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1997 Bristol Channel Cutter 28

Kemah, Texas


This is a true and proven WORLD Cruiser. Many of these have cruised 10’s of thousands of miles with some achieving 40K, 50K and even 75K+! This rare find for this area was purchased 10 years ago by its current owner at which time it was sitting in La Paz, Mexico. His plans to do some world cruising have changed. He wants it to go to a good home that will really enjoy what this sturdy Seaworthiness vessel has to offer. He has priced it right looking for a quick sale. Check out the full specs and give us a call today if you are ready to go! Don’t miss this boat!  


Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Nereus
Make: Bristol Channel Cutter
Model: 28
Year: 1997
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: SFJBC111G797
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 28 ft
Length Overall: 37'9 ft
Waterline Length: 29'1 ft
Beam: 10'1 ft
Max Draft: 4'10 ft
Displacement: 14,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'1 ft
Dry Weight: 14,000 lb
Ballast: 4,600 lb
Single Berths: 4

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 3GM30F
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 33 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers


Doug Hughes
The listing Broker for this vessel is Doug Hughes, CPYB. He can be reached directly on his cell phone at 832-561-3344 or email for any additional information, to arrange a tour or to make an offer.
Sea Lake Yachts LLC


Sea Lake Yachts LLC
Watergate Yachting Center - Pier 3 1500 Marina Bay Dr. - Bldg. 112
Kemah, Texas, US, 77565


As you enter the companionway, the large, workable galley is to port, the chart table/navigation station to starboard with the Q berth and outboard storage just aft. Next forward is the ideally sized salon with incredible storage under the settees and outboard. The dinette is formed from the settee to port with a solid centerline table and the starboard settee. On the port side, the classic Sam L. Morse pilot berth is a cozy sea berth. This pilot berth slides out to create a comfortable double berth at anchor. There is a large quarter berth aft on the port side, but it also provides amazing storage. Of course there is the famous chart locker above the berth and access to the engine room. There is also storage outboard the berth with custom cabinetry. Up forward, the “multi-purpose room” is a cabin designed as the head, walk-in closet, dressing room, workshop, and access to the forepeak with the sail locker forward and chain locker below that. The huge hatch opens either forward or aft and creates a beautiful flow of air through the boat. 


The BCC has the largest and most functional galley you will ever find on a small ship. The galley is located to port, right when you walk down the companionway stairs. There is an extra large stainless steel sink and a huge dry storage locker outboard of the sink. There is another huge storage locker just aft of the two burner gimbaled propane stove.  The counter space is astounding with the fold up bridge from the refrigerator on the starboard side to the sink amid ships. The famous Lyle Hess-designed counter bridges the space creating amazing work space that allows easy access to the refrigerator and to all the storage areas.

Boat Review

Lyle Hess got it absolutely right when he designed the BCC 28 for Sam L. Morse to build out of the new boat building material, fiberglass. Lyle's genius is evident from the 127 BBCs built at the Sam L. Morse Co. between 1976 and 2008. The BCC was featured in Ferenc Mate's first Volume of "The Best Boats to Buy or Build and in his two later volumes of "The World's Best Sailboats". This boat is an amazing small and capable voyager with a cult group of passionate owners, many of whom are now scattered around the world. We know because we've owned two Bristol Channel Cutters and we've sold many of them in many corners of the world.

Manufacturer Provided Description

At just 26 feet on the waterline, the Bristol Channel Cutter has more load-carrying capacity than many 34-footers. She has 218 cubic feet of interior space below the waterline, which is where a load has to be carried in order to contribute to stability. The more space below the waterline, the more room for water, fuel, chain, canned goods and all the other equipment needed for extended cruising. Moreover, she is seaworthy and sails well, performing in all kinds of weather in a way that will quickly establish your faith in her. This model has been cruised across the Pacific many times. Owners report excellent pointing ability and easy, 150-mile days under working sails in the trade winds. The hull is hand-laminated, solid fiberglass - no core material. The stem and bottom of the keel are especially heavy for great strength and impact resistance. To compare this boat, do what boat builders do and compare its price-per-pound. Divide its price by displacement, and you may find this little cutter to be one of the best buys on the market.

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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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