Sadler 29 for sale

Argyll, United Kingdom

Listed price £12,850 GBP

General information
Sadler 29
Used sail boat for sale
$17,208 USD | Listed price £12,850 GBP
Price comment
Owner retiring from sailing, full inventory
Name of boat
David Sadler
Length overall
Length waterline
4.10 tons (U.S.)
GRP hull with external iron ballast keel
Fin Keel
Argyll, United Kingdom

About this Sadler 29


The Sadler 29 was an immensely popular design with over 300 hulls being produced between 1980 and 1988. Some later yachts were produced under the Rival-Bowman banner in the 1990's. Designed as a safe family cruiser the design proved to be a capable and quick passage maker, every bit as capable as her larger sisters.

TAMI is a much loved example of the Sadler 29 which has been in the current ownership since 2000, with only her third owner. With her owner now swallowing the anchor and retiring from sailing she is offered for sale with a complete sail away inventory which includes:

Volvo Penta 2002 18hp marine diesel engine

PSS shaft seal

Shore power

Simrad Depth and Log instruments

Fixed and handheld VHF’s

Plastimo Neptune gas cooker.

Jabsco manual marine toilet

LED lighting throughout interior (2018)

Selden Furlex roller reefing system (2016)

Slab reefing mainsail (2009)

Roller reefing genoa (2006)

Mainsail Stackpack cover and Lazyjacks (2017)

Waveline 2.7m tender (2018)

Yamaha 2hp, 2-stroke outboard

**** Large selection of additional images and 2019 survey available upon request.*****

Lying ashore in a winterised condition TAMI would benefit from some minor cosmetic TLC before launching for the 2021 season. The Sadler 29 is renowned as a well mannered yacht which handles well and delivers rewarding performance under sail. Viewing is strictly by prior appointment in line with the latest government guidelines.


One of the famous 'Unsinkable' Sadler designs the Sadler 29 is built with a number of cavities formed between the hull and inner structural moulding. All cavities are filled with foam giving the boat its 'unsinkable' qualities.

Hull Construction:

Single-piece, round bilged, GRP Moulded hull.

Internal structural moulding, fully bonded to hull moulding.

Teak rubbing strake.

Hull finished externally in original white gelcoat, blue and red boot top and red/blue original Sadler cove line.

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.


Transom and skeg hung rudder.

Stainless steel pintails.


Engine & gearbox:

Volvo Penta MD2002, 18hp marine diesel engine.

2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled.

Volvo Penta mechanical, reversing marine gearbox.

Single lever morse control.

Control panel at companionway with rev counter and ammeter.

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine fully serviced January 2020 (boat not launched for 2020 season)

New starter motor fitted in 2018.

Cruising speed 5kts

Recorded engine hours @September 2020 – 2356hrs

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft.

PSS type ‘dripless’ shaft seal.

Fixed 2 blade bronze prop (coated with antifouling)

Tiller steering.


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power supply

240VAC shore power system

Shore Power:

Hardwired system.

Single 16amp connection

2x extension leads to connect to pontoon supply.

2x 3pin sockets in saloon.

Battery Banks:

Domestic – 2x 85Ah, 12VDC, lead acid.

Engine – 1x 110Ah, 12VDC, lead acid.




Fresh Water:

Manually pumped cold water only system

Faucets in galley and heads

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump in engine compartment

Portable manual bilge pump.



Single steel tank.

Approximate capacity 55ltrs

Fresh Water:

Single tank

Approximate capacity 38ltrs


Navigation Instruments:

Depth – Simrad IS12

Log – Simrad IS12

GPS – Philip AP Navigator (Not Operational)

GPS – Handheld x2

Magnetic Compass – x2 in cockpit.

Communications Equipment:

Icom IC-323G DSCVHF with inbuilt GPS

Icom IC-M31 handheld VHF



Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker, 2 burner, grill and oven.




Jabsco manual marine toilet

Wash hand basin.


LED lighting throughout accommodation, fitted 2018.


Summary of Accommodation:

Twin v-berth in forepeak.

Two occasional berths in saloon.

Quarter berth.

Accommodation Finish:

Moulded sole and furniture base units.

Teak and holly veneered soleboard panels.

Joinery work constructed of teak veneers plywood with solid teak trims.

Moulded head lining.

Description of Accommodation from Forward:

Forward Cabin:

Two single berths in the traditional V-berth layout.

Infill section provided to create a double berth when required.

Shelve above bunk, overhead, forward.

Bin storage lockers beneath bunks.

Light and ventilation provide from opening deck hatch.


Separated from the saloon by hinged door and forpeak by heavy curtain.

Compartment spanning the width of the boat.

Heads and wash handbasin to port.

Hanging locker to starboard.


Making full use the generous beam.

Centrally mounted, double drop leaf saloon table with bottle storage below the central part of the table.

Full-length bench settee to starboard with trotter box extending bunk length beneath chart table.

U-shaped settee to port with infill cushion providing additional width to bunk.

Storage lockers provided below settees behind seat backs with lockers and deep fiddled storage shelves above the seatbacks outboard.


Port side of the companionway.

Compact galley appointed with 2 burner gas cooker,

stainless steel sink,

Top loading, under worktop cool box

Storage provided below worktops with small lockers above worktop outboard.

Nav Station / 1/4 Berth:

Opposite galley to starboard of the companionway.

Forward facing chart table with navigator sitting on forward end of quarter berth cushions.

Chart storage provided within chart table.

Small shelves and lockers outboard.



Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.

Kemp silver anodised alloy mast and spars.

Standing rigging of 1x19 stainless steel wire. Fully replaced 2006

Mechanical backstay adjuster.

Furlex roller reefing system on forestay, fitted new 2016

Twin line, slab reefing mainsail.

Block and tackle type kicker.

Lemar pin-stop type mainsheet and genoa tracks.

Spinlock jammers for halyard and lines lead aft, port and starboard sides of the companionway.

Lazyjacks for mainsail.


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

Halyard Winches – 2x Lewmar 7, single speed. 1x Lewmar 16, single speed.


Mainsail – Slab reefing. 2009

Genoa – Roller reefing. 2006

Storm Jib

Sails laundered and inspected by sail maker annually.

Canvas Work:

Sprayhood with stainless steel frame

Mainsail cover – stackpack type cover with lazyjacks, new 2017

Spray dodgers.

Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower anchor – Harbourfast plough anchor on chain rode.

Kedge anchor – Bruce anchor with chain rode.

Electric anchor windlass – Lewmar Horizon windlass with foot button controls on foredeck

Mooring warps – Selection

Fenders – Selection

Boat hook x2

Buoy pick-up device with line.


Waveline 2.7m inflatable dinghy with air deck, seat, oars and beaching wheels fitted to transom. 2018.

Yamaha 2hp 2 stroke outboard.

Electric dinghy inflation pump.


Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails.

Deck mounted alloy stanchions supporting stainless steel guardwires.

Single stemhead roller.

Alloy fairleads port and starboard, forward and aft.

Alloy mooring cleats port and starboard, forward and aft.

Electric windlass mounted on foredeck.

Teak grabrails running the full length of the coachroof.

Dorade type ventilator forward of mast step.

Halyards and reefing lines lead aft on port and starboard sides of coachroof.

Sprayhood protecting companionway and cockpit.

Moulded coamings running the length of the cockpit outboard.

Jammers and halyard winches located to port and starboard of companionway.

Primary winches mounted outboard on top of the coamings.

Mainsheet track at forward end of cockpit.

Large cockpit locker beneath port cockpit seat.

Liferaft storage beneath cockpit sole in a large self-draining locker.

Dedicated self-draining gas locker under aft end of starboard cockpit seat.


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:

Low level navigation lights

Masthead Tri-colour and anchor light

Mast mounted steaming light and deck flood light.

Life saving:

Liferaft – Ocean Standard 4 person raft. Last serviced March 2019.

Horseshoe buoy with light.

Fire Blanket


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.

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Volvo Penta MD2002, 18hp marine diesel engine. 2 cylinder, naturally aspirated, indirectly cooled. Volvo Penta mechanical, reversing marine gearbox.
Fuel capacity
15 gallons (U.S.)
Drinking water capacity
10 gallons (U.S.)
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Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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