Move aft and check the water tank. It's aluminum and painted with Awlgrip for long life. The 340I's tinned-copper wiring is neatly run, properly supported, and terminated with sealed connections. No matter where you look, this boat's construction is just plain bulletproof. Features? Forward there's a stowage shelf located beneath the gunwale, pop-up cleats, pop-up navlights, and a huge anchor locker that, unfortunately, drains into the bilge. Take my advice, Sea Vee: Plumb this overboard, and while you're at it, plumb the rodracks along the console side to the self-bailing liner. Buyers of a bluewater thoroughbred boat such as this expect to have any - and all - water routed overboard.
Displacement (lbs., approx) ..........10,500
Bridge clearance..... (hard top) 5'4"; (tower) 16'1"
Minimum cockpit depth.....2'4"
Max. cabin headroom.....4'2"
Fuel capacity (gal.)..... 260
Water capacity (gal.).....40
Price (w/standard power) ..........$102,000
Price (w/test power) ..........$132,500
STANDARD POWER: Single 300-bhp MerCruiser D-tronic diesel jack shaft stern drive.
OPTIONAL POWER: Single or twin Yanmar diesel inboards to 840 bhp total; single or twin Yanmar diesel jack shaft stern drives to 600 bhp total; single Cummins diesel inboards to 450 bhp.
TEST BOAT POWER: Twin 300-bhp Yanmar 6LP-STE diesel inboards with 254.04 cid, 3.70" bore x 3.94" stroke, swinging four-bladed 20" x 27" bronze props through 2:1 reductions.
STANDARD EQUIPMENT (major items): Hydraulic steering; 70-gal. transom livewell; integrated transom platform; transom door; dual overboard-draining, insulated in-sole fishboxes; Bennett trim tabs; Racor fuel filters; compass; dual auto. bilge pumps; console lift system; dual battery system; tinned-copper electrical wiring; 4 rodholders; mufflers. Move aft and you'll find enough space to work a trolling spread with a full crew and a leaning post with a cooler and stowage. Performing any chores around the cockpit is easy. There's nothing to get in your way. I remember one company bigwig who, responding to my skepticism about placing cushy seats in the cockpit of his new sportfisherman, looked me straight in the eye and said, "In real life the upholstery never gets torn or bloody." Puh-leeze. You and your crew can't reset the spread, gaff a big tuna, or wire a marlin while parked on a lounge. I guess his real life is a lot different than ours. The 340I's helm provides enough installation space for all the requisite electronics and protects them behind a clear, plastic shield. Sight lines are excellent.