Sabre 38 MK II for sale

Stonington, United States

Listed price $91,000 USD

Sabre 38 MK II
General information
Sabre 38 MK II
Used sail boat for sale
£83,597 GBP | Listed price $91,000 USD
Name of boat
Length overall
11.58 metres
Stonington, United States

About this Sabre 38 MK II


1988 Sabre 38 MK II

Indigo is a clean example of this classic Sabre cruising boat.  Years of generous care from the current owner means that Indigo is ready to be passed on to her next steward in turn-key fashion.

Maintenance and upgrades abound.

Accomodations and Layout

Indigo's spacious cabin arrangement makes an immediate impression as you step down the companionway stairs.

The teak joinerwork is of highest Maine quality and the teak and holly sole are well kept.  All interior woodwork is satin finished varnish.

Beginning forward, is the anchor locker which is accessible on deck via generous hatch. The locker is narrow and deep which should allow for worry free stacking of the anchor rode.

Aft of the anchor locker is the owners cabin V-berth.  This is a spacious and functional cabin which includes the large V-berth (no filler), settee bench, sink and mirror, numerous drawers and a hanging locker.  There is also ample side counter space with fiddles and storage underneath for personal items

Next aft is the main saloon which gives the impression of a larger vessel due to the generous beam.  The L Settee to port can be converted into a comfortable double.  The straight settee to stbd is a generous single.

There is storage outboard and under the settees.

The large bi-fold dining table stores securely on the main bulkhead to allow maximum use of the space in the saloon.  There is bottle storage behind the stored table.  When the table is down, one leg supports the main section to port and a second leg supports the bi-fold to stbd.  When fully deployed, the table can seat 6.

The passage aft is slightly off center as you pass by the secure handholds of the partial bulkhead that create the back of the settees.

To stbd is the aft-facing nav station.  Nav and comm equipment is easily accessible.  There is chart storage under the table and the DC and AC Electrical Distribution panel is directly above the chart desk.

Moving across to the port side you pass by the base of the companionway steps and enter the galley.  This is a functional and secure galley which includes deep double stainless steel sinks on centerline.  Countertop garbage access.  Seafrost refrigeration (2015) in the counter top fridge.  Tasco three burner propane stove with oven. Copious storage.

Aft to port is the spacious guest stateroom featuring double berth, locker storage and a hanging locker.  There is also engine access via a removable insulated box.

Across to stbd is the head which includes a manual marine toilet, vanity sink and a shower space with seat.

The cockpit is a functional space for sailing while also allowing relaxing and socializing when at anchor.

Deck, Topsides and Rig

The topsides were painted with Green Awlgripi in 2016 making a stunning impression in any harbor.  A double white boot stripe, gold cove stripe and red bottom complete the color scheme.  The bottom was barrier coated in 2009.

The deck is thoughfully laid out for sailing while also allowing for clean walkways with teak handrails atop the cabin trunk.  All teak on deck has been left natural gray for ease of maintenance.

At the bow there is a Harken rollerfurler on the headstay.  There is an anchor roller with 33 lb Bruce galvanized anchor.There is combination chain and rope rode that runs through a Lewmar electric windlass. There are deck switches as well as a swtich at the helm.

The roller furling line runs down the port side via stanchion mounted turning blocks.

Moving aft, there are six overhead hatches and six opening portlights on the cabin house.

There are inboard AND outboard jib sheet tracks.

The aluminum two-spreader rig has been unstepped annually and all standing rigging was replaced in 2016.

There is an upper fitting for additional or detachable inner forestay

The Leisurefurl boom is and solid Forespar vang is a significant equipment upgrade.  The halyard and furling line are lead aft to the cockpit where an electric winch makes easy work of raising and lowering the main.

Sails: furling main, 110% and 130% jibs, Asymmetric spinnaker, storm trysail.

The cockpit is secure and functional with seat cushions throughout.  The helm includes an Edson wheel pedestal with twin lever control, teak cup holders, Ritchie compass and an autopilot control head.  Raymarine speed, apparent wind and depth instruments on the forward house.

There is a Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster at the base of the backstay.

Lewmar winches: 43ST mainsheet port housetop, #40 electric main halyard stbd housetop, 2x #52ST primaries, 2x 43ST secondaries, #30 halyard

Under the stbd seat is a large lazzarette and a cockpit shower with hot and cold water.

There are 2x 20 lb propane tanks, barbecue grill, dinghy outboard mount, stern boarding swim ladder, cockpit table, removable sun awning (when at rest).  Lifejackets, fenders, flares, jack lines, preventer.

Custom Fairclough Boom Tent for winter storage with the mast in place.

Electrical and Electronics

12V and 120V Distribution Panels

ENGINE and HOUSE Battery Switches

Furuno DGPS GP-36 GPS Navigator

Standard Horizon Spectrum VHF

VHF Cockpit handset

Furuno Radar

Raymarine ST60 Depth, Speed and Apparent wind (cockpit)

Raymarine 6001 Autopilot (control at helm)

Seafrost Refrigeration control panel 2015

Link 10 Battery Monitor

Tank watch holding tank monitor

Mast head light switch: tri-color (for under sail), Anchor light and strobe (for emergency)

NEW Alternator and regulator 2022

Shore power charger

Galvanic Isolator

2x 12v house batts (2018)

1x 12 v engine start batt (2022)

NEW Shore power cord 2021

Clarion sound system


Yanmar 4JH3 (58 hp) installed 2001, with 1896 hours 9/22

KBW21 transmission reduction 2.17:1

New raw water intake 2022

Aqua Drive CV joint

1 inch ss shaft

3-Blade Max Prop feathering propeller

33 lb Bruce anchor with 50' 5/16" BBB chain and 250' 5/8" nylon rode

Lewmar electric windlass 2020

Whale Gusher 10 manual bilge pump

Rule 2000 electric bilge pump


Summary of Upgrades


New start battery

New Engine alternator and regulator 

New Raw water pump

2x New Spinnaker halyards


New dodger

New Doyle tri-radial Dacron Leisurefurl Main

New fitted sheets for forward cabin

New Bilge pumps


New Sunbrella cockpit cushions and pillows

New Lewmar anchor windlass with cockpit control

New LED Bow nav lights


Topsides painted green -Awlgrip 2016

Standing rigging replaced with rod rigging 2016

Mast light replaced 2016

Engine transmission rebuilt 2016

New Seafrost refrig 2015

New water heater 2014

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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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East Coast Yacht Sales - RI

One Martime Drive
United States
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