Sadler Barracuda 45 Deluxe

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Boat REF# 237021
LOA 13.68m (44'11")
Year 1987
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Berths 8
Engine 1 x Diesel 54hp, Ford Mermaid Meteor (1987)
Lying Lancashire

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  • Contact Paul Diffin
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Extra Details

Designer Tony Castro
Builder Sadler
Lying Lancashire
Fuel capacity 227.3 ltr (50.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 681.8 ltr (150.0 G) Total - 3 Tanks
Last survey 03/09/2012


Engine 1 x Diesel 54hp
Engine make and model Ford Mermaid Meteor (1987)
Engine Hours engine1:   3200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Gorri-Folding
Fuel consumption (approx) 1.0 ltr (0.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 7 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots
Engine spares tick

Battery Charger
Engine serviced in 2017


LOA 13.68m (44'11")
LWL 12.80m (42'0")
Beam 3.80m (12'6")
Draft Min 1.07m (3'6")
Draft Max 2.44m (8'0")
Displacement 5,898kg (13,005.1lbs)
Headroom 1.80m (5'11")
Storage Ashore


10% discount on rigging

Sloop rigged Kemp/Seldon Aluminium spars (1987) with stainless steel standing rigging (2014)


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Mainsail Goacher - Slab (2015) Fully Battened, 3 Reefs
Headsail Hood - Furling (1987)
Other sails Starcut Spinnaker (1987)
No.1 Light Genoa (1987)
135% Furling Genoa (1987)
90% Furling Jib (1987)
Storm Jib (1987)
Spinnaker Radial Cut (1987)
Spinnaker gear tick

Brand new, unused Goacher Carbon mainsail costing £6300.
All other sails are made by 'Hood'
Spinnaker pole and extensive deck gear

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Discounts available from our Preferred Partners
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Lifting keel
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 8
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 4
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Sea Toilet)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Fridge tick
Cabin heating tick
Manual water system tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Fresh water wash tick

She has been copper coated twice, most recently 5 years ago and the keel has just been done again.
Epoxy coated below the waterline and Copper coats epoxy anti fouling applied
She has a wood cork deck and new leather covered furniture and new velour beds with special wicker underlays as part of the refit.

4 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Speed tick
Log tick
Wind tick
Radar tick
VHF DSC radio tick
GPS tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Clock tick
Navigation lights tick
TV tick
Fish Finder tick
Echo sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick

Raymarine DSC VHF
Raymarine ST70+ Multidisplay x 2
Matching autopilot/instrument keypads
A70 Chartplotter
Raytheon Radar and much more.

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
All-over cover tick
Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick

3 halyard winches
4 sheet winches
Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass (with remote control)
4 anchors
10.00m (32'10") of chain
20.00m (65'7") of warp

Safety Equipment

10% Discount on courses
Life buoys tick
Searchlight tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick

7 bilge pumps (2 manual / 5 Electric)

Broker's Comments

Phantom's Wake is a beautiful example of one of the lightening fast and first of its kind Ultra Light displacement boats in the UK. She is easily handled by two people or a small crew as all the lines are brought back and operated from the safety of the cockpit. She is regarded as unsinkable (Double skinned with foam filling and honeycomb bulkheads)! For those that remember the series 'Howard's Way', these boats were heavily advertised as the concept boat that eventually went into a limited production.

The boat reached 21 knots under spinnaker in the Round the Isle of Man Race in 1994 and has held the fastest monohull since that time having broke a record that previously stood for 24 years. She ran this fun race in a Springtime gale by the family crew. She has been cruised by husband and wife around the UK, and Ireland and including a cruise though the Caledonian Canal without having to de-mast or bother about the shallow canal waters due to her press button, hydraulic lifting keel. The lifting keel being an absolute boon for accessing many areas in the Med, the Isles of Scilly and rivers normally not accessible by a boat of this length.

The current owners became the second owners in 1990. She came out of the water in 2014 for a refit and close to £30.000 has been spent on her since but due to business commitments she has yet to go back in the water. The copper bot on the hull can therefore be clearly seen.

She has been meticulously maintained and most of the navigation equipment has yet to be commissioned as it is all brand new as part of the refit. An ideal live aboard she has plenty of space and accommodation with her 3 good size doubles, 2 heads with showers, good size galley with 4 burner oven, plenty of storage, large saloon with heating, TV and music system and is the perfect boat for entertaining friends with her large cockpit area and pop up cockpit table. The scoop has been utilised at times as a BBQ area and also has ladder access in and out of the water. The annual Marina fee has recently been paid for the coming year. The boat really does have to be seen to be appreciated.

Full service history and inventory of replaced components and equipment

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Sadler Barracuda 45 Deluxe has been personally photographed and viewed by Paul of Boatshed Lancashire. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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