Please come back tomorrow and vote again
Sessa Key Largo 34
Draft (max): 3'0"
Displacement (approx.): 11,464 lb.
Transom Deadrise: 16 degrees
Bridge Clearance: 8'6"
Max Cabin Headroom: 6'5"
Fuel Capacity: 317 gal.
Water Capacity: 57 gal.
Max Horsepower: 700
Available Power: Twin Yamaha or Mercury outboards
I’m not sure where the best place is to start explaining the Key Largo 34 from Sessa Marine. In the beautifully styled stateroom and salon below? Well, it’s not exactly a traditional cruiser. Or from the centrally located raised helm under the hardtop? It’s not exactly a classic center-console either. Maybe it’s best to start with both, and we’ll just call the Key Largo a stunning center-console cruiser.
Seeing it dockside, luxury center-console enthusiasts might first want to compare it to a custom rig like the Intrepid 327 Cuddy ($220,00 for the base boat with twin Yamaha F300s, intrepidboats.com). But that’s not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison. For while the Intrepid can be decked out in any number of ways to meet the owner’s needs, the cuddy offers a far smaller space belowdecks than the Key Largo offers. It does have 6 feet 2 inches of headroom (compared to 6 feet 5 inches for the Key Largo) and a settee that converts to a berth that sleeps two. The Key Largo, on the other hand, has a midcabin stateroom situated under the raised center-console. The berth can be set up as either a queen bed or two twin beds, depending on your needs. Ports on either side allow natural lighting below.
The main salon features a forward dinette that converts to a V-berth, so in total the boat sleeps four. The interior styling is appealing, with walnut flooring and cabinetry and a stylish mix of fabrics and stitching on the pillows and seat cushions that give the salon an elegant ambience. So too does the simulated dark leather tabletop and galley counter. In a nod to function over form, Sessa plans to rework the galley counter to feature a more practical hard countertop with a built-in sink.
The head to starboard has 6 feet of headroom and features a porcelain toilet and shower. A slatted teak inlay covers up the floor drain while providing solid footing. A magnet installed as a keeper prevents the head door from slamming shut inadvertently. An insole hatch in the salon provides great access to the shower sump.