BRISTOL 40

BRISTOL 40 insignia BRISTOL 40 photo BRISTOL 40 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Modified Full Keel
Rigging Type:
Masthead Sloop
LOA:
40.16 ft / 12.24 m
LWL:
27.54 ft / 8.39 m
Beam:
10.75 ft / 3.28 m
S.A. (reported):
694.00 ft2 / 64.47 m2
Draft (max):
5.37 ft / 1.64 m
Displacement:
17,580 lb / 7,974 kg
Ballast:
6,500 lb / 2,948 kg
S.A./Disp.:
16.49
Bal./Disp.:
36.97
Disp./Len.:
375.73
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1970
Last Built:
1986
# Built:
149
Builder:
Bristol Yachts Inc. (USA)
Designer:
Ted Hood

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Universal
Model:
Atomic 4
Type:
Gas
HP:
30
Fuel:
31 gals / 117 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
16.49
Bal./Disp.:
36.97
Disp./Len.:
375.73
Comfort Ratio:
36.68
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.66
S#:
1.16

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
45.50 ft / 13.87 m
J:
14.58 ft / 4.44 m
P:
39.45 ft / 12.02 m
E:
16.00 ft / 4.88 m
S.A. Fore:
331.70 ft2 / 30.82 m2
S.A. Main:
315.60 ft2 / 29.32 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
647.30 ft2 / 60.14 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.38
Est. Forestay Len.:
47.78 ft / 14.56 m

Accommodations

Water:
130 gals / 492 L

Notes

Westerbeke Diesel was an option.
Available as cutter or yawl.
See Bristol 39.
BRISTOL 39 and 40 are nearly identical though dimensions differed slightly for all models.
Production (39) 1966-1970
Number built - 58
Production (40) 1970-1986
Number built - 149
KEEL/CB VERSION - Draft: BD: 7.83'/2.38m; BU: 4.0'/1.22m
YAWL RIG:
I: 45.5'
J: 14.58'
P: 39.45'
E: 16.0'
PY: 18.16'
EY: 6.75'
Total SA: 707 sq.ft.

CUTTER RIG:
I: 45.5'
J: 17.5'
P: 39.45'
E: 15.8'
Total SA: 710 sq.ft.

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