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45ft BUCHANAN CRUISER/RACER – 1962 – Teak – Full Project – Lying: Hayling Island

Boat Details

Overall Length: 44ft 8ins
Waterline: 30ft
Beam: 10ft 6ins
Draught: 6ft 9ins
Displacement: 16 Tons T M
Engine: 50hp VOLVO PENTA D2 (2021)
Berths: Seven Berths in two Cabins
Sail: Bermudian Sloop Rig
Designer: Alan Buchanan
Builder: William King, Burnham
Year Built: 1962
Location: Hampshire

NORYEMA II was built to Lloyds 100A1 for Ron Amey in 1961/62 by Williams King and Sons of Burnham on Crouch. Ron had much success with the boat and got into the Admirals Cup which they went on to win in 1963. The boat was used in a sailing school for a period, before being sold to the current vendor’s father, and was re-named ‘Rosheeba’ in 1965. In 1975 – 1985 she was in her third ownership and known as ‘Tiree III of Bosham’, and in 1985-2019 she was know as Bequila.

The current owner bought his father’s old boat in 2019, and although the boat had been known as ‘Rosheeba’ during his family’s ownership, he decided to return the name to the original NORYEMA II (the original owner, Ron Amey’s name spelt backwards). Sadly, he now finds himself unable to finish the project of restoring the boat himself and would love to see this wonderful boat back to her best and enjoying adventures with a new family, just like the ones he remembers from his childhood.

45ft Buchanan NORYEMA II  built by William King of Burnham on Crouch – sold as an on-going project with new Volvo Penta D2 50hp engine ready for installation and refurbished Blake toilet. Currently stored in a shed ready for work to commence, NORYEMA II was recovered from Cornwall in 2019 where she had spent 25 years in a poly-tunnel, undoubtedly a true barn find as such. A 2017 survey, available on request, summarised the boat as showing few signs of advanced decay, quite remarkable given her situation at that time. Now ready for works to be completed on her restoration, which includes the replacement of the bolts on the hull straps and the keel bolts. Ideal project for someone knowledgeable who will enjoy the restoration process and then enjoy sailing a beautiful classic yacht when complete.

New Volvo Penta D2 50hp inboard diesel engine purchased at the beginning of 2021 – not installed
4 blade bronze propeller
Stainless steel fuel tank

Sprayhood present, believed original
Quantity of sails in bags available
Standing rigging, believed over 30 years old

7 Berths in 2 cabins
Saloon table
Refurbished Blake heads
Interior furniture currently removed from the boat but available for re-installation or as original patterns

Built by William King of Burnham on Crouch, launched May 1962
Teak and Mahogany hull
Fin keel
Wheel steering
Ply decking with Sure Grip application
2 opening hatches
2 Cockpit lockers
6 Lewmar winches

National Historic Ships Register


Undoubtedly an opportunity of a lifetime to buy a classic Buchanan cruiser/racer, a time capsule lost to the world since 1985 in a Cornish garden. All things considered she is in remarkable condition with a full survey available. Huge potential to restore to an outstanding yacht once again.

LYING: Hayling Island


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