1978 Bristol  located in Florida for sale

35.5' Bristol


Description: If one of the best indicators of a boat's beauty is the amount of time it takes to row away from it, an owner of a Bristol 35.5 might never reach the shore. Ted hood designed the Bristol 35.5 in 1978, giving it a hint of the bustle and pinched stern that were then in vogue. Compared with the light, wide, flat-bottomed, and powerfully canvased boats marketed today, the 35.5 is heavy and narrow and has a round bottom.
The epitome of the classic cruising boat, the B35.5 has a wonderful motion offshore and can carry reasonable quantities of fuel, water, and stores with little effect on performance. Bristol Yachts built 184 hulls between 1978 and 1996.

The solid-fiberglass hull is laid up in two halves, then joined around a molded centerboard trunk with multiple layers of woven roving. The integral lead ballast is covered with thick laminate. The deck is balsa cored, through-bolted on 8-inch centers to the hull's interior flange, and reinforced by the bolts securing the toerail. Bulkheads are tabbed to both the hull and deck, and the cabin furniture is bonded to the hull. Interior liners form the overhead, head, and V-berth area.

Equipment: Engine:
The engine is located beneath the cockpit in tight but accessible quarters. This boat, with a Yanmar 3GM35F, is a 35 horsepower diesel ENGINE NEWLY purchased and installed by the current owner.

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 (hot and cold pressure water), and large 12-volt powered ice box.

Domestic Water Tanks (2): Stainless steel, approximately 100 gallons; 1 bow and 1 under cabin sole.
Pressure Pump: 12 Volt.
Hot Water Heater: Raritan 6 gallon with heat exchanger, copper tubing and polyurethane on cold water system.
Sinks: Stainless steel in galley with hot and cold pressure mixing faucet. Stainless steel in head with hot and cold pressure water and shower attachment.

Main Salon:
Featuring a large dining table (bulkhead mounted) and generous seating for a comfortable living area below decks. The main salon aptly demonstrates both attention to detail provided by Bristol craftsmen and the open space look of Ted Hood's design. The beautifully varnished interior comes in a teak/mahogany (Brunzeel bulkheads and Honduras trim) while the extension settee berths to port and starboard provide the type of accommodations one comes to expect from a Bristol.

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 Bristol has built its reputation on. There is also separate access to a well appointed head with hot and cold pressure water and shower.

Navigation Area:
Combining a seakindly quarter berth with a full-sized chart table, the 35.5's 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.

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

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