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W45622

Sadler 32

Lying

ashore Hampshire

Builder

Fortuna Boat Builders (manufacturers of glassfibre yachts), Cape Town, South Africa.

Year

launched 1990

Price

£26,950

LOA

31' 6"

Sail area

believed 423 sq ft.

Brief details

LWL

24' 0"

Rig

Masthead sloop

This is an unusual Sadler 32, having been built by Fortuna Yachts in South Africa under licence. Moulded in 1987 and cmpleted and launched in 1990, she is a very good example of this class of yacht, offering an excellent combination of performance and seaworthiness. By 1993 she was in the UK, and has been Part I registered and has a VAT paid confirmation form from the UK HMRC. After 20 years in the same ownership and South coast family cruising she is now up for sale.

Beam

10' 6"

Cabins

Forecabin and saloon

Draught

5' 7"

Berths

6

Displacement

9,500 lbs

Engine

Vetus diesel

Ballast

4,200 lbs

BHP

22

Keel type

Iron fin keel with skeg-hung rudder

Sailplan

David Sadler was the designer of the famously seaworthy Contessa 26 and 32 yachts built by Jeremy Rogers. He also designed the Sadler 25 for his son Martin Sadler to build, which aso proved successful. By 1979 David Sadler wanted to create a boat as seaworthy as the Contessa 32, but with a more modern hullform giving much better accommodation. The result was the Sadler 32. In comparison to the Contessa 32, the Sadler 32 is six inches shorter, but beamier and with higher freeboard.

 

The Sadler 32 has a single skin GRP hull with a bolt-on iron keel. The deck incorporates a grp moulded headlining, creating an air void between the inner and outer skin, helping to moderate temperature changes. The moulded grp deck is relatively non-slip when wet. It is easily handled shorthanded, and this yacht 'Kombu' has all control lines led aft, self tailing winches and an Autohelm 2000.

 

Both the Contessa 32 and the Sadler 32 have established a reputation as tough, go-anywhere yachts and both designs survived the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race; which saw 194 retirements, 24 boats abandoned and 15 deaths.  His son Martin Sadler sailed a 32 in the 1979 Fastnet, though unlike the one Contessa 32 that completed the course, Martin decided to rest his crew and retire to Cork after surviving the worst of the weather.

About 300 Sadler 32s were built by Sadler in the UK over a ten year period from 1979 to 1989, by which time the design had been "stretched" to 34' 9" to become the Sadler 34. A few Sadler 32s were also later built in the UK by other builders including Mike Slack. A small but unknown number of Sadler 32s were also built in South Africa: this yacht for sale is one of those. In general South African built boats have a good reputation: they have to be well built as wind and sea conditions off the South African coast are generally considerably tougher than those in the UK.


"Yachting Monthly" in November 2009 described the Sadler 32 as ".... a boat that can be sailed hard and will keep you safe in adverse conditions. She’s drier than a Contessa in a seaway and sails better dead downwind. She’s also a more rewarding boat to gently cruise in light airs and more comfortable in harbour or at anchor, with a family-orientated cabin layout and extra interior volume."

Sadler 32 for sale - owners photo
Sadler 32 for sale

Yachtsnet photographs June 2022

Ashore port
Owners photo
Go to selected larger photos
Deck
Foredeck
Bow detail
Deck aft
Owners photo Rig
Cockpit
Cockpit forward
Owners photo
Cutaway drawing
Forecabin as double

The forecabin berths have an extra cushion layer under the original berth cushions.

Yachtsnet

photographs

June 2022

Forecabin
  Heads
Heads
Accommodation plan

The port saloon settee can be converted into a double with an infill piece and cushions.

Saloon forward

Saloon aft
Galley
Chart table
Detail
Quarterberth

( The tape on the shorepower battery charger in the quarterberth is padding over sharp edges)

Engine

Yachtsnet

photos

June 2022

Prop
Ashore June 2022
Owners photo

Inventory:

Engine details

Vetus M3.10 22 bhp diesel, freshwater cooled, run 1,346 hours (based on Mitsubishi K series base engine)

Fuel tank capacity

approx 95 litres in GRP tank

Propeller

Three bladed with "Stripper" ropecutter

Batteries

2 x 80AH services batteries and 65AH engine start battery, all new 2021

Battery charging/electrics

Engine alternator with Blue Seas split charge unit and Newmar shorepower battery charger

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Bellamy aluminium spars with S/S standing rigging from 2002

Mainsail

Doyle fully battened mainsail with stackpack type cover with lazyjacks. Twin line reefing with three reefs with all controls led back to cockpit.

Genoa

Doyle foam 140% luff roller genoa

Genoa furling

Profurl

Storm jib

Hank on

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 40 self-tailing

Secondary winches

3 x Lewmar 16 on coachroof

Bower anchor

11 Kg Plastimo plough type with 29 metres 10mm chain

Kedge anchors

Danforth type with 3 metres 8mm chain and 45 metres octoplait 14mm warp, also grapnel type as dinghy anchor.

Steering

Tiller with Ronstan tiller extension

Autopilot

Autohelm ST2000 tiller pilot

Steering compass

2 x Plastimo Contest bulkhead compasses

Warps & fenders

Many warps and 10 fenders

Miscellaneous

Sprayhood, forehatch cover. Spinnaker gear and pole - but no spinnaker itself

Navigation Equipment and instruments

Radar

JRC 1500 monochrome LCD radar

GPS

Garmin GPS 128

Log/speed

Stowe Navigator

Depth sounder

Stowe Navsounder

Windspeed/direction

Stowe

VHF radio

Icom IC-M55 non-DSC with cockpit speaker, masthead and also emergency portable VHF aerials

VHF radio (handheld)

*

Icom handheld - available by separate negotiation

Compass/binoculars

*

Fujinon WPC-XL Mariner 7x50 compass binoculars - available by separate negotiation

Navtex

NASA Clipper Navtex

Radio receiver

Blaupunkt Calgary radio/CD/MP3 player

Safety/emergency equipment

EPIRB

ACR Globalfix V4 EPIRB - ten year battery life - new 2021

Lifebuoy

Horseshoe with drogue, floating light and danbuoy

Radar reflector

Mast mounted Firdell Blipper

Bilge pumps

2 x Whale manual pumps and one auto-electric pump

Fire extinguishers

2 x dry powder (new 2021 with 5 year guarantee/life) and fire blanket

Miscellaneous

Throw line, webbing jackstays,

Interior

Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads and saloon

Berths

6 (two with leecloths). Saloon port berth can convert to double.

Water tank capacity

2 x GRP tanks with crossover valve, total approx 60 gallons. Hot water from engine calorifier. Pressurised supply with Pureflo filter to cold supply. Also seawater hand pump to galley sink.

Cooker

Plastimo Atlantic 2-burner, grill and oven

Coolbox

Coolbox with Waeco Coolmatic refrigeration

Heads

Jabsco

 

Miscellaneous

 

Dinghy

Compass 'Kudos' hypalon 2.6M airdeck inflatable

Outboard

Tohatsu 3.5 hp two-stroke

Cradle

*

Available by separate negotiation

These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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