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1987 Bruce Roberts Sailboat Ketch Rig

$29,900 St. Paul, Minnesota
Make Bruce Roberts Sailboat
Model Ketch Rig
Year 1987
Condition Used
Price US$29,900
Fractional Shares 1
Type Sail
Class Ketch
Length 53 ft
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Steel
Location St. Paul, Minnesota
LOA 53 ft
Length on Deck 52 ft
Beam 16 ft
Max Draft 7 ft
Keel Type Fin
Freeboard 6 ft
Displacement 47000 lb
Dry Weight 65000 lb
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Perkins
Engine Model 4 cylinder
Fuel Type Diesel
Power 50 hp
Drive Type Direct Drive
Propeller Type 3 Blade
Builder Bruce Roberts
Cabins 2
Heads 1
Fuel Tanks 1
Fresh Water Tanks 1
Holding Tanks 1


BRING YOUR OFFERS - Bruce Roberts Ketch Rig Sailboat. Steel hull construction. 50% completed.  47,000 lbs displacement, 17,000 ballast, 1135 square feet sail area. Includes onboard sauna for two, full galley with gimbaled stove.  A36 grade steel used throughout construction, 3/16 inch thickness on the hull and bulkheads, 4 Onboard tanks (use them for fuel or water storage). Perkins 50 HP diesel inboard (with less than 2 hrs SMOH) with extra injectors

Exterior has 2 coats of Rustoleum primer for protection from the elements (Entire top deck covered with heavy duty tarp which makes boarding a challenge yet has kept the harsh weather away.

We would strongly recommend sandblasting the entire exterior, and then completing the finish prior to launch (once this is in the water, it will likely stay in the water).

For completion, this is preliminary list of items that it will need.

Winches, rigging, standing rigging, pilot house fabrication, running gear completion, etc.

custom 55' mast (recycled street light pole (octagonal) with a 25' boom

 custom 35' mizzen mast

Call Jason today to arrange a tour of this unique vessel.

NOTE:  this boat has never been in the water and is located at Watergate Marina.  Due to it's overall height, and width, it is not able to be transported over land from it's current location. 

The keel is 17' long, 4' deep, 2' wide

The rudder is 4' wide overall and 5' tall

From the bottom of the keel to the deck is 13' (add another 4' for the cabin top and pilot house)

Launching the boat will take significant time, effort and money


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LWL: 42
Displacement: 47,000


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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