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  Please note that these pages are no longer updated and always refer back to this site when purchasing plans or designs.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.

 

PLEASE NOTE : We will be out of the office and on the road for the next 4 to 6 weeks. Due to this there may be times where orders, queries and emailed questions from builders may take more than 24 hours to be fulfilled or answered.


Bestsellers

Tom Thumb 26

Tom Thumb 26

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

Waverunner 28

Waverunner 28

 This semi-displacement hull design is ideal for those who are looking for a low profile mot..

Roberts 58

Roberts 58

  The standard version of this design has a draft of 2.1 meters but this is a large vessel..

Tom Thumb 24

Tom Thumb 24

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

Roberts 36

Roberts 36

  This design is a well proven world cruiser as many are currently sailing in differe..

Roberts 532

Roberts 532

 The Roberts 532 was drawn as an update to the popular Roberts 53 (over 500 already sail..

New York 46

New York 46

 The choice of keel types, combined with various draft options and alternate sail plans, giv..

Mauritius / Norfolk 43

Mauritius / Norfolk 43

 The Mauritius 43 and Norfolk 43 plans were first drawn in 1969 and have been one of our mos..

Roberts 34

Roberts 34

 This is an earlier design that still enjoys a great amount of popularity. It has been saile..

Centennial Spray 36

Centennial Spray 36

 As there are over 1,000 Bruce Roberts’ SPRAYS being built worldwide, we have been willing ..

Canoe Stern 341

Canoe Stern 341

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

Mauritius / Norfolk 43 Rudder Modification

Mauritius / Norfolk 43 Rudder Modification

"Kupere" Airlie Beach 12/04/99 Dear Phil Firstly many, many thanks for your help, etc over an ..

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Roberts 310

Roberts 310

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

Roberts 345

Roberts 345

 Originally this was designed for lightweight frameless multi-chine steel construction and m..

Roberts 246

Roberts 246

 This sailboat has proved to be an exciting little boat to sail. The drop keel version could qu..