Bristol 35
Built by Bristol Yachts

Production 1967-1978
Number built - 65

Courtesy of Thomas Outerbridge (from original brochures)

Gracious Spaciousness! Reflecting the Bristol tradition, this fine racing yacht offers exceptional cruising accommodations. The basic ingredients: John G. Alden's years of design experience; a generous 10'-0" beam; superb workmanship; attention to detail; and Bristol Yacht's desire to set new comfort criteria for cruising craft of this size.

Outstanding racing record! Check the performance books. The Bristol 35's secret: a fine entry: a long broad run aft: a good turn of speed on all points of sail; a good skipper; and a crew that thrills to a winning combination. Proof? Try to crew on one at your first opportunity. Warning! There may be a waiting line. Consolation! Its worth the wait.

Custom qualtity! You'll find Bristol 35's interior hard to match in yachts many feet longer. The intial impression, and we quote, "Tremendous!" The spacious galley extends thwartship and is well appointed (See standard equipement). Main cabin offers choice ... a convertible dinette to port and upper and lower berths starboard or uppers and lowers both port and starboard. Abundant drawers and locker space. Well equipped thwartship head provides complete privacy between forward stateroom and main cabin. The forward stateroom has two large V-berths with shelves over, and opening hatch (opens either fore or aft). Hull is covered with nylon pile for added comfort. These are the basics . . . check Standard Equipment for details. These are the Bristol features which provide a new measure of gracious living under sail!


Bristol 35 Standard Equipment

Hull & Deck: Molded high-impact fiberglass reinforced polyester resin . . . largely woven roving, strongest material available. Hull and deck thicknesses vary to suit structural demands. Deckhouse, deck and cockpit are integrally molded. Deck clamp and cove stripe molded with hull. Non-skid pattern molded into deck, seat and cabin top. Two dorade vents are molded into the deck and cowls are provided. Hatch (forward stateroom) opens fore or aft. Teak is used for exterior trim and coamings.

Cockpit: Cockpit is self-bailing. Cockpit hatches (2) are scuppered to prevent leakage. Deck layout provides and extremely comfortable cockpit. all exterior trim is teak . . . varnished, sealed or left natural at owner's option.

Deck Hardware: All deck hardware is stainless steel, chrome-plated bronze, or corrosion-resistant aluminum alloys. Main sheet traveler is mounted aft. Winch bases are molded . . . with teak coamings cut out under winch bases to provide winch handle stowage. Many items are custom-made to our own designs.

Interior: Spacious throughout! Thwartship galley includes gimballed two burner alcohol stove with oven; sink with hot and cold pressurized water; a cold water hand pump; large ice chest; many drawers, lockers and large stowage area aft of ice chest for hanging wet gear, etc. Two interior arrangements (see drawings) available . . . both providing a wealth of drawer and locker space . . . and clear passage from cockpit to lounge area berths or to head (forward). Both arrangements offer 6 berth . . . with foam mattresses. Head, in addition to normal fixtures, includes large shower, several drawers, and a hanging locker. Shower and wash basin serviced by pressurized water (hot & cold) system. For the custom look, woodwork (below decks) is mahogany, satin finished. Main cabin bulkheads are satin finished mahogany or Formica. Mahogany ceiling (on hull) is optional in either main cabin or forward cabin at extra cost. Outstanding craftsmanship and materials complement the spacious layouts. Other features include teak cabin floor (veneer); interior handrails; cabin table; and seahood for companionway hatch(molded).

  Engine Installation: 30 HP Universal Atomic 4, gasoline engine. Bronze propeller shaft runs in Bristol-type rubber-mounted shaft log. Throttles and reverse controls installed on the cockpit side and connected to engine with rattleproof ball joints. Water temperature, oil pressure, and ammeter gauges are located on the aft side of cabin house. Two-bladed solid sailboat propeller. Over-sized, nonbreakable fuel filter. Engine room exhaust blower . . . as well as natural forced draft ventilation (U.S. Coast Guard approved).

Electrical System: Heavy-duty system using alternator on engine and 12-volt marine battery. Bow, stern and side running lights. Interior (7) lights. 110-volt shore plug . . . with four(4) outlets.

Tanks: Water tanks (stainless steel) . . . 130-gallon capacity. Gas tank (monel) 25-gallon capacity.

Spars & Rigging: Anodized aluminum mast. Stainless steel standing rigging. Stainless steel wire halyards. Roller feefing gear. Main boom downhaul.

Colors: Owner may specify colors to be molded into hull and deck and choose from a variety of available colors for boot-top, anti-fouling bottom paint, cove stripe and mattresses.


These are fairly low resolution representations(within limits of WWW), if you do not have copies and want them please contact the webmaster or Mr. Outerbridge.

Bristol 35 sailplan
Bristol 35 -hull drawing
Bristol 35 -interior drawings

Stowage plan base set - B35 (drawings courtesy of William Witherup William)

It's a bit of an old fashioned idea these days, but I've been working on a stowage plan for the B35 and have developed some base schematics that might be useful to anyone else that was interested in doing likewise for the model.
  Anyway, I'm sending you the base interior plan, P&S elevations and the aft saloon bulkhead. These are schematics, although I think they're reasonably close, that indicate general locker/drawer/hatch locations and are left blank for any user to add their own data and labling.
Sending as both pdf and jpg. Use them (or not) as you see fit.

Base Aft Bulkhead.pdf

Base Plan.pdf

Base Port Elevation.pdf

Base Starbd Elevation.pdf


Designer: John G. Alden
Builder: Bristol Yachts
LOA: 34' 8"
LWL: 23' 9"
Beam: 10'
Draft: keel- 5'
- centerboard-3' 9"
Ballast: 5200 lbs (lead)
Displacement: 12,500 lbs
Sail Area: 531 sq. ft.

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