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Able 34
$65,000 USD
34ft in

Toroa is a rare find, a well-found compact classic cruiser with a complete and current equipment inventory. This is a boat with the equipment and condition for immediate shorthanded cruising.

Chuck Paine’s design gives the Able 34 a graceful yet stout look. The sweeping sheer and short overhangs blend into a distinctive look with modest freeboard and a relatively long waterline. Form and function work together. The masthead rig spreads more than 500 square feet of canvas and the displacement/length is under 300, so she’ll sail well even in lighter wind conditions.

As a centerboarder with on 3’5” draft with the board up, Taroa will be able to sneak into anchorages where few others dare and find a spot close to shore or amongst a crowd.

Toroa is already a proven voyager, having sailed from Maine to the West Coast. After a major refit including a 2004 Yanmar, standing rigging, refrigeration, and sails, she was trucked to the Pacific Northwest. The current owner’s move overseas is the reason for selling.

Toroa has been maintained and upgraded by knowledgeable sailors for their own use. Equipment includes bow thruster, windvane, watermaker, and solar panels. Toroa is not only ready to, she is ready to go with the right equipment.

  • Hydrovane self steering
  • 2006 Yanmar
  • New standing rigging (2021)
  • New refrigeration (2021)
  • Bow thruster
  • Watermaker
  • Solar panels and wind generator
  • Repowered (2004)
Name of vessel Toroa
Model Able 34
Year 1988
Builder Morris Yachts
Designer Chuck Paine
Price $65,000 USD
Location Seattle
Length (feet) 34
Beam (feet) 10.4
Draft (feet) 3.4
Displacement (pounds) 11400
Ballast (pounds) 4400
Engine model Yanmar 3YM30
Engine horsepower 29
Engine hours 500
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 22
Water tank capacity (gallons) 120
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 10

Interior Accommodations

Toroa’s cozy interior features a straightforward layout configured for serious offshore passagemaking and singlehanded or one-couple cruising. Classic joinery is used throughout the boat, conveying a warm and comfortable ambiance.

Headroom is 6 feet in the main cabin and 5’10 in the forward cabin.

Lighting is from 19 Frigast LED lights, with a mixture of domes and ones mounted on flexible, directable arms. Light and ventilation come from a mid-hatch and forward hatch. Further ventilation is provided by two large Dorade vents.

A special battery box has been built in the port side, keeping that weight low and in the middle of the boat and making the house batteries immediately accessible. The Dickinsen diesel heater sits forward next to the bulkhead, providing ample heat for the entire boat. To starboard is a sea berth complete with a leeboard that is stored for easy and immediate access below.

To starboard is a standup chart table, with storage in the locker below. The water heater is also in that locker.  The electrical panels are located at the aft end of the chart table behind closing louvered locker doors.

To port is the galley with a solid surface countertop and large sink with both pressure and non-pressure faucets. There is a four burner Force 10 gimballed stove and a Vitrofrigo refrigerator. The aft counter opens up to access the main battery switch and battery isolator.


Groco Model K house-sized head

(19) Frigast LED  lights

Force 10 4 burner propane stove with oven

Dickinson Lofoten diesel heater

Vitrofrigo 12V refrigeration (2021)

Echotec 12V DML watermaker

Nautic Quick B315 15-liter water heater

Superior Life Saving Offshore Stream 4-person liferaft (2019)

Xintex S2-A propane/cng monitor and control

(2) propane tanks

Chelsea ship’s clock


Electrical Systems

(4) Lifeline GPL 31XT AGM house batteries 630 AH (2020)

50AH Optima starting battery

Xantrex Trucharge 40+ battery charger (2021)

Balmar Model 1512 inverter (2006)

125 amp alternator

Charles Industries 3.8kVa Isotransformer

Southwest Power Air Breeze  Marine Wind Turbine wind generator (200 watts at 28mph wind)

(4) solar panels

Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost 3000i charge controller

Xantrex Linkpro battery monitor

Mastervolt battery isolator

Smartplug 30 amp power cord



Yanmar 3YM30 diesel, 29HP, 381 hours (2004)

2-blade fixed propeller

Electric oil change pump

Racor Model 500 FG fuel filter

Diesel polishing system

Wesmar bow thruster


Electronics and Navigation

B&G Zeus3 chartplotter

B&G NAIS – 500 AIS transceiver

B&G Halo radar

B&G Triton2 autopilot

B&G Triton2 multifunction display



Deck and Hull

Toroa’s purposeful decks are set up for comfortable and safe offshore sailing. The solid stern pulpit extends forward of the cockpit to the boarding gate. Side decks are comfortable to walk on and the handrails provide extra security. The liferaft is stored on the cabin top.

Forward, there are two anchor rollers set into the bowsprit and a Muir windlass. The caprails glisten with varnish. The recently painted topsides are a beautiful deep navy blue.

The secure cockpit is big enough for comfort in port and small enough for security at sea. The collapsible wheel opens up the aft end of the cockpit. The arch for the radar, wind generator and antennae puts that equipment well above the crew’s head where they do the most effective yet are out of the way.

The full keel and attached rudder enhance directional stability and the centerboard allows good windward performance. The hull is a-hand laid E-Glass laminate and the deck is foam cored.

Toroa’s high quality teak decks are in good condition and have been well maintained.


Stainless steel radar and antenna arch

Lewmar collapsible steering wheel

Danforth Constellation binnacle compass

Iverson dodger and full enclosure (2020)

Mainsail cover

Cockpit table

(2) opening hatches

(2) Dorade Vents

(4) opening bronze ports

Hydrovane windvane steering

Spade Model S120 galvanized anchor

Muir 1200W windlass w/ remote (2020)

300′ 5/8 anchor chain (2019)

150′ anchor rode

(2) Barient 22 primary winches

(2) Lewmar 14 cabintop winches

Barient 21 cabintop winch

Barient 8P winch on mast

Lewmar 14 winch on mast

(2) rail mounted genoa tracks with Garhauer blocks

(2) cabintop mounted jib tracks with Harken blocks

Cabintop mounted mainsail traveler

(2) stern cleats

(2) midship cleats

(2) midship chocks

(2) forward cleats

(2) forward chocks

Cabintop handrails

Uncoated stainless lifelines, solid double rails to gates

(2) 11.9-liter propane tanks

Centerboard pennant replaced (2021)


Sails and Rigging

Toroa is set up for shorthanded sailing with all necessary equipment. A single spreader mast is stayed by cap shrouds and fore and after lower shrouds.  She is set up for heavy weather sailing with a removeable inner forestay and halyards led aft. A cabintop traveler allows control of the mainsail shape without interfering with cockpit movement. Padeyes for harnesses are conveniently placed.

Aluminum single spreader mast

Fore and aft lowers

Intermediate forestay

New standing rigging (5/2021)

New running rigging (2020)

(2) mainsail halyards

Spinnaker halyard

Genoa halyard

Intermediate headsail halyard

Garhauer solid vang

Whisker pole

Harken Mk IV genoa furling

Shattauer sand-colored mainsail (2010)

Shattauer sand-colored genoa (2010)

Asymmetrical spinnaker in sock


Safety and Miscellaneous

Superior Life Saving Offshore Stream 4-person liferaft (2019)

Cockpit cushions



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.


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