Mike Conley
Edwards Yacht Sales
1514 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 239.287.7213

1988 Bruce Roberts Mauritius
Boat Type: Sloop Address: Ft Myers Beach, FL, US Price: $69,900


Price Reduced!

Just Viewed - No Hurricane Damage!

This boat is in great condition

"Western Star" is a custom 1988 Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43 

Expertly built and maintain. This sloop sails!

This craft is designed and built by a live aboard for living aboard.

Constructed for Blue Water Sailing



Basic Information

Manufacturer: Bruce Roberts Vessel Name: Western Star
Model: Mauritius Boat Type: Sloop
Year: 1988 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Sail Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Ft Myers Beach, FL, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 43 ft - 13.11 meter Draft - max: 6 ft - 1.83 meter
LOA: 43 ft 3 in - 13.18 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: 13 ft - 3.96 meter Dry Weight: -


Make: Yanmar Engine Type: Inboard
Model: 4 JH-TE Drive Type:
Engine(s): 1 Fuel Type: Diesel
Hours: 3400 Horsepower: 55 (Individual), 55 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 58 gallons - 2 tank(s) Holding Tank: 12 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank: 125 gallons - 2 tank(s)    


Total Cabins: 2 Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: 1 Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: 1 Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    


Going offshore

Safety and ease of sailing was the foremost consideration when this ship builder set out to create "Western Star" this 1988 Bruce Roberts Mauritius 43; nothing was overlooked. The 1" plus thick fiberglass construction with it bulkheads and stringers creates a solid, stiff and uncompromising hull. The forward bow chain locker constructed and sealed at the bulkhead provides a watertight barrier if a collision at seas happens. The 6' full keel with 8,000 lbs. of ballast adds to the stability.

The freshly painted deck with an abundance of non-skid pads, along with the double level stainless steel cable life lines leading to a stainless steel reinforced pulpit provides security while on the foredeck.

The mast is a freshly Awlgrip painted 60' tapered aluminum mast with double spreaders, welded aluminum mast collar and mast steps leading to the top sheaves of the mast.  It's stabilized by 3/8" fore stays, back stays and lowers and cap shrouds with 5/16" intermediate shrouds, inner fore and running back stays all attached to Sta-lok terminals - considered the best in the industry.

The backstay is insulated were the HAM and SSB radio antenna are mounted and the mast has new tricolor/anchor lights, steaming/foredeck light, new spreader lights and Hella LED port, starboard and stern running lights.

Ease of sailing is accomplished with the 8 halyards - all internal in the mast, leads back to the cockpit and controlled by Lewmar halyard stoppers and wrapping around Barient stainless steel self-tailing winches.

A true-blue water sailor is always prepared to handle what might come; "Western Star" has an extensive spare part inventory for both the mast and Barient winches.

The custom high stainless steel radar arch with lifting davit for the outboard frames the transom. This arch has a unique work surface area, wind generator and solar panel attached to it. It also provides a terrific tie off for the sun awning while at the docks or on the hook.

"Western Star" has a full complement of sails: Gleason's mainsail with three reef points, 100% working jib, 130% North's genoa, 100% stay sail, 10 oz. Hood's staysail and a 1.5 oz. full cut spinnaker.

Depending on the sea and wind conditions the spinnaker has the option of being flown with 19'6" - 4' diameter spinnaker pole or the 19' - 2.5" diameter telescoping reaching pole.

The wheeled helm is attached to a binnacle that houses the depth finder, compass and knot meter. The cockpit has roomy cushioned benches with high coamings with extra-large access for the storage areas.

The engine gauges are stored behind a sliding clear door that protects the instruments. 

Living below

Descending the companionway stairs into this classic wood trimmed cabin constructed of Honduras mahogany you are struck by how this boat was design for comfortable living. To the port side is a large chart table with plenty of drawers making planning and navigating easy. Heading along the port side is a large settee with a fold over table, lots of storage behind the cushions.

Proceeding forward you will enter the forward cabin. This cabin was designed to accommodate their young son. It has a single berth on the port side and on the starboard side is a bench and fold out desk providing plenty space for a laptop.

Heading back into the main salon the starboard side has a full berth lounge with a pilot berth located above it. Passing the lounge brings you to the one step down "L" shape galley with the deep double stainless steel sink, The propane stove/oven and the freezer and refrigerator compartments.

Turn aft, to the port side, leads to the passageway to the aft cabin. The passage way contains access to the engine room. The engine room has a generous amount of space and allows access to all sides of the engine. This area has room for a generator.

Across from the engine room entry is the head. Moving back and entering the aft stateroom you discover a queen size Pullman berth, a comfy large cushioned chair with a desktop attachment - making it a great place to work on a laptop or create arts and crafts.




Yanmar 4 cyl Turbo Diesel 4 -JH-TE

55 hp, on soft engine mounts 

3,400 hrs. 

AQUADRIVE - CVA constant velocity drive/ thrusting coupling

LASDROP = dripless shaft seal

Extensive spare parts for the engine, including: full gasket set, impeller, belt, filters

Rigging and sails

Mast system by LeFiel:

Awlgrip painted 60 foot tapered aluminum with double spreader with welded aluminum mast collar

8 internal halyards - all halyards are lead to cockpit thru Lewmar halyard stoppers

3/8" fore stays,back stays, lowers and cap shrouds

5/16 intermediate shrouds, inner fore stay and running back stays

All terminals are Staylok

Insulated back stay for mounting Ham and SSB radio antenna

19'6" - 4" diameter spinnaker pole

19' -  2..5" diameter telescoping reaching pole

Extensive spare part inventory for the mast including:spreader bases and tips, tangs, sheaves,shafts, weld on winch bases, spinnaker crane plate

New tricolor/anchor mast lights (aqua signal), Steaming/foredeck light, new spreader lites (LED) Hella - port, starboard and stern running lights.


Primary sheet winches:2 - Barient #32 stainless steel, self tailing

Secondary sheet winches: 2 - Barient # 28 stainless steel, self tailing

Halyard winches: 3 - Barient # 22 chromed bronze, self tailing

                            1 - Barient # 21, C/B, self tailing

Mainsheet winch: 1 - Barient # 22, C/B, self ailing

Extensive spare part inventory for all Barient winches


100% working jib

130% Genoa - North

100% working Staysail

10 oz, Storm staysail - Hood

1.5 oz. full cut spinnaker 

mainsail - Gleason

Goiot Roller furling system with twin foil

QUICKVANG boomvang/kicker


Ground Tackle


Simpson-Lawrence 700 electric windlass with rope/chain gypsy and capstan

Anchors and rode:

 60 lbs. CQR with 200' nylon and chain rode

66 lbs. Bruce with 200 nylon and chain

Double anchor roller with platform on the bow


Custom 8' rigid dingy with oars

15 hp  Johnson outboard




This a custom hard shell tender is truly unique designed. It transom is designed to encompass the mast. This design allows the 15 hp engine to be inset - providing additional stability. 

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.


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Mike Conley
Edwards Yacht Sales
1514 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 239.287.7213