Following the success of the European Yacht of the Year winning Arcona 435 in 2019, Arcona Yachts unveils a new performance cruiser model ideal for shorthanded sailing, the Arcona 345.
Torgny Jansson, Founder of Arcona Yachts, comments: “The Arcona 345 is such an exciting project for us. She has a slightly larger sail area than the Arcona 340 to give optimised upwind performance. There is the option to have twin wheels configured which can be upgraded to carbon. With a tiller as standard, she is very responsive so we can’t wait to see her perform on the racecourse.”
The layout provides a forward cabin with plenty of room and a good-sized clothes locker each side of the dressing area, with more stowage beneath and over the berths.
The saloon has an L-shaped galley, with lots of stowage, a gimballed twin burner gas cooker with oven and a generously-sized sink and fridge; a smoothly rounded backward-facing chart table with ample space for electronic equipment; a twin leaf saloon table, a U-shaped seating area to port and long straight settee starboard capable of seating six to dine.
The heads are spacious with separate shower facilities. One aft cabin features a large double berth, two portholes that can be opened, plenty of lockers and shelves, plus stowage under the berth.
The hull and deck employ vacuum infusion technology with a sandwich construction featuring multi-axial rovings and Vinylester resin. The core material is 20mm Divinycell. All bulkheads are bonded to the hull and deck for added strength.
Fitted with a powerful fractional rig, the Arcona 345 sports a tapered, twin spreader, keel-stepped mast and is prepped for spinnaker equipment. For strength and stability, the bulb keel is made of antimony hardened lead.
The transom is open with an integral bathing platform. The large storage locker aft is accessible from two recessed hatches in the cockpit floor. Additional storage can be found in the aft end of the cockpit bench and a cockpit table is stowed in the starboard side locker. The cockpit coaming, aft deck and sole are in teak. The side deck can be specified either in teak or in Arcona’s iconic non-slip material.
Arcona 345 specs
Design: Stefan Qviberg
Lenght overall: 10.40 m
Lenght waterline: 9.80m
Water capacity: 130l
Main sail: 41.1m2
Jib 107%: 33.5m2