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1981 Bristol 35.5

New Bern, North Carolina


Classic Bristol 35.5 in Excellent Condition!

MARIAH is a beautiful example of the classic Ted Hood designed Bristol 35.5 and has been lovingly cared for by her current owners.  These boats are known for their robust construction and comfortable sailing performance.  Features and upgrades include:

  • New Algrip - hull and deck - 2018
  • New interior cushions (foam and fabric) - 2020
  • Autopilot
  • Radar

This is your opportunity to own a classic sloop that is in better condition than many boats that are only a few years old.  Don't miss your opportunity to own a well maintained classic.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Bristol
Model: 35.5
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: BTY000830381
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Centerboard


Length: 35 ft
Length Overall: 35'6 ft
Waterline Length: 27'6 ft
Beam: 10'10 ft
Max Draft: 9'6 ft
Min Draft: 3'9 ft
Displacement: 15,000 lb
Ballast: 6,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Universal
  • Model: 5424
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 24hp
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering
  • Engine Hours: 2686


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 31 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tank Material: GRP
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers


Kenneth Ferguson
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Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562


The interior of MARIAH is in excellent condition with new cushions and fabric.  The woodwork shows very well with no blemishes or water spots.  She will impress throughout.  The traditional layout features a U-shaped galley directly to starboard of the companionway with refrigerated ice-box, three burner LPG stove and oven, stainless steel sink and plendy of storage for dry goods.  

The main salon features settees to port and starboard, both are pull-outs to form larger berths.  There is a drop-down dinnette table and ample storage behind and below the settees.  The settees themselves have been re-done with new foam and new fabric.

Moving forward there is a hanging locker to starboard and a full head to port with entry from the salon and separate entry from the v-berth forward.  The V-berth is roomy and has  hanging lockers on either side.

Across from the galley to port is a tidy nav-station with a large top-opening nav-table.  The radar unit is mounted at the nav-station.  Just aft of the nav-station is a traditional quarter-berth.

  • Garmin GPSMap 740
  • Furuno Radar
  • Raymarine instrument repeater at nav station
  • Raymarine depth
  • Raymarine ST60 knot meter
  • Raymarine ST60 wind speed and direction
  • Raymarine ST70 autopilot
  • Standard Horizon VHF at nav station
  • Remote VHF mic at helm
  • Meade Instruments weather station with barometer at nav station
  • AM/FM/CD stereo with USB
  • 12V flat screen TV
  • 12V dvd player
  • Sea Frost refrigeration
  • 6 gallon hot water tank
  • 30amp shore power cord plus short extention cord
  • 12V and 120V electrical panel
  • Two (2) 6v deep cycle batteries for House Bank
  • One (1) 12v starting battery
  • 145watt solar panel
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • 30am battery charger
  • Trident Marine Systems LPG control
  • Custom tank monitor system for fuel, water and waste
  • South Pacific 900 Mighty electric windlass with foot controls on deck
  • 50amp windlass breaker
  • bilge pump
Cockpit and Deck
  • New Awlgrip on hull and deck - 2018
  • Bimini, dodger and connector
  • Fully battened main sail with dutchman sail handling system - reconditioned 2017
  • Jib - new 2018 and used once
  • Pedestal steering
  • Three cockpit lazarettes
  • Propane storage locker
  • Stainless steel stern rail
  • Stainless steel stanchions
  • Double life-lines 
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Self tailing primary winches
  • Cabin top winch
  • Cabin top mounted centerboard winch
  • Traveler forward of dodger
  • Two over-head hatches
  • 35# Manson Supreme main anchor w/100' chain followed by nylon 3-strand rode
  • Spare Danforth anchor in stern lazarette with chain and nylon rode
  • South Pacific 900 Mighty electric windlass with foot controls in deck
  • Deck wash down
  • Sunbrella shield on jib
  • Mainsail cover
  • Sunbrella cover for Life Sling
  • Sunbrella cover for ensign
  • Sunbrella custom hatch wind scoop
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.
Additional Contact Information



KEN FERGUSON - 252-571-1581

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