The Offshore 8m is a well proven van de Stadt design with well mannered seakindly performance - they are easy to sail with a good turn of speed. This outstanding example has been completely rebuilt and refurbished to a high standard and must rate as probably the best we've seen.
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The accommodation offers four berths in two cabins. In forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Full width heads compartment with marine toilet (new 2013) and washbasin. In saloon, two settee berths. The settee berths convert to a double berth if required. Removable saloon table. Chart table to starboard with galley opposite. Two burner gimballed gas hob with grill. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. 22 gallons freshwater capacity. Refrigerator. Eberspacher diesel fired hot air central heating. Curtains.
Located abaft the companionway, Beta BZ482 twin cylinder 13hp diesel engine (installed new in 1996). Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to two bladed propeller. Rope cutter. Single lever control. 20 gallons fuel capacity in stainless steel tank giving approximately 250 miles range at 5 knots cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 6 knots.
Masthead rigged sloop. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Starlight. Stainless steel standing rigging 1986 (new forestay 2000). Detachable inner forestay for storm jib. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing mainsail. Plastimo headsail furling system (1999). Spinnaker pole. Two Enkes halyard winches. Two Lewmar control line winches. Two Andersen 16 self tailing sheet winches. Two Andersen secondary sheet winches.
Built in 1970 by Offshore Yachts to a design by EG van de Stadt. White painted GRP hull with cove line stripe. Teak rubbing strake. White painted GRP superstructure with painted non-slip to deck. Long fin keel. Spade hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit. The previous owner bought the boat in 1981 and then laid her up ashore for five years to complete a major refit. This included the following work:
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