East Anglian Bermudan Sloop
Built in 1963, Hippocampus is a lovely example of
an Alan Buchanan designed East Anglian wooden cruising yacht. With beautiful
lines, when restored she’ll make a good family cruiser for up to four people.
East Anglians are always a welcome sight at classic regattas and these pretty
craft have stood the test of time very well and continue to flourish
Alan Buchanan was one of Britain’s most prolific
and successful yacht designers. He designed 22 boats, including yachts that won
the Admiral’s Cup, Cowes Week, and the Fastnet Race. A naval architect and
aeronautical engineer who worked as a draftsman on bombers and flying boats
during the war, his reputation for exceptional design of fast, seaworthy and
beautiful yachts was legendary. A set of
design plans are included in the sale.
After having a number of long term owners who
maintained and sailed in her regularly, Hipppocampus was left unattended for a
while. She is mostly sound with the hull being watertight however a comprehensive
refit is required. The main task will be to replace the current deck.
Hippocampus has be partially stripped in readiness for
restoration work to start. She comes with a full suit of sails, two anchors,
and a working Beta diesel engine.
She is moored on the River Medway at Upnor. The
successful buyer will need to arrange for motor passage/tow or lifting for
onward road transport as soon as the purchase is complete. This is reflected by the low asking price.
27ft 8 inch length
Keel stepped mast
Slooped Rig (most rigging, sails
in good or fair condition)
Beta 10 Engine
Stainless steel fuel tank
Hand bilge pump.
Fenders in fair condition One
Stanchions, stanchion wires and pull
pit (fair condition)
Built : 1963 by St Osyth Boat Yard Ltd in St Osyth, Essex, England
LOA : 27′ 8″
LWL : 21′ 0″
Beam : 8′ 0″
Draught : 4′ 6″
Displacement : 7 tons TM
Sail N° 280
Hippocampus Previous Home Ports
England-2022 to date
England (2001 -22)
(early 1980s) West Coast, Scotland
(1977-1980-) Hamble, England
Information courtesy of Harrison Butler Association
Current Price: £500.00
This Classic Alan Buchanan Wooden Sailing Yacht For Restoration-medway, Kent may be available on ebay