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Voyager 655
Surfing the Bruce Roberts designed "Carol Lee" down some 12-14 occasional 16+ foot / 5 m seas. Winds were sustained 35 knots gusting higher. The Carol Lee is a steel 65 foot long cutter rigged sloop. This video was taken shortly after sunrise just south of Cape Mendocino. The Coast Pilot describes Cape Mendocino as a place of "great climactic change" I concur! Super fun! Regards Andrew.

VOYAGER 655 ... STEEL OR ALUMINUM KIT
The Radius Chine STEEL OR ALUMINUM VOYAGER 655
This boat is suitable for fast passage making in absolute comfort.

Bruce Roberts SAILBOAT KITS
Pre cut boat kits are all the metal parts required to build a complete boat. These parts are computer generated and NC Plasma cut before they are packed and delivered ready for you to start assembling and welding into the finished boat. We design and nest the package using our specialized computer programs, then cut on a computerized plasma-oxygen cutter. For example, an 13m ( 43' ) yacht would comprise of around 470 parts! These kits are shipped world-wide, each in individual containers.

These cruising sailboats are 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 to USCG offshore requirements 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.
L.O.A. 19.81 m 65'   00"
L.W.L. 18.53 m 60'   08"
BEAM 4.88 m 16'   00"
DRAFT   Various
WOOD / EPOXY boat plans & patterns are available for this design  CLICK HERE.

Here we see the suggested layout for the charter version. There are several ways that the accommodation can be arranged in this boat including one to suit you.

VOYAGER DS 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6y9pb4Z2jc&feature=youtu.be

Bruce, video of one of your designs  surfing down waves.  That's me on the helm. Andrew

Surfing the Bruce Roberts designed "Carol Lee" down some 12-14 occasional 16+ foot / 5 m seas. Winds were sustained 35 knots gusting higher. The Carol Lee is a steel 65 foot long cutter rigged sloop. This video was taken shortly after sunrise just south of Cape Mendocino. The Coast Pilot describes Cape Mendocino as a place of "great climactic change" I concur! Super fun!


Hi Bruce,  Andrew Bermel, my ex-USCG delivery captain sent u a link to the Carol Lee.
The original name was Melon Eye, so now u know: she actually is the New York 65 on ur website.
Second owner bought her in Coose Bay, OR sailed her to Ilwaco and put her in the boat yard 3 years ago.

You can follow us on Facebook.com/svcarollee and on marinetraffic.com by AIS transponder

You designed a beautiful, very fast ocean runner: She starts surfing beyond hull-speed and can do a steady 14-17 knots, top speed sofar was 20.5!

I'll send some pics later on,  Best Regards, Hans Duetz

VOYAGER DS 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

The Voyager 655 can have variety of rigs including ketch (shown) cutter, or schooner etc.

The new Roberts safety skeg is available as an option for this design.

VOYAGER DS 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

SAFETY SKEG IS AVAILABLE ON THIS BOAT.
The Roberts safety skeg is designed to take the best features from the LONG FIN / SKEG combination and add a SAFETY FACTOR.  Many of you may be aware that skegs in general are vulnerable to damage so here is our answer to this problem. EMAIL Bruce to more details of this development.

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VOYAGER DS 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

Here we see two different arrangements for the master suite, both from Bruce Roberts sailboats ... one somewhat traditional and the other leaning towards the modern 'light interior' look. Both work well in this boat.

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Here we see another arrangement from a Bruce Roberts sailboat that would work in this boat.

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VOYAGER DS 655
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Here we see one of the best arrangements where the pilot seat that is adjustable for height is used as part of the regular seating when not being used to pilot the boat. This arrangement can be used in many of our boats that feature pilot or deck house as part of the standard design.

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VOYAGER DS 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

Another view of the arrangement shown above.

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VOYAGER 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

Dear Bruce,   I have constructed a beautiful NY 65 / Voyager 655 "Melon Eye. I would like to share info with you. Paul & Melinda West of Ketchikan Alaska.

 

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VOYAGER 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

Stern view of Melon Eye - unfortunately the transom steps do not show up in this photo.

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VOYAGER 655
Steel or aluminum kit or cutting files & boat plans

Here are photographs of the Voyager 655 being built for Zan Rickerson in Howdy's yard in Norfolk Va.

 

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VOYAGER 655
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Here are photographs of the Voyager 655 being built for Zan Rickerson in Howdy's yard in Norfolk Va.

NEW ! SUPER STUDY boat plans -  ANY THREE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD. Study boat plans include lists of materials & equipment etc ... these will be a great help in costing out the completed vessel. Each STUDY PLAN contains - ALL the construction drawings of the designs YOU choose with up to 25 sheets per plan! Also included are Lists of materials - Technical information - Performance graphs - Numerous construction photographs Etc.  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 or EMAIL  your design choices. Package includes FREE e-BOOK BUILD YOUR OWN SAIL or POWER BOAT & HUNDREDS OF STEP BY STEP BUILDING PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED.   ORDER Us $99 - Euro €75

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