- Bruce Roberts
- Tax Status
- Tax Paid
- 12 m
- 4.3 m
- Engine Make
- Ford 2712E
- Draft Max
- 1.2 m
- Engine Count
- Hull Material
- Boat Type
- United Kingdom
- RB Ref
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About this Bruce Roberts Spray
"Dorothy Mitchel" is a superb example of this go anywhere craft. Built locally by Gallaghers of South Shields in 1992, she was eventually launched and fitted out in 2005. The current owner bought her in 2006 and has finished her to a very high standard. He has used it as a liveaboard boat which is testament to the robustness and durability of the craft.
If you are looking for a safe, comfortable, long distance cruiser on which you can spend extended periods afloat, then look no further. Built in 5mm steel plate with a hard chined hull and flared bow. Ketch rig with inner and outer furling headsails. Powerful yet economical inboard Ford 2712E, 72hp diesel in excellent condition. Excellent safety package including Epirb, liferaft and gas alarms. Electronic navigation package includes a 2019 colour plotter, radar, GPS and DSC VHF. Vessel can sleep 8 over two cabins plus saloon. Electric windlass, bow thruster and new cockpit enclosure. BSS Certificate issued November 2019.
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Below decks is beautifully appointed as well as being practical. The interior woods are a mixture of Columbian wood planking, Sapele wood, vanished teak and mahogany trims and vinyl covered marine ply panels. The interior is carpeted throughout in nautical blue hard wearing materials whilst all the upholstery is covered for protection.
The saloon is entered from the cockpit. immediately to port is the well equipped galley with gas fueled Plastimo Neptune 200 oven with 2-burner hob and grill. Beside this is a stainless steel double sink with hot & cold mixer tap. The water is heated from either the engine when under way or the 2019 installed, C-Warm calorifier. Above the sink and oven is cupboard storage along with open shelving for glasses and other crockery. Below the sink and oven are drawers for additional storage. On the hull side of the galley is work surface/preparation areas as well as bespoke plate storage. Beneath the work tops is additional larder storage and a front opening Vitrifrigo fridge with ice compartment.Opposite the galley is the large day heads/shower room. This is fitted with a Lavac sea toilet with holding tank and change over switch. Separate shower stall with pump out and extractor fan. Opening port for ventilation. 12V lighting. Carpeted floor in heads for comfort.
Forward of the galley is the large U-shaped seating dining area. This will sit 6 people in comfort with an additional 2-persons opposite on the day bed/seating area. At the end of the day bed is the chart table with chart storage and 12V switch panel. On the bulkhead is a fiddled shelf with storage for pilot books and logs.
In the bow is a cabin with a double berth, offset against the portside hull. There is a large wardrobe opposite and a deck hatch above for light and ventilation.
Returning to the saloon and moving aft there are two passages. To starboard passage allows access to the engine bay on one side whilst outboard is access to the tool room. Here you will find one of the water and one of the diesel tanks. The portside passage leads to the aft cabin. Again you will have access to the other side of the engine bay and outboard you will find the other water and diesel tanks.
The aft cabin is beautiful with a double bed to starboard, a settee/dressing seat aft and a large wardrobe. Adjacent forward of the wardrobe is the en-suite heads with Raske sea toilet and sink. There is a large storage area aft. The headroom hear is 6'plus as is the saloon. The aft cabin can be accessed from the cockpit ensuring privacy for those sleeping in the saloon. 12V lighting and opening ports. LED lights throughout.
Well equipped yacht suitable for long range cruising. Included in the sale are the following:
Sestrel Major compass mounted on binnacle
Autohelm ST50 Speed/log
Autohelm ST50 Depth
Autohelm ST50 Wind speed & Close haul VMG
Garmin GPS 128
Raymarine RL80C colour chartplotter with Pathfinder radar.
Raymarine Element colour chart plotter NEW 2019
Icom ICM421 DSC VHF
Icom ICM31 H/H water resistant VHF
Vetus AP2S autopilot
NASA Marine Target ProPlus NAVTEX
Raymarine AIS350 Receiver
Autohelm ST50 Compass
SmartFind 406/121.5 MHz EPIRB
Seago 6-Man liferaft Expires 2021
5 off Fire extinguishers
2 off Horseshoe lifebouys with lights
Danbouy in holder
Inflatable Danbuoy with holder
Automatic life jackets
CO & CO2 monitor with alarm
Automatic bilge pump with high water alarm
Manual bilge pump
Vetus electric windlass with hand control
Delta Fastset main anchor with 50 metres of 10mm chain.
Fortress FX16 spare anchor mounted ready.
Various anchor warps.
2 off deck mounted lockable storage boxes
6hp Mercury outboard
Cockpit enclosure NEW 2019
Clock & Barometer set
Digital TV with booster
Kenwood Radio/CD player
Steel hull and superstructure using 5mm steel plate.
Box section long keel with 3200 kgs of lead pigs, epoxied in place.
Steel plate rudder counter hung attached to keel.
Underwater areas treated and coated in 2018 using Andrews Sigma 280 marine coatings
The topsides, deck and superstructure were also repainted in 2018.
Raised aft deck with painted steel rail. Deck mounted storage lockers with locks.
Raised bulwarks with steel stanchions offer protection when moving forward.
Large scuppers keep deck free from water,
Flared bow with hawser holes Tapered steel bowsprit supported by rigging wire.
Centre cockpit with half wheelhouse. New cockpit enclosure 2019.
Coachroof with Houdini style opening ports for added security.
Engine & Electrics:
Vessel powered by an inboard Ford 2712E, 72hp diesel. Vessel cruises at 6 Knots @1200rpm.
This economical and reliable workhorse is situated in a soundproofed compartment beneath the cockpit.
Access is easy allowing servicing/daily checks to take place. Annually serviced.
Serviced regularly with new oil and filters every 100 hours.
Fuel is prefiltered via a Vetus Pre-Filter system before reaching engine.
Newage PRM160 D2 reduction gearbox driving a stainless steel shaft and bronze 3-bladed propeller.
Cutlass bearing at propeller side was renewed in 2018 and a deep Sea seal introduced inboard at engine side 2018.
12/240V system onboard with 4x 110amp, 12V domestic, 2x 110amp 12V engine start and 12V, 170amp bow thruster batteries.
The batteries are recharged via the engine alternator, onboard Freemark Lyra smart charge battery charger or the newly installed 80W solar panels. The system will choose what is available meaning no change over switch required.
There is a Sterling Smartcharge battery charger onboard in a box ready should the Freemark fail.
Metered galvanic isolator.
Sails & Rigging:
Cutter rig sailing yacht with deck stepped Z-Spars aluminim masts.
Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2005. Boat was not sailed in anger until 2009/10 and in good order.
Terylene running rigging with the majority led aft via deck organisers and turning blocks to helm.
Roller furling inner and outer headsails with genoa sheet tracks mounted on coach roof, keeping side decks clear.
Sails are by Dolphin and were purchased in 2003. As previously mentioned they were not used until 2009.
Both genoa sails have a protective UV strip. The main and mizzen sails are mounted within lazybags.
Spinnaker by Northwest Sails used once. Spinnaker pole and rigging.
The winches are by Antal and are all 2-speed and self tailing.
W16 at Mizzen, 2X44 sheet winches, 2XW30.2 stay sail, and W16 main mast.