Bristol Yachts 41.1 for sale

Rockland, ME, United States

Listed price $100,000 USD

Bristol Yachts 41.1 - Bristol 41.1 - Petrel - On Mooring
General information
Bristol Yachts 41.1
Used sail boat for sale
£73,775 GBP | Listed price $100,000 USD
Ted Hood
Length overall
12.50 metres
Length waterline
10.16 metres
3.94 metres
1.37 metres
Full Keel
Rockland, ME, United States

About this Bristol Yachts 41.1


PETREL HAS BEEN DONATED TO MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY AND OFFERED FOR CHARTER WITH OPTION TO PURCHASE     “The prime attraction of these yachts are their spectacular sailing capability. These medium displacement cruisers track very well and handle heavy weather with ease. Lowering the centerboard makes a tremendous difference to windward, allowing the boat to point 10 degrees higher.” ~ Blue Water Boats     Petrel is an excellent example of the Bristol 41.1 model. With a history of quality care and maintenance, it is obvious as soon as you step aboard this boat that she is well loved and cared for.  Yard maintained and stored over the winter this is your typical New England boat that sees more time in dry storage than she does in the water. Come take a look, you will not be disappointed.

Bristol 41.1

     "The Bristol 41.1 is a high performance cruiser with distinctive classical styling from the board of famous naval architect Ted Hood. Launched in early 1981 by Bristol Yachts, the boat was built by some of New England's finest craftsmen. With that kind of pedigree there is no surprise that among cruisers she has excellent reputation as a blue water boat.

    The Bristol 41.1, belongs to the second generation of yachts produced by the company. Most Bristols of this era were designed by Ted Hood's office, and the 41.1 is no exception. Dieter Empacher was the primary naval architect of the 41.1 as well as the earlier Bristol 39/40.

     In total 104 hulls were built from 1981 until 1994 after which the company concentrated on custom yacht construction until closing shop in 1997. Bristol Yachts of this era are known for high performance and a superb fit and finish details." ~ Blue Water Boats


     "As for the Bristol 41.1 was laid up using layers of solid woven roving and polyester resin. The ballast weighting in at 10,500 pounds of lead was encapsulated inside the fiberglass keel section. On deck notable are the copious teak touchings that compose the railing, coamings, and trim and highlight her sweet style. Down below, her joinery work is a mix of teak and Honduras mahogany." ~ Blue Water Boats

Hull and Deck

     Petrel's hull features:

  • Dark blue Awlgripped topsides
  • Rub rail with stainless steel bull nose chafe guard
  • White cove strpe
  • White boot stripe
  • Green Interlux Bottomkote NT 
  • Marine grade thru-hull fittings
  • Stainless steel with teak tread transom/swim ladder that folds down

     Stepping on board Petrel from the transom the gelcoat decks with molded in non-skip are clean and open. Varnished teak toe-rails run the full length on the port and starboard side with a varnished teak cap rail on the transom. The stainless steel pushpin and pulpit are deck mounted and attach to the double wire strand safety lines port and starboard with gates on both sides:

     Aft Deck

  • Electronics mast
  • Motor mount on pushpit
  • Stainless steel flagstaff fitting
  • Chocks port and starboard with pad eye for jack lines
  • Stern cleats port and starboard
  • (2) Water tight deck hatches over storage locker
  • Life sling mounted on pushpit
  • Deck hatch for aft cabin
  • Outboard track onto of aft toe rails


  • Stainless steel Bimini frame
  • Stainless steel dodger frame
  • Varnished teak cap rail on coaming
  • Traveler aft of cockpit coaming
  • (2) Maxwell self tailing winches forward and outboard of traveler
  • (2) Lewmar 54 self tailing primary winches
  • (2) Maxwell self tailing winches port and starboard of companionway
  • Centerboard pennant cable winch with turning block port of companionway
  • Electronics forward and above companionway (see Electronics)
  •  Varnished teak trim around cockpit coaming cubbies
  • Cockpit cushions (see Soft Goods)
  • Binnacle 
  • Ritchie compass on binnacle
  • Elk skin covered stainless steel helm wheel
  • Hood stowaway furling controls on binnacle
  • Engine throttle on binnacle
  • Fold up varnished teak, two leaf cockpit table on binnacle
  • Varnished teak (3) cup holder on binnacle
  • Westerbeke engine panel 
  • Navtec hydraulic back stay and vang controls
  • Teak cockpit sole

     Weather Decks

  • Jib track with adjustable cars port and starboard
  • Midships cleats port and starboard
  • Chocks port and starboard built into toe rails


  • Varnished teak hand rails port and starboard
  • (3) Framed deck hatches with acrylic inserts
  • Staysail tracks with adjustable cars port and starboard
  • Molded dorade boxes with varnished teak covers and chrome plated cowls port and starboard
  • Varnished teak brow outboard above port lights
  • (4) Opening port lights port and starboard
  • (2) fixed port lights port and starboard
  • Molded teak turtle for companionway hatch


  • Nilsson NZ electric windlass with foot controls
  • Bow plate with built in chocks and bow roller
  • Bow cleats port and starboard

Rigging and Sails

     Standing Rigging

  • Painted cast aluminum mast and boom
  • Painted aluminum gooseneck
  • Boom vang
  • Stainless steel sire stays and shrouds
  • Stainless steel swaged end fittings
  • Stainless steel chainplates, cover plates and toggles
  • Open barrel design turnbuckles
  • Single blade spreaders
  • Spreader lights
  • Mast mounted deck light

     Running Rigging

  • Harken single line headsail furling system with aluminum furling foil
  • Hood electric stowaway in mast furling system with controls at helm
  • Color yacht braid halyards and sheets
  • Winches (see Hull and Deck)
  • NAVTEC hydraulic boom vang
  • NAVTEC hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • NAVTEC hydraulic system panel 
  • Tracks and cars (see Hull and Deck)


  • North Sail furling mainsail
  • Furling headsail
  • Staysail

Electronics and Navigation Equipment


  • Raymarine linear autopilot display
  • Standard Horizon RAM+ remote VHF mic
  • B&G Network Wind display
  • B&G Network Speed display
  • B&G Network Depth display
  • B&G Network NAV display

     Electronics Mast

  • Furuno closed array radar dome
  • (2) Antenna 

     Navigation Station

  • Furuno Navnet radar display
  • B&G Network NAV display repeater
  • Standard Horizon Matrix marine VHF
  • Furuno GP-1650D C-Map NT chart plotter


  • Raymarine remote autopilot FOB

Electrical System

     Marine grade stranded copper boat cable with marine grade ring spade or crimp on connectors. Ground/bonding system using individual green insulated wire.

     120 Volt AC Electrical System

  • Bass Products 120 AC volt distribution panel 
  • Bass Products AC volt and amp meter
  • Heart inverter
  • Heart inverter Silent AC Power outlets at navigation station
  • 30 Amp - 120 Volt shore power AC inlet
  • Marine grade 30 amp shore power cord

     12 Volt DC Electrical System

  • Bass System primary 12 volt DC distribution panel with volt meter
  • (2) Bass System 12-volt DC secondary distribution panels
  • Engine mounted alternator
  • Charles 50 AMP 5000 SP Series charger

Mechanical Equipment

     Engine Sysytem

  • 1984 Westerbeke 52 HP natural aspirated inboard diesel engine

  • Marine grade hoses with marine grade stainless steel hose clamps

  • Fresh water/heat exchanger cooled

  • USCG approved type A1 SAE J 1527 flex fuel hoses with marine grade stainless steel hose clamps

  • Engine mounted secondary filter and a remote mounted primary fuel filter

  • Marine grade wet exhaust hoses with marine grade stainless steel hose clamps

  • FRP canister muffler

  • Hurth Borg Warner transmission

  • Stainless steel prop shaft

  • Bronze hex nut type stuffing box and packing gland

     Steering System

  • Leather wrapped stainless steel wheel steering

  • Stainless steel cable wires and cable pulley/sheaves

  • Stainless steel rudder stock

  • Bronze hex nut rudder packing gland

  • Pedestal mounted wheel brake


     Petrol sleeps six in two staterooms plus main cabin.

     Stepping down the companionway from the cockpit we enter the main cabin with an L-shaped settee berth with lockers outboard and above. To starboard is a straight settee berth and storage above and outboard. The teak folding dining table is on centerline. This area also features:

  • (2) Overhead forward opening hatches
  • Varnished teak handrails port and starboard
  • Opening port lights port and starboard
  • (2) fixed port lights port and starboard
  • Sconces port and starboard
  • Realistic receiver/tape deck
  • Realistic speaker
  • Espar heater control head
  • Maxtant barograph
  • Chelsea ships clock
  • Kerosene lamp (no glass chimney)
  • 120 Volt outlets port and starboard

     Just aft to port is Petrols navigation station with outboard facing chart table and electronics and electrical panel mounted above. Other features include:

  • 120 volt outlets (see Electrical System)
  • (2) Battery switches (see Electrical System)
  • DC distribution panel (see Electrical System)
  • (2) DC secondary DC panels (see Electrical System)
  • 120 AC volt distribution panel (see Electrical System)
  • AC volt and amp meter (see Electrical System)
  • Realistic speaker
  • Inverter/shore power switch
  • Suite of electronics (see Electronics)
  • Top loading navigation table

   Continuing aft and to starboard you enter the walk through galley to the aft cabin. Galley equipment includes:

  • Opening port light to starboard
  • Double polished stainless steel sink with hot/cold pressurized fresh water mixing head
  • Cold fresh water foot pump
  • Force 10 stainless steel 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Top loading refrigeration with SeaFrost cold plate
  • SeaFrost cold pate controls
  • Firebox Xintex S-2A propane/CNG fume detector

     Passing through the galley towards the stern you enter the aft cabin that features an athwart ship queen size berth with locker storage outboard, a bureau with locker above and drawers beneath to both port and starboard. Hanging wet locker to starboard and single settee inboard. Also of note:

  • Over head opening deck hatch
  • Opening port lights port and starboard
  • (2) Reading lights port and starboard

     To port forward is the entrance to the private en-suite head with a stall shower. 

  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Shower curtain bar
  • Opening port light
  • Fresh water hot/cold pressurized shower head with flexible hose and wall mount
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Single sink basin with fresh water hot/cold pressurized mixer head
  • Storage locker below sink
  • Manual marine head
  • Teak grate over shower sump

     Heading forward through the galley and salon you enter the forward stateroom is a V-berth with a filler piece to convert to a large double berth. There is storage beneath the berth, locker and draw storage aft and the starboard and entrance to head to port. Also featured:

  • Overhead opening deck hatch
  • Opening port light to starboard
  • Infill board storage over bunk
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • Locker storage outboard and above bunk
  • Single settee between berths with cushion that doubles as infill cushion

     Heading aft and to starboard is the forward head. that features:

  • Opening port light
  • Shower curtain with overhead track
  • Vanity mirror on aft and forward bulkhead
  • Fresh water hot/cold pressurized shower head with flexible hose and wall mount
  • Storage lockers outboard
  • Single sink basin with fresh water hot/cold pressurized mixer head
  • Storage locker below sink
  • 120-Volt outlet
  • Manual marine head
  • Teak grate over shower sump



  • 100 gallon capacity

  • Stainless steel tanks

  • USCG approved type flex hoses with marine grade fittings.

  • In fill on side decks marked for DIESEL fuel

     Fresh Water

  • 180 gallon capacity 
  • Stainless steel tanks
  • 12 Volt DC JABSCO potable water pump
  • Marine grade hoses with marine grade stainless steel hose clamps
  • In fill on side deck fittings marked for WATER

     Black Water

  • Holding tank
  • Marine grade sanitation hoses with marine grade fittings

     Propane Fuel

  • LPG tanks
  • Aluminum alloy tanks with the overflow protection device (OPD) valves
  • Marine grade LPG regulator
  • Pressure gauge installed
  • Manual LPG shut off valve at the tank top

Soft Goods

  • White bimini cover
  • White dodger
  • White staysail stowage bag
  • Custom cockpit cushions covered in tan Sunbrella with blue piping
  • Blue microfibre salon, v-berth and aft cabin cushion

Other Equipment


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Engine hours
Fuel capacity
379 litres
Maximum speed
13 kph
Number of cabins
Drinking water capacity
681 litres
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East Coast Yacht Sales

106 Lafayette Street
United States
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