1984 Bruce Roberts 34 located in Outside United States for sale

34' Bruce Roberts 34

Outside United States

Description: A rare extra clean blue water cruiser and live-aboard with exceptionally strong, one-piece hand laid up
hull (done using C-Flex technology - see below), new mast, rigging, sails and multiple upgrades to safely take you
south or around the world.

We refitted this boat to go from Toronto to Bahamas and finally to Australia
where most of our family moved some time ago. For the last two seasons we were
doing some trial trips on Lake Ontario to test all the systems 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 wants to participate in
the adventure and this boat is ideal for a crew of two or three. Five will be
too much.

Why Bruce Roberts 34:

Legendary performance of Bruce Roberts design

Excellent performance numbers. For example: 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 home work 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.


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-fin keel encapsulated into solid fiberglass as part of the hull so
    it will not fall-out in the middle of the ocean leaving 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 week 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 crusing

Hull and Deck

  • Bottom is treated with epoxy, 5 coats of Interprotect and Interlux
    Micron CSC antifouling paint

  • New Interlux paint on hull (2011)

  • KiwiGrip anti-slip deck coating (2012)

  • We replaced hand rails to all around stainless still tubing - much safer
    than a wire

  • We installed a new stronger off-shore rated main hatch

  • Added two solar vents to keep cabins dry

Mast and rigging

  • All new Klako mast and boom, new Andersen winches and oversized standing
    rigging installed in 2005 - this part of the upgrade alone rigging coasted
    over $35,000

  • All rigging and hardware attachment points were reinforced with new
    backing plates for heavy weather

  • Fully battened main sail with lazy jacks and MackPack (2012) for easy
    main handling by a shorthanded crew.

  • We installed a new rigid boom vang (oversized)

  • Genoa sail (2011) on Profurl furling (2005) and new Harken furling leads
    for smooth genoa handling

  • We rigged a removable forestay and all running rigging and hardware for
    the storm jib so we can safely hove-to in heavy winds

  • Rigged lines and bocks for asymmetrical spinnaker (very easy to handle)

Mooring and Anchorage

  • Oversized 35LB Bruce (2010) and #22 Danforth anchors

  • Electrical windlass with 200' of 5/8" rode and 25' chain

  • Mooring cleats were replaced and backing reinforced

  • New 10" fenders

  • Number of mooring lines

Engine and fuel system

  • Dependable and economical Westerbeke diesel engine (true marine edition)
    - regularly and properly serviced

  • Closed circuit cooling system for salt water operation

  • Hurh automatic gearbox

  • Engine exhaust system installed in 2005

  • New engine's electrical wiring and cooling hoses replaced in 2011 to
    marine grade

  • Oversized Racor water separator and fuel filter to keep engine running

  • Oversized water strainer for cooling water

  • All seacocks were replaced (2011)

Propeller and rudder

  • New Campbell Sailer propeller (2012) - was custom made for this boat


  • Location: Whitby Ontario, Outside United States
    (416) 275-8495

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