10m Alan Buchanan, “Norman Class” 9T Bermudan Sloop 1962


ASKING  Price:  £14,000 GBP
Location: St Oysths, nr Clacton Essex GB
Design: Alan Buchanan, “Norman Class” 9T Bermudan Sloop

Hull Design: Fast Cruiser built to Lloyds 100A1 standard
Year: 1962
Condition: An Incomplete Restoration.
Category: Classic Sail
Class: Antique and Classic Race Cruiser
Keel Type: Full Keel


A Classic Alan Buchanan Masthead Sloop,  a “Norman” Class,  built to Lloyds A-100 standard at the St Osyths Boatyard, Essex, 1962.

Vessel present condition: excellent but unfinished.
A long restoration started 2008 at St Osyth Boatyard, Essex where she had been built by Shipwright Denis Barnes in 1962.
A new mast and boom were commissioned from Collars, working from the original Buchanan spar and sail plan drawings.

(The old aluminium mast and original roller furling boom are included in the sale, should they be wanted).

Her new build spars are being stored with Collars Sparmakers of Dorchester, Oxon, to date. There are several sails included in the purchase. She will require new standing rigging.
An overhauled 18hp Volvo, twin cylinder diesel engine has recently installed, complete with new feathering Darglow propeller and shaft. Requiring the cockpit to be reconfigured.
There is a large amount of safety gear, navigation gear included with her.
She requires an internal refit.

All the domestic services, systems fixtures and fittings need to be re-commissioned and installed.  All dry stored in the boat shed with the vessel.

After adding a substantial amount of money, time and labour into her, he feels the end is insight for any further financial commitment from himself in order to get her completed and back on the water. A new Custodian is now being sought.

Pictorial record of the Works from the beginning of the project 2008


Nominal Length: 10.00m
Length Overall: 10.06m
Length Of Deck: 10.06m
Length At Water Line: 8.53m

Beam: 2.74m
Draft: 1.52m
Air Draft: 13.72m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 45ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 85ltrs
Displacement: 6.00tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6knots
Engine Power: 18hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4   Cabins: 1
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 4


Builder: Denis Barnes at St Osyths Boatyard, Essex.
Designer: Alan H Buchanan
Boat Name: Maren


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 12 knots


Engine Description: An overhauled Volvo 2002, 18hp, Twin cylinder, unused since.
Gauges and single lever Morse controls in the cockpit.
Electric start, raw water cooled.    Gearbox: Volvo Forward & Aft gears.
New stainless shaft, Darglow bronze and stainless-steel feathering propeller.
New stainless steel fuel tanks.
A completed professional installation of engine, engine beds, stern gear. has taken place 2022/3
Engine sited on new beds, under the companionway steps and a reformed cockpit sole.



A Fast Cruiser built to Lloyds A-100 standards.
Keel Type: External Cast Iron ballast keel.  Keel bolts last drawn in 2005. Galvanised strap floors.

Carvel planked hull in 1inch Iroko, all copper fastened to Canadian Rock Elm steamed timbers, stands in a white primed state ready for top coat.

External Hull Colour: Hempel Undercoat at present, planned to be Hempel Ice Blue
Cockpit Type:  Aft a deep open self-draining cockpit.
Deck Construction: 5/8” Marine ply covered with Fibreglass. Ready for priming, the deck paint supplied Hempel Grey
Super Structure Construction: 3/8” Marine ply/West system cloth, laid on Oak beams. Teak coach roof sides and housings. Varnished teak toe rail.
Included in her Sale  is a comprehensive set of original Buchanan lines and construction drawings of Hull, Spars, Sail Plan Wiring etc.

The specific drawing for the original owners’ requirements and a copy of a letter signed by Alan Buchanan to a later owner of Maren in the 1970’s.
Patterns made for the forepeak sole and bunk cushions should they be required!

A Project to Complete.


Headroom: 6ft Main Cabin, 5ft 6″ in Forepeak
4 Berths all to be reconstructed:  Berth Lengths:  2 x 6ft 3ins opposing settee berths in the saloon. To be reconstructed.
2 x Quarter Berths of 6ft running aft under cockpit.To be reconstructed.
All domestic systems to be refitted and re-commissioned, replumbing and rewiring.
Taylors Paraffin Cooker.
A Taylors Paraffin Heater (overhauled) to be re-installed.
A central galley sink with freshwater pump and overboard discharge pump.
Simpson Lawrence porcelain wash basin with pump in fold away Mahogany box to be re-fitted.
Baby Blake toilet in Forepeak, (reconditioned, requires reinstalling).
Drop leaf folding table to be fixed to cabin sole in saloon.

Electric systems: To be installed
Heating system: Taylors Paraffin Heater (overhauled, to be re-instated)


Spray Hood (not seen)
A Manual Windlass

35lb CQR Anchor and Chain
4 Large Sausage fenders
1 Large Ball fender
2 New mooring lines
2 Rope Springs (unused)



Rig Type: Masthead Sloop
New Sitka Spruce hollow Mast and Boom made by Collars Ltd with all new stainless fittings and kicker fittings, built for loose footed slab reefed main. New Mast plate fixed to her keel .
Original Spruce spinnaker pole, bronze ends, professionally restored.
Main sail track and bronze spinnaker pole track
Large collection of sheets and blocks.
Standing Rigging Material: To be commissioned
Running Rigging Material: To be commissioned, the intention is to use Dyneema instead of wire etc
Lewmar single speed Halyard winch and original Merriman Bronze main sail wire winch
2x Gibb Bronze bottom action sheet winches.

Sail Wardrobe: all stowed in their respective sail bags. They were all valeted and repaired where necessary by Lawrence Sails.
Main sail reefing: Slab, the original roller reefing main sail is unserviceable, to be replaced.
Genoa, Genoa No:2, Tri-sail, Storm Jib. Head sail Reefing: Hank On.

Navigation Equipment: 

All  gear is presently in store and will need installing / updating/ replacing: Compass, Silvia Nexus Echo Sounder, Silvia Nexus Log, Cockpit Repeater, VHF Radio

Electrics: Tricolour Masthead Light, Steaming Light, Deck LED Downlights on Spreaders.

Safety Equipment:

Cruiser 4-man Life raft
Stainless steel Pulpit, Stainless steel Push pit
Bronze Stanchion Bases, Aluminium Stanchions. All to be refitted to the deck of the vessel.

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