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Ohlson 38

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Boat REF# 10620
removed from sale
Length 11.42m (37'6")
Year 1978
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 29hp, Perkins N30 (1996)
Lying Costa del Sol


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Extra Details

Designer Einar Ohlson
Builder Tyler Boat Company Ltd
Lying Costa del Sol
Fuel capacity 120.0 ltr (26.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 227.0 ltr (49.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/08/2001


Engine 1 x diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Perkins N30 (1996)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.6 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


Length 11.42m (37'6")
LWL 8.07m (26'6")
Beam 3.15m (10'4")
Draft Min 1.70m (5'7")
Draft Max 1.70m (5'7")
Displacement 6,350kg (14,001.8lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")


Sloop rigged Sparlite Aluminium spars (1978) with Dyform standing rigging (1996)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails 2 x spere headsails (unknown year)
spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

129 Ohlson 38’s were built by the Tyler Boat Company in the UK and were available for purchase at various different stages of completion between 1969 and 1980. Tyler’s made the hull and the deck of this boat and her interior was fitted out by her owner. Internal lead semi long keel and water tanks directly above. Excellent sea stability and heave-to characteristics. Long overhangs give comfortable, cushioned, non-slam performance. The owner has also built a water proof "crash barrier" under the forepeak in case of colision. The hull finish is Imron 2 part polyurethane marine paint, over 2 part epoxy undercoat, over prepared gel coat completed USA 1998. The same year Anti-osmosis treatment was carried out, also in the USA.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Manual water system tick

The interior is beautifully laid out and very comfortable.

4 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Alpha Autopilot (capable up to 24mts and economical ), Autohelm 6000 as backup. Below deck attachment to rudder stock. Tiller rotates vertically to keep the cockpit clear.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
(CQR 47lb)
30.00m (98'5") of chain
50.00m (164'1") of rode
Caribe dinghy (unknown year)
15hp outboard (1999)
Bimini new 2005, boom tent, Spray hood is rigid GPR laminated arch construction with large clear windscreen giving maximum visabilty and protection. It is very strong , a superb ´hand hold,´ and tastefully enhances the Ohlson´s beautiful lines.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Safety harnesses tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

This Ohlson 38 has had one owner since leaving England in 1978. Until 2004 she was the permanent home of the owner and builder and has covered many thousands of safe sea miles, including four transatlantic passages, thus proving the Ohlson 38’s great cruising capability. She was one of 50 boats sold for home completion by the Tyler Boat Company as the Tufglass 38 and every inch of her interior was lovingly and thoughtfully prepared for long term cruising. These boats are understandably very rarely on the market and this one is now seeking a new owner to enjoy her. This boat has been viewed and photographed by Lorien of Boatshed Broker. Register or log in to see 38 more photos of this boat. The owners were doing up grades when I took them so please excuse the guard rail! These boat details are subject to contract. Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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.