12m Alan Buchanan Bermudan Ketch, 18t Bluewater cruiser

Price Details

Reduced Price: £35,000 GBP
Location: Cleethorpes, Grimsby NE Lincs, GB
Designer: Alan Buchanan
Year: 1970
Condition: Excellent, extensive refit. New teak deck.
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


An 18ton Alan Buchanan Blue Water Bermudan Ketch. A modern classic. She has been in the same ownership for over 20 years.
2017-18 she was housed in a boat shed, She had her decks replaced, laid Iroko 2 3/4inch x 1 3/8th inch planks and much of the aft wheelhouse.

In turn this work lead to the interior all being refurbished. She has been surveyed on completion of this massive project.
Generous headroom throughout. 4 berths in two cabins.
A large ex MOD Ford straight six 360 Series 6D engine was installed during the refit…only 90 hours on her clock since installation.


Nominal Length: 12.80m
Length Overall: 11.58m
Length Of Deck: 11.58m
Length At Water Line: 10.06m


Beam: 3.61m
Draft: 2.29m
Max Draft: 2.29m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 1000litres
Water Tank Capacity: 400litres
Dry Weight: 14 metric tonnes
Displacement: 18.00tons
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Engine Power: 130hp
Number of Engines: 1


Berths: 4
Cabins: 3
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 6



Builder: Jones & Teague of Sandersfoot,Wales
Designer: Alan Buchanan
Boat Name: Tegan


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 7: knots


Engine Model: Ford 360 Series 6D
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Description: Diesel engine 6 cylinder 130hp. Approx only 90hrs running time since being fitted 3 years ago.

Fuel consumption at 1800 revs  1.5 -1.7 gals per hour
Cruising speed 5-6 knots
Morse controls, electric start.
Engine sited in a sound proof box. Last serviced July 2018
Hydraulic wheel steering from the wheelhouse aft.
4 bladed propeller
Borg Warner gear box.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


Carvel Planked Iroko on oak frames. long deep keel. Capabilities of cruising Blue Waters. Deck has been replaced

with new Iroko laid deck 2 3/4inch x 1 3/8th inch planks with a Marine ply sub deck.

All the interior has been refurbished and painted out.
There has been the replacement of new teak wind screens to the aft deck house, oiled finish.
Re-surveyed after works were completed 2018.
External lead ballast keel.


The entire accommodation has been refurbished, since the new deck was laid.

24v LED lights throughout the accommodation
New 2018 Victron Charger unit

2 x Banks of batteries 24v ( 2 x 230amphr 12v) x 2
Headroom is ample throughout the vessel at its lowest she offers 6ft.
Accommodation is forward of the enclosed wheel house. Lower deck open up to a large saloon with integral galley. There is a double cabin aft and two single berths forward

A drop-leaf dining table in the saloon drops down to create further berthing , if required.
A drip fed diesel heating system, manual water pump system

Navigation Gear and Electronics:

Wheel steering
Furuno Radar MOD 1720
Sailor Compact VHF RT 2048
Navman DSC
Lowrance 3500L chart plotter


Bermudan Ketch Rig. Keel steeped Anodised alloy masts. Rotostay furling head sail. Stainless steel standing rigging Braid on Braid running rigging.
2 x Bronze Lewmar 46 manual sheet winches.
Her sails are all in serviceable condition.
Main sail Genoa Jibs No:2 & No: 3 a storm jib and a mizzen sail.
Safety Equipment: 4 x Auto life jackets
2 x safety harnesses
1 x 6 man life raft
MOB recovery
2 x life rings with lights
Handrails and stanchions around the decks