Bristol Pristine Beautiful, New Yanmar 54hp, New standing rigging
With its classic long overhangs, perfectly pitched sheer line, wide side-decks, graceful cabin profile, and distinctive near-vertical transom, the Bermuda 40 has inspired severe lust in the heart of many a cruising sailor. Designed by Bill Tripp, Jr., it is without doubt one of the most attractive production sailboats ever conceived. The B-40, as it is often called, was the very first fiberglass boat ever created by the famous Hinckley Company of Southwest Harbor, Maine, and was also one of several CCA-era keel-centerboard yawls built on a production basis after the great success of Carleton Mitchell?s famous yawl Finisterre.
Unlike its contemporaries, the B-40 endured for a very long time, surviving both the advent and demise of the IOR regime that supplanted the CCA rule in the early 1970s. The first of these gorgeously proportioned hulls slipped down the ways in 1959. The very last hull, number 203, was launched over three decades later in 1991. So far this is the longest production run enjoyed by any fiberglass auxiliary sailboat anywhere in the world.
Three distinct models of the boat were produced over the years. The original iteration, known as the Bermuda 40 Custom, was replaced around 1968 by the Mark II model, which boasted a bit more sail area and a re-shaped foil centerboard. The longest lived model, the Mark III, introduced in 1972 in response to the new IOR rule, incorporated more significant changes. Even more sail area was added, as the mast was stretched four feet up and moved aft two feet to create a more modern high-aspect mainsail and a larger foretriangle for headsails. More ballast was also added
Sleeps six in two cabins. Foward stateroom has "V" berths with a seat between, adaptor to double berth six inch foam, hanging locker, bureau and bookshelves, Head is next aft to port with hot shower, stainless sink new countertops. The main salon has a mahogany fixed table straight sette port and starboard with pilot berth above port and starboard, The galley is to port of the companionway with new Isotherm 12 volt refrigeration, gimballed Shipmate 3 burner stove w/ oven, double stainless sinks, hot & cold pressure water and salt water hand pump. Hot water tank is new Isotemp 12 gallon stainless.
New counter tops, Shipmate 3 burner LPG stove and oven gimbaled, Isotherm 12 volt refrigeration, Isotherm water heater, Pressure water system, Double stainless sinks with single lever faucet with pull out sprayer, Mahogany glass holder, Storage cabinet with mahogany sliders
AC 110 electric panel, DC 12 volt electric panel, House AGM batteries 8-D (2), Engine start battery series 31, Battery selector switch, Power cord 50' 30 amp, Sentry 40-amp converter with one 110 volt outlet, Alternator 80 amp, New electric panel and complete rewire
Ritchie 6 "compass, Garmin Echo Map GPS chart plotter, Icom VHF radio
Stainless bow and stern rail, Stainless stanchions with double lifelines, Mooring cleats (6), Ideal electric anchor windlass, CQR 45lb plow anchor chain and rode, Bimini top, Cockpit cushions closed cell foam white with gold pin stripe, Hinckley varnished teak folding cockpit table, Edson pedestal wheel steering, Stainless 40" wheel, Varnished cockpit coaming, Danforth anchor stored on deck in varnished teak chocks, Chain and rode, Stainless dorade vents
Keel stepped aluminum mast, Stainless standing rigging 2015, Running rigging 2015, Harken roller furling 2015, Barient #28 ST electric primary winches (2), Barient # 24 ST winches (2), Barient mast mounted halyard winches (3), Barient cabin top main sheet winch, North full batten mainsail 2008 2 reef points, North genoa 150% with suncover 2008, Mizzen sail with single reef point, Cruising gennaker with sock, Spinnaker 3/4 oz, Spinnaker 1.5 oz, Aluminum spinnaker pole, Mainsail and mizzen covers, Electric motor with eight positions for centerboard
Achilles inflatable, Mermaid air conditioning
Yanmar 54hp diesel 80 hours 2015
Isotherm refrigeration 2015
Mermaid 16500 BTU reverse cycle air conditioning 2015
Stainless standing rigging 2015
Running rigging 2015
Harken MKIII roller furling 2015
Electric panel and wiring new 2015