Bruce Roberts 34 (Misty Blue II)

A rare blue water cruiser and live-aboard with exceptionally strong, one-piece hand laid up hull (done using C-Flex technology – see below), new mast, rigging, sails and multiple upgrades to safely take you south or around the world.

Robers 34 design has been built as a production boat in many parts of the world and sailed in the singlehanded Trans-Atlantic races and many circumnavigations. It is also the design of choice of English Yachtsman Leslie Powles who has  completed three circumnavigations in his Roberts 34 ‘Solitaire’, as well as a non stop journey from NZ to England via Cape Horn.

We refitted this boat to go from Toronto to Bahamas and finally to Australia where most of our family moved some time ago. For the last two seasons we were doing some trial trips on Lake Ontario to test all the systems and very happy with refit done on her. Unfortunately, we have to re-think this plan now and need a bigger boat because there are two more people who want to participate in the adventure and this boat is ideal for a crew of two or three. Five will be too much.

Why Bruce Roberts 34

  • Legendary performance of Bruce Roberts design
  • Excellent performance numbers. For example: Motion Comfort is 33 and Capsize Ratio 1.74 make her an excellent choice for safe and comfortable ocean crossings
  • Bruce Roberts 34 sailboats are used by many as a live-aboard take you anywhere boat for cruising Bahamas, Florida Keys and many ocean crossings
  • She is nicely equipped and already re-fitted for off-shore voyages
    I hope you did your home work and know how much it costs to prepare any boat for off-shore. For 32′ to 36′ boat (new or used) a normal figure is between $50,000 to $70,000 depending on the boat manufacturer.
L.O.A. 10.20 m 33′   6″
L.W.L. 7.47 m 24′   6″
BEAM 3.12 m 10′   3″
DRAFT   1.68 m 5′   6″
SAIL AREA 47.82 sq m 515 sq ft
DISPLACEMENT 5,488 kg 12,100 lb
AUX. PWR Westerbeke diesel 21 hp

Why we selected this particular boat

  • Very strong body because hull is hand laid with solid fiberglass using C-Flex technology – it is a high strength (67,000 p.s.i. tensile) material, which contains fiberglass rods and continuous fiberglass rovings. Such hulls are getting close to steel construction in strength without the weight and corrosion problems.
  • Semi-full keel encapsulated into solid fiberglass as part of the hull so it will not fall-out in the middle of the ocean creating several 6″ holes in your hull. This gives you performance of a fin keel and strength of a full keel hull
  • Heavy displacement gives you cruising comfort and enough enclosed storage space for several week long non-stop passage for 2-3 people
  • Rudder supported and protected by a massive skeg
  • Heavy duty rudder system with wheel to chain to rack & pinion connection (not flimsy cables)

What was done to prepare this boat for cruising

Hull and Deck

  • Bottom is treated with 6 coats of epoxy Interprotect
  • New Interlux paint on hull (2011)
  • KiwiGrip anti-slip deck coating (2012)
  • Replaced hand rails to all around stainless still tubing – much safer than a standard wire (2012)
  • Installed a new stronger off-shore rated main hatch (2012)
  • Added two solar vents to keep cabins dry
  • New rigid dodger and bimini from SS tubing 1.5″ diameter (2015)
  • Stainless steel all around railing, dinghy davits, outboard engine crane and fenders holder

Mast and rigging

  • All new Klako mast and boom, new Andersen winches and over-sized standing rigging installed in 2005 – this part of the upgrade alone was over $35,000
  • All rigging and hardware attachment points were reinforced with new backing plates for heavy weather
  • Fully battened main sail with lazy jacks and MackPack (2012) for easy main sail handling by a shorthanded crew.
  • Installed a new over-sized rigid boom vang (2012)
  • New 5′ main sheet traveler and all new stainless steel blocks (2015)
  • New Genoa sail (2011) on Profurl furling (2005) and new Harken furling leads (2012) for smooth Genoa handling
  • Rigged a removable forestay and all running rigging and hardware for the storm jib so we can safely hove-to in heavy winds
  • Rigged lines and blocks for asymmetrical spinnaker (very easy to handle)

Mooring and Anchorage

  • Over-sized 35LB Bruce (2010) and #22 Danforth anchors
  • Electrical windlass with 200′ of 5/8″ rode and 30′ chain
  • Mooring cleats were replaced and backing reinforced
  • New 8″ and 15″ fenders (2012)
  • Number of mooring lines

Engine and fuel system

  • Dependable and economical Westerbeke diesel engine (true marine edition) – regularly and properly serviced (recent oil analysis is available on request)
  • Closed circuit cooling system for salt water operation
  • Hurh automatic gearbox provides very smooth and precise switching
  • New engine exhaust system installed in 2005
  • New fresh water pump (2014)
  • New fuel injectors (2014)
  • New engine’s electrical wiring and cooling hoses replaced in 2011 to marine grade
  • New alternator 50 Amps (2015)
  • Two new over-sized Racor water separator/fuel filters to keep engine running smoothly (2012)
  • New Groco ARG-S over-sized water strainer for cooling water (2015)
  • New Polyflex engine mounts for vibration isolation (2015)
  • New engine compartment soundproofing by SPM Auxiliary Sailboat Engine Compartment Sound Proofing Tiles from – best soundproofing we could find (2015)
  • New Moeller 100L fuel tank (2015)
  • All seacocks were replaced to new (2011)
  • Cruising set of spare parts including new starter, new fuel pump, impeller, gaskets, belts and filters.

Propeller and rudder

  • New Campbell Sailer propeller (2012) – was custom made for this boat
  • New cutless bearing, stuffing box and flexible coupling (all 2012) to reduce vibration and protect the gear box – will not need a replacement for at least 10-15 years
  • Ruder was removed, opened, its cage reinforced with 4″ wide stainless steel plate welded between 3 arms, plywood core removed, replaced with structural closed cell foam and reinforced with West System epoxy and Dynel fiberglass cloth


  • B&G Zeus Touch 8 – amazing 8″ Touchscreen chartplotter with SailSteer sail navigation and Navionics maps (2014)
  • B&G Broadband 4G™ Radar – one of the best radars you can buy – super sharp target separation, no radiation, very low power consumption (only 21W at full range), InstantOn (2015)
  • Simrad WP32 Autopilot connected into NMEA 2000  network (2005) – reliable crew member which was tirelessly steering the boat for days
  • Simrad FC40 Magnetic Compass / NMEA 2000  (2014)
  • Maretron WSO100 Ultrasonics Wind/Weather Station / NMEA 2000 (2015)
  • Offshore Systems Fuel Sender – no maintenance sender with water in fuel detection / NMEA 2000  (2015)
  • Skyworth 22″ 12v TV-DVD Combo, Omnimount Play25X mount and CCD weatherproof camera on top of the mast (2015)
  • Standard Horizon AIS/GPS GX2200 VHF radio connected to B&G chartplotter for AIS data
  • 3G Cell signal booster – helps us to get better signal on a cellphone in remote areas and share Internet connection by all tablets and computers on board over Wifi network
  • 2 x 250 Watt Monocrystalline solar panels by BE Solar (made in Canada) with 25 years warranty (2015) – total of 500 Watt of solar gives us all power we need producing 20-25 Amps even during fresh Canadian summer (will go up to 35-40 Amps in southern waters)
  • Renogy Tracer 4210 40 Amp MPPT solar controller with remote monitor (2015)

Other equipment

  • Doulton UltraCarb water filter delivers clean drinking water right after water tank so all faucets on board  (2015)
  • Kuuma Marine Water Heater – 11 Gallon (2012) providers hot water to galley and head. It is heated by engine coolant or shore power
  • New Dickinson marine propane gas fireplace (2012) – provides safe heat and comfort during chilly evenings and nights. It takes air from outside instead of getting air from cabin which is a much safer arrangement. Very efficient and can go for 220 hours on two 20LB propane tanks on board
  • New stainless steel marine propane stove (2013)
  • New stainless steel marine propane BBQ (2013)
  • wo 20LB propane tanks under cockpit table in ventilated compartment. Complete propane management system was installed new and includes Xintex LPG propane gas fume control panel with detector and solenoid (2012)
  • New Shurflo Pro Blaster washdown pump with pressure water outlet on deck to wash anchor line and deck (2015)
  • New Jabsco fresh water pump with Jabsco accumulator tank (2013) for smooth water pressure
  • New Whale Gulper toilet pump to pump out holding tank while offshore (2015)


If you are interested in this boat, call or email for more details or to schedule a visit:
416-275-8495 or

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