Mark Cameron Yachts

Jones of Buckie Spey 35


Must be sold. Sensible offers invited.



Lying: Argyll, United Kingdom

General Information

Manufacturer/ModelJones of Buckie Spey 35
DesignerGL Watson
New or UsedUsed
Sale StatusAvailable
LyingArgyll, United Kingdom


Hull ConstructionCarvel planked, round bilge.
Keel TypeFull keel


EngineLister HRW3M. 3 cylinder slow running marine diesel engine.
Fuel Capacity909.218l


Drinking Water Capacity455l


Owner by the same family since new GALENA has had an interesting history from the start. The Jones of Buckie London Boatshow Exhibit in 1967 The original visitors book still accompanies the boat and boast the signature of then Prime Minister Edward Heath amongst others. In total approximately 20 of the class were built with a further number of larger variants built up to 40'.
In her early years she made her way through the French canals to the Mediterranean before being based on the island of Malta for over a decade. Making her way back North again through the French canals she has been based on the West Coast for the last 20+ years. Currently lying ashore this much loved member of the family is now reluctantly offered for sale.

The GL Watson designed Spey class is instantly recognisable with the canoe sterned hull and unmistakable superstructure. There are variations on the deck construction. GALENA is of the stepped deck design with a large flush open deck forward of the wheel house and small coachroof superstructure aft.
Carvel planked, canoe stern with full length keel and keel skeg supported rudder.
Oak backbone and wood keel
Heavy larch planking with caulked seams.
Heavy sawn oak frames, floors and stringers.
Iron strap floors in way of wood keel.
External iron ballast keel running length of keel.
Iron rudder.
Hull painted out internally where accessible.
Topsides finished in single pack white paint with gold cove line.
Below water line finished in blue antifouling.
Sawn oak deck beams and carlings.
Iron lodging knees
Stepped deck, flush forward of wheelhouse.
Swept laid teak deck, joggled in to king plank.
King plank and margin boards varnished.
Wheelhouse and after superstructure of mahogany, painted white with varnished mahogany trims. Wheel house roof painted in cream non-slip deck paint.
Chromed bronze port light frames.

Below is a summary of the maintenance undertaken in recent years over and above the general routine maintenance associated with a classic wooden boat.

Topsides prepared and topcoat applied with new coveline.
External bright work prepared and re-varnished.

Teak margin boards and forward hatch stripped and re-varnished
Skylight hatch in wheelhouse stripped and overhauled to reseal
2 new deck seams in capping knees cut and sealed
Full strip back of hull. Re-fairing in way of showing seams and full repainting.
Localised replacement of planks in way of galley after soft timber discovered.
Woodwork sanded down and varnished toerails and hatch surrounds replaced with new teak items.
New wiper motor
New ICOM VHF fitted
New water pump fitted
Repairs to wheelhouse and windows
Decking repaired and fully recaulked , stanchions removed, regalvanised and refitted with new fastenings
New wiper assembly fitted
All paintwork and varnish sanded down and repainted/revarnished

Deck stepped mast head ketch rig.
Gold anodised mast and spars by Sparlight.
Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire.
Stainless steel mast steps for main and mizzen.
Roller boom type reefing for main sail.
Slab reefing mizzen.
Hank on genoa.


Main Anchor - CQR anchor on calibrated 10mm chain rode.
Windlass - SL Electric windlass, vertical type with chain gypsy & warping drum.
Mooring Warps - Selection
Fenders – Selection

Flush foredeck forward of wheel house.
Iron pulpit and pushpit rails.
Iron stanchions supporting plastic coated stainless steel guard wires.
Guardwire gates port and starboard in way of wheelhouse doors.
Iron stemhead fitting with twin bow rollers and central fair lead.
Iron mooring cleats port and starboard forward and aft.
Varnished mahogany dorade vents just forward of wheelhouse.
Mahogany grabrails on wheel house roof and after coachroof.
Side decks step down in way of wheelhouse.
Port and starboard wheelhouse doors with sliding hatches.
Raised coachroof superstructure aft of wheel house.
Centrally mounted sheet winch.
Rudder stock deck fitting for tiller steering.
Iron sternpost head fitting with central fairlead.

Depth - Autohelm ST50 Tri-data
Log - Autohelm ST50 Tri-data
VHF - Icom IC-M323 DSC VHF
Plotter - Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP-180i

Still in very much original trim below GALENA has retained the working boat charm that comes from a builder that was more used to producing fishing boats than pleasure craft. the structural timbers and hull planking are visible thoughout the interior with only the wheelhouse being panelled out.
Description of accommodation from forward:
Forepeak -Large single berth to starboard with lee board. Storage drawers and lockers beneath bunk. Elevated bunk to port, suspended from deck head again with lee board. Small child bunk below to port. Access to chain locker through bulkhead hatch forward. Portlights in hull top strakes and large deck hatch provide natural light and ventilation.
Heads -To starboard, opposite galley. Aft facing Jabsco manual marine toilet mounted forward. Porcelain wash hand basin mounted outboard aft. Vanity unit outboard of heads forward.
Galley -To port. Linear galley with lockers above and below work surface. Galley units all constructed in plywood and faced with formica. Large domestic size stainless steel sink and draining board outboard. Domestic size gas cooker (please note needs to be replaced) with grill and oven aft.
Wheel House -Elevated superstructure fitted with portlights on all sides providing excellent vision from helm. Helm located forward to port with chart table forward to starboard. Port and starboard wheel house access doors. Aft end of wheel house serves as saloon. Bench seating port and starboard which converts to occasional berths. Offset drop leaf saloon table to starboard. Storage provided within table and seat unit.
Aft Cabin -Masters cabin. Two large single berths port and starboard, both with lee boards. Dresser unit between bunks centrally aft with drawers beneath. Storage lockers outboard and forward.

The engine is located in the heart of the boat with a large machinery space below the wheel house sole. The space is accessed by lifting the sole boards, if required the complete sole can be lifted.
Lister HRW3M, 46HP @ 2200rpm marine diesel engine.
3 Cylinder, naturally aspirated, in directly cooled, slow revving engine.
Borg Warner Velvet Drive hydraulic gearbox.
Gunmetal prop shaft with traditional stuffing gland.
Fixed, 3 blade bronze prop.

Engine Bank - 2x 12v batteries wired in series to give 24v
Domestic Bank - 2x 12v batteries wired in series to give 24v
Battery charging is via an engine driven alternator. Batteries are wired with switches to allow either bank to be used as engine or domestic banks.

Manual bilge pump
Electric bilge pump
Heating - Eberspacher diesel fired blown air system.
Fresh Water System - Pressurised hot and cold running water. Faucets in galley and heads.
Heads - Jabsco manual marine toilet.
Overboard discharge.

The Company 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 prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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