Bristol Yachts

1964 - 1997

Clint Pearson launched Bristol Yachts in the fall of 1964 after he stepped out of the presidency of the Pearson Yachts, which had become a division of Grumman Allied Industries. After purchasing the assets of Sailstar Yachts, another manufacturer of small sailboats in the area, he also bought the Poppasquash Point boat yard and the land on Franklin Street in Bristol RI to establish a manufacturing plant. Here he built the first new models like the Bristol 27, designed by Carl Alberg. In one year 172 Bristol 27's were built.
There was also the Bristol 29 designed by Halsey Herreshoff, the Bristols 32 and 39 designed by Ted Hood, and Bristol 34 designed by John Alden Assoc..
Later 'second generation' models included the 31.1, 35.5, 41.1, 45.5, 47.7 and then larger custom boats. In total, 4400 Bristol Yachts were produced between 1965 and 1997 when the company ceased production.
HIN for Bristol Yachts: BTY

Sailboats Built By Bristol Yachts

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
BRISTOL 40 40.16 ft / 12.24 m 1970
BRISTOL 41.1 41.14 ft / 12.54 m 1981
BRISTOL 43.3 43.25 ft / 13.18 m 1986
BRISTOL 43/44 43.92 ft / 13.39 m 1989
BRISTOL 45.5 45.25 ft / 13.79 m 1979
BRISTOL 45.5 CC 45.25 ft / 13.79 m 1979
BRISTOL 47.7 47.00 ft / 14.33 m 1979
BRISTOL 48.8 49.00 ft / 14.94 m 1989
BRISTOL 51 51.08 ft / 15.57 m 1990
BRISTOL 51.1 51.00 ft / 15.54 m 1987
BRISTOL 54.4 54.25 ft / 16.54 m 1985
BRISTOL 56.6 56.50 ft / 17.22 m 1986
CORINTHIAN 19 (ALBERG) 19.50 ft / 5.94 m 1966
HADLEY 27 27.25 ft / 8.31 m 1998

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