Ohlson 35 & Ohlson 36

The initial design was developed as Ohlson 35 around 1955 very much with the US market in mind. Out of the nearly 150 35′ and 36′ boats built only three remained in Europe. She became the big success commercially for the design office. She was extended to 36′ soon, allegedly to make her eligible to the Bermuda Race. She was designed as a cruiser but quickly proved to be a good racer which gave her the name “THE RACING MACHINE”. 

Boats differ slightly and it is difficult to say the reason for the changes except to accommodate requests for modifications by clients. All boats designed as the long-keeled 35 and the different 36s (ie even the version Mark II) were kept as S/Y47 in the internal files. 

 She was in production until 1965, later coined as Mark II after 1963. She was available with a sloop or yawl rig. She was planked in mahogany on laminated oak frames, with planks running all the way from bow to stern. 

She was built by at least two of the yards on Orust, around Kungsviken by the yard of Gustavsson at Brattås and Martinsson at Svineviken.

The yards who built her had a building manual in the form of a photo album showing the details of her construction

The design is listed in sailboatdata as Ohlson 36 and Ohlson 36 Mk II

Care must be taken to avoid her being mistaken with the Ohlson 35 from 1970, s short keeled boat otherwise similar to the Ohlson 38.