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Bruce Roberts Custom 52 Steel Kristen Deck Salon

US $265,000 
plus Shipping,GST & other fees
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Length 52' 0" - 15.85m
Vessel Location  Melanesia
Year  1994
Hull Material Steel
Bruce Roberts Custom 52 Steel Kristen Deck Salon
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This amazing steel vessel was launched by Kristen Yachts in 1994 in Sidney, British Columbia, just outside Victoria on Vancouver Island. She is a 52' all steel Bruce Roberts designed motorsailor with a raised salon and fully enclosed pilothouse. Currently sailed by renowned author Christine Kling, and her husband, who is a former diesel mechanic and is meticulous about his boat, "Learnativity" comes compete with two offices where you can get your work done in peace while exploring the world.
She has traveled over 35,000 nautical miles since she was purchased from the original owner in 2005, and her most recent passage was from the Marshall Islands to Fiji in 2015. She has been the owner's full time home since 2008 and she is currently sitting in Fiji awaiting her next adventure while her owners are busy designing their new expedition motoryacht to continue their worldwide cruising and are therefore anxious to see her heading off to new horizons with her  new owners as soon as possible.
Originally built as a research vessel, she has the strength and seaworthiness to take you anywhere you want to go. The current owner purchased her in from the original owner in Victoria in 2005, and has since gone through three major refits, sparing no expense or detail on her to make her into the go anywhere blue water cruiser she is today. Here are some of the many upgrades:

11' AB RIB with solid aluminum floor & 20HP Honda 4 stroke outboard
Solid stainless steel hinged davit system that takes one person less than one minute to fully lift or lower
Engine Keel Cooler with closed loop fresh water & antifreeze only so no salt water contacts engine, new 2016
Borg Warner VelvetDrive 2.91:1 reduction transmission with automatic hydraulic Kobelt shaft brake to stop AutoProp from spinning while sailing
Hull brought up to "ice breaker" standards along keel, with double 6mm steel doubler plate welded (total thickness now 12mm) from above waterline at bow aft to keel and aft center from keel to prop supports
6-Man RFD cannister liferaft
Spectra 14 Gal/min 53L/min watermaker with dual pumps for redundancy
Northern Lights 5.6kW generator (3 cyl diesel currently undergoing complete rebuild)
48v Bow Thruster with dedicated 48v battery bank and 48v charger, new 2007  
FullRiver AGM batteries (4x12v) replaced in 2013
All freshwater (no smell!) VacuFlush (no pumping!) toilets in forward and aft heads
Sleeps 6, split between two private staterooms with two heads, and seats 8 for meal in salon OR in cockpit, and 4 in galley!
Full size bathtub and shower in owner's cabin ensuite
Raised salon with 270 degree views through 16mm tempered glass (new 2013)
Two "offices:" one private in forward cabin with its own desk, office chair, keyboard tray, file cabinets & overhead printer and one starboard side of raised salon with desk, keyboard tray and swiveling height adjustable memory foam leather chair, overhead hatch and 270 degree views through surrounding RS glass
All lines for all sails lead aft into either side of cockpit for full single handed control from the cockpit of all but launching & dousing spinnaker
780 W of Solar power & 325W of wind generator make energy neutral at anchor in almost all situations and with full running of fridge/freezer, multiple computers,  lights, etc.
Fully enclosed Pilot House cockpit with solid roof & 3 full tempered glass windshields (new 2013) and roll up/down StrataGlass "clears" around sides and including sails (except setting & dousing spinnaker)
Sails by Quantum San Francisco new in 2007: in-boom main, 99% jib,  storm staysail (on dedicated track on mast) storm jib for inner forestay
130% genoa from Island Planet Sails new in 2015
Converted to cutter rig with addition of inner forestay in 2007
All standing rigging replaced in 2007
All running rigging replaced in 2007
HD 5" dia aluminum spinnaker pole on its own track integral to the mast and fully adjustable height via roller car
Lewmar 2 speed #44 winches both side of cockpit, one electric one manual, new in 2007
In boom furling (FurlBoom) (20'), new in 2007
Full onboard fuel polishing system
Converted keel to fuel tank (aprox 200 US gals for 780 total fuel capacity)
Single 4" square welded to hull sea chest for all Black and Grey water exits There are only 2 sea water intake thru hulls (both Marelon) and 2 transducers in the hull
Cockpit StrataGlass "clears" (roll down)
12v Spectra Cape Horn watermaker 14 Gal/53L per hour, dual pumps for redundancy
AutoProp H9 24.5" / 616mm, 2007, fully rebuilt new bearings & seals in 2016
Prop shaft for AutoProp new in 2007
Prop shaft & seals new in 2013
Rebuilt cockpit in 2007 with all new electronics (updated again in 2013 & 2015), Captain's chair, solid teak table that seats 6-8 adults
Sandblasted bottom to bare metal & repaint bottom with epoxy primer, barrier coat and anti fouling paint, 2013.  Bottom sanded, filled and new bottom paint 2016
Sonar testing for hull thickness, cut out and weld in new steel in any thin spots found with new 6mm steel plate, 2013 and again in 2015/16
Sanded, filled and repaired all topside and deck surfaces, prime with epoxy and paint with polyurethane topcoats, 2016
Removed EVERYTHING from the decks including all hardware, hatches, rigging,  windows for painting, 2016
Cleaned, repaired and replaced all of the above and rebedded with 3M 5200 caulking, 2016
Installed new house battery bank FullRiver AGM 6v "golf cart" batteries (8 @128Ah each), total house bank= 1024 Ah @ 12v, 2013
Balmar 165Amp alternator with external ARS-5 Smart controller regulator for house bank, new in 2013
Rebuilt Leese Neville 60Amp alternator & regulator for Main and Generator start batteries in 2013
Panasonic 12v batteries; one for main engine start, one for Generator, new in 2013
Force 10 3 burner stove & oven with broiler, new in 2013
Victron "MultiPlus 3000" 12v inverter/charger with remote control in Salon, new in 2013
Victron Isolation Transformer, isolates boat from shore power and enables selectable s horepower input from 110 to 240 volts and same selectable output within the boat, new in 2013
120 V Isotherm water heater, with heat exchanger from engine coolant, new in 2013
Six solar panels, 130W each total 780W sufficient for full energy neutral operation at anchor in all but adverse conditions, installed 2013
OutBack "FlexMax 60" MPPT controller for solar panels (26% more watts coming in) new in 2013
Fridge & freezer system with dual evaporators and Danfoss BD50 compressor for the all SS custom built top loading 4.2 cubic feet (120 L) top loading SS fridge & 2.7 cubic feet (77L) SS freezer,  new in 2013
KISS 25 Amp wind generator mounted on custom Garhauer 3" SS pole, new in 2013
Raymarine e7d chart plotter with Platinum all world chart chips, new in 2013
Raymarine RD424D 4kW digital Radar Radome, new in 2013
Raymarine Type 3 hydraulic Autopilot pump, new in 2013
Airmar all digital (no moving parts) PB200 WS-200WX "Weather Station" mounted atop mast in addition to Raymarine wind instrument for super accurate heading & wind data for auto pilot, new in 2013
Rebuild Maxwell 3500 windlass; new motor, new bearings, new in 2013
Replaced all Raised Salon windows (3 sides, 270 degrees) with all new flush mounted 16mm tempered glass, new in 2013
70Kg/154lb Rocna anchor, new in 2013--Never dragged!
400' 3/8" BBB anchor chain, new in 2013
Custom built 10mm stainless steel anchor bow roller, new 2013
65lb CQR anchor for secondary and kedging w/ 400' 5/8" nylon rode
100lb backup anchor that is stored in 2 pieces in transom steps as backup
New SS fully retractable 1m sliding 4" dia SS bow sprit for spinnakers, Code Zero's
Replaced all Lewmar hatches, new in 2013
Installed 2 new 24" Lewmar hatches in Raised Salon and 16x20 above Galley table, new in 2013
Standup workshop equipped with drill press, full size metal vise, 8 drawer tool box and wet/dry ShopVac, new in 2013
All interior lighting converted to LED, new in 2013
Externally mounted long distance WiFi antenna, router and amp "Rogue Wave" (pulls in WiFi signals from several miles away), new in 2013
Standard Horizon Matrix GX2200 VHF with built in AIS & GPS, new in 2013
Class B AIS transducer can both send and receive, and is integrated into chart plotter (in addition to spare in in SH VHF), new in 2013
Fully interoperable NMEA0183 and NMEA2000 networks, new in 2013
Full onboard WiFi "bubble" providing connections to both boat data and internet to any number of smartphones, tablets, laptops, onboard, new in 2013
Fusion DVD/CD/WiFi/USB stereo with Klipsch speakers in the cockpit, new in 2013
Main engine fresh water keel cooler cut out of hull, new one fabricated & welded in place with double plate (12mm total thickness now), new in 2016
Full sonar testing of hull thickness, any thin spots under 4mm (original is 6mm) cut out and new steel plate welded in, 2015
New spray in place foam replacing that removed for all repaired areas of hull, 2016
Bottom of hull & keel ground down, faired, and recoated with epoxy primer, barrier coat and anti fouling, 2016
All bilges taken down to bare steel, primed & painted with multiple coats of white epoxy (bilges you can vacuum and eat off!), 2016
Topsides of hull (Aristo dark blue) and decks (Snow White) all sanded, repaired and painted with epoxy primers, sealer and polyurethane topcoats, 2016
Every square mm/inch of interior sanded down and repainted or varnished including inside of very drawer, cupboard and cabinet, 2016
New PSS "Lasdrop" prop shaft "dripless" seal, 2016
Rebuilt in-boom furling for main sail, 2016
Complete "make over" of both fore and aft heads including new sinks & taps, 2013
Italian glass glazed ceramic tile countertops, mirrors, tiled bathtub/shower,   new in 2013
Custom made new stainless steel galley countertops all around with built in double deep sinks and integral 30mm fiddles, new in 2013
Galley walls tiled with Italian glass glazed ceramic tiles, new in 2013
Shower and bathtub tiled with Italian glass glazed ceramic tiles, new in 2013
New upholstery for all raised salon seats (dark blue plush) and galley table seating (light blue striped Sunbrella), new in 2016
House pressure water "soft start" on demand pumps,   new in 2015
Main engine is a 6.3 liter 120HP Cummins 6 cylinder, turbocharged  (5835 hrs)
Bilge pumps & switches (3), new in 2016
Rule drain box and pump for shower/tub and sink drains, new in 2016
Rebuilt all Kobelt hydraulic steering cylinders in 2015
Rebuilt Kobelt hydraulic steering pump in 2015
Workbenches & drawers in standup workshop in engine room, new in 2016
Raymarine P70R AutoPilot control head (NMEA 2000 upgrade), new in 2016
Raymarine i70 multifunction instrument head (NMEA 2000), new in 2015

Engine projects currently underway during 2016 refit (ENGINE PHOTOS COMING SOON!):

New turbocharger
New glow plugs
New injectors

"Learnativity" wo n't stay on the market long. She is hauled out in Fiji and ready for survey. Owners are finalizing the refit.  
Don't miss this opportunity to see an absolutely amazing boat that can take you anywhere!
Boat Name
Builder: Kristen Yachts
Designer: Bruce Roberts
Flag of Registry: Canada
Keel: Fin

LOA: 52 ft 2 in
Beam: 15 ft 2 in
LWL: 47 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Displacement: 52500 lbs
Ballast: 12000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 68 ft 0 in

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Engine Model: 6.3 liter 120HP
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Power: 120 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: (400 Gallons)
US $265,000 
plus Shipping,GST & other fees
Vessel Name  Learnativity
Boat Reference  231562
Year  1994
Length  52' 0" - 15.85m
Beam  4.62m
Draft  M
Vessel Location  Melanesia
Region  Fiji
Builder  Bruce Roberts
Hull Material  Steel
Engine  1 x Cummins 6.3 liter
120 HP
Fuel  2574.0800104 Litres
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Broker / Dealer  Edwards Yacht Sales Edwards Yacht Sales

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Telephone  727-449-8222
Fax  727-298-0456
Address  510 Brookside Drive
City / Suburb  Clearwater 33764
Country  USA
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