Review of Starlett 34

Starlett 34
Starlett 34 anno 1980.

Basic specs.

sail specifications
The Starlett 34 is a motorboat designed by the Danish maritime architect Starlett in the mid seventies. The Starlett 34 is built by the Danish yard A/S Nordisk Gummibådsfabrik.

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Both the hull and the deck is made of fibreglass. Generally, a hull made of fibreglass requires only a minimum of maintenance during the sailing season.

The boat is equipped with 7 berths, a galley and toilet facility.
The headroom is above average
Note: the boat has also been sold to be self-made/-interiored, which means that the quality of each boat may vary.

Keel of Starlett 34.
The Starlet was produced in 3 different models:
1) Closed cockpit with aft cabin
2) Closed cockpit without aft cabin
3) Open cockpit with aft cabin

Starlett 34 can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 0.90 - 1.00 meter (2.95 - 3.25 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.


The boat is typically equipped with an inboard Volvo Penta TMD 40 diesel engine at 124.0 hp (92 kW).

The transmission is a shaft drive.

The fuel tank which is made of stainless steel has a capacity of 400.0 liters (105 US gallons, 87 imperial gallons).

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

Immersion rate

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Starlett 34 is about 207 kg/cm, alternatively 1159 lbs/inch.
Meaning: if you load 207 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 1159 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

L/B (Length Beam Ratio)

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

The l/b ratio for Starlett 34 is 3.43.

Wide Slim 88% 0 50 100
Compared with other similar motor boats it is slimmer than 88% of all other designs. It seems that the designer has chosen a significantly more speedy hull design.



In Denmark, you are required to have achieved a 'powerboat driving license' in order to sail a powerboat.
In this context a boat is considered a powerboat if:

Equation for Danish definition of a powerboat
Danish definition of a powerboat
According to this definition this boat is not categorized as a Powerboat.
Though, if you install a motor of 109 kW (146 hp), then the boat will become a powerboat, and you will need a Danish 'powerboat driving license'


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