Hull no. 300 of these versatile cruising yachts. This Impression 434 was built in 2009, but not launched until 2010, and is currently in her second ownership. She is in wonderful condition above and below decks. The class came in multiple layout options and BEAR NECESSITY boasts one of the best - with the owner’s cabin up forward and twin aft cabins. The owner’s cabin also has a separate en-suite heads and shower compartments which is a rather sought after feature. She has been regularly updated and well maintained and boasts many lovely features.
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Built in 2009 by Elan Marine Slovenia and designed by Rob Humphries
White hull and superstructure
Twin wheel steering
Length Overall: 13.41m
Fuel- 270 Litres
Water- 788 Litres
Holding tank- 120 Litres
Volvo MD55E 55hp inboard 4 cylinder sail drive diesel engine.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours – Approx 900
Engine last serviced: Summer 2020.
Cruising speed – approx. 7 knots
Maximum speed – approx. 9 knots.
Fuel consumption – approx. 3.5ltr per hr.
Range – approx. 340nm.
Max Power bowthruster.
12vDC domestic system with 220v ring main from shorepower.
Summary of Accommodation:
6 berths in 3 cabins.
Natural light cherry wood interior.
Oceanair blinds to all windows.
Blue fabric upholstery.
Gas cooker with oven and three rings.
Front opening fridge.
Top loading fridge/freezer.
Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold water via mixer taps.
2 x Heads Jabsco heads. Serviced 2020.
2 x Showers.
Heating & Ventilation:
Eberspacher D5 diesel heating, outlets in all cabins, saloon and galley.
JVC Stereo with speakers in saloon and cockpit.
LG 40" smart TV.
V berth forward with wardrobe storage and seating either side aft of the bed. En-suite heads to port and separate shower compartment to starboard.
U shaped saloon seating with table, which opens out across salon. Bench seating to starboard.
Small step up to galley aft of saloon to port, double sinks, front opening fridge and top loading fridge/freezer
Opposite is the chart table and aft of the chart table is the day heads
Starboard aft cabin has Jack and Jill door to day head. Good floor space and standing head room.
Port aft cabin aft of galley mirrors the starboard.
Aft boarding ladder.
Double guard wires with port and starboard gates.
Hot and cold deck shower.
2 x Bow rollers.
Lewmar electric windlass with warping drum controlled by remote.
Delta 45kg anchor with 60m x 8mm chain
Grey sprayhood (2017).
Grey canvas cockpit tent (2017).
Grey cockpit and foredeck cushions (2020).
Grey dodgers (2020).
1 x Harken 2 speed self-tailing winch.
1 x Harken mainsheet 2 speed self-tailing winch.
2 x Harken primary 2 speed self-tailing winches.
Mast head sloop.
Lewmar aluminium mast.
Single line reefing lead back to cockpit.
Furlex furling system.
Main- One Sails
Genoa - One Sails.
Sails laundered 2019.
Raymarine E90w chartplotter & radar (2013).
Raymarine I60 Speed, Depth & Wind (2013).
Raymarine P70 autopilot (2017).
VHF Cockpit Speaker with remote cockpit handset.
VHF Radio Ocean R8000.
Vespa XB8000 AIS (2020).
Seago Cruiser liferaft (2020)
Flares - standard offshore pack (2020).
2 x Lifebuoys with lights (2020).
2020 Gas check certificate.
1 x Fire blanket.
3 x Fire extinguishers.
Constructed late 2009, commissioned 2010, for her first three years Bear Necessity was used solely as a demonstrator by the dealer in Scotland. The first owner then spent a considerable amount on upgrading electronics in preparation for a cruise to the Mediterranean. His plans changed which gave us the opportunity to purchase her, she presented then as she does now as a yacht in exceptional condition by virtue of such light use in her early life.
In our ownership we have enjoyed cruising the Scottish West coast before heading down the Irish Sea. We spent most of the summer of 2020 cruising the West Country and South Coast. Throughout, we have enjoyed her easily accessible pace, fabulously comfortable cockpit and well appointed, spacious below deck accommodation. The forward owners stateroom with en-suite heads and separate shower is positively commodious and the two spacious aft cabins (one with its own en-suite) very comfortable for guests, with the versatile option of using one for additional stowage for cruising essentials: two bikes with trailer, all the sailing kit for Tinker inflatable, SUP, etc. Although fast under sail (thank you Rob Humphreys!), she is also very steady and stable so has inspired confidence in more challenging conditions and is also very easy to sail singlehanded.
She has been a great platform for us to enjoy cruising as a couple and with friends and family. We have enjoyed our time with her so much that she has whetted our appetite to sail further and for longer, so she now needs a new owner while we move onto a larger live aboard yacht.