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Bruce Roberts 28B Pilothouse Motor Sailor

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Boat REF# 144336
This boat has been sold
Length 8.53m (28'0")
Year 1995
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Other
Sleeping berths 4
Engine 1 x diesel 59hp, Ford (unknown year)
Lying Cambridgeshire


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Home Build
Lying Cambridgeshire
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 613.5 ltr (135.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 545.4 ltr (120.0 USG) Total - 3 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 59hp
Engine make and model Ford (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 2.0 ltr (0.4 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


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Length 8.53m (28'0")
LWL 7.01m (23'0")
Beam 2.50m (8'2")
Draft Min 0.91m (3'0")
Draft Max 0.91m (3'0")
Airdraft 2.80m (9'2")
Headroom 2.10m (6'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Cruising Chute (unknown year)
Foresail (unknown year)
Foresail (unknown year)

All the rigging was new in 2010 exept the 4 baby stays which are galvanised and new in 2001.
The 2 extra foresails need modifying to fit the roller reefing as hank on not furling.
There are shear legs (A frame) to enable 2 people to raise or lower the mast,

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Other
Finish Paint finish

The Keel is stub keel with bilge plates.
This is a well-built motor sailor with strength in mind and the design of the keel means she can dry out and stay upright is needs be. She was started on in 1995 but launched in 2001.


Total # of berths 4
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick

The accomondation is in 2 cabins the forward cabin has 2 single berths the main saloon area has 2 quater berths and a seating area, the saloon table can be moved to the cockpit makeing a comfortable outside area to eat and drink from.

2 burner paraffin Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick

Hand held ship to shore
GPS (Magellan) 12 volt feed and mounting bracket.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Cockpit cover tick
Tonneau cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Kedge / Bruce)
10.00m (32'10") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of rode
Spray Dodgers and the cockpit tent are nearly new making the cockpit into an extra room.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

4 bilge pumps (2 manual / 2 electric)

2 x Fire Extinguishers
1 x Fire Blanket
2 x Self inflating life jackets
1 x Junior life jacket

Broker's Comments

If you are looking for a well built motor sailer this one is a strong well constructed example, able to sleep 4 in comfort and has provided the current owner with many hours of enjoyable good sailing around the east coast. Contact Alan to make arrangements to view on 07846793159.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bruce Roberts 28B Pilothouse Motor Sailor has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Nash of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.