Atlanta Viking 8.5 Bilge Keel

Sturdy, Safe & Roomy
£5,395.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  252667
  • Length  ·  8.50m
  • Year  ·  1975
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 12hp, Yanmar YSE (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Billy Hallam

Extra Details

Designer CJ Roy
Builder Atlanta Marine
Lying Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 20.0 ltr (4.4 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 12hp
Engine make and model Yanmar YSE (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 4.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Engine spares

June 2019 Owner to renew exhaust elbow
Engine reconditioned 2003 by Cellar Marine
2017 new engine battery
2017 Engine serviced
Intelligent charger fitted
Wind generator with new bearings 2015
Mains electric input with double socket


Length 8.50m
LWL 7.20m
Beam 2.70m
Draft Max 1.10m
Displacement 3,750kg (8,268.8lbs)
Headroom 1.85m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Proctor Aluminium spars (1975) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear

All lines lead aft to cockpit

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

Hull epoxied in 2012 for preventative reasons (no osmosis)
Rudder bracket replaced 2018
Anti fouled 2017
New anodes 2017


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

June 2019 Owner to renew heads valve
New Neptune cooker 2014
Pumped hot and cold water plus manual sea water
Webasto hot water and heating for radiators
Upholstery has fire retardant foam pads

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

June 2019 Owner to renew heads valve
New Neptune cooker 2014
Pumped hot and cold water plus manual sea water
Webasto hot water and heating for radiators
Upholstery has fire retardant foam pads

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson & Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Danforth)
15.00m of chain
10.00m of rode
Waveco dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Raymarine Chartplotter RL80 + mapping
Sony CD Radio player
Raymarine ST60 wind
Raymarine ST60 Compass
Autohelm 4000 Autopilot
ST30 Depth / Speed

Safety Equipment

Fume detector
Carbon Monoxide detector
Life buoys
Swim ladder

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Smoke alarm
Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket

Broker's Comments

Designed by CJ Roy and stretched by Atlanta Marine, the Atlanta Viking 8.5 is sturdy, sea-kindly and surprisingly spacious for her LOA. This is the bilge keeled model allowing you to explore shallow creeks and moor in confidence on tidal moorings or berths. The hull looks to be in good condition and the rudder bracket was recently replaced and provides good prop protection.

Control lines leading aft to the deep cockpit, a furling genoa and tiller pilot all help to make short handed sailing easier. The deck is easy to move around and there is a windlass fitted to help with anchoring. Apart from the absence of a chart plotter, the Nav fit is more than capable and she has good electrical backup from both wind and solar power.

This example seems to have all the added creature comforts too. Hot & cold pressurised water throughout, a shower and a holding tank. There’s also Webasto cabin heating, a fridge box, shore power hook up and a full modern cooker.

With the double berthed forward cabin, separate heads compartment and homely saloon, she would be equally happy being used as a family coastal cruiser, mobile live aboard or weekend single hander. She ticks a lot of boxes at a reasonable price.

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

This Atlanta Viking 8.5 Bilge Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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