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Bruce Roberts-Goodson

Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding.
We recommend that you read
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NEW ! SUPER STUDY BOAT PLANS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer on a USB stick by AIRMAIL The study plans have lists of materials & equipment etc & these will be useful in costing out the complete boat. Each STUDY PLAN contains ALL the construction drawings for each material - STEEL & ALUMINUM - with up to 25 sheets per plan!  

Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings are all included. You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the study plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT.   Please note that when you receive your credit or debit card statement the amount will be converted to YOUR local currency.




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SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & CUTTING FILES ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer within 12 hours of you placing your order.  The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat.. Each plan contains all the construction drawings & CUTTING FILES for STEEL or ALUMINUM construction, plus bonus drawings covering electrical, plumbing and engineering, everything you need to build your boat.

Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment are all included plus all technical information, numerous construction drawings and written building instructions are all included.

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT .. Only available at this price if you order off this page.


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Voyager 450   Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.
The Radius Chine Voyager 450 is based on our highly successful Voyager 495 design and incorporates several features from the R432 and R434 sailboats. The Voyager 450 has full standing headroom throughout.
SEE similar design in FIBERGLASS or WOOD EPOXY boat plans & FSP

Pre cut boat kits are all the metal parts required to build a complete boat. These parts are computer generated and NC Plasma cut before they are packed and delivered ready for you to start assembling and welding into the finished boat. We design and nest the package using our specialized computer programs, then cut on a computerized plasma-oxygen cutter. For example, an 13m ( 43' ) yacht would comprise of around 470 parts! These kits are shipped world-wide, each in individual containers.

These cruising sailboats are designed in accordance with Lloyds  for category 1 (unrestricted operating / sailing area), which is much better than the EU and other Classification Societies and the  CE-A require. Complete stability calculations to USCG offshore requirements are included in the design package. All calculations are also cross referenced against ABS requirements to ensure that the design meets world-wide standards and specifications.

In the case of KITS, all plate parts belonging to the hull, deck and superstructure that are accurately cut to size are included. The parts are marked with the appropriate part number and engraved matching marking lines to assist in the assembly and location of the part in its position. Cutting method is Plasma / Oxygen, ensuring highest accuracy and smooth edges.
Plate parts are cut from Lloyds approved A Grade Shipbuilding quality STEEL that has been coated with factory applied Sigma weld MC welding primer.  We use and recommend steel plate that has the official designation ISO standard 10474 or EN 10204 with 3.1.B certificate.

45'- 00"






14'- 10"

4.54 m

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Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

Voyager 450 - Cutter rig version shown here.

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Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

Voyager 450 - Staysail schooner rig version shown.

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Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.



Hull is features flush deck with toe-rail


Accommodation plan can be varied to suit individual requirements.

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Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

First side plates in place - From this to see below !

Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

Voyager 450 - Staysail schooner rig version shown.


Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

Boarding is easy from your dinghy when you have this type of transom.

Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

Just one of the sleeping cabins in the Voyager 450

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Voyager 450
Kit or Cutting files & boat plans.

This arrangement can be used in several of our sailboat designs.

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Note the beautiful finish on the radius chine hull.


Prototype for the Voyager 450

Hello Bruce Just thought you might be interested to know we were paying customers on a 44' Bruce Roberts design boat in Iceland this year.  Our skipper Ashley Woods had built the boat, 'Bold Explorer' himself.  Bold Explorer felt extremely seakindly and safe, and was simple but fun to sail.  She has a large deck saloon which allows you to see the horizon from inside the boat, a great boon on the colder days. 

We felt confident sailing her around the wild and beautiful North West coast of Iceland up to the Drangajokull glacier.  I think Ash is intending to go back to Iceland this year, and also to Norway, perhaps to the Lofoten Islands.  (We have no financial arrangement with Ashley, we were just happy with the trip). Yours Lesley Whitfield and Paul Brittain
The requirement of the British Department of Transport, governing Commercial Vessels, covers stability, construction, machinery, operation and manning; and it's suitability for World Wide operation. The vessel has been constructed under the careful scrutiny of YBDSA surveyors to ensure its proper construction and compliance with category "O", as a Sail Training Vessel.

May 18, 2003  Hi Bruce,
I really should have dropped you a line years ago about this but, I am sorry, I just didn't think of it until now. Some years ago I  met you at a boatshow in Houston, Texas where I purchased a set of boat plans for your Offshore 44 design.  In 1983, after years of hard work and saving every penny, I launched the boat.  In March of 1986, having outfitted the boat and sailed around in Galveston Bay for a few years, I left to go cruising.  During the next almost 5 years I sailed to central America, across the Pacific, along Southeast Asia, up the Red Sea and through the Suez Canal, through the Mediteranean Sea and across the Atlantic back to the USA.  The circumnavigation was done mostly as a singlehander except for my dachsund, Hilda. 

The boat performed splendidly; very forgiving to someone who, until I left Galveston, had never sailed on the ocean.  I rigged it as a cutter which tracked well and which I could balance under all but the worst conditions.  I rarely had to steer, relying on a Monitor wind vane rig for this.  I rarely saw another boat I envied over the one I had.  The only thing I would have changed was to have a slightly taller rig.  That trip was and remains the greatest adventure of my life. 

I am back to the regular life of a 9-5 job living in Atlanta, Georgia. USA.  I have written part of a book from my experiences which I should finish someday but even if I don't I have a rich set of memories.  Like, I think, most people, if you ask me what I was doing this time 2 years ago I might be hard pressed to tell you.  Conversely, I can recall any part of my yacht journey to the month or week.  I am gratefull that I had the luck to pull it off and see the world and meet its people as a traveller rather than as a tourist.  Thanks for designing a fine boat.

Phil Gerry