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1981 Bristol 45.5 Center Cockpit k/cb

  • 45 ft
  • Center Cockpit
  • Arnold - Ferry Pt Marina, MD, US

Yacht price :

  • 1981 Bristol 45.5 Center Cockpit k/cb
  • Half hull showing keel/centerboard
  • Sail plan and layout
  • Radar arch, Kato davits & Kato motor crane
  • Bimini, dodger and full enclosure
  • Sissy bars & li9feraft cradle
  • Hull and decks were Awlgripped
  • Redesigned chart table
  • U-shaped galley
  • Forward cabin w/ cockpit cushions stored


Major price reduction of $10,000 on Aug 17, 2014.   New asking price of $149,900.  Owners have new boat, so they want their Bristol 45.5 to be the next one sold. 

We are proud to present the nicest Bristol center cockpit 45.5 keel/centerboard on the market today.  She has low hours, and has been professionally  maintained.  Under two knowledgable owners, this Bristol has received many upgrades and improvements.  Under the current owners who purchased "Night Music" in 2002, the following upgrades and services have been made:

  • New SIMRAD GPS/plotter/radar at helm & chart table
  • New SIMRAD windspeed, direction, depth & speed
  • Mast removed, and rewired
  • New Kato dinghy  davits
  • New Edson folding steering wheel
  • New  inverter
  • New VHF radio 
  • Cabin  sole refinished in 2012
  • New mattress cushions in master stateroom berth
  • Genset rebuilt-- and has only 104 hours
  • Fixed ports removed and rebedded
  • Winches removed and serviced
  • Sails removed, washed and serviced each year by Quantum
  • Engine and genset serviced each year by Seaside Boat Works
  • Exterior  brightwork refinished by Seaside Boat Works
  • New AirHead composting WC in forward head
  • Avon 8-foot RIB w/ 8 h.p. Honda 4-stroke OB
  • Liferaft  repacked and recertified in 2010

Previous owner did  a $175,000 Refit consisting of the following features:

Awlgrip, clear coated, Royal Blue paint job on hull, light gray on decks and white cabin top                       

  • White Awlgrip on mast and boom
  • Bottom paint and prophylactic  vinylester barrier coat application on hull bottom
  • All deck hardware and ports removed for painting and rebedded with new hardware
  • Vinyl interior headliner painted white

Repower, Generator and Batteries

  • 82 hp Westerbeke engine with fuel filter switchover system, emergency bilge water pickup, PSS shaft seal, 1 ½ stainless steel shaft, with two full instrument panels?one in cockpit and one below
  • Northern Lights 6.5 KW gen set in a sound box
  • Heart temperature adjusted inverter/charger
  • Max Prop adjstable feathering propeller
  • Manufacturers' comprehensive overhaul kits for Westerbeke engine and Northern Lights gen set
  • Two new 16,000 Btu air conditioning units

.  This yacht is being offered at a significant reduction from owner's investment.

The Bristol 45.5 is a great passagemaker. The shoal draft of 4'11" is perfect for the Bay, the Bahamas, etc.   And her 62-foot bridge clearance makes her ICW friendly.   The in-mast furling allows the 45.5 to be easily handled by a couple.  And the quality New England construction, solid fiberglass hull, and internal ballast has advantages over cored hulls and bolt-on keels.  "Night Music" is a great sailing yacht, offered at a fraction of her replacement cost.


Basic Information

45.5 Center Cockpit k/cb
Arnold - Ferry Pt Marina, MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Night Music
Boat Type:
Center Cockpit
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

45 ft - 13.72 meter
Dry Weight:
Draft - max:
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Bridge Clearance:


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
82 (Individual), 82 (combined)
Max Speed:




Accommodations aboard Night Music are wonderful. The photographs can not do justice to all that has been done and the Honduran Mahogany interior woodwork. This two sleeping cabin yacht has two heads and showers, a wonderful salon and galley, and a great navigation station and chart table. The cloths dryer and spinner are located in the companionway, leading to the aft stateroom.

The forward stateroom has large V-berths and a filler to convert it into a large double bed. The cushions are new closed cell foam covered with premium fabric. The filler stores over head when not in use. There is a seat between the V-berths, and there is lots of storage aboard a Bristol Yacht. The owner has neatly fabricated additional sail storage over the V-berths. The yacht is completely air conditioned and there are new opening ports and hatches with screens. Head room is good throughout the yacht, including this stateroom. The guest head and shower may be entered from this stateroom and from the companionway leading to the salon. Large hanging lockers are across from the guest head.

The salon is mid-ship and very accommodating with port and starboard settees that convert into additional sleeping berths when required. Night Music sleeps a total of seven (7) people in comfort. The cushions are covered in a tapestry style material that looks great, as noted by the photos. The centerline dining table has two drop leafs, and storage for silverware and bottles inside. The L-shaped port settee and the straight starboard settee provide seating for dining. There is lots of storage below, behind, and above the settees. The cabin sole is of teak and holly and highly varnished. The yacht is air conditioned throughout and light & ventilation is well provided for via new Hood opening ports and Bomar hatches with screens. Louvered doors add to the beauty and locker ventilation.

The galley is in the aft, starboard corner of the salon. The companionway leading to the aft stateroom is to port, as well as the navigation station, electrical panel, and access to the new engine and generator.

The master stateroom is aft with thwart-ship sleeping on a large double bed with new closed cell foam cushions with new fabric. There is wonderful locker and drawer space, great ventilation and light, good head room, and a private head with separate shower stall. Everybody is treated well aboard , accommodations are great.

  • Port and starboard settees.
  • Varnished teak & holly sole- refinished 2012.
  • New closed-cell foam for owners' berth-2012
  • Custom sheets for owners berth - 2012
  • Owners' berth is 92" long x 54" wide
  • Hood stainless steel ports. '00
  • Lexan on hatches and salon ports. '00
  • Gaskets on all hatches. '00
  • Interior sole hatches have safety screw downs & handles at hatches with thru hulls. '01
  • Two Cruisair 16,000 btu, reverse cycle, air conditioning units. '00
  • Sanyo clothes dryer. '01
  •  Spinex clothes spinner. '01
  • Closed cell foam cushions. '99
  • Premium fabrics and curtains. '99
  •  Blaupunkt stereo system with new Bose environmental speakers and 10 CD changer. '01
  • Premium flourscent lighting with transistors for electrical noise reduction. '01
  • Teak fiddles on bookcases. '01


The U-shaped galley is fully equipped and provides the capability for those planned long range cruises. It is located at the base of the companionway ladder to the center cockpit. The black formica counter tops provide the needed space and the stove may also be covered by additional counter top space when not in use. The deep, double S/S sinks have new mixing faucet, pressure hot & cold water with manual fresh water pump also. The Galley Maid water pump was just reconditioned.  Night Music has a wonderful galley.

  • Raritan 12 gal. hot water heater. '00
  • Mixing water faucet. '00
  • Seafrost refrigeration system, shore power and engine driven. '00
  • Three burner Force 10 stove with oven and cutting board. '00
  • Xintex propane detection system. '00
  • Two propane tanks and new hoses. '00
  • Flourscent lighting. '01
  • Whale hand pump at the sink. '01


Two large heads with vanity, mirror, storage, good ventilation and light, and air conditioning. The master stateroom, ensuite head has separate shower stall. .

  • Replaced mixing faucets. '00
  • Replaced shower fixtures & hoses. '00
  • Replaced lighting. '01
  • New AirHead composting WC in forward head- 2011

Navigation Station

The navigation station (re-designed 2000) and chart table are in the companionway leading to the master stateroom from the salon and is at the base of the ladder to the cockpit. The helm and navigation station are both well equipped. The seat is facing aft. The table is large and has lots of storage space. The nav. instruments are well located, as noted by the photo. The electric panel is easily used from the chart table area. The engine and generator are both easily serviced from this area also

  • New SIMRAD GPS/plotter/Radar in 2012
  • Repeater for SIMRAD at chartable- 2012
  • Pod for SIMRAD GPS/plotter/radar at binnacle- 2012
  • New SIMRAD sailing instruments in cockpit: windspped/direction;  depth & knotmeter - 2012
  • New VHF radio at chart table-2012
  •  New inverter - 2011

Deck and Hull

Bristol Yachts are known for good sea keeping quality. The wide side decks make it easy and safe to move about while underway. The decks are in great condition, they were painted with non-skid paint and all hardware was rebedded. Night Music  has the optional tall toe rail, a nice stainless steel package, including a double bow anchor roller system. She also has the factory optional full length rub rail with strake rub plate.

All deck hardware and ports were removed, to prepare for painting the yacht, and they were rebedded using new hardware. (2000)

The hull was painted Royal Blue, in 2000, with Awlgrip paint and then clear coated with Awlgrip. The decks are light grey and cabin white. The mast and boom were also painted with Awlgrip.  The bottom had a vinylester barrier coat application and was then recently painted.

New Maxwell 3500 vertical windlass has 300 feet of new 3/8 ht chain which enters a redesigned chain locker with special drainage system. There is also an anchor well on deck. The bimini top has a full enclosure and screens. It attaches to the dodger, and both are on a one inch (1") stainless steel tubing frame with grab bars, for added safety. The bimini top provides good head room.

The exterior teak is in fine condition. It is done with ALLGUARD, a resin product that lasts; and the teak is all covered with blue canvas covers. The yacht has the Shade Tree System, a complete awning device to provide protection from the sun and rain, used one season. It is easy to install and easy to stow away.

This yacht comes with all manuals for items on the vessel including Stowawy mast, Monitor steering vane, all electronics, and boat blue prints. The opening ports are all equipped with removeable storm shudders. The companionway is also equipped with storm boards. The cockpit has a floor mounted emergency, manual Edson bilge pump @ one gallon per stroke. The engine and gen set have extensive spare parts. The lighting has spare bulbs. There is an emergency rudder that works with the Monitor wind vane, as an additional backup.

  • New Kato dinghy davits - 2012
  • Bottom painted each year
  • Awlgrip polished each year
  •  Stepaway stainless steel boarding ladder. '00
  •  Edson motor mount on stern rail with Stainless steel custom bracket. '01
  • Atkins and Hoyle dinghy hoist.'00
  • Canvas covers on all exterior teak.
  • Canvas toe rail covers new 2001.
  • Maxwell 3500 vertical windlass. '00
  • Water & fuel tanks were cleaned.'00
  • Honda 8 h.p. 4-stroke outboard engine
  • Avon 8'foot RIB
  • Liferaft repacked and recertified in 2010
  • Deck washdown system. '00
  • Bottomsider waterproff cockpit cushions. '00
  • Binnacle compass reconditioned. '01
  • New manual Edson, one gallon per stroke bilge pump, at helm. '00
  •  Spartite seal at base of mast. '01
  • Bimini, dodger, and enclosure. '00
  • Bottom painted every year

Electronics and Electrical System

The list of new equipment aboard Night Music as you would expect after undergoing a complete refit. The list includes, but is not limited to the following: note - all navigation instruments are year 2000.

  • New Northern Lights 6.5 KW generator in soundbox
  • Genset built in 2012--engine hours = 104
  • Comprehensive overhaul kit for Northern Lights generator. '99
  • New battery compartment. '00
  •  Guest remote control searchlight. '00
  •  Aquasignal running lighting, bow, stern, and mast with strobe feature. '00
  • Fuel tanktender. '00
  • New SIMRAD GPS/plotter/radar at the navigation station. 2012
  • New SIMRAD GPS/plotter/radar pod at helm- 2012
  •  ICOM 710 SSB/Ham Radio with narrow filter. '00
  •  ICOM M127 VHF radio with Disc. unit. '00
  •  Northstar 951X GPS receiver and chart plotter. '00-back up for SiMRAD
  •  Robertson   autopilot at helm. '00
  •  Navpod binnacle with Navpod boxes for Robertson AP and SIMRAD Radar. '00

Sails and Rigging

Night Music is ready to cruise anywhere.

  • Sails serviced and washed by Quantum each year 2002 - 2013
  • Mast removed and re-wired - 2012
  • Replaced standing stainless rigging (dyform). '99
  • insulators on backstay. '99
  •  Schaeffer traveler system. 99
  •  Antall Genoa blocks on T-track. '00
  • Added stainless steel safety bars surrounding mast. '99
  • performance boom vang. '99
  • Mast & boom Awlgripped. '99
  • Lewmar #65 primary winches.
  • Lewmar winch at the traveler.
  • Lewmar winches (2)on the mast.
  •  Schaeffer offshore blocks/fiddle. '00
  • Winches removed and serviced - 2010
  • New Schaeffer 3100 roller furling system and furling winch. '99
  • Hood Stoway mast reconditioned, new motor and control box. '01
  • New spare control box as backup. '01
  • Vertical pole storage car and track for whisker pole. '99
  • Stanchions, lifelines, replaced '99
  • New sail inventory:
  • North Premium Nordac Mainsail. '00
  • North Premium Nordac Genoa. '00
  • North Premium Nordac Staysail. '00
  • North Premium Nordac Storm Jib. '00

Diesel Engine & Mechanical

Night Music has mechanical systems are in great working condition, and she has a large compliment of spare parts aboard. She is ready to cruise away today.

  • 1999 Westerbeke engine with instrument panels at helm & below (647 hrs).
  • 1999 Northern Lights 6.5 KW generator (104 hrs).
  • Adjustable Max Prop feathering propeller. '00
  • New manufacturers comprehensive overhaul kits for engine & generator.
  • Automatic bilge pump w/alarm. '99
  • Fuel filter switch over system. '99
  • Emergency bilge water pickup by the engine. '99
  • PSS shaft seal. '99
  • Replaced 1 1/2 inch stainless steel shaft. '99
  • Stainless steel radar arch. '00
  • Two Cruisair 16,000 btu, reverse cycle air conditioning units. '00


Length Overall: 47' 4"
Length Waterline: 37' 3"
Beam: 13' 2"
Draft:(ctbd up) 4' 11" or 5' 6"(owner's notes)
Draft:(ctbd down)11' 0" or 11' 6"(owner's notes)
Displacement: 34,660 lbs.
Ballast: 15,000 lbs.
Water tankage: 180 gallons
Fuel tankage: 150 gallons
Total Sail Area: 1125 sq. ft.
Main: 445 sq. ft.
Fore Triangle: 680 sq. ft.
Rig Dimensions:
Mast height above the water: 62'
Designer:Ted Hood Design Group

$175,000 Refit by previous owner in 1999-2000

Previous owner did  a $175,000 Refit consisting of the following features:


  • Awlgrip, clear coated, Royal Blue paint job on hull, light gray on decks and white cabin top                       
  • White Awlgrip on mast and boom
  • Bottom paint and prophylactic  vinylester barrier coat application on hull bottom
  • All deck hardware and ports removed for painting and rebedded with new hardware
  • Vinyl interior headliner painted white


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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.


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