April 7, 2010

New Model: Corvette 340

The new Corvette 340 has been successfully launched, with the first unit being shipped to the old home of the brand in Britain. The U.S. will see its first 340 in early July. Corvette's new 340 offers a larger owner's stateroom and a wider main saloon. By widening the raised aft deck to the full width of the hull, a spacious aft cabin complete with separate head and shower compartments has been created. Here you get a center line double berth, a large hanging locker, a desk/vanity and abundant storage cabinets and drawers. The living space of the exterior aft deck is also increased. The main saloon and galley of the new 340 is also larger than that of the smaller recently updated 320. The vessel's side decks have been narrowed on each side, but being wide enough to move about safely. This new design gave an extra foot in interior space making the interior saloon more spacious. Added space in width also increased the size of the flying bridge. Standard on the 340 is an extended fiberglass swim platform, which makes it easier to board from the tender and also provides room to stow a dinghy vertically on brackets. Power for the 340 will be from twin Yanmar 315hp diesel engines as standard. Twin Volvo 330hp or Cummins 330hp engines are offered as optional. Hull number one which was powered with twin Cummins 330hp reached top speeds of 24 knots.
Technical Data:
Length - 9.95 m (32ft)
Beam - 3.96 m
Draft - 1.00 m
Displacement - 7500 kg
Fuel Capacity - 890 l standard, up to 1097 l optional
Water Capacity - 510 l
Accommodation - 4+2 berths
Engines - 2 x Yanmar 6LP-STP 315hp, Volvo D6 330hp, Cummins QSB 330hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max with Cummins 330hp
Construction - hand laid fiberglass with vinilester resin and Cook gelcoat
Certification - CE B