Alan Buchanan Vashti Class

£125,000.00 (Approx US$161,495) Reduced
  • Boat REF#  ·  324130
  • Length  ·  38'7"
  • Year  ·  1963
  • Construction  ·  Wood
  • Underwater profile  ·  Long Keel
  • Sleeping berths  ·  4
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 29hp, Nanni (2012)
  • Lying  ·  Plymouth Area
Boatshed Plymouth
Boatshed Plymouth
Jason Currie-Smith

Extra Details

Designer Alan Buchanan
Builder Priors
Lying Plymouth Area
Fuel capacity 13.2 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 65.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 2.2 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 29hp
Engine make and model Nanni (2012)
Engine Hours engine1= 47.2
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8 knots


Length 38'7"
Beam 9'7"
Draft Min 6'7"
Draft Max 6'7"
Displacement 26,460.0lbs
Storage On mooring


Cutter rigged Aluminium spars () with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2022)


Reefing mainsail - Slab () 2 Reefs
Headsail - Furling ()
Other sails Stay Sail ()

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 4 batteries charged by:


Construction Wood
Underwater profile Long Keel
Finish Paint finish


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)

There is also a water maker installed onboard.
The oven also benefits from an embedded grill.

4 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Manual water system
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Cockpit shower

There is also a water maker installed onboard.
The oven also benefits from an embedded grill.

4 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Cockpit cover
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Lewmar windlass (with remote control)
1 anchors
98'5" of chain
Hydrovane windvane self-steering system
Avon dinghy ()
2.5hp outboard, Mariner ()

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
Depth sounder
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

Life buoys
Swim ladder
Emergency steering

2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)

Broker's Comments

It's not often I struggle with where to begin when writing my Broker's comments but this Alan Buchanan Vashti Class yacht simply stopped me in my tracks when I first stepped aboard.

The quality of the craftsmanship of this yacht has to be seen to be fully appreciated. In my opinion she is one of the most beautifully handcrafted yachts I have ever come across.

The current owners purchased this yacht over twenty years ago. They had a clear vision then which has taken them over twenty years of hard work and painstaking attention to detail. One of the owners has spent his entire life as professional boatbuilder having been apprenticed by his father to build boats to Lloyds standard. And you can certainly see that lifetime of craftsmanship and skill in every aspect of this yacht. In fact, the owners have told me that she has in fact been rebuilt from the keel up and so in effect, she is a brand new boat. And that is certainly the feeling I got from the time spent onboard.

During the rebuilding and renovation of this yacht, the owners even met with the original designer Alan Buchanan and had meetings to discuss the boat's ongoing renovation to ensure that they met with his approval, which they did!

Whilst walking around the deck of this boat what struck me, apart from her beautiful lines and craftsmanship, was the rich, deep contrasting colours of the different woods and the deep shine through the thick protective varnish. This, mixed in with the highly polished chrome of the windows, portholes and winches, just made her whole appearance an absolute joy to behold.

Stepping into the deep, wide cockpit, again the craftsmanship and attention to detail is just lovely. The cockpit also benefits from a dog house built onto the coachroof which, when combined with the cockpit tent, provides great protection when sailing or moored up in inclement weather.

Stepping down below into the saloon galley area, again the richness of the different timbers and high quality finish everywhere truly make her a very lovely place to be. She has such a feeling of quality and strength and is certainly somewhere that I wouldn't hesitate in spending many a day, month or year aboard.

Moving forward on the port side there is a nice large heads with shower and a Blakes sea toilet that has been lovingly restored with all of the chrome work having been re-chromed. Then, just ahead is a spacious v-berth in the forward cabin.

The galley is large with plenty of stowage, a deep fridge, a deep twin sink and the cooker is full size with a large oven and four burner rings.

The nav station is large, well equipped and has a high level of specification when it comes to the navigation equipment and aids onboard. The chart table is also large and will easily accommodate chartwork.

Just behind the nav station is a nice sized quarter berth with a with a window letting light flood through from the cockpit area.

All in all, this boat has made my year... she was an absolute delight to be aboard and once you contact me to arrange a viewing, I'm sure you will be as awestruck as I was when you first step aboard.

Don't miss out on this stunning, rare beauty!!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

20 Years.

Why are you selling her?

Retiring from Sailing.

Where have you sailed her?


Where the particulars herein give details of a boat, whether new or used, they are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate or complete. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars and the vessel. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specification above or in a purchase contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless such items are specifically listed herein. At all times, where the particulars herein give details of a new boat and/or a new boat to be supplied/built by a builder/manufacturer, or a boat to be chartered, via our introduction, we do not guarantee or assume responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of any information offered by third-party companies in respect thereof including without limitation new boat builders/manufacturers, charter companies and/or companies/businesses which are ‘Friends of Boatshed’. We shall not be responsible for, or party to, any transactions, contracts or agreements between you and such third-party providers of products or services and it is incumbent upon you to verify such details direct with such entities and contract with them at your sole discretion and on terms that you agree.