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1986 Bristol Yachts 35.5 CB

  • 35 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Westbrook, CT, US

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  • Spring, 2006
  • Cockpit, forward
  • Helm Station
  • Main Salon
  • Fore Cabin, entrance (older photo)
  • Fore Cabin
  • Fore Cabin, starboard aft
  • Head (from Fore Cabin)
  • Main Salon, port


The MIGRANT is a good example of this classic BRISTOL 35.5 Centerboard design by Dieter Empacher of the Ted Hood design group. Produced by BRISTOL YACHTS from 1978 through the late 1980's, the "35.5" model (both "centerboard" & "keel" versions) demonstrated that the art of of building an affordable yacht with such features as a high level of quality, outstanding varnished matching-grain BRUNZEEL Mahogany (teak was an available option) joinery throughout, a "real" teak & ash-inlay cabin sole was certainly within capability. The MIGRANT was completed as a 1986 model BRISTOL 35.5 CB version and was delivered to her first Owner later that year.

Exceptionally strong, good-looking (to say the least) and well-appointed are watchwords to best describe the BRISTOL 35.5 and particularily the "MIGRANT". She's is a well-found BRISTOL 35.5 as a review of her overall Listing details will attest. Her Aristo Blue AWLGRIP topsides plus the included desirable Factory options such as the desirable centerboard, the high-flared teak toe rail, the teak & stainless steel rub rail, the stainless steel traveler bridge (to name but just a few!) .. plus the YANMAR 3GM repower in 1993 .. all combine to make the MIGRANT a perfect BRISTOL 35.5 CB to acquire for a long-term Ownership.

The MIGRANT has been stored indoors since the Fall of 2015 to date at our Brewer Pilots Point North Yard facility in Westbrook, CT. Before her transit to this area she was in a long-term storage mode in NC for two years. Her lower below-Market asking price reflects the some recommended cosmetic varnish work & detailing & minor maintenance that would complete this Bristol Picture, so to speak! Stored indoors, she's easy to view so inspections and offers are both to be encouraged for the MIGRANT. 


Basic Information

Bristol Yachts
35.5 CB
Westbrook, CT, US
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Dimensions & Weight

35 ft - 10.67 meter
10 ft 6 in - 3.2 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 9 in - 1.14 meter
Bridge Clearance:
53 ft - 16.15 meter
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3GM30-F (3) Cylinder FWC
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Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
27 (Individual), 27 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
36 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
15 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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Hull & Deck

Hull & Deck

The MIGRANT has a hand laid up fiberglass hull that was finished with Aristo Blue AWLGRIP in 2003. She has White gelcoat decks with a Light Gray contrasting non-skid surface. The double boot-tops & cove stripe are all Gold-color finished.

MIGRANT had her centerboard pennant & sheave assembly replaced (2004)

The MIGRANT is equipped w/ toe rails that are of the optional BRISTOL YACHTS high-flared teak type. There are teak grab rails and teak brow pieces on the Coach Roof. There is an opening bow anchor well / chain locker on the Foredeck &  (2) Cockpit lockers & a Lazarette locker aft.

Deck gear includes:  

  • Bow & Stern pulpits, double-rail stainless steel
  • Gate in stern rail
  • Life-lines, double
  • Life-line gates, port & starboard (note:  for upper lines only)
  • Genoa sheet tracks w/ cars, "T" style 1-1/4", (2) sets mounted inboard & on the teak toe rails outboard
  • (6) Deck cleats, large (8") aluminum for bow & stern & spring lines
  • Wheel steering, EDSON Binnacle & quadrant system w/ Elkhide wrap & brake for wheel
  • Binnacle guard, stainless steel

Factory Options include:

  • Factory Optional large high-flared teak toe rails
  • Factory Optional rub rail, teak w/ stainless steel striker plates
  • Factory Optional stainless steel hawses / chocks, forward & amidships & aft, for dock lines & mooring lines
  • Factory Optional Stemhead fitting, stainless steel w/ integral bow anchor roller
  • (2) Cowl vents, stainless steel mounted on Dorade boxes w/ stainless steel guards
  • Swim ladder, folding stainless steel (mounted at transom) w/ teak steps
Accommodations & Layout

MIGRANT has accommodations for (6) in (2) cabins; (2) on the "V" berth forward, (3) in the Main Salon on extending settee berths, and (1) on the Quarterberth aft. The interior is varnished w/ a satin finish for the BRUNZEEL Mahogany interior joinery & w/ a gloss finish for the trim that is solid HONDURAS Mahogany.

MIGRANT has a varnished hand-laid teak & solid ash inlay for the Cabin Sole. The Main Salon has the "fold up" Dinette table w/ a drop leaf. It secures against the port side part of the main transverse bulkhead & that really does open up the Main Salon to good effect. When fully-deployed athwartships, it will easily seat 4-6 comfortably.

Upholstery & Curtains

  • Interior cushions, light-medium blue / white stripe pattern fabric for Main Salon, Fore Cabin & Quarterberth areas
  • Curtains

Ventilation & Ambient Light

  • (2) Opening hatches, BOMAR aluminum (note:  exterior frames painted White)
  • Companionway hatch, sliding w/ (2) section teak boards, varnished
  • Screens for Companionway, (2) teak-framed sections
  • (4) Opening ports, BOMAR aluminum 
  • (4) Portlights, fixed w/ aluminum frames
  • (2) Cowl vents, stainless steel w/ varnished teak Dorade boxes w/ stainless steel guards

Fore Cabin

The large V-Berth is even more generous with a filler piece (board + separate cushion). The filler board is stowed in a overhead rack forward. There is storage under the berth and over & outboard in Mahogany joinery lockers with ventilation provided by cane sections. There are (4) lockers each both to port & starboard. The chain locker can be accessed from the Fore Cabin. There is an upholstered changing seat, hanging locker to starboard, an opening overhead BOMAR hatch, a BOMAR opening port, privacy door & ensuite entrance to the Head.

The exterior frames for the BOMAR deck hatches are painted White.

  • BOMAR Opening hatch
  • BOMAR Opening port
  • GUEST Fan, 12 VDC


The private Head is located to port w/ a separate privacy door. There is a manually-operated marine toilet, vanity aft w/ storage under, hot & cold pressure water w/ hand-held shower, linen locker outboard, teak floor grate & a BOMAR opening port. Further ventilation is provided by a stainless steel cowl vent w/ teak Dorade box topsides. The Head has been converted from a raw water intake to a fresh water intake.

  • Marine Head, RARITAN PH-II, manual (note:  fresh water service vis salt)
  • "Y" Valve provided for an overboard discharge when offshore & pump-out access w/ deck plate provided (note:  manual diaphragm-type pump to discharge the Holding Tank overboard installed in hanging locker, Fore Cabin, starboard side)
  • Holding Tank system, (15) US Gallons
  • Teak floor grate
  • Cowl vent on deck, stainless steel w/ teak Dorade box
  • BOMAR Opening port

Main Salon

The Main Salon is amidships w/ a hanging locker to starboard. A Ship's Clock & Barometer are bulkhead-mounted aft & to port. There are settee berths w/ extensions both port & starboard that extend to form double berths. There are lockers & book racks over both port & starboard settee berths. There is a BRUNZEEL Mahogany bulkhead-mounted dining table w/ folding leaf, solid Mahogany trays & glass holders & a wet storage locker outboard. Light & ventilation are provided by a stainless steel cowl vent w/ a teak Dorade box, an opening overhead BOMAR hatch, (2) BOMAR opening ports & (4) fixed portlights.

  • Clock & Barometer. brass-finished (mounted aft, port side)
  • Oil lamp. gimbaled w/ brass finish (note:  located on main transverse bulkhead in Main Salon forward, starboard side)
  • Cowl vent, stainless steel w/ teak Dorade box
  • BOMAR deck hatch, opening
  • (2) BOMAR Opening ports
  • (4) Portlights, fixed


The "L"-shaped galley is aft to starboard. There is a (3) burner stainless steel gimbaled stove with oven. There is a storage locker over and outboard, a top-loading ice-box with NORCOLD 12 VDC refrigeration. There is additional storage in locker above and outboard, knife holder at cabinet, deep double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and with storage under. Additional ambient lighting is provided by a fixed portlight.

  • Propane stove w/ oven, TASCO (3) burner, gimbaled, stainless steel
  • Propane gas shut-off electric solenoid at tank stowage area w/ remote electric switch at Electric Panel in Galley area
  • Hot and cold pressure water system 
  • Manual fresh water supply w/ hand-pump at sink
  • NORCOLD Refrigeration System w/ holding plate, 12 VDC (new, 2012)

Nav Station

The forward-facing Nav Station is located to port. It shares the seat of the Quarterberth directly aft. Forward is a mount for the Chart Plotter that can be moved from the Cockpit and plugged in at the Nav Station. There is storage under the Chart Table and above & outboard in a locker with a shelf over. An additional fixed portlight provides more interior ambient lighting 

Aft Quarterberth

The Quarterberth is located aft to port of the Nav Station. The berth serves as a seat for the forward-facing Nav Station.

Rig, Rigging, Winches & Sails

Rig & Rigging:

MIGRANT has a White-painted aluminum spar with a single set of tapered spreaders & provision for internal halyards that is stepped on the keel. Her boom is also White-painted aluminum. She has stainless steel 1x19 wire rigging for the main shrouds, the forward & aft lowers, backstay & headstay,   

There is a separate Storm Trysail track mounted on the mast.

There is a Factory custom-mounted HARKEN Mainsheet Traveler with 4:1 cross-haul system on the Factory Option stainless steel Traveler Bridge. The Traveler System is deck-mounted just forward of the Companionway hatch. There are inboard & outboard Genoa tracks.

Rig Measurements:  I=47.0', J=15.0', P=40.75', E=12.25'

Sail area (w/ 100 Fore Triangle):  589 sq / ft

  • Halyards are internal;  Main, Jib / Genoa & Spinnaker
  • HARKEN Roller-Furling
  • Factory Optional stainless steel Traveler bridge for HARKEN Traveler w/ 4:1 cross-haul system
  • SCHAEFFER blocks
  • Lazy-Jack System for Mainsail 
  • Whisker Pole, adjustable
  • Backstay Adjuster, manual
  • Inner-Forestay, removable
  • Running Backstays, removable

Winches (LEWMAR)

There are a total of (6) LEWMAR winches & (2) lock-in winch handles.

  • (1) L30 CST Chrome Self-Tailing (2) Speed on the Cabin Top aft for the Main halyard & Main sheet
  • (2) L43 CST Chrome Self-Tailing (2) Speed on port / starboard side of Cockpit for Jib / Genoa sheets
  • (1) L8C Chrome single-speed on aft port side of Cockpit (for furling line)
  • (2) L8C Chrome single-speed mast-mounted winches


The Main & Genoa's were all purchased in the 2005-2008 timeframe).

  • Mainsail, SPERRY, Dacron w/ (2) Rows for Jiffy Reef (new, 2005)  

  • Genoa, #1 w/ UV Tabling Cover, Dacron (new, 2008 & per Owner, "used about (6) times")
  • Genoa, #2, Dacron (new, 2008 & per Owner, "used about (6) times")
  • Genoa, #3, Dacron (new, 2008)


  • UNIDEN Polaris VHF at Nav Station w/ wireless remote MIC

Navigation & Performance

  • DATAMARINE Link 5000 Display at Helm Station w/ Speed, Log, Depth & Wind (AWI / WS) functions
  • DATAMARINE Link 5000 Repeater at Nav Station
  • RAYMARINE GPS Map A65 at Helm Station
  • GARMIN GPS antenna w/ plug for laptop
  • Custom laptop shelf inside Cockpit window
  • FURUNO 1621 Radar w/ Radome mounted on QUESTUS gimbaled mount, Display at Nav Station (1999, mounted aft @ backstay)
  • RITCHIE Binnacle compass w/ chrome hood


  • RAYMARINE 3000 Autopilot (external drive)


  • AM / FM stereo CD, JENSEN 4000N with (2) REALISTIC  speakers in Main Salon & (2) Cockpit speakers (with Cockpit speaker covers)

The MIGRANT has a total of (3) Group 27 12 VDC batteries;  (2)House / Utility batteries & (1) Engine Start battery. There is an Inverter at the Nav Station & BASS 12 VDC & 115 VAC circuit breaker panels.

  • (2) Ship's Service batteries, Group 27,12 VDC 
  • (1) Engine Start battery, Group 27,12 VDC 
  • Interior 12 VDC outlets (including Nav Station)
  • 115 VAC Shore Power System, 30 AH, w/ power cord, interior outlets
  • PRO-MARINER Battery Charger
  • PRO-SINE 1500w Inverter
  • Alternator, engine 55 AH 

Lighting, Interior (12 VDC)

  • (2) Overhead dome lights;  (1) Main Salon & (1) Galley
  • (6) Bulkhead reading lights throughout; (2) Main Salon, (2) Forecabin, (1) Quarterberth & (1) Head
  • Florescent light (at Galley)
  • Flex light (at Nav Station)

Lighting, Exterior

  • Navigation lights, bow & stern
  • Masthead light
  • Steaming light
  • Spreader lights
  • Binnacle compass light
Plumbing & Systems


  • (2) Bilge pumps, electric 
  • Bilge pump, diaphragm-type & mounted in Cockpit
  • Shower Sump pump, electric / automatic
  • Engine raw water intake strainer configured w/ emergency bilge pickup
  • Pressure water pump for hot-cold pressure water system
  • (1) Hand-pump for manual fresh water supply


  • Fresh water supply via (2) 50 US Gallon stainless steel tanks (total 100 US Gallons) w/ interconnect valve
  • Hot & cold pressure water system w/ (6) US Gallon capacity hot water tank (heated botj off engine & shore power)

MIGRANT is equipped with a 1993 YANMAR 3GM30-F 27 HP FWC (3) Cylinder marine diesel w/ a LUKE feathering (3) bladed bronze prop.

The approximate time on this replacement engine is about 1000 hours. The original Universal 24 HP (3) cylinder FWC engine had some 1650 hours on it at the time of the installation of the new engine in 1993. When the yacht was purchased in the Spring of 2007, the yacht's Hobbs Meter indicated 2150 total engine hours (on this original meter). The reading is now (approx) 2638 hours.  

  • LUKE Feathering prop, (3) blade, bronze (new, 2008)
  • RACOR fuel filter
  • BOMAR Custom additional Engine Room access via a Cockpit-mounted large deck plate w/ "screw-on" threaded top
Additional Inventory

 Ground Tackle

  • 35 # DELTA Anchor (2008) w/ chain & rode
  • 22 # FORTRESS Anchor (2008) w/ rode (note:  stowed in Cockpit seat locker, starboard side aft)
  • Windlass, LEWMAR electric / manual (note:  new, 2012 &  installed in bow anchor well)

Canvas (all Blue SUNBRELLA) 

  • Dodger (2003) w/ stainless steel bows & integrated stainless steel grab-rail aft & w. Elkhide chafe cover, roll-up center section
  • Awning 
  • Mainsail cover
  • Helm / Binnacle cover


  • (1) Horseshoe life-ring (note: mounted on stern rail)
  • Man-Overboard Pole
  • AVON (6) Man Liferaft (note:  provision for deck-mount, amidships & forward of the Companionway Seahood, raft requires re-Certification) 
  • PFD's
  • Emergency Strobe Light


  • Dock lines / spring lines
  • Fenders
  • Chronometer / Clock, brass-finished 
  • Barometer, brass-finished
  • Oil lamp, gimbaled, brass-finished (note:  mounted in Main Salon)
  • Cockpit cushions, White
  • (3) Buoyant cushions, blue
  • Boat hook
  • Outboard motor bracket (note:  mounted on stern rail)
  • Cockpit grating, teak
  • Beverage holder at Helm Station
  • Cockpit table, custom teak, folding w/ (2) leafs
  • WINDEX Spar-fly
  • Winch handle holders
  • Removable screens for Companionway, teak-framed
The Company offers 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.customContactInformation

For more information regarding the MIGRANT, please contact her Central Agent, Randy Altemus, via email at or by cell 203-512-0847 .


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