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Seller's Description

Windscape, a Bristol 41.1XT, is a fine example of a distinctive, classic cruising yacht rarely available “For Sale” in the Mediterranean. She is a genteel combination of Ted Hood’s legendary design, Bristol Yachts of Rhode Island’s passion for construction excellence and the owner’s creative upgrades and loving care. Her stylish good looks and classic sheer will continue to stand the test of time and turn heads in every port. Some sailboat styles come and go with the seasons…only a few have enduring value.

The Bristol 41.1 is a highly regarded solid, safe and fast, blue water cruiser/racer…easily handled either solo or by a couple. As a liveaboard boat, her spacious above and below deck layout and comfortable, roomy interior are unique in her class. Windscape’s rare center cockpit XT design offers many unique features seldom found on a yacht of this size, including two private staterooms with ensuite heads and two exceptionally large lazzarette lockers…perfect for liveaboards. With the added bonus of a centerboard/keel design, her draft is only 4’6”(1.35m) allowing easy access to shallow anchorages, marinas and canals which other blue water boats never see. Ted Hood and Bristol Marine perfected keel/centerboard designs with hundreds of yachts built.

Windscape is a “Must See” for anyone searching for a solid, well-built, beautifully maintained, fully outfitted cruising boat or a very comfortable live aboard with a fine pedigree. She has been continuously upgraded by her long-time and knowledgeable owners, with over $50K in improvements added since 2011. Also included are many custom upgrades not seen on other Bristol’s. Pride of ownership is evident throughout.

Make your cruising dreams a reality! Windscape comes fully loaded and ready to go. Simply pack your suitcase and sail away. Sail the Mediterranean…Sail the French canals…Sail back across the Atlantic…the choice is YOURS!

Sails & Rigging: * Selden Stowaway Furling Aluminum Keel Stepped Mast F286 (New 2010) *Selden Boom & Rodkicker B171 (New 2010) *Selden Furlex 300S Genoa Roller Furling (New 2010) *All New Standing Rigging Selden 2010 * All New Running Rigging 2010 * All Sail Controls Lead to Cockpit * Mast-mounted Jam Cleats for Jib & Main Halyards (New 2010) * Quick Release Cutter Stay *Spinnaker Pole mounted vertically on Mast * Inboard and outboard S/S genoa tracks * Removeable Inner Forestay * Insulated Backstay * Schaefer Traveller * Forespar expandable Whisker Pole

Winches: All Lewmar Winches: * #55 CST Jib Sheets (2) * #43 CST Main sheet * #30 CST Reefing Winch * #43 CST Jib Halyard * #40 CST Main Halyard * Centerboard Winch - Merriman

Sails: * 1998 Hood Dacron In-mast Furling Main * 1998 Hood Dacron 130% Genoa * 1998 Staysail/storm Jib * 1995 Hood Asymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker w/sock

Engine/Mechanical Equipment: * Westerbeke 52 hp Diesel Engine (Hours: 4756) * Max-Prop 3 blade * Espar (Eberspacher) D3L 12v Diesel Heater * Watermaker – ASC Marine Systems – Engine Driven 20 Gallons/hour * Raycor Fuel Filter * (2 )Automatic Electric Bilge Pumps (1) Manual Bilge Pump * Raritan 20 US Gallon Hot Water Heater * Engine overheat, Bilge & Oil Pressure Alarms * Engine room, insulated, lead-lined, ventilated * Diesel Tanks: 2 S/S 100 US Gallons Total * Fresh Water Tanks: 2 S/S 100 US Gallons Total * Fresh Water Pump Paragon * 2 Manual Raritan Heads w/ holding tank & bypass selector * 25 US Gallon Holding Tank w/ Macerator * All bronze seacocks - Disassembled & serviced 2013 * Salt water anchor & deck wash down and hot & cold fresh water shower aft.

Electrical Systems: * Batteries House (New 2011) 6 Gel 4D 200 amp hours each = Total 1200 amp hours * Engine Start Battery separate (New 2014) Maintenance Free * (2) Alternators - House Alternator 190 amps – Engine Alternator 90 amps * Xantrex Freedom 1800 HF Inverter/Charger (New 2013) * Sterling 50 amp Battery Charger (New 2013) * 12v DC & 110v AC Breaker Panel w/ voltage & current displays adjacent to Nav Station * 110v AC electrical system w/ 30 amp shore power cord * 2 Battery monitoring system * Lightning Protection * Hull, rigging & machinery fully grounded w/ heavy duty copper bonding straps * All Navigation Lights (New 2011) * (6) 12v Fans throughout interior

Electronics: * Autohelm ST-7000 interfaces with GPS at Nav Station * Furuno 1730 Radar * (2) Garmin GPS 128 * Navtex NASA Marine * Standard Horizon Omni VHF Radio * Icom Single Side Band Transceiver Radio Model IC-737 w/ insulated backstay antenna & copper ground plate * NavMan New Zealand Speed & Distance Log 3100 (2010) * NavMan New Zealand Depth Sounder 3100 (2010) * NavMan New Zealand Wind Indicator 3100 (2010) * NavMan New Zealand Repeat 3100 (2010) * Richie 5” Compass @ Helm Station * Silva 70UN Hand Held Compass * Radar Reflector Mast Mount * JVC am/fm Radio w/DVD/CD player * JVC Video Cassette Recorder * Hitachi 14” TV * Six speakers in salon, master stateroom & cockpit Awlgrip Hull (New 2011) Jade Mist Green (Dark Green) with clear coat and gold cove stripe. White boot stripe & dark red bottom paint (2013) *All Teak on Deck stripped and varnished with 8 coats Epifanes. (2015)


Ted Hood
Dieter Empacher
Bristol Yachts
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
41 2 / 12.6 m
Waterline Length
12 11 / 3.9 m
4 5 / 1.4 m 4 5 / 1.4 m
26,530 lb / 12,034 kg
10,500 lb / 4,763 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
830′² / 77.1 m²
Total Sail Area
789′² / 73.3 m²
Sail Area
343′² / 31.9 m²
45 0 / 13.7 m
15 3 / 4.7 m
Air Draft
58 11 / 18 m
Sail Area
446′² / 41.4 m²
52 11 / 16.2 m
16 9 / 5.1 m
Forestay Length
55 7 / 17 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
80 gal / 303 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
180 gal / 681 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.9 kn
Classic: 7.74 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.93 knots
Classic formula: 7.74 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


From BlueWaterBoats.org:

The Bristol 41.1 is a high performance cruiser with distinctive classical styling from the board of famous naval architect Ted Hood. Launched in early 1981 by Bristol Yachts, the boat was built by some of New England’s finest craftsmen. With that kind of pedigree there is no surprise that among cruisers she has excellent reputation as a blue water boat.

When Clinton Pearson left Pearson Yachts in 1964, industry insiders probably thought his most influential work was done. How could you not considering he and his brother, Everett, had founded what was the first production fiberglass manufacturer ever with their launch of the Pearson Triton 28. But oh were they wrong. Subsequent to his ousting, Clinton purchased the troubled sailboat-maker, Sailstar and renamed the company Bristol Yachts in 1966 after the production facility’s location on Popasquash Road, in Bristol, Rhode Island. The early Bristols were Carl Alberg designs with full keel-hung rudders, they were stout boats with an easy motion in a seaway.

The Bristol 41.1, belongs to the second generation of yachts produced by the company. Most Bristols of this era were designed by Ted Hood’s office, and the 41.1 is no exception. Dieter Empacher was the primary naval architect of the 41.1 as well as the earlier Bristol 39/40.

In total 104 hulls were built from 1981 until 1994 after which the company concentrated on custom yacht construction until closing shop in 1997. Bristol Yachts of this era are known for high performance and a superb fit and finish details.

Configuration, Layout and Construction

The boat has a simple sloop rig. Below the waterline is a relatively long cruising fin keelwith a skeg hung rudder. As with most Ted Hood designs, there’s a centerboard arrangement, to maximize windward performance (10′ board down) while allowing access to shoal draft areas (4′ 6″ board up). Her bow has a fine entry leading to powerful aft sections.

Both both aft and center cockpit options were available, the center cockpit had the generally preferred full width stateroom aft.

As for construction the Bristol 41.1 was laid up using layers of solid woven roving and polyester resin. The ballast weighting in at 10,500 pounds of lead was encapsulated inside the fiberglass keel section. On deck notable are the copious teak touchings that compose the railing, coamings, and trim and highlight her sweet style. Down below, her joinery work is a mix of teak and Honduras mahogany.

Under Sail

The prime attraction of these yachts are their spectacular sailing capability. These medium displacement cruisers track very well and handle heavy weather with ease. Lowering the centerboard makes a tremendous difference to windward, allowing the boat to point 10 degrees higher.

Buyers Notes

Interior layouts vary. As noted there are aft and center cockpit deck molds. The center cockpit versions have a full width stateroom aft with either split berths or a full width king. In the main saloon is an L-shaped settee opposite either swivel chairs or a straight settee. All come with a V-berth forward. Along with the 41.1, Bristol produced around 26 hulls out of the same 41.1 mold of an alternate version called the 43.3 which had interior modifications – most notably an island queen berth aft. Instead of the walkthrough galley, the 43.3 has a corner galley arrangement like on the Bristol 45.5.

Links, References and Further Reading

» Bristol Owners, Bristol 41.1
» Mitchell, Steve (Good Old Boat), Pearson Yachts History
» Wikipedia, Bristol Yachts

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