Bruce Roberts 39 Motor Sailer

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Bruce Roberts 39 Motor Sailer


It isn’t often that such a well built and configured vessel comes to market ticking all the boxes for serious long term liveaboard and cruising duties. “Sowelu” is unique, not only in terms of her strength due to a professional build in steel in 2000, but also due to her twin helm stations enabling long haul motor sailing passages afforded by her 800 litre diesel tankage.

Her panoramic coachhouse windows flood the interior with light and allow for unobstructed views when either underway or at a secluded anchorage. The superb fitout in exotic timber adds serious warmth and chic to the interior, as does the solid timber flooring with overspec insulation. A extremely inviting master suite with centre bed and ensuite, plus another double cabin in the bow adjacent to the day head and with its own dressing area completes the accommodation, although the dinette and midships library lounge offer further spots for any extra sleepovers !

The current owners searched for years for the ideal longterm liveaboard and cruising yacht – “Sowelu” was the result. Boasting a very convivial cockpit with stainless steel rails and lifelines all round, a substantial aft structure for the dinghy davits and wind generator, a sophisticated power management system which includes a 8kva genset, plus her onboard systems have all been fine tuned, serviced and/or replaced by the current owners to provide a reliable and stress free living environment. How to manuals and detailed system procedural notes and schematics ensure the ease of ongoing maintenance and servicing.

An unforeseen sudden change in personal circumstances has necessitated the current owners to abandon their sailing odyssey and reluctantly offer this fine vessel for sale. A recent survey has given her a very favourable scorecard, with commendable build quality and finish comments, including her beautifully faired hull, as well as an excellent report on her current condition. She is a true go anywhere vessel, with all the requirements to get there and back, in comfort and style. Call the best boat brokers in Sydney to arrange a private inspection of “Sowelu” which I know will not disappoint. 


Price : SOLD
Price Base : SOLD
Brand : Bruce Roberts
Model : 39 Motor Sailer
Length : 11.32 Meters
Year : 2000
Category : Cruising Yachts
Hull Type : Steel
Hull Style : Single
Power Type : Sail
Type Of Sales : Dealer
Engine Make : Perkins
Engine Type : Diesel
Condition : Used
State : New South Wales
Suburb : ROZELLE
Surveyed : Sept, 2017
HIN Number : AUAAF00008QT1
Stock Number : SBB1743S
Registration Number : VN316Q
Designer : Bruce Roberts
Builder : Roger Batt, Tin Can Bay, Qld
Water (Potable) Capacity (l) : 800 l
Hull Construction Material : Steel
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : Steel
Country Origin : Australia
Length (feet) : 39 feet
Length (m) : 11.32 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.76 m
Draft (m) : 1.7 m
Keel/Ballast : 3/4 , 3632 Ballast
Number of Helms : 2
Displacement : 8512
Engine Notes : Well maintained, new alternator and injector pump. Ample supply of spares and oils
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Hours : 4950
Horse Power (hp) : 80
Drive Type : Shaft with newish PPS shaft seal
Engine Room : easy access through saloon floor
Generator : Kubota 8 Kva
Number of Batteries : 3 x House, 1 x Start
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 800 l
Propeller : Bronze
Bow Thruster : No
Accomodation Notes : Inviting master aft suite, double berth cabin in bow
Number of Berths : 4 plus 2
Number of Showers : 2
Shower Type : Hot and Cold
Number of Toilets : 2
Air Conditioning : No
Number of TVs : 1
Holding Tank (L) : 140
Galley Notes : U shaped midships to port
Stove : 2 burner with oven, plus a microwave
Refrigeration : Top loading
Number of Sinks : 1
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : TV and stereo system
Anchor / Winch : Maxwell 2200
Bilge Pump : 3 x
Sail Inventory : New main on boom furler , genoa on furler, as new spinnaker
Electrics : 12v and 240, with sophisticated power management system
Electronics Navigation : Garmin suite including radar and autopilot
Dinghy : Large on rear davits with 9.8hp
Safety Gear : Offshore
Covers : BoomTent, Bimini with infill, window shade cloths, pushpit infills
Ground Tackle : 1 x Sarca, 1 x Manson anchors, 70m x 10mm chain, twin bow rollers
Watermaker / De-Sal : No
GPS : 2 x Garmin
Number of Fish Finders : 2 x
Radio : VHF and HF
Number of Life Jackets : Requisite
Vessel Name : SOWELU
Anti-foul : Oct 2016

Engine 1

Engine Make : Perkins
Engine Hours : 4950
Horse Power : 80
Fuel Type : Diesel
Drive Type : Inboard / Shaftdrive
Steering : Hydraulic
Stroke : DI (Direct Injection)
Fuel Capacity : 800
Service History : Yes
Propeller : Bronze