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1967 Bristol 39

  • 39 ft
  • Daysailer
  • Harpswell, ME, US

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SIGNE is spectacular! The love and attention that went into the major 2005 refit with continued upgrades makes this boat turn key for immediate enjoyment.  Read the complete listing to get a complete sense of everything that went into this fine vessel.  


Basic Information

Harpswell, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

39 ft - 11.89 meter
39 ft 2 in - 11.94 meter
10 ft 9 in - 3.28 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 6 in - 1.68 meter
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Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
40 (Individual), 40 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
22 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
75 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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Refit overview

Refit Overview
The second owner of Signe commissioned an extensive two year refit program to be performed by professional shipwrights. The following is a description of primary project tasks that were completed in the spring of 2005.

Both masts and booms were completely stripped, sanded, primed and finish painted with oyster white Awlgrip. Stainless steel fasteners, tangs, pins, bearings, fittings and other hardware were either refurbished or replaced. All halyards were changed from external to internal along with new electric wiring, lights, winches, rope clutches and cleats. New inline, wing-shaped spreaders for both masts were installed in addition to new standing/running rigging and two Selden Furlex jib furling/reefing units.

Exterior Woodwork
All exterior teak woodwork including toe rails, handrails, taffrail, cockpit coaming, eyebrow and companionway trim were removed. Each item, plus additional pieces and a new bowsprit were then custom designed and crafted from select Burmese teak and installed to create a graceful, traditional sheer line in combination with other aesthetically pleasing brightwork.
Exterior Metalwork
All exterior stainless steel, aluminum and bronze metalwork including cleats,
chocks, fittings, T-tracks, portlights, stanchions, lifelines, pulpits, pushpits and other hardware were removed. Each item was then custom designed and fabricated with the exception of the bronze genoa tracks and the aluminum opening portlights that were refurbished.
Interior Woodwork
All of the new teak and mahogany joinery is custom designed and crafted including
the companionway structure/trim, stairway, engine enclosure, navigation station, chart table, main/transom berths, head, bulkheads/partitions, fiddles, and hull ceiling which are all finished with Epifanes satin, rubbed effect varnish.
After the exterior woodwork and metalwork were completely removed from the boat, every exterior surface was faired, sanded and primed to be finished coated in accordance with the following schedule
Cockpit seats/Sole, Cabin top & Deck: Awlgrip non-skid Color: 50/50 Moon Dust/Oyster White with Non-Glare Agent
Cabin/Dockpit Sides, Waterways, Boot Stripe: Awlgrip in color Oyster White
Cove Stripe: Awlgrip in color Pale Gold
Topsides: Awlgrip in color Flag Blue
Bottom: Interlux Micron Extra in color Red


The interior of the vessel consists of a forward cabin, head, main salon, galley, and navigation station. The cabin sole is teak and holly, and the majority of the interior joinery is teak and mahogany with a satin varnish finish. There is an abundance of natural light and ventilation with four large fixed and six smaller opening ports, two large dorades, and one oversized hatch in the forward cabin.
Forward Cabin
Features a V-berth with filler. Forward of the berth are two opening doors to the forward chain locker with dorade for ventilation and two chain pipes. Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished mahogany ceiling and there are full length storage shelves with fiddles. Below the berth, there are four drawers and two opening cupboards. Aft of the berth to starboard is a hanging locker. The forward cabin has two opening ports, one large overhead hatch, and a vent to a dorade box on deck providing ventilation and light. There are two swivel halogen chrome reading lights.
Immediately aft of the forward cabin and to port is the enclosed head which can be accessed from either the main or forward cabin through two full-height doors while preserving privacy for both the main salon and forward cabin. The head features a fresh water Vetus electric head plumbed with a y-valve to the holding tank. It is a USCG approved MSD type 3 sanitary system. Outboard of the head are two cupboard doors providing storage and access. The Formica counter has a round stainless steel sink, pressure hot and cold water faucet, and full teak fiddle. Outboard of the counter are six drawers providing storage. Below the counter are an additional four drawers and a cupboard door providing storage and access. There is an opening port and vent to a dorade box on deck providing light and ventilation. Two swivel halogen chrome lights provide ample lighting. The molded floor with shower drain has a teak grating.
Main Salon
Aft of the forward cabin and to starboard is a large hanging locker. Aft of the hanging
locker is a bureau with shelf and four drawers and one cupboard below. Above the bureau shelf is a vertical sliding cupboard door providing storage with a shelf. The main salon has pull out berths to port and starboard with drawers and pilot berths making up the back rest, with additional cupboards below. Above the berths are varnished mahogany ceilings. There are three opening ports and four large fixed ports providing ample light. A single OceanAir curtain on the port and starboard sides cover the two large fixed ports and one small opening port. Three swivel halogen chrome reading lights and one overhead light provide ample light to the main salon. There are cushions on all bunks and pilot berths.
Furthest aft on the port side with an L shaped configuration. The stainless steel sink is supplied with hot and cold pressure water and a manual faucet. The water supply is fed from a 75 gallon water tank, which is pressurized in the head and galley by a 12 volt pressure actuated pump. The vessel is also equipped with a stainless steel Isotemp water heater, which can be heated with a 120v AC element in the tank and by circulating hot water from the engine. There is a large top loading, fully insulated icebox equipped with refrigeration. The single burner electric stove is concealed by a Formica countertop that connects with the rest of the counter and fiddles. Below the stove are two large pull-out drawers. Outboard of the icebox is a full-length locker with sliding doors with a built in microwave located just forward. There is one swivel halogen chrome light and one overhead light.
Navigation Station
Aft of the starboard settee and directly across from the galley is the navigation station and chart table with all electronic controls and DC/AC panels on an opening door and flip down wood electrical panel. Batteries are housed behind an access panel located under the chart table. To the outboard is a full-length locker with sliding doors and below is a Formica counter with fiddle and large locker door providing access to additional storage.

Hull/Deck/Hardware & Ground Tackle

Hull Material: Solid Fiberglass Laminate
Framing Material: Bonded Bulkheads
Deck Material: Cored Fiberglass Laminate
Deck Frames: Bulkheads
Hull to Deck Fastenings: Bonded & Bolted
Superstructure Material: Cored Fiberglass Laminate
Keel Fastenings: Encapsulated
Keel Type: Full
Ballast Keel Material: Lead
Ballast Keel Weight: 6,500 lb
Steering Controls: Cable to Wheel
Sea Cocks: Bronze Ball Valves
Anchor: #1 35 lb. CQR
Chain: #1 5/16” x 75’
Anchor Rhode: Braided Nylon
Size: ¾” x 300’ +/-
Dock Lines: 8
Fenders: 4

Spars, Rigging & Sails

Rig Type: Yawl with Double Head Sails/Bowsprit
Mast Material: Aluminum Extrusion
Rigging Material: 1X19 Stainless Steel Cable
Running Rigging: Yacht Braid
Mast Step: Keel Stepped
Spars: Stripped and Awlgrip painted 2005
Standing/Running Rigging: Replaced 2005
Lifelines: Replaced 2005
Roller Furling IFS/FS: Selden Furlex 300S, Selden Furlex 200S (2009)
Primary: (2) Barient 28
Secondary: (2) Barient 22, (1) Barient 16
All sails made by Doyle Sailmakers
ï‚· Yankee (2007)
ï‚· Staysail (2010)
ï‚· Main (2010)
ï‚· Mizzen (2010)
Dutchman system on main and mizzen (2012)
Custom canvas
ï‚· All canvas is Sunbrella “toast” color with leather reinforcement at stress points; all custom
frames are stainless steel
ï‚· Dodger (2020)
ï‚· Pedestal cover (2020)
ï‚· Winch pad covers (2020)
ï‚· Hand rail covers (2020)
ï‚· Sail covers (2020)


Propulsion: 40hp Diesel, (New in 2005)
Engine Cooling: Fresh Water
Make: Yanmar
Model: 3JH3E
Serial Number: A01810
Engine Hours: 705
Reduction Gear: Kanzaki 2.62.1
Engine Controls: Push/Pull Cable
Propeller Shaft: 1” Stainless Steel (2005)
Propeller: 14d x 12p 3-Blade Bronze (2005)
Propeller Shaft Seal: PSS Dripless (2005)
Fuel Tank: 22 Gallons (2005)
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum/Grounded (2005)

Electrical, Electronics & Navigation

Electrical System: 12v DC & 120v AC (2005)
Shore Power System: 30 Amp (2005)
Batteries: (3) Mastervolt SL 200AH AGM, (1) Mastervolt 70AH AGM (2015)
Battery Cutout Electrical Switch: (2) Vapor Tight
120v AC Battery Charger: 100 Amp in Inverter
Engine Alternator: Hitachi 80 Amp
Wiring: Multi Strand Plastic Coated Copper
Mastervolt 12/2500 MASS Combi Inverter & Charger (2010)
Wind/Depth/Speed: Raymarine ST60 (2006)
GPS: Raymarine C80 (2006)
Weather Receiver: Raymarine SR50
VHG Radio: Standard Horizon Intrepid
Compass: Ritchie 8” Stainless Steel Binnacle

Plumbing, Head & Galley

Fresh Water Tank: 1 Monel
Fresh Water Fill: Weather Deck
Fresh Water Capacity: 75 Gallons (estimated)
Delivery System: Pressure hot and cold; Whale pipe work system and pump (2011)
Water Heater: Isotemp 6.6 Gallon Stainless Steel Slim B 25 (2010)
Bilge Pumps: (2) Auto/Electric, Manual
Head Toilets: (1) Vetus Fresh Water Electric (2010)
Holding Tank: Plastic MSD Type 3 (2010)
Washdown System: Jabsco (2011)
Refrigeration: Sea Frost cold plate / Glacier Bay vacuum panel box (2010)
Galley Cooktop: Kenyon ceramic 1 burner 120v (2012)
Microwave: Frigidaire (2012)

Safety and Coast Guard Equipment

Life Preservers: 8 Type: II
Main Overboard Device: Type IV Throwable
Discharge of Oil Placard: Yes
MARPOL Trash Placard: Yes
Fire Extinguishers: 2
Type: ABC, ABC Dry Chemical (B:40)
Location: Cabin
Manufacture Date: 2004


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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.