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1980 Bristol Sloop

  • 40 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Merritt Island, FL, US

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  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop
  • 1980 Bristol Sloop


The Bristol 40 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, Cruising World magazine ranked the B40 in its 40 all-time best monohulls saying: "With her prominent overhangs, sweet sheer line, low freeboard, undistorted hull shape and narrow beam, this iconic 40-footer set high marks for seaworthiness and style,"   


New Yanmar 4JH45 in 2018 (437 hrs)
New Aluminum Fuel Tank in 2020
Thru Hulls Renewed
New Wiring, Bilge Pumps
Victron 150 aH Lithium Batteries (3)
Victron 3kw Inverter/Charger w/remote

Victron battery monitor and Smart Controller
Victron MPPT Solar Controller
Rain Main 120VAC Water Maker (2020)

Hot Water Heater (Engine Loop or 120VAC)(2022)
New Winter Fridge/Freezer (2019)
New Lewmar 45 two speed ST Winches (2022)
Raritan Electric Head rebuilt (2021)
Holding Tank, Macerator Pump and Sanitation Hose (2022)
Aluminum Arch with Davits (2020)
Solar Panels 165W x 3 on arch (2020)

Rocna 45 lb Anchor (2020)
Lemmar Windlass rebuilt (2022) w/control on deck and helm
New England running rigging (2022)
All Sails serviced and inspected (2021)

ACR Epirb (2020)

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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(8429188)


Basic Information

Merritt Island, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Celia's Wish
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Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
40 ft - 12.19 meter
10 ft 9 in - 3.28 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 5 in - 1.65 meter
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Fuel Type:
40 (Individual), 40 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
130 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
13 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Celia's Wish can sleep 6 people. The port salon settee makes into a double berth, with the starboard serving as a single. The v-berth sleeps 2. The quarter berth sleeps 1.

Main Cabin

With teak joinery and appointments, cushions and a teak & holy sole, the spacious main cabin is a warm and inviting space. Entering the cabin from the cockpit companionway, the galley is found to starboard and the nav station, with a quarter berth behind, to port. On the port side there is a settee with seating for three that slides out into a double berth for sleeping. On the starboard side forward of the galley a settee with seating for three extends the length of the salon with a pole berth including a lee cloth for sleeping during passages. Storage lockers are found behind the settees, with additional storage below. A folding dining table is centered between the settees, and features two leaves. Storage lockers are found above all settees. Teak hand holds are overhead mounted above both settees. There are dual function white or blue overhead lights (new 2021) and reading lamps mounted on the bulkheads, port and starboard. Ventilation is provided by an overhead opening hatch, a dorade vent and the companionway. Companionway has two boards and/or a bug screen insert. Seven fixed windows are found in the salon section of the cabin with custom curtains (new 2022).

Forward Cabin

The private forward cabin features teak joinery and appointments and a teak & holy sole. Access to the cabin is found through a companionway formed by a hanging locker with shelf top on the starboard side and a door to the head on the port. There is a second hanging locker and two additional lockers with a shelf atop just inside the door to starboard. Another locker is found on the port side. The v-berth is forward including a foam topper (new 2021), with drawers and lockers underneath. Additional storage is provided by lockers running the length of the berth port and starboard. A storage rack for the berth cut out is overhead mounted above the berth. There is an additional head door located opposite the birth. There is one opening porthole starboard, one fixed porthole port, porthole curtains (new 2022), and an overhead hatch with a bug screen. Two lamps with LED bulbs (new 2022) are mounted port and starboard at the head of the berth. Marine DC fans starboard and port (new 2022) and a rapid Blue Sea 5amp dual USB charger port side beside lamp (new 2022). Anchor locker is accessed forward of the V-Berth with Silent Runnings insulation paint (painted 2022) and insulation for sound deadening. Headroom: 74 inches.


The galley is found in the aft starboard side of the main cabin and a stainless-steel sink mounted beside the companionway stairs. A top loading fridge/freezer (new 2019) beside a gimballed 3 burner Force10 stove/oven under a slide away countertop. Lockers are found above the entire galley, with an additional locker found under the stove and the sink. The electrical panels are mounted on the aft bulkhead above the sink, with 120 ac outlet mounted below. Under the sink there is a Flojet fresh water pump (rebuilt 2022) with an in line strainer, Flojet fresh water accumulator, and a Frizzlife fresh water 5-micron filter (new 2022). New whale pex run throughout all fresh water plumbing installed 2022. Isothem 8-gallon water heater with engine loop or 120-volt breaker, mounted in cockpit locker (new 2022). Locker under stairs contains an installed Rainmain 120 v water maker (new 2020) with a 120-ac outlet (new 2022) in a water tight box. Water maker was pickled, June 2022 with a new filter on board ready for use. Headroom 74 inches.


The head had a complete overhaul in 2022 which is found on the port side between the salon and forward cabin. There are two doors, one in the companionway, the second in the cabin. The head features an electric marine Raritan toilet (rebuilt 2021) and a countertop housing a stainless-steel sink with hot & cold running water and shower wand. A mirror, soap dish, 120 ac outlet and locker are found above the sink counter, with a drawer underneath. A side mounted toilet flush (repowered 2022), macerator switch (new 2022), and toilet paper holder (new 2022). Under the counter is the thirteen-gallon holding tank (new 2022) with Raritan knock out odors kit plumbed in (new 2022). Raritan sanitation Saniflex hose ran throughout head 2022. Raritan macerater pump (new 2022) and Flojet washdown pump (new 2022) mounted to the top of the holding tank. New 2022 Jabsco Y-Valve to tank or pump out (new fitting and vent 2022). Two additional lockers are found above the head. Four stainless towel hooks, shower wand mount and two lamps mounted on head walls. A 360-degree shower curtain is rail mounted overhead. A shower bilge (serviced 2021) switch is mounted on the starboard wall behind the head. Ventilation is provided by an opening port with curtain (new 2022) and a dorade vent. Headroom 74 inches.

Nav Station

Found in the aft port side of the main cabin the forward facing nav station features a teak, lift top nav table with a lid support spring (new 2022), Icom VHF radio (new 2020) with cockpit extension (new 2022), and red or white lamp. Four drawers are built into the table base and there is a locker above the table on the port side. DC fan mounted to rack above the forward side of the nav table. Seating is provided by the end of the quarter berth. There is an EPIRB mounted on the starboard wall forward of the settee (new 2020). 


New Blue Sea electrical distribution panel (new 2013) with DC and AC output. Three 150-amp hour Victron lithium house battery bank. Victron 3000-watt inverter charger with remote switch. Victron battery monitor and smart controller. Victron MPT Solar Controller and Blue Sea AC breaker (remounted 2022). House battery box custom fiberglass tray with tie downs (new & installed 2022). Two 165-watt solar panels. Battery selector switch and battery switch for DC shut off. 


The cockpit features a pedestal helm with a stainless wheel with an emergency tiller, binnacle compass, throttle and gear shift, Garmin instruments including autopilot installed in Nav Pods, and a stainless-steel hand hold. The teak lined coamings feature two cubbies on either side. The engine control panel with start/stop is found on the starboard forward bulkhead. The starboard well bulkhead at the helm includes a fishing holster, 12-volt receptacle, windlass switch, VHF extension plug in (new 2021), wash down pump switch (new 2022), along with the 30-amp electrical hookup. 

Seating for 7 is provided by port and starboard benches and a stern bench, which features a raised helmsman's seat, that doubles as a locker cover. Two additional lockers are found under the port and one under the starboard benches. Two marine cockpit chairs (one new 2021).

Two Lewmar EVO 45 two speed self-tailing winches (new 2022) are mounted on the coaming port and starboard for head sail trim. The mainsheet is mounted just forward of the helm, along with a five to one pully block system.

The cockpit is protected from the elements by a dodger and Bimini.

There is an arch aft of the helm (Tower in a Box 2020) with davits for a dinghy and solar panels mounted to the top. There is also a motor mount and stern anchor storage mount aft of the helm on the stern pulpit. 

Top Side

Moving forward the deck surrounded by a teak toe rail and is protected by stainless steel bow and stern railings connected by dual lifelines running the length of the deck starboard Gates are found just forward of the Cockpit.

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 of the mast.

The bow features a roller mounted Rocna 44lb anchor (new 2020). There is a Lewmar windlass (rebuilt and mounted to a new stainless steel top plate 2022) with a pass through to the chain locker below. Windlass is operated via foot pedals, switch in cockpit, and/or winch handle. Cleats are found port and starboard at the bow, midship, and stern.

The single spreader, keel stepped rig is supported by wire standing rigging and a Profurl roller furler. Two halyard winches are mounted on the mast. Two jiffy reef blocks (new 2022) mounted track on starboard aft of the boom. Outhaul serviced and new running rigging installed 2021. Jib tracks run along toe rails on the port and starboard sides decks with four scuppers, two port, two starboard are found just forward of the cockpit.

Extensive mast head work done 2022. Remounted wind indicator, installed Davis Instruments wind vane (new 2022), LED anchor light installed (new 2022) with a toggle switch (new 2022) located in the salon, four rigging blocks (two new 2022), LED steaming/deck light (new 2022) located below radar and flag pulley (new 2022). 

Running rigging replaced with New England ropes 2022. 

Engine Compartment

The engine compartment is found under the salon companionway stairs. Painted with Silent Runnings sound insulation paint 2022. The engine was repowered with a new Yanmar 4JH45 in 2018 with a service kit onboard (new 2022) and a raw water strainer. Balmar smart controller for alternator. All fuel lines and exhaust hoses replaced in 2022.  Engine serviced and inspected in 2022. Secondary Facet fuel pump and Racor water separator with 10-micron filter including replacements. Duracell start battery with tray and tie down(new 2022). 


All sails serviced and inspected 2021. Fully battened main sail with 2 reef points in a boom cover. Head sail genoa 135. Storm sail stored in hanging locker. 


Flojet bilge pump (new 2022) with Aquc smart bilge alarm and heavy-duty pump switch (new 2022). Spare Rule 2000 on board ready for install. Whale gusher manual bilge pump (new 2022)


West Marine 3 person inflatable tender PRU-3 Rollup, 8ft 4in with bag (new 2020). Three oars, foot pump, repair kit and hand bilge pump. Tohatsu 4 stroke 6 horse motor with gas tank and hose.


Dock lines (new 2022), boat hook, various ropes for tie down, various fenders (serviced 2021), washdown hose, assorted cleaning supplies, various repair parts, 5 Type II PFDs (1 child size), 1 throwable Lifesling PFD, Johnson & Johnson First Aid Kit, air horn, Orion Flairs (new 2021), signal whistle, TV mounted with remote, bucket head shop vac (new 2021), portable heater (new 2021), spare 45lb claw anchor, heavy duty extension cord, smoke/carbon monoxide detector (new 2021), carbon monoxide detector (new 2021), air temperature gauge, fruit hammock, and beach kit with umbrella and two chairs. 

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.


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