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Here's a link to an Islander 34 in San Diego for 21,500 that looks interesting - and it has an oven. 1969 Islander Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
And a newer Beta diesel as well.

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Chiming in a bit late, but the original Islander 34, built in the late '60s, was a stout little ship. I am the proud owner of one. They are built strong, and intended for long-distance cruising, the lines are beautiful and seakindly. Certainly not a fast boat, a slow tub, but she will get you there safely. No balsa in that boat either, by the way. One nice feature is the internal, encapsulated lead ballast, as well as the very short prop shaft, the prop is located directly outsde the hull, in fact there is perhaps 1/4 inch clearance. All in all, a fine choice for solid, safe cruising. Incidentally, mine has a three burner stove and oven.

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Oh, I should add one thing about the original Islander 34. Mine came with a quite flimsy slider covering the companionway, along with the usual boards. The setup would not survive boarding seas, but would easily be smashed in, particularly with the very low stern. I totally redid the design, building double-thickness folding doors backed by oak, with an oak-reinforced plywood hatch cover closing on top of them. The biggest concern in my area is the Golden Gate Bar (think potato patch and south bar) coming back in from the Farallones, so it is now built stout to handle those conditions.
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Here's a link to an Islander 34 in San Diego for 21,500 that looks interesting - and it has an oven. 1969 Islander Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
And a newer Beta diesel as well.
This boat sold on eBay a couple of days ago in a BoatAngel Auction for under $5000. I looked at it 2 months ago when it was listed for $15k and then I ended up buying a Cascade 36. I still considered buying the boat on eBay to swap the engine into my Cascade to replace a Volvo MD2B.
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I am the new owner of a 1974 Islander 34. The manufacturer is listed as Yachtcraft on the title, from the bit of information I could gather these are supposed to be "kit boats" which seems a bit vague, I am assuming they mean something between a bare hull and owner finished? I wonder it this: 1976 Islander Islander 34 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com Is the boat the original poster was considering?

p.s. mine has a 3 burner stove/oven as well
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