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41′ Buchanan

(REF: 18233)


  • Designer: Buchanan, Alan
  • Builder: Sutton and Wiggins
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Cumbria
  • Length on deck: 41'
  • Beam: 10'4"
  • Draft: 6'6"
  • Tonnage: 15TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this 41′ Buchanan Sloop

Designed by Alan Buchanan, design No. 1584, and built by Sutton and Wiggins in 1964.  Sutton and Wiggins were thought of as one of the top yards on the east coast at that time, and although they did not produce a large number of boats, they were all very high quality and expensive builds.

The original and commissioning owner was an engineer who owned a firm called H&M engineering in Kent.  He was obviously heavily involved in the spec and construction of the boat as all the metal work was fabricated by his firm.  This is the reason she has top grade stainless steel floors, tanks and deck gear.  He even designed and manufactured his own sheet winches which are still on the boat today.

Bought by the present owner in 2013, ill health has forced him to put her back up for sale.

She has typical elegant Buchanan lines with long overhangs, pronounced sheer and a well proportioned coach roof.  It seems as if the freeboard is slightly greater than the majority of his boats which gives her more internal volume.

The original build quality of this yacht is second to none with top grade materials used throughout.  Presently she is looking a little sad and will need a thorough cosmetic overhaul but she is a yacht worthy of  the time and money required to get her back into first class condition.

Length on Deck                 41′

Length Waterline             28’7″

Beam                                    10’4″

Draft                                      6’6″

Thames Tonnage             15TM




Planked in Burma teak all copper rivet fastened to steam bent Canadian Rock Elm timbers.

Stainless steel strap floors from new.

External lead ballast keel of 3.6 tons  with phosphor bronze keel bolts.

Yacht laid teak deck over a marine plywood sub deck.

Teak coach roof coamings with sheathed plywood coach roof deck.

Self draining teak cockpit with wheel steering on a pedestal.




Mast head bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped alloy spar

Roller reefing alloy boom.

Furlex roller reefing headsail

Stainless steel standing rigging, 8 years old, to internal stainless chain plates.

4 x stainless cockpit sheet winches

4 x stainless mast winches

Fully battened mainsail and large genoa.




Perkins 4107 4cyl diesel installed new in 1964.

Engine fully rebuilt in 2008.

Thames Marine 2:1 reduction gearbox (rebuilt 2013) to a centreline 3 blade fixed bronze propeller.

28 gallon stainless fuel tank under the cabin sole.

50 gallon stainless water tank.




8 berths in a very spacious interior with a wide cabin sole, lots of headroom and plenty of storage.

2 quarter berths, more easily accessed than most boats.

Galley to starboard with a Taylors paraffin stove, single stainless sink and storage cupboards.

Large forward facing chart desk to port.

Saloon has  a settee berth and pilot berth either side with a saloon table which folds down from the forward bulkhead supported by the mast.

Passageway on the starboard side with a heads compartment to port

Forward cabin has twin V-berths with storage and the chain locker under.

Heads Is a Baby Blake De-luxe which discharges directly overboard.  Hand basin with manually pumped water.




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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.