'Apollo of Brough', Ohlson 38 - For Sale


Apollo of Brough at anchor

Apollo of Brough at anchor


Apollo of Brough is an Ohlson 38 ... with a difference!

The current owner bought this beautiful yacht 15 years ago and she has been extensively prepared for long distance cruising for either a single - handed sailor or a couple. The owner and his girlfriend moved on board two years ago and together set sail from the UK and crossed the Atlantic and since then they have cruised the Caribbean islands. 'Apollo of Brough' is now sadly for sale and is currently located on the hard in North Sound Marina in Antigua. Lovingly maintained, she would be ready to start a new adventure immediately with new owners.

A professional out of water survey was carried out in Lanzarote in 2015 with a favourable summary (a copy of which can be made available to very serious enquiries) and the standing rigging was replaced in 2014.

Designed in Sweden and built by Tyler Boat Company in Brough on the Humber (UK), to exceed Lloyds specification, the Ohlson 38 is iconic.

Apollo of Brough was built in 1981 and modified by the current owner several years ago to increase the waterline length for comfortable, easy motion and speed. She is fast and manoeuvrable with her large balanced spade rudder.

With a beautiful handcrafted wood interior she is the perfect combination of solid classic design and contemporary lines.

Key Details

Manufacturer: Ohlson 38

Hull Material: Fibreglass

Rig: Sloop

Type: Aft Cockpit

Engine: BMC 1.5L, 4 cylinder diesel, 36bhp

Flag: UK


Length: 38ft

LWL: 36ft

Beam: 10ft

Draft: 6ft

Displacement to length ratio: 160


Fuel: 25 gallons (imperial)

Water: 80 gallons (in the keel)

Holding tank: approx. 8 gallons


Displacement: 7.5 tonnes

Ballast: 3 tonnes lead


Cruising speed: 6 knots @1400 RPM ( 3.8hrs per gallon)

Max speed:7.2 knots @ 1900 RPM


- 5 berths in total (2 with lea cloths)

- Fore peak with double bed (hanging locker and shelves)

- Galley area

- Chart table

- Heads

- Storage lockers under and at the back of the settees


* Force 10, 2 burner stove with oven and grill

* Double sinks

* Foot pump operated fresh water tap

* Foot pump operated sea water tap

* 24 volt fan in galley

* Galley window scoop

* 24 volt Frigoboat top opening fridge with keel cooler - approx 2 cubic ft with 4-6 inches insulation, uses 8.5 amp hours per day

* Fire blanket

* 3 x 2kg Fire extinguishers

* Main Hatch mosquito screen

* 2 x 4 " dorade vents

* 1 x anchor locker vent

Electronics and Navigation Equipment:

* ST400 autopilot

* Monitor wind steering

* Furuno weather fax

* Icom 706 MkII G Ham radio opened to all SSB channels

* SG 3000 automatic tuner

* Insulated backstay aerial

* Navman Fish Finder / depth sounder (2 transducers)

* Seafarer wind instrument (Speed and direction)

* Silva S15 VHF DSC Radio with GPS antenna

* Pioneer stereo

Electrical System

Fully rewired to current ABYC specification using tinned marine cable

* 24 volt DC and 12 Volt DC

* 24 volt and 12 volt Blue Sea Systems switch panels

* 240 volt shorepower lead

* 24 to 12 volt Adverc transformer

* 4 x 115 amp hours Exide Deep Cycle batteries (new 2016, in vented waterproof box under port side settee / berth)

* 2 x 40 amp hour engine start batteries (in vented waterproof box in bilge)

* Oversized large body 80 amp (at 24V) alternator

* Adverc smart charger and splitter to engine and house batteries

* 2,1, both, off battery switch

* 200 Amp main fuses outside battery banks

* Adverc DCM MKII Battery monitor and shunt

* 2 x 60 Amp solar panels

* Solcum 6.6 solar controller

* LED Cabin lights

* No engine running necessary at anchor

* 24 to 240V transformer (200 watts)

Sails and Rigging

* Selden mast and boom (aluminium)

* Oversized boom, gooseneck, vang connector and mainsheet blocks

* 8mm stainless steel wire standing rigging (new 2015)

* Running rigging in good order

* Removeable inner forestay

* Selden Boom Vang with spring

* Carbon spinnaker pole

* Attachment on anchor roller as small bowsprit

* 36m2 fully battened Quantum mainsail (Big roach - like a cat) - very good condition. 3 reef lines, hooks at the mast

* Harken cars for easy hoisting

* Main halyard, genoa halyard, clew reef lines, inner forestay halyard and boom vang led to the cockpit

* Manual backstay adjuster

* Main sheet traveller

* 2 x large harken 53 two speed winches in cockpit and 4 smaller winches

* Asymetric spinnaker (new) in launch sock

* Quantum reaching foresail (good condition)

* No 3 inner forestay jib

* Storm jib

* Try sail

Deck and Hull

* 20kg Kobra II anchor

* 50m Aqua 7 high strength anchor chain attached to 50m of Octaplait rode. Special high strength shackle to anchor

* 10kg Danforth type anchor and rode

* Large custom built bow roller

* Anchor washdown

* 1500W, 24V windlass sized to pull off a reef

* Anchor controls at foredeck and cockpit

* Isolation trip switch

* 2014 blue sunbrella sprayhood / dodger with over welded stainless frame and lexan fixed, curved screen (excellent vision)

* Fixed cream sunbrella sailing sunshade over cockpit with side panels (tie up when not needed

* Detachable rear cockpit sunshade for complete protection for use at anchor

* All sunshades act as water catches with hose push fit connectors (hoses supplied)

* Vented propane locker (with 2 x 3.5kg bottles)

* Large cockpit locker (current owner stored 2 x full sized bikes and a kite surf board!)

* Navigation lights

* Tricolour and anchor combined LED unit

* LED Cockpit light

* Removeable jack stays

* Teak cock pit sole (front acts as a table)

* Removeable swim ladder

* 2 x padeyes in cockpit for harness attachment

* Roll down deck chair in rear of cockpit

* Bosuns chair

* 7 fenders and adequate dock lines

* Deck wash down

Mechanical Equipment

* Bronze seacocks

* Holding tank Y valves

* Large rule bilge pump / damage control pump

* Manual Henderson Mk V bilge pump

* Gas detector (2 sensors)

* Max Prop folding propellor (spare anodes)

* Tool kits, socket sets, spares kits

* PSS Dripless stuffing box

* Raw seawater strainer

* Fuel sedimentor and filter (easy access)

* Fuel shut off valve

* Manuals for equipment

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Jun 10, 2018
Happy sailing
by: mike

Good for you to buy this gem. I hemmed and hawed on it. Should have been risker Canadian so I am interested on your adventures with it. I hope it is a great craft.

Mar 31, 2018
New Owner
by: Rapid Roy

I have just acquired Apollo as the new owner, I am looking forward to my first passage in her, Will be posting that story on my Blog :- >yachtguidinglight.blogspot.com< sometime after April and the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2018

Jul 16, 2017
by: Nigel wall

I was brought up in South cave and sailed on the Humber for years. I worked at BAE Brough. Memories! I live in Trinidad and sail the Caribbean.

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