Sailing yachts

Buchanan Spartan Bermudan sloop

(REF: 18071)


  • Designer: Buchanan, Alan
  • Builder: Prior's of Burnham
  • Year: 1954
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 23'2"
  • Beam: 6'6"
  • Draft: 4'5"

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Buchanan Spartan Bermudan sloop

Tidy yacht designed by Alan Buchanan, a capable and seaworthy boat for her size, typical of Buchanan boats. The present owner has owned the boat since 1997.   Following a survey in 2007 after which all recommendations were carried out the boat is now in good condition.




Larch hull planking with the top 3 planks in Iroko.   Steamed oak frames at  7” spacing.   Copper nail and rove fastened with bronze screws in the hood ends.

Iron keel bolts last drawn 1998.  Iron ballast keel  2500lb.

Buchanan Spartan Bermudan sloop

Decks and cockpit

Pine deck beams, overlaid with ply, GRP sheathed and painted.

Self draining cockpit.   Tiller steering.

Bronze deck fittings,  Galvanised stemhead fitting.



Mahogany coachroof coamings.  Coachroof deck of T&G pine, overlaid with ply, GRP sheathed and painted.



Fractional Bermudan sloop.

Stainless steel  standing rigging,  15 yrs old.  SS rigging screws.   Internal SS chain plates.

2 mast winches.  2 cockpit winches.

Mast is broken near the top and will need replacing.



Mainsail     SKB sails,  Penryn.    4 yrs.   Good condition

No 1 jib,      Jeckells                     10yrs   Good condition

No 2 jib,  No 3 jib and storm jib.    All old but serviceable.






Nanni  240HE 10.6hp 2 cyl diesel installed approx 1990.  Cruising speed 4 kts at 2lt/hr.  Max 5kts.     Completely overhauled 2013 with new shaft and prop.



2 x 12volt batteries  located in main cabin.  Charged from engine alternator.



Fuel : 46 litres in SS tank under cockpit seat.

Water: Vetus plastic tank,  55L, located under sink.





Berths   2



2 settee berths with sitting headroom



Chemical Sanipottie heads.



Taylors gimballed paraffin cooker.   Galley sink drains directly overboard with hand pumped fresh water.





Suunto cockpit compass,  and handheld.

Clipper Duet Sounder and Log

Nasa M Teck SX35 DSC

NASA AIS Receiver

Raytheon ST1000 autopilot


Ground tackle


Kobra 12kg anchor

Danforth 5kg anchor

30metres 12mm chain

30m 14mm warp

Simpson Lawrence manual windlass




Horseshoe lifebuoy


1 fire extinguisher

Beaching legs

8 mooring warps

6 fenders

2 covers  (tired!)




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.