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1976 Bristol 24 Corsair    $7,000

Project list: 1. Ball valve     $13 2. Seacock grease     $9 3. Penetrating epoxy     $19 4. Silicone sealant     $13 5. Whale Gusher rebuild kit     $55 6. Raritan rebuild kit    $68 7. Sanitation hose     $44 8. Freshwater hose     $8 9. Varnish      $33 10. Mainsail     $1,345 11. Dodger    $1,125 12. Handheld GPS + mount    $325 13. Autopilot    $575 14. Depth sounder    $130

Total retrofit work:    $3,762 54% of the purchase price Grand total:     $10,762.61

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The Bristol 24 Sailboat Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Bristol 24 is a classic American sailboat that was designed by Paul Coble in the 1960s as a trailerable cruiser.

It has a long and narrow hull, a full keel with a cutaway forefoot, and a masthead sloop rig. The boat is known for its solid construction, spacious interior, and comfortable motion at sea. It was built by the Sailstar Boat Company and later Bristol Yachts.

Published Specification for the Bristol 24

Underwater Configuration:   Long Keel

Hull Material:  GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall:  24' 6" / 7.5m

Waterline Length:  18' 1" / 5.5m

Beam:  8' 0" / 2.4m

Draft:  3' 5" / 1.0m

Rig Type:  Masthead Sloop

Displacement:  5,920lb / 2,685kg

Designer:  Paul Coble

Builder:  Bristol Yachts Inc (US)

Year First Built:  1969

Year Last Built:  1972

Number Built:  800

Owners Association:  Bristol Owners Association

Published Design Ratios for the Bristol 24

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 14.5

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 51

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 447

4. Comfort Ratio: 28.6

5. Capsize Screening Formula:   1.8

A Few FAQs...

Based on the published Design Ratios for the Bristol 24, how would you expect the boat to perform under sail?

The Bristol 24 has a low sail area/displacement ratio of 14.2, which means it has less sail power relative to its weight. This makes it underpowered in light winds, but also more stable and seaworthy in heavy winds. The boat also has a high ballast/displacement ratio of 50.7, which means it has more weight in the keel to counteract the heeling force of the wind. This makes it stiffer and more powerful, but also slower to accelerate and turn. The boat has a high displacement/length ratio of 447.3, which means it has more volume and wetted surface relative to its waterline length. This makes it heavier and more comfortable, but also less efficient and responsive.

Is the Bristol 24 still in production and, if not, when did production end and how many of these sailboats were built?

The Bristol 24 is not in production anymore. Production ended in 1983, after 17 years of continuous manufacturing. A total of 750 boats were built by Sailstar Boat Company and later Bristol Yachts.

What, if any, alternative versions of the Bristol 24 were built and what are the differences between them?

The Bristol 24 was originally sold as the Corsair 24 by Sailstar Boat Company. When Bristol Yachts bought out Sailstar in 1971, the boat was renamed the Bristol Corsair 24 or simply the Bristol 24. The main difference between the Sailstar and Bristol versions is the type of ballast used in the keel. The Sailstar boats have concrete ballast, while the Bristol ones have lead ballast. Lead is denser and heavier than concrete, so it provides more stability and lowers the centre of gravity of the boat.

The Bristol 24 also had two alternate interior arrangements: standard and dinette. The standard layout had two straight settees in the main cabin and a galley on both sides just aft of the bow cabin. The dinette layout had a drop-down table that converted to a double berth on the port side and a quarter berth on the starboard side, with the galley on the starboard side only.

How many people can sleep on board a Bristol 24?

The Bristol 24 can sleep four or five people, depending on the interior layout. The standard layout can sleep four people: two in the V-berth in the bow cabin and two in the settees in the main cabin. The dinette layout can sleep five people: two in the V-berth, two in the dinette berth, and one in the quarter berth.

How did the sailing press review the Bristol 24?

The sailing press generally gave positive reviews to the Bristol 24, praising its quality construction, roomy interior, and comfortable motion at sea. Some examples of reviews are:

  • In a 2005 review in Cruising World, Liz Shaw described the boat as "the solid hull of hand-laid fibreglass is heavy, even overbuilt — we hit a rock in Maine, and while the noise of the impact was terrifying, the hull suffered barely a scratch."
  • In a 2010 review in Good Old Boat, Michael Robertson wrote that "the Bristols are well-built boats that have stood up well over time."
  • In a 2012 review in Practical Sailor, Darrell Nicholson stated that "the Bristol’s solid construction has earned it a reputation as an affordable pocket cruiser that can take some punishment."

What do owners of the Bristol 24 have to say about their boats?

Owners of the Bristol 24 generally have positive things to say about their boats, highlighting their durability, spaciousness, and seaworthiness. Some examples of owner testimonials are:

  • On, an owner named John wrote "I have owned my B24 for over ten years now and love her dearly. She is solid as a rock and sails like a dream."
  • On, an owner named Dave wrote "I have owned my B24 for three years now and have sailed her extensively on Lake Michigan. She is roomy enough for my wife and I and our two kids, and handles well in all kinds of weather."
  • On, an owner named Jim wrote "I have owned my B24 for six years now and have sailed her from Maine to Florida and back. She is a tough little boat that can take anything the ocean can throw at her."

What is the history of the builders of the Bristol 24 and is the company still in business?

The Bristol 24 was built by two companies: Sailstar Boat Company and Bristol Yachts. Sailstar Boat Company was founded in 1961 by Everett Pearson, who later co-founded Pearson Yachts. Sailstar specialized in building small fibreglass sailboats, such as the Sailstar 17, the Sailstar 22, and the Corsair 24. In 1971, Sailstar was bought by Clint Pearson, Everett's brother, who also owned Bristol Yachts. Bristol Yachts was founded in 1966 by Clint Pearson, who left Pearson Yachts to start his own company. Bristol Yachts focused on building larger and more luxurious fibreglass sailboats, such as the Bristol 27, the Bristol 32, and the Bristol 40. Bristol Yachts continued to produce the Corsair 24 under the name of Bristol Corsair 24 or Bristol 24 until 1983.

Both Sailstar Boat Company and Bristol Yachts are no longer in business. Sailstar Boat Company ceased operations in 1971, after being acquired by Bristol Yachts. Bristol Yachts ceased operations in 1997, after facing financial difficulties and changing ownership several times.

Is the mast on the Bristol 24 deck-stepped or keel-stepped?

The mast on the Bristol 24 is deck-stepped, meaning that it rests on a metal plate on the deck and is supported by a compression post inside the cabin. This makes it easier to raise and lower the mast for trailering or maintenance but also requires more attention to the rigging tension and mast alignment.

What is the average cost of a secondhand Bristol 24?

The average cost of a secondhand Bristol 24 varies depending on the condition, age, location, and equipment of the boat. According to some online listings, the price range for a used Bristol 24 can be from $2,000 to $15,000 USD.

The above answers were drafted by using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; to the best of our knowledge,  we believe them to be accurate.

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Bluewater Sailboat – Bristol 24

Also called: bristol corsair, sailstar corsair, sailstar 24.

The well-known tiny Bluewater Sailboat Bristol 24, also known as the Corsair in the past, is a sturdy and safe pocket cruiser from the 1960s. Sailstar Boat Company and later Bristol Yachts in Rhode Island produced hundreds of them over the course of a 17-year production cycle using hand-laid fiberglass. This Paul Coble design makes a fantastic little coastal cruiser and, with the correct gear, can be converted to be navigable on the ocean.

The hull is long ended, narrow, and has a short waterline length, as was customary in designs from the 1960s. A complete keel with a forefoot cutaway drawing 3 feet 5 inches is submerged. She is a true heavy displacement cruiser with a hefty displacement of 6000 pounds, giving her the kind of motion comfort typically found in vessels larger than 28 feet.

Bristol 24

  • LOA: 24′ 7″
  • LWL: 18′ 1″
  • Beam: 8′ 0″
  • Draft: 3′ 5″
  • Ballast: 3000 lbs.**
  • Displacement: 5920 lbs.
  • Sail Area: 296 sq. ft.
  • Headroom: 6′ 0″
  • Designer: Paul Coble
  • Builder: Bristol Yachts / Sailstar Boat Company
  • Year Introduced: 1966
  • Year Ended: 1983
  • Total Built: 726
  • Also Known As: Bristol Corsair, Sailstar Corsair, Sailstar 24
  • ** The original brochure states 2000 lbs. which was a misprint

The struggling West Warwick, Rhode Island-based boatbuilder Sailstar is where the Bristol 24 got its start. The bank requested Pearson Yachts legend Clint Pearson to take over operations as the business faced receivership.

By establishing Pearson Yachts in his garage with his cousin in the 1950s, growing the business to hundreds of employees, and eventually selling to Grumman Allied Industries in 1961, Pearson invented the technique of mass-produced fibreglass boatbuilding. In the yachting industry, he was looking for a fresh challenge, and by 1964, he had bought the struggling Sailstar Boat Company.

One of Pearson’s earliest projects at Sailstar was the Corsair, as the vessel was known back then. He called architect Paul Cable and asked for a twenty-four-foot plan that could accommodate four people. Cable recalls slicing a portion of the hull on the Johnstown ferry while en route to visit Pearson. It was barely finished in time for the 1964 New York Yacht Show, but the boat was a huge success. At an initial price of $4,000, 120 orders poured in from the show.

By 1966 Pearson had abandoned the Sailstar brand in favour of Bristol, changed the firm name to Bristol Yachts, and finally moved the business to brand-new facilities in Bristol, Rhode Island. 

One of Pearson’s earliest projects at Sailstar was the Corsair, as the vessel was known back then. He called architect Paul Cable and asked for a twenty-four-foot plan that could accommodate four people. Cable recalls slicing a portion of the hull on the Johnstown ferry while en route to visit Pearson. It was barely finished in time for the 1964 New York Yacht Show, but the boat was a huge success. 

By 1966 Pearson had abandoned the Sailstar brand in favour of Bristol, changed the firm name to Bristol Yachts, and finally moved the business to brand-new facilities in Bristol, Rhode Island. The Bristol 24 is one of them.


All things considered, you can anticipate a boat that is initially delicate, lengthens her waterline as she heels, and then abruptly stiffens at about 12 knots of wind. The Bristol 24 generally sails better throughout a larger windspeed range, while having a reputation for being slower than other boats of her era, such as the Pearson Ariel, Cape Dory 25, and 25D, due to her huge wetted area and lack of sail area. She can move fairly quickly in rough seas because of her extreme stiffness, which keeps her holding onto the canvas while other boats would be reefing.

Above & Below Deck

Her spaciousness, which includes a five-foot cockpit, two cabins, and a saloon with six feet of headroom, is probably her best quality. There were two different layouts for the saloon. This configuration could accommodate five people and had a double berth to port that could be used as a dinette and a galley on the other side with a quarter berth further aft. The galley was located farther forward with the stove to the port and the sink and icebox to the starboard, and there were couches on either side in the second choice. Similar v-berths in the forepeak with a head underneath were present in both designs. With a fibreglass headliner, the inside trim was made of mahogany with a satin finish.

An 8 or 9-horsepower outboard motor mounted in a well-provided power for the majority of Bristol 24s. It was possible to choose an inboard engine; most were diesel, but some were Atomic 4 gasoline engines.

Even though the boat is theoretically trailerable, don’t plan on quick launches or casual day sails because of her 3′ 5″ draught and normal kitted-out weight of over 8,000 pounds, which means a sizable towing vehicle will be needed.

Quick Notes

There are significant differences in vintage and model build quality. The Corsair had lead ballast when it was first built. Sailstar modified the ballast construction from lead-shot in concrete to save money. Iron boiler punchings in concrete were used as ballast after the company relocated to Bristol in order to further reduce costs (while keeping lead shot as an option). Because these proportions were blended by eye without weighing, the iron-to-concrete ratio varied amongst boats, making some of them more tender than others.

According to conventional wisdom, you can tell the type of ballast by looking at the bilges. Owners state that concrete ballasted examples have bilges that are up to the sole whereas lead ballasted examples have bilges that are twelve inches deep. Be aware that certain models have additional lead delivering the ballast to the floors, therefore this is not a trustworthy indicator of the ballast substance.

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Review of Bristol 24 Corsair

Basic specs..

The Bristol 24 Corsair is equipped with a long keel. A long keel provide a better directional stability than a similar boat with a fin keel; on the other hand, better directional stability means also that the boat is more difficult to handle in a harbour with less space.

The boat can enter even shallow marinas as the draft is just about 1.04 - 1.14 meter (3.41 - 3.71 ft) dependent on the load. See immersion rate below.

An outboard motor is often used on this boat. In that case the boat will typically require a power of 0 - 1 hp, alternatively 0 - 1 lbs thrust if you prefer an electrical motor. Electric outboards are becoming popular for sailboat owners who want clean instant power with less noise and no exhaust fumes.

Sailing characteristics

This section covers widely used rules of thumb to describe the sailing characteristics. Please note that even though the calculations are correct, the interpretation of the results might not be valid for extreme boats.

What is Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed?

The theoretical maximal speed of a displacement boat of this length is 5.7 knots. The term "Theoretical Maximum Hull Speed" is widely used even though a boat can sail faster. The term shall be interpreted as above the theoretical speed a great additional power is necessary for a small gain in speed.

The immersion rate is defined as the weight required to sink the boat a certain level. The immersion rate for Bristol 24 Corsair is about 90 kg/cm, alternatively 505 lbs/inch. Meaning: if you load 90 kg cargo on the boat then it will sink 1 cm. Alternatively, if you load 505 lbs cargo on the boat it will sink 1 inch.

Sailing statistics

This section is statistical comparison with similar boats of the same category. The basis of the following statistical computations is our unique database with more than 26,000 different boat types and 350,000 data points.

What is L/B (Length Beam Ratio)?

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In May 1999 Practical Sailor reviewed the then-new Corsair F-24 Mark II trimaran. Nearly 20 years later, were here to follow up with a focus on the Corsair F-24 Mark I, a boat that can represent a good value today since many newer designs have entered the market.

The late Ian Farrier (1947-2017) designed fast, trailerable trimarans for more than 40 years. A New Zealander, his first production success was the 18-foot Trailertri. His 19-foot Tramp was Boat-of-the-Year in Australia in 1981. In 1983 John Walton (of the Wal Mart family) founded Corsair to build high-performance multihulls, lured Farrier to Chula Vista, California, and the result was the very popular F-27 ( PS September 1990 ). Almost 500 have been sold since it went into production in 1985. It has since been superceded by the F-28.

In 1991, Corsair added the F-24 Sport Cruiser. This abbreviated version of the F-27, with a starting price more than 30 percent lower than the F-27, was designed to be affordable.

While she remained sharp in the performance department, her accommodations were even more spartan. We spoke with Ian Farrier several times about anchoring and cruising; it was pretty clear that his heart was in racing and he even suggested we were probably better in tune with the needs and practicalities of small multi-hull cruising than he was. Still, he designed a cabin that can handily do both, if you can accept the compromises.

Corsair F-24 Boat

The deck layout is similar to the typical 24-foot monohull, except that it is wide-18 feet-with wing trampolines on both sides. In addition to providing stability, this gives lounging space in fair weather and greatly increases safety in rough weather. Though lacking railings and lifelines-other than a pulpit and wrap-around stern rail-its hard to fall off the F-24 if jacklines and tethers are used. A single large Lewmar foredeck hatch provides ample ventilation. The cockpit will easily seat six, but three is more comfortable for vigorous sailing.

The cockpit is equipped with four Lewmar 16 winches (the jib winches are one-speed self-tailers, the reacher winches are standard two-speed), two multi-line jammers, and ten cam cleats. All essential sail controls, including halyards, are accessible from the cockpit, making for easy single-handed sailing.

The mainsail furls by winding around the boom; fast, convenient, and very gentle on the typical Mylar/carbon laminate sails. Reefing requires a quick trip to the mast to crank the boom around and attach the down haul, but that is it. The set up makes a vang impractical but few multihulls use them anyway, preferring to control the boom with the traveler.

The bow anchor locker holds two anchors and two rodes, so long as they are folding designs. Trimarans are best anchored using a bridle; the test boat uses a 20-foot Dyneema bridle that is retracted onto the wing nets when not in use.

The typical 6 horsepower outboard delivers about 5.3 knots at 1/3 throttle and about 6.5 knots wide open. The side mount provides decent performance in chop, pitching less than transom-mounted engines.

The portable fuel tank is protected from the sun and solar heating in an under-seat locker. It is wide is open for venting (but sealed from the cabin) and drains out through the open transom, safe and out of the way.

Since the emphasis was fast cruising and racing, storage and amenities are sparse. In the cabin there is storage behind the seat backs. The large rectangular top-opening lockers in the galley counter and under the seats can be fitted with hanging bags for easier access.

The head compartment has sufficient space for toilet paper and cleaning supplies. There is a large bottomless locker in the cockpit that also provides access to under cockpit areas. Lockers in the amas (outriggers) can hold light, bulky items.

There is sitting head room and ample seating for four on the starboard settee. An Origo alcohol stove and sink with rocker pump provide a minimal galley. A large cooler slides easily under the companionway. The forward V-berth is quite long, though a little pinched at the foot. The settee converts into a twin-sized bed using filler boards that slide neatly into storage slots under the companionway.

A portable head sits in a well behind a curtain, and is typically moved into the cockpit at bedtime for better privacy. Some owners rate the interior as poor, but most call it camping-out comfortable, suitable for an overnight or weekend.


Everyone wants to know how fast the little trimaran will go. To windward it points as well as most monohulls, thanks to a deep centerboard. Shell tack through less than 90 degrees if you pinch, though it’s faster if you bear off just a little. Keeping up with 40-foot cruisers is easy on any point of the sail, and you quickly chase them down on a reach.

With the wind free, expect to match true wind speed up to about 12 knots, after which you may reef or bleed power, depending on your mood. In lighter winds, pop out the reacher and you’ll get a whole new gear, easily exceeding wind speed.

In stronger winds, bear off until the true wind is on the quarter, and you’ll see 14 knots or more, although handling requires sharp attention if you haven’t reefed.

Compared to the Stiletto 27 (see PS July 2016), it is more weatherly, tacks faster, can safely handle more wind, but is slightly slower off the wind (though not as scary).

Upwind reefing begins at about 15 knots true for those who like fast sailing, but there is no reason not to reef a little earlier and enjoy more relaxed, but still spirited sailing. Maximum angle of heel is about 15 degrees.

With two reefs and the jib rolled up a little, shell take quite a lot of wind, perhaps 30 knots, without much excitement. Upwind in 20 knots is fun with the right reefs in, and that’s pretty good for a 24-foot boat. Farrier designed these conservatively, with windy conditions in mind. They are quite popular on San Francisco Bay, an area known for strong breezes.

The Mark II was touted as the new and improved version of the Mark I. By replacing the centerboard with a daggerboard, weight was reduced, and a rotating mast increased power, making the Mark II noticeably faster. The Mark I has more usable cabin space, since the centerboard case is hidden inside the settee, and the Mark I cockpit is also several feet longer, a boon to fun daysailing.

The centerboard is also a blessing in shoal water, automatically pivoting up if it smells the bottom, instead of breaking things when you find a sandbar at 15 knots. The Mark I has a kick-up rudder fitted into a cassette, keeping it under the boat, while the Mark II has a transom hung rudder. The Mark I works as a day sailor and weekender, while racers prefer the Mark II.

As with any multihull, there is always the capsize canard. Sailed poorly, any sailboat can capsize, says Farrier. My designs are not immune to this. With over 1,000 Farriers now sailing, even a low 1 percent capsize ratio would mean 10 capsizes a year. However, the capsize rate actually appears to be averaging .03 percent.

Large ocean-going monohull yachts are foundering annually, sometimes with loss of life. The basic safety difference is that the monohulls ultimate stability is resting on the bottom, while the multihulls is floating on top.

Reef appropriately and the risk is truly small. F-27s have completed successful transpacific and transatlantic crossings, and even the first circumnavigation of the North Pole under sail. Finally, the F-24 can’t sink. Built-in foam flotation, light construction, and multiple crash tanks in the amas and foam-filled akas (cross beams) make this impossible.

The F-24s main hull is fine, with a V-entry forward, U-sections mid-ships, and a relatively flat transom to damp pitching and provide lift for planing. Going to weather, most of the weight is on the amas, with fine V-sections that cut nicely through waves. Powering through short chop is not a strong suit among multihulls, but she has demonstrated considerable ability in choppy waters such as San Francisco Bay and the Chesapeake.

The heart of Farriers designs is the patented Farrier Folding System. Refined over the years, the mechanism allows the akas to fold-up, which reduces the F-24s beam from 17 feet 11 inches to 8 feet 2 inches.

We kept our F-24 in a small boat marina for a time, folding after every sail; we did this while motoring in the channel, requiring only a few minutes of light effort by one person.

While the claim of trailering to sailing in 20 minutes may be true for seasoned crews that race every weekend, allow two hours for the transition if you do this only occasionally.

Although no single step is physically difficult for a single person, there are many steps and a second pair of hands makes for safer work. The engineering has proved very reliable, and now that the patents have expired, copies abound.


Performance multihulls built to their designed displacements are hardly ever built on production lines. Corsair has been the exception to that rule. Light weight is an essential if you want a cat or trimaran to sail up to its speed potential, but you’re not likely to achieve it with normal materials and common construction techniques.

Turning out an F-24 that weighs 1,800 pounds (1,650 pounds for the Mark II) is no simple matter. It involves almost 50 separate molded parts, considerably more than same-length monohulls.

Carbon fiber and Kevlar reinforcement, vacuum-bagging, double-biased fabrics, acrylic-modified epoxy resin, and NPG gelcoat are all elements you’d expect to see in a custom shop. They all go into the F-24.

Glass/resin control, published laminate schedules, a computer-generated production protocol, universally bonded top hat joints between hull and deck, barrier coats of vinyl ester resin, isopthalic resin throughout the rest of the laminate, and bulkheads tabbed in seven places to the hull makes for a light but sturdy boat.

The akas appear to be held in place by the anchor bolts inserted when unfolding, but the sailing forces are actually carried by strong pivot arms connecting the akas to anchor points near the waterline, anchored deep within the hull, and by compression blocks where the arms meet the hull at deck level.

After 20 years we’ve had a few minor issues related to failed bedding and damage to the balsa core, but nothing affecting the main structural elements.


Whether you’re downsizing from a cruising cat, or upsizing from the family Hobie, the F-24 offers the sports car of youthful dreams, on a budget.

Is it worth paying three times as much as you would for a 24-foot mono-hull with more room? Not if you’re looking for cabin space and need an enclosed head. On the other hand, if fun sailing is the goal, the dollar-to-grin ratio is very high. Market demand is dependable and you will get your money back. It’s not the best beginners boat.

You can’t just sheet-and-forget, and getting the best from her requires experience and attention. But if you have a beach cat or fast dinghy background, it’s a great way to gain weekender capability without losing any of the fun. If you need a little more comfort or more speed, look at the Corsair F-27. And if money is no object there’s a world of Farrier designs to choose from.

Corsair F-24 Boat Test

Cruising in an F-24 is a tiny step above camping, but for the bare-bones cruiser who wants to cover some ground quickly, it fits the bill quite handily.

1. An alcohol stove and a small sink serve the micro-galley. 2. The V-berth is tight, but the convertible settee in the main cabin makes a twin-sized bed. 3. The porta-potty sits under the V-berth. It is often moved to the cockpit at night while sleeping. 4. A folding table seats one for dining.

Corsair F-24 Boat Test

  • Fast, weatherly, and quick to tack.
  • Stable. Only 15 degrees heel.
  • Reefing starts at about 18 knots apparent.
  • Easy to fold from 18-foot beam to
  • 8-foot in about two minutes.
  • Roomy cockpit. Tramps are fun in the summer.
  • Eighteen-foot beam makes it hard to fall off.
  • Well-built with stout rigging.
  • Cramped cabin. No standing headroom and few amenities.
  • Limited storage space.
  • Portable head and no head compartment.
  • Quick motion.
  • Slow under power.

Corsair F-24 Boat Test

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By far the most comprehensive review of the F-24 I was able to find online. Many thanks for the write-up, very informative and helpful.

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Bristol 24 – Sanderling

This is the story of our boat Sanderling .

Sanderling is a 1973 Bristol 24 (also known as a Sailstar Corsair or Bristol Corsair). If you’re interested in this model of boat, we recommend checking out these resources:

  • – Bristol 24 Corsair
  • Blue Water Boats – Bristol 24
  • Sailing Magazine – Bristol 24
  • A story about a guy who sailed this model of boat across the Atlantic
  • and if you want to spring the $6 for access to it, there’s a great article in the magazine Good Old Boat, Issue 29 (March/April 2003)

July 2022 Update: We were relocated and had to put Sanderling into storage, hoping we’d move back soon, but as that prospect diminished we put Sanderling on the market. We sold her this month and wish her new owner fair winds and following seas.

The Beginning

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

Ours is the “standard” model (not the “dinette” model), with the outboard engine locker rather than the inboard diesel which was offered on some models. We also believe she has the reinforced chainplates mentioned in some of the articles.

We bought her in April 2018 from a very resourceful guy who had been using her as a live-aboard. He picked her up in Florida, rescuing her from a life as some sort of fishing barge. He sailed her up to Norfolk, and was only selling because he had decided to move back to Hawaii and didn’t want to sail the whole way.

He had a lot of projects he still wanted to complete, so he was very hesitant to let her go, but he knew we’d do right by her.

Our work started with paring her down, back to basics. We weren’t planning to live on her, only day sails and short cruises, so there was a lot of extra equipment we didn’t need. A dingy, a life raft, a kayak. We found good homes for them.

Stage 1: Hull Paint & Rigging

We had her hauled at the Portsmouth Boat Yard in the fall of 2018 and had some professionals do some work:

  • hull fared and painted with hard antifouling paint
  • new side paint
  • standing rigging replaced
  • new anchor light, steaming/deck light combo, UHF antenna, with all new wiring
  • replaced the cockpit drain hoses (they’d gotten clogged with sea growth)

We also replaced her old 5 hp standard outboard engine with a 6 hp Tohatsu Sail Drive engine, which is geared better for pushing around a 6000 lb sailboat. We’ve never felt underpowered with the new motor. (The actual model year of the engine is 2015 or 2016, but we bought it new. It had been sitting in a local inventory for a couple years, and it seemed like the wiser choice to take the still new older model for a good price than order a newer model year for more money).

At that time we also bought a custom jib from Doyle sails. She came with a mainsail and a genoa, so we wanted to add a working jib to her inventory. We also rigged her for a single reef.

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

Stage 2: Rededication to Neptune

Once she was back in the water, all painted and fresh, she felt like a new boat. And although it’s not always considered good luck to rename a boat, we felt it was appropriate in this case, after all that work and with more improvements to come. Whatever her original name had already been lost to time, and the previous owner just took to calling her “Ryder”. It didn’t seem to fit any more.

Bristol 24 Corsair at a pier

After a few weeks of agonizing, we settled on a Hawaiian name, which we felt paid appropriate homage to the previous owner and our own love for the state, having recently moved from there ourselves. We also wanted to honor our own love for birds, which felt right since boats fly, too.

Hunakai comes from the Hawaiian words “huna” meaning “speck” and “kai” meaning “sea” or “salt water,” more accurately translated as “sea foam.” It is also the Hawaiian word for both morning glories , whose pale flowers dot the shores, and sanderlings , little white and gray birds who bob and race along the edge of the water.

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Since “hunakai” is a tough one to call over the radio, Sanderling is the boat’s “official” English name. But between ourselves we always call her Hunakai . We held a small Rededication to Neptune ceremony in early February 2019.

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

After we let the pros do their job with the rigging and the painting, there were still plenty of projects left for us to tackle.

Stage 3: Many Projects

One of the biggest projects was redoing the wiring. The previous owner had made her “street legal,” but on a shoe-string budget that got the job done but wasn’t very pretty. We wanted to get the original electrical panel working again, so we re-ran new wires, and replaced all the original fuses and switches on the panel. We got the original side running lights working again, and the new deck light and steaming light we had the rigger put on the mast. We also reconnected the GPS and radio.

We also added a battery switch. And wired up the bilge pump separately so that it can run automatically even when the battery switch is set to off. The bilge is always dry, but just in case! The battery is charged by a small solar panel. It’s not set up to directly charge from shore power, but we do have a pigtail adapter and extension cord, plus a battery charger (similar to this one ), which you could plug in and then use to charge up the battery.

Since we’ve owned the boat, we’ve never had to charge the battery that way because the solar panel has always been able to keep the battery charged. But, there hasn’t been much connected to it, either.

We were not able to rewire the original light fixtures, but planned to replace them with more efficient, rechargeable, wall mounting LED light strips, like these ones .

Another project was the head. The previous owner had installed a sort of piecemeal, but self-contained system. It was a little bulky and complicated, so we decided to replace it. Originally we had planned to set up a composting toilet system, but in the end settled on a 2.6 gallon Thetford Porta Potti Portable Marine Head (which has yet to be used).

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

With the new system, the v berth is accessible again! We use it as convenient storage for the genoa, jib, spare life jackets, and anchor & chain.

Removable Engine Mounting Bracket

As mentioned earlier, our Bristol 24 is the outboard model. When we’re sailing on a regular basis, the engine lives in the aft locker, ready to go. When we know we’re not going to be sailing for a while, however, we like to take the engine out of the water to minimize sea growth.

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

Which before meant keeping the engine below decks, on its side, on the floor or on the settee. Very much in the way.

So we decided to build a removable bracket on the v berth bulkhead so we would have a less obtrusive place to keep it. Using only a 2 x 4 and a couple hinges.

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

To take it down, all we need to do is slide the hinge pins up and out!

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

Cushions & Seating

The settee/quarter berth cushions seemed a little worn, so we removed the cushion covers and gave them a good wash. Then we replaced the foam with natural latex foam.We also added a nice foam pillow, a Type IV PFD throwable cushion for extra padding below decks, and a couple of cozy blankets.

The backs of the settee are a little awkward for sitting in, so we bought an adjustable folding seat to see if it made things more comfortable. It ended up being a very nice addition, and we’d consider buying more. They’re nice because they fold completely flat for easy storage in the v berth when they’re not being used as seats. West Marine carries similar ones in a variety of colors, but I really like the model I found cheaper online through Amazon. It has a nice tall back!

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

The cockpit of the Bristol 24 has beautiful teak coaming and a lovely wooden tiller. Ours had been varnished at some point, but it was rapidly flaking away. Which didn’t look very nice and was making quite a mess. On the advice of another sailor, instead of revarnishing the teak, we decided to oil it instead.

Even the oiling was a lot of work – it meant hours of scraping off all of the remaining varnish, then a few more hours scrubbing the teak clean. But two coats of teak oil later and it was worth it to see her gleam again!

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

We’d also like to tackle the handrails on the deck and the companionway boards, but the weather hasn’t cooperated yet.

Stage 4: The Future

Hunakai has been the perfect starter boat for us. She’s not so big she’s unwieldy, but big enough to not feel cramped in the cockpit or cabin. There’s even enough room to stand up down below, if you’re not monstrously tall!

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

She’s easily managed by two people, and an experienced sailor could probably sail her single handedly.

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

But she still needs a little cosmetic work. A good scrubbing and a fresh paint/gel coat for the deck. She’s a lot cleaner below decks than she was when we bought her, but a good scrubbing and a fresh coat of paint would help there, too.

A little more teak needs restoring (hand rails and companionway) to really make her shine. The stern light works, but it could be mounted differently. The deck-hull joint is leak free, but not pretty. We still need to get replacement cabin lights, and she’s missing a sink basin and water tank.

bristol corsair 24' sailboat review

Sanderling is currently in storage in Yorktown, VA. Since the Navy relocated us to California and we couldn’t take her with us, she is FOR SALE . If you’re interested, please contact me . Asking price is $5000, but we’re open to offers.

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1977 Bristol Bristol 24

1977 Bristol Bristol 24

New Haven, Connecticut

Make Bristol

Model Bristol 24

Category Cruiser Boats

Posted Over 1 Month

1977 Bristol Bristol 24 This beautiful classic has been meticulously restored and ready for its new owner. Boat is shrink wrapped and stored in cradle. In person stunning to see, very comfortable under way a pleasure to sail! Call today this is the complete package. CALL ALEX AT 203-468-6345 furling jibmain sail2000 8 hp electric start Yamaha low hoursnew cushionscockpit cushionslewmar winchescustom ss swim ladderportable headauto pilot3 - 12 v batteriesbattery chargerVHF radiostereolife lineswest marine 4 man dinghy

1980  Bristol  24 Bristol Yachts co

1980 Bristol 24 Bristol Yachts co

Dawsonville, Georgia

Model 24 Bristol Yachts Co

Just in not yet cleaned up. 1980 Bristol 24 Bristol Yachts co Blue Water Rated Look at all pictures. Trailer available Sailboats Cruiser 3441 PSN . Pics to far right show the cleaned boat. We will post additional pics after clean up. Top quality full keel cruising sailboat. the boat was cleaned in December. Fully rigged...

1982 Bristol Ketch

1982 Bristol Ketch

Williamsburg, Virginia

Model Ketch

Category Sailboats

1982 Bristol Ketch,1982 Bristol 32' Ketch. Good to Very Good condition. Shoal Draft (3'6" keel up - 7'8" keel down). New canvas all around, 24hp Diesel Universal engine freshly tuned up with new impeller, fuel filter, oil change and belt. 6'2 headspace in cabin. Wheel steering, sleeps 4 adults comfortably. Moving - Must Sell. $14,500 OBO. Includes paid slip fees until 1 Jan 2017. Will consider trade or partial trade for the right powerboat with trailer.Additional features;-Propane Stove, Oven and rail mounted BBQ-Coast Guard Registered # with all required rescue equipment-Garmin GPS 541s with two mounts. (one above wheel and one at cabin Nav Station)- Spotlight / deck light / running lights-Marine Band Radio-Cutter Rig installs easily when you want it-Roller furling on Jib-Full Bathroom, shower and sink-Sink (power or manually operated), icebox in cabin-Cabin fans, heater / fold down table in cabin-plenty of storage area in cabin and V berth-Solar Battery Charger with voltage cutoff-8' inflatable PRU-3 dinghy w/ Mercury 3.3hp outboard (runs great)-60 gallons of H20 holding tanks-30 gallon internal gas tank-anchor line snubber-bottom paint in Apr 2015-many spare parts, fenders and life jackets-Boat Survey in July 2012 (appraised at $32k)-$85/month (pull thru) slip available if you wish to keep the boat in the Williamsburg/Yorktown area. Slip fees paid up til 1 Jan 2017.This is a turn key sailboat - she's ready for your next adventure. $14500

1967 Bristol 35 Sloop Diesel Auxiliary 5 Foot Draft  New Sails, Harken Furler

1967 Bristol 35 Sloop Diesel Auxiliary 5 Foot Draft New Sails, Harken Furler

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Category Cruiser Motorcycles

Length 35.0

A Classic American Beauty – Simple and easy to sail and maintain. She sleeps 6 including the removable pipe berth. This is a northeast boat with no blisters. She was shipped to FL last summer and stored on the hard and has recently undergone a 2 month refit here. New (2013) 135% Jib by Mack Sails - 7.77 Marblehead Mitre cut cloth with foam luff pad and Navy blue Sunbrella UV protective cloth - mounts on a Harken Cruising # 1 Roller Furler (new 2011) , New (2013) fully battened mainsail from Mack Sails -Challenge High Aspect cloth with 2 deep reefs - + older storm jib, storm trysail, & spinnaker all in good shape, The 2 reefing lines from the new (2011) Selden boom with built in internal single line jiffy reefing (2 reef points) and the main halyard lead to the cabin top through a (new 2011) Spinlock Clutch. New (2013) Mack Pack semi-automatic mainsail cover and lazy jack combination, New (2012) Manson Supreme (roll bar type) anchor, New (2012) Fortress anchor, Garmin 441S GPS (new 2011), Standard Horizon fixed mount VHF + Standard Horizon hand held VHF (both new 2011), New port lights in Main Cabin, new Tricolor LED masthead light, 4 dock lines, 4 fenders, Coast Guard safety equipment package, New upper shrouds, New forestay, New backstay, most hoses replaced, many 12 volt wiring upgrades, most hoses throughout replaced, and much more. The engine is a 24 horsepower 3 cylinder Universal Diesel Medalist 1115 CC (with glow plugs for easy starting) which apparently is a marinized Kubota Tractor engine. It has approximately 2500 hours on it. Since 2012 it has had a new starter installed, a new alternator installed, and a new Oberdorfer Raw water pump installed. It has always been professionally maintained. In 2013 the engine was remounted and realigned by Niemiec Marine an outfit with a great reputation in New Bedford,MA. At that time a new stainless steel propeller shaft was installed and both the prop shaft and rudder shaft stuffing boxes were repacked. This engine is very reliable.

Bristol 24 Sailboat

Bristol 24 Sailboat

Punta Gorda, Florida

The YMCA Sailing program in Charlotte Harbor is selling excess equipment so we can better concentrate on our core program. Our funds must be spent on this core program. We just have no place to store this. 1980 Bristol 24. Roller furling headsail, and main very very lightly used. Raymarine sailing instruments, depth, speed and temperature, wind point, and autopilot. Origo non-pressure alcohol stove, compass, life jackets, etc. Macerator head. Life ring. Mercury outboard with inboard controls, electric start with tilt and trim. Asking $10500.00 Bottom last painted 9/2010 but it has been professionally maintained since. Contact Butch at 941 380-1124 or Gary 941 204-3411 to see the boat.

1969 Bristol 24' Sailboat

1969 Bristol 24' Sailboat

Champion, Michigan

I have up for sale a 24' Bristol Sailboat that has full keel, 3000lb lead ballast,good rigging 316 stainless, new topside paint, I/O engine well, 3 new sails, Fully batton main, On custom made jig,bottom sanded ready for paint, can be stored on property for 30 days -- Thank You.. Sorry about picture quality ..If interested I will get better photo's.. Just ask.. Comes with Mast & Boom also...

24' 1978 Bristol Corsair

24' 1978 Bristol Corsair

Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Please call boat owner Chuck at 508-930-0870. Classic 1978 BRISTOL ‘Corsair’ 24 fiberglass sailboat FOR SALE ‘Irish Pirate’ - Hull #697 of total 726 built, from 1969-1983 Well maintained masthead sloop, safe, comfortable, a joy to sail Designer: Paul Coble LOA: 24’-7” LWL: 18’-1” Beam: 8’-0” Draft: 3’-5” Full Keel – Ballast: 3000 lbs. Displacement: 5920 lbs. Sail Area 296 sq. ft. Axillary: 2005 Johnson 9.9 HP 2 stroke – electric start outboard w/ 6 gallon portable tank – all mounted in a covered rear vented well and lazarette storage locker Interior: ‘Dinette’ model layout, w/ 2 V-berth bunks, rear single quarter-berth bunk, and generous main cabin berth bunk, that can convert to a dining table for 4. Headliner is all molded fiberglass; has nice rich mahogany tongue and groove side wall paneling, mahogany berth frames, mahogany galley, rear hanging locker/control panel and vberth storage cabinets. Galley has molded/insulated ice-box; stainless steel sink w/hand pump; ‘Origo’ alcohol stove-top; 2 drawers, dish and food storage; and chart storage. All new custom interior cushions w/ Sunbrella fabric 2011 Has 20 gallon v-berth water tank, vented, with deck fill. ‘Sanipotte’ v-berth located porta-potti w/6 removable 1 tank. (2) cabin fans; and all new LED cabin lights in 2012 Includes ‘Bug-buster’ hatch & companionway screens. Sleeps a young family of 4, or 3 adults comfortably. SAIL INVENTORY well maintained and cleaned each season (2) Mains: one original, and one newer in 2006, set up with jiffy reefing. (3) Jibs: a 110, a 130, and a 150 all rigged for Schaefer 750 (2007) roller-furler, and with UV protector strip. (1) Drifter with spinnaker pole. Custom burgundy ‘Sunbrella’ mainsail cover 2008 Includes boom vang, and new halyards (2012) ELECTRONICS VHF: ICOM IC-M45 GPS: Si-Tex EZ Chart w/charts from NYC to Boston Depth: Raymarine ST60 (2012) Stereo: Jensen MSR3007 w/Dual marine speakers (012) Solar Panel charger: Sunsei SE-400 (2010) for the (2) group 24 deep cycle marine batteries (starting and house) New accessory Breaker panel, house battery, electric bilge pump, and updated wiring in (2012) 2 OTHER EQUIPMENT Custom Dodger in ‘sand’ Sunbrella in (2009) Burgundy Sunbrella boom tent, tiller cover, hatch board sleeve. “Bottom-Siders’ custom cockpit cushions-sand w/burgundy pin-stripe. Stainless Steel bow and stern rails w/ life-lines connected all around. Stainless Steel swim ladder and web man-overboard ladder. (3) adult life jackets; (2) fire extinguishers; flare gun; air horn; brass ships bell; tide gauge: inclinometer: 12 volt hand-held spotlight: emergency tiller; ‘Tiller-Tender’; stern mounted oarlock for a sculling oar; ‘Force 10’ rail barbeque. Whale ‘Gusher’ manual bilge pump; (2) winch handles. Ritchie compass (primary) and (spare) Danforth compass. Bomar venting port-lights in the v-berth cabin (2008) Fortress FX-11 anchor w/8’ leader chain and 150’ nylon anchor rode, mounted on the bow pulpit, and rode stored in a bow anchor locker. Included is a Beacon Lynx 10’ fiberglass dinghy w/ oars This a wonderful weekend cruising sailboat; a dream to sail and easily single-handed. Some recent life changes, bad knees, and not enough time 3 to really use it, forces this sale, with regret. She needs a good devoted owner to enjoy and take care of her. Boat is currently located in Fairhaven. Asking $12,500.- or B.O. Contact: Chuck McHugh – H: 508-698-3920 C: 508-930- 0870 e-mail: [email removed] or W: 781-933-3570 ext 1234

1970 Bristol 24

1970 Bristol 24

Los Angeles, California

Private Seller (858) 768-1115 Photos Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Close Request Information * Name First Name * Email Telephone (optional) Best Time to Contact Anytime Morning Mid-day Evening Question/Comments (optional) Shop Safely: Protect Your Money. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Contact Seller 1970 Bristol 24,USCG Captain moving up to a larger vessel and selling my classic 1970 Bristol 24 sloop. There is no shortage of info on these great pocket cruisers online. Bristol created a classic, with solid hand laid fiberglass construction and timeless lines that people have sailed far offshore. Exterior Video: Video: is a great example of the Bristol and its hard to find these on the West Coast in good condition. Kept in a marina in a transferrable upwind slip close to channel at Marina Del Rey. The slip fee is $317/mo. Sail Inventory-Mainsail - Very Good condition-Mainsail - Fair condition-Storm Jib - New condition-100% Jib - Good Condition-130% Genoa - Good conditionSailcovers & Sheets new in 2013Whole interior has been refit. Cushions are in great condition and match with the sail covers in light tan.2011 8HP 4 stroke Yamaha - perfect condition! Alcohol stove, Sink with freshwater hand pump and classic bronze handle, brass lanterns, porta potty, V-berth and 2 full length settee berths, removable dinette, GPS Chartplotter, Autopilot, Push button outboard starter, tiller steering, 2 danforth anchors with chain and rode. The bottom was last painted two years ago. I had a diver dive on it recently (4 months ago) and he said it should be fine for another year. The outboard has an alternator to charge the battery / autopilot etc. I also have a charger which I plug into the shorepower on the dock. I run and have sailed around 24,000nm including a Pacific and an Atlantic crossing before buying the Bristol. The hand laid fiberglass construction and solid build all around makes the yacht feel substantial and larger than the 24ft LOA underfoot. I'm buying a larger vessel and would like to sell as soon as possible. Make me an offer! Further Info on the Bristol 24: $6500, 8587681115 Finance this boat|Get an insurance quote|

1976 Bristol 24' Corsair Sailboat

1976 Bristol 24' Corsair Sailboat

Annapolis, Maryland

Classic Bristol sail boat. Great for the family on the bay. Bottom new barrier coat last year with 2 coats of Interlux Pacifica ablative bottom paint, and sanded and 2 layer again this year. Mid 90's Yamaha 9.9 Electric start 4 stroke extra long shaft motor w/ 6 gal. tank. Electronics - VHF, Garmin Depth Finder, AM/FM Radio, 12V Battery is Gel so no maintenance. 1 original main, 1 4yr old main, 1 100% original Jib, 1 160% about 10 yrs old just re-worked by Bacon Assoc. last fall. Great Gunk Hole boat with only 3.5 draft. 3,000 lbs ballast. Will sail well with heavy air, single handed. Fun raced with 18-20 mph wind no reefing needed with full main & 160% genoa and winning agains larger boats that reefed. Hull is fiberglass that is 1" thick around ballast & 3/4 inch up to deck. Very solid. Advertised locally may shorten listing time.

1966 Bristol Corsair Sloop

1966 Bristol Corsair Sloop

Mendon, Massachusetts

1966 Bristol Corsair Sloop “CURRENT PRICE” IS A GUIDE.  ALL OFFERS RESPECTFULLY CONSIDERED.General Description This is the ever popular Bristol 24 Corsair - a safe, solid built pocket cruiser. Hundreds were built by Bristol Yachts in Rhode Island. This Paul Coble design, with the right equipment, is perfectly suited to ocean voyaging. Actual ConditionIt is reported by the owner, that new sails were recently purchased. The boat will require some repairs and reconditioning, but could make a nice, low cost cruising sailboat. EquipmentA trailer is not included in this sale. EnginesPlease read Motors and Machinery Disclaimer. Motors and Machinery DisclaimerNo statement of condition can be made regarding motors, engines or machinery, whatsoever. A photo may appear of the engine compartment and machinery, but it is entirely the buyers responsibility to inspect and determine their actual condition. * On occasion we receive unverified information regarding mechanical condition. MS 4678 AFLAM

1969 Bristol Sail

1969 Bristol Sail

Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Private Seller (313) 418-1063 Photos Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Close Request Information * Name First Name * Email Telephone (optional) Best Time to Contact Anytime Morning Mid-day Evening Question/Comments (optional) Shop Safely: Protect Your Money. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Contact Seller 1969 Bristol Sail,This 1969, 29' Nathanael Herreshoff designed Bristol is in pristine condition having been babied by its owner over the past 24 years. This yacht has never seen a winter as it has been tucked away in heated storage. Often times this yacht has been mistaken for new when visiting away ports.Recent upgrades include decks painted, waterline painted, bottom finished, new curtains, new lines, custom steering wheel cover, new 7" GPS (Garmin) and many more. $29000, 3134181063 Finance this boat|Get an insurance quote|

Bow Pulpit. Stainless Steel. Excellent Condition. Bristol, Maine.

Bow Pulpit. Stainless Steel. Excellent Condition. Bristol, Maine.

Chamberlain, Maine

Bow Pulpit, for a 20'-30' sailboat. Stainless Steel. Excellent condition. Dimensions: Overall length 60" Width across aft legs 45-1/2" Width across fwd legs 25" Distance between aft legs and fwd legs 24"

Yacht, Viking 44' twin Diesel, Bristol condition throughout

Yacht, Viking 44' twin Diesel, Bristol condition throughout

Brewerton, New York

* Year:1987, late build with a number of 1988 features * Completely renovated in 2008 * Located in Brewerton, New York * Hull Material: Fiberglass * YW# 1750-1380785 * Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Detroit Diesels * Current Asking Price: US$198,000 Additional Specs, Equipment and Information: Builder: VikingDesigner: Bruce Wilson Dimensions: LOA: 44' Beam: 15' Displacement: 30 CRT (dry) Draft: 3 feet 10 inches 2 J&T Detroit Marine 6-71TI Diesel Engines with 450 HP each Hours: Slightly over true 830 hours on original factory Detroit Diesels Cruising Speed: 21 knotsMax Speed: 24 knots Tankage: Fuel: 460gal. Freshwater: 180gal. Hull lD#VKY44298E787 Place Built: New Gretna, New Jersey Documentation #931119 Hailing Port: Cleveland, Ohio Accommodations: Sleeps four comfortably in two private staterooms, each with its own full bathroom adjoining. The large dinette can be converted to sleep two additional guests, and the salon L-shaped sofa contains a hide-a-bed that can sleep two additional persons for a total of eight. Vessel is factory equipped with central air conditioning/heat. Heater is separate from A/C. The A/C is Marine Air reverse cycle type. Two additional factory installed heaters are built in, one in the salon and one in the master stateroom. Custom interior design throughout: G and L Interiors (Traditional Residential and Marine). This vessel was completely updated and is in immaculate condition throughout with no scratches, stains or surface defects. E-mail for details or visit the web site below: Bridge: Up three steps from the aft deck is the bridge, the operational center of the vessel. It has a recently installed soft top with full strataglass enclosures with zippers that can be opened as is the case with the aft deck window material. There is an open, unobstructed view for both the captain and the passengers. The same beige/cream tweed carpet is contoured throughout the bridge area, including the stair treads leading up. There are twin padded full seats before the bridge panel, as well as padded surround seating to starboard and forward. Ample storage space can be found beneath these seats as well as within the teak cabinetry forward. Custom installed electronics and the quality Viking bridge gauges and controls are easily accessed by the captain. A newly installed Lowrance GPS/chart plotter and twin closed circuit television cameras have been added, the latter a convenience when there is a need to pilot the vessel stern first into or alongside a tight mooring. These cameras are located at the base of the radar arch, starboard and port. Additional electronics and bridge equipment include: * Furuno 24 mile radar * Robertson autopilot * lcom402VHF * Cybernet 2040 CTX VHF * Datamarine depth sounder * Datamarine knot indicator * Trim tabs * Fire extinguisher * Emergency engine shutoffs and fire protection system monitor at the helm * Bimini top with flybridge curtains * Additional fenders and lines * Life vests, all sizes, contained in zippered vinyl storage unit forward * Navigation lights * Pike poles, deck brushes and numerous other accessories inside teak storage cabinets forward * Original Viking tailored seat covers (two) at the helm Further electrical: * 30 & 50 electrical service * 30 amp power cord * 50 amp power cord with Glendinning cable master; both power outlets are located at starboard stern along with cable TV and phone connectors * 12V DC electrical system * 110V AC electrical system * Two 8D batteries replaced recently Deck: * Danforth anchor * Ideal windlass with chain and rode * Bow pulpit with rails * Four white fenders mounted in stainless steel holders * Lines Mechanical and Engine: Recent major engine check shows excellent compression and exacting maintenance standards. * Bilge blowers * Bridge controls * Engine Alarm * Emergency engine stop * Halon fire control system * Engine fuel shut off valve * Kohler generator, Diesel, 68.71 cu. inches * Alternator, 20 amps, 12 volts * Holding tank * Thermal acoustical insulation * Lube oil storage and transfer system * Hydraulic hynautic wheel steering * Bennett trim tabs * Walker air seps * Block heaters As can be seen from the photograph, these engines are in immaculate condition. Extensive documentation and maintenance records are available. Hull: This is a vessel constructed in the traditional era of a bygone day, superbly designed and made of heavy-duty fiberglass which makes her the ideal Great Lakes boat. She rides the waves stable and true. * Hull bottom and transom sealed with Interlux 2000 barrier coating * Interlux VC17M bottom paint * Hull washed annually before entering heated indoor storage Safety Features: * Ample quantity of life preservers. * Type IV throwable * Three wall-mounted fire extinguishers * Combination day/night VDS (flare gun) * Horn * Antique brass ship's bell, aft deck * Masthead light Additional information: * This vessel is in immaculate condition throughout with no scratches, stains or surface defects . She is recommended for the serious buyer who wishes to own an exceptional, traditional Great Lakes yacht. We invite you to compare her with any other vessel of her type (double cabin cruiser) and vintage currently on the market. This Viking is one of a kind. Her barrier coat and paint are in excellent condition, along with her original gelcoat. She is stored in a heated indoor facility each winter. Even her headliners are as new. No detail has been overlooked. We welcome your requests for any additional information you desire. Reason for sale: declining health of devoted owners (husband and wife). * Numerous original maintenance records and documents are available, including all factory literature and manuals. * This boat has always been a freshwater vessel. Newly Installed Custom Teak Flooring: Steven Menz, Master Woodworker. Please note that the flooring is constructed of individually installed traditional teak planking and is not to be compared with sheet-applied or synthetic products. Each board was individually numbered so that the color and grain run true throughout. All hatches fit precisely, and the major hatches, where possible, are framed with contoured corners. Each hatch includes the appropriate traditional solid brass hardware. This endeavor was commissioned by the present owners in 2008 and required several months to execute while the vessel remained in enclosed storage for half of the boating season. (All wall-to-wall carpeting was removed, including that alongside the double berth in the forward stateroom which is paneled in teak, as well.) The original Viking inlay flooring, also in pristine condition, is retained in the galley and the heads only. The present owners retained these as well as the entirety of the superb Viking teak joinery throughout the boat. Aft Deck: From the salon up two steps and through twin teak glass-fronted doors, the large aft deck is equipped with the original factory installed fiberglass hardtop and strataglass windows that can be unzipped and fastened upwards to provide ventilation if needed. There is a door to both starboard and port for easy access to the deck areas. The floor is original textured fiberglass with a new custom contoured beige/cream tweed carpet. In addition, the room contains the original Viking teak cabinetry behind which a complete wet bar with a sink and an icemaker/refrigerator can be found. There is also a door at the stern providing access to a teak stairway leading to the teak swim platform. The surrounding railings are also solid teak. The furniture consists of an upholstered loveseat and chair, an additional lounge chair with a coffee table to match. The upholstery is of a beige and mocha "sunbrella" fabric which is resistant to fading. The present owners have also included protective contoured coverings for all upholstered pieces to further protect the upholstery when the vessel is in storage or left unattended for a period of time. Also present are two teak side tables located to port. Custom made tan canvas runners are included for the aft deck and the salon in order to protect both the salon and aft deck carpets during viewing purposes and the flooring surfaces when workmen are engaged to provide services within the vessel. Decorative pillows also accent the aft deck furniture making this a most comfortable area in which to relax and enjoy a panoramic view of the scenery, rain or shine. Master Stateroom: The master stateroom is located three steps (teak) down aft. This room contains a center-line queen berth with generous space to move freely throughout the areas therein. There is extremely ample drawer and cabinet storage space throughout, including a full-sized clothes closet and separate locker. Three lamps provide excellent illumination, including a "his-and-hers" three-way lamp on either side of the bed for nighttime reading. The contoured bedspread is embroidered linen and includes decorative silk pillows. The window treatments to starboard and port, also including the large transom window, are embroidered silk organza overlaying English chintz, also lined and interlined. A matching drapery is also present on the window inside the full-length locker to starboard. The flooring throughout is teak. All additional Viking woodwork/cabinetry has also been retained in this room. The room also contains a fire extinguisher as per regulations. Master Head Aft: This head is located to port, and as per the guest head, contains a full bath with vanity, stall shower, mirrors, ample lighting and electric commode. The original Viking ivory-toned inlay flooring has been retained throughout. The window treatment is made of English silk organza with hand-applied antique lace trim surround. There is generous teak cabinetry providing storage space both above the vanity and below. Guest Stateroom Forward: This private stateroom features a double bed, generous drawer and locker storage and an opening hatch overhead. The draperies starboard and port are 100% silk dupioni, fully lined and interlined for longevity and aesthetic appeal. These include a complimentary trim along each perimeter. The custom contoured bedspread is fabricated of English chintz. Silk decorative pillows enhance the decor. (Unfortunately, these are not visible in the photograph below.) Unlike many forward staterooms, this room is amply lighted, including a reading lamp at the head of the bed, and it contains additional decorative accents. The room contains a genuine Persian rug. All woodwork throughout, including flooring, is solid teak. Guest Head Forward: The spacious head to port adjoins the guest stateroom and is accessible from the stateroom itself and the hallway as well. The doors can be closed to afford maximum privacy for your guests. The room is generously lit with a large vanity, sink, electric commode and a stall shower. The window curtain is silk with an antique lace border, lined and interlined. There is an ample mirrored medicine/storage cabinet above the sink as well as teak storage cabinetry beneath. The flooring is the original Viking ivory-toned inlay with no imperfections. Laundry Area: Located in the hallway to starboard are the Kenmore washer and dryer. The present owners can attest to the fact that the washer was never used as the original drum restraint strips used for transport from the factory were never removed. This was discovered and the strips were subsequently extracted shortly after the purchase of the yacht upon instruction by the present owners, and both appliances function perfectly. Neither has been used since the test run by the Kenmore sales representative who performed this work. Therefore, they remain in as new condition. There is a convenient rod above for use in hanging clothing. These appliances are concealed from view by a paneled teak door and attractive surrounding teak moldings. The hallway flooring is also teak. Galley: This vessel is a galley down style. It is located opposite the dinette to starboard and has a custom teak-paneled Kenmore refrigerator and freezer which matches the original Viking cabinetry style and was commissioned by the present owners. Solid brass safety latches hold both doors in place should the vessel be underway in rough seas. The galley contains a stainless steel sink with garbage disposer, instant hot water, a three-burner electric range, a microwave-convection oven, a disposal, water heater and fresh water system. There is ample storage above, below and alongside the countertops. A central vacuum system is also included. There is also a fire extinguisher in this room as per regulations. The flooring is the original ivory-toned Viking inlay material. Numerous kitchen utensils and other decorative accents are included with the purchase of the vessel. Dinette: Opposite the galley to port is the dinette area with ample seating for six adults. The teak table can be lowered and the dinette converts to a two-sleeper bed. The U-shaped surround seating is custom upholstered around the large table. Complimentary decorative pillows add to the comfort and aesthetic appeal. The window treatment is of a harmonious silk textile, and the area is extremely well lit. There is commodious storage space present beneath the seating area. The flooring and surrounding surfaces in the dinette are teak with a genuine (not a knockoff) Persian carpet located to the front of the table. All areas and accessories are in as new condition. Salon: Up two stairs (teak), the large salon offers ample seating with custom upholstered L-shaped sofas (one containing the hide-a-bed) to port with a French desk and chair to starboard. This makes a fine computer desk as well as a writing area as the desktop lifts for storage of papers, pencils and other related items. There is a wet bar also located to starboard. Numerous compatible silk decorative pillows arranged upon the sofas are included. As is throughout the vessel, all textiles are new. The salon also has immaculate teak joinery, teak flooring throughout and generous storage space. The original Viking Sony color television is contained in its own enclosed teak cabinet as per factory. A Sony audio system, also factory original, can be played throughout the vessel. Two lamps enhance the decor. (Please note: The designers are well versed in marine applications, and every permanent decorative or accent piece has been firmly secured in order to prevent accidents while underway. Personal items such as family photographs, candlesticks and the like must, of course, be stowed beforehand.) The ceiling lighting is of the traditional yacht design with color-compatible wooden bezels surrounding each fixture. A genuine Persian carpet (sale negotiable) enhances the overall decor. Should the future buyer(s) desire a substitute of similar quality, the interior designers have access to such and would be pleased to present artistically appropriate options in a variety of sizes at no additional cost. There is an ebony English tray table in the eighteenth century style located in front of the sofas. The draperies are of an ivory tone, and the large windows to starboard and port are equipped with Magna-Vue blinds. These blinds, when open, permit much more light and views of scenery to enter the room and were installed by the interior designers at the request of the present owners who wished to eliminate the "closed in" feeling of the original conventional mini blinds.

2004 Eastern Boats 24

2004 Eastern Boats 24

East Falmouth, Massachusetts

Private Seller (414) 870-8274 Photos Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Close Request Information * Name First Name * Email Telephone (optional) Best Time to Contact Anytime Morning Mid-day Evening Question/Comments (optional) Shop Safely: Protect Your Money. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use. Contact Seller 2004 Eastern Boats 24, 2004 24' Eastern- 150 Honda E Tech- boat & engine MINT-- BRISTOL 290 hours, professionally maintained -inside stored. Many Custom options. SS prop, swim ladder, Includes 2004 Magic Tilt galvanized dual axel trailer, 2012 new brakes and hydraulics. Seat cushions,Canvas Bimini, canvas ,privacy enclosure console/seat covers. Moving to a bigger boat. $35,900. 414-870-8274- Inside stored in Falmouth, MA $35900, 4148708274 Be sure: Get a boat history report|Finance this boat|Get an insurance quote|

1961 Huckins Linwood

1961 Huckins Linwood

Mystic, Connecticut

Make Huckins

Model Linwood

Category Motoryachts

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

She is currently on the hard having the bottom sanded and painted for the 2019 Season. We are planning to revisit and for detailed photos and video May 2019. All bright work redone with Bristol Finish Stock #148944 The largest Linwood built, the only one built on the 64' hull and the only one fitted with V-12 engines at the factory! The 1961 Huckins 60' is a true endeavor with the passion for a romantic elegance restored to timeless beauty. Innovators who changed the way things were done, showed the impossible to be possible and whose legacies are integral within the foundations of what is today taken for granted, whether it be the first practical and affordable private jet, a revolutionary hull design that gave a smooth, fast and dry ride like none before, or designing the earliest planning hulls including the legendary PT boat and later among the first pioneers to sheath wooden hulls in fiberglass. For over nine decades and several generations of pleasure boat evolution and refinement Huckins has been there all along, still in the family, still innovating, still preserving, still striking the right balance between that which offers new possibilities and that which assures known qualities. Possibilities such as lighter weight, tighter construction tolerances or greater performance and efficiency, qualities such as reputation, durability and classic good looks. As is always the case among those who remain in business, let alone in the top tier for generations, it requires walking the high wire between the radical and the rational, a balancing act perhaps only made possible by generations of family ownership, a series of steady hands on the tiller sharing a common gene pool. Which brings us to the subject vessel at hand, the 1961 Huckins Linwood sixty footer, if not the finest example of the brand certainly one of them. Purchased first as an object of love by the current owner, she then became a mission and eventually an obsession, and just as it takes a special breed of innovator to give birth to a classic, it is often the case that love and obsession, not to mention sufficient means, are necessary attributes among those who wish to preserve them. Thus the mission became the total restoration of the vessel to her finest, few expenses spared, no lack of sand in the hourglass. The entire exterior hull was stripped of glass to the bare wood, completely refastened and then re-covered with West System Epoxy and 18oz bi-axial cloth. The keel and chine were reinforced with four layers of cloth, and all the topsides and decking with 10oz cloth. The structural necessities having been addressed, the more remarkable aspect of the project was restoring the power configuration to original. You see, among her past interesting owners was a drug running operation that doubtless appreciated her fine seaworthy qualities and speed, so much so that they reconfigured her to straight inboard with a dummy fuel tank sealed with contraband abaft, then loaded her topsides with bales of marijuana and abandoned her off the coast of Florida... whereupon the Coast Guard seized her and impounded her conveniently on land where the clever villains were able to sneak in under the cover of darkness, cut open the fake tank and recover the real contraband... yet another example of innovation by those obviously at the top of their game. So, out went that renegade power package and in came a pair of 12-V71 TI Diesel The mission is to reconstruct, restore and refit her as classic vessel to cruise 20 knots operating around 29 gallons/hour. To achieve this performance over Fifteen thousand hours highly skilled professionals completed the following: Exterior Hull Stripped to bare wood outside Entire hull re-fastened and covered with West System Epoxy (18 oz. bi-axel cloth) Keel and Chine reinforced with additional four layers of 18 oz. bi-axel cloth. Top sides and deck two layers 10 oz cloth and West-System Epoxy Two Detroit 12-V71 TI Diesel engines, 650 hp, 1980. Frame out rebuild 2005 (approx. 800 hours) Two Walter Heavy Duty V-drives Two four-blade 34 x 36 medium cup propellers (2011) All new half shafts, couplings, etc. Northern lights generator in soundbox (2010) Cruisair 24,000 BTU AC/heat (2005) Wiring (Anchor) replaced (2009) Plumbing (Pex) replaced (2009) Water Heater 40 gallon (2009) Engine room fire extinguishing system (2010) Reason for selling is building a residence in florida.

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Sailstar Corsair 24

Sailstar Corsair 24 is a 24 ′ 6 ″ / 7.5 m monohull sailboat designed by Paul Coble and built by Bristol Yachts/Sailstar Boats (USA) starting in 1964.

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The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

Similar to the later BRISTOL 24. The CORSAIR, besides the ‘standard’ version (twin settee with V berth forward), was also available with a convertible ‘Dinette’, with a galley on the opposite side amidships, and a single quarter berth aft. An inboard engine was available as an option. Boats called Bristol have lead ballast. Those from Sailstar, concrete. Ballast was always meant to be 3000 lbs. even though it erroneously appears as a lower number in some documentation. (according to Clint Pearson the builder). Thanks to ‘Bristol 24’ for providing corrections.

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Last year I purchased a 1967 Bristol Corsair 24. The motor well had been modified to fit an 18hp Evinrude motor including eight inch fiberglass "walls" constucted around the hole in the hull that accomodates the motor shaft. The previous owners attemt to keep water out of the well (it actually traps water in). I can't tell exactly which parts are stock and which are additions. Can anyone direct me to spec photos of a Bristol 24?? My goal is to bring the well back to stock and add a 9.9hp four-stroke. Any leads appreciated. Cheers, Michael [email protected]  

Let me know what you need exactly Hi, I have a 1967 Bristol 24. Let me know the photos you need maybe I can help. I would be happy to take some of my well. In addition I have the original brochure that I could scan and email you if you like. -Wes  

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  15. BRISTOL 24

    It takes into consideration "reported" sail area, displacement and length at waterline. The higher the number the faster speed prediction for the boat. A cat with a number 0.6 is likely to sail 6kts in 10kts wind, a cat with a number of 0.7 is likely to sail at 7kts in 10kts wind. KSP = (Lwl*SA÷D)^0.5*0.5


    Home / Sailboat / BRISTOL 24 CORSAIR (SAILSTAR) BRISTOL 24 CORSAIR (SAILSTAR) Category: Sailboat. Boat Details. Designer: Builders: Associations: Paul Coble: Bristol Yachts/Sailstar Boats (USA)? ... Boat loans are the same as car loans, except that they usually require a bigger down payment. However, subprime boat loans are available. It's ...

  17. Bristol Bristol 24 Boats for sale

    Posted Over 1 Month. 1977 Bristol Bristol 24 This beautiful classic has been meticulously restored and ready for its new owner. Boat is shrink wrapped and stored in cradle. In person stunning to see, very comfortable under way a pleasure to sail! Call today this is the complete package. CALL ALEX AT 203-468-6345 furling jibmain sail2000 8 hp ...

  18. 1977 Bristol 24' (Corsair)

    Boat Review Forum. SailNet is a forum community dedicated to Sailing enthusiasts. ... 1977 Bristol 24' (Corsair) Jump to Latest Follow ... We may be in the market for another in the near future and actually came across a 1977 Bristol 24' in very nice condition. I am more familiar with the 32' but know very little about the 24'.

  19. Bristol 24 Corsair

    okawbow. 249 posts · Joined 2007. #8 · Jul 16, 2010. My 1976 Bristol 24 has a solid chunk of lead in th keel, encapsualated in resin. I've actually seen the lead while repairing a void in the keel. My boat came with a diesel, and has a 12" deep bilge, compared to the 2" or so bilges on the concrete versions.

  20. Sailstar Corsair 24

    Sailstar Corsair 24 is a 24′ 6″ / 7.5 m monohull sailboat designed by Paul Coble and built by Bristol Yachts/Sailstar Boats (USA) starting in 1964. ... the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond ...

  21. Corsair 24

    The Corsair 24, also called the Corsair F-24, is an American trailerable sailboat that was designed by Ian Farrier as ... Market demand is dependable and you will get your money back. It's not the best beginners boat." In a 2019 review for Practical Sailor, Darrell Nicholson described the Mark II as, "flat out fast and well built, but ...


    It takes into consideration "reported" sail area, displacement and length at waterline. The higher the number the faster speed prediction for the boat. A cat with a number 0.6 is likely to sail 6kts in 10kts wind, a cat with a number of 0.7 is likely to sail at 7kts in 10kts wind. KSP = (Lwl*SA÷D)^0.5*0.5

  23. Spec Photos of Bristol Corsair 24 Needed

    Last year I purchased a 1967 Bristol Corsair 24. The motor well had been modified to fit an 18hp Evinrude motor including eight inch fiberglass "walls" constucted around the hole in the hull that accomodates the motor shaft. The previous owners attemt to keep water out of the well (it actually traps water in).