Bruce Roberts 53 Ketch

£125,000.00 Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  302631
  • Length  ·  15.85m
  • Year  ·  1998
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Shallow Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  10
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 120hp, Perkins 6 Cylinder (1998)
  • Lying  ·  Humberside
Boatshed Yorkshire
Boatshed Yorkshire
Paul Watson

Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Lying Humberside
Last survey 27/06/2013


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Perkins 6 Cylinder (1998)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 Blade Bronze (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded

Additional 2.4 Ford York engine for generator and hydraulics


Length 15.85m
LWL 14.63m
Beam 4.50m
Storage On marina


Ketch rigged Z-Spars Aluminium spars (2013) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2013)


Reefing mainsail Jeckells - Inmast (2013)
Headsail Jeckells - Furling (2013)
Other sails Mizzen (2013)

2 x Headsails both furling
Mizzen has stack-pack

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 10 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power Victron 3KVa Multi-Plus Inverter


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Shallow Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 10
No. of double berths 4
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 5
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)

Eberspacher diesel boiler
Water maker

2 burner electric Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Washing Machine

Eberspacher diesel boiler
Water maker

2 burner electric Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Swim Platform
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers
Bow Thruster

4 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
windlass (with remote control)
4 anchors

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Swim ladder

2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

Broker's Comments

This is a bespoke, owner finished classic variant of the Bruce Roberts 53 Blue Water.

She was built ketch-rigged, with a variety of sail and engine options and with a wealth of equipment and faclities on board.

Accommodation comprises a large, bright cockpit saloon, plus dining/galley area, 6 cabins and a well-equipped workshop.

She was completed in 2013 and was intended to sail the Baltic and above the Arctic circle, but has never really been used.

The Owner is intending to do an external repaint prior to sale.

NB - The berth may be available by separate negotiation with the marina. An additional berth transfer fee may be applicable.

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

This Bruce Roberts 53 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul Watson of Boatshed Yorkshire. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

17 Years

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?


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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