47' Bristol 1987



47' Bristol 47.7 1987 HERON 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Fwd. View 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Quarter View 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Foredeck 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Midships Fwd. 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Looking Aft 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Midships Aft 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Rigging 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Cockpit 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Cockpit, Looking Aft 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Cockpit, Looking Fwd. 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Looking Fwd. 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Aft Deck 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Davits and Solar Panel 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Fwd. Guest Cabin 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Main Salon 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Main Salon, Port Side 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Main Salon, Stbd. Side 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Main Salon Looking Aft 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Galley 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Nav Station 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Owner's Cabin 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Owner's Cabin, Port Side 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Owner's Head 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Owner's Shower 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Engine and Generator 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 At Anchor 47' Bristol 47.7 1987 Layout: Bristol 47.7

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Designed by Ted Hood and built to the highest standards by Bristol Yachts, HERON features a shoal draft, heavier displacement hull form with efficient centerboard that combine to provide excellent upwind performance, comfortable motion in a seaway and tremendous interior volume for a yacht this size. Her draft of less than five feet with centerboard up allows access to less-crowded cruising grounds normally limited to much smaller yachts. HERON has benefited from many recent upgrades and is well equipped for extended shorthanded cruising, with many unique features including a larger 100 hp engine and four topside hull ports.

United Yacht Sales New Jersey would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 47' Bristol 47.7 1987. This yacht for sale is located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island and priced at $179,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!






Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



13' 2"

Engine Details:


Engine 1:

1987 4680.00 HRS 100.00 HP

Engine 2:

1987 4680.00 HRS 100.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

150 GAL

Water Capacity:

180 GAL


Heron sleeps four in two staterooms, plus two in the main salon. The interior is beautifully detailed with hand-rubbed satin-finished teak, with paneled cabin doors and louvered locker fronts throughout, and a varnished solid teak and holly cabin sole. Numerous opening portholes, hullports and hatches with hinged screens provide very nice light and ventilation throughout. Tasteful décor includes curtains and throw pillows.

The forward cabin has a large V-berth, with a seat in the middle and a filler cushion that can be used to create a double berth. There are two hanging lockers and extensive storage space throughout, including twin bureaus and multiple lockers above the berths on each side. A large opening hatch and two opening portholes provide great light and ventilation. Forward of the cabin is access to a divided chain locker.

The enclosed head with shower is aft and to port, with access from the forward stateroom or from the main salon. There is a toilet, vanity with porcelain sink, shower and custom oval teak-framed mirror. A ventilator and opening porthole provide light and ventilation.

The main salon has a full length settee to starboard that extends to a double berth, with multiple storage lockers outboard. An L-shaped settee to port extends to a double berth when needed for extra guests. There is a drop-leaf table just off center with useful utensil/bottle storage in the middle, easily accommodating six guests when fully opened. There are louvered-door storage compartments above and outboard, as well as enclosed storage behind the settee seat back. Two fixed hull ports provide extra light and visibility.

The U-shaped galley is aft to starboard, conveniently located next to the companionway. There is extensive countertop area and abundant storage throughout. Other features:

  • Shipmate 3-burner propane stove with oven and solenoid safety valve
  • Microwave oven
  • Frigoboat 12 volt refrigeration with top- and front-loading access and separate freezer compartment opposite side of main salon (all new 2013)
  • Double stainless steel sinks with pressure hot and cold water
  • Hull portlight for extra light and visibility

The forward-facing navigation station is in the passageway to port, featuring a large chart table with storage under and flush-mounted electronics. Electrical panels and large access doors to the engine and generator are inboard, opposite the nav station, with additional access panels on all sides for exceptional accessibility. A hull portlight enhances light and visibility.

The aft stateroom has a centerline queen berth with an abundance of louvered-door front storage compartments and drawers on both sides, and a large hanging locker to port. Custom mattress with memory foam. Natural light and ventilation are provided by four opening portholes and a large deck hatch.

The private aft head is to starboard with toilet, vanity, porcelain sink, tile floors and separate shower stall. Two opening portholes provide light and ventilation.

  • Garmin sailing instruments with wind, speed and depth (new 2013)
  • Garmin 4210 chart plotter at nav station (2013)
  • Garmin 740s chart plotter at helm (2013)
  • Garmin 18HD radar with AIS (2013)
  • ICOM M 602 VHF with Command Mic II, hailer and emergency antenna
  • ICOM M 710 SSB
  • Simrad autopilot
  • Samsung portable LCD TV
  • Sony CD/DVD player (2013) with speakers in salon, aft and forward cabins
  • 12 VDC, 110 VAC systems with breaker panel opposite nav station
  • Westerbeke 8 kW generator with sound shield (1,380 hours)
  • (6) Six volt/200 amp hour house batteries in series/parallel (new 2016)
  • Engine start battery (new 2016) with emergency cross-over
  • Separate generator start battery (2014)
  • Twin engine alternators, 55 amp and Balmar 125 amp (new 2017)
  • Magnum Energy 2812 inverter/battery charger (2016)
  • 130 watt solar panel on davits (2013)
  • (2) 30 amp shore power inlets with two 50’ shore cables and adapters
  • Danish reading lights and 12 volt fans throughout interior
  • 12 volt outlets throughout
  • GFI outlets in heads
  • Courtesy night lights
  • Foredeck and masthead lights
  • Westerbeke 100 hp diesel engine (Hours: 4,680)
  • New transmission, exhaust elbow, muffler, motor mounts, and raw water pump (all 2014-2015)
  • Soft engine mounts with CV joint and thrust bearing
  • Luke 3-blade feathering prop (rebuilt 2015) and 3-blade fixed prop
  • All fuel tanks replaced (2007)
  • Overheat and oil pressure alarms
  • Racor fuel filter
  • CruiseAir reverse cycle, three-zone air conditioning
  • Raritan 12 gallon hot water heater (new 2012)
  • Salt water deck wash, foredeck
  • Fresh water deck wash, aft deck
  • (2) Automatic electric bilge pumps
  • (1) Manual bilge pump
  • (2) Wilcox-Crittenden Skipper II manual toilets with two holding tanks and bypass for each
  • Numerous spare parts


  • Hood Stoway electric furling double spreader mast
  • Harken roller furling genoa
  • Wire standing rigging
  • Removable inner forestay and running backstays
  • Whisker pole and spinnaker pole stored on deck
  • Hall Quickvang rigid boom vang
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • Main boom preventer
  • Insulated backstay for SSB antenna


  • Hathaway 125% furling genoa (2014)
  • Quantum furling mainsail (2013)
  • Asymmetrical cruising spinnaker with sock
  • Racing spinnaker with sock
  • Forestaysail
  • Storm jib
  • Storm trysail

Lewmar Winches:

  • (2) #65 ST primary winches
  • (2) #46 ST mainsheet/outhaul winches
  • (2) #46 and (1) #40 halyard winches on mast
  • (1) Centerboard hoist winch

The hull is constructed of hand-laid solid fiberglass, and the deck is hand-laid fiberglass with end grain balsa core. Hull is Flag Blue Awlgrip with white double boot stripes, gold cove stripe and blue bottom. Deck is white with beige non-skid. There is also a varnished teak rub rail with stainless striker. Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 4’-11” with board up and a maximum draft of 11’ with board down. Additional features:

  • Ideal anchor windlass with remote at helm
  • Rocna 55 lb. anchor with 150’ chain and 200’ nylon rode
  • Fortress storm anchor with 80’ chain and 150’ nylon rode
  • Stainless stemhead with dual anchor rollers
  • Bow and stern pulpits
  • Stainless bow, midship and quarter chocks with cleats
  • 30” Side stanchions with lifelines and boarding gates
  • Stern gate with fold-down S/S swim ladder with teak treads
  • Removable side boarding ladder
  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
  • S/S genoa turning blocks
  • Dodger with grab handle
  • Bimini top with side shades
  • Varnished teak toe rail, drip rail, grab rails, cockpit trim, companionway hatch boards
  • Varnished teak cockpit table and drink holders
  • (4) Varnished teak dorade boxes with chrome cowl vents and S/S guards
  • (4) Topside hull windows (new 2012)
  • (12) Opening port lights
  • (4) Deck hatches with screens (new glass 2012)
  • Outboard motor bracket
  • Stainless dinghy davits
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Edson steering pedestal with new cables (2014)
  • Covers for pedestal and deck hatches
  • Fenders/docklines
  • (2) 10-lb propane tanks in separate deck locker (new system and tanks 2012)
  • Magma gas grill
  • (3) Fire extinguishers
  • (6) Lifejackets
  • MOM 8 (inspected 2016)
  • Lifesling
  • Radar reflector
  • Flare kit
  • Fog bell
  • Winslow 6-man offshore life raft in valise (inspected 2016) (Negotiable)
  • Personal effects
  • Hand-held VHF
  • Galleyware
  • Tools
  • Aere inflatable fenders
  • Signal flags
  • Bedding and linen
  • Dinghy and outboard motor (Negotiable)

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.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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