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Bruce Roberts 52 (unfinished Project ) Spray Pilot House Ketch

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15.85m (52'0")



Underwater profile
Long keel


Hayling Island


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Lying Hayling Island
Water capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks


LOA 15.85m (52'0")
LWL 14.02m (46'0")
Beam 4.57m (15'0")
Draft Min 1.50m (4'11")
Draft Max 1.50m (4'11")
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m (6'7")
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


The owner has purchased a mizzen mast from a 44 ft Cat and has stainless steel rigging for the mizzen and a main mast, ready for installation. Plus a selection of used sails.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 4 batteries charged by:


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 4
Cabin(s) 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Freezer tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

The two heads have not been fully fitted out. The aft heads has a shower fitted.

4 burner gas cooker

Deck Gear

Warps tick
Fenders tick

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick

Broker's Comments

This 52ft Spray pilot house ketch was designed by Nautical Architect Bruce Roberts and we understand that she was built in 2000 by a Foreman at Sunseeker and some Sunseeker components can be seen on the boat.

However, unfortunately she has so far not been completed or ever sailed the oceans of the world as intended.

She is constructed with a 10mm steel hull (8mm on original design ) and 8mm superstructure (6mm on design) and the quality of the hull is evident to see.

The current owner has started to finish this project and since taking ownership he has completed the following work:

Following a full inspection of the hull for rust (none found as advised by the current owner ) he then proceeded to give her 2 further mid coats and 3 top coats of Jotun Mastic, plus she has two further coats of Jotun Seaforce antifoul below the waterline.

New Marleon seacocks have been fitted throughout and she was launched for the first time around December 2017.

The current owner has continued to modify and fit her out to a high standard for a Cruising Yacht and this includes house electrics, heating, mastervolt 3000w invertor / charger, 4 x 200am batteries, LED lights throughout and some plumbing.

The owner has also purchased a mizzen mast and the sails for the mast. Additionally, he has stainless steel rigging for the mizzen and the main, when purchased.

Although time and money still needs to be spent finishing her, once complete she will be a very spacious yacht that could be lived on for long periods of time with plenty of storage for all your gear.

As the new owner with the vision to complete this Bruce Roberts 52 Ketch, if she is finished to a high standard, this yacht has the potential to be a very nice looking boat and could even be an investment.

There are several Bruce Roberts 52 or similar (older years) for sale at the moment which are being advertised in excess of £200K.

The owner has just paid the berthing fees for the new season at a cost of £4k. This fees are now paid up until 31st of March 2019. This can be included within the sale of this boat.

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

This Bruce Roberts 52 (unfinished Project ) Spray Pilot House Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by David Mowatt / Bruce Mowatt of Boatshed Hayling Island. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

Comments (2)

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David Kulczynski
Member Since:
Same question has boat engine or facilities to take one what would be expectant size of engine I'd 100 hp plus
2018-07-18 08:38:48
Roar Sivertsen
Member Since:
have this boat engine ?
2018-06-02 16:18:35
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