Sabre 38 Salon Express Specifications

Length Overall

41′ 9″ (12.74 M)

Hull Length

38′ 3″ (11.70 M)


13′ 4″ (4.06 M)


3′ 4″ (1.01 M)

Displacement (half load)

21,500 lbs (9,752 kg)


300 US Gallons (1125 L) 


100 US Gallons (380 L) 


40 US Gallons (150 L)

Air Draft (w/mast)

13′ 3″ (4.04 M)

Designed to ABYC, NMMA, USCG and CE Category B standards


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Standard Volvo Package

Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP engines linked to Volvo Penta IPS drives 3.71 (4) cylinder fresh water-cooled includes Volvo electronic controls
Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs
Active Corrosion Protection System
Volvo Autopilot with controls incorporated into helm screen 
Joystick Driving
Sabre exhaust by-pass system
Garmin GPS Receiver
(1) Volvo/Garmin 8616 Multi-Function Display


Engine / Gen Set System

Engine room blower
Engine room vent ducts
White gelcoated engine room
Mylar Foil face foam noise barrier
7.5kW Onan Generator with water drop exhaust muffler

Fuel System

Twin 150 USG roto-molded diesel fuel tanks
Racor fuel filters
2” “Diesel” deck fill plate

Helm Station

Single N Series Stidd helm chair
Engine Start/Stop control panel
Triple windshield wipers with washers
Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
Stazo wood trimmed 16” steering wheel
NMEA 2000 backbone

120V AC Electrical System

Two 30A AC shore power inlets and two 50 ft. cords
Galvanic Failsafe isolator
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
120V outlets in each cabin and one in the engine room
All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected.
Additional outlets positioned in locations as appropriate
50amp, 3-bank battery charger
Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in 2 zones, 2/ea self-contained 16k BTU units

120V DC Electrical Distribution System

Two dedicated group 31 AGM engine starting batteries
Four “Full River” DC250 6 volt AGM deep cycle ship’s service batteries
One Group 24 AGM Gen set start battery
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
 – LED lights in the overhead & reading lights
 – LED tri-color light at helm valance 
 – LED strip lighting in the forward cabin below the upper cabinets and in the lower lounge above the shelf and optional dead light
 – LED Engine room lighting
 – Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom
Dimmers in the forward cabin, galley, lower lounge, main salon, and cockpit
UL Listed Tinned wire throughout
USB 12 VDC charging station at helm and in cabins

Entertainment Media

Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit. 4 speakers; 2 in the main salon, 2 in the cockpit.
10″ Kicker sub woofer
10″ Kicker amplifier – NOTE: This stereo does not have a CD/DVD player
Surface mounted LED Television on an electric lift between the galley and the stateroom
32″ LED TV on an electric lift inside the cabinet in Main Salon
HDMI cables run from each TV to the storage area starboard of the lower lounge.


Hull Composite

“Vee” hull design with 24-degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at the transom
VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester resin
Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
SAN Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides
Foam cored fiberglass stringer system
Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder
Painted (Urethane) Double Boot Stripe
Gold Cove Stripe


Deck and Hardtop Composite

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 w/12v actuator
Stainless steel anchor-bowsprit roller system
(2) Anchor lockers with slam latches
Large Aft hinged engine room hatch with gas struts and (2) 3” diameter compression latches for engine room access


Deck Hardware

1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
(6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats: two forward, four mid-ship
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 teak flag staff
Teak table in cockpit
Burgee staff for pulpit
Low Profile polished hatches w/blinds and screens: (2) #44 on the foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard
Custom stainless steel opening ports
Teak cabin side eye-brow
Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” logo
(2) Bollard cleats in aft transom corner
Raw water washdown forward
White rub rail and black bang rail on a dark colored hull. White rub rail and white bang rail on a light colored hull
Kahlenberg single chrome air horn


Helm Deck

Stidd 500 N Series helm seat
Electronics pod at the helm station
Wood in helm area is cherry
Two overhead pilot hatches with shades/screens
Bi-fold stainless steel companionway door with electrically activated drop down window to port


Master / Forward Stateroom

Spacious Island Berth layout with 6″ mattress, ¾” laminated trim around berth top
Cherry hull ceilings
Storage Drawers under the bed with A/C return grills under drawers
Drawers in bureau w/locker, shelf above w/single louvered door
Upper storage to port and starboard with two enclosed lockers aft and fiddled shelves forward.
Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hanger pole. Open shelf above the louvered door.
Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer
Soft headliner panels
FRP Sport Yacht White headliner
Passageway door between galley and forward cabin.



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



Elevated “U” settee to port with a high-gloss table and storage beneath
Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail
Cabinet to starboard with storage and TV on an electric lift
Teak and holly sole with sealer
Sound deadening headliner panels
Option to convert settee and table into an additional berth
10″ subwoofer under settee



Solid Surface galley counter
Stainless steel sink with faucet
Drawers and storage lockers below the counter
Storage cabinets outboard and above the counter
Lockers above the stove
Two burner electric cook top
Stainless steel convection microwave oven.
Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer 12DC/120VAC


Lower Lounge

L-shaped settee with pull out converts to double berth
Bookshelf outboard of Settee
Extra large drawer is handy to Galley for large items.
Optional large 36” x 10” Hull Side fixed portlight
Optional Television combo for the lower lounge


Fresh Water System

Water capacity 100 gals
11-gallon stainless steel water heater 110V
Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
Shore water inlet with a filter
Transom shower hot and cold



Varnished cherry interior finish
Screens on opening ports and hatches
Optional Ocean Air Blinds in Cirrus Custard with Beige hardware
Laminated wood trims on shelves
Dovetailed maple drawer boxes
Accord shades on all opening ports
Sabre offered fabric and Corian decor package


Waste Disposal

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
Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps (3)
High Water Alarms (3) for bilge