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Bruce Roberts PCF 40 Sailing Trawler

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Boat REF# 157070
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 12.19m (40'0")
Year 1981
Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Berths 7
Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp, Ford Lehman (1981)
Lying Olympic Peninsula, WA USA - Shown By Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Christian Van Peers/Zampeer Boat Works
Lying Olympic Peninsula, WA USA - Shown By Appointment
Fuel capacity 2,727.3 ltr (600.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Water capacity 2,272.8 ltr (500.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 13.6 ltr (3.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Ford Lehman (1981)
Engine Hours engine1:   2000
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Three Blade Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 12.3 ltr (2.7 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7.5 knots
Generator output 5KVA
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Ford Lehman engine is fitted with a double belt drive driving a 120 amp alternator for maximum charging of the batteries while underway.
Three fuel tanks, two 250 gallon and one 100 gallon give extended cruising range. The fuel is manifolded to the 100 gallon tank which is placed lower than the other tanks in the keel so the fuel is always being drawn for the 100 gallon tank. No confusing pumping and transferring of fuel.
Northern Lights 5KW generator with less than 200 hours.
Automatic loud hailer which is used for
Three blade bronze 26" X 15" X 1 3/4 " LH prop. 1 3/4" bronze shaft.
Wagner hydraulic steering with Neco steering course failure alarm.
All marine grade wire with one 8D 12 volt starting battery and two banks of four 6-volt batteries and one separate battery for the genset. Total of 10 batteries.
Shore power isolator. Link 200 Xantrex interface between charger and inverter. Professional Mariner Electrical system monitor.
The aft deck has hydraulic piping run for girdies. There is a hydraulic system on board. Only connected to standby bilge pump presently but may run a refer compressor if attached to the system as designed and the girdies when fitted. Has mounts on hull for outriggers
Batteries approx 4years old. Charged and trickle charged.
Tanks cleaned about 4years ago.
rigging original. Sails in excellent condition. Roller jib is in fair cond.
engine hours approx 1600. Ford Lehman 6 cyl. Oil changes done routinely each season. New fuel pump and injectors 200 hours ago.
100 some hours on new 5 kw northern lights gen.
New radar, GPS, AIS all furuno.
Refer is a holding plate type currently only the 120 volt compressor is installed.
Boat made by commercial builder in Fort Bragg, ca.


LOA 12.19m (40'0")
LWL 10.67m (35'0")
Beam 3.96m (13'0")
Draft Max 1.83m (6'0")
Airdraft 10.36m (34'0")
Displacement 15,873kg (35,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.96m (6'5")
Storage On marina


Gaff rigged Christian Van Peers/Zampeer Boat Works Wood spars (1981) with stainless steel standing rigging (1981)


Mainsail - Slab (1981) Lazy Jacks,
Headsail - Furling (1981)
Other sails Mizzen (1981)

Gaff rigged tanbark sails in very good condition.
All stainless steel rigging.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 10 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

Full hard chine welded 0.25 thick steel full displacement hull.
1/4 inch mild steel hull.
Stainless stanchions and rub rails.
3/16 steel pilot house and deck.
1/2 inch teak over 3/16 steel back deck.
She is two part epoxy coated inside. By shipyard. It was sprayed on. The exterior is also a two part on the bare steel above the water line. below it is 5 coats of intercon, international paint. Exterior and bottom done June 2013.

Aft deck is overlaid with teak and the open foredeck is overlaid with plywood and fiberglassed.
The cockpit is fully enclosed with new canvas, which is easily folded down in order to use the mizzen.
Documented vessel as both pleasure and or commercial fishing


Total # of berths 7
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
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The galley up and seating and helm up make for very inviting visiting as other boaters go by. Going below into the forward cabins give the ultimate in privacy. Beautiful teak joinery with tasteful carvings everywhere.

Aft upper cabin with galley up and settee for six which makes into a full berth. Entering the vessel is from port or starboard through sliding doors amidship. Very airy and bright with windows everywhere.

Shipmate 3 burner stove with oven (gimballed). Six gallon hot water heater runs off 120 volt AC or engine.
Three cabin heat sources, electric, hot water via new Red Dot radiator and Taylor diesel stove
Three cabin heat sources, electric, hot water via new Red Dot radiator and Taylor diesel stove.
New prop three bladed Michigan 26 inch by 15 inch pitch, left hand on 1 3/4 Bronze shaft

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Furuno Model 1835/ 24 mile radar. Furuno Model GP-32 GPS. Ross fathometer. Sailor Radio Phone VHF, High Range CB 40 channel. Single Side Band Atlas 215 X. Ritchie 6" gimballed compass at the helm with a fluxgate electronic compass. There is a 4" compass mounted overhead in the master stateroom. Neco hydraulic Autopilot which runs off the magnetic compass. AIS transceiver.

Deck Gear

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1 halyard winches
3 sheet winches
Electric Plath windlass (with remote control)
3 anchors
(CQR, Danforth)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
75 Lb CQR anchor with 300 ft of 3/8 galvanized BBB chain. 35 Lb CQR with 100 ft. Lb danforth. 12 volt Plath windlass with deck switch and switch at the helm.

Safety Equipment

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3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

Two 12 VDC Rule 2,500 GPH bilge pumps with one spare. Man overboard pole. Two life rings with pennant. Life sling.
Automatic Halon system in engine room.
Two Stearns survival suits with reflective tape.
ACR "406" EPIRB registered and mounted in the wheel house with manual release.
This vessel also has a clear-view windshield wiper usually found on commercial fishing vessels or commercial freighters.
The round device acts something like a windscreen wiper on an automobile. Instead of using rubber wipers, it uses centrifugal force to remove water droplets.

The center part is the motor. The round transparent 18" diameter disc is attached to the shaft of the center motor and spins when the motor turns. The spinning action removes the water from the disc and so navigators are able to get a clear view of the outside by looking through the spinning disc. Of course the edges of the spinning disc are constructed in such a way that water will not be able to enter the bridge.
The particles of salt in the air from the waves when solidified will easily scratch the window if a rubber wiper is installed. The spinning disc hardly needs any maintenance at all.

Broker's Comments

There are over 200 of these unique Bruce Roberts-designed Pacific Coast Fisheries (PCF) 40 Sailing Trawlers built and in service world-wide.

It has a large fuel and water capacity plus space for a deep freezer. As a full displacement motor sailer vessel of steel construction it is also an economical passage maker and is quite capable of crossing oceans safely and surely. The hull was ultrasound inspected in 2009 with good results and the teak hull-to-deck joint was plug sampled with absolutely no moisture present.

This yacht is very comfortable and extremely well maintained -- it even smells good. Non-smokers and fastidious care, even in the engine room, shows pride of ownership.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bruce Roberts PCF 40 Sailing Trawler has been personally photographed and viewed by David Ritchey of Boatshed Seattle. 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.

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