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Price: $29,900
Brand: Sabre
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1983
Length: 34 ft.


Broker’s Comments

Raven is a 1983 Sabre 34 yacht, the “MK I” series.   It is a high-quality yacht with a handsome, classic design.   Raven has been cruised on the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain, and Kentucky Lake.   She is a fresh water only boat that has been stored in the winter.   This is a significant advantage over boats kept in saltwater environments.   She has a custom steel cradle and winter cover.   She has a diesel engine.   When the Sabre 34 was new, it was a relatively high priced sailboat, as befits the premium workmanship and materials.   Sabres are built in Maine.

Raven has the factory installed racing rig upgrades giving her a potential performance edge over standard rig Sabre 34s.   However, she was never raced.   She would make a fun club racer as well as a comfortable daysailer or long-distance cruiser.   Sabre 34s are not slow; they have a Performance Handicap Racing Fleet rating of 153.   She is well equipped for cruising for a couple or a family.   Sabre 34s have a reputation for being comfortable, seakindly, and safe in heavy weather.

The fact that Sabre 34s have held their value better than most, is evidence of the excellent design and construction.   Heath issues are compelling the owner and wife to reluctantly put Raven up for sale.   The current owner bought Raven in 1995 from the original owner.   Sabre has an After Sales Service Department that offers online, telephone, and email support services for Sabre 34 owners even though the 34 is no longer in production.  Raven is a good example of the classic downeast-style yachts that have been the hallmark of Sabre from its founding in 1970 to today.


Additional Specs, Equipment, and Information


Builder: Sabre Yachts

Year: 1983

Type of boat:  Masthead sloop

Designer:  Roger Hewson

Total built:  255


LOA:  33 ft 10 in
Beam:  10 ft 6 in
LWL:  26 ft 3 in
Draft:  5 ft 6 in

Type of keel:  swept back fin

Displacement:  11,400 pounds

Ballast:  4,600 pounds lead

Total sail area:  507 sq. ft.


Engine and Drive Train

HP:  27

Engine Make:  Westerbeke

Engine Model:  27A, 4-cylinder inboard with self-bleeding system

Engine Fuel:  diesel

ALGAE-X inline fuel conditioner

PSS dripless shaft seal

Stainless steel wheel steering

2-blade feathering Max Prop, 16 inches in diameter


Two freshwater tanks: 44 gallons total

Fuel tank: 20 gallons (removed and cleaned 2006)

Holding tank: 30 gallons

Fresh and holding tank monitor



V-berth forward, 6’4” length with fitted sheets

Drawers and hanging locker in forward cabin area

Enclosed head with sink, hand-held shower, and foot pump

Pressure water shower w/sump pump

Salon has port and starboard settees

Storage above, behind, and below settees

Salon has 6’3” headroom

Quarterberth to port, 6’4” in length

Fold-up dining table, seats four

Storage rack on bulkhead behind fold-up dining table

Starboard settee pulls out to a double berth, 6’4” in length with fitted sheets

Ship’s Bar with bottle storage locker

Chart table with storage

12 volt lighting throughout the interior

Brass kerosene lamp in salon

4 opening ports with screens

2 overhead hatches with screens

Companionway screen

Brass clock

Brass barometer

Brass temperature and humidity gauge

Teak interior

Teak and holly flooring

Force 10 kerosene cabin heater with stainless steel vent piping



U-shaped galley to starboard

Double stainless steel sink

12 volt Adler Barbour refrigerator

2 burner CNG stove and oven with 2 refillable tanks

Hot and cold pressure water, foot pump for sink

6 gallon Raritan hot water tank with engine heat exchanger and 110V heater

Trash bin

Multiple drawers and lockers


Electronics, Instrumentation, and Navigation

Autohelm ST 3000 autopilot

Datamarine depth instrument

Datamarine speed/distance meter

Datamarine apparent wind speed and direction meter

VDO tachometer (2019)

Stewart Warner voltmeter

Stewart Warner fuel pressure gauge

Stewart Warner engine water temperature gauge

Stewart Warner oil pressure gauge


Standard Titan+ VHF radio with masthead antenna

Clarion RDB365D AM/FM/CD player

Ritchie compass in binnacle



110 volt shore power system

Two Group 31, 130 amp, 12 volt Trojan batteries. (One 2019, the other 2016)

40 amp smart charger

Link 20 battery monitor

50’ shore power cord & adaptors

Boat grounded for lighting protection

Interior cabin lights


Hull and Deck

Solid fiberglass hull

Balsa cored deck

Anchor locker on foredeck

Double lifelines

Bow and stern stainless steel pulpits

Teak toe and cap rail

Teak handrails and trim

Folding teak cockpit table for four

Four teak cockpit drink holders

Custom fitted double-sided cockpit cushions in dark blue Sunbrella and white vinyl


Sails, Rigging and Canvas

Keel stepped mast

Mast and boom aluminum with white coating

2 #44 2-speed self-tailing Lewmar primary winches

2 #30 2-speed Lewmar secondary winches

1 #30 Lewmar winch on the mast

5 #16 2-speed Lewmar winches

2 winch handles

3 double and 1 triple Lewmar rope clutches

Inboard and an outboard genoa tracks with Schaeffer blocks

All lines except main halyard lead to cockpit

Cabin top traveler

Harken MKII roller furling headsail system

Quantum loose footed mainsail with two reefs (2006)

North 145% roller furling genoa (1996)

Spinnaker and snuffer

Boom vang

Halyards and sheets

Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Bimini with cabin tent that zips to bimini to cover from the mast aft, dark blue Sunbrella

Binnacle cover in dark blue Sunbrella


Lifesling overboard rescue system

Horseshoe life preserver

Four adult life jackets

Two Forespar harnesses

Folding, stowable polymer swim ladder

Danforth anchor with 15 feet of chain and 100 feet of nylon anchor line

Emergency tiller stored in starboard locker

Manual and electric bilge pumps

Boat hook

Dock lines




Steel cradle with six pads (2016)

Canvas winter cover with Kover Klamp conduit frame

Sabre 34 factory manual

Westerbeke shop manual (two volumes)

Dyer Dhow “Midget” 8’ fiberglass rowing

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Mark Corson - Sales & Brokerage

Cleveland, Ohio


Phone: 713-907-4881

Mark Corson started boating at age eight when his parents bought a Lyman.  The family joined Grand River Yacht Club.  They spent summers on power and sail boats on Lake Erie.    Mark grew up in Cleveland.  After a BA from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from University of Cape Town, Mark embarked on a business career.  He rose to management positions with Accenture, Ernst & Young, and Shell.   Mark worked on six continents.   Besides Lake Erie, he has sailed in the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and along the US Atlantic coast.  He has fished Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and other waters.  In 2001 he bought a Catalina sailboat and joined Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland.  2015 he bought a Beneteau sailboat.  He is a former Edgewater Jib & Main Fleet Captain.   Mark is currently on the Planning Committee.   He races and cruises with friends and family.   He and his wife Talana have two daughters and four grandsons.  Mark serves people who are interested in buying or selling yachts in eastern Ohio including residents of Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, and Summit counties.