Bruce Roberts 53 Ketch


Price: AU $279,000  OR NEAREST OFFER

53' - 16.15m
Townsville QLD
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A fantastic opportunity to own an amazing genuine blue water cruiser which will not only travel around Australia but around the world as well.
This vessel is a wonderful example of the trusted Roberts 53 design, which was strengthened with additional ribs and stringers and includes a swing centreboard for additional safety and endurability.

The "SV Nefertiti I" is an immaculately maintained vessel perfect for long distance cruising and liveaboard, with ample room for relaxing, both on deck as well as below.
An extensive refit in 2012 - 2015 included a total repaint of hull and topsides, removal of masts which were stripped and repainted, hatches replaced and the rigging and turnbuckles replaced.
The interior has been designed beautifully in Egyptian style to match her name, and some of the other features include the well-appointed main bathroom (comes with a washing machine), the main cabin and ensuite, the long airy walk through galley on starboard side aft of a spacious saloon, both set up for ease of use.
In addition, there is a full standing headroom workshop in the engine room, with work bench, including a vice and electric grinder and 5-drawer tool stoarage.

There is a huge amount of storage on this vessel, not only in the lockers, but also under the fwd and aft double bunks, under the single bunks, behind and under both settees and under the floor; the amount of space in the lazarette is huge and really does need to be seen to be believed.

There is so much equipment included with this sale, safety gear, electrics, electronics... Read on through the itinerary.

This beautiful vessel is reluctantly but necessarily being sold and is an opportunity to not be missed. The photos do not do justice to what can be seen first hand so make an appointment to view and expect to be amazed.

The above information has been compiled by TSBS from information provided by the owner, whilst all care is taken TSBS accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies which may appear on this site. This information is to be used as a guide only. Purchasers need to make and rely on their own enquiries and independent expert advice.

SV Nefertiti I
Townsville QLD
Bruce Roberts
Jim Stuart, Genoa Boat Building, Geelong
53' - 16.15m
5.5m (16.4')
1.8m (keel up); 2.77 (keel down)
27 Ton
Keel / Ballast:
Hull Material:
Deck Material:
Beech over GRP. Deck completely recaulked in 2019
Detroit Diesel 453N
Engine Make:
Fuel Type:
Fuel Consumption:
6lph at 6 knots
Cruise Speed:
6-7 knots
Shaft drive with 24" Gori folding prop
Onan 6.5 KVA powered by a 3 cylinder Kubota diesel (rebuilt in 2020)
1100 litres, located under the saloon floor. 7 fibreglass storage tanks.
Long walk through galley on starboard side aft of saloon. Very airy with 3 opening port lights. Double sink, great storage, LED lighting and so much more.
Built in fridgecooled from spill out vents from eutectic freezer.
240 volt modified "cold pump" system using 0.5hp Kirby sealed unit compressor.
Gimballed 2 hot plate stove with convection microwave oven
Yes - HROP system 9 - 60 l ph. Serviced and has new membrane, valves, control block - 2014
Hot Water System:
240 volt system in engine room, to both galley and bathrooms
Professional fitout in teak and mahoganny. Deck head lining is finished in white vinyl with teak battens and the floor lining is selected fiddle back black bean inlaid with Tasmanian Ash.
Aft cabin floor is carpeted.
Double cabin aft with ensuite and double cabin fwd
Sleeps 6 in two double berths and 2 singles
Hot and Cold in bathroom and cold deck shower (fresh water) on aft deck
Two electric marine toilets, with one to an optional holding tank; includes pump out provision
TVs and DVD players in cabins and saloon
Wall air con
Plastimo 3m hypalon inflatable with GRP floor and covers with storage pockets; fold down wheels
8hp Mercury 2 stroke
Spray dodger and bimini over cockpit with side and aft clears. Covers on mainsail and mizzen, shade strips on headsails. Shade covers from bow to mizzen mast. Covers on rope wheel, covers on hatches, dorade boxes, winches, BBQ and outboard motor.
Ground Tackle:
30 kg Bruce anchor with 125 metres 13mm short link chain;
46 kg CQR anchor, 34 kg Danforth, 10 kg Danforth - all in lazarette28 metres (100') 25mm nylon 3 strand rope on 10 metres of 10mm chain;
Main anchor chain was regalvaniszed 2015;
Anchor winch main 243 volt Muir Thor 3500 (chain and bollard type);
Anchor winch stern - 12 volt Nilssen (capstan style).
Safety Gear:
S/s stanchions and pulpit and pushpit with s/s lifelines; sallyports are fitted to the port and starboard adjacent to the cockpit and at the stern; also a danbuoy and horseshoe life buoys are fitted.
V Sheets, signalling mirror, full set of signalling flags, 2 x red hand held flares and 2 x orange smoke flares; 2 x fire blankets, and a comprehensive first aid kit
Bilge Pumps:
Johnson 1000 gph automatic; TMC 500 gph electric; plus a manual bilge pump.
Life Raft:
Roaring Forties - 4 person
Life Jackets:
2 inflatable with safety harnesess plus 2 other adult life jackets
Full set
Fire Protection:
3 x extinguishes, plus fire blankets
2 x 200a/h house batteries;
1 x 200 a/h start battery;
1 x 100 a/h aft (capstan winch and aft toilet);
2 x 100 a/h batteries forward connected to supply fwd anchor winch with 24 volts.
NB - all batteries are charged when genset is operasting. All batteries (except 24 volt anchor winch battery) are charged from solar panels, or from alternator when main engine is running
Icom AIS integrated with chart plotter
Furuno GPS navigator - model GP-30/35 (interfaced with autopilot)
Coursemaster 550 autopilot - integrated with chart plotter
Lowrance 4G broadband radar;
Lowrance HD5 depth sounder;
Siewa Marlin 15 inch chart plotter- integrated with AIS and Siewa depth sounder
Chronometer - Tamaya marine quartz electric
Sextant - Davis mark 25 beam converger type
Garmin 45XL handheld VHF radio
Lowrance VHF radio
Kenwood TKM507 VHF
Icom M700 Hf - fully tuneable
Sail Inventory:
Mainsail fully battened, with lazy jacks;
Mizzen fully battened, with lazy jacks;
Jib - furling, with sun cover strip;
Stay sail - furling, with sun cover strip;
All above sails in good condition.

Multi purpose (Star Blister) in sock - in Excellent Condition
Mast / Rigging:
Aluminium masts, removed stripped, sanded, etched and repainted Algrip in 2015; deck stepped
New s/s rigging and StaLok turnbuckles
alloy spinnaker pole
Deck Gear:
Genoa sheet winches (cockpit)
2 x Arco 55 self tailing jib sheet winches (cockpit)
2 x Arco 44 self tailing mainsheet winches (cockpit)
3 x Arco 30 Main Mast winches (cockpit)
3 x Arco 30 Main boom winch
Barlow 15 mizzen mast winch
2 x Arco 8 anchor winch
Anchor winch main - 24 volt Muir Thor 3500 (chain and bollard)
Anchor winch stern - 12 volt Nilssen (bolard)
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