55' Bruce Roberts 1988



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55' Bruce Roberts 1988 Ozan


"Ozan" is a steel hulled ketch built in 1988.  She went through and extensive refit in 2012-2013 including a rebuilt main drive engine, a full suite of electronics, complete overhaul of her electrical system with new wiring, new genset, new battery charger, and new inverter...new watermaker and water heater, new windlass, all new standing and running rigging, new sails, new bow thruster and much more.  She is now aggressively for sale at a fraction of her refit costs.



Bruce Roberts



Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



16' 3"

Engine Details:

Perkins 135hp

Engine 1:

1988 300.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine 2:

1988 300.00 HRS 135.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

340 GAL

Water Capacity:

400 GAL



Builder:  Fethiye (Turkey) Yachting Boat Construction, 1988

Rebuilt:  Mallorca, 2013 at Club Nautic Arenal

Designer:  Bruce Roberts

Flag of Registry:  USA; European VAT paid

Keel:  full

Material: steel

Rig:  ketch

Dual steering stations:  aft of cockpit and inside doghouse



LOA:  16.73 meters (55 feet)

Beam:  5 meters (16.25 feet)

Draft:  2.5 meters (8.2 feet)

Displacement:  30 T



Perkins 135 diesel, 6.3544, rebuilt 2013, with Velvet Drive transmission (I believe the VD model is 71C, but can't read ID tag)

Engine hours since rebuild:  300

Cruising speed:  7 knots @ 1400 RPM

Maximum speed:  9 knots (never tested!)



Fresh water (steel):  1500 liters (400 gallons)

Grey water(steel):  500 liters (133 gallons)

Black water (plastic):  200 liters (53 gallons) with macerator, overboard pumping capability

Diesel, primary (steel):  710 liters (187 gallons)

Diesel, day tank (plastic):  200 liters (53 gallons)



Number of cabins:  4 doubles

Number of heads:  3; forward head with SeaLand electric mascerating toilet and overboard discharge capability (new 2015)

Crew quarters:  2 bunks with head



ENO Ocean Gascogne 3 burner propane stove with oven

Kissman under-the counter 12V refrigerator

Vigofrigo 3-drawer freezer

Philips 1 burner induction cooker


Silver crest Breadmaker

Siemena XLM 1063 washing machine

Electronics (all new October 2013)

Raymarine e97 9”multifunctional display with sounder

Raymarine 18” 48nm digital radar

Raymarine i70 Color instrument display

Raymarine Evolution autopilot pack:  EV400 sail + p70r control

Raymarine p70r color autopilot display

Raymarine AIS Transponder AIS650 with Scout tuned high gain antenna

Raymarine speed log, temperture transducer

Raymarine P319 sounder transducer

Raymarine masthead wind transducer

Raymarine rudder feedback sensor

Raymarine Ray260E VHF in doghouse with second station at aft wheel

Navionics Gold cards for Europe West, South America and the Caribbean and Australia

Echomax 230BR passive radar reflector

iCom HF Marine SSB:  IC-M802


Electrical: 12V and 230V (totally rewired 2013)

VTE Paguro 5000 generator (4kw, 200 hrs approx) (new 2013)

Sterling Power Pro-Charge Ultra 12V 60A battery charger (new 2013)

2 x Technosan Solar Panels, 140W on top of doghouse, Morning Star PWM 12V regularator

ProPower SB 12V >230V 1600W inverter (new 2015)  (on order)


Plumbing:  all replaced 2013

Aquatec watermaker DC 500:  60 liters/hour (new 2013)

Seaward marine water heater, 41 liters (11 gallons) (new 2015)


Deck equipment

Lofrans horizontal Falkon 24V windlass (new 2013) with 100 meters chain

Transocean ISO 9650 6 person liferaft (new 2013)

2 x Lewmar 66 genoa sheet winches, 2 speed

Antal 226 and Harken 40 2-speed winches on main mast

Antal 121 winch on mizzen mast

Stainless steel davits

Swim steps welded on each side of the hull, centerline

Teak dining table, aft of mast, for 8 people


Rigging (all replaced, November 2013)

All shrouds, main and mizzen backstays, forestay and cutter stay replaced with Navtec S19 1 x 19 convential 316 stainless wire and Navtec swageless terminals.

Main and mizzen masts removed and reinstalled into 18” high steel shoes welded onto the deck.

All running rigging, sheets, blocks replaced.

New Harken tracks on main and mizzen masts and for Selden spinnaker pole (new 2013)

Admiral Marine genoa furler

8 x Spinlock and  Antal stoppers on deck and masts.


Sails: (built by One Sails Group, new 2013)

4-batten main, 48m2, double furling system

4-batten cruising mizzen, 15m2

cruising yankee, 68m2

gennaker, 115ms

North Sails storm jib


Other equipment

Teak and steel pasarrelle

BCS BT120N 24V 10.4hp bowthruster (new 2013)

Murdo Smartfind S10 AIS beacons (6)

Motorola Iridium satellite phone 9555

Plastimo Contest 130 compass

Bauer compressor (serviced 9/13) and scuba diving equipment with 2 tanks (new)

Sumbrella sun covers for aft dining table and rain cover for doghouse (new 2013)


Refit (Mallorca 2013)

Steel sheets added to hull where thickness was deemed inadequate

Rudder dropped, reinforced and bolts replaced

Rudder skeg raised 3 inches into hull and rewelded

Most of the interior was stripped and rebuilt

All wiring, plumbing and tankage replaced

Doghouse was removed and rebuilt

Engine was removed and rebuilt

Repair (New England Boatworks, 2017)

Hydraulic steering refit

Rudder bearings re-aligned with lower bearing replaced



Owners' personal property

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