Alan Buchanan De Reuter Class, Steel Motor Sailer - Currently lying St. Lucia, West Indies 

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Price 29,950 GBP (43,400 USD) SOLD. More craft like this required!

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Description Alan Buchanan steel motor sailer built in Holland by  DeRuyter in 1960/61 and fitted out by Dixon Kerly Ltd of Malden, Essex. Rebuilt in 1985-88 and major re-fit from 1995-98.

LOA: 36'4 LWL: 32'
Beam: 10'10 Draft: 4'6 
Round bilge hull form
Steel hull and superstructure with 'Treadmaster' decks
Steel integral long keel with lead ballast.
Displacement: 11.75 tons

Machinery: -  

New 1993 Leyland 4/98 4 cylinder 3.8 litre 66HP diesel engine with approx. 930 hours.
Cruising speed 6.5 knots, maximum speed 7.5 knots
Newage mechanical gearboxes
Morse controls

Hydraulic Wills Ridley steering system.

Tankage: -  

Fuel capacity 400 gallons in 2 tanks 
Fresh water capacity 100 gallons in 1 tank 
Pressurised water system heated via heat exchanger and calorifier (10 gal.) 

Accommodation: - 

Sleeps 5 in 1 double and 1 single in aft cabin and 2 singles in fwd V berth cabin. 
Full standing headroom 
Galley area with Taylors 030 paraffin cooker, oven, sink and Thermocool fridge. 
Head compartment aft with Baby Blake sea toilet and basin. 
Roomy wheelhouse with chart table and seating 
Comfortable saloon with full-length settees. 

Rig: - 

Gaff ketch rig with silver spruce masts and spars by Dixon Kerly. 
Stainless steel standing rigging. 
Main gaff (new), Genoa (2 years), Cruising Chute (2 years), Mizzen (new), jib and storm jib. 
Max. sail area approx. 520 sq. ft. 


Sestrel Major compass 
Magellan Nav1200 GPS  
NASA Echo sounder  
Kelvin Hughes Husun 55 VHF R/T 
Bower 35lb CQR anchor with chain and 25lb CQR kedge 
3 Manual fire extinguishers and 1 auto. in engine  room 
Lifebuoy and light 
S/S Boarding ladder 
Avon dinghy  
Warps, fenders and boathook 
Engine spares 
12V Stereo System


 'Santiago' is in very good condition following her 3 yr re-fit during '95-'98 by her current owner. All hull defects were corrected either during this refit or the previous '85-'88 re-build prior to grit blasting and application of Jotun Jotomastic epoxy in 1998, which is so far uncompromised.

Also during her last refit the interior was removed, upgraded and replaced along with all the ballast which was replaced with lead ingots and cemented in. 

The current owners sold up and moved aboard in 1998, leaving Great Yarmouth shortly afterwards. After a year in the Canary Islands 'Santiago' was sailed across the Atlantic Ocean (via the Cape Verde Islands) to her current cruising grounds of the Eastern Caribbean. Time for the crossing to Martinique was 20 days. 

She is an utterly reliable, very strong and sea kindly vessel that would suit a young couple looking for a bit of Caribbean adventure without the hassle of having to cross an ocean. 
Easy mast stepping for canal/river cruising, SSR registered and VAT exempt due to her age. 

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 THESE SPECIFICATIONS ARE INTENDED AS ILLUSTRATION ONLY AND DO NOT FORM PART OF ANY CONTRACT The particulars given above are believed to be correct but the Vendor does not make or give and neither the Broker nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty in relation to this vessel in respect of which any Purchaser must rely on his own inspection.