32ft Gaff Yawl Buchanan design, 1974

Price Details

Price: £29,500 GBP
Location: Essex GB
Make: Alan Buchanan design
Year: 1974
Condition: Very good
Category: Sail
Class: Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


Reynardine is a classic Alan Buchanan Gaff Yawl , built by R M Johnson at Gweek Creek Cornwall IN 1974. Solidly built of pitch pine on oak frames with a laid teak deck over marine ply she is a fast and seaworthy vessel.

She cruises easily at 5-6 knots with a top speed of 8-9 knots. Deceptively spacious below, standing headroom throughout the saloon and the gallery area. There is a double berth in the foc’sle, 2 single berths in the saloon plus a pilot berth.

Large self draining cockpit which will comfortably seat five persons. Last surveyed in April 2017 when she was given a clean bill of health with no requirement for any remedial work.
Reynardine has always been well looked after by all her owners with recent work including; new mast (2008), rewiring (2008-10), reconditioned engine including a new exhaust and prop shafted propeller (2010),

keel bolts(2012), floor bolts and screws (2012) , new electric sea toilet (2012), new Stirling charger/conditioner (2015) and a new running rigging (2016).
She has a virtually complete history including some original drawings.  Reynardine has the visual appeal of a yacht 120 years ago with the advantage that she is less than 50years old .

Jon Wainwright (author of “Only so many tides” and well known East Coast sailor) sailed her to Holland and the Baltic.  Previous owners have sailed her to Brest, Douarnenez and the Channel Islands



Length Overall: 8.53m
Length At Water Line: 6.71m

Beam: 2.77 m


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1


Builder: R M Johnson, Gweek Creek
Designer: Alan Buchanan
Boat Name: Reynardine


Hull Material: Wood
Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots

Displacement: 7 tonnes
Cruising Speed: 6 knots

Engine Description: Yanmar engine 3GM30, Morse control located under cockpit sole, 3 cylinders, electric start type, direct cooling system. Last service 2019.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive



Long keel, iron keel ballast, cockpit; self draining.  Deck construction; teak over marine ply. deck colour- natural teak.  Super structure construction- Elm, Cream painted topsides.



headroom 1.78m double berth and heads in foc’sle, 2 single settee berths in saloon, galley, navigation area and pilot berth at aft end with companion way.

paraffin lamps and 12v lighting.  Jabsco electric sea toilet, 2 burner gas cooker/oven/stove/grill. sink with pressurised cold water supply and natural pump out.


Deck equipment, ground tackle: CQR Anchor with 27m chain. electric windlass with remote cockpit controls.
Rig and Sails: mast and spars: solid wood,  mast: keel stepped, spinnaker pole: wooden with bronze fittings

Rig type: A Gaff Yawl   main sail with slab reefing : Wyckham Martin furling gear head sail reefing jib.

Navigation Equipment:

Navigation lights, anchor light, Sewa Barracuda 7″GPS plotter,  ST2000 tiller autohelm:  Clipper depth sounder,  compass. Icom VHF, DSC radio.

Safety Equipment: 4 man life raft- new 2010  requires servicing.
Full set of stanchions and wires including a pulpit ( removed but are supplied with the boat.)