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Bruce Roberts 43
(13,40 m) - 1981

Layout :

  • Length : 13,40 m (43' 11")
  • Beam : 4 m (13'1")
  • Draft : 1,80 m (5'9")
  • Displacement : 10 tons
  • Material : Fiberglass
  • Rigging : Ketch
  • Engine : ISUZU 60 HP

Taxes paid for New Caledonia

Based in New Caledonia

Price : 4 M XPF / 33 500 €

Fiberglass ketch, spacious, sturdy and healthy.

Interior fittings :

4 to 6 sleeps - 2 double cabins

  • Double cabin on fore with double bed or two separate beds and storage
  • Aft cabin, large double bed, cupboards
  • Shower room, toilet, washbasin and shower (gas water heater)
  • Bright and comfortable saloon with possibility of a 2-person bed
  • L-shaped galley
  • Aft port workbench / workshop
  • Chart table

Listing :

Building and history

Buce Roberts type fiberglass sailboat built in 1981 in the US.
This unit has belonged to its current owner since January 2009; over the sailings, he has always improved her with recent material and new equipments. Crossed the Pacific 2013-201414 then sailed in New Caledonia between 2014 and 2017.


ISUZU 60HP 2L 4 cylinder inboard engine (955 hours since 2004, standard exchange)
Shaft line with Volvo shaft seal
Three-bladed propeller
1*500L diesel tank (RACOR prefilter)

Ketch rigging

Standing rigging (2000)
Mainsail 3 reefs 25m², triple stitched Lee Sails - good condition
Boom with Wichard brake
Furling genoa 25m² - good condition
Small staysail on removable stay

Ground tackle

Electric windlass
Main anchorage: Lewmar 20kg anchor + 90 m of 10mm chain
CQR 20kg and 15kg rescue anchors, one Danforth 20kg anchor with chain and rope
Mooring in the harbor of Noumea


Fresh water: 2 tanks for a total of 500 L
Fresh water under pressure with ceramic filtration and activated carbon - Sea water foot pump
4-burner stainless steel gas stove and oven
Manual toilet and washbasin
Cockpit shower
WAECO 140 L refrigerator in 12V / 110V / 220V (2014)
Plenty of storage space - very functional at anchor and in navigation


Honda 4 strokes generator
Solar panels on davit
110 Ah house battery
100 Ah engine battery
All interior and exterior LED bulbs (very low consumption)

Electronic and navigation instruments

Self-steering vane (2012) also serves as a backup rudder
Hydraulic autopilot
GPS / chartplotter / touchscreen sounder NSS7 with transmitting AIS

Safety equipment

6 people liferaft (2011)
Fire extinguishers and distress flares kit (compliance to be expected)
Fully equipped workbench / workshop for all DIY projects


Hard bottom hypalon / aluminum dinghy
Yamaha outboard engine 15 HP (2014)


Mooring 2 Tons of 2015, 16mm chain in Nouville bay included in the sale
Hood and cockpit cover
Swim ladder

Last bottom paint: 2013 (total absence of osmosis points thanks to a previous anti-osmosis treatment made of several layers of epoxy resins)

Work needed

Bottom paint

Main strengths

Sturdy and marine sailboat, Seaworthy thanks to her ketch rig.
Attractive price

Last modified : 31/08/2021


The boat's inventories are based on the indications given by the owners and even if we do our best to see that they are in accordance with the reality, there might be some differences. The boat's and equipment's condition has to be checked jointly by the buyer and seller before the sale. The respective responsibilities of both the seller and the buyer remain intact. In no case can Raiatea-yacht be held responsible for any defect on the boat.

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