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  • Manufacturer: Bruce Roberts
  • Location: Dartmouth, Devon
  • Year: 2001
  • LOA: 44'9" (13.64m)
  • Beam: 13' 10'' (4.22m)
  • Berths: 10
  • Draft: 2.2
  • Keel: Fin keel
  • ID no.: 17920
  • Cabins: 4
  • Heating: Eberspacher
  • Heads: 2
  • Showers: 1
  • Watertank Size: 132 Gallons
  • Engine Make: Ford
  • Horsepower: 70hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 106 Gallons
  • Cruise Speed: 6k
  • Top Speed: 8k

Broker Remarks

Bruce Roberts 434 for sale. 'Bold Explorer' is a boat that has been designed to go to the highest latitudes in safety and comfort, and should be seriously considered if you are looking for a steel sailing cruiser that can make decent passage times either short handed or fully crewed, and go absolutely anywhere and endure almost any conditions in comfort and safety. The accomodation of this Bruce Roberts 43 is very well thought out too, and is not an afterthought as can be the case in such purposeful builds. The vessel is CAT 2 coded, and was until recently CAT 0 coded, though this has now lapsed, but could easily be re-instated. She would be ideal as an expedition boat.


Sleeps up to 10 in 4 cabins
Light oak interior joinery
Terracotta fabric cushions
Eberspacher Hydronic 10 diesel powered hot water system with radiators in all cabins
6 x opening Lewmar hatches & 14 opening portlights
Headroom approx 6' 3" (5' 6" in aft cabin)

Forecabin with double berth
Saloon/Diner converts to double berth
Deck saloon with 3 single berths
Master cabin 1 double & 1 single berth

Galley area with Taylor 041 3-burner gas cooker, oven & grill
Large deep fridge
Deep double sink

Forward heads compartment with marine wc & handbasin
Aft heads with marine wc, handbasin, shower & radiator

Mechanical and Rigging

Built in 2001 to a Bruce Roberts design
Complies with British Codes of Practice Small Commercial Vessles Category 'O'
Also complies with Category 'A' Recreational Craft Directive

Steel hull, deck & superstructure
Treadmaster non-slip decking
Long encapsulated fin keel with lead ballast
Skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering

Ford FSD 2.5 direct injection 70hp diesel engine
Fresh water cooled
Hurth HBW 350 gearbox with 2" stainless steel shaft
Single lever morse control
Cruising speed approx 6 knots
Maximum speed approx 8 knots

12v system supplied by 1 x 130ah engine battery & 2 x 160ah domestic batteries, all new 2007
Switched & charged by twinindependently wired engine alternators
Domestic batteries controlled by Adverc Monitor

Fuel capacity 482 litres (106 gallons) in 2 tanks
Fresh water capacity 600 litres (132 gallons) in 2 tanks
Holding tank for forward head with deck & sea discharge

Water System:
Pressurised hot & cold water throughout
Water heated by calorifier & Eberspacher Hydronic sytem

Cutter rigged sloop with ailspar aluminium spars
Stainless steel standing rigging rwith Sta-lock terminals
Terylene running rigging
Slab reefing mainsail system with Bainbridge Aquaman cars
Frictiion free external mast track, 2007
Additional mast track for sstorm trysail
Spinnaker pole & gear
Stack-pack & lazyjacks

2 x Meisner #32/60 self-tailing primary winches
6 x Meisner #28/47 secondary winches
1 x Meisner #23 reefing winch

Crusader fully battened mainsail, 2007
New Hyde staysail
Seatech spinnaker
East Coast sails dayglow trysail & staysail
3 x Hood jibs./genoas
2 x Yankees, 2006


Navigation Aids:
Furuno radar
Furuno GPS GP31
Navtex target Pro, 2002
EPIRB, 2003
NASAClipper log, depth & wind
NASA Clipper echosounder
Icom SSB radio, 2006
Wind vane self steering
New Autohelm autopilot

Ground Tackle:
45 lb CQR anchor with 70m of 12mm chain
15 kg Bruce anchor with 10m chain & 70m warp
65 lb Fishermans anchor
Simpson Lawrence Sea Tiger manual windlass, rebuilt 2006

General Equipment:
Radar reflector
Boarding ladder
Bathing platform
Various engine & chandlery spares
Para anchor with 200m multiplat warp
3-person inflatable dinghy
Sun awning
Navigation lights & masthead light
Warps, fenders & boathook
Guardwire, pulipt & pushpit
Fixed & roving bilge pumps
Radio & 10 CD player

Safety Equipment:
Emergency tiller
Fire extinguishers
Emergency lighting
MOB lifebuoy
First aid kit
Harness points in cockpit

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Disclaimer : EQ Marine Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.