I am looking for a Bristol Channel Cutter for my next liveaboard and cruising boat.
I am looking primarily in the East and Gulf Coast, but I am open to West Coast as well. Maintenance history is more important to me than age or equipment.
My last boat was a Gulf 32 in Washington State. I lived aboard while restoring the boat and exploring Puget Sound. I since have sold the Gulf 32 and am now on the East Coast, where I plan to liveaboard and cruise coastally, until I have saved enough for extended cruising.
2014 Bristol Channel Cutter Channel Cutter 28
Hull built in 1977, then stored inside unfinished. Finished between 2012 and the launch on 2014. when she was fit & finished by Gannon & Benjamin, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Fittings are bronze.
Beta marine 28HP 2014 diesel. 32 gal fuel. Feathering prop
Galley has a diesel stove that doubles as a cabin heater. Has hot water in galley, head and shower. 64 gal of water
1 double berth/ 2 singles
Oversized winches. Roller furling on Genoa and job.
From survey done this past Fall (2022):
“This 1977 Bristol 28 Channel Cutter finished in 2014 was found to be in overall good condition for its age. It is obvious that ownership has taken great pride in the vessel and has finished it with high quality components as well as an excellent maintenance program in place with all systems and appurtenances, including upholstery, engine and bilge spaces fit and finish, in good condition.” Carloscc2944@yahoo.com if interested
Stan, I have seen Waxwing in person, and I enjoyed the opportunity. The layout is a great use of space, and I found she had some very thoughtful features. Waxwing is certainly a great value at this price.
I need to see more boats before making a decision, but Waxwing is on my list.