Orca | Bristol 40' 1975

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Derek Jarvis

Raised in the small mining towns of northern Ontario, Derek found his interest for all things ocean watching Mike Nelson on Sea Hunt, the 1950s television series. While backpacking in Europe in 1972, Derek was offered his first position as crew on a pre-war wooden cutter bound for Brazil. This is when the passion came to life. Derek learned navigation and seamanship during this voyage, and his talents have grown exponentially over the years.

By 1986, Derek had owned 2 of his own sailing vessels and spent 12 years cruising the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Derek then captained sailing yachts up to 80 feet in size both privately owned and by charter and has delivered vessels to all corners of the globe.

He has logged over 175,000 nautical miles and completed 7 trans-Atlantic and 3 trans-Pacific crossings. In 2002 Derek began a new chapter as a yacht broker, working for a local brokerage in Fort Lauderdale. It wasn’t long before Derek’s knowledge and expertise brought him to the forefront as the “go-to guy” for sailing vessels within the firm. Honest, easygoing and knowledgeable are a few of the adjectives previous clients have used to describe Derek. He now hopes to help you achieve the dream he has lived.

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Basic Info

Yacht Name: Orca
Builder: Bristol
Model: 40
Year: 1975
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Asking Price: $32,000
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Designed by Ted Hood and built in1975 by Bristol Yachts in Bristol Rhode Island this 40-foot sloop is a real sailor’s boat. It points well, stands up to a good blow and will sail well in winds as low as 5 knots.

"Orca" has undergone a number of great upgrades in the past year including:

  • Full awlgrip paint job on topsides, deck and cockpit
  • Complete bottom job using Petit Ultima SR 60, new 3 blade prop and zincs  (4/17)
  • All seacocks serviced
  • New transducer for speed and depth
  • Hull buffed and waxed
  • Propane on demand water heater serviced
  • New Standard Horizon GX 2200 VHF with RAM in cockpit,AIS integrated with Raymarine e7 at helm
  • New Raymarine i70 display mounted at helm
  • New Fusion RA 70 entertainment system with cabin and cockpit speakers
  • New Xantrex 20 amp battery charger
  • New Xantrex battery monitor
  • New LED tri-color and anchor light
  • New deck running lights
  • Autopilot rebuild, both head and J box

New timing cover, raw and fresh water pumps, belts and hoses


Length: 40'
Beam: 10' 9
Draft: 5' 2
Power: 50 HP


This vessel features a single forward V-Berth Cabin and one head with sink and shower. There are additional sleeping accommodations in the salon, including one salon settee that converts to a berth and one quarter berth at the nav station that also serves as a cockpit locker when not in use. The table in the main salon also drops down to make a comfortable double bunk.



The Galley features a 4-burner gimbaled stove, top opening refrigerator ice box and sink, plus storage cabinets with sliding doors. 



The salon has a settee as well as a dining table with ample seating for 4 persons. Above on both sides are more cabinets with sliding drawers as well as storage under and behind seat cushions. There is an access door to the head, with sink and shower, from the salon.

The Nav Station has a hinged desktop for chart storage underneath and drawers and a built-in cabinet located in the base and another cabinet at desk level.

There are additional sleeping accommodations provided in the salon and at the Nav Station, as the settee converts to a sea berth and there is another quarter berth located at the nav station, which serves as a cockpit locker when not in use.


Forward V-Berth Cabin

The forward Cabin features a V-berth with filler, drawers underneath and four cabinets at eye level with sliding doors. To starboard, there is a hanging locker with more drawers and a cabinet to its right. Aft is an access door to the head with sink and shower (also accessed from the salon). There is another hanging locker opposite of the head, which is not in the forward cabin.


Sails & Rigging

  • Profurl headsail roller furling
  • Harken 6:1 mainsheet system


Navigation & Electronics

  • Fixed mount Standard Horizon VHF
  • Raymarine e7 mounted at helm in Navpod housing.
  • Raymarine below deck gyro assisted autopilot with ST 6001 control unit
  • Ritchie 5” binnacle mount compass with binnacle guard and Navpod 3 instrument pod
  • New RAM VHF with AIS in cockpit (2017)
  • New i70 depth and speed display in cockpit (2017)
  • New Fusion stereo system


Hull & Deck

  •  Bruce 44 on 250 ft. of 5/16” high-test chain      
  • 25# West Marine high-tensile with 25 ft. of 3/8” chain and 200’ of 5/8” rope
  • Simpson Lawrence SL555 2 speed windlass
  • 2 Lewmar 44C 2 speed self tailing winches\
  • Spray dodger and Bimini
  • Masthead tri-color and anchor lights have been converted to LED
  • Full awlgrip paint job including topsides,deck, cabin top and cockpit
  • Full bottom job (2017)
  • New sunshades


Mechanical & Electrical

  • Pressurized hot and cold running water with a Bosch propane “on demand” water heater
  • Custom built Technicold engine driven holding plate refrigeration with 120-volt (plug in) shore side unit
  • 225 amp hour house batteries plus high output starting battery
  • Balmar high output (75 amp) alternator with 3 stage smart regulator
  • Xantrex battery monitor, (2017)
  • Xantrex 20 amp battery charger (2017)
  • Electric and manual bilge pumps
  • The Perkins 4-108 engine was NEW when in 1992 and has about 600 hrs on it.
  • It underwent a complete mechanical system overhaul in 2003



The tender & outboard are excluded from this listing.