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Offshore 8m

Broker Remarks

This 1980 Offshore 8M designed by E.G. Van de Stadt, is in good condition for her year. Her inventory includes a (2014) 16HP Yanmar diesel engine, four berths, mainsail, furling headsail, spinnaker, (2019) standing rigging and yard trailer.  She has the added advantage of solid sprayhood. She is a fine cruising cruising boat and is good value.

  • Manufacturer: Offshore
  • Price: €9950
  • Location: Galway
  • Year: 1980
  • LOA: 26'3" (8.00m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft in M: Max: 1.4
  • Keel: Fin Keel
  • ID no: 5656
  • Heads: 1
  • Engine Make: Yanmar
  • Horsepower: 16hp
  • Drive Type:
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 40 Litres
  • Cruise Speed: 5
  • Top Speed: 6


Mechanical and Rigging

2014 Yanmar 2GM
3 x Blade propeller



GRP. Hull and deck

Fin keel, with a moulded skeg and rudder with tiller. 

Rig and Sails  

Bermudan sloop

Deck stepped aluminium mast with a single set of spreaders 

Aluminium roller reefing boom 

2019 Standing rigging

Mainsheet track in the cockpit aft of the helm

Spinnaker pole and detachable bowsprit

Mainsail in good condition

2 x Furling headsails in good condition

Spinnaker in good condition

Mainsail cover

On Deck

Tiller with tiller extension

2 x Genoa sheet winches in the cockpit 

Pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails

CQR Anchor with chain and warp

Stainless steel stem-head fitting with bow roller

Mooring cleats fore and aft

Fenders and mooring lines,

Teak slatted cockpit seats 

Substantial transom mounted stainless steel boarding platform complete with a stainless steel swim ladder 

Cockpit lockers to port and aft

Numerous grab rails 

Solid sprayhood/hard top canopy gives great protection to the cockpit with a drop down enclosure (aft).


Saloon with two settee berths one of which can be extended to make a double and removable drop leaf saloon table. 

Quarter berth to starboard aft.

Re upholstered cushions.

Two burner "Vanessa" gas stove, stainless steel sink and three section cooler.

The marine toilet (hand pump replaced in 2021) is located between the main saloon and fore cabin to port with storage lockers opposite.

The forward cabin has a V berth with storage space and opening deck hatch.

Plenty of storage space throughout

Electrics and Navigation

2019 12V. Engine Battery

2019 12V. Services Battery

Electric panels with switches

Bulkhead Compass

Echo Pilot Trio (Depth and Speed)

Tiller pilot (Autohelm AH800)

VHF Radio


Horseshoe Buoy

Electric bilge pump and Manual bilge pump

Fire Extinguisher

Boat hook


Double axle yard trailer (requires some attention)

2019 3 x blade fixed propeller 

Last surveyed in 2018

Owner's Comments

She is a heavy displacement, well balanced cruiser and is capable of maintaining a course under sail with helm lashed while on a reach. She is easily sailed single or shorthanded and has an average cruising speed of 5kns making her an ideal family coastal cruiser.

Broker's Comments

She is a traditional family cruiser and is a nice package! 

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