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"Cassis of Kent", Buchanan Bonito Class Sloop -  SOLD

Sails and Deck Gear
Nav Station


Cassis of Kent is a Bonito class Sloop designed by Alan Buchanan, understood to have been moulded by Seamaster Ltd of Dunmow, and fitted out  by Priors of Burnham in 1967.

She has GRP hull with an encapsulated keel, Teak laid over plywood decks and Teak coachroof and cockpit.  It is understood that the Hull was epoxy treated in the 1990s.

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  35ft 2ins 10.7m
Length on Deck  34ft 6ins 10.52m
Waterline Length  25ft 8.23m
Beam  9ft 6ins 2.9m
Draft  4ft 10ins 1.46m
Displacement  7.5tons

Rig, Sails and Spars

Aluminium Alloy mast and boom (1994) 
Stainless steel standing rigging (1994)
Self tailing sheet and halyard winches
Spinnaker pole
Whisker Pole

Sailspar headsail reefing
Mainsail, fully battened, Slab reefing, Gowen  - good
Lazyjacks / bag 2005
Genoa - Gowen - 2005
Storm Jib - unused
Cruising chute
Spare mainsail 
2 spare genoas

Deck Equipment

CQR Bower anchor
Bruce Kedge anchor

Lofrans Manual windlass

Steering compass
Ensign / staff
Anchor ball
Motor sailing cone
Anchor light
Teak cockpit grating
Sprayhood (2005)

Dodgers (2005)
Boom tent
Cockpit cushions
Deck mop
Boat hooks

General Equipment

Clock and barometer


Gimballed 2 burner stove with grill and oven
Electric fridge
Pots Pans and cutlery included


Oil lamps

Engine and Machinery

Yanmar 3GM30 3-cylinder 24 hp diesel engine.

2102 engine hours (Sept 2006)

Eberspacher heating (2004)


Water 25 Gallons approx, GRP
Diesel 10 gallons  approx, stainless steel

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 12Volt 110 AH batteries
wired through 3-way isolating switch

Circuit breakers on major circuits

Autohelm GPS
Autohelm Multi Log / depth sounder


Chart table repeaters


Autohelm ST 4000 Autopilot


Matsui broadcast radio


Sony CD player with remote control

Autohelm electronic compass

Husun Compact VHF Radiotelephone

Safety Gear

Horseshoe lifebelt with light


3 x Fire extinguishers
Fire blanket
Safety harnesses
Boarding Ladder
Radar reflector
Flares (not all guaranteed in date)
Manual bilge pump

Shore Gear

Inflatable dinghy Yam 250T, slatted bottom,(2004)
Yamaha 2hp outboard for dinghy

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
or email to:
In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.