1960 Buchanan 35' Bermudan Sloop

Buchanan 35' Bermudan Sloop - Description

1960 Buchanan 35' Bermudan Sloop, with new mainsail, genoa and mast, and replacement Yanmar 3JH4E engine, all fitted last year. 'Easter' is a beautiful boat, built of teak and she has a number of attractive features, making her a great classic boat to own; she has a huge 6'4'' headroom in the cabins, and for a wooden boat she's relatively low maintenance, requiring just one coat of varnish each year,and a scrub and antifoul which can be both be done over a couple of weekends. She's been performing excellently since her new sails were fitted last year, and is regularly sailed by her current owners, meaning she's in 'ready to go' condition. 

Hull and Deck

  • Hull planked in teak, all copper fastened to Canadian rockelm closed-spaced timbers and 3.25 ton lead keel and bronze bolts.
  • Long keel
  • Fabricated galvanised steel ring frames forward and aft of the mast giving extra strength to the coach roof.
  • New wooden (Douglas fir) Noble mast 2020
  • Tiller steering
  • Solid teak decking
  • Self draining cockpit
  • 2 Anchors (plough and crownstock) 
  • Manual windlass
  • Stanchions, guard wires and guard rails
  • Boat hook
  • Cockpit table base (shared with saloon table)
  • 4 Large cockpit lockers
  • 2 opening hatches
  • 4 warps, 6 fenders
  • Antifouled 2021
  • Sprayhood frame available

Engine and electrical

  • Yanmar 3JH4E 35hp engine, fitted used in 2020, 500 hours total running
  • New stern gear, propeller and prop shaft also fitted 2020
  • Diesel
  • Shaft drive
  • Approx 100L stainless steel fuel tank
  • 3 bladed bronze propeller
  • 2 Batteries
  • Solar panel
  • Battery charger
  • Alternator charging from engine

Sails and Spars

  • New Saunders Sails, Main and Genoa 2021
  • Spinnaker
  • Jib
  • Spinnaker pole
  • 2 spare main sails and 2 spare genoas
  • Standing rigging approx 14 years
  • Running rigging replaced 2020
  • Backstay and backstay adjuster
  • 5 winches
  • Sail cover new 2021


  • 5 Berths in forward cabin and main cabin
  • Main cabin has three single berths, one to stbd and two bunks to port
  • Forward cabin double berth
  • 6'4'' headroom (very generous for a classic boat)
  • Blue vinyl upholstry
  • Teak floor
  • Heater
  • Hot water
  • 45gal galvanised water tank, re-lined 2020
  • Saloon table (can be moved to cockpit)
  • Chart table
  • Wet locker/hanging locker
  • Galley with sink, oven/grill, hob, and crockery/cutlery
  • Heads compartment with Baby Blake manual toilet


  • 4 man life raft
  • 1 Fire extinguisher
  • Radar reflector
  • Jackstays
  • Harnesses
  • Automatic bilge pump

Owners Comments

I’ve owned Easter for 11yrs, I particularly wanted a classic yacht, drawn to the elegant shape and beauty of wooden boats. Being 6ft 4” I also wanted a yacht I could comfortably stand up in, Easter ticked all the boxes. She has been described as an exceptional yacht, ideal for anyone considering off-shore voyage’s where strength and sea-worthiness are as important as performance and comfort. I can definitely agree with this, I have travelled to France, channel Islands and this Summer spent 6 weeks aboard travelling around the West Country and Scilly Isles. She always feels safe, no matter what the weather throws at you, in fact she has been across the Atlantic three times, with previous owners.

Easter was built to Lloyds 100A1 (maintained in class until,1982) and above average specification using the very best materials. Alan Buchanan himself said the standard of workmanship and finish by William King was exceptional. Much was written about her when launched in 1960, featured in Yachting World annual. The design is typical Alan Buchanan, who at the time was leading his field with Class 1 yachts. She has a long keel, steeply raked transom stern with transom hung rudder. Planked in teak, all copper fastened to Canadian rockelm closed-spaced timbers and 3.25 ton lead keel and bronze bolts. Fabricated galvanised steel ring frames forward and aft of the mast give extra strength to the coach roof. The deck is solid teak, self draining cockpit with exceptionally large lazerettes, useful for storing; ropes, fenders, outboards, paddle boards, spare fuel, water and many other useful or non-useful things.

Having spent the past few years re-furbishing her from inside to out, she receives admiring comments wherever she goes and with her new sails is performing really well. I am reluctantly selling her as I would like to spend time sailing in the Med and further afield to the Caribbean and would prefer something a bit larger as a liveaboad and more suited to a hot climate.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.



Overall length: 10.67m
Hull beam: 3m
Max. displacement: 8120kg
Fuel capacity: 100 litres
Engine: 1 x Yanmar 3JH4E
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