1989 Bruce Roberts ketch 66 for sale in Martinique

66 ft
France, Martinique

The Bruce Roberts Ketch 66, built in 1989, is a robust and well-equipped sailing vessel designed for comfortable cruising. Powered by a reliable Volvo Tamd 61A engine with 305 hp, and supported by a Kohler 11 kW generator from the same year, this yacht is equipped for extended journeys.

Here is a comprehensive overview of its features and condition:

Engine and Generator:

  • Volvo Tamd 61A engine (305 hp) serviced and checked with oil and filter change in June 2023.
  • Kohler 11 kW generator from 1989, serviced in June 2023. The electric start box has some issues that need attention.

Navigation Systems:

  • Raymarine plotter i70, digital radar, wind, speed, depth, and AIS for comprehensive navigation.
  • TMQ AP55 autopilot with hydraulic control and digital compass.

Fuel System:

  • Two integrated diesel tanks in the hull, cleaned with new hoses, filters, and inspected in June 2023, in great condition.

Hull and Antifouling:

  • Hull inspected and painted in 2022, free from osmosis, with nine anodes in good condition.
  • Two bilge pumps (1×24 & 1x12v) for automatic drainage.
  • Antifouling maintenance made in 2022 in St Lucia. The hull requires new paint, but antifouling is in good condition and was inspected in June 2023.

Water System:

  • 50-liter water heater with no leakage, operating on both electricity (240v) and the main engine system.
  • Two integrated fresh water tanks (2000 liters), cleaned in 2022, and equipped with Jabsco 24v & 240v systems with no filters.

Electric Systems:

  • DC 12V with 2x220amp (2020) batteries, charged by solar (200v) or 240v charger.
  • 24V system with 6x230amp batteries (2023-02) for refrigerators, freezer, water pumps, and bilge pumps.
  • Generator and engine have dedicated batteries.
  • Recent work by a local electrician, but some rearrangement and further inspection needed.

Rigging and Sails:

  • Standing rigging inspected and partially exchanged in 2020.
  • Running rigging, blocks, and rails serviced and controlled in June 2023.
  • Sails (main, genoa, mizzen) from 2019-11 in good condition, with a genoa repaired in June 2023.
  • Winches (Lewmar self-tailing and Anderson) serviced in February 2023.

Deck and Anchoring:

  • Teak deck in poor condition, needing removal or replacement.
  • Hydraulic windlass in poor condition but operational, running with the main engine.
  • Anchors include a 30 kg Bruce steel anchor with swivels and over 80 meters of galvanized chain.


  • Gas and electric stove in good condition, oven replaced in June 2023.
  • Two refrigerators, one freezer, and an additional refrigerator in the doghouse, all serviced in March 2023.


  • Fully stocked galley with cooking utensils.
  • Comprehensive set of tools, spare parts, and accessories for all types of repairs.
  • Dinghy and outboard engine (Mercury 5 hp 2-stroke) with a minor leakage requiring occasional pumping every two days.


  • Hydraulic steering serviced and controlled in 2022 and June 2023.
  • Toilets: All five are 24v electric with seawater, generally in good condition.
  • Holding tanks integrated into the hull (500 liters), with a Jabsco 24v macerator pump.

Swedish flag. VAT paid.

In summary, the Bruce Roberts Ketch 66 presents a well-maintained sailing vessel with a focus on functionality and extended cruising capabilities, though some areas, such as the teak deck and windlass, may require attention. The detailed overview clearly explains the vessel’s condition and the necessary maintenance and improvements for potential owners.

France, Martinique
Status: The boat is sold
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