Alan Buchanan 32 East Coast One Design
Shipwright-owned for 30 years
Alan Buchanan 32 East Coast One Design for sale | 9.60m (31'6") | 1964 | 1x diesel 20hp | Clinker Construction | Long Keel underwater profile | 5 sleeping berths | Boat REF# 245456
|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|
|Prop(s)||Fixed 3 blade (15 x 10)|
|Fuel consumption (approx)||Not Recorded|
|Draft Min||1.60m (5'3")|
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.
12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, solar panels, shore power
|Underwater profile||Long Keel|
Fresh water bladder - size unknown
|Total # of berths||5|
|No. of double berths||1|
|No. of single berths||3|
|Heads||1 heads (Manual)|
|Manual water system|
2 burner propane Stove
2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Harken windlass
(2 CQR, 1 kedge)
8 ft 2 piece nesting design, GRP, owner built dinghy (unknown year)
1 bilge pumps (0 manual / 1 electric)
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.