Sadler 32

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David Sadler developed the design for the Sadler 32 as an evolution of his highly regarded earlier design for the Contessa 32. While the CO32 is a classical design with a low profile and elegant sweeping lines it does have some shortfalls. The Sadler 32 design was the evolution to address these short comings providing better light wind and downwind sailing performance while improving accommodation below decks. In many ways the Sadler 32 was ahead of her time marked a step change in the design of production cruising yachts. Over a ten year production run approximately 300 hulls were moulded. Although never enjoying the notoriety of the Contessa 32 the Sadler 32 has a legion of fans who appreciate the easily handled sail plan, competitive performance and practical below decks accommodation.

JOKER is an early example of the design which has benefitted from significant upgrading in recent years. Lightly used in the current ownership she is offered with an inventory including highlights such as:

Beta Marine BD722, 20hp (Fitted 2002)

Stainless steel prop shaft replaced in 2018

Two blade, bronze, folding propeller fitted new in 2018

New Plastimo bladder type water tank fitted 2021

Raymarine A50D plotter at chart table

NASA Clipper Depth instrument fitted new 2021

Raymarine ST60+ Wind instrument

Stowe Navigator 2 Speed/Log instrument

Icom IC-M411 DSC VHF

New standing rigging fitted 2019

New Harken roller reefing system fitted 2019

New guardwires fitted 2019

New mainsail, roller reefing genoa and blade job fitted 2013

Avon inflatable dinghy

Wintering ashore JOKER is available for immediate viewing on her mooring at Creran Marine. In early October she will be coming ashore for winter storage.


Hull Construction:

Single-piece, round bilged, GRP Moulded hull.

GRP laminate formed internal structural members

Internal moulding to form sole forward

Hull finished externally in two-pack dark blue paint

Below water hull finished in blue antifouling.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

Single piece GRP moulded deck and superstructure incorporating self-draining cockpit.

Internal moulded deck head lining.

Decks, superstructure and cockpit finished in a blue non-slip paint.

Keel & Rudder:

Cast iron ballast keel

Stainless steel keel bolts.

Skeg mounted rudder, lower bearing replaced 2018


Engine & gearbox:

Beta Marine BD722 (Fitted 2002)

20hp @ 3,200rpm

3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel

Technodrive mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine last serviced May 2021

Recorded running hours @ September 2021 = 1260hrs

Cruising speed under engine 5kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft replaced in 2018

Greaser fed sterngland

Bronze P-Bracket Bearing replaced in 2018

Two blade, bronze, folding propeller fitted new in 2018


Raymarine ST2000 tiller pilot

Not on data network


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:

Single 16 amp connection

Extension lead to connect to shore supply

RCD protected system

Single double socket at nav station

Battery Banks:

Battery Bank 1 – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah, lead acid

Battery Bank 2 – 1x 12VDC, 110Ah, lead acid


Single engine driven alternator



12VDC Auxiluary charging socket at Nav Station


Fresh Water:

Manually pumped cold water only system

Foot pumped faucet in galley

Hand pumped faucet in heads

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump



Single diesel tank

Galvanised steel

Approximate capacity 75 Ltrs

Fresh Water:

Single fresh water tank.

Plastimo Bladder, fitted new spring 2021

Approximate capacity 100 Ltrs


On Deck:

Depth – NASA Clipper (2021)

Speed/Log – Stowe Navigator 2

Wind – Raymarine ST60+

Wind – Stowe analogue display. Not Functioning

Magnetic compass – mounted on bulkhead

Below Decks:

Plotter - Raymarine A50D, visible from companionway

Communications Equipment:




Galley Stove – Plastimo Neptune 2000 gas cooker. 2 Burner, grill and oven. Gimbal mounted

Stainless steel sink

Foot pump cold water faucet

Top loading coolbox


Jabsco manual marine toilet

Wash handbasin

Hand operated manual cold water faucet


Overhead lighting in saloon

Bulkhead mounted lighting in saloon, heads and forward cabin

Chart table light


Kenwood CD/Radio head unit

Speakers in saloon


Summary of Accommodation:

Double cabin in forepeak


Saloon with 2/3 occasional berths


Nav Station

Quarter Berth

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Twin/Double V-berth with infill.

Bin lockers beneath berths

Zip-down canvas door between cabin and heads


Thwart ship heads compartment

Wooden door to saloon, zip-down door to forward cabin

Manual marine toilet mounted outboard to port

Countertop with inset wash hand basin forward

Vanity unit outboard

Hanging locker opposite heads to starboard


Centrally mounted double drop leaf saloon table, bottle storage in centre section

U-shaped saloon settee to port with drop-in section to create occasional single/double berth.

Bench settee to starboard, converting to single berth with trotter box to extend length aft

Shelf running the length of the port settee outboard overhead

Locker unit with sliding doors running the length of the starboard settee outboard.

Small counter top aft of port settee before galley.


To port of companionway

Gimbal mounted galley stove outboard

Worktop unit aft with inset stainless steel sink

Top loading coolbox below inboard section of worktop

Lockers outboard of cooker and aft of worktop

Nav Station / ¼ Berth:

Forward facing chart table

Navigator sitting on forward end of quarter berth.

Chart storage within table

Ships switch panel outboard with locker above



Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.

Silver anodised alloy mast and spars

Spinnaker pole

Stainless steel standing rigging, fully replaced in 2019

Harken MkV roller reefing system on forestay, fitted new 2019

Slab reefing mainsail

Block and tackle kicker

EasyBloc mainsheet

Mechanical backstay adjuster

Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft

Lazyjacks for mainsail


Primary Winches – 2x Lewmar 40, two-speed, self-tailing

Secondary – 2x Lewmar 16, two-speed

Halyard Winches – 3x Lewmar 7, single speed

Mast Mounted Reefing Winch – 1x Lewmar, single speed.


Mainsail – Slab reefing mainsail, 3 reefs. (2013)

Genoa – Roller reefing genoa. (2013)

Blade Jib. (2013)

Spinnaker – x2

Full set of older sails

Canvas Work:

Mainsail cover – Stackpack type cover with mastboot and lazyjacks (2013)


Tiller cover

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – CQR anchor with chain/warp rode

Kedge anchor

Mooring warps – Selection

Fenders – Selection including fender ladder


Avon Redstart with Fibreglass Outboard Bracket


Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails

Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires with gate setions port and starboard in way of cockpit.

Guardwires replaced spring 2019.

Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward and aft

Hardwood grabrails running the length of the coachroof, outboard port and starboard

Inner and outer genoa tracks mounted on side decks

Primary and secondary winches mounted on cockpit coamings

Halyard winches mounted on coachroof to port and starboard sides of companionway with rope jammers.

Mainsheet spanning beam of cockpit at forward end

U-shaped bench seating in cockpit, cockpit locker below port side seating.

Liferaft storage locker beneath cockpit sole

Movable timber boarding ladder

Stainless steel transom mounted swimming ladder


General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, 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.

Navigation Lights:

Mast mounted steaming light

Low level navigation lights

Masthead Tri-colour light

Life saving:

Two horseshoe life rings


In this case we are acting as brokers only.

The Owner is not selling in the course of a business. whilst every care has been taken in their preparation , the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The Purchaser is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at their expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability for such engine on our part.

This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Contact The Seller

General Information

David Sadler
United Kingdom


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Beta Marine BD722 (Fitted 2002) 20hp @ 3,200rpm 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled marine diesel Technodrive mechanical reversing marine gearbox
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About The Seller

Mark Cameron Yachts

The Braes



United Kingdom

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