BRISTOL 45.5 Detailed Review

If you are a boat enthusiast looking to get more information on specs, built, make, etc. of different boats, then here is a complete review of BRISTOL 45.5. Built by Bristol Yachts and designed by Dieter Empacher, the boat was first built in 1979. It has a hull type of Keel/Cbrd. and LOA is 13.79. Its sail area/displacement ratio 14.93. Its auxiliary power tank, manufactured by Perkins, runs on Diesel.

BRISTOL 45.5 has retained its value as a result of superior building, a solid reputation, and a devoted owner base. Read on to find out more about BRISTOL 45.5 and decide if it is a fit for your boating needs.

Boat Information

Boat Specifications

LOA:13.79 m / 45.24 ft
Rigging Type:Masthead Sloop
Hull Type:Keel/Cbrd.
S.A. (reported):91.79 m2 / 988.02 ft2
Draft (max):3.35 m / 10.99 ft
Displacement:15722 kg / 34661.04 lbs
Ballast:6804 kg / 15000.23 lbs
Construction:FG w/balsa cored deck
Ballast Type:Lead
Last Built:1989
Designers:Dieter Empacher
LWL:11.35 m / 37.24 ft

Sail Boat Calculation

Comfort Ratio:43.66
Capsize Screening Formula:1.62

Rig And Sail Specs

I:17.37 m / 56.99 ft
S.A. Fore:15.33 m / 50.30 ft
E:5.49 m / 18.01 ft
S.A. Fore:49.78 m2 / 535.83 ft2
S.A. Main:42.06 m2 / 452.73 ft2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)91.83 m2 / 988.45 ft2

Auxillary Power Tank

Fuel:379 L / 100.12 gals


Water:681 L / 179.90 gals


Builders:Bristol Yachts
Designers:Dieter Empacher


Who designed the BRISTOL 45.5?

BRISTOL 45.5 was designed by Dieter Empacher.

Who builds BRISTOL 45.5?

BRISTOL 45.5 is built by Bristol Yachts.

When was BRISTOL 45.5 first built?

BRISTOL 45.5 was first built in 1979.

How long is BRISTOL 45.5?

BRISTOL 45.5 is 11.35 m in length.

What is mast height on BRISTOL 45.5?

BRISTOL 45.5 has a mast height of 15.33 m.

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