35ft Buchanan Sloop, Saxon Class

Price Details

Price: £32,500 GBP
Location: West Mersea, Essex GB
Make: Buchanan
Year: 1957/8
Condition: Very good and well maintained
Category:  Classic Sail
Class:  Classic Racer /Cruisers
Keel Type: Full Keel


This is a Saxon class wooden sailing yacht designed by Alan Buchanan, built by Priors of Burnham on Crouch, Essex in 1957. Her design is typical of cruiser racing yachts of the period with a long keel, counter stern, rigged as a masthead Bermudan sloop. A single displacement hull, carvel planked of Honduras Mahogany on Canadian Rock Elm frames. A long Iron ballast keel. Teak decks laid on marine plywood.
Decks and cockpit coated with clear Coelan coating. Coachroof varnished. A serious Classic Cruiser Racer.
In her present ownership she has been well maintained. She has undergone some extensive refitting 2006, Recently surveyed May 2021, requiring the replacement of several hull planks Mahogany used Iroko. Works having been completed she was launched back in the water , Now ” in commission.”
During her life she has performed well when raced, the last 15 years she has achieved notable success in the local Regattas.
A new Beta Marine engine was installed 2015, She has had a new suit of sails made for her, 2017.
She is currently registered as an historic vessel.


Nominal Length: 10.67m
Length Overall: 10.52m
Length Of Deck: 10.36m
Length At Water Line: 7.85m


Beam: 2.90m
Draft: 1.78m
Air Draft: 13.41m
Max Draft: 1.78m


Fuel Tank Capacity: 30ltrs
Water Tank Capacity: 100ltrs
Displacement: 7.00metric tonnes
Cruising Speed: 5 knots
Engine Power: 28hp
Number of Engines: 1

Hull Design: Displacement
Hull Speed: 8: knots


Berths: 5
Cabins: 2
Heads: 1
Passenger Capacity: 5


Builder: Priors of Burnham on Crouch, Essex .
Designer: Buchanan
Boat Name: Aelfwyn


3 cylinder, Beta Marine 28hp, diesel engine with a range of 200nm.
Electric start, Morse control. Forward and reverse gear box. Indirectly cooled.
Located under the cockpit sole.
Engine last serviced 3rd January 2021.
Triple bladed folding propeller.
Engine Transmission Description: Shaft drive


A single displacement hull. Carvel planked of Honduras Mahogany on Canadian Rock Elm frames. A long Iron ballast keel. Teak decks laid on marine plywood.
Decks and cockpit coated with clear Coelan coating. Coach roof varnished.
Several planks on her portside were replaced early 2021. She has been repainted, boot top and antifouling. May 2021 insurance survey carried out.


She offers a good 6ft 4ind throughout the accommodation.Companionway steps down from the open aft cockpit. To port is the galley facility with a single sink and a Dometic spirit stove.
To starboard there is a pilot berth and the chart table navigation station.
Going forward the saloon with 2 x opposing settee berths drop leaf dining table. Shelving and cupboard behind the settee backs and below.
12 v cabin lighting, manual hand pump on water system.
Blown hot air heating system
Amidships under the mast deck to Starboard is a large hanging cupboard. to port are the Heads with privacy doors. The whole forepeak has a full sized double berth, with a bespoke mattress.
Fore hatch to fore deck.


A spray hood with clear view screen, canvas and frame.
Dodgers with her name on AELFWYN
Main sail boom cover.


Bermudan sloop rig with Solid spruce mast and spars Keel stepped mast, A Spinnaker pole of spruce, all with a varnished finish. Rigged by Priors of Burnham.
Halyard 3 in number : 2x self tailing Lewmar,  1 x  Lewmar
Sheet winches Ponoos Trimmer – 4 speed Genoa winch 2 x main sheet winches Lewmar 2 speed x 2
Standing rigging of stainless steel
Running rigging of polyester braid.
Sail wardrobe:
Main sails x 2 Dacron Wilkinson 2000, Doug Seaden Excellent 2017
2 x Genoas Dacron 2000, Doug Seaden Excellent 2017.

Navigation Equipment:

Tiller steering
Raymarine VHF
Chart plotter
Tacktic wind speed
Navigation lights.

Safety Equipment:

Pushpit pulpit stanchions and guard wires.