SOLD | 2012 Sabre 42 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2012 Sabre 42 Salon Express

This low hour, clean  and updated.Sabre is available for sale. She offers the dinette layout, electric sunroof, Garmin electronics with open array radar antenna, Kahlenberg horn, KVH Sat TV, Fusion stereo with zone control, custom mattress, exterior canvas and even a retractable cockpit sunshade. The recently Alwgripped flag blue hull shines beautifully, complemented by the fresh varnish on the exterior teak.  All machinery has been serviced and is up to date, including new gear case and kingpin plates on the drives.    

Independence is turnkey and ready to help you enjoy an amazing summer of cruising in Maine.






  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 42 Salon Express
  • Year: 2012
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Kennebunk US
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:QSB 5.9
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:750
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:380|horsepower
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:42 ft
  • Beam:14 ft
  • Draft - max:3.33 ft
  • Fuel Tank:380|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:140|gallon
  • Holding Tank:380|gallon



Steering SystemJoystick Control


Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive


- 16º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships.

- ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester back-up resin.

- Bottom, topsides and transom vacuum-infused biaxial E-glass

with Airex C70 foam core.

- Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core.

- Bulkheads vacuum-bagged biaxial E-glass with polypropylene

honeycomb core.

- Molded E-glass swim platform with molded-in anti-skid surface.

- Hull side rubbing strakes.

- PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap.

- Painted (IMRON) double boot top.

- Gold recessed cove stripe.

-Flag blue Awlgrip 2021.


Deck and Hard Top

ISO NPG gelcoat.

- Vacuum-infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core.

- Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces.

- Stainless steel sliding aft salon door.

- Sliding windows in salon on cabin sides.

- Top hinged windows in salon aft bulkhead.

- Hinged access door to side deck at helm.

- Flush, outward opening, transom door with latch.

- Anchor locker with slam latch.

- Lazarette hatch with gas struts and compression latches.

- Hand rails at each corner on cockpit coaming.

- Large engine room hatch in main salon with compression latch


Deck Hardware

1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system.

- (6) 12” Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship, 2 in aft cockpit).

- (1) 10” Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor

rode tie off.

- (2) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks.

- (2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward.

- (4) Cast stainless steel hawse pipes in transom and hull sides.

- Fiberglass bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 35# CQR or

Delta anchor and “lunch hook”.

- Anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type.

- Flag staff and socket on taffrail.

- Burgee staff on bow pulpit.

- (3) Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens.

- (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights.

- Teak toe rails.


Teak cabin side eye-brow.

- Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion



Cummins DTS single lever electronic controls.

- One Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels,

vessel data, alarms).

- Triple windshield wipers with washers.

- Ritchie Compass.

- Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine

room blower and optional equipment.

- Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and

Sabre logo.

- (2) Stidd N-series single helm seats w/Ultraleather fabric.



Twin Cummins QSB 5.9l 380hp electronic, fresh water-cooled


- Twin CMD Zeus 3500 pod drives, with integrated steering and

trim tabs.

- 120A, 12V alternators each engine.

- (2) Exhaust by-pass mufflers.

- Engine room blower.

- Engine room vent ducts.

- Engine room floor with FRP antiskid

White gelcoated engine room

Mylar face foam noise barrier



(2) 190 gal diesel fuel tanks port and starboard.

- Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes.

- (2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates.


Steering and Trim System

CMD helm, with joystick.

- Trim tabs integrated in CMD Zeus pod drives.

- Autopilot integrated in CMD Zeus system

- GPS receiver included

- “Skyhook” GPS position hold system

12VDC System

Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries.

- Two AGM 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries.

- One AGM Group 24 generator start battery.

- Remote control battery switches with controls at helm.

- Manual emergency battery crossover switch.

- Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution on bulkhead

opposite galley

- Digital battery monitor.

- Lighting:

Danish cabin reading lights.

High output LED lights in the overhead.

Halogen bar lighting in appropriate locations.

Fluorescent engine room lighting.

Cockpit courtesy lights.

- Marine-grade, tinned wire throughout.


12VAC System

Onan 9.0 kw generator including:

Interface to Cummins Vessel View display

Dedicated start battery.

Water lift muffler.

Cooling water intake strainer.

Sound shield.

Transfer switch.

- (2) 30A AC shore power inlets and (2) 50 ft. cords.

- Fail safe galvanic isolator.

- Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel.

- Digital AC system monitor


- (1) 120V outlet in each cabin and (1) in engine room.


- All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected.


- Additional outlets positioned in locations appropriate for


entertainment systems in main and forward cabin


- 50amp, 3-bank battery charger


- Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (3) zones.


Master Stateroom

Spacious Island Berth layout with 5" cushion. ¾” laminated trim.

- Cherry hull ceilings.

- (2) Drawers under berth. A/C return grills under drawers.

- (2) drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered


- Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind. Locker face to have

(2) louvered doors.

- Recessed shelf with fiddle on starboard main bulkhead with 19”

flat screen TV and DVD player.

- Large cedar lined hanging locker to port, with louvered door,

shelf and hangar pole.

- Open shelf above port hanging locker.

- Teak and holly sole.

- Sound deadening soft headliner panels.

- Pocket door to forward



Stainless steel under mount oval sink.

- Circular shower stall with seat and locker outboard.

- Hot and cold pressure water

- Electric shower sump pump.

- Storage lockers.

- Solid surface vanity top with bull nose.

- Towel bar.

- Wood trimmed mirror over sink.

- Ventilation blower.



Mid level galley.

- Solid surface galley counter top.

- Stainless steel under mount sink with Scandvik faucet.

- Vitrifrigo 2-drawer Refrigeration with stainless steel doors.

- Isotherm 1-drawer Freezer with stainless steel door.


Two burner touch control electric cook top.


- Convection microwave with stainless steel door above aft




- Cabinet with two louvered doors on forward bulkhead.


- Drawers and storage lockers below counter.


- Built-in waste basket.


- Large drawer under microwave opens athwartships



“L” settee to port, 5” foam cushions, with storage and Sabre

tool drawer under. Sunbrella fabric seat coverings

- High Gloss finished folding table with hi-low pedestal, lowers

to coffee table height.

- End table to starboard with 24” flat screen LED TV on lift with

DVD player (installed at dash)

- Bottle storage locker below helm seats

- Sound deadening, soft headliner panels.

- Settee to starboard with drop down storage under



Varnished cherry interior finish.

- Screens on all opening ports.

- Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches.

- Ocean Air blinds on side windows and side door (not windshield)

- Optional fabric and drapery selections.

- Dovetailed maple drawer boxes


Fresh water system

Water capacity 140 gals.

- Stainless steel, 11 gal. hot water heater, operates on 110-VAC or

engine heat.

- Temperature control valve on hot water supply.

- Hot and cold water pressure system 12V.

- Fresh water spigot in engine room.

- Optional Cockpit shower, hot and cold.

- Optional Fresh water wash down in anchor locker.


Waste and Safety


Polyethylene holding tank with 60 gallon capacity.

- Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD.

- Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank.


- Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs.

- Marelon sea valves on all thru-hull fittings below waterline.

- Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion.

- Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system in engine space

with override.

- (3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps.

- (3) high water switches and alarm.


Factory Options

Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard 2 hatches

FRP molded mast with separate platform for radar pedestal

Upgrade mast to accommodate

Additional 12V DC outlet in forward cabin

Additional dimmer switch in galley, forward cabin and dinette

Dark Hull Color-Flag Blue

Anti-skid color-Beige

Dinette in second cabin converts to double berth

Accord shades on opening ports

Ultraleather upholstery in main salon

Reverso oil change system

Kahlenberg dual chrome horns

Searchlight mounted on hard top mast (dual beam)

Hot and colt transom shower

Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water

Single Seagull water purifier on ice maker

Shore water inlet



(2) 15" multifunction electronics displays with 4 Kw open array, GPS, Black Box for depth/sounder and radio. KVH M1 Sat Dome with 2 receivers and dummy dome, Fusion stereo with Ipod dock and separate zone control

Custom options

Custom bar in dinette area: Icemaker installed in lieu of drawer in forward cabinet with glass and liquor storage in locker and Corian Witch Hazel countertop

Bulkhead cut back to open up dinette to galley with Sailcloth S/B curtain

Mirror size increased in head above sink

Mirror on upper and lower panel of door between head and forward cabin

Cherry towel bars on head door to companionway, upper and lower

Cherry tambour cabinets in lieu of standard white

Pre-wire for washer/dryer in engine room and add platform

Ocean Air Skysol group 2 shades in main salon in lieu of standard

Custom Corian choices

Upgrade main salon TV to the 26" with built in DVD player

2 Burnewiin rod holders

Cockpit seat covers port and starboard aft facing and forward facing L shape seat

Custom mattress

 Custom electric grill and ice maker in cockpit added in  2016

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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