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1981 Bristol 41.1 center cockpit

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1981 Bristol 41.1 center cockpit for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.05) based on 486 votes

Low hour Westerbeke diesel. extensive bottom barrier coat

New refrigeration. chartplotter. radar. solar panels. wind generator. inverter/charger. & batteries

All-new Marelon seacocks. great standing rigging. nbsp;Spectra watermaker

Located in Wilmington. NC

(Not affected by Hurricane Matthew)

Do you know what a Bristol 41. 1 is?  These are $125. 00 boats.

In case you don't know. the Bristol 41. 1 is one of the greatest 40-43ft center cockpit designs of all time.  Here's the layout starting forward and going aft:  V-berth forward. followed by head to port - double doors opening to v-berth and main cabin. followed by main cabin -- twin settees. each pulls out to make double bed -- fold down table in center. nav station facing hull to port next to companionway. galley to starboard (with propane stove/oven. double sinks. freezer and fridge). followed by aft cabin with athwartships double berth and tons of storage. and going forward to port. another head.

This boat. Aeolia. nbsp;is a fine example of a classic keel/centerboard Ted Hood design - and priced to sell.  She is loaded with goodies. including a new seawater-cooled Frigoboat refrigeration. watermaker. Garmin radar and chartplotter. wind generator. solar panels. and hardtop.  She just got new bottom paint and can be sailed away now.

In the last four years a great deal of preparation was done for safe. extended cruising:

Fresh 1988 Westerbeke W52 diesel (700 hours) to replace original motor.  This motor spent it's prior life in a boat on fresh water Lake Erie.  During the short Canadian summer season. it's prior host only motored in and out of the harbor.   It starts easily. runs smoothly and there is no smoke. In the process of repowering. the engine compartment was thoroughly soundproofed with modern materials (white). hoses and cables replaced. The prop was renewed at local prop shop. a new shaft fabricated and installed. as well as a new cutlass bearing. log hose and packing. The bottom was completely sandblasted and gelcoat removed. sealed (2 coats of Interprotect). faired smooth (Awlfair). and final barrier coat applied (4 more coats of Interprotect).  When hauled after four years there was not a single blister. New primary battery wiring. nbsp;New 2500 watt inverter/charger plus digital Newmar 3 bank battery monitor. New fully-battened mainsail. stiff and crisp. relatively new Genoa. Standing rigging: Head stay replaced on Harken furler four years ago. all standing rigging replaced seven years ago (Sta-Loc fittings all the way around). Chainplates pulled and dye-tested (OK). All halyards replaced four years agoAll seacocks and thru-hulls were replaced with Forespar Marelon thru-hulls. New head forward with new holding tank and macerator pump. All new hoses aft head. New faucets on all three sinks. plus shower faucetsNew Garmin chartplotter and radar (radar still in box)TackTick windWind generator. not installed yetSolar panels and charge controller: two large to cover the hardtop. two others.  (Not installed)All new batteries in May 2016 (4 Deka 6V and one group 27 start battery)Fridge totally re-cooled with Frigoboat keel-cooler systemSpectra watermakerSmoke and carbon monoxide detectorsLED cabin lightsMack Pack lazy bag and lazy jacks

The bones of this boat are excellent. but there are deficiencies:

No autopilot. although there is the expensive part - the ram.  (Owner was planning on using a Aries vane. which is included with the sale if you want it. )  Bowmar hatches do not leak. although cosmetically challengedThe exterior gelcoat is porous with micro cracks. and although she looks very presentable. is a candidate for paint.  (Or just go sailing as is. she looks good enough. )Send me a message about a complete paint job. including decks.  Unbelievably affordable. Pick your own color - the boat will look like - and be - a $125. 00 Bristol.

The boat is currently on the hard at a boatyard in Wilmington. NC.


Length overall. 41 ft. 2. waterline 33ft. 4in. beam 12ft

Draft: Board up. 4 1/2 ft. down 10ft

Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in

Engine:  1988 Westerbeke diesel. W52.  This was actually designed by Perkins. but built by Mazda for the B2200 and Ford Ranger pickup of that era.  52hp.

Hull speed 7. 73kts. cruise 6. 5kts at 2200rpm

Tankage:  Fuel- 100 gallons in 2 tanks under aft berth. Water-two under main cabin sole. one in v-berth. 150 gallons combined

Max berths: 2 in v-berth. 4 in main cabin. 2 in aft cabin.  

HVAC: Comes with hatch unit. Toss it in the dumpster and go sailing.


I have this boat advertised other places and will sell it to the first honorable offer. in other words. "This vessel is offered subject to prior sale. price change. or withdrawal without notice. "





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