SOLD | 2008 Sabre 42 Hardtop Express

(SOLD) 2008 Sabre 42 Hardtop Express

  • CUMMINS 500s

Cummins powers offers a significant advantage over the standard power in both quiet and smooth operation, as well as an amazing reduction in exhaust fumes and smoke.

Along with the right engine package, Cookie Dough offers an recently updated Raymarine touch screen electronics and Flag Blue Awlgrip paint.  

She has just come from the yard for full service including fresh bottom paint, zincs and all machinery service.    And of course this 42 offers all the things you expect from a 42 Sabre--27 knot cruise, excellent sea keeping ability (arguably one of the best hulls every built by Sabre) and climate controlled comfort in an incredibly comfortable helm deck.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 42 Hardtop Express
  • Year: 2008
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Naples US
  • Vessel Name:Cookie Dough
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Yachts
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:QSC
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:825
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:500|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:2
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14.33 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:450|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:450|gallon




Access to the boat is by a swimplatform through a starboard side cockpit door.  There is a spacious cockpit with molded in seating and a fold out bench seat.  All seats have sunbrella cushions as well as Stamoid covers.  The helm deck is accessed through a Stamoid/Strataglass door.  There is seating for four guests in molded seats plus captain and mate in Stidd Helm Seats.  The helm deck also features large windows giving great visibility, a wet bar with sink, ice maker and storage.  The sole is covered in warm teak decking, windows and headliner are trimmed in cherry and there are Stamoid covers for helm and all seating as well as Sunsure covers for the windows.  Down four steps through a locking companionway is a combined galley and salon.  The L settee offers seating for four, with a hi-lo table, DVD and flatscreen TV built in a cherry box.  FWD is a master cabin with hanging locker and plenty of drawer and cabinet storage, overhead and reading lights and plenty of  natural light through a large hatch and portlights.  Access to the head through a door in the master as well as a salon door.  Guest cabin is a settee that pulls out to a berth.  There are 5 drawers, shelves, a mirror hooks, a large portlight and overhead hatch.  Both cabins offer custom, high quality sheets and bedding custom cut runners.  There is comfortable sleeping for four and ample space for entertaining 10+.


L shaped galley down and to port

Corian countertop - Savannah

AC DC refrigerator with freezer 

Convection microwave

Gourmet Two burner electric cooktop

Stainless steel sink with designer faucet

Built-in waste cabinet

Dry storage

Lockers outboard and above counter

Drawers and lockers below counter

Spice rack



  • Jabsco Quiet-Flush electric toilet - Fresh Water
  • Vanity sink with Delta single-lever faucet
  • Corian vanity countertop
  • Wood trimmed, adjustable mirror
  • Holding tank with level gauge
  • Ventilation blower
  • Towel bar
  • Storage lockers
  • Circular shower stall with plexiglass sliding door
  • Shower seat anb wet locker inside stall
  • Fiberglass sole with anti-skid in head compartment
  • Electric Shower sump pump
  • Teak shower stall sole grate
  • Scandvik shower mixer control - hot and cold
  • Mirrors inside top and bottom of head door



  • Group 31, dedicated, lead acid, engine start batteries (2)
  • 8D, Lifeline AGM, deep cycle ships batteries
  • Battery disconnect and emergency crossover switches in engine room
  • Bass Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • Triple Kahlenberg air horns
  • Navigation lights: side, streaming, stern and 360 degree anchor light
  • Marinco Sealink 12-VDC outlet at helm
  • Tinned wire throughout
  • Glendinning 50 Amp shorepower inlet and 50 ft. cord
  • Lifeline AG;M 8D batteries, deep cycle ships batteries
  • Bass Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Overhead lights and Danish Cabin reading lights
  • 120-VAC outlets in each cabin and engine room. Galley, head, and engine room are all GFI protected.
  • Dimmer switches in main salon, guest cabin and forward cabin
  • 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
  • Rule 2000 automatic bilge pumps (3)
  • Clarion CD/FM/AM stereo with 4 speakers and remote control
  • This screen Aquos 20" TV and DVD player

Engine Room/Mechanical

  • Cummins QSC 500 hp Diesel Engines with Electronic Controls and Smart Craft Displays
  • Quantrum Encompass Extended Warranties until May 2015
  • Twin bronze rudders w/bronze stuffing boxes
  • Twin bennett drop-fin trim tabs with dual
  • 2" Aquamet 22 stainless steel shafts
  • PSS drip-less shaft seals
  • 4-blade NiBral propellers to ISO Class S standards
  • Groco engine intake strainers
  • Fireboy CG2-900 automatic fire extinguishing system w/dual override
  • Sea water cooled exhaust system with in-line mufflers and side exhaust outlets
  • Manganese bronze struts with rubber cutlass bearings
  • Engine room blower
  • Withe painted engine room; fully insulated with Soundown foam noise barrier
  • T shaped baffled aluminum fuel tank
  • Racor fuel/water separators with water in fuel alarms
  • Electric fuel level indicator at helm station
  • Reverso oil changing system
  • Side Power SP75T bow thruster
  • Helm deck AC/Heat -24,000 BTU (one zone)
  • AC/heat throughout interior and in helm deck area  (2)-12,000 BTU, two zone
  • Fresh water wash down system fore and aft
  • Hot and cold transom shower


Factory Options

  • Fold down seat in cockpit
  • Electrically activated center windshield
  • Three dimmer switches main salon, guest cabin and master
  • Teak deck on helm deck area
  • Clarion CD/AM/FM stereo w/ four speakers and remote control
  • Clarion amplifier and subwoofer
  • Thin screen Aquos 20" TV DVD player
  • Glendinning cord reel with remote for 50 amp cord set
  • Ice maker on bridge deck
  • Freezer NoveKool F2600PS110 opposite the galley
  • Heart Inverter with remote controller
  • Flag Blue hull color with Sport White deck
  • Anti-skid color Smoke White (light grey)
  • Island double layout forward
  • Mirrors inside top and bottom of head door to master stateroom
  • Accord shades on opening ports
  • Corian counter in galley
  • Ultraleather upholstery in main salon - Desert Clay
  • Ultraleather upholstery in guest cabin  Desert Clay
  • Cummins 500HP QSC 8.3m engines includes Smartcraft displays and ETS controls
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Onan 11.5 Kw generator with water lift muffler, intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch and dedicated start battery
  • Side power bow thruster
  • Helm deck air conditioner/heater system 24K BTU
  • Air conditioner/heater system below deck only 2 X 12K BTU (24 BTU total)
  • Ray Marine autopilot ST6002G
  • Groco engine intake valve with quick release plug and service adapter
  • Searchlight on hard top mast
  • Incremental tank gauge on head
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Fresh water washdown forward and aft
  • Shore water system with filler
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water
  • Single Seagull water purifier on ice maker
  • Memory foam on berth in forward and guest cabins
  • Kahlenberg Triple air horns
  • Electronic package
  • (2) Additional TV outlets - (1) in forward main, (1) in guest cabin
  • Custom main salon table that can be lowered to make a sleeping berth
  • Rear canvas enclosure with bonded glass side windows
  • Cummins spare parts 



(2) Raymarine 12" Touchscreen Multifunction Displays

24" 4 kW Dome

(2) 4" Display Instruments (new transducers)

Raymarine Autopilot

Garmin VHF with Remote 

ACR Spotlight

KVH M3DX HD Satelite Reciever

Cellular 567CW Digital antenna


SmartCraft Electrtonic Engine Displays

Bow Thruster/SidePower

Glendinning controls with Synchronizers

Clarion Stereo Control


Dinghy and Lift

New in 2010:

  • Avon 10.8 Hard Bottom Inflatable
  • Yamaha 8hp 4 stroke outboard
  • Manual Crank Lift system and mount for dinghy and motor

Deck Equipment

  • Sport White decks with contrasting Light Grey anti-skid
  • Sea-Wise Custom Davit System
  • Custom Electronics mast
  • Inward opening transom door to swim platform
  • Flag pole holder and staff
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with double anchor roller
  • Electric anchor windlass with bow and helm controls
  • Stainless steel opening ports with screens and black out shades
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow
  • Covers for all windows
  • Teak toe rail
  • Large lazzarette for storage
  • Fold down cockpit seating with fold into transom
  • Aft facing cockpit seating port and starboard with storage/covers
  • Bow pulpit with rails
  • Delta stainless steel polow anchor
  • Windlass with chain/rope
  • (2) storage lockers on bow
  • Underwater lights


  • Ultraleather 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/Satin finish
  • Teak and holly cabin sole

Master Stateroom

  • Island berth with 6" thick mattress
  • 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 cabin sole
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Overhead hatch with screen & cover

Guest Cabin

  • Double berth/Office
  • Storage under berth and outboard
  • Desk
  • Storage locker cabinet above
  • Passageway door
  • Varnished cherry interior
  • Teak and holly cabin sole

Helm Deck

  • Steering station to starboard
  • Raised electronics pad
  • Glendinning controls
  • Stidd 500 Series captain and mate seats with Cream Ultraleather
  • L-Settee with Ultraleather cushions and storage to starboard
  • Lounge seat to starboard behind wet bar
  • Teak table, hi gloss/removable
  • Cockpit wet bar with sink and Corian counter top
  • Engine room access hatch
  • Teak helm deck
  • Center opening windshield with optional electric actuator
  • Drop curtain 3 piece
  • Icemaker
  • Stereo System with speakers


  • Flag Blue Hull, awlgrip hullsides 4/2013
  • White Boot Stripe
  • Soda blasted 4/2013
  • Fresh bottom paint June 2014

Remarks and Summary of Updates

Cookie Dough was delivered new in May 2009.  She has been enjoyed by her two knowledgeable owners since.  Maintained to the highest standards and shows in excellent condition.  Custom Tender/Davit system, and updated electronics package make Cookie Dough turnkey and ready to cruise.

Flag blue Awlgrip 2013

Raymarine Touchscreen Electronics 2013

Soda blasted bottom 2013 

Bottom paint and zincs June 2014

New refrigerator with larger capacity 2014

New ice maker 2014

All machinery serviced June 2014

Cummins Exhaust updates 2014

Engine room detailed 2013

Cockpit cover with storage bag

Aft canvas refresh to improve operation of door and roll up aft curtain smile

New bilge pump and AC water pump

Cupholders, binocular holders and handheld VHF holder

Adjustment to table for bunk conversion in salon



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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