You have to reach back quite a long way through history to return to the days of double-ended commercial fishing vessels, or on the other hand, you could just take a ride on a Minorca Islander 34. When we first saw this boat at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, to say we were intrigued would be an understatement. We came to find out that this boat’s design has its roots in the “llaüts,” traditional fishing vessels that used to fish the waters of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Then we discovered that the Minorca mixes that heritage with a healthy heap of modernity. Join us for a quick look at the Islander 34, to see the old and the new come together in one boat.

The Minorca Islander 34 won the 2016 Croatian Boat of the Year award, and since its introduction, has been drawing quite a bit of attention. One in their line of six yachts, the Islander 34 is the smallest offering from Minorca. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have a lot to offer. Our favorite feature? Beyond this boat’s one-of-a-kind looks, the rounded-stern swim platform is enormous. We also felt that the over-sized mid-cabin was significantly roomier than guest cabins commonly found on 34-footers, and the saloon was similarly spacious.

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