Bruce Roberts Classic 45 - £85,000

Magenta Sky is unique. She has served her present owner well since he bought her in 2011 and has done a circumnavigation and Atlantic voyages. A full survey has just been completed and is available to a serious enquirer.

A Bruce Roberts design, she was fitted out by a skilled shipwright and the interior woodwork is of very high quality. She has been well maintained, including a full recondition of the engine in 2010, and a summary of work done over the past 13 years is available on request.

She has laid teak decks, relaid in 2014. There is a spray hood and bimini. An arch at the stern holds the solar panels and wind generator.

She offers seven berths in total. Storage is excellent. The utility cabin has additional heads.

Of her sailing capabilities, the owner says:

'As regards my sailing in Magenta Sky, I have sailed extensively in the Irish Sea and the Western Isles in her; circumnavigated Ireland; circumnavigated Scotland via the Orkneys; crossed the Bay of Biscay 4 times; and completed an Atlantic Circuit via Madeira, Antigua, Nevis and St Kitts, The British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Azores, and Eire. For what it is worth I navigated the vast majority of the Atlantic Circuit using celestial navigation. The worst conditions I have experienced in her were 47 knots of wind with very confused 5 metre waves due to repeated enormous depressions passing through at 800 miles per day! We sailed downwind with about 1 metre of yankee out. She was very comfortable, I a little less so... The bottom line on it is that she is a great blue water cruiser, very seaworthy and with extraordinary stowage (I have never used it all!)'

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Boat Specs:

Hull : GRP
Year : 1989
Berths : 7
LOA : 44' 6" (13.6m)
Beam : 12' 8" (3.9m)
Draft : 6' 8" (2.1m)
Keel : Long
Rig : Bermudan Cutter
Engine Type : Inboard
Engine : Perkins M50 50hp
Fuel : Diesel
Fuel Capacity : 250 litres
Engine Hours : 2130
Water : 350 litres
Location : Gwynedd

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Magenta Sky has well designed accommodation in excellent condition. There is varnished woodwork throughout with attractive joinery. Flooring is in excellent condition as is the headlining. There is Eberspacher heating. Hot water is provided by the engine and by an immersion heater.

To port is the galley, with a double aft cabin. To starboard is the chart table and aft of that a utility cabin. This houses a second heads, the wet locker and access to the generator.

The saloon provides comfortable seating with cream upholstery and a saloon table which folds or extends. Here are two settee berths and a pilot berth to starboard.

The forecabin has a double berth offset and a seating area as well as storage.

The aft cabin has a small double berth, space to stand, and storage.

The main heads compartment has sea toilet with washbasin and shower. There is a holding tank.


Waeco fridge
Vantage 2 burner cooker with grill and oven
Cutlery, crockery, pans


Mainsail (2005) Crusader
Easy stack for mainsail
Yankee (2012) Mouse Sails
Staysail (2012) Mouse Sails
Cruising chute (2016) Jeckells


Tacktick log, wind, speed, depth
Raymarine autohelm
Raymarine chart plotter
Furuno GPS
Furuno Radar
Icom SSB Radio
Icom VHF radio
Garmin handheld VHF
Digital Yacht class B AIS

Electrical System:

12 volt
Rolls 460 amp hour domestic battery
90 amp hour engine battery
220 amp hour bow thruster battery
240 volt Victron shore power
Immersion heater
Vetus 4 KVA diesel generator


Aerogen 4 wind generator
75 watt solar panel
Lodestar 260 tender
5hp Suzuki outboard
33 kg Rocna anchor
16 kg Fortress anchor
Ocean Safety 6 man liferaft (in date)
Rescueme EPIRB1 (new)

Additional Info:

Holding tank 80 litres
Bow thruster
2 heads

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