1983 Bristol 41.1

Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
$129,000 USD
Condition: excellent

This CLASSIC 1983 Bristol 41.1 is located In Scituate Harbor, Mass.

This is one of those MUST SEE boats.

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 an excellent reputation as a blue water boat.

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.

The boat has a simple sloop rig. Below the waterline is a relatively long cruising fin keel with 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).

Both aft and center cockpit options were available, with the center cockpit being the generally preferred model with a full width stateroom aft. This is the preferred model.

Besides the meticulous eye for detail that the Bristol 41.1 Center Cockpit has as a result of her
initial design, Quest has been maintained at a level that denies her age. Just about everything has been replaced or upgraded over the past several years, and the usual concerns about an older boat just do not apply. Electronics, engine, canvas, bright work - all have been systematically brought into the modern day. See the SPECIFICATIONS page for more details

Originally sailed in freshwater in Green Bay and kept inside in winter times, she now spends her summers on the South Shore and again winters inside a shed, where the current owner goes through every inch of the boat ensuring all is ready for the following spring.

Equipment:
Hood Stowaway Mast, Seafurl 5
June 2019- New Cutlass bearing & New Stuffing box
Thurston Quantum 135 Genoa & Stowaway Main w/ 3 Battens August 2016; Storm Jib 110
Rolls Batteries 2 ea. AGM House & 1 lead acid Engine August 2015
Bottom Sanded to barrier coat Oct 2016
Cay Electronics Hood Stowaway Mast Control Box- May 2016
White Sunbrella Dodger, Bimini & Connector, wheel cover, Dorade box covers- New August 2016
SS Dinghy engine Mast Post w/ Pole light 2018
Xantrax Inverter/ Charger New August 2018
New Reverse Polarity Alarm August 2018
Heart Link 2000 Inverter / Charger control Panel
Xintex CO2 Detector, Fireboy Halon 1301 Fire System
Bass AC/DC Panels
2015 - ST60- wind, depth, speed, Ray Marine E95 Touchscreen Color GPS/ Radar/ Plotter- NavPod mount at helm; Autohelm ST 7000 Auto pilot; Seaview Radar Mast mount
Standard Horizon VHF main mount below at Nav Table w/ RAM Mic at Helm
Lifesling
4 Large Bumpers with new SS mounts
Hoffritz ships clock & Barometer
270 feet 5/16 chain rode/ CQR 45 lb anchor
Muir Storm VRC 1250 Capstan/ Gypsy windlass w/ Hand held control at helm and 2 deck switches
Jabsco washdown pump at bow
Upholstery Cushions/ 2 captain chairs - 2015
Raritan Heads replaced 2016
Jabsco Bilge pump, Shower pumps 2000s
Samsung 19 TV , DVD Player, AM/FM/CD Stereo w/ 6 speakers
LED Bulbs in all cabin lights, Red Courtesy lights throughout
Bowmar Hatches with custom Brass Screens
Shipmate 3 Burner Stove and Oven, Marientics LP Gas System w/ 2 LP tanks boxed stern exterior locker
Stainless double sink w/ Shurflo Pull out Galley Faucet
Corian Countertops

Exterior : Hull Awlgrip color Flag Blue
Special 4 High varnished teak toe rail
Varnished Teak Rub rail with stainless steel striker
Custom cockpit cushions- closed cell foam
Forward and Aft varnished teak dorade boxes with matching Sunbrella covers
Four Chrome Ventilators, 5 screened hatches
White Sunbrella dodger, Bimini and insert
Electric anchor windlass ; remote deploy of anchor at helm; stainless steel bow anchor roller
Electric deck wash system
Lifesling Man Overboard system
Stainless Steel stern boarding ladder with varnished teak steps
Deck and rail cap jin tracks

Interior :
Cabin sides are varnished mahogany
Cabin sole is varnished teak and holly
Two swivel chairs in salon
Dining sette with table seats 6
Forward cabin with V- Berth
Forward Head and Shower/ Aft Head and shower
Aft cabin king size bunk
Red courtesy lights in cabin and heads
Nav station with desk and book shelves; TV/ DVD / Surround sound interior and exterior
Automatic Halon fire system for engine compartment
Many drawers, shelves, cupboards with cane fronts , 6 hanging lockers
Alder Barbor refrigerator / Freezer Shipmate 3- Burner propane stove with Oven, 2 stainless steel sinks
Custom duvets and pillow shams

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About the Bristol 41.1

Designers
Ted Hood
Dieter Empacher
Builder
Bristol Yachts
Associations
?
# Built
104
Hull Type
Keel/Cbrd.
Construction
FG

Dimensions

Length Overall
41 2 / 12.6 m
Waterline Length
33 4 / 10.2 m
Beam
12 11 / 3.9 m
Draft
4 5 / 1.4 m 10 0 / 3.1 m
Displacement
26,530 lbs / 12,034 kg
Ballast
10,500 lbs / 4,763 kg

Rig and Sails

Type
Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
830 ft2 / 77.1 m2
Total Sail Area
789.1 ft2 / 73.3 m2
Mainsail
Sail Area
343.2 ft2 / 31.9 m2
P
45 0 / 13.7 m
E
15 3 / 4.7 m
Mast Height
58 11 / 18 m
Foresail
Sail Area
445.9 ft2 / 41.4 m2
I
52 11 / 16.2 m
J
16 9 / 5.1 m
Forestay Length
55 7 / 17 m

Auxilary Power

Make
Westerbeke
Model
?
HP
?
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Capacity
80 gal / 303 l

Accomodations

Water Capacity
180 gal / 681 l
Holding Tank Capacity
?
Headroom
?

Calculations

Hull Speed
7.74 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
14.93
under powered
Ballast/Displacement
39.58
less stiff, less powerful
Displacement/Length
319.88
heavy
Comfort Ratio
37.77
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
1.73
better suited for ocean passages

Notes

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.

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

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