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Sadler 26

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7.85m (25'9")



Underwater profile
Bilge keels


1 x Diesel 9hp, Volvo MD2001 (1992)



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Extra Details

Designer Martin Sadler
Builder Sadler Yachts
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 38.0 ltr (8.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 38.0 ltr (8.4 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 16/02/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 9hp
Engine make and model Volvo MD2001 (1992)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Direct
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 2-blade fixed (+ Rope Cutter)
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots


A 40 watt demountable solar panel in the cockpit with regulator keeps the batteries topped up.
There is a modern Sterling battery charger and Victron invertor fitted.


LOA 7.85m (25'9")
LWL 6.25m (20'6")
Beam 2.87m (9'5")
Draft Min 1.42m (4'8")
Draft Max 1.42m (4'8")
Displacement 2,177kg (4,800.3lbs)
Headroom 1.76m (5'9")
Storage On marina



Sloop rigged Kemp Aluminium spars (1992) with stainless steel standing rigging (2012)


Mainsail Sanders - Slab (2012) Stack Pack, Fully Battened, Lazy Jacks, 2 Reefs
Headsail Sanders - Furling (2012)
Other sails Cruising chute (unknown year)


Sails appear to be in good condition.
Original main and foresail available as spares.
Stackpack has mesh drainage panels.

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power,


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge keels
Finish Gelcoat finish


Stainless steel fuel tank with sight gauge


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


2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Clock tick
Barometer 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
2 anchors
(Delta, kedge)
8.00m (26'3") of chain
12.00m (39'4") of warp

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector tick
Life buoys tick
Safety harnesses tick


1 bilge pumps (1 manual / 0 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Sadler 26, famous for its double skin-derived inherent buoyancy that made her literally unsinkable, was one of the company's most popular designs. Seaworthy and sporty, with a remarkably generous and flexible accommodation layout, good examples are much sought-after. I think this must be, without question, the best Sadler 26 I've seen for sale in recent years. It's certainly one of the youngest examples made. Clean, tidy and well sorted inside and out, she had new standing rigging and sails in 2012. In my presence the engine started from cold unhesitatingly, ran smoothly and idled without missing a beat (see video). Amongst other modern refinements she boasts a quality stack-pack with drainage mesh panels, two separate chart plotters, a meaty battery charger and invertor. A 40 watt demountable solar panel does away with the need for shore power, I'm given to understand, and the battery monitor backs that claim up. But the important thing about this boat is the design and build quality. Sadler fans will know what I mean.

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

This Sadler 26 has been personally photographed and viewed by Alan West of Boatshed Portsmouth. 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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