Coriolis is a unique bird in that she is a custom finished Bristol 40 Keel Centerboard Yawl. Although her beginnings were in Bristol, R.I., where she was fashioned as a bare hull by Bristol Yachts, she would be shipped in August of 1980 to Crosby and Sons Boat yard in Osterville, Mass. There she would be finished as a wood boat, making her a one off.
The boat was commissioned in July of 1981 and was named the Coriolis. None of the previous owners have changed the name. She is a wood boat in a glass hull. She has an all teak constructed deck house and deck/cockpit with teak decks. Her interior is a custom mahogany salon layout with sleeping for 4. She is unique in that she features two heads one of which has a separate stall shower. Despite her traditional appearance, she was outfitted at the time with a Hood Stoway Mast.
She was originally built for a resident of Osterville. Jones is the fourth owner of the boat and has had her longer than any of the original three. She spent close to 10 years on the west coast in the Seattle area.
Jones did a major restoration of the boat. She is still sporting her original topsides and teak decks. The boat has never been painted with regard to her topsides. He did a major rig refit in 2005 which included all new standing wire and an Awlgrip paint job.
At this time she is “in the Barn” where Jones is attempting to complete a cosmetic refinish of all the varnish. He hopes to have her back in the water for the summer of 2018.