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2006 Sabre 42 Hard Top Express

Annapolis, Maryland


The Sabre 42 Express is considered by many to be the best coastal cruiser created by Sabre Yachts. This classic downeast-style yacht is a lovely example of this impressive design. The yacht has been well kept and professionally maintained by expert technicians. ARCTURUS is equipped with virtually all the creature comforts, and is superbly finished. She offers a phenomenal ride with her twin "common-rail" Cummins 500 turbo-diesels and "fly by wire" electronic engine controls. A stunning Flag Blue Awlgripped topsides, a Freedom-lift dinghy launch, an Avon RIB tender with Honda 15hp, her "tried-and-true" Direct Drive shafts, and her bow thruster for added maneuverability, collectively make her a well-equipped, beautifully finished, gentleman's cruising yacht.  Serious inquiries only.

Listed below are recent updates:

  • 2018 New Generator Battery 
  • 2018 New Shower sump pump and float switch 
  • 2018 Complete engine service and oil changes by MR Power Specialists 
  • 2018 New impellers in main engines and generator 
  • 2018 Re-certified Fireboy engine fire suppression system 
  • 2018 New fire extinguishers throughout
  • 2018 New shower head 
  • 2018 Props, shafts, trim tabs and rudders coated with PropSpeed 
  • 2017 New hydraulic line on Freedom Lift, purchased 2 spare hydraulic lines
  • 2017 New shaft spurs 
  • 2017 Propellors removed & reconditioned
  • 2017 New custom cockpit cover and structure
  • 2017 New Xantrex True Battery Charger 
  • 2017 New 8-D Ships Batteries
  • 2017 New A/C Air handler in main cabin, other A/C units fully serviced
  • 2017 New head macerator pump
  • 2017 New Glendenning remote control 
  • 2017 New blue courtesy lights in cockpit
  • 2017 New Bluetooth for Fusion sound system
  • 2017 New bridge stereo speakers
  • 2016 Complete engine service and oil changes by MR Power Specialists
  • 2016 New Echo Charger for generator battery
  • 2016 New Turbocharger on port engine
  • 2016 After coolers fully cleaned and serviced using ultrasound and pressure testing
  • 2016 Installed shut-off valves at engine oil and transmission oil drain ports 
  • 2016 New crankcase breather hose
  • 2016 Generator heat exchanger assembly ultrasound cleaned and pressure tested
  • 2016 New generator start/stop solenoid, dip stick and actuator
  • 2016 Replaced damaged OceanAir shade in main cabin 

Basic Boat Info

Price: $419,000
Make: Sabre
Model: 42 Hard Top Express
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: SABRE Design Team
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
Deadrise: 16 °
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: CUMMINS
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: QSC 8.3M
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 1720
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: CUMMINS
  • Rope Cutter: true
  • Model: QSC 8.3M
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2006
  • Engine Hours: 1720
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,000hp
Cruising Speed: 27 kn
Maximum Speed: 32 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 450 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Express Cruiser, Motor Yachts, Downeast


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



Master Stateroom   A luxurious Master Stateroom is finished in American Cherry and features a large centerline island berth with storage beneath and drawers on the aft face. There are additional storage lockers outboard of the berth and drawers and cedar lined hanging locker. Drawers are constructed of dovetailed Maple boxes with roller guides and positive locking latches. There is a varnished Teal & Holly cabin sole throughout.

  • Polished Danish Reading Lights
  • Teak & Holly Sole
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heat
  • 12K BTU Compressor


Salon     The Main Salon is well lit and ventilated with opening polished stainless ports and overhead aluminum deck hatches. The salon has a large L-shaped settee featuring tufted cushions covered in Ultra-suede uholstery. There is a pedestal mounted dining table crafted of American Cherry that is inlaid with Bird's Eye Maple. Opposite the settee to starboard there is the Head entry door. There is also a 20" flat panel TV which is framed in solid wood mounted directly opposite the main salon settee for optimal viewing. There are louvered door storage lockers in the salon as well as additional shelves for personal belongings and book storage. There are many quality details and significant items the builder added to provide a sense of luxury in the cabin.

  • Accord Shades on all ports
  • Excluded: Personal framed artwork
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heat
  • Ocean Skyscreens on hatches


Head    The Head is located to starboard opposite the salon settee. It is spacious and very pristine. There is a Corian countertop on the vanity with a wash basin and there is a separate stall shower and seat with a sliding clear circular plexiglass enclosure. There are many storage spaces for toiletries and linens and the head surfaces which are laminates and fiberglass make cleaning very easy.

  • Quiet-Flush Electric Toilet
  • Incremental Holding Tank Guage
  • Mirrors inside top & bottom of Head panel door.


Galley      The Galley is located aft below in the cabin at the base of the companionway. It is furnished with a convection microwave oven, ceramic cooktop, Corian countertop, stainless steel sink, and a large 120V/12V refrigerator.  There are numerous drawers, lockers, and dry storage areas to stow provisions.


Guest Cabin    The second cabin is located aft to starboard and features a full double berth with storage lockers above and drawers beneath. There is plenty of ventilation and a light provided by an overhead hatch and opening port in this private cabin.

  •  12K BTU Compressor
  • Teak and Holly Sole
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heat


Helm Deck   Perhaps the best designed area aboard the yacht, the helm deck, has comfortable Stidd helm and mate chairs that can be adjusted and swiveled around to socialize with friends and family. The helm area is fitted with beautiful teak decking. There is a large windshield made up in three sections with a power center opening windshield, and huge sliding windows on either side that provide generous air and exceptional views of outside water scenery and sunsets. There is a very comfortable L-shaped Ultra-Leather upholstered settee with attractive inlaid pedestal table for additional seating with an additional seat to starboard. For serving refreshments, there is a full wetbar with icemaker. The helm area has a rear canvas enclosure with zipper door and windows which can be easily removed which extends your boating season and provides routine protection from the elements.

  • Maple Inlaid Cherry pedestal table
  • Teak decking on Helm Deck
  • Canvas rear enclosure w/
  • Aft zipper roll-up window & door
  • NEW Aft Enclosure
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning/Heat
  • 24K BTU Compressor
  • CORIAN wetbar w/ new Custom REFRIGERATOR
  • Ultra-leather L-Settee

Cockpit  The roomy cockpit features three storage lazarettes spacious enough for folding bikes, liferafts, fenders, addditional equipment and cleaning gear. There are two molded-in aft facing seats. The cockpit is long and wide enough for additional guests when hosting a special gathering. A transom door provides easy access to the cockpit when boarding from the swim platform.

  • H&C transom shower
  • Varnished teak flag staff
  • Fresh water washdown
  • Swim Ladder on platform
  • FREEDOM Lift for tender
  • Shore water inlet with filter
  • Glendinning 50A shorepower reel


12 VDC and 120 VAC electrical systems with separate distribution panels and individual circuit breakers. There are five batteries, two dedicated Group 31 engine starting, one Group 31 generator starting, and two 8D AGM deep cycle house batteries. There are weatherproof battery disconnect and parallel cross-over switches. There is a 50amp 240VAC shorepower inlet with a Xantrex True battery charger and Link 2000 remote panel. A Glendinning cord/reel is installed which retracts the 50 amp shorepower cord with the push of a button.

  • 13.5 KW ONAN Genset- 1793 hrs
  • Dual Trumpet Electric Horn
  • RAYMARINE E-120 Chartplotter
  • FURUNO Navnet Plotter
  • FURUNO 64 NM Radar  w/ 4'  Open Array and Radar Overlay
  • SIMRAD Robertson Autopilot
  • NMEA from FURUNO to SIMRAD for wpt. navigation
  • NMEA from E-120 to SIMRAD for wpt. navigation
  • AIS Receive & Transmit
  • STANDARD-HORIZON Phantom VHF Radio w/ 3' whip
  • FURUNO Echosounder Depth Sounder
  • Digital Depth and Temp Sensor
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Receiver
  • FUSION Stereo System
  • Twin CUMMINS QSC 8.3M Turbo Charged 500HP Diesel Engines (1720 hours)
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • Dual RAYCOR Fuel Filters with manifolds & vacumn guages
  • CUMMINS ETS Electronic Throttle & Shift Control System
  • Direct Drive S.S. 2" Aquamet Shafts w/ PSS Dripless seals
  • GROCO Engine strainers
  • 4-Blade Nickel-Bronze-Aluminum alloy propellers
  • Spare set of propellers
  • High Water ALARM
  • Temp and Oil Pressure ALARMS
  • HALON Fire Supression System
  • Three (3) RULE 2000gph automatic electric bilge pumps
  • ONAN Generator 13.5 KW
  • REVERSO Oil Change System
  • SIDE POWER Model SP75T Bow Thruster w/ Joystick Control
  • Three zone Heating/AC system: 24k BTU, & 12k BTU x 2


Hull & Deck
  • Vacuum-bagged hull core
  • "V" hull design w/ 16 degree deadrise
  • ISO-NPG gelcoat and vinylester back up resin
  • Knitted, bi-axial fiberglass laminates w/ divinycell PVC foam core in running surfaces
  • Topsides cored with end grain balsa core for added stiffness
  • 2012 FLAG BLUE AWLGRIP Topsdies w/ WHITE Split Boot Stripe
  • Molded in Diamond pattern Non Skid Deck Surfaces
  • Molded Electronics Mast w/ Searchlight on Hardtop
  • Dual Trumpet Horn on Roof
  • 1-1/4" Stainless Steel Perimeter Rail System
  • Twin Anchor Rollers, Dual Plow type anchors with Chain & nylon Rodes
  • Electric Anchor Windlass with deck and helm controls
  • Freshwater washdown on foredeck
  • Varnished Teak Toerail and Eyebrow
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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