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Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.

1818 Maritime Mews
V6H 3X2

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1976 Crown 34

Can$ 33,500 (Listed price: US$30,060)

West Vancouver,BC,Canada

Starboard II
On the hard
Companionway and mid deck
Cockpit & companionway
Salon starboard
Salon port
Salon ready for lunch
Salon starboard looking aft
Salon port looking aft to galley
Salon II
Galley and salon sol
Nav station starboard
Quarter berth aft of chartable
Nav station looking forward
Owners cabin
Large hanging locker
Head with Corion counters
Head II
Engine II
Engine III
Duel Racor filters
Espar D5W hydraunic furnace
PSS dripless stuffing box
Large cockpit locker
Hydraulic backstay adjuster
Domestic water manifold
2 Blade Gori folding prop
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Tristan enjoys many of the upgrades that were  done to a higher standard than when the boat was new. It's pretty safe to say that she is one of the  nicest examples of this model in existence.

Crown 34 was designed and built in vancouver. The design has stood the test of time and given it's owners a fabulous platform both racing and cruising.

The Crown 34 was the first boat designed by Hein Driehuyzen (pronounced "Dry-hue-zen"). Hein was working as the manager of Calgan Marine in North Vancouver, BC when they decided to add a larger boat to the existing Crown line which included 23 and 28 foot models. The boat was designed in 1974 more or less to the IOR rule, with a large fortriangle, tall mast and narrow transom. A large, skeg-hung rudder yielded a very seakindly helm, uncharacteristic of many other IOR boats of that time. In a recent conversation with Hein, he was justifiably still quite pleased with the Crown 34 and it's longevity. He told me that the design of the Crown was influenced by Peterson designs of the day such as the Ganbare 35, as well as a Cal T2 on which Hein was racing at the time, and the Scampi 30 which he admired. In it's design, the Crown attempted to marry the performance attributes of an IOR design while still providing a comfortable cruising platform.

The first Crown 34, Tri Kaya, launched in June of 1975 to owner John Ruffelle. Tri Kaya was actually hull number 2, hull number 1 (the plug for the mold), was sold and later launched by Don Cliburn. Hull number 3 was launched in August of 1975, as Moody Too, and it is a testimony to the boat that Jim Pine of West Vancouver still owns and actively races the boat today. Tri Kaya was the boat used in the 1975 review by Pacific Yachting. The original price was CDN $39,500.00, sans sails and electronics.

Somewhere around 30 boats were built by Calgan, before the molds where sold to GlassFab of Monroe, WA. GlassFab built the boat, essentially unmodified, and sold them as the "Sun 1030" through a marketing agreement with Sun Yachts of Vancouver. There were various marketing and financial problems between the two companies, and after one or two years, the molds were repossessed by Calgan and in turn, sold to Dave Clark of Clark Boat Co. in Federal Way, WA. Less than a half a dozen Sun 1030 boats were built. Clark was known for their line of San Juan boats, most notably the San Juan 24. The Skeg was removed, the galley layout redesigned, one set of portlights removed, mid-boom sheeting added, and the San Juan 34 was born. The largest sailboat in the San Juan line, around 50 San Juan 34 were sold between 1980 and 1988.

Crown 34s have been very active in the Northwest PRHF racing scene for many years. Hein himself owned and raced hull #16, Gretel as some of you from the Vancouver area may recall. Aside from many club races, Crown 34s have placed well in races such as the Swiftsure Lightship Classic and the Sloop Tavern Victoria to Maui Race.

After leaving Calgan in 1976, Hein went on to create design the Sceptre line of yachts. The first in that line was the Sceptre 36, which was based on and elongated Crown 34 hull. Sceptre eventually grew into a line of popular blue water cruising boats, all designed by Driehuyzen. Like the Crown, the Sceptre line has foster strong owner loyalty.


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Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 10 ft 11 inMax Draft 5 ft 11 in 
Engine Make perkinsEngine Model M-30 
Engine Year 1988Fuel Capacity 20 gal 
Length at Waterline 27 ft 11 inLength Overall 33 ft 10 in 
Number of Heads 1Water Capacity 30 gal 
Number of Berths 4Number of Engines 1 

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For Sale by

Fraser Yacht Sales Ltd.

1818 Maritime Mews
V6H 3X2

Fax:  (604) 734-1304

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The lay out is traditional with quarterberth starboard aft and chartable in front. Opposite the chart table on port is the galley with deep sink, 3 burner Force 10 stove and oven, fridge and freezer. Her interior boasts Corian counters in the galley and head (2006). Forward of the galley and chart table is the salon and forward of salon is the head on starboard with H/C shower with sump, a large hanging locker opposite on port leading to owners accommodation in the bow.

She has all Lewmar port lights and Lewmar Ocean hatches and two solar powered vents to keep her fresh below. Upholstery and curtains  were updated in 1997, veeberth and quarterberth upholstery and foam in 2005. Espar hydronic heat, preheats the engine and keeps the cabin warm with snow on the decks. The boat can also be heated underway with the engine. The domestic water can be heated with the engine or Espar. She is finished bright for ease of clean up and ultimate protection to the old growth teak. Red cedar ceilings replace the stock fabric in the quarter berth, Hanging locker, veeberth and the veeberth has had extra storage added with cane doors for ventilation.



Tristan was re powered in 1988 with a Perkins M-30 replacing the stock 18 hp rwc Yanmar. In 2005 She got new engine mounts dual Racor fuel filters new shaft, PSS dripless stuffing box, SST strut and a Gori 2 blade folding prop. A high output alternator with smart reg added in 2006. In 2010 she was fitted with a new water muffler. 2013 a new exhaust elbow was installed, injectors were removed and checked and two glow plugs were replaced.

On Deck

Tristan has a double spreader keel stepped rig with 1 X 19 sst wire rigging. She has a hydraulic backstay adjuster (rebuilt 2000). All winches on the boat have been replaced at some point, Lewmar self tailing 48s added in 1994 being the most recent. Her lines are lead aft for easy short handed sailing. Original line jammers have been updated to Spinnlock sheet clutches, she has separate tack and clew lines for both reefs that run aft. Jib and main halyard, out haul and vang are lead aft to Lewmar winches on port and starboard of companionway. The vang is set up with quick release shackle for easy attachment to the toe rail to act as a preventer. The vang is aided with a Boom Kicker (2008). The Main sheet has been upgraded (2000) with a Harken Big Boat traveler system at the companionway and has a Spinnlock dingy sheet clutch on the purchase to aid in release in heavy air. Lines for the towable Lewmar genoa cars are lead to the cockpit. Collapsable lazy jacks aid in mainsail handling. Schaffer furling is controlled from the helm. Mounted on the transom is a polished SST radar post the incorporates an out board motor lift, mount for radar, GPS antenna, TV antenna and holder for ensign staff. The stern pulpit has a gate for easy access to the boarding ladder.

She is a joy to single hand as the helmsman can steer the 48" Destroyer wheel and control the mainsheet and jib sheets at the same time. An Autopilot is part of the package and it comes with remote. 


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.

* NOT included in sale original art and personal effects

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Contact Kevin at 604 290-3676