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1990 Bruce Roberts Spray 38

Guernsey, United Kingdom


A good example of these renowned  long keel steel cruising yachts designed by Bruce Roberts.  One of the few yachts built in Holland by Jachtwerf Ferrocem, Schiedam and then professionally fitted out by Roelofs Jachtbouw en Constructiedebrijf, Lekkerkerk.  This cutter rigged Spray 38 offers spacious live-aboard accommodation and is now based in Guernsey where its highly experienced owner has spared no expense on a programme of maintenance and upgrades in preparing it for long distance self-sufficient cruising.



Basic Boat Info

Price: £35,000
Tax Status: Paid
Make: Bruce Roberts
Model: Spray 38
Year: 1990
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Steel
Keel Type: Full Keel


Length: 41.99 ft / 12.8 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Mercedes Benz
  • Model: OM616
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 72hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 1990


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Cutter, Sloop


Martin Lovell
Lovell Yachts Limited


Lovell Yachts Limited
Castle Emplacement St Peter Port
Guernsey, GB, GY1 1AU
Tel:+44 (0)1481 716880

  • Length overall: 42'0" (12.8 M)
  • Beam: 13'0" (4.00 M)
  • Draft: 5'7" (1.70 M)
  • Diesel (tank cleaned and inspected 2009): 750 Lt
  • Fresh water (s/s tanks): 600 Lt
  • Holding tank: 100 Lt
Mechanical and electrical
  • 72 hp Mercedes Benz OM 616 4 cylinder diesel engine
  • Morse single lever engine control
  • HMI Marine silencer / water trap
  • Shaft brake
  • Hydraulic wheel steering with emergency tiller
  • 12 volt electrical system (110 A/H engine battery – 2007 and 180 A/H domestic battery - 2013) with Merlin high output alternator management system and Merlin digital BEP 600 DC battery monitor

  • 240 volt shore supply with RCBO, internal ring main (8 sockets) and heavy duty Selmar battery charger
  • Kiss high output wind generator
  • 95 amp solar panel with sunsaver 10 controller fitted to aft s/s cruising arch (2010)
  • LED lights throughout yacht
  • Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system (40 litre calorifier / immersion) with back up cold water foot pump in galley and heads compartment (cold galley taps fitted with filters)
  • Diesel powered space heater in saloon
  • Pilot gas alarm
  • Pioneer stereo radio / CD player with cockpit speakers
  • Flat screen TV
Spars and sails (Bermudan cutter)
  • Aluminium double spreader deck stepped mast and slab reefing boom
  • Kemp whisker poles (2)
  • Dyform standing rigging (inspected September 2009) with Furlex genoa furling system (2009)
  • Barlow 32 primary winches (2)
  • Barlow 26 secondary winches (2)
  • Barlow 30ST mainsheet winch
  • Lewmar 30ST and Barlow 43ST halyard winches on mast with Easylock clutches (7)
  • Sail wardrobe includes mainsail, roller genoas (2), staysail and storm jib
  • Mainsail cover / stacking system with lazy jacks
Navigation equipment
  • Raytheon R20 radar with scanner mounted on aft s/s cruising arch
  • Shipmate RS8100 VHF radio
  • Autonav AP-1500 hydraulic autopilot
  • Furuno GPS Navigator linked to Yeoman chart plotter
  • Navtex Pro weather station
  • Nasa Marine Target depth sounder
  • Nasa Marine Target speed and distance log
  • Kenwood R200 SSB world receiver
  • AIS receiver
  • Mast head Visiball radar reflector
  • Horn
  • Brass clock and barometer
  • Pedestal mounted Rigel Poseidon compass
  • LED navigation lights including quartz halogen spot light, steaming, deck and  Nasa Supernova masthead tricolour / anchor lights
  • Carmanah solar powered anchor light fitted to aft s/s cruising arch
  • Mahogany interior with 6 berths in 3 cabins including saloon
  • Two double cabins forward
  • Large comfortable saloon with “U” shaped dinette arrangement to port (occasional single berth)
  • Heads compartment opposite with marine toilet, wash hand basin and shower 
  • Desk to rear of heads compartment with drawers and bookshelf above  
  • Good sized galley to rear of saloon on starboard side with Corian work tops, twin s/s sinks, Engel 80 Lt electric / gas fridge / freezer and 2 burner gas cooker / grill / oven
  • Access to spacious engine compartment with dedicated storage for beaching legs
  • Navigation station / chart table opposite with pilot berth aft
  • Companionway steps up to large very well protected cockpit with aluminium dog house and Treadmaster flooring
  • Transom mounted boarding ladder and bathing platform
  • Excellent stowage throughout yacht including dedicated chart locker, hanging locker, aft deck gas locker (2 x 15 Kg cylinders) and large foredeck sail locker
  • Avon 2.8 M RIB with 4hp Mercury outboard motor
  • Outboard motor storage bracket
  • Heavy duty aluminium beaching legs with mast steps fitted to starboard leg
  • S/s wrap around pushpit which extends to front of cockpit either side
  • Numerous s/s grab rails and boom rest on doghouse and coach roof
  • Simpson Lawrence 555 2 speed manual anchor windlass
  • 85 lb CQR main anchor with 50 metres 12mm chain and 15 metres multibraid
  • 35 lb s/s Danforth kedge anchor 
  • Anchor snub
  • Warps (2) and fenders (4)
  • Cockpit sun cover (can be used whilst under way)
  • Full boat sun covers (for use whilst at anchor),
  • Cockpit dodgers
  • Removable cockpit table and 2 cushions
  • Steel deck hatches with mosquito nets
  • Ensign staff
Safety equipment
  • Avon life raft 4 man stored on coachroof bracket (serviced July 2010)
  • McMurdo G5 GPS EPIRB (March 2009)
  • 4 adult lifejackets
  • Danbuoy with light and flag
  • Sowester man overboard sling
  • 2 lifelines
  • Halon and powder fire extinguishers
  • Sowester fire blanket
  • Manual bilge pump

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