Alacrity | 1990 Bruce Roberts Charter 45

Chaguaramas, TT

Alacrity | Bruce Roberts Charter 45 45ft

US $58,000

Chaguaramas, TT


Jaryd Forbes

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Alacrity was built by Fortuna Boat Builders, a professional builder, in Cape Town South Africa
then launched in 1990. For the next several years, Alacrity sailed proudly in the waters of the
South Atlantic before her next adventure.
Alacrity was completely overhauled in 2006 for a global circumnavigation. The hull, from about
12 above the waterline to the keel, has a progressive 6 to 12 additional layers of fibreglass to
reinforce the hull in preparation of the circumnavigation.
Alacrity has 2 separate lifting ring positions on the main cabin roof. One is over the main engine
position and the other is over the generator position. No additional reinforcement is needed to
lift the engine or generator other than your lifting hoists. Youll see these in the pictures
This is arguably the strongest built boat you will find from the main cabin roof structure to the
decks to the hull, its purposefully overbuilt for trans-oceanic safety. ** Constructed / approved
for Ocean going unrestricted.
In the pictures, youll also see a fantastic manually lowering/raising dive & swim platform! A
brilliant system that wont add to power usage. Other vessels in your anchorage will be jealous
of this great system indeed!
Adding to the impressive overall hull safety of Alacrity is a series of new upgrades /
improvements you will appreciate.
New within the past 10 months:
New Eno stove/oven installed January 2023
New Isotherm Galley refrigerator installed January 2023
Main Freezer in Aft Cabin under the bunk surface fully serviced and now dialled in for its sweet
spot of operation. Since the tweaking of the freezer system, power consumption has been
reduced by 65 - 70%..
New 8 battery house bank of 900 am hours installed
New 12 volt generator start battery installed
Nearly 1 KW of solar panels & Solar control installed. Yup, sunny days = ZERO generator time
even with the main freezer unit running in addition to the galley fridge system.
All overhead hatches improved or repaired as needed to ensure good airflow. All hatches have
full bug screen coverings you can toss over them as needed for mosquito free comfort.
All water filters replaced with new.
New, unopened water maker membrane is still in its box waiting for you.
All mooring lines, new
All fenders, new
4 Man Life raft, new, installed Starboard side aft.
4 New life vests, still in the plastic bags
To sum it all up, this is one strong, safe, open ocean capable sailing vessel just waiting for her
next adventure! Will it be you??


  • Length: 45ft
  • Builder: Fortuna Boat Builders
  • Beam: 13' 3"
  • Draft: 6' 0"
  • Year: 1990
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Status: Active

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  • Builder: Fortuna Boat Builders
  • Designer: Bruce Roberts
  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 49.17 ft
  • Length Waterline: 44.67 ft ft
  • Max Draft: 6' 0"
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 11023.11 lb
  • Beam Measure: 13' 3"


  • Total Power: 85
  • Engine Brand: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: MD40
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Power: 85 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (400 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (400 Gallons)


  • Number of cabins: 3
  • Number of heads: 2


Alacrity overview

BRUCE ROBERTS 45 CHARTER, 1989, launched 1990, 3 cabin layout.
LOA: 15.00m
LWL: 13.68m
BEAM: 4.04m
DRAFT: 1.83m
DISP: 18,000kg 5,000 kg lead ballast
Builders: Fortuna Boat Builders, Cape town South Africa
Designer: Bruce Roberts
Flag: Canadian registration – Alacrity Clear Title

Alacrity was completely overhauled in 2006 for a global circumnavigation. The hull, from about12 above the waterline to the keel, has a progressive 6 to 12 additional layers of fibreglass toreinforce the hull in preparation of the circumnavigation.

Alacrity has 2 separate lifting ring positions on the main cabin roof. One is over the main engineposition and the other is over the generator position. No additional reinforcement is needed tolift the engine or generator other than your lifting hoists.

This is arguably the strongest built boat you will find from the main cabin roof structure to thedecks to the hull, its overbuilt for safety.


All GRP, with non-slip finish on deck. Deck painted 2018, centre cockpit.

The hull was reinforced in 2006 with 6-12 layers of Biax fibreglass ranging up to 30cm abovethe waterline using West System epoxies, prior to a circumnavigation.
There is a folding Swimming/dive platform can be lowered from the stern to the waterline, foreasy access from the water.

Volvo Penta MD40 6 cylinder 85hp diesel engine.
Shaft drive to propeller.
Wheel steering.
Hydrovane self-steering wind vane.
Hydraulic steering – All replaced in May of 2023.

Fuel capacity of 400 litres of diesel in 3 stainless steel tanks
Water capacity of 500 litres in 6 stainless steel tanks

ELECTRICS and FREE power systems!
2 40a battery chargers – run from the 220 volt power provided by the Generator
8 x Trojan 6v batteries for a house bank of 900 ah.

Separate, start battery for the generator.

All batteries replaced in January 2023

Kubota 2 cylinder diesel generator, 220v/50Hz, overhauled 2022.
5kw modified sine wave inverter for proper 110 Volt power
1000w sine wave inverter – for 220 volt power
Shore power with cable – 220 volt system
Solar panel generation system 930 watts through 3 310 solar panels – New May 2023
2 x wind generators

Hot and cold pressurized water system
Water heated in tank with 220v immersion heater or engine heat exchanger but only duringgenerator or engine operation.
Village Marine 12v water-maker 7 gal/h (New uninstalled membrane)
Manual fresh water foot pump in the galley
All water filters replaced with new in May of 2023

Classic sloop rig.
Sail bag.
Roller furling genoa.
2 spinnaker poles for downwind butterfly sailing.
Standing rigging replaced 2013, all 10mm. – Rig inspected by a professional Rigger in May of2023

SAILS:Main, Genoa, Spinnaker

Sleeps 6 in 3 double cabins.

Aft Cabin sleeping surface is very large and can be fitted with anysort of mattress desired.
Twin forward cabins with upper/lower bunks each and shared heads in the forward
Forward Head and Aft Cabin Head- toilet and sink only.
Aft cabin head toilet replaced in 2022
Main Salon with large seating area with to starboard, navigation station forward, U-shapedgalley and L shaped dinette area to port.
All upholstery new as of March 2023

Raymarine radar
2 x autopilots, one with gyro-control
GPS and plotter
Steering compass
Forward looking sonar and depth finder
Hydrovane self-steering wind vane.

New stove/oven installed January 2023
New Isotherm Galley Fridge installed January 2023
Main Freezer in Aft Cabin under the bunk surface.
Magma stainless steel BBQ mounted on aft starboard rail

New 4 man life raft mounted on starboard side aft rail, outboard without any restrictions. Properpaperwork available for the raft certification.
4 New Life Jackets, still in the packages with proper paperwork.

Recent Upgrades

  • 12 v / 220 v galley refrigeration plus associated equipment – removed and replaced with a modern Isotherm 12 v fridge
  • galley stove/oven replaced with a new modern unit
  • propane gas lines replaced
  • all fuel lines & filters replaced for both the engine and generator
  • all house bank batteries replaced
  • Main starter battery replaced
  • solar power generation capability upgraded to 930 watts
  • new battery monitoring system by Victron installed
  • electrical system improvements made, ongoing
  • Wind generators upgraded
  • Steering hydraulic lines removed and replaced with new upgraded lines
  • Steering hydraulic ram removed, serviced, tested and reinstalled
  • all water filters replaced
  • hatches: some glass replaced as needed, all seals improved, all hinges updated
  • dinghy hoist mechanism replaced
  • Main engine cooling system replaced
  • All main cabin upholstery & cushions replaced
  • New window shades
  • All windows covered with anti sun window film
  • Aft Head replaced with new toilet unit
  • New 4 man life raft installed on starboard side stern rail
  • New proper life jackets acquired
  • Fire extinguisher now on board
  • All fenders replaced
  • All mooring lines replaced
  • Dinghy replaced with 8 Apex RIB
  • Outboard motor, new Tohatsu 5 hp
  • Freezer unit compressor serviced & improved
  • Freezer box volume reduced for better performance
  • Generator electrical production bearings replaced & serviced
  • 4th bank of batteries installed bringing the house bank to 900 AH
  • Battery banks correctly rewired
  • Rigging inspected & jib roller at masthead replaced
  • New VHF installed
  • New hand held VHF acquired

The Company offers the details of this 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.


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