SADLER 25 (sold) – £4,250

Year: 1978

LOA: 25’

Beam: 8’ 10”

Draft: 3’ 3”

Construction: GRP

Hull/Keel: Twin



The Sadler 25 is an attractive small cruiser, fast and seaworthy, particularly in this deep fin keel version. This example has an inboard diesel, very good sails, and a very spacious saloon when the galley is stowed away. Sadler 25s were also sold as ‘kit’ boats, so the standards of the interior fitout can vary considerably. In 1973 Martin Sadler asked his father David to design a yacht for his new boatbuilding company. The design brief was to be a more modern replacement for David Sadler’s long-running long-keeled Contessa 26 design. The result was the Sadler 25, first sold in 1974. Whilst most of the later Sadlers (26, 29 and 34) had double-skin foam-filled hulls, the earlier designs (Sadler 25 and 32) had conventional solid GRP hulls. Later Sadler 25s had more extensive interior GRP mouldings and a slightly taller rig. As a lighter boat, and with a separate keel and rudder, the Sadler 25 was a significantly faster boat than the far from slow Contessa 26, and also had substantially more interior space. The hull has tumblehome amidships, and is described by Yachting Monthly as having “some of the sweetest lines afloat anywhere”. The Sadler 25 was initially built with a choice of deep or shallow fins, but a bilge keel version was also introduced after a while. A very few lift-keelers were also built. The design was built from 1974 to 1981, with around 300 boats built. In 1981 the design was enlarged slightly and construction changed to an “unsinkable” foam-filled hull to become the Sadler 26.


Engine(s) & Electrical:

Yanmar 1GM10, 10hp diesel (2005). Engine hours: 687. Last serviced: 2022 (including new exhaust elbow and secondary fuel filter). Drive type: shaft. Maximum speed under power: 11km/h. Fuel capacity: 25 litres. 2 batteries (new in 2022) charged from the engine.


Accommodation & Below Deck:

5 berths, 2 cabins, cream cloth upholstery, wet locker, Jabsco sea toilet, Plastimo gas cooker (serviced in 2016 including new gas pipes), galley sink.


Deck & Canvas:

Masthead sloop rig, stainless steel standing rigging (new in 2018), Kemp aluminium spars, rope running rigging (new in 2020), Plastimo headsail furling, boom mainsail reefing, spinnaker pole, Kemp mainsail, Kemp genoa, 2 x Lewmar sheet winches, CQR anchor, stainless steel pulpit, stanchions & guardwires (new in 2018), boarding ladder, davits, forehatch (new in 2018), warps, fenders, boathook, windows refitted & sealed in 2018, sprayhood (new in 2018), mainsail cover, cockpit cushions.


Navigation & Safety:

NASA log/speed indicator (new in 2018), VHF (new in 2018), 2 compasses (new in 2018), NASA echosounder (new in 2022), NASA wind speed/direction indicator, navigation lights (new in 2018), lifebouy, harnesses, radar reflector, fore extinguisher, jackstays, fire blanket, bilge pump.



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The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Highway Marine Ltd who are acting as brokers 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified independent agents to carry out a survey, and/or any mechanical and electrical checks.

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