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Custom McGruer Bermudian Sloop Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Custom
  • Location: Gillingham
  • Year: 1974
  • LOA: 31'4" (9.55m)
  • Beam: 9' 7'' (2.92m)
  • Berths: 4
  • Draft: 1.6
  • Keel: Full keel
  • ID no.: 38102
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 1
  • Watertank Size: 30 Gallons
  • Engine Make: Yanmar 3GM
  • Horsepower: 27hp
  • Drive Type: Shaft drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Size: 25 Gallons

Broker Remarks

1974 McGruer Bermudian Sloop Now £12,000
“Roskilde” is a McGruer Bermudian Sloop. “Roskilde” was designed by John Russell for Dr R Raynes and Lady R Raynes; two have been built to the same design, the first being for himself which is now in New Zealand. The second “Roskilde” was built in 1974 by McGruers of Clynder Scotland and was extensively cruised by Mr & Mrs Raynes to northern Europe, the Baltic, Russia, St Petersburg, and Iceland.


“Roskilde” offers four berths in 2 cabins.  A forward vee berth with lighting and storage, marine Lavac toilet to starboard, with stainless steel vanity basin.

The main saloon offers two single berths to port and starboard. It has a  centrally placed saloon table, as you would expect in a very traditional wooden interior. The saloon has been very well kept, with lots of surrounding storage space.  The Galley to port equipped with a two-burner gas hob, grill and oven, stainless steel sink with pressurised water supply, with the fridge located on the starboard side. Navigation area to starboard. Cabin headroom 5'10" down to 5'8".

Mechanical and Rigging

Sails and Spars

“Roskilde” is sloop rigged, wooden mast (2012), wooden boom (2017). 8mm stainless steel standing rigging replaced in 2002. Running rigging replaced in 2012. Slab reefing with Stackpack, furling headsail.


  • 4 x Sheet winches (Lewmar 40’s)
  • 2 x Halyard winches



  • 1 x Mainsail (good condition 2007 cream)
  • 1 x Genoa (good condition 2009 cream)
  • 1 x Lazybones (Multi coloured)
Mechanical Systems

The McGruer is powered by a 1986 Yanmar 3GM 27hp three-cylinder diesel engine, located beneath the cockpit sole, with single lever controls, serviced annually by the owner. Shaft drive to a 3-bladed fixed propeller. Stainless steel fuel tank with a 25-gallon fuel capacity.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12 volt batteries (2014 and 2016, 120Ah) charging from the engine alternator. Shore power connection, with 240-volt ring main.


Safety Equipment
  • 2 x Fire extinguishers
  • Gas alarm
  • Fire blanket
  • Foghorn
  • Lifebuoy
  • Bilge pumps (manual and electric)
Navigation Equipment
  • VHF radio
  • Echo sounder
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • VHF radio handheld
  • Clock/Barometer
  • Charts selection of
Deck Equipment
  • 1 x Anchor (CQR 35lbs)
  • Anchor chain 200ft
  • Sail cover (red)
  • Named cockpit dodgers
  • 4 x Mooring warps
  • 4 x Fenders

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Disclaimer : Network Yacht Brokers Kent 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.