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1987 Sadler 29

Mayland, United Kingdom


The Sadler 29 is a well-proven and seaworthy family cruiser with impeccable manners and crisp performance. Sea Swift is a highly sought after twin keel version which benefits from a host of upgrades including Tacktick instruments, AIS, autopilot, solar panels, full LED lighting, recent standing and running rigging and more. Presented in very good condition, she is likely to be one of the best on the market. A 2017 survey is available upon request. 

Viewing by appointment only through the Essex office on (01621) 785600

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sea Holly
Make: Sadler
Model: 29
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Sadler International
Designer: David Sadler
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Twin Keel


Length: 29 ft
Length Overall: 28'5 ft
Waterline Length: 22'10 ft
Beam: 9'6 ft
Max Draft: 3'5 ft
Displacement: 3,720 kg
Ballast: 1,540 kg

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: 2002
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 18hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 2 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 969
Cruising Speed: 5 kn
Maximum Speed: 6 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 57 L
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 70 L



Essex - Clarke & Carter
Burnham Yacht Harbour Foundry Lane
Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, GB, CM0 8BL
Tel:+44 (0)1621 785600


The accommodation offers up to six berths in two cabins. Forward cabin with V berth and infill to create double, opening hatch to foredeck and stowage areas. Separate heads compartment to port with Jabsco marine toilet and washbasin. Saloon consisting of a dinette seating area to port which can convert to a double berth, removable table with drop leaves and settee berth to starboard. Chart table aft to starboard with navigation equipment and quarter berth behind. Galley to port equipped with a Plastimo stainless steel 2-burner gimballed gas hob with grill, cool box, Waeco fridge freezer, stainless steel sink and ample storage. Pressurised water supply. Sky blue velour upholstery with teak and holly sole boards.

Mechanical Systems

Located abaft the companionway, Volvo Penta 2002 2-cylinder 18hp diesel engine. Direct seawater cooled. Single lever controls with electric start. Shaft drive with to fixed 2-bladed propeller with rope cutter. 

The engine appears in good cosmetic condition which has been well maintained by previous and current owners. The engine was last serviced in April 2021, along with annual maintenance the water pump was replaced in 2018, all hoses were replaced in 2020, Current engine house are at 969 and may increase slightly.

Electrical Systems

2 x 12v 85ah domestic batteries, single 12v 85ah engine battery (all-new 2020) charged via engine alternator. Two Sunbeam 55w solar panels with Phototronic charge controller. 240v ring mains with USB sockets in saloon and cockpit. Victon battery charger. Electrical distribution panel (rebuilt 2020). Nasa battery monitoring system. Full LED cabin lighting. 



Deck Equipment
  • Anchor with chain and warp
  • Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and stanchions
  • Blue stackpack mainsail cover 
  • Blue sprayhood
  • Cockpit table
  • Named cockpit dodgers
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder
  • cockpit cushions
  • Pushpit teak bench seat
  • WinchRite battery-operated winch aid
  • Warps and fenders
  • Winter storage cover
Sails & Spars

Masthead rigged sloop. Kemp anodised aluminium mast and boom. Stainless steel standing rigging (new 2017). Terylene running rigging  (replaced 2020). Slab reefing mainsail. Furlex headsail furling system. All lines led aft. 2 x Lewmar 40ST self-tailing 2-speed sheet winches.2 x Lewmar spinnaker winches, 2 x Lewmar 16 self-tailing halyard winches. 

  • Fully battened Mainsail - Quantum - 2004 - good  
  • 140% Furling Genoa - good
  • No.3 genoa 
Navigation Equipment
  • Plastimo Contest bulkhead compass
  • Tacktick wind system
  • Tacktick depth sounder
  • Tacktick speed/log
  • Standard Horizon 2200E VHF radio with DSC & AIS
  • Garmin 128 GPS
  • Autohelm 2000
  • Local chart pack
  • LED navigation lights
Safety Equipment
  • 3 x Fire extinguishers
  • Echomax radar reflector
  • Fire blanket
  • Harness eyes
  • Decklight
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy with floating light (new 2021)
  • Foghorn
  • Flarepack
  • Anchor ball & Motoring cone
  • Manual bilge pump

Sadler 29 built by Sadler Yachts in 1987 to a design by Martin Sadler. White GRP hull  featuring the Sadler twin skin hull construction providing thermal and acoustic insulation and making the boat unsinkable. White GRP coachroof with grey moulded and painted non-slip deck surfaces. Cast iron twin keels. Tiller steering with extension to transom hung rudder. Teak rubbing strake and grab rails. Teak laid cockpit seats. Teak grate cockpit floor. Self draining cockpit and anchor well.  The keels where needle gunned and epoxied in 2018. Owner was informed the hull was epoxied before his ownership.

Additional Equipment

Subject to further negotiation to the purchaser:

Mariner 3.3hp 4-stroke outboard

Bombard AX-2 inflatable dinghy


The company normally acts as brokers for the vendor who unless otherwise stated is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in the preparation of these particulars the correctness is not guaranteed and they are intended as a guide only and do not constitute a part of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check these particulars and where appropriate and at his own expense to employ a qualified marine surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted which if conducted by us shall not imply any liability on our part.

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, fire extinguishers and flares etc., are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on board as part of the sale of a used vessel, may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

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