• 43'
  • 1996
  • Solomons, Maryland, United States
  • $269,000


Sabreline 43' Flybridge

TRUE COMPANION is a wonderful, tri cabin trawler capable of cruising in the high teens economically and even more so at trawler speeds. The 43 was designed with a  modified deep V hull which allows her to run efficiently.

TRUE COMPANION is in good condition and should be on your short lift of vessel to see before your make your purchase. Located a few miles south of Annapolis, Maryland easy to see.

She has wonderful accommodations inside and out. The large flybridge deck is covered by brand new (October 2013) bimini and full enclosure. There is more than ample seating in this area. There is another deck area, down a couple of stairs with two chairs and a table; this area is not covered. The aft deck is large and had good storage space under two deck hatches. There is a transom door leading to a swim platform. The side decks are wide and safe to use.

You step into the interior via one of three doors leading into the salon. The inside helm is to starboard, the galley to port. The master stateroom is aft with centerline queen and ensuite head & shower.. There are two guest staterooms forward that share a head & shower.

Give us a call to make plans to see TRUE COMPANION soon.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: SABRELINE
  • Category: Trawler
  • Model: 43' Flybridge
  • Model Year: 1996
  • YearBuilt: 1996
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: Enclosed
  • Fly Bridge: Yes
  • Cockpit: Yes
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 3/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 43' 0" (13.11m)
  • LWL: 38' 1" (11.61m)
  • LOD: 43' 6" (13.26m)
  • Beam: 15' 0" (4.57m)
  • Min Draft: 4' 3" (1.30m)
  • Max Draft: --
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: 48' 1" (14.66m)
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
  • Max Speed RPM: --
  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 41,000 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 500 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: 72 Gallons
  • Fuel Capacity: 1,040 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: 4
  • Heads: 2
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: 3
  • Crew Berths: N/A
  • Crew Sleeps: N/A
  • Crew Heads: N/A
  • Captains Quarters: No
  • Hull ID: N/A
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Deck Material: N/A
  • Hull Configuration: N/A
  • Project Manager: N/A
  • Hull Designer: N/A
  • Hull Color: N/A
  • Hull Finish: N/A
  • Exterior Designer: N/A
  • Interior Designer: N/A
  • Manufacturer: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3126
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel


TRUE COMPANION is a great cruising vessel with accommodations to match. Good looking, well built, comfortable, what more could you want? Read on.

There is a large flybridge with brand new (October 2013) full enclosure and comfortable seating arrangement. This is a good place to operate the vessel from; visibility is great. The aft sun deck area down a few stairs. The aft and side decks are wide and safe to use while under way. Sabre provided good storage space on the aft deck as well as forward. 

TRUE COMPANION is the three cabin version of the Sabreline 43 with galley up. There are two guest cabins forward that share a head and shower. The larger of the two cabins is the V-berth cabin; it is light and airy with lot's of storage space and a private entry into the head and shower. The second cabin is next aft to port with over / under single berths. This cabin also has storage space, opening hatch over head and opening port for good ventilation and light.

The guest head and shower is across the companionway to starboard. It has an over head hatch and opening port and is equipped with a Vacuflush head. There is a separate stall off the head equipped with a cloths dryer; this stall may also double as the shower stall.

Up a few steps and you are in the large salon. TRUE COMPANION has 6' 6" headroom throughout; that coupled with the large windows in the salon and you have that light and airy feeling that makes being inside more fun. The interior joinery is teak with a satin varnish finish. The sole is of teak & holly. The ceiling is of sound deading material and looks great.

The helm is forward to starboard with a full array of navigation instrumentation. There is a door to the side deck and a double helm chair. The U-line ice-maker is under the helm chair.

The galley is forward to port with a door leading to the side deck. The stove cooktop and  oven are propane, the refrigerator & freezer are electric. There is additional refrigeration (freezer) on the aft sun deck.

  • Seaward 3-Burner propane gas stove
  • Solenoid Control for Propane Gas.
  • Emerson Microwave Oven
  • Norcold Refrigerator/Freezer
  • U-Line Icemaker.
  • S/S sink with Double Bowl.
  • Pressure water system throughout.
  • Pressure pump cold water at galley sink for drinking water, with 50 gallon tank.
  • Corian Counter-Tops.
  • Cabinets for Storage.

The salon has a C-shaped settee with Ultra Suede upholstery to starboard with a hi/low dining table that has two drop leaves. There are two occasional chairs to port. The large flat screen TV is to port. The stairs leading to the aft sun deck or down to the master stateroom are aft to port.

  • Sliding Side Doors (Port & Starboard)
  • Companionway Door w/Sliding Hatch to Aft Deck
  • Salon Sliding Windows with Screens
  • 2" Custom Teak Wood Blinds.
  • C-Shaped Settee with Ultrasuede Cushions (second set of cushions available -gold)
  • Storage under Settee
  • High/Low Table.
  • Insignia Flat Screen TV in Salon.
  • Dynex Flat Screen TV in Master Cabin.
  • AM/FM/CD Entertainment System.
  • Cambridge Soundworks Stereo Speakers.
  • Galley Serving Island Opposite Helm.
  • Liquor Storage/Bookshelves & Cabinets.
  • Recessed 12V Lighting.

The large master stateroom has a centerline queen bed. This cabin has lot's of storage space, many opening ports, and access to the aft deck. There is a nice ensuite head with separate shower stall. This head also has a Vacuflush system with separate holding tank and macerator system. 



Master Stateroom
  • Queen Size Island Berth w/Storage and Drawers underneath
  • Drawer and Cabinet Storage built-in along starboard side
  • Night Tables on each side of berth
  • Two cedar lined Hanging Lockers
  • Built-in vanity/desk with drawers
  • Bookshelf.
  • Companionway with removeable ladder to aft deck
  • Opening ports with screens
  • TV
  • Head with tile floor, shower stall, vanity and storage space

Guest Stateroom
  • Large V-Berth w/Filler Cushion
  • 2-Cedar Lined Hanging Lockers
  • Private Entrance to Forward Head
  • Opening ports with screens
  • Over head hatch
  • Storage lockers outboard.
  • two sets of custom linnens.
Second Guest Cabin

  • 2-Large Bunk Berths
  • Custom Built-In Desk w/Computer hook-up
  • Storage drawers
  • Opening ports with screens
  • Over head hatch

Head, forward
  • Tiled Floor
  • Vanity w/Storage
  • Stall Shower w/Seat
  • Cloths dryer
  • Opening ports with screens
  • Over head hatch.
  • Cloths Dryer.
  • S/S Opening Port w/Screens.
  • Vacuflush head with fresh water flush.




The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Deck Equipment

TRUE COMPANION was designed to cruise 8 - 12 knots in displacement attitude, and to make passages of 18 knots while planing. She has a modified keel & modified deep-V hull with 20 degrees a midships to a 14 degree deadrise. 

  • Bimini Top new October 2013 w/S.S. Frame
  • Full Enclosure new October 2013.
  • Radar Mast w/boom
  • S.S. Perimeter Handrail
  • Upper Helm Station w/Full Controls, Instrumentation
  • Helm chair with footrest w/double chair to port.
  • L-Shaped settee w/storage
  • Bridge table
  • Large storage space behind helm console
  • Sun deck with two folding chaird & table
  • Storage space in aft cockpit lockers
  • Transom door to swim platform.
  • Shore power (50 amp) cord on Glendinning power reel.
  • 2004 Zodiac 11' dinghy w/ 25 HP four stroke Yamaha outboard.
  • Freedom Lift tender lift. 
  • Wesmar bow thruster
  • Bennett Trim tabs.
  • Muir electric anchor windlass.
  • CQR and Danforth anchors.
  • Bow sprit with two anchor rollers.
  • Frigibar Deep Freeze freezer chest on aft sun deck.
  • New water tank in lazzerette.
  • Bottom was painted Spring 2013.

Electrical System

TRUE COMPANION has 50 amp shore power service. The shore power cord is on a Glendinning reel at the transom, starboard aft section. There are cable TV and telephone connections there as well. The 8 kW Westerbeke generator is centerline behind the Cat engines in it's sound shield. It has  less than 1300 hours.

The circuit breaker panels are located at the companionway stairs leading from the salon to the two forward cabins. Both have volt & amp meters and all of the breakers required to protect the vessel.

Pro Mariner 60 battery charger.

Marine Air Systems air conditioning systems.

Raritan water heater. 

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

  • Raymarine E80 (2010)
  • Raymarine E120 (2010)
  • Robertson AP300X Autopilot
  • Autohelm Tridata Depth, Speed, Trip log
  • Raymarine R20X Radar
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind speed/angle
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Raymarine Ray 218 VHF Radio
  • ACR  URC 100 Remote spot
  • Raymarine E80 (2010)
  • Raymarine E120 (2010)
  • Robertson AP300X Autopilot
  • Autohelm Tridata Depth, Speed, Trip log
  • Raymarine R20X Radar
  • RayMarine ST60 Wind Direction/Speed
  • Ritchie Compass
  • ICOM M302 VHF Radio
  • ACR  URC 100 Remote spot

Engine /Mechanical Equipment


  • Cat diesel engines with under 1600 hours. (Port eng. has new head, valves, turbo charger).
  • AirSep air filters.
  • Groco sea strainers.
  • New porpellers.
  • New dripless shaft seals.
  • Wesmar Bow Thruster 24V (rebuilt 2011)
  • Hynautic Hydraulic Engine Controls & Steering
  • Freedom Lift - Tender Lift w/Remote
  • Pressure Washer System - High Pressure Freshwater Pump
  • Dedicated 20 gallon potable water tank for ice maker and drinking water
  • 50-Amp Shorepower
  • Glendinning Electric Cord Reel
  • DC Electric Distribution Panel w/Circuit Breakers
  • AC Electrical Distribution Panel w/Circuit Breakers
  • 3-Zone Air-Conditioning
  • Sealand Vacu-Flush Heads
  • Automatic Battery Charger
  • Glendinning Engine Synchronizer
  • Oil Change System
  • Windshield wipers @ lower helm
  • Anchor & running lights
  • 12 volt head ventilation in showers
  • Aluminum fuel tanks.
  • Dual Racor fuel filters 900's (2010)
  • Fireboy automatic system in the engine room.