Bristol 24
Built by Bristol Yachts

Production (24) 1969-1972
Production (Corsair) 1975-1983
Number built - 726

Copyright 1997- Douglas H. Axtell

Last update 09/10/2007


Courtesy of Bill King (from original brochures)

Bristol 24, one of the roomiest 24-footers on the market, is also one of the best values. This design provides extremely comfortable accomodations for a cruising boat of this size. Consider the 6-foot headroom. The privacy of a door separating the cabins. The generous storage space in the galley and under bunks. The warm luxury of Mahogany coamings, weatherboards and handrails. The quality of Bristol construction throughout. Consider the Quality control, which includes tank testing.

Yacht-like performance! The 24 is sound, safe and seaworthy. She is fast, extremely stiff and dry sailing. She provides up to 1600 pounds more displacement than competitive models. She not only sails and handles well...she looks like a yacht! The best way to prove her performance is to sail her...just once! You be in for a thrill!

Universal appeal! The Bristol 24 makes an ideal cruising boat for any young couple. She makes an ideal boat for an older couple. But the 24 also appeals to the sailing family... racing for dad, galley space and accommodations for mom, and privacy for the children. No matter what your needs, here's performance, beauty, accommodations, quality fiberglass construction and lasting value at a price that looks good against any competition. Maybe that why so many own Bristol 24s ... and are convinced she's best. Why don't you arrange to test-sail her?


Bristol 24 Standard Equipment

Hull & Decks: Molded of High-impact fiberglass reinforced polyester resin...tightly woven roving, strongest material. Hull and deck thickness vary to structural demands. Deckhouse, deck and cockpit are integrally molded. Full length non-skid dexoleum on deck and in walkways. Opening hatch forward is translucent, has molded watertight gasket, and hatch lock. Choice of molded in colors (from standard color chart) for hull and deck. Painted boot on waterline. Vinyl anti-fouling bottom paint.

Coclpit: Five foot cockpit ... with storage space in large lazaret. Non-skid Dexoleum on cockpit floor. Molded fiberglass winch bases with handle storage. Coamings and weatherboards for companionway are varnished mahogany. Outboard well (optional).

Deck Hardware: All deck hardware is satin finish chrome-plated bronze or high tensile alloys. Owners use the word "elegant" to describe them.

Interior: Cabin space and headroom (6-foot) equals far larger boats. Attractive dinette ... with five berths or standard arrangement ... with four berths. Interior finish - satin finished mahogany bulkheads and trim. Storage space in galley and under bunks. Door (optional) separates the cabins for privacy. Six fixed ports, 4 in main cabin, two in forward cabin. Carpeting is non-absorbent, washable, colorfast, mildew-proof 100% ploypropylene. Galley sink and insulated icebox are standard equipment. New this year is the fiberglass finishing headliner to spruce up the interior appearance in both the main and forward cabins.

Choice of Models: The Bristol 24 is offered in two arrangements: standard and dinette.

Spars & Rigging: Standing rigging includes modern masthead rig with fully anodized mast and boom. Stainless wire shrouds. Turnbuckles.. chromeplated with Monel shaft. Roller reefing gooseneck. Running rigging includes main and jib halyard, main and jib sheets of Dacron Samson Yacht Braid.



LOA:24' 7"
LWL:18' 1"
Beam: 8'
Draft: 3' 5"
Ballast: 3000 lbs
Displacemant: 5920 lbs
Sail Area: 296 sq. ft.
Est. M.O.R.C. 17.2

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