The Ohlson 38 is a well-proven, highly capable classic offshore cruising yacht designed by Einar Ohlson and built by Tyler Boat Co. L'Exocet is an ideal basis for creating a true bluewater cruising yacht on a modest budget, and already has a good cruising inventory including diesel heating, electric anchor windlass, and self-tailing sheet winches. An excellent value alternative to other long-distance cruising heavyweights from Rival, Rustler, and Contessa! Viewing by appointment only via our Essex office on - Click here to reveal phone number -
The Ohlson 38 accommodation offers up to six berths in two cabins and approx. 6' headroom. Forecabin fitted with a V-berth with infill to form a double, beneath berth stowage, and opening hatch to foredeck. Separate heads compartment to port with marine toilet, washbasin with manually pumped cold water supply, and storage. Large hanging locker opposite to starboard. Saloon laid out in a traditional style with settee berths to port (with pipecot above) and starboard, folding table, and plenty of useful stowage space. Chart table aft to starboard with quarter berth behind. Galley aft to port equipped with a Plastimo Ocean gimballed 2-burner gas cooker with oven and grill, sink with manually pumped cold fresh and sea water supplies, and good storage. Eberspacher diesel fired warm air heating.
Located below the companionway, Volvo 2003 28hp 3-cylinder diesel engine. Seawater cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive to fixed pitch three-bladed fixed propeller. The engine was installed in 1987 and reported to have been reconditioned in 1997, with new engine mounts and shaft coupling upon reinstallation in 1998 (invoices are not available for these works).
3 x 12v Batteries (2 x domestic and engine) charged via engine alternator. Electrical distribution panel. Full cabin lighting.
Sails and Spars
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom. Spinnaker pole. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Furlex headsail furling system. 2 x Antal W44 self-tailing sheet winches (new 2000). 2 x Knowsley spinnaker winches. 2 x Antal self-tailing halyard winches at companionway (new 2000). 2 x Knowsley mast-mounted winches. The sail wardrobe consists of a mainsail, furling Genoa, two jibs and a spinnaker, all old but considered to be in usable condition.
Fortress anchor with chain and warp Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, and stanchions Teak coachroof grabrails Blue sprayhood, mainsail cover, and named cockpit dodgers Blue cockpit cushions Assorted warps and fenders
Plastimo binnacle-mounted steering compass Shoreline VHF radio Autohelm ST50 depth sounder (new 1998) Autohelm ST50 speed/log (new 1998) Autohelm ST50 wind instrument (new 1998) Garmin GPS navigation system (new 1997) Furuno 1830 radar Autohelm SeaTalk wheel-based autopilot (new 1998) NASA Target Pro Navtex (new 1998) Navigation lights
2 x Fire extinguishers Fire blanket 2 x Horseshoe lifebuoys Danbuoy MOB sling XM Liferaft in canister (requires servicing) Radar reflector Electric bilge pump 2 x Manual bilge pumps Emergency tiller
Ohlson 38 built in 1971 by Tyler Boats Ltd. to an Einar Ohlson design. White painted GRP hull (epoxied beneath the waterline in 1996), superstructure, and teak-laid decks (require refurbishment/attention). Teak toe rails, cockpit cappings and duckboards. Long fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast. Wheel steering to skeg hung rudder. Aft self-draining cockpit.
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