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1961 Buchanan Norman

Levington, United Kingdom

£25,000

The Buchanan Norman is a classic traditional design from the board of the renowned Naval Architect, Alan Buchanan.  A well balanced and well mannered craft that is fun to sail and a joy to own, and capable in all weathers.  This excellent example has been in continuous family ownership since new and is presented for sale in really nice condition.  If you are looking for a beautiful classic yacht, she is well worth a look.

Viewing by appointment through our Suffolk Office 01473 659 681.

Basic Boat Info

Price: £25,000
Boat Name: Bloemetje
Make: Buchanan
Model: Norman
Year: 1961
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Frost & Drake
Designer: Alan Buchanan
Construction: Wood
Keel Type: Full Keel

Dimensions

Length: 33 ft
Length Overall: 33 ft
Waterline Length: 24 ft
Beam: 9 ft
Max Draft: 5'6 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Nanni
  • Model: D772F
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 27hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn

Tanks

Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 75 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 45 L

Contact

Office

Suffolk Office
Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
Ipswich, Suffolk, GB, IP10 0LN
Tel:+44 (0)1473 659681
Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.



Accommodation

The accommodation offers six berths in two cabins.  In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under.  Opening hatch to foredeck.  Full width heads compartment with marine toilet.  In saloon, two settee berths.  Fold down saloon table.  The galley comprises a stainless steel sink to port with hot and cold pressurised water supply.  10 gallon freshwater capacity.  Two burner gimballed gas hob with grill to starboard.  Portable refrigerator.  Quarter berths to port and starboard.  Diesel fired cabin heater.  Radio/CD player.

Mechanical Systems

Located behind the companionway, Nanni D772F three cylinder 27hp diesel engine.  Electric start.  Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger.  Shaft drive to three bladed propeller.  Single lever control.  17 gallon fuel capacity giving approximately 200 mile range at 5 knot cruising speed.  Maximum speed under power 6 knots.

Electrical Systems
  • 2 x 12 volt batteries (2 & 3 years old)
  • Alternator charging
  • 240 volt shorepower
Spars & Sails

Masthead rigged sloop.  Anodised aluminium mast and boom.  Stainless steel standing rigging.  Terylene running rigging.  Slab reefing mainsail with lazyjacks.  Furlex 200S headsail furling system.  Two Antal self tailing sheet winches.  Two mast mounted halyard winches.  Reefing winch.  Spinnaker pole.  

  • Furling genoa  -  Parker & Kay
  • Mainsail  -  Parker & Kay
  • Spinnaker  -  Gowen
Deck Equipment
  • CQR anchor with chain
  • Kedge anchor
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardwires
  • Mainsail cover
  • Teak coachroof grabrails
  • Cockpit cover
  • Cockpit spray dodgers with boat name
  • Halyard bags
  • Boarding ladder
  • Various warps and fenders
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo Contest steering compass (2016)
  • Raymarine depth, boatspeed and log (2017)
  • Sealine VHF radio
  • Philips Navigator GPS 
  • JRC radar
  • Masthead and deck level navigation lights
  • Clock and barometer
Safety Equipment
  • 2 x fire extinguishers
  • Fire blanket
  • Jackstays
  • Deck light
  • Spotlight
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy
  • Plastimo 4 person liferaft (date of manufacture / last service unknown)
Construction

Built in 1961 by Frost & Drake, Tollesbury, to a design by Alan Buchanan.  White painted carvel planked hull with steam bent frames and copper fastenings.  Varnished mahogany superstructure with teak laid deck.  

Additional Equipment
  • Avon inflatable dinghy
  • Yamaha 3.5hp outboard engine
  • Winter storage cradle (lying Bedwells, Walton on the Naze)
Disclaimer

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.


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