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Buchanan East Anglian Sloop

(REF: 24008)


  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: Dixon Kerly Ltd, Maldon
  • Year: 1962
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 27'8"
  • Beam: 8'
  • Draft: 4'6"
  • Tonnage: 7TM

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Alan Buchanan East Anglian sloop, sail No. 386Y.

Built in 1962 by Dixon Kerly Ltd of Maldon, Essex.

The recent history of this boat is not well known but she has evidently been well loved over the years with an updated Selden rig and some brand new sails.  Given a recent refit including all external paint and varnish and a rebuilt cockpit, complete engine service, new batteries and new bilge pump.

It is clear that in the not too distant past she has had a lot of money spent on her with a new deck, toe rails and rubbing strake, plus a complete new Selden rig.

A comfortable and easy to handle cruising boat, perfect for single handed sailing or for a couple to explore.


Length on Deck                 27’8”

Length Waterline             21’

Beam                                    8’

Draft                                      4’6”

Thames Tonnage             7TM



Planked in mahogany all copper rivet fastened to steam bent oak timbers.

Sawn oak floors across the centreline with bronze throat bolts

Cast iron ballast keel with galvanised keel bolts.

Marine plywood deck, sheathed externally in epoxy glass cloth and finished in non-slip deck paint.  Deck paint new in December 2021.

Iroko toe rail all round finished in Danish oil.

Iroko coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck.

Deep self draining cockpit with a new cockpit sole in 2021.  Iroko coamings slant out for a comfortable seating position.  Scrubbed teak cockpit thwarts with lockers beneath.




Fractional Bermudan sloop rig on a keel stepped Selden alloy mast.

Slab reefing Selden alloy boom with a Bamar vang.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal stainless chain plates.

Single spreaders with jumper struts.

Mainsail and 2 headsails.  Both headsails have never been used and are still in the bag.

Pair of cockpit sheet winches.  Mast reefing winch.




Yanmar 2GM20 twin cylinder marine diesel.  Full service in November 2021.

Centreline fixed 3 blade bronze propeller.

Stainless steel fuel tank of approximately 50 litres in starboard side cockpit locker.  Recently cleaned and a new inspection hatch fitted.

2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator.  Batteries new in 2021.




4 berths including an aft quarter berth, 2 saloon settee berths and a pipe cot in the forepeak.

Steps down over the engine box with galley to port and quarter berth to starboard.

Galley has a Techimpex 2 burner gimballed gas stove with oven and grill.  Single stainless sink with manually pumped fresh water.

Half height bulkheads separate off the main saloon.  Settee berth either side with a centreline dropleaf mahogany saloon table.  Painted cabin sole boards.  Shelf either side under the deckhead.

Centreline passageway going forward into the forepeak.  Manual sea toilet, newly installed, to starboard and pipecot berth to port.  Forehatch above.




Steering compass

Simrad Combi log and sounder

Simrad IS12 compass

Simrad IS12 wind indicator

Garmin GPS128

JCR 1000 radar

Simrad RD68 DSC VHF


2  x headsails, brand new

1 x headsail, older but serviceable

Barlow 26 non-self tailing cockpit sheet winches

1 x Harken 8 non-self tailing mast reefing winch

3 x clutches on the mast

CQR anchor with chain

Gas bottle

Techimpex galley stove

Bunk and berth cushions

Saloon table

Rule auto electric bilge pump

Fire extinguisher

Fire blanket

New Rule electric bilge pump

Beaching legs

Various fenders

Mooring warps






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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