The Bristol 38.8 is a beautiful looking yacht, with a fine ocean-going hull, combined with the versatility of a Ted Hood shallow draft design hull that features an integral keel containing 9000lbs (4 ton) of lead to give you great stability and the tremendous benefit of no keel bolts ever to worry about and maintain! Her shallow draft opens up a wealth of cruising possibilities and gives you access to those shallow creeks or calas where when crowded you can generally always find a place to drop the anchor in the waters other deeper draft yachts cannot venture in to. When it comes to upwind sailing she has a centreboard that then gives you 10 foot draft offering powerful windward performance. Rarely found on this side of the Atlantic, this Bristol 38.8 is fully CE Marked and VAT Paid in the EU.
Please contact Ian Watkins at 0044 (0)1590 682701
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 38 ft 4 in
Beam: 12 ft 1 in
LWL: 30 ft 7 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 10 ft 3 in
Displacement: 19150 lbs
Ballast: 9000 lbs
Fresh Water Tanks: (378 Liters)
Fuel Tanks: (140 Liters)
Built by Bristol Yachts Inc in Rhode Island USA to designs by Ted Hood GRP Hull, deck and superstructure Wheel steering Centreboard keel - new stainless cable 2011
Ted Hood designed a great sailing vessel when he designed the 38.8 A comfortable boat while at rest or underway. Wide side decks, and her powerful sheer provide good footing and a rock solid platform to sail. There are oversized teak toe rails and double life lines. ANDROMAXA has a dark blue hull with gold cove stripe and a white boot stripe.
Mechanical and Systems
Universal 44 hp diesel engine model 50M Cruising speed 6.0 knots and max speed7.0 knots. The hour meter shows 1125 hours. New Manecraft shaft seal 2009. Racor fuel filter. Two blade 16" fixed prop.
ELECTRICAL 12 volt / 110 volt electrical system with circuit breakers and voltage meters. 3 x Vetus 165AH Deep cycle batteries. Battery selector switches. MasterVolt 35A Battery charger. 30 amp shore power cord. Electric and manual bilge pumps. Deck light on mast. Upgraded 110 amp output engine alternator . NASA Battery Monitor
TANKAGE Fresh Water Tanks: (100 U.S.Gallons) Fuel Tank: (37 U.S.Gallons) - new 2013 Holding Tanks: (25 U.S.Gallons)
GAS Two 11 lb. butane Gaz tanks in vented cockpit locker
Keel stepped Sparcraft aluminum mast with double spreaders with in main reefing. new in 1999/2000.
The mast was pulled and serviced by the Sparcraft Agent in 2007, a new inner forestay was added for a storm sail, all standing rigging was replaced and Dyneema halyards added. Spar Tight was used to seal the partners at the deck.
WINCHES: Lewmar #48 ST, two speed primary. Lewmar #40 ST, two speed mainsheet. Lewmar standard & self tailing winches @ mast. Barton Traveler on coach roof. Inside and outside genoa tracks. Two winch handles & one CB handle.
SLEEPS SIX IN ONE CABIN PLUS SALOON
Master cabin forward with very large V-berths with bespoke coil spring mattress to provide a really good and comfortable sleeping cabin. Direct access to the head and shower. Hanging locker, drawers, and lockers outboard above the berths. The cabin has good light and ventilation, and head-room.
Heads, with dedicated shower space, may also be entered from the companionway leading from the salon to the forward cabin. The head is a good sized space providing large vanity and storage space, wood framed oval mirror, and manual Jabsco marine toilet with Y-valve to overboard discharge or to holding tank.
Saloon with port and starboard settees that also convert into sleeping berths, both have lee cloths for whilst on passage and both extend to double width when in port. There is storage space below, behind, and outboard above the settees. Two additional hanging lockers and additional drawers for cloths and/or storage. Additional opening ports and an overhead hatch for great ventilation.
The U-shaped galley is to port at the base of the companionway ladder to the cockpit. GALLEY: Three burner, gimbal stove and oven. Double S/S sinks with pressure water and manual cold pump system. Large ice box with Waeco refrigeration. Ample storage space for glasses, dishes, pots and pans.
The navigation station with large chart table is to starboard. There is a large quarter-berth behind the nav. Station, the brochure shows it as a double! This is also a great place to sleep on passage.
Bristol Yacht built fine teak joinery throughout the vessel and it has been well maintained. Teak & holly sole. Blue salon cushions. JVC AM/FM CD player Two salon / two new cockpit speakers. Two hatches and three opening ports. Hot & cold pressure water system. Six gallon water heater (240V & heat exchanger). Drop leaf, centerline dining table. Storage space for liquor and silverware. Lighting throughout.
The large aft cockpit easily accommodates six people Two additional seats at each side of the stern rail which give a great view whilst sailing. The long seats are a great place to lounge. The wide side decks make it easy to make your way forward. The foredeck also makes a great place to lounge in the sun.
Emergency tiller. Edson pedestal with S/S wheel. Airon electric c windlass. S/S anchor bow and stern rails. 20kg Delta anchor with 50m x 10mm chain. Anchor locker with Danforth anchor. Standard centerboard winch. Four dorade boxes with 4 white vents.. Opening hatches. Bimini new cover 2010. Teak hand rails. Lift out teak cockpit sole grate. Cockpit table and cup holders. S/S stanchions with double lifelines (2004). Boarding gates, port, starboard, and stern. Boarding ladder @ stern gate. Outboard motor mounting bracket. Six Plastimo life jackets- in UK. Eight fenders. Dock lines. Two boat hooks. Two fire extinguishers. Air Breeze wind generator 2 x Solar Panels. Spray hood with zip opening from window, centre section to Bimini and zip on side sections, complete with handle rail on rear frame of the Spray Hood. Full length white cockpit cushions- in UK
Waveline 290 dinghy
Ritchie 6" compass. Tacktick Wind/Depth/Speed/Compass linked to GPS - new masthead transmitter 2012 Raymarine Autohelm 6000 autopilot. Garmin GPS colour map Furuno radar. Silva S15 DSC VHF and NAVTEX linked to GPS. Handheld Icom VHF radio. TV aerial on mast. Tri color / Anchor masthead light.
New flare pack 2011 6 person Plastimo Life raft - serviced July 2013 Handheld EPIRB with GPS added in 2010 Lifelines - new 2010
Superb sea kindly sea boat with great motion comfort factor that is far higher than the plastic fantastics ( Bavaria, Beneteau Jeaneau etc ) - it sails really well, goes up wind in a blow, no slamming, steady on the helm, not by choice but have been out in 44kts true and boat still went to windward with no hint of rounding up etc. and takes big seas in her stride. She has a low draft of only, 4' 6" draft with centreboard up and 10' 3" with it down so you can enter the crowded anchorages in the Balearics and go to the shore and usually find a spot to anchor because all other boats need greater depth. She has a 44hp Universal diesel which is based on the Kubota so spares readily available. She has a very long keel with full skeg to keep her going straight as though on rails, however reversing is an acquired skill that 90% of the time goes really well, the time there is a crowd watching and waiting to be pleased she usually performs to an audience !
This is truly an rare opportunity to take ownership of a superb American yacht that has it's CE and VAT sorted, with the tightening up of the CE rules it will be harder still to get any of the really well built fine sailing boats they build over there into European waters because of the red tape of the EEC ! The build quality is magnificent, the saloon looks great now and timeless with solid teak, her heads is large and usable.
2011 insurance survey available on request
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