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1988 Sabre 42' Sloop

  • 42 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Oxford, MD, US

Yacht price :



Major Price Reduction! This is a lot of Boat for this much!

The Sabre 42 is a very popular cruising sailboat with wonderful features for the couple or family and can sleep up to 7 people who wish to spend weekends or longer cruising inshore or offshore. The sailing characteristics and accommodations make for great cruising. The shallow draft is great for the islands or the Chesapeake Bay and you can still go to Rhode Island or Maine and any place where draft is not an issue. New Batteries and charger have recently been installed.

This beautiful boat still can be the boat you have always dreamed about. Call or e-mail today.  


Basic Information

42' Sloop
Oxford, MD, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Roger Hewson
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
41 ft 9 in - 12.73 meter
12 ft 8 in - 3.86 meter
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Draft - max:
8 ft 6 in - 2.59 meter
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W 46
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Direct Drive
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46 (Individual), 46 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
120 gallons - 1 tank(s)
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Sabre Commitment


The Sabre work force are men and women who take tremendous pride in their work and are sensitive to the marine tradition of the State - hence the company’s motto, "Crafted in the Maine Tradition". Most of our Associates are capable of working in all the different phases of building boats, and have a full understanding of the influence that their job has on the quality of the final product. Nearly one third of Sabre's Associates have been with the Company for over a decade, and many have celebrated their second decade with the company.

Sabre Design


Sabre sailing yachts are designed to be performance cruising yachts, blending the comfort of cruising, the capacity for bluewater passagemaking, but also capable of competitive racing and winning club regattas.

Designer: Sabre Design Team 

Builder: Sabre Co. 1988

In 1988 when "Bodacious" was commissioned, Sailing World rated the Sabre 42 the #1 U.S. production sailboat based on Quality finish below, excellent interior/cabin, deck & cockpit layout, and superb handling characteristics. Easily crewed by 2, her Annapolis-based owners have cruised Penobscot Bay from Tenants Harbor for years, with their family and friends. Her innovative aft-cabin layout with berths for seven and 2 heads will make this a desired choice for those seeking both sailing performance and superior private accommodations. 

Over-All Accommodations

Bodacious sleeps seven in a comfortable (6'5" headroom) three cabin layout (6'6" berths). The fore and aft double cabins have private access to heads w/showers. In the main cabin there is one settee berth to starboard and a settee berth to port that converts to a double. The galley has a double sink, Raritan heat exchanger water heater; a safgas CNG gimbaled 4 burner stove and oven, and a Sea Frost refrigerator & freezer. The fully cushioned cockpit (8'9") has excellent visibility forward, is protected from the sun with a dodger and bimini, and has a folding Edson pedestal table perfect for cocktails and meals.

Accommodations above

Stepping aboard the Sabre 42 is impressive with the spacious cockpit and helm station with loads of storage areas, Navigation equipment, self tailing winches, and cockpit cushions. Nice wide decks to move forward and aft; wood handrails, stainless dorades, and all the way forward a windlass to help the crew pull up the anchor. Although some lines still lead to the mast, most lead back to the cockpit for easier short handed sailing.

The swim ladder comes out of the middle of the aft pulpit and at the helm station, there are twin lazarettes. In the Port side lazarette is the panel for the engine switch and shutdown as well as access to the steering quadrant. On Starboard is also abundant storage and access to the quadrant as well. An additional locker on starboard is used for storing the Natural Gas containers and propane canisters for a gas grill.

The port cockpit locker is shallow since below is the Aft Cabin, but it is sufficient to hold dock lines and miscellaneous gear. The Starboard Cockpit locker is huge with a section for the Hot/Cold Cockpit shower faucet, a convenient shelf, and the autohelm and valve for the aft head discharge valve.

In the cockpit is also a connection for hooking up to an outside water source.



Accommodations Below

Going down the companionway, the Nav station is on the starboard side. Facing aft, you face the main electrical panel. There is plenty of storage space under the nav desk top, outboard of the nav seat and under the desk. Just forward on starboard is a very comfortable couch seating for 2 to 3 people with storage lockers behind. Across the cabin on the port side is a large "L' shaped seating area where a fold down table can drop down for serving the meals. Again there are storage areas along the back of the couch.

Just aft on port is the L shaped Galley with plenty of counter space. 2 burner stove and oven, top load refrigeration cutting board and double sink. More cabinet space along back of the galley counter.

Aft of the galley is access to the aft cabin on the port side. This cabin has a very large and comfortable double bed with storage lockers and hanging closet for clothes and gear.  It also has a private entrance to the aft head (on the starboard side) from the aft cabin.The aft head has a separate area for showering and a curtain to keep the head as dry as possible and extra storage areas for personal gear.

Forward of the main cabin on port is the forward head with a sink and pull-out shower head. Across from the head is a hanging locker, shelf, and storage lockers for more gear. The forward vee berth has an insert if you choose to make her a very large double bed.


The engine is a Westerbeke 46 horse power engine which lives under the Galley sink with access from the galley (to get to the back of the engine); from the starboard side (virtually the whole engine is accessible), and under the seat of the L settee (to the front of the engine).  

Sails and Canvas

The Mainsail is fully battened with lazy jacks for easy furling and stowing away.

The 110% Genoa has a Harken Roller furler

n addition, Bodacious has an Asymetric Spinnaker stowed in a sock

Dodger, Bimini, helm cover, and mainsail cover


The aft facing Nav station includes CD Player, GPS, Raymarine ST-60 Plus Graphic, and VHF Marine Transceiver. The helmsman's station includes: Raymarine E-120 radar & Chart plotter with GPS receiver (2011); Raymarine ST-60 wind, depth, and speed; and a Ritchie Navigator pedestal-mounted Magnetic Compass.

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The 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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