1996 Roberts Norfolk 43 - £88,500
Lying : Iberia, Spain - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
Designer : Bruce Roberts
LOA : 13.49m (44ft 3in)
Beam : 4.11m (13ft 6in)
Draft : 183m (600ft 5in)
Keel : Long
- Steel construction
- Blue/green with white trim and superstructure and dark blue coveline (repainted 2001)
Rigging & Sails
- Bermudian Cutter rig
- Alloy mast/spars by Seldon Kemp
- Slab reefing main (Crusader)
- Roller reefing yankee (Crusader)
- Roller reefing staysail (Crusader)
Mechanical & Electrical
- Perkins diesel
- Generator in a purpose built locker on deck
- Solar panels
- Fuel capacity : 120 gallons
- Water capacity : 200 gallons
- 6 berths in 3 cabins, plus galley, heads and workshop station
- The boat has a good-sized self-draining cockpit with wheel (and emergency) steering plus seating to either side, a large aft deck and a newly fitted GRP spray hood. The companionway steps lead into the saloon, with the navigation station immediately to port, the galley aft to port and the main saloon forward. The navigation station has a chart table, storage for charts and books, plus most of the navigation equipment. The galley, aft of the navigation area, provides an LVM Supercool chest fridge, 2 stainless steel sinks (with mixer tap, with hot from an immersion heater), Spinflo stainless steel cooker (4 burners, grill and oven, all with flame failure safety devices), 2 worktops, storage cupboards and lockers. There is also limited access to the vessel's engine, for checking oil level, etc. (for major work the partition between the galley and the engine room can be removed in a few minutes). The stern cabin leads off the galley and provides a settee, double berth, and wardrobe, hatches in deckhead and also to cockpit, plus lockers and bookshelves port and starboard. The saloon has a U-shaped dinette to port opposite which is a single settee berth, a wet locker and a catalytic space heater. The vessel's workshop, plus access to the engine room leads off aft, to starboard. The workshop has a bench, tool store, remote greaser, batteries, main breakers, fuel valves, etc. and provides access to the engine. Going forward from the main saloon, there is a passageway leading to the forecabin. To starboard in this area, there is a desktop with the Laptop PC with a wardrobe and lockers whilst opposite is the heads. This has a sea-toilet, handbasin with mixer tap, shower and storage locker. The forecabin has a full-length V-berth (converts into a double) with lockers under. In the bow, forward of a steel bulkhead, there is a chain locker with 250 feet of 0.5 inch chain plus chain and warp for the spare anchor. Headroom throughout the boat is good, the maximum being 6ft 3in. She is amply supplied with electric lighting, plus glazed deck hatches and through-hull windows, and her decor consists of white deckheads, teak bulkheads, iroka timbers and beading. Upholstery is in beige linen.
- Navigation equipment: Vetus GPS, Depth-sounder (plus repeater to cockpit), Navtex PRO, Sony short wave receiver, speed and distance log, trailing log, Sestral Major compass, Laptop PC for weather reports, fax, etc., VHF, clock and barometer
- Safety equipment: Kannad EPIRB, boarding ladder, life raft, life-jackets, lifebuoys, fire extinguishers, flares
- Deck equipment: 60lb Bruce anchor, 60lb CQR anchor with 12mm chain, stainless steel pulpit, pushpit (with teak handrail), stanchions
- GRP dinghy
- Avon dinghy
Her owner comments: "Warm when in the north, and cool in the south, with her spacious decks, the parties are always on Fai Tira. Easily handled by two, she has an easy motion at sea and is good at anchor, or moored, with little rolling thanks to her lead ballast". Epoxied in and out, all her gear, apart from her engine and one or two minor items, was new in 1996. Part-exchange for a smaller sailing vessel, such as a Rival 38/41, etc., is a possibility. It is understood the owner would be prepared, within reason, to refund the airfare of her eventual buyer. Survey report and build photos on file. Out of water repaint/antifoul/replacement of anodes autumn 2001.
A superbly presented and equipped, light and airy vessel - an ideal live-aboard/cruising boat. She will take you anywhere you are competent to take her, and in style and comfort. Topsail Marine are Bruce Roberts' sole UK agents and in consequence of which we see a fair number of his boats. We feel this vessel to be an excellent example of the model and we have no hesitation in recommending viewing. If you're looking for a vessel to do that voyage of a lifetime, look no further: Fai Tira could be just the lady for you.
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