Roberts 35 Centre Cockpit Ketch


For Sale


Owners - Paul and Andrea Donovan

Located on Hibiscus Coast, Auckland


021 64 45 45



Centre cockpit deck layout provides a safe cockpit at sea and multiple seating/sun bathing areas at rest.

Ketch rig allows flexibility and smaller, easier to handle sails.

Interior has internal full height walkway to huge separate aft cabin. Great for families or two couples.

A refit is substantially completed with the major items installed professionally.

A change of circumstances is requiring us to sell the boat before the refit is complete.

Finishing the refit consists mainly of painting the decks and some interior surfaces, reinstating the hatch cover, refinishing part of the saloon ceiling, fitting new squabs and floor coverings, and a decision on the head sails - replace them with hank-on sails, or fit a roller reefer.


Brand new items professionally fitted in October 2013

Brand new Vetus 42hp diesel with OEM 100amp alternator

Full OEM Vetus engine panel, engine control plus morse control

Raw water supply and exhaust system to engine

Propeller tube, water-fed drip-less seal, all prop-shaft bearings and propeller

Complete replacement of substantial engine bearers and floors

Diesel fuel supply with large, purpose designed and built fuel tank/filler/filter/breather

Heavy duty 12v cabling to 2 large house batteries, starter battery and main marine grade fuse board. Includes digital charging and switching.


Brand new items fitted by owner in 2013

Engine bay

Substantial 12V electrical system installation from main fuse panel. All circuits are diagrammed and numbered and run to marine circuit breaker system with marine grade cabling.

Sound proofing


Raymarine digital wind and sea instruments: apparent wind speed/direction, depth, speed, water temp. System includes a Raymarine information panel at the steering wheel binnacle which show a huge amount of info and various logs. It also has the ability to be connected to additional navigation devices and/or auto steering system if required

Steering pedestal - ergonomically designed with grab handles and harness clip-on points

Steering wheel includes quick release mechanism to remove wheel when in port

Hull paint (completed - quality marine products used)

Deck paint (not completed - deck was carefully taken back to the glass surface, prepared and currently has 2 coats of undercoat - the undercoat surface will need to be cleaned and sanded before applying a fresh coat of undercoat, two top coats and the non-slip paint of preference (we had planned to use KiwiGrip)


Lopo LED navigation tricolor

Cockpit lighting

Deck lighting

Sails - new Doyle main sail

New aluminum front hatch (Maxwell offshore)

Running rigging - most has been replaced with quality yacht braid

Gas - 2 bottle gas locker with gas cut-off solenoid and gas leakage detector

Galley/rope locker storage with lighting

Substantial solid dodger

Anchor and re-galvanised chain

VHF radio

FM/DVD player


Fresh water filler replaced with substantial piping - however see note on current water tank condition below

Fresh water tank cut-off system

2 x electric bilge pump systems

Windows all replaced

Stainless steel rubbing strakes

2 x horse shoe buoys


Recent items

Kedge/spare anchor and warp

Dinghy winch lifting and lowering system on davits (awesome - minimal effort required to lift and lower the dinghy)


Main power battery charger

Small solar panel

Very efficient 12v Danfoss compressor bin-style fridge

Richie compass

2 burner cooker/oven/grill

Holding tank



The boat has been set up for 4 to 5 people (or 6 if 2 are children)

Huge double berth in the private aft cabin


Original major fittings

Dinghy davits (with recent up and down winch)

Heavy duty winches and deck gear

Heavy duty masts and rigging

Provision for side-band aerial in the rigging

Anchor windlass electric (with 2013 heavy duty circuit breaker protection)


Built glass over 3 skin diagonal marine ply in New Zealand in 1989



New (2104) mainsail built by Doyles

Old mizzen sail

Old genoa, old high cut jib

Storm foresail

Cruising chute

New (2014) sail covers (and binnacle cover)


Deck Gear

Whisker pole

7 x winches

All deck gear is substantial and stainless steel

Substantial samson post, deck cleats and fairleads

Stern seating on push-pit

Outboard motor storage pad


Cordage and lines - most running rigging is recent/new

Huge self draining anchor locker with hatch

Anchor windlass electric (with heavy duty circuit breaker protection)



There are full navigation, instrument and deck lights controlled from marine circuit breaker below decks and water proof switches on binnacle


Fresh water

2 x water tanks are original and leak around their tops - they are still serviceable and hold plenty of fresh water

Pressurized hot and cold water to galley, head and shower

Gas fired instant hot water heater (temperature controlled)



Hand pump toilet

Holding tank and valve

Sink and taps

Shower curtains

Bathroom cabinet




Dorade vents, grab rails

Port and starboard - huge wardrobe style tall lockers with shelving. Open shelves above


Full head room (for 6 footers)

Seating for 6

2 berths

Fold up table (is available but would need to be refitted)

Full length shelves

Hand rails




Reading lights

Squabs are still serviceable but older and due for replacement

Floor coverings are still serviceable but older and due for replacement

Ceiling covering needs to be completed


Navigation area

Separate area with standing headroom

Sloped shelving for charts and bosun-locker boxes etc

Flare locker with older flares

Under cockpit sole - huge rope locker

Tall wardrobe style locker



Comfortable and easy to use galley with plenty ventilation, light and storage

2009 twin burner cooker, grill and oven

Florescent light under cupboards

Pots and pans, cutlery and melamine crockery

Built in huge insulated stainless ice box

Numerous convenient and practical lockers

Huge food storage area and food prep area - both with lighting


Aft cabin


Full head room

Comfortable seating

Huge and comfortable double berth - where you can sit up to read with spot lights

12v outlet to power the portable devices

Single berth

Additional berth for a smaller child


Vents in ceiling

Aft Hatch

A wooden door separates the aft cabin from the galley

Port and starboard lockers in ceiling with sliding doors

Tall wardrobe locker (door/mirror to be re-hung).

Huge aft locker



3 large fenders

Permanent attached folding ladder to aft

Fishing bait board

Boat hook

Engine spares

Old life jackets

Full canvas sun canopy

Small blue tarp

Winch handles

2 x green cushions

12v spotlight


Please note

The inflatable dinghy and outboard seen in any pictures are NOT included in this sale


Other Items

Please note the boat is in current use and there are personal items on board. These are not included in the sale.


Price $95,000