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Bruce Roberts-Goodson

Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding.
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New Build. Steel Hull.  Euro 12 Aft Cockpit.

Built by FCW Engineering Ltd.

Built in house at Newbridge Co. Kildare Ireland.

This craft is ready for "Fit-Out"

This is a unique opportunity to have the interior designed to your requirements.

Asking price €135,000.00

This price includes engine installation and transport to anywhere.

Systems installed to date include:

Propulsion; 21" four blade propeller, duplex stainless drive shaft, thrust bearing drive block.

Steering; hydraulic system, piping pump wheel, rudder stops stainless shaft bronze bush skage.

Fuel tanks 2 x 850lts. Fill points on the Port & Starboard side. Vents with no smell filters.

Fresh water stainless steel tanks 2 x 300lts. Fill point Port side.

Holding tank in stainless steel 600lts with suction dump on starboard side. Vent with no smell filter.

Bow thruster tunnel for 8" prop or water jet system.

Port Holes in stainless steel supplied by Vetus.

Aluminium framed escape hatch with tinted glass.

6 stainless cleats welded in place alongside rope eyes.

Hydraulic Windlass at the bow and an anchor bow roller.

Air circulation for the engine room.

5 Mushroom vents in stainless steel for interior air circulation.

Bilge piping for each compartment and hot & cold water piping and waste water piping.

Steel rod and ladder installed throughout the hull for attachment of cables & hose piping.

Polished stainless steel rails made from sch10 pipe, very strong.

And More.........

For further info and photos follow the link below

We can fabricate and install for you swim platform ladder, access ladder to flybridge, stainless aerial bar plus any other items required.

For fitout options go to

Many thanks for your interest and please make contact if we can be of any assistance.

Mobile 00353 (0)894598595


Roberts Voyager 432 - this is what the finished boat looks like !
See below for hull with engine etc available for only


Voyager 432 hull built by BRE BV - HOLLAND

Voyager 432 hull built by BRE BV - HOLLAND

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Suggested Layouts; other arrangements possible.



Recommended by Bruce Roberts.
A bargain at Sterling

Comes with complete boat plans and engineering drawings.

Contact Bruce for more information

Roberts Voyager 432 steel radius chine yacht. This boat was transported from the Dutch builders yard  and has been stored out of the water since and never launched. Shot-blasted and primed both inside and out on completion of the hull. Windows have been fitted and a new Perkins/ Sabre M92B diesel of 86 HP at 2400 RPM is installed with a PRM reduction gearbox coupled to the shaft with an Aquadrive coupling and deep sea seal etc and all properly installed controls exhaust etc etc. Hydraulic steering gear all fitted she is ready to fit out and be rigged All designed in accordance Lloyds category 1 [unrestricted operating /sailing area ]

She measures 43ft 7ins o/a 37ft 8 w/line 14ft 2ins beam and draws 6ft.

Designed to have 2 master double cabins with the after cabin ensuite she can be rigged as a sloop, cutter, ketch or schooner etc.

This boat cost over 80,000 to this stage and would be a marvellous opportunity for anyone wishing to fit out a 'round the world' ocean cruiser, and an amazing bargain.

She could easily be transported elswhere or can have the work done in the DIY boatyard where she presently is in Kent.

We have many photos of the construction and the completed interior of this beautiful Roberts 434 built by Earl Rentmeester

FOR SALE:  ROBERTS 434  50' /15.24m 

 Professionally CUSTOM BUILT in Wood / Epoxy


Asking price only $149,000,

This yacht was stretched 7% plus a three foot bow sprit added to get 50’ long.  This 434 was professionally built By E.C. Rentmeester - all APPROVED BY THE DESIGNER.

This yacht was stretched 7% plus a three foot bow sprit added to get 50’ long.  This 434 was professionally built By E.C. Rentmeester custom boat builder and only the finest materials were used in construction. 

Our goal was to construct an ultra safe ocean going vessel.  This blue water cruiser was intended to be sink proof right from the start.  This is our reasoning for choosing the cold molded wood construction. 

Also, many navel architects claim a cold molded wood yacht to be stronger than a glass boat.  The wood hull will be floating needing only a small additional material to be sink proof.  This additional floatation is provided by the entire hull being insulated with 1” Styrofoam (R5.56) from the water line up. 

The final floatation will be provided by 2 large inflatable recovery bags: one in each of the state rooms to be inflated by scuba tanks.  This inflation system is not yet installed.  In case of an emergency, who wants to abandon the yacht and be tormented in a life raft for weeks, when all the needed supplies are onboard the yacht.  The next issue we studied was the pilot house.  In case the pilot house would be hit by a large wave broadside in a bad storm, we wanted to improve it’s strength.  We accomplished this by lowering the pilothouse roof, giving the yacht a sleeker more racey look. 

Next we chose to use .5” inch thick tempered glass on the smaller pilot house windows.  We also engineered our own mounting system for the glass to greatly increase the side impact strength of the pilot house.  There are no water leaks what-so-ever in our mounting system.  Additionally, we increased the scantlings of the stringers slightly to account for the 7% increase in length.  The plans called for three panes of glass for the windshield.  We added a 4th pane for both looks and strength.

This is an almost new yacht which was used very little; in fact, the forward one third of the yacht has never been used and is in mint condition.  The asking price is $225,000, which is 35% less than the wholesale price of the parts.   You cannot build your own yacht for this price and you will need to invest years of your labor.

This is an almost new yacht which was used very little; in fact, the forward one third of the yacht has never been used and is in mint condition. 

The asking price is $149,000, which is 40% less than the wholesale price of the parts.  

E.C. Rentmeester

FOR SALE. Trawler Yacht 43

The "Aquamarine" was designed by Bruce Roberts Design with the model name of TY 43 and built in 2005 using their drawings and cutting files.  The design was in accordance with Lloyds for category 1 (unrestricted operating/sailing area). Sister vessels have been approved for CE RUSB
Category A (unrestricted ocean service)

Contact: Phillip H. Speir 730 Oak Bluff Dr.  Daphne, AL 36526


Basic Dimensions:

Hull Material: Steel,  Length OA: 43’-10”, ,Beam:  15’-0”, Draft: 4’-6”

Displacement: 70,000 lbs, Fuel Capacity: 440 gal, Fresh Water Capacity: 100 gal

Vessel Highlights:

Hull structure: Steel hull & Superstructure, cut in the US using imperial plate thicknesses. 

Vessel scantlings were reviewed by the USCG in 2007. 

Machinery: Twin Caterpillar 3056 DINA engines, rated at 125HP @ 2800 rpm.

Twin Disc MG-5015 down angle reverse reduction gears, Michigan Wheel 4 bladed 22x18 propellers

3 GPH when operating both engines at 6 kn., Main engines are keel cooled with a wet exhaust system

Black iron fuel tanks with total capacity of 440 gal. Fuel polishing system with De-Bug and Racor filters

3 battery chargers, 2 AC/DC inverters, Heart Systems link battery monitor, CAPAC impressed current corrosion system


Contact: Phillip H. Speir 730 Oak Bluff Dr.  Daphne, AL 36526

TELEPHONE - 251-621-0998  


Looking for a mural or other artwork for your boat
 Check out Katy's (experienced sailor)
 web site for beautiful art work for YOUR boat !



Centennial  SPRAY 38 - round bilge steel.

Hi Bruce,

Now, unfortunately the time has come when I must put my loved Kermit for sale, and I would be happy to have him at your brokerage page.

Spray certainly need no further presentation, but I must say that it is a fantastic design in every way. She sails extremely well and stable and can be loaded into virtually any amount.

Kermit is a round bilge steel Centennial Spray 38, built in Sweden (finished 2009) to the highest standard when it comes to both materials and construction and by the best craftsmen. The result is a top class interior, made of solid oak and pine and in a design that matches well the boat in general. The boat is intended for blue water cruising and living onboard. I enclose two pictures but there are many more.

The boat is lying in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information and a more complete description don’t hesitate to contact me at  or +46730555526.

Asking 1 995 000 SEK (about 220 000 Euro), but will listen to any offer!

Best regards, Sverker Hagberg 

PS. I would be happy if these two pictures could be used in the ad. More pictures to be send in next couple of mails. DS.


This is a great boat at a good price ... To see photos etc.,  copy and paste to your browser:



This is a great boat at a good price ... To see photos etc.,  copy and paste to your browser:





Head office: 182 Lorelane Place, Key Largo, FL. 33037

For more photos and full specification contact:

Tel: 305-451-5385 Fax: 305-451-1618

E mail

“HAWK”    PRICE: $74,900   

HIN#: NYZP59535899    /DOC#: 1076114                  



YEAR:  1998                                                                      

ACCOMMODATIONS AND LAYOUT:   Large Forward Stateroom, with bunk beds, access to anchor locker, hanging locker, head with vanity and manual marine toilet. 

Huge galley with a large wooden counter-top, large deep DC refrigerator and freezer, gimbaled Shipmate three burner propane stove with oven , double sink/with water filter,  tiled counter top, and microwave.  The pilot house/ Saloon has a lower helm, with large teak Edson wheel and full navigation instruments, L-shaped settee and dining table, TV,  6’ 6” settee.  Dive compressor, storage lockers, and access to the main engine and generator  through a floor hatch.  The passageway to the aft stateroom has full headroom, storage lockers,  and access to machinery.  The aft stateroom has a queen berth,  many storage lockers, and an  adjoining head with walk-in shower.


In the Greater Vancouver Area, BC - a professionally welded hull (EURO
12) ready to be completed in a boat house at Shelter Island Marina in
Richmond, BC.
Due to illness unable to finish
CATAMARANerpillar 3056 engine 205 HP and 8" 12V bow thruster available for
purchase not yet installed
Hull                        $30,000.00
Engine                    $38,188.00 (at cost)
Bow thruster            $2,753.00  (at cost)
John de Koning
tel: 604-594-6595
fax: 604-594-2595

Section of MASTER SUITE - SEE all photos of this and other Voyager TY 620's that are included in study boat plans


Voyager TY 620-AB - SISTER SHIPS NOW BEING BUILT BY GHI IN KOREA ... CONTACT BC Kim for current specifications & prices .

Trawler Yacht "MY BLUE STEEL" Registered in Isle of man, UK and departed 1180hours on December 29, 2009 from Mokpo, Korea.

She started to explore for about 5000 miles to the Singapore, to be estimated to touch one or two ports for the supply. The Owners has been very satisfied with the interior and sea trials; max speed  about 12.7 knots with twin 235HP John Deere at 2000 rpm and 7.0~7.5 knots with one engine at 2000rpm. Crew were Mr. Rod Steel as the Owner and his wife, Mr. John Holbrook and their friend total 4 persons who have lived in Singapore. Now I am receiving email time to time from them as follows, wishing bon voyage.

I are proud to build with your good design and thanks for your assistance in marketing GHI Yachts Korea.

As you know, we have built to your design (1) Trawler Yacht 43 (2) Trawler 620 (3) Voyager 495 and (4) three Voyager 388 ( first one to be completed and launched on January 30, 2010). PHOTOS of V388 to be sent on January 2010.

Trawler Yacht 620,
John Deere 235HP x 2 @ 2100rpm - Reduction Gear, ZF

Propeller 4 blade and compact stern seal with cooling sea water

Generator 20kw x 2 Northern light - Bow thruster 15kw

Water maker 50L/hour - Crane 500kg - Summing rudder

Windlass Maxwell 70kg + 50 kg

Air Conditioner, Marinair

Bulbous bow & fixed bilge stabilization

Cockpik, control console and aluminum alloy hard top

Paint as per awlgrip coating scheme

Raymarine C120 full package for two pilot control console


TV 40’ for saloon, DVD, Radio

TV 25’ for each rooms, DVD, Radio

Auto Pilot

Charger/Inverter 3kw

Chargers x 3 for each battery stations, Blue Sea

Main witch panel & distribution, Blue Sea

SOLAS, Life raft x 1, life rings, life jacket, fire extinguishers

CE certificate

Delivery 10 months after steel cutting, 



TY 620 - Stretched to 65 ft

BUILDER: Yacht Creations, Longhai China

Design: Bruce Roberts Steel Trawler 620 / 650

Year Built: 2006  LOA: 65 Ft Beam: 18 Ft 2 in  LWL: 61Ft 4 in

Max Draft: 6 ft Engine Model: 6068TFM50 Total Horse Power: 2 engines (308 HP Total)  Max Speed: 12 Knots Engine Hours: 106 Hrs

Primary: Northstar 18 KW Secondary: Northstar 8 KW

Stabilizers: TRAC hydraulic stabilizers Thrusters: Bow and Stern Vetus electric thrusters.


Fresh Water Tanks: 6 tanks (550 gallons) Diesel Fuel Tanks: 6 tanks (5000 gallons) Holding Tank: 1 Tank (150 Gallons Refrigerator: SubZero 27 inch Oven: Gagganau Electric Cook Top: Gaggenau Gas VG 232 CA Exhaust hood over range: Micro wave: Teak cabinets, U shape granite counter tops and double bowlstainless sink.  Wine Refrigerator: Sub Zero 27 inch



Steel Spray 40, aft cabin layout; double welded construction, zinc coated exterior, poured-in-place lead ballast, coal tarred interior, foam insulation, all tanks in place, main cabin 75% complete, 60 HP Benz diesel with transmission & 21" dia Propeller still to be installed.

Main and mizzen masts (ketch) included.

Two Anderson #48 SS ST winches included, manual bronze windleass optional.

Lying Toronto Canada in fenced yard with low rent, welding and woodworking facilities.

Owner retiring Asking US $47,500.00

For additional details contact Dirk at


Beautiful Voyager Trawler Yacht 620

Location FLORIDA

OWNER: Butch Elliott

Scorcey was sold to John Sterling of southern California two months ago. He intends to keep her somewhere in Mexico on the west coast.  It is currently at Ortega landing in Jacksonville Florida while I train him on all of her systems. 

Janet, my wife, and I lived on Scorcey a 620 for nine and a half years and loved every minute.  If anyone wants a sunset or sunrise picture we probably have over a thousand.
Thank you for your continued interest and I will look at other designs in the future.
Ralph Elliott (Butch)  Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville Florida




Hi, Bruce! Our lovely R-38 Ketch - Donna's Diamond - has been sold.  Thanks for helping! I think her new owner is going to love this boat, as we did.  She is sound and ready to go!

Once again, thanks for your help!    And thanks for one fantastic boat! Regards Dennis Fria

Hi, Bruce!   Well, the time has come for us to sell our much beloved Offshore 38B  Ketch.  Donna's Diamond was launched in 1992 and we have sailed her to the  Bahamas from Texas twice, plus lots of offshore races and other fun.   She is a superb vessel and we love her dearly.  It breaks my heart to  sell her, but I need to do so ASAP.  Your son Dane has been a friend and a huge help through the years, and I helped  him sell at least one BR design several years ago (I used to own  Mustang Island Yachts, but recently sold the company).


"Roberts Spray 33 / 34

 "S/V Blue-Belle" for sale. Launched in 1995.

Heavy duty classic ocean cruiser with two transatlantic crossings.


Very comfortable and reliable in all weather conditions. 


The story of her 6 year voyage has been published as a book in Turkish in 2005, with an English version coming soon.


located in Marmaris - Turkey (in the yard). Ready for blue-water cruising.


Salon looking aft.


28ft Gentleman’s River Launch

28ft Gentleman’s River Launch

  • LOA 28’   Beam 7’   Draught 2’ 2”

  • Built circa 1910

  • Carvel built teak hull on oak timbers

  • Teak superstructure and fit-out - 2002

  • Galley with hob and sink unit

  • Two 6ft bench seats/bunks

  • Porta-potty compartment aft

  • Electric 72v 4kw Best Motor gives 2 days cruising on a full charge

  • Forward & Aft cockpit fitted with removable canopy

  • Removable canvas covers fore and aft

  • Boat Safety certificate expires 29/11/10

  • Inventory on file

  • location: Windsor, UK


33ft Fiberglass SPRAY Pilothouse Cutter

Dimensions: LOA:  36’10”                         

LWL: 30’   Beam: 12  Displacement: 24400  Draft: 4’                     

Builder: Gehling & Hill Boat Co.   Designer: Bruce Roberts

Engine:  Farymann Diesel       32HP      

Cruising Speed: 6 KTS   Hydraulic Steering

Fuel        20gals        Water     50 gals    Holding Tank   130gal.  



Roberts Spray 28 “Gypsy” 

Built 1984  Steel hull & deck, insulated above the waterline. 

Length: 28’ 6”  Beam: 10’ 6”   Draft: 3’ 6”

Subject: Re: SPRAY 28 listing

Well our boat has sold and I need to post this on the Bruce Roberts' sight under our 28ft Spray SOLD!  Thanks.  Pat Muller

Boat is lying in Wisconsin and has only been used in fresh water.  She is currently sitting on a triaxle trailer which will convey with the boat.

The Spray 28 is a wonderful, trailable pocket cruiser.  She has the space and stability of a much larger boat with the ability to go most anywhere.  Thousands of Sprays have been built world wide and their owners love them.  If you are considering a true, go-anywhere, small cruising sailboat you must consider the Spray 28, and “Gypsy” is a fine example.



Roberts 64 Cutter
Radius Chine Steel.


Electro-navigation equipment from Raymarine including radar antenna, radio-phone VHF and GPS with chartplotter; • RTV equipment including TV-sat system; • Fresh water preassure system incl. 24V Johnson preassure pump and accumulator tank.

Hep2o plastic piping system; • Waste water system with Johnson macerator pump; • Exalto 24V DC electric wipers for 3 front windshields including fresh water wash; • Webasto heating and clima system; • Deck hardware made of stainless steel AISI 316;  • Aft swimming platform covered with teak; stainless steel swimming ladder from aft deck to platform level; • Teak deck.

Boat deck • Cushioned sofa with locker; • 2-persons steering position with control pannel covered by canvas; • Windshield made of acrylic glass in stainless steel frame; • Hardtop with signal / navigation mast; • Stairs down to the wheelhouse; • 4,00 m tender RIB with davit.

Wheelhouse • 2-person steering position with mahogany steering wheel; • Control pannel outfitted with single remote control, engine pannel and all the equipment's indiCATAMARANors; • Radio-navigation equipment; • Hardened glass windscreen outfitted with wipers; • 2-persons cushioned small sofa with locker; • Spiral stairs down to the corridor; • Salon door; • Watertight doors to gangway both sides; Salon and galley • Big lounge U-sofa with lockers; • Table with storm slats, 1,60 x 1,00 m; • StB double 2-door cabinet with shelves; • Small coffe table with cushioned armchairs; • TV-set with DVD, hi-fi stereo set, TV-sat tunner; • Galley outfitted with fridge, 3-burner gas cooker with oven, double stainless steel sink with cover, corian countertop, drawers and storage lockers; informations please
Contact us at . Marcin Rymarz Feliks R. Borkowski


ul. Westerplatte 1 Tel. +48 59 8144 352

76-270 Ustka, Poland Regon 771550999 Fax. +48 59 8144 331

NIP 839-28-06-712 e-mail:

Ustka, 2013-08-09

GLOBAL 575  Ocean Trawler

General  SU/023/2013

Basic characteristics Loa = 17,45 m  Lwl = 13,83  

Lod = 16,00 m  Beam = 5,00 m,  Draft – 1,68 m 

Bridge clearance (mast up) – 7,27 m   Engine power – 285 hp  Speed – 8-9 kn.

Fuel tanks capacity – 5 300 l  Fresh water tank capacity – 720 l   Holding tank capacity – 720 l

Design CE – A  Designed by: Bruce ROBERTS CUSTOM YACHTS

Structure:  All the hull surface is laminated on isophtalic gelcoat. The deck and the superstructure is painted with lacquer. Unterwater part is protected with antifouling paint. The hull is made of single skin glass-polyester laminate; isophtalic resin on first 5 layers of lamination. The deck and the superstructure are made of sandwich laminate with PVC foam as a core. Hull construction is stiffened with four watertight bulkheads and longitudinal and transverse girders.

General layout  global 575 is a sea going motor trawler designed for category CE – A (ocean) for 8 persons. The deck is arranged on 2 levels: boat deck and main deck. There are 3 passanger cabins (2 persons each) aboard. Spacious Shipowner's cabin is locateded at bow part of the boat and equipped with 2-persons queen size berth and bathroom with toilet. There are two guest's cabins between engine room and Shipowner's cabin and common bathroom accessible from the corridor.

• John Deere diesel engine, 6-cyl., 285 hp, 2100 rpm, electronic remote control, PRM heavy duty gear; completed with all the necessary installations;

• 2 1/2 '' propeller shaft with bronze sterntube, bearings and 26'' 4-bladed propeller;

• 20 kW 230V Diesel generator from Northern Lights; • Yanmar diesel wing engine, 3 cyl., 39 hp, 3000 rpm;   • Engine room outfitted with non-skid laminate floor; foam sound insulation; ventilation with

Contact us at . Marcin Rymarz Feliks R. Borkowski


Hi Bruce,  My late brother’s boat has sold.  Thanks so much for all you kindness and consideration during a very trying time for us.  You are one in a zillion, you know.  Thanks heaps. Felicity ...   Felicity Smith


Hi there Bruce, this is drawing a REALLY long bow but I wonder if you can help us at all. 

I live just outside Brisbane, my sister-in-law in Windhoek Namibia.  My brother died suddenly a few months ago.  His UK registered ketch Siobhan is lying at anchor in Luderitz.  My brother had just left Cape Town having refitted the yacht for extended cruising and was on his way up the coast to pick up my sister-in-law but then his liver failed and he died.  The problem is I am in Australia, Antje knows nothing about boats and we can’t get the boat back to Cape Town because the weather windows just aren’t there at this time of year.  There are no brokers in Namibia and the yacht is in a big open bay.

This is probably just silly writing to you like this, but I thought I would give it a shot, we feel so lost.  Kind regards, Felicity Smith.


"Clarity" is finally sold and my wife is happily investing the proceeds in our new home!  "Clarity" will winter-over in Deale, MD; then she will sail to her new home in Muskegon, Michigan.

Please remove from your website, or mark it sold if you prefer. I want to thank you for your consistent responsive support throughout both the building and more recently, the process of finding her a new home. The entire adventure has been fun, rewarding, and fulfilling for me. I am and will remain a true advoCATAMARANe of your designs, your service to your
followers, and of you, Bruce.

If I can ever return the many favors, perhaps in the way of an experienced advoCATAMARANe, I would consider it an honor and privilege. Also if you and yours ever travel through western North Carolina, Teresa and I would feel honored to have you here for a layover.  By the way, I would also like to make you aware that the professional broker I worked with, Mr. Nick Dykert of Denison Yacht Sales in Ft Lauderdale, has become quite knowledgeable about Clarity, about steel, and about, perhaps most importantly, the human psychology of boat building. He has mentioned that he wants to pursue specialization in similar 'project boats'.  It occurs to me that the two of you should be aware of each other, for future reference.  For what its worth, I found his work to be professional, attentive, trustworthy, consistent, and thorough. Happy sailing always! Bill Russell