Gustavsberg, Sweden – Following the success of the European Yacht of the Year winning Arcona 435 in 2019, the Arcona Yachts team are delighted to announce the 2020 launch of their latest new model – the Arcona 345.
Ideal for shorthanded sailing, the 34ft/10.4m Arcona 345 is set to be a new favourite performance cruiser on the regatta circuit and indeed for cruising with family and friends.
Torgny Jansson, Founder of Arcona Yachts, comments, “The Arcona 345 is such an exciting project for us. She has a slightly larger sail area than the Arcona 340 to give optimised upwind performance. There is the option to have twin wheels configured which can be upgraded to carbon. With a tiller as standard, she is very responsive so we can’t wait to see her perform on the racecourse.”
The layout provides a forward cabin with plenty of room and a good-sized clothes locker each side of the dressing area, with more stowage beneath and over the berths. The saloon has an L-shaped galley, with lots of stowage, a gimballed twin burner gas cooker with oven and a generously-sized sink and fridge; a smoothly rounded backward-facing chart table with ample space for electronic equipment; a twin leaf saloon table, a U-shaped seating area to port and long straight settee starboard capable of seating six in comfort to dine, as well as providing two excellent sea berths on the move. The heads are spacious with separate shower facilities which is a rare and great feature for a 34-foot yacht; a deep sink, wet locker, and easy internal access to the cockpit locker through a sliding door. One aft cabin features a very large double berth, two portholes that can be opened, plenty of lockers and shelves, plus stowage under the berth.
The Arcona 345 mirrors the quality and style of the rest of the Arcona fleet. With a choice between the rich Khaya Mahogany interior or the beautiful Light Oak interior, the owners’ choice of fabrics, white headlining, and plenty of ports and hatches provide light, good ventilation and unrivalled comfort.
Like all Arcona models, the Arcona 345 is built with the latest materials and advanced techniques. Our Swedish heritage shows in the beautiful lines and clean functional design.
The hull and deck employ vacuum infusion technology with a sandwich construction featuring multi-axial rovings and Vinylester resin. The core material is 20mm Divinycell. All bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck for added strength.
Fitted with a powerful fractional rig, the Arcona 345 sports a tapered, twin spreader, keel-stepped mast and is prepped for spinnaker equipment. For strength and stability, the bulb keel is made of antimony hardened lead.
The transom is open with an integral bathing platform. The large storage locker aft is accessible from two recessed hatches in the cockpit floor. Additional storage can be found in the aft end of the cockpit bench and a cockpit table is stowed in the starboard side locker. The cockpit coaming, aft deck and sole are in teak. The side deck can be specified either in teak or in Arcona’s iconic non-slip material.
Nicolas Broberg, CEO of Arcona Yachts AB said, “We’re really proud to launch the Arcona 345. Based on customer feedback we’ve taken all of the best elements from the Arcona 340 design and enhanced it with the inspiration and learnings in designing the Arcona 435 and evolving the design of the Arcona 465 flagship. She is modern inside and out. We have already sold some Arcona 345s off-plan and the first Arcona 345 will be available to view on the water in spring 2020.”
For further information about the Arcona 345, meet the Arcona Yachts team at Boot Düsseldorf, 18th – 26th January 2020, Hall 16 Stand C38 where you can step onboard the new look Arcona 465. Alternatively please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.arconayachts.se.