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Bruce Roberts-Goodson

Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding.
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SPRAY 40 Gaff Schooner built by Kenneth Latham in the USA
boat plans include Gaff rig . Bermudian rig . Junk rig

Spray 40 'Florissant' sailing off Australian coast.

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, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY 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.  STUDY PLAN S40-A+B+C ..   59.95 - us$94.75 - €84.75 - When you use your credit or debit card you will be charged at the correct exchange rate in your own currency.  


SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER: COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ... Delivered by DOWNLOAD to your computer plus we will send you a USB Memory stick with many extra drawings and photos.  The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat.. Each plan contains all the construction drawings for FIBERGLASS, STEEL or ALUMINUM construction, plus bonus drawings covering electrical, plumbing and engineering, everything you need to build your boat. 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 & PATTERNS ( Fiberglass or Steel or ALU.) SPRAY 40  495 - $745 - €675

COMPLETE PLANS & CUTTING FILES (Steel or Aluminum.) SPRAY 40  595 - $892 - €795 

Spray 40 Steel or Fiberglass  Boat plans & Frame patterns

OR Steel or Aluminum PLANS & CUTTING FILES

There are over 5,000 Bruce Roberts’ Spray's already sailing worldwide plus another 1000 currently being built. 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. You can choose to build this design in multi chine steel or aluminum.  Many of these Sprays have completed complete circumnavigations some more than once & usually with crews consisting only of two persons !

L.O.D. 12.19 m 40'    0"
L.W.L. 9.73 m 31'  11"
BEAM 4.37 m 14'    4"
DRAFT 1.27 m 4'    2"
DISPLACEMENT. 16,257 kg 35,840 lb
BALLAST 6,804 kg 20,000 lb
AUX POWER 50  to 70 hp

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Spray 40 A
Steel or Fiberglass
Bmu. Ketch shown. Gaff Cutter & Junk rig etc.
Hi Bruce, we just sold (a bitter-sweet moment) our Bruce Roberts designed Spray 40 in a slightly modified Spray 42' (LOD) that was built by a South-African German naval engineer O.L. Silvester in the mid 70s and launched in 1984 (see picture attached).  Heritage was built using the C-Flex method, and I must say, even in tough weather, we never so much as experienced a shudder from her; we absolutely love the design, especially the hull shape, and very stable sailing properties, but sold her mainly because we are looking to up-size to accommodate a family of 4.

We really like the Spray 40 design and looks, and are wondering if it is possible to dupliCATAMARANe our former Spray 42, which was based on your boat plans, into an appropriately proportioned Spray 50 or 52 (LOD) while still retaining the same forward hull shape (see picture), without diminishing her overall characteristics.  Michael Klautky

The deck layout for the Spray 400 A;  a small 'dog house'over the companionway is an option. Suggested accommodation layout that with small modifications will suit either the A or C versions. The study boat plans and the boat plans that come with the kit or cutting files have other optional layouts.

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Spray 40 A
Steel or Fiberglass

This Spray 40 was the first Roberts designed Spray and was built at Marine Park Brisbane in 1968 for Charlie Jupp.

Hi Bruce, I sailed on the first 'Spray' you designed built by Charlie Jupp across the Pacific years ago.

 A cyclone done its best to pull the boat apart and loosing the rudder back-sliding down waves didn't help. Still, Spray did get us to land safely for which I hold the boat in high esteem. I have since owned several boats myself and sailed many oceans but never experienced anything such as what Charlie and I went through on that one particular leg.

Kind Regards  Rick Ganly

Spray 40 C
Steel or Fiberglass


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'Salty Spray'

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Spray 40 C
Steel or Fiberglass

"Castlegate Spray"
This steel Spray 40 was built as a training vessel for disabled youngsters and forms part of the exhibit at Castlegate Quay at Stockton on Tees UK

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Spray 40 C
Steel or Fiberglass

The junk schooner rig is ideally suited to the Spray 400 - the boat plans that come with the kit or cutting files show several alternate rigs including Cutter, Ketch, Junk rig etc.

Hi Bruce,  Thanks for the quick reply. I enclose pictures of my Spray and some editorial that the local paper ran after I brought her back from Copenhagen earlier this year. She is out of the water at the moment as there are a number of modifications that I want to make. We are due to re launch in April of this year.  I have found her to be very comfortable on the trips that I have made so far with my limited knowledge of sailing as all of my previous boats have been Motorboats. I find her to be ideally suited for two to live aboard and she gives the impression of immense strength, and well able to look after the crew as I found out in the North Sea Kind regards Mick Taylor.


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This Spray 40 was built in Australia
 & has been used in the charter trade.

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This Spray 40 cruised extensively
 including a long trip to Antarctica.


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This boat was built in Germany & 
 currently cruising around the world

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This Spray 40 was built in Australia