Built in Germany to Germanicher Lloyd specifications, this Bruce Roberts 55 has been equipped for short-handed world cruising. She is maintained to a high standard, reportedly rust-free, and offers accommodation in four double cabins. She features and internal helm position in the pilothouse, and as you would expect her inventory and technical spec is massive. She is ready to cruise the world in comfort.
She is currently in Saint Lucia, owners are willing and able to deliver her to Europe once sold. This is a perfect boat for the Med and she can be handed over in the desired location.
Built by Binder Engineering in Germany in 1989/90 to designs by Bruce Roberts to Germanischer Lloyd specifications
Steel chined hull, 5mm thickness on the hull and 6mm thickness on the keel
Sand blasted inside and outside
2-component epoxy - inside layers 3, 4-outer layers
Last color layer outside: 2-component polyurethane paint white
The bow and the stern and swim platform at the rear are made entirely of stainless steel.
All cleats and various deck fittings are also made of stainless steel.
The inside hull sprayed with 40 mm styrodur (non-flammable) isolated.
The engine room was charged with 40 mm glass wool sound insulated.
The generator was specially sound insulated.
The entire floor of the ship is removable.
The hull, electrical, water system and the windows are built in accordance with Germanic-Lloyd standards
Internal and external helm positions
LOA: 16.99 m
LOD: 16.33 m
LWL: 14.90 m
Beam: 4.82 m
Draft: 2.48 m
Mercedes OM314 90hp marine diesel
Approx 3595 hours run
Shaft drive to three blade fixed propellor
Separate engine room with 1.8m headroom
Cruising Speed 7kts - approx 7 liter/hour
Max Speed 7kts
4 x AGM deep cycle (Service) 440 AH/24 V (new November 2017)
1 x AGM 220 AH/12V (new November 2015)
24 V Starterbatteries 70 AH (new November 2017)
24V/30Amp 50/60 Hz, 220 V/110V
12V/25A, 50 /60Hz, 220/110V
Inverter: 24 V / 220 V / 50 Hz, 1500 W
Solar Panels: 12 V and 24 V
Shore power: 220 V / 50 Hz / 60 Hz, 6 KW
Engine Alternator: 80 amp/24 V for service batteries
Generator Alternator: 55 Amp/24 V for service batteris
Generator: Lister Petter, 8.8 kW, 1500 rpm, 3 x 220 V / 50 Hz,
Working hours: approx 3949 hours.
Wave generator: under sail with 6 kn - 24 V, 12 A charging power Water pressure system:
Hot Water Heating with Gas Watermaker by Aqua Base 120 l / h, (new March 2017) Ventilation: 20m3 / min. (Engine room)
Central Heating: Hot Water Webasto 12 kW
Fire Extinguishers: 4 kg of Halon
Fuel Capacity 880 Litres
Fresh Water 800 Litres
Black Water 250 Litres
Ketch rig to designs by Sparkman and Stephens
Two Profurl headsail furlers
Slab reef mainsail with stackpack and lazyjacks
Enkes stainless steel winches
SLEEPS NINE IN FOUR CABINS PLUS PILOT BERTH
Interior fitted out in Swietenia Brazillian Mahogany
Central heating with radiators
1.84m - 2.08m headroom
Two bunk cabins forward
Separate heads and shower compartments
Saloon with U-shaped dinette around table
Forward-facing chart table area
Galley with three burner stainless cooker with oven
100 litre 24v fridge
45 litre 24v freezer
Washing machine 5kg
Two double aft cabins
Radar: Simrad color radar
VHF: Shipmate RS 8000
SSB: Transceiver ICOM IC-718
GPS: GPS plotter system with AIS
Autopilot: Sharp Ocean Pilot B 45, Fluxgate compass
Hydraulic steering position
Steering position manual
Steering compass: Sestrel magnetic compass
Wind direction indicator
Machine and generator display devices
Anchor: 2 x 60 kg each Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel Chain 13 mm, 80 m
10 mm, 10 m for the 2nd anchor with 80 m line
Stern anchor: 1 x stern anchor, 70 m stern line on drum
1 solid boat with 30 hp Tohatsu Outboard
1 inflatable dinghy , (new 2018) with 5 hp Tohatsu Outboard
Gangway stainless steel
Bathing ladder stainless steel
Diving Compressor: Mohnsam
Replacement bottle: 1 x 12 ltr.
Sun protection (cockpit)
Six man liferaft
8 x lifejackets
The boat is well maintained first-hand. The yacht was built for long trips. It has worldwide maps.. To date we have no problems with corrosion inside and out. The owner couple sailed over 76,000 nautical miles in 15 years, including around the world, we could in any situation without problems sail for two. The ship can sail any course excellent. On the wind heeling very little, so she gives a sense of security and provides comfortable sailing. The vessel is fully equipped for all maritime projects worldwide.