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2009 Roberts Spray

Minnesott Beach, North Carolina


Custom built Roberts Spray 36 based on Joshua Slocum's original SPRAY.  A very unique boat for the buyer wanting something that harkens back to a different time.  Wood and fiberglass build with a traditional gaff rig sail and no through hulls.  This boat would make a great day charter for the entrepreneur or a one of a kind cruiser.

  • Twin outboards
  • Autopilot 
  • Solar

If you want to turn heads wherever you go this is your opportunity.  Call to schedule an appointment.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Roberts
Model: Spray
Year: 2009
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Composite
Boat Hull ID: TXZ404309243
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 48 ft
Length Of Deck: 36 ft
Beam: 13 ft
Max Draft: 5 ft
Displacement: 24,000 lb
Ballast: 6,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Tohatsu
  • Model: 20HP 4 stroke
  • Fuel: Unleaded
  • Engine Power: 20hp
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Tohatsu
  • Model: 20HP 4 stroke
  • Engine Power: 20hp
Total Engine Power: 40hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Sloop, Antique and Classics


Kenneth Ferguson
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Neptune Yacht Sales and Services


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services
302 East Front Street
New Bern, North Carolina, US, 28562


The companionway steps into the salon are built so that one can walk up or down with their hands full.  Once down in the vessel you are greeted with rich wood tones everywhere.  The simple and functional galley is located directly to port with stainless steel sink, removable extended counter and 12v refrigerator.  Moving forward there are settees to port and starboard with a dinette table to starboard.  Forward there is access to the forward hold/storage area with opening hatch for ventilation.  Across from the galley to starboard there is a large head with composting toilet and shower.  Aft of the galley is an area which can be used as a double bunk and storage area.

Electronics and Electrical
  • Garmin GPS
  • CPT Auto Helm
  • VHF
  • AIS
  • 30Amp shore power
  • 30Amp shore power cord
  • 12v and 120v main panel
  • xxx House batteries
  • Two (2) 145 watt solar panels
  • Blue Sky 2000E solar controller
  • ProWatt inverter

The hull is constructed from 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" Douglas Fir, strip planked and edge glued with epoxy.  Each plank has hardwood dowels every 10".  Over this there is one layer of 1/8" marine plywood covered in epoxy with two layers of 1/8" clear cedar veneer laid 45deg one way then the other.  Two layers of 12 ounce fiberglass cloth with three coats of thickened epoxy covers the entire hull.

The deck was laid over the beams using two (2) layers of 1/4" marine plywood, glued and screwed.  Over this there are  two (2) layers of 1/8" clear cedar veneer laid on opposing 45deg angles.  Around the mast there is an extra layer of 1/4" marine plywood.  The entire deck is covered in two (2) layers of 12 ounce fiberglass cloth saturated and coated in epoxy.

The partners that the mast runs through are 3" thick mahogany, through bolted through the deck beams.  The mast and boom are new and supported by a large Oak mast step. 

There are four (4) sets of Pintles & Gudgeons for the rudder cast in bronze.  Special bushings were custom made for them with an extra set in parts.

Ballast is provided via approximately two (2) tons of lead bolted through the keel, keelson and floors and an additional tone of lead under the Oak mast step

Deck, Sails & Rigging
  • Deck is single level 
  • Three (3) foot wide side decks
  • Gaff rigged Dacron main with double reef points
  • Dacron jib
  • New mast and boom
  • 3/8" standing rigging
  • Traditional ratlines provide access to the masthead
  • Dodger over companionway
  • Bimini over helm
  • Arch for solar panels
  • Two (2) 45lbs Claw anchors on rollers
  • Manual anchor windlass
  • 60' 3/8" chain and 150' nylon rode
  • 200' of 3/8 chain
  • Custom deck tenting and support poles to cover/shade entire deck
  • Two (2) 20hp Tohatsu 4-stroke outboard engines
  • Engines mounted on aluminum tracks outboard of rudder
  • 5 to 1 purchase pulley system to raise and lower engines to eliminate drag under sail and raise above water level when at anchor or dock
  • Two outboard engine fuel tanks (5gal each)
  • 8 Additional 5 gallon jerry cans for fuel
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.
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