Sabre – 42 Salon Express

Massachusetts, United States

This may be the most well equipped and well cared for example of the Sabre 42 Sedan Express ever to enter the brokerage market.  A low hour northeast boat that has spent every winter in heated indoor storage since new.   Her experienced owners are long-time Sabre owners, they’ve spared no expense or effort in caring for this beautiful 42…and it shows.

Powered sunroof, Achilles HB300 Inflatable, Freedom Lift, full electronics suite including FLIR, much more…see the complete list.

If condition, layout, and equipment are important to you, this is the boat to see.  You will not find a cleaner boat.  In the water, fully commissioned and ready to enjoy!  Contact us for full details.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


46 ft
Length Overall
46 ft
14 ft
Max Draft
3.33 ft
Dry Weight
26,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Cummins
  • Model : SQB 6.7
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 380 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Cummins
  • Model : SQB 6.7
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 380 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
760 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
380 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
140 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
60 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Downeast, Motor Yachts

Additional Info


For many years, Maine-based Sabre has been responding to the needs and desires of sophisticated, knowledgeable boaters by combining cutting-edge marine technology with classic Downeast styling. The Sabre Salon Express 42 has been  one of their most successful designs.  The 42 offers high performance and ease of handling due to the Cummins Zeus joystick controlled drive system.  This elegant coastal-cruising package is perfect for a couple and will easily accommodate the occasional overnight guest or two.

The 42 rides on a modern planing hull constructed with VIP resin-infused laminate and Corecell foam coring, the hull is fast, sea-kindly, and ruggedly built. Like the hull, the deck is infused resin with the addition of molded in anti-skid surfaces. The Salon Express has large stainless-steel perimeter rails, handholds and wide side decks making for a safe passage forward to the foredeck. Entered through the transom door, the cockpit is spacious and features L-shaped seating as well as an aft facing seat with a pedestal mounted cherry table. A canvas awning provides shade when desired for the cockpit seating.  The pod drives and generator are easily accessed via cockpit deck hatches.

Moving into the salon/helm deck there is an L-settee to port with an inlaid folding salon table. A two-person settee is to starboard with storage underneath. There are drop-down windows to port and starboard and an LED television on an electric lift. The electric sunroof combined with opening windows and doors lends a wonderful open, airy feeling to the helm deck.  Of course this area is air conditioned and heated as well. The helm features two Stidd chairs, all helm deck seating is Ultraleather covered as is the wrap on the helm/navigation pod.  The helm pod holds a full suite of Raymarine electronics as described below.

Forward of the salon and a few steps down and to port is the galley, which has ample storage in lockers and below the galley sole. For ventilation there is a stainless steel port light over the galley. A couple of steps down from the mid-level galley there is a convertible dinette that is perfect breakfast nook with facing seats, inlaid table, and TV.  The dinette is easily converted to a large guest berth, a sliding curtain provides privacy making this a really versatile area. The master stateroom is forward and has a queen-size island berth with storage underneath. There is private access to the shared head from the master cabin, as well as plenty of shelves, drawers, and cedar-lined hanging lockers for storage.

Factory Options (standard and custom)

  • Convertible dinette layout - converts to a double berth, curtain provides privacy
  • Freedom Lift – electric tender lift with removable arms (Tender included, see below)
  • Extra house batteries (all batteries new 7/2021)
  • Electric sunroof
  • Accord Shades on all opening ports
  • Central vacuum system
  • Hot and Cold transom shower
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Salt water washdown system fore and aft
  • Fresh water washdown system forward
  • Shore water inlet
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water tap
  • Additional dimmer switches (7)
  • 3rd  Zone stereo and remote in master
  • Inverter/charger 2800 Watts
  • Additional 120V outlets in Master and Cockpit
  • Custom 29” TV in Dinette area
  • 22” TV wall mounted in Master with separate DVD
  • TV in electric lift – helm deck
  • Hanging locker in Master stateroom is oversized
  • Mirrored door in Master Head
  • Addition of cherry and chrome towel bars.
  • Gelcoat color of inside of transom door to match deck color
  • Cockpit cushion protective covers
  • Windshield Cover
  • Bulkhead altered to provide a larger opening to the dinette area
  • Cockpit seating canvas covers


  • Raymarine gS165 Glass Bridge Color Touchscreen MFD (2)
  • Raymarine gS Series GPS
  • Raymarine Super HD Color Radar
  • FLIR Thermal Night-Vision
  • Raymarine ClearPulse CHIRP Sonar
  • Open array radar antenna 4KW 48” Radar - 72nm
  • Raymarine VHF Radio with Command Mic
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver
  • Cummins Vessel view displays (2)
  • Engine room camera
  • Back-up camera
  • ACR Global Fix EPIRB
  • Autopilot CMD Zeus system integrated
  • Fusion stereo system with remote controls


  • Cummins SQB 6.7 diesels with only 275 hours
  • CMD Zeus pod drives with integral trim tabs
  • Cummins CMD helm, with joystick 
  • Trim tabs integrated in CMD Zeus pod drives
  • GPS and Autopilot integrated in CMD Zeus system 
  • PODS/Propellers stripped to bare metal and new antifouling applied (Micron CF) (Spring 2023)
  • Propellers removed, shafts cleaned and 2-4c grease applied (Spring 2023)
  • All pod fluids/filters changed (Spring 2023)

Helm Station

  • (2) Stidd N-series single helm seats w/Ultraleather fabric
  • Zeus joystick control
  • Cummins DTS series electronic control – single lever
  • Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms)
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Exallo wiper control
  • ACR remote control spotlight

12VDC Electrical System

  • Magnum Pure Sine Invertor – 2800 watt
  • AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries with crossover (2) (2021)
  • AGM 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries (4) (2021)
  • AGM Group 24 generator start battery (1) (2021)
  • Digital battery monitor

120 VAC Electrical System

  • Cummins Onan 9.0 Kw generator 250 hours, Onan E Series digital control/display at breaker panel, dedicated start battery, sound enclosure.
  • Glendinning electric cord reel w/50’ shore power cord
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Illuminated AC/DC main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Digital AC system monitor SL42SE
  • 120V outlet in each cabin and (1) in engine room
  • Charles 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • MarineAir reverse cycle AC/Heat with digital controls, (3) zones

Achilles HB 300 FX 9’10” Inflatable with Yamaha 9hp 4-stroke engine with canvas cover 

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Brokers comments

Immaculate is an overused and often inaccurate description.  In this case it's accurate and appropriate, this Sabre is in exceptional condition throughout.  You will not find a cleaner, better equipped, or more well maintained example.  

Her owners have owned a number of Sabre sail and power boats - their experience and care is evident throughout.  Highly recommended!

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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