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1996 Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43
Center Cockpit Aft Cabin Ketch
Length 43' 9"
Draft 5 '
Displacement 30,000 lbs
The hull is fiberglass built on a male mold using C-flex planks as the first layer. There are top hat stringers every 18 inches running fore and aft parallel to the floors. The deck is a composite sandwich construction for light weight. It consists of 1/4 inch 5 ply birch plywood with a one inch honeymoon core on top of the 1/4 ply, topped by 3/8 plywood, which is covered with a 2 oz fiberglass cloth then a teak veneer deck designed by the Geugon Brothers W.E.S.T. company. The cabin sides are one inch plywood. The deck has a black anodized aluminum toe rail for easy placement of snatch blocks, etc.
All roller furling sails, Famet furling systems. Very easy to handle. Sails in good shape. Besides main, mizzen, staysail &110% genoa, sails include, nylon drifter & nylon mizzen staysail.
Pisces 60 diesel engine 4 cylinder 60 HP driving a Borg Warner Velvet Drive transmission attached to a three bladed MAX Prop, which is self feathering and self reversing
10 ft RIB dinghy on davits with 9.9 HP Honda 4 stroke outboard. Outboard has it's own SS davit for hoisting the motor onto the dinghy.
Sunbrella cover on dinghy.
Raytheon R40XX 40 mile radar
SGC 1000 SSB radio & automatic antenna tuner
full sailing instruments Navico Corus system, including Navico Corus below deck autopilot.
Parachute sea anchor and all rigging for same as well as a Jordan drogue.
Hard dodger top with canvas sides and canvas bimini.
Stainless steel boom crutch.
Remote control in cockpit for autopilot.
Radar is on a swing mount so it can be swung into the companionway so the helmsman can see the screen.
Two bedrooms, aft cabin has custom firm foam queen size mattress with custom fitted sheets. Cabin also has love seats and vanity with sink.
Forward cabin has large V-berth. With lots of storage.
Two heads. Main head is just aft of forward cabin. Has Sea Land Vacuflush toilet that uses fresh water for flushing, thereby eliminating sea water odor. Shower is in main head. Second head is in aft cabin passage way and is isolated by two bifold teak doors.
Vessel has two aluminum diesel fuel tanks of 70 gals each for a total 140 gallons of fuel. She has one 70 gal stainless steel water tank for drinking and 3, 55 gallon water tanks under the floors used for showers, toilet flushing, washing dishes, etc. Total of 235 gallons of water.
She also has a never used Sea Recovery Crystal Sea water maker. Never used because not needed yet. Have plenty of water.
Six opening aluminum ports with smoked Lexan on each side of the cabin, Two fixed ones on rear of aft cabin.
There are two companion way hatches in the cockpit, one into the main cabin on the center line of the boat, the other off set to starboard that enters the aft cabin. There are 5 opening aluminum Bomar hatches on deck with smoked Lexan. One small one over the galley and one small one in the main head.
Two 24 inch hatches, one in the saloon over the "U" shaped dinette with the adjustable table and one on the foredeck over the V-berth.
There is a 20 inch hatch over the aft cabin berth.
All of the hatches have sunbrella covers.
The anchor windlass is a vertical hydraulic Nilson windlass, made in New Zealand.
For colder climates there is a Polar Bear diesel heater in the main cabin.
The galley is "L"shaped with an SS Shipmate three burner stove with oven and broiler. There is a twin deep ss steel sink and a microwave.
The refrigerator is a Dometic vertical RV type with a freezer, in a gimbal that runs on propane and 110 AC, The propane locker is in the lazarette where two 7 LB aluminum bottles are in a sealed locker that drains overboard. There are two propane sniffers hooked to an automatic alarm.
Because the refrigerator does not require 12 DC and because we have four 75 watt solar panels and a 160 amp alternator on the engine, we do not need to run the engine while at anchor. The solar panels can keep up with our 12 volt needs. We also have a 1200 watt inverter.
The interior is teak with white painted cabinet faces and teak louvered doors and teak corners. The bulk heads are faced with tongue and groove fir paneling finished with a light ash stain and varathane. All of the teak is varnished. The overhead is painted white.
Lighting is via 11, 12 vdc two intensity fluorescent lights. These lights are very low drain with high lumen output. This further supports the low battery drain design of the boat.
The boat has a twin bow roller with one 75 LB CQR anchor and one 45 LB anchor. There is a 22 LB Danforth stern anchor.
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