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From the Mari-Cha stable of high quality performance yachts, this Germán Frers fast cruising / racing sloop 'Bristolian' with her timeless elegance grasps the attention of all sailors whether racing or cruising.

The clean working deck, spacious guest friendly cockpit and inimitable style and energy of 'Bristolian’s' lightweight Nomex honeycomb interior, designed by Francois Catroux, reinforces the brief given to Germán Frers to achieve a marriage of a luxury cruising yacht with racing thoroughbred; a pedigree which with her constantly updated specification continues to prove her well maintained condition and performance ability on the race track.

Recent results include:

2013 Newport Bucket – Overall winner

2014 Caribbean 600 – 23rd out of 51 starters

2014 Antigua Sailing Week – 3rd in Class

2014 Frers Cup Trapani, Sicily – 2nd overall

2014 Maxi World Cup, Sardinia - 3rd Maxi Racing division

2014 Middle Sea Race - 39th out of 117 starters

2014 RORC Main series -  IRC Zero 4th out of 40

2015 RORC De Guingand Bowl - 1st in Class, 5th overall out of 86 entries

“This 90’ Germán Frers design still rocks! She’s a Bucket winner indeed!” Hank Halstead, Bucket Director

In addition to her carbon rig and regularly updated standing and running rigging, ‘Bristolian’ benefits from a sail inventory overhaul over the last two years from North Sails which includes all new 3Di Mainsail, 3Di Racing jib, 3Di Furling jib, 3DL Jib top, Spinnaker staysail, A2, A3 and A5.

Since her last change of owner in 2012, this Germán Frers fast cruising / racing sloop 'Bristolian' has been professionally maintained by the best in the industry including Lyman and Morse in Maine, Pegaso Yachts in Genoa, and Marine Power Services and Antigua Rigging in the Caribbean.

During the winter 2014 / 15 she completed a full Navtec rig and Persico shaft (new bearings) and rudder out refit and boom / spreader repaint. She also had new powerpacks on all powered winches and a bow thruster service and full inspection, all through hull fittings serviced, antifoul.

Other recent upgrades include:

  • New canvas work including main awning, crew and main companionway spray hoods, wheel cover, liferaft covers and tender cover finish the on deck appearance.
  • New Raymarine AIS950 class A AIS transceiver.
  • New Raymarine Plotter at helm
  • New Mastervolt Gel house batteries and new engine Starter batteries
  • Complete main engine overhaul March 2015
  • New Cummins Onan secondary generator.
  • New Indesit large load washing machine
  • New Kenwood Microwave Combi oven


Bristolian sleeps eight in four guest cabins plus four crew and benefits from all the domestic equipment and conveniences demanded of a modern yacht.

Full Specification and many pictures available on request. Personal inspection is encouraged to fully appreciate 'Bristolian'.

VAT paid and British registered for secure transfer of Title.

Galley / Domestic

Washing Machine Indesit
Dryer Miele T640 – Vented to mast
Oven Smeg Gas/Electric combo, gimballed and custom fiddles
Hob (gas) Smeg
Hob (electric) Smeg
Kenwood Microwave Combi oven
Wine Cellar Custom installation (temperature controlled)
Bar Fridge 24 volt with ice box
Heated towel rails - All bathrooms including crew


Stereo Bose Lifestyle with one interior and 2 exterior zones
Sony 32" WIdescreen TV in saloon
Sony Media storage / DVD / Blu ray player


Compressors 2 running individually or in tandem (new pumps 2008) Recent service
Freezers Floor to ceiling, double door with 6 internal drawers
Refrigerators Under galley bench, double door, drawer's one side, shelves the other.

Air Conditioning

2 X Marine Air MCW36 compressor units Reverse cycle (2002)

Insulated hull and deck (2002)

Air Handlers Condaria, All cabins, Salon (x2) nav station, crew mess, galley, crew accommodation. System recently renewed 2009


The generous sized engine room on 'Bristolian' allows easy maintenance. It is situated under the main cockpit with a two thirds height access door on the port side. Most of the yachts systems are situated here.

Main Engine

Caterpillar 3208 TA 280 hp (new 2003)    

Complete main engine overhaul March 2015 with Genoa to Southampton sea trial since

Max speed 11.5 knots approx a 2,250 rpm
Cruising speed 9.5 knots at 1,850 rpm / 9.0 knots at 1,700 rpm

Drive system Twin Disc transmission

Generator 1 Northern Lights / John Deere (33kw) (new 2002)            

Generator 2 Cummins Onan MDKBM Quiet Diesel (11.5kw) (new 2013)                      

Bow Thruster 35 hp Richfield (PTO Number 1 Generator)

Prop Max Prop 3 blade feathering

Deck equipment


2 x Primaries Lewmar 120s (powered)
1 x Mainsheet Lewmar 110 (powered)
2 x Runners Lewmar 70s (manual)
Fwd 2 x Lewmar 110s (powered)
        2 x Lewmar 70s (powered)
        2 x Lewmar 65s (manual)

2 x Hydraulic Power Packs (24 volt 150 amp)

2 x Pedestals for primaries if desired in addition to power packs
1 x Pedestal for hydraulic controls and mainsheet if desired in addition to power packs
2 for fwd 110s (halyards) if desired in addition to power packs

Tracks, Blocks etc. All Harken tracks and air blocks
Runner blocks Harken titanium

Passerelle Multiplex, Carbon and teak

Canvas - all new including main awning, crew and main companionway spray hoods, tender cover, garage curtain, wheel and life raft covers

Fold down bathing platform


Maxwell windlass, mounted below deck level and well aft to take the weight of the windlass and chain away from the bow area.

Main anchor 180 lb CQR and 400 feet of chain (approx)

Fold out anchor arm with main anchor stows to deck locker

Large Danforth auxiliary anchor.

Navigation / Electronics / Communications

VHFs Icom
Radar Furuno

Raymarine colour plotter at helm nd Nav station

AIS Raymarine AIS950 class A AIS transceiver (new 2013)
GPS Furuno
Auto Pilot Segatron / B&G, partly renewed 2010
Sat C KVH for Voice and Data new 2012
Iridium Phone (voice), new 20102


B&G Super Halcyon 3 Fluxgate
B&G Halcyon 2000
Alarm monitoring system
Barometer Digital, Vetus

Navigation and Communications computer running Expedition tactical and navigation software.

B&G package        
Hercules 2000

Multi-function displays:
4 in cockpit
1 in nav station
1 in owner’s cabin
1 in captain’s cabin
1 in crew area

2020 displays        

5 at mast
3 in cockpit

Speed, depth and log

Analogue displays    

1 in nav. station
4 in aft cockpit   

Electrical / Electronics


12 x 2volt 1000 amp hour Gel house batteries (new 2013) providing 10 hours without use of the generator.
Separate Gel start batteries for each generator and main engine (new 2013)

Navigation emergency batteries


2 x Mastervolt 100 Amp new in 2014 and 2015


2 Mastervolt

1 other dedicated to battery backup for computer UPS



2 Fwd (port and starboard) 800 litres each approx
2 Aft (port and starboard) 1000 litres each approx

Water maker Sea Recovery 50 US gallon / hour

Water pumps

Fresh (2) Paragon new 2009
Salt   (1)    Paragon

2  Water heaters Vetus 55 Litre (1 new 2015)
1 x Allcraft 9 gallon (pilot tank)

Water filters 3 pre filters and Spotfree fixed installation (metered) for dock water filling and direct to deck use

Strainer at supply to pressure pump
Additional carbon filter to galley faucet

Head System
Vacuum system Freshwater flush in 4 guest heads
4 x vacuum tanks, 1 for each head
24 volt system, new pump 2009 fresh water supplied
Crew head Jabsco electric, new 2010
Collection - All heads to central black tank with pump-out

Vented up mast

Grey Water System
Tanks    1 Forward, 2 Aft
Pumps    All identical Marina ZZ pumps Vented to mast

Tanks Total 2,900 litres
Port (1,000L)
Centre (900L)    
Starboard (1,000L)

Transfers 24v Pump and transfer manifold in engine room.
Fuel filters Filtered at transfer by 2 micron Racor filter
Filtered between supply (centre) tank and equipment by 2 micron Racor filter

Spars and Rigging

Mast Southern Spars five spreader Carbon 2003
Mast new coating 2009
Spreaders new coating 2015
Boom Southern Spars Park Avenue 2003, Carbon. new coating 2015
Spinnaker pole Southern Spars, Carbon
Standing rigging Stainless Nitronic Rod by OYS new 2009

Running rigging regularly updated
Runners Aramid - 2015
Navtec Aramid Inner Forestay new
Genoa furler Reckmann RF 90 - serviced 2015
Genoa foil Solutions, carbon. New twin foil Feb. 2011.
Halyards Spectra new
Sheets Spectra new

Navtec hydraulics all serviced 2015 plus new Custom Lewmar pumps  

Inner forestay, (new 2009)            
Backstay (New 2009) light weight            
Radar scanner trim



North Sails Full batten Mainsail 3Di 760 6 full battens (new 2013)
C-tech battens carbon/glass    

Head sails

North Sails Racing jib Medium/Heavy 3Di 760 (new 2014)
North Sails Furling jib with battens 3Di 760 4 vertical battens (new 2013)
North Sails Jib TOP 3DL (new 2014)

North Sails furling Code 0  (new 2014)

2 x 3DL 2009 serviceable delivery headsails #1 and #2


North Sails Inner Jib NorLam Dyneema/Carbon (new 2015)
North Sails Spinnaker Staysail with manual Facnor fx 4500 furler (new 2014)

1 x 2009 serviceable delivery Genoa staysail

Storm Jib and Trysail


North Sails A2 Asymmetric Norlon 150 with C-Tech size inflatable bucket with snuffer (new 2013)
North Sails A3 Asymmetric Norlon 250 with C-Tech size inflatable bucket with snuffer (new 2014)
North Sails A5 Asymmetric SuperLite/Kote SK 350 with C-Tech size inflatable bucket with snuffer (new 2014)

Tender and Outboard

Small console 4.20 meter tender (2009)
New cushions in white leatherette
Yamaha 50hp, 4 Stroke outboard (2009)

Safety equipment

Life rafts 2 x 12 person Zodiac Solas B, new 2010
Life-rings x 2 with smoke and lights, new 2010
Jonbouy Man Overboard Recovery Modules x 2 (2012)



Flare packs.

Fire alarm Marinelec Stella, new 2010
Emergency lighting Orbik, new 2010
Smoke alarms All cabins & Crew area
Fire extinguishers Fixed automatic installation in engine room (fire boy)
Mix of AFFF and powder extinguishers in all cabins, crew area, nav station, salon and lazarette/workshop, Engine room
Fire blanket in Galley

Bilge Pumps

Main bilge (2)    

1 x 24 volt marina ZZ
1 x 220 volt

2 x Manual whale pumps are also instaled

Engine bilge (2)

1 x Marina ZZ
1 x emergency pump, belt driven with manual clutch off main engine

Aft bilge Marina ZZ

Main, engine and aft bilges can be linked or isolated from each other via manual valves
Marina ZZ bilge pumps are identical to the grey water system pumps

On board workshop and Spares

For long distance cruising, accessed through a port cockpit hatch, a workshop with a very full inventory of new spares is stored on board for machinery and systems.


We offer 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.

  • This vessel is VAT paid.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying at our Hamble Point Marina, Southampton, England office, viewings by appointment.
  • © 2015
Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:German Frers
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:1989
Sales status:available
LOA:28.2 m/93 ft
Length:28.2 m/93 ft
Width:6.9 m/23 ft
KW:280.0 hp
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