1981 Bruce Roberts 42 Spray

ID# 3980592

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Yacht Overview

Make: Bruce Roberts

Model: 42 Spray

Year: 1981

Length: 42′

Located In: Charleston, SC

Engine/Fuel Type: diesel

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8402690


Initially built in 1981 and completely refitted in 2020, s/v St. George is a Bruce Roberts “Spray” Pilothouse Ketch.  A perfect liveaboard, she measures 42’ on deck and 50’ overall with a beam of 14’6” and weighs in at 22 tons yet only draws 5’.  Tug-boat strength, seaworthy windows in the Pilothouse open on all four sides giving St. George 360-degree visibility at the helm along with the most classic appearance of a traditional sailing yacht.  Restored over a two-and-a-half year period in Indiantown, FL by two professional artists (the owners), St. George can serve as a fabulous home for a knowledgeable individual or couple. With a full keel, round bottom and reverse transom-ended “Spray” design powered by a single-screw Ford Lehman 80HP diesel engine (@ 2031.0 hours), St. George is a solid ocean-going ship, a world-class cruiser to sail dependably through the northernmost seas or comfortably cruising through the southern climes.  She’s a show-stopper. 



Set up to be self-sufficient with simplified operating systems, St. George is ideally suited to allow an owner to easily live aboard at anchor in remote locations or cruise for unlimited amounts of time without having to put into shore.

Full Specs

Boat Name

St George


LOA: 42
Beam: 14.5 ft
Maximum Draft: 5.67 ft
Displacement: 44,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 53 ft


Engine Brand: Ford
Engine Model: Lehman
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 80|horsepower
Engine Type: Inboard


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (200 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (200 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (10 Gallon)


Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2


The large Master Stateroom consists of an athwartship Queen Bed, a custom-made 8” deep mattress and additional pillow-topper mattress.  There is a large-screened hatch and ample full-height hanging lockers, storage cabinets, drawers and shelving to more than accommodate either cruising or live-aboard needs.

Three steps down forward of the Pilot House take you to the oh-so-comfortable and cozy Main Salon with 7’ headroom throughout.  A 4’8” x 7’6” U-shaped full-size Galley is situated to port and is a cook’s dream with a 21” x 22” x 22” deep refrigerator/freezer, stowing lockers, on-counter cabinet stowage and wall cabinetry overhead. Unique features include oak cabinet doors with oak inserts hand woven by the original builder’s wife and a 4’ wide mirrored china and glassware cabinet three shelves high. Abundant storage is situated along Corian countertops and two stainless sinks; the Galley offers a propane stove with oven and a designated built-in area for a microwave. 

A large 4’ x 4’ ½” bathroom with shower, vanity and head is forward of the Galley to Port.  This bathroom cannot merely be called a “Head”, the legal marine head uses a Wilcox-Crittenden “Skipper Mate” fresh-water flush system, considered the ultimate manual toilet system.  

Forward of the Main Salon to Starboard there is a full hanging locker with deeply shelved storage behind.  Further forward is a second private cabin with a slightly elevated full-sized v-berth, work area, bookshelf and large hanging locker with shelves and additional deep storage – 3 lockers! - under the mattress.  There is a second large hatch overhead.


  • Stove: GSI 3-burner with sea rails

  •  Shutoff Solenoid

  •  Refrigeration: Isotherm

  •  Stainless steel double sink

  •  Stainless steel BBQ

  • Hot and cold pressurized water

  • Compass: Danforth 5” Card “Constellation”

  •  Colregs Nav. Lights

  •  VHF Radio: ICOM

  •  Raymarine E7 combination GPS/Radar/Fishfinder/Chartplotter

  •  Raymarine digital windspeed indicator with analog wind direction

  •  Datamarine Depth sensor


  • Voltage: 12V, 120V shore

  •  Batteries: (1) 12V AGM starting, (2) 6 volt 300 AH AGM

  •  Master Battery Switch

  •  Battery Charger: ProMariner. 20Amp

  •  Wiring: Non-metallic sheathed

  • A/C power via umbilical cord

  • Plexiglas and alloy escape hatches fore and aft

  •  Floodlights

  •  Portable Fire Extinguishers: (5)

  •  PFDs: (4) Adult 1, (4) Adult III

  •  Throwable (1) Horseshoe Buoy


    Distress Signal Kit

  •  Horn & Sound Signals

  • Spade 120 lb anchor stowed on bow, with 175’ of 3/8” chain

  •  CQR 75 lb stowed on bow, with 75’ of 3/8” chain and 75’ of 5/8” nylon rode

  •  Simpson/Lawrence SL 500 manual horizontal windlass with gypsy


    Outside there is abundant in-deck storage; two lockers forward at the Bow, two propane lockers port and starboard at the stern along with a “garage”: 8’L x 3’Wx 4’H.  There is also a substantial Lazarette locker.


    Both the Master Cabin and Main Salon have raised decks, the Pilot House is raised even higher, offering a classic three-story visual presentation.

Sails & Rigging

Fiberglass anchor sprit with double stainless-steel anchor chock

Twin Sampson posts

Spars: (2) extruded aluminum masts, double spreader ketch rig

Furling Mainsail, Mizzen, Genoa and Staysail

Standing Rigging: stainless steel (all new 2020)

Running Rigging: Dacron (all new 2020)

  • Winches:
    • (2) Harken 46 self-tailing Barient
    • (2) Sheet Maxwell 28
    • (1) Barient Halyard
    • (1) Barient Reefing
  • 2020: (2) New ProFurl roller furlers for Jib and Staysail
  • 2020: Reconditioned Forespar roller furler for  mainMain and Mizzen
  • Roller furling dacron sails include: Main, Jib, Staysail, Mizzen

Stainless steel lifeline stanchions with 1-course stainless steel lifeline tubing

Stainless steel bow pulpit

Mahogany rails

  • 9’ AB, 2009, rigid inflatable

  •  Mercury 2-stroke 6HP engine. 

Refit list
  • 2019-2020: All new bronze and stainless steel fastenings
  • 2020: New bronze Thruholes
  • 2020: Awlgrip-painted hull, topsides and deck. 
  • 2020: New non-skid “Soft Sand Rubber” surface
  • 2020: Rebuilt Borg-Warner Velvet Drive Marine Gear
  • 2020: New engine-mounted alternator
  • 2020: New Fresh water pump
  • 2020: 3-blade bronze Propeller, trued and newly balanced.
  • 2020: 1.5» Stainless Steel Propshaft
  • 2014: (2) 6v 300 Amp Hour AGM Batteries by Lifeline (House Bank)
  • 2020(1) 105 Amp Hour AGM Battery (Starting Battery)
  • 2020: Solar Panel mounted on Davits – Kyocera 290 Watt mated to Blue Sky MPPT Charge Controller
  • 2020: Re-rigged extruded aluminum masts w/single spreader, ketch rig
  • 2020: New stainless steel standing rigging
  • 2020: Dacron running rigging
  • 2020: Renewed Winches:
    • (2) Harken 46 self-tailing Barient
    • (2) Sheet Maxwell 28
    • (1) Barient Halyard
    • (1) Barient Reefing
  • 2020: (2) New ProFurl roller furlers for Jib and Staysail
  • 2020: Reconditioned Forespar roller furler for  mainMain and Mizzen
  • 2020: New Bowsprit
  • 2020: New Isotherm Refrigerator with Freezer.
  • 2020: New Stainless Davit system
  • 2020: (3) Propane Tanks refitted with code-compliant valves
  • 2020/2021: Down-below completely refitted with beadboard on all sides and beadboard on overheads along with newly covered cushions in seafoam leatherette and Sunbrella mattress in the Forward Cabin.
  • 2020: Reconditioned Danforth compass.
  • 2020: (12) New chainplates (not installed)
  • 2020: New Battery Charger
  • 2020: New Isotherm 11 Gallon Tank Hot Water heater (not installed)
  • 2020: (6) new Fenders


  • Engine: (1) Ford Lehman model #2712/D254, freshwater cooled. HP: 80

  •  Type: Diesel, 4-cylinder, 4-cycle.  Displacement: 254 CID

  •  Analog engine hour meter shows: 2031 on rebuild

  •  Drive: Inboard, (1) Borg-Warner Velvet Drive marine gear.  Ratio: 2:1.

  •  Engine Controls: single-lever cable.  Morse controls.

  •  Panel Instrumentation: (1) each tachometer, water temp, oil pressure.

  •  Auxiliaries: (1) engine-mounted alternator

  •  Pumps: Electric (2) bilge, (1) fresh water, (1) shower sump

  •  Engine Room Ventilation: natural & blower.  Exhaust: wet riser

  •  Propellers: (1) bronze, 3-blade.  Propshaft: 1.5” stainless steel.

  •  Rudders: (1) frp, spade

  •  Steering: hydraulic steering



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