Bruce Roberts designed yachts.
The name Bruce Roberts says something about the design quality and integrity of any yacht. Boatshed Gibraltar has had a number Bruce Roberts designed yachts listed for sale at different times.
Currently we have a superbly equipped and maintained Spray 38 although she actually has an LOA of 44 feet but hat's another story that I will share with you when you come to view this boat which you can find at:
Although the name Bruce Roberts resonates across the yachting fraternity what do we know about him and his design bureau.
Born in Victoria Australia Bruce was educated at Eltham High School & then studied yacht design through the US based Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. Bruce entered the marine industry and for several years operated a boat yard in Brisbane where he completed an informal boatbuilding apprenticeship.
In 1966 In Brisbane Australia ... Bruce founded BRUCE ROBERTS YACHT DESIGN in partnership with Andrew Slorach ... Andy is still involved in the business.
In 1972 Bruce opened his US design office. Bruce has since designed a huge range of sail and powerboats that have been built in fiberglass, steel, aluminum and wood epoxy.
In 1972 - 2009 Bruce opened additional design offices in USA, Holland & Ireland
In 2009 - 2012 - Today ... Bruce personally prepares the preliminary plans and supervises his staff of naval architects in Holland, USA, Ireland and Spain; he also finds time to pay regular visits to the various Bruce Roberts Yacht Design offices around the world. Recent projects include a 75ft R/C charter schooner, Voyager 450 R/C steel sailboat (pre-cut steel), Euro 20 m / Waverunner 65 (pre-cut steel ), Trawler 485, Trawler 520, 65 ft wood / epoxy sailboat especially for wheel-chair bound sailor As you can imagine Bruce does not do it all alone and we are pleased to announce that we have added additional Naval Architects to our growing staff.
Bruce in company with his wife Gwenda who have cruised in USA, Canada, Australia, plus many areas of Europe and Scandinavia; currently cruises in European waters. You will find that Bruce will personally answer your email within 24 hours or less !
So there you have it if you want the best designed blue water yachts them look out for the Bruce Roberts design. We have one here in Gibraltar waiting for a new owner to take her out on her next ocean passage.