Bruce Roberts
Yacht Design

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Bruce Roberts-Goodson

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Gwenda Roberts-Goodson

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.

SUPER STUDY boat plans -  up to THREE STUDY boat plans ON DOWNLOAD or on CD
These new study boat plans have lists of materials & equipment required to build and equip your boat ... these lists will help you to cost out the complete building project. Each DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . . contains - ALL the drawings of your choices of ONE or TWO or THREE boat plans with up to 25 sheets per plan!

Technical information and Performance graphs are included for many designs. PLEASE indiCATAMARANe the study boat plans you would like in the SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BOX you will find on the order form.  FREE  e-BOOK .. BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT boatbuilding e-book will be included FREE with your study boat plans on DOWNLOAD or on CD - YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR CD. . . INCLUDES LATEST PLAN & KIT PRICES ... $99  ORDER NOW

Spray 40 Steel or Fiberglass.
boat plans & Frame patterns OR Kit or Cutting Files and boat plans

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 modifiCATAMARANions 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.

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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

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 modifiCATAMARANions 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.