1979 Sadler 32 shallow draught fin keel Bermudan sloop
Beam: 10ft 6in 3.2m Draught: 4ft 8in 1.4m
Displacement: 4320kg Designer: David Sadler
Ballast: 1860kg Transport height: 3.85m
Sail area: 55.8 sqm Berths: 8
Builder: Sadler Yachts Ltd, Poole, GB 1979
Developed from the Contessa 32 and proved in the devastating 1979 Fastnet Race.
8 berths in 2 cabins, Ford Endura-D Mermaid diesel under installation.
Sails: Mainsail, with blue sail cover, blue Genoa with roller reefing.
Rig: Aluminium mast, spinnaker pole and boom with stainless steel rigging, backstay wheel adjustment, pulpit, guard rails and lifelines.
Engine: Ford Endura-D 4 cylinder 1,753 cc 44 kW; 59 hp Mermaid marinised diesel under installation. Reduction in price offered as seen before completion. 2 x 12V batteries.
Hull: GRP blue topsides with pale blue decks. Topsides spray-painted in 2011. Two coachroof hatches and anchor stowage. Straight sheer and heavily cambered deck "which conveniently sheds water quickly and provides more horizontal surface on weather deck when heeled. More importantly, this provides the required headroom, whilst maintaining a sleek exterior appearance. More beam and firmer bilge, giving more accommodation, improved stiffness and downwind stability. Unusually trim stern with small transom. This was in part to benefit the rating for racing purposes, but also to give a smooth flow of water."
Deck gear: Tiller steering, with extension, main anchor with 10m chain, kedge anchor, spinnaker pole, two single speed sheet winches, two single speed halyard winches mounted on coachroof, spinnaker winch, blue canvas sprayhood with torn transparent panel, mooring warps and five fenders. Navigation, steaming and anchor lights. Boarding ladder and boathook.
Safety gear: Two manual bilge pumps, rope-cutter on propeller, alloy radar reflector, dan buoy, fire extinguishers, gas detector.
Navigation equipment: Cockpit compass, Stowe depth sounder, Stowe speed log, wind speed and direction indicator, Navico autopilot, VHF radio and masthead aerial, gps satellite navigation, radar reflector.
Accommodation: Saloon well-fitted out and upholstered, with 6 main berths and 2 extra berths. Separate heads with sea lavatory, pressurised water supply to wash basin from fixed water tanks. Galley area with stainless steel sink, gas cooker with oven supplied from drained gas locker. Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans.
FANTOM has been seriously cruised in the Irish Sea and owned for ten years by a man who is now short of career leisure time. She is offered afloat at Liverpool Marina where she awaits completion of the installation of a replacement Ford Mermaid diesel engine.
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