Vessel Overview/ Description
The Bristol 48.8 offers some improvements over the 47.7 by way of a more modern saloon configuration and better storage aft. PATRIOT has been used seasonally in the Northeast and hauled each winter. She offers all of the notable options such as air conditioning, electric winches and electric Stoway. The interior fit and finish represents an upgrade over the Bristol standard with some raised panels, fitted locker doors and a fully removable cabin sole.
PATRIOT offers the popular “guests forward, owners aft” arrangement plan. Owner’s quarters are expansive and comfortable with centerline berth, ensuite head and shower stall, opening ports, large overhead deck hatch and abundant storage via 3 drawers and 11 lockers. The cedar lined hanging locker measures 40” wide.
The passageway forward includes machinery access on the inboard side and a forward facing nav station on the outboard side.
The main saloon is unique by virtue of the circular settee / dinette and matching curved settee to starboard (a defining feature of the 48.8 as opposed to the 47.7). The galley, immediately to starboard at the companionway, is appropriately configured for cooking at sea with all components surrounding the cook, (see GALLEY). The customized teak table extends to the opposing settee to provide comfortable seating for six adults. Media components are concealed behind attractive louvered doors.
The forward stateroom includes a Vee-berth with cabinets above, hanging lockers and drawers. The overhead deck hatch and opening ports allow generous light and ventilation. The ensuite head is finished in white tile, with integral shower. Headroom is nearly 7 feet.
Force Ten LPG stove: 3 burners, grille/broiler and oven, two 10 lb. LPG bottles stored aft w/ solenoid switch
Sea Frost three-plate, holdover refrigeration system with both engine drive and 110V compressors, with deep-freeze to port and refrigeration compartment in galley w/ top loading and side doors, both freezer and fridge stainless lined.
Dual stainless sinks w/ manual cold water.
GE microwave /convection oven
Two Raymarine E80 plotters (new 2005), one at nav station, another at binnacle
Raymarine Pathfinder R-80 radar
Northstar 951X GPS / plotter
IC-M502 VHF radio with DSC
Standard Horizon LH-!0 signaler / hailer
SEA 222 single-sideband radio
Robertson AP25 autopilot
Samsung flat screen LCD TV
Sony CD / DVD player
ADS speakers in saloon, Clarion (all weather) speakers in cockpit
12V / 110V electrical systems w/ master panel
All circuits labeled, all wiring marine grade
House – two 8D’s
Engine start – one 8D (w/ emergency cross-over)
Kenyon electronics inverter – 1500 watt
ProMariner automatic battery charger
Two 30 amp, one 50 amp shore inlet receptacles
Shore cord – 50’
GFI outlets in heads
(Generator is inoperative)
Ideal electric windlass with power up & down
45 lb. CQR anchor w/ all chain & nylon rode
35 lb. Danforth with chain/nylon rode
Saltwater washdown on foredeck
Stainless 30” lifeline stanchions with double lifelines and port/starboard gates
Chrome plated ventilators mounted on varnished teak dorade boxes.
Dodger over stainless frame with grab-handle
Extra tall varnished teak toe rail, bow to stern
Midship toe rail chocks
Varnished teak eyebrows and handrails
Teak outboard motor bracket
Varnished dual-leaf, teak cockpit table w/ beverage holder
In-boom light over cockpit table
Teak cockpit sole
Hood stainless opening ports
Bug screens for all hatches
Stainless tender davits
Tri-fold stainless swim ladder w/ teak treads off transom
Stainless stemhead with dual rollers
Westerbeke 70 hp diesel w/ 1550 hours
Scatra flexible thrust bearing on driveshaft
Racor FG 500 fuel filter
“Spurs” line cutters
1.25” stainless shaft
Three blade Maxprop
Cruisair airconditioning - reverse cycle: two units 16000 BTU & 6000 BTU with two zones.
Raritan electric toilets
12 gal. Hot water heater
Sails And Rigging
SAILS AND RIGGING:
White Awlgrip double-spreader Hood electric Stoway mast
Rod rigging by Navtec
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
Forespar rigid boom vang
Hood Sea Furl II genoa roller furling
Lewmar 65 electric self-tailing primaries
Lwmar 46 ST mainsail furling control
Lewmar 40 ST jib furler control
Lewmar 46 ST halyard winch
Lewmar 40 ST halyard winch
Sails: Mainsail – Hood, 135% genoa – Hood, Cruising spinnaker (2005) - Thurston
Givens 6 man Offshore raft in canister with hydrostatic release - (needs inspection)
Man Overboard pole with flag
PATRIOT has been in the Northeast and used seasonally for virtually her entire life and machinery hours and condition reflect that. The “softening” of the interior configuration as compared to the 47.7 is a significant improvement, while providing larger lazarette storage aft. Condition is above average. We encourage prospective 45.5 and 47.7 buyers to visit the other offerings, then inspect PATRIOT.