FOR SALE | 2004 Sabre Hardtop Express

2004 Sabre Hardtop Express | $349,000

Her owners do care for her very well and are experienced & knowledgeable boaters. Powered by the upgraded Yanmar 500hp diesels, SPARROW will cruise in comfort from 10 knots up to 26 knots with a top end of 30 knots.  Her equipment list includes fully up-graded Garmin navigational package, bow thruster, windlass, air/heat below & above, generator, aft canvas enclosure, painted flag blue hull, cherry interior, and more.

Sabre Yachts Design Team first presented the Sabre 42 Hard Top Express to the boating public at the Miami International Boat Show and from that moment she has been one of the most sought after Sabre motor yachts.

Her helm deck is a careful study in ergonomics, surrounded by large opening windows and overhead hatches for maximum ventilation and light. Views for the helmsman and crew are virtually unobstructed. The Stidd helm and mate’s chairs, covered in Ultraleather upholstery, provide a degree of comfort rarely found in competitors yachts. To add to cruising comfort,  engineers have reduced noise and vibration levels with a careful study of engine room ventilation and insulation.

Wide side decks with large diameter stainless steel hand rails, custom stainless steel portlights, line chocks and air intakes, a standard rope chain windlass and highly polished aluminum hatches all add to the beauty and functionality of her deck. A double anchor roller makes anchoring work a breeze.

Below decks her hand-crafted cherry interior adds to the sense of luxury, evident throughout. The master stateroom berth is low and wide, making it both comfortable and easy to access. The head with stall shower has private access from the stateroom and from the salon. The main salon is configured with a long L-shaped settee and a custom, maple-inlaid salon table. The guest stateroom to starboard is equipped with a pull out double berth, many drawers and lockers.

Her galley is equipped with an electric cook top, convection microwave oven and offers ample storage for extended voyaging.

A full list of equipment is provided in this listing, please click "full specs" to see more.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: Hardtop Express
  • Year: 2004
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Danvers US
  • Vessel Name:SPARROW
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Design Team
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:6 CXM-GTE2
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:2125
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:500|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.75 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:13.25 ft
  • Fuel Tank:450|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:450|gallon



Additional Equipment

  • Painted "Flag Blue" hull
  • "Sport White" deck
  • "Smoke" non-skid
  • Yanmar 6CX engines - 500hp 
  • TeleFlex Morse Magic Bus throttle controls with synchronizer
  • Side-Power bow thruster 
  • Air-Conditioning/Heat (1-24K and 2-12K BTU's)
  • Teak on helm deck area
  • Teak coaming cap in cockpit
  • Additional 12V DC outlet - Outboard of dinette seat 
  • Dimmer switch for main salon
  • Heart Freedom inverter
  • Glendinning cord reel with remote for 50A cord set
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator 
  • Freezer - Taylor Tundra TF 2.0 opposite of galley
  • Mini Fridge/Freezer under cockpit wetbar - New 2019
  • Island double berth in owners stateroom
  • Corian counter in galley
  • Custom upholstery in salon
  • Custom upholstery in cockpit
  • Reverso Oil Change System 
  • Groco two-way valve on engine intakes for emergency bilge pump
  • Incremental tank gauge for head
  • Hot & Cold transom shower
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Fresh water wash down aft
  • Shore water with filter 
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water and ice maker
  • Contrasting piping on STIDD seating - New 2019
  • Accord shades on opening ports 
  • Added Sound-Down material to hull to reduce "chine slap" 


  • (2) Garmin - HD Touch Screen Multi-Function Displays
  • Garmin High Def. Radar
  • Simrad AP22 autopilot
  • ICOM 424G VHF Radio 
  • TV system wired from DVD Player 
  • Sharp AQUOS LC-20S1U-B 20" flat panel screen TV in salon


  • Salon
  • L-Settee with Hi-Lo table
  • Storage under settee
  • Settee converts to double berth with filler cushion
  • Sound deadening headliner panels
  • Lockers outboard of berth back with louvered doors
  • Custom tool drawer
  • Varnished cherry interior
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Storage under companionway steps
  • Flat screen TV
  • Master Stateroom
  • Center island queen berth
  • Drawers and locker storage under berth
  • Varnished cherry interior
  • Bureau with locker cover
  • Cedar lined hanging locker with louvered door
  • Storage lockers outboard and above berth
  • Direct access to head
  • Passageway door to main salon
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Flat screen TV 
  • Guest Stateroom
  • Double berth
  • Nightstand with storage
  • Passageway door
  • Varnished cherry interior
  • Teak and holly sole Soft headliner panels


  • Galley
  • L-shaped galley down
  • Corian galley countertop
  • Stainless steel sink with designer faucet
  • Sub-Zero, undercounter, refrigerator
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Gourmet 2-burner electric cook top
  • Lockers outboard and above counter
  • Drawers and locker storage below counter
  • Built-in waste cabinet
  • Head
  • Jabsco Quiet-Flush electric toilet - Fresh Water
  • Vanity sink with Delta single-lever faucet
  • Corian vanity countertop
  • Wood trimmed, adjustable mirror
  • Storage lockers
  • Circular shower stall with plexiglass sliding door
  • Shower seat and wet locker inside stall
  • Fiberglass sole with anti-skid in head compartment
  • Electric shower sump pump

Command Bridge - Fiberglass Hard Top

  • Center Opening winshield with wipers (3)
  • Sliding side windows - port and starboard
  • Molded control station console
  • Custom hard top mast
  • Cup holders (8)
  • Stidd 500 Series in Ultraleather - New 2019 
  • L-Settee with Ultraleather covered cushions with piping and storage below - New 2019
  • Command bridge table
  • Cockpit wet bar w/sink and Corian counter top
  • Fridge/Freezer in wet bar
  • Additional seat aft of wet bar


  • Yanmar 6CX diesel engines @ 500 hp
  • Triple windshield wipers w/ washers
  • 4 1/2 inch Ritchie Navigator compass
  • Teleflex Morse Magic Bus throttle and shift controls with synchronizer
  • Hydraulic steering system
  • Twin bronze rudders w/brinze stuffing boxes
  • Twin bennett drop-fin trim tabs with dual actuators
  • Xintex Fireboy CG2-900 automatic fire extinguishing system w/dual override
  • 2"Aquamet 22 stainless steel shafts
  • PSS drip-less shaft seals - New 2018
  • 4-blade NiBral propellers to ISO Class S standards
  • Groco engine intake strainers
  • Manganese bronze struts with rubber cutlass bearings
  • Racor fuel/water separators with water in fuel alarms
  • Fuel shut-off valves in lazarette
  • Reverso oil changing system
  • Side Power bow thruster
  • Shore water system with filter
  • Fresh water system forward
  • Fresh water wash down system fore and aft
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water and ice maker
  • Air Conditioner/Heat System for command bridge (24K BTU) and two unit in cabin (12K BTU each)
  • Muir MVA 1200 anchor windlass with rope and chain gypsy
  • White painted engine room, fully insulated with Soundown foam noise barrier


  • House and Engine Start Batteries 
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • 12-V horn
  • Navigation lights: side, streaming, stern
  • Marinco Sealink 12-VDC outlet at helm
  • Tinned wire throughout
  • Glendinning 50 Amp shorepower inlet and 50 ft. cord
  • 120-VAC outlets in each cabin and engine room. Galley, head, and engine room are all GFI protected.
  • Additional dimmer switch in Guest, Master, Main Salon & Command Bridge
  • Professional Mariner 50 Amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Onan generator with water lift muffler, intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch and dedicated gen start battery
  • Rule 2000 automatic bilge pumps (3)
  • Heart Freedom 3000W inverter
  • Link 2000 for inverter w/shutoff switch
  • Parallel switch in engine room
  • Air conditioner/heat system (1-24 BTU and 2-12K BTU, 220volt)

Hull and Deck

  • Hull
  • Painted "Flag Blue" hull
  • "Sport White" decks with "Smoke" non-skid
  • Modified "V" hull design with 16 degree deadrise at transom
  • ISO-NPG gel coatt and vinylester back-up resin
  • Imron, split boot stripe
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • Fiberglass swim platform w/stainless steel swim ladder
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system with steel caps at engine mounts
  • Vacuum bagged, closed cell PVC foam core
  • Knitted bi-axal fiberglass laminates
  • Deck
  • Isopthalic gel coat
  • Knitted, bi-axal fiberglass laminate with end grain balsa core
  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • 1-1/4" stainless steel rail system
  • Cockpit locker hatches with gas struts (3)
  • Cockpit double and single bench seat facing aft
  • Custom Teak Cockpit sole
  • Inward opening transom door to swim platform
  • Flag pole holder and staff
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit w/double anchor roller
  • Anchor chain, fender and dockline lockers forward 
  • Electric anchor windlass w/bow and helm controls
  • Polished aluminum hatches with screens
  • Stainless steel opening ports w/screens
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow
  • Teak toe rail
  • Bow and stern chocks
  • Custom spring line chocks
  • Teak deck on helm area
  • Full Stamoid w/Strata glass, aft enclosure
  • Dual rod holders
  • Custom cockpit hand rails


The 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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