About Lorelei


ABOUT LORELEI


Lorelei’s Specifications:
Design: Bruce Roberts International 531
Length Deck: 55ft (16.5m)
Length Overall Including Davits and Bowsprit: 62.5ft (18.7m)
Beam: 16.6ft (5.06m)
Draft 7ft (2.1m)
Displacement 49 850lbs. (22.6 Tons)
Keel Lead Ballast: 17 000lbs. (7.7 Tons)
Our cruising weight fully loaded: 61 600lbs. (28 Tons)
Main Engine: 150Hp 4.5 litre John Deere Turbo Charged Diesel

Bruce Roberts is a well-known yacht designer and has designed scores of both sailing and power cruising vessels in lengths from 28ft up to 70ft.
The Roberts are a popular cruising boat all around the world and particularly in Australia.
 With many of them being home built with various levels of workmanship and occasionally over-engineered, they sometimes have a reputation of being a cruising caravan - large super structure, high volume and therefore a little slow in light winds.
The 531 and 532 are different. The hull design is that of a fast passagemaker, the superstructure is a lot sleeker than the average Roberts and they have a generous rig and sail plan.
Over 700 of this design has been made worldwide to date and are popular as a charter vessel or a large volume cruiser for a family or 2 to 4 couples.

For a single couple it is generally considered to be too large but we cope pretty well most of the time. To date we are still the largest sailing cruising monohull we have encountered that is full time international sailing with just 2 people on board.



This is the standard sail plan and layout.
However Lorelei has a different sail plan and internal layout with only berths for 2 couples.



Internal Photos


These internal photos were taken whilst cruising towards the end of 2014 in both The Philippines and Indonesia and correspond to the layout above.

They start at the bow and work aft.


The Toy Room and looking forward to the Anchor, Rope and Garbage Locker

 Toilet and Linen Cupboards

The Guest Bedroom
(Photo taken by our friend Loren during her Palau visit in early 2014)

Dinette

Internal Helm / Navigation Area

 Saloon looking aft to Companionway Stairs, Galley and Workshop

The Workshop

The Engine Room

Manifolds and Plumbing Area

 The Galley


 The Master Bedroom

 Shower, Laundry and Desalinator Room

EXTERNAL PHOTOS
They start at the bow and work aft.

















 The aft deck area with a central hatch to access The Lazarette



AERIAL PHOTOS






 Lorelei next to "Downtime" our friend Pete's 58ft Cat
in the Philippines in 2014

OUT OF WATER PHOTOS














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