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Buchanan Yeoman MkII

(REF: 18308)


  • Designer: Buchanan, Alan
  • Builder: Priors of Burnham
  • Year: 1959
  • Location: Spain
  • Length on deck: 35'
  • Beam: 8'9"
  • Draft: 5'9"
  • Tonnage: 10TM

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Buchanan Yeoman Mk II designed by Allen Buchanan and built by Priors in 1959 for an RAF pilot who used her for cruising and racing on the south coast of England.

The Yeoman MkII was a very popular and successful design combining beauty, manageability and speed in a very satisfactory way.  The boats are a sensible size making them easy to handle for a small crew or singlehanded but also having enough size, weight and capability to be successful offshore cruising and racing boats.

This yacht was bought by the present owners in 2011 and underwent a major refit over the next year with all the systems and machinery renewed, strap floors removed and refurbished, keel bolts checked, sails and rigging replaced plus the whole interior was replaced in mahogany to the original design with some very close attention to detail.

Raced extensively in the UK and the Mediterranean in current ownership with some excellent results proving her as a very practical and fast classic regatta boat but equally at home cruising with the family.


Length on Deck                 35′

Length Waterline             24’6″

Beam                                    8’9″

Draft                                      5’9″

Displacement                    9 tonnes

Thames Tonnage             10TM




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

Galvanised strap floors, all removed and re-galvanised in 2011 with new bolts.

External lead ballast keel of approximately 2 tons fastened with bronze keel bolts

Yacht laid teak deck glued over a marine plywood sub deck.

Varnished teak cockpit and coachroof coamings with chromed bronze port lights.

Sheathed plywood coachroof deck with varnished teak hand rails.

Self draining cockpit with tiller steering and a bridge deck.




Fractional bermudan sloop rig on a deck stepped hollow varnished wooden mast.

Varnished wooden slab reefing boom and a carbon fibre spinnaker pole.

Stainless steel standing rigging new in 2012 to internal galvanise chain plates.

Twin standing back stays and running back stays on tackles

Pair of self tailing Lewmar sheet winches on the cockpit coamings and a pair of original chromed bronze winches on the mast.

Mainsail, genoa, spinnaker and asymmetric all new in 2012 by SKB sails and in good condition.




Yanmar 29hp 4cyl diesel installed new in 2011.  Very low hours.

Single lever controls with a centreline 3 blade feathering bronze propeller.  5 knots cruising speed at 2 litres/hour.

40 litre stainless steel fuel tank in the cockpit locker

30 litre stainless steel water tank under saloon sole.

2 x 12 volt batteries charged from the engine alternator or through the installed 240v battery charger.

Installed shore power system.




3 berths including a quarter berth and twin V-berths in the fore peak.

Over 6′ headroom throughout the saloon.

Interior joinery replaced entirely in 2011 with mahogany and built to the original plan.

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

Galley has a removable gas camping stove with a single stainless sink with pressurised hot and cold running water.  Storage behind and below the galley surface.

Chart desk to starboard forward of the quarter berth.  Inboard facing chart desk with navigation instruments and switch board above it.

Saloon has a pair of settees finished in green leather.

Centreline door going forward through a bulkhead with the heads to port and porcelain hand basin to starboard.  Heads is a rebuilt Baby Blakes, newly chromed.  Hot and cold pressurised running water in the basin.

Forward again into the fore peak with twin V-berths in a very nicely appointed cabin.




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