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Bruce Roberts-Goodson

Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding.
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EURO 1200

L.O.A. 11.95 m

39'   11"

L.W.L. 10.33 m 33'   10"
BEAM 4.10 m 13'   5"
DRAFT 1.20 m 3'   11"
DISPLACEMENT (varies depending on version)   17,727 kg 39,000 lbs (steel)
POWER          200 - 300 HP


This beautiful Euro 1200 is for sale by owner and is currently located in Europe. Contact owner for details, more photos and price.





ROBERTS 38 hull deck & superstructure ready for fit out.


Professionally welded.

Surface rust only - needs grit blasting and primer.

4mm plate for the hull.

Side decks are 3mm plate.

Lead poured into the keel.

Below cost of materials at 2500

Two masts and some sails available at extra cost.

Location Beccles, Suffolk, UK

CONTACT Tom Seppings.



Length Overall:
13.1m / 43ft-2
Length at Waterline: 11.3m / 37ft-1
Length on deck: 12m / 40ft
Beam: 3.7m / 12ft-4
Draft: 1.2m / 3ft-11
Displacement: 20+ tons

Cabin headroom: 1.8m / 6ft (Main saloon)


SPRAY 36 / 40

17,500 or Near offer


Steel construction extended Bruce Roberts Spray auxiliary Bermudan cutter rigged sailing cruiser with clipper bow, twin chined hull with long keel. The vessel is laid out with a foredeck, ide decks, accommodation forward beneath a low coachroof, a wheelhouse just after and a self draining cockpit. 


The boat was completed and launched in 2005. The hull was built by steel fabrication company B & M Fabrications under the supervision of the owner who insisted on it being very heavily built (4mm thk deck, superstructure & topsides, 9mm thk bottom plates & 40mm thk stem & keel baseplate). The owner then fitted out the hull to a high standard with insulated hardwood surfaces to all areas. All equipment being new except the 3.4 litre BMC diesel engine, which I believe was re-conditioned.  


All in all a very comfortable and spacious boat. Unfortunately, the boat has never left the marina since and while some maintenance has been carried (Hauled out 10 years ago and painted) the essential cycle of repainting a steel boat has not been adequately achieved and the boat is visually poor externally.


The boat obviously would need hauling out and a complete re-paint as a bare minimum, but would make an ideal liveaboard for someone with the enthusiasm and time to do it. With the mast and rigging removed it achieves an air draft below 2metres, so inland water use is a further option. Returning it to a coastal or blue water yacht would take so much more, but still achievable to the right person. Original survey, RCD compliance documents and invoices are available.


Vessel powered by a BMC inboard diesel engine situated beneath the Charthouse. Engine start / instrument panel situated at Charthouse steering position with further single lever engine control adjacent to the cockpit wheel steering position.
Shaft drive to a fixed three bladed propeller
Engine hours: Unknown (Believed to be low) 

Fuel: 100 Gal. / 45 l
Water: 100 Gal. / 45 l
Holding tank fitted

7 berths in 3 cabins
Forepeak with a slightly raised double berth to port plus cupboards / storage
Main Saloon with 4 single berths, 2 stepped berths to each side plus cupboards / storage
Single berth to wheelhouse


Extensive navigation position and chart table, instruments, and main electrical panel / switching complete with seat to Port, also access to sealed engine room.

Central folding table

Various cupboards to Starboard and access to Valiant domestic heating boiler

Solid fuel stove and diesel heater.

Separate heads compartment with electrically operated Lavac vacuum toilet and shower to port


Steering position with controls and instrumentation to Starboard
Central table with U shaped seating which converts to single berth to Port
Galley area to Starboard complete with gimballed cooker with 2 burner hob, grill and oven, top loading fridge, all with stainless steel work surfaces and hot and cold water supplied stainless sink

Sails and Spars
10mm stainless standing rigging and aluminium alloy mast in place. Much of rigging is in store and needs to be itemised before any sale.

12V and 240V systems. 240V from external power source. Most of lighting is duplicated in both 12V boat system and 240V shore power.
3-12V batteries provide separate engine start and domestic power and are recharged via the engine alternator.
Electric bilge pump + manual pump

Navigation Equipment
VHF Icom ICM 59 Euro
Vetus Combi 6 repeated at wheelhouse position
Clock and barometer
Wheelhouse and cockpit compasses

Windlass - manual (In storage)
Manual bilge pump
Navigation lights (in storage)
Boarding ladder
Fire extinguisher X 4
Anchors x 3 36lb CQR with 10mm chain
Warps and fenders
Boathook and brush





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



ROBERTS 434  50' /15.24m

 Professionally CUSTOM BUILT in Wood / Epoxy by experienced craftsmen.

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

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 $225,000, which is 35% less than the wholesale price of the parts.  


E.C. Rentmeester

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

Aqualarm engine room fire monitor system, Kidde fixed fire extinguishing system in engine room, Hydraulic steering,

Electrical System:

Next Generation 9.5KW gen set, 100 and 125 A alternators fitted to both main engines (4 total)

Kyocera solar cell of 80W capacity, Dual shore power receptacles, 30 & 50A fitted both fore & aft

All wiring to ABYC & USCG standards,


Granite countertops in galley, Teak & holly soles throughout, All windows, portlights and doors are trimmed in teak

All bulkhead sealing and overheads are Cyprus, All doors are Cyprus, Teak saloon table

Twin helm chairs in pilothouse, hydraulic shock absorbing, fully adjustable, Full insulation

Airconditioning (36,000 BTU) and dehumidifiers are fitted, Flush mounted electric range

Hard dinghy and davit located on boat deck, Jabsco Par-Max 3 fresh water pump and accumulator

40 Gal electric hot water heater, Household sized marine head, 3 electric/automatic bilge pumps

1 manual bilge pump, 2 40lb danforth anchors, 


Two Uniden   QT - 206 depth sounders.

Standard Horizon Spectrum plus VHF with digital selective calling (DSC)

Shakespeare style 5225-XT 8 ft VHF antenna. I   COM MF/HF marine SSB transceiver I C- M 802 with automatic antenna tuner AT 14,  Shakespeare 23 ft  antenna

ASCS Pactor modem is to provide capacility for E-mail and weather FAX.

Ray Marine Ray 320 12 ch GPS chart plotter with WAAS/DG PS , Shakespeare 5225-XT Galaxy 8 antenna. C - map software.

JRC 2000 Radar 2 KW 7”  screen.  Radome antenna,  Custom made computer with 256 MB RAM, CO ROM and Windows XP Professional GPS is interfaced with computer. Magnetic compass


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

TELEPHONE - 251-621-0998  




Steel - Hull, Deck and Superstructure.

“As new, Bruce Roberts Spray 38 professionally welded steel shell for completion by others.

Included in the sale is a full set of plans from the designer, a 1,400 page step by step e-book guide to help you complete this project and free consultation with the designer. Asking price 15,000.



Roberts 345 aluminum hull deck and superstructure


This beautiful Roberts 345 is for sale by owner for the very reasonable price of Euros 9,900 -

Vahur via email at



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Pilot house:  Full Simrad electronic package with chart plotter, Radar, GPS, Depth

 sensors,  Digital heading sensor, wind sensor, auto pilot, Electronics have function

 repeaters on fly bridge, Engine controls: Glendenning electronic controls, Wipers: 3 unit

 Vetus Viper system, Radios: 2 VHF and 1 UHF, Helm station centered with bilge water

 alarms, anchor windlass controls, forward flood light controls, Tank Tender sounding

system, Day Head with washbasin & mirror, DediCATAMARANed watch berth/ seat,Chart table,

Storage cabinets, Floors teak and holly

Salon: Refrigerator: SubZero 27 inch, Oven, Gagganau Electric ,Cook Top,  Gaggenau

Gas VG 232 CA, Exhaust hood over range, Micro wave, Cabinets: Teak cabinets, u shape

granite counter tops and double bowel stainless sink, Wine Refrigerator: Sub Zero 27 inch,

End table teak with inlay chestnut, Coffee table teak with inlay chestnut,  Gas Fireplace

White leather sofa and chair, DVD player and radio connected to a KVH TracVision 6,

Bose surround sound system, Floor teak and holly, Windows by Diamond Sea Glaze

Staterooms:  VIP mid ships with queen bed, bedside tables, bed side lamps, hang up locker, desk, air conditioned and heated, teak wood finish, head with tiled shower and marble sink top.

V Berth Stateroom : Forward berth with queen bed, bedside tables, bed side lamps, hang up locker, desk, air conditioned and heated, teak wood finish, head with tiled shower and marble sink top.

Guest berth port side twin beds, bed side table, lamps, hang up locker, air conditioned and heated, teak wood finish, head with tiled shower and marble sink top

SOLD. Sept. 2015

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


TRAC hydraulic stabilizers


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 bowl

stainless sink.

Wine Refrigerator: Sub Zero 27 inch


All Heads are vacuum flush 12 v dc TECMA system household size bow connected to a 150 gallon holding tank located under floor boards with built in macerator pump, Showers tile walls and floors.


located on starboard side wi th desk, wall storage, drawers, air conditioned and heated, teak and holly flooring.

Washer and dryer

Mechanical / Engine

Duel John Deere engines 6068 continuously rated diesel engine at 1180 RPM including ZF marine gearbox with power take offs.

Complete engine instrumentation at both helm station and fly bridge including key  start with engine overheat and low oil pressure alarm gauges.

Dual Stainless Stain propellers shaft with drip less packing glands

Dual 4 blade Ni-brai bronze propeller with zinc collars

Dual steel rudders with stainless steel shafts connected to a hydraulic steering system.

Dual hydralift wet muffler system, Four automatic bilge pumps, Fuel management and transfer system with fuel polishing including isolation valves, Six fuel tanks interconnected by isolation valves.

Dual Racor fuel filter systems for main engines and FG220 fuel filter for generators.

Dual hot water heaters, Dual 24 VDC pressurized fresh water pumps, Saltwater pump system, Fire pump system,  Co2 engine room fire suppressor system, Quality sound proofing material in engine room plus
Dual engine room blowers

Deck Gear

Windlass: 3500 Maxwell dual chain drum. Anchors: 1 Bruce with 200 ft of chain, 1 Delta with 200 ft of chain, Deck Crane: 1000 Steelhead electric hydraulic crane rated for 1000 lbs


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.

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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This is a completed Roberts 432 built in the UK

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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 60,000 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. The storage charges where she is are just under 30 PW.”




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.


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).

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, 


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




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


Beautiful Voyager Trawler Yacht 620

location FLORIDA

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




"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.



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