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1981 Bruce Roberts Ketch, Bowthruster, Arch...

Fort Pierce, Florida


Nice Upgrades for Cruising! Ketch rigged center cockpit, sturdy bluewater vessel. Solid glass hull with encapsulated 5'2" draft.  Two cabin, two head layout with beautiful teak interior.

  • New Lewmar Bowthruster
  • Custom aluminum Arch with dingy davits
  • Garmin GPS, Watchmate AIS system, SSB
  • Heavy ground tackle
  • 3 solar panels and 2 wind generators
  • Bruce Roberts 450 built in Taiwan by Aquacraft Boat Corporation 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sol Mates
Make: Bruce Roberts
Model: Ketch, Bowthruster, Arch...
Year: 1981
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: AKT45S122081
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 45 ft
Waterline Length: 33 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Min Draft: 5'2 ft
Displacement: 26,400 lb
Ballast: 10,000 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Ford Lehman
  • Model: 4DH220/DF159B
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 65hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade
  • Year: 1981


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 20 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Cruisers, Ketch


Kim Korman Hawn
Florida Coast Yacht Sales


Florida Coast Yacht Sales
2010 Harbortown Dr Ste O
Fort Pierce, Florida, US, 34946
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


The entire boat has beautiful teak joinery. Entering from the center cockpit companionway, you find the navigation desk to starboard with a generous storage area just aft.   Excellent engine access from both sides and front.The central salon features a large U shaped settee with drop leaf table to port and a long bench settee to starboard. The galley is at the base of the companionway to port, the passageway leading aft houses the refrigeration and freezer.   The aft master cabin has a pullman queen berth, generous lockers and a private head. Moving forward to the guest quarters, you first enter the double sided head and shower.  This is a well thought out design which features the separate shower area as the walk thru. The forward cabin has a pullman berth to port.

  • Opening hatches and ports provide good ventilation
  • Air conditioning 5000 btu in aft cabin, 12V system with convertor for shore power
  • (6) 12V DC fans
  • Tan microfiber upholstery
  • Large Flatscreen TV, bulkhead mounted
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Teak lattice cabinet doors
  • Overhead fishing rod holder in salon
  • Good headroom throughout, but low passageway
  • Galley at base of companionway and in passageway going aft
  • Refrigerator and Freezer 12V Frigobot, water/air cooled refrigeration system rebuilt
  • Shipmate 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • SS deep sink (2017)
  • H & C Pressure water system
  • Saltwater foot pump and spigot
  • Freshwater foot pump and spigot
  • Hamilton Beach Microwave
  • Tiled countertops
  • Cabinets and drawer storage, plenty of provisioning room
  • Ford Lehman diesel engine 4DH220/DF159B 4 cyl, 65 hp at 2500 rpm, hours unknown - clean and very well maintained
  • 2:1 Paragon compact drop center transmission model P13
  • 3 bladed Right propelller 20" x 16"
  • Lewmar Bowthruster (2016)
  • Electric fuel pump
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with switchover valve for easy filter change
  • Heat exchanger provides hot water to system
  • 20 gal hot water heater w/110V ac for dockside use
  • (2) fiberglass propane tanks for galley stove
  • (2) 35 gal fuel tank - NEW fuel system
  • (2)75 gal water tank, switchable
  • (1) 20 gal holding tank
  • Hot water heater
  • (1) Electric Jabsco head w/macerator (2019) (1) manual head, both with new vented loops
  • (1) shower drain pump and collector with automatic float switch
  • (2) electric bilge pumps- (1) primary w/ cycle counter, (1) secondary with audible alarm
  • (1) 50 gpm manual hand pump mounted below cabin sole easily accessible
  • Spare engine heat exchanger
  • All manuals and logs
  • Many spares
  • Full AC/DC panel with monitoring guages
  • master switches for all batteries
  • (6)  6V deep cycle house batteries
  • (2) 6V start batteries
  • Kreiger 3000 watt Invertor (2020)
  • 115 amp alternator and rebuilt spare
  • (2) wind generators, (1) 400 watt, (1) 300 watt
  • (3) 85 Watt solar panels mounted above arch (2016)
  • LED Interior lights
  • (2) shore power cords w/ storage bag
Sails and Rigging
  • Ketch rigged
  • Alspar aluminum main and mizzen mast and booms
  • both masts deck stepped
  • Internal halyards
  • SS 1/4" standing rigging
  • Mast height from step 46'6", from waterline approx 52'
  • Mast steps on main mast 
  • Whisker/spinnaker pole mounted on main mast
  • Tri light on masthead
  • Navigation lights converted to LED bulbs, port, starboard, stern
  • LED flexible chart table light
  • New Mack Mainsail with 2 reef points (2016)
  • Mizzen with one row of reef points
  • Sails refurbished (2016)
  • 135% Genoa
  • 100% Genoa
  • Roller furling unit
  • Main Staysail
  • Mizzen Staysail
  • New Spinnaker with dousing sock (2016) used once
  • Lines led to cockpit thru line cleat
  • (1) New winch on cabin top
  • (2) genoa primary winches, #27, 2-speed
  • genoa furling winch #16 Lewmar, 2 speed
  • mainsheet winch #23 Barlow, 2 speed
  • mizzen sheet winch #16, 1 speed
  • genoa halyard winch, #25, 2 speed
  • main halyard winch, #23, 2-speed
  • mizzen halyard winch, #16, 1- speed
  • mizzen reefing winch, #15, 1-speed
  • main reefing winch, #16, 1-speed
Electronics and Navigation
  • Garmin GPSmap 740S with 7" display, uses G2 Vista SD cards
  • Garmin depth display
  • New transducer (2019)
  • ICOM VHF with distress, hailing speaker, horn and black box (2019)
  • 6" Ritchie compass, binacle mounted on pedestal
  • 4" Ritchie compass at navigation station
  • Watchmate AIS system, receiver and transmit, anchor drag alarm (2016)
  • Wagner hydraulic steering, 32" SS spoked wheel
  • Comm nav  autopilot
  • Emergency tiller
  • ICOM IC-M100 VHF Marine transceiver
  • ICOM IC-M700 Pro SSB Radio Telephone
  • (2) New bluetooth stereos
  • Large Flatscreen TV in salon
  • Clock, Barometer, Thermometer, Hygrometer
  • Various charts and waterway guides
Ground Tackle
  • 73lb Rochna anchor, 250' 3/8" chain rode and SS chain swivel
  • 45lb Bruce anchor with 30' 5/16" chain and 200' 3/4" nylon rode
  • Delta wing anchoring sail to keep boat into wind
  • Quick Electric vertical windlass for rope and chain, bi-directional operated from cockpit or foredeck
  • Bow roller designed for easy self deployment from cockpit
  • Heavy duty oversized bronze chainstop
  • Danforth stern anchor w/15' chain and 150' rode
  • Large Danforth storm anchor stored under forepeak berth
Hull and Deck
  • Custom Aluminum Arch System that has dingy davits, solar panels, 2 corner seats
  • Swim platform and ladder
  • Fresh bottom paint (3) coats (2020)
  • Most new thru hulls and transducer (2020)
  • (2) coats of barrier paint (2015)
  • Deck is laid-up fiberglass with plywood construction
  • Deck freshly painted and Cdeck pads in stern
  • Deck is fullly bonded to the hull
  • All deck fittings are SS or bronze
  • Solid teak hand rails with Sunbrella covers
  • Teak Rubrail with SS strake
  • Teak hatch frames, new lenses in hatches
  • SS opening ports
  • Teak companionway with bi-fold hinged teak door and slots for hatch boards
  • Cockpit equipped with 4 1/2" bronze drains with strainers
  • Cockpit floor is a 4 piece solid teak grating  
  • Hand laid fiberglass hull with up to 11 layers of mat and woven roving. Reinforced by two semi-circular full length fiberglass stringers running fore and aft on both sides of hull to reduce engine vibration and provide rigidity to the hull structure. 
Deck and Safety Equipment
  • Center cockpit
  • New dodger, bimini and full enclosure
  • Double helm seat (2016)
  • (6) large polished SS dorade vents
  • (4) Bomar 20" x 20" hatches with New lenses
  • (8) Newfound Metal opening ports in main cabin
  • (2) jack lines
  • (2) extendable boat hooks
  • Dock lines and fenders
  • (3) fire extinguishers
Excluded but Negotiable
  • 12' Hypalon RIB Dingy (2019)
  • Mercury 15hp 4 stroke Outboard
  • Dive Compressor
  • Portable Honda Generator
  • Jenome heavy duty sewing Machine
  • Assorted Tools
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Additional Contact Information

Please contact listing broker Kim Korman Hawn at

772-882-8735 or email 

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