Sadler 32

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Sadler 32  -  1982  -  £19,500 

The Sadler 32 needs little introduction - it is a design that is well known for her abilities in pretty well all conditions - one would expect nothing less from David Sadler, who also designed the hugely capable Contessa 32! By comparison, the Sadler 32 offers more accommodation volume and a reassuringly deep cockpit.

This example has the standard 1.7m fin keel and has been owned by the current owners since 2009. In their ownership they have updated her with - amongst other things - a new 27hp diesel engine, gearbox and prop (fitted in 2012) currently with only around 160 hours run since new. New sails (main and genoa) in 2014, new 6 person ORC Liferaft in 2016, an electric anchor windlass, and a brand new sprayhood (just fitted June 2021).

This would be a very suitable and economical starter yacht or family cruiser, although it would be as well to note that [predictably] high moisture content and some blistering of the gelcoat beneath the waterline was identified in 2016 and this has not been addressed yet.

** The current berth at Sutton Harbour Marina, Plymouth valid until 31.03.2022 may also be available for transfer by separate negotiation **


Sleeps up to 6 in 2 cabins

Forward cabin  'V' berth with infill to create double berth. Cushion covers replaced in blue/grey covers with zips. 'Houdini', toughened glass hatch overhead to foredeck. Some wooden flashing to starboard side could do with covering .

Heads compartment To port with Jabsco sea toilet and moulded sink unit. Pressurised cold water supply.
Large deep hanging space to starboard side
Half louvre Door to:

Saloon with 'U' shaped settee to port, converts to double berth with an infill. Occasional fold down pilot berth outboard to port.
Central fixed drop-leaf table with internal bottle storage
Linear settee opposite to starboard with cupboards and shelf behind

Galley area Aft to port with Plastimo Atlantic 2-burner gas cooker, oven and grill
Stainless steel sink with pressurised cold water supply.

Nav Area to starboard: Forward facing Chart table with internal chart storage and adjacent storage shelves and cupboards.
Large quarterberth to starboard aft of chart table

Alke Catalytic Gas heater heater installed in saloon 

Mechanical and electrical systems

Craftsman Marine CM3.27 3 cylinder 27 HP Naturally Aspirated intercooled Diesel Engine
Only around 160 Hours run from new (At June 2021) and regularly serviced
Conventional Shaft drive with Volvo type shaft seal to 3 blade prop (All new in 2012)
3 X 12v batteries charged by engine driven alternator 

Approximate Tankage:
Fuel - 60 Litres
Water - 76 Litres

Navigation Equipment

In Cockpit Above Hatch:
2 X Contest Steering compass
Advansea T56 High resolution colour Chart Plotter
AWN GPS/Speed Log
Nasa Target Depth/Echo Sounder
Walker Marine Wind Speed and close hauled displays

At Chart table
Cobra DSC/Vhf radio

Sails and spars

Aluminium alloy, single spreader mast and slab reefing boom
Rotostay II roller reefing system
Spinnaker pole 
Most lines led aft to coachroof winches.

2 X Lewmar 40 Two Speed Sheet Winches
1 X Lewmar 7 Spinnaker sheet winch
1 X Lewmar 16 Spinnaker sheet winch
1 X Lewmar 16 Two Speed Halyard winch (On Coachroof)
2 X Lewmar 7 Halyard winches (On Coachroof)
1 X Lewmar 6 Reefing line winch on mast

Sail wardrobe include

  • Mainsail (new, May 2015).
  • Furling genoa with a foam luff (new, May 2015).
  • Spinnaker (unknown age).
  • Previous genoa included as a spare.  

Deck Equipment

  • CQR anchor with chain.
  • Electric anchor windlass.
  • Sprayhood in blue acrylic fabric (new, June 2021).
  • Boom cover in blue fabric.
  • Boarding ladder.
  • Pedestal - mounted cockpit table.
  • Teak stripes on cockpit seats and floor replaced in 2015.
  • Minimum 6 fenders.
  • Min. 4 mooring ropes.
  • Boat hook.

Safety Equipment

  • Seago 6 Person ORC liferaft mounted in cradle on stern rail for quick release (in-service date to June 2022).
  • 3 X Fire extinguishers.
  • Fire blanket.
  • Carbon monoxide alarm.
  • Lifebuoy.
  • Echomax radar reflector. 

    General note on any safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, EPIRBs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.


  • Total sail area - 422.53

Contact Information

Contact us at the Barbican Yacht Agency by e-mail or on 01752 228855 in the first instance, while this vessel is berthed close to our office in Sutton Harbour, it is always best to call in advance to arrange a viewing.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact The Seller

General Information

Sea Pearl
New or used
United Kingdom




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1 x Craftsman Marine CM3.27
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About The Seller

Barbican Yacht Agency

Sutton Harbour Marina




United Kingdom

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