Classic Sail boat with enough space, many upgrades and very comfortable

Bristol 35.5 C (1980)


  • 36 feet

  • 5 guests

  • 3 cabins

  • 1 heads

  • Captain Available



Designer Ted Hood upped the beam to 10 feet, 10 inches in a cruiser made with quality and spaciousness of the interior. The woodwork is teak with a fine fit and finishing. The kitchen provide with enough space , the stove has two burner and mid-side oven and the icebox is exceptionally large. The galley has plenty of counter space, with A fold-down bulkhead table provides a comfortable place to eat. In the bathroom you can stand up in the shower comfortably with counters on the sides for storage. This is a sailboat capable of cruising anywhere in style and comfort.

The 35.5s came with a centerboard that it can be lower down for rough seas or leave it up for more shallow draft (4 Feet) so you can get closer to the sandbar or the beach.

Other Comments

1. Excellent accessible storage: The two large water tanks are located under the pilotberth and V-berth. This leaves all of the easily accessible space below the saloon berths for VERY easy access storage. These spaces are divided into three sections on each side, each with their separate access door, keeping everything orderly and handy. The heavy extra spares: anchor and rode, pumps, propeller, nuts and bolts, tools, etc. are all heavier than water, adding to the excellent distribution of ballast. Lighter items have lots of storage space behind and above the saloon berths.

2. Seakindliness: Sometimes even a gentleman must beat to windward. I have experienced motor sailing into 5- to 8-foot swells, alongside a friend’s boat with a much larger motor, but a flatter bottom at the bow. Our Bristol sliced through the waves, without pounding, maintaining our usual speed and comfort.

On a broad reach in 35-knot winds, big seas, sailing under the jib reefed down to ~90 percent, I was amazed to find the motion relatively smooth, like a train on a track. She was well heeled but seemed to float up and down, like a seagull riding the waves, rather than rolling with each large swell. I think the very shallow draft, when well heeled, does not “catch” the force of the wave passing beneath the hull.

The exceptionally high motion comfort rating is a significant safety factor, providing a more comfortable ride with a lot less fatigue. e.g., when the planned 12-hour, open-water trip turned into 24 hours with a wind shift …

For a sailor that likes a classic look this The Bristol 35.5 combines the classically modern design with a meticulous craftsmanship of Bristol Yachts in a responsive yet comfortable racer-cruiser. With her efficient hull design, the 35.5 features the graceful lines and comfortable layout which provide an un-cramped, uncluttered feeling when above or below decks. This proven design epitomizes the obsessive concern for quality of workmanship and structural integrity built into every Bristol Yacht.

Hull & Deck:
Molded high-impact fiberglass reinforced polyester resin largely woven roving, strongest material available. Hull and deck thickness 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, seats cabin top and cockpit. Deck layout reflects careful planning. Opening hatch forward is large enough to permit handling sailbags. Molded sea hood is standard and molded rail from sea hood aft is perfect mount for dodger. All rails, coaming covers and trim are teak varnished

Main Salon:
Featuring a large dining table (bulkhead mounted) and generous seating for a comfortable living area below decks. The main salon aptly demonstrates both attention to detail provided by Bristol craftsmen and the open space look of Ted Hood’s design. The beautifully varnished interior comes in you choice of teak (Brunzeel bulkheads and Honduras trim) while the extension settee berths to port and starboard provide the type of accommodations one comes to expect from a Bristol.

Forward Cabin:
With its traditional V-berth arrangement and selection of fine woods hand-crafted into the closets, berths and dovetailed drawers; the forward stateroom epitomizes the quality workmanship Bristol has built its reputation on. There is also separate access to a well appointed head with hot and cold pressure water and shower.

Navigation Area:
Combining a seakindly quarter berth with a full-sized chart table, the 35.5’s navigation area is designed and built for the seagoing skipper. There is ample room for chart storage under the large lift-top table and outboard shelves easily handle books and electronic equipment.

The spacious and efficient galley is located adjacent to the companionway for good ventilation and to keep the cook in close contact with the cockpit. Built in a U-shape, this area combines large counter surfaces and ample storage space with a deep sink , large ice box and two burner propane stove with oven.
Standard Equipment:
Deck: Hand lay-up, with mat, cloth and balsa core; gel coated liner with wood paneling.
Ballast: Lead, 6,500 (Keel) 7,000 (CB), internally cast.
Engine: Universal 24 H.P. diesel engine with 2:1 short profile sailing transmission, 1″ bronze propeller shaft and cutlass bearing mounted on fabricated glass, mahogany and stainless steel beds. Water lift muffler. Tachometer, oil pressure light and water temperature gauge. Ventilated engine compartment. Two-blade propeller. Alternator. Fuel tank – 36 gallons, aluminum. Edson steering gear.
Compass: – 5″ Ritchie with black non-glare finish. Emergency tiller.
Domestic Water Tanks (2): Stainless steel, approximately 100 gallons; 1 bow and 1 under cabin sole.
Pressure Pump: 12 Volt.
Sinks: Stainless steel in galley with faucet. Stainless steel in head shower attachment.
Cabin sole: – teak with ash inlay, hand-laid, screwed, and bunged. Cabin sole – sealed.
Head sole: – molded fiberglass pan with non-skid surface.
Finished bulkheads and trim sealed and hand rubbed varnish.
Sheathing in main and forward cabins.
Dinette table:– bulkhead mounted with drop leaf.
Exterior: Two teak dorade boxes forward, teak trim, grab rails and toe rails.
Deck Hardware: Stainless steel
Stemhead: fabricated stainless steel with tack, chocks and 1 bow roller.
Cleats: 1 – 8″ bow, 2 – 8″ aft, 2 – 8″ jib sheet, 1- 7″ main sheet.
Vents: 2 – Nicro Fico 3″ high profile.
-Bow and stern rails, lifelines and stanchions with gate.
-Cast ports with opening port in head.
-Genoa track – anodized aluminum “T” track – 1 ¼” bolted inboard.
-Blocks – Schaeffer Series #7.
-Hatches – Bomar opening in forward and main cabin
-Sliding fiberglass hatch for companionway with sea hood and rails.
-Anchor well and chain locker.
Winches (Lewmar): 2 #40C Jib Sheet
1 #8C Main Sheet
1 #16C Jib Halyard
1 #8C Main Halyard
Electrical: 12 Volt system.
Lightening ground: all standing rigging
Bass panel with circuit breakers
1 – 30 Amp shore power outlet.
Electric bilge pump.
2 Batteries – 74 amp hours each with 4 way

This boat has 1 additional services available. View addons


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  • Model
    35.5 C
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This boat has 1 additional service(s) available for full day trips. You can select optional addons to customize your trip on the next page. Note that required addons are mandatory, and addons marked as payable at base need to be paid directly to the boat owner when you get to the boat.

Optional Extras (1)

  • Captain
    per day


  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • Stove / grill
  • Autopilot
  • Kayak
  • Air conditioning
  • Chart plotter
Navigation & Safety
  • Autopilot
  • Chart plotter
  • GPS
  • Generator
  • VHF Radio
  • Tender/Dinghy
  • Depth finder
  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Life raft
  • Binoculars
  • Stereo AUX input mp3 hookup
  • CD Player
  • Speakers on deck
  • Teak deck
  • Stove / grill
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Inverter
  • Electricity
  • Outdoor shower
Sports equipment
  • Kayak
  • Snorkeling
  • Dining
  • Cocktail parties
  • Overnight stay

Boat Owner


Member since January 2021

I'm a Captain at Miami with a lot of experience South Florida area, the Florida Keys waterways and the Bahamas . My sailing experiences extend to waters of Greece, including the Cyclades, Dodecanese, among the costal water of the Dalmatians Islands in Croatia, Montenegro & Turkey.
I have more than 11 years of professional experience as a Captain, extremely organized and efficient project coordinator with an extensive mechanical background and strong personal skills.

I fulfill all of my commitments and I’m well spoken in English and Spanish and intermediate Portuguese.

ASA licensed, trusted, and reliable captain, I have run vessels from 20ft’-110ft’. Passionate for sailing and extreme sports.

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Location and Destination Guide

Usually this boat operates around Key Biscayne, FL.

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