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Sadler 290

Brief details

Builder

Rampart Yachts, Southampton

The Sadler 290, despite it's name, is no relation to the older Sadlers designed by David and Martin Sadler. Instead she is a very modern design from Stephen Jones with the aim of producing a compact yet fast and seaworthy yacht with good accommodation. She is one of very few sub 30 ft yachts to achieve RCD Category 'A' Ocean status, even in bilge-keel form.

LOA

29' 2"

Sail area

602 sq ft

LWL

25' 11"

Rig

Fractional sloop

Beam

10' 8"

Cabins

Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin

Draught

4' 3"

Berths

max 6

Displacement

10,608 lbs

Engine

Yanmar 3YM30 diesel

Ballast

4,840 lbs

BHP

27

Keel type

Twin lead-antimony bilge keels with spade rudder

Sailplan

The Sadler 290 was designed by Stephen Jones as an attempt to produce a more modern, higher volume successor to the well known original Sadler designs, which whilst very seaworthy and generally good performers, do not offer the sort of accommodation desired by most current buyers.

 

Built by Rampart Yachts in Southampton, the hulls were moulded in GRP with foam stringers and bonded-in bulkheads, with the lead keels on GRP stubs to keep the ballast weight low. By modern standards she is quite heavy for her size, with a 46% ballast ratio giving her an AVS of 140 degrees, more than most modern production 35-footers. She is nevertheless a fast boat, 'Yachting Monthly' describing her as ".... a quick but stiff boat that is easily capable of seeing off larger yachts".

 

The original design intended both fin and bilge keel options, but with Stephen Jones' well known racing design expertise the twin-keeled version turned out to be so fast that no-one ordered a fin-keeler. About 50 were built in total, the example illustrated being one of the last yachts fully built by Rampart Yachts, which went into administration in 2008.

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Sadler 290 for sale
Forecabin
Forecabin berth
Accommodation plan
Heads
Sadler 290 for sale
Saloon table
Sadler 290 for sale

These boats were not all quite identical, the builders did some
degree of customisation for each buyer if required.

Galley
Chart table
Aft cabin
Aft cabin berth
Brochure photo

Yachts seen here are no longer for sale - the data is online as a free information service for buyers researching boat types. THE PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT, AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT THE PERMISSION OF YACHTSNET LTD.

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Ashore June 2016
Deck
Bow detail

Electric anchor windlass in anchor locker

Bow and keels
Deck aft
Cockpit
Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward
Companionway and instruments
Ashore quarter

From 'Practical Boat Owner' magazine: ".... Take the practicality of a sturdy British twin-keeler, add liberal quantities of pace, style and space, and what do you have? A boat the likes of which has never been seen before" and "....Achieving the impossible".

Reviewed in 'Yachting Monthly' in June 2016: ".... There aren't many twin-keeled 29-footers that combine such exciting and competent sailing qualities with such well-appointed accommodation. It's a great shame more weren't produced".

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