Sailing yachts

Buchanan Viking Sloop

(REF: 18169)


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

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Wooden Ships Comments on this Buchanan Viking Sloop

This yacht was designed by the very well respected Alan Buchanan.  She has been in the present ownership for 5 years and has been sailed mainly single-handed around the South West coast.  She had a major refit in 2010/11 and a 2014 survey found her to be structurally sound, and all recommendations have been carried out, including new 12v electrics/switch panel throughout, new prop, chain plates and full electrical bonding.

Buchanan Viking Sloop



Carvel planked in 1” thick Mahogany above the waterline and Iroko below, on steamed Canadian Rock Elm frames.  Copper rivet fastened.  Timber and galvanised steel floors.  Iron ballast keel, galvanised keel bolts last drawn 2008.

Decks and cockpit

Laid teak deck over plywood.   Self draining cockpit.  Tiller steering. Transom hung rudder.


Varnished hardwood coamings with painted plywood coachroof deck.


Rig  – Bermudan sloop

Varnished spruce mast, deck stepped in a galvanised tabernacle.  Varnished spruce boom with slab reefing.

Standing rigging is stainless steel and galvanised wire, new October 2010.  SS rigging screws.

Internal galvanised chain plates, renewed July ’15.  Twin standing backstays.



Main and jib halyard on mast.

Mainsheet and jib sheet winches in cockpit, not self tailing.



Mainsail, Genoa, jib and spinnaker in good condition.

Storm jib in new condition.



Buchanan Viking Sloop


Yanmar 2GM20 15hp 2 cylinder diesel.   New centreline 4 blade propeller in 2015.  Shaft drive.



Fuel:  60 litres in a plastic tank under the cockpit.

Water:  Approx 80 litres in SS tank.



2 x 12v batteries, new 2015.


Bilge pumps:    2 x manual, 1 x electric.



Berths – 5

2 in forecabin.  2 settee berths in saloon.  1 quarter berth.

Large chart area to stbd.


Sea toilet and hand basin over.


Gimballed gas Plastimo cooker with grill and oven.  SS sink.







Stowe Dataline Log/sounder

Standard Horizon GX1700 VHF/DSC





6 man liferaft, serviced July ‘15

4 lifejackets

2 lifebuoys

Inshore pack of flares

4 Fire Extinguishers


Ground tackle

35lb CQR anchor



Extra gear

All over deck cover

Cockpit cover


Beaching legs


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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