PDQ 34 Power Catamaran
It's fast. Economical to run. Easy to handle. Stable.And far bigger and brighter inside than any other boat in its class.
The PDQ 34 will take you though the Great Loop and the Islands comfortably and with ease. With 114 hulls cruising the waters, the PDQ 34 has quite a following. If you are familiar with this great power catamaran, you know why she has gained such popularity.
This is truly a livaboard boat. Her two stateroom layout with queen-size beds, loads of storage and lots of light and ventilation makes it a great platform for the cruising couple. The salon is large and open with 360 degree views.The lower helm station makes operating the PDQ 34 in any weather an essential option. The dinette seats six or more comfortably, and with the placement of the inside helm, the Captain is always included in the action. Most owners find themselves on the flybridge which is accessed by steps, not a ladder, and its big enough to accommodate the whole crew.
The PDQ 34 makes going through locks a joy. That's because its side walkways are wide enough to allow 2 people to pass one another easily. As for grab rails, they're everywhere. Combine that with the PDQ 34's flat decks and you've always sure of a stable platform. Docking? No problem. The PDQ 34 turns virtually on its own length, thanks to well-planned wide drive line spacing between the twin diesel engines (12"-apart).
However, most noteworthy is her fuel economy. The PDQ 34 only burns about 1.5gph at 7knots with a top end of 20knots. With only 2'4" draft, she can explore like no other - just ask our owners who have taken her to Central America, Alaska and the Caribbean!
- Length overall: 34' 6"
- Length waterline: 33' 11"
- Depth: 2' 4"
- Beam overall: 16' 10"
- Height above waterline: 12' 3"
- Displacement: 15,000 lbs.
- Fuel Capacity: 184 US gal.
- Water Capacity: 80 US gal.
- Twin Yanmar 75 HP turbo diesels
- Twin Yanmar 100 HP turbo diesels
- Twin Yanmar 110 HP turbo diesels
"This is the best boat we've ever owned in so many ways, especially in economy. We cruised at 12 to 15 knots and burned less than 3-1/2 gallons an hour."Rob & Mamie Cheek aboard Lulu (100HP)
"We've cruised the St. Lawrence to Lake Champlain on the PDQ Flotilla, and at an average speed of 14.5 knots, we burned under 4 gallons an hour."Howard & Carol Petrea aboard Cinghiale (100HP)
"We departed Whitby on 7/22 with both tanks full. We arrived at my marina in Sailfish Point on 8/24 and filled both tanks full. We traveled 1,582 nautical miles, used 633 gallons of fuel and recorded 165.4 engine hours (plus 9.2 generator hours). If you assume no generator hours, we averaged 3.83 gallons/hour, including idling time in locks and during docking and warm-up. Based upon the same facts, we averaged 2.50 NM/gallon. (Average speed for voyage, 9.6 knots)Barry Springle (34 Powercat hull 23 - 75HP)