Sailing yachts

27′ Buchanan Sloop

(REF: 21894)


  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Conyer Boat Co. Ltd
  • Year: 1961
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 27'
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 5'
  • Tonnage: 7TM

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Designed by Alan Buchanan and built by Conyer Boat Co. Ltd near Faversham, Kent in 1961.  A conventional design of the period with long keel and a gentle sheer line.  Easily sailed single handed but with enough space for family cruising.

Fitted with a Beta 20hp diesel in 1998, reconditioned in 2020.

A pretty boat that was used regularly last season, now in need of a new home.  Priced sensibly in order to find a new owner.

Well documented history including several surveys, the last of which was done in 2006.


Length on Deck                 27’

Length Waterline             21’

Beam                                   8′

Draft                                      5’

Displacement                    4.1 tons

Thames Tonnage               7TM

Sail area                               354sqft




Planked in 7/8” African mahogany all copper fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timber.

Oak stem an stern posts.  Varnished mahogany transom.

Galvanised strap floors across the centreline.  External iron ballast keel of 1.7 tons fastened with iron keel bolts.

Marine plywood deck sheathed in epoxy glass cloth and laid on pine deck beams.  Varnished mahogany toe rails.

Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and guardrails.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.  Forward end of the coachroof is a locker with a lid each side of the mast.  Varnished mahogany hand rails and sliding hatch .

Plywood self draining cockpit with a bridge deck and varnished slats on the thwarts.  Hatch at aft end into the lazarette.

Transom hung rudder with steel hangings.




Masthead Bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped anodised alloy mast.

Varnished wooden roller furling boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal galvanised chain plates with stainless steel rigging screws.  Single cap shroud and twin lower shrouds.

Plastimo roller furling headsail system.

Mainsheet  is made off to stainless rings either side at aft end of cockpit.

Pair of non self tailing bronze sheet winches  on the cockpit coamings.  Single bronze mast winch.

Mainsail and genoa both in serviceable condition.




Beta Marine 20hp 3cyl diesel installed new in 1998.  Injectors and injector pump reconditioned in 2020.

Stainless steel shaft to a centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.  All stern gear and prop new in 1998. Twin lever engine controls.

Vetus plastic fuel tank of 5 gallons in aft port locker.

4 x 12 volt batteries under the quarter berths.

1 manual and 1 auto electric bilge pump.




4 berths including 2 quarter berths  and 2 saloon settee berths.  6’ headroom in the saloon.

Steps down over the engine box with a chart desk to starboard and galley to port.  Quarter berth each side going aft under the cockpit thwarts.

Galley has a single stainless sink which gravity drains overboard.  2 burner gas stove.

Outboard facing chart desk with instruments and switch panel under the deckhead.  Drawers beneath the chart desk.

Half height bulkheads separate off the main saloon.  Full length settee berth each side with shelves outboard under the deckhead.

Low door going forward into the forepeak.  In the past there was a heads fitted here, but at some point it was removed.  The Blakes seacocks are still in place.  There are cushions in the forepeak creating a small V-shaped berth but this space would be better suited as a heads and storage compartment.




Bronze steering compass

Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC VHF

Clipper depth and log

Navigation lights

CQR anchor and chain



4 x 12 volt batteries

Solar panel



Bunk and berth cushions

2 burner gas stove








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These particulars have been prepared in good faith from information provided by the Vendors and are intended as a guide, Wooden Ships cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. The Purchaser should instruct his agent or surveyor to validate all details as necessary and satisfy himself with the condition of the vessel and its equipment.



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