Sailing yachts

Alan Buchanan Viking Class Sloop

(REF: 24839)

£25000

  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: David Williams
  • Year: 1983
  • Location: Somerset
  • Length on deck: 30'10"
  • Beam: 9'
  • Draft: 4'7"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Alan Buchanan Viking Class Sloop

Built by the current owner for himself and launched in 1983.  The owner is a time served shipwright and completed the boat to a very good standard.

In the early 1980’s when the idea of building a yacht had surfaced, the owner remembered the line plans of a Buchanan yacht in one of the magazines.  After visiting Buchanan himself and discussing his needs, they settled on the plans of the Viking Class.  The boat was built in a purpose made dry shed on the banks of Pill Creek near Bristol, a village steeped in boating history and closely connected to the Pilot Cutters.  She has been berthed in Pill creek since her launch, cruised from here around the Bristol Channel, south Wales and West Country.

The Viking was a successful design for Buchanan and proved to be a fast and easily handled cruising boat.  The relatively shallow draft of 4’7” means she can access areas deeper boats cannot and with a ballast ratio of 43% she is a very stiff and weatherly boat.

A well maintained and solid cruising boat, built and sailed by the current professional shipwright owner.

 

Length on Deck                 30’10”

Length Waterline             24’1”

Beam                                    9’

Draft                                      4’7”

Displacement                    5.75 tons

Thames tonnage              9TM

 

 

Construction

Carvel planked in Scottish larch with nearly all full length planks.  Copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.  Seams caulked and payed with white lead.  Iroko transom.

Fabricated stainless steel strap floors fastened with silicone bronze bolts.

External cast iron ballast keel fastened with stainless bolts.  2 bolts drawn in 2005 and found to be in perfect condition.

The deck was constructed of yacht laid iroko planking over a marine plywood subdeck.  In 1995 the deck was sheathed in epoxy glass cloth and finished with 2 pack paint with non-slip patches.

The hull is strengthened with a clamp beneath the beamshelf running from the forecabin to the bridge deck, helping to spread the loads of the rig and the beaching legs when they are in use.

Varnished mahogany coachroof coamings with aluminium framed windows and toughened glass.

Sheathed plywood coachroof deck on laminated deck beams.  Finished externally in 2 pack paint and non-slip Treadmaster patches.

Self draining cockpit with laid iroko thwarts.  Lifting locker lids into port cockpit locker and aft lazarette.

Companion hatch has Perspex washboards with a heavy duty aluminium framed sliding hatch kept in place with heavy dog catches.

Transom hung rudder on stainless pintles with a varnished oak tiller.

 

 

Rig

Mast head Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped mast.

The mast is of hollow laminated construction in Sitka spruce, glued with SP epoxy and finished with 2 pack varnish.  Stepped in a stainless steel tabernacle supported below decks with 4 compression posts.  Mast stripped and re-varnished in 2017.

Varnished wooden slab reefing boom with custom stainless steel gooseneck fitting.

Stainless steel standing rigging over a single set of spreaders.  Rigging new in 2009.  Internal stainless chain plates come right down the hull to the bilge stringer, spreading the loads of the rig.

Pair of lower shrouds and a single cap shroud either side.  Twin standing back stays to stainless steel quarter plates on the transom.

Furlex roller furling headsail system.

Mainsail, furling genoa, spinnaker, cruising chute, storm jib and tri-sail.

2 x Lewmar 30 Self tailing primary cockpit sheet winches.  2 x Barlow self tailing bronze secondary cockpit sheet winches.

2 x Barlow 20 mast halyard winches and a Gibb reefing winch on the boom.

 

 

Machinery

Beta Marine BD1005 28hp 3cyl diesel installed new in 2005.

PRM gearbox to a fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.  R&D coupling with a Volvo Penta stern gland seal.  Stern gear all new in 2005.

Approximately 25 gallon aluminium fuel tank located under the cockpit sole. Water separator filter with glass sight bowl.

2 x 12 volt batteries of 100ah each charged from the engine alternator.  Located beneath the quarter berth.

Stainless steel fresh water tank under the saloon cabin sole with approximately 40 gallons capacity.

 

 

Accommodation

5 berths including a quarter berth, 2 saloon settee berths and 2 single berths in the forepeak.

Steps down over the engine box into the main cabin with a quarter berth to starboard and galley to port.

The quarter berth is full length.  Fold at chart desk at the forward end of the berth.

Galley has a Nelson gimballed 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  Single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water and a manual pump out.  Good storage lockers around the galley.  Gas locker in the lazarette drains overboard as per regulations.

Half height bulkheads separate off the main saloon with vertical grab rails.

Saloon has a settee berth either side with a dropleaf varnished mahogany table and varnished sole boards.  Storage space beneath the settees, outboard of the settee backs and under the deckhead in various lockers.

Central passageway going forward with double folding varnished woden doors into the heads compartment.

Jabsco manual sea toilet to starboard discharges directly overboard.  Stainless steel hand basin to port with manually pumped fresh water and locker beneath.

Double varnished wooden doors into the forepeak with 2 single berths and forehatch above.  Anchor locker in the bows.

 

 

Equipment

2 x Plastimo steering compasses

VDO depth, log and wind instruments (masthead unit for wind not working)

Simrad DSC VHF

Furuno GP31 GPS

Autohelm 2000 tiller pilot

Clock and barometer

LED masthead tri-colour nav light, port, starboard, stern and steaming lights

 

Electric auto bilge pump

Henderson manual bilge pump

2 x horse shoe life buoys with lights

5 x inflatable life jackets

Throwing line

Strop with tackle to assist with MOB

Rope boarding ladder

Hand held search light

Firdel Blipper radar reflector

Spare tiller

Jackstays

Avon Rover inflatable dinghy with oars

Gas alarm/sensor

2 x mast mounted deck lights

 

Beta Marine BD1005 28hp diesel engine with PRM gearbox (2005)

2 x 12 volt 100 ah batteries

Battery level indicator

 

Simpson Lawrence Hy-speed manual windlass

35lb CQR anchor

Approx. 250’ of 5/16” anchor chain

2 x Fishermans kedge anchors

 

Bunk and berth cushions

Nelson 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill

Galley equipment and utensils

Saloon table

Curtains

Jabsco sea toilet

 

Mainsail with slab reefing by Sanders Sails

Furling genoa by Sanders Sails

Furling Genoa by Bristol Sails

Spinnaker by Jeckells

Crusing chute with snuffer by Jeckells

Tri-sail and storm jib by Jeckells

Mainsail cover

Furlex roller furling headsail system

Alloy spinnaker pole

2 x Lewmar 30 self tailing cockpit sheet winches

2 x Barlow self tailing bronze cockpit sheet winches.

2 x Barlow 20 mast halyard winches

Gibb reefing winch on the boom

Winch handles and holders

 

Cockpit cover

Sprayhood

Beaching legs

Warps

Fenders

2 x gas bottles

2 xboat hooks

 

 

 

Disclaimer:

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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Disclaimer:

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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