1982 Bristol 40 located in Texas for sale

40' Bristol 40


Description: More info at

The Bristol 40 is a classic that endures because of its solid hull construction, well-made rig and simple and fail-safe design. She will cross oceans in a businesslike fashion taking care of her crew with little gear breakage. She will also be a delight to you as you receive compliments and accolades on her shape and look.

The layout follows the traditional and classic sailboat layout with the V-berth forward, fitted with a 3-piece foam mattress, hanging locker, dresser drawers, privacy door, and a private door to the bathroom/head that is aft to port that can also be accessed easily from the main cabin via a guest access door.

The main cabin features a settee/dinette with a fold-up dinette table on the port side and a teak & holly cabin sole. The port settee can also serve as a single guest berth or pulls out to a double berth. There is another settee opposite on the starboard side that can also serve as a single berth. Each settee has a lee cloth. There is abundant storage beneath and behind both settees. The cabin sole is a rich teak & holly and the interior woodwork is done in mahogany.

The head is a generous size and has a fully fiberglassed pan and teak grate. There is a track for a shower curtain and ample storage in numerous drawers and cabinets.

The galley is aft to starboard and is fully equipped for preparing meals while underway or dockside. Counters are formica with wood trim

The aft quarter berth is on the port side aft of the navigation station.

Fresh Water Tanks: 2 fiberglass (65 Gallons each)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum with recently added double bottom (31 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 fiberglass 15 gallons

Equipment: More info at
Isotherm model 2503 top loading 12-volt refrigerator (NEW April 2015)
Force-10 3-burner, gimbaled propane stove/oven
Trident Marine Systems propane switch w/solenoid
Jabsco 36950-2000 12 volt fresh water pump for pressurized water
Jabsco 12573-3000 accumulator (NEW Aug 2015)
GE GX1SO1R under sink filter
Fynspray WS-62 manual freshwater pump (recently rebuilt, not installed)
Raritan PHII manual head (REBUILT Jan 2015)
Pressurized water system
Stainless steel sink
120 volt GFCI outlet
Track for shower curtain
Bosworth Guzzler manual holding tank pump
Electronics & Navigation Equipment:
Standard Horizon Eclipse fixed VHF radio
Standard Horizon HX300 handheld VHF radio
The Wirie WiFi range extender
Engine instrument panel w/VDO tach, oil, temp, and volt gauges (ALL NEW Mar 2015)
Edson pedestal steering (NEW chain/cable and adjustable mounting plate April 2015)
Stainless steel wheel
Ritchie pedestal mounted compass
Vexilar Sonarphone WiFi depth sounder (works with separate iPhone app or in Navionics) (NEW 2017)
Element 12 volt 19 LCD TV on swing mount at NAV desk
(1) Caframo 747 12 VDC marine fan
(2) homebuilt Noctua NF-A14 iPPC 12 VDC fans w/Pana-vise mounts
Deck & Hull:
Simpson Lawrence Anchorman manual windlass
Mantus 35 lb anchor with 100' Maggi 3/8 HT Chain & 300' 3/4" nylon rode (NEW 2015)
Anchor roller
Guardian G-37 anchor (NEW Dec 2015) with 40 3/8 chain and 160 3/4 nylon rode
Stainless steel bow rail
Stainless steel stanchions with Dyneema lifelines (Lifelines NEW Aug 2015)
Lifeline netting (New 2015)
Dodger & bimini
(2) 10# Aluminum Horizontal Propane tanks in vented cockpit propane locker
Stainless steel swim ladder
OB motor mount @ stern rail
Stainless steel stern railing
LED Navigation lights (NEW May 2015)
LED Anchor light (NEW July 2015)
Removable port and strbd jack lines
(2) safety harnesses & (2) safety tethers
(4) Deck dorades, (2) forward and (2) at stern
Red Oak companionway hatch slats (NEW 2015)
Canvas cover for mainsail (NEW Feb 2015)
Custom aluminum dinghy davits/solar panel stand (NEW 2017)
Kempax manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
Whale Orca 1300 automatic electric bilge pump
Racor fuel filter
Stainless steel shaft w/bronze propeller
Sails & Rigging:
Aluminum keel stepped single spreader mast
Aluminum boom
Traveler in front of dodger
(2) Lewmar 42 two speed winches
(1) Lewmar 16 two speed winch
(4) Lewmar 8 single speed winches
(4) Winch handles
357 sq. ft. Mainsail - Banks Sails fully battened with 2 reef points (NEW Feb 2015)
Retractable lazy jack system (NEW 2016)
Boom preventer system
Pro-Furl roller furling headsail system
467.5 sq. ft. head sail on furler (NEW UV Cover and repairs Feb 2015)
Electrical System:
12 VDC & 120 VAC
Marinco/Guest Charge Pro 10 amp 2-bank battery charger
Midnight Solar The Kid charge controller (NEW 2015)
(3) Renogy 100 watt solar panels (NEW Sept 2015)
(3) Trojan T-1275 12 volt batteries (2 NEW Aug 2015, 1 NEW Mar 2017)

NEW & enlarged silicon bronze bow and stern chainplates in 2017

Location: Seabrook, Texas

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