Roberts 45 Staysail Schooner Centre Cockpit



Listing Id 5118497 Length 45.00 Feet
Condition Used Type Sail
Make Roberts Year 1981
Model SCHOONER 45 CLASSIC Engine Type Kubota
Hull Style Single Hull Type Fibreglass
Stock Number PWRO453343


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.