Ideal for sailing by two or for racing with crew, the Arcona 345 is set to be a new favorite performance cruiser on the racecourse and while enjoying fast yet refined cruising with family and friends. Her predecessor, the Arcona 340, captured the hearts of many owners and was nominated in the category Performance Cruiser for the European Yacht of the Year 2010. The 345 takes the best of the successful 340 as well as innovative design elements from the Arcona 435, the European Yacht of the Year Performance Cruiser winner in 2019.
The Arcona 345 has a slightly larger sail area than the Arcona 340, which improves light wind sailing as well as upwind performance. It comes standard with a tiller, which can be upgraded to twin wheels or twin carbon wheels.
Note: the pictures are of hull #1 produced in 2020. The mast, sails and other equipment has not yet been installed in these pictures.
The 345 layout includes a forward cabin with plenty of room and a good-sized clothes locker on each side of the dressing area, with more stowage beneath and over the berths. The saloon has an L-shaped galley, with lots of cabinets for your kitchen equipment, a gimballed twin burner gas cooker with oven and a generously-sized sink and fridge. To starboard is a smoothly rounded backward facing chart table with ample space for electronic equipment. In the center of the salon is a twin leaf 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.
Note: the interior picture is of the build of hull #1 while the interior is being built. It gives you a good look at the steel frame that makes the Arconas strong and stiff.
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. The aft cabin features a very large double berth, two portholes that can be opened, plenty of lockers and shelves, plus stowage under the berth.