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Offshore 8m

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Boat REF# 141267
This boat has been sold
Length 8.00m (26'3")
Year 1973
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 10hp, Volvo MD 20 (unknown year)
Lying Fowey


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Extra Details

Designer E G Van de Stadt
Builder Offshore Yachts
Lying Fowey
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD 20 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


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Length 8.00m (26'3")
LWL 6.55m (21'6")
Beam 2.44m (8'0")
Draft Max 1.30m (4'3")
Displacement 2,286kg (5,040.6lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


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Sloop rigged Not known Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Not known - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail Not known - Furling (2009)
Other sails Spinnaker (used as a cruising chute (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

The Van de Stadt Offshore 8 is of GRP construction throughout and has been described as a comfortable, safe and economical five berth family cruiser. The hull has a skeg type rudder giving excellent, light and yet responsive handling. Stiff and dry in a seaway she still sails well in light airs and has good performance downwind. Well presented, these boats still cut a dash.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

The accommodation, with 5’ 11” headroom, is well laid out and spacious with a surprising amount of storage throughout. All internal upholstery is in very good condition:
• Forward cabin with double v berth and hanging lockers with underbunk storage
• Saloon with bunks to port and starboard with storage above and below
• Good sized quarterberth, currently used for storage (no cushion)
• Galley with twin burner cooker and oven, single stainless steel sink with electrically pumped water and gas catalytic space heater
• Heads with manual WC

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

• Simrad TP20 tiller pilot
• Navico TP1800 tiller pilot
• Cobra VHF DSC Radio (2008) with external speaker
• Bulkhead mounted compass
• Autohelm hand held electronic hand bearing compass
• Garmin chart plotter
• Nasa depth (2010)
• Lowrance log
• Navigation lights
• Clock and barometer

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Bruce and Fisherman's)
30.50m (100'1") of chain
24.40m (80'1") of rode
Avon dinghy (unknown year)
2hp outboard, Yamaha, Short shaft (unknown year)
Large cockpit, will seat 5 with ease, decks are finished in blue non-slip paint

Safety Equipment

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Fume detector tick
Gasolene Detector tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

• Jack stays
• Horseshoe buoy with line and immersible light
• Dry powder fire extinguisher
• Rescue sling
• Radar reflector

Broker's Comments

These boats have often been described as a ‘go anywhere boat’ and were built in the days when the strength of GRP was not fully realized and were therefore very heavily laid up. She is a little gem of a boat, one of the nicest older generation boats we have seen. Beautifully presented, with a fresh coat of antifoul and, subject to any survey, we believe she is ready to launch and in a sail away condition.
The one possible modification required, particularly for a young family, is the addition of guard rails.
If you are looking for your first cruiser, this boat should be top of your list of boats to view.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Offshore 8m has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Clemens of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.