New boats & used boats for sale - search our large selection of boats from around the world

2002 PDQ MV 34

$179,900 USD

  • $179,900 USD
  • Active
  • Used
  • Power Catamarans
  • 2002
  • PDQ
  • MV 34
  • Stuart, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 34ft / 10.36 m
  • 16ft 9in / 5.11 m
  • Yanmar
  • 4jh3-te
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-02-17
  • 2016-06-10
  • 2229364

INSTEAD is a unique offering on the market. She offers all the performance and comfort that the PDQ's are known for, but not all the expensive upgrades that came in later models. INSTEAD has been kept pristine by her current owner and is a pleasure to show. If you are looking for a less expensive PDQ 34 you definitely should take a look at INSTEAD.

INSTEAD just had new bottom paint applied (11/2015), and running gear with "prop speed" type treatment . Other upgrades include a new windscreen on the fly bridge, the bimini was restitched for added durability and a new aft bimini top and frame added, along with new Garmin electronics.  The engines had top notch maintenance with heat exchangers, injectors, motor mounts, belts, hoses - all currently taken care of.

The MV/34 is cruising cat designed for the livaboard long distance cruiser.  What you will find, and really appreciate are (2) cabins large enough to hold queen size beds, loads of storage space, lots of interior light and extensive ventilation throughout.  The salon/dinette area seats (6) or more comfortably and the helm is positioned nicely for the Captain to be included in the socializing.  The flybridge is accessed by steps, not a ladder and is big enough to accommodate the whole visiting party.  The deck area has grab rails everywhere and the walkways are wide enough for (2) people to pass one another easily.  Docking is a breeze with a sharp turning radius due to the wide drive line spacing. Fuel economy is remarkable with twin 75 hp diesels she will cruise at 13 knots all day and burn less than 4.5 gph. At 7 knots the burn rate is less than 1.5 gph !!


As you enter the large Salon you will be immediately impressed with the excellent ventilation and visibility, dinner seating for six and entertainment seating for 10. The PDQ 34 boasts a lower and upper helm, twin queen berths (down two steps into the hulls) and a very functional Head. The Flybridge is large with excellent visibility. The decks are wide and easy to navigate when moving around the boat.

The performance and economy of the boat has yet to be matched by any other boat on the market. With the twin 75 hp diesels she consumes less than 1.5 gph at 7 knots and has a top speed of about 15 knots.

The screws are so far apart that handling for docking is in increments of inches not feet, even in the windiest of weather.

INSTEAD has been cruised in Florida and the Bahamas for the last eight years. The owners have found her to be ideally suited for this type of cruising.  Her speed, low fuel consumption, ease of handling, and shallow draft all make for an enjoyable cruising experience.

Vessel Walkthrough & Accommodations

Entering through the glass sliding door aft, you step down into the spacious Salon including the Lower Helm Station with seat and complete set of electronics.  Moving forward, the Salon is centerline with a large Square-shaped lounge and table that converts into a King Size berth.  The Galley is down and forward in the port side hull along with one Stateroom aft.  The Head & Shower is down and forward in the starboard side along with another Stateroom aft.

The Topside includes an enormous Bridge area with Upper Helm Station and Electronics, numerous storage lockers, wide walk-arounds and Transom Stairs on each hull.


The Galley is well laid out and uses its space very efficiently.  It is located mid-ship in the port hull.  The Galley is open to the Salon and Dinette area and provides good ventilation and the ability to socialize with people in the Salon while performing Galley chores. Storage is remarkable with lots of cabinets and under floor storage. There are two opening ports to add ventilation.

  • Nova Cool 12Volt Refrigerator/Freezer
  • (2) Burner Propane Cook-top with remote tank safety shutoff
  • Sink Cover/Cutting Board
  • Complete Galley Equipment/Utensils
  • Microwave Oven
  • Large Pantry


The Salon area of the MV/34 is one of her most appreciated features. With lots of large windows, excellent ventilation and comfortable seating, she is hard to beat. In this model year, the salon features a square seating area that converts into a king size berth. The lower helm seat for two is also convenient for entertaining large groups.

  • Sand color Sunbrella Upholstery
  • Phantom Screen on Salon door
  • JVC CD/Stereo System
  • (2) 12v Fans
  • New LED lighting (2012)
  • "Piano" bar w/ seating for three
  • Ventilation hatch in salon ceiling
  • (2) reading lights
  • Salon table w/folding leafs that drop down to make king size berth
  • New inside curtains on side windows



Each Stateroom features a Queen Size Berth, ventilation hatches aft and opening ports, large hanging and storage lockers.  The owner has also installed fans, and an additional 16" hatch in the master for outstanding ventilation. There is also extra under floor storage. 

  • Staterooms cooled/heated with 8,000 BTU A/C unit with digital Mermaid controller
  • Opening hatch at aft
  • Opening portholes in hull sides
  • Opening overhead hatch in MSR

Head & Shower

The Head is located on the Starboard Side forward.  It contains convenient storage spaces, manual toilet and shower.

  • Jabsco manual Toilet--rebuilt hand pump in 2013
  • Manual overboard holding tank discharge pump
  • 45 Gal. Holding Tank
  • Gray water shower overboard pump

Electrical System

The PDQ 34 electrical system is designed for efficient live-aboard cruising. The critical components are a good reliable generator, larger house battery bank, large capacity charger / Inverter and minimum reliance on shore power. Details include:

  • Magnum ME2012 100 Amp  Charger (new 2012)
  • Magnum  ME-RC-50 (smart) Inverter (new 2012)
  • New energy selector switch (a redundant feature allowing use of both A & B circuits dockside in the event of an inverter/charger malfunction)

  • Next Gen 3.5KW diesel generator (new 2005) (683hrs) with new regulator (2012)
  • (24) DC Breakers
  • (12) AC Breakers
  • Volt & Amp Metering
  • Twin (30) Amp Shore Power connections
  • (2) Shore Power Cables
  • (4) Golf cart  Batteries-House 110AMP/HR Each (new 2012)
  • (1)  Battery start each Engine (starboard new 2012; port new 2015)
  • (1) Battery start Generator (new 2012)
  • Electrical panel at lower helm that is very easy to access
  • Battery connection cables replaced in 11/13
  • (4) 12v mounted fans (2 in Salon, 1 in Staterooms)

Engine & Mechanical Equipment

INSTEAD is powered by Twin 75 HP Yanmar Turbo-Charged Diesels.   This provides cruise speed of 13 knots and a fuel burn of about 4.5 GPH. These engines have been very well maintained and now have only 1800 hours on them. They are in excellent working order. Both engines had a major 1500 hour service completed in 2012. This included New turbochargers on both engines, New elbows on both engines, Overhauled both turbo pumps, new heat exchanger on port engine, New thermostats on both engines. In 12/2014 they also received overhauled all injectors, heat exchangers cleaned, new engine mounts and SS hold-down bolts, new Drivesavers, engine shaft alignments, raw water impellers, hoses, clamps, etc.  These engines are now in 100% condition.

  • Twin Yanmar 75 HP Diesels (1800 hrs)
  • Force 10 Water Heater
  • Cruisair 16,000 BTU A/C unit (Salon) with new digital controller
  • Cruisair 7,000 BTU A/C unit (Staterooms) with new digital controller
  • New A/C Water Pumps (2012)
  • Some Inventory of Spare Parts on Board
  • New Bronze Stuffing Boxes (upgraded in 11/2015 from the "drip less" variety) Very easy to maintain!
  • 12V Engine Room Exhaust Fans
  • Dual Bilge Pumps
  • Shore Power & Engine Hot Water
  • Ball Valves on all Thru-Hull Fittings
  • New Sea Star hydraulic steering cylinder and rebuild of second one, helm service kits on both stations, purged and primed complete system

Electronics & Navigation Equipment

INSTEAD has all the necessary navigational equipment.


  • GARMIN 840XS Integrated Chart Plotter-GPS-Radar-Depth FF 
  • Jensen Stereo CD 
  • Standard Horizon  VHF Radio (remote on FB)
  • Raymarine 6002 Autopilot (remote on FB)
  • Complete paper chart set for Florida to Bahamas
  • NOTE:  all former Raymarine electronic "heads" are still installed on lower helm, but all not functional - electrical wiring removed (except for the Raymarine Autopilot).  They've been replaced by the Garmin 840SX unit.


The Flybridge from the factory is a beautiful layout.  The Radar Mast and Bimini Top can easily be dropped down by one person for cruising under low structures. There are not many cruising boats that offer as comfortable a flybridge in just 34' of LOA. Truly remarkable. 


  • GARMIN 840XS Integrated Chart Plotter-GPS-Radar-Depth FF 
  • Remote for Autopilot
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Bimini w/Easy Drop Pop-Off Pins
  • Helm chair Cushions
  • Flybridge folding chair and folding table
  • Teak stairs to flybridge
  • Two 20 LB LPG tanks under flybridge console 
  • New flybridge plexiglass wind screen

Deck & Hull

In addition to the deck equipment, this boat has a Heavy Duty Radar Mast with GPS Antenna, Radar Dome, VHF Antenna, and the required navigational lights. The PDQ 34 features a large storage locker in each hull at the bow. The generator is installed in a sound insulation box in the port bow locker, and is very accessible for maintenance. Each hull has a water-tight "crash" bulkhead built in below the waterline in the forward section of each hull. There are also nice storage areas located on top of the auxiliary fuel tank and the water tank. 

  • Fenders & Lines
  • Electric Windlass-Quick 1000
  • 25 lb Delta anchor 30' Chain, 150' Rode
  • Custom anchor roller for 2nd anchor
  • Anchor light
  • Swim Ladder
  • Fresh/Raw Water Washdown
  • 8' Walker Bay sailing dinghy
  • Transom Shower
  • Transom Hot/Cold Fresh Water Shower
  • Textelene cover for front windows
  • Teak flybridge stairs
  • Bottom painted 11/2015
  • Props/running gear painted with an antifouling treatment that's competitive with PropSpeed.
  • New zincs installed 11/2015

Final Comments

INSTEAD is a pleasure to show and is definitely the nicest low cost PDQ 34 on the market.  She is highly maintained and has new bottom paint!


Co-Brokerage Statement

Note to all Florida Licensed Yacht Brokers: Bartram & Brakenhoff is a 50/50 co-brokerage house on all vessels under $300,000.

INSTEAD, 2002 34' PDQ MV is a Central Listing of Bartram & Brakenhoff/Stuart.  Central Listing Agent is Bill Watson, (772) 215-0736 or (e-mail us using the link on this page) Contents of this listing brochure © Bartram & Brakenhoff; co-brokerage courtesy printing of PDF brochure ONLY.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

For Sale By Bartram & Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage

Corporate Headquarters Florida 304 SE 20th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 33316