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Bruce Roberts 434-D

$91,373 Listed price: US$68,000

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5717 Bessie Drive
Sarasota, FL, 34233
United States
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Make Bruce Roberts
Model 434-D
Year 1998
Condition Used
Price US$68,000
Type Sail
Class Cruiser
Length 13.11 m
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Steel
Location Niceville, Florida, United States
Tax Status Tax Not Applicable
LOA 13.11 m
Beam 4.09 m
Keel Type Other
Dry Weight 42000 lb
Max Bridge Clearance 18.29 m
Engine Type Inboard
Engine Make Westerbeke Diesel
Engine Model 55C
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Year 1998
Engine usage (hours) 1000
Designer Bruce Roberts
Cabins 2
Seating Capacity 12
Fuel Tanks 200 gal
Fresh Water Tanks 200 gal
Holding Tanks 150 gal
Hull Shape Other

Description

Stock #150489 -

If you are in the market for a pilothouse, look no further than this 1998 Bruce Roberts 434-D, just reduced to $68,000 (offers encouraged).

This vessel is located in Niceville, Florida and is in great condition. She is also equipped with a Westerbeke Diesel engine that has 1,000 hours.

This listing has now been on the market 30 days. If you are thinking of making an offer, go ahead and submit it today! Let's make a deal!

Reason for selling is no longer has time to enjoy

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Condition

Current owner has spent thousands of dollars updating this beautiful vessel. - Recent haul out with extensive restoration effort/investment - DC electrical system professionally gone through and rewired where needed - New bottom job with 5 coats of tie-coat and layers of Sea Hawk anti-fouling ablative paint - Prop Speed anti-fouling treatment - New zincs OWNERS WRITE UP: The Bruce Roberts designs are well known for their circumnavigating abilities, as they were designed to face the harshest seas. The 434-D Pilothouse cutter rig was designed to take on anything including Australian waters, the Northern passage, Cape Horn, or the Antarctic. This capable vessel will get you there and back. My friends like to call her "The Hell-N-Back boat" because it will get you there and back. This example was built from the higher cost kit that features soft chines which makes her super efficient and allows vessel to point better and glide through the water amazingly fast. This gem is located in beautiful Niceville, Florida in a live aboard marina, only a 20 minute sail or motor to famous Destin, Florida where the waters are Emerald and the sands are like powdered sugar. Slip fee where she resides now is only $514.00 per month where the water is brackish and barnacles are almost non-existent. Buyer and new owner will be invited to stay right here at the same rate if you want to relocate to this beautiful location. You can enjoy the premium slip with unobstructed views and beautiful sunsets. Due to the large deck around the cockpit, she is a natural gathering place for the friendly helpful residents of the marina. This beauty rides and feels like a trawler under motor power, and sails like a dream. She's fast with a hull speed of 11-12K and easily achieves 10k using her motor for power. She is very rock-solid stable, doesn't even move when you jump on board, turns on a dime and backs up predictably compared to full-keel designs. Three or four foot waves are hardly noticeable. If you're looking for a coastal cruising bay- sailing"water-lily" this is not the boat for you. However, it is an EXCELLENT live aboard something akin to a two bedroom two bath apartment. This is not a beginners sailboat, however she handles like a 24' O'Day due to the knife-blade keel and skeg rudder combination. Additionally, this vessel is set up for single sailor sailing. All running rigging goes aft to the cockpit. There is a remote switch for the new Lewmar V3 anchor windlass, and a new iCom GPS enabled VHF radio with a remote "Command mic" on the binnacle. This 43' vessel really is easier to handle than most any smaller boat I have ever captained. This fine well-built example was lovingly crafted by an expert builder who took his time with the welding and the installation of interior substructures, systems that make this not just a boat, but an "environment". Over the years this beauty became somewhat famous, since the previous owner sailed through the Bahamas and south Florida for several years and many adventures. He was an avid ecologist, diver, and environmentalist who tailored this vessel to suit his adventuresome missions. He added many expensive pieces of equipment as he upgraded her capabilities. Most surprising to me was the discovery of a massive stainless steel retractable 6-step 7-foot hinged dive ladder installed on the sugar scoop stern, and a fresh hot and cold water shower to greet you after a salty dive. This unique vessel has has many-many attributes and top of the line equipment installed. Manuals exist on most systems. She includes more equipment than I have ever seen on a sailboat actually. It is obvious this vessel was built by a genius builder/engineer who took his time and spent a lot of money on the finest equipment available for a blue-water performance cruiser. The weld-work is second to none. We hauled it out recently in March 2018 and hired a certified marine surveyor to survey it from the waterline down. He made some recommendations and we spent over $9,000.00 eliminating potential problems, rust issues, and had the repairs professionally welded patching several small holes in the anchor-locker area, and strengthened the skeg rudder attachment to insure many years of worry free traveling. She has always had a thick epoxy barrier covering the entire exterior and epoxy painted inside throughout. It is also foam insulated throughout most of the boat covered with wood wainscoting for superior temperature control. While hauled- out we raised the painted water line 6" in anticipation of being heavily laden one day for an international crossing. We then coated it with five layers of tie-coat and SeaHawk bottom paint from the water line down. The sails are in great shape and the genoa recently had new Sunbrella sewn on to upgrade the UV protection. The Spin- Tech Triumph 2000 roller furling is virtually fool-proof and very substantial. The battened main has a stack-pack and lazy jacks for ease of use. The hank-on cutter sail is new. Vessel is fully wired from bow to stern, most within plastic conduit for protection A/C and DC wiring feature many convenient outlets. The C-Tronix AP9000 autopilot functions beautifully with the duel hydraulic steering and with the skeg rudder maneuvering in reverse and docking is vastly superior to full- keel vessels. Research shows that Bruce Roberts 434-D's average over $100,000.00 selling price. This example is not perfect (yet) but is in very good shape with most all systems functioning properly. We have recently lowered the price to $68,000.00 USD to make it more affordable and obtainable just in time for a summertime journey anywhere in the world. You will never ever find another boat as well equipped and practical as this boat. If your goal is open sea adventure, this beautiful vessel can take you anywhere in the world right now.

Navigational Equipment

- Autopilot (C Tronics)
- Compass (Electronic)
- Depth Instrument In Dash (Currently Inoperable)
- GPS (New Icom With VHF)
- Navigation Lights
- Running Lights
- VHF (NEW Icom)
- Masthead Light:

Mechanical

- Fresh Water Cooling
- Bilge Pump

Electrical Systems

- Alternator (New 60w)
- Battery Charger
- Battery Perko Switch
- CD Player
- Circuit Breaker Panel
- Cockpit Lighting
- Deck Lighting
- Docking Lights
- DVD Player
- Electrical Panel
- Engine Kill Switch
- Fuel Gauge
- Fuse Panel
- Interior Lighting
- Number Of Batteries ((5) 3 Deep Cycle House, 2 For Starting)
- Ship Power Hook Up (50 Amp)
- Shore Power Cord (50')
- Speakers
- Speedometer
- Stereo
- AC Electric Panel

Accommodations

- A/C + Heat ((2) Marine Air Units W/electric Heat. 18,000 And 9,000 BTU)
- Cabin
- Cabin Door
- Cabin Lighting
- Cabinets
- Carpet
- Countertops
- Curtains
- Custom Windows
- Dinette (Seats 4)
- Forward Stateroom
- Fridge/freezer (Huge Well Insulated Cooler.)
- Head ((2))
- Headroom (7')
- Microwave (Oster)
- Pressurized Water System (Fresh And Salt)
- Shower (2 Stand Up Walk In Showers In Captain's Quarters And A Sit Down Shower In Forward Head.)
- Sink ((2))
- Stateroom
- Stove (Stainless Steel Marine Unit With 3 Burners / Gimbaled)
- Transom Shower (Fresh Hot And Cold Shower On Sugar Scoop With 7' Scuba Diving Ladder)
- TV (30")
- Hot Water System (Electric 12 Gallon)

Construction

- Bottom Paint
- Keel Type (Knifeblade Steel Trapezoid)
- Ballast (8000 Lb)

Deck Gear

- Anchor ((2) 45 Lb Plow And Danfourts)
- BBQ Grill (Gas / Outside)
- Cooler
- Courtesy Lights
- Fenders ((2) Oversized And (2) Standard)
- Mooring Lines
- Non-skid Deck
- Rod Holders ((2))
- Swim Ladder
- Swim Platform
- Thru-bolted SS Cleats
- Transom Door
- Washdown (On Deck As Well As Anchor Locker)
- Windlass (NEW Lewmar L3 1000W 1940 Lb Pulling Power)
- Access Door
- Bow Rail
- Deck Rail

Safety Equipment

- Alarm (Oil Pressure)
- Bright Cockpit Lighting
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fume Detector
- Gas Detector
- Grab Rails
- Life Jackets ((6))
- Searchlight

Sails

- Genoa (120)
- Headsails (NEW Sunbrella)
- Lazy Jacks
- Main Sail (Good - Full Batte)
- Reefing Mainsail
- Rigged For Single Handed
- Roller Furling Main (Spin Tech)
- Sail Covers (Stack Pack With NEW Sunbrella On Roller Furling)

Rigging

- Backstay (Split With Isolated Ham Radio Antenna)
- Mast (Aluminum 2 Spreaders)
- Running Rigging
- Standing Rigging (Original 316 Stainless)
- Winches (Self Tailing)

Total Power

55.0 hp

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5717 Bessie Drive
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