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Bruce Roberts 36

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11.20m (36'9")



Underwater profile
Long keel


1 x Diesel 36hp, BMC 1.5 (1988)

Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)


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Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder First Owner
Lying Near Plymouth, Devon, UK (by appointment only)
Fuel capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 45.5 ltr (10.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 36hp
Engine make and model BMC 1.5 (1988)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.6 ltr (1.0 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares tick

Nov 2017 - engine service
2014 - engine rebuilt


LOA 11.20m (36'9")
LWL 8.76m (28'9")
Beam 3.35m (11'0")
Draft Max 1.67m (5'6")
Displacement 10,000kg (22,050.0lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage On mooring


Cutter rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1988) with stainless steel standing rigging (2013)


Mainsail - Slab (unknown year) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Yankee Gib (unknown year)
Staysail (furling) (unknown year)

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels (Aquair 100 & Sunware Fox-250)


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long keel
Finish Paint finish

April 2018 - hull scrub & anti-foul
2011 - vessel grit blasted & epoxied


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Curtains tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Fresh water wash tick
Non-Smokers tick

Taylors Paraffin Heating

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Garmin GPS 128
Battery Monitor BMI
VHF DSC Standard Horizon Matrix GX 3000E
Raytheon Pathfinder SL70
Nav Repeater
Clipper Depth
Clipper Log
AIS Navtex (not connected)
Garmin GPS 65 (connection needs checking)
AIS (connection needs checking)
Clipper Wind (needs connecting)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Instrument Covers tick
Bimini tick

4 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(CQR & Fishermans)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Aries windvane self-steering system

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Fire Blanket

Broker's Comments

Designed by Bruce Roberts and built by the first owner, this 36ft steel cutter was launched in 1987 and provides a strong, seaworthy blue water cruising yacht. Once a Dartmouth sail training vessel, this has been sailed far and wide and there are some interesting on line blogs about her time in Greece and sailing around the Med. She has also been sailed regularly by the current owners but they have now decided to downsize.

Straightforward and practical, the cutter rig gives a good performance and both the genoa & staysail are furling. There’s a strong electric Lofrans windlass fitted, the decks are clean, uncluttered and easy to move around and the self steering mechanism on the transom is fully working and ready to help on long passages. Some of the nav equipment wiring needs checking but once done, there is quite an extensive overall nav fit.

Down below, there are berths for 6, a large forward facing nav station, a separate heads compartment, cabin heating and a roomy interior.

Grit blasted and epoxied back in 2011, she was last antifouled in April 2018. The engine was rebuilt back in 2014 and was last serviced in November 2017.

If steel is your thing and you want the ability to go long or short distance cruising on an impressive and seaworthy yacht (all without breaking the bank), this might just be the vessel for you.

Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bruce Roberts 36 has been personally photographed and viewed by Billy & Jo Hallam of Boatshed Plymouth. 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.

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