Yards who completed the Ohlson 38


Hulls were available to all yards in Europe and were completed by a number of yards and agents mentioned in the original sales documentation. These were i.a.

Bröderna Ohlson (Ohlson Brothers) in Västra Frolunda near Gothenburg/Sweden, most of their production went to the US. We received more information that the Ohlson Brothers worked with Svinevikens Batvarv on the island of Örust under the corporate name of Bröderna Karlsson and Söner (see picture below). The yard was located in Svineviken/Örust, the sheds are visible at the NE-edge of the beach. There is a recent write-up on the history of boat-building at the Swedish west coast mentioning this yard and displaying prints, for details see bottom of the page.

The US business was handled by their US importer and most influential spiritus rector of the class Dick Shehann in Campbell Sheehan Ltd at Larchmont, N.Y., USA.

Malö Yachts of Sweden reports to have finish about 20 boats. These boats were most likely produced under commission by Einar Ohlson. As MALÖ gives production years before the design of the 38-footer was finished there may have been a mix-up with the Ohlson 36 built in wood. MALÖ unfortunately has no further details on these boats.

Alexander Roberson & Sons Sandbanks, Argyll, Scotland, fitted out most boats for the UK market. A nice wiki portrays this yard which unfortunately does not exist anymore.

Tyler themselves finished probably at least half boats in the UK in later years of the production period. The last boat we heard of being built was around 1982. These late boats differ somehow in their lay-out.

Matthiessen & Paulsen (now
Yacht- und Bootswerft Matthias Paulsen GmbH) in Arnis, Germany, who built three of these boats (two finished with wooden coachroof and deck, one in GRP) from Tyler-made GRP hulls. A number or other yards acted as agents like Navalco SA at Le Legue-St. Brieuc/France.

A total of 129 hulls of the Ohlson 38 have been built by Tyler between 1969 until the end of 1980. About 50 of them were sold directly by Tyler - mainly for home completion - as Tufglass 38. They appear on the market, mostly in the UK.

Svineviken

Svinevikens Batvarv and a history of boatbuilding there. Picture taken from click