If your in the market for a turn key piece of sportfishing history look no further. The Floridays is the first and only cold molded 34 Gamefishrman ever built. After a detailed refit in 2015 and continuous upgrades since she is ready for the spring and summer season. With the Catepillar 3116TA engine package she is a very economical vessel with a 26 knot cruise at 21 gallons per hour.
RECENT UPGRADES IN SEPT 2021
All Electronics are 2015 or newer:
Caterpillar 3116TA's produce 350hp at 2800 rpm, they are reported to have 1133/1147 SMOH. Boat owner likes to operate the boat when traveling at 25 knots which he states give him approximately 1.2 m/p/g.
12V DC electrical system; 110v AC electrical system
High Seas Fabrication aluminum Marlin Tower (new in 2005) with cored fiberglass hardtop, LED color-changing spot lighting beneath, and red/green LED running lights molded into the forward corners. Tower station has a white fiberglass control box with stainless steel custom helm wheel and speed knob, digital tachometers, and engine temp gauges. There is a padded coaming belly-band and a cushioned bench seat with padded backrest incorporated to the fiberglass sunshade support (Sat dome in mounted on top, GPS/XM antennas, as well as an anchor light mast, with the spotlight just ahead of it). The aft underside of the sunshade has two cockpit 12v spreader lights molded into it.
Bridge deck has a varnished teak cap railing and a track-to-track mounted Strataglass and white Stamoid center enclosure panel with a large opening U-zip forward. The two enclosure curved forward side panels are rigid/clear EZ2CY and two aft side panels are Strataglass (there are 5 total panels). The centerline helm console has a varnished teak helm pod with polished stainless single-lever side engine controls, and polished stainless custom helm wheel with speed knob. The pod instrument cluster is framed by a chrome fastener-free trim bezel with glass cover. Just ahead is a hinged opening electronics pod with smoked glass insert, when upright supported by stainless gas shocks. Portside of this console are a row of tackle or gear drawers behind a door. Just forward of the console is the drop down hatch to the center engine room.
To either side of this center console are cushioned bench seating. These seats can be hinged up to access large storage areas beneath them. If more than daily engine service access is needed, both bench front panels can be removed and large deck hatches above both motors can be opened, outstanding access to all sides of the engines.
Moving towards the cockpit there are four well insulated boxes, two to either side that can be used as ice boxes, for drinks/bait/food, or storage. Each box has capacity to keep 60 pounds of ice and the lids are channeled and gasketed. When closed the position of these boxes also provide nice seats for the cockpit, aft facing, great for trolling or chunking.
There are two steps down from the bridge deck to the non-skid painted cockpit deck. The one step is teak decked and it can hinge up to allow storage for brush handles, boat hook, gaffs, etc. Below is the single fuel fill of the one fiberglass diesel tank beneath the forward cockpit deck. To the port side under the gunwale forward are spigots for fresh and saltwater washdowns. To the starboard side are shore power inlet connection for 30amp cord and a connection for a cable TV cord. There are LED cockpit lighting strips (white/blue) beneath the coverboards. The cockpit corners have stainless steel line hawsers, inboard are polished stainless steel cleats, and below on the deck are corner scupper drains. The two outboard aft deck hatches allow access to the rudder table and aft bilge area, these hatches are guttered and drained to the scuppers. There are also two transom underwater lights and a transom running light. .
Vinyl canvas covers for: tower station, lower helm station, helm chair, and rocket launcher. Cushions are stored inside the cabin when not in use.
The hull has Modified-V hull shape with 7.5 degrees deadrise at transom. Hull has full length chine rails and aft hull side spray rails with modest tumblehome noted at transom. Hull-side engine-room air intake vents. White rub rail with polished stainless steel strike plate strip. The topsidesof the boat were painted in 2015 and the hull was painted in 2021 with Awlgrip 2000, by Hawk Eye Custom Yacht Refinishing. Hull is Snow White with Royal Blue boot stripe and dark blue SeaHawke CUKOTE antifouling. Snow White decks, deckhouse, bridgedeck, and the cabin is a combination or Snow and Matterhorn white. Engine room is Matterhorn white.