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A Boat Owner&#;s Insights &#; Bruce Roberts 65 Review

In this edition of “A Boat Owner’s Insights,” we get an in-depth look at the Bruce Roberts New York 65 Steel Cutter currently listed on our Boatshed Seattle website (link below). This is a true expedition charter sailing vessel with ample adventures and nautical miles already under her belt. From the remote northwestern coast of Greenland to the Northwest Passage of North America, she has proven herself capable and fully equipped for safe and comfortable world voyaging.

 

Bruce Roberts 65 Review

What inspired you to buy a foot offshore steel sailboat?

We wanted to deliver Alaskan sailing vacations out of Seward, Alaska, and had the opportunity to purchase her there. She is an ideal charter boat – stable and spacious with many system redundancies that make operating in remote areas much more comfortable.

What have you most enjoyed about her?

A few things come to mind. We enjoyed her spacious salon area for relaxing while on anchor. The well laid-out galley, with its ample room for provisions and table wares definitely made it easier to cook meals every day for six guests and three crew! Also, the deck layout with the dodger-style enclosed area above the companion way made it comfortable for passengers to enjoy the scenery while not being in the way of the helm or the running rigging. And we really loved her aesthetic appeal. She has a lot of presence on the water and looks (and sails) great. We were really proud to take her out and show her off. We slept well at night because of the peace of mind allowed by her redundancies – one being the manifolded fuel system, which makes it easy to isolate bad fuel from the delivery side.

What notable destinations has she traveled to?

She was built in Ketchikan, Alaska in , so our visit with her there last summer marked the completion of her circumnavigation of North America, via the Panama Canal and the Northwest Passage. In she sailed up to 79 degrees north along the west coast of Greenland and completed the Northwest Passage. We met her prior owners in Greenland that year. We sailed her all over the Alaskan coast including Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords. Notable destinations and trips include crossing the Gulf of Alaska, going into the ice from Holgate Glacier, and squeezing through the tide-dependent entry of Taz Basin.

What has impressed you most about her performance?

She points well, even in light air, and has a sizeable rudder – she&#;s more nimble than you would think for a boat that displaces ,+ pounds. We sailed her upwind in some pretty narrow channels. As you would expect with an expedition boat, she&#;s also quite content in stronger winds and bigger seas.

What additions to her are noteworthy compared to similar vessels?

This boat is well-equipped right now to go sailing, with no major outfitting required. We sailed her down from Alaska to the Waterline dock in August. Twin engines make her a standout in her category, for sure. We added a safety skeg per the designer&#;s specifications in , and this stiffened her up and added more ballast lower down, with no decrease in speed or turning moment. Not all Bruce Roberts designed-boats have this addition.

Why are you listing her with Waterline Boats?

We chose Waterline Boats / Boatshed because of another purchase we made through Boatshed in Port Townsend. The broker, Brian Moretti, worked very hard to answer our questions and make the sale easy and transparent. When we decided to sell our beloved steel cutter, it was a simple decision for us to call up Brian and have him handle the listing. The exposure and foot traffic of the Lake Union location was the clincher for us to keep the boat on the sales dock at Waterline Boats.

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For complete listing details on this proven, capable vessel, including + large format photos as well as videos and Virtual Tours, please view our Boatshed presentation here:
https://porttownsend.boatshed.com/bruce_roberts_new_york_boathtml

Our “A Boat Owner’s Insights” series is just one other method by which Waterline Boats / Boatshed makes the process of buying a boat a more informative and enjoyable one.

Sours: https://waterlineboats.com/boat-owners-insights-bruce-robertsreview/

Bruce Roberts boats for sale

Bruce Roberts

Bruce Roberts is a yacht brand that currently has 38 yachts for sale on YachtWorld, including 1 new vessels and 37 used yachts, listed by experienced yacht brokers and boat dealerships mainly in the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Spain and Malaysia. Models currently listed on YachtWorld span in size and length from 35 feet to 74 feet. High performance models listed are rigged with motors up to an impressive horsepower, while the more modest models for sale may have as modest as 43 horsepower engines (although the average engine size across all of our current listings is 85 HP).

Type of yachts by Bruce Roberts

This builder offers boat hull types including displacement, monohull and other that are usually used for traditional, time-honored boating pursuits such as overnight cruising and sailing. Bruce Roberts equips models listed with inboard drive power options, available with diesel and other propulsion systems.

Renowned for their Cruisers, Ketch, Sloop, Trawler and Center Cockpit, the Bruce Roberts boats listed generally have a draft and exceedingly wide beam, characteristics that make them popular and appropriate for overnight cruising and sailing.

How much do Bruce Roberts boats cost?

Bruce Roberts boats for sale on YachtWorld are offered at a variety of prices from $24, on the lower-cost segment, with costs all the way up to $1,, for the most luxurious yachts.

What Bruce Roberts model is the best?

Some of the best-known Bruce Roberts models now listed include: 53, Ketch, Mauritius, Spray 40 and Spray Various Bruce Roberts models are currently offered for sale by specialized yacht brokers, dealers and brokerages on YachtWorld, with listings ranging from year models up to

Sours: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats-for-sale/make-bruce-roberts/
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This review was written some years ago but nothing has changed - BRYD offers the same quality of service as they have for over 40 years of designing all types of sail and powerboats, trawlers, power and sailing cats, workboats, etc. sizes range from 8 m to 30 m (26ft  ft) you name it we have designed it !

FROM THE DRAFTING TABLE  -  Design Close Up by Robert H. Perry

Without a doubt, Bruce Roberts is the king of the stock plan designers. There are a number of reasons for this. Roberts' designs are always beautifully presented by the draughtsman. They are profusely detailed and leave very little for the amateur builder's imagination. This is definitely a positive statement. Lastly, Roberts' boat plans cover a wide variety of sizes and types of yachts. There is something for everyone.

Having worked in an office which specialized in stock plan designs myself, I am very aware of the quantity and complexity of problems facing the home builder. I feel some designers have exploited this market and have led many naive home builders down the garden path into debt and frustration.

Indeed, the best way to avoid this pitfall is to deal with a designer, like Roberts, who has extensive experience in this field. He has established his credentials and gained a wide following. Some home builders projects turn out "children" that only a mother could love. It is therefore wise to choose stock boat plans from a designer who has answered all the frequently asked questions many times. The art-science of designing yachts for amateur builders is as demanding, if not more demanding, as designing yachts for the buyer of the finest custom yacht. Bruce Roberts has my endorsement. 

Robert H. Perry

NOVEMBER    Dear Bruce,

Thank you for following up on my order.  As you doubtless observed, I was able to complete all three downloads, then this week I received the USB card that you so kindly sent.  I was really amazed at how much more information you included on the USB.

On a personal note, I absolutely LOVED the USB drive!  I had never seen a card like that and would love to get something similar for my own business.  Your card made an immediate impact, and I'll be showing it to others.  Sincere regards Howard Nutt.


DECEMBER    Hello Bruce,  

By the way the study plans were really complete, a lot more information than other study plans that I ordered from others.  Best Regards JF Desmeules


September Dear Bruce,  I have them all. I mistakenly pulled #1 3 times. You may shut down links if possible. I'm good. Amazing "study plans" !!  I've never seen better!     I've purchased 30 footer COMPLETE plans from 3 others.  NOTHING like even your STUDY PLANS! I also honor your materials as yours. Best regards, Ron Fabretti


Hi There, I have recently been looking into buying a yacht for some offshore cruising. Something I have long wanted to do. After looking at many yachts on the market, I reckon you design some of the best.

But that is an aside to why I emailed. I visited your website, to learn more about you and your products, and was super impressed to see you are designing a yachts putting wheelchair-bound sailors at the forefront of the designs applications. Making things, like sailing, accessible for people with disabilities is an incredibly positive, yet under-valued action. So good on you!

Cheers, Mark Stevens


I've only had a chance to thumb through your book on building with metal, but I just wanted to say you really do design some incredibly beautiful boats.  Regards Chris.


ROBERTS 44 - FIBERGLASS - I am rebuilding one of your boats that was built back in the 80s.  The builders name was Robert Childers. This boat went through pure hell and survived.  It went to hurricane Nate and sailed over miles by itself through the Gulf of Mexico to end up on Miramar Beach.  If you get a chance please look up phantom of the aqua and you will see which boat I am repairing.   I am also the salvage company that recovered this boat.  This is by far the strongest the hull design I have ever seen.  Gerald  Nelson

http://www.thedestinlog.com/destin//phantom-of-aqua-becomes-bizarre-tourist-attraction/1

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This arrived today from customer who had just received his STUDY PLANS download

Hi Bruce,   Got them all, blimey, fabulous!  Many thanks, Paul


APRIL - Thank you so much! That's awesome. I have read a lot of testimonies from customers on your website, and now I see they are accurate and true.  Thank you,  Randy Bruner


SPECIAL OFFER

- ANY THREE STUDY BOAT PLANS -�DETAILS HERE 
NEWS -

VOYAGER DS

Hi Bruce, 

I thought that you would like to see how my Voyager turned out. I launched her in September , having started in April Almost all the work was done singlehanded and mostly part time, apart from moving some of the plates around early on. All went well and I am very pleased with the result, with no significant problems.

Last year we sailed the boat from Hampshire UK to Scotland where she remained for the winter. Unfortunately we are still isolating from Corona Virus, but hoping to get back within the next few weeks. Hopefully then return to Keyhaven for the coming winter and a few minor adjustments. 

She is very comfortable to live on, and warm and dry in the winter, even with some ice around in the sea one morning. We had some bumpy seas in the English Channel last year and she appears to be a good sea boat. A hp diesel Nanni pushes her along nicely at knots.

Overall, very pleased and thank you very much for the design. The kit went together extremely well.  

Regards, Julian Aldridge


VOYAGER - RETURNING BUILDER !

Hello Robert, 

Thanks a lot for your quick response. I am your old customer indeed. 12 years ago I built Voyager in Turkey and sailed for some years and I sold her, still you have some photos in your page. Now I am planning to build a small one.

 

FT or max. 40 ft is my target. I like aft cock pit boats and easy to handel for me.

Please make some suggestion for me.  Best regards. Oguz

ROBERTS

We now own your B, the one featured on your website (dark blue hull, red waterline, white boot-stripes) and we�re playing around with the idea of an interior refit. I�ve modified your original plan drawing to that effect and wanted your opinion on any considerations you may have about moving plywood bulkheadsit is my understanding that it virtually makes no difference, being a steel construction, what interior layout we go with as the hull is inherently structurally integral regardless of furnishings, etc. But you will know better than I! Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Signed Josh Hannigan


SCOTT HERBERT & FAMILY.

I forgot to mention when we were kids dad had a 36 foot Roberts then a 38 offshore, I bought a set of 43 Mauritius plans that I pondered over for years but never built. I bought a 29 Roberts that I loved.

My brother sold his 44 offshore last year. When I was looking for a trailer sailer and the 19 came up it wasn�t a hard choice.  Think our family might be Roberts fans?  lol


NEW YORK 46 ( See photos )

Hello Bruce & Andrew,

My name is Donald McAllister and I built the NY46, pictures of which grace your web site.  Built under the name &#;Jagungal&#;, it was sold in to Mr John Matthews (NZ) who changed the name (unfortunately) to Luna C.

Anyway, just wanted to say that building and sailing Jagungal was the best thing I ever did.  Fabulous design.  Fast and stable, sea-inndly and reliable.  Loved it.  Miss it; still.  Thanks for glory days. Donald


NEW !  SAILING CATS

Fiberglass & Aluminum SAILING CATAMARAN BOAT PLANS These new custom designs for building in FIBERGLASS & ALUMINUM. The interior lay-outs can be arranged to suit the builders wishes.


VOYAGER - Arab Emirates have built two Voyager 's from our cutting files and plans - the boats are for the Navy Training Department - Many other governments around the world have built boats to our design including Drug Enforcement and fast patrol boats as well as several sail training vessels.


NEW: NEW YORK / VOYAGER
Transits the North West Passage. See STUDY PLANS for more photos.

A little over a year and a half ago, when my old sailing mate Mark Schrader informed me that e'd found the ideal boat for Around the Americas

 www.aroundtheamericas.org
, our planned expedition into the Northwest Passage and beyond, I was very pleased. But in all honesty, when he told me that the boat he'd discovered was a year-old, Bruce Roberts designed steel cutter that'd been cruising in Mexican waters for the last decade, I was considerably less enthused. Now, after almost three hard months of nearly continuous travel, we're roughly two-thirds of the way along the Northwest Passage, and we've put literally thousands of miles behind us. And as far as our foot yacht, Ocean Watch, is concerned, I can't imagine a better tool for the job at hand.

She always had pretty lines, and that's a good sign. The previous owners, a husband-and-wife team of marine biologists who'd used the boat partly as a floating laboratory and also as their liveaboard home, had looked after her well. But her systems, wiring, plumbing, rig, and sails were old and tired.

For the trip we had in mind, she'd need a total overhaul. Last fall and winter, under the direction of our first mate, Dave Logan, Ocean Watch was completely transformed in a Seattle boatyard. Dave and I will be writing in depth about her refit in an upcoming print edition of Cruising World.

For the time being, let me just say that when I drove out West last May to begin the voyage, I knew she'd undergone a ton of work. But I still couldn't believe my eyes. The last time I'd seen the old girl, as the saying goes, she'd been ridden hard and put away wet. Now she looked like she was ready for anything, and since we were bound for the Arctic Circle, that was a very good thing indeed.

In the months since, we've encountered all sorts of conditions, ranging from flat calms to small gales. Ocean Watch has performed flawlessly across the board. On the trip north from Mexico, our average speed was less than 5 knots, and we were pushing hard. These days, with her new Lugger Marine diesel engine, she makes a steady knots under power in a moderate seaway at a very efficient rpm. Under sail, with her new suit of canvas from Carol Hasse's Port Townsend Sails loft (and a revamped rig, including a new mast track to replace the former in-mast furling mainsail), we've made speeds of nearly 10 knots when close-reaching in 15 knots of wind.

Honestly, it's like we have a brand-new boat.  Luckily, we've yet to sail Ocean Watch in truly heavy air and storm-tossed seas. That day, no doubt, is coming soon. But if what we've seen thus far is any indication, we're more than a little optimistic about how she'll fare. We've got a lot of confidence in our boat, which any sailor knows is a very good thing to have. And considering my first misgivings, that's been a very pleasant surprise.

SPRAY 40 SURVIVES HURRICANE

Just letting you know the Spray 40 I purchased last year survived the hurricane here in Panama City Florida. My mast are down but no other real damage.  It's a good boat. Regards Tom


VOYAGER DS Just completed circumnavigation.

Voyager DS built by Tam�s T�th in Hungary and seen anchored in some far off cruising location. VOYAGER DS

Tamas has written to us - I started my journey around the world in Croatia and now I get back. From Canary Islands started Sunday and will be approximately 13 to 18 June in Gibraltar. I would like to meet you, my boat designer and thank you for your proven reliable, beautiful model. Sincerely, Tamas Toth Norvik S / Y

NOW BACK HOME IN HUNGARY AFTER SAILING AROUND THE WORLD - JUST ONE OF THE MANY HUNDREDS OF BRUCE ROBERTS DESIGNED BOATS THAT HAVE CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE GLOBE !


VOYAGER   See PHOTOS - JUST RECEIVED

Hello Bruce! Over a year later amazing. Approaching 10,nm - Westcoast of NA to Mexico, Marquesas, Tuamotu's, Tahiti, Moorea, Huahine, Raiatea, Bora Bora, Palmerston, Beverage Reef, Nuie, Tonga, and just awaiting friend's arrival before jumping south to New Zealand for the cyclone season.

Boat has been superb - easy motion, easy handling, good boat speed - the hull is great. 

Our steel construction also had us leading our boat buddies in whenever the way became challenging - the confidence it provides allows us to get get into beautiful anchorages.

Attached a coupe sailing pics from recent Bluewater festival in Vava'u - and a nice offshore shot taken from another boat we were passing enroute Manihi to Tahiti. Genoa is furled due to furler issuesso easily driven we still made good speed . Always get complements on her pretty hull

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FOR SALE:   SPRAY 40

Asking price: Details and additional information from owner Robert Few

[email protected]

SSR  Registered Spray of Dell Quay.

Dimentions,  39&#;6&#;   LOA Length  50&#; Approx Inc Sprit and


SPRAY 40 SURVIVES HURRICANE -

Just letting you know the Spray 40 I purchased last year survived the hurricane here in Panama City Florida. My mast are down but no other real damage.  It's a good boat. Regards Tom


VOYAGER BUILT IN CANADA - Read on:

Full construction and cruising photos included with study plans for this boat.

Hi Bruce, it&#;s been a few miles since our update as we pulled into NZ after crossing the Pacific from Mexico. We&#;re still out here cruising, still benefiting from DreamCatcher&#;s great offshore cruising design & solid steel construction.

Spent most of in Fiji, bouncing thru Vanuatu and New Caledonia enroute to Australia, cruising around the Great Barrier Reef & over to Darwin before crossing to Indonesia. After throughly enjoying Komodo dragons, great diving and good cheap beer,  we cleared out of Bali, stopping at CocosKeeling, Rodrigues and Reunion experiencing an awesome run with multiple mi days across the Indian Ocean before driving up around the northern tip of Madagascar - Nosy Be is a terrific cruising area, beautiful, protected, and cheap!!

Then we ran the Mozembeq channel out and around the Cape of Good Hope - the Horn of Africa. Running before 30kt of wind, with another 4kt of current (and surfing a touch), we hit our top peak speed to date - kt.  Running comfortable and with a dry cockpit, under autopilot, the crew could not believe how stable we were.

Capetown to Barbados with stops at St Helena and Fernando de Noronha was a quieter repeat of the Indian Ocean run - multiple mi days, though much more time spent under spinnaker.

So 4 years later we&#;ve come around the otherside of the world to the Caribbean. Plan on cruising here for 2 seasons before going through the Panama Canal, and finishing our circumnavigation as we cross over to Hawaii, before turning north to BC, Canada.

Thank-you for a great design. Will send a note when we complete or circumnavigation.

Couple pics attached, plus Facebook link covering ongoing journey

https://www.facebook.com/norm.facey   

Norm Facey Roberts V DreamCatcher  currently Guadeloupe, Carribbean Sea


NEW !  SAILING CATS

Fiberglass & Aluminum SAILING CATAMARAN BOAT PLANS These new custom designs for building in FIBERGLASS & ALUMINUM. The interior lay-outs can be arranged to suit the builders wishes.


NEW !  Spray - Aluminum  trailerable.

ALSO new wide body hull available for serious cruising. This multi chine Spray is easy to build and looks great with its Pilot House for shelter in rough weather.


ROBERTS - WOOD EPOXY - BRAZIL.

Check out the beautiful interior of this Roberts

https://alexandrezelinski.pixieset.com/veleirobelo/


SPRAY 40

Hi Andrew & Bruce,
As we spoke about on the phone. I bought plans for the 40 ft multi chine spray in and built her in steel in our back garden in Mandurah W A . We launched her (Yaminga) in Fremantle in and sailed her around Australia and the Pacific until we sold her  in Townsville in
Malcolm Bocock


VOYAGER Wood Epoxy

Awesome Bruce,  

I got all the emails and i am downloading all the files. Thank you very much for your prompt reply's and service. I am getting excited about starting the project. 

When i was a kid i always would study your sailboat plans and built a 15&#; sailboat from one of your plans i ordered back in the late 70&#;s when i was 12 years old!

You were always a great inspiration to me and gave me hope that a poor farm kid really could build his own boat and sail around the world. Rob
 


PCF 40

HI Bruce, 

We own a steel PCF 40, great boat! We have sailed her from the Great Lakes to Florida and the Bahamas.

We are about to install an autopilot system and the person we are working with asked us for the dimensions of the rudder. The boat is in Florida and we are currently in Southern Ontario, Canada. Could you provide me with the rudder dimensions?

Thank you, Ben Eckensweiler  ( Bruce replied with the dimensions of the rudder )



SPRAY - STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES & CUTTING FILES

Bruce, I have all the files now. Fantastic drawings. I am a mechanical designer by trade so I know what I am talking about. Thanks again. Shawn


SPRAY 36 - Fiberglass.

Hello, I built a fiberglass 36 Spray and launched in ' What a great boat she has Been !   I originally bought a running rigging STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES from you. Thanks, Chris Beidler, Florida, USA


ROBERTS PILOT HOUSE VERSION !

Bruce,  I have purchased Steel Dawn, the Roberts Pilothouse featured on your website and built by Duncan Mason. Duncan spent over a decade building and fitting the boat to an amazing standard with everything you can imagine onboard, only to find he does not have the time to use it.

As a shake down cruise a couple of us took the boat across the Irish Sea to Dublin. Whilst we expected force 5 winds;

we did not expect to arrive in Ireland in a Force 9 and in the dark. The boat was fantastic, safe, secure and dry in the deep cockpit despite waves over the bow reaching the deck saloon windows on occasion!

I have great plans for travelling in the boat, Iceland and Greenland being near the top of my wish list, and I look forward to many voyages in Steel Dawn. If anyone in the UK contacts you regarding building a I would be delighted to talk to them and show them Steel Dawn, Duncan is also very approachable with any technical and build advice. Regards David Newman


SPRAY 33

Hi  Just wanted to let you know that Miss Fiona arrived Anstruther, Scotland from Southampton, England in early July and thank you all for your assistance along the way.  I appreciate Dylan's good advice and guidance throughout , Frank stepping in to help pave the way to completion leading to insuring a homebuilt boat for sailing in the U.K., and Peter and the NFCC for good advice, information and introductions.  

I also want to thank Bruce and Hal for their support throughout.

Both legs, from Jacksonville to Ft Lauderdale and from Southampton to Anstruther were enjoyable and without mishap.  Miss Fiona was the star. The most challenging parts were learning how to plan passages, where tides are a hugh factor, and docking with a long keel in tight and rough conditions.  Once I had the tide clock set to Dover, it all came together.  We are now planning to visit the Orkneys next spring and then west coast of Scotland later.  If she continues to prove herself, and the crew can match her performance, we'll try some longer passages. Thanks Henry Rupert


ROBERTS

Hi Bruce,

As you may recall, we were having some trouble sailing our yacht because I am not at all experienced.   Well. I guess we found out that we have a pretty fast boat.   We achieved knots in 17 knots of wind and are very pleased.   Does that sound about what you would expect from your design stretched to 47'-9"?

Have a spiffy G'Day  Earl

Bruce says:  Very creditable - You are getting the best out of this fine boat,


COMMENTS FROM SPRAY 33 OWNER ABOUT "BLACK PEARL"
Our boat has cruised to Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean, and has made two Biscay crossings in severe weather. We have nothing but admiration for her sea keeping qualities and we have never for one moment felt unsafe in her and she returned good passage times in strong winds. We have recently completed a long term restoration of our boat.

SEE MORE FACTS ABOUT THE SPRAY IN THE

NEWSLETTER

NEW:

Spray 52 & Spray 58  Photos of recent launching.

Centennial SPRAY 45
Dear Bruce,I can tell you my own impression of sailing the Centennial Spray I made a trip cross the Baltic sea. She steering herself really, just need to carefully put sails on right position. I did not touch the steering wheel for more than 20 minutes, just look at compass. Excellent performance, just nice. Thank you very much for smart design. Best Regards, Victor V. Tchaburko


SPRAY 33 


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As a captain, broker and engineer, I really appreciate your designs.  There are so many intelligent details.  As a designer, you don&#;t miss a trick.  Great space usage, smart layouts, and a focus on seaworthiness always make me happy.  There&#;s another of your boats here on the market, a 55, that I&#;m also representing to a customer.  She again has a great layout, and is a handsome boat too:

Regards Jay


Hi Bruce,
Thank you for the fast response with all the study plans and free book. I am nearly finished reading the book and have found it hard to put down since it arrived. I can highly recommend to anyone embarking on the adventure of building their own boat to read this first. Regards Kevin Black.


Bruce says: Nothing gives me more pleasure than to have a returning customer - this one arrived today.

From: Zeynep MARANEZLI - Turkey - Sent: Tuesday, November 17, PM  To:  Subject: Drawings

Dear   Mr.  Roberts ;  Several  years   ago   we  bought  Cat 65  Catamaran  boats   drawings  from  you  and  built the Cat. We  so  pleased  to  work  with   you.

We  need    now    the    drawings  of    Euro STEEL OR ALUMINUM.How  can   we   supplied ?   Best  Regards, Vedat  Maranezli 

NOTE:

As returning customer we gave Mr Maranezli a very good price and we look forward to seeing the new Euro  .

SPRAY 40

Hi Bruce,  My wife, Pat knew that I needed to be on the water and found a Spray 40 built in Vancouver, BC.  She convinced me to spend the extra revenue that I received from working too many hours on the Gitane Des Mers (47&#; LOA. 40&#; LOD, 14&#;6&#; beam).  When friends ask how I convinced my wife to let me buy the boat, I simply reply, I broke down and let my first mate talk me in to buying the boat.  I realize the bad humor, yet it applies.  J

Although I am still learning the boat, our Spray 40 performs well, we have a Volvo 6 cylinder diesel that we use for marina ingress-egress and have found that even the sloop configuration sails well (although I still prefer the junk schooner rig).  We averaged knots for a few hours and knots for about a half hour until I reduced sail to enter our protected winter moorage.  The Spray is everything that I had read and heard from other owners.  Although we will not win races, it is a heavy smooth sailing and comfortable sailboat&#;exactly what we want.   Regards Gene


NEW: Range of sailing CAT designs and plans.  SEE MORE

Bruce Roberts charter boat in Turkey - USE LINK CHARTER BOAT or Copy and paste link in your browser. 

http://www.boatingturkey.net/BT-R_boatcode_Bruce_Roberts_Design_html


ROBERTS - WOOD EPOXY BRAZIL.

Hello, The construction of the boat is well advanced at the end of the year will be three years of spare time work.  I looks very nicel and we are very happy with the result.  I am sending some updated pictures of the boat. We made some internal changes and put in place the pilot house one deck salon.

Thank you for your help. Regards Junior Dymphnus


ROBERTS - NEW PHOTOS.


ROBERTS  

Hello!Greetings from two proud builders in Sweden J

Thank you for your answer about stability without ballast. My thoughts were the same but as always there is doubts, but you writing it should be safe was good news. Anyways, we hired a bigger (ton) crane and loaded kg in the keel before the launch and just to ease my mind and gut J

The launch went with no problems and the boat was quite stable. At the dock we loaded another 1,5 ton ballast into the keel and then moved downstream to our dock.The name is VALKYRIA, home port is TORSH�LLA in the lake M�laren about 50Nm to Stockholm and the locks to the Baltic

Per & Zuzanna LarssonS/Y VALKYRIATorsh�lla / Sweden


ROBERTS   ALUMINUM

Hi, just wanted to send in some pictures of my in aluminium being built in Hervey bay, Australia. The plans are great thanks.   Jon Hull


ROBERTS ( Wood Epoxy )

Hello, I have not sent any news for some time, but everything is fine and our boat is almost ready.

I take this opportunity to thank you for all the help we have had in the past 4 years to build our dream. A beautiful Bruce Roberts vessel.  Merry Christmas and a great new year full of new achievements .. A big thank you.  Regards  Dymphnus Junior


CAT

From customer who ordered the plans & mold patterns

Hi Bruce !   Thank you very very much for your helpful, and the professional plan!

Its amazing !!!!!!!!!!!      Istvan Bocskor   Hungary   


VOYAGER
CRUISING SAILBOAT 
See the beautiful finish of this Wood Epoxy V was built by Nazli and Yildirim Beyazit Usta in Turkey who writes" Average speed is about knots with the motor. It is very easy to handle while cruising and very very smooth. We are often complimented on how it glides on the water by other people. We only have to make very fine adjustments while steering."

NEW Roberts Voyager - charter boat in Turkey


VOYAGER - Arab Emirates have built two Voyager 's from our cutting files and plans - the boats are for the Navy Training Department - Many other governments around the world have built boats to our design including Drug Enforcement and fast patrol boats as well as several sail training vessels.


VOYAGER DS CIRCUMNAVIGATION COMPLETED !


NEW TRADER (Cargo & family versions )

NEW Euro Cat 24 m / 78 ft  Plans and cutting files to build this Catamaran in either Aluminum or Fiberglass - Family and charter versions available.

NEW Euro Cat 19 m / 62 ft   Plans and cutting files to build this Catamaran in either Aluminum or Fiberglass - Family and charter versions available.


SPRAY Good Morning, I have a steel Roberts Spray 28ft  junk rigged.    I have owned it some 25 years, and it was built 30 years ago.   Still excellent, and wouldn't change it.  I have a question which to date have not been able to get an answer to, and hope you can help.  My boat is presently fitted with a 29Hp Volvo Penta  raw water cooled 3 cylinders.  It is at the age for 'Eventide' and am wondering if a smaller motor could be fitted to give more space, and same performance, say 18hp.   Best Regards, Terry    Yacht 'Si Hai'  Malaysia

BRUCE REPLIES:
Yes something in the order of 18 to 20 hp would be ideal for your Spray

MORE FROM TERRY:

Hello Bruce, have attached some pics of 'Si Hai'  We converted her to Junk Rig many years ago.  Home made sails, this is the second set.  Originally  we made the masts of Hoop pine from Australia, but the ravages of the climate in SE Asia dealt them a death blow.  The present masts we had made in Malaysia of 3mm steel and hot dipped.  

10 years on still very nice. Cheaper than the timber ones, and lighter.  This boat saved our lives 4 years ago, when we were hit at night by a large trawler (see Noonsite for details) Extensive damage, but no leaks, and managed to get into port in one piece.  

Needless to say the trawler did a runner, and nothing was investigated by the maritime authorities here. 

We spent 19 months repairing the damage.  New steel plates, deck, flat bar etc. welding was excellent by two young guys from Myanmar.  Best Regards Terry & Ana   'Si Hai'


Dear Mr Roberts, I received all links and USB.  The information included to the package is exceeding my expectations. In my opinion these are very clear and helpful files. Thank you very much,  Best Regards Sercan.


NEW Fiberglass plans are now available for the Cat PS - First set going to a client in Indonesia where there are several BR boats being built at this time.


NEW  Euro Cat

Hi Bruce, thanks for sending the plans so quickly!  You know, besides owning a boat, great fun is to build a boat!!  Best regards Stefan.  Stefan Stegmann Brazil.

The email above was received today from a client in Brazil who has already built a Wood Epoxy Roberts 53 and sailed this boat for many years - now Stefan is back to build one of our new Euro cat in aluminum.


NEW YORK 46 - See some great new photos

PCF 40

    Hello Bruce, Just to keep you posted.

We are the proud  new owners since early September of the PCF 40 of Claude Charland that you show on your site.  The boat is in steel, and was built in Quebec in   The Engine was is a new John Deer 80 HP installed in , with very few hours to date. 

I owe a big respect to Claude Charland the previous owner who sold it to us for the fantastic restauration work that he did by himself. Here attached are some pictures showing the beautifull quality of work. Pictures 2 and 3 is the way she was 3 years ago. All the other pictures is the way she looked went we bought her. We plan to take her on part of the American Great Loop, starting this June.

We are so happy, beautiful Design that we have searching for years.  Flavio Patuelli


ROBERTS

Hello Bruce

From the year to I built this marvellous boat singlehanded. She is the 4mm steel fin / sloop, exceptionally strong and a powerful sailing vessel. She has looked after me and &#;s of Royal Yachting Association candidates learning their skills aboard. Strong can be quantified as there have been two incidents.

The first was an anchor dragging that had her hitting a rock reef and going broadside over the top as the tide rose in a force , heeled at 30+ degrees. Fortunately no significant sea and the result on inspection was paint damage.

The other incident was sailing at 5 knots directly at solid rock with an instant stop. This bent the floor frame at the aft of the keel and put a golf ball dent in the toe of the keel. Straight forward to replace the bent frame and touch up the keel. There was no need to curtail the sailing season.

No I don&#;t make a habit of bashing into things but these prove that over weeks of heavy use as a training boat she is ideal as a comfortable strong and much admired boat that takes everything but extreme weather in her stride.

I don&#;t know how many have been built but there must be many happy owners out there of this class act, well done.  Regards  Robert Kincaid    www.obanseaschool.co.uk


Hi Bruce,  Could you please advise me  on cost of build drawings for the above vessel and / or STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES price for UK

I have the skill and contacts to build the vessel but need the professional back up to achieve.

I also have the land alongside River Thames to build but getting her out might prove a challenge ! What about floating her down Thames without keel ? what air draught to uppermost superstructure?

I owned a Bruce Roberts and was thoroughly impressed with the vessel. Best regards, Paul


ROBERTS

Dear Bruce, Mr Veli K�rkk�inen from Finland got plans of Coaster 36 from you about 5 &#; 6 years ago. 

The construction works have been interrupted for some years, because K�rkk�inen circumnavigated the North Pole during the years with his sailing yacht &#;Lena&#; ( a  Bruce Roberts off cpourse).  The situation of today is on the photo annexed.



Hello Bruce,  Thanks for the great boat designs. My last boat was a 36&#; Spray with low pilothouse and aft cabin. Now I&#;m looking at your PCF The boat seems to be in great condition, very good price, and is in England. I&#;m pretty sure it&#;s the one on your web page with the optional aft cabin, and a letter to you from Keith. 

Thanks again, and that Spray was one hell of a boat. It was built by a guy in Florida, sailed across the gulf of Mexico, then purchased and spent the next ten years in the backyard of a guy in Reno Nevada. I took it to the Puget Sound and used it well. Now it&#;s off to greater challenges.

Ed Hunt   Idaho USA


VOYAGER - Built in Canada

Hi gentsNot quite gone cruising yet Bruce, we head off to Mexico in July, targeting south pacific next spring.

I assume you're interested in the V - might want to take a look at my blog: lots of pics from ground up. Warning - I am not a fast builder - but moved across the country, raised a family, built cars, got a pilots license - and the boat launched the year I retired, so the plan worked.

COPY AND PASTE BLOG IN YOU BROWSERdreamcatchermarine.blogspot.com/

Norm, Boatbuilder and Skipper Extordinaire
Charter member of B+B for Friends

http://dreamcatchermarine.blogspot.co.uk/


ROBERTS ( M43 )

Good Morning, 

My parents built and sailed a Roberts Mauritius 43 called Halcyon around the world in the late 80&#;s. We were going through a few boxes the other day and i came across the original plans for the boat. I found Sheet 1 of the plans particularly interesting, however it is very old and torn and has a few pieces missing.

I was wandering if you possibly have a digital copy that I could have printed and framed to give them as an anniversary present. Your help would be much appreciated.  Regards, Grant Stephens

Bruce replied and sent a new set of plans.


VOYAGER

On behalf of theship ownerand thecaptains /sMalborkwarmlywelcomeall those who appreciateluxury and safety ofcruises
  on the new(May ) yachtVoyager

http://sy.malbork.pl


SPRAY 22 OWNER - Seeking extra information.

Hi Bruce and Andrew,

Thanks very much for the information and plans you attached. I'm astounded by such a rapid and comprehensive response!   Have a good Easter, Jim


ROBERTS Offshore 44

ROBERTS ( UPDATED DESIGN )

Good day,  My wife and I sailed a Roberts 44 offshore for 9 1/2 years in the So pacific and are now Living on Hawaii. The boat is a D model and done in AIREX foam which made our boat 5/9 degrees cooler than the rest of the fleet.

Our trip started out in Washington State down the west coast into Mexico then out into the So Pacific. What I came to realize was that the Roberts 44 design was a outstanding design with features that one could only truly appreciated in heavy weather and during times when mechanical problems occasionally arise.  

Ease of getting to shaft packing's and access to the engine compartment were no problem. That was a real plus as other production boats had everything hidden so they gave you a big boat feel. That was great until you got into heavy seas and you found that the spacious bathroom was liking the feel of a handball in handball court and that to reach that leaking shaft seal you had to move the refrigerator unit. ETC..

I am now building a 1/2 inch to the foot Half Hull model of my "VERITAS" and have used the small plans that you provided me while we were boating in Australia.  

Thanks for your effort and Aloha  Tony Keeling   "[email protected]"  


NEW YORK 46

Hi Bruce,
I am friends with Ray Crake of Western Australia who built a Roberts New York 46&#;which he named &#;Kome&#;ova&#;. I must say I am very impressed with the outcome and have been out on Kome�va in some pretty strong conditions.

The boat felt extremely strong and sure-footed in a following meter swell on the journey from Dunsborough to Rottnest Island then Rottnest Island to Fremantle the following day.  Kind regards, PAUL DURKIN &#; BSc (UWA)


ROBERTS 44

Thank you very much for the information.  I want you to know that she is getting a new life and I will be solo sailing the Atlantic on her from West Palm to Greenock Scotland, a plan I have had since I was 12 years old( now 57)  and read the book Tinkerbell.  Thanks for designing such a wonderful boat and all the best. Kind regards Mike


ROBERTS 58 
Good day, Bruce., Thank you for your attention, care and interest. Now we finished our boatbuilding project and received all legal documents  in state structures. The yacht  is beauty. We called her "Diana"

Regulary, we take part in yacht competitions, and win in most of them.  Also the yacht accomplish cruise along famous place of  Baikal.  Our guests  take  possibility to know how is wonderful Baikal and yachting and also receive unforgettable emotions, during swimming etc. With kind regards Anna Belozerova

MORE FROM ANNA.
Good afternoon, Bruce. How are you? It is fulfilled the 10th anniversary of our yacht project in this year. A project, which started from an idea and ended with the construction of the remarkable yacht called "Diana". Today she is a jewel of Baikal and Irkutsk  yacht club.

We plan to celebrate a tenth birthday of our yacht in the beginning of June We would like to invite you  with your family at this event. You can see the yacht and the beauty of Baikal with your eyes.  Anna Belozerova  Irkutsk


ROBERTS - OCTOBER

HELLO BRUCE,
 
MOST LIKELY YOU WILL NOT REMEMBER ME, BUT BACK IN I BOUGHT THE PLANS OF THE NEWLY DESIGNED BR AND THE PLANS CAME TO RIO GRANDE /BRAZIL BY SHIP WITH ONE OF THE CAPTAINS WHO RECEIVED THEM THRU THE NEW YORK AGENT. 
I STARTED TO BUILD THE "JAMALUCE II"" IN MAY/86 AT OUR CONTAINER REPAIR YARD. THE BOAT WAS ACTUALLY BUILD ONLY AT NIGHT FROM 18 TO 21 HRS WHENEVER THE WEATHER WAS FINE (BUILD OUTSIDE) WITH THE HELP OF 3 WELDERS FROM OUR AGENCY MAKING SOME EXTRA MONEY AND MID
THE HULL WAS READY  AND AFTER PAINTING  WAS TAKEN TO THE RIO GRANDE YACHT CLUB WERE I , WITH THE AID OF A CARPENTER , FINISHED THE BOAT BY END  

AS I WAS TRANSFERRED FROM RIO GRANDE TO PORTO ALEGRE, I STARTED TO LIVE ON THE BOAT SINCE 1ST JANUARY AND CONTINUE LIVING ON THE BOAT SINCE THAT DAY. IN I SOLD MY SHARE OF THER FIRM AND SINCE MARCH I AM ONLY SAILING ALONG THER COAST OF BRAZIL BETWEEN PORTO ALEGRE AND FERNANDO DE NORONHA. IN OUR SUMMER I AM ALWAYS IN SOUTH BRAZIL AND AS FROM APRIL I START SAILING NORTHWARDS AND USUALLY STAY THE WINTER MONTHS OF JUNE /JULY/AUGUST IN BAHIA AND SEPTEMBER OCTOBER IN RECIFE WHERE I NORMALLY PARTICIPATE IN THE RACE TO FERNANDO DE NORONHA . 

IN OCTOBER STARTING GOING SOUTH AGAIN TO MEET THE FAMILY IN PORTO ALEGRE FOR XMAS AND NEW YEAR.  IN JANUARY TO APRIL I SAIL ON THE LAGOON "LAGOA DOS PATOS" AND LAKE "LAGOA MIRIM" THIS I AM NOW ALREADY DOING FOR MORE THAN 16 YEARS SO ALL THESE YEARS I MADE ABOUT MILES ON THIS COAST AND 90 PERCENT OF THE TIME SINGLEHANDED.
 
I HAVE CHANGED YOUR PLAN A LITTLE IN ORDER OBTAIN MAX. LIVING SPACE IN THE BOAT.  BUT AFTER SO MANY MILES SAILED, MANOUVERED IN SO MANY CLUBS, ANCHORAGES , RUN AGROUND ON VARIOUS OCCASIONS,  ETC. , I  CAN TRULY SAY THAT FOR ME ITS THE BEST BOAT I EVER HAVE SEEN.

ALSO BECAUSE OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN WHICH GAVE THE BOAT AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF LIVING SPACE WHICH MANY SAILORS WHO CAME ABOARD DURING ALL THESE YEARS WOULD NEVER HAVE EXPECTED.!  THE BOAT HAS ACTUALLY 2 LIVING ROOMS, (PILOTHOUSE AND FORWARD) AND 2 DOUBLE BERTH CABINS AND ONE CABIN WITH 2 BUNKS ALL AFT AND ONLY ONE TOILET/SHOWER.
 
I HAVE INCLUDED SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE INTERIOR AND ALONG THE QUAY WHERE I ALWAYS PAINT THE BOAT ONCE A YEAR DURING LOW TIDE (AT ITAPARICA IN BAHIA AND WELL KNOWN AMONG  MOST OF THE EUROPEAN CRUISERS).
 
SO ONCE AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS   FOR THIS WONDERFUL DESIGN AND ESPECIALLY THE DRAFT OF ONLY 5 FT WHICH MAKES IT AN EXCELLENT SAILING BOAT HERE ON THIS COAST OF BRAZIL.  BEST REGARDS JAN LUDWIG ENGELS 


Spray 55   

Thank you for the boat plans for my spray 55,which is very close to completion.

Please note attachments. recently I have been approached to build another of your boats, namely a PCF 40, I am not sure which format I would like to follow regarding the building of this vessel, lines boat plans or cutting files.

I have always used lines boat plans, or a table of offsets, so I am not offay with other methods, however I have read a lot about dx files and STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES, it seems to be the logical way forward. Regards Neil Hunter.


Spray cutting files.
Thank you Bruce,  I understood everything.  Very nice to do business with you. Sincerely, Igor. 

THIS EMAIL IS FROM A CLIENT IN RUSSIA WHO ORDERED THE SPRAY CUTTING FILES WE ANSWER EMAILS WITHIN 24 HOURS OR LESS - CUSTOMERS LIKE THAT SERVICE !


SPRAY B - See photos
Built by Rod & Dee Palanca

We have launched in Newport, OR. Some boat plans have changed.  We have lots to do on the boat like masts and sails and inside work. We also plan to travel to see family and friends as well as go fishing and crabbing and just have fun.


SPRAY 33

Hi Bruce,  My name is Chris Davis, I have just acquired a 33 foot steel hull spray.  I have been looking at boats for 35 years and I thought it was unusual looking when I first see it. But now I own it and have looked around it for three weeks and started work on it I have now realised it probably one of the prettiest 33 foot boats I have ever seen. (especially as it is built in steel). From the shape of the stern to the beam to the bow spite. It&#;s probably a boat that any serious long distance sailor needs. It&#;s not too big it&#;s not too small. It&#;s my little steel tug. Its massively over built as any excellent sea boat should be. I&#;m so pleased I have found this boat and cannot wait to go sailing in rough weather and keep it forever, I do not need to look at any other boats!!  Many thanks  Regards Chris Davis


Dear Bruce Roberts,   I'm Tamas Toth from Hungary, one of the Voyager DS's sailing ship builder. The ship's name is Norvik.  Their website even there I am, in fact the book, too. http://www.bruceroberts.com/public/HTML/VDShtm  In , I started my journey around the world in Croatia and now I get back. From Canary Islands started Sunday and will be approximately 13 to 18 June in Gibraltar. I would like to meet you, my boat designer and thank you for your proven reliable, beautiful model. Sincerely, Tamas Toth  Norvik S / Y


NEW YORK 46 NEW PHOTOS.


SPRAY 28   

Hi Bruce, I'm the proud owner of Gypsy a Spray 28, worked all summer, sandblasting and repainting, redoing the coachhouse with mahogany and doing some repairs to the wooden mast and fibreglassied it with oz cloth and epoxy and going to give it 6 coats of Bristol varnish next spring because it has gotten too cold to work outside, winter is coming. When she is complete I will e-mail you some pics for your website. Thanks Greg Kern.  Ps Love my Spray 28


Roberts 64  October

Hi Bruce,  thank you for the great and quick answer.

With your perfect support it�s a really great.

I will next week meet the seller of this boat and i hope i can make the business perfect.  Thank You very much  Erik


VOYAGER

Hi Bruce - finally launched our Roberts V 'DreamCatcher'. Picture attached - she is a head turning beauty that attracts attention and comments everywhere we go. Moves well under power (Perkins Sabre M90), even nicer under sail.

I would like to know her immersion rate. 

Norm Facey  () Campbell River BC Canada

We sent Norm the requested information and see his response below !!!

LOL -  couple hour response time with data, right from the top years after sale!  Bruce you are awesome.  Norm

If you are interested in seeing some photos of Norm's Voyager then Email Bruce with your request.


ROBERTS 39

My name is Ricardo Lloveras and I'm living in a Bruce Roberts 39 metal @ Fajardo PR.

I have it for the past ten years and I love it its strong, roomy and sails like a bird.  In the picture you can appreciate my back yard - My boat was constructed in in Toronto Canada  and I'm going to be hauling out  very soon for painting.

I'll appreciated very much your advice and very glad to meet you I'm also an Architect and working from my Bruce Roberts 39, its also an office !

Thank you very much for your attention.

Sincerely   Ricardo

 ARCHITECTS    
Ricardo Lloveras San Miguel. AIA, CAAPPR
Po box. Puerto Real Fajardo PR.   [email protected]  


Roberts  

  1. The BR is a multi chine hull. As told it is of 4,5 mm steel. The stern has been modified for 10 years ago and made appr 5 feet longer compared to the original.

Mr K�rkk�inen has been sailing with his BR yacht three last years in the Arctic. In he circumnavigated the Svalbard island and last summer he sailed from Norway to Greenland (Scoresbysund, lat 70  degrees north) and Iceland.

The problem for North East Passage was to get a permission from the Russian authorities. And they need some documents concernig the strenght and resistance of the yacht in icy conditions.  Esko Lehtonen 

Lena was Qaqortoq to the beach to spend the winter, and the crew has returned to Finland and Russia. Luck was back in the ointment this year, the crew and the boat remained in good condition and the North Pole to circumvent managed without much difficulty. 

  1. Also The Coaster 36 project is in progress, the cutting of frames are going on. Unfortunately there are no photos available still but will send you later on.

Roberts   Dear Bruce,  I  am glad to communiCATAMARANe you in case of the th anniversary of  my HELIOS &#; Robert's launching - June 22, It was a great adventure to build myself such a boat, and it is still a great pleasure to sail it. In the past 20 years we had lot of traveling at Adriatic sea and Mediterranean, but didn't realized my initial goal &#; around the world trip, due to the crazy war in Croatia.

Your design is really GREAT, and I would reccomend it to anyone dreaming to sail !

Included are some photos &#; from the beginning, up to present days. Would be very glad to offer you a sailing trip around Dalmatiam coast. Many thanks & best wishes to you - on the land and at the sea !

Sincerelly :  Konstantin Kostov, sculptor Sibenska 9j, ZadarCroatia


SPRAY 40

Hi Bruce,  My wife, Pat knew that I needed to be on the water and found a Spray 40 built in Vancouver, BC.  She convinced me to spend the extra revenue that I received from working too many hours on the Gitane Des Mers (47&#; LOA. 40&#; LOD, 14&#;6&#; beam).  When friends ask how I convinced my wife to let me buy the boat, I simply reply, I broke down and let my first mate talk me in to buying the boat.  I realize the bad humor, yet it applies.  J

Although I am still learning the boat, our Spray 40 performs well, we have a Volvo 6 cylinder diesel that we use for marina ingress-egress and have found that even the sloop configuration sails well (although I still prefer the junk schooner rig).  We averaged knots for a few hours and knots for about a half hour until I reduced sail to enter our protected winter moorage.  The Spray is everything that I had read and heard from other owners.  Although we will not win races, it is a heavy smooth sailing and comfortable sailboat&#;exactly what we want.   Regards Gene


CENTENNIAL SPRAY 45

Dear Sirs,  We purchased your project of Centeniel Spray 45 about 10 years ago.   According to this project, my friend - Zihni Butuner, built the beautiful Melissa1 in his factory - Tire Profil in Izmir Turkey. (attached some photos). She was finished and launced in and since then she is sailing in the Eagean and he is very happy with her. She is now in Teos Marina - Turkey. Now he is interested in your project of Voyager and we found that type in wood epoxy.  Thank you, Gideon Tur


SPRAY 36

Bruce,  Thank you for your quick reply. I've been having some paint problems and this information will be of great help!!

I built " Tequila Mockingbird " in my backyard in Denver, Colorado USA. over a 10 year period. We trucked the boat to San Carlos, Mexico in and launched her. We've been living aboard full time since then. I chose the pilothouse version and have been very happy with the choice. We've been through 2 hurricanes and have never been worried about the boat handling any conditions we've encountered. 

I've attached a couple of pictures, the first was taken as Tequila Mockingbird being craned out of the back yard , the start of it's trip to Mexico. The other picture was taken in Agua Verde which is on the Baja Penisula here in Mexico.

Thanks again for the zinc info'   Ed Kennedy


 

Spray B See SAILING PHOTOS

 

Hi Bruce, Yes we finally got her ready for sea.  We took her out last Saturday.   In about knot winds, we were making to 4 knots close hauled and knots running downwind wing and wing.  What really made me happy was that once the sails were trimmed to her course, she steered herself, keeping within 5 degrees of a base course.  I sat there for 15 minutes and never had to touch the wheel. 

She heels just enough to let you know the sails are drawing but otherwise sat very upright and steady, no hobby horsing in the waves and riding the swells very well.   We are looking forward to heading north from Newport, OR up to the Anacortes, WA area early next month.  Let me if there is anything else you would like to know about "Icanaho."


SPRAY 28 -

Aluminum version built by Robert Millikin 

Hi Bruce,  I just wanted to advise you of a change that I have made to my SPRAY 28 web site.  It's been two years since we launched SILVERADO.  We have logged around miles in the sea of Cortezthe boat is amazing!

I am attaching one of my favorite underway photos of SILVERADO.  In the past two years I have experienced virtually all sailing conditions one will see in the Sea of Cortez.  The boat is extremely comfortable in all conditions especially when it gets rough.  It is not a fast boat but it does fine in anything over 8kts.  I have just launched a new web site which is dediCATAMARANed to SILVERADO and our travels in her.  The link is: http://web.me.com/sv.silverado/sv.silverado/Home.html

Thanks again for your timely responses.

Robert Millikin Tucson,  AZ


VOYAGER - sails with icebergs in the Antarctic

SEE Voyager in Antartic !  http://www.syquijote.com/


ROBERTS 25

Thanks you for your prompt response to my inquiry regarding the year of build for my 25 &#; Adventurer.  In the eighties they were an outstanding design and they have stood the test of time to still be a very desirable all-round yacht of her size in today&#;s market. 

I wish you and all the rest of your crew at Roberts Yachts a very safe and prosperous future.  Regards       Norman Totman


JULY
Hi Bruce, Thanks to the wonderful customer service I received from your company when I emailed in questions, you have earned a customer for life.  I can't thank you enough and I don't regret for a moment the cost of purchasing the study plans, they were well worth the price for the e-book alone.  I've spent hours looking at your designs and layouts, hours reading the e-book and going over the study plans as well.  Between your helpful answers, the plethora of information you provide, and the research I've done on other designers while looking for plans, I couldn't imagine buying plans from anybody else.  The Roberts  or are still my idea of a dream boat and it's still my goal to build one of them.   Thank you, Mark Massingill.


OCTOBER   
EURO CATAMARAN   'Indio Pacific' built in Brisbane by Bob Rochester.

G'day Bruce

The boat was launched on June 4.  Spent the next 2 months commissioning.

Now at Lady Musgrave lagoon and heading to Cairns. The yacht is well up to expectations and it provides all the security and comfort that we expected

Comfort is superb and cruising range excellent.  I think that she will excel in Ocean work,which we will see this year.  Last year was mainly light conditions where the Ghoster was most used and was carried up to a boat speed of 7 knots and over the deck speed of 12 knots. Higher winds suited the Genoa and Main with boat speeds up to 11 knots.

When motoring the Yanmar 4 JH4-HTE's were comfortable and economical at revs giving 6 knots. At max revs a speed of 10 knots can be relied on.  In fact many light windward conditions were best handled with engines and main.

Most appreciated features - EchoTEC model AML - 2  Watermaker, Mase Generator, watt of Solar, 24v Alternators on Engines - All of this enables the installation of v ac. This provides excellent refrigeration, water supply and generally best use of household appliances..  The other striking feature of Indigo would be spaciousness in the limited number of main cabins.

Preparing to depart for CATAMARANo Island and then North to Swains. Boat is well up to expectations. Have experienced some heavy weather and are impressed by the stable ride especially to windward. Judy can still use the vacuum cleaner at 30 knots +  She is alo impressed by her washing machine and dishwasher not to mention the deep freeze !!

The initial requirement - Comfortable living for 2 persons but limited accommodation for 2 guests and 3 children (so they don't stay too long!!)

- Large Rig but easily handled by 2 persons.

- Good range and 10 knots under power or sail

You have achieved this in all respects Bruce.

Speak to you soon. Best regards, Bob and Judy Rochester-


ANOTHER SPRAY

Hi Bruce. I purchased Gypsy from a couple back in in Cornucopia Wisconsin. You had asked me to send some updated pics of Gypsy which is now located in Mobile,Alabama.

 I sailed her the length of Lake Superior ,across the Northern part of Lake Huron down Lake Michigan to Chicago,took the mast down in Chicago ,down the Illinois River to the Mississippi River,to the Ohio River,to the Tennessee River,to the Black Warrior River to the Alabama River and now working to build up a STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILESty for future voyages.

The boat was great on the river system with the shallow draft. She handled ' seas on Lake Michigan with ease, I think she is a fine design.  Regards, GREG.


OCTOBER   Roberts

Hi Bruce,

Firstly the boat has given us a great deal of pleasure and yes she sails very well. Our first real shake down cruise was a trip accross the gulf in conditions which  were forcast to be 25 to 30 knots.  we very soon after found that the conditions were not as to be expected.  the majority of the trip was in conditions of 35 to 40 knots blowing from the SE on our port stern quarter.

She really powered along with no vices at all.  The depth soon shallowed as expected so were surfing to 3 mtr waves.  when we reached our destination it was just to risky to attempt to anchor in the haven we wanted so went back to sea and spent the night riding it out.  Her performance was very impressive. Thank you for a great boat,  Graham and Shirley.


Hi, Bruce!  Our lovely R Ketch - "Donna's Diamond" - has been sold. 

Thanks for helping!  I think her new owner is going to love this boat, as we did.  She is sound and ready to go!  Once again, thanks for your help!    And thanks for one fantastic boat!

Regards  Dennis Fria


OCTOBER Roberts 53 /

Dear Bruce,  I write as a very satisfied customer of yours back in the early 's when I purchased your boat plans for the Roberts 53 Steel hull sailboat.

There followed eight years of single-handed construction in Mississippi,USA by yours truly (having taken a welding course at the local college - I am a medical doctor by profession).

I found your full-scale boat plans to be excellent and thoroughly enjoyed building and finally launching her at Biloxi, MS in

As I am a U.K. citizen as a 'Permanent Resident Alien' in the USA, I had to register her with Lloyds of London under the name 'MLANJE' rather than with the US Coastguard.

I sailed her on short trips in the Gulf of Mexico from Biloxi for a few years. I am now retired and living back in the UK.

Kind regards,  Dr Sidney M Sheen


August Euro CATAMARAN

G'day Bruce,  I have your email that was forwarded from our previous address. Please note new contact details.

The boat was launched on June 4, in a hurry because  of poor future tides.. Spent the next 2 months commissioning.

Now at Lady Musgrave lagoon and heading to Cairns.

The yacht is well up to expectations and it provides all the security and comfort that we expected

I don't know how to attach photos to email , but when we get to Cairns , you can be sure of copies.

The plan is to stay on the boat for the next 2 years and then to hand over to our Son.  Speak to you soon. Best regards, Bob and Judy Rochester--

~S.V INDIGO PACIFIC~


JULY - ROBERTS

Hi Bruce, as promised some time ago that I'll let you know when we have one
of your 's, she is on twin fins as per your drawings and rig as per boat plans. Sailing performance is superb,  better than expected. We had the pleasure for 2 days of
sailing here with Dick Durham (Yachting monthly news editor). She is to be featured in August issue. We managed to sustain kts running beam to wind in 17 kts of wind. I think this proves that you know how to design an excellent smallish steel yacht. Jill and myself and Duncan Mason would just like to say thanks for an excellent design. She is a great talking piece in our local marina in Cearnarfon north Wales. Ive enclosed a pic of here under sail on the test day. If you would like any other pics please let me know and ill send some. Best regards Duncan & Jill. We think that the magazine feature will put it in better words than we ever can.


Hi Anja & Bruce,

Thank you and all at your organization for the fantastic, efficient service.

You guys really do run a professional operation, it is no wonder there are so many Bruce Roberts yachts sailing the world!

Many thanks, Kind Regards  Shane Smith, Director / Principal


 

VOYAGER
CRUISING SAILBOAT 
See the beautiful finish of this Wood Epoxy V was built by Nazli and Yildirim Beyazit Usta in Turkey who writes" Average speed is about knots with the motor. It is very easy to handle while cruising and very very smooth. We are often complimented on how it glides on the water by other people. We only have to make very fine adjustments while steering."

Roberts NEW YORK 65 

January

Hi Buce, Surfing a Bruce Roberts designed "Carol Lee" down some occasional 16+ foot / 5 m seas. Winds were sustained 35 knots gusting higher. The Carol Lee is a steel 65 foot long cutter rigged sloop. This video was taken shortly after sunrise just south of Cape Mendocino. The Coast Pilot describes Cape Mendocino as a place of "great climactic change" I concur! Super fun!

Bruce, video of one of your designs  surfing down waves.  That's me on the helm. Andrew  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6y9pb4Z2jc&feature=youtu.be

Hi Bruce, Andrew Bermel, my ex-USCG delivery captain sent u a link to the Carol Lee.  The original name was Melon Eye, so now u know: she actually is the New York 65 on ur website. Second owner bought her in Coose Bay, OR sailed her to Ilwaco and put her in the boat yard 3 years ago

You designed a beautiful, very fast ocean runner: She starts surfing beyond hull-speed and can do a steady knots, top speed so-far was knots!

I'll send some pics later on,  Best Regards, Hans Duetz


JANUARY
Voyager DS STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES supplied by Bruce Robeerts.

Hi Bruce,

Just a quick email to let you know that the steel and the paper boat plans arrived yesterday - coincidentally at exactly the same time!

Very pleased with everything so far. Next job is to stack it all correctly and check off the parts. It will be a very long project and I do not anticipate a launch date for a few years !  Regards Julian Aldridge


Roberts 36
Ron Llewellyn's Solo Circumnavigation

Ron departed Australia in August His path was Christmas Island - Cocos Keeling - Rodrigues - Mauritius - Reunion - South Africa - St. Helena - Brazil - Windward and Leeward Antilles - Trinidad - Venezuela - Columbia - Panama Canal - Marquesas - Tuamoto Achipelago - Tahiti - Society Islands - Tonga Fiji - and returning to Australia November


DECEMBER LOYAL CUSTOMER !

Hi Bruce, Can  I please have the steel list for the Voyager DS I need now to make sure I can afford the steel for this.

Its been a few yrs since I built your Roberts radius chine.

It is many years since I built the Roberts 34ft In England

And 32 years since I built the Roberts 25 after down in Brisbane often visiting your place at Gumdale in Australia.

Any way Could you please E mail me Materials list for all the steel so I can start getting some quotes inI will be ready to purchase the boat plans in two weeks time. Regards, Mark Bridgwood

SPRAY 33  

Pretty good shape for a 25 year old + steel boat.  I knocked some paint off the hull when I had her pulled.  The hull was flame zinc&#;d when it was built.  There&#;s no rust what so ever, anywhere.  Even the hollow rudder is sound and tight&#;.. rather impressed.   The yard at South Park has filled up fast, so I&#;m not sure where they&#;re going to put me for the winter and until spring when I can repaint her&#;&#;.. but I&#;ll be able to re-do the interior in the mean time.  The Miller welder with Argon fits well into the cabin, and I&#;ve been welding foundations for the Nav station, and better storage. The Marina is alive with stray current and the zincs were on their last leg, after two years in the water, they were fried.  Am going to install two systems into the hull, and re-do the zinc anodes.  Mike Dooley



SPRAY 22  
Hi, I received the boat plans last week, I was almost overwhelmed by all the information, but/and it looks great:  I will study it more carefully when I have some time off from work, and then I will come back to you with more feedback and questions. Best regards, Benjamin

SPRAY 33

I have just received my boat plans for the Spray I am overwhelmed by the number of drawings and the detail including deck fittings right down to the boat plans for the Roberts Dinghy.   This is not my first boat building experience. I have built what my wife refers to as "toy" boats, a 14' wood /epoxy daysailer and a 20' cedar strip canoe. This will be my first "serious" boat building experience and I am looking forward to getting started.  Having looked them over I can see where the cost lies. The boat plans from other designers do not compare.  I would not hesitate to recommend Bruce Roberts for boat building boat plans to anyone who might ask. Sincerely,Rick Deschenes 


COMMENTS FROM ANOTHER SPRAY 33 OWNER ABOUT HIS BOAT "BLACK PEARL"
Our boat has cruised to Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean, and has made two Biscay crossings in severe weather. We have nothing but admiration for her sea keeping qualities and we have never for one moment felt unsafe in her and she returned good passage times in strong winds, often unWe have recently completed a long term restoration of this boat.


SPRAY 33


W




SPRAY 33
Dear Bruce, I took the Kangaroo (ex Bellavia) for a test sail today. Simply pure joy. The pilot house has not hanged anything. Now my wife came along (her first time on a sailboat) she loved the boat. I will send you some pictures soon of her with the sails up in a good breeze. I want to be on your Spray website. Best regards Asi


CENTENNIAL SPRAY 38

G'day Bruce, This weekend our Centennial Spray 38 "Spray Maker" will be blasted ready for the painting and fit out to start.  I have been taking photos along the way so have a good record of the build process, if you are short of material or would like something for the Spray News let me know.  My wife - the writer in the family - will be producing an article or two for the Australian Spray Society so we could use this or a modified version. I thing Spray Maker will be a first in a number of areas, the first Centennial 38 in New Zealand and the first to be junk rigged, so someone in the world of Spray's may be interested. By the way our builder, Bowline Boats, is really impressed with the boat and design and is looking to specialize in this style of yacht. Cheers Pete


CENTENNIAL SPRAY 38
Bruce,  What a year I have not had time to give you updates on our Spray I see that you still have the picture on the CS38 page.  Well I WILL send over some new pictures by snail mail.  We have finished the hull and got the first coat or Green gloss on the hull - it looks great, you cant even tell that it is steel it looks that good.

Centennial SPRAY 45
We ordered preliminary boat plans for the Spray from Bruce and started adapting our layout to the 45 foot hull. When Bruce released his round bilge version, the we were convinced this was the perfect hull for us. The hull characteristics were a major for our layout without compromising the sailing characteristics. We sent our deck and cabin layout to Bruce and contracted with him to do a set of drawings using them.

A wonderful thing happened when working with Bruce; we had originally drawn the deck with a doghouse over the companionway. He, faithfully, had a doghouse in the drawings that he did for us, but he also made a slightly different version of the cabin which used a pilothouse with a steering station on a platform on the starboard side. He sent this alternate design to us as a gift.

We so much like the idea of the open pilothouse creating a bright open space out of the saloon and galley that we adopted it. We were able to take the general concept and implement it in the final design. Regards Ben Smith NOTE: Ben Smith uses his boat to run successful charters.


Centennial SPRAY 45
Dear Bruce,I can tell you my own impression of sailing the Centennial Spray I made a trip cross the Baltic sea. She steering herself really, just need to carefully put sails on right position. I did not touch the steering wheel for more than 20 minutes, just look at compass. Excellent performance, just nice. Thank you very much for smart design. Best Regards, Victor V. Tchaburko


SPRAY

Dear Bruce,
Finally some pictures of her sailing! I have had a few trips up and down the coast from Fujairah and as always she behaves well. I am lifting her out later this month for antifouling and I am using Cuprotect System as it is guaranteed 5 years and purported to be a 10 year plus treatment. I will let you know how I get on with that. She now has davits on the back with a Niccollslite NN10 nesting dinghy hanging from them. On long trips I can put the dinghy nested on the foredeck. The watermaker is on the way Ultra Whisper from Sea Recovery.  

I would just like to say how pleased I am with the Spray and thank you for all the support you and Hal have given me during the build. Best regards Bill Wigan, Dubai. 


SPRAY 58 BUILDER: 

Dear Bruce,

THANKS! This time the usual "Hi" does not feel right, because I am so grateful and impressed both by the job you have done for me (and for others all over the world), and your regular way of being so helpful, that I have to show it with a personal address !

 Best regards Arni


SPRAY TRAWLER YACHT -

TURKEY Hi Bruce, I think I have been a little late sending the pictures to you. Sorry. 

We sailed in Gokova for three weeks while Burkut ( my son ) was attending his first sailing school at the Gokova Sailing Club.

We had a wonderful trip and no regrets whatsoever for choosing and building your TY. KARA 1 is just the boat I dreamt for and for three days 14 (fourteen) of us lived aboard with no problems.  

Thanks again BRUCE!!!!!!

P.S Some friends of mine are seriously thinking of building their own family cruisers and I suggested them your Coastworker 35/37 and Euro Coastworker designs.

As I am part of the BRUCE ROBERTS club


FROM SPRAY BUILDER:

Subject: Re: Spray A  I have finished cutting my STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES using your cutting files; I would like to thank you for the time & effort you put into the nesting. I thought it would be good but I am amazed at the ease with which the machine just chugged along and the result with all the alignment marks and part numbers etched on, brilliant!  The file modifications for the aft cabin roof and the etching for the walk thru all appeared on the plate. It really is good to deal with professional people. The construction of the hull is going smoothly. I cannot say how pleased I am with the result of your cutting files ! Thanks and Regards Bill Wigan Dubai .

Hi Bruce,
J
ust had a great sail up the coast from Fujairah to Dibba and back. 2 days at anchorage. The Spray is a brilliant and
comfortable boat.
Still no pictures sailing. I shall have to maroon a member of the crew so they can take some!  Cheers Bill Wigan.


SPRAY 33"Plucky Lady" Gaff Cutter
Here we are on our  way from the Cabo Verde Isl. To Guadeloupe. "Plucky Lady" is a Spray 33 - steel version. She's custom built and was launched in She's a very fine, seaworthy and comfortable boat. We are very happy with her. Best regards L.D.  France

CENTENNIAL SPRAY 38
G'day Bruce,
This weekend our Centennial Spray 38 "Spray Maker" will be blasted ready for the painting and fit out to start.  I have been taking photos along the way so have a good record of the build process, if you are short of material or would like something for the Spray News let me know.  My wife - the writer in the family - will be producing an article or two for the Australian Spray Society so we could use this or a modified version. I thing Spray Maker will be a first in a number of areas, the first Centennial 38 in New Zealand and the first to be junk rigged, so someone in the world of Spray's may be interested. By the way our builder, Bowline Boats, is really impressed with the boat and design and is looking to specialize in this style of yacht. Cheers Pete


CENTENNIAL SPRAY 38
Bruce,  What a year I have not had time to give you updates on our Spray I see that you still have the picture on the CS38 page.  Well I WILL send over some new pictures by snail mail.  We have finished the hull and got the first coat or Green gloss on the hull - it looks great, you cant even tell that it is steel it looks that good.

Centennial SPRAY 45
We ordered preliminary boat plans for the Spray from Bruce and started adapting our layout to the 45 foot hull. When Bruce released his round bilge version, the we were convinced this was the perfect hull for us. The hull characteristics were a major for our layout without compromising the sailing characteristics. We sent our deck and cabin layout to Bruce and contracted with him to do a set of drawings using them.

A wonderful thing happened when working with Bruce; we had originally drawn the deck with a doghouse over the companionway. He, faithfully, had a doghouse in the drawings that he did for us, but he also made a slightly different version of the cabin which used a pilothouse with a steering station on a platform on the starboard side. He sent this alternate design to us as a gift.

We so much like the idea of the open pilothouse creating a bright open space out of the saloon and galley that we adopted it. We were able to take the general concept and implement it in the final design. Regards Ben Smith NOTE: Ben Smith uses his boat to run successful charters.


December    Voyager

Dear Bruce,  we have just bought Voyager from Karel Navara from Brno, Czech Republic. Our first sailing experience is excellent and we are excited about the speed and boats behavior.

We are planning to convert the boat into the expedition one, for ocean expeditions, as we are planning to explorer Chilean fjords and sail to Antarctica, where we have been several times, but not with our own boat;  I would like to consult some of them with you, if possible. Libor Mertl   ( Bruce says YES I will be happy to consult with the new owner of this beautiful boat.)


VOYAGER   September

Hi Bruce,  I received the files you sent in good order. They look great. Thank you very much. Kind regards,  Piet Vos


September   SPRAY 22   HiBruce,

I completed the construction ofSprayVery satisfied. Thanks fora great projectandexpert advice.

I am now interested in the idea of &#;&#;building a yacht with engine. I am interested in the project Coastworker Variant with a large cabin and&#;stern-drive.


SOLD.

Hi Bruce, My late brother&#;s boat has sold. Thanks so much for all you kindness and consideration during a very trying time for us. You are one in a zillion, you know. Thanks heaps. Felicity Felicity Smith


SOLD Bruce, "Clarity" is sold and my wife is happily investing the proceeds in our new home! "Clarity" will winter-over in Deale, MD; then she will sail to her new home in Muskegon, Michigan.

Please remove from your website, or mark it sold if you prefer. I want to thank you for your consistent responsive support throughout both the building and more recently, the process of finding her a new home. The entire adventure has been fun, rewarding, and fulfilling for me. I am and will remain a true advoCATAMARANe of your designs, your service to your
followers, and of you, Bruce.

If I can ever return the many favors, perhaps in the way of an experienced advoCATAMARANe, I would consider it an honor and privilege. Also if you and yours ever travel through western North Carolina, Teresa and I would feel honored to have you here for a layover.. Happy sailing always! Bill Russell


VOYAGER
STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES or boat plans & Cutting Files

FROM: Voyager builder in Australia.

Message from Rick :   Bruce - some idea of how the Voyager   sails - I'm extremely pleased with the performance. I've been through the 55 kt thing in the open sea as well as 60 kts from a cyclone in Mackay Harbour. I've bumped this and that but she's as tough as nails, and very comfortable to live aboard. We are in Newcastle at the moment and hope to be in Sydney for the start of Sydney to Hobart and New Years. We'll then head back to the warmer climate early next year (we have a trip back to Bundaberg before Xmas, yet) ! Gotta go


ROBERTS 53 / Roberts

ANOTHER ROBERTS 53 ( R ) SAILS AROUND THE WORLD - TWICE +  SO FAR !

Hello Mr. Roberts,  We own a 53' Steel ketch of your design built by Perry Smith of Milwaukee Wisconsin. She started to be built by Mr. Smith, a retired navy welder in

Lisa Marie was renamed "Jump up" and was sailed around the world by John Flannigan an his family . She was then sold to Chuck and Dianne Osgood and was again sailed around the world, completing her second circumnavigation June They Renamed her "Bear".

We purchased her last October in Maryland and brought her to Florida. We set Sail May 20, f for Bermuda, then a straight sail to Ireland. Upon arrival, we met John, who built a Spray in the Middle East. He said that you lived locally. Please let me know if you are not to busy to get to get together to show you
"Bear" Thank you.  We have a beautifully designed boat of yours. She is really well made.   Mark Clarke S/V Bear


Roberts & Voyager DS

Hello Bruce, In I drove up to one of your offices in Vancouver B.C. Canada and bought a set of your boat plans for a Roberts 34 and launched it in   I sailed it until at which time I sold it. It was a great experience for me and I was able to sell it for more than double what it cost me to build ( solid fiberglass one off ).

My sons are now near the age I was when I built the 34 and we are contemplating another boat preferably in steel . Last week we got your study boat plans for the , DS and the and really like the I need to determine whether it is less expensive to buy the CNC files and get quotes on the metal and cutting here in Seattle or to get the STEEL OR ALUMINUM PLANS & CUTTING FILES from you folks. Thanks! Steve.

STEVE HAS PURCHASED CUTTING FILES & boat plans FOR THE VOYAGER DS !

 

FEBRUARY   Hi Bruce,Ok, thank so much for the help I've been telling everyone I know who wants to build a boat to contact you you have been such a big help Regards, Mike Sent from my BlackBerry� powered by Virgin Mobile.


PCF 40 cutting files

Dear Bruce, you are great and so fast!    Whenever we will put the keel and start, you will be receiving pictures immediately. builder has a Web cam system at his site, and i Will be able to watch 7/Best regards,  Berke Karde&#;


JANUARY - Voyager - Reply from builder in Australia when I asked how his boatbuilding project was going !  No more boatbuilding !!!  All sailing now &#; I&#;ve clocked up over 3, nm in Epicurus now and the yacht has performed just great&#; I&#;ll attach some photos later Paul Grainger !


NEW BOWSPRIT FOR TOM THUMB 24
Many, many thanks for such a swift and comprehensive reply. I will keep you posted on how Seerauber looks following surgery!  Regards Tony   

Anthony Fountain  S/V SEERAUBER

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