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Sadler 29

Sadler 29

£17,500 VAT paid

Built: 1986
Currently lying: Mayflower Marina, Plymouth, UK - United Kingdom

This listing contains some provisional information: details may change

Broker Notes - Osprey is a remarkably well equipped Sadler 29, having had the benefit of considerable investment by knowledgeable owners, particularly during the past 5 years.
In addition to what is a bountiful supply of new equipment, sailing gear and sails are well selected and hull bottom previously epoxied.
Present owners now retiring from sailing.
Call Mike for more info.

Owner notes - The fridge is great and powered by the 4 solar panels kept us independent of fossil fuel for 10 days moored in Scilly.
The heater is an update we have valued on chilly evenings and even some mornings!
Converting the forepeak to proper full length mattress has given a pleasing level of comfort.
The new blue upholstery and foam are a big improvement for all round relaxation.
The cruising chute and sock sniffer are simple to rig and are good fun.
We favour using the no.3 jib in the shoulder seasons when the air is more dense.
However the more recent Genoa is a brilliant summer sail reefing easily when pressed.
The cooker has press button lighting- so much better than cigarette lighters or worse a box of matches.
All round we have made life on Osprey very enjoyable and have found Mike Lucas a fund of advice and knowledge since we bought her.


LWL: 22.9 ft
LOA: 29 ft
Beam: 9.5 ft
Draft (fixed): 5 ft
Displacement: 3.72 tonnes
Water capacity: 68 l
Fuel capacity: 68 l
Ballast: 1,540 kg


Engine: Beta 20 - 20hp - installed by Fowey Marine 2014 (520 hrs)
Propeller(s): folding 2-blade, bronze plus spare
New prop shaft, plus shaft gland replaced 2014
Battery switch (2014)

Navigation equipment

Navigation lights: full set including masthead (all LED)
Compass: Plastimo Contest bulkhead
Depth sounder: B&G
Wind instruments: Garmin 10 360° (wind and magnified wind)
Autopilot: Raymarine ST2000+ (2014)
VHF radio: Icom IC-M323G with DSC
Electronic chartplotter: Garmin GPS Map 550
Speed/log: B&G
AIS: Garmin receiver - intergrated
Autohelm, log and echosounder repeater at chart table

Safety equipment

Fire extinguisher(s): 2 qty
MOB system
Lifejackets: 2 qty with harnesses - checked each winter
Horseshoe lifebuoy
Dan buoy
Fog horn: portable
Warps: various
Fenders: 3 qty with covers
Fire blanket


Dinghy: 2.3 Eco-wave Roundtail with Airmat floor and new outboard bracket
Dinghy engine: Honda 2.3 4-stroke - full service in April 2019
12v electric inflation pump


Engine battery: 1 qty (2017)
Domestic battery: 1 qty (2017)
Battery charger: Sterling 20A
Shorepower system: with consumer meter and shore cable
Solar panels: by Victron Energy
Battery status monitor: BG1
Alternator dual switch for battery charger

Rig and sails

Mainsail: by Dart Sails (2008) valeted annually by Ullman Plymouth (in good condition)- with slab reefing
No.1 genoa: by Ullman (2014)
No.3 genoa
Cruising chute: by Dart Sails
Standing rigging: replaced 2010
Inner forestay
Genoa furling: Furlex 200s (circa 2007)
Backstay adjuster: Seasure wheel type
Sail controls: all led aft


Cooker: Plastimo Neptune 2500 with 2 ring burner, grill & oven (2010)
Insulated cool box: refrigeration 2015
Heating: Eberspacher D2 Airtronic - 2014
Toilet: Jabsco marine - new pump 2016
Cooking equipment
Layout is for five/six berths with the double converting to a dinette and forepeak also converts to a double.
Teak engine box with curved companionway steps.
Hinged flap at galley for additional working space.
Chart table takes folded Admiralty chart with stowage beneath and flexible chart light.
LED lighting
Galley fitted with Corian worktop
Stainless steel SMEV 930 sink - 2009
Portlights removed and refitted (2008)


Topsides repainted 2017.
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 studs.
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.

Deck gear

Bow anchor: CQR with 20m chain and 30m warp
Kedge anchor: Danforth type with 5m chain and various warps
Clutches: 8 qty Barton
Transom boarding ladder
Mainsail cover: stack-pack - zip replaced 2018
Sprayhood: (2010) zipped to cockpit cover
Dodgers: 2013
Primary winches: 2 qty Lewmar ST40 two-speed (2013)
Secondary winches: 1 qty Lewmar 16 plus 1 qty Lewmar 7
Power windlass: Lofrans X1
Stern access pushpit
Acrylic washboards

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