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Buchanan Viking Bermudan Sloop

(REF: 18169)


  • Designer: Alan Buchanan
  • Builder: William Wyatt Ltd, Mersea, Essex
  • Year: 1964
  • Location: Devon
  • Length on deck: 32'
  • Beam: 9'2
  • Draft: 4'9
  • Tonnage: 9TM

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Buchanan Viking Bermudan Sloop

Designed by Alan Buchanan and built by William Wyatt Ltd, Mersea, Essex in 1964 to Lloyds 100A1.

The design is known as a Viking, a sturdy and safe cruising yacht with good performance and a sensible size.  At 32’ she is not too large and difficult to handle, but large enough so as to have good headroom and internal space for comfortable cruising.

Bought by the previous owner in 2021, lots of work has been undertaken, mainly replacing the plywood subdeck around the covering boards each side and a complete re-caulk of the teak deck. Back on the market having been sold very recently, the new owner finding he is not in a position to own and sail a yacht of this size.


Length on Deck                                 32’

Length Waterline                             25’5”

Beam                                                    9’2”

Draft                                                      4’9”

Thames Tonnage                             9TM

Sail Area                                               400sqft


Carvel planked in 1” thick Mahogany above the waterline and Iroko below, copper rivet fastened to steamed Canadian Rock Elm frames.

Mix of sawn timber and galvanised steel floors across the centreline.

Iron ballast keel fastened with galvanised keel bolts last drawn 2008.

Two structural plywood bulkheads in way of the rig to support the mast.

Yacht laid teak deck screwed over a sheathed plywood subdeck.  Teak deck re-caulked in 2021.  Varnished teak toe rail all round.

Varnished teak coachroof coamings with a sheathed plywood coachroof deck

Self draining cockpit with varnished teak thwarts and coamings.


Bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped varnished spruce mast, sat in a galvanised tabernacle.

Mast varnished in autumn 2021.

Varnished spruce slab reefing boom.

Stainless steel standing rigging to internal galvanised chain plates.

Single spreaders with twin lower shrouds, single cap shrouds and twin standing backstays.

Mainsail and genoa.  Headsail is hanked to the forestay.

2 pairs of bronze non-self tailing cockpit sheet winches

Lewmar 8 mast winch.

Running rigging replaced in 2021.


Yanmar 2GM20 15hp 2 cylinder diesel.  Professional service in 2021.

Centreline 4 blade propeller fitted new in 2015.

60 litre plastic fuel tank under the cockpit sole

80 litre stainless steel water tank under the cabin sole.

2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator.

2 x manual bilge pumps and 1 x auto electric bilge pump.


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

The quarter berth is easily accessed and of full length.

The galley has a Plastimo Atlantic 2 burner gas stove with oven and grill.  Single stainless steel sink with manually pumped fresh water.  Sink drains with a bronze hand pump.  Ample storage space around the galley.

On the starboard side is the chart desk facing outboard with storage space below.

Main saloon has 2 single settee berths, the starboard side berth extends under the chart desk to give full length.  Varnished teak sole boards.

Centreline passage going forward with a large storage bin to starboard and heads to port.

Heads has a Jabsco manual sea toilet which discharges directly overboard.

Centreline doorway into the fore peak which has 2 single berths.  Forehatch above and storage space below the berths.


Plastimo steering compass

Autohelm tiller pilot

Stowe log and depth


Lifesling overboard rescue sling


Mooring warps


Shore power cable

Spray hood


Integrated cockpit and coachroof cover


Bunk and berth cushions

Plastimo Atlantic galley cooker

Gas bottle

Jabsco sea toilet





Storm jib

4 x cockpit winches

Mast  winch

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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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