1979 Bristol 35.5

Stuart, Florida, United States
$20,000 USD
Condition: good

The Bristol 35.5 combines quality construction and finish, good sailing performance, and comfortable cruising accommodation in a handsome, traditional package. Gratifying Comfort In A Performance Cruiser The Bristol 35.5 combines the classically modern design of Ted Hood with the meticulous craftsmanship of Bristol Yachts in a responsive yet comfortable racer-cruiser. With her efficient hull design, the 35.5 features the graceful lines and comfortable layout which provide an un-cramped, uncluttered feeling when above or below decks. This proven design epitomizes the obsessive concern for quality of workmanship and structural integrity built into every Bristol Yacht. Heres what to look for! Hull & Deck: Molded high-impact fiberglass reinforced polyester resin largely woven roving, strongest material available. Hull and deck thickness vary to suit structural demands. Deckhouse, deck and cockpit are integrally molded. Deck clamp and cove stripe molded with hull. Non-skid pattern molded into deck, seats cabin top and cockpit. Main Salon: Featuring a large dining table (bulkhead mounted) and generous seating for a comfortable living area below decks. Forward Cabin: With its traditional V-berth arrangement and selection of fine woods hand-crafted into the closets, berths and dovetailed drawers; the forward stateroom epitomizes the quality workmanship Navigation Area: Combining a seakindly quarter berth with a full-sized chart table, the 35.5s navigation area is designed and built for the seagoing skipper. There is ample room for chart storage under the large lift-top table and outboard shelves easily handle books and electronic equipment. Galley: The spacious and efficient galley is located adjacent to the companionway for good ventilation and to keep the cook in close contact with the cockpit. Built in a U-shape, this area combines large counter surfaces and ample storage space with a deep sink

Equipment: Engine: Yanmar 2QM 20hp Hours: 3126 Diesel Tank: 20 Gal The Engine is wells maintained and comes with many spare parts. Motor mounts were replace in 2018 along with the shaft coupler. Fuel tank is in very good condition. Has 2 primary fuel filters with isolator valve. Has a traditional shaft packing. Exhaust Hoses were replaced in 2017 along with all the engine hoses.

Water: 75 Gal Holding: 6 Gal

Electrical 100 Watt Solar panel with controller Pro Charge 20amp Battery Charger 2 6V Deka Promaster Batteries DC and Ac wiring was replaced in 2014 Sump Pump for Shower 2 Rule Bilge Pumps with float switch and alarm Battery Monitor On demand Flojet Water Pump

Galley 2 burner propane stove top and oven 2 aluminum horizontal propane tanks in cockpit locker Ice box Stainless sink Large amount of storage

Electronics Garmin Echo Map Chirp 54cv with Depth Sounder Navico Wheel Pilot Auto Pilot Standard Horizon VHF Poly Marine Radio with CD changer and Auxiliary connection

Deck/ Below Deck Cockpit Shower Dinghy Davits 2 Cockpit Lockers with ample storage 35 lbs Danforth Anchor with 150ft rode with 20ft chain Centerboard 7ft draft with board down. Cable was replaced in 2018 All Thru Hulls were service and hoses were replaced in 2018 Bottom was painted in 2018 Cutlass bearing was replaced 2018 Prop was balanced 2018

Rigging Hood Roller furling Jib Fully Battened Main Sail with Lazy Jacks Both Sails are in decent shape $20,000 OBO Cash Offers Only

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About the Bristol 35.5

Ted Hood
Dieter Empacher
Bristol Yachts
# Built
Hull Type
Fin with rudder on skeg
FG/balsa cored deck


Length Overall
35 5 / 10.8 m
Waterline Length
27 5 / 8.4 m
10 9 / 3.3 m
5 8 / 1.8 m
15,000 lbs / 6,804 kg
6,500 lbs / 2,948 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Masthead Sloop
Reported Sail Area
602 ft2 / 55.9 m2
Total Sail Area
602.1 ft2 / 55.9 m2
Sail Area
249.6 ft2 / 23.2 m2
40 8 / 12.4 m
12 2 / 3.7 m
Mast Height
Sail Area
352.5 ft2 / 32.8 m2
47 0 / 14.3 m
14 11 / 4.6 m
Forestay Length
49 4 / 15 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
31 gal / 117 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
100 gal / 379 l
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
7.03 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
under powered
stiffer, more powerful
Comfort Ratio
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for ocean passages


Keel/CB version also available (sometimes referred to as BRISTOL 35.5C).
Draft: BU: 3.75’ BD: 9.5’ BALLAST 7000 lbs.

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