Boat name: Nostromo
Manufacturer: Bruce Roberts
Boat kind: sailboat / sailing yacht
Category: used boat
Year built: 1999
Location: Great Britain, Melton
Hull material: steel boat
Length: 13.18 m (43.2 feet)
Beam / draft: 4.10 / 1.83 m
Engine: 1 x BMC 3.8
Engine power: 72 hp (53 kW)
The Bruce Roberts 43 Pilot House is a well proven ocean cruising yacht. Strongly built in steel to a high standard by its experienced engineer owner, this capable example has been sailed over 47,000 miles in all weathers over the last 20 years with complete confidence.
Well built with a straightforward utilitarian finish, this is a practical, seagoing craft with unlimited horizons. Absolutely ideal for high latitude sailing, safe tropical reef pilotage and extended periods aboard at sea..
The interior is centred around the pilot house and has been completed to a high standard with a functional and utilitarian finish. The accommodation offers up to five berths with one single and two double cabins. In the forecabin, single berth to port with stowage under. Opening hatch to deck.
Coming aft, good sized workbench to starboard with mid cabin opposite with double berth. Good stowage drawers under berth and hanging locker. Separate heads compartment with marine toilet, shower and washbasin. Galley to port. Twin stainless steel sinks with hot and cold pressurised water system. Two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven.
Generous work surface with stowage under. Refrigerator. Steps up to pilot house, with dinette to port. Excellent access to engine compartment under pilot house sole. Steps down to walk through with chart table to starboard. Good sized stowage locker for sails and warps.
The aft cabin has a good sized double berth with stowage under. Vanity unit. Hanging locker. En-suite heads compartment with marine toilet shower and washbasin. On deck, the cockpit is deep and sheltered at sea, whilst the aft deck provides a superb entertaining space at anchor.
Located under the pilot house, BMC 3.8 four cylinder 75hp diesel engine (1967). Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Single lever control. 1100 litre fuel capacity in steel tank giving approximately 1200 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 8.3 knots. The owner is an experienced marine engineer and has serviced the engine regularly himself since the boat was built.
7 x 12 volt batteries in three banks (500 Ah domestic, 220 Ah engine start)
Honda portable 2 kVA genset
240 volt shorepower
Spars & Sails
Cutter rigged with boomed staysail. Anodised aluminium mast and boom by Sailspar. Stainless steel standing rigging. Terylene running rigging. Slab reefing to mainsail with lazyjacks. Z Spar headsail furling system. Four Lewmar sheet winches. Two Lewmar halyard winches. Lewmar control line winch. Lewmar reefing winch. Twin running poles. Granny bars at mast.
Mainsail – Lee Sails – 2011 – good
Furling genoa – Lee Sails – 2019 – good
Staysail – Dolphin Sails – 1999 – good
30kg Bruce anchor
Double bow roller
Lofrans electric anchor windlass
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
Lifeline gates port and starboard
Stainless steel coachroof grabrails
Various warps and fenders
Garmin 152 GPS
Nasa AIS receiver
Mustapha wind vane self steering
Computer with Max Sea software
Masthead and deck level navigation lights
New 7.6 inflatable dinghy
Yamaha 4hp outboard engine
Built by the owner to a Bruce Roberts design and launched in 1999. White painted radius-chined steel construction. White painted steel superstructure with painted non-sip to deck. Long keel with encapsulated ballast. Keel hung semi balanced rudder. Wheel steering. Centre self draining cockpit.
The owner builder is an experienced marine engineer and has built several steel boats. He wanted a tough, practical craft for blue water cruising with good living space aboard and Nostromo has fulfilled this dream. He has sailed over 47,000 miles in her without a moment's worry, sometimes in the very worst weather conditions.
Over the last 20 years he has sailed the North Atlantic from the Baltic to Venezuela and most countries in between and is only now selling as he wishes to downsize and cruise locally. Nostromo would suit those with unlimited horizons but a limited budget as she is priced to sell at a fraction of her replacement cost.
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A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.