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2005 Sabre 42 Hard Top Express

Norwalk, Connecticut


More photos to follow first week of February, 2020.

Rarely does a boat like Basilea become available.  This popular Hard Top Express is distinguished by low hours (only 550); Flag Blue Awlgrip applied late 2017; Ultraleather on the helm deck and Ultrasuede below; convenient refrigeration  on the helm deck;  upgraded finishes throughout, and an encyclopedic record of equipment, maintenance, and service.  Always winter stored out of the water and immaculately kept, Basilea is ready for new adventures.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $385,000
Boat Name: Basilea
Make: Sabre
Model: 42 Hard Top Express
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Sabre Yachts
Designer: Sabre Design
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 42'3 ft / 12.88 m
Beam: 14'4 ft / 4.37 m
Max Draft: 3'9 ft / 1.14 m
Displacement: 29,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 13'3 ft / 4.04 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Deadrise: 16 °
Electrical Circuit: 110 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6CX-GTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 465hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 550
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6CX-GTE
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 465hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 550
Total Engine Power: 930hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 450 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Yacht Registry is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina.


Vessel layout

Forward is the Master Stateroom with a walk-around queen berth, two cherry 3 drawer bureaus, a cedar-lined hanging locker and additional generous storage lockers.  There is a large deck hatch and two opening portholes with screen to keep the space bright, open, and well ventilated. Aft to starboard is a private entry to the head, which can also be accessed from the main salon.

The light and bright head features a separate shower with a clear sliding enclosure, electric marine toilet, and sink set into Corian countertops with varnished teak trim.  Easily cleaned, with a screened opening porthole.

Continuing aft to starboard is the Guest Cabin which can be configured as a double bed or converted to a settee with an adjacent storage cabinet.  There are drawers under the berth and lockers above.  An overhead deck hatch and screened opening porthole keep the space airy.

Stepping below you enter the large Main Salon.  To port is the very comfortable L-settee upholstered with Almond Ultrasuede, with an inlaid birds-eye maple table and facing the flat screen wall-mounted tv.  Additional cabinets, drawers, and shelving enhance the interior space.  Floors throughout are traditional teak and holly.  All portholes have pleated Accord shades.  

Aft to port is the Galley, conveniently located next to the companionway..  Cameo White Corian countertops,Tundra AC/DC refrigerator with freezer, ceramic cooktop, convection/microwave oven and abundant storage are provided.  

The boat’s comfort and liveability is enhanced by 3 units of reverse-cycle air conditioning: 1 24K and 2 12K units. 

Helm Deck and Cockpit

Helm Deck

Two Stidd swiveling chairs and a large L-shaped settee upholstered in Almond Ultraleather with contrasting piping offer superb 360 degree visibility in air conditioned comfort.  Optional teak decking provides secure footing while underway.  A cherry wet bar with stainless sink and a Tundra refrigerator are conveniently to starboard, opposite the table inlaid with teak and maple. Privacy and weather protection are provided by a Sunbrella enclosure with a zip-out screen and textilene covers for all windows. 


The large cockpit has teak coamings and trim, and a contrasting gelcoat non-skid deck.  The transom door is to starboard and leads to a fiberglass swim platform with a swim ladder stored beneath.  There is an aft facing bench seat, three lazarette hatches providing for abundant storage (see photos).  A hot/cold pressure cockpit shower is conveniently tucked inside the cockpit near the transom door.

The entire cockpit is shaded by a beige, matching stainless steel collapsable bimini. 

Mechanical and Electrical

Mechanical and Electrical

Twin Yanmar 465hp engines with 550 hours

Westerbeke 12.5KW generator

Sturdy AccuSync engine synchronizer

Reverso oil change system

Reverse Cycle A/C:  1 24K unit and 2 12K units

Glendinning Cord Reel w/Remote 50 Amp cord set

Fireboy system in engine room

SPURS line cutters

Lewmar windlass with chain and rode

ACR RCL-100 swiveling searchlight

Hot and cold transom shower

12V DC and 120V AC electrical systems throughout




Raymarine C120 12” GPS/Plotter

Raymarine 4KW Radar with 48” Open Array

Raymarine 120 WAAS

Raymarine ST6001G+ Autopilot 

Raymarine DSM250 Video Sound Module

Raymarine ST290 with wind display

Icom M602 VHF with hailer

Additional Information

The boat was Awlgripped in the winter of 2018, and gleams.

All maintenance manuals are available and complete.

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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