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2013 Sabre Salon Express

Naples, Florida


Looking for a super nice downeast style express yacht?   Look no further than "Ocean Hammock".  She is equipped with the desirable, low hour Yanmar diesel power and ZF pod drives with dynamic positioning. Everything about this boat is gorgeous from the gleaming hullsides to the fine cherry wood interior.    Fully equipped with the latest Garmin electronics along with many unique accessories and maintained to the highest levels!  Owners are moving up to a larger model...their third Sabre.


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Basic Boat Info

Price: $490,000
Boat Name: Ocean Hammock
Make: Sabre
Model: Salon Express
Year: 2013
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8104H213
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Length Overall: 38 ft / 11.58 m
Beam: 13'4 ft / 4.06 m
Min Draft: 3.33 ft
Displacement: 21,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 13'3 ft / 4.04 m
Deadrise: 17 °
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 8LV370
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Duoprop
  • Engine Hours: 639
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 8LV370
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 370hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: Duoprop
  • Engine Hours: 639
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 740hp
Cruising Speed: 28.2 kn
Propeller RPM: 3400
Maximum Speed: 33 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


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


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Pod
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: Downeast

Layout and Accommodations

Entering the salon via a polished stainless folding type door, note that the aft window to port raises and lowers electrically.   On the cooler days, one can open the deck hatches, portholes and sliding side salon windows to enjoy terrific ventilation.  

Note the fine satin finished cherry wood paneling throughout and polished teak/holly soles.   The interior is traditionally and warmly appealing yet truly elegant!

 Versatile salon seating with an elevated full U-shaped sofa to port which converts to an L-shaped lounge facing forward while cruising. Note full storage under the seating areas and the polished coffee table (on adjustable pedestal).

The helm is to starboard featuring a Stidd helm chair (great 360 degree visibility) , a beautiful wood/stainless steering wheel (adjustable), side mounted joystick control and a compass.  

Forward is the galley to port which opens aft to a lounge/spare room for the extra guest or two (converts to a double berth) and a sizeable storage locker. Note a large, fixed hull window for extra light.

To starboard is the bath which offers a molded shower stall (with seat) and roomy head area.  

Salon and portlight full privacy drop shades.

A centerline master stateroom (5” custom mattress) is forward with ample storage (drawers under berth and hanging port/starboard with a nice hanging closet to starboard.


Galley down but open to the salon area and the master stateroom with a lifting TV system (electrically controlled) which separates the galley from the master. The countertop is an attractive solid surface material.   There is plenty of cabinet space for storage

 Microwave oven

Cooktop with 2 burners

Stainless fridge/freezer (2 drawer type) (AC/DC)

Stainless sink with faucet

 Hot water heater

Electronics and AV

Equipped with the latest and greatest technology – all modular ‘black box’ which will never become obsolete! Aircraft enthusiasts will certainly appreciate the desirable Garmin electronics suite.

 Garmin system upgraded to latest 8616 suite including plotter, SXM weather (plus music), sounder, radar

Cellular Wifi TV system with extended Wifi amplification and router – Apple TV – stream all your favorites and access wifi via cellular service (requires sim card and plan from your favorite provider)

Garmin 315 VHF (9.20)

Garmin autopilot

Garmin GC12 marine camera in Engine room (9.20)


                Salon (on manual pneumatic lift starboard credenza)

                Bonus room by galley

                MSR (electric lift from galley which also divides spaces)

Fusion sound system with Ipod docking and zones

Engine Room and Mechanical Systems

Featuring super-dependable and reliable Yanmar power coupled with bulletproof ZF pod drives. This system was originally ordered for the builder to see if they could overcome the historical issues experienced by other pod/engine systems.   The Yanmar 8LV370 power and ZF pods (the drive of choice for commercial operators such as tugs) are a huge improvement – very desirable, easily serviceable and unique)….but alas more expensive (a $75,000 upgrade) .   Of note is the extra speed offered by these 370 hp engines over the typical Volvo 300 IPS engines.  

This owner has meticulously serviced all systems including the engines, pods and genset.   Note the cooler maintenance and fuel filtration upgrades not found on other yachts.

Access to the engine room is through a large cockpit deck hatch. A concealed, telescoping ladder is located forward.   There is plenty of lighting and adequate space to service everything. Note a forward area for storage and other equipment.

ZF 2800 pod drive system with joystick and skyhook technology (dynamic positioning)

Yanmar digital gauges with a robust menu including genset information

RCI Fuel Purification System (removes water and particles to 10 microns before Racor filters) (engines and genset) (7.19) You will never experience fuel contamination issues with this system!

Racor 900 water separator/filters for main engines

Racor 500 for genset

Custom fresh water flush kits for the engines/genset (flush coolers without running engines)

All coolers were in-line cleaned and flushed (7.19)

Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning system (in-line flushed/cleaned 7.19, 7.20) (2- 16,000 BTU units) (digital controls)

Groco raw water strainers

Reverso oil change system

(3) automatic bilge pumps with high water alarm switches

Jabsco water pressure system



Kohler 6EKOD genset in soundshield (538 hours) (fully serviced 9.20)

(2) 30amp shorecords (white) with protective cover

AC/DC distribution panels with Blueline digital gauges

120 VAC outlets throughout including engine room (GFCI protected where appropriate)

Galvanic isolator with bonding system

(2) 4D house batteries

AGM engine starting and genset batteries

Battery management panel including emergency parallel switch

Remote control ship and starting battery switches

Rotary batter on/off switches (engine room)

Battery charger

2800 watt inverter system

Vimar light switches throughout

LED courtesy and overhead lighting throughout the interior (overheads on dimmers)

LED engine room lighting

LED deck courtesy lighting

LED running and anchor lights

Bath and engine room blowers

Hull and Deck

The Sabre 38 is noted for its versatile hull design making it super easy to maneuver in tight spaces and generous walkaround decks for easy line handling.   The hull and deck are made using the latest technology for fiberglass layup and coring for a lightweight yet strong structure.

The topsides and hull are washed and waxed regularly by a professional service. Teak brightwork gleams!

The hullsides are dark blue gelcoat (freshly waxed and in terrific condition) with a painted white bootstripe.

Note: The aft bench seat on transom area has a unique slider which allows for the seating to slide back for cockpit extension (see photos). Note storage under this and the forward cockpit seat.

Hullsides and deck are gleaming gelcoat.   Note Imron gold boot stripe

Hullside pvc with stainless striker plate rubrail

Polished stainless folding salon door with built in drop curtains. All interior windows, portlights and overhead hatches offer privacy curtains

Opening overhead deck hatches with Oceanair (screen/opaque sliders) in salon (2), galley (1) , bath (1) and master stateroom (1)

Opening portlights in galley, bath and master stateroom


Port and starboard polished stainless transom gates

Transom molded swim platform with concealed telescopic swim ladder

Swim deck shower

Sunbrella covered cushions with covers in cockpit (2018)

Mesh windshield and salon window covers

Polished wood table (hinges halfway) with cover in cockpit

Flagpole holder with our favorite flag on a wood pole and cover

Custom cockpit shade with polished stainless poles and storage bag

Custom polished stainless fishing rod holders (used also for above shade system)

Lenco customized autoglide trim tabs (4 tab system)

Polished stainless anchor pulpit with dual chutes

Polished stainless Delta anchor

Windlass rode/chain with helm remote and deck switches

Freshwater washdown (foredeck)

Shore freshwater inlet

Bow burgee staff

1 ¼” polished stainless bow and side railing with overhead concealed handrails along sides

Molded non-skid decks (tan)

Dual storage lockers by windlass

(6) 12” polished stainless cleats and 2 bit style cleats (transom) on deck

Windshield wipers

USCG safety gear

Docklines and fenders

Fresh bottom job with anti-fouling and prop speed (7.20)


ATTENTION BUYERS seeking a marvelous downeast style yacht in super fine condition with all the best and latest equipment. “Ocean Hammock” is a yacht to be proud of. Her lines and interior warmness invite relaxation and cruising adventures.

She has many upgraded features you will not find on other competitors including custom sunshade, fuel purification, custom engine fresh water flushes and the latest/greatest Garmin electronics suite!

Maneuvering is a boater’s dream with the pod system.   She is extremely quiet both inside and out when running (you can’t even hear the engines or genset at idle!).  

Easy to inspect anytime in the Naples area.  

Extra photos and details available upon request.

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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