Capella of Kent is a Buchanan 41 sloop built as a 14 Ton Ocean Racer /
Cruiser in 1964 by Sutton and Wiggins Ltd., of Great Wakering, Essex. The
design is by Alan Buchanan and is related to Vashti, and Othona, a near
sister to Capella.
Construction is Burmese Teak planking on Canadian Rock Elm (CRE)
timbers with heavier frames in way of mast and deck openings laminated
from dry Oak or CRE. All Floors, hanging knees and lodging knees are
stainless steel - manufactured by the commissioning owner's company. Deck
beams and carlins are Iroko, coachroof beams are Oak and laminated Spruce. Decks
are Teak laid on marine ply, bronze screw fastened. Cabin sides and
cockpit coamings are Burma Teak, Cabin top is Marine ply Cascover
sheathed. The Keel is Lead, keel bolts Crotorite Z Bronze.
The Yacht was built to Lloyds 100A1 class under special survey and
monitored by the Naval Architect, Alan Buchanan, as she was being built.
Buchanan, Capella of Kent - Approximate Dimensions
|2 x good 2m berths in the forepeak|
|Heads to port, hanging locker to starboard|
|Settee berths either side of saloon with pipe-cot pilot berths outboard|
|Forward facing Navigation table to port|
|Galley with cooker and sink to starboard|
|Quarter berths aft, port and starboard|
|Excellent headroom throughout|
|Excellent stowage throughout.|