1984 Bristol 477 Savannah, GA
Posted on April 26, 2018 / 337
Price : $172,500
Listing Type : Center CockpitKetchSail
Builder | Manufacturer : Bristol
Condition : Used
Year : 1984
Length : 47ft
Model : 477
Engine Make : Westerbeke
Total Power : 70hp
HIN # : BTY00038M84J
LOA : 47'
Beam : 13.17
Max Draft : 4.9
Hull Type/Shape : Other
1984 Bristol 477
1984 Bristol 477

The Whitman Yacht was built by Bristol Yachts in 1984 for the Don of Savannah’s sailing community. Originally designed as a 45.5 he had her redesigned by the factory to become the prototype 47.7, enhancing its visual appeal and adding needed lazarette storage. It was built to celebrate his 60th birthday, acknowledge his love of racing sailboats, and reward his wife for tolerating more spartan predecessors.

During the first 30 years with the original owner, this yacht had the same full time maintenance man caring for her. In 2014 she was sold to a neighbor allowing the familiar team to refresh her under the care of a passionate captain, who operated her in local eco tourism, and prepare her for extended cruising. A change in the owner’s course makes this truly unique craft available for the next owner’s loving care.

This is one of the few yachts you will inspect which cannot help but exceed your expectations. With the elegance of yesteryear and the most up to date technology, you have the best of both worlds at your fingertips. A complete, state of the art Garmin electronics package, including onboard wi-fi, was installed in November of 2015. The large, fully equipped galley, comfortable saloon, two generous cabins, and two heads with separate showers give you all the comforts of home in air conditioned luxury. The ketch rig allows more sail area, still being ICW compatible. And with bow thruster, auto pilot, and roller furling,The Whitman is a breeze to sail, even in a stiff wind!

47′ Bristol Deck and Hull

Full shoal draft keel with centerboard

Bow thruster

Skeg stepped rudder

3-blade maxi prop

Cockpit bimini, dodger, cushions, canvas covers for opening hatches, dorades & handrails

Awlgripped hull, non-skid decks

Two foredeck dorades

Keefe vertical drum windlass

22# Danforth with 3/8″ chain and rode

4 cockpit winches, including 2 Barient 35 self-tailing electric & 2 Barient 32 self-tailing manual

Stainless steel bow and stern rails, stanchions with boarding gates, transom mounted ladder

Dock lines, fenders, fender boards

Dockside water

47′ Bristol Sails and Rigging

Ketch rigged, keel stepped aluminum mast

In-boom furling, internal halyards

Outhaul and topping lift

Rod rigging

Roller furling genoa, main and mizzen

Aft stay with hydraulic adjustable backstay

Stainless steel chain plates

Full complement of cruising and racing sails

47′ Bristol Engine and Generator

Westerbeke 4 cylinder 70 hp diesel

Westerbeke generator 7.7 kw with sound shield

47′ Bristol Accommodations

Cruisair air conditioning, 3 units

Forward stateroom with privacy door, overhead opening hatch, and 2 opening ports

Forward head with Lectrasan unit & electric flush toilet, shower, teak grate floor, drain & sump, opening port

Main saloon with 2 swivel chairs, dining table w/ fold down leaves, L-shaped settee, lots of built in cabinetry, 2 overhead opening hatches & opening port.

Nav station with fixed seat and nav table

Easy engine room access

Aft master stateroom with queen bed, vanity area, v-shaped seat, TV, lots of storage, three opening ports, and a large overhead opening hatch

Master head with tile floor, separate shower, Lectrasan toilet

Teak and holly sole throughout

47′ Bristol Galley

Double stainless steel sink

Pressurized water, plus manual foot pump

3-burner Shipmate LPG stove/oven

Front-load stainless steel lined refrigerator with holding plate

Additional Grunet cold plate unit

Space saver microwave

47′ Bristol Electronics

Complete Garmin electronics package installed November 2015:

Multifunction Displays

Binnacle: Garmin 7610 10″ Touchscreen MFD.

NavStation Table: Garmin 7608 8″ Touchscreen MFD.


Garmin AIS600 Class B AIS Black Box.


Garmin GMR18xHD 36nm Dome Radar w/Cable.


Garmin GXM52 Satellite Weather/Audio Antenna.


Garmin GHP Reactor Autopilot Retrofit Kit.

Garmin GHC20 Secondary Autopilot Display.


Garmin GMI20, gWind, DST800 Bundle Kit.

Garmin GMI20 N2K Instruments (5)


Fusion BB300 Black Box Stereo N2K.

The Whitman Disclaimer

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.


Curtis Stokes & Associates
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