Used Bristol 45.5 Aft Cockpit Cruiser Sailboat For Sale 42 pictures

Boat Description

The Bristol 45.5 is an ideal cruising boat, with a sweet sailing hull, centerboard that allows you to venture into skinny water or chomp through the miles as you sail to windward with the centerboard down. The interior accommodation is spacious and well set up for passagemaking or for local cruising. The aft section of the boat can be completely closed off from the salon and the v-berth.
Hocus Pokus has just returned from 2 years of cruising and is ready to go again!

This boat has the following equipment:
NextGen 9kw generator
4 x 6V batteries
Ventura Watermaker
Full Enclosure (new 2016)
Monitor Windvane
KATO custom boom gallows
KATO davits
KATO Radar pole with outboard motor hoist
New mainsail cover in 2016
The rigging was replaced in 2002 - with Norseman fittings and dryform wire
3 Anchors
Heart interface 2000 inverter

For a good blue water cruiser, loo no further.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Hocas Pokus

LOA: 45 ft 0 in
Beam: 13 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Maximum Draft: 11 ft 0 in
Displacement: 34660 lbs
Ballast: 15000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 62 ft 0 in

Total Power: 85 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1979
Engine Model: 4.236
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 85 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (190 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (100 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


The companionway leads into an aft area, which is separated from the main part of the interior by a bulkhead. To starboard is the nav station and quarterberth, to port is a seat, storage and access to the generator compartment which is under the cockpit seat. Behind the companionway is access to the engine and a narrow rope locker.

To access the aft head, there is a door in the port side of the bulkhead. The head has a separate shower area.To access the galley and salon, there is a door in the starboard side of the salon. The Galley is U-shaped, just forward of the door, so easily accessible and convenient when under way.
Centrally positioned, just forward of the bulkhead is a ladder which leads to a hatch in the deck, forward of the dodger. To port of the ladder is extensive storage and forward of that is an L-shaped settee with a large dining table that folds down. On the starboar side of the salon, there were 2 chairs, which have been removed, so currently there is storage and a pipe-cot/stretcher that can be used as a sea berth.

Forward of the salon is the V-berth , which has extensive storage along the hull sides and aft of the berth. The forward head is to port and can be accessed from the v-berth or the salon. The head has been removed from this area, so it has only a vanity and storage.


Force 10 3-burner propane stove w/ oven
Isotherm Fridge (9cf)
Double S/S sink


1 x 30A shorepower outlet
1 x 30A shorepower cable
4 x 6V Batteries (2015)
Next Gen 9Kw Generator
Heart Interface inverter/charger
Hot water heater - 10 Gal
Spectra Ventura 150 Watermaker (12/15)
12V Hella fans (2)
Alpenglow lights red/white


Alpha 3000 Autopilot
ICOM IC M710 SSB w/ Pactor modem Automatic tuner
ICOM M506 VHF w. AIS receiver
Raytheon SL70 Radar
Furuno NX-300 display
Garmin 546S Chartplotter (2016)
Garmin Echomap 44DV (2015)
Datamarine depthsounder
Datamarine wind indicator

Sails & Rigging

Profurl roller furling headstay and inner forestay
Fully Battened Mainsail w/ batt cars
Stack Pack (2016)
145% Genoa - Mack Sails (2015)
145% Genoa (fair condition)
100% Working Jib
Standing rigging replaced (2002)
Running rigging mostly replaced (2015)
Adjustable, running Backstays
Insulated Backstay (for SSB)
2 x Barient #32 Self tailing primary winches
1 x Lewmar 42ST Secondary winch , port coachroof
1 x Lewmar 44 3-speed winch on mast
1 x Lewmar 40 2-speed winch on mast


Double anchor roller on bowsprit
65lb CQR w/ 25 chain and 150 rode
30Kg Bruce w. 300 chain
45lb CQR (spare)
Ideal V4C electric Windlass
Anchor washdown pump
2 x Dorades on coach roof
Granny bars at mast
Liferaft attachment starboard (behind mast)
KATO S/S custom boom gallows
Full Enclosure (2016)
Wheel w/ pedestal
Merriman Centerboard winch starboard coachroof
2 x Primary winches on coaming
2 x Secondary winches
KATO Davits
KATO S/S Radar pole w/ outboard motor lift
Monitor Windvane


Ventura 150 Deluxe Watermaker (2015)
Avon 6 person life raft (out of date)
Line cutter on propshaft
3 Blade fixed propellor


.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: Deltaville, Virginia



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