1990 Bruce Roberts Steel Trawler

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Class Power
Category Trawlers
Year 1990
Make Bruce Roberts
Length 44'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Steel
Fuel Type Diesel
Location St. Petersburg, FL
Yacht Overview

Looking to do the 'Great Loop' or go Coastal Cruising?

This 1990 Graftech Steel Trawler is a tough global seas capable yacht.  In keeping with a true 'Little Ship', her steel construction means that where ever you travel in the world any needed updates or repairs can be carried out.  There are skilled welders everywhere in the world unlike skilled Fiberglass repair people, so when work might be needed it can be done!

Designed by Bruce Roberts this yacht is ready for her next adventure.  In 2018 her current owner has spared no expense in updates and improvements.  Benefiting from new Awlgrip paint on the Hull and Top Sides, Minor Hull Replating and many new through hull fittings including hoses, Hull Barrier Coats and New Anti Fouling Paint.

Impressive fuel capacity (700 gallons) combined with Fuel Efficient Twin Cummins 150 hp Diesels means that  this stout yacht will take you far and wide and is capable of delivering a 1000 mile range at a respectable 8 knots.  

The engine room is spacious and uncluttered with plenty of room all around the engines to work and perform routine maintenance.

Comfort at sea and in port is paramount with two newer Reverse Cycle AC units and a large 12.5 KW Kohler Genset to run the ships systems.  The well thought out layout means the owner and guests have maximum privacy when needed yet also have a useable and comfortable space for extended stays onboard.  



Comfortably Numb offers a great layout for either a cruising couple, family or two couples.  Well designed with two separate staterooms each with center line bed.  There are two good sized heads with showers as well.   

Entering the Main Salon on the starboard side via the sliding door, the Salon features large sliding opening windows to take advantage of the natural light.  Forward on the starboard side is the fully equipped lower helm.  Opposite on the port side are cabinets with TV and entertainment system.

Moving forward, down two steps the Galley is to Port with Head and Shower to Starboard.

Next Forward is the Guest Stateroom with Center line bed, storage cabinets and clothes lockers.

Aft of the salon is the Master Stateroom with large King Size Bed, and Ensuite Head with separate Shower Stall.  There is a full bank of cabinets on the starboard side for clothing and gear.

  • Large Opening Side Windows
  • Bamboo Flooring
  • Comfortable Large L Shaped Settee Lounge 
  • Coffee Table
  • TV with Entertainment Center

 The Galley is well designed with the cruising yachtsman and Great Looper in mind.  Features include the following:

  • Princess Stainless Steel 3 Burner Electric Stove
  • Magic Chef Upgright Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Breville Toaster Oven
  • Frigidaire Microwave Oven
  • Double Stainless Steel Sink
  • Ceramic Backsplash Tile
  • Bamboo Flooring 
Electrical and Ships Systems
  • Kohler 12.5 KW Generator with 2,491 hours
  • 2500 Watt Inverter
  • 2x Charles C Charger 3000 Series Automatic Battery Chargers
  • Pro Mariner Multi Battery Isolator
  • 12 VDC Ships System with Circuit Breakers
  • 6 x 12 V Batteries (New 2018)
  • 2 x 30 Amp Shore Power Inlets
  • 120 V Voltage Meter and Circuit Breakers
  • 2x Cruise Air 16K BTU Units with Reverse Cycle Heat (New 2016)
  • 1x Cruise Air 8K BTU Unit with Reverse Cycle Heat 
  • Fresh Water Flushing System for the AC Systems (New 2017)
  • 120 Volt and 12 Volt LED Lighting Throughout the Interior (New 2017)
  • New Bilge Pumps installed (New 2018)

Raymarine Navigational Electronics including:

  • Raymarine 9" Touch Screen Color Multi Function Display and Radar
  • Raymarine Autopilot integrated into the GPS Chart Plotter
  • ICOM IC-M424 VHF Radio with DSC
  • ICOM VHF Hand Held Unit with GPS
  • Hummingbird Digital Depth Display on Flybridge
  • Ritchie Digital Compass
  • Kenwood Stereo with Four Speakers
  • Flat Screen TV in Salon
Engines and Machinery

Powered by economical Twin Cummins diesels providing reliability and long range cruising.  At a respectable  8 knot cruise it is reported that with an impressive 700 gallon fuel capacity range is approx. 1000 miles.  

The Engine room is boasts plenty of room to work in.  Designed and laid out to allow easy access to all sides of the engines.  A rare find in today's mass market yachts which all too often cram the engines into tight spaces.  

  • 2 x Cummins 4BT 3.9M 150hp Diesel Engines
  • Engine hours are approx 1600.
  • Borg Warner 2:1 Gear Ratio Velvet Drive Transmissions 
  • Shifters, Cables and Throttles replaced (New 2017)
  • Teleflex Seastar II Hydraulic Steering System
  • 4 Bladed Propellers.  
  • Spare Set of 3 Bladed Propellers
  • New Holding Tank (2016)
  • Raritan Electric Toilets
  • 14 Newfound Metal Stainless Steel Opening Ports (2015)
  • Windlass Wiring redone (2017)
  • Additional Helm Seat installed (2017)
  • Overhead Lewmar Deck Hatch over Vee Berth (2017)
  • Hull painted with Awlgrip (2018)
  • Bottom protected with Barrier Coats and New Anti Fouling Paint (2018)
  • Rudder Shaft Plates Reinforced (2018)
  • Hull Re Plating forward quarter section to remove Corrosion (2018)
  • Dinghy Davits installed (2017)
  • Inflatable Dinghy with Outboard

Preferred Yachts 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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Max Bridge Clearance
Fresh Water Tank Capacity
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model 4BT 3.9M
Engine Year 1990
Total Power 300hp
Engine Hours 1530
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
1990 Bruce Roberts Steel Trawler

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Transferable Slip in the Municipal Marina Downtown!

Ruggedly built by Graphtech Marine Corp in Godley Texas. This one of a kind Bruce Roberts 44 Trawler is ready to go voyaging.  Whether is is the Great Loop or Island Hopping, Comfortably Numb will take you there.  Below are some of the updates and upgrades that this unique yacht has benefited from.

Upgrades and Updates:

New Awlgrip Paint on the Topsides and Hull

Minor Hull Plating Added

New Through Hull Fittings and Hoses

New Bottom Antifouling Paint


700 Gallon Fuel Capacity

Twin Cummins 150 HP Diesel Engines


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