Bruce Roberts Spray 46, Cutter Rigged Ketch

£29,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  275252
  • Length  ·  14.00m
  • Year  ·  1987
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 57hp, Diesel Ford (1969)
  • Lying  ·  West Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Boatshed Scotland
Ian Sawkins

Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Hull WD Pilling Manchester
Lying West Scotland
Fuel capacity 290.0 ltr (63.8 USG) Total - 2 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 57hp
Engine make and model Diesel Ford (1969)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 20 inch 3 bladed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares


Length 14.00m
LWL 11.30m
Beam 4.40m
Draft Max 1.70m
Airdraft 17.00m
Displacement 16,250kg (35,831.3lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage Ashore


Ketch rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Main heavy duty triple stitched cruising (2010)
Mizzen heavy duty triple stitched cruising (2010)
Staysail heavy duty triple stitched cruising 1 ree (2010)
High cut Yankee heavy duty triple stitched cruisin (2010)
Genoa heavy duty triple stitched cruising (2010)
Storm jib (2010)

Mast made from hollow douglas fir
Spars are hollow douglas fir built by R Mason of Bristol
Stainless steel lower shrouds, forestay and triatic
Galvanised upper shroud rigging

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 5 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


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

Eberspacher D3 warm air heating supplies fore & aft
New carpets have been made for whole vessel
Galley with full sized cooker
Double sink in galley
Forepeak is a storage/workroom area

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Eberspacher D3 warm air heating supplies fore & aft
New carpets have been made for whole vessel
Galley with full sized cooker
Double sink in galley
Forepeak is a storage/workroom area

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear


Electric windlass
2 anchors
(140lb CQR, 100lb Fishermans in forepeak)
100.00m of chain
windvane self-steering system
dinghy (unknown year)

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Standard Horizon VHF GX2200/GPS
Icom M710 SSB
NASA log & NASA depth sounder with cockpit displays
Garmin GPS
Servo Pendulum Autosteer wind vane self steering system
12 volt PC with Garmin navigation software, connected to GPS

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses

6 bilge pumps (2 manual / 4 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is an interesting opportunity to acquire a go anywhere Steel hull Bruce Roberts cutter rigg Ketch.
There is no doubt that she would lend herself to many applications, from leisure sailing, live aboard, or a means to visit those far flung places ideal for a steel hull.
She does need attention , particularly the running rigging and the cooker looks as if it seen better days ,from first inspection , the fabric of the boat appears to be sound , with the current owners having sailed her round the west coast of Scotland.
I think this will appeal to the kind of person willing to spending some time on this boat, bringing it to one of the above uses.

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

This Bruce Roberts Spray 46, Cutter Rigged Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Ian Sawkins of Boatshed Scotland. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

11 years

Why are you selling her?

No longer based on West of Scotland

Where have you sailed her?

Clyde Islands, Inner Hebrides

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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