S/V Ubiquity
Pacific Seacraft 34 Sailboat

S/V Ubiquity at anchor before rounding the Brooks Pennisula, Klashkish Basin, Vancouver Island, Canada:

- See below for more details and photographs of Ubiquity's specific equipment and outfitting. -

Ubiquity is a 1987 Pacific Seacraft 34 sailboat, hull #67. Designed by Bill Crealock as a smaller successor to the Pacific Seacraft 37, the Pacific Seacraft 34 is sometimes called the "Crealock 34".* I bought Ubiquity for her offshore cruising design, her good construction quality, and the considerable cruising gear already on the boat. Then I worked on and outfitted the boat for my post-retirement cruising plans.

I have available on-line information about my cruising on S/V Ubiquity:

Design Characteristics I Like about the Pacific Seacraft 34 for Cruising:

My sailing experience with Ubiquity has impressed me with her virtues as an offshore boat, including her excellent tracking ability and easy motion in a seaway, combined with acceptable maneuverability in the marina. Whereas more performance-oriented cruisers would prefer a lighter fin keel with spade rudder design, and more traditionally-oriented cruisers would prefer a heavier full keel design, for me S/V Ubiquity occupies the sweet spot for serious offshore cruising, especially as an older person cruising with one crew member or perhaps by myself.

You can view videos that I took while sailing Ubiquity:

Specifications, Approximately:

Pacific Seacraft 34, Further Information and Reviews:

*My friend Dave Mancini reports that in a conversation he was privileged to have with Bill Crealock, Crealock discussed what he had learned from the 37 design that he used to refine the 34 design.

On the hard, showing her underbody design with elongated fin keel, slight bridge to the skeg, propeller in an aperature, skeg-hung rudder, and canoe stern:

Equipment and Outfitting Details for S/V Ubiquity:
(Many with my photos, so click on the links)

Sailing on the Columbia River in light winds, March 2013:

Sailing on the Columbia River for a meetup introduction to sailing class outing, 2012:

Flying asymmetric spinnaker (left), and beating (right) in very light air with the drifter on the Columbia River, sailing class outing, 2014:

Two photos (on left) of S/V Ubiquity sailing off Port Angeles in 2011, before she received her new white paint job (Photos taken by my friend Dave Mancini, sailing his sister ship, S/V Swan), plus one photo (on right) of S/V Ubiquity at the dock with Yankee and staysail hoisted:

S/V Ubiquity sailing as a cutter, early morning crossing of the Columbia River Bar, October 2012: