"With every sailing journey comes unique adventure. Indeed, it is adventure in discovering the unknown that calls man to the sea time and time again. The Bristol 47.7 delivers you to and from your destination in casual elegance, gracing each trip with the assurance of sound construction, efficient layout and outstanding performance." Bristol 47.7 Brochure
Liberty features a 4'11" shoal draft, heavier displacement hull form with a centerboard – allowing access to shoal areas that vessel of her size can only dream of. She is one of the best maintained performance cruising Bristol 47.7 center cockpits to reach the brokerage market.
Liberty qualifies as one of the finest examples of this very popular Ted Hood design with classic lines and beautiful cherry interior woodwork. Her rugged, solid fiberglass construction, modern shoal draft keel (with centerboard system) and spacious accommodations make her one of the most coveted, high-quality, semi-custom designs. No expense was spared when she was built and the current and past owners have continually upgraded her equipment and machinery.
She is ready to sail away with anti-fouling bottom paint, bow thruster, prop with custom caging, skeg hung rudder, stainless steel pushpit, outboard motor mount, gate on transom with drop-down stainless steel folding ladder with teak treads, two aft deck storage lockers, oversized stainless steel chocks and cleats to port and starboard, Lifesling, bright teak dorade boxes with chrome cowls port and starboard teak hand rails port and starboard and main sheet traveler. Her center cockpit is incredibly spacious for both sailing and relaxation purposes. She's outfitted with a full suite of marine electronics, including a large touch-screen chart plotter at her helm, bow thruster and auto pilot controls and binacle compass, as well as a cockpit table.
Her hull is Flag Blue Awlgrip with gold cove stripe. The white and light grey fiberglass decks have a molded nonskid on the side decks and cabin top. Liberty features a painted aluminum mast with electric, in-mast furling gear, insulated backstay, Harken backstay adjuster, heavy-duty boom vang, spinnaker pole assembly on mast, and headsail roller furling, foredeck and spreader lights, tri-color light on mast, covers for spreader tips and a flag halyard. As you proceed forward, along her wide side decks, you'll be pleased with her substantial electric windlass equipped with foot switches, neatly organized anchor locker, foredeck wash down, and anchoring system.
Her weather decks are flanked with stainless steel stations port and starboard with double life lines, gates to port and starboard and "baby gate" netting throughout. She's equipped with an outer track with cars port and starboard on top of toe rail and inner tracks with cars port and starboard and stainless steel midships chocks and cleats port and starboard.
Full sail inventory details are available upon request.
"Quality construction begins with a hull of hand laminated solid fiberglass, reinforced in high stress areas. Vinylester resin is used in the outer most laminates. The deck, also of hand-laminated fiberglass, features a 1/2 inch balsa core for stiffening and a molded nonskid deck surface. In built-to-last Bristol fashion, the deck is fitted to a recessed flange on the hull and through bolted on 6″ centers. To complete the hull-to-deck bond, a teak toe rail is though bolted at alternating intervals. Each interior bulkhead is joined to the hull and deck with fiberglass, while the cabin sole is constructed of individual pieces of solid teak and ash splines that are screwed and then glued to a sub-floor... The hydro dynamically shaped centerboard is constructed of solid fiberglass with steel reinforcing rods added for strength. Bronze seacocks are used on all thru hulls and are grounded. Special features include custom stainless steel water tanks connected by selection manifolds as well as state of the art electrical and mechanical systems easily accessed for maintenance. All chain plates are stainless steel and are through bolted to fiberglass knees, which are bonded to the hull. Each chain plate is accessible for routine inspection." Bristol 47.7 Brochure
Liberty sleeps two-four in her main salon amidships (a full length settee to starboard that extends to a double berth and an L-shaped settee to port that extends to a double berth when needed for extra guests).There is a drop-leaf table just off-center with useful utensil/bottle storage in the middle, easily accommodating six guests when fully opened.
The interior joinery is satin-finish varnished African mahogany with louvered doors and locker fronts above and outboard, as well as additional storage behind the settee seat back. A built-in bar with custom glass and bottle storage is to port and a flat screen TV is built into one of the cabinets outboard of the starboard settee. Numerous hatches and opening ports provide natural light and ventilation throughout. All of her overhead hatches are equipped with hinged screen with teak frames.
Liberty sleeps four in two staterooms: a private owners aft-cabin with ensuite head and separate shower stall, and a comfortable guest stateroom forward. The forward guest head has a direct door into the guest cabin and a second access door to the main salon. Aft of the salon is a generous U-shaped galley to starboard with top and front opening refrigeration, double stainless sinks, microwave oven, generous counter and ample storage space in lockers. Adjacent to the galley on the port side is a separate large freezer between the settee and the navigation station. Refrigeration/freezer driven by both engine and 110 volt.
A dedicated, aft-facing navigation station center to port. Each cabin features 12v fans and reading lights. Each head features large mirror(s), fresh water, pressurized, dual-control mixing taps, separate shower sumps beneath teak grates and tiled soles.
The master stateroom features a centerline queen berth. There is very good storage with many drawers, general storage lockers and a large hanging locker. The large ensuite head features a separate stall shower, sink, Vacuflush fresh water head and linen locker, and medicine cabinet.
The guest cabin/ v-berth offers a generous forward berth with a filler permitting conversion to create a double berth, and custom sheets and mattress toppers are provided. Storage includes two large banks of drawers and two cedar lined hanging lockers. In addition there are multiple shelf lockers over berths. There is a private entry door to the cabin and an additional door for direct access to the guest head. The forward head with shower is accessed through salon or forward cabin passage doors. Opposite the head to starboard is additional storage and a cabin heater.
2015 Refit at Hinckley:
2015 Refit with Hinckley: Re-powered, generator, fresh engine room insulation and painted engine room bilges, new cutlass bearing and shaft, bow thruster, inverter, shore power, deck hatches, cozy cabin heater, stowaway motor gearbox, bilge alarm, manual and powered bilge pump hoses, propane monitor, interior curtains, cushions, custom fitted sheets and bedding, re-finished cabin sole, new anchor chain with painted chain order points and replaced primary winches.
Full re-fit details are available upon request
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.