SOLD | 2018 Sabre 38 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2018 Sabre 38 Salon Express

This vessel is a well maintained example of the popular Sabre 38 Salon Express.  Her hull is traditional Flag Blue gelcoat with contrasting white double boot stripe, and she has a dark red bottom.  She benefits from the many of the improvements found on the later Sabre 38 Salon Express models, including the Volvo Glass Cockpit MFD integration, and Volvo Interceptor trim tabs, and Volvo DPS station keeping to name a few.  She is reluctantly offered for sale by her second owners who would like to find a larger vessel for more distant cruising.  Please be sure to click on the "View Full Specifications" tab for all of the details on this beautiful boat!


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 38 Salon Express
  • Year: 2018
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: West River US
  • Vessel Name:The Four Seas
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Design Team
  • Make:Volvo Penta D4
  • Model:IPS 400
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:290
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:300|horsepower
  • Total Berths:6
  • Total Heads:1
  • Length:38 ft
  • Beam:13.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.33 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:13.25 ft
  • Fuel Tank:300|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:100|gallon
  • Holding Tank:300|gallon



Accommodations, Layout, and Vessel Notes

The Sabre 38 Salon Express offers her captain and crew a very open layout with excellent sight lines throughout.  Built by skilled Maine craftsmen in a traditional blend of old-world style and elegance, while also enjoying the most modern features available on the market today, this 2018 example is an elegant vessel not to be missed.

Starting below in the master stateroom, you will find a comfortable island berth with custom mattress, storage below the berth and flanking either side of the stateroom as well.  Hanging locker is to starboard with a nice blend of cabinet and drawer storage opposite to port.  A motorized partition panel has a TV on the side facing the master berth, and it also doubles for additional privacy when needed. 

Moving aft from the master brings you to the large head with separate shower to starboard.  Access is either directly from the master stateroom or from a second door opposite the galley.  The L-shaped galley is to port with double-drawer refrigerator, electric range, convection microwave oven, polished stainless steel sink, and Corian countertop.  Storage abounds in many compartments and drawers. 

Aft of the galley is the lower lounge area which can be made up into a double berth with privacy curtain if needed.  Many owners report that this is a favorite spot to enjoy a good book in the evening.  Optional hull port with shade offer visibility outside.  Under the steps is the optional freezer and additional large storage area.

Stepping up from the lower lounge and galley bring you to the helm station on the starboard side.  A single Stidd seat makes both short and long passages a pleasure.  Opposite to port is the convertible mate seat.  Depending on the desired configuration, it can have a small single seat (offering the dinette behind a larger seating area around the table), or it can be flipped around to have a large forward facing seat.  Dinette table is just aft of this seat and offers either L or U-shaped seating depending on the designed configuration.  This vessel has the optional salon table which converts to make an additional berth if desired.  Below the seat there is additional storage and the infamous Sabre tool drawer.

Opposite is the entertainment center and storage area.  TV is on a motorized lift, and there is storage for bar ware and other equipment.

Cockpit has both forward and rear facing seats, with the forward facing seats on an electric sliding mechanism to enhance cockpit space as needed, and the teak cockpit table slides with the seat.  Storage can be found below all seats.  Engine/machinery space is accessed by a large hatch in the cockpit sole. 

Wide side decks afford easy passage with good handholds found throughout.  Anchor forward is deployed and retrieved by a windlass, and the rode is stored below on centerline.  Additional storage lockers are found on either side and are great for storing fenders, lines, and a wash down hose.

The Sabre 38 Salon Express offers a lot of features within her 38' length, and has been one of Sabre's most popular models for many years.  This example has been meticulously maintained, stored indoors out of the water each winter, and is not to be missed! 

Details from Sabre

The Sabre 38 Salon Express has a classic profile, energetic performance, precise controls, and low sound levels make the Sabre 38 Salon Express an icon of nautically sensible design. Pod drives and joystick controls provide masterful control, secure handholds wherever they are needed lend security and comfort, and 360-degree sightlines at the helm allow for optimal awareness while underway. All of these features wrapped up in classic Downeast lines make the Sabre 38 Salon Express “a boat that boaters recognize.”

The interior of the Sabre 38 Salon Express is an open design which suits a day’s outing with friends as easily as it does a longer cruise. Below, her galley, lower lounge, and master berth benefit from abundant daylight while providing a luxurious oasis for owners and guests. The roomy and versatile cockpit is the perfect outdoor space to compliment her equally clever salon.

Custom Options

  • Dark Hull Color - Flag Blue
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side deck, aft cockpit, recessed area on swim platform) - Beige
  • FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Fixed hull side portlight, port side only in lower lounge
  • Shade on optional hull port
  • Electric sunroof with shade/screen in lieu of two standard pilot hatches
  • Overhead cherry handrail-sunroof option
  • Kahlenberg two-trumpet horn
  • (1) additional 12V USB outlet in forward stateroom at fwd end of starboard side cabinet
  • Dimmers throughout the boat on all overhead lighting
  • Fusion marine stereo, Bluetooth with 4 speakers & wired remote
  • 22" LED TV in lower lounge area
  • Inverter/Charger 2800 watt True Sine Wave with wired remote
  • (2) i2Systems courtesy lights, on the transom centered between the bottom of the transom step and the swim platform on both port and starboard sides.  Install two additional on/off switches at each transom door, tied to the standard cockpit courtesy lights.  Includes dimmer
  • Add 120VAC GFCI outlet in cockpit near starboard side rear corner, near shore power inlets
  • Reverse oil change system
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Salt water wash down system aft
  • Freezer in lower lounge (cushions 1" thinner)
  • All fridge in galley
  • Single Seagull water purifier at galley with separate spigot (added Spring 2021)
  • Custom mattress on master berth
  • Filler cushion and telescoping table base to create berth in main salon
  • Blinds and Curtains for Main Salon
  • Accord shades for all opening ports
  • Install trim on entertainment cabinet top matching the trim to the fwd cabin dresser
  • Custom Witch Hazel cutting board to fit aft of TV cover top to curved window frame.  Put nonstick fabric on back of board
  • Build a liquor locker in the aft cabinet of the entertainment center to hold bottles and glasses
  • Add a cherry storage box for binoculars - forward of mate seat
  • Install a chart kit holder outboard of the helm seat
  • Install "ceiling panel" on aft bulkhead in lower lounge
  • Build (2) large drawers under forward berth (same size as bottom drawers) in lieu of standard top 3 drawers.  Total of 4 drawers which match.
  • Add one cherry towel rack to head door
  • Custom Canvas- Windshield Cover
  • Custom Canvas- Table Cover
  • Custom Canvas- Aft Sliding Seat Cover
  • Custom Canvas- Aft-facing Cockpit Seat Cover
  • Custom Canvas- Flag Pole Cover and Burgee Cover
  • Commissioning Kit: 35lb Anchor, 250' 5/16'' Chain, 5/8'' Dockline (5), 10''x26'' fenders (4), 3/8'' fender whips (4), fleece fender covers (4), Boat Hook


  • Volvo Glass Cockpit/Garmin 16"MFD
  • Volvo Autopilot with joystick steering
  • Garmin GMR 24xHD 4kW 24" Radome
  • Garmin GMI20 Instrument Display
  • Garmin AIS600
  • Shakespeare 3FT Whip VHF antenna w 60' Cable
  • Glomex 14" TV Antenna w/ Automatic Gain Control
  • TV Cabling
  • Airmar DT800 Tilted element NMEA2000 D/T, 20 Deg
  • Garmin VHF Marine Radio - Black w/GHS11 Handset

Color Choices & Fabrics

  • Hull Color: Flag Blue
  • Boot Top Color: Sabre White
  • Cove Stripe: Gold
  • Deck Color: Sabre White
  • Anti Skid Color: Beige
  • Swim Platform Color: Sabre White w/ Beige Anti Skid
  • Engines: 2xVolvo D4 300hp IPS
  • Galley Corian: Witch Hazel
  • Head Corian: Witch Hazel
  • Salon Upholstery: Ultraleather Promessa Tusk
  • STIDD Helm Chair: Ultraleather Promessa Tusk
  • Lower Lounge Upholstery: Sunbrella Taupe Antique Beige
  • Aft Cockpit Seat Cushions: Sunbrella Viento Nautical


  • “Vee” hull design with 24-degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at the transom
  • VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended vinylester resin
  • Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements
  • SAN Corecell foam core in hull bottom and topsides
  • Foam cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Swim platform with molded anti skid surface and under mounted telescoping ladder
  • Painted (Urethane) Double Boot Stripe
  • Gold Cove Stripe


  • 1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (6) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats: two forward, four mid-ship
  • 10” Stainless Steel Cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • Windlass with combination rope/chain gypsy
  • Single anchor roller sized for 35# CQR or Delta
  • Flagpole holder and teak flag staff
  • Teak table in cockpit
  • Burgee staff for pulpit
  • Low Profile polished hatches w/blinds and screens: (2) #44 on the foredeck, (2) #10 port and starboard
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
  • (2) Bollard cleats in aft transom corner
  • Raw water washdown forward
  • White rub rail and black bang rail on a light colored hull

Deck and Hardtop Composite

  • 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 w/12v actuator
  • Stainless steel anchor-bowsprit roller system
  • (2) Anchor lockers with slam latches
  • Large Aft hinged engine room hatch with gas struts and (2) 3” diameter compression latches for engine room access

Master/Forward Stateroom

  • Spacious Island Berth layout with custom mattress, ¾” laminated trim around berth top
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Storage Drawers under the bed with A/C return grills under drawers
  • Drawers in bureau w/locker, shelf above w/single louvered door
  • Upper storage to port and starboard with two enclosed lockers aft and fiddled shelves forward.
  • Large hanging locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hanger pole. Open shelf above the louvered door.
  • Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer
  • Soft headliner panels
  • FRP Sport Yacht White headliner
  • Passageway door between galley and forward cabin.


  • Vessel sink with faucet
  • Tempered Glass Shower stall with seat
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric freshwater flushing toilet
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage locker
  • Solid Surface Material countertop with bull nose
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower


  • Elevated “U” settee to port with a high-gloss table and storage beneath
  • Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand rail
  • Cabinet to starboard with storage and TV on an electric lift
  • Teak and holly sole with sealer
  • Sound deadening headliner panels
  • Option to convert settee and table into an additional berth
  • 10″ subwoofer under settee


  • Witch Hazel Corian galley counter
  • Stainless steel sink with faucet
  • Single Seagull water purifier at galley with separate spigot (added Spring 2021)
  • Drawers and storage lockers below the counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above the counter
  • Lockers above the stove
  • Two burner electric cook top
  • Stainless steel convection microwave oven
  • Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/refrigerator 12VDC/120VAC
  • Freezer in lower lounge 12VDC/120VAC

Lower Lounge

  • L-shaped settee with pull out converts to double berth
  • Bookshelf outboard of Settee
  • Extra large drawer is handy to Galley for large items.
  • Large 36” x 10” Hull Side fixed portlight


  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit. 4 speakers; 2 in the main salon, 2 in the cockpit. NOTE: This stereo does not have a CD/DVD player
  • Surface mounted 28″ LED Television on an electric lift between the galley and the stateroom
  • 32″ LED TV on an electric lift inside the cabinet in Main Salon
  • 22" LED TV in lower lounge.

Volvo Penta IPS Propulsion

  • Twin Volvo Penta D4 300HP engines linked to Volvo Penta IPS drives 3.7L (4) cylinder fresh water-cooled includes Volvo electronic controls
  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs
  • Active Corrosion Protection System
  • Volvo Autopilot with controls incorporated into helm screen
  • Joystick Driving
  • Sabre exhaust by-pass system
  • Garmin GPS Receiver
  • Volvo/Garmin 7616 Glass Cockpit Multi-Function Display


7.5KW Cummins Onan gen set with 82 hours on it (at time of listing).


  • Vessel decor and owners personal items are excluded from the sale.

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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