1985 Roberts Spray 33 - USD40,000
Lying : Bahamas - Viewing strictly by appointment through Topsail
Designer : Bruce Roberts
Builder : Whisstocks of Woodbridge, UK
LOA : 10.06m (33ft 0in)
Beam : 3.66m (12ft 0in)
Draft : 1.52m (5ft 0in)
Keel : Long
KEEL TYPE: Long
COLOUR: Dark blue with white superstructure
DIMENSIONS: LOA 33', BEAM 12', DRAFT 5'
INTERIOR: 4 berths plus fitted galley and heads with shower
ENGINE: Perkins 4108 diesel (50 hp) Freshwater cooled
RIG TYPE: Cutter
SAILS: Main, no.1 genoa, staysail, storm trisail, working jib (all tan). Slab reefing on main, roller on genoa. Fitted sailcover, dodgers.
EQUIPMENT: Internal: The vessel has an open cockpit with wheel steering, seating to both sides and a large lazarette in the aft deck. The companionway steps (under which there is access to the engine and separate battery compartment) leads down into the main cabin where there is a full-length quarter berth to either side (both with built-in storage over). Forward of these, to port, is the navigation station with full-size chart table and the vessel's electronics (see below) and a dinette. This converts into a double berth and has a fitted, drop-leaf table plus storage lockers and drawers both behind and beneath the settee. Opposite this is a large hanging locker and the galley, which provides a Taylor 2-burner and oven kerosene-fuelled cooker (plus an electric cooker), Thermocool electric fridge/freezer (chest type), double sink unit with pressurised hot (from calorifier) and cold, storage cupboards and shelves, etc. Going forward, the heads is to port and provides a toilet (Lavac), shower and handbasin. Opposite this is a further hanging locker plus shelves and in the bow, closed off by a hardwood louvered door, is the sail locker and ship's stores. There is access from here to the vessel's 2 chain lockers. The vessel is fitted with air-conditioning and Eberspacher central heating and comes complete with TV and VCR. Internal woodwork is all in hardwood and her upholstery is in biscuit/fawn woven material. Headroom, as is usual in the Sprays, is good at 6' 4". Navigation equipment includes: Sestral compass, Seavoice RT550 VHF, Micrologic Voyager Loran, Sony portable GPS, Autohelm 4000 and a 7000 auto-pilot, Brookes and Gatehouse sounder, B & G speed and distance log, navigation lights, sextant, radar reflector. Other equipment includes: Aries wind vane, automatic battery charger, MSX 30L solar cell, B & G battery level indicator and shorepower. She carries 100 gallons each of diesel and water and also has a 25-gallon holding tank with pump-out. External: The boat has a good-sized cockpit with stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardlines plus boarding ladder. She is fitted with a bimini and has a deck-awning. Safety equipment includes: USCG safety package, 4-man Avon Redcrest with 3 hp Johnson, 3 fire extinguishers, gas detector, offshore flare pack, horseshoe lifebuoy. Ground gear includes: 45 lb CQR with 300' 3/8" chain, 45 lb CQR with 200' 3/8" chain, 35 lb Danforth with 100' chain, fenders and lines.
REMARKS: Formerly known as "Bellavia" this boat is featured in Bruce Roberts' book "Spray: The Ultimate Cruising Boat" where Bruce, who reports he saw her being built and was present at her launching and trials, comments: "This Spray 33 certainly sails well and was beautifully built and fitted out". Built by the well-respected Woodbridge, UK yard of Whisstocks she has crossed the Atlantic is now unexpectedly offered for sale due to serious health reasons. Unlike most other vessels for sale outside the EC, China Blue - having been built in the UK prior to June 1998 - is exempt from the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive. A copy of a survey report (May 1996) is available for serious enquirers.
OUR OPINION: This well-equipped and comfortable boat is priced to sell, particular cognisance being made of the fact that - for UK and EC enquirers - the vessel may be required to be brought back to Europe. However, it is understood that VAT may have to be paid on her.
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