Bristol Yachts 35.5 for sale

Rockland, ME, United States

$55,000 USD

Bristol Yachts 35.5 - Bristol 35.5 - Meander - Owners Picture
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Bristol Yachts 35.5
Used sail boat for sale
$55,000 USD
Length overall
Length waterline
7.50 tons (U.S.)
Rockland, ME, United States

About this Bristol Yachts 35.5


     "Despite her rather hefty displacement/length ratio and moderate sail area/displacement number, performance under sail of the 35.5 is quite good. The boat has a very respectable speed on all points of sail. She points well and is considerably faster than most boats of this displacement and length in light air conditions."  ~ Spinsheet      Meander is an extremely nice example of the Bristol 35.5. Professionally maintained and indoor heated stored over the winter, Meander shows very well for her age and build quality. Some of the notable features are new Pope furling genoa and main sail, Yanmar engine, professionally maintained bright work and a history of care and attention. 


Bristol 35.5 Brochure


  • Molded high-impact fiberglass reinforced polyester resin largely woven roving
  • Hull and deck thickness vary to suit structural demands


  • Hand lay-up, with mat, cloth and balsa core; gel coated liner with wood paneling
  • Deckhouse, deck and cockpit are integrally molded
  • Deck clamp and cove stripe molded with hull
  • Non-skid pattern molded into deck, seats cabin top and cockpit
  • Opening hatch forward is large enough to permit handling sailbags
  • Molded sea hood is standard and molded rail from sea hood aft is perfect mount for dodger
  • All rails, coaming covers and trim are teak furnished natural


  • Lead, 7,000, internally cast


  • Fiberglass, with lead ballast, steel rods and bronze pin through fiberglass pipe; stainless wire rope runs along bronze sheaves in fiberglass casing and stainless pipe to centerboard winch on cabin house


  • Fiberglass, molded around bronze plates welded to bronze rudder post and bearing on bronze rudder shoe

Hull and Deck Gear


  • White Awlgrip topsides
  • Teak rub-rail with stainless steel bullnose cap-rail
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Red (top), blue (bottom) two color boot stripe
  • Black antifouling
  • Barrier coat on bottom

  • Bronze seacocks on all through hulls
  • Propeller and skeg/rudder protectors

  • Stainless steel stern boarding ladder 


  • Bright teak cap rail on molded fiberglass combing
  • Cubby's port and starboard in combing with bright teak trim
  • 30”  Destroyer wheel
  • Stainless steel compass binnacle
  • 5" Richie compass with cover
  • Suite of electronics on binnacle (see Electronics)
  • Suite of electronics over companionway hatch (see electronics) 
  • (2) Lewmar 42 self-tailing 2-speed primary winches on cap rail
  • Yanmar engine panel
  • 110-Volt shore power inlet
  • Teak fold-down table
  • Double rope clutch on coachroof
  • Lewmar 16 self-tailing two-speed winch on coachroof
  • Stainless steel centerboard winch on coachroof
  • (2) Sets of companionway slats; (1) teak, (1) Plexi-glass
  • Dodger with new bimini and ¾  cockpit enclosure  
  • Molded combing below dodger base
  • Teak grate in cockpit sole

     Weather Decks

  • Optional higher teak toe rails 
  • Double lifelines with dual opening gates  
  • Bow, stern and midship cleats port and starboard
  • Inner jib tracks with cars port and starboard
  • Outer tracks on toe rail tops port and starboard


  • Bowmar hatches with screens
  • Stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Teak dorade boxes with stainless steel cowl vents port and starboard
  • Stainless steel protectors over dorade boxes and cowl vents port and starboard
  • Bright teak hand rails port and starboard
  • Bright teak brows above port lights on coachroof sides port port and starboard


  • Simpson and Lawrence Horizon Express windlass with remote control switch
  • Stainless steel 35# Suncor Plowmaster anchor
  • Deck wash-down system
  • Bow roller
  • Bow pulpit

Sails and Rigging

    "Spars: Fabricated aluminum extrusions, anodized with stainless steel fittings, tapered spreaders. Standing Riggings Stainless wire rope with stainless steel turnbuckles." ~ Bristol 35.5 Brochure

  • Forespar mast furling system
  • New Pope mainsail in in-mast furling system
  • Pope genoa (brand new, not even delivered yet) 
  • Harken MK III headsail furling system
  • (2) Lewmar 42 self-tailing two speed primary winches
  • (3) Lewmar halyard winches
  • Spinnaker gear


  • Icom Marine IC-M45  VHF Radio
  • Garmin 276C GPS Map
  • Raymarine  ST6002  Smart Pilot
  • Raymarine S100 Remote Smart Pilot control
  • DMI Marine wind speed/direction, depth and knot meters
  • JBL Marine Stereo AM/FM with Disc Player

Mechanical Systems

  • Yanmar Diesel 3GM30F No. 12472 
  • Dual Ignition Switches
  • Profile sailing transmission model KM3P/No. 20795
  • Water lift muffler
  • 1" Bronze propeller shaft
  • Dripless packing gland
  • 3-Blade propeller
  • Fireboy engine halon fire system No. 1301 (Needs Recharge)
  • Hart “Tank Tender” System for Fuel and Water Supply
  • New hot water heater
  • (2) 12-Volt bilge pumps

Electrical Systems

     12-Volt DC system

  • Bass DC distribution panel
  • (4) AGM batteries in (2) banks
  • ProTournament 240 Elite Series 24 Amp/two bank battery charger
  • Balmar 150 amp alternator

  • Extra DC outlets in Saloon

     110-Volt AC system                                                                           

  • Bass AC distribution panel
  • 30 Amp shore power
  • 50' Shore power cable



     The attention to detail for interior accommodation, by Ted Hood, is apparent while viewing this boat. There are no clumsy corners or head knockers.

     She sleeps five with a great V-berth forward. Ample storage in drawers, hanging locker and lockers with ventilation via decorative and practical caning. Access to the head is from the forward cabin or separate entrance from the main salon. A full stand up shower with hot and cold pressure water accommodates people up to 6'2" and the electric head has been added. Across on starboard is a hanging locker with clock, barometer and tide clock over. Next aft on starboard is a very practically remodeled settee. A unique conversion of storage space provides greater access. The air conditioning controls are accessible on the bulkhead forward of the settee. A Newport, by Dickinson, diesel cabin heater is most tastefully installed on the lower part of the forward, port main salon bulkhead. The heater exhaust is routed up through a beautifully fabricated teak, bulkhead mounted, fold down table that houses book shelves and a bottle locker. The port side settee has been upgraded with easy access to storage like the starboard side. Next aft on port is the easily accessed quarter berth aft and remote nav and chart table. Across the companionway on starboard is the galley with hot and cold pressure water, 12V refrigeration and a 3 burner CNG stove with oven. Engine access aft of removable companionway stairs. Varnished teak and holly cabin sole with satin finished teak interior. The interior is well ventilated with 2-dorade ventilators, 4-opening ports and 2-opening deck hatches with screens.


     Upholstery and Curtains

  • All interior cushions are covered in flight blue fabric in the main salon, fore cabin and quarter-berth areas
  • White curtains for all main cabin ports on a sliding track 
  • Ventilation and Ambient Light
  • (2) Painted aluminum opening hatches
  • (4) Hood stainless steel opening ports with screens 
  • (5) Fixed port-lights with aluminum frames
  • (2) Interior vents fed by overhead dorade boxes 


     "The spacious and efficient galley is located adjacent to the companionway for good ventilation and to keep the cook in close contact with the cockpit. Built in a U-shape, this area combines large counter surfaces and ample storage space with a deep sink (hot and cold pressure water), large ice box and three burner alcohol stove with oven (propane-optional)." ~ Bristol 35.5 Brochure

  • Perma-View 3-burner CNG stove with oven
  • (3) Full CNG tanks
  • Adler Barbour 12 volt refrigerator with freezer
  • Hot and cold pressurized fresh water
  • Salt water tap
  • Dual stainless steel deep galley sink basins


  • Teak Handrails
  • Teak/holly cabin sole
  • Teak wood throughout Interior
  • Custom built dining table with liquor/bottle cabinet
  • Off-white curtains throughout interior
  • Double set of cushions below deck, (1) flag blue and (1) green/white
  • Dickenson “Newport” diesel heat system
  • Luminaire marine AC/heat unit (needs servicing)
  • Fans throughout cabins
  • Weems and Plath barometer, tide clock, hygrometer/thermometer

Forward Cabin

  • Large V-berth with infill stored in overhead rack
  • Overhead lighting
  • Opening overhead hatch
  • Opening port
  • (2) reading lights
  • (2) 12-Volt fans
  • Storage under the berth and over/outboard in mahogany joinery lockers with ventilation provided by wicker fronted sliding doors
  • Chain locker can be accessed from the locker forward and above bunk foot
  • Upholstered changing seat
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Privacy door
  • Ensuite entrance to the Head


     The head on Meander is white paneling offset with bright trim, locker doors and built in racks. 

  • Electric push-button macerating toilet
  • Holding tank
  • New vent and hoses
  • Single basin sink
  • 110-Volt outdoor outlet
  • New Whale pressurized water system with shower in head
  • Teak grate in floors

Navigation Station

     The forward-facing Nav Station is located to port of the companionway steps. It shares the seat of the quarter-berth directly aft. 

  • Fixed port light overhead
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Reading light
  • Shelf and locker storage outboard
  • Top loading chart table with white laminated surface and bright solid wood fiddles
  • (4) Drawer storage below and inboard facing under chart table
  • Anchor windlass breaker below chart table
  • Battery charger below chart table (see Electrical System)
  • Guest rotary battery switch below chart table

Quarter Berth

     The quarter-berth is located to port aft of the navigation station. The berth also serves as a seat for the forward-facing navigation station.

  • Overhead lighting
  • Reading light 
  • Battery bank below bunk
  • Engine room access inboard with large opening door giving access to engine, transmission, shaft and stuffing box

Represented by a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) - 2021

     A Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) is recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales professionals. The CPYB program is administered by Yacht Brokers Association of America in partnership with Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, California Yacht Brokers Association, Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association.

     The CPYB program is also endorsed by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program and leading yacht manufacturers as a key component of their own industry standards; the highest level of achievement for their member yacht sales professionals.

Experience & Validity

     The CPYB designation is earned by eligible yacht sales professionals, who, after serving a minimum of three years as a full-time professional, have successfully completed a comprehensive written examination to validate professional competency.

Continuing Education

     A CPYB is committed to their personal and professional development through continuing education, as mandated for CPYB recertification every three years.

Ethics & Standards

     A CPYB adheres to, and is accountable to, a nationally recognized Code of Business Ethics and conducts yacht sales transactions in accordance with a stringent set of industry standards of practice.

Fiduciary Responsibility

     A CPYB maintains a dedicated escrow/trust account to protect their client’s funds. A CPYB understands their fiduciary responsibility and obligations with respect to client funds.

Transaction Management

     A CPYB uses proven, industry-recognized transaction documents, which fully and clearly describe all terms and conditions of a transaction. Honesty & Integrity A CPYB maintains the highest standards of professionalism, acting with honesty and integrity.

Trust & Confidence

     A CPYB instills confidence, trust and consistency in all transactions involving fellow yacht sales professionals for the benefit of the client.

Outside Equipment

Electric windlass

Other Equipment


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Yanmar 3GM30F
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
36 gallons (U.S.)
Drinking water capacity
100 gallons (U.S.)
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East Coast Yacht Sales

106 Lafayette Street
United States
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