Bristol 40

1965 — 1982
insignia
Designer
Ted Hood
Builder
Bristol Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
149
Hull
Monohull
Keel
Long
Rudder
?
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
40 2 / 12.3 m
Waterline Length
27 6 / 8.4 m
Beam
10 9 / 3.3 m
Draft
5 4 / 1.7 m
Displacement
17,580 lb / 7,974 kg
Ballast
6,500 lb / 2,948 kg (Lead)
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Rig and Sails

Type
Sloop
Reported Sail Area
648′² / 60.2 m²
Total Sail Area
648′² / 60.2 m²
Mainsail
Sail Area
316′² / 29.4 m²
P
39 6 / 12 m
E
16 0 / 4.9 m
Mast Height
?
Foresail
Sail Area
332′² / 30.9 m²
I
45 6 / 13.9 m
J
14 7 / 4.5 m
Forestay Length
47 9 / 14.6 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Universal
Model
Atomic 4
HP
30
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Capacity
31 gal / 117 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
130 gal / 492 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?
Cabins
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
15.33
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
36.97
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
375.73
ultraheavy
Comfort Ratio
36.18
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.66
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

Westerbeke Diesel was an option.
Available as cutter or yawl.
BRISTOL 39 and 40 are nearly identical though dimensions differed slightly for all models.
Production (39) 1966-1971
Number built - 58
Production (40) 1970-1997
Number built - 149
KEEL/CB VERSION - Draft: BD: 7.8’/2.38m; BU: 4.0’/1.22m
YAWL RIG:
I: 45.5’
J: 14.6’
P: 39.5’
E: 16.0’
PY: 18.16’
EY: 6.75’
Total SA: 709 sq.ft.

CUTTER RIG:
I: 45.5’
J: 17.5’
P: 39.5’
E: 15.8’
Total SA: 710 sq.ft.

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