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Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978, Foxborough, Massachusetts, $8,900, SOLD 6/9/15

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Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978

  • Foxborough, MA

    Classic 1978 BRISTOL 'Corsair' 24'

  • Fiberglass, full keel, masthead sloop.
  • Hull # 697 of total of 726 built, from 1969-1983
  • Designer: Paul Coble
  • LOA: 24' 7" LWL: 18' 1" Beam: 8' 0" Draft: 3' 5"
  • Displacement: 5,920 lbs. Ballast: 3000 lbs.
  • Sail Area: 296 sq. ft.


  • well maintained and cleaned every season by local sail loft.
  • (2) Mains: one original, in good condition, w/reef points, and one newer in 2006, w/ reef points, and set-up for 'jiffy-reefing'. Excellent condition.
  • (3) Jibs: a 110; a 130; and a 150, all rigged for the Schaefer 750 (2007) roller furler, and with UV protector strips.
  • (1) lightweight drifter, with adjustable 'whisker pole'.
  • Custom burgundy 'Sunbrella' mainsail cover 2008.
  • Includes boom vang, cunnigham, and new halyards (2012)
  • Custom collapsible Dodger in 'sand' Sunbrella (2009)
  • Burgundy Sunbrella boom tent, tiller cover, and hatch-board sleeve (2010); also, original blue lea cloth side panels that enclose the cockpit for privacy and weather.

    Auxillary: 2006 Johnson 9.9 HP 2 stroke, electric start, long shaft, outboard w/ 6 gallon portable tank - all mounted in a rear vented well and lazarette storage locker. Well maintained and in excellent condition - tilts mostly out of the water; and has dedicated starting battery thru a selector switch.


  • 'Dinette' model layout, w/ 2 spacious V-berth bunks forward and sliding wall cabinet storage around, and storage below bunks, including 30 gallon water tank,9deck fillable) and moveable 'Sanipotte' porta-pottie (which has easy access and removable 6 gallon tank.)
  • The main cabin has port side oversized berth bunk, that converts to the pop-up dining table for 4. The starboard side galley includes hand pump and stainless steel sink, two burner Origo non pressure alcohol stove-top w/ cutting board cover. Two drawers, dish and food storage, molded fiberglass and insulated ice box w/drain to a catch sump with electric pump. Chart storage, GPS plotter station, and rear quarter berth(single). Teak medicine and toiletry cabinets.
  • The complete headliner is all high-gloss molded fiberglass, and easy to clean. The ceiling walls are nice rich tongue and groove mahogany, mahogany berth frames, galley cabinets, rear hanging locker/control panel, and chart and dish storage.
  • All new custom interior cushions with new thick two-layer foam w/sage Sunbrella fabric and matching bonded leather bottoms (2011).
  • Two venting Bomar port lights w/ screens, and rain visors, in the V-berth cabin (2008).
  • Two adjustable cabin fans.
  • All new LED cabin lights and chart light (2012)
  • Includes 'Bug-Buster' hatch and companionway screens. Sleeps 3 adults comfortably, or a young family of 4.


  • VHF radio: ICOM IC-M45
  • GPS chart plotter: SI-TEX EZ Chart w/ charts from NYC to Boston
  • Depth gauge: Raymarine ST60 (2012)
  • Stereo: Jensen MSR3007 w/ Dual marine speakers (2012)
  • Solar panel charger: stern rail mounted Sunsei SE-400 (2010) for the (2) group 24 deep cycle marine batteries (starting and house)
  • New accessory Breaker panel, house battery, electric ice-box/bilge pump and switch, and updated wiring in (2012)

    Other Equipment

  • 'Bottom-Siders' custom cock-pit cushions - sand w/ burgundy pin-stripe. (2010)
  • Stainless steel bow and stern rails w/ life lines connected all around.
  • Two stern mounted rod holders, dinghy outboard motor mount pad, and throw-able life ring.
  • Stainless steel collapsible swim ladder, and Web man-overboard ladder in a stuff sack, on the stern-rail.
  • (3) adult life jackets; (2) fire extinguisher; flare gun; air horn; inclinometer; brass ships bell; tide clock; 12 volt hand-held spotlight; and emergency tiller; a 'Tiller-Tender' cord, for self-steering; a Tiller extension handle; and outboard extension handle; a stern mounted oarlock for a sculling oar; two winch handles; a Force 10 rail mounted gas barbeque; and a Whale Gusher manual bilge pump mounted in the outboard lazarette(rebuilt in 2012, with new diaphragm and seals, new hoses, and new bronze suction screen. Primary compass is a Ritchie, companionway mounted, with a Danforth back-up. Anchor is a Fortress fx-11, 8' of 3/8" galv. Leader chain, and 150' of 5/8" nylon rode.
  • Anchor is mounted on the bow pulpit, and rode fed down through a deck-pipe into a dedicated anchor locker w/ access from the V-berth.

    This is wonderful boat, a great joy to sail, which gets many compliments. She’s well maintained, and fiberglass in very good shape(original gel-coat with great shine on the topsides)

    Currently on the hard, in Foxborough, MA

  • Asking $8,900.

    Optional 10' Beacon fiberglass dinghy available with 2002 Johnson 4 HP 2 stroke outboard w/ 3 1/2 gallon portable tank, in good condition, for an additional $600.


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    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

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    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

    Bristol 'Corsair' 24 ft., 1978 sailboat

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