Sabre 42 Salon Express Specifications

Length Overall

46′ 0″ (14.02 M)

Hull Length

41′ 0″ (12.46 M)


14′ 0″ (4.27 M)


3′ 4″ (1.02 M)

Displacement (half load)

30,000 lbs (13,608 kg)


380 US Gallons (1440 L) 


140 US Gallons (530 L) 


60 US Gallons (225 L)

Air Draft (w/mast)

12′ 6″ (3.81 M)
Designed to ABYC, NMMA, USCG and CE Category B standards


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Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design with shallow pod drive tunnels
16º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships
ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester backup resin
Bottom, topsides and transom VIP Resin infused biaxial E-glass with Corecell SAN foam core
Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core
VIP Resin Infused swim platform with molded-in anti-skid surface and under-mount ladder
Hull side rubbing strakes
PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
Painted (Urethane) double boot top
Gold recessed cove stripe

Deck and Hardtop

ISO NPG gelcoat
VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core
Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
Sliding windows in salon on cabin sides
Drop down windows in salon aft bulkhead
Hinged access door to side deck at helm
Flush, outward opening, transom door with latch
Anchor locker with slam latch
Lazarette hatch with gas struts and compression latches
Hand rails at each corner on cockpit coaming
Large engine room hatch in main salon with compression latch

Deck Hardware

Stainless steel bi-fold aft salon door
1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
(6) 12” Stainless steel cleats: two forward, four mid ship 2 fwd, 4 mid ship
(1) 10” Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
(2) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks
(2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward
(4) Cast stainless steel hawse pipes in transom and hull sides
Stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller
Anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type
Flagstaff and socket on taffrail
Burgee staff on bow pulpit
(3) Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens
(6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
Teak toe rails
Teak cabin-side eye-brow
Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
Raw water washdown system at bow

Helm Station

Cummins DTS single lever electronic controls
One Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms)
Triple windshield wipers with washers, electronic control
Ritchie Compass
Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo
(2) Stidd N-series single helm seats w/Ultraleather fabric.


Twin Cummins QSB 425hp 6.7 electronic, fresh water-cooled engines
Twin CMD Zeus 3500 pod drives with integrated steering and trim tabs
Volvo IPS 500 and 600 available as options
120A, 12V alternators each engine
(2) Exhaust by-pass mufflers
Engine room blower
Engine room vent ducts
Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid
White gelcoated engine room
Mylar face foam noise barrier

Fuel System

(2) 190 gal diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes
(2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates

Steering and Trim Systems

CMD helm, with joystick
Trim tabs integrated with CMD Zeus pod drives
Autopilot integrated with CMD Zeus system
GPS receiver
Skyhook GPS positioning system

12V DC Electrical System

Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries
Two AGM 4D deep cycle ship’s service batteries
One AGM Group 24 generator start battery
Remote control battery switches with controls at helm
Manual emergency battery crossover switch
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution on bulkhead opposite galley
Digital battery monitor
 – LED cabin reading lights
 – High output LED lights in the overhead
 – Tri-color lights over helm station
 – LED strip lighting in appropriate locations
 – LED engine room lighting
 – LED cockpit courtesy lights
Marine-grade tinned wire throughout
12VDC USB ports at helm and in all cabins

12V AC Electrical Systems

Onan 9.0 kw generator including:
 – Onan E Series display
 – Dedicated start battery
 – Water lift muffler
 – Cooling water intake strainer
 – Sound shield
 – Transfer switch 120v/240v/50A
75′ shore power cord 220v/50A with Glendinning cord reel
Isolation transformer
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
Digital AC system monitor
(1) 120V outlet in each cabin and (1) in engine room
All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected.
Additional outlets positioned in locations appropriate for entertainment systems in main and forward cabin
50amp, 3-bank battery charger
Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (3) zones

Forward Stateroom

Spacious Island Berth layout with 5″ cushion. ¾” laminated trim
Cherry hull ceilings
(2) Drawers under berth, A/C return grills under drawers
(2) Drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door
Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind. Locker face has (2) louvered doors
Recessed shelf with fiddle on starboard main bulkhead with 19” flat screen TV and DVD player
Large cedar lined hanging locker to port, with louvered door, shelf and hangar pole
Open shelf above port hanging locker
Teak and holly sole
Sound deadening soft headliner panels
Pocket door to forward stateroom

Second Stateroom

Double berth, 5″ foam cushions, ¾” laminated trim
Cherry hull ceilings
(4) Drawers under berth, A/C return grille beside
Forward bulkhead storage locker and shelf
Night stand with drawers below
Teak and holly sole
Sound deadening soft headliner panels
Pocket doors between lower foyer and second stateroom.
Optional dinette available
Surface mounted LED TV


Stainless steel under mount oval sink
Circular shower stall with seat and locker outboard
Hot and cold pressure water
Electric shower sump pump
Storage lockers
Solid surface vanity top with bull nose
Towel bar
Wood trimmed mirror over sink
Ventilation blower


Mid level galley
Solid surface galley counter top
Birds Eye Maple galley sole
Stainless steel under mount sink with Scandvik faucet
Vitrifrigo 2-drawer refrigeration with stainless steel doors
Isotherm 1-drawer freezer with stainless steel door
Two burner touch control electric cook top
Convection microwave with stainless steel door above aft counter
Cabinet with two louvered doors on forward bulkhead
Drawers and storage lockers below counter
Built-in waste basket
Large drawer under microwave opens athwartships

Main Salon

“L” settee to port with storage and Sabre tool drawer beneath. 5” foam cushions covered with Sunbrella fabric
Oval high gloss table with hi-low pedestal lowers to coffee table height.
Sound deadening, soft headliner panels
Settee to starboard with drop down storage under
Two Stidd N series helm chairs for Captain and mate


Varnished cherry interior finish
Screens on all opening ports
Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches
Ocean Air blinds on side windows and side door (not windshield)
Optional fabric and drapery selections.
Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

Fresh Water System

Water capacity 140 gals
Stainless steel, 11-gallon water heater, operates on 110-VAC or engine heat
Temperature control valve on hot water supply
Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
Transom shower, hot and cold
Shore water inlet with filter

Waste Disposal

Polyethylene holding tank with 60 gallon capacity
Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank


Fire extinguishers (4) at 2 1/2 lbs
Marelon sea valves on all thru-hull fittings below waterline.
Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion.
Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system in engine space with override
(3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps
(3) High water switches and alarm