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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.
"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
Petrel's hull features:
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:
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
Marine grade 30 amp shore power cord
12 Volt DC Electrical System
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
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:
Just aft to port is Petrols navigation station with outboard facing chart table and electronics and electrical panel mounted above. Other features include:
Continuing aft and to starboard you enter the walk through galley to the aft cabin. Galley equipment includes:
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:
To port forward is the entrance to the private en-suite head with a stall shower.
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:
Heading aft and to starboard is the forward head. that features:
100 gallon capacity
Stainless steel tanks
USCG approved type flex hoses with marine grade fittings.
In fill on side decks marked for DIESEL fuel
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.