Bristol 38.8

The Bristol 38.8 is a 38.25ft masthead sloop designed by Ted Hood and built in fiberglass by Bristol Yachts between 1982 and 1996.

82 units have been built.
It accomodates 6 people in 2 cabins plus salon.

The Bristol 38.8 is a moderate weight sailboat which is a reasonably good performer. It is very stable / stiff and has a good righting capability if capsized. It is best suited as a bluewater cruising boat. The fuel capacity is originally small. There is a good water supply range.

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Main features

Model Bristol 38.8
Length 38.25 ft
Beam 12.08 ft
Draft 4.50 ft
Country United states (North America)
Estimated price $ 100000

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Sail area / displ. 16.70
Ballast / displ. 47 %
Displ. / length 298.96
Comfort ratio 32.60
Capsize 1.81


Hull type Monohull keel with centerboard
Construction Fiberglass
Waterline length 30.58 ft
Maximum draft 10.30 ft
Displacement 19150 lbs
Ballast 9000 lbs
Hull speed 7.41 knots

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Rigging Masthead Sloop
Sail area (100%) 744 sq.ft
Air draft 0 ft ??
Sail area fore 431.31 sq.ft
Sail area main 312.81 sq.ft
I 51.50 ft
J 16.75 ft
P 45.50 ft
E 13.75 ft


Nb engines 1
Total power 50 HP
Fuel capacity 37 gals


Water capacity 100 gals
Headroom 0 ft
Nb of cabins 2
Nb of berths 6
Nb heads 1

Builder data

Builder Bristol Yachts
Designer Ted Hood
First built 1982
Last built 1996
Number built 82

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