Bruce Roberts Spray 33 for sale

Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland, Ireland

Listed price €18,500 EUR

General information
Bruce Roberts Spray 33
Used sail boat for sale
$20,896 USD | Listed price €18,500 EUR
Bruce Roberts
Length overall
Length on deck
10.44 tons (U.S.)
Full Keel
Crosshaven, Cork, Ireland, Ireland

About this Bruce Roberts Spray 33


This steel hulled Bruce Roberts Spray 33 was completed in 1997 and is powered by a reconditioned 33HP Beta diesel engine and a large suit of sails in excellent condition. With one owner from new, her inventory includes, wheel steering, battened mainsail, furling genoa, staysail, spinnaker, sprayhood, three berths, GPS, radar, hot water, fridge, liferaft and a lot more. She has been well looked after but some of her steel work requires some cosmetic attention outside. Her interior is in very good condition but she obviously needs a bit of sorting. She does require a bit of work but her sensible asking price reflects this. Viewing is recommended.


 "Donegal Breeze"  is a Bruce Roberts Spray 33 built in low carbon steel, over a 4 year period. 

The keel is fabricated from 12mm thick steel and the keel sides are 6mm thick steel,  the deck and coach work is fabricated from 3mm thick steel. All the steel was certified low carbon. 

The Complete hull was shot blasted inside and out and given a minimum of two coats of epoxy primer and two coats of topcoat the paint specification varied from below the waterline.  The inside of the hull was top coated white. Hempel Paints Muscat office were commissioned to carry out the quality control on the work. 

Two Lewmar size 60 Ocean Hatches  10 no. fixed circular porthole windows and 1 No. Opening circular porthole. 

The hull is built as a dry hull with no cockpit lockers.  The chain Locker is the only locker which is piped to drain into the bilges.

A full set of construction photographs are available for inspection.

Rig and Sails

Z Spars mast and rigging 

Mast is series 1 profile  Z501 deck stepped, fitted with separate storm sail track,

Boom Profile Z360, with out-hall and three reefing lines leading to the cockpit

Staylock rope locks.

Spinnaker pole and track, 

Cutter rigged with inner forestay and Roller furling with two sail groves in foil. 

All rigging was selected one size bigger than designed and fitted with swage mast fittings and staylock deck fittings.

Mast steps fitted to the full mast

Masthead antenna, masthead tri light, deck light and steaming light.

Radar reflector


2 x Mainsails 8 oz Dacron white  (used but in good condition)

1 x Furling foresail with U.V. strip 8 oz Dacron white  (used but in good condition)

1 x Inner fore sail with U.V. strip 8 oz Dacron white  (used but in good condition)

2 x Genoa Furling foresails (as new)

1 x Cruising chute Red / green/ white.  2 oz nylon with snuffer sock 1100 sq feet (as new)

1 x Trisail 11 oz dacron orange (as new)

1 x Storm foresail 11 oz dacron orange (as new)

1 x Spitfire trisail  22 oz Dacron (as new)

On Deck

All safety rail stanchions are 316L stainless steel. The pulpit, pushpit and aft gantry are fabricated from 316L stainless steel

35 lb Manson Supreme Anchor with 60 meters of ⅜ calibrated chain 

35 lb Delta Anchor with 20 meters of ⅜ calibrated chain and 100 meters of 3 strand Nylon 

10 lb Kedge Anchor with 5 metres of stainless steel chain and 20 meters of 3 strand nylon. 

Simpson SL Hyspeed double action manual windlass with Gypsies (winch drums) for rope and chain 

Stemhead fitting with two bow rollers

Mooring cleats with fairleads

Mooring lines and fenders

Grab rails on the coachroof

Mainsheet track aft of the helm

Genoa sheet and staysail sheet tracks 

2 x Genoa sheet winches (need to be remounted)

2 x Winches on the coachroof (need to be remounted) with clutch jammers

Wheel steering 


Teak and mahogany interior 

Galley to port, aft of the saloon

L shaped galley with twin stainless steel sinks.

Pressurised hot and cold water.

Seawater tap

Sven four ring gas cooker with oven and grill 

12 Volt refrigerator/freezer

Storage lockers and opening porthole

Cooking utensils and crockery

Navigation Station opposite to starboard

Outboard facing chart table with 12V. Distribution board

Starboard Quarter

Quarter berth aft of the chart table.


Taylor Paraffin Heater 

Comfortable settees/single berths 

Large saloon table with fold down leafs 

Pilot berth to port

Numerous lockers

Opening deck hatch

Heads forward of the saloon

"Taylor Baby Blake" marine toilet, wash hand basin and shower (hot water via engine) and opening deck hatch. Access to chain locker.


Air X wind generator ( 40 amp Max output)

2 x 55 watt Solar Panels and regulator   

2 x 125 Ah deep cycle marine batteries for services 

1 x 125Ah deep cycle marine battery for engin

300W. Inverter

Wired for Shorepower  but should be checked


Fixed S.I.R.S. Major Compass and deviation card 

Autohelm autopilot

Raymarine Pathfinder SL72 Radar 

Furuno GPS Navigator GP-31 

Furuno Navtext NX-300 

Icom IC-M505 DSC

Icom M31 handheld VHF radio

Emergency antenna wired to radio panel

"Meteo" Weather station (is not working because the sensor is dismounted)

"Autohelm" Tridata (depth, log and speed) with repeater in cockpit.

"Autohelm" Autopilot with piston attached to the emergency tiller. 


Beta BV 1305 ( 33HP ) with a Hurst 2:1 gearbox with heat exchanger and indirect water cooling. Also connected to calorifier for hot water. 1400hrs showing on the clock but the owner suspects that it might be a bit more.

The engine was lifted out and overhauled in 2018 after a gearbox failure. The head, valves, water pump and hoses were addressed and fitted with a reconditioned direct replacement gearbox. Electrics around engine needs to be re-installed.

2 x Lucas 70 amp alternators which are controlled by smart regulators. One alternator serves the started battery and the other the house battery bank.  

The wet exhaust system is 50mm dia using Vetus hose and vetus waterlock, Vetus Muffler and swan neck fittings

Engine controls are Beta De-Lux control and starter panel located inside and MV2 Morse lever control on the port side of the cockpit. 

The engine is also fitted with a quick release raw water pump cover.

The Diesel tank has a capacity of 80 Gallons and is located on the port side. Two in-line fuel filters are fitted with isolation valves for servicing.

Full service manual,  spare parts list and wiring diagrams are on board.

The wiring is two wire system, the hull is insulated and each wire is numbered and corresponds to a schematic drawing.  All electrical items are protected individually. The Power generators are monitored and at any time both current and voltage can be seen.

All circuits are protected by Circuit breakers or fuses (a short in one light fitting won't affect all the lights) and the electrical system is 12 + N.   

Wind generator needs new set of blades.

Two A4 manuals have all the wiring diagrams and key equipment listed in waterproof laminated sheets .  


Avon 6 person liferaft in a canister (requires a service) 

Ocean flare pack (out of date)

Dan Buoy, Life buoy and 60 meter drum of ⅜ floating line

Emergency tiller

Emergency fixed antenna

Fire Blanket

2 x Henderson Mk 5 manual bilge pumps

Electric pump controlled manually.

Gas locker drains overboard at the stern and holds two gas cylinders.

Radar Reflector


Registered in Dublin

Monitor wind vane steering 

1 x Grey water Pump from shower/ galley

2 x Water tanks Fibreglass 70 gallons each

Cockpit sprayhood with grabrail

Awning in red canvas from mast to stern gantry 

12 Ft sea anchor 

Spare parts for the engine, heads, heater, plumbing and electrical

Anti-foul ( Hempel  premium cruising black, two cans) enough for two coats unopened.

Two coils of Electrical cable and co-axial to rewire mast and gantry.

Copper pipe and fittings to re-pipe the gas system.

Owner's Comments

"Donegal Breeze" has proven to be a solid cruising boat. Insulated to below the waterline, she is a dry boat with only the chain locker draining into the bilges.

She is a forgiving sea kindly boat to sail and when the sails are balanced she is happy to hold her course for long periods of time.

She has proven herself in heavy weather and crossed the Indian Ocean from Muscat to Goa twice.  She has competed in the Dubai, Muscat Ocean Yacht race.  The Multi chine hull design means she leans a max 15% as she sails on her broad hull plates. This makes for a comfortable and pleasant sailing experience even for the reluctant sailor.

She was built for long Cruises which is reflected in her specification and is a lovely boat to sail especially for long distances.


Broker's Comments

"Donegal Breeze" is ideal for anyone that would like to do some long distance cruising, on a sturdy cruising yacht. She requires a bit of t.l.c. but her competitive price does reflect this. The one owner from new is keen for the boat to get a good home and he is happy to pass on his in depth knowledge on how the boat is put together and he is also happy to give advice on the items that may need attention. To be fair he is being very realistic in relation to pricing. 


Depthsounder, Log, speedometer, Autopilot, Compass, GPS, VHF, Radar, Radio, Inverter

Inside Equipment

Electric bilge pump, Manual bilge pump, Hot water, Oven, Marine head, Refrigerator

Outside Equipment

Swimming ladder, Radar reflector, Liferaft, Spray hood

Other Equipment

Donegal Breeze, Steering wheel, Spinnaker pole, Manual windlass

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Beta BV 1305
Maximum speed
8 mph
Cruising speed
7 mph
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Crosshaven Boatyard

Co. Cork,
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