40 ft. Bruce Roberts Spray 
Year: 1984
Price: $ 50,000 Offers Considered
Location: Afton, TN
Description: The United States documented Sailing Yacht "Canorés" is a replica of Joshua Slocum's sailing boat "Spray" (the first boat to be sailed single-handed around the world). Her hull is steel completely welded into a monolithic structure. The inside is white pine. Teak is used as trim on the inside and the outside of Canorés. She weighs 36,000 pounds when empty and 42,000 pounds when cruising. Her beam is 14 feet, LOD is 40 feet and draft is 5 feet. Davits and Bowsprit give an overall length of about 50 feet.

Having a wide beam and a full-length keel makes Canorés a very comfortable and stable boat. Being constructed of steel makes her a safe and strong and leak-free boat. She is easily handed, has simple & dependable systems with generous storage. Headroom in the main cabin is 6.5 feet and 6 feet in the aft cabin. We lived on her for 5 years and cruised the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States, visited most islands in the Caribbean (Bahamas, Virgins, Leewards and Windwards), countries on the northern coast of South America and countries on the east coast of Central America.

Canorés was launched in 1984, and served as our cruising home from 1989 till 1994. She has been “on the hard” since 1996.

While “on the hard”, the outside of the hull was sandblasted to bright metal and painted with epoxy primers and 2-part polyurethane paint. The 65 hp Perkins 4-154 engine was rebuilt with new rings, bearings, seals and camshaft and the injectors and pump were overhauled. New clutch plates and bearings were put in the Borg-Warner Velvet Drive transmission.

New systems include a complete Nexus set of instruments and autopilot, Hynautic steering and helm unit and external keel cooling. Installation of the instruments is not complete. Also included are all-new rigging turnbuckles and 100 feet of new 3/8 inch BBB galvanized anchor chain.

Jib furling is a Profurl N42 system, Mule furling is Schaefer, Main reefing is via a roller boom or sail reef points, Mizzen furling is through reef points and the Staysail has no reefing. All sails are in good condition.

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