This lightly used, lake sailed CS34 is packed with modern features including an aft cabin, swim platform, diesel engine, and aft head with separate shower stall. She is quick and comfortable, and built to the highest standards by Canadian Sailcraft - call today to schedule an appointment to view this beautiful vessel.
Only used in fresh water service on Lake Ontario
Cruise equipped, never raced
Very well maintained with many original upgrades, subsequent upgrades and recent replacements
CS Yachts osmosis protection system – consists of polyvinyl resin under gelcoat, four coats of epoxy over gelcoat before antifoulant applied
Location: Scarborough, Ontario
Registered Name: Dionysus
Canada: CS Yachts (aka Canadian Sailcraft)
UK: MG Yachts (as MG-335)
Year Built: 1990
LOA: 33 ft. 6 in. Beam: 11 ft. 3 in. LWL: 27 ft. 8 in. Shoal Keel: Draft: 4 ft. 6 in.
Displacement: 10,500 lbs.
Bridge Clearance: 43 ft. 0 in.
Specifications: The displacement quoted by CS Yachts was for the UK version of lighter fin keel equipped boat and the draft was in sea water. The Canadian version was more extensively equipped so it weighs more, plus the shoal keel increases the weight further. In addition, using the boat is fresh water causes it to sit lower in the water. The draft of the CS34 is likely around 6 in. more that the specifications (i.e. around 5 ft. 0 in. with the shoal keel). The waterline of this boat was set higher by CS Yachts to reflect these.
Model: Universal M4-30 Power: 25 HP 4 Cylinder Cooling: Heat exchanger – Original replaced with Seaward stainless steel electric heat exchanger water heater S700
Propeller: 2 blade folding (Gori) Dripless shaft seal – recently replaced
Cruising Speed: 7 knots under power
Headroom: 6 ft 3 in
Opening ports with screens and curtains (Harken)
Hand water pump
Nova Kool 12 volt LT200 refrigerator – original replaced
Built in microwave
Full set of break-resistant china
Head: Manual - recently replaced (Jabsco)
Y-Valve for overboard waste discharge
Full shower by head
Separate all fibreglass shower stall
Three batteries: Starter, instrumentation and refrigerator – switches allow any to be used as the starter battery
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 x 30 US gal.
Fuel Tank: 25 US gal.
Holding Tank: 20 US gal.
Spacious double V-berth
Double aft berth
Number of double berths: 3
Seating Capacity: 6
Major Re-instrumentation In 2004 Included
Pedestal - replaced
Wind/Depth/Speed/Autopilot (Raymarine) GPS/plotter (Raymarine)
Instruments mounted in Instrument Housings (NavPod) GPS antenna: stern mounted (Raymarine)
Compass - replaced External VHF on pedestal (Standard Horizon) connected to interior VHF (Standard Horizon)
Masthead mounted wind speed and wind point sensors (Raymarine)
Masthead mounted VHF antenna
Head/water tank levels
Bilge high level sensor
Engine high temperature sensor
Interior electrical panel – Replaced with custom design containing 32 x 12 volt breakers, 4 x 120 volt breakers and a battery charge indicator
Fully battened mainsail - original excellent condition (Hood) Furling genoa - original excellent condition (Hood) jib reefing and furling (Harken)
Jiffy reefing – recently replaced
All lines run aft
Spinnaker pole and rigging (no spinnaker)
Hydraulic backstay adjuster (Navtec)
Mainsheet winches: Two oversized (Harken)
Halyard winches: Four (Harken)
Shore power inlet 50 ft cable
Bruce anchor with 50 ft chain and 150 ft. rode
Solar vent in cabin access panel (Nicro)
Cockpit table Custom cockpit cushions and back supports Full enclosure - Replaced in 2011 - added window covers in 2012 - only used for one season Custom winter cover 2008 (Island Canvas) - added side weights in 2011 Cradle: Folding steel 6 pad (Marine Cradle Shop) Stern ladder
Hot/cold water shower on stern
Stern rail mounted barbecue (Force 10)
Two life rings
Overboard rescue system including hoisting tackle (Lifesling)
Davits (Atkins & Hoyle)
Dinghy (Zodiac): Replaced 2008 - hardly used – currently stored at home in garage
Outboard (Evinrude): 2 Stroke 4 HP
During our test sail, I ventured forward along the side deck and up onto the coach roof to the mast. With a freshening breeze heeling the yacht past 15 degrees, I found the journey uneventful. The deck is free of major obstacles, while the holding power of the molded non-skid was sufficient to ensure my safety even when the deck was wet. And the distance from the raised coach roof to the side deck, although significant, even at our present angle of heel, was not as precarious as I had imagined.
Returning to the security of the cockpit I leaned against the contoured backrest supporting my lower back. (Shorter crew will enjoy the same comfort in their mid-back area.) Even with four adults lounging in the cockpit there was plenty of extra space left to accommodate others.
Venturing below decks while underway is always an adventure with the risk directly proportional to the angle of the heel. While not exactly a total klutz on a boat, I nevertheless seek the nearest legitimate handhold for the balance. Negotiating my way down the companionway stairs (the stairs are angled, providing a semblance of levelness as the yacht heels) I reached for a overhead rail handrail. There wasn't one. Too bad: I'd recommend installing an overhead rail through the main cabin passageway, from the head to the V berth.The Grand Tour
The vessel's interior is richly appointed and the saloon contains teak-faced side cabinets and shelving with strip-teak battens lining the walls, all satin varnished. A teak and ash sole has been installed throughout. Dark blue upholstery with white dots contrasted with the cream-colored ceiling panels and molded white galley and chart table facings.
Center stage, as one descends into this cavalcade of color, is the horse-shoe-shaped galley. Twin molded sinks and a single dry locker stall are fitted forward of the gimbaled Force 10 stove/oven combo. All galley plumbing is easily accessible for maintenance, below the sink. Enough pantry space and shelving is provided above the stove behind plastic sliding doors to accommodate most culinary supplies.
Across the passageway to starboard sits the chart table/refrigerator combo. While not a new concept, the design is a good feature on a boat with limited space. While I've never been impressed with a "split" galley, there is no denying the utility of this system. One minor irritation is the lack of what I term "cleaning slots" around the galley top perimeter. Cleaning the top is much easier if the fiddle design incorporates breaks or slots so the assorted crumbs are easily captured. If your next yacht purchase is missing these essential slots, ask the salesperson to throw in a battery-operated vacuum to deal with the problem!
Boasting accommodation for seven, I found the design had comfortable sleeping quarters. With standing headroom featured in the V-berth area, and a folding door to ensure privacy (though the folding door restricted traffic flow from behind the dinette table, when latched open) the spacious V-berth area can justifiably be called a separate cabin. Plenty of drawer space and a hanging locker are built into the surrounding cabinetry. Ventilation is good, provided by a large opening hatch.
The aft cabin, located behind the galley, is comfortable and surprisingly large, accommodating two consenting adults with ease. The first batch of CS34s came out of the moulds without any ventilation ports, a problem quickly rectified with the addition of twin ports opening to the cockpit. A hanging locker is available, and ample shelving has been provided for storage.
Both the stuffing box compartment and the vessel's battery storage area, as well as side access to the engine, are reached from the aft cabin.
The 34 features a nicely appointed head ensemble to starboard, aft of the chart table. After a night's sleep at the dock -- or during watch -- the separate molded shower stall, with the third hanging locker also houses the vessel's hot water tank, a clever use of space generally allocated to a cockpit locker.
Engine compartment space is at a premium. Some components, like the stuffing box and batteries, are easy to reach, while a simple oil change will require a certain amount of acrobatic dexterity to complete. Recently an inspection port, accessible from the head, was added to assist in engine maintenance.
One area in which the CS34 is not limited is ventilation. I like plenty of easily controlled ventilation in a design. Fourteen opening ports, including hatches, are available, providing lots of fresh air in the cabin area. As well, an abundance of natural light filters through the ports, creating an open-air atmosphere below deck.A Performance Cruiser
The yacht is built for performance cruising with an eye on the race course. With her comfortable layout and ease of handling she should (as CS planned) appeal to second owners moving up (suffering fromfootitis), and new inductees to our sport. Certainly the combination of price, 65 standard features and the transferable hull warranty package makes for an enticing proposition indeed.