BRUCE ROBERTS YACHT DESIGN

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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 & 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.

 


To those of you who are already building or have completed your Bruce Roberts designed boat, PLEASE send us some photos showing the current stage of your build or your up to date cruising experiences etc.


FLASH SALE !

50% discount on all plans &  patterns.

50% discount on all plans & cutting files.

50% discount on all study plans.

50% discount on all e-books.

 EMAIL BRUCE  to receive your  50% discount offer.

 


NEW CONTEMPORARY - CUSTOM PLANS & CUTTING FILES.

STEEL, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY.

We along with yourselves have been watching the evolution of the current range of 'new shape' sail and powerboats. We have conducted an depth study on the advantages and other aspects of these some times weird and sometimes wonderful hull shapes.  We are now ready offer custom designs embodying the best of these contemporary hull forms ... EMAIL BRUCE  to discuss YOUR thoughts.


Meanwhile, we have been adding new designs to our range of boatbuilding plans, full size patterns and cutting files. 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 however other modifications do not work well in serious offshore boats. 


We only offer designs that make SAFE, SEAWORTHY & COMFORTABLE boats under all sea conditions. The thousands of ocean crossings & circumnavigations that have been taken in boats built to our design is proof ... that we only offer safe, comfortable cruising boat designs.


Wayne Bolla

Good Evening, My name is Katie Turkelson and I am the daughter of Wayne Bolla. In the late 70s early 80s, my Dad decided it was time to fulfill his dreams and build his own sailboat. He did the research and selected your design for a 44ft steel sailboat. He completed the build and launched the Pipedream shortly before I was born. 

Fast forward 25 years & he was set to fulfill the second part of his sailing dream and took The Pipedream across the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. I joined him in Sicily and was able to spend a year sailing the Italian coast, Greek Islands, and the Turkish coast. After three and a half years he brought the boat back stateside.  Thank you, Katie Turkelson

ROBERTS 44 / 434 - The Pipedream


If you are considering to buy or build a new boat then discussing these latest hull shapes with our design team could be to your advantage and avoid you making a mistake with considering the HULL SHAPE – V – OFFSHORE CRUISING! 


NEW DESIGN - VOYAGER 595

ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES

LOA.........................59'-10" / 18.06m

LWL.........................58 '- 0" / 17.68m

BEAM...........................18'-7" / 5.67m

DRAFT..........................7'- 6" / 2.27m


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CAT 768 - 2 & 3 DECK VERSIONS
ALUMINUM OR STEEL PLANS & CUTTING FILES FIBERGLASS PLANS & MOLD PATTERNS

THIS IS A CUSTOM VERSION OF THE CAT 785 - PLEASE CONTACT BRUCE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED

IN THIS CUSTOM VERSION OR OTHER CUSTOM VERSIONS FOR THIS FINE ALUMINUM CAT.

TOP DECK SHOWN. SUPER STUDY PLANS AVAILABLE  WITH ALL 3 DECKS AND BOATBUILDING MANUEL.

  €114.oo - £99.00 - $114.00
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CAT MS 65 POWER VERSION

ALUMINUM OR STEEL PLANS & CUTTING FILES

 FIBERGLASS PLANS & MOLD PATTERNS

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NEW DESIGN - CAT P-1550

NEW OTHER VERSIONS IN THE DESIGN STAGE.

ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES

EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION


NEW TRIMARAN 500

WOOD EPOXY PLANS & PATTERNS

EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

 

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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 please EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.


Coaster 28,32, 36 Work Boat

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Coaster 28,32,36 & 39
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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   

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COASTWORKER 28 - New Versions.

TRAILERABLE - 28ft x 8ft-3in beam Plans & Cutting files

WIDE BEAM 28ft x 9ft 3in beam Plans & Cutting files

ALUMINUM or STEEL PLANS & CUTTING FILES. We have now completed new plans and Cutting Files for this very popular design … there are over 300 of the existing versions in service world-wide so the design is well proven which we also offer as PLYWOOD, FIBERGLASS plans and FULL SIZE PATTERNS.
 

NOW AVAILABLE with Cutting files and plans for both TRAILERABLE with 8 ft – 3 in beam as legal for trailering world-wide and also WIDE BEAM COASTWORKER 28.  

The CW28’s are now being built by Geoff Reid in CAMBODIA - SEE STEP BY STEP kit assembly photos available with the STUDY PLANS.

 COASTWORKER 28 SEE MORE

COASTER CW 28-32-36 SEE MORE


 

TRAWLER YACHT 485

 Plans available for building in

Steel, Aluminum or Wood Epoxy

 

 

 

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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

the strip planking completed and now ready

to receive two layers of diagonal planking.

Wood / Epoxy TY 485 with the high gloss

hull paint work now completed.


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 CAT 785 KETCH

EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.

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.

 

Order the complete 30 page set of STUDY PLANS for the Cat 785

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Centennial SPRAY 50

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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

wood epoxy  Centennial Spray 45 / 50 on the Study plans.

EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.
 

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COASTWORKER

This Roberts COASTWORKER was built by Mika Jδppinen 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. EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.

 

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 PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF OUR CATAMARANS ARE  AVAILABLE FOR BUILDING IN ALUMINUM OR FIBERGLASS CONSTRUCTION.

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EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.

 


EURO 1300 & 1500 POWER & SAILING CAT VERSIONS.   SEE MORE

ALUMINUM plans and CUTTING FILES

FIBERGLASS plans 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.

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EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.

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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.

 

SEE MORE

EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.

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TY 620 - MANY IN SERVICE WORLD-WIDE

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EMAIL BRUCE FOR MORE INFORMATION & discuss your requirements.

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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. 

 

FROM THIS

TO THIS - IN JUST A FEW MONTHS !

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VOYAGER 495

OUR CUTTING FILES AND KITS SPEED UP CONSTRUCTION

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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.

 


Hello Bruce!

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.

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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.

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE METAL BOATS BOOK OFFER.

 


PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS AND CUTTING SHOPS

We have on file a list of World-Wide Cutting shops and Aluminum and Steel Boat builders. If you order study plans of plans and cutting files, we will be happy to supply you with a list of these builders and cutting shops so you can get comparison quotes for your boatbuilding project.  EMAIL BRUCE for this list.


 

VOYAGER 388 – BUILT IN POLAND AND CRUISED ALL OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Marek – first a scrub down and anti-foul the bottom – JOB DONE!

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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.”

 


METAL BOATS

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 MORE

Authors 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.

 


WORLD-WIDE METAL BOAT BUILDERS, CUTTING SHOPS & ALUMINUM SUPPLIERS: 

We have on file a list of World-Wide Cutting shops and Aluminum and Steel Boat builders. If you order study plans of plans and cutting files, we will be happy to supply you with a list of these builders and cutting shops so you can get comparison quotes for your boatbuilding project. 


 

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Linda and Thomas Owens Email goodnews@usa.net

TRADER 65. (ALSO AVAILABLE TRADER 765)

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  

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CATAMARAN 400 ALUMINUM  

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There are many Bruce Roberts designed boats in the Charter Business ....

Click below to see one of these successful sailboats.

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