Such has been the response to this design that plans for it's construction are available in steel, aluminium, fibreglass and Wood Epoxy. There is also the choice of constructing the hull in either radius chine, multi chine or round bilge.
Designed as a moderately fast cruiser, this boat has proven itself both in club racing and long distance cruising. Over 400 Roberts 370's have already been completed and several have sailed around the world.
There are several versions of this design as you will notice below. Besides giving you the choice of building this design in either an aft cockpit, centre cockpit or pilot house configuration you may also chose between a cutter, sloop or ketch rig. She has proven to perform well with all these sail plans. There is also a choice of the shoal draft or deep keel optional.
The study plan package has details of the construction techniques imployed in the material of your choice and includes materials lists, several different accommodation layouts plus a choice of sail plans all to scale.
20 TO 33 hp
The Roberts 370 has 5 basic versions. A, B, C, D and E
Roberts 370 Version 'A'
Roberts 370 Version B
Roberts 370 Version C
Roberts 370 Version D
This boat was built in W/E by Russ Stevenson who comments "Inkwazi (which is the name of a fish eagle in South Africa) has turned out to be everything we hoped for. She sails extremely well and seems well balanced and will in fact sail herself on all points forward of the beam."
"HIGH TENSILE", pictured below, was built by Charlie and Jimmy Brandt.
Charlie writes: High Tensile is finally a sailboat. She was launched in May 1997. She sails unbelievably well, ten times better than I ever imagined. Her performance under sail is great even with her 26,000 lb displacement. In 15 to 18 knots (of wind) our speed is 9.1 knots. Thank you for a great design and a truly wonderful fulfilling experience. High Tensile is a sight to see and a joy to sail.......Enjoy the photos. Charlie Brandt.
Roberts 370 Version E
This Radius Chine, Aluminium Roberts 370 was built in Australia.
This above multi chine steel R370 was built in Finland and owner Petra Karklen writes: "Before the first time I sailed her I had been a bit scared about her character and performance. From the beginning it became clear that she performed well and was easily handled. The next few months and many miles of sailing proved it true".
- Brand: Bruce Roberts
- Product Code: Roberts 370
- Availability: In Stock