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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Tell Us About Your Ideal Boat

Yacht Name: Orca
Builder: Bristol
Model: 40
Year: 1975
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Asking Price: $39,900
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Length: 40'
Beam: 10' 9"
Draft: 5' 2"
Power: 50 HP

About Orca

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