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Bruce Roberts - V495

PRICE REDUCED - A Bruce Roberts steel hulled cruising yacht. Designed and built for world sailing and live aboard accommodation. The hull was fabricated in the Bruce Roberts Europe yard in Holland, a country where steel boat building is an art. The fit out was managed in the UK by the current owner, and completed by shipwrights and engineers in Bristol and Wiltshire. Accommodation is well suited to a large family or two couples. Very spacious, open plan galley, large dinette / snug area and comfortable pilothouse area. The aft suite is very comfortable with vast stowage areas. A proven cruiser with the reassurance of a steel hull, she has been very well maintained by her one owner and also benefits from a major rig overhaul in Dec 2014.

The perfect yacht for high latitudes, ocean crossings and long distance cruising.

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Hull & Construction

Bruce Roberts design
Steel hull and superstructure
Long encapsulated lead keel
Hull Repainted 2014
Hull surveyed and Anti-fouled 2014
Ballast approximately 7 tonnes
Keel hung rudder
Hydraulic steering
Teak laid decks and cockpit
Deep, large storage locker accessed from bridge deck
Raised saloon and coach roof
Integral swim platform / sugar scoop
Chain plates positioned to allow clear, spacious side decks
Davits for dinghy with ratchet lift system
Access to workshop from fore deck
Built in engine lifting beam in pilot house coachroof

Deck Equipment

50kg Bruce primary anchor
Aluminium secondary large Fortress anchor
2 x Fishermans anchors
Anchor Chain (re-galvanised 2014)
Lofrans Tigress 1500w electric windlass
Deck floodlights
Canvas sprayhood
Canvas bimini
Removable boarding ladder to bathing deck
Pair of drying out legs
Fold out cockpit table, seats 8 persons
Transom shower
Bow roller (replaced 2014)


Perkins M92 diesel engine - 82hp. (Fully Serviced Winter 2014/15)
Air X wind generator
1 x 165ah Vetus engine start battery (2013)
1 x bow thruster battery (2012)
2 x large AGM domestic batteries (2012) 
Balmar high output alternator and regulators
Link 10 electrical monitor system
Engine heated, insulated, high capacity hot water system


Fuel: 430 litres in two Vetus plastic tanks
Water: Apporox. 750 litres in two sets of Vetus plastic tanks
Black waste tank to aft and forward heads

Rig & Sails

Cutter rig
Spars by Sailspar
Stainless steel standing rigging from 2004 (Overhauled and parts replaced Dec 2014)
Replaced Dec 2014 -  Capshrouds, intermediate shrouds, FWD  & AFT lowers
2 x Anderson primary winches
2 x Custom Yachts secondary winches
Barlow winches for mainsheet and main halyard
Roller reefing gear to headsail
Hank on stay sail
Kemp sails, approx. 7 years old, not heavily used (valeted 2014/15)
Sail areas: Mainsail 630sq ft; Yankee 850sq ft; Staysail approx. 400sq ft.
Bob stay (replaced 2014)

Navigation Equipment

Garmin GPS
Auto pilot
DCS VHF radio
Hand held VHF
Portable LW radio receiver
Electronic compass at inside helm
Compass at exterior helm
Log, speed and depth instruments
Numerous charts
Manual plotter and dividers


8 berths in two cabins plus saloon
Double 'owners ' suite aft
Bunked guest cabin forward
Raised deck saloon area
Galley down and forwards
Workshop / storage area forward, accessed from fore deck
Spacious, airy day area
Interior steering and navigation position to starboard
Raised bench seating to port side
Access to engine space through sole hatch
Panoramic views through large window area
Clock and barometer
Domestic radio/CD
Various storage areas
Persian RUG
Steps forward and down to...
Large u shaped galley to port side
Spacious work surfaces, cupboards and eye level storage shelves
Double stainless steel sinks with hot / cold mixer tap
Gimballed gas cooker with 3 burners, oven and grill
Top loading fridge with electric compressor driven cool plate
To starboard side
Large folding dinette table
Large hanging oil lamp
U shaped seating around table
Drinks cabinet
Book shelves
Storage lockers and shelves under deck head
Diesel powered heater
Air vents
2 x raise level, full size, single bunks
1 x lower level child's bunk
Storage drawers
Deck hatch to fore deck
Manual flush toilet
Vanity unit with stainless steel sink, hot / cold mixer tap and storage under
Separate shower area with curtain, hot / cold shower and floor pump out
... steps down from raised deck saloon
Double centre line bed with picture window hatch looking aft over bathing platform
Access full length to both sides of bed
2 x raised level additional bunk berths, one to port, one to starboard
Vast range of storage drawers
Dedicated dressing table area
Manual flush toilet
Vanity unit with stainless steel sink, hot / cold mixer tap and storage under
Separate shower area with curtain, hot / cold shower and floor pump out

Safety Equipment

Jackstays on side decks and fore deck
3 x electric bilge pumps
2 x manual bilge pumps
8 person life raft (last serviced 2012)
EPIRB (Serviced winter 2013/14)
Flare pack
Passive radar reflector
Manual fire extinguisher
Automatic fire extinguisher
Gas alarm
Lifejackets and harnesses
Parachute storm anchor
Emergency tiller
Fog horn
Rigging cutters

Additional Equipment

Wooden tender (mounts on davits) with sails and oars
Various lines and fenders including oversized shore lines
Comprehensive list of boat spares for long distance cruising
Water and fuel jerry cans


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.
Category:Sailing Boats
Manufacturer:Bruce Roberts
Mooring Country:United Kingdom
Year built:2004
Sales status:available
LOA:16.76 m/55 ft
Length:16.76 m/55 ft
Width:5 m/16 ft
KW:82.0 hp
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