Sabre 42 Salon Express

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Sabre 42 Salon Express
Standard Layout: Galley Down - Two Double Staterooms
Length Overall: 46' 0" (14.02m)
Length: 41' 0" (12.46m)
Beam: 14' 0" (4.27m)
Draft: 3' 4" (1.02m)
Displacement: 30,000 (1/2 load)
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engines: (Standard) Twin CUMMINS ZEUS 3500 QSB 5.9M 380 MHP Optional: CUMMINS ZEUS 3500 QSB 6.7 380 MHP - VOLVO PENTA 435 MHP IPS 600 - VOLVO PENTA 370 MHP IPS 500
Horsepower: 380 - 500 (hp)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Cruise Speed: 25.6 - 31.3 kts
Max Speed: 31.8 - 36.5 kts
Fuel Capacity: 380 gals. (1,440 liters)
Water Capacity: 140 gals. (530 liters)
Hold Tank Capacity: 60 gals. (225 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

We have developed a new style, the Salon Express, available with or without a fly bridge, that allows owners to operate from the comfort of the yacht’s interior or from the openness of an optional fly bridge. Technology is advancing rapidly and our owners have come to expect that when there is a new technology available, Sabre will employ it in all new designs. We have dramatically changed the way we build our yachts, as well as the way in which they are propelled.

Traditional values such as elegant interiors, fine craftsmanship and great looks remain, as our owners have come to expect, but below the surface things are state-of-the-art.

Interior Details

Lower Helm Station

  • Cummins DTS single lever electronic controls
  • One Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms)
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
  • Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo
  • (2) Stidd N-series helm seat with Ultraleather fabric
  • NMEA 2000 backbone

Entertainment Media

  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit, four speakers: two in the main salon, two in the cockpit.
  • 10″ Kicker subwoofer
  • 10″ Kicker Amplifier
  • 28” LED TV on electric lift inside cabinet in Main Salon
  • 24” LED TVs in the staterooms
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the storage area starboard of the lower lounge

Forward Stateroom

  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 6″ mattress ¾” laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • (2) Drawers under berth with A/C return grills under drawers
  • (2) Drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door
  • Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind. Cabinet face has (2) louvered doors
  • Recessed shelf with fiddle on starboard main bulkhead
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker to port, with louvered door, shelf and hangar pole
  • Open shelf above port hanging locker
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket door accessing the forward stateroom

Second Stateroom

  • Double berth, 6″ foam mattress, ¾” laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • (4) Drawers under berth, A/C return grille beside
  • Forward bulkhead storage locker and shelf
  • Night stand with drawers below
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket doors between lower foyer and second stateroom
  • Optional dinette is available


  • Mid-level galley
  • Solid surface galley counter top
  • Stainless steel under mount sink with Scandvik faucet
  • Birds Eye Maple galley sole
  • Vitrifrigo 2-drawer Refrigeration with stainless steel doors
  • Isotherm 1-drawer Freezer with stainless steel door
  • Two burner touch control electric cook top
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel door above aft counter
  • Cabinet with (2) louvered doors on the forward bulkhead
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Large drawer under microwave opens athwartships

Main Salon

  • “L” settee to port with storage and Sabre tool drawer beneath. 5” foam cushions covered with Sunbrella fabric.
  • Oval high gloss table with hi-low pedestal, lowers to coffee table height
  • Settee to starboard with drawer storage below
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Stidd N series helm chair


  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening ports
  • Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches
  • Ocean Air blinds on side windows and side door (not the windshield).
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Sabre offered fabric Corian decor package
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

Exterior Details


  • Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels for Cummins Zeus propulsion system
  • 16º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester backup resin
  • Bottom, topsides and transom resin-infused biaxial E-glass with Corecell SAN foam core
  • Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core
  • VIP resin infused swim platform with molded-in anti-skid surface and under-mount ladder.
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted urethane double boot top
  • Gold color recessed cove stripe

Deck and Hardtop

  • ISO NPG gelcoat
  • Resin-infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core
  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • Stainless steel bi-fold entry door
  • Sliding windows in salon cabin sides
  • One fixed and one opening window in salon aft bulkhead
  • Hinged access door to side deck at helm
  • Flush, outward opening, transom door with latch
  • Anchor locker with slam latch
  • Lazarette hatches with gas struts and compression latches
  • Hand rails at each corner on cockpit coamings
  • Large engine room hatch in the main salon with compression latches
  • White rub rail and black bang rail on all dark colored hulls
  • White rub rail and white bang rail on all light colored hulls

Deck Hardware

  • 1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (6) 12” Stainless steel cleats: two forward, four mid-ship
  • (2) Bollard cleats in aft cockpit
  • (1) 10” Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward
  • Custom stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller
  • Anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type
  • Teak flag staff and socket on taffrail
  • Teak table in cockpit
  • Burgee staff for bow pulpit
  • (3) Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
  • Teak toe rails
  • Teak cabin-side eyebrow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
  • Raw water washdown system at bow

Machinery & Systems


  • Twin Cummins QSB 425hp 6.7 liter electronic fresh water-cooled diesel engines
  • Twin CMD Zeus 3500 pod drives with integrated steering and trim tabs
  • Volvo IPS 500 and 600 options available
  • 120A 12V alternators each engine
  • (2) Exhaust by-pass mufflers
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid
  • White gelcoated engine room
  • Mylar face foam noise barrier

Fuel System

  • (2) 190 gal diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes
  • (2) x 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates

Steering and Trim Systems

  • CMD helm with joystick
  • Trim tabs integrated with CMD Zeus pod drives
  • Autopilot integrated with CMD Zeus system
  • GPS receiver
  • Skyhook GPS positioning system

12VDC Electrical System

  • Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries
  • Two AGM 4D deep cycle ship’s service batteries
  • One AGM Group 24 generator start battery
  • Remote control battery switches with controls at helm
  • Manual emergency battery crossover switch
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution on bulkhead opposite galley
  • Digital battery monitor
  • Lighting:
  • LED cabin reading lights
  • High output LED lights in the overhead
  • LED strip lighting in appropriate locations
  • LED engine room lighting
  • LED cockpit courtesy lights
  • Tri-color lights over helm
  • Dimmers in cockpit, main salon, galley and staterooms
  • Marine-grade tinned wire throughout
  • 12VDC USB ports at helm and in all cabins

120Vac Electrical System

  • Onan 9.0 kw generator including:
  • Onan E Series display
  • Dedicated start battery
  • Water lift muffler and water drop muffler
  • Cooling water intake strainer
  • Sound shield
  • Transfer switch
  • 75′ 50A shore power cord on Glendining cord reel
  • Isolation transformer
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Digital AC system monitor
  • (1) 120V outlet in each cabin and (1) in engine room
  • All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Additional outlets positioned in locations appropriate for entertainment systems in main and forward cabin
  • 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (3) zones: 16k BTU in main salon, 10k BTU in master stateroom, 12k BTU in guest cabin and galley


  • Stainless steel under mount oval sink
  • Circular shower stall with seat and locker outboard
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Solid surface vanity top with bull nose
  • Towel bar
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower

Fresh Water System

  • Water capacity 140 gals
  • Stainless steel 11-gallon water heater, operates on 110-VAC
  • Temperature control valve on hot water supply
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12v
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Transom shower, hot and cold
  • Shore water inlet with filter

Waste Disposal

  • Polyethylene holding tank with 60-gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank


  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs
  • Marelon sea valves on all thru-hull fittings below waterline
  • Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion
  • Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system in engine space with override
  • (3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps
  • (3) High water switches and alarm

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)


  • Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard two (2) pilot hatches
  • FRP molded electronics mast for sedan hardtop
  • FRP molded mast, separate radar platform & satellite pad(s) for sedan hardtop
  • Teak deck on FRP swim platform
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps
  • Fiberglass cabinet in starboard side of cockpit includes electric grille with hinged top and icemaker
  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horns
  • Kahlenberg triple chrome horns


  • Volvo IPS 500, 370 hp, in lieu of Cummins Zeus drives
  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs, 750mm
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protection
  • Dynamic Postitioning System
  • Autopilot incorporated into helm displays
  • Joystick Driving with joystick installed at the standard location
  • Slow speed, single lever, and cruise control software
  • Sabre exhaust by-pass
  • Garmin GPS Receiver
  • (2) 8617 Volvo MFD with seperate Garmin SD card reader
  • Volvo IPS 600, 435hp, in lieu of Cummins Zeus drives
  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protection
  • Dynamic Positioning System
  • Autopilot incorporated into helm displays
  • Joystick Driving with joystick installed at the standard location
  • Slow speed, single lever, and cruise control software
  • Sabre exhaust by-pass
  • Garmin GPS Receiver
  • (2) 8617 Volvo MFD with seperate Garmin SD card reader
  • SeaKeeper 6 in engine room with (Volvo propulsion only)
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Splendide WD2100XC washer/dryer installed in engine room
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water with seperate spigot
  • Single Seagull water purifier on ice maker


  • Inverter/charger 2800 watt true sine wave with remote control
  • Underwater LED light package (4) at transom. Full color spectrum
  • Searchlight mounted on optional hardtop mast (single beam light)
  • Kahlenberg horn controller M-485A
  • Dirt Devil central vacuum with single wall outlet
  • Install Sabre electronics prewire harness


  • S42 Bedding and Bath package: Neutral, Gray or Blue
  • S42 Bedding and Bath package (Guest Berth): Neutral, Gray or Blue


  • Change cherry passageway door to forward cabin to shoji style
  • Sunbrella fabric on master cabin mattress in lieu of mattress ticking


  • Change cherry doors to guest cabin to shoji style doors
  • Optional dinette in second cabin converts to double berth with an oval table in the 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.