Bruce Roberts
42' / 12.79m

Charleston , South Carolina , United States
St George
Initially built in 1981 and completely refitted in 2020.
Flag of Registry: United States
Fiberglass Hull
Vessel ID# 2790928
$189,000 USD
€173,003 Euros
CA$253,162 CAD
£152,742 GBP

Initially built in 1981 and completely refitted in 2020, s/v St. George is a Bruce Roberts “Spray” Pilothouse Ketch. A perfect liveaboard, she measures 42’ on deck and 50’ overall with a beam of 14’6” and weighs in at 22 tons yet only draws 5’. Tug-boat strength, seaworthy windows in the Pilothouse open on all four sides giving St. George 360-degree visibility at the helm along with the most classic appearance of a traditional sailing yacht. Restored over a two-and-a-half year period in Indiantown, FL by two professional artists (the owners), St. George can serve as a fabulous home for a knowledgeable individual or couple. With a full keel, round bottom and reverse transom-ended “Spray” design powered by a single-screw Ford Lehman 80HP diesel engine (2031.0 hours), St. George is a solid ocean-going ship, a world-class cruiser to sail dependably through the northernmost seas or comfortably cruising through the southern climes. She’s a show-stopper. 

Set up to be self-sufficient with simplified operating systems, St. George is ideally suited to allow an owner to easily live aboard at anchor in remote locations or cruise for unlimited amounts of time without having to put into shore.

Data Sheet
LOA 50' (15.24 meters)
Type sail
Year 1981
Beam 14'
Draft Max 5'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 125597
Engine Make Ford
Engine Model Lehman
Engine Year 1981
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 80.00
Power KW 59.66
Fuel Type Diesel
Hours 2031.00
Serial Number D9857/186
Full Details


The large Master Stateroom consists of an athwartship Queen Bed, a custom-made 8” deep mattress and additional pillow-topper mattress. There is a large-screened hatch and ample full-height hanging lockers, storage cabinets, drawers and shelving to more than accommodate either cruising or live-aboard needs.

Three steps down forward of the Pilot House take you to the oh-so-comfortable and cozy Main Salon with 7’ headroom throughout. A 4’8” x 7’6” U-shaped full-size Galley is situated to port and is a cook’s dream with a 21” x 22” x 22” deep refrigerator/freezer, stowing lockers, on-counter cabinet stowage and wall cabinetry overhead. Unique features include oak cabinet doors with oak inserts hand woven by the original builder’s wife and a 4’ wide mirrored china and glassware cabinet three shelves high. Abundant storage is situated along Corian countertops and two stainless sinks; the Galley offers a propane stove with oven and a designated built-in area for a microwave. 

A large 4’ x 4’ ½” bathroom with shower, vanity and head is forward of the Galley to Port. This bathroom cannot merely be called a “Head”, the legal marine head uses a Wilcox-Crittenden “Skipper Mate” fresh-water flush system, considered the ultimate manual toilet system. 

Forward of the Main Salon to Starboard there is a full hanging locker with deeply shelved storage behind. Further forward is a second private cabin with a slightly elevated full-sized v-berth, work area, bookshelf and large hanging locker with shelves and additional deep storage – 3 lockers! - under the mattress. There is a second large hatch overhead.


  • Stove: GSI 3-burner with sea rails
  •  Shutoff Solenoid
  •  Refrigeration: Isotherm
  •  Stainless steel double sink
  •  Stainless steel BBQ
  • Hot and cold pressurized water


  • Compass: Danforth 5” Card “Constellation”
  •  Colregs Nav. Lights
  •  VHF Radio: ICOM
  •  Raymarine E7 combination GPS/Radar/Fishfinder/Chartplotter
  •  Raymarine digital windspeed indicator with analog wind direction
  •  Datamarine Depth sensor


  • Voltage: 12V, 120V shore
  •  Batteries: (1) 12V AGM starting, (2) 6 volt 300 AH AGM
  •  Master Battery Switch
  •  Battery Charger: ProMariner. 20Amp
  •  Wiring: Non-metallic sheathed
  • A/C power via umbilical cord


  • Plexiglas and alloy escape hatches fore and aft
  •  Floodlights
  •  Portable Fire Extinguishers: (5)
  •  PFDs: (4) Adult 1, (4) Adult III
  •  Throwable (1) Horseshoe Buoy
  • Distress Signal Kit
  •  Horn & Sound Signals


  • Spade 120 lb anchor stowed on the bow, with 175’ of 3/8” chain
  •  CQR 75 lb stowed on the bow, with 75’ of 3/8” chain and 75’ of 5/8” nylon rode
  •  Simpson/Lawrence SL 500 manual horizontal windlass with gypsy
  • Outside there is abundant in-deck storage; two lockers forward at the Bow, two propane lockers port and starboard at the stern along with a “garage”: 8’L x 3’Wx 4’H. There is also a substantial Lazarette locker.
  • Both the Master Cabin and Main Salon have raised decks, the Pilot House is raised even higher, offering a classic three-story visual presentation.

Sails & Rigging

Fiberglass anchor sprit with double stainless-steel anchor chock

Twin Sampson posts

Spars: (2) extruded aluminum masts, double spreader ketch rig

Standing Rigging: stainless steel (all new 2020)

Running Rigging: Dacron (all new 2020)

  • Winches:(2) Harken 46 self-tailing Barient
  • (2) Sheet Maxwell 28
  • (1) Barient Halyard
  • (1) Barient Reefing
  • 2020: (2) New ProFurl roller furlers for Jib and Staysail
  • 2020: Reconditioned Forespar roller furler for mainMain and Mizzen
  • Roller furling dacron sails include: Main, Jib, Staysail, Mizzen

Stainless steel lifeline stanchions with 1-course stainless steel lifeline tubing

Stainless steel bow pulpit

Mahogany rails


  • 9’ AB, 2009, rigid inflatable
  •  Mercury 2-stroke 6HP engine. 

Refit list

  • 2019-2020: All new bronze and stainless steel fastenings
  • 2020: New bronze Thruholes
  • 2020: Awlgrip-painted hull, topsides and deck. 
  • 2020: New non-skid “Soft Sand Rubber” surface
  • 2020: Rebuilt Borg-Warner Velvet Drive Marine Gear
  • 2020: New engine-mounted alternator
  • 2020: New Fresh water pump
  • 2020: 3-blade bronze Propeller, trued and newly balanced.
  • 2020: 1.5» Stainless Steel Propshaft
  • 2014: (2) 6v 300 Amp Hour AGM Batteries by Lifeline (House Bank)
  • 2020(1) 105 Amp Hour AGM Battery (Starting Battery)
  • 2020: Solar Panel mounted on Davits – Kyocera 290 Watt mated to Blue Sky MPPT Charge Controller
  • 2020: Re-rigged extruded aluminum masts w/single spreader, ketch rig
  • 2020: New stainless steel standing rigging
  • 2020: Dacron running rigging
  • 2020: Renewed Winches:(2) Harken 46 self-tailing Barient
  • (2) Sheet Maxwell 28
  • (1) Barient Halyard
  • (1) Barient Reefing
  • 2020: (2) New ProFurl roller furlers for Jib and Staysail
  • 2020: Reconditioned Forespar roller furler for mainMain and Mizzen
  • 2020: New Bowsprit
  • 2020: New Isotherm Refrigerator with Freezer.
  • 2020: New Stainless Davit system
  • 2020: (3) Propane Tanks refitted with code-compliant valves
  • 2020/2021: Down-below completely refitted with beadboard on all sides and beadboard on overheads along with newly covered cushions in seafoam leatherette and Sunbrella mattress in the Forward Cabin.
  • 2020: Reconditioned Danforth compass.
  • 2020: (12) New chainplates (not installed)
  • 2020: New Battery Charger
  • 2020: New Isotherm 11 Gallon Tank Hot Water heater (not installed)
  • 2020: (6) new Fenders



  • Engine: (1) Ford Lehman model #2712/D254, freshwater cooled. HP: 80
  •  Type: Diesel, 4-cylinder, 4-cycle. Displacement: 254 CID
  •  Analog engine hour meter shows: 2031 on rebuild
  •  Drive: Inboard, (1) Borg-Warner Velvet Drive marine gear. Ratio: 2:1.
  •  Engine Controls: single-lever cable. Morse controls.
  •  Panel Instrumentation: (1) each tachometer, water temp, oil pressure.
  •  Auxiliaries: (1) engine-mounted alternator
  •  Pumps: Electric (2) bilge, (1) fresh water, (1) shower sump
  •  Engine Room Ventilation: natural & blower. Exhaust: wet riser
  •  Propellers: (1) bronze, 3-blade. Propshaft: 1.5” stainless steel.
  •  Rudders: (1) frp, spade
  •  Steering: hydraulic steering


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.


For more information about this vessel, please contact Glen Appelbaum.
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Glen Appelbaum

South Carolina Yacht Broker
Harborage at Ashley Marina
33 Lockwood Drive
Charleston South Carolina 29401 United States
Cell: 1-843-813-3711

Glen hails from South Africa, where he worked at Merrill Lynch in Johannesburg. Having always been interested in boating, he took a 5-week sailing course in 1995 and did a 600-mile round-trip race, and in 1996, he bought a boat in Cape Town and sailed across the Atlantic to the Caribbean. After cruising for a couple of years between the islands and the Chesapeake, he made Charleston, SC his home. He has been completely immersed in everything marine, from living on his boat, to doing charters, deliveries, towing with TowBoatU.S., racing a J-125, Beneteau 47.7 First, and currently an X-p 44, and working as a broker at a sailboat dealer and then his own brokerage, since 2000. Glen’s focus is his client. His goal is to make his client as happy with their experience on the water as Glen has been with his.