1968 Nimbus Olsen 26 for Sale



General Information

Make and Model Nimbus Olsen 26
Year 1968
Name "SVIP"
Length Overall 26.25 feet (8.00 m)
Length to Water Line 23.58 feet (7.19 m)
Beam 7.22 feet (2.20 m)
Draft 5.25 feet (1.60 m)
Displacement 5,732 pounds

Hull Fibreglass
Engine(s) Nanni 2CLD
Engine Power 14 hp
Fuel Type Diesel
Fuel Tank Capacity 9 imperial gallon
Water Tank Capacity 22
Heads 1
Location Bursledon, United Kingdom


SVIP has been the subject of a complete and comprehensive nut and bolt restoration over an 8 year period, and was launched for the first time in 2018. Every single aspect of her has been restored/replaced/renewed during this time, and she is now in virtually concours condition, and certainly substantially to a higher quality than new. The Nimbus 26 Olsen is a classic period cruiser with offshore capabilities, and is sure to turn heads in any harbour in the world. Must be seen to be appreciated. Further documented details of the restoration are available on request. PX may be considered - boats, cars etc


Built by Olsen Yachts in Denmark in 1968 to designs by Knud Olsen

Complete and total restoration over the last 8+ years and only launched in 2018

GRP Hull and deck with foam core
Topsides and deck repainted - deck in oyster white and hull in sky blue
Hull underwater sections blasted, filled and faired and overcoated with 7 coats of International Gelshield 200 in 2017
New rudder bearings
Dog house rebuilt in solid and laminated teak
Teak forehatch
New teak cockpit coamings and grating
All new bronze sea cocks and skin fittings
New engine bearers

Deck fittings with oversize securing plates.
Stainless anchor slide and nose protector.
Stainless bespoke fairleads
All chainplates resealed
Plastic rubbing strake

Mechanical and Electricals

Nanni 2CLD 14hp marine diesel
Believed purchased new in circa 2011 and only recently fitted
New Aqua-Drive coupling, shaft, seal and cutlass bearing

40 litre fuel tank - new
35 litre water tank

Two 12v batteries
Charged by engine alternator and 240v shore power


Original refurbished wooden mast
Bronze mainsail track
Bronze genoa sheet tracks
New standing and running rigging in 2018
New blocks and pulleys
Mainsail slab reefing with stackpack and lazyjacks
New Seldon genoa furler
Harken mainsheet track and cars
Spinnaker halyard and original wooden pole
Original and restored Andersen sheet winches

Mainsail by Rolly Tasker Sails 2018
Genoa by Rolly Tasker Sails 2018
Spinnaker - original



New upholstery throughout in royal blue with white piping
Complete re-installation of all interior woodwork, with 7-8 coats of Tonkin varnish applied
All new head linings
LED interior lights

Forecabin with two single/one double berth

Saloon with two single berths and table

Galley with single-burner gas cooker and stainless sink

Chart table with electrical panel and navigation instruments

Navigational Equipment

Clock and barometer
Garmin chart plotter at chart table
Garmin chart plotter in cockpit
More TBC

Deck Equipment

Anchor with chain and rope
Deck lights
Pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
LED masthead tri-colour
LED steaming light
LED navigation lights
Restored or replaced all deck equipment
Canvas covers for all external brightwork, including doghouse and cockpit
Fenders and warps


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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