Reluctantly for sale is my Sadler 26 'ESPRIT'
She is a fin keel version drawing 1.2m, is fitted with the Bukh DV10 engine and was launched in 1982.
Currently afloat at Ramsgate Harbour.
I have had Esprit for just over 3 years now, she has been in regular use including several trips across the channel and has proven to be a very good sailing yacht.
The boat is set up for single handed passage making with all controls led back to the cockpit and single line reefing.
The majority of my sailing has been done single handed and esprit has been a very easy boat to sail solo.
She comes with:
Standard Horizon GX2200E VHF radio with DSC, GPS and AIS
Furuno GP30 GPS unit with cockpit repeater
Raymarine ST1000 tiller pilot
Navik self steering windvane
Navman depth and speed instrument
Large steering compass
10Kg bruce anchor with chain and warp
Most of this has been brought and fitted in the last 3 years.
Other items included are, various ropes, 240v power cable, hose pipe, bucket, fuel containers and funnels, cockpit cushions, a spare 2 blade propeller, spare engine oil, spare filters, spare anodes and fenders.
Some of the work carried out over the last few years include a complete engine rebuild, new sound insulation, new shaft seal, 3 blade propeller, a new sea toilet fitted, a new cooker, most running rigging replaced, 2 new energy bull leisure batteries and a separate start battery with split charging, new gas strut for the rod kicker, 3rd reef sewn into mainsail, sails valeted, new windows in the spray hood, new water tap, track mounted mid-ship cleats, 240V power system installed with consumer unit.
The boat has all the necessary documents for proof of VAT should you wish to sail out of home waters and will also come with lots of receipts all filed in date order along with a copy of a sadler 26 build instructions, an engine manual, an engine parts list, an engine owners handbook and manuals for almost all equipment on board.
I will be very sad to see Esprit go but my workload means I will not be able to use her as often in the coming years and so reluctantly I have decided to take a few years away from sailing.
I have spent 1000's on this boat over the last 3 years and whoever buys esprit will be getting a very well prepared sail boat capable of sailing as far as your dreams can take you.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or wish to arrange a viewing.
Thanks for looking