BARBICAN is not the classic Alan Buchanan design. She hasn’t got the sweet sweeping sheer line nor the long elegant overhangs which normally draw the eye to his other designs. Built to satisfy the requirements of Bernard Hayman, a serious offshore sailor more interested in function than form. BARBICAN has a powerful, full bodied hull shape with relatively high topsides and a heavily cambered deck. All combining to created a very powerful, easily handled, sea kindly and spacious offshore cruising yacht.
An advocate of embracing modern technology to ease the rigours of long distance offshore sailing either short or single handed. Hayman and his ideas were ahead of their time in many ways. BARBICAN being built with a focus on easy short handed sailing and comfortable windward performance in heavy weathers. Since her build she sported twin roller reefing forestays with a third babystay also capable of setting a hank-on storm sail. The subject of the rig for BARBICAN having been written about extensively at the time of her design. Below decks she boast 4 proper sea berths and an highly function interior, ideally suited to life at sea. She has hand holds wherever you may wish to find one and lots of sensible deep storage spaces.
Lovingly cared for during the current ownership her inventory highlights include:
Volvo Penta D1-20 marine diesel engine. (2016)
FeatherStream bronze folding prop
Alloy mast and spars
Self tailing primary and secondary winches.
Sprayhood and mainsail stack pack new in 2016
Raymarine Evolution Tiller Pilot
Furuno chart plotter
Digital Yacht AIS Transponder
Pressurised hot and cold fresh water system
GN Espace galley range (2018)
Alaska diesel fired cabin heating
BARBICAN offers the rare opportunity to become the custodian of real piece of UK maritime history. A boat with a documented history that set the path for many designers to follow. Afloat and incomission viewing is strictly by prior appointment.
Please contact Mark Cameron at +44 (0)7988763254
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Kings of Burnham
Designer: Alan Buchanan
LOA: 9.81 m
Beam: 2.74 m
LWL: 7.31 m
Maximum Draft: 1.82 m
Ballast: 2235 kgs
Stainless steel grabrail on foredeck supporting safety lines running aft to boom crutch in cockpit.
Dorade vents forward of forward deck hach and between coachroof and mast step, call can be closed off in heavy weather.
General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.
Low-level navigation lights
Mast mounted steaming light
Masthead LED Bi-colour and anchor light
Liferaft – Viking 4 person raft, next service due 2022
MOB Recovery sling
In this case we are acting as brokers only. The Owner 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 Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.