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Sadler 32


Located: Topsham, United Kingdom

Length: 9.75m / 32ft

Year: 1980

Keel Type: Fin Keel

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Built 1980, but not launched until 1981.

Broker Notes
We are privileged to be dealing with Blue Bat, whose current owners have lavished much care and affection (and money!) to bringing this well equipped Sadler 32 up to a very high standard.
Originally built for a Director of Sadler, who specified many interior enhancements to the original boat, all of which have been exceptionally well maintained.

Blue Bat is now reduced in price because owners have ceased sailing for health and age reasons.
We believe this represents a unique opportunity to purchase an unusually well set-up and equipped Sadler 32.
We are confident that this Sadler represents splendid value and is in good operational condition - call Mike for more detail.

 Owner Notes
We are very sad indeed to be selling Blue Bat but a replacement half shoulder, for one of us, and rotator cuff injuries for the other, plus anno domini necessitate this.  Blue Bat is a wonderful sailing boat and has just done the journey from the River Vilaine, S. Brittany to Exmouth in 2 days 16 hours. She is a dry boat, points really high to windward (to the envy of  others) lifts her stern beautifully in a following sea, so that you scarcely notice the waves pass under you, and really looks after you. Down below she is spacious with plenty of headroom, comfortable and cosy with thermal curtains keeping out the heat in summer and the cold in winter. The spray hood was new when we bought her but we have replaced running rigging, standing rigging, mast, boom, sails, stack pack and have added a Furuno radar, a chart plotter, DSC radio and much else.  The radar display can be moved to the cockpit so, if caught out in fog, it is possible to view it without having to go below. The fully battened Peter Saunders mainsail is hoisted on a Tidesway marine track and is fitted with Rutgerson sliders for ease of hoisting and dropping back into the stack pack. It is also possible to sail her on just her 130% genoa and this can be a real boon if the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worst. She will heave to. She has two spinnakers and spinnaker pole and she also sports a cruising chute emblazoned with a bat (with red eyes!) and there is a whisker pole. A Gale Sail (Sea Teach) and a Sea Brake (Sea Teach) plus mooring lines and a Spade anchor bought 2 years ago are included in the inventory. Her engine is a regularly serviced, powerful Yanmar 3GM30 which is approaching 1700 hours and has many more hours of life left. We have had 10 fantastic years sailing the Solent and cruising the West Country, the Channel Islands, Northern France and Southern Brittany where she has been much admired for her pedigree and good looks and we hope that her next owner enjoys her as much as we have.


  • LOA: 32 ft
  • Beam: 10.5 ft
  • Draft (fixed): 5.9 ft
  • Displacement: 5.09 tonnes
  • Water capacity: 170 l
  • Fuel capacity: 77 l


  • Grp mouldings, epoxied and precautionary osmosis treatment by Hayling Yacht (2008)
  • Also Coppercoated by Hayling Yacht (2008)


  • Rope cutter: Ambassador (2011)
  • Engine: Yanmar 29hp 3GM30 (1998) plus new mounts, Volvo seal and cutless bearing (2016)
  • Main engine fuel: Diesel
  • Engine hours: 1650 approx (tbc)


  • Engine battery: 1 qty 70 Amp.hr (Oct. 2017)
  • Domestic battery: 2 qty 108 Amp.hr - very good condition (2008)
  • Battery charger: engine alternator
  • Shorepower system: (in starboard cave locker) with RCD consumer unit and long mains cable (25m). 2 qty 3-pin sockets in saloon
  • Solar panels: 12v socket with trickle charger for batteries
  • 12v
  • Stereo/radio: old (age unknown)
  • Deluxe engine panel with rewired central control panel incl. circuit breaker

Navigation equipment

  • Navigation lights: all LED - single port/starboard/stern plus tri-colour at masthead
  • Compass: 2 qty Contest steering plus 2 qty Fluxgate at chart plotter and autohelm
  • Depth sounder: ST60
  • Wind instruments: ST60
  • Autopilot: ST2000 Plus with remote
  • GPS: Raymarine 125 (2008)
  • VHF radio: Raymarine 54e with DSC (2008)
  • Electronic chartplotter: Raymarine C70 (2008)
  • Speed/log: Raymarine ST60 (2008)
  • Radar: Furuno 175 (2011)
  • Navtex: Nasa Clipper (2008)
  • AIS: receiver (2008)
  • Radar reflector: Echomax

Rig and sails

  • Mainsail: Peter Sanders fully battened with 3 reefing points (2011) plus Rutgerson slides
  • Kicker: Selden gas
  • Backstay adjuster: IYE wheel
  • Spinnaker: symmetric bought with boat in 2007 - good condition
  • No.1 genoa: Peter Sanders 130% roller in excellent condition (2011)
  • No.2 genoa: 110% roller - good condition 2006
  • Yankee: Jib 2007
  • Cruising chute: (2007) with tacker, which fixes around furled genoa. The ATN Tacker allows use of a conventional (symmetric) spinnaker like an asymetric spinnaker, gennaker or cruising chute - excellent condition
  • Storm jib: 'Gale Sail' (2009) -
  • Genoa furling system: Furlex 200 (fitted 2013)
  • Standing rigging: replaced 2008
  • Spinnaker pole: plus tele-pole for genoa
  • Sail controls led aft: main, genoa, spinnaker led aft with reefing at mast
  • Z Spars mast and Boom 2008
  • Guardwires (2012)
  • New main and genoa halyards
  • Tidesmarine track on mast with Rutgerson sliders on mainsail

Deck gear

  • Bow anchor: Spade (series S80) with 30m 8mm chain plus 15m 14mm anchorplait warp (2015)
  • Mainsail cover: stackpack in royal blue with lazy jacks (2011)
  • Lazyjacks
  • Winch handle: 2 qty
  • Clutches: 2 qty port / 3 qty starboard on coachroof plus 1 qty for furling line and 2 qty for traveller
  • Transom boarding ladder
  • Boarding gates: wire on stern (emergency access to cockpit, port or starboard, effected by cutting cord on guardwire) 
  • Sprayhood: in royal blue (2007)
  • Cockpit tent: substantial, versatile cockpit tent covering the whole cockpit which zips to sprayhood. Frame is stowed behind radar support. With side access, port or starboard. Plastic windows can be rolled up for ventilation - very good condition (2007). Modified in 2011 when radar was added to fasten around base of radar support.
  • Dodgers: in royal blue
  • Primary winches: 2 qty Lewmar 40 self-tail (2009) plus 2 qty Gibb on coaming and 4 qty halyard winches on coachroof
  • All teak slats in cockpit seats and sole - good condition
  • Locker starboard side and deep locker port side
  • Companionway hatch and washboards all well varnished
  • Mast reefing line winch size 6 (2015)
  • Reefing line tidy bag
  • Canvas tiller cover plus 4 qty canvas winch covers (2015) 
  • Mooring strop and pick-up buoy


  • Cooker: Plastimo Neptune 4500 - never used (2017)
  • Toilet: Lavac - new pump fitted (2017)
  • Portlight curtains (thermal/blackout)
  • U-shaped settee saloon double conversion
  • Saloon double conversion
  • Cabin lights: l.e.d.
  • Leatherette upholstery - refoamed (2013)
  • Special treatment to all lockers, fiddle and grabrails for first owner
  • Galley resurfaced with formica, new larger s.s. sink with filtered cold water on RH tap (2010)
  • U-shaped settee with separate fill to convert to double

Safety equipment

  • Liferaft: Seago 4-man - regularly serviced (2007)
  • Bilge pump: manual and automatic (2014)
  • Fire extinguisher(s): 1 qty freon for engine (2014) and 2 qty in boat (2013) plus small extinguisher in cockpit locker (2015)
  • MOB system: Baltic Recovery System
  • Horseshoe lifebuoy: with light
  • Webbing jackstays: 2015
  • Fog horn: manual
  • Warps: assorted lines and warps of various lengths including 2 long shore lines
  • Fenders: 6 qty with socks in navy blue plus 2 qty 'ball' fenders
  • Fire blanket
  • Gas detector: Carbon monoxide plus butane detectors (2014)
  • Flares: expires end 2017
  • SeaBrake - refer www.seatech.com for details and videos of uses


Engine Make: Yanmar

Engine Model: 3GM30

Engine Year: 1998

Engine Fuel: diesel

Engine No: 1

Total Power: 29 hp

Engine Hours: 1650