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Sadler 26

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Boat REF# 201073
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 7.85m (25'9")
Year 1983
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp, Bukh (1983)
Lying Fowey


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Designer Martin Sadler
Builder Sadler Yachts
Lying Fowey
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 50.0 ltr (11.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 55.0 ltr (12.1 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 19/06/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 10hp
Engine make and model Bukh (1983)
Engine Hours engine1:   Not Known
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots

The Bukh engines are known for their rugged reliability. This engine, although original, has been regularly serviced and maintained. One battery was replaced in 2014.


LOA 7.85m (25'9")
LWL 6.25m (20'6")
Beam 2.74m (9'0")
Draft Min 1.42m (4'8")
Draft Max 1.42m (4'8")
Displacement 2,177kg (4,800.3lbs)
Headroom 1.73m (5'8")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1983) with stainless steel standing rigging (unknown year)


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Mainsail Westerways - Slab (unknown year) 3 Reefs
Headsail Sailshape - Furling (2013)
Other sails Genoa, Westaways (1983)
Storm Gib, Westerways, lightly used therefore as n (unknown year)
Spinnaker (unknown year)
Spinnaker gear tick

The furling headsail and Furlex 100s furling gear was new in 2013.

Sail cover, sprayhood and named dodgers were all new in 2013.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine Fitted with a smart alternator regulator


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The hull has a coating of epoxy protection.
Both saloon windows were replaced in 2013 and are completely clear of any crazing.
Water tank was replaced in 2012.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 3
Cabin(s) 2
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Manual water system tick

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

Autopilot is an Autohelm 1000. Wind instrument was new in 2012.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

2 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
1 anchors
(CQR Plough)
0.00m (0'0") of chain
Avon Redstart dinghy (unknown year)
The lenght of chain and warp is unknown

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick

1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Sadler 26 followed on from the successful Sadler 25. Grp constructed with a one piece moulding to form the interior and a GRP hull with the space between the two filled with a closed-cell polyurethane form. This has created a rigid structure with a high level of thermal insulation. Added to that, they are filled with enough foam to keep her afloat in the event of being holed. Tests by the yachting media subsequently proved that not only was the yacht unsinkable but could also be sailed when flooded.

The Sadler 26 has a full length skeg, which not only results in the rudder being better protected but also provides excellent directional stability. Add this feature to the overall design you finish, with a yacht that is well balanced, responsive and a pleasure to sail either with crew or single handed.

The interior design has been well thought out and offers more space than her external appearance would suggest.

This particular Sadler 26 is very well presented and benefits from many upgrades during its current ownership. At the time of listing she had recently been lifted ashore and winterised, so not looking at her best and it is true that the hull is in need of a polish, something under consideration before she is relaunched. Her interior suggests that she has been well cared for and any required maintenance has been promptly attended to.

This is a great little all rounder, perfect boat for weekending or for the more adventurous, longer coastal or offshore cruise. This excellent example is worthy of consideration if looking for a boat of this size and capability.

This Sadler 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Chris Fuller of Boatshed Falmouth. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.