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    £ 199,900
    Bruce Roberts - Spray 45
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    £ 199,900
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    Bruce Roberts - Spray 45 for sale

    Sailing BoatsKetchesBruce RobertsSpray 45

    Built by her shipwright owner over nineteen years and launched in 2006, this is a craft that benefits from all the many years experience that her owner has gained building boats. 

    "Cora Jean" was built to cruise the world comfortably, safely and self sufficiently with ample power supplied by her diesel generator and two wind generators.

    This is an extra deep draft version of the boat which the owner built to lower the centre of gravity and substantially reduce leeway.

    Built only using the finest materials (high tensile steel and Burmese teak), this fine yacht is perfect for those looking for a comfortable liveaboard with long term cruising in mind.

    Please see the following comprehensive details for a lot more information.

    For more information or to arrange a viewing 7 days a week, please call - Click here to reveal phone number - r email - Click to contact -


    Length Overall inc Bowsprit and Bumkin: 16.22m (57')

    Length on Deck: 13.9m (45')

    Draught: 1.80m (5'10")

    Light Displacement: 18,800kg (41,400lb)

    Heavy Displacement: 23,300kg (51,520lb)


    Built to Bruce Roberts plans by professional boat builder from 1987 and launched in 2006, with certificated milled Grade 43A British steel including deck structure and all associated steel parts.

    The hull was grit blasted inside and out, to white metal grade 3 (top spec) and epoxy coated (Hempels Hempadur) with other two part coatings to finish.

    The interior was fully insulated from new by a contracted installer using urea formaldehyde, a fire retardant foam insulation. 

    There are watertight bulkheads installed both fore and aft of the saloon and from the aft cabin to the saloon passageway.

    Perkins 6354 120hp diesel engine

    Engine accessed either from side panel in the passageway or wheelhouse floor

    5.8 litre six cylinder normal aspirated motor

    Fresh water cooling circuit via the keel (no raw water heat exchangers)

    500 hours at December 2018

    Paragon 2:1 marine gearbox

    Shaft drive to 25" MaxProp feathering propeller

    Ambassador rope cutter


    3.5 Kw Onan 4 pole diesel generator 

    Freshwater cooled via the keel

    24v alternator from the generator for the windlass

    2 x 12v alternators from the main engine

    1000 A/H domestic battery bank

    500 A/H engine start battery bank

    800w 12v/240v inverter

    1500w 12v/240v inverter

    60A battery charger

    2 x Wind generators mounted on the mizzen mast


    909 litres (200 gallon) of fuel stored in three separate tanks

    2 x 727 litre (160 gallon) water tanks

    1 x 182 litre (40 gallon) potable water tank

    1 x 73 litre (16 gallon) potable water tank

    1 x 91 litre (20 gallon) grey water tank for forward heads with deck and overboard discharge


    Pressurised hot and cold water system

    1 x 45 litre (10 gallon) hot water tank heated by engine and 240v immersion heater

    1 x 15 litre (3.3 gallon) hot water tank heated by 240v immersion heater

    Ketch rig

    Aluminium masts and spars

    Twin spreader masts stepped within tabernacles for easier lowering 

    Self tacking inner headsail with aluminium boom

    Heavy duty stainless steel standing rigging includes 2 x outer (12mm) forestays and 1 x inner forestay

    Slab reefing with lazy jacks

    Spare halyards

    New stack bags and sail covers


    Lewmar 40 self tailing mainsheet winch

    Barient 32 self tailing primary winches

    Lewmar 40 self tailing 

    Barlow 25

    Harken 48.3 (mast)

    Harken 48.2 (mast)

    Barlow 20 (boom)


    Storm Jib

    Heavy duty headsail

    No 1 Genoa

    No 2 Jib

    No 3 Jib

    Fully battened mainsail

    Fully battened mizzen


    Spare 80% mainsail

    Sail storage lockers on the foredeck and within bimini

    Sleeps four in two double berths in two sleeping cabins

    Solid teak joinery throughout

    Double glazed port lights throughout accommodation

    2 x Taylors diesel fired cabin heaters


    Large double berth with storage below


    Overhead storage locker



    Lavac sea toilet

    Handbasin with hot and cold mixer


    Storage locker



    L shaped settee finished in Italian leather

    Drop leaf dining table in teak

    Numerous shelves and lockers


    Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer and manual pump

    2 x Induction hobs on gimbals

    Full sized electric oven

    Panasonic combination microwave oven

    Extractor hood

    240 litre refrigerator

    80 litre freezer

    Mini fridge

    Huge amounts of storage


    Sealed by watertight doors at both ends

    Full standing room walkway to the aft cabin with two wardrobes spanning the full length of the passage.


    King size double bed

    Numerous lockers and shelves

    Integrated comfy/reading chair finished in Italian leather


    Lavac sea toilet

    Handbasin with hot and cold mixer/shower wand

    Storage locker


    Separated from the saloon by a watertight door

    Bench seat with storage below

    Chart area

    Helm and engine controls

    Ventilation fan

    Radiator (heated by engine cooling circuit)




    Sestral compass

    Cetrek Pilot 750 autopilot

    Cetrek Chartnav 390 GPS/Chartplotter

    Cobra DSC VHF radio

    Navigation lights


    5 x Anchors

    Dual heavy duty brass anchor rollers at the bowprit 

    Maxwell 2500 2,500lb pull power, electric anchor windlass

    Manual stern anchor winch


    Fenders and warps

    Bilge pumps

    TV aerial

    1 x Flatscreen television with DVD player (Aft Cabin)

    1 x Flatscreen television (Saloon)

    Stereo radio/CD player

    Horseshoe life buoys

    Safety harness anchor points

    Washing machine
    Owner's Comments

    "Cora Jean" was built to Bruce Roberts Spray Issue No 420 A Plan, developed from Joshua Slocum's yawl "Spray, which was the first yacht to sail solo around the world. Slocum's book has never been out of publication and is reprinted every year with all Spray's line drawings and an evaluation by naval architects of her design.

    "Cora Jean" like the other Sprays, has a perfectly balanced waterline so she nearly always sails herself and does not need constant attention at the helm. She offers good speed in all winds, very low heeling angle, huge deck space and big interior space. "Cora Jean" being built of steel, is strong and I fitted her with a large engine. 

    The design has varying keel options and I opted to draw the keel down further and again, in regard to the fore foot, to lower the centre of gravity to reduce leeway. This was done after talking to owners and constructors of Sprays. I have kept the the bought plans and have drawn the deepened keel on them. As a result of this and a larger rudder, i believe "Cora Jean" sails better than her stablemates. Her deep draught is still only 5'10", still not excessive. The ballast is of lead.

    There are many thousands of Sprays around the world, both factory and home completed using different materials. Many circumnavigations have been documented and various books written. There are loads of owner's adventures on YouTube.

    "Cora Jean", like the others, is a brilliant sail boat. If you are interested in buying her I will be more than happy to take you out for a sail in any weather - you are most welcome to be impressed!
    Broker's Comments

    I think the owner says it all!

    The owner has provided detailed notes and drawings on Cora Jeans's construction. Please either email - Click to contact -  or give me a call on - Click here to reveal phone number - f you would like me to send them to you.
    The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
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    ManufacturerBruce Roberts
    ModelSpray 45
    Mooring CountryUnited Kingdom
    Year built2006
    Sales statusavailable
    LOA17.37 m/57 ft
    Length13.72 m/45 ft
    Width4.37 m/14 ft
    KW120.0 hp
    WC & bathrooms2

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