Roberts 45 Staysail Schooner Centre Cockpit

1981 Roberts 45 Staysail Schooner Independence.

Here’s one for the schooner fans, a true staysail schooner, with all the advantages that rig offers: the ability to balance the boat with the sails to effectively steer herself, having 4 smaller lower sails, 3 of which are self tacking (plus the roller furling genoa), and the option of setting a lightweight fisherman staysail aloft on lighter days.

Designed by Bruce Roberts and launched in 1981 Independence is of fiberglass construction with a well protected centre cockpit, 2015 standing rigging, and a 65hp Kubota diesel, but note the motor is not currently running.

She has a large owners cabin aft, and a forward guest v-berth offering 2 large single bunks. As well the table can drop to form another double and there is a single settee berth opposite, plus another in the passageway aft to the Master cabin. The head is situated amidships and has an electric toilet with holding tank, and a hot and cold shower.

The galley includes a huge pantry aft of it under the Port side cockpit seat, and includes a 4 burner gas stove with oven, a fridge and a separate freezer.

Her electronics were replaced in 2012 for an East Coast cruise and included a Raymarine chartplotter, Wind, Depth, Radar, Autopilot, AIS, VHF and even an HF radio.

Sadly, Independence’s owner has not been able to spend a lot of time aboard throughout Covid and she is now in need of a fair bit of work, hence   the reduced price of $15,000 FIRM, but anyone prepared to put in a bit of effort will be rewarded with a fine coastal or long distance cruising yacht.

Price: SOLD
Price Base: SOLD
Brand: Roberts
Model: Centre Cockpit
Length: 45.00 Feet
Year: 1981
Category: Cruising Yachts
Hull Type: Fibreglass
Hull Style: Single
Power Type: Sail
Type Of Sales: Dealer
Engine Make:
Engine Type: Kubota
Condition: Used
State: New South Wales
HIN Number: AUWWA042006EM7
Stock Number: PWRO453343
Registration Number: ABS129N
Designer : Bruce Roberts
Hull Construction Material : GRP
Hull Type : Mono
Deck Construction Material : GRP
Country Origin : USA
Length (feet) : 45 feet
Length (m) : 13.8 m
Beam/Width (m) : 3.89 m
Draft (m) : 1.75 m
Dry Weight (kgs) : 13 ton
Number of Helms : 1
Displacement : 13,000 kg
Engine Notes : Not currently running. Seized and head is off.
Number Of Engines : 1
Engine Standard : Kubota
Stroke : 6
Horse Power (hp) : 65
Fuel Type : Diesel
Number of Fuel Tanks : 2
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) : 2 x 250L = 500L
Propeller : Fixed
Steering System : Hydraulic
Accommodation Notes : 3 x double, 2 x single. Caramel leather upholstery in excellent condition. Approx. 6ft 2 inch headroom.
Number of Berths : 8
Number of Showers : 1
Shower Type : Hot and cold pressurised
Number of Toilets : 1
Toilet Type : Marine
Number of TVs : 1
Holding Tank (L) : 100
Galley Notes : L shaped galley. Lots of bench space and storage.
Stove : 4 burner + oven
Refrigeration : 240v
Number of Sinks : 2
Entertainment and Appliances Notes : Flat screen TV and DVD Player.
Bilge Pump : 2
Deck Gear : 8 x fenders. Dock lines. Boat hook.
Mast/Rigging : 2015 rigging
Sail Inventory : 5, all Dacron. All 10 years +. Main. All self-tacking except Genoa. Also, additional 'Fisherman' sail made of lighter cloth to rig between the 2 stay sails, to catch light breeze.
Electronics Navigation : Raymarine C90 Chartplotter, Wind, Depth, Radar, Autopilot.
Dinghy : Hard chine
Covers : Dodger, side clears
Safety Gear : Yes
GPS : Yes
Number of Fish Finders : 1
Radio : HF, VHF
Remarks : Last slip 2021.