The Salder 34 is the largest in the early 80's Sadlers, The 34 has evolved from illustrious predecessors. Her ancestry can be traced directly back to the Contessa 32, also designed by David Sadler and she embodies all the qualities of the true classic offshore yacht.
The Salder 34 has changed remarkably little over the, years. The Stephen Jones designed with deep keel, improved hydrodynamics and lower centre of gravity have added power and performance.
Zigana is well equipped for cruising and is in ready to go condition. She comes with a reconditioned Bukh DV20 engine in 2014, Hot and cold water, Eberspacher blown air heating and good electronics including two chartplotters.
Built in 1984 by Sadler Yachts in Poole
GRP Hull, deck and superstructure
Long fin keel
Skeg hung rudder wheel steering
Bukh DV20 Diesel engine reconditioned 2014.
Fresh/seawater water cooled.
Shaft driven with two Bladed fixed prop and rope cutter.
12 volt system via 3 batteries.
1 Engine start and 2 domestic.
Batteries charged via Engine and Shore power charger.
Shore power with cable.
Pressurized Hot and Cold Water system.
Water heated via Engine Calorifier and Shore powered Immersion heater.
Manual Water system also fitted.
1 x Fuel Tank 120 Litres
1 x Water Tank 205 Litres
Alloy Masthead single spreader Mast by Kemp.
Boom with slab reefing lead to the cockpit.
Furlex Furling Genoa system.
Rigging replaced 2013
Genoa 2 x Lewmar 2 Speed
Spinnaker 2 x Lewmar 1 speed
Halyard 2 x Lewmar 1 Speed
Furling Genoa by Silvers 2008
Mainsail by Westaway
Stack pack bag and lazy jacks
Access to the cockpit from below is via a comfortably wide accommodation ladder consisting of two stout steps covered in Treadmaster and mounted on the removable front of the engine compartment.
The top step is formed by the top of the engine box and makes a useful extra worktop for the galley. The access itself is closed with a three-section, varnished teak washboard, the top section of which is fitted with a louvered vent.
The accommodation can be divided into three separate cabins. Right forward are two vee-berths which can be turned into a double with the usual infill piece. There is adequate standing headroom beneath the 500 x 500mm escape hatch, set in the coachroof.
Just abaft the forecabin is a comfortable head compartment to port and this is provided with pressurised hot and cold freshwater. The seacocks for the seawater and waste outlet of the head are easy to reach and service. A tannoy vent is set in the deckhead and there is a small mirror fitted to the aft bulkhead of the compartment.
There is plenty of open-fronted lockerage for the stowage of toiletries. A push button operated electric pump beside the basin takes care of the shower water discharge. To starboard of the head is generous hanging space, which can be closed by zipped covers, or by the part-louvered main bulkhead door. The door is to full accommodation height.
The main saloon consists of a c-shaped settee around a two-leaf cabin table. The centre section of the table forms a bottle stowage. On the starboard side of the passage through the saloon is a settee which doubles as a sea berth and is fitted with a lee cloth. A trotter box for this berth extends aft beneath the chart table to give a maximum sleeping length of 6 feet 7 inches (2 metres).
To port, the settee also converts to a double berth. With the settee backs removed, the sleeping length between the galley peninsular and the main bulkhead is 6 feet 2 inches (1.58 metres). There is stowage behind both settees and beneath the settee to port. The whole of the space beneath the starboard settee is taken up with a glassfibre 60 gallon (273 litre) water tank. Grabrails run the full length of the saloon along both sides, just beneath the deckhead. The headlining is textured, foam-backed vinyl with varnished teak battens running fore and aft to increase the apparent length of the accommodation.
Abaft of the main saloon to port and handy to the cockpit, is a well designed ‘U’ shaped galley. There is a gimballed two-burner Plastimo Atlantic stove and oven, which can be locked upright for harbour use. A cavernous ice-box is moulded into the after worktop of the galley and there is a side opening fridge beside the accommodation ladder.
The forward section of the galley consists of a peninsular fitted with two deep sinks. Both are fed by pressurised hot and cold water via a faucet on the end of a flexible hose. There is also a separate, hand-pumped fresh water supply to one of the sinks. Let into the remaining section of the forward peninsular, alongside the stove is a rubbish compartment, which is designed to take a domestic, flip-top waste bin. The plastic bin top can be removed and replaced with a flush-fit section of worktop. There is plenty of above-worktop stowage both behind the stove and along the back of the galley. Fiddled shelves are concealed behind dark-tinted acrylic sliding doors.
The navigator’s station to starboard at the foot of the accommodation access is well laid out with plenty of stowage for the tools of the pilot’s trade. The chart table will take a folded Admiralty chart and stowage for full folio folded charts is beneath the hinged top. This compartment also includes a partitioned section for pencils, dividers and rubbers. Further stowage is beneath the navigator’s seat.
Beside the navigating station is a half-louvered door, which gives access to a small aft cabin containing an “almost double” berth. The door is pintle-hinged so that it can either be opened into the aft cabin or the main saloon.
Galley fitted with Plastimo 2 burner over and grill and Engel duel Voltage Fridge
Heads Fitted with Lavac Marine toilet
2 x Plastimo Contest compasses
Stowe Navigator Log and Speed
Stowe Navigator Depthsounder
Naico WP30 Wheel Pilot
Garmin GPS Map Chartplotter
XM Yachting C2006 VHF with DSC and Handheld Cobra
35kg Plough anchor with 30m Chain and 40m Warp.
20Kg CQR with 50m Chain.
Simpson Lawrence Manual WIndlass.
2.5 hp 4 stoke Outboard Engine new 2009
Bilge Pumps Electric and Manual.
Habitent Cockpit Tent.
Clock and Barometer .
6 Man Life-raft (GRP case) on Transom mounted cradle
We purchased Zigana in May 2006 and sailed her from Plymouth to the Clyde at the end of May. She is a safe, comfortable sea boat with accommodation for up to 8 and so can take either families or groups of friends but is easily managed by a couple or single handed. She has elegant lines and is responsive to the helm without being twitchy. Under way she can out sail larger craft, especially to windward. Zigana is also a comfortable yacht overnight at anchor or on a mooring.
We have sailed many miles in Zigana, usually spending weekends from early April to the end of October in the Clyde and going further afield most summers, cruising north to the Western Isles, Skye or south to the east coast of Ireland.
The boat has been maintained and improved over the time we have sailed her, right up to lock-down when unfortunately our launch preparations were suspended. Sadly, in mid-May my husband’s ill health has led to a decision to sell the boat. As a result it is completely kitted out for going in the water this summer with the exception of the engine which is still in its winterised state. The water tanks are also empty, but there is fuel in the fuel tank.
Included in the sale are all the electronics, warps, fenders, an Avon dinghy and 2 ½ HP outboard, life-raft, fishing rods and a number of charts covering Scottish west coast, Ireland and NW England . As far as I know there are no outstanding maintenance issues.
Improvements we have made since purchase: