Bruce Roberts Sailboat and Powerboat Designs
& Boat Plans for the Home Boat Builder 

 

Bruce Roberts International, the Original Bruce Roberts Design Office began life in 1968 in, Queensland, Australia. We are still located in Queensland, Australia and in 2010 had a name change to Fine Line Boat Plans and Designs.  Read more on our history.

For over forty five years the Bruce Roberts Group, with input from many designers, shipwrights, builders and owners, have been drawing detailed boat plans for sailboats and powerboats with the home boatbuilder specially in mind. These boatplans & designs range in size from 5.8 mts to 20 mts and can be built in many different materials.  We have boat plans & designs for building in steel or aluminium in either multichine, radius chine or round bilge hull forms.  Most boat plans & designs are also in fibreglass using either c-flex, foam sandwich or single skin hull construction methods or in cold moulded ply or strip plank using what is commonly know as wood epoxy boatbuilding. Thousands of boats marketed as Roberts designs have been built in backyards and successfully sailed around the world.

Our range of boat plans & designs include the:-  Roberts, Waverunner, Trader, Spray, Centennial Spray, Coastworker, New York,  Adventurer, Tom Thumb, Henry Morgan, Offshore, PCF, Mauritius / Norfolk, Classic, Power Cat, Trawler Yacht and the Longboat. 

In our archives are nearly all the boat plans & designs that we have designed over the years.  If you are resurrecting an older Roberts boat then it is very likely we will still have the drawings to help.

The emphasis has always been on safety and the fact that when building your own boat you can not only build for less but can build what you want, not what a boat salesman tells you you need. The boat plans come with full size frame patterns and detailed construction drawings as well as information on building one's own tools, fitting self steering vane, mast, trailers (for trailerable boats) etc. 

For users of our previous website. You can still continue to do so by clicking here.  Please note that these pages are no longer updated and always refer back to this site when purchasing plans or designs. All images are the sole property of Fine Line Boat Plans.

 


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Tom Thumb 26

Tom Thumb 26

 Although an enlargement of the Tom Thumb 24 the Tom Thumb 26 is a completely new plan,..

Coastworker 30 MK2

Coastworker 30 MK2

 This design is for steel or aluminium construction. It comes as a semi-displacement hull on..

Offshore 38

Offshore 38

 Full plans for this design are available for building in round bilge Fiberglass or Cold Mo..

Tom Thumb 24

Tom Thumb 24

  Designed by Canadian Graham Shannon this boat was originally designed to be built using ..

New York 65

New York 65

 This is a sailboat that can be modified to suit a variety of sailing lifestyles. Both sliml..

Roberts 392

Roberts 392

  This design is a companion to the Roberts 39 which until now had only been availabl..

Roberts 310

Roberts 310

 This design may be built with either a regular trunk cabin or a pilot house. . It is a..

Roberts 39

Roberts 39

 This design is available only in multi-chine hull form, sloop or, with the addition of an i..

Roberts 29

Roberts 29

 Another early design that still makes for a pleasant, safe, family yacht that is eas..

Waverunner 52

Waverunner 52

 The original A and B versions of this design can be built as semi-displacement and offer tw..

Canoe Stern 341

Canoe Stern 341

 Designed by Graham Shannon this is for those of you that are looking for the sea going qualiti..

Spray 38

Spray 38

 Over 100 examples of this design can be found cruising in various parts of the world. Speci..

Offshore 44

Offshore 44

 This design has appealed to many serious cruising sailors, and is a timeless example of a w..

Adventurer 24 Trailer Sailer

Adventurer 24 Trailer Sailer

 This trailerable sailboat has been very popular in both it's centreboard and fixed keel ver..

Roberts 432

Roberts 432

 This design was drawn to replaced the earlier Mauritius 43 and Norfolk 43 plans. These earl..