Bristol 41.1 Centre Cockpit - Shoal Draft Sloop by Ted Hood

Price AU $179,000 UNDER OFFER

AU $179,000
The Bristol 41.1 is a gracious, comfortable and very seaworthy vessel. Designer Ted Hood was an innovative sailmaker, a naval architect and America's Cup winner. He designed yachts for long range cruising with racecourse performance. Several models were built with lifting keels; with the Little Harbor and Bristol range being among the most popular sailing yacht designs. Some 104 hulls were built by Bristol Yachts and they are known for their excellent performance and supreme fit-out and finish.

Takalani (meaning 'Be Happy') was launched in 1981 and spent her early years cruising the West Coast of the US down to Mexico. She exchanged owners and set sail on a honeymoon cruise along the Coconut trail across the Pacific to Australia. She was purchased in Mooloolaba in 2012 by her previous owners who were looking for a solid and safe, sea-kindly yacht that would be easy to sail single handed but provide the space to live comfortably aboard for extended periods. They spent 12yrs cruising the East coast of Australia and Tasmania while caring for the vessel incredibly well. She was purchased mid 2023 by her current owner and sailed to Tasmania soon after. Unfortunatley circumstances have changed and the yacht is reluctantly being sold.

Several significant enhancements and upgrades have been made to the yacht over the past 13yrs, including converting her electrical system from 110v to 240v, adding a water maker an inner forestay and new main.

Best Features include:
Shoal Draft (1.4m) with Lifting Keel (when lowered 3.1m)
2-cabin / 2 - head with large master cabin and king size bed (aft)
Spacious aft deck with dinghy davits
Newly painted topsides in Awlgrip (stone grey) with fresh antifoul/anodes
New 480w solar panel with new controller
New dodger, bimini and link sheet with roll up/down clear side panels
New batteries x 4 x 245amp (6v) Full River AGM batteries - Mar 2024
New dacron main sail - 2023
New boom bag with lazy jacks
New cruising genoa 2020
Converted to cutter rig with new furler in 2022
Echo Tec 2 Water Maker (makes 60lph)
Long distance fuel and water tank capacity
Near new interior upholstery and curtains
Lift raft - serviced 2023
Large folding dining table with internal storage
AIS installed 2020 with upgraded Raymarine touch screen plotter 2020.
GPS/VHF/SSB/TV/Stereo communications
Registered for international cruising on the Australian Ships Register
Out of water survey report from 2020 with rig report from 2023.

'Takalani' is a beautiful example of the Bristol 41.1, and a true testament to the pedigree one recognises from this highly acclaimed designer and boat builder (Bristol Marine). She presents in 'above average condition' and would make the perfect option for cruising in Australia or farther offshore.

'Takalani' is a rare and special yacht and she would be best suited to either a single or couple who enjoy entertaining from a protected centre cockpit, those who admire quality workmanship, but first and foremost those who appreciate the sensation of smooth and safe all-weather sailing.

Be sure to watch our onboard sailing video - also available on our YouTube channel @EziYacht. To arrange a viewing contact Sonia Robinson on 0410 35 77 55.
Bellerive Yacht Club
Leisure, Cruising, Live Aboard
Rego Number
Rego Expiry
Ted Hood / Dieter Empacher
Bristol Yachts.
41' 3" - 12.57m
1.4m shoal draft / with centreboard lowered becomes 3.1m
12 tonnes
Keel / Ballast
Stub + Centerboard with wire cable and cockpit winch. Fully encapsulated fibreglass 3/4 length cruising keel with a skeg hung rudder.
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP With centreboard
Deck Material
Fibreblass decks repainted 2015. Interior is a mix of teak and Honduras mahogany.
4JH3E with Kanzaki gear box. Excellent access from four points. Last oil change Sep 2023. Impeller Jan 2024. Serial No E21467. Spare (new) starter motor.
Engine Make
Fuel Type
Diesel (fed via dual Raycor fuel filtration and polishing system).
Engine Hours
Approx 4200
Number Engines
Engine Hours (2nd Engine)
Fuel Consumption
2.2ltr/hr (fitted with Raycor dual filtration system). Dr Diesel is added at each tank top-up.
Max Speed
7kts @3200 - under power / 2250 - 2500 = 5-6 Kts (avg)
Cruise Speed
6.5kts - 7kts under sail comfortably (even with just headsail).
3-blade feathering prop on 1 1/4" (32mm) s/s shaft. Edson wheel steering with chain and cable. Replace gearshift and throttle cables - Aug 2023.
460ltr in 2 x Stainless steel tanks located under aft cabin bed.
600 litres (3 x tanks). Stainless steel tanks fitted under the saloon floor. H/C pressure water fed to the galley by fresh carbon filtered hand pump.
A traditional style offshore galley lies to stbd of the companionway with a wide passageway leading aft to the master stateroom and ensuite. A new oven has been recently fitted with a generous sized top-loading ridge/freezer. Twin s/s sinks are opposite and inboard which gives the chef secure footing when preparing meals underway. There galley has excellent cabinet and drawer storage with ample work tops for the discerning chef. Overhead lighting is provided with red/white lights. New plumbing under sink 2022.
12-volt Alder Barbour fridge/freezer (compressor replaced by previous seller). Works very efficiently and draws very little power.
Freezer section at base of fridge with newly fitted teak lid.
Force 10 gimballed 3-burner stove with oven and grill. New gas lines fitted and certified - May 2023.(On/Off switches behind stove and at bottle. )
Echo Tec2 installed circa 2012- produces 60ltr/hr (under stbd saloon settee). Pickled Nov 2022.
Hot Water System
NEW sigma hot water system including all new hoses (2022). Hot water pump located fwd of engine.
The interior is remarkably spacious with a larger than ususal dining table when extended fully. A neat and well positioned nav station facing aft lies at the bottom of the companionway to port. A storage locker provides housing for tools behind the companionway ladder. The interior joinery has been re-varnished and presents beautifully. Insect screens for hatches and ports (with new velcro attachments). All interior lights replaced with LED bulbs and new fittings. All portlights were removed and resealed.
X 2. Master stateroom aft with separate ensuite. Large V-berth double cabin forward with adjoining ensuite. (Headroom companionway 6.6m - Mast 6.2m - Cockpit 5.5m. )
X 7. King aft, Double v-berth fwd. Port settee converts to large double berth. Stbd single.
X 3. Fore and aft internal hot/cold, 1 x hot/cold deck shower with new hose trigger.
X 2. New TMC manual toilet (aft) w/ new hoses fitted 2022 (with holding tank). * Reconditioned Raritan toilet (fwd) with electric macerator pump.
Tecovision 12-volt flat screen TV, CD player. Pioneer sterero with cd/aux/radio. 2 x Bose interior, 2 x West Marine cockpit speakers.
Air Conditioning
N/a - 3-speed 12v fans fitted in aft cabin, V-berth, forward head and saloon.
Zodiac 3.1 m inflatable rib with fiberglass floor and beach wheels and fitted chaps. Sits on s/s davits.
Mercury 5hp outboard with low hours - runs brilliantly. Sits on dedicated outboard mount.
NEW sunbrella upholstery and curtains in saloon-New 2022. Boom bag with lazy jacks and slots for reefing lines - New April 2023. Bimini, Dodger with link sheet with roll-up/down side panels New 2022. Winch covers. Newly covered hard wearing cockpit cushions - May 2023. New fender covers April 2023. BBQ cover. Cockpit stash bags-New 2023.
Ground Tackle
Rocna anchor (25kg ) with 95m x 10mm chain (regalvanised). Includes a 25 kg CQR and a large amount of anchor rode. Maxwell 1200 dual direction capstan. Anchor winch upgraded to take larger chain - Maxwell winch motor reconditioned 2021 (a new one was purchased as a spare). Chain accessible from v-berth. Deck hose and snubber kept in bow locker with seacock drain. Rope rode access points (haswe pipe entry) on foredeck.
Safety Gear
Flares, V-sheet, Emergency tiller with custom tiller extension to enable steering from cockpit. Horse shoe life ring. Throw line. Additional emergency water pump fitted in the bilge to enable high speed pumping if necessary.
Dodger fitted with s/s hand rails. Life sling under port cockpit seat. Jacklines.
Bilge Pumps
1 x manual, 2 x electric submersible w/ float switches and high water alarm. Access from aft cabin.
Life Raft
Marine Safe :Liferaft - serviced 2023.
Epirb - 2032.
Life Jackets
4 x life jackets (foam), 2 x auto inflating pfd's with tethers.
Yes - in date.
Fire Protection
Fire extinguishers x 3 dry powder. Fire Blanket. Gas compliance certificate issued May 2023.
BATTERIES: Full River 245AH AGM sealed house batteries* x 4 (6v parallel) - NEW Mar 2024.1 x 200ah start battery under nav station (have been looked after and never fallen below recommended charge state, so still hold full charge). A third battery monitor is mounted at the nav station.

SOLAR: NEW 480w solar panel mounted on davits arch with NEW Alvolta MMPT solar charge controller mounted in engine bay with all new cables and breakers. Aux controller monitor mounted in galley for quick reference (can also be checked using Charge Pro 2 App on smart phone). Start battery charged via a (NEW) Victron Cyrix 12v/24/ intellingent battery combiner ( indicates battery temperature, battery capacity and % amp being drawn). The battery combiner connects two battery banks and detects when one is sufficiently charged (to 13 - 13.8v), then switches over to second battery for charge. This is achievable from multiple sources (i. E solar, alternator or via a separate battery charger).

LIGHTING: All LED (except engine room). Recently upgraded LED bulk head (chrome) light fittings. Galley and head strip lighting. Red courtesy lights at chart table and galley.

INVERTER/CHARGER: The current owner had the electrical system professionally changed over from the original 110v to 240v. * The rewiring included a new shore power inlet on the port side of the cockpit coaming and a circuit breaker with new AC monitor on the AC/DC switch panel. Near new Centaur 12-volt, 50-amp battery charger mounted above the engine. A small 600-watt inverter is fitted and functional. (Shore power lead located in stbd locker midship). 240v fittings throughout.
NAV LIGHTS: Port and Starboard nav lights mounted on the pulpit (port replaced 3yrs ago with new wiring), spare stbd light when needed.
Tri-colour masthead light, Stern light and a combination deck steaming light. Anchor light mounted under TV aerial - LED. Illuminated swim ladder access. Spot Light. Additional deck level light fitted to solar panel arch.

GPS: Raymarine touch screen hybrid plotter - 2020. Sounders x 2.(New log. )

WIND: Raymarine ST60 Wind/Depth/Speed with display panels on cockpit dash (with backup speed transucer/log).

AUTO PILOT: ST6002 connected to a substantial cast bronze rack and pinion drive. Sensor on quadrant (replaced 4yrs ago).

RADIO COMS: Icom, IC-M422 VHF includes cockpit extension handpiece. New VHF cable. Emergency VHF aerial located on pushpit rail.

ICOM SSB HF Radio IC-M710 (with automatic tuner).

AIS installed 2020.

Radar dome (NMEA 2000) fitted to stbd aft quarter.
Edson wheel with Ritchie compass on steering console.
Professionally fitted, simple and well labelled switch board.
Sail Inventory
Main: Hood dacron main with 3x reefing points - New 2023. New boom bag with lazy jacks - 2023.

Genoa: New Hydesails #1 cruising headsail 2020 (v good).

Jib/Staysail/Stormsail: Northsails #2 staysail (good) fitted on inner forestay.

Spinnaker: 2 x MPS with little use - both in socks (1 x. 75oz, 1 x 1.5oz). A whisker pole fitted on mast track.
Mast / Rigging
Masthead cutter with an aluminium keel stepped mast - fitted new 2008. Mast plate re-seated May 2023.1 x mast step.
Boom: Alloy with solid (rigid) boom vang. Control line replaced new Mar 2023.
Converted to cutter rig with new furler 2020. New bow plate and forestay - Mar 2023.
Upgraded C290 staysail furler - replaced 6yrs ago. New p40-P52 headsail furler 2020. New furling line (blue) - May 2023.

RIGGING: Standing rigging replaced 2014. Rig Report available from Jan 2023.
Standing rigging replaced by S&H spars 2014. Rig Report completed Mar 2023 (available on request).
Replace main outhaul line with dyneema and two new blocks - Aug 2023.
Lifelines and stanchions removed and replaced for deck painting - 2015.
Re-seat deck plate for staysail with new bolts - Aug 2023.

Running Rigging replacements 2023: New #1 headsail furler (blue), new boom vang control line (red), new #2 reefing line (yellow), new mainsheet traveller (red).
All spars removed for painting in 2017 and 2023. Halyards currently operated from main mast.
Deck Gear
S/S davits by Choice Stainless. Storm grade 'Lexen' overhead hatches fore and aft. Dedicated gas locker with two 4.5 kg bottles. Custom BBQ mount and fibreglass (non-rust) gas bottle fitted at pushpit with new sunbrella covers fitted to both. Deck Wash hose fitted at bow. S/S access gates port and starboard. Lewmar 55 ST x 2 primary winches on coaming.
Dedicated fender storage under s/s davits. Fenders x 4 with new covers. Mooring lines. Winch handles x 3 plus 1 small for centreboard winch. Varnished (removable) cockpit table. Sturdy transom boarding ladder with teak steps (lowers and lifts on a hinge and secures to aft pushpit rail (avoids dinghy chaafe when on davits). Gas BBQ with fiberglass bottle and covers. Rod holders x 2. Ensign (flagpole). S/S deck fittings for safety lines and tethers. A new 200mm high (approx. ) custom stainless-steel hand/security rail has been fitted around the cockpit and a new hand/protection bar has been fitted to the helm pedestal. Boat cover which fits from front of boom to foredeck at inner forestay. Keeps cabin cool in tropics and keeps rain and sun off hatches - in very good condition.
Fully encapsulated 3/4 keel with supported skeg, shoal draft with drop keel. Hull contructed in fibreglass and designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including, wind force 8 and significant wave heights up to, and including 4 metres may be experienced. Hull and topsides painted at Redland City Marina by Brisbane Boat Painting - 2015. Hull repainted March 2023 in Greystone International Allcraft - by All Tone Painting, The Boat Works. Bronze through hull fittings, all checked and operational at last slip (Mar 2023) with four (4) new through hull fittings and valves replaced/ installed 2015 when boat was painted (2 in engine bay (cockpit drains, 1 x port side scupper, 1 x galley sink). The vessels cabin top hatches present in above average condition having had the aluminium frames painted at the same time as the decks and super structure. The rudder bearing was replaced approx 6 years ago.
Steering: Wheel steering with chain and sprocket connected to stainless steel wire cables running via large diameter turning sheaves aft to an aluminium semi-circular quadrant mounted on the rudder shaft. Emergecy tiller (located below) with custom built extension. A centerboard maximises windward performance when lowered (3.04 metres board down) while allowing access to shoal draft areas (1.37 metres board up). New winch cable fitted. Headroom at helm is 170cm.

Items upgraded since July 2023:
- Replace Mainsail - Hood Dacron Main fitted Aug 2023
- Service engine: Change oil Sep 2023, Change impeller Jan 2024
- Replace gearshift and throttle cables - Aug 2023
- Re-seat deck plate for staysail with new bolts - Aug 2023
- Replace main outhaul line with dyneema and two new blocks - Aug 2023
- Service life raft - MarineSafe Qld (certificate and invoice available) - 2023
- Renew AMSA Australian Ship Registration
- Purchase replacement fresh and raw water hoses for engine (un-used).
Survey Reports from 2020 and 2023 available on request. Rig Report 2023.

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