Practical yet beautiful. Economical yet elegant. The naval architecture’s art is demonstrated in the form and function of this yacht! I sailed her on a particularly windy San Francisco Bay summer day, and fell in love.
This 53' Bristol 1987 Center Cockpit Staysail Ketch. Built in Rhode Island to the highest standards of yacht construction. Powered by Westerbeke 100hp FWC diesel, with a Westerbeke 12.5KW generator. Reverse cycle air conditioning & heat in three luxurious cabins. Owner's aft cabin is spacious with stall showers in both heads. Extensive marine electronics, new electric stoway furling main, and electric sheet winches, and new standing rigging w/ Staylock terminals. Watermaker, new electric stern davits, Ideal electric windlass, dodger & bimini, extensive spare parts, and much more. Vessel was displayed at Annapolis boat show when built and has undergone a 5 month major refit, including Algrip Flag Blue hull, bottom stripped to bare fiberglass, epoxied and three coats of bottom paint applied, as well as new fuel tanks & fuel lines, and much more. Cruise ready vessel maintained to perfection by knowledgable owner.
The vessel is the sole asset of an LLC allowing purchase of the LLC and all of it's assets.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Designer: D. Empacher
Flag of Registry: United States
Hull Shape: Displacement
LOA: 53 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 2 in
LWL: 42 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 5 ft 8 in
Maximum Draft: 10 ft 6 in
Ballast: 19500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 63 ft 7 in
Headroom: 6 ft 5 in
Dry Weight: 50000 lbs
Total Power: 100 hp by Westerbek Engine Hours 2710 Cruising Speed: 7 Max Speed: 8.5
Gen Set by Westerbek 12.5 kvw Engine Hours 2713
Fuel: 242 Fresh Water: 140
The designers and builders of the Bristol married form with function!. Rugged construction, beautiful teak woodwork, good performance and very spacious layout w/ large cabins, including owners aft suite w/ centerline queen and ensuite head w/ separate stall shower. There are two additional guest cabins, one VIP forward and the second opposite the guest head w/ separate stall shower. This Bristol 53 benefited from the original owner ‘s customizing and surveyor inspections throughout the building cycle at Bristol's quality building facility in Rhode island. Shortly after delivery she was displayed by Bristol Yacht Company at the 1987 Annapolis Boat Show. This is probably the best prepared Bristol ever for offshore passages and liveaboard. Hundreds of spare parts are meticulously catalogued. All major boat systems are backed up with duplicate systems and spare parts. The new Pro Furl units were added to the headstay and innerforestay and all standing rigging was replaced. At the same time, the main engine was serviced, including new injectors, hoses, belts and heat exchanger. In 1997, the full B&G Hydra 2 electronic package was installed (providing more than 60 different functions) and the sails were replaced. In 1998, a Rich Beers 12 volt and engine driven refrigeration and freezer system was added utilizing only the existing cold plates. In 2000, all hatches and portlights were replaced. To insure ease of handling, the main mast is a Hood electric stoway and the primary self~tailing winches are electric and the ketch rig reduces the size of each sail while providing many different configurations for heavy weather sailing. The boat is comfortably sailed by a crew of two for long offshore passages. The 12.5 kvw generator provides 110 power for the AC systems, including two zone reverse cycle air conditioning when underway or anchored or at the dock and a 600 gallons per day reverse osmosis watermaker.
The forward stateroom has a large V berth with filler. Excellent stowage outboard of berths, hanging lockers and half length mirror on inside of privacy door. The starboard guest stateroom has a sliding privacy door, mirror, slide-out double upper berth and a single lower and a nice sized hanging locker. The forward head is to port w/ separate shower stall, Corian countertop and sink w/ Ghroe combination fixed and spray fixtures, manual fresh water, Raritan PHE II manual head (wired for electric) and tiled sole w/ separate shower stall. Soft beige and white color for a bright head. The main salon has a pullout settee double berth to port w/built-in color TV/VCR, Alpine stereo system wi speakers in each cabin, bookshelves and storage cabinets behind. Opposite to starboard is a fixed drop leaf table w/ silverware and wine storage and a L-shaped pullout double settee. Behind are storage cabinets, liquer cabinet and bookshelf. There is also a Raritan icemaker under the navigation area to starboard. Varnished teak interior with a teak and holly cabin sole. There are a number of extra shelves for storage. One would never know from looking at her low profile exterior that there is 7' headroom below decks In the main salon. The generous cockpit has comfortable seating and an expandable fold-up varnished teak dining table. The aft stateroom has a walk-around centeline queen size double with a custom fitted mattress. Hanging lockers, drawers and cabinets throughout. There is also a Danforth compass mounted above the berth. Main Salon The aft head has separate shower stall, tiled sole, Corian countertops and larger stainless steel sink and Ghroe fixtures, manual fresh water, Raritan PHE II electric/manual head, full length mirror fitted to the head door and separate shower stall with mirror. Colors are a soft beige and white.
The galley is aft to port and includes stainless steel three burner propane stove with oven, new built-in microwave, toaster and coffeemaker, custom glass and spice rack. 110V and engine driven two zone Sea Frost refrigeration with front and top loading, separate freezer compartment, each with temperature guages on the front panel. Countertop and refrigeration lids are Corian, larger deep single stainless steel sink is fitted with GhrOe fixture, 110V instant hot water outlet. Manual fresh water pumps at all sinks. WaterFixer UV light/filtration system (new 2002). There Is a tremendous amount of storage space outboard, behind and under the counters. This area would delight any chef.
stainless steel three burner propane stove
custom glass and spice rack
110V and engine driven two zone Sea Frost refrigeration
Countertop and refrigeration lids are Corian
larger deep single stainless steel sink is fitted with GhrOe fixture
110V instant hot water outlet
Manual fresh water pumps at all sinks
WaterFixer UV light/filtration system (new 2002)
Navigation Station is to starboard and includes Bass electric panel, battery switches and complete electronics. Full Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra 2 racing system wI over 60 functions added in 1997. Hydra 2 is interfaced wI the GPS and autopilot; 3 digital multi-function displays and analog magnified wind and 360 degree wind direction in the cockpit in console, built over companionway storm hood wI additional readouts at the navigation center.
Cable TV hookup
Benmar C220 autopilot w/remote
Hand held controls for both autopilots
Garmin GPS units (3) integrated w/B&G instruments & autopilots
Furuno FCR 902 radar - 36 mile w/ tracking function
Icom M710 SSB radio w/AT - 130 tuner
Two Icom VHF radios (one below, one at helm)
Alpine stereo system AM/FM,CD changer,preamplifier, 8 speakers
Interior VHF antenna & add'l antennas at masthead and stern pushpit
Northstar 8700 GPS interfaced w/Benmar C220
Tank tender fuel and water guage system
Extensive spare parts inventory. 2 Algie X systems to protect the fuel; it is documented that the engine oil and fuel filters have been changed every 100 hrs many Westerbeke engine & generator parts are interchangeable. Washer and dryer are separate single units, unlike less efficient conventional combination types on most yachts this size. Extensive catalogued spare parts inventory. The engine room is accessed from all sides with doors on lift-off hinges and extra insulation was installed to insure low noise levels while main engine and/or generator is running. The engine room Includes a SRC 600 gdp watermaker, an oil change pump, a Freedom 25 inverter/charger, two refrigeration units and a backup Promariner charging system.
Single x 100/hp Diesel 2710 Hrs: 1987 Westerbeke
Max Prop propeller with dripless shaft seal
Extra engine room sound insulation
Single Racor 500 fuel filter for generator
Double Racor 500 fuel filters in parallel w/ vacuum gauges
SRC 600 gdp watermaker (refit in 2001)
SAILS AND RIGGING
NEW STANDING RIGGING 2008! Masthead ketch with staysail. Maximum height for the Intercoastal is 63'7" (65' w/ VHF whip). Hood electric Stoway main (white painted spar with spare motor). Hood manual Stoway mizzen (white painted spar). Storm trysail track. Spinnaker/mizzen staysail/running rigging. Sails: 2001 - Quantum Stoway main & mizzent 140% genoa w/ UV and staysail w/ UV luff and w/ furling. 1999 Quantum asymetrical spinnaker and mizzen staysail.
Lewmar #43 CST mizzen staysail halyard winch
Boomvang (tackle) on mizzen
Running backstays on mizzen and mainmast
New Quantum sails (main, mizzen, staysail, 130 jib) Nov - 2001
Standing rigging with s/s 1x19 w/ Staylock terminals
Lewmar #43 CST main halyard winch
Lewmar #43 CST staysail halyard winch
Lewmar #46 CST jib halyard winch
Lewmar #46 CST spinnaker halyard winch
Lewmar #52 staysail sheet winch
Lewmar #65 CST self-tailing, electric sheet winches
Lewmar #53 CST mainsheet winch
Hydraulic boom vang on main
Tri-color mast light w/ strobe
Spinnaker pole and staysail pole
Lewmar #46 CST outhaul winch
Insulated backstay main
2 flag halyards port and starboard
Imroned white cabin house w/ teak wide decks and sand color non-skid on the top of trunk cabin. Higher, flared tapered teak toe rail. S/S plate at bow to protect deck, teak rub rail, teak dorade boxes w/ chrome vents & guards. Custom teak cockpit combing 1" wider than standard. All mooring deck cleats 12" Hereshoff s/s spring line cleats w/ Alden roller chocks, stanchions and rails 1 1/4" s/s, custom cockpit table and teak cockpit seats. Mizzen boom vang fitted to raise & lower outboard; teak cockpit grate; rode and chain gypsey windlass totally rebuilt in 1999. Two teak dorade boxes w/ chrome vents and guards forward; two teak dorade boxes w/ chrome cowl. No strike lightning arrestor. LPG BBQ grill. Canvas: 1996 bimini and cockpit dodger with full plastic curtains and set of screens. Laxan windows. Dodger with s/s & leather grabrial. 35" s/s wheel w/ elk hide cover. Closed cell foam cockpit cushions. Full canvas for pedestal and winches. Dinghy and liferaft canvas cover. Covers for all external exposed teak. Full awning including foredeck coverage.
Custom SS double anchor roller
75# CQR anchor wI 200' chain & 250'1 3/4" nylon rode system
Polished SS plate between anchor & windlass to protect deck
66# Bruce anchor w/100' chain, 250' / 3/4" nylon braid
Oversize lazarette deck hatches
Ideal BHW electric anchor windlass wI Fisherman 80# anchor
Simpson model lOA s/s electric dinghy davits w/ manual override
Removable foredeck dinghy cradle for offshore passages
Single lever throttle controls & engine controls
Custom emergency tiller steering
Jabsco Hi cap salt water wash down
Danforth Constellation compass
Manual bilge pump (cockpit)
Large fenders and dock lines
All new deck hatches and opening ports
manual override windlass wI hawse pipe installed fall of 2000
S/S stern mount swim ladder w/ teak steps (stores between lifeline gate)
12.5 KW Westerbeke generator (2715 hrs) with electric fuel pump, all 110 outlets ground faults; Promariner battery charger with internal protection complete lighting protection is fitted with grounding place wired to the main and mizzen mast and including the pedestal.
100 V ID2953 AC electrical system
12 V DC electrical system
Four Winds II wind generator
Freedom 25 inverter charger, 120 amp & link 2000 control
Promariner 60 amp battery charger with internal protection
4D battery for engine start
Four 4D gel I cell batteries for house bank
G24 battery for generator start
Hull Construction The hull is a solid fiberglass laminate utilizing vinylester resin and reinforced in high stress areas. The deck, also hand~laminated fiberglass, has a balsa core thta provides stiffness and thermal insulation. The deck is through-bolted every three inches onto a integral flange.
13 high capacity fans throughout, plus engine room. Courtesy lights throughout the vessel. Every berth has lee cloths or boards. 2 carbon monoxide detectors in aft owner's cabin and guest cabins. Propane selenoid shutoff. All engine room doors lift off. Large spice 81. glass rack in galley. No-Strike passive lightening protection. Bookshelves added in nav. station and forward bunk cabin. Upgraded rope clutches. Anchor locker splash guards. Dinghy cradle for foredeck w/ bag and hold downs. S/S emergency tiller. Overhauled mainsail stoway system. Tank tender level gauges. Lifelines replaced. Ught fixtures/fans throughout. Fitted sheets for all bunks.
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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