Bristol Yachts 38.8 for sale

Lancaster, VA, United States

Listed price $99,000 USD

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General information
Bristol Yachts 38.8
Used sail boat for sale
£74,435 GBP | Listed price $99,000 USD
Ted Hood
Length overall
11.58 metres
3.66 metres
3.10 metres
8,686 kg
Lancaster, VA, United States

About this Bristol Yachts 38.8


  • "Serendipity" is an extremely well cared for example of the classic Ted Hood Bristol 38.8 cruiser With her 4’6” draft, she easily cruises the shallow waters of the Chesapeake, Keys and Bahamas. With her centerboard down, (draft 10’4”) she tracks extremely well and safely navigates blue water.  V ery responsive under sail , she has comfortable accommodations for coastal or offshore cruising.


    The cockpit is well protected by a bimini and dodger with clear glass and grab handles for safe movement around the wide deck s. The dual, full sized lazarettes insure plenty of storage for sails and other large cruising gear.  Cockpit led lines, new oversized winches, and a wide sail inventory make sail handling a breeze, and she boasts an assortment of ground tackle for any anchoring situation.


    Serendipity’s comfortable, newly varnished interior has excellent storage.  The chef’s galley has an Origo stove/oven and a large refrigerator with engine driven and 12-volt compressors. The spacious salon easily accommodates entertaining and safe passage-making.  The salon’s pullout berths, with lee-cloth and private V berth make for comfortable sleeping at anchor or on passage.  All LED lighting and an expanded AGM battery bank , invertor  and solar panel provide  a reliable power supply when away from the dock.   


  • Universal 5444 44hp Diesel Engine
  • Dual Racor Fuel Filter Polishing System w/ Cutoff
  • Hamilton Ferris Powermax 125amp Alternator
  • 3 Blade Bronze Propeller w/ Shark Shaft Line Cutter (2012)

Electrical Systems

  • New Marinco Stainless Steel Shore Power Inlet (2021)
  • 30amp Shore Power Cable
  • 5 x 120v Outlets
  • 2 x 12v Outlets
  • 1 x Lifeline GPL 3100T 1120CCA AGM Starting Battery
  • 2 x Lifeline GPL 31XT 115AH each AGM House Batteries
  • Xantrex Freedom SW 2000 Charger / Inverter
  • 160 Watt Solar Panel On Top of Dodger
  • Blue Sky Solar Boost 2000 Solar Controller
  • Heart Interface Link 20 Battery Monitor
  • Espar Airtronic Heater
  • Galvanic Isolator (2021)


  • Raymarine RL70C Pathfinder Chartplotter
  • Garmin GPS 152
  • Raymarine ST7001 Plus Auto Pilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Depthfinder
  • Datamarine WInd Instrument
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX3000S VHF w/ Hailer
  • Fusion MS-1P600 Stereo
  • New Planar Speakers

Sails & Rigging

  • Fully Battened Mainsail
  • 135% Hood Genoa
  • Quantum Asymmetrical Spinnaker w/ Sock
  • 100% Quantum Jib
  • Spare Dacron Mainsail
  • Rigging Tuned August 2021
  • 2 x Lewmar 50 Self Tailing Primary Winches (2021)
  • 2 x Lewmar 40 Self Tailing Halyard Winches (2021)

Ground Tackle

  • Rocna 25Kg w. 150' G4 Chain and 150' 5/8" 3-Strand
  • Lewmar Claw 20Kg w/ 50' G4 Chain and 250' 5/8" 3-Strand
  • Fortress 23 15lb Lunch Hook
  • Lofrans Project 1000 Electric Windlass

NPYS Disclaimer12

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.


Depthsounder, Log, speedometer, Plotter, Autopilot, Compass, GPS, VHF, Radio, Shore power inlet, Inverter

Inside Equipment

Electric bilge pump, Battery charger, Heating, Hot water, Oven, Refrigerator

Outside Equipment

Cockpit cushions, Cockpit table, Swimming ladder, Electric windlass, Bimini Top, Mainsail cover, Spray hood

Other Equipment

Serendipity, Wind speed and direction, Navigation center, Fully battened mainsail, Furling genoa, Asymmetric spinnaker, Steering wheel, Spinnaker pole, Solar panel

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Universal 5444
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
140 litres
Number of cabins
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
379 litres
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Broker/Dealer Information

North Point Yacht Sales

Owner Ken Comerford
7330 Edgewood Road
United States
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