Steel Free - Bruce Robert 38, 38 ft, 2004, Steel Free

148,500.00 $ CA
Steel Free - Bruce Robert 38
38 ft
  • Fuel
  • Gasoline
  • Other
May 31, 2022
Additional information
Boat name
Steel Free
Steel Free is a high quality adventure sailboat allowing you to realize your travel dreams in comfort and safety! Bruce Robert 38 2004 model in polyurethane insulated steel with a considerably reinforced hull compared to the initial plan. These improvements to the plan were made by Bruce Robert specifically for offshore voyages. The construction of the sailboat is of very good quality with great attention to detail in the finish. The boat is designed for great autonomy, all the hardware is oversized for difficult places and it is ready for navigation.

We completed a lot of maintenance and added new components in 2021 in preparation for a long trip, but our family situation has unfortunately changed. Steel Free is now looking for a new captain! The inspection was done at the end of May 2022 with this result : The general state of this ship is very clean. Sailboat very good construction and in a good condition. The sailboat is currently located at the marina of the old port of Quebec, and the dockage is paid for the 2022 season.
2022 maintenance:
1 coat anti-fouling
Replacement of anodes
General maintenance.

Maintenance and improvements 2021:
Painting of the entire boat and anti-grip on the deck.
3 coat anti-fouling.
8 new storage legs.
New Zodiac Cadet 10.1.
New Mercury 9.9 outboard motor.
Complete replacement of the 9 battery pack: 6 house batteries 6V, 2 windlass batteries 12V maintenance-free, 1 engine battery 12V maintenance-free
New stove/oven.
High performance Shakespeare 4G/3G/LTE outdoor signal booster and second indoor booster antenna for remote work.
New manual Jabsco toilet.
Engine soundproofing with Soundown sound insulation panel.
Sail maintenance.
Change engine alternator.
Restoration of the rear deck.
3 new interior fans.
Several spare parts.
New exterior wood support to attach additional gas cans.
Checking the anchor chain.
All annual general maintenance.
Sails / rigging
Sails and fittings:
Battened mainsail 2007 with 3 reefs on lazy jack
Genoa 125 2007 on Profurl furler
Staysail 2015 on Profurl furler
Shroud and additional parts allowing the installation of a 3rd sail at the front (not installed).
4 cockpit winches and 2 mast winches
2 outriggers
12 oversized shrouds (2 front, 8 sides, 2 rear) and 2 additional removable shrouds to compensate for the staysail.
Mast scale
Ropes in good condition and brought back to the cockpit
Engine / Electricity
Engine and Rudder:
Diesel engine Perkins 52 model 4.108 at 5360 h.
Very good access to the complete engine. Complete engine maintenance log.
Main diesel tank of 380 liters and secondary diesel tank of 180 liters allowing a very large autonomy (to be checked).
2 RACOR 2 micro filters installed before the diesel inlet to the engine.
Raymarine ACU400 hydraulic autopilot with cockpit or joystick control. Type 3 hydraulic pump. 1 hydraulic spare engine.
Velvet Drive transmission with Shaft 1 ¼ with rope cutter. 1 additional spare shaft
Hydrolub PSS Shaft. 1 additional spare PSS.
Propeller 3 blades 17X7 stainless steel. 1 additional spare propeller.
Emergency rudder system.
Engine heating via prestone in the kitchen.

Navigation tools:
Raymarine E80 outdoor GPS and 1 spare E80 GPS.
Raymarine E120 Indoor GPS
Raymarine C80 Radar
Ritchie Model Outdoor Compass
Standard Horizon brand VHF with AIS GPS.
A Uniden Oceanus VHF
AIS transmitter and receiver
2 Garmin radio antennas (1 at the masthead and 1 on the rear arch).
1 AIS antenna (to be replaced)
Raymarine model I40 fishfinder
Raymarine sounder model DCS 300 (to be checked)
Digital nautical charts Quebec, maritime, east coast of the USA and Bahamas.
Several paper charts of the St. Lawrence River, the Maritimes and the USA East Coast.
2 independent navigation light circuits for redundancy.

Anchors and Windlass:
Main anchor: Rockna 55lbs with 300” chain ⅜
2 removable Fortress 45lbs anchors.
12V MACO model 1500 windlass with double roller. Can be used forward with a joystick, or directly in the cockpit by the captain.
100” of additional ⅜ chain in the anchor well.
Chain stopper directly on the boat + 2 additional chain dampers.
Sea water pump installed in the anchor well to wash the chain by raising it as well as the front section of the boat.
Lots of storage space in the anchor well.
Electrical system :
6 house batteries 6V Rolls 235Ah (GCA) - 2021
2 windlass batteries 12V - 2021
1 engine battery 12V - 2021
TrueCharger 40 AMP Charger
Powerwattz inverter DC input to AC output 1000 watts
2 solar panels 110W with regulator
Aerogene 3 wind turbine
50” 30 amp cable.
Outdoor high performance Shakespeare 4G/3G/LTE signal booster and second indoor booster antenna for remote work.
1 bedroom at the back and a sofa that converts into a double bed in the living room/pilot house. The configuration allows a large living space inside the boat.
Very bright pilot house in which the navigation table is located.
Webasto diesel heating, in the bedroom and in the kitchen.
2021 Jabsco manual toilet.
Compost toilet and shower faucet in the front toilet.
Central kitchen with large freezer, large cooler.
New oven/stove 2021.
Sink including standard faucets, a faucet for filtered drinking water and a foot pump for seawater faucet.
Plenty of storage space for long trips.

Dodger, Bimini and Full Enclosure
Rear deck renovated in 2021 with ladder and pulley for additional anchor
Stainless steel aft davit for dinghy.
2 propane tanks 20 lbs with automatic safety valve

Water :
400 liter water tank with Jabsco model 30573 pump
50 liter Kuuma water heater.
On-tap drinking water filtration system
2 additional filters installed in the water pipes.
3 taps (kitchen, front toilet, rear toilet).
Security equipment :
Liferaft Survitec Offshore 6 people (to be recertified).
4 Mustang jackets
Flares (some to be replaced in 2022), manual compressed air horn.
3 fire extinguishers
Buoy with 300” of floating rope and light beacon
Horseshoe Buoy

Others :
5 tusks
8 mooring lines
Lots of spare parts for several items in the boat.
The 2 diesel tanks are full (560 liters).
Boat plans
Photos of the construction of the boat.
Documents including manuals for several items on the boat
Zodiac Cadet 10.1 - 2021
Mercury 9.9 Hors Bord - 2021
Superb sailboat ready to go back to sea for a new adventure!
Other mode of communication
Marina du vieux port de Québec
ZIP code
G1K 8N1
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