Trawlers 1972 Bristol Offshore Trawler boat for sale at a glance:

  • Price drop! Offered by United Yacht Sales originally for $94,000; now only $84,000
  • Powered by twin 1972 Detroit Diesel 4-53
  • The boat located in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • To see full description and more details click on the `Description` tab above.

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A Classic trunk cabin trawler with twin engines, galley up, and two staterooms with two heads. Featuring a 2 year old 6.5 KW generator, topsides has Awl-grip paint, all new windows, new Teak and Holly cabin soles, and New Aluminum fuel tanks, this boat is in overall very good condition.

Her Aluminum mast folds down for bridges making her an ideal high quality Looper.

Vessel Overview

The 42 Bristol is a very good build quality, double cabin, trawler, constructed of fiberglass with rounded chines, and a full keel. Recently Teak and Holly Soles have been added throughout the vessel. No Teak decks!

The vessel features an upper and lower helm station, with full walk-around decks and Port and Starboard salon doors. She features a galley up layout with a V-Berth forward with private head compartment. Up three steps lead to the main deck level with galley forward on the port side and lower helm forward with L-Shaped seating aft on the starboard side, There are side entrance doors from the outside walkaround deck area on each side.

Centerline steps lead down and aft into the aft master stateroom with berths aft on each side, and a large toilet compartment with shower stall forward on the starboard side.

The flybridge is accessed by steps at the aft trunk housetop with additional steps leading up to the flybridge helm with pedestal helm seat, and back to back passenger seating on the each side with an aluminum hinged mast with boom aft.

The engine room is accessed from the forward stateroom through the steps, or from large opening hatches in the salon.

All new windows, exterior topsides Awl-Grip paint, new generator and aluminum fuel tanks are just some of the many recent improvements.


In 2015 the previous owner removed the engines from the vessel and had a full overhaul. Hours since are unknown, but vessel has been used very sparingly. Detroit Diesel model 4-53, 140 HP fresh water cooled marine diesel engines using Borg Warner Velvet Drive, 2:1 reduction, marine gears. Engines show and run to be in very good operating condition.

(2) Jabsco Marine Heads (1) Raritan Electro-Scan head treatment systems Rheem 15 Gallon Hot Water heater (2) New raw water pumps for main engines New Perko bronze sea water strainers (some) Sea Cocks serviced (all) Hoses inspected and replaced as needed Morse throttle and shift controls (3) Newer Dometic Air Conditioning Compressors with digital controls New A/C water pump and hoses Racor Fuel Filters (3) Rebuilt 2-Inch S/S propellor shafts Hydraulic steering (3) High Capacity Bilge Pumps with float switches


Phasor 6.5 KW Generator was installed new in 2023 with balance of 5-Year factory warranty remaining.

6.5 KW Phasor Generator with 25 hours New Pro-Matic 12-20P ( 3 Stage Battery Charger) (4) 8-D Batteries, (1) Group 27 (2) 30 amp shore power cords Upgraded A/C and D/C Electrical Distribution panels with Airpax breakers Digital volt meters (2) 30 Amp Shore power services with cords


Fiberglass Non-Skid decks through-out. Topsides repainted with Awl-grip Paint, All windows replaced with new Aluminum safety glass windows in 2015.

White Sunbrella Bimini top with S/S frame Martec Stern mounted dinghy davits (new) Ensign flag and stern post radar scanner mounted on the mast Full bow and side rails with opening gates Port and Starboard Aluminum hinged mast F/B and Lower Helm pedestal seats Swim Platform and Swim ladder


Electronics New in 2002:

Garmin 7608 SVC With Sounder Module Garmin Radar Module Uniden UM 385 VHF

Refits and Known History

It is reported that in 2022 the current owner purchased the vessel in Miami, Florida. It was reported to be owned by the Commodore of a respected Yacht Club who kept it behind his home in Miami. That owner performed a major refit in 2015 to include:

  – Remove engines and rebuild both
  – Replace all cabin windows with new Aluminum frames and safety glass
  – Repaint topside with Awl-Craft
  – All New A/C Compressors and controls
  – New Aluminum Fuel tanks

2023 Refit:

Current owner removed and resealed all 20 windows Installed new 6.5KW Generator Replace both heads with new and install a Electro Scan head treatment system New Vitro-Fried Refrigerator/Freezer in Galley Replace Hot Water heater with a 15 Gallon Rheem unit Replace both Raw Water Engine Circulating pumps New sea strainers and hoses for A/C and Generator Install New Promatic Battery Charger New Mahogany salon table Install all new Teak and Holly flooring through-out vessel Install New Marteck Davits Replace shelving in engine room with a laminated high density foam cored panel supporting the Generator and A/C units

Broker's Comments / Exclusions

The Bristol 42 Offshore Trawler is a well regarded, American built Trawler. This is a fine example that has a very good ownership history with many high quality upgrades, She is very clean and her systems have been gone through in preparation of a Great Loop trip, but owners plans have changed.

AB 9 ft. Dinghy with 2023 Suzuki 9.9 HP outboard is excluded from the sale of the vessel!

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Approximate boat location – St. Petersburg, Fl
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