Alan Buchanan designs need little introduction. A master of his art, he had a gift for designing yachts that are easy on the eye, sail beautifully and are comfortable and seakindly in all conditions. Sael, a Saxon Class sloop built by Priors to Lloyds 100A1, has benefited from knowledgeable and careful owners from new and is presented for sale in really nice condition. Carvel Mahogany planking on Canadian Rock Elm frames. Copper fastened. White painted topsides with gold cove line (repainted 2018). Varnished Teak toe rail.
Now only for sale due to a change in family circumstances, she represents a wonderful opportunity to own a beautiful, head-turning classic yacht. The owner has recently upgraded the fuel system and re-antifouled, so Sael is ready to go.
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The accommodation is attractively finished with white paint and varnished coamings and offers up to five berths in two cabins. In the forecabin, V berth with stowage under. Opening hatch to foredeck. Anchor chain stowage forward in the forepeak. Separate heads compartment to port with traditional Baby Blake marine toilet. Swing out washbasin with manually pumped water supply. Hanging locker opposite. In saloon, two settee berths with stowage behind and beneath. Fixed table with drop leaves. Unvarnished Teak soleboards throughout. Chart table to starboard with quarter berth behind and galley opposite. Tecma Nelson two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven (2018). Self draining stowage for two gas bottles. New gas hoses, regulator and cabin isolator 2018. Gas Certificate 2018. Stainless steel sink with manually pumped water supply. Oilskin hanging locker by the companionway.
Located under the companionway, Perkins Perama three cylinder 29hp diesel engine, fitted new in 1997. Electric start. Freshwater cooled via heat exchanger. Shaft drive to three bladed propeller. Single lever control. 10 gallon fuel capacity giving approximately 125 mile range at 6 knot cruising speed. Maximum speed under power 7 knots. The fuel system has been recently cleaned and refurbished with twin high capacity fuel filters fitted.
Masthead rigged sloop. Keel stepped Spruce mast with Spruce boom, both varnished. New mast gaiter 2017. Stainless steel standing rigging (2001/5). Terylene running rigging. Furlex 200S headsail furling system. Roller reefing mainsail (original system). Some lines led aft to cockpit. Two halyard winches on mast. Two control line winches by companionway. Two Lewmar 40 self tailing sheet winches. New genoa tracks 2018.
All sails are in good condition and the mainsail and furling genoa were valeted in 2018:
Built by R.J. Prior & Sons, Burnham on Crouch to a design by Alan Buchanan. Carvel Mahogany planking on Canadian Rock Elm frames. Copper fastened. White painted topsides with gold cove line (repainted 2018). Varnished Teak toe rail. Sheathed marine plywood deck with non-slip deck paint. Varnished Teak superstructure and coamings. Long keel with cast iron ballast. Keelbolts last drawn and inspected 1998. Iron strap floors and hanging knees. Keel hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit. Re-antifouled September 2020.
A previous owner of Sael commented: '...She was a beauty, built to Lloyds 100A1 in 1962 by Priors. She had nice accommodation in a classic, simple style, with a good heads and plenty of stowage - officially five berths, but better with three on board - plus great performance under sail; not at all sluggish. In the rough stuff, Sael was an absolute joy; dry, certain in movement and really capable...Buchanan had a knack of designing robust and attractive boats that performed well at sea, while being conservative rather than innovative inside. In my view it's a great but often underestimated formula. His boats look good and are a joy to own.'
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