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2005 Sabre 38 Salon Express

Milford, Connecticut


$10,0000.00  FALL PRICE REDUCTION,  NOW OFFERED AT $339,000 IF DEAL ACCEPTED BY 11/15/2022 . The Sabre 38 a compelling Hardtop Express combines exceptional beauty with elegant accommodations and outstanding performance. Her custom KINGSTON GREY Hull, Sport White House and contrasting Beige non-skid make her a stand-out from all the Blue and White hulled sister-ships. The semi-enclosed pilothouse with matching Stidd Helm and Companion seats, folding custom teak table
and full wet bar provides unmatched open-air luxury. Her interior is luxurious with cherry joinery, teak and holly sole, leather settee, which converts to a double berth when needed, a compact, well though out galley, fully equipped ships head with separate stall shower with access from both the main salon
and owner's stateroom forward which features a center line queen berth. She has been continually upgraded and exceptionally well maintained by a very knowledgeable owner. 



  • 1000 hour service
  • Reconditioned Props
  • New Custom Steel Frame for Winter Canvas Cover
  • New Velcro for Bridge-deck head-liner


  • New Anchor Rhode-50' 5'16 chain & 150'  8 Plait 5/8"
  • New Hanging Davits
  • New Wiper Arms and Blades
  • New Dripless Shaft Seals
  • Zarcor Closures Portlight Blinds


  • Compound, Polish Ceramic Coating House and Cockpit
  • Refinish Cabin Sole with Allwood (5 coats)
  • Refresh Toe Rails with 2 coats of Cetol
  • New Sump pump
  • New Pilot House Roof SS D-Rings for Paddle Board Tie Downs
  • New Pilot House SS Grab Rails
  • Bottom Paint Micron CSC Dark Blue


  • New Holding Tank macerator Pump
  • Bottom Media Blasted to remove bottom paint
  • Epoxy Barrier Coated (3 coats)
  • Signal Coat - Micron CSC Applied
  • Micron CSC Dark Blue Bottom Paint Applied (2 coats)


  • Custom Fisher Canvas Cover
  • New Shower Sump Pump
  • Two (2) New RayMarine XXIOM Pro Touch Screen 
  • RayMarine Dopper Radar
  • New RayMarine Auto Pilot
  • New Ray Marine AIS GPS Antenna
  • Flexi Teak Decking in Cockpit, Swim Platform and head


  • Hull Painted - Awlgrip Kingston Gray

For Complete details please click on FULL SPECS.

If you are in the market for a 38" Downeast Style boat, you should take a look at ENIGMA... You will not be disappointed. Thank you for you time and consideration.


Smith Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Wm. J. Kolkmeyer Yachts, LLC.

Basic Boat Info

Tax Status: Not Applicable
Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Salon Express
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8991H405
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 43 ft / 13.11 m
Length Of Deck: 38'11 ft / 11.86 m
Beam: 13'4 ft / 4.06 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 21,500 lb
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6L Y2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 1240
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6L Y2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2005
  • Engine Hours: 1241
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 880hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 300 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Holding Tank Material: Stainless Steel


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Stock Number: WJKY082229DN
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


The Main Salon cleverly blends old world craftsmanship with a contemporary design. The focal point is the magnificent inlaid table crafted in American cherry and birds-eye maple. The settee converts to
create a double guest berth when needed. Outboard there are handy bookshelves and lockers with louvered doors. there are overhead hatches and opening SS port-lights for light and ventilation.
The GALLEY is on the port side with Corian counter top, Ceramic 2 burner cook-top, Convection/Microwave oven, under counter refrigerator with freezer, Deep stainless steel sink, Sea Gull Water Filtration System, Built in coffee maker, dishes, silverware and ample storage cabinets and drawers.
The MASTER STATEROOM is forward and features a center-line queen berth, hanging locker and excellent storage in cabinets, shelves and under the berth. There is a private entrance into the HEAD
COMPARTMENT which is complete with separate shower stall, fresh water flush toilet, vanity with Corian counter-tops, mirror and ample storage, and Flexi Teak om the sole.


  • Center-island berth fwd with large hanging locker, multiple drawers and cabinets and storage under flip up under foot of the bed.
  • New Mattress Covers - 2018
  • Full head to port with circular shower stall with 2 entries
  • L-shaped settee and convertible dinette to stbd with hi-lo salon table
  • Custom interior overhead hand rail from entry steps to companionway
  • Sharp-Aquos Flat screen TV in recessed cabinet
  • Cable TV Inlet
  • FlexVision DVD
  • SeaTel TV-AT-Sea Antenna
  • Clarion Sirius Stereo w/ remote on Bridge Deck
  • Wine glass cabinet with glass doors, and back lighting
    L-shaped galley to port with full functions Corian Counter Top
    Stainless steel sink with Scandvik faucet and Sea Gull Water Filtration System, Nova Cool Refrigerator Freezer 
  • Built-in waste basket with Corian cutting board cover
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter
  • Coffee Maker (Black & Decker Space Saver overhead mount)
  • Euro-Kerra Princess Gourmet Two burner electric cook top
  • Panasonic Dimension 4 Convection-Microwave Oven
  • Taylor Tundra Refrigerator/Freezer 12DC/120VAC
  • Stainless sink with Scandvik or equal faucet and shower head
    Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Corian counter tops 
  • Towel bar
  • Custom Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower
  • Three (3) Zone reverse cycle heat and air conditioning: Forward Cabin, Salon and Bridge Deck
  • Marine Air Digital Thermostats

The HELM DECK has the helm station on the starboard side with a Stidd chair for the helms-person and a companion Stidd chair on port with a chart area. There is a settee aft of the companion chair and wet bar opposite complete with sink and refrigerator with ice-maker. There is a beautiful teak deck, opening center windshield and eisenglass rear enclosure. The helm deck is air-conditioned for added comfort in any weather condition.

The COCKPIT has a built in molded seat, removable cockpit side bolsters, storage lazarette, transom door from the swim platform, easy steps to the wide side decks for safety and laid Flexi-Teak on the cockpit sole.

  • Dinghy Davit System on Swim Platform - 2021
  • Deep V Planing hull design with Shallow prop pockets
    Approx 23 degree deadrise amidships and 16 degrees at transom
  • ISO NPG gelcoat w/ vinylester back-up resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • Vacuum Bagged Divinycell foam core in hull bottom
  • Vacuum Bagged Balsa core in hull topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted (IMRON) Double Boot Strip
    Gold Cove Stripe
  • Two (2) STIDD helm chairs at helm area, for captain & mate
  • Wet bar with refrigerator/ice-maker behind captain helm chair
  • Upgraded L settee on helm deck with high gloss cherry table that stows while underway
  • Open cockpit with one large opening lazarette hatch on gas struts
  • Aft facing bench seat
  • Custom Stainless Steal Hand-rails Port & Starboard under hard-top overhang
  • Walk-thru transom door to swim platform
  • Port & Satrboard Hawse Holes Side of transom
  • All Exteroir Teak refinished -2020
  • Wide walk-around side decks for easy access forward
  • Shore Water Inlet
  • Hot and Cold Pressure water cockpit shower

  • Flexi-Teak Decking on cockpit, swim platform and in head -2018

Two 30amp AC shore power inlet
Onan 9.0kW 120V eQD Generator
(2) 50 ft. shore cords
Galvanic isolator w/monitoring system
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
120V outlets in each cabin and one in engine room
All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
Additional outlets positioned in locations appropriate for entertainment systems in main cabin
and fwd cabin
One 120VAC outlet located on the upper helm deck
Professional Mariner 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
Two 1000 CCA dedicated engine starting batteries
Two 8D AGM deep cycle ship's service batteries
Battery Management panel including: Emergency crossover switch, Ships power switch & Starting Battery switch
Xantres-Xanbus Sysren Control Panel SCP -Charger-Inverter-Battery Monitor-2015
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/battery condition gauge
Lighting: Danish Cabin reading lights, Cantalupi halogen lights in the overhead, Halogen bar
lighting in appropriate locations, Improved engine room lighting, Cockpit courtesy lights
w/remote switch at transom door
Tinned wire throughout

  • Two (2) Raymarine AXIOM Pro Touch Screen MFD -2018
  • Raymarine Dopper Radar - 2018
  • Raymarine Auto Pilot - 2018
  • Raymarine AIS GPS Antenna -2018
  • Raymarine 210 VHF
  • Twin UPGRADED Yanmar 6LY2A-STP Diesel Engines 440hp w/1240 hrs +/-  
  • Electronic Controls with Synchronizer
  • Bennitt Trim Tabs
  • Racor Fuel Filters
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Vetus Bow 75 Thuster w/2 dedicated group 24 batteries in boxes/trays-fuesd and isolated charge line, Vetus BPLE joy stick controller at helm and Master shut off switch at helm
  • Additional Sound controls Materials: 2X2" Soundown in Lieu of Std.
  • Sound wrap over entire exhaust system
  • 1" foam insulation under lazarette
  • Dampening material on aft face of fuel tank
  • All holes through bulkheads & deck into engine room filler with insulating material
  • Fireboy Automatic Halon fire suppression system
  • PSS Drip-less Shaft Seals - 2021
  • 2019 the Bottom was completely stripped/Media Blasted - 3 coats of epoxy barrier coats- 2 signal coats of red and 2 top coats of Micron Dark Blue CSC All Season bottom paint applied
  • All Exterior Teak refinished 2020
  • 6 Fenders w/Maine Point Covers
  • 6 Dock-lines
  • 3 Fire Extinguishers
  • Flair Kit & First Aid Kit
  • Sabre Tool Kit
  • Custom KINGSTON GRAY Top-sides, Sport White House and contrasting Beige non-skid- 2016 - She's a stand-out in any harbor

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. Engine (and Generator if applicable) hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours. This vessel offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

PLEASE NOTE DISCLOSURE: Back in 2016, the previous owner was involved in an accident, hitting a channel marker can, resulting in damage the bow. The boat did NOT sink or take on any water. The boat was repaired by a highly regarded, professional fiberglass repair shop per Sabre specification to better than new.


NOTE: Some picture may be of a sister-ship, also some picture may show equipment not included in the sale. Prospective Purchasers should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing and or survey that are NOT SPECIFICALLY noted or described on this listing sheet are NOT INCLUDED as part of the sale and or asking price.

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