HISTORY & CONSTRUCTION:
The Royal 34 design dates from 1965 with 800 boats built to the design and over 200 vessels imported into the UK from Swedish boat builders Storebro Bruks AB, who are renowned for their high standard construction and finish.
SIR EDWARD (formerly RONBA) was traditionally built in African Mahogany, later boats being a combination of wood and GRP and from 1978 GRP moulded until production ceased in 1988. The hull form is semi-displacement giving a speed of about 12 knots with the smaller engine option and up to 25 knots with the larger units.
The design has been a great success winning the Pavillon d’ Or in 1964, 1965 and 1968.
SIR EDWARD has been the subject of a comprehensive re-fit and restoration over a two year period. She is finished to a high standard throughout and well equipped with upgraded systems.
During the 1970s she was owned by Deny Peel of Tyne Hall, Bembridge and used on the Solent. During the 1980s John Clague of Canterbury owned SIR EDWARD keeping her in Ramsgate. In new ownership, the vessel was moved to Helston, Cornwall where she was restored and is kept on a beautiful estuary mooring.
Mahogany hull, copper fastened to steam bent oak timbers, timber stringers and backbone. New marine-ply 12mm Gaboon deck overlaid with 38mm Iroko laid deck. Iroko superstructure with refurbished original window frames. Round bilge construction with a flared bow and transom stern.
Quality internal mahogany joinery with teak soles.
Five berths with double aft stateroom, centre wheel shelter/cockpit, forward saloon with settee berth to port, galley to starboard with new Neptune cooker and 12-volt fridge. Forward twin-berth cabin. Heads/Shower compartment with Johnson Marine WC.
Pair 124hp Turbo-Charged 6 Cylinder Volvo Diesel Engines.
Two x 350-litre stainless steel fuel tanks.
Two x 175-litre stainless steel freshwater tanks.
New Webasto 5kw diesel-fired heater providing hot water supply.
4hp x 12-volt bow thruster.
New Solar Panel with 20amp Smart Battery.
Recent Navigation Equipment:
STANDARD HORIZON DSC VHF & GPS
STANDARD HORIZON Hand-Held VHF
FURUNO GPS PLOTTER
FURUNO FISH FINDER/SOUNDER
Probably one of the finest Royal 34 motor-cruiser available, refurbished in the present ownership to above boatyard standards throughout. Recent survey and valuation at £50-52,000
Distinctive 1960s styling, offering good performance and interior volume, ideal for extended holidays aboard and exploring the waterways of Europe.
LYING: Afloat/Mudberth Cornwall
VIEWING: Through the brokers’ CLASSIC YACHT BROKERAGE.