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  • 38'
  • 2017
  • Hampton, Virginia, United States
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The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture.  The exterior profile says "downeast" but is built in the tradition of Maine boat building:  elegant, strong, steady, reliable and seaworthy.  Technology is everywhere:  from the resin infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to the pod propulsion drive train.  The hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, offering increased fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride.  Pods lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and perhaps most importantly, allow confident boat handling when docking or maneuvering in tight spaces.

The interior is an open design which suits a day's outing with friends as easily as it does a longer cruise.  The cockpit is raised to a level just 5 inches below the main salon so as to connect these two important social spaces while the aft end of the house opens with a drop down window and a swing door.

In the main salon, a raised, U-shaped settee with fixed table comfortably seats six.  The forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable mate's seat when underway.  To starboard, aft of the standard Stidd helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television and extensive storage compartments for the owner's gear.

The lower level features a master stateroom with an island berth and an en-suite head with shower.  A functional galley is located to port within easy reach and sight of the main salon.

  • Basic Information
  • Dimensions
  • Speed / Weight
  • Accomodations
  • Hull & Deck
  • Engine Information
  • Builder: SABRE YACHTS
  • Category: Cruiser
  • Model: Salon Express
  • Model Year: 2017
  • YearBuilt: 2017
  • Year Refit: N/A
  • Refit Type: N/A
  • Tax Paid: N/A
  • Country: United States
  • Registration #: N/A
  • Coast Guard #: N/A
  • Vessel Top: N/A
  • Fly Bridge: No
  • Cockpit: No
  • Helipad: No
  • Accomodations: Guest SR/S: 0/0 - Crew R/B/S: 0/0/0
  • LOA: 38' 0" (11.58m)
  • LWL: --
  • LOD: --
  • Beam: 13' 4" (4.06m)
  • Min Draft: --
  • Max Draft: 3' 4" (1.02m)
  • Clearance: --
  • MFG Length: --
  • Cruise Speed: --
  • Cruise Speed RPM: --
  • Cruise Speed Range: --
  • Max Speed: --
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  • Max Speed Range: --
  • Displacement: 21,500 Pounds
  • Gross Tonnage: --
  • Water Capacity: 100 Gallons
  • Holding Tank: --
  • Fuel Capacity: 300 Gallons
  • Fuel Consumption: --
  • Berths: N/A
  • Heads: N/A
  • Sleeps: N/A
  • State Rooms: N/A
  • 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: Volvo Penta
  • Model: D4 IPS
  • Engine Count: Twin
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Fuel Type: Diesel

Engines/Gen Set System

  • Twin Volvo Penta D4 300hp engines linked to Volvo Penta IPS drives, 3.71 (4) cylinder fresh water cooled includes Volvo electronic controls
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protection system
  • 12V Alternators each engine
  • Volvo raw water intake strainers
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • White gelcoated engine room
  • Mylar Foil face foam noise barrier
  • 6kW Koehler generator

Fuel System

  • Twin 150 USG roto-molded diesel fuel tanks
  • Racor fuel filters
  • 2" "Diesel" deck fill plate

Steering & Trim System

  • Volvo Penta IPS helm
  • Lenco Auto Glide trim tab system with GPS receiver and NMEA backbone

Helm Station

  • Single N Series Stidd helm chair
  • Volvo IPS electronic controls
  • Engine Start/stop control panel
  • Volvo Penta color display (1) with:  Tachometer w/hour meter, Engine temperature, Engine oil pressure, Transmission oil pressure, Voltmeter, Water in fuel warning, Fuel remaining function, Fuel consumption function, Hi water temp and low oil pressure alarm
  • Triple windshield wiper with washers
  • Compass
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
  • Stazo wood trimmed 16" steering wheel

120VAC Electrical System

  • Two 30A AC shore power inlets and two 50 ft. cords
  • Galvanic fail safe isolator
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 120V outlets in each cabin and one in engine room
  • All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Additional outlets positioned in locations as appropriate
  • 50 amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (2) zones

12VDC Electrical Distribution System

  • Two dedicated engine starting batteries
  • Two 4D 210 Amp hour deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • Battery Management panel including:  Emergency crossover switch, Remote control ships power switch, Remote control starting battery switch
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/battery voltage gauge
  • Lighting:  LED lights in the overhead & reading lights, LED tri-color light at helm valance, LED strip lighting in appropriate locations, LED engine room lighting, Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom
  • UL listed tinned wire throughout
  • USB 12 VDC charging station at helm and in cabins

Hull Composite

  • "Vee" hull design with 24 degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at transom
  • VIP Rein infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester back-up resin
  • Knitted biaxial structural e-glass reinforcements
  • SAM Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted (urethane) double boot stripe
  • Gold Cove Stripe

Deck & Hardtop Composite

  • VIP resin infused, knitted biaxial structural e-glass
  • Reinforcements with balsa coring
  • Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • Windows recessed into hardtop
  • Port and starboard transom gates
  • Aft seating slides to expand cockpit dimension w/12v actuator
  • Stainless steel anchor-bowsprit roller system
  • Anchor lockers (2) with slam latches
  • (1) Large aft hinged lazzarette locker hatch with gas struts and (2) 3" diameter compression latches for engine room access

Deck Hardware

  • 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (6) 12" stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship spring)
  • (1) 10" stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • Windlass with combination rope/chain gypsy
  • Single anchor roller sized for 35# CQR or Delta
  • Flagpole holder and teak flag staff
  • Burgee staff for pulpit
  • Low profile polished hatches w/blinds and screens:  (2) #44 on foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel "SABRE" medallion
  • Horn cleats in aft transom corners
  • Raw water washdown forward

Helm Deck

  • Stidd 500N Series helm seat
  • Electronics pod at the helm station
  • Wood in helm area is cherry
  • Two overhead pilot hatches with shades/screens
  • Bi-fold stainless steel companionway door with electrically activated drop down window to port

Master/Forward Stateroom

  • Spacious island berth layout with 6" mattress, 3/4" laminated trim around berth top
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Drawers under bed, A/C return grills under drawers
  • Drawers in bureau w/locker, shelf above w/single louvered door
  • Upper enclosed storage lockers with shelves.  Locker face with 2 doors.  Each door to access partitioned space with open shelves in the forward compartments
  • Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hanger pole.  Open shelf above louvered door
  • Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Passageway door between galley and forward cabin
  • Divider between galley and stateroom with surface mounted 26" LED television on electric lift


  • Vessel sink with faucet
  • Tempered glass shower stall with seat
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage locker
  • Solid surface material countertop with bullnose
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower


  • Elevated "U" settee to port with hi-gloss table with storage under
  • Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail
  • Cabinet to starboard with storage and 32" LED TV on electric lift
  • Teak and holly sole w/sealer
  • Sound deadening headliner panels


  • Solid surface galley counter
  • Stainless steel sink with faucet
  • Drawers and storage locker below counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above counter
  • Lockers above stove
  • Two burner electric cooktop
  • Stainless steel convection microwave oven
  • Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer 12D/120VAC

Lower Lounge

  • L-shaped settee with pull out converts to double berth
  • Bookshelf outboard of settee
  • Extra large drawer handy to galley for large items

Fresh Water System

  • 11 Gallon stainless steel hot water heater 110V and engine heat exchanger
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
  • Shore water inlet with filter
  • Transom shower hot and cold


  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on opening ports and hatches
  • Laminated wood trims on shelves
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

Waste Disposal

  • Polyethylene holding tank with 40 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank


  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs.
  • Carbon Monoxide detectors
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings
  • Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion
  • Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override
  • Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps (3)
  • High water alarms (3) for bilge

Optional Equipment

  • Hull color:  Flag Blue
  • Deck color:  Sabre white with beige antiskid
  • Aluminum mast for hardtop
  • Fixed hull side portlight, port side only in lower lounge
  • Cockpit cushions - Sunbrella Milano Flax 56081-0000
  • (2) Additional dimmer switches in the galley and forward cabin (one std in main salon)
  • Fusion marine stereo with (4) speakers and remote control
  • Icemaker under port aft salon settee
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Filler cushion and telescoping table base to create berth in main salon
  • Ultraleather upholstery main salon only, includes helm seat - Distressed Buckskin 396-3134
  • Blinds and curtains for main salon
  • Shade on optional hull port
  • Install Back Cove style brackets on all overhead cabinets; delete the springs - Std
  • Ultraleather upholstery lower lounge only - Distressed Buckskin 396-3134
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Salt water washdown forward - Std
  • Shore water inlet - Std
  • Single Seagull water purifier on optional icemaker

Additional Items

Safety Package - (6) Type II life jackets, (1) Type IV throw cushion, (6) Docklines, (2) TaylorMade fenders 10 x 26 w/lines, (1) Orion 544 flare kit, (1) First aid kit