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Beaufort NC Boats for Sale

1982 Bristol 45.5

Fuel type
Oriental, NC

Your Day on the Water just got better!

Classic Blue Water Cruiser With Recent Major Equipment Upgrades; An Outstanding Value   This Bristol 45.5 is an excellent example of Ted Hood’s well renowned, master design.  This classic is even better with numerous equipment upgrades (including 2024 Northern Lights Generator, repowered with 2019 Beta Marine Beta 50, many more major updates see complete list of 2019-2024 upgrades below).  With her under 5’ of draft with the board up the Bahamas are open to explore.  Her 11’ of draft with the board down powers her up wind like a freight train, as when she completed a circumnavigation as AINIA captained by Bruce Clark.   Bruce found her to be fast, seaworthy, and exceptionally well built.     Whether staying near shore or sailing across the ocean, you and your friends will cruise in beauty and comfort.  The Bristol 45.5 is renowned for her incredible woodwork throughout the interior. The large master stateroom aft features a queen berth athwartship with storage beneath, bureau, and multiple hanging lockers.  Master head has separate shower stall and vanity.  Forward guest cabin with large V-berth with forward head featuring two convenient entry doors.  16,000 BTU air conditioner will cool you down during hot summer days.   Galley features many upgrades including (2022) Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration unit and (2022) Dickinson Mediterranean stove with oven.   With her many recent upgrades (see complete list below), was surveyed and appraised in May of 2024 at $145,000 (survey available for review).  She is an excellent value at $137,900 and ready to sail

Basic Info

Year: 1982

Make: Bristol

Model: 45.5 CC

Class: Cruiser/Cutter

Length: 45

Fuel Type: Diesel

Contact Information

Please contact Beaufort Yacht Sales at 252-728-3155

Upgrade Highlights


  • Northern Lights 6kW generator (1 hr)
  • Victron isolation transformer 3600w
  • Victron AGM batteries (3) – House bank
  • AGM Super Cycle dedicated starting battery
  • Skylla battery charger
  • Genset sea strainer
  • Dorade vents (PVC)
  • Forward bilge pump

2022 – 2023

  • LED lighting and fan throughout
  • Jabsco marine head and associated plumbing in forward head
  • Faucet and shower combo for forward head
  • Remodeled forward head vanity with new tile counter top and S/S sink
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player in salon
  • Marine grade CD player with Blaupunkt amp and Klipsch speakers
  • UltraLeather upholstery for salon dinette and settee
  • Ice maker
  • Dickinson Mediterranean 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Moen faucet and associated plumbing
  • 1.2 cubic foot Toshiba Microwave
  • Teak racks
  • Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration unit in Galley Oct 2022
  • Dish set and flatware for four
  • Nav station seat recovered
  • Furuno First Watch radar at nav station
  • Lowrance color chart plotter at nav station
  • E-M A AIS (MIS # not secured)
  • Standard Horizon VHF with GPS
  • Nav station chart light
  • 4″ high density custom foam mattress and cover in aft cabin
  • S/S sink with new faucet and associated plumbing
  • Shower mixing faucet and wand
  • Upgraded all battery cables and fittings
  • 1500g/hr bilge pump with auto switch
  • Mainsheet
  • Topping lift and hardware
  • Dock lines
  • Dock step
  • 175w solar panel mounted above Dodger
  • LED nav lights
  • Hatch covers
  • 16,000 BTU Dometic air conditioner
  • Teak cockpit table and drink holder
  • Standard Horizon VHF at helm
  • Furuno color chart plotter at helm
  • Inclinometer
  • VHF antenna mount for backstay
  • Raymarine masthead transponder for wind speed and direction
  • LED masthead tricolor/anchor light
  • Cutlass bearing
  • Frigoboat keel cooler refrigerator installed
  • Hood in mast roller furling drive unit bench serviced, lubed and reinstalled
  • Hood in mast roller furling upper unit inspected, repaired, serviced and lubed
  • All thru-hulls inspected and found solid
  • All seacocks inspected, swung and found seaworthy
  • New locker built into the galley (Needs refinishing)


  • Beta 50hp engine, transmission, drive shaft, bearing and motor mounts
  • Steering cable
  • Halyards and genoa sheets
  • Holding tank and associated plumbing fixtures
  • Complete renovation of master head and vanity

2022-2023 Cosmetic

  • All exterior varnish stripped to raw teak, prepped, 7 coats of Epifanes  Marine Varnish applied with flat sanding between coats. (2022)
  • Two coats of Awlgrip Clear Coat applied
  • All deck areas were prepped, faired, and coated with light gray Total Boat’s No-skid paint.
  • Cabin sole throughout was stripped, sanded, sealed with West System and then coated with 7 coats of Interflux varnish.
  • House was compounded and waxed.
  • NEW bottom painted (2023)
  • Hull compounded and waxed
  • Transom LP coated white
  • Stern painted 2022
  • Boom LP coated white

Below Deck

  • Amber teak interior
  • Mid-ship main salon
  • L-shape starboard side settee with storage
  • Port side settee with storage and pull out berth
  • Removable centerline drop leaf dining table with storage
  • Book cases and cabinets throughout the main salon
  • Upper and lower lockers to forward end of main salon
  • Nav. station center adjacent to companionway stairs
  • U-shaped galley to starboard opposite the nav. station
  • Dickinson Mediterranean 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Cool Machine separate top loading freezer
  • Salt water foot pump
  • Large master stateroom aft, features a queen berth athwartship with storage beneath, bureau, and multiple hanging lockers
  • Master head has a separate shower stall and vanity  (Complete renovation 2019.  INCLUDES PLUMBING)
  • Forward guest cabin with large V-berth, bureau, overhead storage lockers and hanging lockers
  • Forward head with hand held shower features two convenient entry doors.  One from the guest cabin and one from the salon passageway

Above Deck

  • Foredeck inspected by boatyard w/ no moisture issues — Nov 2022
  • Blue dodger, bimini, & mainsail cover canvas (2016)
  • New Dorade vents (2024)
  • New dock lines w/ anti chafing canvas sleeves (2022)
  • New teak cockpit table w/ drink holder (2022)
  • Quick windlass w/ separate chain locker & additional chain and rode
  • 66# Manson Supreme anchor w/ 200′ chain
  • Zodiac 8’10” ribbed bottom dinghy w/ 6 HP Yamaha 4 stroke O.B. (2021)
  • Six person Viking life raft in canister
  • Starboard side swim ladder
  • Short safety ladder at stern
  • Nine opening ports
  • Four opening hatches w/ canvas covers
  • Fresh / salt water washdowns
  • Four large fenders / four extra-large fenders
  • New dock step


  • Furuno First Watch Radar (2022)
  • Furuno 1850 Chart Plotter @ helm (2022)
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF w/ GPS at helm (2022)
  • Standard Horizon VHF @ Nav station w/ antenna mount for backstay
  • Ritchie compass
  • Raymarine depth sounder
  • Raymarine knotmeter
  • Raymarine ST60 windspeed with new transducer (11/2022)
  • Global Fix Pro EPRIB
  • Chart light & Fan at Nav station (2022)
  • All Nav station lighting replaced with LED (2022)
  • EM Trak A100 Class A AIS (MIS number not secured) (2022)
  • Inclinometer (2022)

Sails and Rigging

  • Hood mast w/ electrical powered in mast furling & new TriColor LED mastlight
  • Hood boom w/ Seldon boom vang
  • Schaeffer jib roller furling
  • Merriman centerboard winch w/ new cable (Jan 2024)
  • New Steaming Light (Nov 2022)
  • Lewmar 65ST primary self tailing winches
  • Lewmar 55St secondary
  • Lewmar 48 boom winch
  • Lewmar 44 mainsheet / jib winch
  • Whisker Pole
  • New Topping lift & hardware (2022)
  • New mainsheet (2022)
  • Doyle mainsail (2016)
  • Doyle 135% genoa (2016)
  • Storm jib hank on inner stay
  • Standing rigging, including turnbuckles, wire, and fittings — inspected Nov 2022
  • Main halyard & genoa sheets (2020)

Electrical and Mechanical

  • Beta Marine 50 hp diesel repowered in 2019 — serviced Nov 2022-LESS than 600 hours!
  • Racor 500 fuel filter and oil change system with manual pump
  • New transmission (2019), PSS dripless drive shaft, motor mounts (2019), and new cutlass bearing (2023)
  • New Northern Lights 6kw generator with 1 hour – installed Apr 2024
  • AirBreeze wind generator – stern mount
  • Renogy Solar panel 175 watts(2022) semi flexible w/ Victron MPPT75 charge controller — located above dodger
  • New Frigoboat keel cooled refrigeration unit in Galley
  • 12 volt DC / 120 volt AC electrical system
  • New Victron transformer 3600w (2024)
  • Analog volt meter / battery monitor
  • Brand New Victron AGM batteries (3)  (2024)
  • Brand New AGM Super Cycle dedicated starting battery (2024)
  • Brand New Skylla battery charger (2024)
  • 30 amp dockside cable(2022)
  • Additional 240 volt dockside plug
  • Jabsco main bilge pump
  • 1500 gal/hr bilge pump with auto switch
  • New secondary bilge pump (2024)
  • Automatic shower sump pump
  • High volume manual bilge pump
  • Y-valve
  • 5 amp bilge blower
  • Engine alarm
  • Six Hella fans
  • Fixed 3 blade bronze prop

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.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Beta Marine 50

Engine Model:

Engine Year: 2019

Total Power: 50hp

Fuel Type: Diesel

Engine 2

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Speed & Distance

Cruising Speed: 6kn

Max Speed: 9.5kn


Length Overall: 45 5

Min Draft: 4 9

Max Draft: 11

Beam: 14 4

Bridge Clearance: 60


Fresh Water Tank: 90 gal

Fuel Tank: 100 gal

Holding Tank: 20 gal


Heads 2

Contact Information

  • 300 Front St. Beaufort, NC 28516
  • (252) 728-3155
  • Monday – Friday: 9:00AM – 9:00PM Saturday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM Sunday: Closed


$137 900

Contact Broker Gary White