Among the last Bristol 40s built, SPINDRIFT has been lovingly cared for by her current owners who purchased her in 2004. Each winter she has benefited from equipment replacements or notable maintenance projects and along with indoor storage for eight months of the year presents herself as a much newer vessel. Having been retrofitted with a Hoyt self tending jib boom, she is both a dream to sail and easily handled at that!
The Bristol 40s afford a warm inviting interior for up to 6 with full varnished mahogany joiner work with varnished teak and holly sole with 6'-4" headroom in the salon. With 4 large fixed ports, 6 opening ports, 2 large hatches and 2 dorades there is an abundance of natural light and ventilation. If the weather is a bit cooler, a Shipmate Stainless Steel diesel cabin heat unit provides ample warmth. Extensive 12 Volt lighting with swivel style reading lamps at all berths and settees and overhead lamps in working areas.
Starting forward is a private Forward Cabin private access to the head and featuring a large V-berth with filler below which there is storage in drawers and drop face lockers while above the berth the hull is lined with varnished "ceilings" and then under deck lockers. Aft of the berth is a bureau to port and hanging locker to starboard.
Aft and to port is the enclosed Head with manual Raritan W.C. plumbed via a Y-valve to the holding tank, ensuite shower drains to a separate sump with pump. Large vanity with stainless sink and good storage.
The Salon is next aft with straight settees P&S and pedestal style drop leaf table. Plenty of storage behind seat backs and in shelves and lockers over in addition to the hanging lockers forward and to starboard. Additional storage is found in lockers below the settees. The port settee pulls out and may be made into a double berth should occasion require.
The L-Shaped Galley is aft and to starboard with butcher block style Formica counter tops with a notable amount of storage in lockers and drawers; single basin stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water and manual cold water faucets. A Shipmate 3 burner gimballed propane stove with oven easily handles cooking requirements and plenty of room for chilled food stuffs in a large well insulated ice box.
Opposite the Galley is the forward facing Nav. Station and Quarter Berth, like the V-berth there are varnished "ceilings" above and then under deck storage lockers above the berth. The Nav. Station has chart storage under the flip top chart table and storage in drawers below. All below decks nav. instruments are located adjacent.
This Bristol 40 has been upgraded for ease of handling with the addition of a self tending Hoyt Jib boom 2011 that not only serves its purpose going to weather but also greatly improves dead downwind performance as the yacht may now easily be sailed "wing on wing"
Single spreader, keel stepped, anodized aluminum spar with 1X19 stainless steel wire rigging. The rig has been inspected annually by a professional rigger.
Fully equipped for coastal navigation. The chart plotter/radar display is on a swing out bracket to facilitate viewing from the Nav. Station or Cockpit and the wind, depth, and speed displays are in the cockpit along with the autopilot controls with the balance of electronics at the Nav. Station.
Wired for 12 Volt DC, with all new wiring from the engine to and including the distribution panel in 2011.
12 Volt DC
110 Volt AC
Westerbeke 4-107 fresh water cooled, diesel turns a 3 bladed propeller on a 7/8" stainless steel shaft.
Solid fiberglass hull finished with Jade Green Awlgrip 2012, with a gold cove stripe and white Awlgripped bootstripe. The bottom is finished with Micron CSC green ablative paint and was stripped in 2013.
Fiberglass house and decks with end grain balsa coring with varnished teak toe rails and other trim. All exterior trim was stripped to bare wood and given 10 coats of Captains Spar Varnish in 2013 with 2+ coats seasonally since. Hatches were rebuilt with new lexan covers 2013.
Large cockpit will easily seat 6+, deep sail locker to starboard and lazarette aft provide plenty of bulky item storage. Wide side decks with double stainless steel stanchions and lifelines with gates P&S allow ease of access fore and aft.
SPINDRIFT is a lucky Bristol 40; under current ownership since 2004, she has been cruised in Maine and day-sailed for 3-4 short months each year and is in inside storage in the off season with a proactive maintenance and upgrade program as the detailed specs enumerate. She has been put on the market at a sensible price and should be very attractive for those desiring a well kept traditionally lined vessel of nice pedigree.