Bruce Roberts 53 Ketch, 1980, Oxford, Maryland, $185,000, ad expired

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1980 Bruce Roberts 53 ketch

  • Draft: 7' (Fully loaded)
  • Beam: 15.7'
  • LOD: 53' LOA 56' With Davits
  • Hull Material: Steel
  • Engine: 155HP Cummins 4bt3.9M
  • Mast Height: Main mast 64' Mizzen approx 52' Deck Stepped
  • Water Capacity: Approx 200 Gallons Water (water maker on board - see below)
  • Fuel Capacity: Approx 150 Gallons Diesel (at forward idle engine uses 1/2 gallon p/h)
  • Extensively outfitted for cruising (Refit between 2003 & 2004)


  • Garmin 2006 GPSMAP 2004
  • Garmin 192C GPS Map Pre Loaded all us charts 2006
  • ICOM M802 SSB + Automatic Tuner 2006
  • Pactor III Modem 2006
  • Raymarine 15' Waterproof Monitor at Helm for navigation or dvd watching (great for night watches) 2006
  • 2 VHF's one at nav station 1 at helm
  • Raymarine ST4000 AST Autopilot with fluxgate, gyro, etc 2005
  • Raymarine Type 3 Hydraulic Linear Autopilot Drive 2005
  • Raymarine 7001+ Control Head 2005
  • Navman Wind Instrument 2004
  • Navman Tri Data Instrument 2004
  • Furuno 4KW Radar 2004
  • CD Player 2006
  • 15' Widescreen Flat Panel TV 2005
  • DVD Player 2005
  • VHS Player 2005
  • Printer / Copier machine 2006


  • 3' Lifelines
  • Netting
  • Epirb with hydrostatic release and internal GPS 2006
  • 8 Man Viking life raft in hard canister 2004
  • Various Life Jackets
  • Jacklines from bow to stern strbrd and prt side
  • Man Overboard Life Sling
  • 2 Horse Shoe Buoys
  • MOB Strobe Light
  • MOB Pole

    Anchoring / Deck Hardware:

  • Lewmar 12V Windlass Chain and Rope 2005
  • 4 Self tailing Winches in cockpit
  • Large winch behind cockpit
  • 2 winches on main 1 on mizzen 1 for boomvang, 1 on main boom
  • Main Sheet Traveler behind cockpit
  • Genoa tracks port and starboard
  • 2 70lb Lewmar anchors 2005
  • 300' 3/8 BBB Chain
  • Approx 300ft nylon anchor line
  • 2 Spinnaker Poles

    Sails & Rigging:

  • Profurl roller furling
  • Decent Full batten main and mizzen
  • Genoa sunshade needs restiching but sail is good
  • Multiple spare sails, spinnaker, storm, genoas, etc
  • Most Halyards and running rigging recently replaced

    Appliances / Equipment /Electrical

  • 2 Freezers 10 Gallon Minus 40 and approx 30 Gallon Waco Adler Barber super cold machine with holding plate
  • Norcold refrigerator Freezer 2004
  • Raritan Ice Maker 2004
  • 20GPH Water Maker With UV Sterilizer and Flush Kit 2005 (recently installed new membrane - all cleaning chemicals and preserving chemicals, water tester included)
  • Northern Lights Generator with sound shield and instrument panel 864 hours
  • Heart Freedom 140AMP Charger Inverter 2004
  • 8x 6 volt Golf Cart batteries in series and parallel (12V) 2005
  • 2 Engine starting batteries
  • High Water Bilge Alarm
  • Bilge Pump
  • 110Volt Shore Power (Also have a 220V step Down)
  • 220V Shore Power Inlet (If you do not want to use the step down transformer box this can be reconnected)
  • 2 Reverse Cycle Air conditioners / heaters with digital thermostats 2005
  • Pressurized Water System
  • Dock water intake with pressure regulator
  • Hot Water heater both 110V and heat exchanger
  • 2 Large Gas Bottles
  • Charcoal Barbecue


  • RIB 340 Dingy (Needs some minor repairs no holes just some gluing got damaged when davit broke)
  • 9HP Tohatsu 4 Stroke Outboard new 2004 low hours
  • Davits (One snapped when we took a wave and will need re-welding)

    Multiple engine, generator, and general boat spares

    Spares / other:

  • Filters for main engine and generator, spare diesel lift pumps, spare gaskets, spare filters for water maker, spare bilge pumps, gas and co2 detectors (never installed them), spare electrical cable, spare fan belts, spare zincs, spare water pumps, numerous engine and gen impellors, spare raycor diesel filters and units, spare sail slides, sailmaker sewing machine, thousands of screws bolts washers, breakers, plumbing fittings, fuel and water hose, lewmar opening ports that I was going to install in salon, spare vhf ant, etc Too many features/spares to list here.

    Down Below:

  • 3 Cabins (2 forward with over and under bunks, 1 extremely large aft cabin with double bed, settee, bookshelf, work desk, lockers
  • 2 Heads both with showers (FWD head recently redone with full stand up shower, aft head neads some minor wood work but still usable)
  • Large Galley with Hiller 2 Burner stove and oven. Very Deep Double stainless steel sink, mixer tap, water sprayer, ice maker, loads of storage space, counters on both port and starboard side to allow for food preparation no mater what tack you are on, new counter tops, teak cupboards.
  • Salon has seating for up to 10 people, large teak salon table, flat screen tv, cd player, multiple lockers, recessed accent lighting.
  • Large Engine room with workbench and storage locker (Used to be another cabin I converted to work room)
  • Large sail locker - can store 6 sails and multiple other items

    Just returned end of November from 2 trans atl crossings. Boat needs some general cosmetic work non essential - couple of hatches need new gaskets, some lexan is crazed but not cracked or leaking, couple of reefing blocks on boom, minor paint touch ups (I have the epoxy on board), aft shower the floor needs resealing so as you can shower we use the fwd head so I have not bothered, galley porthole needs resealing, engine tachometer needs replacing - just the vdo gauge (I have one onboard), wind generator has lost its blades during last passage and will need replacing (Just the blades) if you want the wind generator (Red Baron mounted on top of mizzen), one davit needs re-welding. All systems and electronics are in as new condition. Good inventory of sails. Most spares are onboard just need doing. Installed new shaft 2005. Its time to return to the rat race and the kids need school. I donít have the inclination to wait for a sale if I am not sailing further. We have loved our cruising and enjoyed living aboard but sadly all good things must come to an end.

    Will consider partial trades for property, RV, farm, land, or smaller boat. Family currently living aboard, will need a couple of weeks to unload (This can be done between deposit, and full payment). Trades need to be pre aproved. Dockage paid up until end of March.

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