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1976 Bristol 35 for Sal

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Catalina 400 for sale by Jan Guthrie Yacht Brokerage


"PROMISE" is a classic Alden designed Bristol 35 with gorgeous lines, built by the quality builder of Bristol Yachts. Catalina 400 salon - click for larger imageThis fine vessel has been maintained in very good condition by all 3 of her knowledgeable owners. The previous (second) owner has made the following improvements: Awlgrip painted the hull, rebuilt the engine, added roller furling for headsail, replaced all interior fabrics, added electronics, and much more. She must be seen to be appreciated.

The current owner put brand new sails on her, new dodger, sail cover all out of matching beautiful dark blue Sunbrella.  They also put on a new ST6002 Autopilot, and a new VHF radio with DSC.


Interior is clean, light and open with accommodations for six.  All of the cushions throughout the boat have been recovered and are in excellent condition.

Double V-berth stateroom forward, with new comfortable cushions and a filler cushion.Catalina 400 aft stateroom with island bed - click for larger image

Next aft is the head with the vanity and the head across, shower sump.  There is a privacy door on the head, and you can separate the vee from the rest of the boat.

The dinette on port, converts to a double berth, with a single settee berth opposite the dinette.  The sixth berth is a removable upper single pipe berth above the starboard settee.

The galley includes: stainless steel sink, large ice box, abundant counter space and storage. There is a 2 burner electric cookplate for cooking at dockside, and a propane stove for use at anchor or on a mooring.

Navigator's station with light, U-shaped dinette. Extensive storage includes: 44 interior lockers, 2 hanging lockers, 2 large cockpit lockers, lazarette locker, and an anchor chain locker forward.

Interior decor: beautiful mahogany interior joinerwork, 1993 blue fabric on cushions and throw pillows (excellent condition), white curtains, teak and holly cabin sole. Ventilation is provided by: 2 hatches, 1 opening port, and 2 dorade vents (all with screens).

Sails & RiggingCatalina 400 galley - click for larger image

New Mainsail 2008 by Quantum Sails
New Genoa 2008 by Quantum Sails

Older Mainsail with full battens
170% genoa
150% genoa
120% genoa
storm jib
The 170% genoa was recut for the furler in 1990. The other older headsails still have hanks

Aluminum mast and boom
Single spreader rig
Stainless Steel wire rope standing rigging
3 halyards
Harken jib roller furling system new in 1990
Roller and Slab reefing systems for mainsail
Spinnaker pole.
All Lewmar winches:

  • 2 #40 primaries
  • 2 halyard winches
  • #6 roller furling winch.

Extra long genoa tracks
2 turning blocks
2 snatch blocks
2 slides.
Spare forestay and backstay.

ElectronicsCatalina 400 forward stateroom - click here for larger image

New Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot

New VHF radio with DSC

Ritchie 5" binnacle compass
Signet knotmeter and log
Signet depth sounder
Vector II Loran C
Windex wind indicator
Trident brass clock and barometer
Maxxima marine stereo system.

Deck & HullBristol 35 cockpit

Bow pulpit, stern rail, hand rails, double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates, electric andmanual bilge pumps, bilge blower, 3 hand held fire extinguishers, horseshoe life ring, fog horn, hand held search light, lightning ground system, emergency tiller, 6 life jackets, 3 safety harnesses, 45 lb. CQR anchor mounted on bow roller, 12 lb. HT Danforth anchor, 200' of 3/8" chain anchor rode, flares, radar reflector, bosun's chair.

Hull & Deck: Molded high-impact fiberglass reinforced polyester resin . . . largely woven roving, strongest material available. Hull and deck thicknesses vary to suit structural demands. Deckhouse, deck and cockpit are integrally molded. Deck clamp and cove stripe molded with hull. Non-skid pattern molded into deck, seat and cabin top. Two dorade vents are molded into the deck and cowls are provided. Hatch (forward stateroom) opens fore or aft. Teak is used for exterior trim and coamings.

Cockpit: Cockpit is self-bailing. Cockpit hatches (2) are scuppered to prevent leakage. Deck layout provides and extremely comfortable cockpit. all exterior trim is teak.

Deck Hardware: All deck hardware is stainless steel, chrome-plated bronze, or corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. Main sheet traveler is mounted aft. Winch bases are molded . . . with teak coamings cut out under winch bases to provide winch handle stowage. Many items are custom-made to Bristol's own designs.

Electrical and Mechanical

Hot and cold pressure water systemBristol 35 Cockpit instruments
80 gallon water capacity (2 - 40 gallon fiberglass tanks)
Hot water is provided by either 110 volt shore power or from the engine heat exchanger
2 sinks, shower
Raritan manual marine head (rebuilt in 1994) with 25 gallon holding tank
sea water deck wash down system.

12 volt and 110 volt electrical systems
2 batteries, heavy duty alternator
110 volt shore power system with a 30 amp 50' shore power cord
8 cabin lights (2 cabin lights are white or red for night vision
Navigation lights
Tri-color masthead light
Spreader lights.


1975 30 HP Universal Atomic 4 engine overhauled by previous owner.  Approximately 25 hours when sold to current owner, and they estimate approx. 20 hours per season for less than 100 hours under their ownership.
She has a cruising speed of 6 knots
60 gallon fuel capacity (three 20 gallon tanks)
fixed 3 blade propeller
Edson wheel steering system with brake.


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.