Faial | Bristol 44' 1990

New Bedford, MA

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Yacht Name: Faial
Builder: Bristol
Model: Pedrick
Year: 1990
Location: New Bedford, MA
Designer: Pedrick
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Major upgrades winter 2018/2019.

A unique boat that blends the comfort and fine finish of a Bristol with Pedrick designed performance. The layout has two staterooms and two heads with two companionways. "Faial" has been very successful on the race course and has an enviable record in the annual "FUGAWI". A PHRF rating of 87. Equipped to comfortably cruise or be successful around the buoys. 2017 Winner of the Whaler double handed race.


Length: 44'
Beam: 13'6
Draft: 7'6
Water Tank Capacity: 165 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Westerbeke
Engine Model: Single IB
Power: 46 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel


The interior woods are hand matched grain North American cherry, hand rubbed and varnished. The form, fit and finish is that of the highest level. Gentle radius and bull nose edges are some of its details. Modern recessed indirect and direct lighting adds to the interiors warmth.



The galley is located on the port side and features ample pantry and counter surface for food prep, inboard sink, LPG 3 burner stove and oven (2014), 12VDC/110VAC refrigerator/freezer cold plate system. Custom dish and glassware lockers and all corian counter tops. Microwave. New hot water heater.


Navigation Center & Electronics

  • Furuno Radar
  • B&G Helmstar Autopilot
  • Sony Stereo
  • Garmin GPS
  • B&G Hydra Sailing instruments
  • Icom VHF
  • TV DVD


Electrical Equipment

Service electrics are 12VDC and 110VAC. 1-90 amp alternator via house battery bank. A 110VAC 40amp battery charger. 1-30' 110 VAC/30amp shore power cord with audible polarity alarm. Batteries: 2-12V-225amp (450 amp hrs.) for house service battery bank (two seasons old). 1-12 V-225 amp engine start battery. Battery banks are connected by a rotary 4 position transfer switch along with a momentary emergency switch to join all battery banks for emergency engine starting. 50amp alternator for engine start battery. Chain plates, seacocks, machinery and tanks are connected to a heavy 4" copper strapping to the earth bond to prevent electrolysis.

  • Xantrex Inverter.
  • 110VAC S.S. water heater.
  • Custom master switchboard 12VDC and 110VAC.
  • 1-12VDC bilge pump.
  • 12VDC fresh water pumps.
  • Custom interior lighting with overhead dimmers and rope lighting at floor level.


Mechanical Equipment

Westerbeke 46hp FWC diesel engine on flexible mounts with a Hurth Twin Disc 2:1 short profile gear box. Engine space is insulated with lead and 1" Mylar faced fiberglass. Excellent three sided access to engine. 1-1/4" S.S. aqua Met shaft with a 3 blade Max Prop.


Hull & Deck

Flag Blue Awlgrip hull. Whale tail lead keel. Hull construction takes advantage of modern laminating material, while assuring robust and durable construction. A light, strong sandwich of bi-directional fiberglass rovings and end-grain balsa core is well supported by section frames and bonded marine plywood bulkheads. The deck is of the same construction material with solid fiberglass in areas of extreme loads or compression: i.e. Genoa tracks, thru-hulls etc. 

Deck layout is set up for shorthanded sailing with all primary winches close to the helm and halyard and reefing lines led aft. Mainsheet traveler is on the coach roof clear of the cockpit. The port coach roof utility winch is electric for easy hoisting of the main as well an assist in trimming the main.

  • #45 CQR w/chain and rope rode.
  • Custom polished S.S. stemhead w/ anchor roller.
  • Custom teak cockpit table w/cover.
  • Cockpit cushions (2014).
  • Fenders and dock lines.
  • Molded in recessed swim platform.
  • Stern boarding gate.
  • Cockpit shower.
  • Custom bow, stern and midships S.S. chocks and cleats.
  • Custom cockpit dodger w/S.S. grab rail.


Sails & Rigging

Spinnaker Pole. Adjustable Harken Genoa tracks. Navtec Hydraulic backstay & vang. Harken and Lewmar Blocks, Cars, Traveler and foot blocks. Custom 15/16 spar internally sound deadened, Hall spars

  • 110 Cruising jib (new).
  • 130 Mylar.
  • 150 Racing sail.
  • (1) Full batten racing Main.
  • (1) Cruising main
  • Cruising spinnaker w/sock

All Lewmar winches:

  • 2-2 speed 56 CST. Primary
  • 2-2 speed 56 CST. secondary
  • 1-2 speed 43 CST. Mainsheet
  • 2-2 speed electric Main halyard
  • 1-2 speed 43 Genoa halyard
  • 1-2 speed 43 utility