SOLD | 1997 Sabreline Express

(SOLD) 1997 Sabreline Express

Price just reduced from $122,000 to $95,000!

Her owners want her to be the next Sabre 36 Express sold!

"Carousel" is an elegant example of the popular Sabreline 36 Express cruiser series.  Always having had excellent care from her owners over the years, she looks like a much younger vessel than her age would suggest.  Her dark Awl-Grip green hull is stunning as it glimmers across the harbor and is sure to catch your eye.  Low hours on her upgraded CAT engines, she is ready to take her new owners on a cruising adventure.  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this fine Sabreline 36 Express!


  • Manufacturer:Sabreline
  • Model: Express
  • Year: 1997
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: West River US
  • Vessel Name:Carousel
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Caterpillar
  • Model:3116TA
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:1300
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:325|horsepower
  • Length:36 ft
  • Beam:12.5 ft
  • Draft - max:3.33 ft
  • Fuel Tank:300|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:100|gallon
  • Holding Tank:300|gallon



Accommodations & Layout

Starting below in the master stateroom, there is a very large V-berth with ample storage throughout the cabin, including a hanging locker, drawers, and storage for larger items below the berth.  Head is accessed either directly from the master stateroom or from a separate door in the main salon.  Moving further aft brings you in to the main salon with a large u-shaped settee to starboard and a comfortable u-shaped galley to port.  Main salon table can be converted into a double berth.  Interior fabric is a blue/green tweed that presents very well.  As was the case with Sabre's sailing vessels, they offer a tremendous amount of storage space for safely securing all of your equipment and gear.  Interior is varnished cherry on the bulkheads and cabin sides for a clean, bright interior.  Satin varnished teak and holly sole really sets her interior off.

Setting up 3 steps brings you into the helm deck area.  Helm is to starboard and offers a single captain's chair with unsurpassed 360 degree views.  Opposite to port is a large L-shaped settee with table to keep your crew and guests happy.  Full soft enclosure allows for protection from the elements.

Moving further aft brings you to the stern cockpit which offers space for a variety of tasks, and can be a wonderful spot to catch the evening sunset. 


U-shaped sea galley with:

  • Stainless steel sink
  • Hot & cold pressurized water
  • Large 110V Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer
  • 2 burner Hillerange propane stove with oven
  • Panasonic Microwave
  • Custom spice rack
  • Good counter space for preparing your meals
  • Ample cabinet storage space

Recent Upgrades & Noteable Repairs from late 2015 - Present

  • Cockpit step treads replaced with custom mahogany treads.
  • New rocker switches at the helm.
  • Engine exhaust hoses replaced.
  • New batteries installed.
  • Exterior brightwork refinished annually.
  • Coolant systems flushed on both main engines.
  • Installed a new VHF radio at the helm.
  • Installed two new 12 volt fans - one in the forward cabin and one at the helm.
  • Sunbrella treated with sealant and partial re-stitching.
  • Replaced the freshwater pump.
  • Replaced the bilge pump & check valve.

Electronics, Navigation, & Electrical

  • Full analog engine instrumentation for each engine
  • Garmin GPS Chartplotter 5212
  • Furuno Radar
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF (New 2016)
  • Robertson AP300X Autopilot
  • KVH digital compass
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning
  • Automatic bilge pump (new 2016)
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Trim tabs
  • 2 - engine starting batteries
  • 2 - house batteries
  • 1 - generator starting battery
  • 8KW Westerbeke generator with sound enclosure
  • 30 amp shore power inlet with cord with three separate power cords and adapters

Equipment & Gear

  • Dark Green Awlgripped hull - beautiful deep green color, white boot stripes, black bottom paint with barrier coats below, all set off with her gold cove stripe. 
  • Plow anchor with chain/rode set on a custom teak platform
  • Electric anchor windlass
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and side rails to cockpit
  • Tan Sunbrella top
  • Opening center windshield - great for additional breeze while underway or at anchor
  • Fresh water washdown forward
  • Hot & Cold pressure water at cockpit shower
  • Custom teak swim platform and ladder, accessed by the transom door
  • Courtesy lights in cockpit and helm deck
  • Full cockpit awning in matching Sunbrella with stainless steel supports
  • A folding Directors Chair for enhanced visibility when cruising
  • 2 person raft/dinghy with paddles

Additional Winter Equipment

  • Under the current owner's care, the boat has always been stored indoors (out of the water) during the winter months.
  • Full boat cover from previous owner conveys.

Performance Data

  • 16 knot cruise at 2100 RPMs (with clean bottom & running gear).
  • 25.8 knots at 2700 RPMs (with clean bottom & running gear).


A list of the owner's personal items and exclusions is available upon request.

DisclaimerThe 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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