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Sadler - Barracuda

The Sadler Barracuda is a fast, seaworthy, exciting and surprisingly docile design by Tony Castro. She was designed to be lightning fast off the wind yet easily handled by a small crew and was unsinkable. She is easily handled by two but has berths for eleven - at a pinch. Her long waterline and hull shape give her a good turn of speed and her twin rudders give control and manoeuvrability. Her hydraulic lifting keel will help you reach the shallow ports and anchorages most other boats cant reach.

For some years in the 1990s a Barracuda held the record for the Royal Southampton Y C two-handed Round the Island Race.

A recent survey showed no osmosis on the hull.

This boat has had a lot of work done in recent years and now needs a new owner to enjoy the grin that you get at 20+ knots.


There are 3 double cabins, 2 aft and one in the bow.

The saloon will provide another 4 berths if you need them and will happily seat 8

There are 2 heads, one with a shower both with Jabsco Twist and Lock heads

The galley has good storage and a double burner stove with oven and grill

Electronics and Electrical

Simrad IS15 instruments (2007)

Simrad GPS CX44 with radar (2008)

Simrad hydraulic autopilot

AGM service batteries 240 ah (7/2013)

Engine battery 95 ah (7/2014)

New Battery charger 2014

Eberspacher Heating System


2004   fitted new plexiglass cabin windows

2005   sealing of hull to deck joint, fibreglass panels in place of teak on stern scoop (as it gets always washed)

2006   Bowsprit

2009   Stern Arch to accept 120w solar panels, Radar, Navtec and GPS antennas.


Replaced all hull hatches/portlights from standard Lewmar to Atlantic as Lewmar Standard are no longer accepted for hull use under CE rules

New teak on cockpit seats

Copper coat on rudders and keel (not on hull)

2012   New Lofrans Kobra windlass.


Complete overhaul of original Ford Mermaid engine

New Cockpit Table

Sails & Rigging

Fully battened mainsail - good condition (Plus - Italian maker - 2006)

110% jib (Eurosails - Italian maker - 2006)

140% Genoa (Eurosails - Italian maker - 2012)

Staysail (Eurosails - Italian maker - 2006)

Jennaker (Eurosails - Italian maker - 2006)

Spinnaker (UK - date unknown)

Code 0 (UK - carbon fiber year unknown).

The old sails are still available which include Mainsail, N° 1, 3 Genoa, Gennaker, Spinnaker, Storm Jib

2008   New Mast - Soromap (increased by 1 metre for Mediterranean lighter winds) three spreader Bergstrom with increased sail area


Nicolle Associates offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

  • This vessel is VAT PAID.
  • As always photographs do not do justice so a viewing is highly recommended.
  • This boat is lying in Italy.
  • © 2015 Nicolle Associates
Category:Sailing Boats
Mooring Country:Italy
Year built:1988
Sales status:available
LOA:13.72 m/45 ft
Length:13.72 m/45 ft
Width:3.66 m/12 ft
KW:50.0 hp
No. of cabins:4
No. of berths:7
WC & bathrooms:2
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