1989 Bristol 53.3 Aft Cockpit located in Florida for sale

53'3' Bristol 53.3 Aft Cockpit


Description: From time to time a really nice boat comes along . . . one that offers a well-respected design, fine sailing characteristics and a history of meticulous maintenance. Such a boat is the this Bristol 53.3.

These heavy displacement cruisers enjoy a sterling reputation for their construction and outstanding sailing characteristics. Rarely do they come on the market . . . and rarer still are the aft-cockpit models

Bristol Boat Company of Bristol, Rhode Island, built a sizeable number of these 51 / 53 foot cruisers, most of which were produced in the better known center- cockpit models. This particular boat is an aft-cockpit design which is stunning to look at . . . and still offers three private sleeping cabins. The interior is finished in teak with the lighter-colored varnish finish . . . with the optional louvered locker door fronts throughout.

She has received the best of care from her owners. The maintenance has always been first-rate. In 2001 she received new teak decks by Bachelor Point Yacht Company in Oxford, MD, and in 2012 the decks were completely refurbished with their first light sanding.

This 53.3 had all the Bristol options when she was commissioned in 1990. She was delivered with electric primary winches, a Hood electric Stoway main, an 8KW Westerbeke generator, varnished teak interior joinery and reverse cycle heat and air conditioning. Plus she'll clear a 65' bridge along the ICW.

She is finished with Flag Blue Awlgrip (2010), the topside varnish is fresh (work done at Hinckley SW Harbor, ME, Aug. 2012), and the Hood-inspired shearline is just about dead-solid perfect!

Equipment: Electrical System
24 V Wesmar bow thruster w/separate battery charger
Westerbeke 8 KW generator with sound box
MarineAir air conditioning and heating (3 units)
Heart 2000-watt inverter
ProMariner battery charger
(6) Batteries for house, generator, engine starting and bow thruster
(2) Alternators
(2) Electric oil-changing systems
(1) 50 amp inlet and two 30 amp inlets with Shore Power cables
Emergency start circuits for both Engine and Generator
110 V shore power assist for refrigeration and freezer
12 V Hella fans & 12v. cabin lighting throughout
(3) 12 V TVs and (2) 12 V VCRs
110 V icemaker and 110 V trash compactor
Insulated backstay for SSB antenna installation
Mast-top circular TV antenna
Alarm system for propane, CO2 and bilge level
Brookes & Gatehouse Hydra II (multi-function) at nav station with cockpit remotes
Raytheon R40XX radar w/cockpit mounted repeater (R41XX)
Icom ICM 100 VHF
Raychart 600XX plotter w/ D GPS
Robertson AP 200 DL autopilot
7” Ritchie S/S compass
Other Deck Features
Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits with S/S stanchions, double lifelines and side gates
(6) Opening deck hatches
Higher / flared toe rail with integral chocks for mooring lines
Ideal windlass with provisions for rode and chain
Wesmar bow thruster controls at helm
Single-lever throttle and clutch controls
Engine instrument panel recessed in cockpit coaming to port
Bass 12 V waterproof breaker system recessed in starboard cockpit coaming
(2) Large lazarette lockers behind cockpit coaming
(2) Sets of varnished teak companionway doors, one set w/full screens, one set raised panel, solid teak
Teak and stainless outboard mounting bracket
Hatch and locker in the foredeck for deck gear storage
Split/double stainless anchor roller
Both Delta and CQR anchors on roller with chain and rode
Life raft with on-deck stainless storage cradle
Teak and stainless stern pulpit seats
Perko (chrome) dorade vents
Varnished cockpit table with additional, fold-out leaves
Sails and Rigging
Built with an Awlgripped Hood electric StoWay spar with a two spreader rig. Her original specifications called for her to be ICW capable . . . so her overall mast height was slightly reduced to allow passage under a 65’ bridge. The boom was lengthened to compensate for the slight reduction in sail area. Other rigging features include:

Solid, stainless steel rod rigging with Navtec turnbuckles
Insulated backstay for installation of SSB antenna
Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Hood Yacht Systems furling gear on headstay
Inboard and outboard Genoa tracks
Lewmar “big block” S/S block system on custom S/S traveler
Hall Spars hydraulic vang
Radar reflector mounted at spreaders

Lewmar electric 66’s - primaries
Lewmar 46’s - secondarys
Lewmar electric 52 - mainsheet and outhaul
Lewmar 43 & 46 - mounted on the spar as halyard winches
Oversized centerboard winch / worm gear drive - Merriman

Main - StoWay by Scott Sails
Genoa - 150 w/overhaul by Scott Sails in 2002
MPS by Scott Sails

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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This Bristol 53.3 Aft Cockpit Added 21-Nov-2012

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