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2011 Sabre 40 Salon Express

Falmouth, United States


The Sabre Salon Express has been an incredible sales success for the Sabre Yacht Company.

This downeast hardtop express model with the solid rear bulkhead allows for a fully enclosed, temperature controlled boating environment.

Powered by Cummins engines with pod drives and joy stick control she gives you sports car handling, the ability to dock in the tightest quarters and look like a pro.

The owner has traded her for a new Sabre 48 and she is actively for sale.
Certain trades will be considered.  


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $529,000
Boat Name: Blue Ayes
Make: Sabre
Model: 40 Salon Express
Year: 2011
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre design team
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSL4044D111
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m
Length Overall: 40'10 ft / 12.44 m
Beam: 14 ft / 4.27 m
Range: 981'8 ft / 299.2 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Dry Weight: 26,000 lb
Single Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 380hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2011
  • Engine Hours: 640
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 380hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2011
  • Engine Hours: 640
Total Engine Power: 760hp
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Maximum Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 456.4 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 168.2 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 72.0 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser

Sabre 40 transitions to 42
This Sabre 40 has so many of the features of what has become the Sabre 42 that she could be referred to as a 42 (same hulls). 
  • The electrical panel was move to the curved wall opposite the galley so there is no kneeling
  • The media cabinet and single barrel chair to Starboard was replaced with a settee allowing for more and better opposing seating
  • Television was relocated to an overhead bracket and rotates for better viewing
  • She features the optional dinette in lieu of second stateroom and the opening walk way to the dinette was expanded for much better access and sight lines to the galley. Dinette converts to double berth
  • Boat features wider and more gradual leader steps to the engine room
  • Includes stainless steel grab rails at transom corners
Hull and deck
  • Deep V-hull with 16 degree deadrise at transom
  • Bridge clearance: approx. 13-ft. 6-in. including radar/satellite
  • Resin-infused fiberglass laminate with Corecell foam coring
  • Foam/plywood stringer system
  • Hull Awlgriped in Sand White with double black boot stripe and gold Sabre cove stripe
  • Cabin house and deck in Sabre white with beige nonskid
  • Molded fiberglass toerail in lieu of varnished teak toerail for easy maintenance
  • Molded rubrail with stainless steel cap
Layout & Accommodations
The 40 Sedan layout was carefully engineered to allow for ample entertainment space while still having the amenities and volume to allow her owners to live aboard for a month or more of full-time cruising. Climate control and dimmable LED lighting throughout.

Starting aft, the cockpit has a large L-shaped bench with a table, providing ample seating for 5 adults. An aft-facing bench seat to port and an electric grill and ice maker to starboard make for an excellent entertaining space. Storage is in two large lazarettes and beneath benches. Air conditioning and reverse-cycle heat throughout interior.

Two steps lead into the fully enclosed pilothouse via a sliding door. Aft and side windows all open, along with twin large overhead hatches, creating excellent air flow on fair weather days. OceanAir blinds for all windows create privacy and protection from the sun when needed. Full cherry interior with teak & holly sole. Additional details:
  • Bench seating and storage to starboard in lieu of media cabinet and barrel chair
  • Electrical panel relocated from starboard side to galley
  • All interior cushions in Ultra Leather Ostrich Muslin (salon, Stidd chairs and dinette)
  • Twin Stidds with power pedestals (up/down, fore/aft) and flip-up foot rests at helm
  • Helm door for quick access to side deck
  • Stereo and DVD controls behind helm seat with remote panel at helm
  • 22-inch Samsung TV on pivoting mount above galley; easily viewed from salon, helm or galley
  • TV wired to DVD player and KVH system for satellite TV via Dish Network (subscription required) 
Two steps down from the helm deck is the galley to port. See Galley section below for full details.
Another two steps down lead to the dinette/convertible 2nd cabin to starboard. Pedestal table lowers to create double berth with insert cushions. The partition separating the galley and dinette was made approximately 2? shorter during the build process to create more openness below.

An extra deep hanging locker is forward of the dinette.

The head is to starboard, accessible from the forward cabin or dinette area. Separate shower stall in head. Electric head with macerator. Owner specified custom upgrades include:

  • Additional mirror inside door
  • Cherry cabinet doors
  • Cherry towel bars inside door
  • Larger sink
  • Larger head (freshwater electric flush head)
  • Stainless steel cup holder behind sink 

Owners stateroom forward with queen island berth, hinged for easy access to storage beneath. Sliding Shoji door. Overhead LED lighting on dimmers; reading lights. Opening hatch, ports. Large cedar-lined lockers outboard. 22-inch LCD TV/DVD player in stateroom, angled slightly toward centerline. Independent volume control for stereo system.
Mid-level galley is two steps down from helm deck, with ample light and headroom, no separation from guests while entertaining.

  • Corian countertops in Riviera
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Ceramic two-burner cook top
  • Two-drawer stainless steel VitroFrigio fridge (operates on DC or AC power)
  • Separate freezer compartment
  • Storage in galley lockers and below galley sole
  • Opening stainless steel portlight 
  • Open storage cabinet suitable for toaster-oven or coffee maker
  • Seagull water purification system plumbed to sink and ice maker
  • Twin 4D AGM house batteries
  • 2 dedicated AGM 31 engine start batteries
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Emergency parallel switch
  • Freedom Inverter/Charger 3000 true sine wave with remote panel
  • 50 amp 50-foot shore power cable with Cablemaster power reel
  • 120v outlets through-out interior and engine room
  • Cummins Onan 9 Kw generator with enclosure
  • Garmin 7215 15-inch multifunction display (GPS/Radar)
  • GSD 22 sound module with bronze thru-hull
  • Garmin 24-inch HD Digital Radar dome
  • Garmin 300 VHF with hailer
  • Additional monitor at helm with Nobletec chart plotter system running on independent computer
  • KVH M1 satellite system (subscription required)
  • 3-Zone air conditioning/heat
  • Anchor windlass with remote at helm
  • Salt water washdown
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Twin Racor fuel filters with valve
  • Hot/cold transom shower
Additional Equipment
  • 4 Fenders/dock lines
  • CG required safety gear
  • Stainless steel anchor with 250-foot chain
  • Boat hook
Steering System
Joystick Control

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