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Sadler 29 Bilge Keel

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8.67m (28'5")



Underwater profile
Bilge keels


1 x Diesel 18hp, Volvo Penta 2002 (1987)

Neyland Pembrokeshire


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Extra Details

Designer David Sadler
Builder Sadler Yachts
Lying Neyland Pembrokeshire
Fuel capacity 70.0 ltr (15.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 100.0 ltr (22.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x Diesel 18hp
Engine make and model Volvo Penta 2002 (1987)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2 blade fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.7 ltr (0.4 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


LOA 8.67m (28'5")
LWL 6.95m (22'10")
Beam 2.90m (9'6")
Draft Max 1.12m (3'8")
Displacement 3,720kg (8,202.6lbs)
Headroom 1.91m (6'3")
Storage Ashore



Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1987) with stainless steel standing rigging (1987)


Mainsail - Slab (1987) Stack Pack, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail 1987 - Furling (unknown year)

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 1
Heads 1 heads
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Icebox tick
Curtains tick
Manual water system tick


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Wind tick
VHF tick
Autopilot tick
Navtex tick
Navigation lights tick
Echo sounder tick

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
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
2 anchors
(CQR & Delta Plough)
28.00m (91'10") of chain
30.00m (98'5") of warp
Main and kedge rodes estimated NOT measured.

Safety Equipment

Boarding ladder tick


2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)


MOB recovery sling

Broker's Comments

Hitting the waves in 1981 the Sadler 29 quickly found favour in the club racing and cruising scene. Conceived as a fast cruiser and club racer she also offered the possibility of unsinkability - although if one tries hard enough..... All Sadlers have the reputation for easy handling and excellent maneuverability but the 29 in particular would be easy for a single handed skipper or couple, perhaps with small children to manage. Bilge keels suit her perfectly for our sailing area too.

And finally, a few words of praise from a West Country Sailing School with 60,000 miles of experience with a 29 "she is exceptionally roomy for her size, and her layout is admirably suited to a cruising life both at sea and in harbour. By force 8 or more, we have three slabs in the main plus the storm jib if we are beating. We have quite a lot of experience in these conditions. Downwind in heavy weather, she handles with a precision that continues to delight us. Even surfing at upwards of 12 knots, she remains fully controllable" and I can't say fairer than that!

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sadler 29 Bilge Keel has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan Coy of Boatshed Wales. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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