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2013 Sabre 38 Salon Express

Portland, United States


Just listed. One owner. Always a Northern boat and inside winter stored.

The Sabre 38 Salon Express: Elegant, Strong, Reliable, Seaworthy. Her classic profile, energetic performance, precise controls, and low sound levels make the Sabre 38 Salon Express an icon of nautically sensible design. Pod drives and joystick controls provide masterful control, secure handholds wherever they are needed lend security and comfort, and 360-degree sightlines at the helm allow for optimal awareness while underway. All of these features wrapped up in classic Downeast lines make the Sabre 38 Salon Express “a boat that boaters recognize.” The interior of the Sabre 38 Salon Express is an open design which suits a day’s outing with friends as easily as it does a longer cruise. Below, her galley, lower lounge, and master berth benefit from abundant daylight while providing a luxurious oasis for owners and guests. The roomy and versatile cockpit is the perfect outdoor space to compliment her equally clever salon. 

Please go to "Full Specs" for details.


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: $499,900
Boat Name: Salt
Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Salon Express
Year: 2013
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8112B313
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 41'9 ft / 12.73 m
Length Of Deck: 38'3 ft / 11.66 m
Beam: 13'4 ft / 4.06 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 21,500 lb
Deadrise: 17 °
Single Berths: 6

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Penta D4
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 300hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 360
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: Penta D4
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 300hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 360
Total Engine Power: 600hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 360.3 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 120.1 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 48.0 gal


Drive Type: Pod
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. Her exterior profile still says "downeast" and she is built in the tradition of Maine boat building: beautiful, strong, steady, reliable and very seaworthy. Yet below her skin, technology is everywhere: from her resin infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to her pod propulsion drive. Her hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, allowing fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride.

The pod drive train of the Sabre 38 offers excellent fuel economy, an important consideration in these days of uncertain diesel prices. Pods also lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and importantly allow confident boat handling when docking or maneuvering in tight spaces.

In her interior the Sabre 38 Salon Express provides an open design which will suit a day's outing with friends as easily as a longer cruise. Her cockpit is raised to a level just 5 inches below the main salon so as to connect these two important social spaces, and the aft end of the house opens with drop down windows and a swing door.

In her main salon a large, U-shaped settee with fold over table will seat up to three couples, while the forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable perch when underway. To starboard, aft of the Stidd helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television on an electric lift and storage compartments for the owners gear.

  • Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP engines linked to Volvo Penta IPS drives 3.71 (4) cylinder fresh water-cooled includes Volvo electronic controls
  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs
  • Active Corrosion Protection System
  • Volvo Autopilot with controls incorporated into helm screen 
  • Joystick Driving
  • Sabre exhaust by-pass system
  • Garmin GPS Receiver 
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • White gelcoated engine room
  • Mylar Foil face foam noise barrier
  • 7.5kW Onan Generator
  • Twin 150 USG roto-molded diesel fuel tanks
  • Racor fuel filters
  • 2” “Diesel” deck fill plate
  • Single N Series Stidd helm chair
  • Engine Start/Stop control panel
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Compass
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
  • Stazo wood trimmed 16” steering wheel
  • Two 30A AC shore power inlets and two 50 ft. cords
  • Galvanic Failsafe isolator
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 120V outlets in each cabin and one in the engine room
  • All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Additional outlets positioned in locations as appropriate
  • 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in 2 zones, 2/ea self-contained 16k BTU units
  • Two dedicated engine starting batteries
  • Two 4D 210 Amp hour deep cycle ship’s service batteries
  • Battery Management panel including: 
  • – Emergency crossover switch  
  • – Remote Control Ships Power switch  
  • – Remote Control Starting Battery switch Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/battery voltage gauge
  • Lighting:  
  • – LED lights in the overhead & reading lights  
  • – LED tri-color light at helm valance   
  • – LED strip lighting in the forward cabin below the upper cabinets and in the lower lounge above the shelf and optional dead light  
  • – LED Engine room lighting  
  • – Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom
  • Dimmers in the forward cabin, galley, lower lounge, main salon, and cockpit
  • UL Listed Tinned wire throughout
  • USB 12 VDC charging station at helm and in cabins
  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth
  • Remote controls at helm and cockpit
  • 4 speakers; 2 in the main salon, 2 in the cockpit. NOTE: This stereo does not have a CD player
  • Surface mounted 26″ LED Television on an electric lift on the divider between galley and stateroom
  • 32″ LED TV on an electric lift inside a cabinet in Main Salon
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the storage area starboard of the lower lounge
  • “Vee” hull design with 24-degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at the transom
  • VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester backup resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • SAN Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Painted (Urethane) Double Boot Stripe
  • Gold Cove Stripe
  • VIP resin infused knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements with balsa coring
  • Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • Windows recessed into hard top
  • Port and starboard transom gates
  • Aft seating slides to expand cockpit dimension w/12v actuator
  • Stainless steel anchor-bowsprit roller system
  • (2) Anchor lockers with slam latches
  • Large Aft hinged lazarette locker hatch with gas struts and (2) 3” diameter compression latches for engine room access  
  • 1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats: two forward, four mid-ship
  • 10” Stainless Steel Cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • Windlass with combination rope/chain gypsy
  • Single anchor roller sized for 35# CQR or Delta
  • Flagpole holder and teak flag staff
  • Burgee staff for pulpit
  • Low Profile polished hatches w/blinds and screens: (2) #44 on the foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
  • Horn cleats in aft transom corners
  • Raw water washdown forward
  • White rub rail and black bang rail on a dark colored hull 
  • Stidd 500 N Series helm seat
  • Electronics pod at the helm station
  • Wood in helm area is cherry
  • Two overhead pilot hatches with shades/screens
  • Bi-fold stainless steel companionway door with electrically activated drop down window to port
  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 6″ mattress, ¾” laminated trim around berth top
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Drawers under the bed, A/C return grills under drawers
  • Drawers in bureau w/locker, shelf above w/single louvered door
  • Upper storage to port and starboard with two enclosed lockers aft and fiddled shelves forward
  • Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hanger pole
  • Open shelf above the louvered door
  • Teak and holly sole 
  • Soft headliner panels
  • FRP Sport Yacht White headliner
  • Passageway door between galley and forward cabin
  • Vessel sink with faucet
  • Tempered Glass Shower stall with seat
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage locker
  • Solid Surface Material countertop with bull nose
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower
  • Elevated “U” settee to port with a high-gloss table with storage beneath
  • Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail
  • Cabinet to starboard with storage and TV on an electric lift
  • Teak and holly sole with sealer
  • Sound deadening headliner panels 
  • Solid Surface galley counter
  • Stainless steel sink with faucet
  • Drawers and storage lockers below the counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above the counter
  • Lockers above the stove
  • Two burner electric cook top
  • Stainless steel convection microwave oven
  • Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer 12DC/120VAC
  • L-shaped settee with pull out converts to double berth
  • Bookshelf outboard of Settee
  • Extra large drawer is handy to Galley for large items
  • Optional large 36” x 10” Hull Side fixed portlight
  • Water capacity 100 gals
  • 11-gallon stainless steel water heater 110V and engine heat exchanger
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
  • Shore water inlet with a filter
  • Transom shower hot and cold
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on opening ports and hatches
  • Optional Ocean Air Blinds in Cirrus Custard with Beige hardware
  • Laminated wood trims on shelves
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Sabre offered fabric and Corian decor package
  • Polyethylene holding tank with 40 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank
  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • 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 pumps (3)
  • High Water Alarms (3) for bilge
Factory Options Included
  • Hull Color: Flag Blue
  • Boot Top Color: Sabre White
  • Deck Color: Sabre White
  • Anti Skid Color: Beige
  • Galley Corian: Oat
  • Head Corian: Riviera
  • Stidd Seat Upholstery: Ultraleather Promessa Mesquite
  • Salon Upholstery: Ultraleather Brisa Distressed Buckskin
  • Lower Lounge Upholstery: Sunbrella Coral Parchment
  • Forward Berth Fabric: Sunbrella Sailcloth Sahara
  • Aft Cockpit Seat Cushions: Sunbrella Heather Beige
  • FRP Molded Electronics Mast for Hardtop
  • Fixed Hull Side Portlight, Port Side Only in Lower Lounge
  • Additional Dimmer Switch in Master Stateroom
  • Fusion Marine Stereo iPod Dock w/4 Speakers & Remote Control
  • Accord Shades on all Opening Ports
  • Filler Cushion & Telescoping Table Base to Create Berth in Main Salon
  • Ultraleather Upholstery
  • Blinds & Curtains for Main Salon
  • Convection Microwave
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protective System
  • Volvo DPS Joystick
  • Searchlight Mounted on Optional Hardtop Mast
  • GPS Receiver NMEA Backbone For Auto Glide Trim System
  • Hot and Cold Transom Shower
  • Fresh Water Wash Down Forward
  • Shore Water Inlet
  • Sunbrella on Forward Berth Cushion
  • Install Refrigerator Under Port Aft Salon Settee
  • Install Chart Kit Holder Outboard of Stidd Seat
  • Overhead Cherry Handrail in Main Salon
  • Volvo DPS Package

Garmin 7215 Radar/GPS/Plotter Display

Garmin 200 VHF Radio

Garmin GMR 24HD Radar Dome

Garmin GHP10 Autopilot

Garmin GMI Depthfinder Display


Custom Canvas Windshield Cover

Custom Canvas Exterior Seat Covers

XM Radio

Batteries (2016)

Spare Props

Custom Cockpit Carpet

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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