Captlauren, the Nordic 34 is a fantistic boat. I owned hull #3, the original owner. Owned "Wizard" for 14 years before I sold her to a sailor from Bellingham WA (hometown of Nordic Yachts). Sailed fast, great boat in light air of western Lake Erie and great in the heavier air of Lake Huron. I have also seen one of the original Islander 34-2's, hull #2. Good boat, but the Nordic 34 was a better boat of the two in construction.