O'Day Tempest for sale

Southwest Harbor, ME, United States

$3,500 USD

General information
O'Day Tempest
Used sail boat for sale
$3,500 USD
Length overall
Length waterline
1.50 tons (U.S.)
Fin Keel
Southwest Harbor, ME, United States

About this O'Day Tempest


Time Off is a nice example of a comfortable and fast sailboat with the stability of being a family boat as well.  She has been sailed around Mount Desert Island for many years.  She is in good condition and has been stored inside during the winters, maintained at a local yard. These boats are easy to take care of and fun to sail, so if you are looking to get on the water with a seaworthy, good-sailing boat, Time Off is awaiting her new sailors for the 2019 season!


Built by the O'Day company and designed by Philip Rhodes, this Tempest is a medium displacement hull with fin keel and spade rudder. Her hull and decks are fiberglass.

Aft of 8' self-bailing cockpit is a covered well for outboard. Interior and exterior trim is varnished mahogany. Below are two 6'6" vee berths, galley area with ice box and Formica counter and lockers for storage.

Sails & Rigging

Mast stepped on deck.

Roller reefing

Mainsheet traveller

Cam action main sheet cleat

Two jib winches

Adjustable jib sheet leads

Main sail in good condition and new jib




8' self-bailing cockpit

Two long cockpit seat blue naugahyde cushions

self-draining seats w/lockers

Removable 1250 lb. iron fin keel

Spade rudder

separate head enclosure

separate galley area w/counter and storage area

Formica galley and head tops

Molded-in insulated ice box

Outboard well with plug

6 HPJohnson outboard that hasn't been used for several years

Storage shelves over vee berths

Two blue naugahyde berth cushions

Sailor Review

O'Day Tempest Sailboat Standard Features and Specifications (1967)

"Give us a fast racing boat," came the challenge, "that's a family boat, too." Not a simple task, but we found the answer in Tempest, and she soon established a name for herself in day sailing, one design racing and long and short cruising.

Designed by Philip L. Rhodes to O'Day's specifications, Tempest combines a hull of medium displacement that's easily driven with a full masthead rig for the most efficient performance under any sailing conditions. The fin keel and spade rudder make her extremely fast, very responsive to the helm. Extra beam stability reduces the need for shortening sail except in the heaviest breeze.

A large cockpit and a simple boom tent make room for four in two separate cabins.

Compare her standard features — sail her — and you won't be satisfied until you own her.


  • Eight foot (8') Self-bailing cockpit
  • Self-draining seats w/storage beneath
  • Large forepeak for storage w/hatch cover for ventilation
  • Removable 1250 lb. iron fin keel
  • Spade rudder
  • Full masthead rig
  • Wire halyards
  • Anodized aluminum spars
  • Separate head enclosure
  • Separate galley area w/counter and storage area
  • Molded-in insulated ice box
  • Two 6'6" berths w/storage beneath
  • MORC cockpit
  • Outboard well with plug
  • Cabin and forward hatches are translucent for more cabin light
  • Formica galley and head tops
  • Hull and hatch deck glassed together
  • Philippine mahogany trim
  • Mast stepped on deck
  • Roller reefing
  • Full width mainsheet traveler
  • Two jib winches
  • Cam action main sheet cleat
  • Storage shelves over berths
  • Adjustable jib sheet leads

Other Equipment

Time Off

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Maximum speed
6 mph
Number of cabins
Number of berths
This O'Day Tempest has been viewed 418 times
Broker/Dealer Information

Newman Marine

254 Main Street
Southwest Harbor
United States
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