Built by Priors of Burnham on Crouch, Essex in 1959 to a Yeoman MKII design from Alan Buchanan – a yachting journalist of the time wrote “….It would be possible to obtain a cheaper 24ft waterline yacht, but hard to find one more closely complying with that old definition of an excellent yacht, one that combines beauty, habitability and speed……”The hull profile is drawn out into overhangs that are beautifully harmonious with one another. She has a cut away fore-foot and a graceful sheer.MARTOONI now requires refurbishing inside and out; though structurally sound there are a couple areas of rot that need addressing in her hull. A full survey listing all required repairs was completed in August 2019 and will be made available to her new owners. Located in Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom. Marina berth to end March 2020 available by separate negotiation.CONSTRUCTIONThe hull is carvel mahogany, the bottom three planks of teak fastened throughout with either copper or bronze to oak steamed frames. The main keel is elm with a cast iron ballast keel all bolts for which were replaced in September 2003. Galvanised iron floors throughout, of which six were removed and re-galvanised; one replaced and all bolts having been checked 50 of those replaced with new also in 2003. She has Spruce stringers. The teak doghouse and coamings are all varnished. Toe rails are teak. A new teak deck over ply, laid in 1991 is still of very good quality with plenty of thickness in the teak planking. She is tiller steered from the open self draining cockpit, with varnished teak seating and surround with teak sole gratings.ACCOMMODATIONWith a total 4 full size berths and a baby berth, the accommodation is accessed by sliding coach roof hatch and descending the companionway steps from the cockpit. The full size chart table is to starboard with navigation station and switch panel. Theres a quarter berth aft with box berth under the chart table, both sides have storage behind backrests. The engine box and galley are to port The gimballed Nelson 2 burner hob, grill and oven was new in 2010, bronze hand pump over sink, the galley area nicely enhanced with mosaic style tiling. The saloon short berth is to port and theres a Davey Hot Pot solid fuel stove on bulkhead that side. The period feel is enhanced by the the side mounted brass lamps. The fore cabin has two single berths with infill to make up a double and a hatch with bronze skylight port above to the forard coachroof, just aft of the foredeck. Stowage is to starboard and the heads to port. The Baby Blake WC was factory re-conditioned in 2000. A ceramic hand basin folds away into a locker above and behind the heads.RIG, SPARS AND SAILSZ Spars deck stepped tapered aluminium mast new in 2006 is fractionally rigged. All running and standing rigging was replaced at the same time.- Split standing backstay.- Hollow silver spruce spinnaker pole.- Mainsail (new 2006)- Westaways slab reefing- Large, small, working and storm jibs (all hank on)-Cruising chute (new 2005)DECK EQUIPMENT AND GROUND TACKLE- 2 x original Simpson Lawrence sheet winches (work anti-clockwise) on cockpit coamings – 2 x Lewmar 40 two speed winches and one original winch for reefing lines; mast mounted – Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guardrails.- 2 chromed dorades, 2 bronze mushroom vents (1 fore, 1 aft)- Various fenders and warps- Boarding ladder.- Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass.- CQR anchor and chain- Fishermans anchorMECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND SAFETY- Thornycroft 90, 35hp diesel engine on solid mounts re-aligned May 2008. Exhaust manifold replaced 2015- Newage PRM gearbox.- New 2 bladed bronze propeller (2006) re-pitched (2008).- Stern tube, propeller shaft, deep sea seal and coupling for engine replaced May 08 – Single lever Morse control.- Alternator charging 2 x 12 V 125 AH batteries.- Stainless steel fuel tank approx 40 litres capacity.- Sea cocks all solid bronze – Blakes renewed and replaced where necessary by Priors 2003. – 2 x original bronze manual Whale bilge pumps (1 x 2 , 1 x 2) – need repairingNAVIGATION- Cobra DSC VHF (new 2006)- Cobra Chart plotter (new 2007)- Autohelm speed, log, compass- Nasa Navtex
Current Price: £7500.00
This Wooden Sailing Yacht – Buchanan Yeoman Mk. Ii boat is located in Chatham, ME4 4LP and is being sold on eBay by symonkdawson.