Fortuna Bruce Roberts offshore (1989)

EUR 43,000

Bruce Roberts 44, priced for quick sale.



Type of Boat Sailboat
Manufacturer Fortuna
Model Bruce Roberts offshore
Year of Manufacture 1989
Location Langkawi, Malaysia, Malaysia
Overall Length 44 ft (13.4 m)
Beam 13 ft (4.0 m)
Draft 7 ft (2.1 m)
Hull Type Fibreglass
Number of Engines 1
Make (Manufacturer) BMC
Horsepower 60
Estimated Usage 2000 hours
Fuel Capacity 300 L
Water Holding 500 L


Sturdy big boat, made in fiberglass, by Fortuna boats in Cape town, S.A. The boat has 2 heads, one aside the master after cabin, and one more to the front of the boat, this is the main head, the heads you can also use to shower. Three cabins, and two are converted to storage room, but easily back restored to sleeping bunks, Very big saloon, were you can dance or have a party, with a fixed table, strong to hold on in wild seas, a 22 inch flat screen TV, connected with a multimedia box and portable hard drive to watch your favorite movies, or you can listen music on the radio with usb port and 2 speakers. The kitchen has a fridge with a freeze compartment inside, we keep food frozen there for weeks/months, there is also a big freezer but not in use, we use it to store food and drinks, two big sinks for washing, and a carbon filter for drinking water straight out of the main water tanks, A 2 pits stove stove with oven, two 20 pound fiberglass cooking gas tanks mounted in a locker on the back of the boat, with safety solenoid, give you 5 to 6 months cooking. On deck is now a window model air conditioner, that keeps the boat nice cool inside in the tropics. Tioman island is easy to reach from Singapore or Johor Bahru, from Johor 2 hours bus, and then 2 hours ferry to the island from Mersing. because Tioman is touristic, several busses and ferry’s a day make the trip. ask me for instructions if you planning to visit. Here link to youtube video copy/past this in you URL window and watch it.


The boat has a cutter rigged sail setup, mainsail (new 2016),
and a genoa on roller furler, and a hook on inner stay sail. there is also a asymmetric spinnaker for downwind sailing with light winds.
The center cockpit has a hard top cover in marina ply that carries another 300 watt on solar panels. on the back there is a frame with another 450 watt solar panels, total of 750 watt, to keep the batteries all the time full. The hard top is also made with a ridge and taps to collect water.
Walking around on deck for and after is a joy, spacey easily entrance to cockpit and after deck, on the after deck that has teak you can work on engines or do other jobs. like I did for many years.
The big steering wheel and the good overview in the center cockpit helps you maneuvering the boat in small marina spaces without problem.


There are the normal accessories that every boat has, wind
meter, direction, and speed, compass, stowe instruments in cockpit and inside, auto pilot from simrad/robertson with fixed and remote control (cable), furuno 1623 radar(has gps), standard horizon VHF, with build in AIS receiver (has GPS),
Icom M710 SSB radio with automatic antenna tuner, Pactor 2 modem, upgraded to pactor 3, Matsutec AIS transponder (has own gps and antenna)
For navigation I use a regular laptop with opencpn installed, I made a cable from the Matsutec to the laptop, and get all date from GPS AIS on the opencpn navigation program, (can do the same from the VHF radio)
All these instruments get powered by, 600 amp battery bank, AGM, marine gel batteries, those batteries are charged by 750 watt solar panels, thru a
Morningstar 60 amp PWM solar controller. There is also an Airgen wind generator, when the main engine is running the charge can be regulated by a booster system, 15 amp or 55amp coming from the alternator, if that is not enough then use the 2KW portable Honda generator, and connect that to the 55 amp battery charger, but this is almost never necessary. Sometimes we use the generator for the washing machine.
There is scuba dive gear on the boat for two persons with some spare parts, also a Bauer dive compressor with Honda gas engine, lots of snorkel gear too.
Three fishing rods with reels, and plenty lures and spare nylon.
To repair canvas or sails, there is a Sailrite sewing machine, with books and plenty accessories for repair or hobby, I made my dinghy cover with that machine, and other covers.very strong machine.
There is a 9 foot Carib dinghy, with 15 HP Yamaha outboard.
The anchor is modified 35 KG Brittany anchor, with this anchor I feel save at any place with any wind, tested up to 60 knots in the south pacific, has 85 meter of 10 mm chain, still very good condition. that all can be pulled up with a 1000 watt electric winch, with a foot control on deck. This winch is also used to pull somebody up the mast, a child can pull you up the mast with this winch.
Boxes full of spare parts and tools, to much to write down.