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Sadler 34


afloat Cornwall


Sadler Yachts Ltd., Poole, Dorset.






34' 9"

Sail area

660 sq ft main and genoa

Brief details


27' 10"



This Sadler 34 has been in her present ownership for ten years, and has clearly had quite a bit of updating and equipment renewals in that time. The original engine was replaced with a Beta diesel in 2005, and has run just 575 hours since then. She has a good sail inventory including a near new roller genoa, and is well equipped with radar, plotter and an electric windlass.


10' 9"


Forecabin, saloon and aft cabin


5' 8"




12,800 lbs


Beta BD1005 diesel


5,000 lbs



Keel type

Fin keel with skeg-hung rudder


The Sadler 34 was designed in 1983 by Martin Sadler, as a bigger replacement for the Sadler 32, which was a 1979 design by David Sadler, in turn intended to improve on his earlier Contessa 32 design. With this lineage, the Sadler 34 is inevitably a fast, seaworthy yacht, with vice-free handling. The hulls are filled with rigid polyurethane foam between an inner and outer moulding, rendering the hulls unsinkable.

Over a fourteen year production run about 250 were built, the design being built with a variety of keel options, including options of shallow or deep fin keels, bilge keels or a centreboard. The 34SE designation on some later boats was an upgrade to the fit-out and equipment specification - the hulls and rigs are identical. Although the brochure for the design claimed up to nine berths, (which are there if you really like a crowd) most would now regard this as a boat for four to six at most.

In January 2017 'Yachting Monthly' ran a used boat test of the design under the heading "Why the Sadler 34 is such a good sea-boat", saying "....she offers the ideal compromise between performance and comfort" and "....Set up and trimmed correctly she's beautifully balanced, steering hersef just 40° or so off the wind". The review gave five stars both for coastal and offshore sailing.

'Yachting Monthly' first boat-tested the Sadler 34 design in 1984 (in a Force 7-8) and commented "....We raced at 8 knots or so on a broad reach. With the wind hovering in the low force 7’s, she stormed along in fine style, with an easy pressure and good response on the helm" and "...when the wind rose to the mid-8s, we rolled the jib to No 4 size before coming on the wind .... she was now consistently light and perfectly balanced with a delightful feel" and "..... her motion through the water put one in mind of larger yachts". It may be of significance that the YM editor who reviewed the design subsequently bought one himself!

Moored Sadler 34 for sale - moored June 2017

Yachtsnet photographs June 2017

Sadler 34 for sale - saloon photo


Heads basin and shower
Saloon and forecabin
Saloon table
Accomodaton plan
Saloon aft - Sadler 34 for sale
Chart table
Chart table detail
Aft berth
Ashore - owners photo

The Sadler 34 is one of the "unsinkable" Sadler models, with a polyurethane foam sandwich hull
giving buoyancy, insulation and absence of condensation. The outer GRP hull is of similar thickness
to a normal non-sandwich hull, and the addition of the foam and inner skin inner moulding
stiffens the whole structure and also gives easy to clean headlinings. The owners photo above
is from 2009, when the keel was dropped to check the bolts (which were fine). The keel was then
faired and the bottom grit-blasted and recoated with International Gel-Shield epoxy.

Sadler 34 for sale
Moored quarter

The roller genoa is near new. The mainsail is of unknown age but is in good usable condition. There is also a spinnaker, storm jib and trysail, and a smaller heavy weather headsail to fit the furler groove, as well as a few older sails


The 1000 watt electric windlass was installed in 2012 and is operated by a long-lead remote control through the forehatch. A second remote can be operated from the cockpit.

Bow detail

June 2017

Deck aft



Cockpit aft
Cockpit forward
Brochure photo
Sadler 34 for sale

Equipment List:

Engine details

Beta BD1005 3-cylinder 1,000cc 28 hp freshwater cooled diesel, installed new 2005, run 575 hours to date. Last serviced winter 2016/17.

Fuel tank capacity

114 litres


Fixed two bladed on shaft drive with Volvo dripless shaft seal


95Ah engine start battery and 2 x 105AH domestic batteries (new 2014)

Battery charging/electrics

100 amp engine alternator and shorepower battery charger. Solar panel (new 2015) and NASA BM-2 battery monitor (new 2016). Inverter for 220 volt from batteries.

Sails and deck equipment

Rig details

Sloop rig, Kemp alloy mast and boom, S/S standing rigging, forestay and backstay replaced 2000 and babystay and shrouds 2005


Age unknown, re-cut by Westaway 2007, good usable condition


Kemp Sails 130% high-cut roller genoa new 2016 and little used.

Genoa furling

Furlex 200S

Heavy weather headsail

No 4 genoa re-cut to fit furler, little used


Spinnaker with pole (unused by present owners)


Appears very little used

Storm jib

Appears very little used

Primary winches

2 x Lewmar 44 two-speed self-tailing

Secondary winches

2 x Lewmar 7

Halliard winches

Lewmar 8 on coachroof and Lewmar 6 on mast

Bower anchor

18Kg Delta with 30 metres 8mm chain and 30 metres 12mm warp

Kedge anchors

25 lb CQR with 7 metres 10mm chain and 25 metres Octoplait. Also Fisherman spare anchor.

Anchor windlass

South Pacific VS1000C 1000 watt electric windlass with two remote controls., installed 2012




Autohelm 4000 tiller pilot

Steering compass

2 x Plastimo bulkhead compasses

Warps & fenders

4 warps and 7 fenders


Cockpit sprayhood and dodgers, Habitent cockpit tent.

Navigation Equipment and instruments


Raymarine Pathfinder SL70 mono LCD display radar


Standard Horizon CP-300 7" colour plotter with NW Europe charts


Autohelm ST50

Depth sounder

Autohelm ST50


Autohelm ST50 (intermittent problem with wind direction display)


NASA Clipper Navtex

VHF radio

Simrad RD-68 with DSC

Radio receiver

Sony radio/CD

Safety/emergency equipment


XM 6-man canister (serviced only to 2015)


Horseshoe with floating light



Radar reflector

Mast mounted

Fire extinguishers

2 x extinguishers and fire blanket

Bilge pumps

Manual pump

Gas detectors

First Alert gas detector and Honeywell CO detector


Cabin layout

Forecabin, heads, saloon and aft cabin


max 7

Water tank capacity

200 litre flexible tank fitted inside original GRP tank


Plastimo Neptune 2500 two-burner, grill and oven


Coolbox with Isotherm refrigeration



These particulars are believed to be correct but cannot be guaranteed and are subject to confirmation by the purchaser subject to still being available.

For further information or to arrange a viewing,

please contact Yachtsnet on 01326-212234


The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not a part of any contract or offer, and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be conducted via Yachtsnet Ltd., who are acting as brokers for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars, and where appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical checks or tests

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