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Buchanon Buchanan Spartan

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Boat REF# 56006
removed from sale
Length 7.50m (24'7")
Year 1953
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Sleeping berths 2
Engine 1 x diesel 6.5hp, Arona (unknown year)
Lying Chichester Harbour


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Extra Details

Designer Alan Buchanan
Builder Priors of Burnham on Crouch
Lying Chichester Harbour
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Fuel capacity 27.3 ltr (6.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 22.7 ltr (5.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 6.5hp
Engine make and model Arona (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 3 knots
Max speed (approx) 5 knots

Although this is an old engine, she starts everytime and runs very quietly, she has just been serviced and is very well maintained.


10% Discount on Boat Insurance
Length 7.50m (24'7")
LWL 6.00m (19'8")
Beam 2.00m (6'7")
Draft Max 1.20m (3'11")
Displacement 3,000kg (6,615.0lbs)
Headroom 1.58m (5'2")
Storage On marina


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (unknown year) with standing rigging (unknown year)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - (unknown year)

The rigging has all been reswaged as part of the restoration project

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Mahogany clinker planks on oak frames. This boat has been the subject of a careful three year restoration project. The hull is mainly original but has benefited from an additional number of new parallel frames. The deck and coach roof, including all structural beams are new as is the rudder.
There is a dvd made by the restorer showing everything done in this restoration.


Total # of berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Sink tick
Drapes tick
Manual water system tick
Non-Smokers tick

What would have been the forward cabin has been altered to provide a generous sized heads and anchor locker, although with minimal alteration you could convert this to another berth.

1 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Cockpit cover tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Beaching legs tick

2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(Plough, CQR)
12.00m (39'4") of chain
25.00m (82'0") of rode
The deck was re-painted this year and all varnishing was redone.

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

A fire extinguisher is also included.

Broker's Comments

If you are looking for an easily managed, classic Buchanan to sail either single handed or as a couple, then look no further than this very pretty Spartan. Don't even think about buying a restoration project when this is available, restored and ready to go for a fraction of the re-build cost. She is two berth but does benefit from a separate and spacious heads with a sea toilet, but this can easily be restored into two extra berths.
The Hull is largely original but the restoration included additional framing.
The deck and coachroof are all new and substantially engineered. The mast is now 'deck stepped' and has been designed to be easily lowered by two people.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Buchanon Buchanan Spartan has been personally photographed and viewed by Frank Gelder of Boatshed Chichester. 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.