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Getting the boat certified is probably tough, since IIRC, Bristol is a long-dead company—having gone out of business in 1997. The Waquiez Hood is European made IIRC, and they're still in business...so that boat would probably be easier to get documentation on.
The wiring should be fine, but you'd probably want to replace any AC based equipment, like an inverter or charger, since they may not be 220 VAC 50 Hz compatible. The wiring for 110 VAC is actually heavier than what you'd need for a 220 VAC system, since the amperage is essentially half of what the 110 VAC system would have had.
You may not want to change out the AC outlets aboard the boat, if it has an inverter/charger, since you may be able to get an inverter charger that takes in 220 VAC and outputs 110 VAC. Most electrical and electronic gear can function on 110 VAC @ 50 Hz. That would allow you to avoid having to replace all the gear aboard the boat.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
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