B29 Technical Information


The Bristol 29 is a 29-foot monohull, aft-cockpit, fiberglass sailboat. Designed by the renowned naval architect Halsey Herreshoff and produced by Bristol Yachts of Bristol, Rhode Island, USA, 169 yachts were produced from 1966 to 1971.

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Winning combination! By deliberate design, Halsey Herreshoff has developed a superior yacht. By creative application of modern methods and materials, Bristol Yachts has made the Bristol-29 one of yachting’s best values . . . by any standards! By popular acceptance, the knowledgeable yachtsman has acclaimed this combination.

Racing performance! The B-29s proportions were carefully chosen to provide a stable boat . . . with considerable flare for seaworthiness and space on deck. Her fair and easy lines were reached after selective design analysis and the shaping of a wooden half-model. The result: low wetted surface to minimize frictional drag, but sufficient lateral plane and a large rudder for good handling. The record books prove her racing ability!

Testimonials! We are pleased with the comments received from owners and dealers. We invite you to see and sail the boat at your nearest dealer and make your own comments. These are typical:

As we said, these comments are typical. They reflect the latest achievements in yacht design by Halsey Herreshoff. You have to see the Bristol-29 for yourself to verify them. Please do!

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2 Responses to B29 Technical Information

  1. My friend has just bought a Bristol. And we want to redo all the curtains etc. As it is old and hasn’t been well taken care of. Are there instructions somewhere online for measurements of all the curtains needed and how to make them. Thanks

    Submitted by: maureen on August 6, 2013 at 5:04 am

  2. Hi Maureen,

    Thanks for your comment and congratulations to your friend on the new sailboat.

    My guess is that you probably won’t find online measurements for the curtains, but if there’s anywhere you might find them it’s at this site – http://bristol29.com/

    If you don’t find them, not worry. You can simply make templates of your desired curtains, then transfer that to fabric. Here’s a great video from SailRite describing how to make some nice snap on, insulated curtains – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2v2Iyx_w1o . They show how to make a template in this video.

    You can also browse all of SailRite’s curtain products to get ideas here – http://tinyurl.com/ka95cqm

    Good luck!

    Submitted by: Andrew on August 6, 2013 at 11:45 am


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