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EURO 1200 Aft Cockpit version
STEEL KIT or boat plans & CUTTING FILES  or FIBERGLASS boat plans AND FRAME PATTERNS
Based on the VERY  popular Waverunner 38....Hundreds already built. This yacht was designed with the family or entertaining in mind, this mid size motor yacht will find many admirers. The kit comes complete with steps leading down to the swim platform.

A FIBERGLASS or custom ALUMINUM planing hull version would be capable of 20 - 25 knots when fitted with twin engines of suitable hp.

The semi-displacement version will still cruise at 10 knots with a single 180 hp engine. A very popular boat and several have been already assembled from our kit.

This is now a WELL PROVEN design with many examples of the Euro 1200 already in service in all parts of the world.

This boat is designed in accordance with Lloyds  for category 1 (unrestricted operating / sailing area), which is much better than the EU and other Classification Societies and the  CE-A require. Complete stability calculations are included in the design package. All calculations are also cross referenced against ABS requirements to ensure that the design meets world-wide standards and specifications.

In the case of KITS, all plate parts belonging to the hull, deck and superstructure that are accurately cut to size are included. The parts are marked with the appropriate part number and engraved matching marking lines to assist in the assembly and location of the part in its position. Cutting method is Plasma / Oxygen, ensuring highest accuracy and smooth edges.
 
Plate parts are cut from Lloyds approved A Grade Shipbuilding quality STEEL that has been coated with factory applied Sigma weld MC welding primer.  We use and recommend steel plate that has the official designation ISO standard 10474 or EN 10204 with 3.1.B certificate.
SEE SIMILAR DESIGNS IN WOOD EPOXY  or  FIBERGLASS
L.O.A. 11.95 m 39'   11"
L.W.L. 10.33 m 33'   10"
BEAM 4.10 m 13'   5"
DRAFT 1.20 m 3'   11"
DISPLACEMENT (varies depending on version)   17,727 kg 39,000 lbs (steel)
POWER          200 - 300 HP

 

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EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Euro 12 ( Aft Cockpit version )
Built by "Henk" G A Kregting from Bruce Roberts pre-cut steel kit.

 

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EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Layout of accommodation as shown in the boat plans for the Euro 1200 - Variations are possible to suit your particular needs.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Euro 1200 built from a kit in Italy.

Hello Mr. Roberts.

Thank you very much for the info on props. It corresponds to my calculations, so we now feel more confident to order a pair of props with those characteristics.

The helm responds magnificently and the boat keeps the direction as though she was on the rails, even when encountering waves created by high-speed boats passing by. I’ll keep you informed. Best regards, Skipina Slavisa

 

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Another view of the Euro 1200 - note swim platform with access door to cockpit.

Dear Mr Roberts,
I have made great head way with my Euro 12 and as such I would like to take this opportunity to express how impressed I am with the quality of the kit.
 ... Jack Santos UK

 

 

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Another Euro 1200 built in Holland for a German client. We can supply kits, cutting files or Euro 1200's to any stage of construction.

 

 

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

A small section of the spacious U shaped galley - We have prepared meals for 8 persons in a similar galley; space and function works well.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Generous sized heads - shower and toilet etc - are a feature of all our Euro style motor yachts - this one shown is in one of the several Euro 1200's now in service.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Command station in salon - there is another situated on the flying bridge.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

Looking aft from fly-bridge command station.

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

The salon layout is similar in both the aft cockpit and aft cabin Euro 1200 motor yachts - in aft cockpit version the salon is on the same level as the cockpit.

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SEE STUDY boat plans FOR STEP BY STEP CONSTRUCTION
 See details

 

EURO 1200
FAMILY POWERBOAT AFT COCKPIT configuration.

STUDY PLAN PACKAGES ON DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .
GIVE ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF step by step BOAT & KIT ASSEMBLY PHOTOS ... See details

Hi, Bruce:
I am glad you liked the pictures we sent you. We will be sending you more as the work progresses. We are very satisfied with the way things are working out with our boat project and grateful for the support we have received from you. Best Regards, Jorge.
J
orge Sanviti Control Vehicular Argentino S.A


HI Bruce, The quality of cutting file is really super !  As, when the parts are now cut from plates all parts fit  together perfectly. My uncle and cousin are working for shipyard in sheet metal and welding jobs. They look how parts fit together as professional peoples are doing and comment that " that can not be done better" They mean the design and cutting job. Thats all know, Best Regards, Jussi Sippola

NEW ! SUPER STUDY boat plans !
ANY THREE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . . .
The study boat plans have lists of materials & equipment etc ... these will be a great help in costing out the completed vessel. Each DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .  contains - ALL the construction drawings of your choices of ANY THREE STUDY boat plans with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings.  You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections.  PLEASE INDICATAMARANE WHICH STUDY boat plans YOU WANT TO ORDER in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BOX on the ON-LINE-ORDER-FORM  + FREE e-book BUILD YOUR OWN POWER BOAT included on DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .. HUNDREDS OF STEP BY STEP BUILDING PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE. Us $99 - Euro €75  ORDER NOW

KIT DESIGNS

NEW CUSTOM boat plans IN FIBERGLASS OR WOOD EPOXY. 

Many of you admire our range of kit designs but you would prefer to build in other materials … Consequently we have had many requests to provide alternative custom boat plans for building in fiberglass or wood epoxy.

EURO POWERBOAT KIT DESIGNS - FIBERGLASS

To check out the Fiberglass construction techniques that will be reflected in the boat plans and full size frame patterns … REFER to the BUILD YOUR OWN POWERBOAT … chapters 12 and 13

EURO POWERBOAT KIT DESIGNS  – Wood Epoxy

To check out the Wood Epoxy techniques that will be reflected in the boat plans and full size frame patterns … REFER to the BUILD YOUR OWN POWERBOAT … chapter 14

Euro 1200 sea trials             Thursday 8Th May 2003.

We gladly accepted the opportunity to be on board the Bruce Roberts Euro 1200 built by Kregting Jacht services on the 8th of May at Jirnsum in the heart of Holland’s cruising paradise, the province of Friesland for some sea trials.

Upon arrival, our first look at the “live” Euro 1200 gave us a very pleasant impression of the real thing. Moored sideways, her beautiful lines and the dark blue hull with white saloon and flybridge ensure an eye-CATAMARANching effect second to none.

We boarded the ship all at the same time from the same side and to our surprise she did not roll at all, the builder commented “How’s that for stability?”  We were welcomed by the owner / builder in the spacious aft cockpit, easily accommodating the group of 8 persons.

The next pleasant surprise was the size of the saloon, enhanced by the cockpit on the same level as well as the size of the front windows, creates an atmosphere of space and light which is unusual for a boat of this size. All facilities like inside steering position, kitchen, shower / toilet and master bedroom, all with build-in storage lockers were completed by the owner to a high standard. 

The engine compartment is accessed by a hatch in the saloon floor and is well laid out and professionally done with a refurbished DAF engine (120HP) water lubriCATAMARANed propeller shaft, batteries, boiler, tanks, electric converter and there is still sufficient space for a generator or additional fuel- and or water tanks.  

Two 3-step stairs on either side of the aft cockpit give access to the side decks and a third staircase with very nicely shaped steps leads you to the flybridge which is somewhat uncommon for Northern Europe, but what a pleasant feature to have, providing the best possible view for the captain as well as the passengers and the perfect place to be under good weather conditions. You really feel to be a King (or Queen) on the water. 

As we left the docks for our trial voyage we noticed the ship’s smooth response to the throttle and the rudder, as well as the absence of any vibration and hardly any engine noise, in spite of the non-insulated engine compartment and the reputation of refurbished DAF engines being noisy.  

We were motoring at the relaxed speed of some 8 knots at 1800 rpm at 25% throttle along the canal towards one of the many lakes in Friesland. Our next stop being a waterside terrace at the lake brought along a fair number of spectators, asking the question about the material of the hull, assuming this being GRP judging from the rounded shapes and lines. Our answer of a steel hull & deck always prompted them to knock the hull in verifiCATAMARANion.   

Some inclement weather during our return voyage prompted us to use the inside steering position which offers good visibility view all around for both passengers and captain on the slightly raised steering position.   The spacious saloon comfortably accommodates 10 persons, 6 seats on the build in bench along the starboard side and 3 separate chairs behind the steering position at port side. 

We challenged the captain to demonstrate the full forward to full reverse capabilities. At a speed of 12 knots it takes less than half the ships length to stop which is an excellent achievement.  

We returned to the marina and mooring the Euro 1200 in reverse alongside proved to be as easy as can be, with some assistance from the bow thruster. The ship responds well to the rudder in reverse mode, again without any noticeable vibration or noise. This concluded a truly remarkable experience on the Euro 1200, thanks to the favourable weather conditions.

All in all a most enjoyable and enlightening experience, the Euro 12 is all you claimed she would be – and more!  Thanks for a great experience, Yours, Edgar

MANY CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS ( OVER 100 ) PLUS BOATS IN THE WATER ARE INCLUDED WITH THE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .
... PLUS LOTS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS DESIGN.
Hi, Bruce: we are sending you some pictures of our Euro 1200 project. As you can see, we have already cut the steel and we are now preparing it with the
primer before welding it. Fortunately, we have been able to find a very comfortable and roomy place to work in. We are very enthusiastic about this
project and that is why we want to share our experience with you. If you are interested, we will continue sending you pictures of the whole boat building
process.  Best regards, Jorge Sanviti, CAVA-SA Argentina.

SEE ... AFT CABIN VERSION       SEE EURO12 M WORK BOAT

EURO 12 in Brazil.
Bruce,   As promised, here are photos of the Euro 1200 that I'm building in Brazil. The steel plates were cut with an Oxygen cutting process they call here Oxycut. To date, the bottom of the hull and the main bulkheads are in place as you can see from the pictures. I expect to have the frames ready at the end of this week.

We have four weeks of work on the boat so far. It is being professionally built by Jose Oscar Lara Bentini, a civil engineer who also did a very famous (in Brazil) boat for Amyr Klink, that's now circumnavigating Antarctica in a boat called Paratii II.
Best regards,  Hermann Pais

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