Sketch of the Arcon345
No chines, no edges, no over-wide stern or an inflated foredeck, instead harmonious, strong lines and an overall impression that will still find recognition in years: The 345, which has been further developed from the Arcon340, is appealing, and it is just as impressive on the water: unpretentious, reliable, controllable.
The ship, which is offered with a tiller as standard, is optionally available with two wheels. On deck, there are also very generously dimensioned fittings such as winches and lever clamps and the fact that the backstay is not divided. Below deck, the Swedes are now also offering interior fittings made of limed oak and therefore light wood - a novelty. Another peculiarity concerns the competition: apart from the Dehler 34 there is no competition from the mass production; the market is shared by specialists such as Elan, J Boats and the Swedish shipyards Linjett, Divs and Arcona.
The test was published in YACHT, issue 22/2020. The booklet can be ordered here directly, or you can download the test directly from the link below
Photo gallery: YACHT-Test Arcon345