Bruce Roberts – Spray 52

North Carolina, United States

This Bruce Roberts designed long-range cruiser was built in the US at Cape Fear Boat Company in N.C. With a steel hull, aluminum superstructure, and range of 4,000nm, this stout yacht was purpose built, with safety and redundancies foremost, and is ready to cross oceans, circumnavigate, and provide comfortable cruising in utmost safety. 

Basic Boat Info

Bruce Roberts
Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


54 ft
Length Overall
54 ft
15 ft
Max Draft
7 ft

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : John Deere
  • Model : 6081AFM01
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 350 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 3GM30
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 27 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
377 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
1000 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
100 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
40 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Motor Yachts, Pilothouse, Trawlers

Additional Info


Entry to the vessel is through port or starboard weathertight pilothouse doors. To starboard are stairs leading to the master stateroom and head. Portside stairs lead to the galley; forward of the galley is the guest cabin and head. The engine room is accessed via a centerline watertight door at galley entry. Anchor locked is accessed from forward cabin. Lazarette is accessed from aft deck.


Entry into the pilothouse is from port and starboard sidedecks through weathertight Dutch doors. Large windows offer 360 degree viewing with the 2 aft windows and 2 forward opening for fresh ventilation. Vast array of electronics within easy reach. Pilot berth aft. Headroom is 6'3".

  • Helm chair
  • Chart table
  • Furuno NAVnet 3D radar/GPS/plotter/sounder
  • ComNav autopilot
  • (2) Raymarine depth sounder ST60
  • (4) Tankwatch systems
  • ICOM SSB M802 
  • ICOM VHF M506
  • Standard Horizon VHF/AIS
  • ICOM VHF, handheld
  • Standard Horizon VHF, handheld
  • Jastram rudder angle indicator
  • Dirigio 8" compass
  • Carlisle & Finch spotlight
  • Nema network systems: 183; 2000
  • Wave wi-fi router
  • Clarion stereo
  • Samsung TV

Electrical System

The robust electrical system provides available voltages: 12 VDC up to 30amps, 120VAC, and 240VAC up to 50amps. A large second alternator provides house bank charging while underway.

  • Onan 13.5kW generator
  • (2) Victron 2500w inverter
  • Charles 50 amp isolation transformer
  • Cutler-Hammer Surge Protector
  • Northstar AGM battery bank, 1800 amp/hr
  • (2) Victron 100amp chargers
  • Charles 100amp charger
  • Charles 30amp charger
  • Balmar alternator
  • Galvanic protection system
  • Ground fault indicators
  • Voltage indicators for batteries


A centerline watertight door leads to the walk-in engine room. The main engine is dry exhaust. The dry exhaust is vented through a 10-inch steel expansion bellows exhaust pipe that extends through the aft portion of the cabin. It is wrapped with heat wrap. Engine coolant is circulated through the keel cooler. The exhaust is fitted with 5-inch stainless-steel tubing and 4 ft muffler. Wing engine and genset are wet exhaust. Extensive spare parts, specialty tools, etc.

  • John Deere 6081 350hp
  • Joystick steering w/manual backup
  • Twin Disc transmission 5075
  • Yanmar 27hp wing engine
  • Naiad active fin stabilizers
  • bow thruster
  • Spectra watermaker
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Gulf Coast fuel polishing/transfer system
  • Reverso fuel priming system
  • Anchor 20g ss hot water heater
  • Hookah diving system
  • Lincon arc welder
  • Jastram hydraulic rudder control


The galley is on the starboard side with seating and table portside across from the island sink. Headroom is 6'3".

  • Glacier Bay 10cuft refrigerator w/cold plates
  • Glacier Bay 10cuft freezer w/ cold plates 
  • 4 burner propane stove (4 tanks stowed in Portuguese bridge)
  • Tappan microwave
  • SS sink
  • Miele washer/dryer

Guest Cabin

The guest cabin is accessed via stairs on the port side of the pilothouse which leads to the galley; forward of the galley is the guest cabin. Headroom is 6'5".

  • Upper/lower bunks
  • Desk
  • Cabinets
  • Opening port lights
  • Escape hatch w/ladder
  • Vacuflush electric head
  • Standup shower w/seat

Master Stateroom

Stairs from the starboard side of the pilothouse lead to the master cabin aft. Ensuite head. Headroom between 5'11 - 6'8".

  • Double berth
  • Desk w/nav station
  • Opening port lights
  • Escape hatch w/ladder
  • Vacuflush toilet
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Cabinets and stowage


The Portuguese bridge has large storage compartments. The foredeck supports the dinghy and crane. The aft deck has storage containers as well as access to the lazarette.

  • Zodiac 12' dinghy
  • Yamaha 20hp outboard
  • Steelhead 1,000# hydraulic crane
  • Muir hydraulic 4000# windlass
  • Rocna 110#  galvanized anchor
  • 300' 1/2" high test galvanized chain
  • (3) Danforth aluminum anchor
  • 300' nylon/chain rode
  • 200' chain/line rode
  • Docklines
  • (8) Fenders
  • (6) 10" bollard cleats


Heavily built steel hull with aluminum superstructure. Bruce Roberts designed, all plans were USCG approved. Built indoors by 30 years experienced welders. All compartments are separated by steel bulkheads or watertight doors. Wire and piping pass throughs are sealed with ABS approved tumescent caulking. The hull is insulated with 2" navy board fiberglass insulation. The engine room is insulated with non-asbestos mineral wool with lead sheets for sound insulation. Most of the construction materials  including bedding foam, canvas headliners, and structural walls do not support combustion. 

  • Hull: 1/4" steel plate above waterline
  • Hull: 3/8" steel plate below waterline
  • Frames/Bulkheads: 1/4" steel plating
  • Flat keel: 7/8"steel
  • Superstructure: 1/4" aluminum plating
  • Decks: 3/16" steel plating
  • Bulbous bow, lead filled
  • (6) Watertight compartments
  • (2) BW tanks; 1 grey water tank
  • (4) 15gal storage tanks (for motor oil, hydraulic fluid, AC condensate, & spare)
  • Portlights: 1/2" tempered glass
  • (6) 4" Dorade vents
  • 12" Dorade vent in PH


Safety Equipment

The comprehensive collection of safety equipment includes fire fighting equipment (including automatic fire fighting system in the engine room). Each compartment has high capacity bilge pumps, high water alarms, and portable fire extinguishers. All USCG safety equipment supplied.

  • Viking 6 man life raft
  • Immersion suits
  • Defibrillator
  • Life jackets: II & III: 12
  • Life sling

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