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1981 Roberts Custom - 34'

Year 1981
Length 34ft.
Price USD $23,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Seattle, WA, United States
Hull Material PVC
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 33 ft 4 in
Max Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Engine(s): Volvo
Engine Model: MD2020
Year: 2003
Hours: 420
Fuel: Stainless steel (40 Gallons)
Water: Aluminum (40 Gallons)
Holding Tank: Plastic (15 Gallons)
Keel Type: Fin

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Keel: Fin
LOA: 34 ft 0 in
Beam: 10 ft 3 in
Length on Deck: 33 ft 4 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 2003
Engine Model: MD2020
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 420
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Fresh Water Tanks: Aluminum (40 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Stainless steel (40 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (15 Gallons)


SHYLA is constructed of welded steel to a Bruce Roberts design.  The hull has hard chines, an overhanging bow, and reverse transom.  A fin keel provides excellent upwind performance and the rudder is protected by a full skeg.  The hull and deck are beige and the bottom has black antifouling paint.  Non-skid additive is used in the deck paint.  A varnished wood bulwark board is secured an inch above the side decks for security.  The raised coachroof has stainless steel handrails on each side.  Crew are kept securely aboard by stainless steel bow pulpit, stern pushpit and stainless steel handrails completely around the deck.  A wire rope lower lifeline is at mid height and there are hinged boarding gates to port and starboard.

The cockpit is aft and protected by tall coamings running from the cabin sides aft.  A removable teak grate helps drainage and footing on the cockpit sole.  A metal propane tank storage box is aft in the cockpit.  Cockpit seats measure 5’ 7” long by 15” wide.  A large stern storage locker is accessed through a 20” x 20” deck hatch.

  • 35 lb. CQR anchor with stainless steel swivel and 130’ of 3.8” anchor chain
  • Lofrans Royal manual anchor windlass with chain gypsy and line capstan
  • Double anchor rollers
  • 10 kg Bruce secondary anchor
  • Large stainless steel cruciform mooring bit on bow
  • (2) Smaller double cruciform cleats on bow
  • (2) Stern mooring cleats
  • 20” x 20” foredeck hatch
  • 20” x 20” stern locker hatch
  • (6) Fixed cabin side ports
  • (2) Cowl vents
  • Nicro solar vent into head compartment
  • Deck Prism into head compartment
  • Rail mounted propane barbque grill
  • Yamaha 3hp outboard and stern storage bracket
  • 8’ Fiberglass rowing dinghy


SHYLA is a sloop rig with a deck stepped aluminum single spreader mast and aluminum boom.  Stainless steel boom gallows support the boom when not sailing and help protect the cockpit.  Give her tall rig, narrow beam, fin keel and responsive tiller and rudder, SHYLA is sure to perform under sail.  Her hull lines are reminiscent of the impressively fast Seaborne-designed Thunderbird class.  The standing rigging was replaced in 2005 using Norseman mechanical terminals.  Most of the running rigging was renewed in 2014.

  • Mainsail, storm trysail, and jib
  • (2) Streiss 22 primary winches mounted outboard of cockpit on stainless steel platforms
  • (3) Winches on coachroof top adjacent companionway
  • Lewmar 6 winch on mast
  • Aluminum whisker pole
  • 5:1 Mainsheet with Schaefer blocks
  • Aluminum “T” tacks on side deck and adjustable jib lead cars
  • Boom topping lift, mainsail halyard, and jib halyard

  • Volvo MD2020-D-BT 19 hp diesel engine was replaced in 2003; 420 hours
  • Engine alignement, and new Duramax shaft packing in Jan 2014
  • Three blade fixed propeller
  • Racor 500FG primary fuel filter
  • (2) 20 gallon stainless steel fuel tanks in stern aft of engine
  • Groco Bronze raw water strainer
  • Lifeline GPL 2400T 12V AGM starting battery; new July 2014
  • (4) Lifeline GPL 4CT 6V AGM house batteries; total 440 ah; new July 2014
  • Cole Hearse battery isolation switch
  • 750 W Inverter
  • Protech-4 40W, 12V Smart charger
  • Blue Seas 12V distribution panel with analog volt and ammeters
  • Trident propane alarm/solenoid
  • (2) Two gallon aluminum propane tanks
  • Sigmar model 120S diesel cabin heater with 3 gallon stainless steel day tank
  • 12V diesel transfer pump for heater tank
  • Hella turbo fan adjacent diesel heater
  • (2) Aluminum water tanks below cabin sole in salon
  • Whale Gusher III foot pump for salt and fresh water to galley sink
  • Lavac marine head
  • 15 Gallon plastic holding tank with overboard macerator pump

  • Furuno LS 400 echo sounder
  • Standard Horizon 170C GPS chart plotter
  • Electronic chart:  Puget Sound to Craycroft Island
  • Sony CDX-L510X AM/FM/CD stereo receiver
  • (2) Bose 151 stereo speakers


Shyla has a simple yet inviting interior accommodation.  One steps from the companionway bridgedeck onto the engine box/step and then to the salon cabin sole.  The steel hull is insulated with spray foam in way of the living spaces and then trimmed over with wood.  The overhead is varnished fir and cabin sole is varnished teak and ebony on top of marine plywood.  Cabinet doors and trim are varnished wood hinged and secured closed with toggles.  Furniture comprising salon and galley is painted in contrasting colors.  Overhead grab rails are fitted to port and starboard inboard of the cabin side/deck edge junction.  The accommodation layout comprises a “V” berth forward, head compartment to port, salon with long settee to starboard, short settee to port and forward, linear galley aft to port, navigation station aft to starboard, starboard quarter berth, and port storage area of to port.

The forward cabin has a “V” berth with removable infill.  A chain locker is forward below the “V” berth with a large, reinforced rubber hose connecting the windlass to the chain locker.  An opening overhead hatch is above the berth and two overhead dome lights provide light at night.  A bookshelf runs along the hull sides and forward bulkhead, below the deck edge.  A storage cabinet with three open shelves is aft to starboard.  Additional storage is found below the berth.

The head with privacy door is just forward of the main bulkhead and to port.  This space is finished in white painted wood.  The reliable and simple Lavac marine head faces forward and is mounted aft in this space.  A deck prism and overhead dome light provide illumination.  A solar mushroom vent helps move air into this compartment.

Opposite the head a Sigmar diesel cabin heater is mounted on the starboard bulkhead.  This extremely reliable cabin heater will efficiently keep SHYLA warm and dry when sailing in cold/wet weather.  A 6’ 1” long settee is to starboard in the salon.  Storage bins are below the seat and outboard of the seat back.  Cushions are covered with green yacht acrylic.  Shelves are outboard and above the settee.  A varnished wood fold down table with hinged leaf is mounted on the main bulkhead.  To port, a 2’ 4” long settee is just aft of the main bulkhead.  Storage bins are outboard and below the settee.  Headroom measures 5’ 8” in the salon/galley area.

The navigation station is to starboard and has a 3’ 6” long by 2’ 8” wide decorative wood chart table with drawer below.  A large storage cabinet is below this chart drawer.  Navigation and communications electronics are mounted in a cabinet above the chart table.  The electrical distribution panel is also mounted above the chart table.  One red/white overhead dome light and one white overhead dome light illuminate the salon at night.

The galley is to port of the companionway.  The countertop is stainless steel and surrounded by varnished wood fiddles.  A gimbaled, two burner Broadwater propane stove and grill is mounted in a stainless steel lined cavity in the counter.  Two 10” wide by 10” deep by 14” long stainless steel sinks are forward.  Salt water and fresh water foot pumps supply water to this sink.  Five storage cabinets are outboard above the counter; three with doors and two with open bins.  Additional storage is below the sink and stove.  Three overhead dome lights (one with red/white bulbs) illuminate the galley at night.

Aft to starboard is a quarter berth measuring 6’ 8” long.  Storage bins are beneath the berth.  An overhead dome light is above the berth.  To port and aft of the companionway is a long storage area fitted with a storage bins forward and a canvas organizer bag.  The engine compartment is forward beneath the companionway.  Batteries and fuel tanks are on centerline, beneath the cockpit sole and accessible from the port side storage area.   

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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