Six years part time boatbuilding produced this comfortable R434 Version D. Built in the USA we visited "Tin Can" when it called into Burnett Heads on it's way around the world. After leaving the United States in March 1999 they reached Australia in November of the same year via French Polynesia, Fiji and Vanuatu plus many islands in between.


Inside Helming Position. Note the solid grab bar as you swing further into the ship.


Looking from the main Sassoon down into the galley. The grab rail is in the upper left of this shot.


Electrical Control Panel directly behind the inside helm position.


Looking from the inside helm position. Note the opening centre window to allow good ventilation through the salon.


A rolling door.


Fold away chart table.


Leading off to the port side of the aft cabin is the aft ensuite. The head is to the left of the photo with the separate shower forward.


Looking forward from the aft cabin along the starboard side corridor.


The aft cabins double plus size bed running athwartships. Note opening ports all around.


One end of the aft cabin bed.


And the other end.


General external view.


Two shots of the reefing lines and halyards leading aft.


This does make sail handling easier.


Looking forward along the side deck.


And from the same position looking aft. Note the large expanse of aft deck on this design.


Steps down the transom.


Note the fold down ladder. This feature does make boarding after a swim much easier.


Centre cockpit well.


The backrests of the centre cockpit, which are completely separated from below decks house the propane bottles


Looking forward along the side deck showing toe rail made from stainless steel (highly recommended) with an easy to access bollard .


Twin anchors, below deck level, at the ready for instant deployment. One danforth, one plough.


Flush mounted ports on the aft port quarter.