Corvette 340: Fast, Roomy “Pocket Trawler”
February 2, 2011
The brand-new Corvette 340 trawler is based on the original Corvette 320 (no longer in production), but boasts a larger owner’s stateroom and a larger main saloon. By widening the raised aft deck to the full width of the hull, Corvette’s designers were able to create a spacious aft cabin, complete with separate head and shower compartments, 2 settees and a teak table.
The owner’s stateroom features a centerline double berth, a large hanging locker, a desk/vanity and abundant storage cabinets and drawers. The spaciousness and comfort of the stateroom is normally found only on 40-plus-foot yachts. The living space of the exterior aft deck has also been increased.
The side decks on the 340 are 18”, increasing the interior space by a foot over the 320, especially noticeable in the galley area. The additional width also increases the size of the flying bridge.
The standard extended fiberglass swim platform makes it easier to board from a dinghy and also provides room to stow a dinghy vertically on brackets, such as the Sea Wise davit system.
Standard power is twin Yanmar 6LPA-STP2 315-hp diesels (Cummins QSB 330-hp engines are available), which push the 340 to a top speed of almost 24 knots. There is room for an optional genset. Specially constructed, non-corrosive fuel tanks are now standard, and extended tanks can be ordered to increase capacity and range.
The 340 is built of solid laminate, with vinylester resin used for outer laminations and an epoxy barrier coat below the waterline. Bulkheads, stringers and frames are molded composite with a gelcoat finish.
- LOA: 34’ 10”
- Beam: 13’
- Draft: 3’ 4”
- Dry weight: 17,416 lbs.
- Fuel: 290 gals.
- Water: 135 gals.
- Bridge clear: 16’ 4”
- Price with twin 315-hp Yanmar 6LPSTP diesels: $415,000
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