Alan Buchanan 32 East Coast One Design

Shipwright-owned for 30 years
  • Boat REF#  ·  245456
  • Length  ·  9.60m
  • Year  ·  1964
  • Construction  ·  Clinker
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 20hp, Yanmar 3YM20 (unknown year)
  • Lying  ·  Grenada
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Extra Details

Designer Alan Buchanan
Builder Newcastle, UK
Lying Grenada
Fuel capacity 113.6 ltr (25.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 20hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3YM20 (unknown year)
Engine Hours Engine1: 406
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Fixed 3 blade (15 x 10)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares


Length 9.60m
Beam 3.00m
Draft Min 1.60m
Displacement 6,050kg (13,340.3lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage In water


Sloop rigged Wood spars (unknown year) with Other standing rigging (unknown year)


Reefing mainsail - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail - Hank On (unknown year)
Other sails Additional Headsail 1 (unknown year)
Additional Headsail 2 (unknown year)
Storm Jib (unknown year)
Full Spinnaker (unknown year)

Standing rigging Norselay to 7.8mm fitted 1996. Test certificate available.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power


Construction Clinker
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish

Fresh water bladder - size unknown


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

2 burner propane Stove


Manual water system

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Harken windlass
3 anchors
(2 CQR, 1 kedge)
8 ft 2 piece nesting design, GRP, owner built dinghy (unknown year)
(Hard Dinghy)

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment

Life jackets
Safety harnesses

1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

Alan Buchanan is a well-respected post-war designer of seaworthy wooden boats.

This example is notable for being lovingly maintained by her liveaboard shipwright owner for 30 years. This included a refit completed in 2016. He had to return to the UK from the Caribbean but has left the boat in careful capable hands.

She is clinker-built mahogany, epoxy sheathed by her owner 10 years ago.

Suitable for liveaboard use or weekend cruising, systems are simple so have low maintenance demands and enable self-sufficiency. She comes complete with sails, tools and nesting sailing dinghy.

I went on board after a few weeks of heavy rain and saw no sign of water or damp, either in the bilge or through hatches/ports.

This Alan Buchanan 32 East Coast One Design has been personally photographed and viewed by Anita Sutton of Boatshed Grenada. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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