Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Hull Shape: Deep Vee
LOA: 40 ft 2 in
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
LWL: 34 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Ballast: 7500 lbs
Dry Weight: 18500 lbs
Total Power: 55 HP
Engine Brand: Westerbeke
Year Built: 1998
Engine Model: 55A
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1166
Drive Type: Shaft Drive
Engine Power: 55 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: (104 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (50 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (30 Gallons)
Number of heads: 1
From the moment I took the wheel of the new Sabre 402 and shot off on a lively close reach, I realized I was sailing a boat that just felt right.
The 402 fits squarely within the emerging mantra of the worldwide sailing industry: There is no longer any excuse for poor performance. The chasm between pure cruising boats and racing boats is shrinking. These new performance cruisers, which don't completely disdain tradition but are not saddled with it either, are breathing excitement into the industry.
Designer Jim Taylor was commissioned to design a boat with exceptional performance yet one that can be easily handled by a couple. Sabre wanted a boat that was foremost a cruiser but had the capability of making swift passages. "We firmly believe that a fast boat is more fun to sail and also expands any sailor's cruising grounds," said Bentley Collins, Sabre's marketing director. Innovative hull design and improved construction technology, coupled with dramatic improvements in sail-handling gear, make it possible to build fast boats that can indeed be handled by a couple, and not necessarily a young couple.
From abeam, the 402 appears as a nice synthesis of form and function. The waterline is relatively long at 34 feet yet the bow is not plumb and the reverse transom has a gentle lift. There is a subtle sheerline and the freeboard is moderate. The cabin trunk has recessed port lights and blends smoothly into the deck, revealing a handsome profile.
Following a long line of sisterships, the 402 appears to be a very well-built boat. The hull and deck are balsa cored. On deck, marine plywood is used in lieu of balsa for high-stress areas. Below the waterline, Sabre, like most builders today, uses vinylester resin with ISO NPG gelcoat, which provides excellent protection against osmotic blisters.
The hull-and-deck joint is mechanical and chemical with through-bolts on six-inch centers. Floor stringers, bulkheads, berth faces and shelves are all laminated to the hull for structural support. The maststep is on a bridge above the bilge water. On the deck, the 402 has wide side decks and the nonskid pattern seems to provide good footing. the double lifelines are well supported. There are recessed inboard genoa tracks for close sheeting angles and outboard tracks on the teak toerail for off the wind work. The mainsheet traveler is forward of the companionway with what is today a common midboom sheeting arrangement. From the chrome cowl vents to the custom-cast midrail chock fitted into each toerail, the workmanship on deck is to a very high standard.
Ventilation is provided by eight Lewmar Ocean Series deck hatches with beautiful built-in wood-framed screens and eight stainless steel opening portlights. Sabre chose Lewmar winches, with 54 CST self-tailing primaries and 44CST's for halyards, mainsheet and reefing lines. the one-piece aluminum mast section built by Hall Spars is intentionally light. The spindly spar, which is 57 feet, 6 inches above the waterline, is well-supported with triple airfoil compression spreaders and is painted with white Awlgrip. The standing rigging is rod except for the headstay, which is 5/16 inch wire to accept the roller-furling gear. I like the cockpit of the 402 for several reasons. First, it has a real bridgedeck, which not only keeps green water from sloshing below but also provides, as Collins calls it, "the best seat in the house."
With the autopilot driving the boat, sitting tucked beneath the dodger on the bridgedeck with your feet dangling in the companionway, you will be dry and secure, watching the world go by while slogging to weather. Taylor resisted the urge to turn the cockpit into a picnic area and made sure that you can easily reach your feet across to the low-side seat for support when the boat is heeled. The seat backs are quite comfortable and, with the dodger down, visibility from the helm is great.
The interior of the 402 is well designed and executed. Sabre's joinery work is simply outstanding and the light teak interior is warm and friendly. The owner's cabin is forward and features a long, island berth taking the place of the standard V-berth. There are comfortable seats to either side of the berth and a vanity with a Corian counter top. Storage is found in three large drawers under the bunk and a good-sized hanging locker. Working aft, you come to the saloon, which features a centerline table with large drop leaves. Typical of today's boats, the interior has been expanded as far as possible abeam, reducing storage space, although there are usable lockers above the berth.
Aft to starboard is a forward-facing navigation station, with good fiddle edges to actually keep charts in place. There is an impressive electrical panel above the chart table and opposite is a lovely U-shaped galley. The galley includes a three-burner propane stove, a double stainless steel sink, a huge icebox and ample counter and storage space. One of the best features of the interior is that there is only one head. Let's face it, the 402 is a two-couple boat by design, and just how many heads do four people need? The large head is aft of the nav station and has a separate shower stall, which is much more useful than another small head crammed into the V-berth area. the head is also accessed through the aft cabin, which is to port, aft of the galley.
Tucked beneath the cockpit, this is truly an aft cabin, not an overgrown quarter berth. The berth runs fore and aft, which is much better than athwartships, and is quite comfortable. There is a hanging locker and storage under the berth. And because the engine is located amidships, the aft cabin is actually habitable while under power. A Westerbeke 50 four-cylinder diesel pushes the 402 along at 7-plus knots. The engine is easily accessible for maintenance as it lies beneath the galley sink compartment. Access to the stuffing box is excellent and the standard prop is an 18 by 16 two bladed, which incorporates a bronze strut.
The 50-gallon fuel tank is aluminum and provides the 402 with a realistic powering range of about 400 miles. During the test sail, we powered only briefly, but the engine was quiet with no obvious vibration. The wind was steady at 10 knots true as I took the helm. We eased sheets and sailed on a close reach toward Kent Narrows on the other side of the bay. The more I sailed the boat the more I realized my first impression was accurate: The boat felt right. the steering was tight; the angles of the cockpit seemed just right; the sail controls were easily reached and adjusted.
The 402 is a boat meant for seat-of-the-pants sailing because it is easy to sense her moods. As we brought the boat through the wind and put her through her paces, I found that the Sabre 402 is a sailor's boat. There are no excuses and few compromises. She is simply a pleasure to sail. Unfortunately, we didn't have the conditions to find out if she met her design criteria of exhilarating performance. But in a modest breeze, she certainly demonstrated sweet sailing characteristics. Off the wind, we managed to keep the boat moving above 5 knots even as the apparent wind dropped to less than 7 knots. Sailing on the wind, the 402 was quite close-winded and we tacked through 90 degrees without breaking a sweat. The new Sabre 402 is a fine example of the type of high-quality boats American builders are capable of producing.
The mandate given to 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 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 storage. 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 marine 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, under the countertop, there are plenty of drawers and a refrigerator/ freezer. 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 bridge deck - 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 which also houses the anchor windlass and anchor wash down below deck level. 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 four large fixed ports. Two chrome dorades ensure circulation of the interior air when the yacht is closed up.
The Awlgrip 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 bridge deck 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.
? Large top and front loading fridge
? Large top loading freezer
(dual dockside & engine driven Sea Frost systems)
? Regal 2 propane 4 burner stove and oven
? Double stainless steel sink
? Pressurized hot and cold water
? Corian countertops
? Panasonic microwave
? Xintex S-2A propane fume detector and control system
Navigation Station Electronics
• Northstar 952X GPS display (redundant to the Furuno system at the helm)
• Bass Products circuit control system
• B&G h1000 multifunction display
• ICOM IC-M504 VHF with remote cockpit handset control
• JVC KD-519 stereo system
• Heart Interface Link 20 battery monitoring system
• Heart Interface Pathmaker battery control system
• Diesel fuel tank fuel level gauge
Helm Equipment & Electronics
•Furuno Navnet 3D chart plotter/radar VX2 (c-map NT max)
•Simrad AP 25 Autopilot with Robertson hydraulic ram
• B&G h1000 multifunction display for speed, depth,etc
•B&G apparent wind indicator
•NavPod instrument housings for electronics
•Edson pedestal steering with engine controls
?Engine control panel with tach, oil pressure, engine temp & battery charge indicators
?Dual propane tanks in custom vented locker
?Custom cockpit cushions
?Sony marine speakers
Sails and Rigging
• Compression Boom Vang
• 2 jibs (1 genoa & 1 self-tending)
• Self-tending jib track & sheet system
• Harken jib roller furling system
• Spinnaker & pole
Deck and Equipment
? Garhauer marine dinghy davits
? Horizon Express anchor windlass
? CQRanchorplus spare spade type anchor
? Anchor wash down in chain locker
? Fold down cockpit table
? Life Sling
? Lewmar 44 electric winch (1)
? 2 x 44 Lewmar self-tailing winches
? 2 x 54 Lewmar self-tailing winches
• Westerbeke 55A Four diesel aux power (1170 engine hours)
• Brunton Autoprop H6- 3 blade propeller
• Bass Products circuit board control system
• Xantrex multistage battery charger
• Inverter with Statpower remote switch
• Sansui 19” Flat screen TV
? New Awlgrip paint in 2012
? New Interlux hull barrier coats (3) in 2012
? Port & hatch screens
? All new dodger and bimini with extended side panels in 2012
? Custom winter cover (2012)
Sabre 402 Specifications per Manufacturer
• Single unit, balsa cored, hand-laminated fiberglass of alternate layers of mat knitted biaxial roving.
• ISO NPG gel coat.
• 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.
• Choice of step or traditional transom.
• 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.
• 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.
• Two cockpit scuppers to bronze sea valves.
• 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.
• A modern section wingedkeel (draws 4’ 11”)
• 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.
• Aluminum, white Awlgrip finish
• Internal clew outhaul led aft
• External topping lift
• Two sets of internal jiffy reefing led aft
• Four 12-volt deep cycle marine batteries
• Sealed battery switch
• 110 V shore power system with GFI protection in galley and head
• 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
• 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
• Chrome cowl vents
• Stainless handrail around companionway entry
• Outboard tracks supplied with end stops and Lewmar lead blocks
• Inboard tacks supplied with end stops and two Lewmar twin sheet 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 attachments.
• 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 toe rail
• Pulpit, stern rail, and stanchions custom fabricated stainless steel, thru-bolted with backing plates
• Double lifelines of vinyl coated stainless steel cable with port and starboard 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 toe rails
• Bow rail designed for ease of ground tackle handling
• Custom cast anchor roller
• Halyards, reefs, outhaul and boom vang, led aft.
• 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
• Two 10" chrome winch handles, one 10" chrome lock-in.
• Stem Head - Custom cast anchor roller with integral chocks.
• Stainless steel 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 berth backs 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
• Raritan PHII head
• Lights in hanging lockers. Ventilation and Light - 8 Lewmar polished Ocean Series deck hatches with wooden 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
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.
*This price is based on today's currency conversion rate.