1981 Bristol 40 located in North Carolina for sale

40' Bristol 40

North Carolina

Description: TALLADY has the classic lines of the Ted Hood designed Bristol 40. She is a pleasure to sail, has quality construction and Bristol craftsmanship throughout. She is perfect for weekend gunkholing or blue water passage making.

I have owned this boat since 2005 and have used her on weekends and locally for these twelve years. I have pulled her from the water each fall for hurricane season and painted the hull and performed maintenance work. For example this year the damper plate was replaced, engine hose replaced, all seacocks disassembled and greased, and the rudder post bronze seal housing and hose were replaced. I have also resealed all windows and re-varnished most of the interior. I have maintained this boat in working condition as a loving and able seaman. I have reluctantly decided to part with her in order to move to a smaller boat and to spend more time with my wife in our 1968 Avion RV. "Tallady" is a beautiful boat with beautiful lines and will make a fine acquisition for the right person.

Equipment: Builder: Bristol Yachts Fuel Capacity: 31 Gallons
Model: Sloop Water Capacity: 130 Gallons
Type: Sail Boat Hull Material: Fiberglass
LOA: 40’ Ballast: 6,500 Lbs.
Beam: 10’9” Displacement: 17,580 Lbs.
Draft: 5’4” Location: Wilmington, NC
Engines: 1 x Westerbeke 4-108 / IB / Diesel / 40 HP / *6300 Hrs. / 1981



TALLADY has the classic lines of the Ted Hood designed Bristol 40. She is a pleasure to sail, has quality construction and Bristol craftsmanship throughout. She is perfect for weekend gunkholing or blue water passage making.


TALLADY sleeps 6 in two cabins with one large head accessible from the Owner’s cabin V-berth and the salon. Both have closing doors. The interior is mahogany with teak and holly cabin sole. The quarter berth is behind the chart table aft port. The bulkhead mounted drop table swings away to convert the port and starboard (lengthened) settees to sleeping accommodations. Hanging lockers are located in the forward cabin and salon. Cabinets and drawers are throughout.


The galley is aft starboard, featuring:

Single stainless steel basin
Shipmate 3 burner stainless steel propane stove w/oven
Plenty of cabinets and drawers
Bulkhead mounted mahogany drop table
Water heater replaced in 2006


TALLADY is equipped with an extended bowsprit which adds 2 feet to the foretriangle, which improves performance, especially in light air. She is also equipped to sail as a cutter if desired.

Cressey full battened top mainsail w/two sets of reef points, 1994
Shore 135% roller furling genoa, original
Marblehead Sailmakers storm trysail, 1984
Staysail, original
Cruising spinnaker w/sock used once
Mainsail cover
Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
Whisker pole
Cutter rig equipment


Keel stepped mast ? Hull painted 2010
Full keel
3 Blade bronze prop
Keel mounted rudder Lifelines and gates 1994
Lofrans electric windlass, 2017 2 SS Dorade vents
Hyde roller furler Teak cockpit table -redurbished
Harken mainsheet traveler Updated cockpit cushions
Teak bowsprit and toe rails Serviceable dodger
Fresh antifouling 10/2017 Fortress, 25 lb. CQR, 45 lb. Bruce anchors

Serviced this fall: bottom paint, boot stripe and cove stripe. new rudder post seal, all seacocks serviced. and cabinet hatches stripped and re-varnished. Fynspray hand pump serviced as well as a new sink faucet and new water hoses throughout.


Binnacle mounted Plastimo compass plus new Plastimo bulkhead compass/inclinometer.
Autohelm 6000
Datamarine depth, speed/distance, wind (serviced- new LCD 2018)
Horizon Intrepid vhf radio with DSC, 2002
Kenwood AM/FM/CD/Sirius stereo
SS Edson wheel (stripped. chromated and repainted 2017)


90 Amp alternator(serviced 2017)
Statpower 1000w inverter
Protech 1215I battery charger
Single 30 amp shore power connection w/cable
Boat and engine manuals available

40 HP Westerbeke 4-108 . Two
House batteries in parallel and 1 starting battery replaced 2018 Injectors serviced 2012

A 8ft dinghy with a Yamaha 6hp OB plus a un-installed ( in box B&G Zeus2 chartplotter is also available

Location: Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina


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