Joy’ is a Bristol 41.1 built in 1984, currently lying in Antigua, in the West Indies.
Bristol were one of the first production glassfibre boat builders, based in Rhode Island, USA, and their vessels are well regarded as heavily built, solid hulled, bluewater cruising yachts.
The 41.1 is a 2nd generation, Ted Hood designed, sloop rigged cruiser that can be easily sailed single handed. With the centreboard raised the draught of 4’6” (1.35m) permits the vessel to sail into shallow anchorages such as the Bahamas, and the mast height of 62′ (18.60m) above the water allows her to sail under the fixed bridges on the ICW.
This vessel has been cherished by the last two owners, has spent the last 20 years cruising the Caribbean with occasional return trips to Florida, and is ready to sail away over the horizon. All in all a vessel in great condition and ready to go anywhere without the need for additional crew.
The vessel is fitted with a Westerbeke 52 hp auxillary engine and has the benefit of a full extended cruising inventory to include watermaker and wind generator.