SOLD | 2019 Sabre 38 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2019 Sabre 38 Salon Express

Just arrived and ready for viewing at our West River, Maryland facility!

Volvo Extended Engine Warranties included with this fine Sabre Yacht!!

"Premium Trip" is a very well maintained example of the popular Sabre 38 Salon Express.  Her hull is crisp, clean white gelcoat with contrasting Flag Blue double boot stripe, and she has a dark blue bottom.  She benefits from the most modern improvements to the Sabre 38, including the mark II hard top design, Volvo Glass Cockpit MFD integration, Volvo Interceptor trim tabs, keyless deck fills for fuel, water, and waste, current cushion details found on the brand new Sabre 38s, and a built-in cutlery tray in the top drawer of the galley to name a few.  While she has been loved by her sole owners, limited free time in her owner's schedule is the reason that she is available for sale.  Please be sure to click on the Full Specs tab for all of the details on this beautiful boat!


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 38 Salon Express
  • Year: 2019
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: West River US
  • Vessel Name:Premium Trip
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Design Team
  • Make:Volvo Penta D4
  • Model:IPS 400
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:325
  • 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 sightlines 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 2019 example is an elegant vessel not to be missed.

Starting below in the master stateroom, you will find a comfortable island berth with custom Portland Mattress Makers 10" 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 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

  • Volvo Extended Engine Warranties
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side deck, aft cockpit, recessed area on swim platform)
  • FRP molded electronics mast for hardtop
  • Fixed hull side portlight, port side only in lower lounge
  • Reverse oil change system
  • Salt water wash down system aft
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley with separate spigot
  • Single Seagull water purifier on optional ice maker
  • Inverter/Charger 2800 watt True Sine Wave w/ remote control
  • Freezer in lower lounge (cushions 1" thinner)
  • All fridge in galley
  • 10" Eastport mattress on master berth
  • Shade on optional hull port
  • Filler cushion and telescoping table base to create berth in main salon
  • Blinds and Curtains for Main Salon
  • 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
  • Make Ready Package & Commissioning: Hull Bottom: 2-3 dewaxer, sand entire bottom, 1 coat of epoxy barrier coat, 2 coats of ablative bottom paint, Exterior Teak: 50/50 thinned sealer coat, 70/30 thinned 2nd coat, 90/10 thinned 3rd coat and 9 coats of Epifanes High Gloss Clear Varnish giving a total of 12 coats, Interior Teak: 3 coats of Interlux Satin 60 (received from factory with sealer), Hull, Deck & Superstructure: Compound buff & wax hull, deck & superstructure, Detail entire exterior and interior, Running Gear & Pods: 2 coats of primer and 1-2 coats of finishing coats, Transport from factory, Commissioning Checklist: Prop, horn, mast installation, commissioning and testing of all onboard systems including sea trials,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
  • 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
  • ACR RCL-75 Remote Control spotlight, 12V
  • ACR RCL-75 Extension Cable 20' (Simrad Cable)
  • Garmin GXM 53 SiriusXM® Weather Module
  • Garmin GMS10 Network Port Expander
  • Garmin AIS 800 Blackbox Transceiver
  • Garmin VHF 315 Marine Radio - Black w/GHS11 Handset

Color Choices & Fabrics

  • Hull Color: Sabre White
  • Boot Top Color: Flag Blue
  • 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 Sand Dollar Indoor/Outdoor
  • STIDD Helm Chair: Ultraleather Sand Dollar Indoor/Outdoor
  • Lower Lounge Upholstery: Sunbrella Chartes Storm
  • Aft Cockpit Seat Cushions: Sunbrella Rochelle Pebble


  • “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 white 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 10″ 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
  • 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.
  • 10″ Kicker sub woofer
  • Kicker amplifier – 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
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the storage area starboard of the 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 7612 Multi-Function Display

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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