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Sadler 29

Brief details

Builder

Sadler Yachts

The Sadler 29 is one of the unsinkable Sadlers, with twin GRP hull skins separated by closed cell foam buoyancy. These boats have an excellent reputation for handling and seaworthiness, and make good safe family cruisers with a turn of speed.

LOA

28' 5"

Sail area

506 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

22' 10"

Rig

Masthead sloop

Beam

9' 6"

Cabins

saloon & forecabin

Draught

5' 0" deep fin, 4' 0" shallow fin or 3' 8" bilge keels

Berths

5/6

Displacement

8,200 lbs

Engine

usually a Bukh or Volvo diesel

Ballast

3,395 lbs

BHP

18 - 20

Keel type

Fin or twin keels with skeg-hung rudder

David Sadler, designer of the legendary Contessa 32, designed the Sadler 32 as a "modern replacement" in 1979. The boat proved immediately popular, and a smaller Sadler 29 followed two years later, this adding "unsinkability" to the design features. The boats were built with three keel choices.

The design sold well, with nearly 400 built by Sadler Yachts between 1981 and 1988. A few more were built later in the 1990s, by Rival Bowman, who bought the moulds and rights to the design. These later boats tend to sell for more than the earlier series.

 

The Sadler 29 has an excellent reputation for handling and vice-free performance, and an early example was the first production boat in class in the 1982 Round Britain race. 'Yachting Monthly' reviewed the design and commented "....It would be hard to find an easier boat to sail, and she feels as though she could cope easily with bad weather".

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The usual engine on Sadler 29s is a 2-cylinder Bukh diesel of 20 hp, though later boats were fitted with Volvo 2002 and finally Volvo 2020 engines, all of similar power.

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