Bruce Roberts 43 Pilot House Mk2

Substantial blue water cruiser
£40,000.00 Reduced

  • Boat REF#  ·  254542
  • Length  ·  13.72m (45'0")
  • Year  ·  1999
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 72hp, BMC 3.8 (1967)
  • Lying  ·  River Deben
Boatshed Suffolk
Boatshed Suffolk
Nicholas Crook

Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Owner
Lying River Deben
Fuel capacity 550.0 ltr (121.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 500.0 ltr (110.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 72hp
Engine make and model BMC 3.8 (1967)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Aluminium Bronze Equipoise 19x15rh
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots
Generator output 2KVA
Generator Hours 500
Engine spares

Engine rebuilt 2010


Length 13.72m (45'0")
LOD 13.41m (44'0")
LWL 12.19m (40'0")
Beam 4.11m (13'6")
Draft Min 1.92m (6'4")
Draft Max 1.92m (6'4")
Airdraft 21.64m (71'0")
Displacement 18,289kg (40,326.8lbs)
Headroom 1.83m (6'0")
Storage Ashore


Cutter rigged Sailspar Aluminium spars (1999) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1999)


Reefing mainsail Lee Hong Kong & Dolphin - Slab (2011) Lazy Jacks, 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2009)
Other sails Staysail (1999)

All halyards pass through line locks

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, generator


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish 2 pack finish

Radius chine


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 1
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Raw water wash
Washing Machine

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Ladder

2 halyard winches
5 sheet winches
Electric windlass
2 anchors
(30kg Bruce & 22kg aux Danforth pattern)
60.00m (196'10") of chain
Tiller pilot fits to Mustafa wind vane so self ste windvane self-steering system
Sufficient 10 mm chain and warp

Nav Equipment

Weather fax
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Engine can be diverted to bilge

Broker's Comments

The Roberts 43 is a popular steel long-distance cruising yacht and was designed by well known Bruce Roberts.

This fine and proven example has been built by the engineer owner with a radius chine and incorporates a pilot house layout He also built another which is now in service in the Mediterranean

This vessel has been cruised extensively and used as a live aboard in the Caribbean with some 47,000 sea miles under her owner. On her last Atlantic crossing she completed 1860 miles in 13 days - an average of 5.9 knots!

She has been subject to ongoing improvements and now represents excellent value for a new owner who is looking to for that big blue water adventure

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bruce Roberts 43 Pilot House Mk2 has been personally photographed and viewed by Nicholas Crook of Boatshed Suffolk. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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