The Bristol 24 was designed by Paul Coble and built in the USA by Bristol Yachts Inc.
Underwater Configuration: Long Keel
Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)
Length Overall: 24' 6" / 7.5m
Waterline Length: 18' 1" / 5.5m
Beam: 8' 0" / 2.4m
Draft: 3' 5" / 1.0m
Rig Type: Masthead Sloop
Displacement: 5,920lb / 2,685kg
Designer: Paul Coble
Builder: Bristol Yachts Inc (US)
Year First Built: 1969
Year Last Built: 1972
Number Built: 800
Owners Association: Bristol Owners Association
1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 14.5
2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 51
3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 447
4. Comfort Ratio: 28.6
5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8
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1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of just 14.5 suggests that she'll need a stiff breeze to get her going. In light conditions, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, motor-sailing may be the way to go.
2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 51 means that she'll stand up well to her canvas in a blow, helping her to power through the waves.
3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 447, tells us she's firmly in the ultra-heavy displacement category. Load her up as much as you like and her performance will be hardly affected, not that it was ever startling. Few if any sailboats are built to this displacement category these days - but they remain popular with some long-distance sailors.
4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 28.6 suggests that crew comfort in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a coastal cruiser with moderate stability, which is not encouraging news for anyone prone to seasickness.
5. Her Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.8 tells us that she would be a safer choice of sailboat for ocean passage-making than one with a CSF of more than 2.0.
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