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Snapdragon 890

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Underwater profile

Sleeping berths

1 x diesel 30hp, Vetus 4 cylinder (unknown year)

Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)


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Extra Details

Designer Thames Marine
Builder Thames Marine
Lying Essex, UK (By Appointment Only)
Fuel capacity 17.6 USG Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 22.0 USG Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Vetus 4 cylinder (unknown year)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Tiller
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 7 knots


The engine has been professionally serviced each year and was last serviced in November 2016. The engine mounts have been replaced in recent years and the stern gland was replaced by an Aquaseal type unit in 2012.


Length 29'2"
LWL 24'0"
Beam 9'6"
Draft Min 3'3"
Draft Max 3'3"
Displacement 7,501.4lbs
Headroom 5'11"
Storage Ashore



Sloop rigged Aluminium spars (1973) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2011)


Reefing mainsail Sanders - Inmast (2015)
Headsail - Furling (2012)
Spinnaker gear tick


Easyreef furling main and furler fitted 2015. There is a spinnaker pole but not a spinnaker. All sail controls are led aft to the cockpit

Electrical Systems


12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels Shore power lead.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish


The Hull topsides were painted 5 years ago. The Hull below the waterline was sandblasted and Coppercoated in 2015


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Carpet tick
Manual water system tick


2 burner propane Stove

Nav Equipment

Compass tick
Wind tick
VHF DSC radio tick
Chart plotter tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Depth sounder tick
Radar Reflector tick


Navman Colour Plotter.
Autohelm ST2000 Tiller pilot.
Tack Tick Wind.
Tack Tick Depth Speed/Log ( Depth works but the Speed/Log doesn't).
Merlin Smart-gauge battery monitor.
VHF DSC Radio interfaced with GPS.

Deck Gear

Sprayhood tick
Spray dodgers tick
Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick


2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
2 anchors
(CQR & Kedge)
98'5" of chain

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life buoys tick
Swim ladder tick


2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 electric)


6-Man Canister Liferaft will require a service.

Broker's Comments

The Snapdragon 29 is a sturdy bilge keeled family cruiser. This boat is a tidy example, the interior upholstery and fittings are all very good.
The sails are in good order and the in-mast furling means that all lines are led aft to the cockpit, for safe family or single handed sailing.
The hull has been copper coated below the waterline and she is in commission and ready for the new season.

Owners Comments:
"Much loved sailing boat, only selling as upgrading to newer, bigger boat (part ex considered). In recent years I've fitted Easyreef in mast furling system, had the hull sand blasted and copper coated, bought new sails, new rigging and new cushions. She has been professionally maintained for the last 10 years and will make an ideal first boat for someone! She is fuelled and ready to go!"

The owner is looking to purchase a larger yacht following the sale of this boat if you own a 34ft to 38ft Yacht and are looking to downsize then proposals will be considered.

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

This Snapdragon 890 has been personally photographed and viewed by Steve Booth of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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