Sabre 38 Salon Express

The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. Her exterior profile says “downeast” and she is built in the tradition of Maine boat building: elegant, strong, steady, reliable and seaworthy. Below her skin, technology is everywhere: from her resin infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to her pod propulsion drive train. Her hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, offering increased fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride. Pods lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and perhaps most importantly, allow confident boat handling when docking or maneuvering in tight spaces.

The interior of the Sabre 38 Salon Express is an open design which suits a day’s outing with friends as easily as it does a longer cruise. Her cockpit is raised to a level just 5 inches below the main salon so as to connect these two important social spaces, and the aft end of the house opens with a drop down window and a swing door.

In her main salon, a raised, U-shaped settee with fixed table comfortably seats six. The forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable mate’s seat when underway. To starboard, aft of the standard Stidd helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television and extensive storage compartments for the owner’s gear.

On the lower level are a master stateroom with island berth and an en-suite head with shower. A functional galley is located to port and within easy reach and sight of the main salon. Below the helm deck, to port, is the lower lounge which can also convert to a second sleeping accommodation.

The master stateroom offers the comfort of a queen-sized island berth and an en suite head compartment.

Welcome aboard the Sabre 38 Salon Express.



Standard Engine / Gen Set System

Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP engines linked to Volvo Penta IPS drives. 3.71 (4) cylinder fresh water-cooled includes Volvo electronic controls
Volvo Active Corrosion Protection system.
12V alternators each engine.
Volvo raw water intake strainers
Engine room blower.
Engine room vent ducts.
White gelcoated engine room
Mylar Foil face foam noise barrier.
6kW Koehler Generator

Fuel System

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

Steering and Trim Systems

Volvo Penta IPS helm
Lenco Auto Glide trim tab system with GPS receiver and NMEA backbone

Helm Station

Single N Series Stidd helm chair
Volvo IPS electronic controls.
Engine Start/Stop control panel.
Volvo Penta color display (1) with:
Tachometer w/hour meter
Engine temperature
Engine oil pressure
Transmission oil pressure
Water in fuel warning
Fuel remaining function
Fuel consumption function
High water temp and low oil pressure alarm
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

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 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.

120V DC Electrical Distribution System

Two dedicated engine starting batteries.
Two 4D 210 Amp hour deep cycle ship’s service batteries.
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 appropriate locations
LED Engine room lighting
Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom
UL Listed Tinned wire throughout.
USB 12 VDC charging station at helm and in cabins

Hull Composite

“Vee”hull design with 24 degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at transom.
VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester back-up resin.
Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
SAN Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides.
Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system.
Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder.
Hull side rubbing strakes.
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
Anchor lockers (2) with slam latches
Large Aft hinged lazzarette locker hatch with gas struts and (2) 3”dia. compression latches for engine room access

Deck Hardware

1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
(6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship spring
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.
Burgee staff for pulpit
Low Profile polished hatches w/blinds and screens: (2) #44 on foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard.
Custom stainless steel opening ports.
Teak cabin side eye-brow
Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
Horn cleats in aft transom corners.
Raw water washdown forward.

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.
Drawers under bed. A/C return grills under drawers
Drawers in bureau w/locker, shelf above w/single louvered door.
Upper enclosed storage lockers with shelves. Locker face with 2 doors. Each door to access partitioned space with open shelves in the forward compartments.
Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hanger pole. Open shelf above louvered door.
Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer.
Soft headliner panels.
Passageway door between galley and forward cabin.
Divider between galley and stateroom with surface mounted 26” LED Television on electric lift.


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 Hi-gloss table with storage under.
Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail.
Cabinet to starboard with storage and 32” LED TV on electric lift.
Teak and holly sole w/ sealer.
Sound deadening headliner panels.
Option to convert settee and table into an additional berth.


Solid Surface galley counter.
Stainless steel sink with faucet.
Drawers and storage lockers below counter.
Storage cabinets outboard and above counter
Lockers above 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 handy to Galley for large items.
Optional large 36” x 10” Hull Side fixed portlight.
Optional Television/DVD combo for lower lounge.

Fresh Water System

Water capacity 100 gals.
11 gal. Stainless steel hot water heater 110V and engine heat exchanger
Hot and cold water pressure system 12V.
Shore water inlet with filter.
Transom shower hot and cold.


Varnished cherry interior finish
Screens on opening ports and hatches
Optional fabric and drapery selections
Laminated wood trims on shelves
Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

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.



Basic Information

Manufacturer: Sabre

Model: 38 Salon Express

Year: 2020

Category: Power

Boat Type: Motor Yacht

Hull Material: Fiberglass

Hull Type: Deep Vee

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 38.00 ft

LOA: 41 ft 9 in - 12.73 meter

Beam: 13 ft 4 in - 4.06 meter

Draft - max: 3 ft 4 in - 1.01 meter

Bridge Clearance: 13 ft 3 in - 4.04 meter

Dry Weight: 21500 lbs

Deadrise Aft: 24.00 °

Standard Engine

Make: Volvo Penta

Horsepower: 300

Fuel Type: Diesel

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 300 gallons - 2 tank(s)

Fresh Water Tank: 100 gallons - 1 tank(s)

Holding Tank: 40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Sleeps: 4

Captains Cabin: No

Power options

Volvo Penta / D4 300 MHP Base

Commitment to Excellence

All current Sabre models are constructed using their state-of-the-art, VIP resin infusion technology. Sabre’s boat building yards are located in both Raymond, and Rockland, Maine.

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