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2021 Sabre 38 Salon Express

Waukegan, Illinois


Preliminary listing.  Photos will be uploaded next week.

This boat is as new as you will find.  Never slept in or cooked in.  Barely used, captain maintained.

Only 60 hours on her Volvo IPS-D6's this 38 Sabre is loaded with features:

Garmin 24" Fantom Dome paired with a Garmin 8616 mfd.  Garmin 215 VHF radio, 600 watt traditional thru hull transducer with sonar, Sirius weather, FLIR M232 thermal camera with controls, aft facing camera, Garmin GHC20 autopilot controlled through 8616 mfd, PepwaveTransit-Cat 18 wifi and more....


BOOT TOP COLOR: Sport Yacht White 


DECK COLOR: Sport Yacht White






HEAD CORIAN: Witch Hazel

STIDD SEAT UPHOLSTERY: U/L Sea Horse w/ Sand Dollar piping

MAIN SALON UPHOLSTERY: U/L Sea Horse w/ Sand Dollar accent stripe




Dark Hull Color

Anti-Skid color (fore & side deck, aft cockpit, and recessed area of swim platform)



FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop

Electric sunroof with shade/screen in lieu of std. two (2) pilot hatches

Hull side portlight, port side only in lower lounge

Kahlenberg Dual Chrome horns

Cockpit shade system- mounted beneath hard top *Color to be Sunbrella Silver

Hydraulic lift on engine room hatch. Switch in aft of settee in main salon

Silver Cove Stripe in lieu of standard gold

2 pop up cleats on swim platform



Reverso Oil Change system

Single Seagull water purifier at galley with separate spigot

Nonskid tape on the angled hull outboard of both engines



24" LED Television in lower lounge area

Upgrade to 32" TV in FWD cabin

Inverter/charger 2800 watt true sine wave with remote control

Drawer refrigerator under port aft salon settee

Searchlight mounted on optional hardtop mast

120VAC GFI outlet in cockpit near stbd side rear corner, near shore power inlets

Sirius receiver in the Fusion stereo

8607 on the angled portion at the helm

3rd zone in stereo, a set of 4" Fusion speakers in the fwd cabin and a remote control panel

Speakers in fwd face of bureau/hanging locker

Stereo remote panel on fwd end of upper cabinet port side

Second switch added to fwd cabin to overhead lights located at the end of the overhead cabinets by the outlet on the stbd side

Stereo remote control pad next to the AC vent aft of the galley drawers

Additional 120VAC outlet parallel with std light switch centered between sliding window and curved window on stbd side

Glendenning cable reel to be manual pull out and electric recoil in. One cord, 50amp Overall shore cord length   is 50' total to the connection point inside the engine room. Delete 30 A shore cords and  Wye adapter (3321514) from  Equipment Box



Put felt dots on all doors and drawers



Alfred's 6" high grade foam mattress with 1" ipoly top in lieu of standard PMM mattress



(2) Cherry towel bars, one at top of each head door



Griptex to companionway steps



Shade on optional hull port



Filler cushion and telescoping table base to create berth in main salon

Blinds & Curtains for Main Salon

Trim on entertainment cabinet top matching the trim to the fwd cabin dresser

Admiral Stidd seat in lieu of the 500N. Move pedestal to accomodate width of admiral seat

Forward of the mates seat, extend the cherry flat forward of the handrail about 6". Add small fiddles (S42 size)  fwd and aft on the shelf.


Down East Yachting is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bay Marine- Waukegan, IL.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Salon Express
Year: 2021
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8180A121
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 41'9 ft / 12.73 m
Beam: 13'4 ft / 4.06 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Bridge Clearance: 13'3 ft / 4.04 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 21,500 lb
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 60
  • Model: Penta D6
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Power: 340hp
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 60
  • Model: Penta D6
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Power: 340hp
Total Engine Power: 680hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers
More Info : Manufacturer Website

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Sabre 38 Salon Express has a classic profile, energetic performance, precise controls, and low sound levels make the Sabre 38 Salon Express an icon of nautically sensible design. Pod drives and joystick controls provide masterful control, secure handholds wherever they are needed lend security and comfort, and 360-degree sightlines at the helm allow for optimal awareness while underway. All of these features wrapped up in classic Downeast lines make the Sabre 38 Salon Express “a boat that boaters recognize.”

The interior of the Sabre 38 Salon Express is an open design which suits a day’s outing with friends as easily as it does a longer cruise. Below, her galley, lower lounge, and master berth benefit from abundant daylight while providing a luxurious oasis for owners and guests. The roomy and versatile cockpit is the perfect outdoor space to compliment her equally clever salon.

  • “Vee” hull design with 24-degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at the transom
  • VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • SAN Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides
  • Foam cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Painted (Urethane) Double Boot Stripe
  • Gold Cove Stripe
  • 1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats: two forward, four mid-ship
  • 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
  • Teak table in cockpit
  • Burgee staff for pulpit
  • Low Profile polished hatches w/blinds and screens: (2) #44 on the foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” logo
  • (2) Bollard cleats in aft transom corner
  • Raw water washdown forward
  • White rub rail and black bang rail on a dark colored hull. White rub rail and white bang rail on a light colored hull
  • Kahlenberg single chrome air horn
Deck and Hardtop Composite
  • VIP resin infused knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements with balsa coring
  • Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • Windows recessed into hard top
  • Port and starboard transom gates
  • Aft seating slides to expand cockpit dimension w/12v actuator
  • Stainless steel anchor-bowsprit roller system
  • (2) Anchor lockers with slam latches
  • Large Aft hinged engine room hatch with gas struts and (2) 3” diameter compression latches for engine room access
Master/Forward Stateroom
  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 6″ mattress, ¾” laminated trim around berth top
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Storage Drawers under the bed with A/C return grills under drawers
  • Drawers in bureau w/locker, shelf above w/single louvered door
  • Upper storage to port and starboard with two enclosed lockers aft and fiddled shelves forward.
  • Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hanger pole. Open shelf above the louvered door.
  • Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer
  • Soft headliner panels
  • FRP Sport Yacht White headliner
  • Passageway door between galley and forward cabin.
  • 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 bull nose
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower
  • Elevated “U” settee to port with a high-gloss table and storage beneath
  • Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail
  • Cabinet to starboard with storage and TV on an electric lift
  • Teak and holly sole with sealer
  • Sound deadening headliner panels
  • Option to convert settee and table into an additional berth
  • 10″ subwoofer under settee
  • Solid Surface galley counter
  • Stainless steel sink with faucet
  • Drawers and storage lockers below the counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above the counter
  • Lockers above the stove
  • Two burner electric cook top
  • Stainless steel convection microwave oven.
  • Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer 12DC/120VAC
Lower Lounge
  • L-shaped settee with pull out converts to double berth
  • Bookshelf outboard of Settee
  • Extra large drawer is handy to Galley for large items.
  • Optional large 36” x 10” Hull Side fixed portlight
  • Optional Television combo for the lower lounge
  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit. 4 speakers; 2 in the main salon, 2 in the cockpit.
  • 10″ Kicker sub woofer
  • 10″ Kicker amplifier – NOTE: This stereo does not have a CD/DVD player
  • Surface mounted 28″ LED Television on an electric lift between the galley and the stateroom
  • 32″ LED TV on an electric lift inside the cabinet in Main Salon
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the storage area starboard of the lower lounge.
Standard Volvo Package
  • Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP engines linked to Volvo Penta IPS drives 3.71 (4) cylinder fresh water-cooled includes Volvo electronic controls
  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs
  • Active Corrosion Protection System
  • Volvo Autopilot with controls incorporated into helm screen
  • Joystick Driving
  • Sabre exhaust by-pass system
  • Garmin GPS Receiver
  • Volvo/Garmin 7612 Multi-Function Display
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.

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