Sabre – 38 Salon Express

Connecticut, United States

“Dove” is a beautiful example of the Sabre 38 Salon Express. Low hours (515), new Kohler generator, updated Raymarine GPs’s, Volvo pod drives, stunning Stars and Stripes blue awlgrip and stunning cherry interior with teak and holly sole. “Dove” does it all, wrapped up in Sabre good looks and quality. 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


38.25 ft
Length Overall
38.25 ft
13.33 ft
Max Draft
3.33 ft
Dry Weight
21,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Volvo
  • Model : Penta D4 IPS 400
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 300 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Volvo
  • Model : Penta D4 IPS 400
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 300 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
600 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
300 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
100 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
40 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Downeast

Additional Info

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.


Step onto the swim platform and enter the cockpit/aft deck from either the port or starboard gated entries.  An electrically activated bench seat is aft with a teak table in front.  An aft facing seat, with storage beneath, sits forward to port.  You can enjoy a shower here with a Hot & Cold fresh water shower.  Entry to the Main Salon is through a stainless framed bi-fold door.

Main Salon
  • Helm located forward to starboard w/Stidd helmsman seat
  • Passenger seat to port
  • Elevated U shaped settee to port w/storage beneath
  • High gloss table in settee
  • Filler cushion & telescoping table base to convert settee to berth
  • Cabinets to starboard for TV on lift and storage
  • Teak & Holley sole
  • Isotherm refrigerator drawer under aft end of settee
  • Ocean Air electric sunroof w/shade & screen
  • Custom blinds & curtains
  • Opening side windows port & starboard
  • Bi-fold door to cockpit
  • Drop down aft window to cockpit – port side
  • Ultra leather upholstery including Stidd helm seat


Down to port from main salon, L shaped and outboard

  • Stove – Kenyon Ceran 2 burner electric
  • Stainless Refrigerator / Freezer – Vitrifrigo 2 drawer 120 VAC / 12 VDC
  • Stainless Cuisinart Convection Microwave oven
  • Stainless sink w/faucet
  • Seagull water purifier w/separate spigot at sink
  • Corian galley counter
  • Drawers & storage lockers below the counter
  • Storage cabinet outboard
  • Lockers above the stove

Lower Lounge
  • Aft of the galley
  • L shaped settee – converts to double berth
  • Large fixed hull port for light w/shade
  •  TV

Head and Shower

Forward to starboard, opposite the galley.  Dual entry into master stateroom and passageway

  • Sink w/faucet
  • Tempered Glass shower stall w/seat
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage locker
  • Corian counter top
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower

Master Stateroom
  • Spacious Island berth w/drawer storage beneath
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Upper storage to port & starboard
  • Hanging locker aft to starboard, cedar lined
  • Bureau w/drawer and locker storage aft to port
  • Close-able partition opening to galley

Construction- Hull, Deck & Interior
  • Awl-grip Stars & Stripes Blue hull
  • Gold cove stripe
  • White double boot stripe
  • Blue bottom paint
  • Swim Platform w/molded quarter guard & retractable swim ladder
  • Grey molded nonskid decks
  • Stainless anchor platform w/roller
  • Anchor chain locker w/port & starboard access doors
  • Grab rails & bow pulpit – 1 ¼” 316 stainless
  • Deck fittings – Water/Fuel/Waste
  • Custom stainless opening ports w/screens
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Fixed hull window – port side
  • Hull side rub rail – PVS w/stainless cap rail
  • FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Laminated wood trims on shelves
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

Engine and Mechanical
  • Volvo Penta D4 300 hp engines (2) - New injectors, new turbo starboard engine
  • IPS-F 400 pods
  • Volvo Penta dual lever multi function engine controls
  • Volvo Dynamic Positioning System
  • Volvo electronic controls w/Joystick – Docking mode & DPS
  • Volvo Penta engine display - New ECU software
  • Racor primary fuel filters
  • Volvo Secondary fuel filters
  • Lenco Auto Glide Trim Tab System
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioner & heat – 2 16,000 BTU units
  • Digital thermostats
  • Hot Water heater – 11 gal / 110 AC & engine driven
  • Hot & cold pressure water system 12 volt
  • Reverso Oil Change system – engines and generator
  • Bilge pumps (3)
  • Highwater Bilge Alarms (3)
  • Fresh water washdown on foredeck
  • Salt water washdown on foredeck and in cockpit
  • Shore water inlet w/filter
  • Transom shower – hot & cold
  • Windshield wipers w/washer (3)
  • Engine room blowers
  • Engine room air ducts
  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horns

  • 120/240 VAC 12 VDC Ships electrical system
  • 6 kW Onan Generator FWC in Soundshield 2022
  • 30 amp 50’ Shore power cords (2)
  • Inverter 2800 watt / Battery Charger – Magnum Energy MS2812
  • Battery Charger – Charles 93-121055P-A
  • ProMariner ProSafe FS60 galvanic isolator
  • 120 VAC outlets in all cabins & engine room
  • Galley & head outlets GFI protected
  • Emergency battery parallel switch
  • LED engine room lighting
  • Underwater lights – 2 LED
  • Additional dimmer switches – cockpit, lower lounge, galley & fwd stateroom


  • Raymarine gS95 Glass Bridge Multi function Display (2)
  • Raymarine Axiom Pro MFD 9 x 2 -  GPS, radar, chart plotter, fish finder, AIS & engine
  • Raymarine RMK-9 remote keyboard
  • Raymarine 4 kw 48” Super HD Digital open array radar
  • Raymarine EV-DBW Autopilot
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Transceiver
  • Raymarine AIS 100 antenna splitter
  • Raymarine CP100 Sonar w/chirp down vision
  • Raymarine HS5 network switch
  • Raymarine CPT120 bronze thru-hull transducer
  • Raymarine Raystar 130 GPS antenna
  • Raymarine SR150 Weather Receiver & antenna kit
  • Raymarine ECI-100 Engine & Control interface
  • Raymarine i70 MFD’s (2)
  • Icom HM195B Commandmic VHF radio
  • Airmar Speed/Temp Smart Transducer
  • Shakespeare VHF/AIS antenna
  • ACR remote controlled searchlight

  • KVH M3 Trac Vision Satellite TV system
  • Samsung TV on spring loaded lift – main salon
  • LG TV – forward stateroom
  • LG 22” TV – lower salon
  • Fusion Marine MS-AV7001 stereo / iPod docks w/4 speakers & remote
  • Fusion stereo 3rd zone in forward cabin w/speakers & remote

  • Delta Anchor – 35 lb
  • 40’ (approx) 5/16” anchor chain
  • 150’ 5/8” nylon anchor rode
  • Quick bi directional windlass with remote and foot switches
  • Retractable swim ladder on stern platform
  • Cockpit and saloon table covers
  • Windshield covers
  • Flagpole holder w/teak staff
  • Burgee holder on bow pulpit

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