1974 Bristol 30 located in Florida for sale

30' Bristol 30


Description: Shanachie is the perfect boat for a sailor with big ambitions and a small budget. She is a well-equipped, well-maintained classic sailboat, a beautiful vessel that turns heads where ever she goes.

A 1974 Bristol 30, Shanachie was designed by America's Cup navigator Halsey Herreshoff as a bluewater racer in the 1960s. Today, she is a stable, seaworthy and easily sailed cruiser for a couple or singlehander.

Over the last 15 years, Shanachie has carried her owners through the Bahamas and the Keys as well as up and down both coasts of Florida. She just returned from a 225-mile cruise to Crystal River and back; She is ready to for another cruise right now.

Shanachie has a slow, steady motion that provides a comfortable ride in choppy seas. She cruises easily at 4.5 to 5.5 knots and will near 7 knots if you leave up full sails and adjust them properly in more than 15 knots of wind.

The Bristol 30 is a 9,000-pound, full-keeled sailboat with a 3-foot, 5-inch draft and 3,400 pounds of enclosed lead ballast (you don't have to worry about the keel breaking off). The rudder is attached directly behind the keel (you don't have to worry about catching crab pots).

Shanachie also has a fiberglass centerboard that can be lowered to about 6 feet. This allows you to drop the board to point high when you're sailing close to the wind.

She is powered by a dependable, freshwater-cooled Yanmar 2GM20F diesel that was installed in the 1990s. Top motoring speed is near 6 knots; She cruises easily at 5 knots, burning between a quart and a third of a gallon of diesel an hour.

Her main cabin has two settees that also serve as berths, along with an ample V-berth up front. There is a full galley with 12-volt refrigeration and a two-burner stove; a head with pressure water, sink and mirror; a hanging locker with shelves; and a quarter berth that serves as storage.

The interior is varnished mahogany. There are 12 storage bins spread around the cabin and more under the bunks. The cushion covers are deep green Sunbrella, about 12 years old. They can be removed for washing.

Equipment: Shanachie's list of equipment is impressive:

-- An Apex hypalon dinghy, eight feet long with a wooden floor and a dependable 2 hp Yamaha outboard motor. You can inflate the dinghy and secure it upside down on the foredeck if you don't want to tow it or deflate it after anchoring each night.
-- A Raymarine ST4000 autopilot attached to the wheel so you don't become a slave to the helm.
-- An older but little-used cruising spinnaker
-- Harken Unit One roller furling with a 130 percent jib that just had new UV protection sewn on by a sailmaker.
-- The mainsail was recut by the same sailmaker 18 months ago. Lazy jacks make raising and lowering the main a cinch.
-- A handheld Garmin GPS with navigation charts installed for the coastal U.S. There is also a VHF radio and a Raymarine depth sounder.
-- A Sterling alternator-to-battery smart charger that tops off the house bank two recent golf-cart batteries and the start battery in about two hours of motoring. All batteries are fused to ABYC standards.
-- A tan Sunbrella Bimini and mainsail cover, both about three years old.
-- New lifelines made of Amsteel Blue high-tech line, which is stronger than steel wire.
-- A Waeco 40-quart refrigerator/freezer that can run for two or three days off the house batteries without recharging.
-- A two-burner Origo stove that runs off alcohol and is easy and safe to use. Also, a one-burner Sea Swing gimballed stove that runs off a small propane canister, and a propane BBQ grill.
-- Pressure water in galley and head, supplied by a 30-gallon tank in the bow. Another 10-gallon water tank supplies hand-pumped drinking water.
-- Four 12-volt fans in various parts of the cabin to take the edge off hot Florida days, plus five passive air vents to keep the interior fresh.
-- A stereo/CD player with MP3 plug as well as a VHF radio with weather channels.
-- A 400-watt inverter for running small 110-volt appliances off the house batteries.
-- A completely redone 110-volt system for plugging in at marinas. There is a newer 10-amp Guest battery charger.
-- A Delta main anchor and backup Fortress, both with 30 feet of chain and 80 feet of line. Also, there is a Royal Lofrans manual windlass to help you crank up the anchor.
-- A fold-down cockpit table for dining outside and a fold-down mahogany table in the cabin for the same.
-- A new head (toilet) installed in 2015. There is an electric macerator pump for emptying the 6-gallon holding tank at sea.
-- A poly fuel tank (11 gallons) installed in 2012.
-- New motor mounts in 2013.
-- New headstay in 2013. (all other rigging is about 12 years old and in excellent condition.)
-- A new centerboard cable was installed in 2017 of Amsteel Blue high-tech line.
-- A full set of engine gauges in the cockpit.
-- The bottom was done in May 2017 with Pettit Trinidad Pro. This should last until 2021 with regular cleaning. She has never had blisters.
-- A transferable slip at Gulfport Marina for $313 a month. Avoid the waiting list.

Location: Gulfport near St Petersburg, Florida
(727) 401-1452

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