Bruce Roberts Custom 2005 $140,000.00 USD

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$140,000.00 USD

This lovely Bruce Roberts 40 is a real eye catcher. No expenses where spared keeping her in her current perfect condition. This comfortable sailing yacht has the possibility to go anywhere. If you are in the market for a world voyager, be sure not to pass up a look at La Flâneuse.

Her steel hull, made by Metanav, is durable yet efficient. At close to 15 tons displacement, she is capable of handling the worst Mother Nature can throw at her.

Her one original owner has outfitted her with the right gear for easy couple cruising. The deck layout and construction was done with safety in mind. Her high bulwarks will keep you on deck while moving about and the uncluttered layout will allow easy handling of the sails.  She has reefing and main lines brought back to the cockpit. This one is completely protected by a rigid dodger, a bimini and a full enclosure, ensuring safety and comfort in all weathers.

The custom construction of this yacht and the interior finish were done by the owner and a marine craftsman. The cozy deck saloon and the very large windows ensure high visibility and excellent lighting in all the sections, enhancing the wooden finish of mahogany, birch and teak.

La Flâneuse is your secure and spacious suite as you travel. There are literally no limitations where this beautiful ship can take you.

I invite you to look at our website for narratives of some of our cruises.


Year built: 2005

Survey: July 2016

Builder: Custom

Hull: Steel
Designer: Bruce Roberts
Flag of Registry: Canada

Engine Brand: Vetus
Engine Model: M417

Engine/Fuel: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2900

Engine Power: 42 HP

LOA: 39'6"/12 m                    
LWL: 34 ft/10,36

Beam: 12'6"/3,81m

Maximum Draft: 5'3"/1,60m 
Displacement: 27000 pds.

Long keel (lead) : 8750 pds.

Vertical clearance: 55’0”

Sails and Rigging

All sails are controlled from inside of cockpit
Full-battened Mainsail Larsen in Dacron 9 oz 300 ft2  in excellent condition, with Dark blue cover

Headsail 135 % in Dacron 9 oz 480 pi2 Dacron, in excellent condition, with Dark blue UV cover

Jib storm 100 ft2

Spinnaker c/w sock Larsen 600 pi2, Blue/Yellow

Spinnaker outrigger aluminum 4"x 12’

Lazy Jacks

Mast Isomat NG-80 with adjustable trolley, Night Blue color

Mast steps SS

Rigging: 1x19 SS Cable

Two backstays

Mast base SS for possible self-dismasting

Two Lewmar #30-2 halyard winches on mast base

One Lewmar #43-2 winch on cabin top for main sail

Two Babarosa #44-2 winch in cockpit for genoa and spi

Three #40 self-tailing block (halyard/reef) on cabin top

Winch Handles: 3

Boom break Walder no 203C

Mainsail traveler: on coachroof

Genoa furler : Profurl  

Two running backstays

Hoist with 12 mm cable and violin pulleys

All halyards, genoa and spi cables and pulleys required

Mooring cables Samson braid 14-20 mm

Twisted anchor cable 19 mm x 100 m

Roller with mooring cables for coastal mooring


Engine/Mechanical/Fuel Tanks

Fuel : 2 Main tanks 70 gals. plus 1 daytank 12 gals. total 690 liters

Fuel transfer pump Groco SPO-60-N  

Racor dual filter water separator R230 c/a vacuum gauge 30 RG

Fuel sampling system in all tanks

Driving shaft SS 1-3/8" diam. (35 mm)

Transmission ZF-12M, NR

Three-blade propeller in manganese/bronze Vetus E16 - 10 -0 RH x 1 3/8" diam

Shaft seal PSS 1-3/8"

Vetus flexible coupling type 6

Vetus 700SS single throttle/transmission control lever

AQUALARM (adjustable cooling water flow detector)

Bow truster SIDE POWER SP-35S

Ventilateur pour la chambre des moteurs

Hydraulic steering system

Wagner Cylinder N-50-190 19 in3   (June 2019)

Capilano 1250V Hydraulic steering pump

Simrad Hydraulic reversing pump RPU-160

High pression by-pass systems valve #7553050

Edson Steering Wheel 32" SS

Emergency tiller

Electrical Production Regulation DC system 12 volt

Two adjustable Solar panels BP-70 on aft davit

Technomin # 2320 Breaker panel for 12 volt 20 circuits

70 amps battery for engine starting 2020

One bank of 470 amps (4x 235 amps 6 volts) house, new 2018

Pro split relay 0 volt drop Intelligent Alternator PSR-122 Sterling

Battery Manager (BMV 600-S Victron)

Pro charge Sterling battery monitor U, 90 to 277 volts (European)

Battery Parallel Switchs, Vapor Proof

Cathodic controller Solar Design

AIR X Marine 400W generator c/w Quiet Blue blades

Generator Honda 2000ie 12vdc/120vac

AC dockside breaker panel system with shore power

Alternator : Vetus (Mitsubishi) 50 Amps.

Alternator regulator Sterling PRO-REG B

Shore Power Inlets 30 amps: 1

Shore Power Cord Length: 100 feet

Inverter 1000 watts Prowatts, c/w GFI true sinus wave

Three 12 volts receptacles in cockpit and one at chart table

All sections have at least one receptacle 120 vac (7)

All lamps are Vetus


Electronic and navigation instruments

Simrad repeater at nav station with wind, depth, and knot/log functions

Simrad autopilot PLD type II

Simrad AC-20 computer

Simrad AP-16 autopilot control

Simrad RF-300 remote autopilot

Simrad R3000X Autopilot remote control with cable

Simrad IS-15 STD1 Tridata Instruments: knot/log/water temp, depth finder, wind speed indicator

Simrad IS-15 Masthead wind indicator

Simrad IS-15 Depth sonder

Simrad RC-36 Flux gate compass

Radar SL-70 Raymarine

Depth Sonder DS-150 Navico

C-Map electronic charts : North Atlantic, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Greece


VHF 5 W transceiver handheld (2) Icom and Uniden

Uniden Solada VHF 25 W DSC, MMSI # 316014508

Antenna selector 3 positions: Radio Sony or VHF 25 w

GPS  receiver Furuno 32 c/w antenna

GPS portable Garmin 72

Bitstorm Antenna for Hi-power long range Internet access/router

Automatic antenna tuner Icom AH-4 (removed)

SSB HF antenna  (removed)

SSB radio Icom 718 (removed)


Cabin Features-Salon- Galley DS

The interior layout includes two private cabins.

A bench in the living room is equipped with an anti-roll canvas

La Flâneuse can easily accommodate five passengers.

Cedar lined locker in main cabin

Nine Makrolon very large galley windows DS, (new 2013)

Three Vetus 26” Ocean series opening deck hatches with screens

Solid mahogany joinery work with bronze Vetus fixtures

Exterior Sun shades for galley, ideal during heatwaves

Three Vetus Deck ventilators

Espar Hydronic D4WSC cabin heater (2020)

Galley forced air heater 3 speeds thermostat control

AM/FM stereo/CD with two speakers in salon

TV and adjustable stand

Bulova Brass barometer

Frigo Danfost BD50F fault diagnostic, two sections Freezer/refrigerator.

ENO 0420.81 SS two-burner propane stove with oven

Very deep SS sink

Brita water filter

Microwave Panasonic 120 V

1 head with shower


Fresh Water Tank : 1-57 Gallons and 1-33 Gallons imp.) total 410 liters

Water heater tank (6 gallons) (2015)

Holding Tanks: (57 Gallons imp.) total 260 liters
Grey water tank:(5 Gallons imp.)

Water pressure regulator

Hot and cold water throughout the vessel main cabin, galley, head and platform

Rainfresh water filter # FC-100

Manual foot pump Whale Mark III at galley sink

Rule bilge water pump 500 GPH

Johnson bilge water pump 4000 GPH

Diaphragm bilge Grey water pump 4 GPM Jabsco 3696-0

Macerator pump TMC-06205-12V (2012)

Three-way valve Jabsco (2015)

Macerator pump valve 1” (2016)

Toilet Jabsco Twist ‘n’ Lock #29090-3000 Manual

Hand pump Jabsco 29270 diaphragm 1-1/2” dia

Sea water valve inlet 1” (June 2019)



Tread Master anti skid

Continuous SS handrail 30”

Deck is painted color Desert Sand. (Sept/2020)

Delta anchor 66 pds. with 165' chain

CQR anchor 45 pds with 50' chain and 325' nylon rode

Double bow tilting roller on SS bowsprit, for anchors > 40 kg

Chain stopper SS 7200 pds

Anchorlift Mako 1500 watts electric windlass with control on deck and cockpit (2020)

6,5 cu ft anchor locker for dual chain and rope anchors

Teak deck box

Fenders (9),  fender covers (9) and fender protector board

Aqua signal 40  Masthead tri-color,  anchor light led

Navigation lights

Deck lighting


Hull is Night Blue with Desert Sand stripes

Bottom is painted black

Hull is insulated with foam (above water line)

Arch SS 2’ c/w davit to support dinghy and motor (300KG support) and hoist for the motor

The sturdy arch serves as a mast support when dismasted.

Man-over-board ladder is covered with teck steps to facilitate the rescue.

SS compartment on starboard side for 2 x 20 pds propane tanks

SS compartment on port side for generator Honda 2000ie


Pedestal steering system

Sliding companionway hatch

Hot/cold freshwater shower in cockpit

Cockpit seats covered by teak board

Cockpit floor covered by teak duckboard

Swimming platform covered by teck duckboard

Cockpit cushions are made of closed cells and are covered of Sunbrella

Propane BBQ KUUMA on starboard balcony

Rigid fiberglass dodger with retractable Makrolon windshield

Bimini, connector piece between dodger and bimini, pedestal cover, full enclosure are in Sunbrella, Night Blue color

Folding teck cockpit table

Safety Equipment
 EPIRB Mc Munro cat II 406 MHZ with mounting bracket (needs battery)

Two flat life lines cover the two front-pass

Life Ring

One adjustable boat hook

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Fume Detector Propane Safe II LPG Sniffer with Solenoid control

Radar Reflector

First aid kit, 2 fire extinguishers, flares, 2 horns (manual and electric air)

La Flâneuse is equipped with miscellaneous spare parts required during deep sea navigation (mechanical, electrical, electronics, rigging, engine maintenance, plumbing, etc…)

Annexe / dinghy

Dinghy AB-9L aluminium Hypalon (2008)

Dinghy Motor: 9.8 Tohatsu 2-strokes (2008)

Danforth 13 pds anchor with chain and 5/8" nylon rode, anchor buoy and pennant

Boat steel cradle (with prevision wheels for displacement)


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