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Sadler 26 (1988) for sale in Waldringfield, United Kingdom

£13,000 GBP
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The Sadler 26, "Wandering Star," located in Waldringfield, UK, is a 7.85-metre twin bilge keel cruiser from 1988 with a well-finished layout offering up to six berths. Notable for its unsinkable hull, the boat includes a practical saloon, a modern marine toilet, and an L-shaped galley. It boasts a Nanni 14hp engine installed in 2018, delivering speeds up to 6 knots, and a well-maintained sail inventory including a virtually unused spinnaker. Deck and safety equipment are comprehensive, featuring a spinnaker pole, various navigation aids, and life-saving gear. The vessel has been professionally serviced annually and comes with 240V shore power and an Eberspacher diesel heating system. Viewing is by appointment through the Suffolk Office.

General information
Sadler 26
Used sail boat for sale
Tax / VAT status
Paid / Included
Name of boat
Wandering Star
David Sadler
Length overall
7.85 metres
Length waterline
6.25 metres
2.87 metres
1.07 metres
3,084 kg
Waldringfield, United Kingdom

About this Sadler 26


The Sadler 26 has an unsinkable hull, an important safety factor, a traditional and practical layout finished to a high standard. These ever popular cruisers have brisk, well mannered performance and are well proven sea boats. Wandering Star is the twin bilge keel version and is presented is very good order throughout. She benefits from a 2018 14hp Nanni engine with less than 145 hours logged, central heating and a full compliment of cruising equipment.

Viewing by appointment only via our Suffolk Office - 01473 659681


The layout is well finished with reasonable headroom in the saloon and offers five/six berths in two cabins. V berth forward with stowage under and shelving to hull sides. Opening hatch to foredeck. Teak faced door to the forward cabin/heads. Full width heads compartment with marine toilet (about 5 years old) and hanging locker opposite. In saloon the port settee has been converted to have three large stowage lockers under and can be used as a double berth. Settee berth opposite with stowage under. There is a clever removable table that can be used both in the saloon and cockpit. Quarter berth to port with pull out chart table over. The L shaped galley is to starboard and this has a Flavel two burner gimballed gas cooker with grill and oven. Stainless steel sink with cold manual supply. 45 litres freshwater capacity. Cool box. Grey/blue fabric upholstery in good condition. Curtained. Pioneer stereo with two saloon speakers. Eberspacher diesel fired central heating system.

Mechanical Systems

Located under companionway. Year 2018 Nanni 14hp marine diesel engine. Twin cylinders. Sea water cooled. Shaft drive to three blade fixed propeller. 45 litre fuel capacity in stainless steel tank.  Approx 4.5 knots cruising and 6 knots maximum speed under engine. Professionally serviced annually.

Two 12V batteries (both 2023) in two banks charging via engine alternator, solar panel and shore power charger. 240V shore power system with sockets.

Sails & Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Silver anodised aluminum mast and boom by Kemp, 1988. Stainless steel standing rigging (age unknown).  Terylene running rigging.  All lines led aft to cockpit. Two Lewmar 40 self tailing genoa sheet winches. Two Lewmar 30 self tailing control line winches. Slab reefing to mainsail with lazyjacks. Furlex headsail furling system. Alloy telescopic spinnaker pole. 

  • Furling Genoa
  • Mainsail -  Suffolk Sails  -  2017  -  excellent
  • Spinnaker  -  Virtually unused

Deck Equipment

  • CQR anchor with 30m chain
  • Manual anchor windlass with rope gypsy
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit, stanchions and guard wires
  • Teak coachroof grab rails
  • Stack pack type mainsail cover with lazyjacks
  • Sprayhood
  • Teak strips to cockpit seating
  • Boarding ladder on transom
  • Various fenders and mooring warps
  • Inflatable dinghy with Honda 2.3hp outboard motor

Navigation Equipment

  • Steering compass
  • NASA Clipper speed/log
  • NASA Clipper echo sounder, 2024
  • Standard Horizon gps/chart plotter
  • Autohelm Tillerpilot autopilot
  • ICOM VHF radio
  • Navigation lights 
  • Clock and barometer

Safety Equipment

  • Liferaft
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Cockpit harness eyes
  • Deck flood light
  • Lifebuoy 
  • Life jackets
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Radar reflector
  • Fender step
  • Opening guard rail to port.
  • Two life jackets.


Built in 1988 by Sadler Yachts to a design by David Sadler.  White GRP hull with style stripes. Teak rubbing strakes. White GRP superstructure with moulded non-slip to decks. Twin cast iron keels. Transom and skeg hung rudder. Tiller steering. Aft self draining cockpit. The twin skin hull construction makes the Sadler 26 unsinkable and provides good thermal and acoustic insulation. Last surveyed in 2017. 

The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own 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 on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, 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 owner’s specific needs.

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1 x Nanni 14
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
45 litres
Maximum speed
11 kph
Cruising speed
8 kph
Number of cabins
Broker/Dealer Information

Clarke & Carter - Suffolk

Suffolk Yacht Harbour Levington
United Kingdom
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