Bruce Roberts
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Bruce Roberts-Goodson
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New York DS 550 
New York version B drawn as a custom design for a client who
 built this boat & now this design is a DS (deck salon) sailboat.

NEW YORK 55 - Fiberglass, steel, aluminum
The first boat plans to be drawn for this design were for the fiberglass version, currently being built for a French customer. We have already drawn up other versions of this sailboat in radius chine steel and aluminum.  We have refined this hull design using the latest versions of yacht design software. This is a very fast boat and one that will make extended passages with maximum speed and comfort. It is a large boat with a relatively low displacement length ratio of 220. This boat will be VERY fast and the cruising sail area of 1420 SQ FT ( s/a Displ ratio 14 ) may be increased if you prefer a larger rig.

L.O.D. 16.97 m 55'    8"
L.W.L.  15.50 m 50'  10"
BEAM 5.05 m 16'    7"
DISPLACEMENT 29,484 kg 65,000 lb
SAIL AREA 132 sq m 1,420 sq ft
AUX. POWER   80 TO 120 hp

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 the boats you choose. ANY THREE STUDY boat plans with up to 25 sheets per plan!  Lists of materials - Technical information - Complete 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 in DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .. HUNDREDS OF STEP BY STEP BUILDING PHOTOS ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE. us$99.oo   ORDER NOW

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New York 55 - Version A

The version A will features a lower profile and will suit those that like their boats to look long and sleek ! The shorter deeper keel is shown in this profile ... Cutter, Sloop of ketch sail boat plans can be used on this version. 


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 so-far was 20.5!

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New York 55 - Version A

The accomodation plan shown for version A can be varied to suit the owners personal choice. Note the optional longer shoal keel is shown in this profile view.

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New York 55 - Version B

Designed for those who prefer a wider view from the pilot house ... Cutter, Sloop of ketch sail boat plans can be used on this version. All sail boat plans and material options are fully shown and explained in the study boat plans.

 

New York DS 550
Version B Ketch

This New York version B ketch was drawn as a custom job for a client who is building this boat. While we were working on the sail plan we updated the window treatment and now this design is truly a DS ( deck salon ) sailboat.

 

We have now made this boat available with the
ROBERTS SAFETY SKEG  Email BRUCE

 

New York 55 - Version B

Photos show a recently launched
NY 55  built by Ian and June Thorpe

New York 55 - Version B

Photos show a recently launched
NY 55  built by Ian and June Thorpe

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New York 55 - Version B

The accomodation plan shown for version B can be varied to suit the owners personal choice.

New York 55 - Version B

Here we see the large berth as featured in the master cabin ....Photos show a recently launched NY 55  built by Ian and June Thorpe

New York 55 - Version B

Another view of the spacious master cabin in the NY 55 B ... Photos show a recently launched  NY 55  built by Ian and June Thorpe

NEW CUSTOM FEATURE:

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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SEE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . .
FOR MANY STEEL AND FIBERGLASS CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS.

On the left we see the C-Flex Fiberglass being installed on a hull mold as described above. Similar methods are used to install core material such as Corecell or Airex foam.

 

On the left we see hull rolled over to the upright position and then the mold is lifted out of the hull shell. The mold is sometimes removed in one piece as shown here or in parts depending on the shape of the hull and the method used to laminate the hull.