Neff Yacht Sales / Used 38 foot Sabre 38 Hardtop Express Power - Celeste

Sabre 38 Hardtop Express


2006 • 38' (11.58 m) • Power

$388,000 USD

Celeste is not only well maintained (for instance... winter storage in a heated shed for the last 6 years), she also benefits enormously from being in only fresh water every season... and, thirdly, Celeste is updated/upgraded annually in large and small ways. The photos in this listing truly reflect the actual condition of the boat, which is extraordinary by any measure. Among her highlights are:

  • Flag Blue Awgripped hull (2015)
  • Optional engine upgrade to twin 440HP Yanmars
  • Onan 9KW generator
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning below and on helm deck
  • Optional queen island berth forward
  • 1-drawer Vitrifrigo fridge on helm deck, new counter top and new larger sink (2016)
  • 2-drawer Vitrifrigo fridge in galley (2016)
  • Stidd seat reuphostered (2018)
  • Helm L-settee lengthened and widened for greater comfort, and with beautiful cherry joinery added (2018)
  • New custom helm deck table with folding leafs to accommodate more guests (2016)
  • All wood trim in the helm deck has been stripped and revarnished (2018)
  • Optional transom folding seat reupholstered with customized wider backrest which also has added seat depth for more comfort. (2018)
  • Foldable custom cockpit table for dining and/or entertaining (2018)
  • Bimini with Makefast posts added (2018)
  • New cockpit cover (2018)
  • Teak decks very lightly sanded smooth and maintained every season
  • 400 watt solar panel (2019)
  • 4 New AGM Odyssey house batteries (2021) reconfigured for precise monitoring and access, and integrated with solar panels enabling days on the hook (see photo)
  • Exterior brightwork stripped and refinished w/6 coats of varnish (2021)
  • The boat has been in fresh water for 7 seasons.

The owners have clearly loved Celeste, and so enjoyed their times aboard. As a result, they now want to move to a larger boat and spend even more time away from the dock. While moving on is a sad occasion, they know she will offer her new owners a joyful experience on the water.

The boat is located in a lovely full service marina in the Thousand Islands, just across the US-Canadian border bridge at Watertown, just north of Syracuse, NY. Another route is about 2 hrs southwest of Montreal.


Vessel Information

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

LOA: 38' (11.58 m)
Engine Info: Yanmar 6LY2A-STP Direct diesel 440|horsepower Inboard 1250

Location: Lansdowne, ON CA
City: Lansdowne
Country: CA



Custom Baltic Bluue Ultrasuede w/pale gray piping cover the L-shaped convertible settee. The cherry bulkheads and furniture are varnished, as is the teak and holly sole and the ample teak dining table, which has a lovely maple inlay. On the forward bulkhead are a flat screen TV, cabinetry fitted for bottles and glasses, and additional storage. The over head hatches above the settee, and throughout the boat, are equipped with Ocean Air screens and shades. Throughout the interior are stainless steel opening ports fitted with Accord Shades.

There is reverse cycle air conditioning throughout the interior.


There are Mediterranean Blue Corian countertops, under which, on the aft bulkhead, is the new Vitrigrigo 2-drawer refrigerator. There is a Princess Euro Electric cooktop outboard, a microwave/convection oven overhead, and a stainless steel sink with a Grohe single faucet. There are multiple drawers and lockers.

Master Stateroom:

The cabin has the desired centerline queen berth with a mattress and custom cover. It has cedar lined hanging lockers, multiple drawers, a bulkhead mounted flat screen TV (wired to a DVD player) and private access to the head/shower.


The head is entered through either a door from the main cabin or a door from the master stateroom. The head is finished in white laminate with cherry trim. Importantly, there is a stall shower, unusual in most Downeast styled 38 express cruisers, as well as a Jabsco fresh water electric toilet. There is a holding tank monitor (an option), and storage under the vanity sink. The countertop is Mediterranean Blue corian.


Helm Deck:

  • The helm deck has a teak sole in beautiful condition.
  • Optional L settee to port has been lengthened and widened in 2016 for more comfortable seating, and can be converted to a single berth. (see photo)
  • The stunning new table at the L settee with two folding leafs for more comfortable dining was added in 2016.
  • The helm Stidd seat was reupholstered in 2018 to match the L settee.
  • A custom varnished cherry box is next to the helm for phone and handheld VHF.
  • All wood helm interior trim was stripped and refinished in 2018, including new veneer on panel above helm.
  • To starboard aft of the Stidd seat is a fiberglass cabinet with a new white corian countertop under which is a new Vitrifrigo 1-drawer refrigerator and a matching custom drawer below. The old sink was also removed and replaced with a larger stainless steel sink and single faucet in 2016.
  • The helm deck has optional reverse cycle air conditioning.
  • There is a screen in the aft Sunbrella drop for those days air conditioning is unnecessary.


  • Optional folding transom seat has been reupholstered. The back rest was made wider for more comfortable seating. 2018
  • The aft facing bench seat has been made deeper for greater comfort.
  • A new folding teak table can be placed between the aft facing bench seat and the transom seat for dining. 2018
  • The new bimini top has sturdy Makefast posts to completely cover the cockpit. 2018
  • A new cockpit cover was added in 2018.
  • The teak cockpit deck has been very lightly sanded smoothly annually.
  • Cockpit shower
  • Cockpit courtesy lights


  • Hull Awlgripped Flag Blue 2015
  • Sport White gelcoat on house and deck in excellent condition
  • Smoke Gray molded non-skid on side and foredecks in excellent condition.
  • Optional molded fiberglass electronics mast
  • Fiberglass cockpit coamings
  • ALL exterior brightwork was stripped and refinished with 6 coats of 2 parts polyurethane varnish in 2021.
  • The anchor roller has been reinforced with 2 polish stainless plates to prevent gelcoat damage from a swinging anchor.
  • Lewmar low profile electric windlass with ground tackle
  • Deep divided butterfly lockers on each side of windlass
  • Spare Fortress anchor with chain and rode
  • Docking lines and fenders
  • Transom door
  • Fiberglass swim platform with undermounted telescoping swim ladder


  • Twin 440 HP Yanmars. At 2600 RPM, speed is 24.8, fuel burn 22.0 gph, and high cruise at 26.9 is burning 26.5 gph. The owner reports that fuel burn is extremely efficient at 19-20 kts.
  • New lift muffler and gas/water separator added to generator in 2020
  • Sturdy Accusync engine synchronizer
  • Trim Tabs
  • Onan EQD 9KW generator w/sound shield
  • Dedicated 12V DC and 110V AC systems with breaker panel on aft bulkhead of main salon
  • 400 Watt solar panel (2019)
  • 4 AGM Extreme Odyssey house batteries with lucite panel in front (see photo)
  • The new SMART charger to monitor batteries can be reported on a phone
  • Battery selector switches
  • Xantec inverter/charger
  • Two 9K BTU reverse cycle air conditioners for salon and master
  • Two 12K BTU reverse cycle air conditioners for helm deck
  • Two flat screen TVs
  • Courtesy lights below and in cockpit
  • Underwater lights
  • Navigation, helm deck and interior lights
  • Salt water wash down forward


  • Two Raymarine E120 Multifunction displays at helm
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS sensor
  • Raymarine 4KW 24" Radome radar
  • Navionics Platinum software
  • Raymarine ST6001 hydraulic autopilot with remote
  • Raymarine digital depth sounder
  • XM Satellite Weather
  • ICOM M-602 VHF with remote mic
  • Swiveling searchlight mounted on mast with remote control


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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