Spray 28, GRP hull, wooden top,Gaff cutter, 1999

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Location: Maldon, Essex  UK
Make: Bruce Roberts
Year: 1999
Condition: Good, tidy interior. Needs an external refit, repainting and varnishing, some of the marine ply has gone soggy!

Damage by the element damage to the cockpit. She has now become a project.
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Rugged go-anywhere shallow draft East Coast cruising boat, ‘Masquerade’ is a Bruce Roberts ‘Spray 28’ gaff cutter built on a

GRP hull from Humber Boat Builders Ltd., 1997. Large galley & nav area. Three full length berths in two cabins.

Hull underwater epoxied from new. Fitted out by current owner and launched during 1999 from Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington, Suffolk. Last major out of water refit 2010
LOD 9.4m, Beam 3.20m, Draft 1.00m LOA 11.30m Displ. 6.5 tons
Hollow Douglas Fir bowsprit. Alloy mast, boom and gaff by Sailspar.
Sale is to include all fittings, equipment spare , GRP tender and a heavy duty Winter cover.
In commission.
Pontoon mooring….


Length Overall: 11.03 m
Length Of Deck: 9.04 m


Beam: 3.02 m
Draft: 1.00 m
Max Draft: 1.00 m


Displacement: 6.50 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 : knots
Engine Power: 40hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 3
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Humber Boat Builders Ltd
Designer: Bruce Roberts
Boat Name: Masquerade


Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Ford XLD 1.6 PRM gear box 40hp diesel
triple bladed propeller stainless steel fuel tanks
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


GRP professionally moulded hull and decks. Coachroof , marine ply sheathed and painted. Internal fit out entirely built by her only and present owner.
Cockpit has been fitted out with marine ply, sheathed and painted . (It is showing signs of age and ware….)


Accommodation is very well made headroom , shy of 6ft. enter down starboardside companionway. large locker/ potential of a pilot berth sited under the cockpit . forward past large stowage bins. into the navigation area./ galley around a central island chart table. aft into separate heads with toilet and wash basin.Through bulkhead forward into the saloon, very cosy with a Faversham stove, a fixed drop leaf dining table and opposing twin berths settee….
SMEV hob with oven.

Sails and Rig:
Hollow Douglas fir bowsprit
Alloy mast, boom and gaff by Sailspar, re circulating ball gaff saddle
External track for the topsail and roller furling on the jib, all designed for easy single handed sailing
2 x jibs, reefing stay sail, main sail and topsail all made by Gayle Heard.

Navigation Equipment:

Navico log/depth, Garmin 128
Icom vhf/DSC
Entel 640 h/h Navico TP32,