SOLD | 2001 Sabre 36

(SOLD) 2001 Sabre 36

2001 Sabre 36 Express MKII


Fresh to the market, this beautiful 2001 Sabre 36 Express offers her next owners the benefits of the current owner's care, personal attention and endless upgrades & improvements.  Over the past 5 years, the owners have made huge commitments to upgrade and/or improve the boat's systems and equipment.  Many of the improvements included the latest technology available.  Whether updating to LED lighting or replacing old navigational electronics to the newest Garmin touchscreens, each detailed improvement was considered through many hours of research.  Once you board the First Light, you will see first hand just how great she really is.  


Some of her features include a custom hardtop with custom enclosure, two Garmin 5212 chartplotter/radar touchscreens, HD radar, Simrad autopilot, bow thruster, air conditioning with reverse cycle heat, interior and exterior fabric upgrades to Ultraleather and Ultrasuede, windlass, Awlgrip Flag Blue hull, teak decks in the helm area, cherry interior wood finish with teak & holly soles, 5kW Westerbeke generator, twin Yanmar 350hp and more. 


First Light is currently stored inside a heated building and she can easily be seen at your convenience.  For a full complete list of her equipment, upgrades and/or improvements, please click on the FULL SPECS tab above.


If you wish to receive additional information or have general inquiries, please contact the Listing Broker below. 


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 36
  • Year: 2001
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: South Freeport US
  • Vessel Name:First Light
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Ken Rusinek
  • Make:Yanmar 350
  • Model:6LYA-STP
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:850
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:350|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:1
  • Total Heads:1
  • 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



Upgrades & Improvements

  • Flag Blue Awlgrip (2006)
  • New Gold leaf boot stripe (2008)
  • New Suncor stainless anchor with 40’ new 5/16” stainless chain and 300’ 5/8” nylon rode (2009)
  • Custom hardtop and internal aluminum frame with LED lighting with dimmers, Lewmar hatches with Oceanair screens and shades, custom teak grab rail and soundown headliner (2008)
  • ACR – RCL 75 searchlight with remote at helm (2009)
  • KVH Tracvision M2 satellite tv antenna with receiver and two flatscreen TVs and two DVD players (2008)
  • Upgraded SidePower 5-blade bow thruster prop (2009)
  • New SidePower joystick thruster control replacing touchpad style (2009)
  • Garmin 5212 X 2 screens with custom teak dashboard with 24” HD radar, XM Weather, Garmin g2 charts, new digital antennas, remote control for Garmin chartplotters (2008)
  • New custom mattress and fitted sheets for master cabin (2008)
  • Custom installation of Oceanair screen/shade in Master hatch (2008)
  • Upgraded ceiling lights throughout (2007)
  • Upgraded reading lights throughout- Imtra St. Maarten with amber shades (2009)
  • Upgraded Galley including custom installation of Contoure convection microwave, Norcold refrigerator/freezer and Fagor two-burner gas cooktop (2010)
  • New gas valve and panel (2010)
  • New macerator, forward washdown and forward bilge pumps with new hoses installed (2009)
  • Teak steering wheel (2009)
  • New canvas with Stamoid fabric, gore-tex thread and hidden zips (2008)
  • New helm pod dash rocker switches (2009)
  • New teak decks by Teak Decking Systems at bridge deck with all new hatch hardware and seat and table pedestals (2009)
  • New Helm seat- Newport XR from Bristol cushions with custom varnished teak ladderback (2009)
  • All new cushions on bridge deck with Ultraleather Brisa Soleil Buckskin color (2009)
  • Custom varnished swiveling helm deck table (2009)
  • New LED courtesy lighting- Helm deck and cockpit (2009)
  • New Xantrex Prosine 1000 watt inverter (2009)
  • All new batteries - 2 engine start & 4 house (2009)
  • New windshield washer pump and reservoir (2008)
  • All bilges, lazzarettes and engine room gelcoated (2008)
  • New main engine cooling hoses (2009)
  • New PSS dripless shaft seals replaced stuffing boxes (2008)
  • New Cutlass bearings, shafts trued and props balanced and trued (2008)
  • New main engine exhaust couplings (2010)
  • Swim platform removed - new gelcoat bottom, new Imron top, custom teak added, new PVC and stainless rubrails installed (2009)
  • New Windline boarding ladder installed (2009)
  • Custom companion seat- attaches to helm deck table (2009)
  • New LED task lighting with dimmers at salon (2009)
  • Added ¼” diamondplate engine room sole (2008)


  • Custom hardtop with full enclosure for weather protection in the helm deck
  • Helm deck offers custom helm chair with raised L-shaped settee
  • Helm deck finished with Teak & Holly soles by Teak Decking Systems
  • Main cabin offers full entertainment system, flatscreen TV with DVD and satellite Direct TV receivers
  • Main cabin settee is a convertible U-shaped design with upgraded Ultrasuede fabrics
  • Convertible settee offers sleeping for a second couple
  • Teak & Holly soles throughout cabin
  • Galley offers U-shaped design with cabinet storage above & below and features all the appliances needed for cooking on extended cruises
  • Master cabin suite has a queen-island design with custom mattress and fitted sheets, storage below berth, storage outboard berth and a hanging locker
  • Private access to the head from the master cabin
  • Enclosed head with shower, Vacuflush head and vanity sink
  • The cockpit is an open design with a double-wide bench seat facing aft and plenty of space for your own teak deck chairs
  • Easy access boarding the boat through its opening transom door
  • Wide side decks make it comfortable to move forward in any sea conditions
  • High bow rails offer safe access to the bow to drop the anchor from its electric windlass
  • Docking is made easy with the addition of its SidePower bow thruster
  • This boat is fully equipped with state-of-the-art navigational electronics

Galley / Head


  • U-shaped galley
  • Corian counter-tops
  • Stainless steel sink with hot / cold running water
  • Contoure convection microwave oven (new 2009)
  • Fagor two-burner gas cooktop (new 2009)
  • On/Off electric propane valve
  • Norcold AC/DC refrigerator with freezer (new 2009)
  • Above and below cabinet storage
  • Cherry interior wood, aged to perfection


  • Enclosed head compartment
  • Vacuflush head system
  • Vanity sink with storage outboard and below
  • 12V DC shower sump pump
  • Teak grate for shower floor
  • Opening portlight and overhead hatch for ventilation
  • Holding tank with macerator discharge and deck pump-out fitting
  • TankWatch holding tank level monitor
  • 12V DC head blower
  • 12V DC lighting

Navigational Electronics

  • Garmin 5212 chartplotter/radar/sounder color 12" touchscreen
  • Garmin 5212 chartplotter/radar/sounder color 12" touchscreen
  • Garmin 24" HD radar dome
  • Garmin digital depth sounder
  • XM Satellite weather system
  • Garmin g2 charts for New England
  • Garmin remote control handhelds for chartplotters
  • Simrad AP11 autopilot
  • Simrad RS8300 VHF radio with VHF antenna
  • KVH Tracvision M2 satellite with Direct TV receiver
  • Custom teak high-gloss varnished helm pod

Mechanical / Electrical Equipment

  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat in main cabin / master cabin
  • Westerbeke 5kW generator (202 hours)
  • Xantrex ProSine 1000W inverter (installed new 2008)
  • SidePower bow thruster with joystick control
  • Upgraded SidePower 5-blade bow thruster prop
  • Reverso oil changing system - main engines & main transmissions
  • AC/DC distribution panel
  • On/Off battery switches for House, Engines, Generator
  • Emergency parallel switch to jump house & engine start batteries
  • ProTech 4 house battery charger
  • Fire suppression system in engine room
  • Racor fuel filters, model 500
  • Muir electric windlass
  • PSS dripless shaft seals (new 2007, originally had stuffing boxes)
  • 120V hot water tank

Hull & Deck

  • Awlgrip Flag Blue hull (2006)
  • Sabre White decks with Beige anti-skid
  • Custom hardtop by Redman Marine Fabricators with interior LED lighting on dimmer switches, Lewmar overhead hatches with OceanAir screens & shades, custom teak grab rail and finished interior ceiling with Soundown insulated headliner (2007)
  • Custom mast for hardtop by Redman Marine Fabricators (2007)
  • Teak decking in helm by Teak Decking Systems
  • Stainless steel bow rails with double rail design for extra safety
  • Swim platform Imron Flag Blue with teak grate inserts and upgraded Windline swim ladder
  • Captain's helm chair upgraded to Newport XR by Bristol Cushions with Brisa Soleil Buckskin Ultraleather
  • Raised helm deck L-shaped settee with Brisa Soleil Buckskin Ultraleather
  • Swiveling custom helm deck teak table finished with high-gloss varnish
  • All bilges, engine room and lazzarette were re-gelcoated by owner (2008)
  • Exterior teak, high-gloss varnish

Additional Equipment

  • Stamoid hardtop full enclosure with Strataglass
  • Two flatscreen TV's (main cabin & master cabin)
  • Two DVD players
  • ACR RCL75 searchlight with remote at helm deck
  • Suncor stainless steel anchor with 40' (new) 5/16" stainless steel chain and 300' 5/8" nylon rode
  • Sony AM/FM/CD player with external MP3 player plug
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • Tank Tender gauge level monitor

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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