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1998 Bruce Roberts Custom Trawler

  • 46 ft
  • Trawler
  • Stuart, FL, US

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We are pleased to present Tortola, a very well appointed 1998 46' Bruce Roberts designed, Canadian manufactured, Long Range Trawler. She has double cabins and heads and all the storage needed your time on the water.

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  • Perkins 135hp naturally aspirated very fuel efficient engine
  • Bow thruster
  • Onan 11.5Kw Genset
  • Great Electronics
  • Plenty of storage and tankage
  • "Europa" styled with covered side decks and upper and lower helms
  • She has cruised both the Great Loop, the Down East Loop, and the Bahamas.

 The Sellers have completed their cruising plans, so Tortola is ready to do the Loop again or wherever her new Owner's adventures will take her!

She is not at our marina. Please call for Details and Personalized Showing.


Basic Information

Bruce Roberts
Custom Trawler
Stuart, FL, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

46 ft - 14.02 meter
46 ft - 14.02 meter
15 ft 6 in - 4.72 meter
Draft - max:
Bridge Clearance:
18 ft 6 in - 5.64 meter
Dry Weight:
38000 lbs


63533M Range 4
Cruise Speed:
2302 MI
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Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
135 (Individual), 135 (combined)
Max Speed:
14 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
300 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
200 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
200 gallons - 2 tank(s)


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Engines and Mechanical
  • Perkins 6.3533M Range 4 Naturally Aspirated 135Hp with 3902 Hours
  • Twin Disc MG5011sc Gearbox
  • Three blade Bronze 23LH21 Propeller w 1 1/2 inch SS Shaft & Spare
  • Morse Single Lever Controls
  • VDO Gauges
  • Dual Racor Switchable 7500MAX Fuel Filters with Vacuum Gauge
  • SeaStar Hydraulic Steering System both Stations Dual
  • Marine Hardware BowThruster
  • 16KW BTU Ocean Breeze Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Wema Tank gauge
  • All Bronze Thru-hulls
  • Traditional Adjustable Stuffing Box
  • Genset



  • Raymarine Color E120 Radar GPS/Chartplotter 
  • Raymarine ST8001 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind,Speed,Depth Displays
  • Apelco 365 Fish Finder
  • AIS Receiver
  • Icom IC-M504 VHF
  • Urania Magnetic Compass


  • Raymarine Color E80 Radar GPS/Chartplotter Depth Finder
  • Raymarine ST8002 Smart Pilot Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Graphics
  • Icom IC-M710 SSB
  • Icom Command Mic VHF
  • AIS Receiver
  • Aqua Meter Saturn Magnetic Compass
  • Schatz Ship's Clock

  • 2006 Onan 11.5KW Genset with only 907 hours
  • 2016 Xantrex 2500 Watt Pure Sinewave Inverter/Charger 3012
  • Xantrex Zanies System Control Panel at Lower Helm
  • ProMariner Prosport 20 Backup battery Charger
  • 3 Rolls House Batteries Total 1100 Amp Hours
  • 3 Odyssey AGM Main and Generator Starting batteries and Bow Thruster
  • Port and Starboard 30 Amp Receptacles
  • 30 Amp Shore Power Cord
  • 2 12V DC Outlets - Flybridge
  • LED Interior Dc Lighting



  • Queen Size Berth
  •  Nightstands
  • Shelving on Both Sides of Berth
  • Storage Cabinets
  • Hanging Lockers
  • Storage under Berth
  • Bomar Overhead Hatch w/Shades
  • 2 Port Lights
  • Carpeted Sole 
  • Enclosed Ensuite Head with Vanity/Sink
  • 2 LED Reading Lights


  • Double Single Berths
  • Hanging Locker
  • Draws and Cabinets
  • Storage Under Lower Berth
  • 2 Portlight Windows
  • Opening Overhead Hatch
  • 2 LED Reading Lights
  • Nightstand 
  • Carpeted Sole

Guest and Day Head

  • Porcelain Sealand Toilet
  • Vanity and Sink with Hot and Cold Water
  • Plenty of Cabinets
  • Medicine Cabinet with Mirror
  • 2 Portlights
  • 110V Duplex Outlet
  • Opening Overhead Bomar Hatch
  • Large Fiberglass Tub with Shower
  • LED Lighting

  • Princess 3 Burner Electric 110V Cooktop and Oven
  • LG Convection/Microwave Oven
  • 2010 Norcold 110V/12V Refridgerator/Freezer
  • Large Stainless Steel Sink with Hot and Cold Pressurized Water
  • Plenty of Drawers and Cabinet Storage
  • Cherry Sole Engine Accent Hatch

  • 2 Stidd Helm Seats
  • Removable Chart Table
  • Folding Hi/Lo Teak table Port Aft
  • Folding Teak Table Starboard Aft
  • Coolmatic Refridgerator/Freezer 12V
  • 2011 AB RIB W/9.9ho 4 Stroke Mercury
  • Electric Dinghy Hoist
  • Full Electronics
  • Great Perspective on the Water from Flybridge

Cockpit and Deck Equipement
  • Lewmar Electric Anchor Windlass
  • Anchor. Locker with Washdown, Drainage and Chain Storage
  • CQR 60Lbs Anchor
  • Northstar 23KG Anchor
  • Fortress FX-37 Anchor
  • Dual Stainless steel anchor Rollers
  • 3 Bomar Foredeck Hatches
  • Non-Skid Fore-Deck
  • Dock Water Connection
  • Hinged Radar Mast
  • Tech deck Faux teak Sides and Aft Deck
  • Covered Side Decks
  • Stainless Steel Rails
  • Stainless Steel Deck Hardware
  • Fiberglass Swim Platform
  • Stainless Steel Swim Ladder
  • Transom Storage
  • Deck Chairs and Tables
  • Dickinson BBQ Grill
  • Dinghy Raising Equipement
  • 2 LED Overhead Lights In Cockpit Shower

Epoxy Composite Contruction

Cold-Molded Composite Hull


The boat was built by Kevin Williams, with consultations from Bruce Roberts Inc, the Ontario Boat Builders Society (now defunct), and the Marine Surveyor Company of Bickers & Associates, represented by Surveyor Mr. Joe Trudeau. The hull was cold molded to Lloyds specifications, using the West Marine Epoxy Saturation Method. This West System epoxy cold molded process, involved 3 alternate layers of 12” wide strips of 1/4" marine mahogany plywood saturated in epoxy/resin with complete encapsulation.  This is bonded to a kiln dried B.C. fir frame and stringer system. All materials were given 3 coats of Epoxy after fit and prior to bonding, as per West specifications. Hull exterior has 2 layers of 10oz fiberglass cloth primered and coated with International Paints polyurethane finish, comparable to a gel coated hull.

Decks, cabin roof, and bridge deck are all constructed of ½” mahogany marine ply over 1 ¾” x 3” clear fir beams @ 16” centers. All materials again given West System treatment and covered with one layer of fiberglass cloth with finish same as hull. All deck and rear cockpit areas have a non-skid finish. All resin used throughout the entire process was West’s Epoxy Resin. All inside corners are filleted and all outside corners radiused. The hull thickness varies between 7/8” -1” and is a strong structure.

The vessel has all decks, overheads, and all sidewalls in main cabin insulated with a 3” water-resistant fiberglass insulation for heat and cold. All fasteners used throughout the boat are stainless, with the exception of hull framework, where all high-strength silicone bronze was used. All exterior cleats, chocks, fittings, deck plates, railings, ladders, and hatch trims/hardware are all stainless. All windows on the boat are tinted tempered glass, with frames being marine anodized aluminum. The 3 deck hatches are Bomar Offshore 20” x 20” openings and aluminum frames. All fittings and hardware on the boat are either manufactured by brand name Marine companies or subcontracted out to Marine build shops.

The keel is of laminated solid Fir planks, through-bolted to a keelson of the same material with stainless steel through-bolts. A flush deck forward is FRP sealed. From amidships aft, high, hollow bulwarks are FRP covered and supported outboard on an epoxy coated Fir shelf. Painted steel posts sit of fir floors and support solid joists under the fir plywood soles. An FRP bow thruster tube is made entirely of chopped strand mat and bonded to the hull.

Most of the major mechanical work and electronic gear setup was done by Butler Marine. The bilges and engine room are remarkably dry, well lit, and spacious.

Many yards in the U.S. are building using this cold-molded method. To mention a few: Rybovich, American Custom Yachts, Buddy Davis, Jarrett Bay, etc.. All very respected major offshore sports fishing lines that take a real beating out in the open ocean. These vessels are subjected to harsh seas and use the cold molded process - and for good reason.  They are strong, long lasting, better softer riding and not subject to the negatives of the fiberglass molded issues (blistering, delamination, hard riding, weight, etc.).

Below is a reproduced off the web site of Gougeon Brothers



Twenty-five years of advances in construction techniques using epoxy-bonded materials have revolutionized boatbuilding and set new standards for performance and reliability. Leading builders are building stronger, lighter, more durable boats with epoxy composite construction.


Epoxy composite construction consists of bonding all of the materials and parts of the boat together with epoxy resin. The resulting structure has physical characteristics superior to the components by themselves. Composite construction includes a variety of building methods that use epoxy to protect the materials from moisture as well as hold the materials together. Epoxy resins, the key ingredient, are among the most versatile of thermoset plastics. They bond exceptionally well to a wide range of materials and are highly moisture resistant. Compared to polyester resins typically used in fiberglass boat construction, epoxies have greater st4ength, less shrinkage, better moisture resistance and better fatigue resistance.


Versatility: The builder using composite technology can build boats with a range of materials, designs and construction methods that are perfectly suited to the boat’s use and the customer’s needs. Everything from strip canoes to work boats, high performance multihulls to offshore racing powerboats have been built using epoxy composite construction.

Lower Maintenance: All of the components in a composite boat are protected by an epoxy moisture barrier. Since the moisture content is stabilized, the maintenance problems associated with wooden boats – rot, joint cracks, structural members swelling or shrinking, and surface checking – are eliminated.

A History of Success: Epoxy composite construction techniques for boatbuilding were first developed over thirty years ago. Over the years, thousands of composite recreational and working boats have been built and the earliest are still going strong. Composite construction has proved itself at the top levels of competition in sail and powerboat racing, in the harshest environments and under the toughest working conditions.

Broker Comments

Tortola is an ideal vessel for live-aboard or passage making.  She is very well equipped with navigation electronics, mechanical ease of maintenance, crew comforts and safe passageway to all areas of the boat.  If storage is what you need, you'll not go wanting on this boat!  There are lots and lots of closets, lazarettes, drawers, and shelves for the organization fanatic in all of us.  Everything in its place and a place for everything. - including the Galley.  Got a lobster/corn pot that doesn't fit it your past boats?  It will fit in this one!

There are three distinct "lounging" areas to enjoy life on Tortola. Come find the area you like best as your special place.


Our 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.

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