Friday, December 11, 2015

East Anglian Restricted Class Yacht

Quite a few of these1950/60 carvel mahogany, masthead sloops remain in commission. Over a hundred were built, mostly at William King’s of Burnham-on-Crouch, and others at Dixon’s and Kerley’s of Maldon until 1971. The first was built at William King’s in 1957.  They were designed by Alan Buchanan to a specification meeting the requirements of a committee of East Coast yachtsmen who wanted an affordable, restricted class yacht for local club racing and cruising. 


LOA 27’ 9”
Beam 8’ 0’
Draught 4’ 6”
Displacement 9,300 lbs 
Auxiliary 4 HP Stuart Turner Petrol Engine


East Anglian - Sailboat Data

‘One Bamboo’ - an East Anglian

Vanessa Bird's East Anglian Article from Classic Boat 

Buchanan Owners Association

East Anglian Restricted Class (Photo of ‘Cherete’)

‘La Lucha' - East Anglian Sloop (Mk 2) Sold £15,000

Two East Anglian 28s for Sale £10,000 and £5,950

‘Siward’ for Sale £23,000


Alden Smith said...

Bill, seasons greetings to you and yours.

In my opinion the nicest of this type (moderate proportions, stern hung rudder, long keel ) that Alan Buchanan designed was 'Barbican' that was built by Kings for the late Bernard Hayman a long serving editor of Yachting World magazine. I always thought that the Barbican design would make an ideal deep water single handed yacht. It would be good if you did a post on Barbican - I would love to see if you can tease out from somewhere photographs of her that I have not seen! or possibly photos of her sisterships.

William Serjeant said...

Thanks Alden,

I entirely agree. A lot of thought went into 'Barbican's' design to meet Bernard's requirements. I saw her now and again at Burnham-on-Crouch. She was a very substantial, impressive yacht - the sort that gives you confidence because of her sea-keeping qualities. You know that she will not let you down - she will look after you, no matter how difficult things become. You'll be able to sail off a lee shore in a full gale.

I'll have a look around to see if I can come up with anything;