Sadie | Bristol Channel Cutter 28' 1995

Annapolis, MD

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Yacht Name: Sadie
Builder: Bristol Channel Cutter
Year: 1995
Location: Annapolis, MD
Designer: Lyle C. Hess
Hull Material: Fiberglass

The Bristol Channel Cutter is the most beautiful 28 foot fiberglass sailboat in the world, and this is the one you might be waiting forThis is the tall one with 6'6" headroom! She has spent her entire life on the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay and is virtually a fresh water boat! Sadie is so lightly used and in such immaculate condition, you will be amazed. If you are tall, this is your tall ship. And if you are not tall, you'll still love the extra atmosphere.

Sadie is a best of breed! The Sam L.Morse Bristol Channel Cutter is an icon of sailing history and lore. To create singularly beautiful little yachts such as these, it takes a pair of incurable old romantics like the designer, Lyle Hess,  and the builder, Sam Morse.

While it is hard find the right words to describe the Bristol Channel Cutter,  it is pretty easy to be seduced when you see one sail by or sitting quietly on a mooring. Truly this is the most romantic of offshore cruisers. People just fall in love with them! While they are designed and built for the sole purpose of ocean voyaging, with simplicity and safety foremost in mind, they magically connect us to our past and enrich our soul.  Solidly built, and actually overbuilt, they give great confidence, but it is more than that. It is sort of magical. It starts with their beauty and purpose, and then it is about how they sail. The beautiful design of Lyle Hess seems to make them leap joyfully over the sea.  The with the plumb bow and broad transom gives the BCC a 26'3" waterline for a boat 28 feet on deck!  The bow sprit and boomkin and double spreader rig support a sail area of nearly 600 square feet! A BCC has the power of a much larger boat. We've seen a 175 miles day, and 150 miles more than once! 120 miles in 24 hours is easy. You can sail into any far corner of our globe, and find a channel cutter anchored in some far off lagoon, if the Societies, Caroline Islands, or Polynesia, with a well rested and proud crew aboard and often a crew of one solo sailor as this is a vessel that is easily sailed by one small person and in this case, one tall person.


She has almost every option available from Sam Morse including the increased headroom version PLUS the real forward custom shower with hot and cold pressure water. One look at her and I promise you, that you will totally agree. Everything is new and properly maintained on her, the yacht is very lightly used. From her shining hull and topsides, to her cared for exterior wood, to her incredible bronze ports you'll see she is so new and lightly used. 

Sadie is well equipped with everything from her low hour Yanmar. She has good electronics with Radar, VHF, autopilot, and wind/speed/depth instruments. And she has a  dodger and bimini and hatch covers.

Mostly you will appreciate her custom deck hardware and perfect unadulterated varnished interior. Never lived aboard and never cruised, she is in excellent condition. And like we said, there's also hot & cold pressure water and a forward head with shower/sink/custom storage, PLUS INCREASED HEADROOM, a Force 10 wall mounted furnace, a great entertainment system, and custom chart storage. She everything on her and is ready to go. This is such a special and wonderful offering. This boat is one that dreams are made of. Do yourself a favor, and give her your consideration. She is one of the most beautiful BCCs ever launched and she has been wonderfully maintained.


  • Headroom 6’6” (Really!)
  • Innovative double berth in the main salon which slides out from the pilot berth
  • Starboard quarter berth, two settees, and a pilot berth
  • Famous Lyle Hess galley bridge counter extension
  • Multi-function forward cabin for the head, stowage, workshop and sail locker with shower and sump
  • Cozy cabin heater (Force 10 Propane)
  • Gorgeous bronze opening ports and faux butterfly opening hatch
  • Very nice cabin cushions
  • Tiller pilot Autohelm
  • Radar! VHF and wind speed and depth instruments
  • Inflatable tender


Please give us call, for we love talking boats, especially about boats like this lovely BCC, she's fun to show, and even better to own. They don't come any better.


Length: 28'
Beam: 10' 1
Draft: 4' 10
Power: 27 hp