Bristol 39 for sale

Stonington, CT, United States

$148,000 USD

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General information
Bristol 39
Used sail boat for sale
$148,000 USD
Length overall
8.79 tons (U.S.)
Stonington, CT, United States

About this Bristol 39




 The love and attention that went into the major 2005 refit with continued upgrades makes this boat turn key for immediate enjoyment.  Read the complete listing to get a complete sense of everything that went into this fine vessel.  

Refit overview

Refit Overview
The second owner of Signe commissioned an extensive two year refit program to be performed by professional shipwrights. The following is a description of primary project tasks that were completed in the spring of 2005.


Both masts and booms were completely stripped, sanded, primed and finish painted with oyster white Awl grip. Stainless steel fasteners, tangs, pins, bearings, fittings and other hardware were either refurbished or replaced. All halyards were changed from external to internal along with new electric wiring, lights, winches, rope clutches and cleats. New inline, wing-shaped spreaders for both masts were installed in addition to new standing/running rigging and two Selden Furlex jib furling/reefing units.

Exterior Woodwork

All exterior teak woodwork including toe rails, handrails, taffrail, cockpit coaming, eyebrow and companionway trim were removed. Each item, plus additional pieces and a new bowsprit were then custom designed and crafted from select Burmese teak and installed to create a graceful, traditional sheer line in combination with other aesthetically pleasing brightwork.

Exterior Metalwork

All exterior stainless steel, aluminum and bronze metalwork including cleats,
chocks, fittings, T-tracks, portlights, stanchions, lifelines, pulpits, pushpits and other hardware were removed. Each item was then custom designed and fabricated with the exception of the bronze Genoa tracks and the aluminum opening portlights that were refurbished.

Interior Woodwork

All of the new teak and mahogany joinery is custom designed and crafted including
the companionway structure/trim, stairway, engine enclosure, navigation station, chart table, main/transom berths, head, bulkheads/partitions, fiddles, and hull ceiling which are all finished with Epifane's satin, rubbed effect varnish.


After the exterior woodwork and metalwork were completely removed from the boat, every exterior surface was faired, sanded and primed to be finished coated in accordance with the following schedule 

  • Cockpit seats/Sole, Cabin top & Deck: Awl grip non-skid Color: 50/50 Moon Dust/Oyster White with Non-Glare Agent
  • Cabin/Dockpit Sides, Waterways, Boot Stripe: Awl grip in color Oyster White
  • Cove Stripe: Awl grip in color Pale Gold 
  • Topsides: Awl grip in color Flag Blue 
  • Bottom: Interlux Micron Extra in color Red


The interior of the vessel consists of a forward cabin, head, main salon, galley, and navigation station. The cabin sole is teak and holly, and the majority of the interior joinery is teak and mahogany with a satin varnish finish. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with four large fixed and six smaller opening ports, two large dorades, and one oversized hatch in the forward cabin.

Forward Cabin

Features a V-berth with filler. Forward of the berth are two opening doors to the forward chain locker with dorade for ventilation and two chain pipes. Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished mahogany ceiling and there are full length storage shelves with fiddles. Below the berth, there are four drawers and two opening cupboards. Aft of the berth to starboard is a hanging locker. The forward cabin has two opening ports, one large overhead hatch, and a vent to a dorade box on deck providing ventilation and light. There are two swivel halogen chrome reading lights.


Immediately aft of the forward cabin and to port is the enclosed head which can be accessed from either the main or forward cabin through two full-height doors while preserving privacy for both the main salon and forward cabin. The head features a fresh water Vetus electric head plumbed with a y-valve to the holding tank. It is a USCG approved MSD type 3 sanitary system. Outboard of the head are two cupboard doors providing storage and access. The Formica counter has a round stainless steel sink, pressure hot and cold water faucet, and full teak fiddle. Outboard of the counter are six drawers providing storage. Below the counter are an additional four drawers and a cupboard door providing storage and access. There is an opening port and vent to a dorade box on deck providing light and ventilation. Two swivel halogen chrome lights provide ample lighting. The molded floor with shower drain has a teak grating.

Main Salon

Aft of the forward cabin and to starboard is a large hanging locker. Aft of the hanging
locker is a bureau with shelf and four drawers and one cupboard below. Above the bureau shelf is a vertical sliding cupboard door providing storage with a shelf. The main salon has pull out berths to port and starboard with drawers and pilot berths making up the back rest, with additional cupboards below. Above the berths are varnished mahogany ceilings. There are three opening ports and four large fixed ports providing ample light. A single OceanAir curtain on the port and starboard sides cover the two large fixed ports and one small opening port. Three swivel halogen chrome reading lights and one overhead light provide ample light to the main salon. There are cushions on all bunks and pilot berths.


Furthest aft on the port side with an L shaped configuration. The stainless steel sink is supplied with hot and cold pressure water and a manual faucet. The water supply is fed from a 75 gallon water tank, which is pressurized in the head and galley by a 12 volt pressure actuated pump. The vessel is also equipped with a stainless steel Isotemp water heater, which can be heated with a 120v AC element in the tank and by circulating hot water from the engine. There is a large top loading, fully insulated icebox equipped with refrigeration. The single burner electric stove is concealed by a Formica countertop that connects with the rest of the counter and fiddles. Below the stove are two large pull-out drawers. Outboard of the icebox is a full-length locker with sliding doors with a built in microwave located just forward. There is one swivel halogen chrome light and one overhead light.

Navigation Station

Aft of the starboard settee and directly across from the galley is the navigation station and chart table with all electronic controls and DC/AC panels on an opening door and flip down wood electrical panel. Batteries are housed behind an access panel located under the chart table. To the outboard is a full-length locker with sliding doors and below is a Formica counter with fiddle and large locker door providing access to additional storage.

Hull/Deck/Hardware & Ground Tackle

  • Hull Material: Solid Fiberglass Laminate
  • Framing Material: Bonded Bulkheads
  • Deck Material: Cored Fiberglass Laminate
  • Deck Frames: Bulkheads
  • Hull to Deck Fastenings: Bonded & Bolted
  • Superstructure Material: Cored Fiberglass Laminate
  • Keel Fastenings: Encapsulated
  • Keel Type: Full
  • Ballast Keel Material: Lead
  • Ballast Keel Weight: 6,500 lb
  • Steering Controls: Cable to Wheel
  • Sea Cocks: Bronze Ball Valves
  • Anchor: #1 35 lb. CQR
  • Chain: #1 5/16” x 75’
  • Anchor Rhode: Braided Nylon
  • Size: ¾” x 300’ +/-
  • Dock Lines: 8
  • Fenders: 4

Spars, Rigging & Sails

  • Rig Type: Yawl with Double Head Sails/Bowsprit
  • Mast Material: Aluminum Extrusion
  • Rigging Material: 1X19 Stainless Steel Cable
  • Running Rigging: Yacht Braid
  • Mast Step: Keel Stepped
  • Spars: Stripped and Awl grip painted 2005
  • Standing/Running Rigging: Replaced 2005
  • Lifelines: Replaced 2005
  • Roller Furling IFS/FS: Selden Furlex 300S, Selden Furlex 200S (2009)


Primary: (2) Barient 28

Secondary: (2) Barient 22, (1) Barient 16


All sails made by Doyle Sailmakers
 Yankee (2007)
 Staysail (2010)
 Main (2010)
 Mizzen (2010)
Dutchman system on main and mizzen (2012)

Custom canvas
 All canvas is Sunbrella “toast” color with leather reinforcement at stress points; all custom
frames are stainless steel
 Dodger (2020)
 Pedestal cover (2020)
 Winch pad covers (2020)
 Hand rail covers (2020)
 Sail covers (2020)


  • Propulsion: 40hp Diesel, (New in 2005)
  • Engine Cooling: Fresh Water
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3JH3E
  • Serial Number: A01810
  • Engine Hours: 705
  • Reduction Gear: Kanzaki 2.62.1
  • Engine Controls: Push/Pull Cable
  • Propeller Shaft: 1” Stainless Steel (2005)
  • Propeller: 14d x 12p 3-Blade Bronze (2005)
  • Propeller Shaft Seal: PSS Dripless (2005)
  • Fuel Tank: 22 Gallons (2005)
  • Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum/Grounded (2005)

Electrical, Electronics & Navigation

  • Electrical System: 12v DC & 120v AC (2005)
  • Shore Power System: 30 Amp (2005)
  • Batteries: (3) Mastervolt SL 200AH AGM, (1) Mastervolt 70AH AGM (2015)
  • Battery Cutout Electrical Switch: (2) Vapor Tight
  • 120v AC Battery Charger: 100 Amp in Inverter
  • Engine Alternator: Hitachi 80 Amp
  • Wiring: Multi Strand Plastic Coated Copper
  • Mastervolt 12/2500 MASS Combi Inverter & Charger (2010)
  • Wind/Depth/Speed: Raymarine ST60 (2006)
  • GPS: Raymarine C80 (2006)
  • Weather Receiver: Raymarine SR50
  • VHG Radio: Standard Horizon Intrepid
  • Compass: Ritchie 8” Stainless Steel Binnacle

Plumbing, Head & Galley

  • Fresh Water Tank: 1 Monel
  • Fresh Water Fill: Weather Deck
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 75 Gallons (estimated)
  • Delivery System: Pressure hot and cold; Whale pipe work system and pump (2011)
  • Water Heater: Isotemp 6.6 Gallon Stainless Steel Slim B 25 (2010)
  • Bilge Pumps: (2) Auto/Electric, Manual
  • Head Toilets: (1) Vetus Fresh Water Electric (2010)
  • Holding Tank: Plastic MSD Type 3 (2010)
  • Washdown System: Jabsco (2011)
  • Refrigeration: Sea Frost cold plate / Glacier Bay vacuum panel box (2010)
  • Galley Cooktop: Kenyon ceramic 1 burner 120v (2012)
  • Microwave: Frigidaire (2012)

Safety and Coast Guard Equipment

  • Life Preservers: 8 Type: II
  • Main Overboard Device: Type IV Throwable
  • Discharge of Oil Placard: Yes
  • MARPOL Trash Placard: Yes
  • Fire Extinguishers: 2
    Type: ABC, ABC Dry Chemical (B:40)
    Location: Cabin
    Manufacture Date: 2004

Default Disclaimer

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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Yanmar 3JH3E
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
22 gallons (U.S.)
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
75 gallons (U.S.)
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East Coast Yacht Sales

106 Lafayette Street
United States
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