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Bruce Roberts 53 Professional Build

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Boat REF# 160212
removed from sale
Length 16.15m (53'0")
Year 1998
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 1 x diesel 130hp, Perkins (1998)
Lying Langkawi


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Terry Erskine (Wadebridge)
Lying Langkawi
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Fuel capacity 860.0 ltr (189.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 130hp
Engine make and model Perkins (1998)
Engine Hours engine1:   2883
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 23" 4 blade bronze (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.5 ltr (1.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Engine spares tick

Engine serviced every 200 Hrs from new.
220v , 24v & 12 v electrical systems.
House batteries are 550 A/h @ 24 V, Engine start is 165 A/h. (10 House batteries plus the engine start ) Two alternators 12 v x 70 A & 24 v x 170 A


Length 16.15m (53'0")
LWL 13.11m (43'0")
Beam 5.00m (16'5")
Draft Min 2.20m (7'3")
Draft Max 2.20m (7'3")
Airdraft 26.00m (85'4")
Displacement 36,290kg (80,019.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m (6'3")
Storage On marina


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Cutter rigged Eurospars Aluminium spars (1998) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)


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Reefing mainsail Osen - Slab (1998) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail Osen - Furling (1998)
Other sails Hank on Staysail (1998)
High cut Yankee (1998)
Spinakker (1998)
Storm Jib (1998)
Tri Sail (1998)
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Custom S/S boom rack.

Electrical Systems

220 volt, 11 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Built and registered in 1998 she was not launched until July 1999.
( Corten Steel with Awlgrip Paint finish )
Long fin with skeg hung rudder.
Water tanks are bladders and she also has 2 small grey water tanks.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
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Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
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Raw water wash tick
Cockpit shower tick
Microwave tick

Stbd saloon table drops to make a pilot berth.

3 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

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TV tick
DVD tick
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Deck Gear

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Sprayhood tick
Bimini tick
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Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell 3500 windlass
3 anchors
(80 lb CQR / 55 lb Delta / 35 lb Danforth)
103.00m (337'11") of chain
Cholamark dinghy (2005)
15hp outboard, Yamaha Enduro, Short shaft (2005)

Safety Equipment

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EPIRB 406MHz tick
Emergency steering tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Life raft needs service and EPIRB needs new battery.

Broker's Comments

Built and registered in 1998 she was not launched until July 1999, very nicely presented and fitted out, this big volume yacht was professionally built for her current owners. The interior looks more "Oyster" than typical "Bruce Roberts", with a large comfortable saloon, spacious practical galley and cavernous en suit master cabin aft, forward of the saloon is a second double cabin opposite the second heads and workshop and all the way forward is a twin cabin. On deck she has a safe comfortable center cockpit, climb in achor / sail locker and uncluttered decks for ease of movement, the large poop deck with dual lazarette's is an ideal spot for sun downers. She appears to have been very well maintained by her owners, who have serviced the engine every 200 Hrs from new, they have now moved ashore and she is offered for sale at a very realistic price.
Just slipped (October 2013) for anti fouling,cutlass bearing, Deep Seal Unit and a new exhaust system.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

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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.