- Manufacturer: Bruce Roberts
- Location: Crosshaven, Cork
- Year: 1997
- LOA: 35'5" (10.80m)
- Beam: 11' 10'' (3.60m)
- Berths: 4
- Draft: 1.2
- ID no.: 5620
- Heads: 1
- Engine Make: Beta
- Horsepower: 33hp
- Drive Type: Shaft drive
- Fuel Type: Diesel
This steel hulled Bruce Roberts Spray 33 was completed in 1997 and is powered by a reconditioned 33HP Beta diesel engine and a large suit of sails in excellent condition. With two owners from new, her inventory includes, wheel steering, battened mainsail, furling genoa, staysail, spinnaker, sprayhood, three berths, GPS, radar, hot water, fridge and more. She does require a bit of work but her sensible asking price reflects this. Viewing is recommended.
"Donegal Breeze" is a Bruce Roberts Spray 33 built in low carbon steel, over a 4 year period.
The keel is fabricated from 12mm thick steel and the keel sides are 6mm thick steel, the deck and coach work is fabricated from 3mm thick steel. All the steel was certified low carbon.
The Complete hull was shot blasted inside and out and given a minimum of two coats of epoxy primer and two coats of topcoat the paint specification varied from below the waterline. The inside of the hull was top coated white. Hempel Paints Muscat office were commissioned to carry out the quality control on the work.
Two Lewmar size 60 Ocean Hatches 10 no. fixed circular porthole windows and 1 No. Opening circular porthole.
The hull is built as a dry hull with no cockpit lockers. The chain Locker is the only locker which is piped to drain into the bilges.
A full set of construction photographs are available for inspection.
Z Spars mast and rigging
Mast is series 1 profile Z501 deck stepped, fitted with separate storm sail track,
Boom Profile Z360, with out-hall and three reefing lines leading to the cockpit
Staylock rope locks.
Spinnaker pole and track,
Cutter rigged with inner forestay and Roller furling with two sail groves in foil.
All rigging was selected one size bigger than designed and fitted with swage mast fittings and staylock deck fittings.
Mast steps fitted to the full mast
Masthead antenna, masthead tri light, deck light and steaming light.
2 x Mainsails 8 oz Dacron white (used but in good condition)
1 x Furling foresail with U.V. strip 8 oz Dacron white (used but in good condition)
1 x Inner fore sail with U.V. strip 8 oz Dacron white (used but in good condition)
2 x Genoa Furling foresails (as new)
1 x Cruising chute Red / green/ white. 2 oz nylon with snuffer sock 1100 sq feet (as new)
1 x Trisail 11 oz dacron orange (as new)
1 x Storm foresail 11 oz dacron orange (as new)
1 x Spitfire trisail 22 oz Dacron (as new)
All safety rail stanchions are 316L stainless steel. The pulpit, pushpit and aft gantry are fabricated from 316L stainless steel
35 lb Manson Supreme Anchor with 60 meters of ? calibrated chain
35 lb Delta Anchor with 20 meters of ? calibrated chain and 100 meters of 3 strand Nylon
10 lb Kedge Anchor with 5 metres of stainless steel chain and 20 meters of 3 strand nylon.
Simpson SL Hyspeed double action manual windlass with Gypsies (winch drums) for rope and chain
Stemhead fitting with two bow rollers
Mooring cleats with fairleads
Mooring lines and fenders
Grab rails on the coachroof
Mainsheet track aft of the helm
Genoa sheet and staysail sheet tracks
2 x Genoa sheet winches (need to be remounted)
2 x Winches on the coachroof (need to be remounted) with clutch jammers
Teak and mahogany interior
Galley to port, aft of the saloon
L shaped galley with twin stainless steel sinks.
Pressurised hot and cold water.
Sven four ring gas cooker with oven and grill
12 Volt refrigerator/freezer
Storage lockers and opening porthole
Cooking utensils and crockery
Navigation Station opposite to starboard
Outboard facing chart table with 12V. Distribution board
Quarter berth aft of the chart table.
Taylor Paraffin Heater
Comfortable settees/single berths
Large saloon table with fold down leafs
Opening deck hatch
Heads forward of the saloon
"Jabsco" marine toilet, wash hand basin and shower (hot water via engine) and opening deck hatch. Access to chain locker.
Air X wind generator ( 40 amp Max output)
2 x 55 watt Solar Panels and regulator
2 x (2020) 125 Ah deep cycle marine batteries for services
1 x 125Ah deep cycle marine battery for engine
Victron Smart Charger
Victron Smartshunt battery monitor
Wired for Shorepower
Fixed S.I.R.S. Major Compass and deviation card
Raymarine Pathfinder SL72 Radar
Furuno GPS Navigator GP-31
Furuno Navtext NX-300
Icom IC-M505 DSC
Icom M31 handheld VHF radio
Emergency antenna wired to radio panel
"Meteo" Weather station (is not working because the sensor is dismounted)
"Autohelm" Tridata (depth, log and speed) with repeater in cockpit.
"Autohelm" Autopilot with piston attached to the emergency tiller.
Beta BV 1305 ( 33HP ) with a Hurst 2:1 gearbox with heat exchanger and indirect water cooling. Also connected to calorifier for hot water. 1400hrs showing on the clock but the owner suspects that it might be a bit more.
The engine was lifted out and overhauled in 2018 after a gearbox failure. The head, valves, water pump and hoses were addressed and fitted with a reconditioned direct replacement gearbox.
2 x Lucas 70 amp alternators which are controlled by smart regulators. One alternator serves the started battery and the other the house battery bank.
The wet exhaust system is 50mm dia using Vetus hose and vetus waterlock, Vetus Muffler and swan neck fittings
Engine controls are Beta De-Lux control and starter panel located inside and MV2 Morse lever control on the port side of the cockpit.
The engine is also fitted with a quick release raw water pump cover.
The Diesel tank has a capacity of 80 Gallons and is located on the port side. Two in-line fuel filters are fitted with isolation valves for servicing.
Full service manual, spare parts list and wiring diagrams are on board.
The wiring is two wire system, the hull is insulated and each wire is numbered and corresponds to a schematic drawing. All electrical items are protected individually. The Power generators are monitored and at any time both current and voltage can be seen.
All circuits are protected by Circuit breakers or fuses (a short in one light fitting won't affect all the lights) and the electrical system is 12 + N.
Wind generator needs new set of blades.
Two A4 manuals have all the wiring diagrams and key equipment listed in waterproof laminated sheets.
Ocean flare pack (out of date)
Life buoy and 60 meter drum of ? floating line
Emergency fixed antenna
2 x Henderson Mk 5 manual bilge pumps
Electric pump controlled manually.
Gas locker drains overboard at the stern and holds two gas cylinders.
Registered in Skibbereen
Monitor wind vane steering
1 x Grey water Pump from shower/ galley
2 x Water tanks Fibreglass 70 gallons each
Cockpit sprayhood with grabrail
Awning in red canvas from mast to stern gantry
12 Ft sea anchor
Spare parts for the engine, heads, heater, plumbing and electrical
Two coils of Electrical cable and co-axial to rewire mast and gantry.
2021 Gas system upgraded with bubble meter.
First Owner's Comments
"Donegal Breeze" has proven to be a solid cruising boat. Insulated to below the waterline, she is a dry boat with only the chain locker draining into the bilges.
She is a forgiving sea kindly boat to sail and when the sails are balanced she is happy to hold her course for long periods of time.
She has proven herself in heavy weather and crossed the Indian Ocean from Muscat to Goa twice. She has competed in the Dubai, Muscat Ocean Yacht race. The Multi chine hull design means she leans a max 15% as she sails on her broad hull plates. This makes for a comfortable and pleasant sailing experience even for the reluctant sailor.
She was built for long Cruises which is reflected in her specification and is a lovely boat to sail especially for long distances.
Second Owner's Comments
I enjoyed my ownership of "Donegal Breeze" but just don't have the time to use her, hence my reason for selling.
"Donegal Breeze" is ideal for anyone that would like to do some long distance cruising, on a sturdy cruising yacht. She requires a bit of t.l.c. but her competitive price does reflect this.
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