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2005 Sabre 38 Salon Express

Gwynn's Island, Virginia


The Sabre 38 Express combines classic Downeast styling with lively performance in a hardtop cruising yacht of exceptional beauty. The "Lady L" lives year round in a shed, has low hours (782), an Awlgrip painted hull and newer Raymarine touchscreen electronics. FLIR added last year, along with having her foredeck and side decks painted. Her brightwork is in fantastic condition. Her very knowldgeable owners have kept her in immaculate condition and it shows. The "Lady L" is in need of nothing but a new owner. 


Smith Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Legasea Marine.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Lady L
Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Salon Express
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8017D505
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 38'6 ft / 11.73 m
Beam: 13'8 ft / 4.17 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Bridge Clearance: 13'5 ft / 4.09 m
Dry Weight: 21,500 lb
Deadrise: 16 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 782
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 782
Total Engine Power: 880hp
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Maximum Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 350 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser

Electronics and Helm
  • 2 ea. Raymarine E Series Hybrid Touch 12" Chartplotters with HD Color Radar (New 2016)  
  • Raymarine FLIR Nightvision Camera (New 2021)
  • Raymarine Depthfinder (New 2016)
  • Furuno Autopilot 
  • Side Power Bow Thruster 
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF with AIS, GPS and Remote hand held powered mic (New 2017)
  • Standard Horizon Matrix VHF (New 2017)
  • ACR Remote Spotlight 
  • Lewmar Anchor Windlass with helm remote and bow foot pedal control 
  • Fusion SiriusXM/Bluetooth AM/FM Marine Stereo (New 2021)
  • Sony Marine Speakers (4) (New 2021)
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
The helm deck is thoughtfully laid out, with twin Stidd helm seats forward. There is an Ultraleather covered L shaped settee to the port side, with a fold down teak table. To the starboard side there is a Corian countertop bar with a sink and a U-Line refigerator/freezer with icemaker. The eisenglass (New in 2016) is tight and looks almost new. 
The U shaped galley is belowdecks to the port side. She has the following:
  • Princess Gourmet 2 Burner smooth Cooktop
  • Panasonic Dimension Microwave/Convection Oven
  • Tundra Refigerator/Freezer
  • Polished Stainless Steel Sink with Faucet and Corian Cover
  • Ample Cabinets and Storage
As you come down the companionway steps, you enter into the salon, with an L-Shaped Ultraleather covered dinette to your starboard side. She has a cherry and burl hi-lo dining table, a Samsung flatscreen TV with a FlexxVision DVD player, Glomex TV antenna control, a liquor bottle cabinet and glass fronted cabinet for storing glasses. The entire salon, galley and forward stateroom have the original teak and holly factory floors that must be see to be believed. They are in amazing condition. All window ports in the vessel have Ocean Air blinds, and all hatches have the shade/screen built in as well. 
The head is to the port side forward, and has an enclosed shower, Jabsco fresh water flush macerated head, a vanity and sink with faucet, and an electronic Tank Watch black water tank monitor. 
Master Sateroom
The master stateroom is forward, and has a queen size walk around bed. A custom mattress was installed in 2016. There is an amazing amount of storage, including a full size hanging locker to the port side. There is also an RCA LCD television. There is a private entrance to the head as well. 
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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