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(SOLD) 2005 Sabre 42

2005 Sabre 42 Hardtop Express

Very clean example of the popular Sabre 42 Hardtop Express.  All the right equipment, and what you would expect with only 450+/- hours.  Until 12 months ago, Big Texas lived in the Great Lakes on clean fresh waters.  Currently on her second owner, she offers a long list of great equipment and maintenance history with good grades. 

Notable equipment includes: air conditioning with heat in cabin and helm deck, SidePower bow thruster, 3000W inverter, Glendinning cord reel, Northern Lights generator with sound shield, Flag Blue hull, canvas aft hardtop enclosure, STIDD helm chairs, teak decking in helm, Raymarine electronics package with Simrad AP and engine room cameras, KVH satellite system, upgraded upholstery in main cabin & helm deck including STIDD chairs, salt & fresh water washdowns fore & aft and more.  Additional details can be found on the full specs page of this listing.

For more information, ownership history and/or showing details, please contact the Listing Broker below.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 42
  • Year: 2005
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Tampa US
  • Vessel Name:Big Texas
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:500hp
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:460
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:500|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:2
  • Total Berths:1
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.75 ft
  • Fuel Tank:450|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:450|gallon



Master / Guest Cabins


  • Double berth with foam mattress
  • Drawers and storage under berth
  • Hanging locker (cedar lined)
  • Hinged passageway door
  • Two opening ports and one overhead hatch
  • 26" Flat screen TV, surface mounted - wired to KVH & DVD (new 2011)


  • Island berth with 6” foam mattress
  • Drawers and locker storage under berth
  • Direct access to head
  • Storage lockers outboard and above berth
  • Hanging locker (cedar lined) with louvered door
  • Bureau with locker over
  • Passageway door to main salon
  • 26" Flat screen TV, surface mounted - wired to KVH & DVD (new 2011)


  • "L” settee with Hi-Lo inlaid table
  • Storage under “L” settee
  • Sabre tool drawer
  • Lockers outboard of berth back with louvered doors
  • Sound deadening headliner panels
  • Teak and holly soles
  • 26" Flat screen TV, surface mounted with cherry box frame - wired to KVH & DVD

Head / Galley


  • FRP vanity sink with Delta single-lever faucet
  • Corian vanity countertop
  • Wood trimmed, adjustable mirror
  • Circular shower stall with clear plexiglass door
  • Shower seat and wet locker outboard
  • Scandvik shower mixer control
  • Teak shower stall sole grate
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Fiberglass sole with anti-skid in head compartment
  • Storage lockers
  • Towel bar
  • Ventilation blower
  • Holding tank “full” indicator
  • Jabsco Quiet-Flush electric toilet (freshwater flush)


  • L-shaped galley to port
  • High-pressure laminate galley countertop
  • Double Scandvik stainless steel sink with single lever
  • Scandvik faucet
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Drawers and locker storage below counter
  • Lockers outboard and above counter
  • Seaward, Gourmet 2-burner electric cook top (#G2247D)
  • Panasonic, microwave/convection oven
  • Taylor Tundra under counter, refrigerator/freezer

Navigational Electronics

  • (2) Raymarine E120's chartplotter/radar/echo sounder
  • Raymarine 4kW radar
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 GPS receiver
  • Simrad AP24 autopilot
  • Raymarine Ray240 VHF radio 
  • 8' VHF antenna
  • KVH Tracvision satellite
  • SAT TV wired to E120 display at helm
  • (3) day/night IR cameras in engine room - wired to Raymarine E120 chartplotter for video monitoring

Engine / Mechanical / Plumbing / Safety

Engines and generator were serviced on 9/01/2011 at 445 hours.  Service included oil change, oil filter change, fuel filter change on both mains and genset.  All new zincs and air filter elements on mains, new sea water pump impeller on genset and ZF transmission oil change.  


  • Twin Yanmar 500hp FWC diesels in lieu of 6LY 440 hp 6-cylinder
  • ZF IRM 280 A-2 marine gears
  • 80-amp, 12-volt alternator on each engine
  • Aquamet 22 stainless steel shafts
  • PSS drip-less shaft seals
  • 4-blade NiBrAl propellers to ISO Class S standards
  • Groco engine intake strainers
  • Sea water cooled exhaust system with in-line mufflers and side exhaust outlets
  • Manganese bronze struts with rubber cutlass bearings
  • Engine room blower
  • White painted engine room
  • Fully insulated with Soundown foam noise barrier


  • T-shaped baffled aluminum fuel tank
  • Racor fuel/water separators with water level alarms
  • Fuel fill plate on starboard side deck
  • Fuel shut-off valves in lazarette
  • Electric fuel tank level indicator at helm station


  • Teleflex hydraulic steering system
  • Twin bronze rudders with bronze stuffing boxes
  • Twin Bennett drop-fin trim tabs (12”x30”x3”) with dual actuators


  • Start/stop rocker switches with ignition circuit breaker
  • Twin Teleflex shift controls
  • Twin Teleflex throttle controls
  • Gauges: Beede Tachometer with hour meter, voltmeter, engine oil pressure, transmission oil pressure, engine water temperature
  • Engine alarms (light and buzzer) for high water, temperature and low oil pressure
  • Trim tab controls
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • 4-1/2” Ritchie Navigator compass
  • Switch panel with Carlingswitch Contura rocker switches
  • Includes switches for horn, blower, optional synchronizer, running, anchor and instrument lights, and (3) accessories


  • Four 2-1/2 lb. fire extinguishers
  • Bonding system for protection against galvanic corrosion
  • Propeller shaft brushes
  • Xintex Fireboy CG2-900 automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with dual override


  • (3) Rule 2000 (2000 gph), automatic 12-VDC bilge pumps
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Two, roto-molded, polyethylene water tanks
  • Roto-molded, polyethylene holding tank
  • Marelon sea valves on thru-hull fittings below the waterline
  • Marelon discharge seacock with macerator pump
  • 11 gal. water heater operates on both 120-VAC and engine heat exchanger
  • Temperature control valve on hot water supply
  • 12-VDC hot and cold pressure water system
  • Groco Paragon Junior pressure water pump with PST-1 accumulator tank
  • Electric water tank level indicator
  • Manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit 

120VAC / 12VDC Electrical Systems


  • 50-amp, 240-V AC shore power inlet and 50 ft. cord
  • Bass illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 120-V AC outlets in each cabin and engine room
  • Galley, head, engine room receptacles are GFI protected
  • 50-amp/3-bank battery charger
  • 12kW Northern Lights generator with water lift muffler, intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch and dedicated start battery
  • Below deck reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning 


  • (2) group 31, dedicated, lead acid, engine start batteries
  • (2) 8D, Lifeline AGM, deep cycle ships batteries
  • (1) group 24 dedicated generator start battery
  • Battery disconnect and emergency crossover switches in engine room
  • Bass illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 12-volt lighting system with Cantalupi overhead lights and Danish Cabin reading lights
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • 12-volt horn
  • Navigation lights: side, steaming, stern and 360 degree anchor light
  • Marinco Sealink 12-VDC outlet at helm
  • Tinned wire used throughout

Hull / Deck / Helm


  • Modified “V” hull design with 16 degree deadrise at transon
  • ISO-NPG gel coat and vinylester back-up resin
  • Knitted, bi-axial fiberglass laminates
  • Vacuum-bagged Divinycell PVC foam core in running surfaces and balsa core in topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system with steel caps at engine mounts
  • Fiberglass swim platform with SS telescoping swim ladder
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Imron, split boot stripe


  • Isopthalic gel coat
  • Knitted, bi-axial FRP laminate with end grain balsa core
  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • 1-1/4” diameter stainless steel rail system
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with double anchor roller
  • Two anchor rode, fender and dock line lockers forward
  • Muir MV A 1200 anchor windlass with rope/chain gypsy
  • (3) Hinged cockpit locker hatches with gas struts
  • Hinged, inward opening transom door to swim platform
  • Flag staff holder and teak staff
  • Lewmar Coastline polished aluminum hatches with screens
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Navigational electronics mast on hard top
  • Bow and stern chocks
  • Custom spring line chocks
  • Teak toe rail 3”
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow


  • Center opening windshield
  • Sliding side windows port and starboard
  • Molded control station console for electronics with storage below
  • L-Settee covered cushions and storage below
  • Stidd 500 Series helm and mate seats
  • Custom command bridge table with inlay
  • Cockpit wet bar with sink and Corian counter top and louvered door 

Additional Equipment

  • New Sabre dinette convertible table design for additional sleeping, includes filler cushion (new 2011)
  • 2011 Mercury 10' dinghy with 5hp Mercury outboard (new 2011)
  • Refrigerator in helm deck wet bar, Vitrifrigo
  • Custom covers - exterior windows (new 2011)
  • Custom cockpit bimini (new 2011)
  • Custom cockpit (new 2011)
  • Dynex LED 26" flat screen TV in Guest Cabin (new 2011)
  • LG LED 26" flat screen TV in Main Salon (new 2011)
  • Sony CD/MP3/iPod/SAT stereo (new 2011)
  • Sony Marine RM-X60M remote control for stereo at Helm
  • Clarion VS735 DVD player in Main Salon
  • Teak coaming cap in cockpit in lieu of fiberglass
  • Ocean Air screens in hard top hatches
  • Teak deck on helm deck area
  • Additional dimmer switch in Main Salon (one std at helm)
  • 26" flat screen Aquos TV and DVD player in Main Salon
  • TV/telephone inlet w/two interior outlets. One in Main salon and one in Fwd cabin
  • Heart Freedom 30 inverter
  • Link 1000 to optional inverter
  • Glendinning cord reel with remote for 50 Amp cord set
  • Dark hull colors - Flag Blue
  • Anti-skid color (cockpit, fore and side decks) - Beige
  • Island Double layout forward
  • Mirrors inside top and bottom of head door to master stateroom
  • Corian counter in galley - Aurora
  • Accord shades on opening ports
  • Cabinet above dresser in guest stateroom
  • Ultrasuede upholstery main salon only - Cologne
  • Yanmar engines 500hp in lieu of Yanmar 440 hp 6LY
  • Teleflex Morse electronic controls w/synchronizer for Yanmar engines
  • Reverso Oil Change system
  • Northern Lights 12 Kw Gen Set in lieu of Westerbeke
  • Side Power bow thruster Model SP75T
  • Air conditioner/heater systems (1-24K and 2-12K BTU)
  • Groco two-way valve on engine intake for emergency bilge pump
  • Incremental tank gauge on head
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Salt water wash down system fore and aft
  • Fresh water wash down forward and aft
  • Shore water system with filter (aft starboard entrance)
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water and ice maker
  • Ultrasuede upholstery in Main Salon with piping - Cologne w/ Admiral Blue
  • Ultrasuede upholstery with piping in the Guest cabin - Cologne w/ Admiral Blue
  • Ultraleather upholstery with piping in Helm Deck & STIDD chairs - Sand w/ Diplomat Blue

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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