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Spray 340 A

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NEW ! SUPER STUDY BOAT PLANS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer.  The study plans have lists of materials & equipment etc & these will be useful in costing out the complete boat.

Each STUDY PLAN contains ALL the construction drawings for each material - STEEL & ALUMINUM as applicable to the particular boat plan - with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Numerous construction drawings are all included.

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the study plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT.When you use your credit or debit card you will be charged at the correct exchange rate in your own currency.
 


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Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment are all included plus all technical information, numerous construction drawings and written building instructions are all included.

You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package. PLUS you receive a FREE (value 79.95) e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT .. Only available at this price if you order off this page.
 


COMPLETE PLANS & CUTTING FILES SPRAY 340 A or B

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L.O.D. (Length on deck) 10.36 m 34'  0"
L.W.L. 8.53 m 28'   0"
BEAM 3.66 m 12'   0"
DRAFT 1.22 m 4'    0"
DISPLACEMENT 9,850 kg 21,720 lb
BALLAST 3,628 kg
Includes keel weight
8,000 lb
Includes keel weight
AUX PWR 20 - 33 hp

SPRAY 340 A - Pre-cut steel kit or Cutting Files and boat plans.
SEE SPRAY 340 B ( Pilot house version ) -
Pre-cut steel kit or Cutting Files and boat plans.

The original Spray 33 has been enlarged to create this new kit. With hundreds of S33's in service worldwide, we felt NOW was the time to update this sailboat. Since starting work on this project we have realized the huge potential of this boat design. The new versions in the Spray 340 series offer something for all. Please check out the general arrangements and see how one of these can be the basis of YOUR boat.

Spray 340 is only available from AUTHORIZED Bruce Roberts DESIGN OFFICES.
During the conversion from the Spray 33 to the Spray 340 Kit we have made subtle changes to the bow; this allowed for easier fitting of the forward plates plus an increase of space in the internal accommodation areas.

There are over 5,000 Sprays already sailing world wide plus over 1,000 currently being built from our boat plans and kits. We have been willing to listen to every combination of idea's about this wonderful boat and several layouts have been drawn. Many of these features are interchangeable between the various versions.

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.

Many of these Sprays have completed complete circumnavigations some more than once & usually with crews consisting only of two persons !

Check out our e-book BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT for details.

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SPRAY 340 A

Gaff Schooner as shown is one of several rigs that will suit the Spray 340

 

STUDY PLAN PACKAGES ON DOWNLOAD or on USB
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ALSO SEE PILOT HOUSE VERSION

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Cutter Rig - a variety of rigs are available for the Spray 340

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GAFF CUTTER:
This rig is suitable for the new Spray 340

 

NOTE: We now have an excellent set of construction photos plus many photos of completed Sprays that are available with the STUDY PLAN PACKAGES.

LEFT: "Plucky Lady"
Gaff Cutter
Here we are on our  way from the Cabo Verde Isl. To Guadeloupe. "Plucky Lady" is a Spray 33 - steel version. She's custom built and was launched in 95. She's a very fine, seaworthy and comfortable boat. We are very happy with her. Best regards L.D.  France
 

SPRAY 340 A

Deck, cockpit and cabin top

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SPRAY 340 A

Varied accommodation arrangements are possible.

 

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SPRAY 340 B
The Spray 340 can support a variety of rigs including
Bmu Cutter, Gaff Cutter, Gaff Schooner, Junk Schooner (shown).

 


 

SPRAY 340 B
Bmu Cutter (shown)

SPRAY 340 B

Deck and accommodation plan.  The accommodation may be re-arranged to suit owner but check with designer first before making major changes.

"Brass Loon" was built in Canada by Leuder L. Kerr.

Spray 340 pilot house version is modelled on this custom version of the Spray 33

Spray 33 TY rig

Asi loves to play with his boats;  this is the new rig he has had me design for his Spray 33 / 34 - the rig in now available with Spray 340 kit.

 

"Plucky Lady" Here we are on our  way from the Cabo Verde Isl. To Guadeloupe. "Plucky Lady" is a Spray 33 - steel version. She's custom built and was launched in 95. She's a very fine, seaworthy and comfortable boat. We are very happy with her. Best regards L. D. France

ALL STUDY PLAN PACKAGES ON DOWNLOAD or on USB
GIVE ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF BOAT & KIT ASSEMBLY PHOTOS.

 

LEFT: "Donegal Breeze"
Joan Mc Dermott at the helm of the Spray 33 that she and husband John built in Oman.

Spray cockpit with same layout as shown for the Spray 340 A
 

 

 
Dear Bruce, I took the Kangaroo (ex Bellavia) for a test sail today. Simply pure joy. The pilot house hasnt changed anything. My wife came along (her first time on a sailboat) she loved the boat. I will send you some pictures soon of her with the sails up in a good breeze. I want to be on your Spray website. Best regards Asi
COMMENTS FROM ANOTHER SPRAY 33 OWNER ABOUT HIS BOAT "BLACK PEARL"
Our boat has cruised to Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean, and has made two Biscay crossings in severe weather. We have nothing but admiration for her sea keeping qualities and we have never for one moment felt unsafe in her and she returned good passage times in strong winds, often unWe have recently completed a long term restoration of this boat.

I have just received my boat plans for the Spray 33. I am overwhelmed by the number of drawings and the detail including deck fittings right down to the boat plans for the Roberts Dinghy.   This is not my first boat building experience. I have built what my wife refers to as "toy" boats, a 14' wood /epoxy daysailer and a 20' cedar strip canoe. This will be my first "serious" boat building experience and I am looking forward to getting started.  Having looked them over I can see where the cost lies. The boat plans from other designers do not compare.  I would not hesitate to recommend Bruce Roberts for boat building boat plans to anyone who might ask. Sincerely, Rick Deschenes  "If you spend all your time trying to get even, you will never get ahead."

Re:  Spray 33 in Kemer/Turkey mentioned to you by Suat Zeybek

S/Y Blue-Belle, British, Bermudan Cutter, Homeport London, build 4mm steel, owned and sailed by Derek and Hulya Leigh.

Dear Bruce,
We arrived at Park Kemer Marina/Turkey in July 2004 after our return trip across the Atlantic from Florida/USA. My wife is Turkish, and, being one of the few Turkish girls to sail the Atlantic twice, is attracting a lot of media attention here, needless to say so is the boat. Our Spray was featured on national TV in august and created enough interest to warrant a repeat showing. Since then we have been featured in four Yachting Magazines- the Antalya Regional Magazine- and a video of Blue-Belle crossing the Atlantic was shown at the Antalya Boat Show to a very enthusiastic audience. The Turkish Chamber of Shipping have also conducted an interview to be featured in their commercial publiCATAMARANion 'Turkish Shipping World'. We have a constant stream of visitors and Suat Zeybek of the Dive Centre is one of our regulars. He is keen to build a Spray 36 and I believe he has already purchased the boat plans.


Anyway, so much for the present, let me give you a brief history of Blue-Belle to date. In 1987 I was looking for a long distance load carrier, big enough to cross an ocean comfortably, but small enough to be easily maintained. I purchased the boat plans of your Spray 33 and began building on the south coast of England.

Due to working abroad, I didn't launch her until 1992; I would probably estimate that as a full time build project to high standard of finish, she would take 2 to 2, 5 years for one man to complete. She is built in 4 mm steel and is hot metal sprayed with aluminum both inside and out. She is as per your version B boat plans a part from lengthening her to 34 feet on deck, in order to incorporate a double self stowing anchor roller assembly. Upon completion she was then stored ashore for a further four years while I was away earning the cruising fund.

Her maiden voyage was in the autumn of 1996 London to Antalya/Turkey aprx. 3500 miles single handed. I hadn't fitted any self steering as yet, so this first long passage was a good test of the Spray's legendary self steering qualities. If you take care to balance the sails she will steer herself for amazingly long periods of time.
In Antalya my Wife and I were married and we moved on board to begin our full time cruising life style. Now I really did begin to appreciate the Spray's load carrying capability, I have never seen so much stuff poured into just one boat.

We spent two full seasons cruising the Med and in September 2000 departed Portugal for the Cape Verde Islands via the Canary Islands. December the 1st found us leaving Mindelo/Cabo Verde and bound for Barbados. We still didn't have any self steering fitted, but then again neither did Slocum. No problem. Blue-Belle took 16 days to make the 2037 mile crossing, that's an average of 127 miles per day. Her best days run being 147 miles. For a heavily laden cruising boat with a 28 ft water line she could certainly turn in a decent passage time. We were delighted with her. We also found that running downwind she didn't roll as much as other boats I'd sailed under similar conditions.

Maybe the chines have something to do with this. We spent the next 2,5 years cruising the Caribbean, Bahamas and the US Intracoastal Waterways. The Spray's shoal draft was paying dividends. June 2003 and we were on our way back across the Atlantic. We did purchase wind wane steering gear in the states, but were so busy being tourists, we didn't have time to fit it. I think that only the crew of a Spray would contemplate carrying their self steering gear as deck cargo prior to an Atlantic crossing.
Our North Atlantic Passage was the usual mix of gales, calms, and occasionally some decent sailing. However we ate well, slept well and apart from blowing out the genoa suffered no damage. In Spain my wife had to fly home to cover a family emergency. So once again I single handed to Turkey, finally arriving to the fabulous reception mentioned earlier. This winter we intend to haul out and I will finally get round to fitting the Wind vane and steering gear. For as my wife says "It will look so much nicer dear, hanging on the transom".

In conclusion we find the Spray to be a wonderful sea boat, and is a lot faster than she looks. When running in gale force conditions we find that our heavy weather staysail, sheeted flat amidships (a technique used by Slocum in his book) works well. The bow showing no tendency to dig in despite all the weight we carry up forward. One mistake we made in the early years was in reefing her down too early; the boat is very stiff and sails well in heavy weather. In storm conditions when it is more prudent to stop and we either heave to or lie to a parachute anchor streamed from the bow and attached to a bridle led back to a cockpit winch. In this manner we feel safe and secure. So, would we part with our Spray? Would we change her for something else? No - not ever. After 8 years and 35.000 miles we finally have our ultimate cruiser. Thanks Bruce, you gave us a great boat. Kindest regards,
Derek & Hulya
S/Y Blue-Belle

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