many custom upgrades including rectangular opening ports in lieu of the fixed trapezoid ports, in mast furling main, double spreader rig, higher coaming in cockpit, taller, thicker teak toe rails, upgraded larger winches, custom owners stateroom allowing larger than king berth and superior designed center board winch system. This Yacht has been outfitted with anchoring out for extended periods in mind. The Solar panel allows all the energy needed, the Seafrost cold block charged refrigeration (lasts 12 24 hours and is charged by running the motor for 15 minutes) runs on 110V also, and the safety and comfort of an all chain rode. The heavy duty davits hold a dingy with motor. When the seas are high, all controls can be operated safely from the cockpit. With the extreme shoal draft of 4 feet and an intercostal friendly, less than 60 foot mast, this boat is wonderful for the Bahamas, Chesapeake Bay or Florida waters. The centerboard drops down allowing an 8 draft for going to wind. Both Staterooms have private heads and are separated by the salon and galley allowing desired privacy. The full keel protects the prop, and makes for great handling in close quarters as well as when the wind blows hard. The upgraded, 75 hp low hours motor can power through seas when needed and the hull shape allows for a comfortable motion and good sea manners. This solid glass hulled yacht can take you anywhere with safety and comfort. When not in use, the large dorade vents, two solar fans and wind vent keep the air moving below to eliminate mildew concerns and keep the boat in fresh condition. This is a uniquely designed and outfitted boat by experienced sailors for make-sense-safe and comfortable sailing. New to sailing I will teach you. Delivery possible maybe. Call to arrange viewing.
Equipment: Depth Sounder (2) one with sonar - New Navcom 5600 Chart Plotter at navigation station Robertson/Simrad Auto Pilot Richie Compass VHF with remote at helm 36 mile Garmin Radar with map overlay option Cruisaire Air Conditioning/Heating with digital control panel Hot Water Propane alarm and cut off Carbon monoxide alarm Hella cabin fans (3) Under Sink water filter Weather station with barometer and prediction Portable crane for dingy motor lift Ideal electric anchor windless for chain and line Covers for hand rails, dorade boxes and all hatches 2 large dorade vents, one to main salon and one to forward head Two Solar vents, one in galley and one in aft stateroom Forward salt water anchor wash down Aft fresh water outlet Shipmate 3 burner range and oven Toaster oven Sea Frost Refrigeration with cold plate which charges by motor or shore power great at anchor as will hold cold for 12 24 hours Westerbake Generator
Newer Items 2016 Galvanic Transformer 2020 Dickerson whole boat propane heater with viewing window 2020 New furling main sail by Mack Sails 2020 New Furling Genoa by Mack Sails 2020 All new propane controls 2020 New bottom Furler bearing 2020 Reconditioned motor heat exchange 2019 wind speed and direction display and top instrument 2005 New Yanmar 75HP 1750 hrs 2020 cockpit speakers 2012 4010 Garmin 10” screen chartplotter 2012 Garmin 36 mile radar 2012 Kato Davits 2012 190 watt solar panel and dual controller allowing both battery banks to be charged 2018 led 50,000 hr. anchor light with auto cut off 2015 new forward running lights 2018 Salon and stateroom upholstery 2012 Reconditioned Sea Frost refrigeration with upgraded with the newest technology 2014 TV installed in Salon 12V with antennas 2012 new Bimini hardware and canvas 2018 new dodger canvas 2012 AB Dingy 2012 Nissan 6 HP dingy motor 2020 Carbon monoxide alarm 2017 life lines and boarding gates 2013 Epirb 2018 droge (never used)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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