There are other Ted Hood designed Bristol 45.5 aft cockpit’s out there, but EGRET is truly a distinguished, thoughtfully designed, and very special semi-custom version of this classic, traditional cruising yacht. The current and one prior owner have continually maintained and upgraded this boat to keep her in the best condition possible. EGRET has been professionally maintained by New England’s premier boat yards (Hinckley, Concordia, Dodson) and at the Brewer Oxford Boat Yard in Oxford, Maryland, where her current owners have had biannual professional boatyard maintenance for the past six years.
After being “gently cruised” by her first owner in southern New England until 2010, her current owners have extensively cruised EGRET between the southeast coast of Newfoundland and the southern Bahamas. EGRET has cruised Maine for the past five summers and the southern Bahamas for the past four winters. She has proven to be not only a commodious boat while living aboard and relaxing or entertaining at anchor, but an extremely comfortable offshore passage-making vessel. Navigation, watch-keeping, and sail-handling in heavy weather can all be easily accomplished without leaving the protection of the dodger.
Please review the details described in the full specifications of this listing, but know that EGRET represents a level of quality and classic design that is difficult to find, is well found, and offers the opportunity for extended cruising to unlimited destinations.
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As noted, EGRET is a semi-custom 45.5. From the well-protected, efficiently designed cockpit, one enters below from the single companionway. To starboard is a large, aft facing Nav station with an array of navigational instruments and on-board controls, gauges & electrical panel. To port of the companionway is the aft stateroom highlighted by a double bunk, numerous storage lockers, drawers, and hanging locker, as well as access to an ensuite head, which includes a full-sized stall shower.
Forward of the Nav station is the large, efficient U-shaped galley. A large, separate freezer box is located on the port side, just aft of the settee. There is also extensive storage throughout the galley.
The main salon is spacious & traditional in design. An onboard stereo system utilizes high-end speakers and is powered by an amplifier. To port is an L-shaped settee with curved section adjacent to the forward bulkhead. Another settee is opposite to starboard. Both settees can be extended inboard to provide wider berths. In between the settees is a large, high-gloss varnished drop leaf dining table, which often has accommodated 8-10 diners. Outboard of both settees are shelves and storage lockers. There are also very large storage lockers beneath both settees as well as foul-weather gear locker and a bureau with 4 drawers forward of the starboard settee. The entire interior is satin varnish- finished teak. The cabin sole is gloss varnished teak and holly. Numerous hatches and opening ports provide abundant light and ventilation. Six Guest cabin fans, 4 s/s Nicro solar vents, and 4 large dorade vents add to airflow throughout the boat. Tasteful Frigast bulkhead lights are located throughout the boat as well.
The forward stateroom has a large double V-berth with filler and numerous overhead storage lockers and drawers, as well as port and starboard hanging lockers. It adjoins its own head with shower and a private entrance. A second entrance door provides access from the main salon.
The traditional, well-maintained, quality-built, richly finished interior aboard EGRET creates an environment of comfort and taste. There is the unmistakable feeling that you are on a proper yacht.
Raymarine C-120W radar/plotter display (under port side of dodger) and Raymarine C-90W radar/plotter display (at Nav station). Both networked to Raymarine high speed network buss interfaced with Furuno GPS, B&G displays, and autopilot (2011).
Standard Horizon Matrix 2150 VHF DSC radio with cockpit RAM mic, hailer, (automatic) foghorn, and AIS receiver -viewable on both VHF as well as radar and plotter displays (2011)
ACR GlobalFix 406 EPIRB/GPS (2011); 5-year battery replaced with full factory service in 2016
Bitstorm “Badboy” Wi-Fi booster antenna with associated computer RJ-45 connections (2014)
Magnum MS 2812 Inverter/Charger remote display (2014)
B&G Hydra 2000 integrated multifunction displays (one in Nav station, two under dodger, one at helm) B&G Hydra autopilot control displays at helm and Nav station, and autopilot control remote under dodger. (Note: B&G and Raymarine systems are integrated with two independent GPS inputs which can be utilized by either system).
Furuno GP-32 GPS display which inputs to B&G system and (optional) laptop plotter via Sea Level serial/USB cable (at Nav station).
Balmar Max Charge MC-612 smart regulator for Balmar 165A engine alternator and Balmar ARS-5 smart regulator for generator 130A alternator (2013)
Engine (Westerbeke W-70):
Generator (Westerbeke 5KW)
Two W/C Skipper II marine toilets-serviced annually and rebuilt every two years (last done fall 2015). Both heads can be pumped overboard or into 20 gallon holding tanks, each with Blue Sea ultrasonic tank level monitors. These holding tanks can each be pumped out from a deck fitting or overboard with macerator pumps.
The following items do not convey with the yacht:
Crystal ship’s decanter and mahogany base on port salon book shelf
Concordia Yawl half-hull model mounted on salon forward port bulkhead
Chelsea 7” ship’s clock and 5” barometer mounted on port salon bulkhead
Oriental carpet in main salon
Owner’s personal laptop (seen in some Nav station photos)