Alan Buchanan Ketch - USD 39,000


'Mintaka' is a classic long keeled double ended cruising yacht of the most traditional lines. She is a very comfortable and surprisingly fast yacht with such appealing lines. Wide side decks, bordered by 7'' high bulwarks afford safe and easy movement and deck work forward. Built safely and simply, items such as the bronze worm drive steering highlight this yacht's strength and integrity.

She had a complete refurb in 2013, inside and out. Topsides, decks and coachroof repainted. The interior was re worked, the forepeak converted from a workshop to a new double cabin and all interior paint and varnish renewed.

Then in 2014 she had a complete bottom job, the hull taken right back to bare steel and it is still in prime condition.

Now in 2017 she has recently received another good refit and stands in excellent condition.

The yacht has sailed Cape Horn two times and is ready for new adventures.

Inspection by appointment with exclusive brokers YBC.

Location: Langkawi
Year Launched: 1979
Registered: Australia
Designer: Alan Buchanan Builder: New Zealand pro
Displacement11 tons Ballast: Lead
Engine: Perkins 4-107 47hp Keel: Full
Steering: Wheel,worm drive Windvane: Fleming
Hull: Steel
Deck: Steel
Fuel: 250 litres (1 steel tank)
250 litres (2 steel tanks)
Length: 10.76m
Beam:   3.45m
Draft:   1.64m
Engine hours: unrecorded
Speed under power: 7kts
Propeller: 3 blade fixed
Full forward is the double cabin with pullman style berth. Moving aft, the saloon has a double folding leaf table with dining seating on the starboard settee. The nav. station is to port and the heads to starboard. There is a quarter berth on the starboard side and to port is a sail and rope locker. Headroom is 6'7''. Lighting is a mixture of incandescent and kerosene lights. A stainless steel TAYLORS kerosene heater is bulkhead mounted in the saloon.

TAYLORS kerosene two burner hob and oven. Single stainless steel sink, hand and foot pumped salt and fresh water. 50 litre 12volt fridge (new 2013).

One electric Jabsco. No holding tank. Stainless steel sink and vanity.

Electrics & Batteries:
The yacht is served by it's DC system alone. House bank is 3 x 150amp wet cell batteries. 100amp engine battery. Charging from two 80watt solar panels, engine alternator and 30amp DH battery charger.

Electronics & Navigation:
  • New RAYMARINE sailing instruments
  • GARMIN 152 GPS
  • RAYMARINE ST 1000 autopilot
  • IRIDIUM Sat phone
  • NAVMAN VHF radio
  • ICOM HF receiver
  • Radar reflector

42' Oregon timber cutter ketch rig. Stainless steel standing rigging. Deck stepped, tabernacle main mast. Full height mast steps. Masthead tricolour.

Deck Gear:
  • BARIENT and ARCO winches
  • Brass DORADE vents
  • Brass portlights
  • Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit
  • Boom gallows
  • Ship's bell

Sail Inventory:
  • 1 x Tanbark headsail (furling)
  • 1 x number 2
  • 1 x Tanbark staysail (hanked)
  • 1 x flying jib
  • 1 x Tanbark main (loose footed, slab reefs)
  • 1 x Tanbark Mizzen (loose footed, slab reefs)
  • Spare headsail
  • Cruising chute

Safety Gear:

  • 2 adult life jackets
  • 5 harnesses
  • Flare pack
  • 4 fire extinguishers (2013)
  • WHALE GUSHER manual bilge pump

Ground Tackle:
  • SIMPSON LAWRENCE manual windlass
  • 40lb CQR
  • 60m 3/8 galv. chain
  • FORTRESS anchor

Covers and Awnings:
Navy blue sprayhood with new clears. Awnings and boom covers. New hatch and winch covers

Plywood tender. No outboard.


YBC offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to being sold at any time, price change or withdrawal from sale without notice.