The Olson 34 was conceived to fill a niche for a larger racer- cruiser that was easy to sail, would appeal to racers, and double as a family boat. The design featured a moderately angled reverse transom, and elliptical keel and rudder.
Shortly after producing hull #1, however, the company ran into financial trouble and the tooling was sold to Ericson Yachts who added the Olson to their product line as a faster, lower-priced alternative to the Ericson 35.
Ericson Yachts only produced 37 Olsons so it's a very rare boat that's much coveted by racer/cruiser aficionados; this particular example was just detailed and shows very nicely. Engine also reportedly rebuild in 2007 with less than 500 hours clocked since.
Stainless steel double sinks with hot/cold pressure water, Origo 600 two burner alcohol stove with oven, ice box. Groco manual pump toilet, new head and plumbing reportedly in 2011.
110V AC / 12V DC. Thirty amp shorepower service, two Group 27 batteries, one group 24 battery, vessel reportedly rewired in 2008.
Furuno GPS (2010), Raymarine 60ST+ wind speed/direction indicator (2009), 60ST+ depth sounder, 60ST+ knot/log, Horizon Galaxy VHF radio, Ritchie magnetic compass. AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo.
Aluminum mast and boom with 1x19 stainless steel standing rigging, Fiberpath mainsail (2010) and performance mainsail (2008), 110% jib (2010), 155% genoa (2010), 3/4 oz. spinnaker (2009) and 3/4 oz. asymmetric spinnaker (2010), rigid boomvang, hydraulic backstay adjuster, mainsheet with traveler, two #46 and two #43 Lewmar self tailing winches, two #30 Lewmar standard winches.
FRP hull with fin keel and spade rudder (rudder bearing replaced in 2011).
Fresh water cooled Universal diesel reportedly rebuilt in 2007 with less than 500 hours clocked since.