Snapdragon 890

Tidy example & well presented
  • Boat REF#  ·  275506
  • Length  ·  8.84m
  • Year  ·  1972
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Bilge
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 21hp, Nanni (2007)
  • Lying  ·  Essex
Boatshed Essex
Boatshed Essex
Jayne Markham

Extra Details

Designer Thames Marine
Builder Thames Marine
Lying Essex
Fuel capacity 40.0 ltr (8.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 21hp
Engine make and model Nanni (2007)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering tiller
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 3 bladed fixed
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6 knots
Engine spares

Estimated 350 engine hours
New heat exchanger (2019)
Volvo stern gland renewed (2015)
Shaft and propeller (2007)
Engine serviced annually by owner
LED lighting
Battery charger with surge protector


Length 8.84m
LWL 7.32m
Beam 2.90m
Draft Max 0.99m
Displacement 3,402kg (7,501.4lbs)
Headroom 1.83m
Storage Ashore


Sloop rigged Z Spars Aluminium spars (2003) with Stainless Steel standing rigging (2010)


Reefing mainsail WSails - Slab (2007) 2 Reefs
Headsail WSails - Furling (2007)

Mast step strengthened professionally (2010)
New stainless steel tabernacle added (2010)
Slab and roller boom reefing
Spinnaker pole only

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 2 batteries charged by: engine, shore power


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Bilge
Finish Paint finish

Both tanks have access
Hull painted (2014)
Hull scraped and epoxy coat applied (2008)
Rudder bearings replaced professionally
Anti-fouled; International Inter-Speed Ultra (August 2020)


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 1
Sink 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Sea Toilet)

Windows serviced and all glass replaced with Laminate glass with 1090 low modulus silicon sealant
2 KW Webasto hot air diesel heating (2018)
Cooker (2014)
All storage lockers are lined
Calorifier, engine only

2 burner propane Stove


Cabin heating
Pressurised water system
Hot water system

Windows serviced and all glass replaced with Laminate glass with 1090 low modulus silicon sealant
2 KW Webasto hot air diesel heating (2018)
Cooker (2014)
All storage lockers are lined
Calorifier, engine only

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Sail cover
Spray dodgers
Swim Ladder
Instrument Covers

2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Simpson Lawrence windlass
1 anchors
30.00m of chain
Avon Redcrest dinghy (unknown year)
Anchor re-galvanised
Swim ladder (2019)
Inflatable includes outboard bracket and oars

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Chart plotter
Navigation lights
AIS Receiver
Depth sounder

Plastimo contest compass and NASA electronic compass
Bidata Speed & Depth
Garmin GPSMap182C colour Chartplotter
Nasa Clipper AIS Radar Receiver

Safety Equipment

Carbon Monoxide detector
Life jackets

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 electric)

MOB system
Fire blanket and fire extinguishers
2 x smoke alarms
3 x manual lifejackets

Broker's Comments

Boatshed Essex are pleased to present this lovely Snapdragon 890, which are well regarded and sort after yachts and it's easy to see why. With their deep spacious cockpit, easliy workable decks and bilge keels, it's ideal for cruising the rivers and estuaries and capable for longer off shore cruising.

I was struck by the good sized saloon, galley and separate heads, sleeping five comfortably and with nearly a three metre beam, the interior feels very spacious, with plenty of storage. Throughout this current ownership, there have been many upgrades, including installation of a new engine, upgrading if the rig, new sails and the addition of heating. It appears to have been looked after and set up for holidays, cruising and enjoying cosy weekend breaks aboard.

This is a lot of boat for the money and well worth serious consideration.

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 Jayne Markham of Boatshed Essex. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

More than 20 years

Why are you selling her?

Purchase of a larger vessel

Where have you sailed her?

France, Holland, Belgium, South and East coasts

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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