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2020 Sabre 38 Salon Express

Naples, Florida

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New 2020 Sabre 38SE with optional Volvo Penta  IPS D6/370hp drives. 

At Our Docks.  

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: DD176
Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Salon Express
Year: 2020
Condition: New
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass
Range: 325 mi


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Beam: 13'4 ft
Max Draft: 3'4 ft
Min Draft: 3'4 ft
Displacement: 21,500 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Electrical Circuit: 110 V
Single Berths: 6
Cabins Count: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: IPS500/D6
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Duoprop
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo Penta
  • Model: IPS500/D6
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Duoprop
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 740hp
Cruising Speed: 26.07 kn
Propeller RPM: 3200
Maximum Speed: 28.68 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 150 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Pod
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser


Dennis Mercer
Please contact Dennis Mercer at our Naples office on his cell phone at 727/647-6473 or via email at
Yacht Registry


Yacht Registry
288 Causeway Blvd
Dunedin, Florida, US, 34698

Steering System
Joystick Control
Manufacturer Provided Description

The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. Her exterior profile still says "downeast" and she is built in the tradition of Maine boat building: beautiful, strong, steady, reliable and very seaworthy. Yet below her skin, technology is everywhere: from her resin infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to her pod propulsion drive. Her hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, allowing fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride.

The pod drive train of the Sabre 38 offers excellent fuel economy, an important consideration in these days of uncertain diesel prices. Pods also lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and importantly allow confident boat handling when docking or maneuvering in tight spaces.

In her interior the Sabre 38 Salon Express provides an open design which will suit a day's outing with friends as easily as 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 drop down windows and a swing door.

In her main salon a large, U-shaped settee with fold-over table will seat up to three couples, while the forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable perch when underway. To starboard, aft of the Stidd helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television on an electric lift and storage compartments for the owners gear.

Helm Station

Spotlight Control

Volvo joy stick control

Volvo clutch and throttle control

Engine start/stop buttons

Triple windshield wipers with washers

Stazo wood trimmed 16” steering wheel

Lower Lounge

L-shaped settee with pull out converts to double berth

Bookshelf outboard of Settee

Extra large drawer handy to galley for large items

Optional large 36” x 10” Hull Side fixed portlight

Optional Television/DVD combo for lower lounge


Spacious Island Berth layout with 5" mattress

Laminated trim on berth top (3/4")

Cherry hull ceilings

Drawers under bed

A/C return grills under drawers

Drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door

Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind

Locker face with (2) doors

Each door to access partitioned space with shelves in the aft (2) compartments

Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar-lined with shelf and hangar pole

Open shelf above

Louvered door

Teak and Holly sole with (2) coats of sealer

Soft headliner panels

Passageway door between galley and forward cabin

Divider between galley and stateroom with surface mounted 26” LED Television on manual lift


Solid Surface galley counter

Stainless steel sink with faucet

Drawers and storage lockers below counter

Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter

Lockers above stove

(2) burner electric cooktop

Compact stainless steel microwave oven

Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer 12DC/120VAC


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

Exterior Deck

Vee hull design with 24 degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at transom

VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester back-up resin

Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements  SAN corecell in hull bottom and 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 Stripe, Gold Cove Stripe

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

Stainless steel Anchor Bowsprit Roller System 

Anchor lockers (2) with slam latches 

(1) Large Aft hinged lazzarette locker hatch with gas struts

(2) 3”dia  compression latches for engine room access

(1) 1/4" Diameter Type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system

(6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship spring (1) 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 flag staff 

Burgee staff on pulpit

Low Profile polished hatches w/screens (2) #44 on foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard

Custom stainless steel opening ports

Teak cabin side eye-brow custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion


Cleats in aft transom corners 

Electrical and Lighting

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 reading lights LED lights in the overhead

LED strip lighting in appropriate locations

LED Engine Room lighting

Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom

UL Listed Tinned wire throughout

Engine Room / Mechanical

Engine room blower

Engine room vent ducts

White gelcoated engine room

Mylar foil face foam noise barrier  

7.5kw Onan  generator

(2) dedicated Engine Starting Batteries

(2) 4D 210 amp hour Deep Cycle Ship's Service Batteries

Twin 150 USG rotomolded diesel fuel tanks

Racor fuel filters

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 

(3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps

High Water Alarms (3) for bilge 

Salesperson's Remarks

Dealer installed options still to be selected. Custom dark gray hull color with Vivid blue bottom paint. At our docks in Naples, FL for inspection.

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