1996 Bruce Roberts 37

1996 Bruce Roberts 37  for sale
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About the 1996 Bruce Roberts 37

Chirpy is a well travelled, 37’ Steel Cutter that has been faithfully looking after her current owners for almost 15 years taking them from BC to central America, the east coast of the states, the Great Lakes and up to Alaska. She is well founded, dependable and ready to head out on her next adventure. Its set up for extended cruising and the solar is capable of running all the electronics and refrigerator for extended periods. The current owners adventured for months without the need for shore power.

Known as a capable world cruiser there are plenty of Bruce Roberts designs at anchor all over the world. She just came from fresh painting, bottom paint and is ready to head out.. Whether your plans are to head offshore, to Alaska, or Montague Harbour, this Bruce Roberts designed 37’ steel cutter is in great shape and can take you there safely.

Sturdy Steel Construction

The Bruce Roberts 37 was professionally built for crossing oceans. Steel is used for its strength and durability. It is built to handle challenging sea conditions, providing you with peace of mind during your journeys.

Spacious and Comfortable Interior

Step down below and you will find a spacious and well-designed interior that offers comfort and functionality. With up to 6’5” of headroom, it feels very spacious below. The main salon features ample seating, a dining area, and windows that provide plenty of natural light. The well-equipped galley provides all the necessary amenities for meal preparation, including a stove, oven, refrigerator, and ample storage space.


The Bruce Roberts 37 can accommodate up to seven people. It boasts a private forward cabin with a large V-berth, double sea berths in the salon, a convertible settee and a large quarter berth behind the navigation station, aft. There are lee cloths for the sea berths in the main salon. Being designed for long passages, there is a huge amount of storage throughout. Hanging lockers are cedar lined to ensure your cloths are protected from moths and provide a subtle scent.


The sailboat comes equipped with essential navigation and safety equipment to take you anywhere. This includes a chartplotter, VHF radio, AIS, life raft, life sling, 2-speed, self tailing winches, and wind vane.. It also features a reliable diesel engine, repowered in 2008 ensuring you have a dependable power source when needed.

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Professionally built and made to be strong, durable, and safe.

  • Steering – Edson pedestal system with teak and stainless wheel

  • Steel hull, deck and house

  • Keel shoe – ½” plate, Keel sides – ¼” plate, Bottom plates – 3/16”, Topsides – 11 gauge, All else – 1/8”

  • All plating mild steel welded with MIG welder

  • Rudder all steel with steel brackets

  • Sprayed foam – polyurethane 1” minimum to 2 ½” in overhead and topsides to below waterline


The interior is designed for long distance cruising, Well designed sea berths with lee clothes, massive storage, navigation table and functional galley. The large V-berth is spacious and gives lots of space when at anchor.

  • Sleeps 7 in 1 V-berth, 1 double, and 3 singles

  • 5’11” – 6’5” headroom

  • 80 gallons water in 2 FRP tanks

  • 1 Marine head (Raritan PH2) with 15 gallon frp holding tank

  • Parquet interior flooring

  • Force 10 propane stove-oven-broiler

  • Refrigeration 110vac/12vdc


Repowered in 2008 with a reliable Mitsubishi Diesel.

  • Vetus Mitsubishi 33 HP Diesel

  • Installed August 2008

  • Fresh water cooled

  • 5-6 kts at 2100 gph, 5/8 gph

  • 56 Gallon fuel capacity

  • (2) 13 Gallon saddle tanks

  • (1) 30 Gallon keel tank

  • Multiple fuel filters between tanks and engine

  • Teflon packing in stuffing box, “virtually dripless”

  • 3 Bladed bronze prop

Electronics & Electrical

Simple but modern systems provides all you need for safely navigating the coast. With a well designed solar system to ensure you have long term self sufficiency.

  • Apelco VHF Radio

  • AIS

  • Standard Horizon GPS Charplotter

  • Handheld VHF

  • Radar – Furuno 1600 series

  • Raymarine wind instrument

  • Depth sounder

  • 2 X 150 solar panels

  • Solar controller

  • House – (4) Group 24

  • Starting (1) Group 27

  • Shore power and dockside charger

  • Hull potentiometer system for monitoring zinc health - ElectroGuard

  • Single Side Band radio available if desired

Sails & Rigging

Updated sails were new in 2010 with lots of life left. The standing rigging was also inspected in 2010 and said to be ‘very sturdy and should last for a long time’.

  • YachtRiggers, Inc, aluminum mast

  • Mast steps

  • Cockpit jib winches – Anderson 40, 2 speed, self-tailing

  • Halyard winches – Anderson 10 and 12 2 speed self-tailing

  • Lazy jacks for main sail

  • Fully battened mainsail

  • Furling jib (Profurl), Staysail

  • Genaker

  • Storm Jib

  • All sails in good condition

On Deck

  • Rocna 44 lb anchor with 250’ 5/16” HT chain and 300’ rode

  • Anchor windlass

  • Cockpit dodger

  • Radar arch

  • Aft cabin portlights – 3/8” Lexan, Deck hatch skylight – 1/2” Lexan

  • Stainless steel (isolated from hull) ABI opening portlights

  • Bow and stern rail

  • Steel stanchions and double SS lifelines

  • Boarding ladder

  • Lifesling

  • Dinghy – Inflatable

  • Dinghy Engine – Honda four stroke 2hp

  • 2021 Ocean Standard 4-person Life Raft (up to date inspection)

  • 45lb CQR

  • 20lb Danforth

  • Monitor Wind Vane available


Bruce Roberts
37 feet
$ 57,000 CAD
Nanaimo, BC
Fuel Type
Hull Material

Dimensions & Other Specs


Overall Length
36ft 6in
10ft 6in


Dry Weight
19000 lbs




Fresh Water Tank
80 gal
Fuel Tank
56 gal
Holding Tank
15 gal


Single Berths
Double Berths


  • Engine 1 of 1

    Engine Make
    Engine Model
    M 4.15
    Engine Year
    Total Power
    33 hp
    Engine Type
    Drive Type
    Direct Drive
    Fuel Type
    Propeller Type
    Propeller Material
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Disclaimer: Kelly Yacht Sales offers the details of this 1996 Bruce Roberts 37 vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.