CYNARA | Bristol 49.9 | 49ft

Savannah, GA, US


CYNARA | Bristol 49.9 | 49ft


Savannah, GA, US


CYNARA is a gorgeous example of the highly sought-after Bristol 49.9. She is one of several Bristol 47.7s which were extended in the mold by Bristol at the factory to provide additional storage in the lazarette, more usable deck space and additional floor space in the aft cabin. The centerline queen berth in the aft cabin is a very desirable feature and worth noting is the considerable amount of built-in storage available in this cabin.

CYNARA has benefited from significant refitting and upgrades over the years (not the least of which are new teak decks in 2002) - many details of which can be found in the listing. Recent highlights include:  Northern Lights generator, new in 2018; sails (2018, very light usage); bottom job (three coats of bottom epoxy and two coats ablative, 2018); seacocks serviced during a recent haul-out and cockpit scupper drain hoses renewed; winches, windlass and roller furling systems all serviced April 2019; hatch lenses in salon renewed 2019.

This Ted Hood keel/centerboard design is perfect wherever shoal draft is desired without sacrificing upwind performance. She goes surprisingly well in light air, but is a capable bluewater performer. We have represented many of these Bristol sailboats over the decades and CYNARA is truly a standout.

Reduced in asking price to US $229,000, CYNARA is an outstanding value in today’s market.


  • Length: 49ft
  • Builder: Bristol Yachts
  • Beam: 13' 5"
  • Year: 1987
  • Displacement: 40000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Westerbeke, 70 hp


  • Builder: Bristol Yachts
  • Designer: Ted Hood
  • Keel: Centerboard


  • Length Overall: 49.75 ft
  • Length of Deck: 49.75 ft
  • Displacement: 40000.00 lb
  • Cabin Head room measure: 6' 5"
  • Beam Measure: 13' 5"


  • Engine Brand: Westerbeke
  • Year Built: 1987
  • Engine Model: 4-cyl
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 4700
  • Engine Power: 70 hp


  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (170 Gallons)


Starting forward: the forward stateroom has a generous V-berth with small settee in between and filler piece to make a large double. There is plenty of storage with: built in ventilated lockers above and below the berths; a chest of drawers; three large cedar lined hanging lockers with louvered doors and storage under the berth. Light and ventilation are provided by a large overhead opening hatch and two opening ports. This cabin has its own AC/reverse cycle heat vent and control, augmented by a 12v fan. The hull sides above the berths are wood trimmed in oak in nice contrast to the rest of the darker teak joinery. This cabin also has its own stereo system.

Aft and to port is the spacious VIP/day head with en-suite shower complemented by an antique white countertop trimmed in teak with a porcelain sink and tiled soles. Access to the head is direct from the forward cabin and via a second door from the passageway.

Next aft the main salon is open, pleasant and bright. There is a large settee to starboard (slides out for additional berthing width) and an L-shaped dinette to port (which converts easily to a double berth) with a table in the center. This L shaped settee allows for comfortable lounging out of the way of the passageways forward and aft and is a nice feature of the layout. Book shelves and storage are above the dinette and settee. An area for a bar setup is just aft of the dinette and features a mirror lined and illuminated cabinet with custom bottle holders and shelf above for drinks glasses.

The large galley is located aft and to starboard of the salon and features white tile with blue borders and red accents on the aft bulkhead which brightens up the space. The counter wraps around behind and beneath the companionway which creates more working space and opens the galley up to the port side of the salon and nav area.

A large, custom, forward-facing navigation station is located in the passageway between the salon and the aft stateroom. There is a large chart table and storage area, with all navigation equipment attractively flush-mounted. Also located in this passageway is access to the machinery behind removable insulated doors with the electrical panels located above.

The master stateroom features a centerline queen berth with a comfortable, custom innerspring mattress. As mentioned previously there is additional wiggle room in this cabin with added sole space at the foot of the berth and with the soles extended either side to allow access from either side of the berth. There are (5) stainless steel opening ports and a large overhead hatch, (2) dorade deck vents along with dedicated AC/reverse cycle heat controls.

The master head features a separate stall shower forward with built in seat and its own opening port for additional light and ventilation with the head and vanity just aft- also with an additional opening port.  The soles in the head and shower are white tile.

All interior woodwork has been re-finished including the teak and holly cabin sole, table and companion steps. Virtually all interior lighting has been upgraded.

  • Solid teak handrails throughout the interior
  • (2) Lunaire air conditioning control units (new pumps, 2000)
  • Manual flush heads
  • Curtains for all ports in off white with a blue stripe to match the salon cushions
  • (16) stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • (4) Teak framed hatch screens
  • Bronze hook in salon overhead for hanging lantern
  • Salon cabinet with counter space and locker above with custom glass and serving plate holder
  • Salon table: cutlery drawers beneath; center lift-out with removable teak knickknack tray and bottle storage beneath


  • Opening port
  • Dorade vent
  • 12v fan
  • Separate shower controls
  • Single lever faucet
  • Teak trimmed large oval mirror on shower bulkhead and smaller mirror above vanity
  • Tile soles with teak shower drain grate
  • GFCI outlets


  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Custom cup and plate cabinet storage
  • Single lever hot/cold faucet with removable spray nozzle
  • Groco FloMaster centrifugal 12v house H2O pressure pump (2005)
  • Foot pumps and outlets for fresh and salt H20
  • Counter top soap dispenser
  • AquaPure filters
  • Force Ten Marine stainless steel 3-burner propane stove with oven and slide away countertop
  • Litton microwave
  • Under counter coffee maker
  • Pull out trash bin
  • Inset countertop cutting board
  • 12v Hella 2-speed fan
  • Seafrost refrigeration:  engine driven and 110v AC compressor, stainless steel lined compartment, top and front loading
  • Seafrost top loading freezer (across from galley between nav and salon)


CYNARA has a 12 volt DC ships system with ample batteries and charging from both shore power, generator, and main engine alternators. Her AC system consists of a 110 volt AC 60 Hz shore power system and generator. Additionally, she has an inverter to create smaller-load current from batteries. Remote 12v switch panel in cockpit for exterior lights.

  • 8 kW Northern Lights generator with sound shield (installed 2016)
  • Air conditioning throughout yacht
  • (3) 8D Rolls batteries for house bank
  • Engine start battery is a Life Line AGM battery (2012)
  • Life Line AGM Group 24 1400 T generator start battery (2015)
  • Main alternator (45 amp) rebuilt and Balmar multi-stage voltage regulator (installed 2012)
  • 130 amp aux. alternator
  • ProMariner 60 amp battery charger
  • Cruising Equipment Company house battery condition monitor (volts/amps)
  • Bilge alarms
  • 110V shore power cords
  • 50 amp pigtail
  • 30 to 15 amp pig tail
  • 75' Extension cord
  • Xantrex/40 True Charger display panel
  • (4) Battery selector switches
  • Professional Mariner Quietwatt 2300w inverter
  • 12v waterproof plug in foc’sle


The comprehensive electronics suite aboard CYNARA is modern and very functional.

  • Raymarine E120W multifunction plotter (touchscreen /widescreen) at nav station
  • Raymarine E90W HybridTouch multifunction plotter (touchscreen /widescreen) at helm
  • Raymarine RD424HD 4kW radar with 24" digital radome
  • Raymarine AIS350 Class B AIS receiver
  • Raymarine Raystar GPS/WASS 125 antenna (2010)
  • Raymarine ST60 wind transducer at masthead (2010)
  • (3) Raymarine ST60 instruments above companionway:speed, wind, depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata at nav
  • Icom VHF at nav station
  • Icom MC-700 SSB
  • Raymarine ST6001+ Autopilot:  controls at cockpit coaming near wheel and at nav station
  • Secondary ships compass mounted at nav station desk


  • Clarion AM/FM/CD stereo with Cybernet speakers, flush-mounted and teak-trimmed, on forward salon bulkhead; cockpit speakers; remote stereo control in cockpit
  • Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette stereo with two speakers in fwd. cabin
  • Pioneer AM/FM/Cassette stereo with two speakers in aft cabin
  • Large flatscreen TV mounted on port salon bulkhead (with custom bracket for storage in aft cabin closet)
  • TV/FM antennae on masthead


  • Westerbeke four-cylinder diesel engine with freshwater cooling; 4,300 hours
  • Northern Lights Generator (new, spring, 2018) (less than 10 hours)
  • (4) Fuel tanks for a total of 170 gal (replaced in 2002)
  • Automatic oil changing pump for engine and generator
  • Flex coupler on main engine for smooth and quiet operation
  • Racor fuel filters with vacuum alarms
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Bilge blower
  • Fuel gauges
  • Flair-it fresh water system (2003)
  • Raritan water heater (2003)
  • Main shaft replaced (2003)
  • Main bilge pump upgraded to Par Bilge pump with strainer
  • Max-Prop 3-blade propeller (serviced October, 2018)
  • (2) Shower sump pumps: (1) in each head
  • (2) Electric bilge pumps


  • Roller furling Doyle mainsail with Antal clew block
  • 135 RF Doyle genoa (new 2017)
  • 110 Doyle jib (new 2017)
  • Hood staysail
  • MPS - spinnaker
  • Harken 75mm blocks, traveler car, traveler end controls blocks, control lines and main sheet


All in Toast (tan) Sunbrella:

  • Dodger with elkhide covered grab bar
  • Sunbrella sun covers for dodger (2013) 
  • Bimini with Eisinglass connector (2013)
  • Port/stbd/aft sun shade extension panels for bimini (2013)
  • Winch covers
  • (4) Teak dorade sun covers
  • Cockpit cushions and backrests; tan with white piping


  • Electric Hood Sto’way mast with controls at helm and under dodger (mast boot replaced, 2019)
  • Shaefer 3100 genoa roller furling
  • Forestaysail rig with quick release stay
  • Stainless steel radar antennae guard on mast
  • Harken outhaul track and car on main boom
  • Harken adjustable genoa sheet tracks
  • Custom Harken traveler with Harken air blocks
  • Storm tri-sail halyard and track
  • Sailtec/hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Strap boom vang with Harken tackle (2012)
  • Spinnaker halyard, gear for mps
  • (2) Lewmar 46 ST halyard winches
  • Lewmar 30 ST halyard winch
  • (2) Lewmar 65 ST electric SS winches, primaries
  • (2) Lewmar 52 ST/SS mainsheet winches
  • Merriman wire reel centerboard winch
  • Stainless guard for radar antennae
  • (3) Long winch handles
  • (1) Short winch handle
  • Spinnaker pole mounted on mast
  • Whisker pole
  • Windex at masthead
  • Lightning diffuser at masthead


  • Solid fiberglass hull below the waterline. Teak rubrails varnished bright on top with stainless rub strake
  • White gel coat topsides
  • Moondust sprayed non-skid
  • Gold inset cove stripe
  • Double Flag Blue boot stripes
  • Blue bottom paint
  • Centerboard configuration offers a minimum draft of 5’-6” with board up, and a maximum draft of 10’-6” with board down.


  • Edison stainless steel steering wheel
  • Custom Teak cockpit table; convertible and expandable
  • (3) Teak cup holders on pedestal
  • (2) Winch pockets
  • Cushions and seat backs
  • Teak trimmed cubbies
  • Full-length settees for sleeping
  • Teak companionway louvered doors and boards


  • Vertical Ideal electric windlass with chain gypsy and foredeck foot switches
  • 66 lb. Bruce with 200' chain rode
  • 20 lb. HT Danforth with 50' chain, 200' nylon rode; securely stored in chalks inside anchor foc’sle
  • Stainless hawse and cover for second anchor
  • Stainless steel stem head with open chalks and double anchor rollers
  • (4) Deck hatches
  • Separate deck hatch to forepeak storage locker
  • Lifelines double - 30" high (2000) with side boarding gates and stern gate
  • Stainless steel deck hatches
  • Stainless steel outboard motor crane
  • Teak and stainless outboard motor mount on aft pushpit
  • Stainless and teak swim ladder
  • Teak dorade boxes (4) with stainless steel cowl vents and stainless steel guards
  • Dockside water hookup
  • Tool kit
  • Small snatch block
  • (2) Harken blocks
  • (3) Snap shackles
  • (2) Harken cars for genoa track
  • (6) Dock lines
  • (4) Fenders with terrycloth covers
  • Boat hook


  • Spreader lights; deck light; LED
  • Steaming light
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • Masthead:  anchor light, tricolor and strobe
  • Compass light
  • Foc’sle light
  • Night red footlights in the interior


  • Manual bilge pump under aft berth
  • (2) Electric bilge pumps
  • Ship's bell
  • Flare gun kit
  • Emergency tiller
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Bosun's chair
  • Spare parts kit
  • Horseshoe life ring
  • (8) Adult type II life jackets
  • Radar reflector
  • Masthead strobe light
  • Dual mast-mounted stainless steel air horns


  • Avon inflatable dinghy (2004)
  • 4-hp Yamaha 4-stroke outboard (2004)


The owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale.

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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