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East Coast One Design Viking 30
Alan Buchanan designed Viking of Mersea and had her built by French Brothers, Battlesbridge, Essex in 1961 as the first boat in her class, East Coast One Design. His aim was to build a racing boat that was also comfortable for cruising.
Clinker built, Viking of Mersea was built by French Brothers in mahogany planking on hardwood frame. She competed in the 1961 Fastnet race and finished 10th in her class. The owner has copies of an article from Yachting Monthly December 1961 about her and also has the blue book showing her past owners.
The owner bought her in 2016 but now in his nineties he has been unable to maintain her as he would wish. The original mast was damaged so he has replaced it with an aluminium mast. He has numerous sails which he is including in the sale. The Bukh engine needs attention and parts are still available.
This is a boat that needs rescuing and the owner is looking for someone to take her on.
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|LOA||: 31' 0" (9.4m)|
|Beam||: 9' 1" (2.8m)|
|Draft||: 4' 8" (1.4m)|
|Engine Type||: Inboard|
|Engine||: Bukh DV10 10hp|
The saloon has good headroom and four berths of good size and width; 2 berths in the saloon and 2 quarter berths. The forepeak offers excellent storage and also houses the heads.
The upholstery has been replaced and is in good order.
The galley has a sink with manually pumped water. There is a Flavel Vanessa 2 burner gas hob and grill which is unused.
Replacement aluminium mast
Many other sails included
Neptune 100 VHF
Furuno GPS Navigator
Seafarer 701 depth
Solar battery charger
Automatic bilge pump
Inflatable Dan Buoy
Warps and fenders
New upholstery to all berths