Neff Yacht Sales / Used 35 foot BRISTOL YACHTS 35.5 Cruising Sailboat - FitSea



1978 • 35' (10.82 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$35,900 USD

Nice clean example of this classic Ted Hood design. The Bristol 35.5 remains popular for good reason. It sails well, it looks good, it has a solid fiberglass hull, and a nicely appointed hand-crafted teak interior. Fin keel version of this model.

If you are looking for a solid, capable boat in this size range for weekending, vacationing, or long-term cruising it is hard to beat a 35.5.


Vessel Information

Model: 35.5
Model Year: 1978
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Sub Category: Sloop
Condition: Used

LOA: 35' (10.82 m)
Beam Feet: 10' (3.30 m)
Draft Feet: 5' (1.75 m)
Engine Info: 27 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, Westerbeke
Staterooms: 1

Location: Marblehead, Massachusetts United States
City: Marblehead
Country: United States

Full Description

Electrical Systems
  • (2) New Batteries 2020
  • Shore power system with cord
  • Battery Charger
  • H/W heater, 6-gallon
  • Bilge pump
FitSea has a varnished teak interior with a solid teak & holy cabin sole.

Starting forward:

FORWARD CABIN: features a large V-Berth with filler cushion, overhead hatch, overhead shelf and locker space port & starboard with drawers underneath. Access to the chain locker is forward of the berth. Aft to starboard is a hanging locker and aft to port is the head.

HEAD: features a Par marine toilet with holding tank & discharge Y-valve. Vanity with storage under and sink with pull-out shower. Storage lockers outboard. Teak grating floor in the shower area.

MAIN CABIN: features pull-out settees port & starboard that convert to larger berths. Shelving & locker space outboard and lockers under for added storage. Large dining table folds up against the bulkhead. The cabin port lights have custom curtains and a 12V fan ton the port bulkhead aid ventilation.

NAV STATION (aft to port): Large nav desk to port with storage under and outboard.

GALLEY (aft to starboard) festures:

  • L-shaped galley to stearboard of the companionway steps
  • Single stainless steel sink with H/C pressure water
  • 2-burner alcohol stove & oven
  • Top-load ice box
  • Ample storage

QUARTERBERTH: aft of Nav Station to port

Electronics & Navigation Equipment
  • Datamarine Depth
  • Datamarine Speed
  • Datamarine Wind (needs repair)
  • Raymarine ST4000+ autopilot (needs repair)
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Ritchie binnacle compass
Hull & Deck
  • Hull is solid fiberglass,
  • Decks are balsa cored.
  • Fin keel with encapsulated lead ballast
  • Skeg-hung rudder with prop protected


  • Single bow-roller forward
  • Danforth anchor (approx. 30lbs.) with chain/3-strand rode.
  • Two deck hatches
  • Teak grab rails port & starboard
  • Teak toerails
  • Teak cockpit combings
  • Dodger w/ grab bar
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Drink holder
  • Swim ladder
Sails & Rigging
  • Keel-stepped, masthead sloop rig
  • Standing rigging replaced 2013, Forestay replaced 2018
  • Rigid boom vang
  • Doyle mainsail (2016) with new StackPack
  • Doyle 150 Genoa
  • Harken jib furler
  • Whisker pole, with deck mount
  • (2) Lewmar 46 S/T 2-sp. Primary winches
  • (2) Halyard winches on mast
  • Hydraulic backstay adj.
Additional Equipment
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • Flag & pole
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit locker
  • Adequate fenders & dock lines

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