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I got this stuff below from an owner.
Phantoms : The first ones were 32's with a 12m mast length, and a single spreader rig. Performance poor in light winds.
By mid 80's Nick Shein was fitting a double spreader rig on 12.6 m masts.
Nick can't be found these days, but we know that some 32's had a wider transom to fit a true double quarter berth for chartering.
Then some charter co's wanted easier boarding, so a "sugar scoop" was added to the hulls, and they are great for swimming, boarding, loading from a dinghy, etc., 33 ft loa.
Some then wanted a double quarter berth AND a sugar scoop and these became 34's.
Everything else is identical to the 32's, and my guess is that the design is originally German, and is a "raised deck" shape, no cabin.
Once I intended starting up a Phantom owners support group by sending a letter to Afloat free magazine.
I got 15 good replies but got distracted and did not get it off the ground.