Above photo from Ed Daly of Manhasset, NYThe timeless character of the ODYSSEA has made it one of our most popular designs in this size range. Numerous vessels have been built in many parts of the world by sensible skippers who appreciate the features necessary to make a blue water all-weather cruising yacht. Her semi-displacement hull makes sense in this day and age, requiring only a modest single engine to maintain cruising speeds in the 10 knot range with exceptional economy. Directional stability and handling are superb, with many owners commenting on their surprise at finding the ODYSSEA more responsive than their previous boats equipped with wasteful twin engines.
Ed's son Ted writes: "I was thrilled to find the boat my father built back in the late 70s as the picture on your website for the 36 Odyssea. He loved that boat more than life, which ended in October 1988. We sold the boat to a marina in Hampton Bays, NY and from there, who knows? I can tell you that our family of 5 kids enjoyed that boat every weekend for years and we miss our father and those enjoyable days on the boat immensely. I hope that photo and his name, Ed Daly of Manhasset, NY stays there for years to come. Thanks for the memories."
Seaworthy features include high freeboard and generous flare forward, wide walk-around decks with bulwarks and rails, a self-bailing cockpit with transom gate and boarding platform, two control stations plus emergency steering provisions, a spacious boatdeck with mast and boom for easy dinghy handling, and convenient waist level ground tackle handling. Accommodations are provided for three couples in three cabins, and include a roomy toilet room with apartment size enclosed shower. The galley is in the light and airy deckhouse for convenient serving and entertaining.
While a challenging undertaking by the experienced builder, the ODYSSEA is a prized possession that will be admired in any port. Construction plans are available for both plywood and "one-off" fiberglass materials, depending on the builder's desires for the basic hull material. Specifications describe the complete construction procedure. Study plans are available for more detailed information.
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