2005 Bridges Point 24 Sloop

Asking Price $55,000


Principle Dimensions and Information

Designer Joel White (design #24)
Builder (hull & deck) Bridges Point Boat Yard / Brooklin Maine
Builder (custom completion) Red Fern Boat / Lamoine & Tremont Maine
Year Launched 2005
LOA 24’ 0”
LWL 18’8”
Beam 7’ 6”
Draft 3’ 5”
Displacement 3944 lbs.
Sail Area 278 sq. ft.
Auxiliary Propulsion Inboard Diesel


Hull Construction

Solid FRP hull in full keel / attached rudder configuration Propeller in aperture for protection from underwater fishing gear and flotsam. Burgundy Red gelcoat exterior finish with additional protective clear coat. Gold-leaf cove stripe and name. Single White boot stripe. Anti-fouling bottom paint is Black in color

Deck & House Construction

Deck is of cored FRP construction overlaid with sprung teak deck. Varnished teak toe rails, taff rail and aft lazzerette hatch. Polished stainless steel deck hardware (chocks, cleats & ensign staff holder).

Cabin house is in the Herreshoff style with curved cabin sides joining at a pointed forward end as can be noted in the Herreshoff S-Boat, Alerion & Fish Classes. Cabin sides are of solid varnished teak.

Cabin top is of marine plywood overlaid with FRP cloth and painted White. House back (aft bulkhead) is of marine plywood painted White. Sliding companionway hatch and hatch trim are of varnished teak.

Cockpit Construction

Solid varnished teak cockpit coamings, winch bases & cockpit seating. Cockpit sole is of solid teak over FRP substrate. Lift out hatch in cockpit sole allows for free access to engine area. Cockpit is self-bailing.


Keel hung solid FRP rudder with stainless steel rudder post. Laminated, curved and varnished tiller with tiller extension. Tiller-Minder self-steering assist system.

Propulsion & Fuel

Yanmar 1GM-10 diesel inboard engine with stainless steel shaft and fixed 2-blade bronze propeller. Equipped with shaft locking device to hold the prop in a vertical position making for less drag and almost zero possibility of catching the prop on underwater lobster gear or other submerged items. Yanmar ignition panel and single lever transmission / throttle control located in cockpit.

Merlot was built with a 10 gallon FRP fuel tank built into the bilge but her owners found that this amount of fuel was way more than was needed for annual seasonal use so there is an additional / alternative (2 gallon) plastic fuel tank that holds more than enough fuel for a season’s worth of sailing and can easily be removed for winter storage off the boat or for refueling on shore.

Electrical System

  • Single 12-volt marine battery supplies power for all ships systems, lighting and engine start.
  • Master (on-off) switch and ships systems supply breaker panel

Electronics & Navigation

  • Standard Horizon chart plotter
  • Raymarine AWI
  • Clipper Marine depth sounder
  • Icom VHF radio
  • Helm compass

Spars, Rigging & Sail Handling Equipment

  • Single spreader, fractionally rigged sloop configuration.
  • Clear coated carbon fiber mast and boom
  • 1 x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging with stainless steel turnbuckle adjusters
  • Adjustable backstay
  • Harken roller-furling headstay
  • Mainsail lazy-jack system
  • Single-line reefing system
  • Boom-kicker boom vang arrangement
  • Harken genoa tracks and cars
  • Harken mainsheet traveler and blocks
  • Harken spinnaker turning blocks
  • Low stretch line for main, headsail and spinnaker halyards
  • Mainsail, genoa and spinnaker sheets
  • Windex wind indicator at masthead
  • Harken single-speed, self-tailing primary sheets winches in cockpit
  • Harken single-speed, self-tailing halyard / reefing winch on starboard cabin top
  • Spinlock rope clutch (on mast) for genoa halyard
  • Cleat (on mast) for spinnaker halyard
  • Main halyard and reefing line led aft to cockpit and halyard winch thru double turning blocks and double Spinlock rope clutch

Sails and Canvas

  • Haarstick mainsail, working jib & genoa
  • Shore Sails cruising (asymmetrical) spinnaker with spinnaker sock
  • Stamoid fabric boom tent / cockpit / sail cover
  • Cockpit cushions

Additional Equipment

  • 2007 Triad single axle trailer
  • Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • Boat hook
  • Whisker pole
  • Ensign and flagstaff
  • Fresh water wash-down system with 10 gallon freshwater tank
  • Wash-down system plumbed to allow for switch to salt water
  • Winter cover framework