Bruce Roberts 53 Professional Build

US$150,000.00 (Approx £118,759) Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  317310
  • Length  ·  16.15m
  • Year  ·  1998
  • Construction  ·  Steel
  • Underwater profile  ·  Fin
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 135hp, Perkins (1998)
  • Lying  ·  Krabi
Boatshed Phuket
Boatshed Phuket
Boatshed Phuket Team - Corinne Gillard

Extra Details

Designer Bruce Roberts
Builder Terry Erskine (Wadebridge)
Lying Krabi
Fuel capacity 860.0 ltr (189.2 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 900.0 ltr (198.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 30.0 ltr (6.6 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 135hp
Engine make and model Perkins (1998)
Engine Hours engine1= 6500
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade bronze (Rope Cutters)
Fuel consumption (approx) 4.0 ltr (0.9 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots
Engine spares

Two alternators 12 v x 70 A & 24 v x 170 A


Length 16.15m
LWL 13.11m
Beam 5.00m
Draft Min 2.20m
Draft Max 2.20m
Airdraft 26.00m
Displacement 36,290kg (80,019.5lbs)
Headroom 1.90m
Storage On marina


Cutter rigged Eurospars Aluminium spars (1998) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1998)


Reefing mainsail Osen - Slab (1998) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (2015)
Other sails Hank on Staysail (1998)

Custom S/S boom rack.

Electrical Systems

12 / 24 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 10 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

Built and registered in 1998 she was not launched until July 1999.
( Corten Steel with Awlgrip Paint finish )
Long fin with skeg hung rudder.
Water tanks are bladders and she also has 2 small grey water tanks.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)

Stbd saloon table drops to make a pilot berth.

3 burner propane Stove


Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Raw water wash
Cockpit shower

Stbd saloon table drops to make a pilot berth.

3 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Maxwell 3500 windlass
2 anchors
80.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses
Emergency steering

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

Life raft needs service and EPIRB needs new battery.

Broker's Comments

Professionally built for her previous owner by Terry Erskine in Wadebridge UK, this Bruce Roberts 53, with a bit of TLC, has the makings of a very nice yacht. The current and second owner now finds that, with advancing age, she is a bit too much and has reluctantly asked us to find a buyer.

Thai Flagged.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Bruce Roberts 53 Professional Build has been personally photographed and viewed by a representative of Boatshed Phuket. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

8 Years

Why are you selling her?


Where have you sailed her?

Thai waters

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