Built by Ouyang Boatworks in Whitby, Ontario, this Mark Ellis designed sailboat is known for its strength and durability, combining traditional looks with modern features. The Aloha 32 was designed for comfortable, fast long-distance cruising, and is almost identical to another Ellis design, the Niagara 35, built by Hinterhoeller. They are both attractive, fast and safe cruising boats in lakes or ocean.
The hull is solid fibreglass below the waterline; decks are balsa-cored. The keel is external lead securely bolted to the hull. The space and storage is surprising for this size boat, making it a great choice for affordable, comfortable cruising in the islands of Canada or the Caribbean.
the original mark i interior was designed for passage-making, with two berths just inside the companionway. the head and galley separate it from the main saloon. the forepeak was for storage. the boat was redesigned because of customer demand to the encore layout with v-berth forward separated from the main saloon by a head and shower. a galley is located inside the companionway, with a quarterberth and nav station opposite. note the 6' 4" of headroom in the main cabin. in fact, most ellis designs have generous headroom, probably due to the fact, ellis himself is tall!
the jib is tacked forward of the stem on a short stainless bow-sprit, but still maintains a modern high-aspect sail-plan. the hull shape combines weight-carrying ability with speed and balanced ends. the spade rudder is balanced with a shallow-draught long fin keel. above the water, the design is traditional, with a slightly curved sheer, making it one of the prettiest sloops around.
Mark Ellis designed: Aloha 32 (Ouyang Boatworks), Nonsuch 22/26/30/33/36 (Hinterholer), Niagara 35 (1978-1990)/42 (Whitby Boatworks), Limestone powerboats, and North East 37+ (Cabo Rico Yachts).
Aloha 27 - Robert Perry
Aloha 28 - Ted Brewer & Bob Wallstrom
Aloha 30 - Ron Holland
Aloha 32 - Mark Ellis
Aloha 34 - Ted Brewer & Bob Wallstrom
Aloha 41 - Robert Perry - believed just one prototype produced
Aloha 47 - Robert Perry (proposed design)
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