Whisper1 | Bristol 46' 1990

Jolly Harbor, Antigua & Barbuda

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Yacht Name: Whisper1
Builder: Bristol
Model: 45.5
Year: 1990
Location: Jolly Harbor, Antigua & Barbuda
Designer: Ted Hood
Hull Material: Fiberglass

Whisper1 is very well maintained and equipped Bristol 45.5 from the design board of Ted Hood. As with all Bristols, the 45.5 is known for its comfortable layout and sea kindliness. A strong hull combined with an easily handled sail plan makes the 45.5 fun and easy to sail even with a small crew. Another desirable feature is her centerboard system which allows shallow water anchoring with the board up or good windward ability with the board down.

Whisper1 has been up and down the East Coast, the Bahamas, and down in the Caribbean. She is presently located in Jolly Harbor, Antigua.

She has numerous upgrades during this present ownership including:

  • New Betamarine 60 hp diesel engine with new ZF25M gearbox
  • Replace the whole sanitation system, including heads and plumbing
  • Total servicing of air conditioning system
  • Bottom stripped, epoxied, and new paint
  • New North mainsail, serviced the main furler
  • Refrigeration upgrades 
  • Diesel tanks removed, tested, cleaned, painted, and re-installed
  • New prop
  • Whisper1 is presently on the hard at Jolly Harbor, Antigua for the hurricane season and is ready to go for a buyer who wants to start cruising in the heart of the West Indies!


Length: 46'
Beam: 13' 3
Draft: 4' 9
Water Tank Capacity: 150 Gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity: 98 Gallons
Holding Tank Capacity: 18 Gallons
Engine Manufacturer: Betamarine (2015)
Power: 60 HP
Number of Engines: 1
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 980 Hours


Ted Hood and Bristol Yachts designed and built fine cruising yachts that combined excellent sailing qualities with comfort, safety and good storage. 

She has two large double sleeping cabins, two heads with showers, a comfortable salon that can sleep three, and a large efficient galley. 

The guest stateroom is forward with a large V-berth. The head and shower are next, aft to port with entry from the stateroom or from the companionway to the salon. The forward stateroom has ample storage in lockers, drawers & cubbies. 

Opposite the forward head is a storage unit with drawers that is currently used for tools, parts and accessories. 

The salon has a good-sized, centerline dining table with drop leaves and center wine storage. The L-shaped settee to port pulls out into  double bed. The settee to starboard converts into a comfortable single berth. Aft of the starboard settee is the galley. Aft of the port settee is the freezer, and aft of the freezer is the forward facing navigation station. 

Master cabin is aft with a private head & separate shower stall. The two large berths are starboard and port. Storage cabinets surround the berths and the cabin includes drawers and a large hanging locker.

All cushions in the salon and cabins are covered in blue ultrasuede fabric. 



  • S/S sink with hot and cold pressurized water
  • Seagull IV water filter at galley sink
  • White Formica countertops
  • GE Omni 3 microwave oven (microwave, toaster, and oven in one unit)
  • Force 10 3 burner gas stove, oven & broiler
  • Dual propane regulator, two 11 lb propane tanks, and solenoid valve.
  • Vetus propane detector
  • Top & front-loading refrigerator
  • Top loading freezer on port side forward of the navigation station
  • Sea Frost Refrigeration/freezer systems are either engine driven or 110 volts
  • 12 v Adler Barbor fridge system (2018)
  • Seaward 11 gallon water heater
  • New fresh water pump (2020)



Sanitation system totally redone in 2017

  • (2) Groco model K heads
  • (2) 9 Gallon holding tanks
  • Holding tanks have Sealand overboard discharge pumps
  • Both heads have a shower, vanity, mirror, and storage space
  • Aft head has a separate stall shower


Navigation Station

  • Large chart table
  • Cubby and drawer storage space
  • B&G Nav 330 (speed & depth only)
  • Raymarine ST60 graphic display
  • SEA VHF (antenna mounted on pole, aft deck)
  • Standard Horizon VHF Matrix AIS, GX2150 (antenna on top of mast)
  • Standard Horizon HX260S Portable VHF
  • ICOM M810 SSB
  • Pactor SCS PTC II usb



  • 8 KW Northern Lights generator M753-8N (3300hrs)
  • Bass circuit breaker panel (access from nav station)
  • Dockside cables, splitter & connectors
  • Guest battery switches
  • Emergency starting capacity
  • Xantrex 1800 watt ProSine inverter
  • Master Volt battery charger 60 Amp
  • Transformer for 220/50Hz



  • (2) DC210-12 AGM for bow thruster & house
  • (4) DC 250-6 AGM house 1&2
  • (1) DC 210-12 AGM engine (2018)
  • (1) DC 85-12 AGM generator
  • Electric stowaway mast (serviced in 2018)
  • Lighting
  • LED reading lamps in the salon, forward & aft cabins
  • (2) LED in galley plus one halogen and one fluorescent over the sink
  • LED running lights
  • LED masthead anchor, strobe, and tricolor lights
  • LED in aft cabin & head
  • LED courtesy light
  • Red night lighting and foredeck lighting are incandescent
  • Forward head has 1 halogen light and 1 incandescent light
  • Navigation lights LED
  • Steaming lights LED
  • 110 volt outlets in forward and aft cabins, heads, salon & galley
  • 12 volt outlets in cockpit, breaker panel & nav station
  • House bank and bow thruster/house bank have Xantrex link 10 monitors



  • Raymarine SPX course computer
  • Raymarine SeaTalk converter
  • Raymarine E-7 multifunction display
  • Raymarine ST 6002 Autopilot
  • Raymarine S100 Controller
  • Raymarine ST 60 wind, speed, depth
  • Raymarine ST 60 Graphic at navigation station
  • Raymarine HD Radar Dome - E7 radar display
  • Standard Horizon RAM 3 remote station microphone in cockpit
  • TV mast top antenna
  • Loud hailer horn on radar s/s mount
  • Ritchie compass
  • Navionics charts - gold, US & Bahamas - platinum, Caribbean & Bermuda
  • Sony DVD/CD player SRZ10P
  • 19" flat screen TV
  • New AM/FM radio receiver


Ground Tackle

  • New 45lb Rochna anchor
  • Fortress FX-37 Anchor
  • 275' of 5/16 HT chain
  • 300' of 3/4 3 strand nylon rode and 5' of 5/16 chain attached to rode
  • 25' of 3/8" chain unattached stored in rear deck locker
  • Custom anchor locker forward with divided chain and rode storage
  • Custom S/S anchor roller and S/S protection on deck forward of Lighthouse electric windlass



  • Lighthouse 1501 windlass
  • Sidepower 7hp bow thruster
  • Sea Frost refrigerator/freezer with independent compressors for 1) generator and shore power 2) 12 volt system
  • (2) Marine Air reverse cycle AC units, 12,000 BTU & 7,000 BTU (completely redone in 2017)
  • (3) bilge pumps - 1 electric, 1 manual & 1 engine intake bilge pump
  • Fire Extinguishers: (1) Fixed Firebuoy Halon in engine room, (1) portable halon located outside engine room, (1) portable 8lb ABC in aft cabin, (3) portable 3 LB ABC, one in galley,
  • one in salon & one in forward cabin.
  • (2) carbon monoxide detectors, one in each stateroom
  • Emergency tiller
  • Spur line cutters
  • New 18" J prop
  • S/S prop shaft
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Edson pedestal with new shifting lever
  • S/S wheel steering
  • Morse single lever control
  • Bowthruster controls and switch at wheel


Sails & Rigging

  • Cutter Rig with roller furling on both forestays
  • Hood electric Stowawy, aluminum mast - keel stepped (serviced in 2018)
  • Harken furling system Genoa
  • Harken furling system Staysail
  • Standing rigging
  • Running rigging
  • Wire S/S rigging and s/s fittings
  • Boom vang
  • Lewmar 46 on mast
  • Lewmar 40 ST on mast
  • Lewmar 66 ST primaries in cockpit
  • Lewmar 46 ST outhaul and roller furling
  • ABI winch for centerboard
  • New North furling mainsail (2018)
  • Quantum 135% Genoa
  • Quantum staysail, small 8 oz., good for heavy weather
  • Running backstays


Additional Equipment

  • Givens 6 man liferaft (needs service)
  • Sea water washdown pump
  • Jabsco 40 PSI water pump system
  • Groco accumulator tank
  • Fresh water shower near transom
  • Cockpit table
  • Tall stantions with port and starboard gates
  • Navy blue sunbrella dodger and Bimini
  • Sunbrella binnacle cover
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Inflatable life vests with harness and tether
  • MOM 8A man over module
  • Swim ladder on transom
  • Jacklines
  • Bos'n's chair
  • Portable deck locker
  • Collision mat
  • Jordan series drogue
  • Salon and outdoor speakers
  • Bomar hatches and ports with screens
  • Clock and barometer
  • Airhorn
  • Walker Bay 10' superlight dinghy
  • Nissan 5 hp outboard
  • Portable gas grill
  • Shade awning