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1983 Bristol 41

Kingston, Massachusetts, United States
$135,000 USD

Standard features

Contact Kathy at Six17-FiveTwo9-80Two1

Boat is located in Kingston, Massachusetts.

QUEST - Builder : Bristol Yachts , Bristol Rhode Island Designer: Ted Hood LOA: 41’ 1 ¾”LWL: 33’ 4”Beam : 12’ 11”Draft : 4’ 6” (CB UP); 10’ 0” (CB DN) Displacement : 26,530 LBSHull : FiberglassWood : Teak and MahoganyHardware : Stainless Steel Fuel Capacity : 100 GALWater Capacity : 145 GAL ENGINE : Westerbeke 55 C – New 2009; Current hrs : 750_____________________Westerbeke 55 C Installed Sept 2009, 2 Alternators House and Engine- Balmar ARS 5 Regulator system- Keyed to allow combined or independent power; all new wiring , new water heaterHood Stowaway Mast, Seafurl 5 June 2019- New Cutlass bearing and New Stuffing boxThurston Quantum 135 Genoa and Stowaway Main w/ 3 Battens – August 2016; Storm Jib 110 Rolls Batteries – 2 ea.

AGM House and 1 lead acid Engine – August 2015Bottom Sanded to barrier coat – Oct 2016Cay Electronics – Hood Stowaway Mast Control Box- May 2016White Sunbrella Dodger, Bimini and Connector, wheel cover, Dorade box covers- New August 2016SS Dinghy engine Mast Post w/ Pole light – 2018 Xantrax Inverter/ Charger – New August 2018New Reverse Polarity Alarm – August 2018Heart Link 2000 Inverter / Charger control PanelXintex 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 mountStandard Horizon VHF main mount below at Nav Table w/ RAM Mic at HelmLifesling4 Large Bumpers with new SS mountsHoffritz ships clock and Barometer270 feet 5/16 chain rode/ CQR 45 lb anchorMuir – Storm VRC 1250 Capstan/ Gypsy windlass w/ Hand held control at helm and 2 deck switchesJabsco washdown pump at bowUpholstery – Cushions/ 2 captain chairs - 2015Raritan Heads – replaced 2016Jabsco Bilge pump, Shower pumps Model 2000 Samsung 19” TV , DVD Player, AM/FM/CD Stereo w/ 6 speakersLED Bulbs in all cabin lights, Red Courtesy lights throughout Bowmar Hatches with custom Brass ScreensShipmate 3 Burner Stove and Oven, Marientics LP Gas System w/ 2 LP tanks boxed stern exterior lockerStainless double sink w/ Shurflo Pull out Galley FaucetCorian CountertopsExterior : Hull Awlgrip color Flag BlueSpecial 4” High varnished teak toe railVarnished Teak Rub rail with stainless steel strikerCustom cockpit cushions- closed cell foamForward and Aft varnished teak dorade boxes with matching Sunbrella coversFour Chrome Ventilators, 5 screened hatches White Sunbrella dodger, Bimini and insert Electric anchor windlass ; remote deploy of anchor at helm; stainless steel bow anchor rollerElectric deck wash system Lifesling Man Overboard system Stainless Steel stern boarding ladder with varnished teak stepsDeck and rail cap jib tracks Interior : Cabin sides are varnished mahoganyCabin sole is varnished teak and hollyTwo swivel chairs in salonDining settee with table seats 6 Forward cabin with V- Berth Forward Head and Shower/ Aft Head and showerAft cabin king size bunkRed courtesy lights in cabin and headsNav station with desk and book shelves; TV/ DVD / Surround sound interior and exteriorAutomatic Halon fire system for engine compartment Many drawers, shelves, cupboards with cane fronts , 6 hanging lockersAlder Barbor refrigerator / Freezer’ Shipmate 3- Burner propane stove with Oven, 2 stainless steel sinksCustom duvets and pillow shams Instruments :Richie Compass at Helm/ Stainless steel polished chrome housingRayMarine Hybrid touch screen GPS/RADAR at helmAutohelm ST7000 AutopliotRaymarine ST 60 series – speed- depth- windStandard Horizon VHF unit at Nav table/ Remote at HelmCarbon monoxide alarmEngine Compartment fire alarmBilge pump cycle counter Equipment :45# CQR Anchor with 270 Feet BBB chain/ swivelsT-3000 Danforth Anchor and rope / chain rodeManual and Jabsco Electric Bilge pumps Thurston Quantum 135 Genoa and Stowaway Main w/ 3 Battens, Storm Jib 110 Rolls Batteries – 2 ea.

AGM House and 1 lead acid Engine7 Lewmar winches :2 Size 55 self- tailing1 size 43- self tailer for spinnaker halyard 1 size 42 3 size 40 Special Features:Engine compartment lead lined, insulated ventilatedSurveys from 2012 and 2013 have insurable value at $173,000 – current insured valueI am the third owner- Original owner was in Green Bay Wisconsin- fresh water – and stored inside.Second owner owned for 2 years and that’s when I bought herQuest has been stored inside a boat shed since I have owned her 2005- to now – 2020- never exposed to pine needles, dirt or snow/ rain – never covered with shrink wrap – always in a shed.Quest is set up for easy solo sailing which I have done now since owning her – and I am a petite female captain.

Quest is very sturdy, safe , very clean and well equipped.

This is the best Bristol 41.1 on the market as I have viewed each and every available 41.1 for sale in the United States.

She can be sailed and viewed in Scituate MA Harbor.

Whomever buys Quest will have a solid investment an outstanding value.Please call Captain Kathy at 617-529-8021 or email for pictures – more info to Kmalloy411@gmail.com


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Ted Hood
Dieter Empacher
Bristol Yachts
# Built
Stub + Centerboard


Length Overall
41 2 / 12.6 m
Waterline Length
33 4 / 10.2 m
12 11 / 3.9 m
4 5 / 1.4 m 10 0 / 3.1 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
Mast Height
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
7.74 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
under powered
less stiff, less powerful
Comfort Ratio
moderate bluewater cruising boat
Capsize Screening
better suited for ocean passages


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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