Can the Sadler 32 rival the Contessa 32 on the water?

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Sadler 32


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Comparisons with her older sister are inevitable, and not always entirely favourable, but the Sadler 32 is a boat that can be sailed hard and will keep you safe in adverse conditions. She’s drier than a Contessa in a seaway and sails better dead downwind. She’s also a more rewarding boat to gently cruise in light airs and more comfortable in harbour or at anchor, with a family-orientated cabin layout and extra interior volume. That said, Jeremy Rogers is still building new Contessa 32s, whereas no-one builds Sadler 32s anymore.

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LWL:7.32m (24ft)
Beam:3.2m (10ft 6in)
Price Guide:£20,000 to £35,000
LOA:9.6m (31ft 6in)
Draught:(fin keel) 1.68m (5ft 6in)
Displacement:4,320 kg (9,500 lb)