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Price: $36,900
Brand: Sabre
Type: Sailboat
Year: 1983
Length: 34 ft.
Location: Lorain, Ohio
Name: Northern Lights


Northern Lights is a 1983 Sabre 34 yacht, the “MK I” series.   It is a high-quality yacht with a handsome, classic design.   She 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. 

Northern Lights 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.   Sable 34s have a reputation for being comfortable, seakindly, and safe in heavy weather. 

The fact that Sabre 34's have held their value better than most, is evidence of the excellent design and construction.    The current owner bought Northern Lights in 2019 from the second 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.  She is a good example of the classic downeast-style yachts that have been the hallmark of Sabre from its founding in 1970 to today.



  • 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
  • New interior cushions 2020
  • Galley
  • 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
  • Inclinometer
  • 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
  • Fenders


  • Steel cradle with six pads (2016)
  • Canvas winter cover with Kover Klamp conduit frame
  • Sabre 34 factory manual
  • Westerbeke shop manual (two volumes)


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.

Contact your RCR Broker for more details

Dave Regnet - Sales & Brokerage

Sandusky, Ohio


Phone: 419-202-0201

Dave Regnet learned to sail when he was 8 at summer camp on Lake Chautaugua. He returned 7 more summers because sailing (and teaching others to sail) became his passion. Dave grew up in Buffalo where he has been active in the Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club since the early 1980s. In 2007, Dave moved to the Dallas/Fort Worth area and became active in the Lake Grapevine Sailing Club. Returning north in 2010, Dave and his wife, Rebecca, joined the St. Marys Boat Club located on Grand Lake St. Marys. He was club champion in 2017. Dave’s retirement from over 30 years in manufacturing, sales management, and plant operations allows him to pursue his passion for boating by adding value to buyers and sailors alike in the Sandusky area of Lake Erie.