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    Bruce Roberts - Bruce Roberts Spray 38 Livaboard for sale

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    Remarks :
    The Bruce Robert Spray 38 is an iconic cruising and livaboard vessel.

    Many Sprays have circumnavigated or completed long distance voyages and a number of these vessels are featured in Bruce Roberts book "Spray. The Ultimate Cruising Boat". They are noted not just for seaworthiness but also the spacious and roomy interior for living aboard in comfort.

    This boat has the distinction of being a relatively rare professionally built hull, fitted out to a very high standard by the present owner as a personal project to be enjoyed by his close family and friends.

    Her hull was built in Worcester, England by Roger Apperley of Watercraft, Diglis. Worcester. There are photographs of the build available to view.

    The current owner has maintained her well and since her commissioning in 2005 has enjoyed many pleasant times on the River Tamar & Southwest coast.

    She offers great value as a Bermudan rigged auxiliary Ketch, of conventional long keel and multi-chine hull form.
    Under the working rig of genoa, mizzen sail and mainsail she would carry about 900 sq ft of canvas.
    The sails were new in 2007 and were used very lightly for 5 seasons and have been laundered, bagged & stored since 2012. They are made by Saunders Sails and are of real quality.

    The 6 cylinder Perkins diesel auxiliary engine and PRM hydraulically operated gearbox and will deliver up to 120hp.

    Accommodation :
    Sleeps 6 in two cabins and the saloon
    V berth in the forepeak cabin
    Heads aft of the Forepeak cabin
    Saloon with single berth to port
    Aft facing bench seating to starboard 
    L-shaped galley to starboard
    Isotherm refrigerator with freezer
    Force 10 four burner hob & oven
    Double sink, with hot & cold pressurised water
    Chart table to port
    Portside passageway to aft cabin with folding single berth
    Aft cabin with a large double berth
    En-suite heads
    Workshop/workbench next to the engine room 
    Wheelhouse with helm position to starboard & seating to port
    Ample stowage throughout

    Internally from forward there is a chain locker and a two berth cabin. Aft of the forward cabin there is a heads to starboard, with a toilet wash basin and shower, there is a spacious locker to port.

    Seating berths and chart space are to the port side of the saloon, a spacious dinette and galley area to starboard.

    A step up- leads to the enclosed wheelhouse with controls set to starboard, seating area to port and the engine is under the wheelhouse floor. A step down from aft end of the enclosed wheelhouse leads to the double cabin within the stern of the vessel, incorporating a second heads set to the starboard side.

    A passageway which incorporates a large single fold down berth, to the port side of the engine room leads back to the double cabin and the passageway on the starboard side provides a utility and workshop area. The engine compartment itself is accessed from both these passageways.

    Inventory :
    Navigation Aids:
    Garmin GPS Map 4008 chartplotter
    Garmin Radar
    Garmin GMI 10 (NMEA 2000 compatibility)
    GWS 10 Wind speed
    Vetus echosoounder/depth
    Vetus electronic log/speed
    Vetus hydraulic autopilot AUTOP46
    Vetus rudder position
    Icom IC M601 DSC, VHF radio tranceiver 

    Ground Tackle:
    35 lbs CQR primary anchor
    35 lbs CQR secondary anchor
    Gypsies x 2
    Both anchors have 50 meters of 12mm chain
    15 meters of multibraid warp x 2
    Lofrans electric anchor windlass (foot controls on deck & control unit in the wheel house)
    Double aluminium bow rollers

    Deck Gear:
    Harken #46 self-tailing, two speed genoa winches
    Lewmar main & mizzen travellers
    Stainless steel pulpit
    Stainless steel pushpit
    Gebo deck hatches x 5 (all hatches were new in 2005)
    Gebo fixed windows x 10
    Gebo opening windows x 3
    Stainless steel davits
    Stainless steel boarding ladder
    Stainless steel mooring cleats
    Aluminium fairleads
    Teak grab bars
    Teak laid decks
    Teak laid aft cockpit

    Safety Equipment:
    Electric bilge pump
    Manual bilge pump 
    Navigation Lights
    Tricolour masthead light
    Red night sailing lights internally
    Gas alarm

    Wetline 2.60 inflatable hard bottomed Rib
    Evinrude outboard engine
    Suzuki outboard engine
    John Franklin telescopic beaching legs (stored under saloon seating)
    Canvas lazybag with lazyjacks for both the mizzen & mainsail
    Four inch brass ships clock & barometer 
    Various fenders & warps
    Boat hook

    Mechanical :
    Professionally built by Roger Apperley of Watercraft, Diglis, Worcester in 1990
    Interior fit out completed professionally between 1990 & 2005, launched in 2005
    Designed by Bruce Roberts
    Built from steel construction
    Multi chine 
    Teak laid decks
    Teak capping rail
    Wheel steering
    Long keel with lead ballast (keel stripped and re primed in 2016)
    Hull has been professionally spray foam insulated

    Perkins 6354 120hp Diesel engine (reconditioned in 2000)
    PRM hydraulically operated gearbox
    Shaft driven
    Three blade fixed pitch bronze propeller
    Single lever morse control
    Lancing Marine oil, temperature & volt meter
    Water, fuel & holding tank gauges
    Honda generator

    5 x polypropylene fresh water tanks (volume unknown but sufficient for long term cruising)
    Polypropylene fuel tank & single steel suction tank within the keel (volume unknown but sufficient for long term cruising)
    Holding tank made of polypropylene

    Water System:
    Hot & cold pressurised water
    Water system refitted with new hoses etc throughout in 2015
    Water heated from gas fired water heater

    12V heavy duty gel batteries x 4
    Electronic devices Hawk 3 mains battery charger
    Charging from engine alternator
    EDMC alternator management system
    Aero 6 gen wind generator
    3 x solara SM225M solar panels
    Sunsaver duo SR425 monitor
    Morning star remote meter
    240V shorepower system, with internal ringmain fitted with 240V RCBO
    Shorepower cable

    Ketch rig
    Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2005)
    Running rigging removed & stored, in excellent condition
    Aluminium spars (new 2005)
    Deck Steeped masts
    Selden rod kicker (new 2005)
    Single spreader main & mizzen masts
    Inner removable forestay
    2 x Harken #16 two speed mast winches
    Harken #32 two speed mast winch
    Harken #8 single speed mizzen mast winch
    Furlex roller furling gear

    All sails are in like new condition!!
    Mainsail by Saunders Sails (new 2007) 
    Mizzen sail by Saunders Sails (new 2007)
    Genoa by Saunders Sails (new 2007)

    £ 40,000
    Category:Sailing Boats
    Manufacturer:Bruce Roberts
    Model:Bruce Roberts Spray 38 Livaboard
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:1990
    Sales status:available
    LOA:12.8 m/42 ft
    Length:12.8 m/42 ft
    Width:3.96 m/13 ft
    Draft:1.52 m/5 ft
    Engine manufacturer:perkins 6354
    No. of engines:1
    Material hull:Steel
    ModelBruce Roberts Spray 38 LivaboardWaterline length31 feet
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