Atlantic 34 Express


Name: 34 Express
Length: 34'0"
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 300 gals.
Model Years: 1988—1992
Draft: 3'0"
Beam: 12'0"
Water Capacity: 40 gals.
Waste Capacity: 15 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Until the 34 Sportsman came along, Atlantic Yachts of Palatka, FL (which went out of business in the early 1990s), had been known primarily for their line of Hargrave-designed trawlers and motor yachts. It came as a surprise, then, to see the company’s first new design in years fall into the sportfishing category. A popular and good-selling model, the 34 Sportsman was built on a solid fiberglass hull with a modified-V bottom, a wide beam, and generous flare at the bow. Her large bi-level cockpit was offered in several deck configurations for use as an express cruiser or sportfisherman. A centerline hatch on the bridge deck provides trouble-free access to the motors. Below, the cabin accommodations are laid out in the conventional manner with V-berths forward, an enclosed standup head with shower, small galley, and a dinette seating area. Standard big-block gas engines cruise the Atlantic 34 Sportsman at a comfortable 25 knots and reach top speeds in the neighborhood of 31–32 knots. Optional 300hp GM 8.2 diesels cruise in the mid 20s. A total of 77 Atlantic 34s were built.


Midsize express fisherman was a surprise hit for company better known for trawlers and motoryachts.


Highlights include spacious cockpit with transom door, in-deck fishbox, deluxe helm seats, bow pulpit. Cockpit came with backing plate for tuna chair. Cruise-ready interior with teak trim, full galley, convertible dinette sleeps four.


No transom door. Total of 77 were built during 5-year production run.


Standard 350hp gas engines cruise at 25 knots (30+ knots top); optional 300hp GM 8.2 diesels cruise around 27 knots.

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