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Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding.
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ABOUT DESIGNER: Bruce Roberts-Goodson:
Born in Victoria Australia Bruce attended Eltham High School & then studied yacht design through the US based Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. Bruce entered the marine industry and for several years operated a boat yard in Brisbane where he completed a five year informal boatbuilding apprenticeship.

In 1966  In Brisbane Australia ... Bruce founded BRUCE ROBERTS YACHT DESIGN in partnership with Andrew Slorach ... Andy is still involved in the business SEE AUSTRALIAN WEB SITE.

In 1972 Bruce opened his US design office. Bruce has since designed a huge range of sail and powerboats that have been built in fiberglass, steel, aluminum and wood epoxy.

In 1972 - 2009 - Today  Bruce opened additional design offices ... Recent projects include a 75ft R/C charter schooner, Voyager 450 R/C steel sailboat (pre-cut steel), Euro 20 m / Waverunner 65 (pre-cut steel ), Trawler 485, Trawler 520, 65 ft wood / epoxy sailboat especially for wheel-chair bound sailor As you can imagine Bruce does not do it all alone and we are pleased to announce that we have added additional Naval Architects to our growing staff.

Bruce in company with his wife Gwenda who have cruised in USA, Canada, Australia, plus areas of Europe and Scandinavia.
You will find that Bruce will personally answer your email within 24 hours or less ! 
EMAIL BRUCE

Bruce is the author of many boating publications including the following books .. METAL BOATS,   CHOOSING FOR CRUISING (Sailboats),  SPRAY The Ultimate Cruising Boat, e-BOOK CHOOSING A CRUISING POWERBOAT,  e-BOOK BUILD YOUR OWN SAILBOAT  plus hundreds of articles on boatbuilding that have been published in the yachting press world wide.
Illustrated Custom Boatbuilding. We recommend that you read this hardcover book - We will pay postage.
... This is what the managing director of the publisher ADLARD COLES has to say about the text: 
Dear Bruce, I've now been through your manuscript - and what an impressive beast it is too! You've done a grand job here, Bruce."  Janet Murphy Director.


WARNING: Certain outfits claiming to represent BRUCE ROBERTS PLANS are selling old copies and pirated plans often obtained from E-BAY and then copied - these are out of date plans and if you build from one of these plans you will have an inferior and often unsalable boat.  If Bruce's photo is not on the web site or if you cannot get an answer from Bruce himself ... as they say ... 'Run, don't walk away'! If they do not have the original AutoCAD files then they are selling outdated plans.

OUT OF DATE boat plans: The following boat plans have been replaced by new designs the boat plans below are OUT OF DATE & NO LONGER OFFERED FOR SALE BY DESIGNER.

If you OWN one of these boats we will be happy to offer you advice but do not consider building one from outdated boat plans ... there are MANY more up to date designs available at this time.  Adv.18, R24, Adv24, R27, R29, R30, R32, HM32, R34, Roberts OFFSHORE 38, MAURITIUS & NORFOLK 43, Roberts 45, Classic 45, HM50,HM57, Spray 50, Spray 60, Waverunner 20, WR22, WR 33/33, WR 36, WR1100D , PCF 36, SF 47, CS45TY, SF47, TY 29, TY 32, TY45/48, TY56, BERMUDA 485.

Also not supported and are in fact BLACK-LISTED are Dolphin boats that are blatant copies of boat plans originally designed by Bruce Roberts-Goodson. All Bruce Roberts designs built by Fortuna Yachts in South Africa are crude copies of Bruce Roberts designs and are therefore BLACK-LISTED by us.  If you are offered these or other  OUTDATED & or incomplete boat plans ... Please do NOT waste your money !  If you OWN one of these boats we will be happy to offer you advice but do not consider building one from outdated boat plans ... there are more up to date designs available at this time.

ILLEGALLY COPIED AND INCOMPLETE boat plans.

Please remember - if Bruce's photo is not on the web site you are  not dealing with the official design office & your bruce Roberts plan will not be recognised by the designer - also boats built from pirated or stolen boat plans will be forever black-listed & difficult to re-sell !  everyone considering purchasing a pre-owned Roberts design contacts us for advice so make sure the boat you build is legal !

If you doubt who is the REAL Bruce Roberts .. just count the number of kits and boat plans offered by Bruce as opposed to others!  Check the design dates !  The boat plans we offer are currently updated plus every year we add at least 6 new designs to the Official Bruce Roberts plan and kits.

Any boat being sold as 'Designed by Bruce Roberts' will eventually come to our attention ... BUILDING FROM STOLEN OR OUT OF DATE boat plans ... totally destroys the resale value of your boat. .... Check before you buy ... EMAIL TO CHECK OUT IF THE PLAN YOU ARE BUYING IS AN UPDATED AUTHORIZED PLAN OR A PIRATED COPY.

WHEN YOU BUY A SECOND HAND BRUCE ROBERTS BOAT ... MAKE SURE THE ORIGINAL AUTHORIZED boat plans for each material - STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY as applicable to the particular boat plan - with up THE BOAT OTHERWISE THE BOAT MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT FROM PIRATED boat plans !  SEE LIST OF NEW & CURRENT boat plans & KITS

Be careful when considering purchasing a Bruce Roberts designed boat from Ange` Dewrance of International Yacht Brokers as they seem to feel it is OK to have our designs built in SOUTH AFRICA from stolen or pirated plans ... THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES on the market so buyer beware.

Please remember - if Bruce's photo is not on the web site you are  not dealing with the official design office & your bruce Roberts plan will not be recognised by the designer - also boats built from pirated or stolen boat plans will be forever black-listed & difficult to re-sell !  everyone considering purchasing a pre-owned Roberts design contacts us for advice so make sure the boat you build is legal !

If you doubt who is the REAL Bruce Roberts .. just count the number of kits and boat plans offered by Bruce as opposed to others!  Check the design dates !  The boat plans we offer are currently updated plus every year we add at least 6 new designs to the Official Bruce Roberts plan and kits.

Any boat being sold as 'Designed by Bruce Roberts' will eventually come to our attention ... BUILDING FROM STOLEN OR OUT OF DATE boat plans ... totally destroys the resale value of your boat. .... Check before you buy EMAIL TO CHECK OUT IF THE PLAN YOU ARE BUYING IS AN UPDATED AUTHORIZED PLAN OR A PIRATED COPY.

WHEN YOU BUY A SECOND HAND BRUCE ROBERTS BOAT ... MAKE SURE THE ORIGINAL AUTHORIZED boat plans for each material - STEEL, ALUMINUM, FIBERGLASS & WOOD EPOXY as applicable to the particular boat plan - with up THE BOAT OTHERWISE THE BOAT MAY HAVE BEEN BUILT FROM PIRATED boat plans !  SEE LIST OF NEW & CURRENT boat plans & KITS


BEWARE OF THIS RIP OFF !

Dear Mr Roberts,  I recently purchased study boat plans on DOWNLOAD or on USB
- from you, thank you as I am very very happy with your prompt service and the detailed information on your DOWNLOAD.  I have spent countless hours on the internet looking at boat building sites and purchasing study boat plans etc, in the course of my studies I on many occasions stumbled across this web site  
http://www.boat plans4boats.com/  NOW trading as http://www.myboatboat plans.com/

At first ... I never ordered anything from them as I just don't like the "look" of the site. Anyway I eventually weakened and purchased their so called 200 + boat plans and blue prints. The only way you can get a true glimpse of what they supply is by buying the product.
 
These people are scammers! their boat plans are scans from old magazines AND one zip file is your free e-book on "How to build a sail boat" which came on your DOWNLOAD of study boat plans with the Spray series of vessels that I purchased. I tried to attach this file for you to look at but it is 10MB and won't attach.  This is the first site I have come across in the boating community that are, I think, ripping people off as the information supplied from them I already have seen and DOWNLOAD or on USB
- YOU CHOOSE DOWNLOAD OR USB
. . .ed from other free boat plan sites (Zip file on fishing boats for another example). The information of yours that they sell technically wasn't free and only supplied when your study boat plans are purchased.
 
They to me are breaching copyright and are making money under false pretenses. I hope I am not wasting your time with this email but I am sure you would like to know of these people who are clearly re selling yours and others material without prior consent.  Best regards,  Edward Shiels.