The hulls and decks were moulded by Colvic Craft, and sold both
to professional yachtbuilders and to home builders. As a result
fit-out standards vary dramatically, though those yachts fitted
out by Oyster or Landamores, amongst others, are to an excellent
standard. A cruising version of the UFO34 was also sold for a
time as the Hazelwood 34
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Above: the saloon, in the original designed format, had a removable
table, fixed pilot berths on both sides outside and above the
settee berths, and two quarterberths aft either side of the companionway.
This gave six good seaberths for offshore racing without using
the forepeak, which was reserved for sail stowage.
Right and below: A UFO34 with the saloon pilot berths replaced
by lockers, and the forecabin fitted with two berths
The two pictures below are of two different boats, but show
the excellent chart table, aft of which is a quarterberth and
an open topped wet locker, just by the companionway, which is
warmed by the heat of the engine - a very practical setup. The
side of the wet locker provides a backrest for the navigator,
while the quarterberth is further outboard
Above: Yet another variation of interior
layout - in this case one pilot berth retained whilst the other
side used as lockers.
The forepeak, although intended as sail stowage in aracing boat,
makes a useful forecabin if fitted out, as here
The UFO 34 is regarded as one of the outstanding cruiser/racers
of the time. By modern standards she is a moderately heavy yacht,
with a deep fin keel and an excellent ballast ratio. She is fast
in all conditions, particularly to windward; UFO34s currently
club racing in the UK normally sail off a Portsmouth Number of
around 956, which is significantly faster than, for example a
Contessa 32, itself regarded as a fast boat.
"Not Negotiable", a UFO34
based in Australia, had a string of excellent results in offshore
racing a few years back, including 2000 Melbourne - King Island.
PHD (1st Overall) & IMS (2nd Overall), 2001 Melbourne - Low
Head (Tasmania) 2nd PHD Overall. She also competed in the 1998,
1999 & 2000 Sydney to Hobart Races.
Photograph Lidgard Sails
Although originally designed to be
tiller steered, many UFO 34s were built with wheel steering, and
yet more have been subsequently converted, as in the yacht illustrated