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Introduced in 1986, the Luhrs Tournament 342 was an affordable, well-equipped flybridge convertible aimed at the market for family-oriented fishermen. Her modified-V hull, with 15 degrees of transom deadrise and a warped plane for quick acceleration, is a stable low-speed fishing platform although something of a stiff ride in a chop. The cockpit is a little small for a 34-footer (a built-in fish box and livewell were standard), and the absence of a transom door is notable. Below deck, the interior is hardly opulent, but it is well suited for leisurely weekend getaways. The original layout included two staterooms, a deckhouse dinette, and oak woodwork. A much-revised floorplan was introduced in 1988 with a single stateroom, a more open salon/galley arrangement, and an updated decor with an absence of any wood. The boat also has a unique cabin ventilation system with hidden air intakes located beneath the forward bridge overhang. Additional features include a bow pulpit, fresh- and salt-water washdowns, cockpit bolsters, and a roomy flybridge with bench seating forward of the helm console. The 342 will cruise at 1920 knots with standard gas engines and reach a top speed of around 28 knots.
Overview Popular 1980s convertible with rakish styling offered sportfish versatility at an affordable price.
Features Large flybridge has seating forward of helm. Cockpit is large enough for two anglers and their gear but lacks ransom door. Original two-stateroom floorplan was replaced in 1988 with single-stateroom layout with more spacious salon, updated decor.
Comments Note unique cabin ventilation system with air intakes beneath forward bridge overhang.
Performance Standard 320hp gas inboards cruise at 16 knots; GM 500hp diesels cruise at 18 knots.