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1984 home built Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43 located in South Carolina for sale

43' home built Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43

Year
Length
Beam
Draft
Location
Price
1984
43'
13'
5.5'
South Carolina
$35,000

Description: RIO LUNA PROJECT BOAT...PROVEN BLUE WATER CRUISER...$35,000....

Bruce Roberts design, Mauritius '43. Hand built by a NASA engineer in Florida. This is a solidly built vessel. The original owner/builder built for a 'round the world cruise. Started building in 1974 and finished in 1984. He sailed it mostly coastal and Bahamas. We bought the boat in 2001
We sailed the entire U.S. East coast, Bermuda, and Bahamas until 2007. Then we moved aboard with our 2 young children, and cruised full time for the next 10 years. Rio Luna took us as far south as Trinidad, and as far east as Turkey. This is a first class cruising boat. She weighs 14 tons and the hull and deck are extra thick. Plenty of extra fiberglass in the bow. This is not a lightly built production boat. She heaves to easily in heavy seas, and has taken us through several open ocean storms safely and comfortably. She is center cockpit, cutter/ ketch rigged and handles and tracks well. Not a race boat but will exceed rated hull speed easily enough. A comfortable family cruiser, at home on blue water.
Rio Luna has a rugged Hydrovane self steering system, a Spectra water-maker, Garmin GPS, radar, Water heater, Freedom battery charger/inverter, refrigeration, three large anchors, each with 200 ft rodes., manual windlass., Air-X wind generator, and Solar panel. Power is a Perkins 65 horse diesel. She has a full keel and skeg hung rudder. Draft is 5.5 feet. The layout is three cabin, with the master cabin aft, port side cabin, and 2 bed V in the bow, plus a quarter berth in the salon. Engine access is easy via two large easily removable panels. The mainsail and mizzen sail were worn out when we got back to Charleston, and have been removed from the boat. Sails remaining include the 140% genoa, the stay-sail, a cruising chute with sock, and a storm tri-sail, never used. The hull and the rigging are sound. Each mast has sturdy steps for easy access to rigging and various systems. Life raft with on deck mount.
We had the hull stripped to the glass and repainted in Trinidad after our second Atlantic crossing

Equipment: SSb & vhf,Spectra watermaker, Taylor stove, Hydrovane, Garmin chartplotter and radar,wind generator,solar panel, Rochna primary anchor w/110 ft 3/8 high test chain and 120 3/4 three strand line,large Bruce and Fortress anchors, each with 10 ft 3/8 high test chain and 200 feet 3/4 three strand line, manual windless.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
L86181
(571) 205-2116

Material
Hull
Type
Rigging
Cabins
Condition
fiberglass
monohull
cruiser
ketch
3
project boat

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