Bruce Roberts 34 (Misty Blue II)

A rare blue water cruiser and live-aboard for sale by owner:

  • Exceptionally strong, one-piece hand laid up hull done using C-Flex technology – close to steel in strength without the weight and corrosion problems (see below)
  • New mast, boom, standing rigging, mainsail : 2005 refit
  • All new running rigging, genoa, all electrical and plumbing, water, diesel and holding tanks, engine systems, anchoring system, upholstery, headliner and insulation, plus multiple other upgrades : 2012-2016 refit
  • The lastest B&G, Simrad, and Maretron electronics: 2014-2016
  • Rigid dodger and bimini with integrated 500W solar panels, dinghy davits, and outboard motor crane
  • Zodiac RIB dinghy with 6HP motor: 2013
  • Full enclosure: 2016
  • Will safely take you south or around the world.
  • Turn-key and ready to go.

    DSC02288Robers 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 the Bahamas and finally to Australia where most of our family moved some time ago. For the last four seasons, we were doing refits and trial trips all other Lake Ontario to test all the systems and do adjustments and additions 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 one, two or maybe three. Five will be too many.

Bruce Robers 34 for sale
Why Bruce Roberts 34

  • Legendary performance of Bruce Roberts design
  • Excellent performance numbers. 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 homework 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 weeks 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 (2016)
  • Replaced hand rails to all around stainless steel tubing – much safer than a standard wire (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, rigging, and sails

  • All new Klako mast and boom, 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 (2005, reconditioned in 2015) with lazy jacks and MackPack (2012) for easy main sail handling by a shorthanded crew.
  • Tides Marine SailTrack and Slide System for easy main sail raising and lowering (2016)
  • Installed a new over-sized rigid boom vang (2012)
  • New 5′ main sheet traveler and all new stainless steel blocks (2015)
  • New 135% Genoa sail (2011) on Profurl furling (2005) and new Harken furling leads (2012) for smooth genoa handling
  • New removable forestay and all running rigging and hardware for a storm jib to safely sail or hove-to in heavy winds
  • New lines, blocks and mast top bracket for spinnaker
  • Forespar Telescoping Whisker Pole (2014) kept on mast
  • Asymmetrical spinnaker (2012) with ATN sock

Mooring and Anchorage

  • Oversized 20kg Rocna main anchor (2016) – the best anchor in the world
  • 25lb Fortress type anchor
  • Maxwell RC Series RC8-8 vertical windlass (2016) with 100′ of 5/16″ G4 chain and 200′ of 8-plait anchor line (2016)
  • All mooring cleats were replaced to oversized stainless steel with reinforced backing plates
  • New 8″ x 4 and 15″ x 2 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 gear switching (rebuilt in 2016)
  • Damper plate replaced to R&D high deflection damper (2016)
  • Engine exhaust system (replaced in 2005)
  • New fresh water pump (2014)
  • New coolant pump (2015)
  • New fuel injectors (2014)
  • New engine’s electrical wiring and cooling hoses replaced to marine grade (2012)
  • New alternator 50 Amps (2016)
  • 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 from sailorssolutions.com – best soundproofing we could find (2015)
  • New Moeller 100 L fuel tank (2015)
  • All fuel lines, fill hose and fuel vent replaced (2015)
  • Offshore systems NMEA 2000 network fuel sender (2015)
  • All seacocks were replaced (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 cutlass bearing, stuffing box and flexible coupling (all 2012) to reduce vibration and protect the gearbox – 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

Electronics and Electrical systems

  • All electrical wiring was replaced to a proper marine grade and size (2014)
  • Navigation, anchor, and all cabin lights were replaced to new with LED bulbs
  • Two blue underwater LED lights 9W each at stern for fishing and night swimming (2016)
  • B&G Zeus Touch 8 – amazing 8″ Touchscreen chart plotter with SailSteer sail navigation and Navionics maps (2014)
  • B&G Broadband 4G Radar – one of the best digital radars you can buy – super sharp target separation, no radiation, very low power consumption (using 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
  • Weatherproof CCD camera on top of the mast (2015)
  • Standard Horizon AIS/GPS GX2200 VHF radio (2014) connected to B&G chart plotter for AIS data which is displayed on map and radar screens
  • 3G/LTE Mobile Router (2014) connected to marine WiFi and 3G/4G antennas outside – helps to get better signal in remote areas and share Internet connection to 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
  • Renogy  40 Amp MPPT solar charge controller with a remote monitor for the most efficient solar charging (2015)

Cabin and comfort

  • New off-shore rated V-birth hatch (2012)
  • New off-shore rated fixed ports x 5 (2016)
  • New off-shore rated 24″ opening ports x 2 for cross ventilation (2016)
  • All cabin cushions were replaced (2012)
  • Replaced all headliner (2016) to eliminate all smell and dampness
  • Added cabin top and sides insulation  (2013)
  • Multiple cabin lights were installed, all soft LED
  • Doulton UltraCarb water filter delivers clean drinking water right after water tank to all faucets on board (2015)
  • Kuuma Marine Water Heater – 40 L (2012) provides hot water to galley and head. It is heated by engine coolant or shore power
  • New Dickinson marine propane gas heater/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)
  • Two 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 Lavac marine toilet with vacuum flushing system with electric Whale Gulper toilet pump (2016) – no pumping – just push a button to flush.
  • New custom polypropylene 100L holding tank (2016)
  • New custom polypropylene fresh water tanks were added for total capacity of 300L (2016)

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Asking price: $49,000 USD

If you are interested in this boat, call 416-275-8495 or email to forceanboats@gmail.com

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