MARY SHAW is a fine example of Sabre's popular downeast style flybridge sedan cruiser. She features the desirable Extended Hard Top option which provides shade and protection from the elements in the cockpit. She has been professionally maintained and her exterior brightwork and flag blue gelcoat is flawless. Her full canvas enclosure is brand new as is her upholstery With Sidepower Bow and Stern Thrusters, a large cockpit, wide side decks, and a starboard side helm door she is very accessible and user friendly for a couple and she also has additional accommodations for friends and family. The spacious salon has a lower helm station with exceptional visibility making her a comfortable year round cruiser. Her reliable Caterpillar Diesel Engines have low hours and they have been well maintained including a recent full cooling system service.
Sabre Yachts based in Maine, has long been known for their beautiful semi-custom sail and power yachts. The 42' Fly Bridge Sedan in particular has proven to be a very popular model for downeast enthusiasts. The yacht features a very attractive profile, an elegant cherry interior and top quality craftsmanship both inside and out. They are respected for their sea kindly and incredibly smooth ride.
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The Sabreline 42 will sleep 4 to 6 people. The master stateroom forward has a large centerline queen size berth. Several hand crafted wood drawers with dovetailed solid maple drawer boxes offer ample storage. Cedar lined lockers are also provided for your personal effects. Above the berth are additional stowage areas and beside the berth, wide shelves for your books and personal effects.
Aft of the master stateroom is the easily maintained head compartment with a large separate shower stall. A bi-fold door separates the head and shower and a seat is provided in the shower compartment. The Sahara Corian vanity counter is a durable and elegant surface.
Opposite the head is the guest cabin with over/under single berths in Sand ultra leather. When not in use, "French doors" open up this space for use as an additional area in which to relax. a full length mirror is located on the forward bulkhead. A cedar lined hanging locker and drawers under the lower berth will provide the storage needed for your guests gear.
The main salon is flooded with natural light and filled with air from a dozen windows. Fine hand crafted interior joinery in American Cherry adds tasteful elegance to the space. The helm seat doubles as a serving table when folded down. In the aft starboard corner is the entertainment center with double bi-fold doors. In front of the comfortable L-shaped settee is a beautifully finished hi-lo table and above the galley to port is a chart table/desk for the navigator. Halogen lighting is provided in the overhead and accent lighting is hidden behind the valances.
To port is the complete galley with under-counter Sub Zero fridge, propane two burner cooktop and convection microwave, double stainless steel sink with single lever mixing faucet and ample storage spaces for all of your provisions. An exhaust fan keeps the galley free of cooking smoke. Halogen lights under all cupboards light the working surfaces of the galley. Optional Sahara Corian counters provide a beautiful and durable work surface. Light pours in from the large windows overhead and there is an opening portlight for ventilation
During many years spent aboard traditionally styled and built boats, I accepted (often unwillingly) that comfort and function would be sacrificed in the name of aesthetic appeal and that dated building techniques would limit performance. Yes, it was a joy to leave a mooring and watch the yacht gracefully tug on her lines, adding a touch of beauty to the anchorage. But good luck trying to set down a cup of coffee at the helm, find a place to properly arrange electronics or get comfortable in seating that resembles a church pew.
There is a middle ground between the aesthetic appeal of classic yachts and modern comfort, and Sabreâ€” reaching out to those of us who prematurely surrendered to compromiseâ€” has found it. The builder has been perfecting the formula since introducing its first powerboat, a 36-foot double cabin model, in 1989. Todayâ€™s models include a 34-foot sedan, a 36-foot express and 43 and 47-foot trawler-style models, as well as the latest launch: the Sabreline 42 Flybridge Sedan.
This yacht has a 14-foot, 4-inch beam that allows for a 100-square-foot cockpit, rivaling the space on many convertibles the same size and larger. Yet the added interior volume does not hinder the 42â€™s lines. Her subtle sheer and unobtrusive house create a classic, purposeful appeal. Though the optional hardtop is a little harsh on the eyes from some angles, I would opt for it, the shelter it provides and the extra overhead space to stow a dinghy. The varnished teak caprail and eyebrow accents provide enough classic styling to keep the Sabreline true to her Maine roots.
Powering out of Government Cut in Miami, the modified deep-V hull with 16 degrees of deadrise aft planed effortlessly. The prop pockets reduce the angle of the drive gear, giving the 42 a shallow 3-foot, 9-inch draft. Put simply, this yachtâ€™s handling characteristics are superb. She tracks well, backs like a car, is dry, turns within her own wake and meets any chop with a gentle motion.
The Sabrelineâ€™s interior benefits from a 14-foot, 4-inch beam. The starboard guest cabin has a double opening entryway, which provides a very open feeling during the day. An overhead hatch and two opening ports deliver fresh breezes. A U-shape galley and head with a large stall shower are opposite.
Our test boat had the optional 420 hp Yanmar 6CX diesels, which are slim and allow for a workable engineroom. Accessing the outboard side of the engines for service wonâ€™t result in handstands or bruised knuckles. Sabreâ€™s engineers properly laid out all the mechanical components for easy access. A 12kW Westerbeke generator is standard, and a Northern Lights is optional. Some similar-size boats offer only an 8kW generator, which may not be sufficient for cruising with air conditioning in southern latitudes.
While piloting the 42, I peered over the horizon and wished we could keep going to the Bahamas. It was obvious a lot of thought went into the helm and flying bridge design. "We mocked the helm up several times before we went into production," said Bentley Collins, Sabreâ€™s marketing manager.
A foot recess allows a more natural, comfortable seating position than youâ€™ll find on many other yachts. With the transom door open, the line of sight aft from the upper helm chair is unobstructed. You can easily judge the swim platformâ€™s distance from the dock. The line of sight over the bow is also excellent. The molded-in electronics locker will easily house a chart plotter, radar, VHF, autopilot, depth/speed gauge, GPS and a few other gadgets.
The hull is laid up with balsa-core on the sides and bottom, followed by knitted, biaxial fiberglass laminates. Sabre vacuum-bags the balsa-core to the hull to ensure a tight, void-free bond. Our test boatâ€™s navy blue hull showed no signs of print-through, and the glass- work on the deck was well executed.
Like others who dock short-handed, I often prefer operating the boat from the lower station. Sabre makes doing so easy. The sliding door adjacent to the helm station allows for quick deck access to tend lines, and a beefy rub rail lets you use pilings to pivot and turn into a tight slip. There is a double helm seat, a good line of sight and ample space for electronics, all serving to create a functional lower helm station. While not in use, the back of the elm seat folds down, providing a counter for the bar area.
Sabre and its Sabreline series have successfully carved a niche, teaching even a die-hard traditionalist like myself that classic styling doesnâ€™t necessarily mean antiquated design and techniques. Itâ€™s no wonder the builder continues to carry a significant order backlog. Some things are worth the wait.
George Sass, Yachting Magazine, July 2001
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