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2005 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express w/Freedom Lift

Hampton, Virginia


Every once in a while, you come across a boat that shows SO WELL that you feel like you need to check the HIN# just to be sure. "Mariner's Mate II" is one such vessel.  Stored in a covered shed in the brackish waters of Weems, VA, this yacht will blow you away with how clean and well-kept she is.  From the bilges to the engine room to the lazarette to the roomy cabin to the enclosed helm deck, she is nearly perfect.  Not only is she super-clean, but she is also very well equipped! Some of her more notable features and upgrades include:
  • Freedom Lift dingy system 
  • Preferred YANMAR 440hp engine package with 1,130 original hours
  • Onan 9kw diesel generator with 1,210 original hours
  • Hull painted with Awlgrip 2000 Flag Blue
  • Bow Thruster
  • Four (4) zone Air Conditioning System.  2 at helm deck, 2 in cabin
  • High-gloss teak cockpit coaming boards (see photos)
  • New windows and frames installed at helm (2019)
  • Cockpit winter cover 
  • Cockpit rain/sun cover
  • Additional cockpit awning mounted to hard-top
  • Privacy curtains for helm deck (see photos)
  • Cockpit seat cover
  • Custom protective cover for cockpit table
  • Sun screens for pilothouse windows sides and front
  • Upgraded TVs (2) to HD
  • Satellite TV system
  • New upgraded Clarion AM/FM/CD/Sirius stereo with helm remote
  • Floscans installed
  • Engine room camera installed- displays at helm
  • New cockpit icemaker/fridge (2018)
  • LED engine room lighting
  • LED overhead lighting throughout cabin
  • Furuno NavNet System (Color chart plotter/radar/depth)
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • AIS transmit and receive
  • Radar reflector
  • Engine Sync
And the list goes on....
"Mariner's Mate II" is certainly a very special boat, and should be at the top of your list if you are looking for a high-quality DownEast cruising yacht.  Currently very few of these straight-shaft boats available!  Call today for more information or to schedule a showing. Recently moved to Bluewater Yachting Center in Hampton, VA.


Yacht Registry is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $349,000
Boat Name: Mariners Mate
Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Hardtop Express w/Freedom Lift
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8018D505
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Beam: 13'6 ft / 4.11 m
Max Draft: 3'4 ft / 1.01 m
Dry Weight: 21,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1130
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LY2A-STP
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1130
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: 30 gal


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Downeast, Cruisers

Main Cabin and Accomodations
The Sabre 38' is the perfect "couples boat", with a private forward master stateroom with centerline queen berth and private access to the large head with stall shower.  The stateroom also includes:
-Overhead hatch with shade and/or screen -Opening side port lights -Dedicated air conditioning system -Abundant drawer storage -Hanging locker -Reading lights -Flat screen TV -Teak and holly sole
The large head is entered either via the main salon area or the master stateroom.  This roomy space features:
-Large curved stall shower -Electric flush head (fresh water) -Solid surface countertops -Vanity with storage -Ventilation fan -Air conditioning vent -Large sink
Aft of the master stateroom and head are the galley to port and the salon/dinette to starboard. In the salon/dinette area are located:
-Large "L-shaped" lounge (can be used as a 2nd berth) -High/low dinette table table -Entertainment Center (stereo/Flat Screen TV with SAT TV service) -Main elecrical panel -Abundant storage -Overhead hatch with shade/screen
The functional galley is directly adjacent the salon, and includes:
-Tundra under-counter refrigerator/freezer -Princess 2-burner electric stove -Panasonic Microwave -Solid-surface countertop -Large stainless sink -Abundant cabinet and drawer storage.
The cabin area has a very open feel due to its overall design.  Very pleasantly decorated, and beautiful woodwork and joinery throughout.  Well done!!
Helm Deck
The enclosed helm deck offers excellent visibility and year-round boating enjoyment with its two (2) separate air conditioning and reverse cycle heating systems.  The helm itself is located forward to starboard, with an "L-shaped" dinette and wet bar aft.  Some of the more notable features include:
-Teak sole -Engine room hatch -Wet bar stbd aft with solid surface countertop, sink, and new fridge/ice maker installed -Large "L-shaped" settee and table to port -Hard enclosure- three sides -Soft enclosure aft -Privacy curtains (all the way around) -Windshield and side window covers
"Mariner's Mate" comes with a complete electronics package which includes:
-Furuno Navnet system (Color chart plotter/Radar/Bottom Machine) -Simrad AP26 Autopilot -ICOM-IC-M602 VHF -Furuno RD-30 multi-data backup GPS -ACR Spotlight -Floscan engine data gages -Clarion Stereo -SAT TV system -Vizio 20" flat screen TV in salon -Additional 12" flat screen TV in master
Cockpit and Deck
The aft cockpit is accessed via the transom door that leads in from the swim platform.  The helm deck and both side decks are a couple of steps above, making getting around the perimeter of the house very easy for docking and line handling.  Some other exterior features include:
-Double aft facing settee -Nicely varnished teal gunnels -Very large lazarette storage compartment in cockpit sole -Hot/cold freshwater shower -Boarding ladder at swim platform -Courstesy lights -Custom cockpit awning system -Additional cockpit cover  -Wide non-skid side decks with high safety rails -Bow pulpit with anchor roller, anchor, anchor windlass with remote -Anchor locker storage
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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