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1979 Roberts 54

location icon San Diego, California
Year 1979
Length 54 ft
Builder/Manufacturer JP Fiberglass Manufacturing

54' Roberts 54 '79 "Spirit"

This is a perfect opportunity to purchase a Coast Guard certified vessel with C.O.I (Certificate of Inspection) certifying her for use with (27) passengers while under sail or (42) passengers while under power only.

SPIRIT is a rugged bluewater vessel designed with comfort and safety in mind and has been nicely upgraded through the years.


Year Built 1979
Category Sail
Length Overall 55 ft
Length Of Deck 54 ft
Beam 15'4 ft
Cabin Headroom 6'4 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID JPM7740017277
Keel Fin Keel
Min Draft 8'6 ft
Drive Type Direct
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 80 hp
Maximum Speed 8 kn
Fuel Tank Cap. 90 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. aluminium
Water Tank Cap. 100 gal
Water Tank Mat. Grp
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 25 gal
Ballast 13500 lb
Displacement 45,000 lb

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Ford Lehman
Model: 4D-254
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 80hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 2 BladeBronze
Drive Type: Direct
Year: 1979
Engine Hours: 1,450

Forward peak space is used as cabin locker. Next aft is marine head which is shared by the two guest cabins that follow. The port cabin has two over-and-under bunk beds while the starboard cabin has a large double berth. Next aft is the huge main salon with a settee/berth to port, a U-shaped dinette to starboard and a center-line coal-burning stove/heater completing the warm ambiance of the interior of this vessel. The U-shaped galley is to starboard of the center-line engine compartment, while to port is a walk-through workshop which accesses the aft stateroom. The aft stateroom is laid out with drawers, hanging lockers, a double berth to starboard, a forward-facing navigation station and an enclosed head with shower to port.


(2) well-insulated ice boxes

Domestic upright refrigerator/freezer

3-burner Magic Chef propane stove with oven

LPG solenoid shut-off valve

Sharp Carousel microwave oven

Pressure water system

(2) water heaters (new 2020)

Deep double stainless steel sinks

Ample storage throughout

Electronics and Navigation

Garmin wind speed and direction

Garmin speed and distance logs

Garmin depth sounder

Garmin autopilot with hydraulic drive

3” Ritchie compass on binnacle

2” Airguide compass at nav station

Garmin GPS

Garmin radar

President 711 VHF radio

Horizon Intrepid VHF

Icom IC-M70 SSB radio

Seth Thomas clock and barometer

Onkyo surround sound system with audio receiver control

Interior and exterior speakers in cockpit and on spreaders


12V DC and 110V AC

(10) 12V gel cell house batteries

(2) 12V wet cell engine batteries

Battery parallel switch

Battery monitor

Magnum Sine 2000W inverter/charger

Shore power cord

Spark-proof main battery selector switches

Custom automatic circuit safety system


50# CQR anchor with 50’ 5/16” chain and 300’ rode

(2) spare anchors:

 25# Danforth

 75# Northill

Maxwell 2200 electric windlass

Hard top dodger with snap-on vinyl wind/spray protection (New)

Anchor and steaming lights

Deck light

Running lights

Spreader light

Bow pulpit

Lifelines and stanchions

Bow pulpit and stanchions all meet Coast Guard 36” minimum height requirements

Dock lines and fenders

Dinghy davits

Swim ladder


Actual LOA: 55’

Last bottom paint 3/2023

White Linear Polyurethane paint on fiberglass hull

Cut-away forefoot keel with skeg-hung rudder

Encapsulated lead ballast

Sails and Rigging

Wire standing rigging

Aluminum deck-stepped mizzen mast

Aluminum keel-stepped main mast

Mainsheet traveler

Harken roller furling on headsail (New 2018)


 (2) Barlow 32 two-speed self-tailing primary winches

 (2) Barient 21 two-speed halyard winches in cockpit

 Barlow 28 two-speed mainsheet winch

 Arco 6 mizzen halyard winch

 Barlow 28 and Arco 40 utility winches at base of main mast


 Main sail with Stack Pack

 Mizzen sail with Stack Pack

 Roller-furling jib

Mast, mizzen and booms unstepped, painted and all re-rigged with new Harken roller furling jib and Stack Packs in 2018

Engine and Mechanical

22”x17”solid bronze prop

Yacht Thruster bow thruster

Emergency engine stop

Engine alarm

Fuel filter

Raw water sea strainer

Cockpit engine controls

Thermal and acoustic engine area insulation

Halon automatic engine fire extinguishing

(1) manual and (2) electric bilge pumps

Hydraulic wheel steering with new upgraded pump

(2) VacuFlush heads

(2) 25-gal holding tanks (New 2020)


(44) life jackets

(4) fire extinguishers

Survitec SAS 30-person inflatable life raft

Bell, horn and whistle

Emergency tiller




Coast Guard-approved safety package


All seller’s personal effects on board are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

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.