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1979 Bristol 32 Ketch

US$ 15,000*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 651-764-8920
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Located In:
Wabasha, MN
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Current Price:
US$ 15,000 

The Bristol 32 was designed by German born Dieter Empacher (recognized as one of America’s prominent designers). Bristol Yachts was founded by Clinton Pearson. He and his cousin Everette Pearson (who passed in 2017) started making dinghies out of their garage and then within a year founded Pearson Yachts that enjoyed a fast corporate expansion which lead to cash flow problems and the company was sold out to Grumman Allied in 1961. Clinton bought out troubled sailboat maker Sailstar in RI in 1964 and moved to the abandoned Herreshoff boatyard and then changed the company name to Bristol Yachts in 1966 (and phased out Sailstar) which produced their first model, the Bristol 27 designed by Carl Alberg.  The company operated until 1997 building wonderful boats from 27’ and into the mid-50’ range. The Bristol 32, offered as a sloop, cutter or ketch, had a run of over 300 hulls from 1966 to 1983. She is a robust offshore cruising vessel with full keel ballasted with lead and attached rudder. She has a fairly traditional interior layout with a double cabin forward, an enclosed head and vanity aft to port and port and starboard settees in the main salon. There is a main salon table that folds against the bulkhead when not in use. Nice teak interior and teak and holly sole. The galley is aft starboard of the companionway. She has a deck stepped masthead rig. This boat has had 3 owners and used only in fresh water. She has not been in the water for a handful of years and owners are selling because their sailing interests lie more with performance and day sailing rather than cruising.  This boat ended up in their laps from a previous divorce and they just want to move it on to an appreciative buyer.  The interior is in excellent condition.  The exterior just needs care consistent with annual maintenance. The boat is sitting in a marina boat yard, mast up and shrink wrapped.  They are motivated sellers


15 HP Yanmar 2QM15 Inboard diesel w/25 gal Monel tank & bronze 2-bladed prop

Hood Mainsail w/Reefing & Blue Sail Cover

Hood Storm Jib

Hood 150% Yankee w/Whisker Pole

Hood Club Footed Staysail

Hood Mizzen w/Blue Sail Cover

Schaefer 8:1 Boom Vang

Schaefer Traveler

Two 2 speed Primary Winches w/Blue Covers

Two Halyard Winches w/Blue Covers

1 Winch Handle w/holder & Blue Winch Covers

Wheel Steering w/Emergency Tiller

Pedestal Guard w/Instrument Cluster

Ritchie Binnacle Compass

DataMarine Knot Meter/Log & Depth Sounder

Standard Horizon VHF Marine Radio

Manual Spar Fly Wind Indicator

Bow & Stern Rails w/Double Lifelines

Transom Mounted SS Swim Ladder

4 Opening Ports & 1 Deck Hatch

Companionway Hatch w/Screen

Clamshell Vent

30A Shore Power

Dual Battery 12v Electrical System (batteries not incl)

110v Battery Charger

Cabin, running, Nav & Anchor Lights (deck light needs work)

Kenyon 2 Burner Alcohol Stove

Top Loading Ice Box

Manual Fresh Water System w/75 gallon tank

Marine Head w/sink & holding tank

25# CQR Anchor w/200’rode & 20’ galv chain

Danforth 18 Anchor w/200’ rode & 20’ galv chain

6 Dock Lines w/6 Snubbers

6 Boat Fenders

Boat Hook

Fire Extinguisher

Radar Reflector

Manual & Auto/electric Bilge Pumps (needs work)

4 Pad Steel Cradle

When you buy a boat, you buy a way of life.

To see this lovely traditional vessel please contact Bill at 651-436-8795 or 1-800-377-8795

Please contact Bill Hooper at 651-436-8795

Interested in this boat? Tel: 651-764-8920

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