Neff Yacht Sales / Used 38 foot Sabre 38 Express Power - VIO

Sabre 38 Express


2006 • 38' (11.58 m) • Power

$380,000 USD

"VIO" is a very well-kept example of the time-tested and well-loved Sabre 38 Express. She has low hours on her engines and generator, and is ready for your Fall cruising adventures. Do not miss this beautiful Sabre as the Sabre 38s in this condition are difficult to find!


Vessel Information

Builder: Sabre
Model: 38 Express
Model Year: 2006
Category: Power
Sub Category: Downeast
Condition: Used

LOA: 38' (11.58 m)
Engine Info: Yanmar 6LY2A-STP Direct diesel 440|horsepower Inboard Alloy 2006 665 Port

Location: Annapolis, MD US
City: Annapolis
Country: US

Manufacturer Provided Description

Elegant, traditional designs, luxurious accommodations and excellent performance are the hallmarks of the Sabre 38 Express. Quiet and economical to operate, the Sabre 38 will impress the most experienced yachtsman. The helm deck is a careful study in ergonomics. Surrounded by large opening windows and overhead hatches for maximum ventilation and light. Views for the helmsman and crew are virtually unobstructed. The Stidd helm and mate's chairs, covered in Ultraleather upholstery, provide a degree of comfort rarely found in other boats. To add to cruising comfort, Sabre's engineers have reduced noise and vibration levels substantially with a careful study of engine room ventilation and insulation. Wide side decks with large diameter stainless steel hand rails, standard rope chain windlass and highly polished aluminum hatches all add to the beauty and functionality of her deck. A large anchor roller makes anchoring work a breeze. An optional hard back enclosure closes off the helm deck from the cockpit with the addition of two elegant curved windows in the corners, a sliding window to port and an aluminum entry door.Below decks her hand-crafted cherry interior adds to the sense of luxury, evident throughout. The stateroom berth is low and wide, making it both comfortable and easy to access. A pocket door separates the salon and stateroom while the head with stall shower has private access from the stateroom and from the salon. The main salon is configured with a long L-shaped settee and, her maple-inlaid salon table drops to form a guest berth. A standard thin screen TV and DVD player are recessed in to the furniture of the main cabin bulkhead. Her well equipped galley offers an electric cook top, convection microwave oven and coffee maker as well as ample storage for extended voyages.The Sabre 38 Hard Top Express is a yacht destined to become a classic for years to come.


  • Raymarine Axiom Pro16 Chartplotter/Multifunction Display (2019)
  • Raymarine Quantum 2 Q24D Dopler 18" Radar (2019)
  • Raymarine AIS700 AIS Transceiver (2019)
  • Furuno RD 30 Data Display
  • Simrad AP26 Autopilot
  • Icom IC-M504 Marine VHF Transceiver and Loud Hailer
  • LG 28LJ430B HD LED TV (2019)
  • Glomex DVB-T2 HD Marine Digital TV Antenna (2019)
  • Flexvision DVD 4000 DVD Player
  • Clarion CMD4A AM/FM/CD/Aux Multimedia Controller
  • Clarion DCZ625 CD Changer

Sabre Factory Options

  • HULL COLOR Flag Blue
  • BOOT TOP COLOR Sabre White
  • DECK COLOR Sabre White
  • ENGINES Yanmar 440
  • HEAD CORIAN Sahara
  • WET BAR CORIAN Savannah
  • SALON UPHOLSTERY Cologne Ultrasuede
  • BRIDGE SETTEE CUSHIONS Ostrich Ultraleather Swiss Café
  • AFT COCKPIT SEAT CUSHIONS Tan Vinyl w/Navy piping
  • FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Eisenglass enclosure for aft end of Hard Top
  • Short L-settee retaining port side Stidd seat w/fixed table
  • Laid teak on cockpit coamings
  • Teak deck on helm deck area
  • Additional dimmer switches (1) in main salon
  • Prewire for stereo and four speakers
  • Dark hull colors
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side deck, coach roof, aft cockpit, hard top)
  • Accord Shades on all opening ports
  • Corian counter in galley
  • Ultrasuede upholstery main salon only
  • Yanmar 6LY2A-STP engines @440 HP in lieu of Yanmar 370hp 6LY
  • Teleflex Morse Magic Bus throttle and shift controls w/synchronizer
  • Reverso Oil Change system
  • Side Power bow thruster Model SP75T
  • Helm deck air conditioning 2 x 12, 000 BTU
  • Groco engine intake valves w/quick release plug & service adapter
  • Searchlight mounted on optional hardtop mast
  • Incremental tank gauge on head
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Shore water inlet
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water
  • Single Seagull water purifier on ice maker

Vessel Inventory

In addition to items permanently affixed to the boat, the sale of VIO will include the boat inventory, which consists of the following:

  • 35 lb CQR anchor
  • 250 foot chain/braided line anchor rode
  • 3 fenders
  • Anchor wash down hose
  • Boat Hook
  • 5 dock lines
  • 50 foot water hose
  • Two 50 foot, 30 Amp shore power cords
  • Canvas exterior covers for pilot house windows and Isinglass
  • 8 USCG certified life jackets
  • Throwable flotation device
  • 4 fire extinguishers
  • Boat manual and manufacturers' manuals for most onboard components
  • Cushion for conversion of salon table to a berth
  • Sabre tool kit under lowest companionway step


  • Length (without anchor pulpit or swim platform) 38'6" 11.85m
  • Beam (overall) 13'8" 4.20m
  • Draft 3'4" 1.01m
  • Deadrise (at transom) 16 degrees
  • Displacement (approx., Dry ) 21,500 lbs. 9773kg
  • Fuel capacity 350 gal. 1591L
  • Water capacity 100 gal. 455L
  • Holding tank capacity 40 gal. 150L
  • Headroom (maximum) 6'6" 1.98m
  • Sleeping accommodations 4 - 6'6" 4/1.98m
  • Height over waterline w/mast 13'5" 4.09m
  • Built to CE Category B, NMMA, ABYC and USCG standards

Yanmar Engines & Mechanical

  • Twin Yanmar 6LY2A-STP 440hp. 6 cylinder, fresh water-cooled engines. Total hours are 665 hours (at time of listing). 500 hour service has been completed. Engine hour meters replaced at 382 hours.
  • 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 gelcoated engine room
  • Foil face foam noise barrier.
  • Onan 9.0Kw EQD generator (442 hours at time of listing).

Fuel System

  • Single 350 gal aluminum diesel fuel tank.
  • Racor fuel filters.
  • 2" "Diesel" deck fill plate
  • Fuel Level Indicator at helm.

Steering & Trim System

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

120V AC 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
  • Cabin reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (2) zones.

12V DC Electrical Distribution System

  • Two Group 27 dedicated engine starting batteries.
  • Two 4D 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
  • Lighting:
    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.

HVAC Systems

  • There are a total of four HVAC units and four zones aboard. They are located in the master stateroom, galley, pilot house port, and pilot house starboard areas. They can be run either from shore power or from the generator.

Hull Composite

  • Deep "V" Planing hull design with Shallow prop pockets.
  • 23 degree deadrise amidships and 16 degrees at transom.
  • ISO NPG Sport Yacht white 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

Deck, Windshield, and Hardtop Composite

  • 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 lazzarette 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

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
  • 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 stainless steel opening ports.
  • Teak toe rails port and starboard with custom stainless steel cast mid rail chocks and forward skene chocks
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel "Sabre" medallion
  • Cast stainless steel corner hawse pipes in cockpit coamings
  • Anchor wash down pump & connection (Freshwater)

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 Corian countertop
  • U-Line Ice Maker/ Refrigerator model COMBO-29FF, surface mounted.
  • Forward facing bench with footrest. Dry storage below.
  • High-Gloss Pedestal mounted table

Master Stateroom

  • 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 in the aft two compartments. Doors hinged at bottom.
  • Large 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 blower.

Main Salon

  • "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 TV and DVD Player as well as chase for optional air conditioning duct and discharge grill.
  • Salon table on (2) hi- low pedestals which lowers to form berth filler.
  • Bottle storage locker
  • Teak and holly sole w(2) coats of sealer.
  • Sound deadening headliner panels.


  • Corian countertop
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker (Space Saver overhead mount)
  • Two burner electric cook top with separate convection microwave.
  • Taylor Tundra 4.2 Refrigerator/Freezer 12DC/120VAC

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.


  • 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

Waste Disposal

  • Polyethylene holding tank with 30 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
  • Macerator pump on holding tank


  • 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.
  • Automatic 12V electric bilge pump.


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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