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Sadler 29

Sadler 29

£14,900 VAT paid

Built: 1986
Currently lying: Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth, UK - United Kingdom

This listing contains some provisional information: details may change

Draft - More photos to follow

Broker Comments
This is a good example of the dependable and reliable Sadler 29, now for sale only for health reasons, after five years of careful sailing.
Fitted with regularly serviced Bukh DV20 and with recent Westaway mainsail and cruising chute, plus a Westaway no.1 and no.3 genoa - all in operational condition.
Basic electronics are fitted requiring certain minor attention and sailing equipment adequate for Channel cruising including inflatable dinghy and Suzuki 2.5hp outboard.

Now set at an attractive asking price £14,900 for a quick sale - early viewing recommended.

Owner Comments
We have enjoyed owning Shearwater, which we purchased through Lucas Yachting in 2013 - the boat has always behaved well in light conditions we have had some very enjoyable sailing.
We have maintained her well and everything works except for minor items, which I am attending to.
Shearwater has been kept in a marina in the Summer and lifted for Winter storage on the hard.
Accommodation is comfortable, head-room good and the layout works well for 29 feet - size of boat keeps the bills down!


LWL: 22.9 ft
LOA: 29 ft
Beam: 9.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 3.75 ft
Displacement: 3.72 tonnes
Ballast: 1.54 tonnes

Navigation equipment

Navigation lights: full set
Compass: Plastimo bulkhead steering compass (new) - to be fitted
Depth sounder: NASA Clipper
Wind instruments: Garmin 10 360° (wind and magnified wind)
Autopilot: ST2000
VHF radio: Sealine (needs attention)
Radar: Furuno - black and white
Speed/log: NASA Clipper
Handheld VHF: 2016
GPS Map 500/700 Series and echo maps 50/70 Series - need fitting
Towing log
Sounder, log and echosounder repeater at chart table


Cooker: Plastimo Neptune gas stove with two burners, grill and cooker (2014)
Fridge: cool box with refrigeration unit
Insulated cool box
Toilet: Jabsco toilet (2010) installed with new hoses and Blake's seacocks
Barometer: at bulkhead (brass)
Clock: at bulkhead (brass)
Cooking equipment
Layout is for five/six berths with the double converting to a dinette and forepeak also converts to a double
Moulded engine box has been modified so that the top part is a stowage compartment and the complete engine cover can be removed rather more easily
Hinged flap at galley for additional working space
Chart table takes folded admiralty chart with stowage underneath and there is a sliding chart stowage box sighted above quarter berth
Interior moulding provides for insulation in all stowage compartments
Stainless steel sink with manual pump
Brass gimballed oil lamp
Upholstery: in good condition with scatter cushions and curtains to match
Water tank: under forward berth - recent


Engine battery: 1 qty (2016)
Domestic battery: 2 qty

Rig and sails

Mainsail: Westaway (good condition) with slab reefing - 2014
No.1 genoa: age unknown (reasonable condition)
No.3 genoa: Westaway - sets on headfoil
Cruising chute: Westaway with chute squeezer - unused by current owner
Standing rigging: 2001
Genoa furling system: Furlex
Backstay adjuster: Seasure wheel type
Spinnaker pole
Sail controls: halyards and topping lift led aft (reefing at mast)

Safety equipment

Fire extinguisher(s): 2 qty
MOB system
Lifejackets: 2 qty
Horseshoe lifebuoy: with light
Fog horn: portable
Warps: various
Fire blanket


Engine: Bukh DV 20 (20hp) with fresh water cooling
Rope cutter
Propeller(s): 2-blade fixed
Starter motor, alternator and battery switch
Alternator 50A

Deck gear

Bow anchor: plough with 20m chain and warp
Clutches: 6 qty Barton
Transom boarding ladder
Mainsail cover: good condition
Dodgers: with name
Primary winches: 2 qty Lewmar 40 two-speed
Coachroof winches: 2 qty Lewmar (1 x 16 plus 1 x 7)
Cockpit cushions: good condition
Stern access pushpit


Dinghy: inflatable
Dinghy engine: Suzuki 2.5hjp 4-stroke (2015)


Hand laminated GRP hull with GRP deck, securely bonded to hull and solid teak rubbing band
Deck has a non-slip pattern moulded into the surface and a full length GRP textured headlining
There is a roomy self-draining cockpit and a transom hung rudder with integral skeg giving good control at sea
The substantial iron ballast keel arrangement is securely fastened with stainless steel bolts
The 29 was the first Sadler to be built with an interior moulding and foam filling, to provide unsinkability and insulation
It also contributes to strength and stiffness

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