This strong steel ketch is the perfect boat to sail around the world.
Designed by Bruce Roberts, she was built by a well-known shipyard in South Africa.The focus of this hull construction is laying on strength and seaworthiness, while the interior provides a safe and comfortable home.
Well equipped with generator, solar panels, new dinghy , outboard engine and even a washing machine makes her the ideal live aboard .
During the last years the owner has invested a lot in maintenance and refurbishment. The autopilot ,anchor winch and for example all windows has been replaced.
Fully equipped and immediately available!
Ship type: Ketch sailboat BRUCE ROBERTS
Series: MAURICIUS 43
Builder: REEF CONSTRUCTION (South Africa)
Construction Material: Steel,
Year of construction: 1981
Length 14m instead 13.10m ,by adding a transom with swimming leader
Design category: Offshore
Engine & Propulsion
BMC TEMPEST DIESEL LTD 3.8. - 62 HP
Three-bladed fixed propeller.
2 x fuel tanks total 500 liter (emptied and cleaned in 2019). Diesel fuel gage to monitor fuel consumption.
Important point: we still find all the parts for this engine, if necessary (Marine Diesel in Chitry les Mines, the manager knows this engine very well).
Balconies and stanchions made of stainless steel tube welded to the structure and in good condition, overall.
Stainless steel cable dies in good condition.
Stainless steel handrails welded in good condition
Stainless steel arc on transom for solar panel and davits support
Rigging of fittings:
Anodized aluminium mast and spars from 1981 do not show any trace of electrolytic corrosion.
Main mast, mizzen mast, spreaders, boom and spinnaker pole in grey anodised aluminium from Paul GREEN: good condition.
Aluminium staysail boom,
Boom brake: Good condition
4 cockpit winches + 3 mast and boom winches: Good condition
movable sheet cars
PROFURL genoa furling system : Good condition
Running rigging: new halyards, 2019, new furling sheet, the rest in good condition
Sails and running rigging.
Mainsail with 3 reefs of 48 m² (good condition - 30% wear and tear approx.)
Genoa of 65 m² on reel (good condition - 30% wear and tear approximately)
18 m² staysail on releasable forestay (approx. 40% wear)
Yankee 24 m² (almost new condition)
Battened mizzen sail 2 reefs of 20 m² (good condition 30% wear and tear approximately)
4 winches in the cockpit + 4 mast winches (2 main mast + 2 mizzen)
New Dynema halyards
Lazy Jack + lazy bag (good condition)
Large saloon on starboard side
Large bench on port side
Chart table on starboard, with seat
Long galley on port side
2 double cabins
A bathroom with shower and marine toilet
Many storage spaces
Stainless steel sink
2-burner stove + oven
Refrigerator and freezer 85 L, 12V
Hot and cold water under pressure
Water heater 90 L (on generator and 220 V)
Water capacity 500 L (divided into 2 tanks)
Autopilot Raymarine hydraulic ram (new 2019)
Depth sounder, weather vane
Contest 130 compass, perfect condition (2011).
Fixed VHF + portable VHF + 2 VHF antennas (mast head and push pit)
Satellite phone IsatPhone pro (2011).
Radio CD player + Indoor speakers
The electronics operates on 12 V
800 Watt generator set
service battery x2 ,12V 105Ah, gel, deep cycle
Engine battery 12V 105 Ah, gel, (new)
220 V + 12 V main supply
220 V sockets
2 USB sockets at the helm station + 1 USB socket in the saloon + cigarette lighter socket at the chart table
Navigation lights/anchor light/hune
Electric windlass Lofran 1000 W 12 V (new 2019)
Main anchor 30 Kg with 50 m chain of 10 mm
Second anchor 18 Kg
Stainless steel lifelines, around the entire boat
2 x sun awnings,canvas
Complete safety equipment (except life raft expired)
Highfield dinghy 2.70 m, battened bottom (new 2019)
8 hp Mercury 2-stroke outboard engine (new 2019)
Selective sanding blasting was done in June 2018 by a professional (invoice) to eliminate any trace or risk of rust. Epoxy treatment of the areas, on and under the waterline.
Hull and part of the deck repainted in 2018.
Last Antifouling 2018, all anodes changed.
The 19 windows were changed in 2017 (February).
Stuffing box on rudder changed in 2015 (distributed for at least 10 years).
All valves are made of RANDEX (high strength plastic) and do not require any change.
Manual and electric bilge pumps.
French Pavilion,inclusive Outre mer tax for Antilles and Guyana
Many tools (grinder, screwdriver, drill, etc.) and spare parts (mechanics, electricity, etc.).
Tableware and kitchen utensils.
Additional dock lines