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Snapdragon 890

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Boat REF# 104265
removed from sale
Length 8.90m (29'2")
Year 1976
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Sleeping berths 5
Engine 1 x diesel 28hp, Vetus M3.10 - 3 Cylinder (2000)
Lying Essex


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Extra Details

Builder Thames Marine
Lying Essex
Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Fuel capacity 75.0 ltr (16.5 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 28hp
Engine make and model Vetus M3.10 - 3 Cylinder (2000)
Engine Hours engine1:   1121
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3-Blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.5 knots

Mains Battery Charger.
Engine maintained professionally (by marine engineer owner).
Batteries new in 2009.


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Length 8.90m (29'2")
LWL 8.23m (27'0")
Beam 3.04m (10'0")
Draft Min 1.15m (3'9")
Draft Max 1.15m (3'9")
Displacement 4,500kg (9,922.5lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1976) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2001)


New Sails Upgrade?
Reefing mainsail Telesails - Slab (unknown year)
Headsail - Furling (unknown year)
Other sails No1 Jib (unknown year)
2nd Main (old) (unknown year)

Spinnaker Pole.
Cruising Chute with Snuffer (2001).
Genoa had new sacrificial strip fitted in 2008.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


10% discount on ultrasonic antifouling
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

Hull professionally epoxy coated as a preventative measure.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Drapes tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick

Calorifier and immersion heater for hot water.
Cockpit Table.

2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick

GPS Garmin 128.
VHF DSC Radio - Sylva this unit include's Navtex.
Nasa Clipper Depth.
Rigel Compass.
Autohelm Tiller Pilot

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick

1 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual windlass
2 anchors
(CQR, Bruce)
40.00m (131'3") of chain
Plastimo 2.1m dinghy (2003)
2hp outboard, Mercury 2-Stroke (2003)
New Sprayhood 2009.
Boom cover for cockpit.

Safety Equipment

Fume detector tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Swim ladder tick

2 bilge pumps (2 manual / 0 electric)

Liferaft Cradle (No Liferaft).
Flare Pack.

Broker's Comments

The Snapdragon 890 is comfortable 5 berth family cruiser. With a 3m plus beam the interior feels very spacious. This particular boat has a recent Vetus 28hp engine that has been well maintained.
A lot of boat for the money and well worth serious consideration.
These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Snapdragon 890 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. 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.