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Bristol 1

Boat Details

Make: Yachting World Diamond 

Designer: Jack Holt

Builder: Bristol Aircraft Plastics

Year: 1960

Boat Location: Dartmouth, Devon

Price: Sold

Length:  30 ft 2 inch

Beam: 6 ft 11 inch

Draft: 4 ft 4 inch

Hull Material:  GRP


Is the Yachting World Diamond the perfect all-rounder racer/ Designed by Jack Holt, Bristol 1 is hull number 7 built in 1960 – she is a fast planning keelboat with a double trapeze harness and is able to accommodate 3-4 crew.

Bristol 1 was the first GRP Yachting Diamond built by Bristol in Aircraft Plastics and in 1961 she won the very prestige’s Gold Roman Bowl for the overall winner of the Round The Island race.

In 2013 the current owner found Bristol 1 in a poor state and went about a complete a very through refit, which included dropping her keel and replacing all keel bolts, stripping topsides, re-sheathing in epoxy and painting in Awlgrip. A new rig was built by Z-Spars to the original design and a fresh set of Doyle sails finished the restoration off.

Having raced successfully in 2018 with a IRC ratting certificate, she was carefully dry stored on a custom SBS trailer and is now awaiting her next owner. A very practical and cost effective keel boat.  

2013 Works 

Hull treated with a GelPlane and re-sheathed professionally in 2013, finished in AwlGrip gloss

New stainless steel keel bolts in 2014

New marine plywood bulkheads in 2014

Deck Equipment 


Bottom action Anderson sheet winches

Outboard bracket (removable on starboard side) 

TackTick Micro compass mast mounted

Bulkhead steering compass by the helm




Z-Spars Mast and Boom (2013) with lighting and areal cables but not used 

S/S Rigging (2014) 

Currently rigged to have two trapezes wires on both sides 

Bartels under deck furling sytem 



Doyle Fully battened Mainsail (2013)

Doyle Genoa (2013)

Dart jib (2017) 

Dart jib (2015)

Doyle Spinnaker (2013) 

Safety Equipment 


5kg Stock anchor with 5m of 6mm chain + length of 12mm polyprop warp

2 x Manual bilge pumps


Additional Information

SBS custom made road trailer

Cockpit cover


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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