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Bristol 40


Price: AU $85,000  NOW REDUCED

40' 2" - 12.25m
Scarborough QLD
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Hull Material:
Family, Leisure, Cruising

A classic Ted Hood design featuring lovely lines, a full keel for easy handling and straight tracking, warm wood interiors, and much more. If your looking for a traditional yacht, you will find this Bristol 40 very appealing. Renowned as a solid cruising yacht with offshore capabilities, this yacht has seen many upgrades in recent years that stand her well for her future owner. Classic regattas, coastal cruising or in foreign ports, she is sure to turn heads wherever she is. You still have the long overhangs, lovely sheer-line, classically proportioned freeboard, and cabin trunk that make the Bristol 40 such a beautiful yacht.

Scarborough QLD
Classic Ted Hood/Dieter Empacher design.
Bristol Yachts, Rhode Island, USA
40' 2" - 12.25m
8,000Kg approx.
Keel / Ballast:
Solid, full keel, lead ballasted with keel hung rudder.
Hull Material:
Deck Material:
Fibreglass with some end-grain balsa cored in cabin top to reduce weight and provide further integral stiffness.
Main access to the engine is via the lift up companionway. The yacht is powered by the Perkins Perama M35 3 cylinder diesel, 33 HP (Fitted 1992). New engine mounts (Fitted 2017). New water pump (Fitted 2017). New Alternator (Fitted 2012). PSS shaft seal. Oil change pump for ease of servicing. Steering system Edson pedestal Stainless Steel wheel with rotary autopilot drive. Propeller 16 inch x 3 blade, (Colin Lough, Performance Propellers 2017). 2025 Stainless Shaft (Speed Propulsion 2017). Gearbox ZF10 (Fitted 2014).
Fuel Type:
Max Speed:
7kts under power.
Cruise Speed:
Under sail the yacht shows a good turn of speed in most conditions encountered.
120 litres main /100 aux tank.
260lts in main tank, 300lts back-up forward.
Galley Force 10 two burner gas stove/oven.
Pressure water fresh and pressure sea water.
Hot water from engine heat exchange.
Large Waeco Cold Machine VD-06 12 volt.
PUR reverse osmosis 12v.
Hot Water System:
Hot water Tank with calorifier off engine.
There is a V-berth forward with composite foam mattress by Dave's Custom Trimmers, lots of drawers, hanging locker and shelving all in a private forward cabin. The infill can be removed and berth converted to 2 singles when the need arises. The head is to port with a large vanity, shower and marine toilet. Accessed either from forward cabin or out of the saloon. To starboard is a hanging locker and bureau in the walkway that leads aft to the main salon. The main salon has a dinette to port that can convert to a double bunk, a settee to starboard that sleeps a single with lee cloth and storage under, beautiful woodworking in the cabinetry behind the seats, along with the teak and holly sole.
Sirocco cabin fan in V-Berth.
Screens for Companionway and forward hatch.
Galley is to port as you enter down the companionway and features ample storage and lockers.
Force 10 heater in saloon.
All upholstery internally and externally in good condition.
Brass oil lamp in saloon.
Large Shower/Vanity/Head to port forward of the saloon.
Electric Marine WC, (Macerator and motor replaced in 2017).
Aurora 3 meter inflatable (2017). Speedy 12 V Air Pump with battery (80kpa, 500 litre per minute) for dingy inflation.
Nissan 8 hp 2-stoke.
All Brightwork covers (Dave's Custom Trimmers, 2014).
Bimini awning, Dodger, Bimini, joiner panel and sail cover (Dave's Custom Trimmers, 2013).
Ground Tackle:
Maxwell VWC 1500 Windless (Fitted Nov 2011). Up and Down foot switches.
60 meters Chain 3/8 shortlink (2014).
Manson Main Anchor.
Spare anchor: 35 lb sand anchor to 10m 3/8chain and 80m 14mm rope (2017).
Up and Down foot switches at bow.
Safety Gear:
Bilge pumps: 1 x Whale manual, 1 x Rule electric with float switch.
Liferaft OCEAN SAFETY 4 Person life raft (2017).
EPIRB OCEAN Signal "Rescueme" (2017).
Lifejackets x 3.
Jon Buoy.
Dan Buoy & Horseshoe Combination (2017).
Burke Retrieval Float Equipment.
Batteries: 4 x Trojan 27 TMH 115 amp hour (2015)
Starter battery: Sea Master 1300 (2015)
Voltage: 12v System,
Integrated glassed plywood house battery enclosure and separate starter battery enclosure (David Glenn Marine, 2015).
Battery charger CTEK M300 50 Amp Battery Charger 2016 (house)
CTEK M300 Starter Battery Charger 2016 (engine)
Two x Solar Panels: BP380J, 80W SunSaver.
10amp Solar regulator.
50 amp alternator (2012).
LED lighting throughout.
LED anchor light.
Autopilot: Coursemaster Autopilot with rate gyro (2010), (new 800i control head 2017 and new print motor 2016).
GPS /Plotter: Garman 750S Chart plotter 2013 (May 2017 BlueChart Chip)
Radar Furuno 1623 Radar (Control head not mounted)
Raymarine ST40, Depth gauge (2017).
Compass: Plastimo.
Plastimo Ships Clock.
Plastimo Ships Barometer.
Sail Inventory:
Main sail: Lee Sails at 29.4 square meters, Partially battened.
Genoa: Hood (Oct 2012) 30.9 square meters.
60.3 square meters sail area all up.
Furling gear: Harken Head Sail Roller Reefing (Fitted 2010).
Lazy Jacks.
Mast / Rigging:
Standing rigging new in 2010.
Aluminium mast (Removed, sanded and painted 2010) with mast steps.
Selden Boom with single line reefing (Fitted 2015).
Rodkicker solid vang (Fitted 2015).
New spreaders, 316 grade wire, screws and swage fittings. (Fitted 2010)
Genoa pole can clip on the mast.
Deck Gear:
Winches: Main, 2 x Harken 46ST self-tailing 2 speed winches (Fitted 2013)
2 x Lewmar 40 spare winches.
1 x Harken 20ST self-tailing mast winch (Fitted 2013)
Deck fittings re-bedded in 2014 by David Glenn Marine.
Hull deck joint sealed and glassed in 2014 by David Glenn Marine.
New mail halyard and spare (2017)
Harken 3000 Windward sheeting Traveller and track (2014)
Harken HK383 4:1 / 8:1 Main sheet system (2014)
Ronstan Genoa Sheet Blocks and Tracks (2014)
Electric salt water deck wash (2015)
Wichard Boom Break.
Wichard Jack Lines.
Two x 4.5 kg propane tanks.
Cockpit cushions.
Assorted lines and fenders.
Stainless Steel swim ladder. Stainless Steel stanchions.
Twin Stainless Steel safety lines.
Four x Stainless Steel Dorades.
Dedicated timber emergency tiller, (laminated and varnished)
Polished washboards for companionway.
This yacht is a beautiful example of one of Ted Hood's favourite designs. She is lovely to look at and ruggedly built to take you anywhere. Bristol craftsmen, knowledgeable of both glass and wood boat construction, were able to combine the finest features of each in the Bristol 40. Result: a practical comfortable racer-cruiser with all the refinements of modern design and the extra values that make this boat a classic.
She represents good value and all inspections are welcome.
Please contact Rob Devers at Yachtdomain International Yacht Sales on Mob: +61 407112265 or Email: rob@yachtdomain. Com for further information or to arrange an inspection.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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