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Alan Buchanan 32 Gaff Rigged Yawl

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Boat REF# 145326
This boat has been sold
Length 9.75m (32'0")
Year 1974
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 28hp, Yanmar 3GM30 (unknown year)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Buchanan
Builder Gweek, Cornwall
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 45.0 ltr (9.9 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 01/06/2009


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3GM30 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots

The engine has been used for less than 50hours since fitting and is estimated to have done less than 100 hours in total. The owner does not know the exact age of the engine but it is less than 10 years old. When it was fitted to this boat in 2010 it also had a new exhaust system, new prop-shaft, couplings and new prop.
700W Invertor.
Shore Power - 230V Supply with Galvanic Separator.


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Length 9.75m (32'0")
LWL 6.71m (22'0")
Beam 2.77m (9'1")
Draft Min 1.37m (4'6")
Draft Max 1.37m (4'6")
Displacement 7,000kg (15,435.0lbs)
Headroom 1.78m (5'10")
Storage On marina


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Yawl rigged Wood spars (2008) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (1996)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails Main Topsail (unknown year)
2 x Staysails (unknown year)
Mizzen (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Staysail for Mizzen (unknown year)

32ft Gaff Rigged Yawl - Overall length including Bowsprit 35ft.
New stainless steel Turnbuckles fitted in in 2010.
Spinnaker Pole.
Wickham Martin furling gear for both foresails lines controls from cockpit.
New main mast in 2008.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


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Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Pitch Pine Planking on Oak Timbers with Copper Fastenings.
Teak over Marine Ply Decks.
Iron Ballasted Long Keel.
Keel bolts removed and checked in April 2012 and most bolts were replaced with new.
All floor bolts and bronze screws replaced in April 2012.
Hull repainted May 2012.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Electric)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick

Coal fired stove for cabin heating.
Paraffin lamps and also 12V electric lighting in Saloon.
Jabsco Electric Sea Toilet - new 2012.
Pumped pressurised cold water.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

St2000 Autohelm.
7" GPS/Colour Plotter - Sewa Barracuda.
Clipper Battery Monitor.
Clipper Depth.
Walker Trailing Log.

Deck Gear

Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Electric windlass
1 anchors
27.00m (88'7") of chain
Windlass controls in cockpit and at the bow.
Coachroof winter cover.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

4 Man Liferaft in Canister - new 2010.
Auto Bilge Pump.
Stanchion posts are available with the safety wires.
Jack Stays.

Broker's Comments

This Classic Alan Buchanan Yawl is a beauty; there are not many boats that have the style and appeal of this one. She has also been maintained and looked after by her various owners one of whom was Jon Wainwright of "Only so Many Tides" fame. Not only does she look great she is also a fast seaworthy yacht this Gaff Rigged Yawl is capable of 7 plus knots - up to 9 knots, we are told, in perfect conditions.
In recent years the engine has been replaced and various works completed on the hull and keel boats – see details above. The hull was also repainted in May of 2012 and the decks and coachroof the previous year. The photographs of her sailing past were taken at the time of listing this boat and as you can see she looks to have a good set of sails and makes a very pretty site on the river.
We have a lot of history on this vessel; if we have got you interested feel free to call to discuss her in more detail.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Alan Buchanan 32 Gaff Rigged Yawl has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.