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Sadler 32

Sadler 32

£17,900 VAT paid

Built: 1982
Currently lying: Wicor Marina, Fareham, UK - United Kingdom

This listing contains some provisional information: details may change

Papillon is a splendid example of a much loved and carefully maintained deep fin Sadler 32 - now with only the second owner who has during 30 years of ownership carefully maintained and routinely replaced or enhanced what is a comprehensive spec for a yacht of this age.

The trusty Bukh DV20 has been progressively maintained, has recent batteries, is economical and reliable. Recent sails all serviced and in good condition; generous self-tail winches and all sail controls led aft.

Electronics include AIS, Raymarine ST60 with wind, Garmin 400, Autohelm and Icom VHF. Interior has the comfortable cruising layout, contoured upholstery, diesel heating and Penguin refrigerated ice box (requires service).

Owner has files with full detail of routine maintenance and upgrades/equipment renewals.

Hull bottom was professionally epoxied by Osmotech in 1990 and has thus provided for minimal moisture absorption.

Avon Redstart dinghy, 2 hp Yamaha and 6-man life-raft are all available by separate negotiation.

We recommend this unusually attractive 32 for serious consideration - give Mike a call for more detail.

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Owner comments
The vessel has been used sparingly over 30 years with no more than 6-8 weeks use a year (less in recent years).
Papillon has been kept to a high standard with parts being regularly replaced.
This boat is a fine example of the well-respected Sadler fleet. Papillon has been well maintained with most invoices available as proof and history.
A beautiful sailing boat with excellent manners. Sails well to windward compared to modern yachts. Swift off the wind for a boat of this age and design. Cockpit is remarkably dry and deep.


LWL: 24 ft
LOA: 32 ft
Beam: 10.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 5.5 ft
Displacement: 4.76 tonnes
Ballast: 1.9 tonnes


Engine: Bukh DV 20 (20hp) - Fully maintained - invoices available
Propeller(s): 2 blade folding, bronze
Prop shaft and cutlass bearing replaced in 2001


Engine battery: 1 qty (2016)
Domestic battery: 2 qty (2016)
Shorepower system
12v system

Rig and sails

Mainsail: by Lucas Sails (Marblehead 6.77 sailcloth) with radial patches, leach lines and luff slides including 3 reefs (slab) with hooks at mast - 2010, good condition
No.1 genoa: by Lucas Sails (Marblehead 6.77 sailcloth) including UV strip - 2009, good condition
Storm jib
Spinnaker: by Lucas Sails (tri-radial) - 2012, very good condition
Cruising chute: average condition
Standing rigging: 1999
Inner forestay: removable, but tricky!
Genoa furling: Furlex (1992) - maintained at top of mast
Kicker: block and tackle
Backstay adjuster: manual IYE wheel type
Spinnaker pole: and jockey pole
Sail controls: all halyards and reefing led aft
Spare forestay attached with emergency lever
Spinnaker gear
Mast inspected in 2014 and sheaves and windex replaced

Navigation equipment

Navigation lights: Tricolour at masthead, anchor, deck, steaming and aft lights plus steaming port and starboard
Compass: 2 qty Plastimo in cockpit
Depth sounder: Raymarine
Wind instruments: Windex and Raymarine - masthead replaced in 2018
Autopilot: Autohelm
GPS: Garmin 400
VHF radio: Icom DFC (fixed)
Radar: Furuno
Speed/log: ST60
AIS: receiver
Radar reflector
Walker log (available by separate negotiation)
Charts and books (available by separate negotiation)

Safety equipment

Liferaft: 6-man Ocean Safety Valise ISO 9650 - service due 2019 (available by separate negotiation)
Bilge pump: manual
Fire extinguisher(s): 2 qty
Lifejackets: 6 qty with harnesses
Horseshoe lifebuoy: 2 qty
Dan buoy
Webbing jackstays
Fog horn
Warps: various lengths and sizes including towing warp
Fenders: various sizes (minimum 6 qty)
Fire blanket
Flares: possibly out of date
Grab bag

Optional extras - subject to negotiation

Avon Redstart dinghy
Yamaha 2hp outboard - reconditioned in 2017


Superstructure colour: pale blue
Hull colour: pale blue
Deck colour: pale blue
Deck construction: grp with non-slip moulded surface pattern
Hull construction: grp
Keel construction: iron fin
Superstructure construction: grp
Topsides finish: grp

Deck gear

Bow anchor: Delta with 30m+ chain plus sufficient warp for a Sadler 32
Kedge anchor: Danforth with mainly warp
Clutches: 9 qty Spinlock
Transom boarding ladder
Mainsail cover: cream
Sprayhood: blue
Dodgers: with name
Primary winches: 2 qty Lewmar ST46
Secondary winches: 2 qty Lewmar 7
Coachroof winches: 2 qty
Wind scoop for forecabin


Cooker: Vanessa Flavel with 2 burners, grill and oven - refurbished but requires some attention or replaced
Insulated cool box: refrigerated by Penguin unit (requires attention)
Heating: 2-outlet Mikuni diesel heater
Number of berths: 6 qty
Toilet: Johnson (similar to Jabsco) - less than 5 years old
Tableware: various
Cutlery: various
Cooking equipment: various
Freshwater capacity: 2 qty 50 litre bags by Stowaway
Cockpit shower: black bag!
Saloon upholstery: replaced in 2014 (including foam)

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