SOLD | 2008 Sabre 42 Hardtop Express

(SOLD) 2008 Sabre 42 Hardtop Express



Bellringer is an excellent example of the very popular 42 Hardtop Express.   She features the very popular hardback, updated Garmin Electronics, electronic Yanmar engines and even a Seakeeper.  Her layout offers a spacious helm deck, two cabins, lots of storage and living space, and an excellent engine space.

If you are considering a 42 Hardtop Express or even a Salon Express, Bellringer is a must see.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 42 Hardtop Express
  • Year: 2008
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Portland US
  • Vessel Name:Bell Ringer
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Yanmar
  • Model:
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:716
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:480|horsepower
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14.25 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:450|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:60|gallon
  • Holding Tank:450|gallon



Factory Descripton

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, our 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.

Master Stateroom

Centerline island queen berth Lockers and drawers under berthBureau with locker overHanging locker, cedar-lined w/louvered doorStorage compartments over each side of berthDoor for private access to headDoor to main salonVarnished cherry cabinetryVarnished teak and holly soleSoft headliner panelsLewmar screened opening portlights w/Accord shadesLewmar hatch w/screen and shade

Guest Stateroom

Double berthNightstand with storagePrivacy doorLewmar screened opening portlights w/Accord shadesLewmar hatch w/screens and shadeVarnished teak and holly soleSoft headliner panels


Varnished teak and holly soleL-shaped, on port sideCorian countertopLarge stainless steel sinkTwo-burner ceramic electric cooktopConvection microwave ovenAbundant storageHidden trash receptacleTundra refrigerator/freezer under counterNovacool freezer opposite galleyWater tank monitorLewmar large screened opening portlightsLewmar hatch w/screen and shade

Main Salon

Varnished teak and holly soleL-shaped dinette in Ultrasuede upholsteryHi-Lo dinette table in varnished cherry w/inlayStorage under & behind dinette cushionsVarnished cherry interiorSound deadening headliner panelsLockers, outboard with louvered doorsCustom tool drawerStorage under companionway steps(3) Lewmar hatches with screens and shadesLewmar screened opening portlights with Accord shadesTV, 20" flatscreen with DVD playerStereo, AM/FM/CD w/4 speakers and helm remote


Jabsco Quiet-Flush fresh water electric toiletVanity sink with Delta single-lever faucetCorian vanity countertopWood trimmed adjustable mirrorMirrors on inside of head doorStorage lockers - cherrywood tambour doors at storage locker over sinkTowels racksShower, circular stall w/plexiglas sliding doorSeat and wet locker inside shower stallShower sump pump, electricFiberglass sole w/anti-skidIncremental tank gauge for holding tankLewmar screened opening portlight w/Accord shadeLewmar hatch w/screen and shade 

Helm Deck

Fiberglass hardtopHARDBACK enclosure with hinged doorCustom cherry bulkheads rather than the standard whiteCustom tinting on all windowsHelm deck air-conditioning & heat Center opening windshield (electric)Sliding side windowsWindshield washers and wipers (3)Lewmar overhead hatches (2) with screens and shadesMolded fiberglass helm consoleStidd 500 series captain and mate seats (2) L-settee w/ Ultraleather cushionsVarnished cherry pedestal table for setteeStorage under setteeWetbar w/Corian countertop and sink Tundra refrigerator under wetbarAdditional seat aft of wetbarEngine room access hatch w/gas assist struts


Garmin XSV Multi-Function Displays

Garmin Auto Pilot

Garmin GMI 20 Display

Ritchie Navigator compass

Twin Kahlenberg Horn on hardtop



Fiberglass cockpit sole with two-tone non-skidAccess hatches (3) w/gas assist strutsBench seat facing aft w/striped navy sunbrella cushionsBench seat, folding, facing forward w/striped navy sunbrella cushionsMolded steps leading up to side decksCockpit hand railsCourtesy lightingWalk-thru transom doorHot & cold cockpit shower

Hull and Deck

"Flag Blue" hull color w/white boot top"Sabre White" decks and house"Beige" two-tone non-skid decksBow pulpit, fiberglass w/double anchor rollersAnchor, S/S w/chain and nylon rodeAnchor windlass, Lewmar w/deck and helm controlsForedeck storage lockers, concealed, for lines and fenders Bow and side rails, 1-1/4" stainless steelWide side decksTeak toe rails and eyebrowsCustom hawse pipes allow pass through of dockside power cordSwim platform, fiberglass with stainless steel swim ladder


Batteries (2), 8D AGM Lifeline, deep-cycle ship'sBatteries (2) Group 31 engine startingBattery parallel switch12 volt oulet at helmTinned wire throughoutGlendinning 50amp shore cord retractor w/50' cordDimmer switches (3) for overhead lighting50amp 3-bank battery chargerGenerator, 12kw w/dedicated starting battery (721hrs)Bilge pumps (3) Rule 2000 automatic


Twin Yanmar 480hp Electronic diesel enginesElectronic shift/throttle controls w/integral synchronizerReverso oil change systemBow thruster, Sidepower SP75TAir conditioning, reverse cycle, at cabin and helm deck Hot water heater, 11 gal. operates from 110V and engine heatFresh water spigot in engine roomHydraulic steering systemHydraulic Bennet trim tabs w/dual actuatorsFire fighting system, Fireboy Fuel shut-offs in lazaretteRacor fuel filters/water separators with alarmsPSS dripless shaft logs2" Aquamet 22 Stainless steel shafts4 Blade Nibral propellorsGroco engine water intake strainersWell-lit, white gel coated engine roomSoundown engine room noise barrier'

Additional Equipment

Custom salon window tinting (reduces sun glare and heat plus protects interior wood)

SeaKeeper 5 

Cockpit stereo speakers

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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