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Price: $325,000
Brand: Sabre
Type: Powerboat
Year: 2008
Length: 38 ft.
Location: Buffalo, NY


Price Reduced

2008 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express

“The Last Fine Time”

Buffalo, NY

New work just completed, June 2019:

Awlcraft Paint Job in "Flag Blue"
New double boot stripes in white
New "golf leaf" cove stripe
New Canvas for helm deck. 5 pieces with windows and zip up door and rollable glass.
Fresh antifouling bottom paint, black
Reupholstered ultraleather helm deck seats
Teak sanded and oiled

Flag Blue Sabre 38 Hard Top Express. Fully equipped with upgraded twin Yanmar 440HP diesels, bow thruster with two dedicated batteries, All batteries are AGM, Onan Generator, Two helm deck air conditioners in addition to two units located in the main salon and forward berth, teak on helm deck and cap rail of cockpit, full electronics package, two smart TVs, canvas enclosure with zip door, and a lot more.  A rare find on the Great Lakes.

*A 2008 model, but not sold and launched until 2010, due to the great recession.  

Available for co-brokerage and to be seen with an appointment.  Contact RCR broker Tim Finkle at 860-917-5416 

Builder: Sabre Yachts    

Designer: Sabre Yachts Design Team



LOA: 38.5 feet  

Beam: 13.67 feet            

Displacement: 21500 pounds



Fuel: 350 gallons

Water: 100 gallons        

Holding: 40 gallons


Engine 1:

Type: Inboard

Location: Port

Maker: Yanmar

Model: 6LY3-STP

Fuel: Diesel

Transmission: Direct Drive

Power: 440HP

Hours: 579


Engine 2:

Type: Inboard

Location: Starboard

Maker: Yanmar

Model: 6LY3-STP

Fuel: Diesel

Transmission: Direct Drive

Power: 440HP

Hours: 579



Airmar on board weather station

Garmin 7” color multi-function display

Garmin 6Kw XHD radar with 4' Open Array

Garmin 7212 12" Touch Screen Multifunction Display

Garmin Remote Digital Sounder

GEM Garmin Speed/Temp BRZ Thru Hull for the GSD 22

Garmin GMI 10 Color 0183/N2k Instrument Display

GEM/Airman Solid State Compass

Garmin GXM 51 Satellite Weather Antenna

KVH Trac Vision M3 Antenna

Two KVH Receivers

Speco Hailer Horn

Two (2) Garmin 200 VHF Radios (Separately powered)

Digital VHF Antenna (Two, separately wired)

USB cell phone charging port, port side helm deck

Trim Tab Indicator

Raymarine ST 6002 Autopilot

Clarion CD/Am/FM Stereo with 4 speakers

2 Jensen DVD Players

SHARP LCD TV in Forward Cabin

SAMSUNG LCD smart TV in Main Salon

Searchlight located on optional hard top mast


Optional Equipment from Factory:

Flag Blue Gelcoat Hull

Grey Non-Skid

Molded electronics mast for hard top

Short port side L-settee, retaining port side Stidd seat

Teak on cockpit coamings

Teak deck at helm deck

Teak cap rail around cockpit

Fold bench at the transom- Navy Sunbrella

Additional dimmer switch in main salon

Additional 12V outlet at chart box in helm area

Additional 110 outlet in forward cabin

Additional 110 outlet in helm area at chart box

Accord shades on opening ports

6 12V Fans throughout vessel

Corian counter in galley

Ultrasuede upholstery in main salon

Piping on helm deck cushions

Yanmar 6LY3-STP 440 hp in lieu of standard Yanmar 380hp

Side power model SP75T bow thruster

Groco engine intake valves with quick release plug and service adapter

Reverso oil change system

Prop spurs on each shaft installed behind props

Two helm deck air conditioners in addition to two units located in the main salon and forward berth

Custom helm table storage system within the L-settee

Inserts in cockpit deck to accommodate installation of helm table

Seagull water purifier on galley cold water outlet

Dock side water inlet

Hot and cold transom shower

Incremental tank gauge on head

Custom cherry cabinet in galley

Under water lighting



5.2 liter 6 cylinder, fresh water-cooled, includes Yanmar electronic controls

ZF 220-A Transmission

1 3/4" Aquamet 22 stainless steel shaft

PSS drip-less shaft seals

Manganese bronze struts with cutlass bearing

Four blade NiBrAl propellers to ISO Class S

80Amp, 12V alternators each engine.

Seawater cooled 5" side exhaust system.

Groco raw water intake strainers

Engine room blower.

Engine room vent ducts.

Engine room floor with gray anti-skid rubber.

White gelcoat engine room

Foil face foam noise barrier.

Onan 9.0Kw EQD generator with 126 hours

CO2 fire suppression system


Fuel, Steering and Trim Systems


Fuel System:

Single 350 gal aluminum diesel fuel tank.

Racor fuel filters

2” Diesel deck fill plate

Fuel Level Indicator at helm.


Steering and Trim:

Teleflex hydraulic steering system (BA135-7ATM cylinder)

Tilting Teleflex helm pump

Twin bronze rudders w/adjustable tie-rod. (1 3/8” dia rudder post.)

Twin Bennett stainless steel trim tabs.


Helm Station:

Yanmar single lever electronic controls, with electronic engine synchronization.

Engine Start/Stop control panel.

Custom gauge panel to include for each engine:

Tachometer w/hour meter

Engine temperature

Engine oil pressure

Transmission oil pressure


Water in fuel warning light.

Hi water temp and low oil pressure alarm

Triple windshield wipers with washers.

Ritchie Compass

Fuel gage

Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment control for red instrument lights w/dimmer

Vetus custom mahogany steering wheel

High water warning alarm for lazarette compartment (below steering wheel)


Electrical System:


Two 30 A. AC shore power inlets and two 50 ft. cords

Galvanic isolator w/monitoring system

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 appropriate for entertainment systems in main cabin and fwd cabin

One outlet located on the upper helm deck

Professional Mariner 50amp, 3-bank battery charger

Below deck reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (2) zones (separate air conditioning units, one for the stateroom, one for the main salon)



Two 1000 CCA dedicated engine starting batteries.

Two 4D 210 AH deep cycle ship's service batteries.

Battery Management panel including

Emergency crossover switch.

Ships power switch

Starting Battery switch

Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/battery condition gauge

Additional AC pump, thru hull, strainer and switch

Bow Thruster is on a separate circuit powered by two batteries, its own charger and voltage regulator

All batteries are absorbed glass mat (AGM) which means that no servicing is required



Danish Cabin reading lights

Cantalupi halogen lights in the overhead

Halogen bar lighting in appropriate locations

Improved engine room lighting

Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom door

Tinned wire throughout.


Deck and Hull:

Deep “V” Planing hull design with Shallow prop pockets.

23 degree deadrise amidships and 16 degrees at transom.

ISO NPG gelcoat w/ vinylester back-up resin.

Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements

Vacuum Bagged Divinycell foam core in hull bottom and topsides.

Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system.

Swim platform with under mounted telescoping ladder.

Hull side rubbing strakes.

PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap.

Painted (IMRON) Double Boot Strip

Gold Cove Stripe



ISO NPG gelcoat

Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements with balsa coring.

Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces.

Windows with clear anodized frames recessed into hard top

Inside walls sheathed w/high pressure laminate

Hardtop w/ anti-skid surface on top

In-swinging Transom Door with latch system

Fiberglass bow pulpit with single anchor roller and windlass

Anchor locker w/Southco slam latch #M1-64-8

(1) Large Aft hinged double sided lazarette locker hatch with gas struts and Southco (2) 3”dia compression latches

(1) Large double-sided Engine Room hatch with 3” compression latches, and heavy SS hinges

Hinged helm pod

Center opening windshield

4 fishing rod holders installed in cap rail surrounding cockpit

Fishing rod rack installed on underside of coach roof overhang in cockpit


Deck Hardware:

1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system

(6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats (2 fwd, 2 mid ship, 2 in aft cockpit)

(1) 10” Stainless Steel Cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off.

Windlass Lewmar rope/chain

Single anchor roller sizes for 35# CQR or Delta

300’ chain anchor rode

Flagpole holder and flag staff. Burgee staff on pulpit

Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens (2) #44 on foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard.

Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion

Cast stainless steel corner hawse pipes in cockpit coamings

Custom stainless steel opening ports.

Teak toe rails port and starboard with custom stainless steel cast mid rail chocks and forward chocks

Teak cabin side eye-brow


Upper Helm Deck:

Stidd helm and mate’s seat

Standard wood in helm area is cherry

Sliding companionway hatch (smoked)

Bi-fold teak companionway door

Clear chart locker cover

Wet bar with solid surface laminate bull nosed edge will overhang cabinet below.

U-Line Ice Maker (with inline water filtration)/ Refrigerator/Freezer model COMBO-29FF, surface mounted.

Forward facing bench with footrest. Dry storage below.

Folding table from port cockpit bulkhead approx. 18 x 34

Lewmar sliding hatches overhead with roller shades



Spacious Island Berth layout with 5" cushion. ¾” laminated trim.

Ash hull ceilings.

2 Drawers under bed. A/C return grills under drawers

2 drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door.

Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind. Locker face to have 2 louvered doors. Each door to access partitioned space with shelves with chart storage nets suspended beneath on each side

in the aft two compartments. Doors hinged at bottom.

Recessed shelf with fiddle on starboard main bulkhead sized for 17” flat panel TV option. Optional Air conditioning discharge above

this locker.

Large Lighted Hanging Locker to port, cedar lined with cedar shelf and hangar pole. Open shelf above. Louvered door.

Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer.

Soft headliner panels.

Large pocket door between salon and forward cabin.



Stainless sink

Circular shower stall with seat and locker outboard.

Hot and cold pressure water.

Electric shower sump pump.

Storage lockers.

Corian counter with bull nose Towel bar.

Wood trimmed mirror over sink

Ventilation exhaust blower.

A/C vent in head

Soap dispenser

Large mirror on interior of head door



"L" settee converts to double berth, 4 1/2" foam cushions.

Storage under settee

(2) enclosed lockers outboard with open shelf and removable fiddle forward.

Master AC/DC breaker panel facing fwd on aft bulkhead behind pair of louvered doors.

Fwd starboard bulkhead forms entertainment center space for standard 20” flat LCD smart TV and DVD Player as well as chase for

Two air conditioning ducts and discharge grills.

Salon table on (2) hi- low pedestals which lowers to form berth with filler cushions.

Lighted Bottle storage locker

Lighted glass fronted wine glass storage locker

Teak and holly sole w(2) coats of sealer.

Sound deadening headliner panels.

Brass barometer and clock on aft bulkhead above breaker panel



High pressure laminate galley counter.

Stainless steel sink with Scandvik faucet.

Built-in waste basket

Drawers and storage lockers below counter.

Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter

Two burner electric ceramic cook top with separate convection-microwave.

Taylor Tundra 4.2 Refrigerator/Freezer 12DC/120VAC

Additional mounted cherry cabinet from factory

Teak spice rack



Varnished cherry interior finish

Screens on all opening ports and hatches

Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches

Laminated wood trims on counters and shelves

Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

Various décor pillows


Fresh water system:

Water capacity 100 gals. in Two 50 gal. tanks.

11 gal. Stainless steel hot water heater off 110V and engine

Hot and cold water pressure system 12V.


Safety System:

Fire extinguishers, (3) at 2 1/2 lbs.

Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings.

Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion.

Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override.

Three (3) separately switched and fused automatic 12V electric bilge pump.


Waste Disposal:

Polyethylene holding tank with 30 gallon capacity

Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD

Macerator pump on holding tank


Additional Equipment:

Light tan helm deck canvas enclosure with windows and zip up door

Fenders & Docklines

Safety Equipment

Spare Engine Filters

Winter Cover

Jack Stands

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Tim Finkle - Sales / Marketing

Youngstown, NY


Phone: 860-917-5416

Tim joined RCR Yachts in February 2014.  He grew up in Youngstown, learning to sail in the Youngstown YC Jr. Sailing program.  After leaving the area to attend Connecticut College and then work in New York City for 8 years, he decided to move home and follow his passion for boating.  He actively races his J/70 “Junior” all over the country and locally as a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club.  He is the co-chair of the CanAm Challenge that hosts a one-design regatta each July at YYC.  Tim is working in all areas of the business, but has focused mostly on Sales, Marketing and various company projects. He works out of the Youngstown and Buffalo offices and lives in Lewiston with his wife Aly and kids Cole & Louise.