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93′ Germán Frers – CNB fast cruising racing sloop ‘Bristolian’ for sale in England

Friday, March 27th, 2015
93' Germán Frers - CNB fast cruising racing sloop 'Bristolian' for sale in England

93′ Germán Frers – CNB fast cruising racing sloop ‘Bristolian’ for sale in England

From the Mari-Cha stable of high quality performance yachts, this Germán Frers fast cruising / racing sloop ‘Bristolian’ with her timeless elegance grasps the attention of all sailors whether racing or cruising.

The clean working deck, spacious guest friendly cockpit and inimitable style and energy of ‘Bristolian’s’ lightweight Nomex honeycomb interior, designed by Francois Catroux, reinforces the brief given to Germán Frers to achieve a marriage of a luxury cruising yacht with racing thoroughbred; a pedigree which with her constantly updated specification continues to prove her well maintained condition and performance ability on the race track.

Recent results include:

2013 Newport Bucket – Overall winner

2014 Caribbean 600 – 23rd out of 51 starters

2014 Antigua Sailing Week – 3rd in Class

2014 Frers Cup Trapani, Sicily – 2nd overall

2014 Maxi World Cup, Sardinia – 3rd Maxi Racing division

2014 Middle Sea Race – 39th out of 117 starters

2014 RORC Main series –  IRC Zero 4th out of 40

“This 90’ Germán Frers design still rocks! She’s a Bucket winner indeed!” Hank Halstead, Bucket Director

In addition to her carbon rig and regularly updated standing and running rigging, ‘Bristolian’ benefits from a sail inventory overhaul over the last two years from North Sails which includes all new 3Di Mainsail, 3Di Racing jib, 3Di Furling jib, 3DL Jib top, Spinnaker staysail, A2, A3 and A5.

Since her last change of owner in 2012, this Germán Frers fast cruising / racing sloop ‘Bristolian’ has been professionally maintained by the best in the industry including Lyman and Morse in Maine, Pegaso Yachts in Genoa, and Marine Power Services and Antigua Rigging in the Caribbean.

During the winter 2014 / 15 she completed a full rig and rudder out refit and boom / spreader repaint.

Other recent upgrades include:

  • New canvas work including main awning, crew and main companionway spray hoods etc. finish the on deck appearance.
  • Raymarine AIS950 class A AIS transceiver.
  • New Mastervolt Gel house batteries.
  • New Cummins Onan secondary generator.


Bristolian sleeps eight in four guest cabins plus four crew and benefits from all the domestic equipment and conveniences demanded of a modern yacht.

Personal inspection is encouraged to fully appreciate ‘Bristolian’.

VAT paid and British registered for secure transfer of Title.

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Bristolian surveyed by Hamble Marine Surveys in Cannes for Nicolle Associates client

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Julian Smith of Hamble Marine Surveys has just returned from Cannes in South France after being chosen to survey ‘Bristolian’ a custom 92′ CNB aluminium sloop ex ‘Mari-Cha II’ for a client of Nicolle Associates.



The vessel has recently been re-fitted with many improvements and upgrades including a Southern Spars 5 spreader Carbon Rig and Boom.  The survey by Julian Smith started in Cannes and involved extensive sea trials followed by a detailed inspection and testing of the vessel and her installed systems.  The vessel was also lifted ashore but this could only be achieved in Antibes due to the vessle’s size and weight.

Her new owners intend to use the vessel for private cruising with occasional racing.

Bristolian surveyed by Hamble Yacht Surveys for Nicolle Associates client

Bristolian surveyed by Hamble Yacht Surveys for Nicolle Associates client