SOLD | 2005 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express
Claret Red Hull
Hardtop with Antennae

(SOLD) 2005 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express

I challenge you to find a cleaner, fresher 38 Sabre in the market place.  Rho Boat is well equipped, well maintained and particularly well thought out.  The varnish is intact, the bilges are immaculate and the Awlgrip paint shines as new.  Look hard at the equipment list, the optional factory equipment and the list of custom details built into the boat by its proud owner.  In a sea of blue or white boats, turn heads in any harbor with this Claret red hull.  Easy to see, call for an appointment.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 38 Hardtop Express
  • Year: 2005
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Scituate Harbor US
  • Vessel Name:Rho Boat
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:550
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:440|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:1
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:38 ft
  • Beam:13.67 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:350|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:100|gallon
  • Holding Tank:350|gallon



Factory Options

FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop

Eisenglass enclosure for aft end of hardtop

Teak decking on cockpit coamings

OceanAir Screens/Shades in hardtop hatches

Teak decking on helm deck

2 additional dimmers, salon and fwd cabin

Curtain tracks

Corian Countertops

Ultrasuede Upholstery

Upgrade to 440 hp Yanmar 6LY2-STP engines

Electronic Controls with Synchronizer

Reverso Oil Change System

Onan eQD 9.0 kw Generator

4 Air Conditioning Systems

Groco Intake Valves with Quick Release Valves


Incremental tank gauge on head

Hot and cold transom shower

Shore water inlet

Custom Factory Options

Memory foam in forward berth.

Custom Corian color - wet bar

Custom stainless handrails under hard top overhang, port & starboard outside pilothouse.

Short "L" settee helm deck w/2 Stidds & free-standing scissor leg table

Provide fiddles at nav station dash. Please seen drawing & picture.

Extend helm deck overhead rail full length from entry steps to companionway.

Galley: fiddle below microwave to be removable.

TV/telephone inlet with:(1) telephone outlet in main salon, on forward face of starboard cabinet, above standard 110V outlet.(1) TV outlet outside wet bar next to standard 110V outlet.

Additional sound control materials:Dampening material over prop tunnels2” x 2# Soundown in lieu of 2” x 1#.Sound wrap over entire exhaust system1” foam insulation under deck in lazaretteDampening material on aft face of fuel tankAll holes through bulkheads & deck into engine room filledSee engineering for details

Provide custom framed mirror on fwd bulkhead in fwd cabin. Frame to be 1" wide. Top of frame to be 2" down from cabin top, 2" inboard from hullside shelf on port & starboard, bottom of frame to be level with bottom of hullside shelves.

(2) custom towel rods on inside of aft door to head. See attached photo.

(2) custom towel rods on inside of fwd door to head. See attached photo.

Fwd door to head (side facing head), please provide mirror in upper panel.

Larger internal strainer for air conditioning intake - maximum size possible.

Xantrex Prosine 3.0 inverter.

Ships Batteries to be 8D in lieu of Std. 4D

Delete standard hawse holes atop cockpit coaming. Add (2) hawse holes: (1) on starboard side of transom, outboard(1) on port side of transom, outboard

Navigation Electronics

Furuno Nav Net System

2 10" Color Displays

Full Computer Sustem

Furuno Open Array Radar

2 GPS Antenna

Furuno RD30 Instrument Display

Furuno VHF Radio with full function 2nd mic at Mates Seat

Furuno Autopilot




  • Center-island berth fwd with large hanging locker, multiple drawers and cabinets and storage under flip up under foot of the bed.
  • Full head to port with circular shower stall
  • L-shaped settee and convertible dinette to stbd with hi-lo salon table
  • Flat screen TV in recessed cabinet 
  • DVD and CD/AM/FM in cabinet
  • Wine glass cabinet with glass doors, and back lighting
  • L-shaped galley to port with full functions
  • Two (2) STIDD helm chairs at helm area, for captain & mate
  • Wet bar with refrigerator/ice-maker behind captain helm chair
  • Upgraded L settee on helm deck with high gloss cherry table that stows while underway
  • Open cockpit with one large opening lazarette hatch on gas struts
  • Aft facing bench seat
  • Walk-thru transom door to swim platform
  • Wide walk-around side decks for easy access forward



  • Galley
  • Corian Counter Top
  • Stainless steel sink with Scandvik faucet
  • Built-in waste basket with Corian cutting board cover
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter
  • Coffee Maker (Space Saver overhead mount)
  • Two burner electric cook top with separate convection microwave
  • Taylor Tundra Refrigerator/Freezer 12DC/120VAC
  • Head
  • Stainless sink with Scandvik or equal faucet and shower head
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Corian counter with bull nose
  • “Starboard” shower grate
  • Towel bar
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower



Twin Yanmar 6LY2A-STP

440 hp each

Two zone reverse cylce heat and air conditioning below decks

Two zone reverse cycle heat and air conditioning at helm deck



  • Two 30amp AC shore power inlet
  • Onan 9.0kW 120V eQD Generator
  • (2) 50 ft. shore cords
  • Galvanic isolator w/monitoring system
  • 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 appropriate for entertainment systems in main cabin and fwd cabin
  • One 120VAC outlet located on the upper helm deck
  • Professional Mariner 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Two 1000 CCA dedicated engine starting batteries
  • Two 4D 210 AH deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • Battery Management panel including: Emergency crossover switch, Ships power switch & Starting Battery switch
  • Prosine 3.0 Inverter Charger with 2 Echo Chargers
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/battery condition gauge
  • Lighting: Danish Cabin reading lights, Cantalupi halogen lights in the overhead, Halogen bar lighting in appropriate locations, Improved engine room lighting, Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom door
  • Tinned wire throughout



  • Deep “V” Planing hull design with Shallow prop pockets
  • Approx 23 degree deadrise amidships and 16 degrees at transom
  • ISO NPG gelcoat w/ vinylester back-up resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • Vacuum Bagged Divinycell foam core in hull bottom
  • Vacuum Bagged Balsa core in hull topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted (IMRON) Double Boot Strip
  • Gold Cove Stripe


Additional Equipment

Mesh Window Covers..smartly designed to snap install from the inside of the helm deck


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