Sabre – 386

Connecticut, United States

The Sabre 386 was a fantastic success for Sabre, an impressive Jim Taylor design which set the standard for 38 foot performance criuisers.  INDEFATIGABLE is the best example of the Sabre 386 this broker has been aboard.  This boat will knock your socks off – she shows very little use, a high degree of maintenance and is ion beautiful condition inside and out.  

Awlgripped by Dodson Boatyard over the winter of 2017/2018, she had two seasons in the water and has been stored in a heated indoor facility since the end of the 2019 season.  Covid and a relocation out of the country have prevented the owners from using the boat, and they are now placing her for sale as they realize it could be some time before they are able to use her again.

Please review the details of the listing and feel free to ask any questions you may have.  If you are looking for a 386, and you appreciate having a pristine boat, INDEFATIGABLE should be on your “must see” list. It is unlikely you can find one that is nicer than this. Highly recommended!

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


38.58 ft
Length Overall
38.58 ft
Waterline Length
32.5 ft
12.67 ft
Max Draft
3.92 ft

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : Yanmar 3JH5E
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 40 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
40 hp


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


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Racers, Racers and Cruisers

Additional Info


INDEFATIGABLE is one of the last of the Sabre 386 models built.  She is a one owner boat, and her owners have maintained her to the nines.  She has certainly had an easy life, and it shows. All her exterior surfaces shine, her varnish is proper and fresh, and her interior is equally impressive.  Even her bilges are super clean!

Much has been written about the 386, so I will not repeat all the details here.  Suffice it to say that the photos tell the story, perhaps better than words.  In addition to the standard boat features, she many factory options and pre-delivery upgrades.  


  • Topsides repainted with Awlgrip, winter 2017/2018.  Flag blue, white boot stripe, gold cove stripe
  • Contrasting non-skid (Bone) (Factory option)
  • Shallow draft bulb/wing keel (Factory option)
  • Interlux epoxy barrier coat on the bottom
  • Dedicated propane locker for two bottles in starboard side deck outboard of cockpit
  • Large lockers under helm seat, with protective cover for the sterring quadrant in this area
  • Large cockpit locker to starboard
  • Large anchor locker at bow, with separated compartment for the anchor rode
  • Varnished teak eyebrow detail
  • Varnished teak companionway boards
  • Teak framed screen companionway boards


The Sabre 386 has an exceptional layout with two private sleeping cabins, a very ample galley, a proper nav station, and a fantastic salon. The head, located adjacent to the companionway, is large and has a roomy separate stall show, with great storage.

The interior wood is a very luxurious American Cherry, with a teak and holly cabin sole. The cabin sole was varnished as a factory option.  The salon upholstery is a lovely upgraded Ultra leather.

Significant ventilation is provided through polished aluminum hatches, stainless steel opening ports and stainless cowl vents with dorade boxes.

The companionway stairs are wide, and deep - and not steep.  The stairs hinge to allow access to the engine compartment.

There ample handholds for moving about the cabin while underway.

This is a bright, comfortable interior that sleeps up to seven when using the salon for additional berths.


  • Vee berth with a small bench seat and ample standong space with generous "elbow room".  No filler in the vee-berth (makes a nicer double).
  • Tempurpedic Mattress in vee Berth (factory option)
  • Four drawers under the vee berth
  • Two large lockers forward above the berth (factory option)
  • Large shelf port and starboard above the berth
  • One overhead hatch and two opening ports
  • One Hella 12v fan
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker and cedar lined shelf locker to port
  • Two drawers under the port lockers
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker to starboard


  • "L" shaped settee to port, pulls out to make a double berth (with filler cushion)
  • Settee to starboard, with a rotating back cushion panel to create a backrest for the aft facing nav station.
  • Lockers above and behind the settees, along with shelving.
  • Two opening ports, a large overhead hatch and cowl/dorade box ventilate this area
  • One Hella 12v Fan
  • Bulkhead mounted dining table, in teak, with custom inlayed compass rose.  The table can be used with a single leaf or with a second leaf hinged to span the full width of the salon.
  • A book shelf is behind the table.
  • House batteries are under the port settee "L" portion.  House battery switch, Lewmar winch and windlass breakers, bilge pump control and high water alarm located conveniently at the inboard end of the "L".  


  • Proper nav station, aft facing, to starboard aft of the settee
  • Seat is the aft end of the settee.  The middle cback cushion of the settee rotates on a stainless mount to create a backrest for the nav station seat.  When in this position, the furthest aft backrest moves to the middle, and a small book "cubby" behind the furthest aft set cushion is avaiable for use
  • Nav table has storage inside it
  • Drawers below the nav station
  • VHF Radio mounted above nav station
  • large teak panels for installation of additional electronics if desired
  • Electrical breaker panel located adjacent to nav station
  • White/red nav light above table
  • Battery monitor, 12 v and 120v outlets adjacent to nav table


  • 3 burner Force ten Propane stove with oven, stainless steel, gimballed
  • Crash bar for the stove
  • Dometic Microwave oven above the stove
  • Double stainless steel sink with hot and cold pressure water and  two manual hand pumps (One drains the "ice box")
  • Corian counter in galley with sink covers (factory option)
  • In-counter trash bin with Corian cover
  • Large fridge/freezer with two hinged counter top access panels and a front access door.
  • Seafrost Model BD 12v DC refrigeration system
  • Five drawers and two lockers below the counters
  • Large storage lockers outboard of the counter, with dedicated dishware compartments.
  • Folding hinged counter extension
  • Xintex Propane fume detector and remote solenoid control
  • 120v outlet above 


  • Corian counter in head (factory option)
  • Single sink vanity with hot and cold pressure water
  • Storage outboard and below vanity
  • Electric toilet
  • Separate shower stall with seat and large storage locker outboard
  • Sump pump for shower
  • One opening port and one overhead hatch
  • Mirror


  • Large athwartships double berth
  • Seat with cushion
  • There are bookshelves, a "nightstand" area, a large cedar lined hanging locker and 3 other lockers in this cabin.
  • A large hatch opens into the cockpit (a portion of the port seat in the cokpit is hinged to allow this hatch to open fully)
  • One 12v fan
  • A smaller overhead hatch and an opening port also provide ventilation and light
  • A large engine access area in this cabin can be opened to get to the aft end of the engine and the transmission.


  • Three house batteries, 105 amp hours each for a total of 315 amp hours.
  • One engine start battery
  • Parallel switch to combine start and house batteries
  • 30 amp shore power with cable
  • Xantrax Battery Monitor (factory option)
  • Prosine 20 Inverter/charger


  • Raymarine C90 Chart plotter mounted in a Navpod at the steering pedestal
  • Raymarine 4kw Radar scanner, mounted on mast, with sail guard
  • Raymarine ST6001G autopilot, control head mounted in the recess with the engine panel
  • Raymarine i70 displays, three, for speed, depth and wind in a Navpod above the companionway. These Multi-function displays can be set up to display other data as well.
  • Raymarine S100 Autopilot wireless remote
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS GX2150 VHF Radio at nav station
  • Standard Horizon Ram 3 VHF Remote with full control at helm
  • Ritchie Powerdamp compass at helm


  • Lewmar 40 Self tailing reefing/utility winch on cabin top
  • Electric halyard winch - Lewmar 40, on cabin top (factory option)
  • Lewmar 50 Self Tailing primary winches
  • Lewmar line stoppers port and starboard
  • Additional Lewmar sheet stopper (factory option)
  • MPS/Spinnaker halyard led aft to stopper (factory option)
  • Navtec Hydraulic backstay adjuster (factory option)
  • Hall rigid vang led aft (factory option)
  • Furlex headsail furler (Upgrade when new)
  • Kappa Mainsail with 2 full upper battens and two partial battens, 2 reefs, and cunningham option.
  • Dutchman mainsail flaking system
  • Kappa "Kappa Cut" furling genoa, 135%, with integrated UV protection
  • Mainsail cover
  • Selden Aluminium Turnbuckle covers (4)


  • Lewmar V2 electric windlass with Rope/chain gypsy  (factory option)
  • Delta anchor, 35 pound, with 100' chain and 150' rode
  • Pedestal/wheel cover
  • Dodger with SS frame, with hand rail
  • Bimini with SS frame
  • Port and starboard lifeline gates
  • 3 blade bronze Maxprop feathering propeller (upgrade when new)
  • Hot and Cold transom shower (factory option)
  • Fresh water anchor washdown (factory option)
  • Tank Watch 4 system for the holding tank (factory option)
  • Accord "accordian" shades for the ports (factory option)
  • Whale manual bilge pump in cockpit
  • Angled pedestal guard (factory option)
  • Elkhide leather wrap on helm wheel
  • Teak drink holder at helm
  • Lewmar solid teak cockpit table with two leaves on pedestal
  • Electric bilge pump with high water alarm
  • 11 foot Avon 310 Lite tender (2005)
  • 5 hp Honda outboard (2005)
  • Edson outboard storage bracket on stern pulpit
  • 3 Fenders
  • 4 Docklines
  • Teak Flagstaff with US ensign


Manufacturer Provided Description

Sabre's attention to detail is well known. Whether it be the style and grace of her shear, the intricate details of a deck tooling blending comfort, safety and good looks, or the details found in the hand crafted interior joinery, Sabre Yachts stands alone in quality and reputation.

The Sabre 386 embraces the standards which have put Sabre's name atop the quality spectrum of boatbuilding for the last 35 years. Current Sabre owners and those who have followed the brand over time, will see details here which make it feel familiar.

Details which make sense, which add to comfort, security and well being. Logical details that, above all, make each Sabre design a great, safe and beautiful sailboat. But details from the past are just part of the story. Keeping up with technology has to go hand in hand with our desire to build the finest possible sailing yachts for our clients.

The Sabre 386 hull is built using vacuum bagged, closed cell, cross linked PVC Divinycell foam and structural E Glass, which gives her one of the strongest, lightest, most durable structures available today. Her deck is also cored with Divinycell.

Hull lines, underwater appendages and rigs were drawn by Jim Taylor Yacht Design. The deck, deck styling and interior were accomplished by the Sabre Design Team. The result is a yacht which, like her siblings, will establish a benchmark in sailing that will endure for many years to come.

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