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Melody 34 A SAISIR ! TO SEIZE!
(10,50 m) - 1980

Layout :

  • Length : 10,50 m (34' 5")
  • Hull length: 9,4 m (30'8")
  • Beam : 3,22 m (10'5")
  • Draft : 1,9 m (6'2")
  • Light weight: 6 tons (including 2.7 in the ballast)
  • Material : Fiberglass
  • Rigging : Sloop
  • Engine : Yanmar 2QM20 24 HP

French flag. Taxes not paid for French Polynesia.

Based in French Polynesia

Price : 2,6 M XPF / 21 800 €

Renowned, sturdy and reliable sailboat.

Interior fittings :

4 to 7 sleeps - 2 double cabins

  • Double cabin aft
  • Double cabin on fore
  • Pilot-berth with anti-roll cover on port bench
  • Saloon with starboard bench seat convertible into a double bed

Listing :

Building and history

Sailboat built in 1980 by Jeanneau, one of the last of the Melody series.
Monolithic fiberglass hull and balsa fiberglass reinforced deck.

A word from the owner

We bought her in France 6 years ago and have always lived on board, long enough to prepare her for the trip here.
The boat is equipped for a trip on a low budget, that is to say little of the superfluous and reliable, repairable, easily interchangeable equipment.
The engine shows no signs of fatigue, we sailed through the Panama Canal at over 5kt on average, and completed over a hundred engine hours during the Panama-Marquesas crossing. No costs to predict, many parts on board for the next revisions.
The boat underwent a complete anti-osmosis preventive treatment before our purchase in 2012.
- 2017: Removal and inspection of all the through-hulls (they are all in bronze), change of all the valves with resin valves.
Removal of the rudder for inspection, drying, then epoxy impregnation and stratification of the entire upper half.
January 2020:
- Change of the three rudder bearings
- Installation of a new sounder log (Raymarine ST40 Bidata)
- Change anodes: keel, propeller shaft and shaft struts.
-New 2 layers of epoxy primer + 5 layers of erodible antifouling (remains between 2 and 3 layers today)
2013: Refurbishment of the roof following old water infiltration in the reinforced fiberglass
Plexis portholes changed in 2016
We have added two dorade Air vent for ventilation (forward cabin and aft cabin). Swimming ladder and aft platform.
We are reluctant to sell her as we are settling ashore for a while, and we want the boat to continue sailing.
I like and know our boat very well, I will be happy to assist you in your project if necessary.


Original Yanmar 2QM20 engine (3775 hrs, regular maintenance)
2017: engine taken out for general overhaul: change the exhaust bend to a new stainless steel bend, change silent blocks, check the thickness of the stern tube and install an ERTMA stuffing box ("Volvo" type)
2018: thermostat change, bearings and water pump oil seals
January 2020: rust treatment and new paint, change cutlass bearing and engine realignment, installation of the new "Vetus" exhaust bend
September 2020 : drain, change filters, starter repair
90L Stainless steel tank (cleaned in 2017 and regularly treated for bacteria as a preventive measure)

Sloop rigging

Change of the standing rigging (cables and turnbuckles) in 2017. The chain plates (fixing points) of the shrouds and baby stay removed and checked as well as the genoa furler
The mast is equipped with a releasable forestay with pelican turnbuckle
Full height mast rungs
Dacron mainsail 3 reefs + bottom reef (good general condition)
Boom cover
Large furling genoa, good condition, fully flocked, sunshade changed in January 2020
Emergency genoa: identical size, sunshade ok, but advanced general wear condition
Inter on removable stay: old regatta sail, partially battened. Good condition. Ready to serve in deck bag

Ground tackle

Lofrans Kobra 1000W electric windlass (engine and relay changed in 2018)
January 2020: overhaul of the relay, new remote control and change of the classic breaker by a resettable breaker
Main anchorage: Spade anchor + 45 m of 10mm chain (good condition) + 35 m rope
Secondary mooring: Brake anchor + 35 m 8mm chain (very good condition) + 30 m rope
Anchor locker completely redone and reinforced in 2016


Fresh water tanks: new 140L starboard bench seat + 120L port bench seat (installed December 2019), total 260 L
Shower room completely renovated in 2016
Washbasin with fresh water on foot pump
Easy-to-clean toilets: seawater inlet with classic lever bilge pump (one spare pump on board), drainage with Hendersen MKV lever pump (identical Lavac toilet pump)
Taylor 2-burner gas stove + oven
Large 100 L refrigerator (made at the end of 2019 with very good insulation, changed evaporator and revised compressor)
Double sink with sea water on electric pump and fresh water on double-acting foot pump
New sea water tap


2 * 110 Ah AGM Victron house batteries, total 220 Ah (2016)
Engine battery
2 Victron polycrystalline 80W solar panels mounted on a gantry, tilt front to back, total 160 W (2017)
50W Additional second-hand flexible solar panel to mount
20A PWM solar controller
90A Engine alternator fitted with Sterling charge controller

Electronics and navigation instruments

Chart table:
Raspberry Pi on-board computer with Open CPN + 12V screen + GPS connected to the VHF for AIS data reception
Furuno GP 32 GPS connected to the VHF
Navicom RT 650 AIS VHF (AIS in reception only)
Autonomous anemometer
New VHF Antenna and Antenna Cable (2017)
12V amplifier with two speakers in the saloon
Plastimo compass
Raymarine Bidata log-sounder (January 2020)
Simrad TP32 autopilot (purchased in 2016, completely revised January 2020)
Complete and reliable ATOMS self-steering vane (+ 1 overhead and 1 spare submerged blade)

Safety equipment

4-people life raft in Plastimo Transocean container -24h (June 2017)
GlobalFix ACR EPRIB distress beacon (June 2017, expiration June 2027)
3 Self-inflating life jackets
2 Tethers
Expired hand flares suitcase
Piston fog horn
50 m rescue line
Dan buoy
2 Extinguishers (1 powder and 1 foam) + 1 fire blanket


Custom-made rigid dinghy, removable in two interlocking parts, which fits between the companionway and the mast foot during navigation
Built in January 2020
Yamaha 2 strokes 2 HP outboard engine (very light and low consumption)


Saloon upholstery in good condition
Cabin upholstery in poor condition
Plenty of storage, chests, cupboards, shelves, library, bar and wardrobe in the saloon and cabins
Large cover for shade, privacy on board and rainwater recovery. Very solid cover (held up to 50kt gusts at anchor) and easy installation / storage
Small aluminum bimini for navigation (canvas in poor condition)
Outdoor mattress
Lots of various spare parts

Main strengths

Sailboat well equipped and ready to go.

Last modified : 10/12/2020


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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