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Sadler 32 (1979) for sale in Argyll, Oban, United Kingdom


This Sadler 32, designed by David Sadler as an evolution of the Contessa 32, is located in Argyll, Oban, UK. Built in 1979, this 9.60m vessel with a 3.20m beam offers improved light wind and downwind sailing performance, along with enhanced below-deck accommodation. It features a Beta Marine 28hp engine, shore power, NASA Clipper navigation instruments, and various domestic appliances, including a Webasto diesel heater and Plastimo Neptune cooker. With 300 hulls made over a decade, the Sadler 32 enjoys a dedicated following. The boat is available for viewing by appointment at Ardoran Marine near Oban.

General information
Sadler 32
Used sail boat for sale
Price comment
Solid UK built cruising yacht
Name of boat
David Sadler
Length overall
9.60 metres
Length waterline
7.32 metres
3.20 metres
1.70 metres
4,309 kg
Fin Keel
Argyll, Oban, United Kingdom

About this Sadler 32


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.

Purchased by her current owner in 2018 the Sadler 32 STORMALONG is offered for sale with a full cruising inventory including:

Beta Marine 28hp engine (1996)

2 blade folding propeller (2023)

Shore power system

Victron Energy Blue Power battery charger, 30amp

NASA Clipper navigation instrumentation

Simrad ST20 tiller pilot

Standard Horizon GX2000 DSC VHF

Digital Yacht wireless AIS reciever

NASA Clipper Navtex

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Plastimo Neptune 2500 gas cooker


Jabsco manual marine toilet

Webasto diesel heater

Antal W40 self-tailing primary winches

Inflatable dinghy

Lying afloat on her mooring at Ardoran Marine, near Oban the Sadler 32 STORMALONG is available for viewing by prior appointment.


Hull Construction:

Single-piece, round bilged, GRP Moulded hull.

GRP laminate formed internal structural members

Internal moulding to form sole forward

Hull finished original blue gelcoat with vinyl graphics

Below water hull finished in red antifouling.

Deck & Superstructure Construction:

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

Internal moulded deck headlining.

Off-white gelcoat finish to deck and coachroof moulding.

Moulded non-slip texture to finish side decks and coachroof top.

Flexi-Teek panels to finish cockpit seating and sole

Keel & Rudder:

Cast iron ballast keel

Stainless steel keel bolts.

Skeg-mounted rudder


Engine & gearbox:

Beta Marine marine diesel engine (1996)


3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, directly cooled marine diesel

Mechanical reversing marine gearbox

Single lever morse control

Maintenance & Performance:

Engine last serviced autumn 2023

Recorded Running Hours – 3,650hrs

Cruising speed under engine 5kts

Propulsion & Steering:

Stainless steel prop shaft

Greaser fed sterngland

Bronze P-Bracket

2 blade folding propeller (2023)

Laminated hardwood tiller


Simrad ST20 tiller pilot


Voltage systems:

12VDC onboard power system

230VAC shore power system

Shore Power:

Extension lead to connect to shore supply

Single connection point

RCD protection

UK 3-pin sockets, battery charger

Battery Banks:

Battery Bank 1 – 1 x 12VDC lead acid (2023)

Battery Bank 2 – 1 x 12VDC lead acid (2023)


Single engine driven alternator



Victron Energy Blue Power Charger

230VAC - 12VDC, 30 amp


Volt and Ammeter as part of switch panel

12VDC Auxiluary power socket at chart table

12VDC USB charging socket at chart table


Fresh Water:

Pressurised hot and cold water system

Mixer tap in galley

Mixer tap in heads

Hot water provided from calorifier heated by engine cooling water

Bilge Pumps:

Manual bilge pump

Electric bilge pump



Single diesel tank

Stainless steel tank construction

Approximate capacity 70 Ltrs

Fresh Water:

2 linked fresh water tanks.

Approximate total capacity 300 Ltrs

Tank Monitoring:

Gauge for diesel tank


On Deck:

Depth – NASA Clipper

Speed/Log – NASA Clipper x2

Wind – NASA Clipper

Depth – NASA Clipper

Plotter – Garmin echoMAP 70s

Magnetic compass

Communications Equipment:

VHF – Standard Horizon GX2000 DSC VHF

AIS – Digital Yacht wireless reciever

Navtex – NASA Clipper Navtex



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

Fridge – Top loading fridge with 12VDC compressor

Stainless steel sink

Mixer tap with hot and cold water


Jabsco manual marine toilet

Wash handbasin

Mixer tap, extending for use as shower head


Webasto Airtop 3500 diesel fired blown air heating system.

Outlet in saloon


LED lighting

Overhead lighting in saloon

Bulkhead mounted lighting in saloon and forward cabin

Chart table light


Fusion MS-RA70 Marine stereo

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.

Standing room aft between berths

Bin lockers beneath berths

Bi-fold timber door between heads and forward cabin


Thwart ship heads compartment

Wooden door to saloon

Manual marine toilet mounted outboard to port

Countertop with inset wash hand basin forward of heads to port

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

Lockers and storage shelfs built in outboard of settee backs to starboard

Full length shelf outboard of port settee

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

Refrigerated top loading cool box 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.

Berth extending aft along starboard side

Chart storage within table

Stereo, VHF and Navtex received outboard of chart table with storage shelf beneath



Deck stepped, single spreader, masthead sloop rig.

Silver anodised alloy mast and spars

Spinnaker pole

Stainless steel standing rigging

Furlex roller reefing system

In-Mast roller reefing mainsail

Rod kicker

Mechanical backstay adjuster

Spinlock rope clutches for lines lead aft


Primary Winches – 2x Antal W40, two-speed, self-tailing

Secondary – 2x Lewmar 7 single speed winches

Halyard Winches – 1x Lewmar 16, single-speed, self tailing, 2x Lewmar 7 single speed winches

Mast Mounted Halyard Winch – 1x Lewmar 7, single speed.


Mainsail – White dacron, in-mast roller reefing

Genoa – Roller reefing genoa.

Working Jib

Storm Jib


Canvas Work:


Anchoring & Mooring:

Bower Anchor – 25lb CQR anchor with 30m chain warp

Mooring warps – Selection

Fenders – Selection


Inflatable dinghy – WaveEco dinghy with slat floor and hard transom


Stainless steel pulpit and pushpit rails

Deck mounted stainless steel stanchions supporting double tier stainless steel guardwires.

Below decks anchor locker accessed via single opening deck hatch forward

Deck mounted alloy mooring cleats forward, midships and aft

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

Lines lead aft from mast to cockpit on port and starboard sides of coachroof

Genoa tracks mounted on side decks

Primary and secondary winches mounted on cockpit coamings

Halyard/mainsail control 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

Stainless steel transom mounted swimming ladder

Outboard storage bracket to starboard side of transom.


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:

Masthead Tri-colour and anchor light

Mast mounted steaming light

Low level navigation lights

Deck light

Life saving:

Windward MOB rescue system

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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Beta Marine marine diesel engine (1996) 28hp 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated, directly cooled marine diesel Mechanical reversing marine gearbox Single lever morse control
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
70 litres
Drinking water capacity
300 litres
This Sadler 32 has been viewed 61 times
Broker/Dealer Information

Mark Cameron Yachts

Mr Mark Cameron
The Braes
United Kingdom
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