Bruce Roberts Custom 63 Pilothouse Ketch 1997 $185,000.00 CAD

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$185,000.00 CAD

If you've ever dreamed of owning or building a large, capable bluewater yacht and want to get a major headstart on your project, this vessel may be the perfect choice for you. The boat is all there, 95% complete, but her interior needs final trim work in a number of areas. This Bruce Roberts 63, which is fashioned after a Roberts 53G design, is a radial-chine steel yacht with beautiful lines and a raised pilothouse. Her hull construction and welding is outstanding.

Her hull and deck are completed and the exterior was painted with a two-part metal boat paint system and shows no rust. Her pilothouse, main salon, galley, aft cabin, and crew quarters have all of the structure in place and most of the finish work done but there is some finishing left to do. The fit and finish of the woodwork throughout the vessel is good but needs some attention to detail to bring her to top-notch condition.

With total accommodations for sleeping six or seven, the aft master stateroom has a full-size walk-around queen with a head. The aft head has a full vanity, sink and tile-walled Jacuzzi tub. The forward stateroom has a Pullman-style twin bed and a separate head. The main salon is huge and includes the galley, settees, another head and nav station. Most of the galley cabinetry is in place along with a three-burner propane stove and oven and large coldplate chest fridge and freezer. The laundry room on the starboard side has a built-in washing machine. The opening ports, which are at eye level, and the opening deck hatches are all installed. The diesel engine and generator are in place and operational?as are the bow and stern thrusters. The fuel tank, fresh water tank, grey water tank and waste tanks are built in to the bilge and are also fully operational.

With all this being said, she is a very large and well-built yacht. Over 20 years of building is behind the owners on this project who have decided to sell for personal reasons. She truly is fully functional so there is a great deal of opportunity here for someone who is interested in completing this marvelous ocean-going vessel.


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Sails and Rigging
  • Keel: Modified fin keel with skeg hung rudder
  • Rig: Ketch with Cutter
  • Spar Material: Aluminum
  • Mast step system: 2 Tabernacles
  • Mainsail: Hood in-mast furling - in good condition
  • Mechanical Boom Vang on Main Mast
  • Headsail 1: High-cut Jib on Furler - in good condition
  • Headsail 2: High-cut staysail on Furler - in good condition
  • Roller Furling: Hood Seafurl 2 on both forestays
  • Mizzen Sail: Standard - in good condition
  • Cruising Spinnaker in Sock
  • Ladder Steps: Fixed - on both masts
  • Spreader lights on both masts
  • 40-inch high double lifelines are all in place
  • Wheel steering in the cockpit: Hydraulic
  • Winches Standard: 2 on each mast
  • Winches Self-Tailing: 5 large winches in cockpit and 1 on each mast
  • Winch Handles: 3
  • Wheel steering in the pilothouse: Hydraulic


The generator has been installed, hooked up and is completely operational.

  • Generator: Kubota D 905-E diesel with separate controls at the helm
  • 23 hp with 25 hrs of runtime
  • Heart 25 inverter/charger

  • AM/FM/Stereo System
  • Compass: 2 - one at each helm
  • Flatscreen TV's with DVD Player: 3
  • VHF in Pilothouse: Uniden Oceanus Submersible with DSC
  • VHF in Cockpit: Standard Horizon GX1255S Quest with DSC
  • Handheld VHF: Standard Horizon HX851 Floating VHF
  • Chartplotter 1: Hewlett Packard 27-inch laptop with Navionics
  • Chartplotter 2: Dell Laptop with Navionics

There are a complete set of new electronics that need to be installed. All the wiring is in place for the installation.

  • Raymarine C series integrated with
  • Auto pilot
  • Chart-plotter
  • Depth
  • Knot meter
  • Radar
  • VHF with DSC: Uniden

Safety Equipment
  • Boat Hooks: 2
  • Emergency Tiller
  • Fire Extinguishers: 4
  • Horn
  • Life Jackets: 8
  • Life Rings: 2


Most of the galley cabinetry is in place and the galley equipment has been installed. The galley is fully operational.

  • Freezer and Fridge - 12V cold plate
  • Fridge: 110v powered through the inverter
  • Microwave
  • 3-Burner propane stove with oven

General Equipment

The interior of this yacht is mostly completed with the exception of trim work. All three of the heads are fully operational and all the lighting is operational.

  • Anchor 1: 80 lb. CQR
  • Anchor 2: 35 lb.CQR
  • Anchor 3: 25 lb. CQR
  • Anchor 4: 80 lb. Danforth
  • Anchor 5: 70 lb. Herreshoff
  • Anchor Rode: 200 feet of chain x 2
  • Anchor Windlass: Electric - 8500 lb. plus spare 6500 lb. windlass
  • Batteries: 2 x 12v starters and 4 x 12v house batteries
  • Battery Charger: Freedom 25
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Battery Switch Vapour Proof
  • Bilge Pump: 1 manual
  • Bilge Pump: 2 electric
  • Boarding Ladder
  • Bow Rail
  • Bow Roller: Custom set-up for two anchors and rode
  • Bow Thruster and Stern Thruster: Hydraulic - controls in Cockpit
  • Curtains on Portlights
  • Dinghy: 10 foot Fibreglass Boatex Rowing Dinghy
  • Fenders: 6
  • Head 1: Manual in Guest Stateroom
  • Head 2: Electric in Master Stateroom
  • Head 3: Electric in 3rd Head
  • Hot water heater: Electric and Heat Exchanger
  • Pressure water
  • Shore Power: 2 Inlets
  • Shore Power: 30 amp
  • Shore Power cords: 2 x 50 feet
  • Shower 1: in  master head
  • Shower 2: in guest head
  • Marine Deck 2000 Cork on cabin sole and on deck
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