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Bruce Roberts Spray 45 - £199,900 (Tax Paid)

Nick Ward - +44 7730331024

2006 Bruce Roberts Spray 45 - £199,900 (Tax Paid)


Name: 'Cora Jean'
Builder: -
Hull Material: Steel
Location: Poole, United Kingdom


LOA: 45'0" (13.72m)
Beam: 14.33 feet
Displacement: 23800 kilogram
Draft: 5.83 feet


Make / Fuel: Perkins diesel
HP: 120.0
Cruising Speed: 7.5 knots
Max Speed: 8.75 knots


Fuel: 303 litre
Water: 363 litre
Holding: 90 litre

2006 Bruce Roberts Spray 45 - £199,900 (Tax Paid)

Built by her shipwright owner over nineteen years and launched in 2006, this is a craft that benefits from all the many years experience that her owner has gained building boats. 

"Cora Jean" was built to cruise the world comfortably, safely and self sufficiently with ample power supplied by her diesel generator and two wind generators.

This is an extra deep draft version of the boat which the owner built to lower the centre of gravity and substantially reduce leeway.

Built only using the finest materials (high tensile steel and Burmese teak), this fine yacht is perfect for those looking for a comfortable liveaboard with long term cruising in mind.

Please see the following comprehensive details for a lot more information.

For more information or to arrange a viewing 7 days a week, please call 01202 916424 or email



Length Overall inc Bowsprit and Bumkin: 16.22m (57')

Length on Deck: 13.9m (45')

Draught: 1.80m (5'10")

Light Displacement: 18,800kg (41,400lb)

Heavy Displacement: 23,300kg (51,520lb)


Built to Bruce Roberts plans by professional boat builder from 1987 and launched in 2006, with certificated milled Grade 43A British steel including deck structure and all associated steel parts.

The hull was grit blasted inside and out, to white metal grade 3 (top spec) and epoxy coated (Hempels Hempadur) with other two part coatings to finish.

The interior was fully insulated from new by a contracted installer using urea formaldehyde, a fire retardant foam insulation. 

There are watertight bulkheads installed both fore and aft of the saloon and from the aft cabin to the saloon passageway.


Perkins 6354 120hp diesel engine

Engine accessed either from side panel in the passageway or wheelhouse floor

5.8 litre six cylinder normal aspirated motor

Fresh water cooling circuit via the keel (no raw water heat exchangers)

500 hours at December 2018

Paragon 2:1 marine gearbox

Shaft drive to 25" MaxProp feathering propeller

Ambassador rope cutter


3.5 Kw Onan 4 pole diesel generator 

Freshwater cooled via the keel

24v alternator from the generator for the windlass

2 x 12v alternators from the main engine

1000 A/H domestic battery bank

500 A/H engine start battery bank

800w 12v/240v inverter

1500w 12v/240v inverter

60A battery charger

2 x Wind generators mounted on the mizzen mast


909 litres (200 gallon) of fuel stored in three separate tanks

2 x 727 litre (160 gallon) water tanks

1 x 182 litre (40 gallon) potable water tank

1 x 73 litre (16 gallon) potable water tank

1 x 91 litre (20 gallon) grey water tank for forward heads with deck and overboard discharge


Pressurised hot and cold water system

1 x 45 litre (10 gallon) hot water tank heated by engine and 240v immersion heater

1 x 15 litre (3.3 gallon) hot water tank heated by 240v immersion heater


Ketch rig

Aluminium masts and spars

Twin spreader masts stepped within tabernacles for easier lowering 

Self tacking inner headsail with aluminium boom

Heavy duty stainless steel standing rigging includes 2 x outer (12mm) forestays and 1 x inner forestay

Slab reefing with lazy jacks

Spare halyards

New stack bags and sail covers


Lewmar 40 self tailing mainsheet winch

Barient 32 self tailing primary winches

Lewmar 40 self tailing 

Barlow 25

Harken 48.3 (mast)

Harken 48.2 (mast)

Barlow 20 (boom)


Storm Jib

Heavy duty headsail

No 1 Genoa

No 2 Jib

No 3 Jib

Fully battened mainsail

Fully battened mizzen


Spare 80% mainsail

Sail storage lockers on the foredeck and within bimini


Sleeps four in two double berths in two sleeping cabins

Solid teak joinery throughout

Double glazed port lights throughout accommodation

2 x Taylors diesel fired cabin heaters


Large double berth with storage below


Overhead storage locker



Lavac sea toilet

Handbasin with hot and cold mixer


Storage locker



L shaped settee finished in Italian leather

Drop leaf dining table in teak

Numerous shelves and lockers


Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer and manual pump

2 x Induction hobs on gimbals

Full sized electric oven

Panasonic combination microwave oven

Extractor hood

240 litre refrigerator

80 litre freezer

Mini fridge

Huge amounts of storage


Sealed by watertight doors at both ends

Full standing room walkway to the aft cabin with two wardrobes spanning the full length of the passage.


King size double bed

Numerous lockers and shelves

Integrated comfy/reading chair finished in Italian leather


Lavac sea toilet

Handbasin with hot and cold mixer/shower wand

Storage locker


Separated from the saloon by a watertight door

Bench seat with storage below

Chart area

Helm and engine controls

Ventilation fan

Radiator (heated by engine cooling circuit)



Sestral compass

Cetrek Pilot 750 autopilot

Cetrek Chartnav 390 GPS/Chartplotter

Cobra DSC VHF radio

Navigation lights


5 x Anchors

Dual heavy duty brass anchor rollers at the bowprit 

Maxwell 2500 2,500lb pull power, electric anchor windlass

Manual stern anchor winch


Fenders and warps

Bilge pumps

TV aerial

1 x Flatscreen television with DVD player (Aft Cabin)

1 x Flatscreen television (Saloon)

Stereo radio/CD player

Horseshoe life buoys

Safety harness anchor points

Washing machine

Owner's Comments

"Cora Jean" was built to Bruce Roberts Spray Issue No 420 A Plan, developed from Joshua Slocum's yawl "Spray, which was the first yacht to sail solo around the world. Slocum's book has never been out of publication and is reprinted every year with all Spray's line drawings and an evaluation by naval architects of her design.

"Cora Jean" like the other Sprays, has a perfectly balanced waterline so she nearly always sails herself and does not need constant attention at the helm. She offers good speed in all winds, very low heeling angle, huge deck space and big interior space. "Cora Jean" being built of steel, is strong and I fitted her with a large engine. 

The design has varying keel options and I opted to draw the keel down further and again, in regard to the fore foot, to lower the centre of gravity to reduce leeway. This was done after talking to owners and constructors of Sprays. I have kept the the bought plans and have drawn the deepened keel on them. As a result of this and a larger rudder, i believe "Cora Jean" sails better than her stablemates. Her deep draught is still only 5'10", still not excessive. The ballast is of lead.

There are many thousands of Sprays around the world, both factory and home completed using different materials. Many circumnavigations have been documented and various books written. There are loads of owner's adventures on YouTube.

"Cora Jean", like the others, is a brilliant sail boat. If you are interested in buying her I will be more than happy to take you out for a sail in any weather - you are most welcome to be impressed!

Broker's Comments

I think the owner says it all!

The owner has provided detailed notes and drawings on Cora Jeans's construction. Please either email or give me a call on 01202 916424 if you would like me to send them to you.

Clipper Marine Ltd is a broker not a lender and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority with FRN.
We will not charge you any fee for this service as we will receive payment by way of a fee direct from General Yachting & Leisure Finance Ltd (GY&LF). The amount of commission / fee we receive from GY&LF does not vary depending on the features of the loan and this payment does not affect the amount payable under the terms of the loan agreement.


Clipper Marine offer the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information, nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.