1980 Bristol 40

Price

$46,000

£35,618 APPROX*

Year

1980

Length

40.17 ft (12.24m)

Location

St George

MOTIVATED SELLER - A rare opportunity to own a Ted Hood designed Bristol 40 with Cutter rig. Built in 1980 in Rhode Island, Venture is a solidly built, yet elegant blue water cruiser. Inside, her mahogany interior and holly and teak sole give a traditional feel, yet she remains bright and airy. In 2015 Venture had a major refit including: new sails 2015, new rigging 2015, new chainplates 2015, and new backing plates 2015, new dinghy davits, seven  new winches, new traveller and vang. Venture has only had two owners. She was hauled out in 2016 in Grenada and has not been in the water since. Her current owner has not been able to visit since Covid and the vessel is being sold ‘As Is, Where Is’. 

Description

Specification

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Basic Boat Information

Make

Bristol

Model

40

Designer

Ted Hood

Price

$46,000

Condition

Used

Year

1980

Construction

Fiberglass

Keel Type

Full Keel

Dimensions

Length

40.17 ft

Length Overall

40.17 ft

Beam

10.75 ft

Max Draft

5.33 ft

Displacement

7,974.15 kg

Ballast

2,948.35 kg

Engines/Speed

Engines

1

Engine Make

Westerbecke

Engine Model

63C

Drive

Direct

Fuel

diesel

Engine Power

63 horsepower

Type

Inboard

Engine Year

1999

Tanks

Fuel Tanks

1

Fuel Tank Capacity

132.49 l

Water Tanks

1

Water Tank Capacity

511.03 l

Holding Tanks

1

Holding Tank Capacity

94.64 l

Accommodation

The layout offers up to 6 berths in 3 cabins. There is full standing headroom and good ventilation throughout. The V berth can be a double or two single bunks with a hanging locker, drawers and locker storage. Forward of this is access to the chain locker. There is a private entrance to the head and a door to the main saloon. To port lies the large head with a manual marine toilet, shower, wash basin and ample storage. Opposite to starboard is a second hanging locker. The main salon has settee berths to port and starboard with lockers and a bookshelf above and more lockers behind the backrest cushion. The port settee pulls out into a double berth. There is a centreline table that folds up against the forward bulkhead when not in use. The galley has stainless steel sink with manual and pressurised water, 12 volt refrigeration with small ice box and a Force 10 three burner stove with oven and broiler. Opposite to port is the nav station and chart table with instruments  and switch panel outboard. Aft of this is the quarterberth with storage below and side access to the engine. The engine is on the center line under the companionway steps.

Mechanical Systems

1999 Westerbeke 63C, four cylinder, 63hp diesel engine, rebuilt in 2015 . Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Engine hours 1728 hrs. Remote oil filter for easy servicing, fuel polishing system. MaxProp feathering propeller.

Electrical Systems
  • Needs full house bank and engine start battery
  • Solar controller
  • Xantrex 40 amp battery charger and monitor 2015
  • LED lighting throughout
Spars & Sails

Cutter rigged with keel stepped aluminium mast and boom. Standing and running rigging  new 2015. Slab reefing mainsail with stackpack. Hood roller furling (bearings need replacement, spares onboard) and hank on inner staysail with self tacking boom.

Sheet Winches: 2 x Lewmar 40 ST, 2 x Lewmar 44 St, 1 x Lewmar 46 ST

Halyard Winches: 3 x Lewmar 16 ST

Other: 1 x Lewmar 14

  • Mainsail triple reef - Lee sails - 2015 - very good condition
  • Yankee - Lee sails - 2015 - Very good condition
  • Staysail - Lee Sails - 2015 - Very good condition
Deck Equipment
  • 40lb Rocna anchor
  • 40lb CQR anchor
  • Chain 3/8” approx 30ft
  • Rode: nylon  3 strand 3/4” approx 150ft
  • Lofrans Royal manual anchor windlass
  • Solid spray hood
  • Bimini (for template only)
  • Sail covers - cream/gray
  • Wash down hose
  • Cockpit table
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Swim ladder
  • Various fenders and dock lines.
Navigation Equipment
  • Ritchie steering compass at helm, 1 by nav station, 1 in forecabin
  • Garmin GPS Map7405 - 2014
  • Garmin Radar - 2015
  • Garmin GPS441s (at nav station)
  • Icom SSB Radio IC-M802
  • VHF radio Icom IC-M604
  • Ratheon ST60 Wind/Speed/Depth (Speed & Depth screens need replacing)
  • Navigation lights
  • Assorted charts and cruising guides
Safety Equipment
  • Fire Extinguishers (may need servicing)
  • Emergency tiller
  • Lifesling
  • 1 x Manual bilge pump
  • 2 x Electric bilge pumps
Additional Equipment
  • Engine spares
  • Assorted cutlery, crockery
  • Assorted tools
Construction

Built in Rhode Island the hull is GRP moulded with lead ballast keel and skeg hung rudder. Painted light gray topsides. Last anti-fouled 2015 but has been out of the water since 2016.

Registration

Venture has a Canadian registration and there are no known outstanding mortgages or encumbrances.

Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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