Offshore yachts was an early adopter of fiberglass construction, dating back to 1958. Its semidisplacement hull forms—such as the one found on its bluewater-capable Offshore 76—are known for their deep forefoot and low center of gravity.
Standard power is 1,015 hp Caterpillar diesels. The 76 we got aboard had 1,360 hp MAN diesels. Cruise speed: 18 knots.
Accommodations included three staterooms and three heads, plus a crew cabin for two.
At press time, there was a new-build 2020 Offshore 76 for sale, and a 2010 model listed at $2.36 million.
From the Archive
“Construction quality is high, with solid vinylester resin below the waterline, full-length and athwartships foam-filled stringers, and oversize stainless-steel engine beds. Many builders use aluminum frames around the salon windows, but the salt water turns the frames rusty in no time. On the 76, the frames are all molded fiberglass. The underside of every hatch is finished, and the bilge has a smooth layer of gelcoat.” —Yachting, September 2008
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