bottom paint!
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Please note: Engine hours shown here are as of the original listing date and are an account of what the Listing Broker was told by the Owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The Broker cannot guarantee the accuracy of engine and/or genset hours. It is the responsibility of the Buyer and/or his Agent/Surveyor to verify engine/genset hours, as well as all other representations noted on the Listing Brochure.
450 SW Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997