An “1994” Olson 34 for sale ..now that’s interesting

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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Very Unusual Olson.
From way out of left field. New to me.

Only possible explanation is that this was the only one built from the salvaged molds, post EY closure, by a company in Pt Townsend.
AFAIK they produced only one or two finished boats and their name/model was "Sonic" Yachts and they sold the re-badged Olson as a Sonic 34. 1995 might be about right for the year, IF that's the one. But if it is, they would have to call it a Sonic, and the HIN would reflect this, too.
Matter of fact I'd love to view that HIN code.

Also, the first one that they built was featured in a local magazine article and IIRC was not a bespoke boat, but rather was built on spec.

Another possible alternative-- the original owner of this one bought the tooling from the defunct Pt Townsend company and had a hull and deck built out somewhere else. Transom has had a boarding step added (nicely done!) , and the interior wood bits are different than what would be built from the patterns from EY, if they even got the patterns with the tooling.
The engine bay and aft cabin woodwork is different is different, also.
It would be cool to visit and get a close up look at this particular boat.
 
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bgary

Advanced Beginner
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Whatever it is, it's beautifully done (that electrical panel!!)

And that's an intriguing windlass installation. I wonder how much "structure" they added to keep that pivot-bar from moving under load.
 

nquigley

Sustaining Member
The keel's an unusual design too for an Olsen, isn't it? - a little like the one I had on a small Beneteau.
I agree - gorgeous fit & finish down below, and the windlass implementation was genius.
 

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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The keel is the stock elliptical lead keel, same as ours.
Rudder is deeper, tho.
Indeed, that windlass installation is well done. Nice looking ss work for the anchor chock, also.
And that electrical panel and interior wiring connections.... would do justice to a $$$ yacht twice that long. Envy!!
 
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G Kiba

Member III
This site has better a better picture viewer. https://www.boats.com/sailing-boats/1995-olson-olson-34-8095782/
I have been spending time on a friend's new to him O34 bought in Redondo Beach. Interesting to see the similarities and differences with my 911. I really like that custom bow roller on Watermark and that bimini! While if don't like the look of a bimini on a race boat it sure gets hot on the Delta and it would be nice at times to pop something like that up to keep the tops of feet from getting sunburned.
 

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
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That bimini looks to be an exact sister version to ours. It does keep the sun off... !
Ours is supported totally by the stern rails, and this one looks just like it.
 

Seth

Sustaining Partner
The keel's an unusual design too for an Olsen, isn't it? - a little like the one I had on a small Beneteau.
I agree - gorgeous fit & finish down below, and the windlass implementation was genius.
Actually a standard Schumacher keel of the era. Remember the O25 and 30 were not designed by Carl and had different keels, but this is the keel Carl was putting on his class of boats when this boat came out in its' various forms (Olson/Ericson, whatever)
 
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