FOR SALE | 2015 Sabre 38 Salon Express

2015 Sabre 38 Salon Express | $605,000

 Popular Sabre 38 Salon Express Model, available immediately. Low hours and fantastic service history throughout ownership.

  • 2021, New engine batteries
  • 2020, New house batteries
  • 2023, Full engine and pod service completed
  • Custom floor coverings throughout
  • Recent survey on file


The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. Her exterior profile still says "downeast" and she is built in the tradition of Maine boat building, strong, steady, reliable, and very seaworthy. Yet, below  her skin, technology is everywhere; from her resin infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to her pod propulsion drive, Her hull lines are the latest thinking in Vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, allowing fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride.

The pod drive train of the Sabre 38 offers excellent fuel economy, an important consideration in these days of uncertain diesel prices. Pods also lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and importantly allow confident boat handling when docking or maneuvering in tight spaces.

In her interior the Sabre 38 Salon Express provides an open design which will suit a day's outing with friends as easily as a longer cruise. Her cockpit is raised to a level just 5 inches below the main salon so as to connect these two important social spaces, and the aft end of the house opens with drop-down windows and a bi-fold door.

In her main salon, a large, U-shaped settee with fold over table will seat up to three couples, while the forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable perch when underway. To starboard, aft of the STIDD helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television on an electric lift storage and compartments for the owners gear.

The forward end of the salon opens to the galley below. Communication from the galley to the salon is fluid. A large owner's cabin forward has an island berth and ample storage for long range cruising as well as a private head with stall shower. Below the helm deck and to port, an L-settee converts to  second sleeping quarters with privacy curtain.



  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 38 Salon Express
  • Year: 2015
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Glen Cove US
  • Vessel Name:Escapade
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Yachts Design Team
  • Make:Volvo
  • Model:D4 300HP IPS
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:540
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:300|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:1
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:38 ft
  • Beam:13.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.33 ft
  • Fuel Tank:300|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:100|gallon
  • Holding Tank:300|gallon



Steering SystemJoystick Control

Factory Options


  • Hull color: Flag Blue
  • Cove stripe: Gold
  • Molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Electric sunroof with shade/screen
  • Fixed hull side portlight in lower lounge
  • Fusion Marine stereo iPod dock with (4) speakers
  • 22" LED Television in lower lounge area
  • Inverter/charger  Magnum 2800 watt
  • Filler cushion and telescoping table base to create berth in main salon
  • Searchlight mounted on optional hardtop mast
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Shore water inlet
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water
  • Icemaker under port aft salon settee
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protection System "ACP
  • Custom Sunbrella on cockpit seats
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion
  • Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override automatic 12V electric bilge pumps (3) high water Alarms (3) for bilge
  • Waste Disposal Polyethylene holding tank with 40 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD diaphragm waste pump on holding tank
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening ports and hatches
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes
  • Cockpit sun-shade removable custom “toast” Sunbrella fabric.
  • Hurley davits for tender
  • Optional Reverso oil changer
  • Cockpit shower
  • Fresh & salt water washdowns forward, salt aft.
  • Optional port side window in lower settee with curtain
  • Optional stand alone freezer in galley sitting area.
  • Optional Ice maker under salon settee
  • Custom made interior deck covering throughout boat that has the look of teak/holly adds maximum protection for the beautiful teak and holly decking under from shoes or cruising pets.
  • Custom “toast” Sunbrella cockpit cushion covers
  • Custom “toast" Sunbrella windshield cover
  • Shore water inlet “pressure water”
  • Seagul water filter in galley



  • Garmin GPSMAP 7616 XSV- With automatic routing, satellite images for marinas, etc.
  • Garmin 18 XHD Radar
  • Garmin VHF 200 with Garmin AIS 600- AIS transceiver (Receive and Transmit)
  • Volvo integrated autopilot
  • A120WX weather station (wind speed, direction, temperature, etc.)
  • Fusion stereo with bluetooth add on.
  • Magnum battery monitor (ability to monitor amps in and out)
  • Optional AIS Silent 



  • Spacious Island Berth layout with custom mattress
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Drawers under bed. A/C return grills under drawers
  • Drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door
  • Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind. Locker face with 2 louvered doors
  • Each door to access partitioned space with shelves in the aft two compartments
  • Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hangar pole, open shelf above and louvered doors
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Passageway door between galley and forward cabin
  • Divider between galley and stateroom with surface mounted TV on electric lift


  • Stainless steel sink with faucet
  • Shower stall with seat and locker outboard
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Solid surface material countertop with bull nose
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower


  • Elevated "U" settee to port with fold over table, converts to double berth with storage underneath
  • Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail
  • Cabinet to starboard with storage and LED TV on lift
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening headliner panels


  • Solid surface galley counter
  • Stainless steel sink with faucet
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter
  • Lockers above stove
  • Two burner electric cook top
  • Convection microwave
  • Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer
  • 12DC/120VAC


  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening ports and hatches
  • Optional fabric and drapery selections
  • Laminated wood trims on counters and shelves
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes

Helm Station/Deck/Hull


  • Single 500N Series Stidd helm chair
  • Volvo IPS electronic controls with joystick docking, high and low functions
  • Engine Start/Stop control panel
  • Volvo Penta color display
  • Tachometer w/hour meter
  • Engine temperature
  • Engine oil pressure
  • Transmission oil pressure
  • Voltmeter
  • Water in fuel warning light
  • Fuel remaining function
  • Fuel consumption function
  • Hi water temp and low oil pressure alarm
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Compass
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
  • Stazo wood trimmed steering wheel


  • Stidd helm 500N Series helm seat
  • Wood in helm area is cherry
  • Two overhead pilot hatches with shades
  • Hinged stainless steel companionway door with drop down windows port and starboard
  • Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override
  • Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps


  • VIP resin infused, knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass
  • Reinforcements with balsa coring
  • Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces.
  • Windows recessed into hard top
  • Port and starboard transom gates
  • Aft seating slides to expand cockpit dimension
  • FRP hybrid composite bow pulpit with anchor roller and windlass
  • Anchor locker w/Southco slam latch #M1-64-8
  • (1) Large Aft hinged lazzarette locker hatch with gas struts and Southco (2) 3”dia compression latches for engine room access
  • Electronics pod at the helm station


  • 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (8) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship spring, 2 in aft cockpit)
  • (1) 10” Stainless Steel Cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • Windlass rope/chain
  • Single anchor roller sizes for 35# CQR or Delta
  • Flagpole holder and flag staff
  • Burgee staff on pulpit
  • Low Profile polished hatches w/screens (2) #44 on foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
  • Horn cleats in aft transom corners


  • “Vee” hull design with 24 degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at transom
  • VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester back-up resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • PVC foam core in hull bottom and topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted (IMRON) Double Boot Stripe
  • Gold Cove Stripe



  • Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP engines linked to VP IPS drives
  • 3.7L (4) cylinder fresh water-cooled
  • Volvo electronic controls
  • 12V alternators on each engine
  • Groco raw water intake strainers
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • White gel-coated engine room
  • Foil face foam noise barrier
  • Generator - Kohler 6kW


  • Twin 150 USG rotomolded diesel fuel tanks
  • Racor fuel filters
  • 2” “Diesel” deck fill plate


  • Volvo Penta IPS helm
  • Lenco Auto Glide trim tab system


  • Two 30 Amp AC shore power inlets and two 50 ft. cords
  • Galvanic fail safe isolator
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 120V outlets in each cabin and one in engine room
  • All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Additional outlets positioned in locations as appropriate
  • Charles Industries 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (3) zones


  • Two dedicated engine starting batteries
  • Two 4D 210 Amp hour deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • Battery Management panel including
  • Emergency crossover switch
  • Ships power switch
  • Starting Battery switch
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/battery condition gauge


  • Danish Cabin reading lights
  • LED lights in the overhead
  • LED strip lighting in appropriate locations
  • Engine room lighting
  • Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom
  • Tinned wire throughout


  • Water capacity 100 gals
  • 11 gal. Stainless steel hot water heater 110V and engine heat exchanger
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V


  • Polyethylene holding tank with 40 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
  • Macerator pump on holding tank


  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings
  • Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion

Additional Options & Equipment

  • Dark hull colors - Flag Blue
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side deck, aft cockpit, recessed area on swim platform) - Beige
  • Reverse oil change system
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Shore water inlet
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley with separate spigot
  • Salt water wash down fore and aft
  • One additional 12V USB outlets, one in fwd cabin at fwd end of stbd side cabinet at head of berth
  • Two additional dimmer switches in galley and lower lounge, main salon is standard
  • 22" LED Television in lower lounge area
  • Inverter/Charger 2800 watt True Sine Wave w/ remote
  • i2Systems courtesy lights, on the transom centered between the bottom of the transom step and the swim platform on both port and stbd sides. Install 2 additional on/off switches at each transom door, tied to std cockpit courtesy lights. Includes dimmer module
  • Add 120VAC GFI outlet in cockpit near stbd side rear door, near shore power outlets
  • Drawer refrigerator under port aft salon settee
  • Freezer in lower lounge (cushions 1" thinner)
  • All refrigeration unit in galley, no freezer on top
  • FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Kahlenberg Dual Chrome horns
  • Fixed hull side portlight, port side in lower lounge
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Blinds and curtains for main salon in "Pebbles Ivory"
  • Ocean Air Shades "Pebbles Ivory" in lieu of standard color
  • Add (2) cherry towel racks, one on each head door
  • Filler cushion with telescoping table base to create berth in main salon
  • Ultraleather upholstery main salon only, includes STIDD helm seat
  • Install trim on entertainment cabinet top matching the trim to the fwd cabin dresser
  • Overhead cherry handrail
  • Shade on lower lounge hull port
  • Install "ceiling panel" on aft bulkhead in lower lounge
  • Build (2) large drawers under fwd berth, same size as bottom drawers, in lieu of std top (3) drawers, (4) large matching drawers in all
  • Custom Décor Allowance (includes sheets, coverlet, pillows)
  • Custom Mattress - Portland Mattress Makers
  • Options are subject to change, please contact a Sales Broker for additional information

Colors, Fabrics & Upholstery

Hull Color:  Flag BlueBoot Top Color:  Sabre WhiteCove Stripe:  GoldDeck Color:  Sabre WhiteAnti Skid Color:  BeigeCockpit Coaming (Teak or FRP):  FRPSwim Platform Color:  Sabre White w/ Beige Anti SkidEngine:  Volvo D4 300hp IPSGalley Corian:  Witch HazelHead Corian:  Witch HazelSalon Upholstery:  PromessaTusk U/LSTIDD Helm Chair:  Promessa Tusk U/LLower Lounge Upholstery:  Strata Oyster SBAft Cockpit Seat Cushions:  Viento Nautical

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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