This Boat is Off Market

  • Off Market
  • $59,000
  • Sail / Cruisers
  • Clearwater / Coast 34
  • 1984 / Used
  • 34'8" / 11'8"
  • 1998 Volvo Penta MD2030
  • 1421 hrs
  • Diesel

Cruisers 1984 Clearwater Coast 34 listed by United Yacht Sales (Off Market)

  • Last advertised price $59,000
  • Powered by single Volvo Penta MD2030 / 1421 hrs
  • Off Market since Jun 24th 2020

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Are you tired of looking at worn-out project boats that will sap your energy and drain your bank account? If so, you need to see Gypsy Soul. She is a moderate displacement cutter-rigged sailboat designed for extended coastal and offshore cruising. Over the years, she has been extensively upgraded and consistently maintained. The stainless steel radar arch combined with davits, stainless portholes; and varnished teak interior make for a beautiful yacht. Most importantly, her quality upgrades and safety equipment help ensure safe, comfortable cruising. Her slip is transferrable to the new owner.

In December 1984, Pacific Yachting magazine had this to say about the Coast 34 by Clearwater: “The Coast 34 was designed by Graham Shannon for Bruce Roberts Design, when they had a office in Vancouver…. The original design was for a moderate displacement modern cruising boat for extended coastal or offshore curising and live-aboard. To achieve this, Shannon went for a modern performance cruising hull-form which has won acceptance as a good compromise between the need to carry a load of cruising gear and the desire to sail well both to windward and off the wind. … With a displacement of 15,750 lbs she has a displacement/length ratio of 310, which puts her plumb in the middle of the serious cruising-boat range.”

Gypsy Soul has a fin keel, skeg-hung rudder, canoe stern, and a Volvo Penta saildrive. She can be sailed as either a cutter or a sloop, since the baby stay can be quickly attached to the deck plate, or pulled to the side using a quick-release fitting. Navigation is provided by a laptop mounted on the binnacle guard, backed up by two independent GPS units below that provide latitude and longitude. Radar is on a swing-out arm at the top of the companionway. Her high freeboard provides for dry decks when under way, even in rough seas. The dodger and surround afford comfort even in cold weather, as heat is trapped in the “greenhouse”, and a bus heater at the bottom of the companionway heats the cabin and cockpit while under motor. She comes with a complete set of cockpit cushions, including backs.

For her length, Gypsy Soul has a roomy, efficiently laid out interior. She sleeps 2-4 comfortably, and 6 in a pinch. Ample dry storage and a LARGE, custom refrigerator/freezer allow for significant provisioning. Her hull is Airex cored, which insulates the interior from the cold water. This makes her easy to keep warm inside, and mimimizes condensation on the interior of the hull. She has no moisture or mold issues in the living space. For cold-weather cruising, a diesel wall heater is located in the main salon.

Gypsy Soul carries an oversized (55#) primary Rocna anchor with 300 feet of half 7/16 inch chain and half nylon braid rode. After you are at anchor, getting ashore is easy in a dinghy that seats 3 and rows easily. The dinghy is easily launched and retrieved from the husky stainless steel davits. The dinghy comes with an electric outboard motor and a complete sailing rig which has never been used. GYPSY SOUL also comes with an extensive set of operational notes and/or standard operating procedures for on-board systems and equipment. This yacht is worthy of your serious consideration. It will be difficult to find a comparable yacht at this price that offers quality construction, excellent condition, and comparable upgrades.

Main Salon

The main salon has a dinette that converts to a comfortable double berth. To starboard is a single berth, with a High Seas Heating Corporation diesel wall heater mounted on the bulkhead forward of the berth.

There are numerous lockers throughout.

Master Stateroom

Forward is a double berth to port and a hanging locker to starboard. Between the forward berth and the main salon is the private head to port and a hanging locker and bureau to port. The head has a shower, shower pan, and pump for discharge of grey water. Hot water is provided by a propane-fueled Paloma brand “instant” hot water heater in the head.


Aft of the main salon is the galley to port and navigation station to starboard. The top of the refrigerator/freezer serves as a chart table, and can accommodate a large nautical chart. Galley equipment includes:

Stainless steel double sink Sanyo microwave oven Stainless steel gimballed 3-burner propane stove with oven Propane for the stove and water heater is supplied by two 20-lb vertical aluminum propane tanks, providing more than ample fuel for extended cruising Galley straps Large custom refrigerator/freezer (heavily insulated) with an approximate volume of 5 cubic feet AquaMarine watermaker powered by a Kubota 6 HP diesel engine installed in 2005. Watermaker is plumbed to the port water tank and galley sink. Kubota could be re-configured to a genset by re-installing the 200 amp alternator and adding wiring.

Aft of the galley are 3 storage lockers against the port side of the hull, currently used to store parts and equipment that will be sold with the vessel. Aft of the refrigerator/freezer is a wide, comfortable quarter berth with adjacent storage. Another storage locker is found under the quarter berth aft of the diesel fuel tank. It is currently used to store parts and repair materials that will be sold with the boat. GYPSY SOUL comes with a complete set of cockpit cushions including seat backs.


Heavy duty stainless steel radar arch Heavy duty stainless steel davits for dinghy Stainless steel folding ladder for boarding dinghy Upgraded stainless steel portholes with screens Furlex 200S roller furling system for genoa. A 143% genoa with a foam luff and matching green cover is presently mounted on this system. The sail sets well regardless of how much is unfurled. Quick release terminal fitting on baby stay Sheet winches: Andersen #46 self-tailing Halyard winches: Andersen #28 self-tailing Line clutches: 2 triple spinlock 3 single spinlock Mainsheet traveler located on top of dodger frame has 4:1 purchase Boom vang Edson pedestal steering wheel Lofrans “Mod Royal” manual windlass Primary anchor: 55# Rocna with 150 ft. of 7/16 chain rode plus 150 ft. of braided nylon rode Emergency anchor: 33# Bruce with 50 ft. of chain Cockpit dodger, bimini top and surround. Stamoid material, polycarbonate dodger windows, strataglass side panels. Sunbrella dodger front window cover. Mainsail cover, sail bags, wheel cover, handrail covers, radar and helm instrument covers Mechanical wind indicator at top of mast Anchor wash-down on foredeck

Sail Inventory

Mainsail Genoa – 143% Jib Staysail – hank-on to baby stay Gennaker with chute


Gig Harbor 10 ft. Navigator dinghy with complete sail rig, which has never been used. Dinghy has removable bow for nested storage, and inflatable sponsons (never used). Dinghy is easily rowed with two Barkley Sound spoon blade oars, and has dedicated place for outboard battery. Minn-Kota electric outboard motor included

Extensive Storage

GYPSY SOUL has ample storage for personal gear and provisions, including:

One large storage compartment under the V-berth, currently used for sail and gear storage A small storage compartment at the forward end of the V-berth that could be used to house a battery for an electric windlass A storage cabinet in the head Five storage cabinets and two open storage compartments in the main salon. One storage locker is set up with a removable bottle holder for wine and liquor. Three storage bins in main salon behind seat back cushions A dry well in the galley Storage under the galley sink and stove A large two-shelf storage compartment aft of the galley stove A “secret” storage area under the refrigerator/freezer A large storage compartment above the quarter berth Three small storage cabinets along the length of the quarter berth A deep cockpit locker on the port side A shallow cockpit locker on the starboard side

Dedicated storage for full-sized nautical charts outside the head

Electronics and Helm

Electronic navigation at helm: ASUS TP500 - LA “flip” laptop mounted in holder on the binnacle guard in front of wheel. Coastal explorer chartplotter software, plug-in GPS unit, and plug-in accessory battery give 10+ hours of continuous run time Generation 1 GPS at navigation station: Garmin GPD 130 provides lat/long Loran Marinteck Waypointer II: Loran is obsolete, but this unit also gives lat/long independent of the Garmin unit Raytheon SL70 radar unit on swing-out arm at top of companionway Depth sounder: Raymarine Tri-Data ST60 (depth, speed, trip) VHF: ICOM IC-M80 AM/FM radio/CD player: Panasonic DF88. Output from this unit goes to a Harmon-Kardon amplifier that drives 2 JBL speakers and 2 Clarion speakers in the main salon. Brass Captain’s Choice clock and barometer in salon. The clock works; the barometer is not accurate. Wiring for a 12 volt RV TV with CD player is found in the electrical track in the cabinet forward of the navigation panel on the starboard side. It can be run through the stainless steel bar forward of the refrigerator, and a TV can be installed on a stainless steel bracket mount found in the storage bin aft of the diesel fuel tank. Ritche Navigator Dnw 200 compass mounted at binnacle


120 volt AC system for 30 amp shore power 12 volt DC system Starting battery: 12 volt lead-acid (installed 2012) House batteries: 6 Group 24 AGM batteries (installed 2012); 110 amp-hours each for a total of 660 amp-hours. (Average draw for one night on the hook with refrigerator is 10% of house battery amperage.) Battery charge indicator provides constant readout of percent charge in house battery bank Xantrex ProWatt 1750 inverter with remote on/off switch Statpower Truecharge 40 battery charger 2 LED floodlights on radar/GPS arch – one for overboard ladder one for the cockpit Eleven interior lights. Interior lights and anchor light have been upgraded to LED One engine compartment light (not LED) One light in crawl space aft of galley (not LED) 7 cabin fans. One fan is a “bus heater” at the bottom of the companionway that heats the cabin and the cockpit area when under motor. Bilge blower with recently-replaced exit hoses

Engine and Mechanical

Engines: 1 inboard diesel. At 2,500 RPM, fuel consumption is less than a gallon per hour and speed is about 5.25 knots.

Drive type: saildrive

Engine make: Volvo Penta (installed 1998)

Engine model: MD 2030

Engine year: 1998

Engine hours: 1,421 (02/06/2019)

Engine power: 30 HP

Drive unit: Volvo Penta Saildrive 120S-E

Propeller type: 3 blade aluminum

Upgrades and Maintenance


Bottom paint (hard antifouling) Autopilot upgraded to Raymarine Ev-200 autopilot with self-calibrating, 3-dimensional compass New galvanic isolator New curved mounts for dodger snaps installed at bottom of dodger side panels Replaced primary fuel filter, oil and oil filter, raw water impeller Changed oil and oil filter Hours on engine = 1090 + 330 prior to installation of new meter = 1420 hours


Gelcoat dings topside repaired Teak handrails and toe rail touched-up and two additional coats of varnish applied All 1” and 1.5 “ sanitation hoses replaced with new odor-resistant hoses Replaced primary secondary fuel filter, oil and oil filter, raw water impeller Hours on engine = 990 + 330 prior to installation of new meter = 1320 hours


New dodger and handrail covers Replaced primary fuel filter, oil and oil filter, raw water impeller Replaced zincs Replaced check valve in bilge pump effluent hose Replaced primary secondary fuel filter, oil and oil filter, raw water impeller Hours on engine = 990 + 330 prior to installation of new meter = 1320 hours


Laptop navigation at helm installed on binnacle guard Bottom paint (in Spring), zincs, awlgrip touchup and toe rail varnish by LL (Lisa Britton) Outdrive service by RPM Marine Replaced primary and secondary fuel filters, oil and oil filter, raw water impeller Installed LED cabin lights and anchor light


Diesel maintenance including new thermostat, injectors serviced, valves adjusted, heat exchanger, exhaust elbow checked (RPM Marine) Propane detector installed Bilge water alarm installed Replaced control flipper valve on bilge pump Anchor wash-down installed. New pump installed 2018.


Replaced salt water impeller, primary fuel filter, motor oil and oil filter Changed transmission oil Cleaned salt off Kubota diesel and sprayed with Lanacote Installed fire/CO2 alarm


New binnacle guard New sailing instrument pod mounted on binnacle guard New dodger and surround Changed V-P motor oil and filter, primary and secondary fuel filters New V-P motor belt New raw water impeller Cleaned raw water strainer Bilge cleaned Fresh water tanks demineralized and sanitized Lubed and inspected steering gear; greased cables, chain and bearings in binnacle; oiled sheaves Epoxy coated and varnished blocks under bow cleats Fixed leak in stb side rear bow pulpit base Cleaned electrical contacts on motor control panel; replaced one bezel; fixed corners of panel Installed vented loop in water line to head


New batteries – starting and house V-P diesel maintenance performed in Canada per invoice from Gartside Marine New standing rigging, including rebuilding roller furler and adding quick-release terminal fitting to baby stay New compass on binnacle Genoa re-cut to fit roller furler, foam luff added, matching green cover added New anemometer top of mast Re-caulked chainplate bases and stanchion bases

Safety Gear

Type 1 PFDs: 2 Type 3 PFDs for dinghy use: 3 Type 3 PFD for sailing with separate sailing harness: 1 Type 5 inflatable PFD with harness rings: 1 Type 5 throwable ring: 1 Lifesling: 1 Jacklines and tethers A 3:1 block and tackle that connects to the boom and swings out over the gate on either side of the boat. When the standing end is run through the deck block and genoa winch, a woman can winch up 300 lbs. easily with the winch on “high speed” mode Two aluminum radar reflectors, one to hang below each spreader. With both deployed, Gypsy Soul give a strong radar reflection from all angles A center overhead hand rail in the main salon, and two hand/towel rails in the head An emergency tiller Galley straps One 5 lb. ABC fire extinguisher; three 2.5 lb. ABC fire extinguishers; one halotron fire extinguisher that is dedicated to engine fires. It is discharged directly into the engine compartment through a hole with a removable plug. An electric bilge pump with automatic switch A manual “Whale Gusher” bilge pump in the cockpit A bilge water alarm A propane detection unit Kidde smoke and carbon monoxide detector

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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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