CHECKING YOUR RIG AND DECK EQUIPMENT
This article is intended to summarise the perceived wisdom of riggers over many years and to
interpret the comments and findings of surveyors in looking at Sadler yachts in particular. The
views expressed are about the standing rig in general, followed by specific comments relating to
each type of Sadler/Starlight yacht.
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BOATING ON A BUDGET
Our familiar range of Starlight and Sadler yachts do vary in terms of value and sale price and interesting choices arise which can provide for “boating on a budget”, at competitive sale prices.
Starlight sale prices vary from as low as £40,000 and up to £100,000, depending on the usual variables of age, condition, level of equipment and so on.
It is possible to purchase a Starlight at a low price, albeit with a work programme required by the new owner having relevant practical skills.
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Starlight and Sadler Sales
We have been encouraged by the quality and general condition of some of our more recent Starlight and Sadler yachts, in particular several excellent Starlight 35s and some well maintained Sadler 29s.
Recent sales have included the 35 Estrela, a fin keel 1998, slightly earlier Stardust of Hamble and Magic Touch, all of which built by Bowman and selling in the price bracket £70k to £75k – two of our more recent 39s have sold between £70k and £75k ,with one exceptional Bowman built 39 selling at £100,000.
Having now sold more than 100 Starlights, we are certainly in a position to advise on what can be achieved within your price bracket – if selling a Starlight then call us for a timely discussion on sale price prospects and we could already have a buyer for you!
Sadlers have been selling well, with four recent 29s moving through at around £18k to £21k, fin and bilge keels.
Interestingly, we maintain a list of buyers who express interest in a Starlight (with wing keel or fin) at various price levels and do the same with Sadlers, where interest will focus on specific choices of keel and various price options.
Trading up? – we are selling a Sadler 29 at present (based in Hayling Island) for the owner who has already purchased a Sadler 34 through our brokerage.
New arrival – J24 Julliette
Refurbished, rerigged and comprehensively equipped, Juliette is now for sale with Harken Unit 0 MKIV furler, standing rig replaced 2012 and running rig professionally upgraded to Dyneema, with Spinlock deck gear, Tylaska spinnaker sheets and rig controls.
Sails are mainly North, all as new with No.1, No.3, mainsail and spinnaker.
Electronics include Tak-tik wind, ICOM vhf, speed and depth, plus unused Raymarine autopilot.
A customised four-wheel road trailer and 4hp Mariner outboard complement an attractive J24 package at a competitive price.
Owner is selling so as to move on to next boat – now available at £7,900 in Torquay – call Mike for more information.
ABOUT THE J/24
There are currently 5,480 J/24s sailing in 165 fleets in 110 countries, with large J/24 fleets existing in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, China, India and South Africa.
The J/24 Class and its builders have provided J/24s for women’s and men’s regattas for over 35 years. On the merits of its sailing characteristics, worldwide distribution and capability to handle all kinds of sailing conditions, the J/24 continues to be a favorite among the sailors in many community sailing programs around the world.
J/24 Class Association Highlights:
- Established in 1979 and granted ISAF International Status in 1990
- World Championships held since 1979 on five continents.
- This 24′ keelboat is normally sailed with 5 but can be sailed with 4 or 6 as long as the total crew weight is under the class 400kg limit
Equipment List Update
After a busy sailing season with unusually good weather, our owners are now planning maintenance and winter work for next season.
Our popular Equipment List, with guide prices, is being updated and will shortly be available to include a range of bespoke equipment for Starlights and Sadlers. Equipment includes teak work, sails, sprayhoods, sail covers, rig replacements and running rigging.
We can also supply much of the above equipment for many of the well-known British built yachts, such as Moody, Sigma and Westerly.
Best regards, Mike.
Sadler 29 – Beta 20hp (below left), Starlight 39 – Teak seating (below middle), Cockpit table with universal mount (below right).
New arrival – Sadler 29 Curlew
Sales Specification – to follow
Just listed – Sadler 25 Sesterce
Please keep checking back on our website for more details.
New arrival – 1998 Bowman built Starlight 35 Estrela – £74,900
Sales Specification – https://www.lucasyachting.co.uk/sb_listing-2/?boat_id=131335&server=https%3A%2F%2Flyt.smart-broker.co.uk# – copy and paste into your address bar
Copland Foxhound 24 Celestia – Price reduced by £3,000
Celestia is a beautifully restored version of the Foxhound 24 (fin keel), now with new/recent sails and a new fractional rig, with Dyneema and pre-stretched polyester.
Designed by Uffa Fox, the Foxhound is well known for its excellent windward ability and top class off-wind performance – also an exceptional performer in light airs. A large loose-foot mainsail by Westaway and a short-foot jib with a tri-radial spinnaker by North – all sails new or recent.
Power unit is a refurbished Volvo 2010, fitted 2018 with Gori 2-blade folding propeller.
The Foxhound displays remarkable stiffness, which makes for a comfortable cruising yacht with an easy motion at sea.
In really good condition for its age, Celestia is now splendid value at £7,500 – call for more information.
New to our Brokerage Sadler 29 Windana now for sale – £21,900
Full Sales Specification, available shortly – call Mike for more detail.