Sabre Yachts 402

Marion, MA, United States

Listed price $169,500 USD

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General information
Sabre Yachts 402
Used sail boat for sale (SOLD)
£123,318 GBP | Listed price $169,500 USD
Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team
Length overall
12.24 metres
Length waterline
10.36 metres
4.06 metres
1.91 metres
8,754 kg
Fin Keel
Marion, MA, United States

About this Sabre Yachts 402


Price Reduced by $20,000 to $169,500!  Motivated Seller *This listing is available for virtual and in person tours, please contact the listing broker to schedule an appointment*

Arcadia is a well cared for 1996 Sabre 402 that is stored indoors yearly and lightly used. With almost $70,000 worth of recent improvements this vessel has many notable features that should not be missed, please read the Full Specs to learn more.

Currently stored indoors for the winter and is available to view by appointment. Please call or email to view this great boat.

Noteworthy Recent Improvements

  • New Propeller shaft PYI Stuffing Box – 2020
  • New Canvas awning – 2020
  • New Durasail Roller Furler Genoa – 2019
  • New Forespar Nova Lift – 2019
  • Rebuilt Hydraulic Backstay – 2018
  • New interior cushions and upholstery – 2017
  • New Dodger, Bimini, mainsail cover – 2017
  • New Cockpit Speakers – 2017
  • New Asymmetrical Spinnaker – 2016
  • New Vacuflush head System – 2016
  • Raymarine E-Series Chartplotter, Radome, autopilot, AIS – 2015
  • New Water tanks (3) and pumps; incorporate senders and gauges – 2015
  • New 12-Volt Sea Frost Refrigeration System – 2014
  • New fuel tank - 2014

Manufacturer Provided Description

The mandate given Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team was to design and build a sailing yacht with exceptional performance, yet still easily sailed by a couple. The Sabre 402 is fast but requires little physical effort to make her perform. She is ruggedly built and incorporates new technology such as a carbon fiber rudder post and state of the art keel designs. The Sabre 402 with her contemporary, wider beam - carried further aft than in her predecessors - has an abundance of interior volume. The main salon is impressive and takes full advantage of the 402's beam of 13-feet 4-inches. Comfortable settees are found to port and starboard, with the port side convertible to a double berth. An elegant yacht table, which will comfortably seat six at meal time, is located on the centerline. Storage lockers above the berth backs provide ample space for stowage. Aft and to starboard is the forward facing navigator's table, which has all of the space required for a sophisticated electronics system. The navigator's seat also serves as a place for socializing with the cook when meals are being prepared in the galley to port. To starboard and aft of the nav station are the head and shower. Molded in fiberglass, this easily maintained unit incorporates a Vacu-Flush head, a sink recessed in the countertop, and lots of dry storage in the lockers outboard. A separate shower stall with teak seat is located aft of the head. This compartment has a door providing access to the aft cabin. The 55 horsepower auxiliary engine is located under the galley on the centerline. Keeping this weight and the weight of all tankage in the middle of the hull adds greatly to the sea kindliness and comfort of the yacht. The galley to port has ample storage lockers. Outboard, above the countertop, there are plenty of drawers and an ice box comparable in volume to a domestic refrigerator. A double stainless steel sink with mixing faucet is located in the island above the engine. A four burner propane stove with oven is found at the aft end of the galley. The aft cabin has a large berth with storage spaces and drawers underneath. The berth's occupants can recline with open spaces overhead - unlike the aft cabins of many boats of this type. Outboard of the berth is a long shelf with lockers, a set of drawers, and a large hanging locker. At the forward end of the cabin on centerline is a convenient magazine - book rack. The bridgedeck - a safety feature in heavy seas - becomes a welcome interior space, providing ease of access from the head to the aft cabin. In the forward cabin, the Sabre 402's hull volume comfortably houses a 6-foot 10-inch long center island berth surrounded by hanging lockers, storage lockers, and ample shelving; also in the forward cabin is a vanity with Corian counter, sink, and mirror. There is storage under the berth. At the bow, the custom cast anchor roller is designed to easily accommodate two anchors. Aft of the stem is the large chain locker. Moving aft there are six small and two large deck hatches which allow plenty of light and air to fill the yacht's interior. Along the sides of the house are eight stainless steel opening ports and two large fixed ports. Two chrome dorades ensure circulation of the interior air when the yacht is at rest. The AwIgrip finished, triple spreader rig, with aft swept spreaders and rod rigging, is the source of power which drives the performance of the Sabre 402. This mast section was chosen for its light weight and strength. A lighter mast causes the boat to heel and to pitch less, improving performance and adding comfort and safety. Her genoa tracks are placed well inboard for close sheeting angles and superb weather sailing performance. The Sabre 402 has a second set of genoa tracks on the wooden toe rail for use off the wind or when conditions require a more wide open slot between genoa and mainsail. Her cockpit is designed for maximum comfort and security at sea. Unlike many other 40 footers where "picnic" tables have become the most important feature of the cockpit, the crew of the Sabre 402 can always find a place to brace their feet on the face of the seat on the low side. The cockpit shapes required to house these tables typically rob the boat's interior of much needed aft cabin volume. The bridgedeck at the forward end of the cockpit serves several purposes: it prevents flooding of the interior (in the event that a wave should board the yacht), it provides a well sheltered seat when used with a dodger if the weather is poor, and it allows standing headroom in the passageway from the head to the aft cabin.

Navigational Systems

  • Raymarine E-Series HybridTouch Chartplotters at Nav Station and Helm
  • Raymarine Radar
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • AIS
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind/Speed/Depth at Companionway
  • Raymaine Multi Display at Companionway
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed at Helm
  • Autohelm Navdata at Helm
  • Raytheon WCW4094 VHF
  • Raytheon Sea322 SSB

Sail Inventory

  • New Doyle Durasail Roller Furler Genoa

  • Doyle Mainsail (2008) Fully Battened with Lazyjacks 

  • Doyle Asymmetrical Spinnaker (2016)
  • 1996 Sails: North 3DL Main, med 1, 2, 3, 4 dacron, storm jib, storm trisail, 6. poly spinnaker, .75 oz, nylon reaching spinnaker
  • Spectra cruising main
  • Spectra cruise #2
  • 1997 3DL medium 1
  • 1998 .5oz spinnaker
  • 2001 race 3DL main
  • 2001 3DI cruising main

Equipment List

Standard Equipment Hull Construction

  • Single unit, balsa cored, hand-laminated fiberglass of alternate layers of mat knitted biaxial roving.
  • ISO NPG gelcoat.
  • Below waterline chopped strand glass and vinylester resin are used as a back-up for ISO NPG gelcoat.
  • Internal deck to hull joint.
  • Molded-in double boot and cove stripes.
  • Bulkheads, berth faces, shelves and floor stringers laminated to hull providing integral, structural strength.
  • Step on transom.
  • Dark green Awlgripped topsides

Deck Construction

  • Single unit, hand-laminated fiberglass with balsa core for stiffness and marine mahogany plywood in lieu of balsa in high stress areas.
  • The deck is fastened to the hull using stainless steel thru-bolts every 6" (4" in way of genoa tracks)
  • 3M 5200 Polyurethane sealant in hull to deck joint.

Steering System

  • Edson wheel steering with 40" comfort grip destroyer wheel, pedestal guard, and brake.
  • Ritchie SP-5 compass mounted in stainless steel binnacle.
  • Emergency tiller stored in cockpit locker.
  • Balanced rudder, molded fiberglass bonded to a carbon fiber rudder stock passing through a Tide's Marine top bearing and a lip seal bearing laminated to the hull.


  • Deep storage locker to starboard.
  • Molded-in winch handle pockets; coamings angled for comfort.
  • Solid teak cup holder on pedestal.
  • Four cockpit scuppers to bronze seavalves.
  • Stove fuel storage locker in aft lazarette.
  • Transom boarding ladder with teak treads.


  • Stainless steel, thru-bolted to chainplate bulkheads bonded to the hull.
  • Grounded to the keel.
  • Mounted well inboard for optimum sheeting angles.

Auxiliary Power

  • Westerbeke 55A - 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel with 2.7-1 reduction gear
  • 2 Alternators
  • 35 gallon custom aluminum fuel tank, deck filled, shutoff valve, vented and grounded
  • Racor fuel filter
  • water separator
  • Raw water intake strainer with wrench
  • Remote oil sump drain
  • Engine oil drip pan
  • Flexible four point engine mount system to minimize vibration and noise
  • Engine compartment exhaust blower
  • Engine compartment light
  • Complete engine access provided by sound and heat insulated removable panels.
  • Tachometer, hour meter, volt, oil, and temperature gauges are recessed in cockpit face.
  • Fuel gauge mounted at nav desk
  • 1-3-8" Aquamet prop shaft passes through a glassed in log
  • PSS shaft seal with bronze strut and three blade folding propeller


  • A modern section fin keel cast in lead with antimony added for strength
  • Thru-bolted to sump with stainless steel bolts and bronze nuts


  • One piece aluminum, keel stepped, Hall Spar mast with triple airfoil spreaders, masthead rig with white Awlgrip finish
  • Tri-sect masthead with 3 forward halyard sheaves
  • Internal main and genoa halyards
  • Boom vang lug
  • Spare halyard exits
  • Pre-wired with radio cable.
  • 2 Spinnaker halyards
  • Topping lift
  • Running backstay
  • Carbon fiber spinaker pole


  • Aluminum, white Awlgrip finish
  • Internal clew outhaul led aft
  • External topping lift
  • Two sets of internal jiffy reefing led aft

Electrical System

  • Heart Interface Link 2000-R Charger/Inverter
  • Four 12-volt 110 amp group 31 deep cycle marine batteries
  • Sealed battery switch
  • 110 V shore power system with GFI protection in galley and head
  • 50' shore power cord
  • Master AC-DC panels, located in the navigation area, include AC-DC volt and ammeters, marine circuit breakers, and polarity indicator
  • All wiring is color coded and tinned and meets USCG standards
  • Cabin courtesy lights

Deck Hardware

  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks are 1-1-4" x 3-16" x 12' aluminum T-track
  • Inboard tracks are recessed into the deck tooling with cars controlled from cockpit
  • Chrome cowl vents
  • Wood companionway handrail
  • Outboard tracks supplied with end stops and Lewmar lead blocks
  • Inboard tacks supplied with end stops and two Lewmar twinsheet lead blocks
  • Five part main sheet with Lewmar Ocean Racing blocks led to Harken ball bearing cabin top traveler, and aft to a Lewmar #44 CST two-speed winch
  • Custom cast mast collar with provision for halyard and turning block attachment
  • Two 10" 4-bolt cleats forward mid deck and aft
  • Self-draining foredeck anchor locker with drain and stainless pad eye to secure end of anchor rode
  • Two recessed deck scuppers
  • Custom cast mid-rail chock fitted into each toerail
  • Pulpit, stern rail, and stanchions custom fabricated stainless steel, thru-bolted with backing plates
  • Double lifelines of vinyl coated stainless steel cable with port, starboard and aft boarding gates with braced stanchions
  • All lifeline terminals and turnbuckles are swaged stainless steel
  • Solid teak handrails and toerails
  • 1-3-4" high solid teak toerails
  • Bowrail designed for ease of ground tackle handling
  • Custom cast anchor roller
  • 25lbs Anchor with 30' of chain and 200' of rode
  • Halyards, reefs, outhaul and vang, led aft
  • Two spinnaker halyards
  • All winches Lewmar Ocean Series
  • Main sheet led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed
  • Main halyard led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed
  • Genoa halyard led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed
  • Reefing - two lines led through a double stopper to Lewmar #44 CST two speed winch, mounted on aft cabin top
  • Primaries - two Lewmar #54 CST self-tailing winches
  • Secondary winches - Lewmar #44 CST self-tailing wishes
  • Two 10" chrome winch handles, one 10" chrome lock-in.
  • Custom cast anchor roller with integral chocks
  • Liferaft with custom frame to sit on brackets in front of dodger (raft due for inspection)
  • Custom brackets on cabin top to secure a dinghy 
  • Fenders
  • Docklines


  • Esbar Diesel Heater
  • Scandvik polished SS double galley sink
  • 6' 6" headroom in main and aft areas, with 6' 4" headroom in forward sections
  • Forward cabin has a 6' 10" island berth
  • Main cabin has two 6' 5" settee berths, port berth converts to double
  • Aft-cabin with 6' 10" full width double berth
  • Storage in aft-cabin settee
  • Ample drawers in both fore and aft cabins
  • Flat panel doors throughout
  • Contemporary curved head bookrack in aft-cabin
  • Large cedar lined hanging lockers in forward and aft cabins
  • Optimized area for instrument installation, storage locker space and panel arrangement at the chart table
  • Main cabin berthbacks with cabinets port and starboard
  • Aft head with separate stall shower
  • Forward cabin equipped with vanity sink, mirror, storage lockers, and upholstered seat
  • All berths provided with thick foam cushions covered with a durable fabric, zippered for ease of removal and cleaning
  • Lights in hanging lockers. Ventilation and Light
  • 8 Lewmar polished Ocean Series deck hatches with screens
  • 4 main cabin recessed fixed port lights of Marguard Lexan
  • 2 chrome dorade vents
  • 8 Stainless Steel and 2 polished aluminum opening ports with screens
  • Acrylic sliding companionway hatch with fiberglass spray hood and solid teak hatch boards
  • Screened hatch boards
  • EXCLUDED - Mattress topper and cover

Sabre 402 Features

  • Fully equipped tool kit
  • Cockpit locker light
  • Bronze flush thru-hulls with bronze seavalves
  • Double icebox with two opening lids
  • Propane 4 burner stove with oven
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Varnished interior cherry finish
  • Automatic electric bilge pump
  • Manual, cockpit mounted bilge pump
  • Laminated trim on all counters and shelving
  • Ash hull ceilings.

Keel Details

Keel #1
Keel Type: Fin
Ballast: 7300 lb
Displacement: 19300 sq ft
Max Draft: 6.25 ft

Other Equipment


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Westerbeke 55A Westerbeke 55A
Engine hours
Fuel capacity
132 litres
Number of berths
Drinking water capacity
405 litres
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Mr Ryan Miller
45 Elm Street Newport
Rhode Island
United States
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