SOLD | 2008 Sabre 42 Hard Top Express

(SOLD) 2008 Sabre 42 Hard Top Express

New Listing!

This is a very special opportunity to acquire a lightly used and well cared for version of the venerable 42' Hardtop Express. With her equipment list and condition set, "Slipped Away" is heads and shoulders above the crowd.  

She also features the very functional and desirable single cabin layout. The layout offers the same spacious primary cabin and ensuite head with shower forward, but creates an "open feel" salon and galley space, like a great room in a home. Beyond the "feel" of the design, it delivers a great deal more seating, a convertible berth, and a galley with nearly double the counter space and storage than the two cabin version. 

Some of the other notable features of the boat include:

  • Recent Flagblue Awlgrip Hull, including a professional fairing job (2021)
  • Updated electronics with modified helm pod  Modified helm pod to accommodate the biggest and most powerful Garmin 8624 MFD, along with radar, sonar and forward scanning sonar  (2021)
  • New lower units on Zeus Pods (2021)
  • Low hours on Cummins 425 hp QSB's, with recent 500 hours service 
  • New cabin A/C units and new helm deck air handlers
  • Spacious single cabin layout
  • Varnish on exterior in excellent shape
  • New aft enclosure
  • Updated sump pump system, upgraded salon dimmers, engine dipsticks (calibrated), head hose replacements and .a long list of proactive preventative maintenance.

Close to the end of this models production run, this hull benefited from many enhancements as the model years progressed.  These along with all of the updates and current service make her show as a much newer boat.  

All of this is wrapped up in the excellent seakeeping ability, nimble performance and the fuel economy that the Sabre 42 with pods has become famous for. The model is well regarded and this particular example will not disappoint.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 42 Hard Top Express
  • Year: 2008
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Portland US
  • Vessel Name:Slipped Away
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:QSB
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:425|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.75 ft
  • Fuel Tank:
  • Fresh Water Tank:
  • Holding Tank:



Options and Additional Equipment

  • Fusion sound system on helm deck, cockpit and main salon (2021)
  • PEP Wave Router and digital cellular antenna (2021)
  • Removable cockpit sunshade with stainless steel suppports
  • Samsung TV in salon and owners cabin
  • U-Line ice maker in pilot house (new 2022)
  • Iso therm freezer in engine room 
  • Teak decking in the cockpit
  • H&C Fresh water cockpit shower
  • Fold down, transom cockpit seating 
  • Splendide combo W/D
  • KVH Tracvision M3 with Direct TV Receiver (Inoperative)
  • KVH Dummy Dome 

Navigation Electronics

  • Garmin 8624 24"  MFD (2022)
  • Garmin Fantom 124 Open Array Radar (2021)
  • Garmin GSD 25 Advanced Sonar Module (2021)
  • Garmin GT5M-THP Transducer for Down View, Side View, Med Chirp (2021)
  • Airmar Depth, Speed, Temp (2021)
  • Garmin Pantopix PS51 Forward Looking Transducer (2021)
  • Garmin AIS 800 TX/RX (2021)
  • Garmin GA 38 GPS Antenna (2021)
  • Garmin Precision Autoguidance Interface to Zeus Autopilot (2021)
  • Garmin GXM 54 Weather/Sirius Audio (2021)
  • ICOM VHF (2021)
  • FLIR IR Nightvision Camera (2021)
  • Spotlight



Recent Additions and Upgrades

New Air Conditioning units for salon and forward cabin (2022)

Flagblue Awlgrip (fair/long-boarded where needed ) (2021)

New salon LED lights with dimmers (2022)

Upgraded freshwater pump (2022)

New head hoses throughout system (2022)

New Garmin electronics suite as out lined in Electronics section


  • Modified “V” hull design with 16 degree deadrise at transom.
  • ISO-NPG Sport Yacht white gel coat and vinylester backup resin.
  • Knitted, bi-axial fiberglass laminates.
  • Vacuum-bagged Divinycell PVC foam core in running surfaces and 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.
  • Flag blue Awlgrip hull sides (2021)


  • Isopthalic gel coat.
  • Knitted, bi-axial frp laminate with end grain balsa core.
  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces with contrasting beige color.
  • 1-1/4” diameter stainless steel rail system.
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with double anchor roller.
  • Two anchor rode, fender and dock line lockers forward
  • Lewmar anchor windlass with rope/chain gypsy.
  • (3) Hinged cockpit locker hatches with stainless 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 stainless steel spring line chocks.
  • Teak toe rail.
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow.


  • Center opening windshield.
  • Sliding side windows port and starboard.
  • Molded control station console for electronics with storage below.
  • L-Settee with 3” Ultrasuede covered cushions and storage below.
  • Stidd 500 Series helm and mate seats.
  • Custom command bridge table with inlay.
  • Cockpit wet bar with stainless steel sink, Corian counter top and teak louvered doors.
  • (2) Lewmar sliding hatches in hard top with roller shades.

Standard Engines

  • Cummins QSB 425 hp engines 
  • Zeus Drives
  • Mercury Z14 four and three blade props
  • 80-amp, 12-volt alternator on each engine.
  • Groco engine intake strainers.
  • Sea water cooled exhaust system with in-line mufflers and side exhaust outlets.
  • Engine room blower. 
  • White painted engine room. 
  • Fully insulated with Soundownfoam noise barrier.

Fuel System

  • 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.

Helm Controls

  • Start/stop rocker switches with ignition circuit breaker.
  • Cummins engine controls
  • Zeus Joystick
  • Autopilot/SkyHook control pad
  • Twin Cummins Smartcraft displays
  • Engine alarms (light and buzzer) for high water temperature and low oil pressure.
  • Trim tab controls with automatic feature
  • 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.
  • Xintex Fireboy CG2-900 automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with dual override.

12-VDC Electrical System

  • Two group 31, dedicated, lead acid, engine start batteries (2020)
  • Two 8D, Lifeline AGM, deep cycle ships batteries (2020)
  • Battery disconnect and emergency crossover switches in engine room.
  • Bass illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel 12-volt lighting system with Cantalupi Jeny 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.

12-VAC Electrical System

  • 50-amp, 240-VAC shore power inlet and 50 ft. cord.
  • Bass illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel 120-VAC outlets in each cabin and engine room. Galley, head, engine room receptacles are GFI protected.
  • Professional Mariner 50-amp/3-bank battery charger. 
  • 11.5-kw Onan generator with water lift muffler, intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch and dedicated start battery.
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (3) Zones: Salon, Primary Cabin, Helm Deck
  • Xantrex Freedom Inverter, 3000W Inverter Charger


  • (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.
  • 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.


  • Varnished cherry interior.
  • Teak and holly cabin soles 
  • Soft headliner panels (except head and shower stall).
  • Screens on all opening windows, ports and hatches.
  • Dovetailed maple drawers with drawer slides and push button latches.
  • Wood handholds throughout.

Main Salon

  • “U” settee with Hi-Lo inlaid table, able to be lowered to cocktail height or further for conversion to double
  • Storage under “U” settee.
  • Sabre tool drawer.
  • Lockers outboard of berth back with louvered doors.
  • Sound deadening headliner panels.

Primary Stateroom

  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 MSD (freshwater flush).


  • U-shaped galley to port.
  • Corian counter tops
  • 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.
  • Under counter, refrigerator/freezer 12v/120v.

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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