"Western Star" is a custom 1988 Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43
Expertly built and maintain. This sloop sails!
This craft is designed and built by a live aboard for living aboard.
Constructed for Blue Water Sailing
Safety and ease of sailing was the foremost consideration when this ship builder set out to create “Western Star” this 1988 Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43; nothing was overlooked. The 1” plus thick fiberglass construction with it bulkheads and stringers creates a solid, stiff and uncompromising hull. The forward bow chain locker constructed and sealed at the bulkhead provides a watertight barrier if a collision at seas happens. The 6’6” full keel with 8,000 lbs. of ballast adds to the stability.
The freshly painted deck with an abundance of non-skid pads, along with the double level stainless steel cable life lines leading to a stainless steel reinforced pulpit provides security while on the foredeck.
The mast is a freshly Awlgrip painted 60’ tapered aluminum mast with double spreaders, welded aluminum mast collar and mast steps leading to the top sheaves of the mast. It’s stabilized by 3/8” fore stays, back stays and lowers and cap shrouds with 5/16” intermediate shrouds, inner fore and running back stays all attached to Sta-lok terminals – considered the best in the industry.
The backstay is insulated were the HAM and SSB radio antenna are mounted and the mast has new tricolor/anchor lights, steaming/foredeck light, new spreader lights and Hella LED port, starboard and stern running lights.
Ease of sailing is accomplished with the 8 halyards - all internal in the mast, leads back to the cockpit and controlled by Lewmar halyard stoppers and wrapping around Barient stainless steel self-tailing winches.
A true-blue water sailor is always prepared to handle what might come; “Western Star” has an extensive spare part inventory for both the mast and Barient winches.
The custom high stainless steel radar arch with lifting davit for the outboard frames the transom. This arch has a unique work surface area, wind generator and solar panel attached to it. It also provides a terrific tie off for the sun awning while at the docks or on the hook.
“Western Star” has a full complement of sails: Gleason’s mainsail with three reef points, 100% working jib, 130% North’s genoa, 100% stay sail, 10 oz. Hood’s staysail and a 1.5 oz. full cut spinnaker.
Depending on the sea and wind conditions the spinnaker has the option of being flown with 19’6” – 4’ diameter spinnaker pole or the 19’ – 2.5” diameter telescoping reaching pole.
The wheeled helm is attached to a binnacle that houses the depth finder, compass and knot meter. The cockpit has roomy cushioned benches with high coamings with extra-large access for the storage areas.
The engine gauges are stored behind a sliding clear door that protects the instruments and a bimini is included.
Descending the companionway stairs into this classic wood trimmed cabin you are struck by how this boat was design for comfortable living. To the port side is a large chart table with plenty of drawers making planning and navigating easy. Heading along the port side is a large settee with a fold over table, lots of storage behind the cushions.
Proceeding forward you will enter the forward cabin. This cabin was designed to accommodate their young son. It has a single berth on the port side and on the starboard side is a bench and fold out desk providing plenty space for a laptop.
Heading back into the main salon the port side has a full berth lounge with a sea berth located above it. Passing the lounge brings you to the one step down “L” shape galley with the deep double stainless steel sink, The propane stove/oven and the freezer and refrigerator compartments.
Turn aft, to the port side, leads to the passageway to the aft cabin. The passage way contains access to the engine room. The engine room has a generous amount of space and allows access to all sides of the engine. This area has room for a generator.
Across from the engine room entry is the head. Moving back and entering the aft stateroom you discover a queen size Pullman berth, a comfy large cushioned chair with a desktop attachment – making it a great place to work on a laptop or create arts and crafts.
Yanmar 4 cyl Turbo Diesel 4 -JH-TE
55 hp, on soft engine mounts
AQUADRIVE - CVA constant velocity drive/ thrusting coupling
LASDROP = dripless shaft seal
Extensive spare parts for the engine, including: full gasket set, impeller, belt, filters
Rigging and sails
Mast system by LeFiel:
Awlgrip painted 60 foot tapered aluminum with double spreader with welded aluminum mast collar
8 internal halyards - all halyards are lead to cockpit thru Lewmar halyard stoppers
3/8" fore stays,back stays, lowers and cap shrouds
5/16 intermediate shrouds, inner fore stay and running back stays
All terminals are Staylok
Insulated back stay for mounting Ham and SSB radio antenna
19'6" - 4" diameter spinnaker pole
19' - 2..5" diameter telescoping reaching pole
Extensive spare part inventory for the mast including:spreader bases and tips, tangs, sheaves,shafts, weld on winch bases, spinnaker crane plate
New tricolor/anchor mast lights (aqua signal), Steaming/foredeck light, new spreader lites (LED) Hella - port, starboard and stern running lights.
Primary sheet winches:2 - Barient #32 stainless steel, self tailing
Secondary sheet winches: 2 - Barient # 28 stainless steel, self tailing
Halyard winches: 3 - Barient # 22 chromed bronze, self tailing
1 - Barient # 21, C/B, self tailing
Mainsheet winch: 1 - Barient # 22, C/B, self ailing
Extensive spare part inventory for all Barient winches
100% working jig
130% Genoa - North
100% working Staysail
10 oz, Storm staysail - Hood
1.5 oz. full cut spinnaker
mainsail - Gleason
Goiot Roller furling system with twin foil
Simpson-Lawrence 700 electric windlass with rope/chain gypsy and capstan
Anchors and rode:
60 lbs. CQR with 200' nylon and chain rode
66 lbs. Bruce with 200 nylon and chain
Double anchor roller with platform on the bow
Custom 8' rigid dingy with oars
15 hp Johnson outboard