La Lucha

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The Bermudan Sloop built in 1965 to an Alan Buchanan design

La Lucha


La Lucha : North Sea Crossing 
La Lucha is one of the many boats built in the 1950s and 1960s to Alan Buchanan's East Anglian Mk II design. Created with the shallow waters of UK's east coast in mind, they proved to be capable boats in adverse conditions. I cannot find La Lucha in the Lloyd's Registers but know about her from a sale in around 2009 and a subsequent and somewhat epic voyage across the North Sea, described in a well written article by Guro Huby, still online.

La Lucha Statistics
Built : 1965 by Harry King at his yard at Pin Mill, Suffolk, England
LOA : 27' 9"
LWL : 21' 0"
Beam : 8' 0"
Draught : 4' 6"
Displacement : 5890 kg
Lloyd's Register : N° 308216
Sail Number : 417Y
Signal Letters : 2EGJ9
MMSI : 235084869

La Lucha Custodians & Home Ports 
Dr Chris Huby & Guro Huby (?-2010-2012-?) Bergen, Norway
Owner (1997-2001-?)

La Lucha Links 
La Lucha For Sale (SOLD) c2009
La Lucha's North Sea voyage (2011)

Page last updated : February 2018


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