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Hi Boat builder,
we trust you are pleased to receive our BOAT BUILDER'S NEWSLETTER … HOWEVER If you would prefer NOT to receive these newsletters then please just let us know and we will remove you from our mailing list. MANY NEW AND UPDATED DESIGNS ARE INCLUDED BELOW. Some of you who already have plans have expressed a wish to change to something larger, smaller or just different so I am including you in the distribution of this Newsletter.
Some of you will already be building / completed your Bruce Roberts designed boat, PLEASE send me some photos showing the current stage of you build or up to date cruising etc.
NEW TRIMARAN 500
PLANS & CUTTING FILES
SOLAR POWERED CATS & MOTOR YACHTS.
Over the past two years we have received many inquiries for this type of power boat both in Catamaran form and in regular motor yacht layout. We have conducted an in-depth study of what can be achieved and we are now are in a position to design a Solar Powered Cat or Motor Yacht to suit your requirements. We include the link below to show just what can be achieved in the area of solar paneled propulsion, we do NOT copy designs but we do take notice of up to date advances in the marine industry. I suggest you watch this video to see what can be achieved in the area of SOLAR POWERED YACHTS ! https://youtu.be/KCZMzE5Q8lc
As you can see in the video the layout and the general construction follows a similar procedure to that used in several of our own Catamaran designs ... for instance see Cat 785 ... all that is needed is to adapt our existing designs which can be suitably modified in both style and in construction to suit SOLAR ELECTRIC POWER. If you are interested in this type of solar powered boat then pleaseEMAIL BRUCE today to discuss your requirements.
COASTER CW 28-32-36SEE MORE
TRAWLER YACHT 485
Plans available for building in
Steel, Aluminum or Wood Epoxy
Most of our trawlers will accept a sail plan and there are several options you could use including the junk rig. Here we see a small main combined with a flying jib on this TY 485 owned and built by Branko KRESOJEVIC in Belgrade Yugoslavia. This Trawler 485 was built in Belgrade and has already motor sailed from Yugoslavia via UK, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, USA to South America.
Forward cabin in one of the many
TY 485's now in service world-wide
Wood / Epoxy TY 485 being built in Turkey
strip planking completed and now ready
to receive two layers of double diagonal planking.
CAT 785 KETCH
We have recently created this Ketch Rig version of the Cat 785 which can be built either from the Aluminum or Steel Cutting files or from Custom Fiberglass plans and patterns. The Cat 785 regular motor yacht version is ideal for Solar Panel electric power. For additional information of this popular design you can order the complete STUDY PLANS package.
Centennial SPRAY 50
Hello good afternoon, I'm writing to you about my 50ft Spray.
I have been sailing her for the last 5 years around the Caribbean
and it’s been great as she sails so well. Regards Ross.
You can see many more photos of this magnificent
Centennial Spray 45 / 50 on the Study plans.
This Roberts COASTWORKER was built by Mika Jäppinen in Finland who writes " I started building my steel boat with your plans. This summer we had very first test drive. It was great moment and very successful event. Video - Copy and paste into your browser: https://youtu.be/gVfSzxOavc8
EURO CAT 11.5M - ALUMINUM or FIBERGLASS SEE MORE
This fast power cat can be powered by outboards or stern drives and is ideal anyone looking to build an ALUMINUM or FIBERGLASS, economical, fast power cat.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF OUR CATAMARANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR BUILDING IN ALUMINUM OR FIBERGLASS CONSTRUCTION.
EURO 1300 & 1500 POWER & SAILING CAT VERSIONS.SEE MORE
ALUMINUM plans and CUTTING FILES
FIBERGLASSplans and FULL SIZE mold patterns.
This is our suggested lay-out for these popular Cats that can be configured for either all POWER CATS or as fast SAILING CATS. As you can imagine, there are a variety of ways you could arrange this accommodation to suit your personal requirements.
The accommodation layouts of both these boats are similar .. the only difference is that the Cat 1500 offers more spacious arrangement while the Cat 1300 will be a little less expensive to build and equip.
TRAWLER YACHT 785
STEEL OR ALUMINUM CUTTING FILES AND PLANS.
Another recently completed custom design, this expedition trawler is available with cutting
files for building in either aluminum or steel and is ideal for either family world cruising
or charter work … THE CONSTRUCTION OF THIS TY 785 is now underway in Indonesia.
TY 620 - MANY IN SERVICE WORLD-WIDE
VOYAGER DS 440
Hi Bruce, just to let you know our steel DS440 was in Palafox Marina in Pensacola Florida on Sept 16th when Hurricane Sally destroyed the marina. As the docks started to disintegrate, I dropped a 100' of chain with our 85lb Manson Supreme and held us for the next 10 hours as boats and dock parts collided with us.
Lots of fiberglass boats collided with us and a 42' Sea Ray tried to come aboard. He lost!! Our Voyager DS 440 hull is scratched and Sea Ray 10 stanchions are bent but we made it, thanks to a steel hull. Thanks, Guy Hall SEE STUDY PLANS FOR MANY PHOTOS.
TO THIS - IN JUST A FEW MONTHS !
OUR CUTTING FILES AND KITS SPEED UP CONSTRUCTION
Arab Emirates have built two Voyager 495's from our cutting files and plans - the boats are for the Navy Training Department - Many other governments around the world have built boats to our design including Drug Enforcement and fast patrol boats as well as several sail training vessels.
Over a year later, and we're still floating.....amazing. Approaching 10,000 nm - West Coast of North America to Mexico, Marquesas, Tuamotu's, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Palmerston, Beverage Reef, Nuie, Tonga, and just awaiting friend's arrival before jumping south to New Zealand for the cyclone season.
Boat has been superb - easy motion, easy handling, good boat speed - the hull is great. Our steel construction also had us leading our boat buddies in whenever the way became challenging - the confidence it provides allows us to get into beautiful anchorages.
Attached a coupe sailing pics from recent Bluewater festival in Vava'u - and a nice offshore shot taken from another boat we were passing enroute Manihi to Tahiti. Genoa is furled due to furler issues.....so easily driven we still made good speed . Always get complements on her pretty hull.
Voyager 495 built from a STEEL OR
ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES.
Illustrated CUSTOM BOATBUILDING - DETAILS SEE MORE
THIS MONTH ONLY - SPECIAL OFFER:€19.95 PER COPY + FREE STUDY PLAN
If you have ANY interest in building or owning a boat then this book is a MUST HAVE. PLEASE read this up-to-date BOATBUILDING & BOAT MAINTENANCE book which covers ALL boatbuilding methods in detail.Authors note: This book has taken 4 years to write and progress from text to book form - This book has everything I have learnt in over 40 years of designing and building hundreds of sail and powerboats. VERY SPECIAL OFFER: You can order this e-book for only Euros €19.95 and I will include a FREE STUDY PLAN in the package … EMAIL BRUCE today to order your copy.
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VOYAGER 388 – BUILT IN POLAND AND CRUISED ALL OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN.
Marek – first a scrub down and anti-foul the bottom – JOB DONE!
Hi Bruce, I'm sorry I did not write before. We had a lot going on. However, we are still sailing, our health is good, the yacht is doing great. We are currently standing in Rome - Porto Turistico Roma Ostia. The pandemic found us in Cannes and stopped us for 3 months, then we continued, slowly, on the Cote d'Azur.
We finished France in Menton - 6 months standstill, my contract in the meantime. In August 2021, we went to Italy, a dozen or so ports, a week on the island of Elba and we got to Rome. We will stay here until the end of March, then Corsica and Sardinia. And what we'll see next. Write what's up with you, are you still in Spain, how is health. Warm greetings. Marek i Lucja s / y Liberi (Voyager 388)
ROBERTS 36 - SEE MORE
ROBERTS 36A: This boat was sailed around the world single handed THREE TIMES by Aleixo Belov. A museum has been created in this sailor’s honor in Brazil. See details below.
“Hello, my name is Marina Bruschi, sailor and museologist, from Salvador Bahia- Brazil and I speak on behalf of sailor Aleixo Belov who built the Roberts 36A in the 80's and went around the world 3 times SINGLE HANDED with this sailboat. Today we are in need of the project in DWG to create an educational project within its museum, created to keep the memories of his trips that framed a total of 5 tours around the world, the first 3 in the Roberts 36A alone.”
THIS MONTH ONLY - SPECIAL OFFER:
€19.95 PER COPY + FREE STUDY PLAN. If you have ANY interest in building or owning a METAL boat then this book is a MUST HAVE. PLEASE read this up-to-date STEEL & ALUMINUM BOATBUILDING & METAL BOAT MAINTENANCE book which covers ALL STEEL & ALUMINUM boatbuilding methods in detail. SEE MOREAuthors note: This book has everything I have learnt in over 40 years of designing and building hundreds of METAL BOATS in both STEEL & ALUMINUM including hundreds all types sail and powerboats. VERY SPECIAL OFFER: You can order this e-book for only Euros €19.95 and I will include a FREE STUDY PLAN in the package … EMAIL BRUCE today to order your copy.
NEW DESIGN - Voyager 595.
This new 60ft / 18.3m Contemporary ALUMINUM, radius chine fast cruising sailboat has been added to our range of plans and cutting files. Contact Bruce for additional information.EMAIL BRUCE
Linda and Thomas Owens Email
NOW AVAILABLE AS PLANS & CUTTING FILES FOR STEEL OR ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION - EMAIL BRUCE
Thomas and Linda were interviewed for a You Tube video to give a tour of our boat and explain how we built it. We thought you might enjoy these videos.
Here is the tour: https://youtu.be/a2C01lljZL0
Here is our explanation of how we built her: We talk about you around the Trader 65 https://youtu.be/VNi2i7m1fDU
CATAMARAN 39-395 FIBERGLASS
CATAMARAN 400 ALUMINUM
NEW CUSTOM CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS PLANS & CUTTING FILES. STEEL, FIBERGLASS OR WOOD EPOXY:We have been adding new designs to our range of boatbuilding plans, full size patterns and cutting.
As you will have
noticed there has been some changes in the hull shapes of both sail and
powerboats, some of these changes are fine but other modifications do
not work well in serious offshore boats of all types.
Coaster 28,32, 36 Work Boat
Coaster 28,32,36 & 39
Coaster Trawlers & Workboats.
This beautiful wood epoxy Coaster TY 32 shown above was built by Henrik Jensen. The STUDY PLANS show step by step construction and TWO VIDEOS including a video of this Coaster TY 32 at 22 knots. Unfortunately, the video files are too large to include here but we include these when send out the STUDY PLANS by We Transfer DOWNLOADS to your computer.SPECIAL ALL VERSIONS OF THE COASTER RANGE - STUDY PLANS for only Euro €79.oo
There are many Bruce Roberts designed boats in the Charter Business .... click below to see one of these successful sailboats.