Sabre 38 Salon Express

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Sabre 38 Salon Express
Standard Layout: Galley Down - Double Bed Stateroom Forward
Length Overall: 41' 9" (12.74m)
Length: 38' 3" (11.7m)
Beam: 13' 4" (4.06m)
Draft: 3' 4" (1.01m)
Displacement: 21,500
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engines: (Standard) Twin VOLVO PENTA D6-IPS450 340hp Optional: VOLVO D6-IPS500 380hp
Horsepower: 400 / 500 (hp)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Cruise Speed: 25 / 30.5 kts
Max Speed: 32.8 / 36 kts
Fuel Capacity: 300 gals. (1,125 liters)
Water Capacity: 100 gals. (380 liters)
Hold Tank Capacity: 40 gals. (150 liters)
All measurements are approximate and not guaranteed. Speeds are subject to load, conditions and other factors. Please contact a Boston Yacht Agent to confirm the accuracy of all information
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Comments & Broker’s Notes

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. 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 a drop down window and a swing door.

In her main salon, a raised, U-shaped settee with fixed table comfortably seats six. The forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable mate’s seat when underway. To starboard, aft of the standard Stidd helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television and extensive storage compartments for the owner’s gear.

On the lower level are a master stateroom with island berth and an en-suite head with shower. A functional galley is located to port and within easy reach and sight of the main salon. Below the helm deck, to port, is the lower lounge which can also convert to a second sleeping accommodation. The master stateroom offers the comfort of a queen-sized island berth and an en suite head compartment.

Interior Details

Helm Station

  • 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
  • NMEA 2000 backbone

Helm Deck

  • 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

Entertainment & Media

  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit. 4 speakers; 2 in the main salon, 2 in the cockpit.
  • 10″ Kicker sub woofer
  • 10″ Kicker amplifier – NOTE: This stereo does not have a CD/DVD player
  • Surface mounted 28″ LED Television on an electric lift between the galley and the stateroom
  • 32″ LED TV on an electric lift inside the cabinet in Main Salon
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the storage area starboard of the lower lounge

Master / Forward Stateroom

  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 6″ mattress, ¾” laminated trim around berth top
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Storage Drawers under the bed with 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 with 2 coats of sealer
  • 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 and 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
  • Option to convert settee and table into an additional berth
  • 10″ subwoofer under settee


  • 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

Lower Lounge

  • 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
  • Optional Television combo for the lower lounge


  • 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

Exterior Details

  • “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 resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • SAN Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides
  • Foam cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Painted (Urethane) Double Boot Stripe
  • Gold Cove Stripe

Deck & Hardtop Composite

  • 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 engine room hatch with gas struts and (2) 3” diameter compression latches for engine room access

Deck Hardware

  • 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
  • Teak table in cockpit
  • 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
  • (2) Bollard cleats in aft transom corner
  • Raw water washdown forward
  • White rub rail and black bang rail on a dark colored hull
  • White rub rail and white bang rail on a light colored hull

Machinery & Systems

Standard Volvo Package

  • 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
  • (1) Volvo/Garmin 7612 Multi-Function Display

Engine & Genset System

  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • White gelcoated engine room
  • Mylar Foil face foam noise barrier
  • 7.5kW Onan Generator with water drop exhaust muffler

Fuel System

  • Twin 150 USG roto-molded diesel fuel tanks
  • Racor fuel filters
  • 2” “Diesel” deck fill plate

Fresh Water System

  • Water capacity 100 gals
  • 11-gallon stainless steel water heater 110V
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
  • Shore water inlet with a filter
  • Transom shower hot and cold

Waste Disposal System

  • 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

120V AC Electrical System

  • 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

120V DC Electrical System

  • Two dedicated group 31 AGM engine starting batteries
  • Two 4D 210 Amp hour deep cycle ship’s service AGM batteries
  • One Group 24 AGM Gen set start battery
  • 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

Options / Other Additions

We welcome the opportunity to discuss the options, accessories and customization available for this model. The list of equipment and features which may be presented below, may not be the complete inventory of features and equipment available to this model.

Contact a Boston Yacht sales agent to discuss your interests in this model and how may assist you in outfitting the boat to your specific requirements.


  • Light hull & deck colors other than Sport Yacht White and Sabre White
  • Dark hull colors
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side deck, aft cockpit, and recessed area of swim platform)


  • Aluminum mast for hardtop
  • FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Electric sunroof with shade/screen in lieu of std. two (2) pilot hatches
  • Teak deck in cockpit
  • Teak deck on FRP swim platform
  • Fixed hull side portlight, port side only in lower lounge
  • Kahlenberg Dual Chrome horns
  • Cockpit shade system – mounted beneath hard top
  • Hydraulic lift on engine room hatch. Switch installed aft of settee in main salon.


  • Volvo IPS500 engines
  • SeaKeeper 6 in engine room
  • Reverso Oil Change system
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Single Seagull water purifier at galley with separate spigot
  • Single Seagull water purifier on optional ice maker


  • 24″ LED Television in lower lounge area
  • Inverter/charger 2800 watt true sine wave with remote control
  • Icemaker under port aft salon settee
  • Drawer refrigerator under port aft salon settee
  • Freezer in lower lounge (cushions 1″ thinner)
  • All fridge in galley in lieu of fridge/freezer
  • Searchlight mounted on optional hardtop mast
  • Kahlenberg horn controller M-485A
  • Dirt Devil central vacuum with single wall outlet
  • Install Sabre electronics prewire harness


  • S38 Bedding and Bath package: Neutral, Gray or Blue


  • Sunbrella cover on fwd cabin mattress


  • Shade on optional hull port


  • Filler cushion and telescoping table base to create berth in main salon
  • Blinds & Curtains for Main Salon
ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND IS NOT CONTRACTUAL – Standard yacht has a sport yacht white hull and deck with cherry interior. See model specifications and equipment list for complete details. F.O.B. South Casco, Maine. Special option requests must be received seven weeks prior to molding of the hull, to assure availability. Sabre does not guaranty the durability of dark gelcoats. Hulls built with dark colors will fade more quickly than light colors, will show mold imperfections and scratches and can cause the laminate to post cure, causing a cosmetic distortion of the surface. These deformations are not structural in nature and therefore are not covered by the Sabre Limited Warranty.