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1982 Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts ’34

19 October, 2012 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

Here is an opportunity to buy a good ocean cruiser. It’s a steel sloop “Bruce Roberts 34” built in Boston in 1982. It’s a great oceanic sailboat, very sturdy and safe.

Type: Custom Steel Sloop;
Rig: Sloop, with second removable stay;
Designer: Bruce Roberts
Builder: Dennis Shaffer, shipyard welder;
Year: 1982;
Engine: Vetus M 3.10 (21 HP);
Flag: US Coast Guard (USA)
LOA: 34’
LWL: 24′ 6
Beam: 10′ 3
Draft: 6′
Displacement: 16500 lbs.
Sail Area: 560 sq ft
Ballast: Lead-filled keel
Fuel: 25 british gallons
Water: 44 british gallons
From the bow: anchor forepeak, V-berth sleeping 2 forward, Head w/sink, vanity, cabinets and hanging locker, Salon settee to port and starboard with small wood removable table, chart table on starboard , kitchen on port side (Force 10 diesel range/oven with pressurized tank), quarterberth on port and hardware storing on starboard, lazarette aft of cockpit.Rigging and sails:
Sloop with second removable stay for foresail, CDI FF7 roller-furling on headstay. Single-spreader steel mast ,deck stepped ,very solid and surprisingly light for its steel construction. Z-Spar aluminum boom with internal outhaul and slab reefing lines. Winches by Lewmar – 2 self-tailing Lewmar 44 primaries and 2 Lewmar 27 halyard winches at the mast. One 150% genoa (new 2010) on the headstay. One fore staysail 97 sq ft plus a jib 160 sq ft slides type. Asymmetric spi. One Main 2 reefs standard battens (one season of life 2008) plus an old main.

Equipment on Board:

-Autopilot Raymarine S1 (ST 6002) (New 2010);
-VHF Raytheon RAY 45;
-GPS Lowrance globemap 100;
-Depth and speed meter electronic B&G;
-Inflatable tender Bahia Boat 7,87 ft (one season of life 2008);
-Windgenerator Southwest windpower AirX 400 (one season of life 2008);
-Manual bilgepump;
-Electric bilgepump.
With the boat come also: Dodger (spry Hood), serie of tools (two boxes , an arc welder inverter new, grinder,driller, electric saw), big amount of lines, two anchors Dunforth type 15 Kg with 5 m chain.
From September 2008 until june 2010 the boat haven’t been used and was on Horta (on the hard 2010). In 2010 sailed in Azores and Madeira archipelago.

The boat is ready to sail. Like any over 20-year-old steel boat, there is some corrosion in the hull but no leaks. The interiors are spartans and very rustics and it can be completed and improved. The interior hull plates are easily surveyed. The boat is now in Porto Santo (Portugal) by “Assistencia Nautica 33°/16°” and the yard fee is paid through august 2011. If not yet sold the program for summer 2011 will be sail in Canary islands.
The boat is complete of documentation and regularly imported in Europe.

Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
Dennis Shaffer Bruce Roberts
I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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