David Malkin
North Point Yacht Sales
7330 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD, US
Office: 410-280-2038
Mobile: 443-790-2786

1990 Bristol 47.7 Center Cockpit
Boat Type: Cruiser Address: St Mary's, GA, US Price: $250,000


Major Price Reduction!
Great Boat, Major refit in 2014

The Bristol 47.7 will take you anywhere you want to go.  A fantastic sailing design from Ted Hood that combines excellent sailing characteristics and a keel centerboard drawing a scant 4'11".  The boats are proven blue water performers that can be easily handled by a couple.

You will not find a better equipped and more update Bristol 47.7 than Cynosure.  This boat has continually been upgraded and improved by it's current and past owners.  The list of replacements and enhancements is extensive.

If you are looking a total turn key ready to go this season boat.... Look no further.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Bristol Vessel Name: Cynosure
Model: 47.7 Center Cockpit Boat Type: Cruiser
Year: 1990 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: St Mary's, GA, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 47 ft - 14.33 meter LOA: 47 ft 4 in - 14.43 meter
Draft - max: 11 ft 6 in - 3.51 meter Draft - min: -
Beam: 13 ft 2 in - 4.01 meter Bridge Clearance: 62 ft - 18.9 meter
Dry Weight: -    


Make: Westerbeke Engine Type:
Model: Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: - Horsepower: 70 (Individual), 70 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 165 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: 25 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 115 gallons - 1 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: 2 Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 2 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: -    


Items of Note

Major 2014 Refit Highlights

  • Black Awlgrip Hull
  • Decks completely refinished, non-skid and smooth areas
  • Lewmar bow thruster
  • Atkins davit system
  • Life lines
  • Life raft - Viking 6 person
  • Hydrovane steering
  • Stay Sail, Doyle
  • Various hardware and running rigging upgrades
  • B&G electronics and Chart Plotter with Radar
  • VHF (mfg model # ??)
  • AGM Batteries - House and ancillary systems - 8 in total
  • Bowmar high output alternator
  • Custom interior wood work
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Interior cushions
  • Forward Water Tank

Other Resent Upgrades and Refit Items

  • Electric primary Lewmar winches
  • AC units 2006
  • All ports and hatches new gaskets
  • Aft head LectraSan system 2009
  • Forward electric head 2009 w/ holding tank
  • Hot water heater and Seagull water purification system 2001
  • Starboard fuel tank 2001, Port fuel tank 2004
  • New centerboard cabling 2007
  • Dodger, biminin and enclosure 2009
  • Life line system with solid tubing from mid ships to stern

Accommodations - General

The interior is well planned and unparalleled spaciousness for a boat of this size. There is plenty of storage in an abundance of lockers, drawers and shelves for live aboard or long range cruising. The owners also had two large custom built storage lockers built aft of the cockpit for additional gear storage. The joinery is cherry wood and the teak and holly sole shines like a new penny. The lighting and ventilation in the cabin areas are exceptional.

The cabins consist of a stateroom fore and aft with two marine heads with showers.

  • Cherry wood joinery with satin finish throughout
  • Louvered cabinet doors throughout
  • Solid teak & holly cabin sole w/high gloss finish
  • (2) hatches are double opening w/screens (NEW Gaskets 2010)
  • (2) hatches w/screens are one-way opening (NEW Gaskets 2010)
  • (16)Cast Aluminum opening ports (NEW Gaskets 2005)
  • (2)Air Conditioning Units-Forward (NEW 2006) & Aft

Accommodations - Detailed

An L-Shaped settee is to port with beautiful shelving and cabinetry behind. Opposite the sofa and across the beautiful teak and holly sole is a new custom settee. This arrangement makes for a delightful, charming conversation area to entertain your guests as well as additional storage and sleeping. The salon table has been customized on stainless steel sliders in order to expand the table for comfortable dining or to slide it away for stowage. This enhances the overall space in the Salon. There is also center storage in the table top for cutlery and wine bottles.

  • NEW Custom settee in salon (2014)
  • NEW Salon and other cushions recovered (2014)
  • NEW Memory foam mattresses (2014)
  • L-shaped settee to port
  • Large drop leaf cherry table on custom sliding tracks.
  • Port & Starboard bookcases
  • Stereo Cabinet w/Sony Stereo & 10-disc changer (NEW 2007)
  • Ships Clock & Barometer
  • Several large storage cabinets

The forward Stateroom is a Kingsize V-Berth for Guests with storage below the berth. There are also louvered door cabinets to port and starboard.
  • (2)Cedar-lined hanging lockers
  • Second access to anchor locker
  • Private access to forward head.

The Master Stateroom is aft with a queen berth to starboard with built-in drawers to port. The berth is offset which is ideal for offshore passages. There is a large ensuite head with separate shower stall.
  • Book Shelf
  • Settee with storage
  • Abundant drawers w/cabinets above
  • Large cedar-lined hanging locker

Two heads with shower capability. The Aft Head is ensuite in the Master Stateroom and has a separate shower stall. The Forward Head has a private access from the forward stateroom.
  • (1)LectraSan waste treatment system in aft head (NEW 2009)
  • Aft Wilcox Crittenden Skipper Toilet
  • Full length Mirror on head door
  • Separate Shower Stall 
  • (1)Electric Marine Toilet (NEW 2009)
  • 25gal. holding tank (NEW 2009)
  • Dual access doors to forward stateroom and salon
  • Large oval mirror


The Galley is aft of the Salon to Starboard in a U-shape configuration which gives the owner great accessibility and abundant counter space.

  • Deep Double Stainless Steel Sink w/macerator pump
  • Gimbaled Propane Stove/Oven
  • Large separate top loading freezer to port
  • Front & Top loading Stainless Steel-lined Refrigerator w/Sea Frost Cold Plate (both engine driven & 110V shore/generator assist)
  • (3) Burner Force 10 Propane Stove - Rebuilt (2014)
  • (2)#10 Propane Tanks are located in their own compartment and vented overboard for safety (NEW 2010)
  • Seagull cold water purification system (NEW 2001)
  • Microwave (NEW 2001)
  • NEW Magna BBQ (2014)
  • Hot & Cold Pressurized water
  • Pressure Sea Water
  • Manual Fresh Water
  • Tip-out Garbage Bin
  • Custom dish & mug rack
  • Built-in wood cutting board
  • Dry Locker
  • Tile over Refrigerator
  • Opening port to cockpit for extra ventilation
  • Hot Water Heater (2001)

Sailing and Navigational Electronics

The Navigation Station is aft of the Salon to Port. It is well configured with storage for charts, books, and also features a wet locker. The bench seat is cushioned.

  • B&G Hydar Repeater Display
  • ICOM VHF Radio
  • Horizon VHF in companionway/cockpit
  • NEW EPIRB (2014)  (need model #???)
  • Sea 322 Single Side Band
  • 100 sq.ft of copper screen glassed into the hull below the water line for additional SSB ground plane
  • NEW B&G Zeus Touch 12 Chart Plotter w/ custom mount (2014)
  • NEW B&G Triton Sailing Data System (2014)
  • B&G Autopilot (Ram rebuilt 2014)
  • B&G Tti-ducer (2014)
  • Edson Steering Wheel with Elkhide cover
  • Edson Wheel Brake (NEW 2010)
  • Ritchie Compass

Electrical Systems

Westerbeke Generator 8KW.

  • NEW AGM Batteries 5 house 4D, 1 Gen, 1 Eng, 1 Thruster/Windlass (2014)
  • NEW Bowmar Engine Alternators: High Output (2014)
  • NEW Zantrex SCP Battery Monitoring System (2014)
  • NEW Zantrex True Charge 2 (2014)
  • New Exhaust Hoses (2008)
  • Parallel switch for emergency starting
  • 50 Amp Shore Power outlet
  • (2)30 Amp shore power outlets
  • TV & Telephone Outlets
  • (3)12V Receptacles on Sea Hood
  • High Output Alternator on Generator
  • 12V Grounded throughout hull. Rigging & Machinery fully grounded with copper bonding straps. 4-inch ground strap throughout hull


Westerbeke 70HP with regular engine service including new oil changes every 100 hrs. The owners have customized the doors to the engine compartment for easy 360-degree accessibility.

  • Rebuilt Engine Injector Pump (2006)
  • Refrigerator Compressors: 110V NEW 2001/Engine-driven
  • Harness wiring for engine (2006)
  • Exhaust Hoses (2008)
  • Aqua Drive Shaft w/flexible shaft coupling
  • Maxprop Feathering 3 blade prop (2006)
  • NEW Lewmar Bow Thruster (2014)
  • (2)Racor Fuel Filters
  • Cutlass Bearing
  • Steering Cable (NEW 2001)
  • (2)Automatic Electric Bilge Pumps
  • (2)Manual Bilge Pumps
  • High Water Alarm
  • Hurth HBW250 Transmission (NEW 2003)
  • NEW Starboard Fuel Tank (2001)
  • NEW Port Fuel Tank (2004)
  • 11+ Seacocks replaced over last few years
  • Hot Water Heater (2001)
  • Universal Aquatech Reverse Osmosis Watermaker-25gph
  • NEW Forward water tank (2014)
  • Low Pressure Watermaker Pump (2003)
  • NEW Engine Fresh Water Pump (2007)
  • Engine electric Fuel Pump (2003)
  • Engine & Generator automatic oil change pumpout system
  • Fuel Transfer system - (2)Tanks

Hull and Deck

The Bristol has quality construction and the hull is hand laminated solid fiberglass, reinforced in high stress areas. The deck, also of hand laminated solid fiberglass, features a 1/2-inch balsa core for stiffening and a molded nonskid deck surface. The deck is fitted to a recessed flange on the hull and through bolted on 6-inch centers. The hydro dynamically shaped centerboard is constructed of solid fiberglass with steel reinforcing rods for added strength. All chain plates are stainless steel and through bolted to fiberglass knees, which are bonded to the hull. Each chain plate is accessible for routine inspection.

  • Beautiful Black Awlgripped hull with light grey top deck!  2014!
  • Teak Toe Rail
  • 30" high stainless steel stanchions for safety
  • Swim Ladder
  • NEW Centerboard Cable (2007)
  • Simpson Lawrence Anchor Windlass
  • 30K Bruce Anchor
  • Atkins Dinghy Davits
  • Forespar Outboard Engine Lift
  • Double Stainless Steel Bow Anchor Roller
  • Rubrail w/Stainless Steel Striker
  • Screens for Hatches
  • Double Life Line stanchions w/solid tubing from mid ship aft to stern rail
  • Weed Deflector on Rudder Skeg
  • NEW Dodger, Bimini w/enclosure (2009)
  • NEW Canvas Hatch Covers (2009)
  • Dodger with Hand Rails(NEW 2009)
  • NEW Hatch Gaskets (2010)
  • Fresh Hot & Cold Water Shower on Deck
  • Salt Water Washdown
  • Teak Dorade Boxes
  • Hand Rails w/Canvas Covers


The Center Cockpit is quite spacious and allows for ease of handling the running rigging and navigation. There are also two large customized lockers behind the cockpit for additional storage for lines,and equipment for an extended cruise.

  • Extra Cockpit Scuppers
  • Teak Cockpit Grate
  • Cockpit Closed Cell Cushions
  • Cockpit Table

Sailing Equipment

The keel/centerboard design translate to superb boat speed with increased flexibility depending on water conditions and depth. The boat has an excellent sail area to wetted surface ratio, along with a long waterline, for great boat performance. This boat can comfortably be handled by two people. All lines come back to the center cockpit.

The sails are in very good condition. The Mainsail and 130% Genoa were new in 1998 and used from 1998 to 2001. Previous owners would remove the head sails from July to November each year to protect them from Florida sun. The mainsail is always rolled up in the mast.

  • Double Spreaders
  • Insulated Norseman Back Stay (NEW 2004)
  • Tri-color Masthead Light (NEW 2003)
  • Sloop Rig w/Electric Hood Stoway Mast (Motor & Gear Rebuilt 2010)
  • Boom Brake
  • Harken Main Sheet Traveller
  • Mast Steps to first set of spreaders
  • (2)Folding Steps at Top of Mast
  • Dyform Headstay (NEW 1997)
  • Mast Mounted Radar Reflector
  • Total sail area 1125 sq.ft.
  • Harken Roller Furling
  • Rolly Tasker 8oz. Dacron Mainsail (NEW 1998)
  • Rolly Tasker 150% 6oz. Matrix Hi-Modulas Dacron Genoa (NEW 1998)
  • Fortune 130% Genoa (Hardly used!)
  • NEW Staysail (2104)  Doyle w/ ProFurl Roller Furling 
  • NEW Garhauer boom vang (2014)
  • Whisker Pole mounted on the face of mast on track w/controls
  • Inboard & Outboard Genoa Tracks
  • Running Backstay
  • (2)#66 Lewmar Winches
  • (2)#48 Lewmar Electric Winches
  • (1)#46 Lewmar Winch
  • (2)#43 Lewmar Winch
  • NEW Running rigging (2014)  (Any details ??)
  • Additional Halyards

Additional Information
  • NEW Viking 6 person hard case life raft with deck mount
  • NEW Hydrovane wind vane steering system
  • Atkins davit system
  • Forespar outboard engine lift
  • Safety gear
  • Boat currently held in corporate entity with taxes paid. 

NPYS 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 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.


Location Map

David Malkin
North Point Yacht Sales
7330 Edgewood Road
Annapolis, MD, US
Office: 410-280-2038
Mobile: 443-790-2786