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Sadler 29


Located: Poole, United Kingdom

Length: 8.84m / 29ft

Year: 1984

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Bilge (twin) keels

Broker notes

This most popular small cruiser being the Sadler 29, with bilge keels is now available and used throughout her life for only family sailing.
Survey of 2007 concluded that she was in sound structural condition and well above average, bearing none of the signs of hard use - considered a very good example of this popular class.
Sails are considered to be 2011, but lightly used, new sprayhood and dodgers this year and interior clean and tidy - all port-lights refurbished by Eagle - new stanchion inserts fitted and replacement Lewmar hatch, upholstery excellent condition with matching curtains and a bound carpet.
The popular DV20 has received a full professional overhaul (2013) and new batteries fitted 2016.
Inflatable Zodiac 2.4m dinghy with Yamaha 2hp outboard complement a Spec suitable for family cruising, with life jackets included.

Improvements since 2007 have included:
2008 New Genoa from Kemp Sails Wareham. The sail is in excellent condition. New VHF Icom IC M421 Marine Transceiver and Portable VHF ICOM IC M31. New Self Inflating Life Jackets. Excellent condition with spare gas cylinders.
2011 In mast furling Mainsail seams restitched, leach retaped, repair to tape on UV by Kemp Sails. Mainsail is in very good condition. New Stanchion inserts, (supplied by Mike Lucas). New Navman Log.
2012 New Lewmar Ocean forehatch (supplied by Mike Lucas).
2013 Comprehensive Engine Overhaul - The Bukh DV20 Engine was completely stripped down by a local Bukh Agent and every component inspected. New items included all gaskets and oil seals, exhaust valves, piston rings, liners and bearings, fuel lift pump, exhaust elbow and engine mountings. The sea water pump and diesel injectors were reconditioned and the (standard) pistons, cylinder head assembly, exhaust manifold, thermostatic housing (lower and upper) and the diesel injector pump all refurbished. Engine hours less than 50 since overhaul. Starts first time. Runs quietly.
2015 All fixed windows refurbished and resealed (Eagle Windows)
2016 New Engine and Domestic Batteries.
2017 New Sprayhood and Dodgers. New NASA Depth Sounder and repeater.

Owner comments:
Jigger has been used as a family boat by her two owners (23 years and 10 years respectively) for all of her life. As such she has not had a hard life and has always been loved and well maintained to keep her safe and comfortable. All her lights and instruments have been kept in good working order, she has all six sets of original Sadler crockery and equipment like batteries, flares, extinguisher, life jackets, gas hoses for example have been serviced and/or renewed to ensure compliance and reliability. Her Bukh engine starts first time and is in excellent condition and so are her sails. 
Every year she has spent 5 months ashore during which time the hull has been cleaned, inspected and antifouled. As a result her hull is clean and smooth.
The sails have been cleaned and kept ashore during the winter months together with the upholstery which is very good condition. The standing and running rigging have also been regularly checked and upgraded as necessary. Because she has been kept on a river mooring she has not been subject to a salt water environment except for when she has left Poole Harbour. The deck and superstructure are solid, the white gell coat is in an excellent state and the keel nuts are in near perfect condition as are the Sadler hull blue and red stripes.

Reason for selling:
We bought Jigger when our daughters were 8 and 9 years in 2007 and she has helped them learn to love the open water and become proficient in sailing. Now our daughters are at University and have little time for sailing we have regretfully decided that a 6 berth boat is too big for just the two of us and so we are looking to downsize.


  • LWL: 22 ft
  • LOA: 29 ft
  • Beam: 9.5 ft
  • Draft (fixed): 3.67 ft
  • Displacement: 3.7 tonnes
  • Ballast: 3,400 lbs
  • Water capacity: 136 l
  • Fuel capacity: 70 l


  • Hull colour: white with red/blue cavita stripes
  • Deck colour: white
  • Deck construction: GRP
  • Steering: tiller
  • Designer: David Sadler
  • Hull construction: GRP
  • Keel construction: bilge keel


  • Engine: Bukh DV20 20hp - 2 cylinder (1984, overhauled 2013) with Bukh starting handle
  • Main engine fuel: Diesel
  • Engine location: engine box located with integral companionway steps
  • Propellor(s): two-blade fixed
  • Steering system: Tiller steering
  • BUKH DV20 COMPREHENSIVE OVERHAUL 2013: Less than 50 engine hours since overhaul, starts first time and runs quietly
  • Bukh DV20 engine was completely stripped down by Bukh agent, every component inspected and following new items fitted: all gaskets, oil seals, exhaust valves, piston rings, liners, bearings, fuel lift pump, exhaust elbow and engine mounts
  • Raw water pump and diesel injectors were reconditioned
  • Standard pistons, cylinder head assembly, exhaust manifold, lower and upper thermostatic housing plus diesel injector pump refurbished
  • Bukh engine spares: filters, gaskets, impellor, grease, oil etc.
  • Sea-cock, winch and stern gland grease


  • Engine battery: 1 qty 60 Amp.hr - excellent condition (2016)
  • Domestic battery: 1 qty 60 Amp.hr - excellent condition (2016)
  • Battery charger: Bukh alternator
  • 12v outlets

Navigation equipment

  • Navigation lights: masthead bi-colour, pulpit bi-colour, stern light and steaming light
  • Compass: Plastimo
  • Depth sounder: NASA (2017)
  • Wind instruments: Masthead Windex
  • Autopilot: Autohelm 1000 self-steering
  • VHF radio: ICOM IC M421 Marine transceiver plus portable VHF ICOM IC M31
  • Speed/log: Navman (2011)

Rig and sails

  • Mainsail: Westaway (2003), seams restitched, leach retaped and UV tape repaired by Kemp Sails in 2011 - good condition
  • Kicker: line based pulley system with jammer
  • Backstay adjuster: Seasure wheel type
  • No.1 genoa: Kemp Sails (2008 - excellent condition
  • Mainsail roller furling system: Selden in-mast reefing - good free running condition
  • Genoa furling system: Furlex 200S (2003)
  • Standing rigging: 2003 - sound and in good condition
  • Spinnaker gear: spinnaker boom uphaul and downhaul
  • Genoa controls: cars with plunger stops
  • Removable inner forestay
  • Halyards and reefing led aft

Deck gear

  • Bow anchor: 25lb plough with 10m 5/16ths chain plus 40m 14mm warp
  • Mainsail cover: n/a (in-mast reefing)
  • Hose
  • Winch handles: 2 qty
  • Clutches: 2 qty triple Barton
  • Transom boarding ladder
  • Sprayhood: blue (2017)
  • Dodgers: blue (2017)
  • Primary winches: 2 qty 2 speed Lewmar 40
  • Secondary winches: coachroof 2 qty plus spinnaker winches 2 qty 2 speed Lewmar 40
  • Cockpit cushions: 2 qty full length
  • Anchor windlass: SL Anchorman
  • Grab mooring hook and pickup line
  • Red ensign flag with wooden staff
  • 25ltr steel diesel jerry can
  • 25ltr plastic water container with tap


  • Cooker: Flavell Vanessa, gimballed - 4 burners with grill and oven - good condition
  • Number of berths: 6
  • Toilet: Par/Brydon - good order
  • Tableware: Sadler crockery, cutlery, glasses for 6 persons plus teapot
  • Cooking equipment: kettle, 3 qty nesting saucepans, frying pan, serving spoons, tin opener and chopping board
  • Insulated cool box
  • Upholstery plus curtains and cushions: blue

Safety equipment

  • Bilge pump: manual
  • Fire extinguisher(s): 2017
  • Lifejackets: 2 qty adult bouyancy aids, 2 qty Seago inflating life jackets (1 adult, 1 junior) plus 2 qty safety lines
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy: with light
  • Warps: 2 qty 9m and 1 qty 7m (14mm)
  • Fenders: 6 qty large (4 with socks)
  • Boat hook
  • Fire blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Flares: coastal (2017)
  • Search light: Lucas Marine
  • Black plastic anchor ball and cone signal shapes
  • Wooden bungs

Optional extras - subject to negotiation

  • Dinghy: Zodiac 2.4m more than 20 years old but in excellent condition (new valves, no patches, varnished) with inflator
  • Dinghy engine: Yamaha 2hp - serviced 2017 (excellent condition)


Engine Year: 0000