SOLD | 2009 Sabre Hardtop Express

(SOLD) 2009 Sabre Hardtop Express

Great opportunity to acquire a STUNNING, impeccably maintained and thoughtfully

updated Sabre 42 Hardtop Express!

True North is coming available only as the owners have decided to move up.  She features all the right options including:

  • Single cabin, open layout featuring a larger settee in a full beam layout, larger head, and larger galley.
  • Cummins engines with Zeus drives integrated Joystick autopilot and Skyhook
  • Teak decking on the helm deck
  • Refrigerated drawers in the galley
  • Washer/Dryer and freezer in the engine space
  • Blinds for the helm deck windows vs snap on curtains

The current owners have thoroughly enjoyed their time, kept the boat in immaculate condition AND incorporated some nice improvements and upgrades including the following: 

  • Flag Blue Awlgrip and the hull sparkles
  • Flawless exterior bright work
  • New upholstery on the helm deck replicating the detail and trim Sabre has incorporated in the new product line
  • Reupholstered cockpit cushions
  • Updated soft goods throughout including an upgraded mattress with memory foam
  • Detailed engine room

The 42 Hardtop Express has a reputation for excellent seakeeping ability.   She is longer, beamier and heavier than the current 42 Salon Express offered by Sabre--she will eat up rough seas.   The extra size also creates a spacious helm deck on the 42.  It is an excellent platform to run from, but also makes an amazing platform for entertaining.

True North represents a tremendous value in the brokerage market.  Easy to see in Newburyport, MA, she is worth a look!


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: Hardtop Express
  • Year: 2009
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Portland US
  • Vessel Name:True North
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Cummins 3500
  • Model:Zeus 3500 QSB5.9M-425hp electronic
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:875
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:425|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



Factory Options

  • Teak decks
  • Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat
  • Clarion CD/FM/AM stereo with (4) speakers and remote at helm
  • (2) Flat screens TVs, main salon and master cabin
  • Hot & cold transom shower
  • Corian counter-tops
  • Stamoid & Strataglass enclosure fro aft end of hardtop
  • Upgraded Ultraleather upholstery, main salon, helm deck & guest cabin
  • Upgraded Sunbrella fabrics for cockpit seating 
  • Triple Kahlenberg horns
  • Splendide combination washer/dryer
  • Extra freezer



  • 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
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Bureau with locker over
  • Passageway door to main salon
  • Upgraded mattress with memory foam


  • “U shaped” settee with Hi-Lo inlaid table
  • Storage under settee
  • Sabre tool drawer
  • Lockers outboard of berth back with louvered doors
  • Sound deadening headliner panels


  • Center opening windshield
  • Sliding side windows port and starboard
  • Molded control station console for electronics with storage below

Hull / Deck


  • 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 Airex 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


  • 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
  • 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

Galley / Head


  • 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 12V/120V


  • 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)


  • (2) Raymarine E120 Multifunction Displays
  • Sounder module with transducer
  • Open array radar
  • VHF
  • Raymarine instrument for depth display
  • Precision Pilot autopilot by Cummins/Zeus
  • ACR remote searchlight with control at helm
  • Cummins VesselView engine displays, digital data (2)

12V DC Electrical Systems

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

120V AC Electrical Systems

  • 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
  • Xantrex 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
  • Below deck reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (2) zones


  • (3) Rule 2000 (2000 gph), automatic 12-VDC bilge pump
  • 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
  • 12V DC hot and cold pressure water system
  • Groco Paragon Junior pressure water pump with PST-1 accumulator tank
  • Electric water tank level indicator

Helm / Controls

  • Start/stop switches
  • ETS and Joy stick controls Vessel view display includes digital tachometer, hour meter, voltmeters, engine oil pressure, transmission oil pressure, engine water temperature
  • Alarms (light and buzzer) for high water temperature and low oil pressure
  • Electronic Trim tab controls, auto & manual switch
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • 4-1/2” Ritchie Navigator compass
  • Switch panel with Carlingswitch Contura rocker switches
  • Includes switches for horn, blower, running, anchor and instrument lights, and accessories

Engine / Engine Room

  • Twin Cummins Zeus 3500 w/QSB5.9M-425mhp electronic engines driving Zeus pods
  • System includes one Vessel View display, Cummins Sky Hook, Joy stick control, ETS controls, autopilot and GPS antenna
  • System includes steer-by-wire steering and automatic trim tab system 80-amp, 12-volt alternator on each engine
  • Engine room blower
  • White painted engine room. Fully insulated with Soundown foam noise barrier

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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