Ohlson 8.8

Solid, comfortable cruiser
£8,495.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  263551
  • Length  ·  8.80m
  • Year  ·  1972
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin and Bulb
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta (2002)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Einar Ohlson
Builder Broderna Ohlson AB in Sweden
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 35.0 ltr (7.7 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 150.0 ltr (33.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta (2002)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade, fixed.
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.5 ltr (0.3 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

New prop and new cutlass bearing 2017.


Length 8.80m
LWL 7.30m
Beam 2.85m
Draft Min 1.56m
Draft Max 1.56m
Displacement 3,241kg (7,146.4lbs)
Headroom 1.88m
Storage On marina


Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Dyform standing rigging (2017)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - roller boom (2010)
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2010)
Other sails Spinnaker (unknown year)
Cruising Chute (unknown year)

Sails in good condition (see photos)

Electrical Systems

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


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin and Bulb
Finish Gelcoat finish

New keel bolts.
All exposed interior surfaces insulated with 15mm, closed-cell foam, creating an insulation barrier reducing, sound and internal condensation.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Jabsco sea toilet
Paraffin Samphire sea stove.

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system

Jabsco sea toilet
Paraffin Samphire sea stove.

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Instrument Covers

4 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
(Danforth 15kg)
30.00m of chain
dinghy (2008)
(Hard Dinghy)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

I x automatic bilge pump.

Broker's Comments

These fine Scandinavian designed and built boats are suitable for both racing and cruising and their seaworthy abilities provide for coastal and blue water passages. The build quality is characteristic of this generation of boats, heavily laid GRP and a solid deck to hull construction.

This version has been well cared for by the current owner, including the sails, engine and overall upkeep inside and out. The interior is comfortable, with good headroom, space in the galley and a comfortable saloon. This boat also benefits from a very efficient cabin heater, separate forward cabin and heads. The hull has recently benefited from 5 coats of West's epoxy and the standing rigging was replaced in 2017 with Dyform.

When I visited the boat, I was impressed by its upkeep, upgrades, sturdiness and internal accommodation. This boat has a lot to offer at a a competitive price, including single-handed or family cruising, in comfort and safety.

These boat details are subject to contract.

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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