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Bruce Roberts 53

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Boat REF# 14120
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 16.16m (53'0")
Year 1995
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp, Cummins 4 Cylinder (1995)
Lying Cornwall


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder South African
Lying Cornwall
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 90hp
Engine make and model Cummins 4 Cylinder (1995)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Three blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 5.0 ltr (1.1 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

New batteries July 2005


LOA 16.16m (53'0")
LWL 12.20m (40'0")
Beam 4.90m (16'1")
Draft Min 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 2.00m (6'7")
Displacement 18,000kg (39,690.0lbs)
Headroom 1.85m (6'1")


10% discount on rigging

Ketch rigged Bellemy of South Africa Aluminium spars (1995) with stainless steel standing rigging (1995)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Doyle - Slab (1995)
Headsail - Furling (1995)
Other sails Mizzen by Doyle (1995)
Sotrm jib by Doyle (1995)
Small Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

Halyard winches are Harken 32s. Primarys are 2 x Harken 64s and 1 x Harken 48

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction Wood laminate
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

mulitple layers of cold moulded marine ply, epoxy bonded and outer sheathed with glass fibre matting and epoxy resin. Coach roof rebuilt and decked within last three years. Same for aft deck cockpit area.


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Upper saloon will convert to two berths as will the lower saloon. If used, these berths bring the accommodation to 12 persons. The galley is being re-fitted ( Aug 05), hence the photos show no cooker. The two double cabins are aft and adjacent are heads no. 2. The forward cabin is a twin with bunks to port and huge locker space to port. The prot cabin is a twin with bunks. Adjacent to the forward and port cabin are the heads no.2.

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF tick
GPS tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick

3 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
100.00m (328'1") of chain

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Broker's Comments

What is being offered here is an immensely constructed serious cruising yacht fom the board of Bruce Roberts. The very fact it has been professionally built in South Africa is indicitive of a strong boat. The interior is having a bit of a re-fit, in particular the galley. Below decks, she is so spacious that you get an upper saloon in the deck house and then a lower saloon. Full six foot head room everywhere, even in the aft cabins. With a little updating of the interior and electronics, this yacht would make a perfect live-aboard and long distance cruiser.

Currently lying in Cornwall.

Offers on the asking price will be considered.

This Bruce Roberts 53 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steven of Boatshed Falmouth. 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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