Gran Turismo 34

From review…

There are currently five models in Beneteau’s GT line of cruising powerboats. All are hardtop express cruisers except for the GT 49 Fly.  The GT 34 is the smallest boat in the line and the builder has intended this express cruiser as a starting point for boaters ready to get serious about cruising.

Start Cruising the Easy Way

Owners of sportboats who have a hankering for some overnight adventures or more gentile day cruising and entertaining will find the GT 34 an inviting step up.  She is not so much bigger as to be intimidating to boaters with only a couple years experience. We think in most cases both skipper and significant other should find handling her reasonably easy.

Beneteau GT 34

The GT 34 has a clean, simple bridge deck and cockpit that is designed for entertaining as many as eight people. Note the good-sized swim platform.

Truth be told, large boats, particularly ones with twin engines, are much easier to dock than single engine sportboats. Our advice to first-time boaters who are at a stage in life beyond sportboats but who are smitten with the idea of the cruising lifestyle is simple: jump in now.  Many people start boating with the largest boat they can afford, and there is nothing wrong with that.  We couldn’t think of a better place to start that the GT 34.  For those concerned about docking, then we would recommend getting the joystick option or a bow thruster.  Either way, 20 minutes of instruction will put a first-timer on the road to boating fun.

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