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Make: Bristol Boats
Model: 38.8
Year: 1985
Length: 38 ft. 0 in.
Location: Chester, MD
Type: Sloop Sailboats
Price: $69,000.00
Total Price: $69,000.00
Listing: 2345212
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Curtis Stokes & Assoc. Inc.
Chester
Chester, MD 21619
855-488-1498


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The Bristol 38.8 is a high quality, solidly built boat that has withstood the test of time. Designed by Ted Hood and built by Bristol Yachts in Bristol Rhode Island, Meridian is an outstanding example of a centerboard cruising boat. Hood knew more about designing centerboard cruising boats than anyone and he designed a winner in the 38.8, considering it one of the two most successful designs to ever come out of his shop.

A truly beautiful boat, Meridian is turn-key and ready to sail today. Well maintained, she is clean, neat and shows well.

With her centerboard up she draws just 4 feet 6 inches, great for the shoal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. On the other hand, if your sights are set across the ocean, the 38.8 is capable of taking you anywhere in the world. Designed with blue water cruising in mind, the 38.8 is a stable and well-mannered boat that has completed many ocean crossings.

Seeing is believing, don't miss the virtual tour, video tour and slideshow links below, and call for a showing today!
Draft: 10 ft. 5 in.
Beam: 12 ft. 1 in.
Displacement: 19150
Fuel tank capacity: 36
Water tank capacity: 100
Holding tank capacity: 18
Standard features: BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - MEDIA: To view media files on Meridian type or cut and paste these links (case sensitive) into your web browser: Virtual Tour: www.bit.ly/B388VIRTUAL Walkthrough Video: www.bit.ly/B388VIDEO Slide Show: www.bit.ly/B388SLIDE BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - WALKTHROUGH: COCKPIT The cockpit is spacious and provides plenty of room to sail the boat with a full crew, as well as a great space to entertain at anchor or dockside. It features a pedestal helm with a teak and stainless wheel, binnacle mounted compass, throttle and gear shift, wheel lock, Garman chart plotter, stainless steel hand hold and folding teak table with cup holder. The engine control panel is found next to the helm under the port bench. Depth, speed and wind instruments are mounted on the cabin-top above the companionway, with the autopilot controls found at the helm starboard side. Two teak trimmed cubby lockers are found midway on the port and starboard sides. An emergency bilge pump is located on the aft well bulkhead, port side, with the 30 amp electrical and water hookup found at the stern, starboard side. A swim ladder is a also located at the stern along with a tender on davits, which incorporate a flagstaff mount and stern light. Seating for 7 is provided by port and starboard benches and a stern bench with cushions. Lockers are found under the benches, including a propane locker and a sail locker. Two Lewmar 55 two speed self-tailing winches are mounted forward on the coaming port and starboard for head sail trim. The mainsheet traveler is cabin top mounted. The cockpit is protected from the elements by a full enclosure, that includes interchangeable screen panels. TOPSIDES Moving forward the deck, surrounded by a teak toe rail, is protected by stainless steel bow and stern railings connected by dual lifelines running the length of the boat port and starboard. Gates are found at the cockpit, port and starboard and at the stern. Rub rails run the length of the boat, port and starboard. Teak hand holds run along the cabin top, port and starboard, along with two, center mounted opening hatches, one mid-way the other forward. Two dorade boxes are found port and starboard on the forward cabin top with an additional two cabin top mounted midship. The anchor is roller mounted at the bow. There is also an anchor locker, with wash down spigot, at the bow, and electric windless and a through deck fitting to the chain locker. Cleats are found port and starboard at the bow, midship and the stern. The double spreader, keel stepped rig is supported by wire standing rigging and a roller furler. Two 2 Lewmar 40 two speed halyard winches are mounted on the mast, port and starboard, along with a spinnaker pole. Inside and outside foresail tracks run along the port and starboard side decks and four scuppers are found just forward of the cockpit, two port two starboard. MAIN CABIN With teak joinery, paneling, a teak & ash sole and blue upholstery, the inviting and spacious main cabin defines the look and feel of a classic sailing yacht. Entering the cabin from the cockpit companionway, the U-shaped galley is found to port and the nav station to starboard, with a quarter berth behind. A port settee with seating for three extends fore and aft along the length of the salon forward of the galley. On the starboard side forward of the nav station a second settee provides seating for an additional three people. A dining table is deck mounted between the settees, and features 2 folding leaves, a bottle well, with flatware trays. Shelves and storage lockers run the length of the salon above both settees, with a flat screen center mounted over the shelf on the starboard side. Teak hand holds are mounted overhead above both settees, and fiddles run the length of the cabin below the port/windows. Two reading lamps are mounted on the forward bulkheads, port and starboard, with additional lights mounted above the shelves on the port and starboard sides. Ventilation is provided by an overhead opening hatch with a solar fan, three opening portlights, three dorade vents, and the companionway hatch. Four fixed port/windows run along the side of the cabin two port, two starboard. A 12 vdc outlet is found at the shelving on the port side behind the settee. The settees are 78 inches long, headroom 78 inches. NAV STATION Found in the aft starboard side of the main cabin the forward facing nav station features a teak, lift top nav table, with 4 drawers underneath, VHF radio, EPIRB, mounted Garman hand held GPS, AM/FM radio CD player, battery charger control panel, 120 vac outlet, 12 vdc receptacle, windless breaker, and an overhead 12 vdc lamp. The electrical control panel is mounted on the aft bulkhead directly behind the nav station. QUARTER BIRTH The quarter berth extends aft of the nav station and features shiplap paneling and a shelf running its length with a lamp mounted forward next to the nav station. The berth is 79 inches long. GALLEY The galley is found in the aft port section of the main cabin and features a U-shaped counter top with a double stainless steel sink mounted in the counter between the galley and the salon. The sink features pressurized hot and cold water, pressurized filtered cold water and a foot pump operated cold fresh water spigot. A top access locker completes this counter space. An overhead mounted microwave and overhead light are found above this counter. The gimbled stove is found along the port side, under a slide away counter top, with an overhead mounted light above. A third countertop extends along the aft bulkhead and features a large top loading refrigerator/freezer and a rack of cupholders. Storage lockers can be found above the aft countertop and running length of the galley along the port side as well as under the sink. A 120 vac outlet is mounted next to the storage locker above the aft counter top, with a fan and paper towel holder found above on the aft bulkhead. Headroom 76 inches. FORWARD CABIN The private forward cabin features teak joinery and appointments and a teak & ash sole. Access is found at the forward starboard side of the salon. A v-berth, with a drawer and 2 lockers underneath is found in the forward section of the cabin. Storage lockers run the length of the v-berth, port and starboard sides. Chain locker access is found all the way forward. A storage rack for the berth cut out is mounted above the berth. A hanging locker with shelf atop, along with a chest of drawers with countertop and locker behind is found in the aft starboard side of the cabin. There is an opening port above the hanging locker. Additional ventilation provided by an overhead hatch with solar fan. A fan is mounted on the aft port bulkhead. Two lamps are mounted port and starboard on the aft bulkheads. The v-berth is 83 inches long, headroom 74 inches. HEAD The head is found on the port side between the salon and forward cabin. The head features two sections. The sink and countertop are found in the first, the second, which houses the head, doubles as a shower stall. The porcelain sink features hot and cold running water. Storage lockers are found above and below the sink, with a 120 vac outlet right side. A large mirror is mounted on the aft bulkhead to the left of the sink, with a towel rack underneath and a light above. The door leading to the salon is found opposite the sink. The manual marine toilet is found in the forward section of the head. The shower wand is mounted behind the head, where a storage locker is also found. A lamp is mounted on the forward bulkhead. A teak grate is integrated into the deck over the shower sump. Ventilation is provided by two opening ports, an overhead dorade vent and two louvered sections in the door, top and bottom. ENGINE COMPARTMENT The engine compartment is found under the cockpit sole and is accessed under the salon companionway stairs and via the quarter berth. BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - ACCOMODATIONS: Meridian can sleep up to ten people. The forward cabin sleeps two. The port and starboard salon settee make into a double berths, for good friends or children. The quarter berth likewise will sleep two in close quarters. Overflow accommodations for two can be provided in the cockpit. Forward Cabin: - V-berth, sleeps 2, 83 inches Salon Settees: - Port settee converts to a double berth, sleeps 2; 78 inches - Starboard settee converts to a double berth, sleeps 2; 78 inches Quarterberth: - Accommodates two in close quarters; 79 inches Cockpit: - Two people; at anchor BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - COCKPIT: The cockpit is in the stern of the boat and features a U layout including: - Bench seating for 7 passengers; 3 port, 3 starboard, 1 aft - Pedestal helm - Folding cockpit table - Cupholder; 3 cups - 4 Lockers under the bench seats; one for propane - 2 Cubby lockers - Companionway to salon; center forward - Full enclosure, with interchangeable screen pannels - Swim ladder; transom mounted center - 2 Scuppers BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - HELM: - Edson pedestal helm with: * Teak and stainless destroyer wheel * Gear shift and throttle * Ritchie magnetic binnacle compass * B&G chartplotter * B&G multi function display * 2 B&G multi function displays (mounted above salon companionway) * VHS radio mount * Folding teak cockpit table * Teak cup holder; 3 cups * Stainless steel binnacle hand hold - Engine instrument panel; mounted at helm under port bench seat - Engine stop pull; mounted at helm under port bench seat - Systems monitor panel; mounted at helm under port bench seat - Lewmar windless control; mounted at helm under port bench seat - Autopilot control, mounted at helm, starboard coaming; model Garman GHC 20 BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - MAIN CABIN: The main cabin is entered from the cockpit, four steps down via a center companionway. It includes the salon, nav station, galley and quarter berth and features: - Teak joinery and appointments throughout - Teak & Ash sole - 4 Fixed port/windows; 2 port, 2 starboard - 3 Opening ports; 1 port, 2 starboard - 1 Overhead opening hatch, center mounted - Companionway hatch w/hatch boards - Hand hold fiddles running the length of the cabin, port and starboard side - 3 Dorade vents SALON: The salon is found in the forward section of the main cabin ahead of the galley and nav station and features: - Port settee; seats 3; converts to a double berth; 78 inches - Starboard settee; seats 3; converts to a double berth; 78 inches - Deck mounted teak dining table with two folding leaves, bottle well, with flatware trays - Shelving and two storage lockers run length of salon above the port settees - 2 Storage lockers frame a flat screen TV above the starboard settee - 3 Front access lockers behind each settee (some utility) - 3 Front access lockers, under each settee (some utility, water tank & refer compressor port side, AC starboard side) - Chest of drawers (4) with countertop and locker above; forward of the starboard settee - Overhead hand holds over settees, port and starboard side - Stereo speakers - 2 Lamps, forward bulkhead mounted, port and starboard - 1 Light, overhead mounted over bookshelf, port side - 12 vdc outlet, port side book shelf - AC Control panel; forward bulkhead , starboard side - AC register, chest of drawers side panel - Lock box, under starboard settee forward - Curtains - Headroom 78 inches NAV STATION: The Navigation Station is located in the aft starboard side of the main cabin and features: - Standard forward facing navigation table with lift top and 4 drawers underneath - Shelving at chart table along vessels starboard side - Ample Power Company Energy Monitor II, battery charger monitor - Garman GPSmap 78 hand held GPS with desktop mount - iCom VHF Marine Radio GPS - Pains Wessex Mcmurdo Precision 460 GPS EPIRB - Miscellaneous charts & divider - Inverter/Windless switch - Overhead light; 12 vdc - 120 vdc outlet - 12 vdc receptacle - AC and DC electrical control panel and Datamarine log control panel, aft bulkhead mounted, behind nav station GALLEY: The galley is located in the aft port side of the main cabin and features a U configuration with sink forward, stove along the vessels port side, under counter refrigerator/freezer aft: Forward Counter: - Double stainless steel sink featuring: * Hot/cold pressurized water spigot * Cold pressurized filtered water spigot; SEAGULL IV water microfiltration system * Cold foot pump spigot - GE Microwave oven; overhead mounted; 120 vac; model JES636WD 001 - Counter top with top access storage locker - Over counter locker - Under sink locker (utility) Port Side Stove/Counter: - Gimbled Shipmate propane stove/oven; 3 burner - Retractable countertop - Over counter locker - Overhead light; 12 vdc Aft Counter: - Top loading refrigerator; Alder Barbour Super Cold Machine - Cup rack; 12 cups - Locker, top mounted - 120 vac outlet, top mounted - Light; overhead mounted; 12 vdc - Hella-Turbo fan, aft bulkhead mounted - Paper towel holder, aft bulkhead mounted - Acurite indoor-outdoor temperature gauge, aft bulkhead mounted - Assorted dishes, cups, cookware, flatware, cutlery and cleaning supplies - Marinetics LPG solenoid switch; companionway ladder - Headroom 76 inches QUARTER BERTH: The quarter berth is located behind the nav station in the starboard aft section of the salon and features: - Berth for 2; 79 inches long - Shelving running the length of the berth along the starboard side - Lamp mounted forward next to the nav station; 12 vdc BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - FORWARD CABIN: The forward cabin is located in front of the salon and head and features: - Teak joinery and appointments throughout - Teak & Ash sole - V-berth, sleeps 2, 83 inches - Bench seat, at V - Locker under bench seat - Drawer and locker under port berth - AC return register under starboard berth - 4 Top mounted storage lockers, 2 port, 2 starboard, running the length of the berth - Chest of drawers (3) with countertop and locker above; starboard aft - Hanging locker with shelf atop; starboard aft - 2 Lamps; aft bulkhead, port and starboard, 12 vdc - Hella turbo fan; aft port bulkhead; 12 vdc - Opening overhead hatch - AC register, hanging locker, forward side - Chain locker access; forward of v-berth - SCAD Tech Solo Tank Monitor panel; under v-birth port side - Lewmar windless breaker, above chest of drawers - Headroom: 78 inches BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - HEAD: The head is located forward of the main cabin on the port side and includes: - Raritan manual marine head - Counter with porcelain sink and pressurized hot and cold running water - 2 Lockers above counter - Locker; under sink - Shower wand with hot & cold water controls and mount; behind toilet - 2 towel hooks - Towel rack; aft bulkhead - Mirror; aft bulkhead - Light; aft bulkhead mounted; 12 vdc - Lamp; forward bulkhead mounted; 12 vdc - 120 vac outlet; right of sink - 2 Opening ports - Dorade vent - Headroom: 78 inches BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - RIG: - Masthead sloop rig - Spars * Aluminum double spreader mast w/internal halyards * Aluminum boom * Aluminum spinnaker pole * Spartite mast/partner seal system - Stainless steel wire standing rigging - Hood Seafurl 3250 roller furler - Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster; model A370-A-12 BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - SAILS & CANVAS: Sails: - Main Sail - 135% Genoa - Gennaker - Storm Jib Canvas: - Main sail cover - white - Full cockpit enclosure * Dodger - white * Bimini - white * Dodger/Bimini connector white * Curtains, eisenglass w/white canvas * Screen pannels - Full winter cover; end of life but available for a template BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - DECK & HULL: - Hull, solid laminate fiberglass - Deck, fiberglass composite with balsa wood core - Anchor locker, with washdown spigot, foredeck access - Chain locker, v-berth access - Plow anchor; bow pulpit mounted - Danforth anchor, stowed in anchor locker - Lewmar Ocean 1 Gypsy/capstan electric windless, with manual handle - 2 Lewmar 55, two speed, self-tailing winches, cockpit coaming mounted, port and starboard - 1 Lewmar 43, two speed, self-tailing winches, cabintop mounted at cockpit - 2 Lewmar 40 two speed, self-tailing winches; mast mounted port& starboard - 3 Winch handles - Centerboard winch; cabin top at cockpit, port side - Centerboard winch handle - 2 Inboard genoa tracks and cars, port and starboard - 2 Outboard genoa tracks and cars, port and starboard - Headsail sheets - 3 Masthead halyards - 2 Spreader flag halyards - Nedof Marine bosun's chair - 4 Dorade vents - 2 Cabin top hatches, with solar fans - 6 Opening ports - 4 Fixed port/windows - Companionway teak hatch boards - 3; with stow away sleeve - Companionway hatch boards, painted white - 2 - 2 Teak hand holds, cabin top mounted, port & starboard - Ships bell, stowed - 8 Cleats; 2 at bow, 2 midship, 4 at stern - Propane tank, cockpit locker starboard side aft - 3 Cockpit lockers - 4 Deck scuppers - 2 Cockpit scuppers - Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern rail, connected by double life lines with port & starboard gates at cockpit - Rub rails, length of boat, port and starboard - Tender davits, transom mounted - Navigation, running & anchor lights - Fuel fill; cockpit sole, port side aft - Waste pumpout; mid-deck port side - Water fill; bow, starboard side - Dock water hookup, transom (non-functional) - Dock lines - Boat hook - Fenders - Washdown hose - Assorted lines - Assorted cleaning supplies BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - ELECTRONICS: - B&G Chartplotter - 3 B&G multi-function displays - Garman hand held GPS; model GPSmap 78 - Garman GHC 20 Autopilot - iCOM vhf marine radio; nav station mounted; model IC-M324G - iCOM vhf marine radio; helm mounted; IC-M304 - LG 20 inch Flatscreen TV; model 20LS7D-UK - Sony CD/DVD player; model DVP-F21 - Sony MD/CD stereo radio; model CDX-C460 - Altec Lansing powered audio system; model bx1121 - 2 Altec Lansing stereo speakers - 2 AUVIO stereo speakers BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - ELECTRICAL: - 12 vdc electrical system with distribution panel - 120 vac electrical system with distribution panel - 4 120 vac outlets, GFI protected - 12 vdc lighting in all cabins - Lifeline AGM deep cycle house battery; model GPL-4DA - Odyssey Extreme AGM Cranking Battery; model ODX-AGM27M - Xantrix Freedom Marine 15 Inverter/Charger - 30 Amp shore power receptacle; transom, starboard aft - 2 30 Amp shore power cables BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - MECHANICAL: - Universal Atomic Diesel 5444 diesel engine, 44HP, fresh water cooled - Dripless shaft seal - Racor 500FG fuel filter/water separator - 2 Groco raw water strainers, bronze - Dometic PML500L seawater pump - Surflow Smart Sensor 5.7 house water pump; 5 gpm - Jabsco Bilge Pump; model 36600 - Raritan K1 manual bilge pump; model K504/5 - Par shower sump pump; model 36251-2 - Gusher Galley MK 3, fresh water foot pump - Marine Air Systems 16.000 BTU reverse cycle air-conditioning unit; model VCD16K/1 - Raritan marine water heater, 6 gallons, 120 vac; model R6 - Alder Barbour Super Cold Machine marine refrigeration unit - Jabsco Automatic Water Pressure System; model 12573-2000 - Seagull IVX-1F Drinking Water Enhancement System - Groco Sweetank Holding Tank Odor Neutralization System - Various spare parts, electrical, mechanical, deck, rigging, plumbing BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - SAFETY: - Kidde FyreWatch automatic engine room fire suppression system (inspection due) - Kiddie dry chemical fire extinguisher; Type B:C Size 1 - Xintex Propane Fume Detector - First aid kit - Lifesling 2 overboard rescue system - Signal whistle - Radar reflector - Assorted life jackets BRISTOL 38.8 - MERIDIAN - TENDER: - AB RIB Tender; 9 ft; 2015 - Honda, 2 HP, 4 stroke outboard; model BF2D - 2 Oars - Inflation pump Disclaimer 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.

Model name: 5444
Model year: 1984
Quantity: 1
Horsepower: 44
Fuel Type: Other

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