2005 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express

  • 38 ft
  • Downeast
  • Richmond, VA, US

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Beautiful example of the very popular 38 Sabre Hardtop Express.  With her dazzling dark blue hull, twin 440 Yanmars, bow thruster, Onan generator, reverse cycle air conditioning (including dual AC on the helm deck), and a helm deck layout featuring the optional L settee with STIDD Captains and First Mate seating, she is ready to take her new owners anywhere.  

The owner has done everything to make this boat ready for the next lucky owner.  She has around 915 hours.  The Yanmar required 1000 hour service with cooler and valve adjustments done all complete.  Oil samples taken and she will fly through a marine survey.  Get in and GO!

Do Not Miss Out on the Fantastic Yacht!


Basic Information

38 Hardtop Express
Richmond, VA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Dimensions & Weight

38 ft - 11.58 meter
38 ft - 11.58 meter
13 ft 7 in - 4.14 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft - 0.91 meter
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Cruise Speed:
30 MPH
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Fuel Type:
440 (Individual), 880 (combined)
Max Speed:
35 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
350 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
100 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
40 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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This Fantastic Yacht


The interior has rich red cherry bulkheads and furniture, and a teak and holly sole.  There is reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout, and multiple hatches (Ocean Air hatches with screens and black-out shades) and stainless steel opening ports for those days and nights air conditioning is not needed.  Optional Accord Shades are on all opening ports.

Forward is the master stateroom, and features an island queen berth, a large overhead hatch, stainless steel opening ports, and abundant storage.  Aft to port is the head and stall shower with doors from the master stateroom and the main cabin.

Aft to starboard is the large L shaped settee, covered in a creamy Ultrasuede, which converts to a double berth, and a beautiful cherry pedestal table with a maple inlay.  On the forward bulkhead is a flatscreen TV/DVD easily viewed from the settee.  Opposite is the U-shaped fully equipped galley from which a Thanksgiving dinner could be prepared.

Up three steps is the helm deck.  The Stidd helm seat is to starboard, followed by a wet bar with a Corian countertop, under counter frig, a sink and cabinet storage.  Opposite is the mate's Stidd seat, followed by a comfortable L-settee covered in Ultraleather.   Down one step is the ample cockpit with optional teak coamings, and a transom door to the swim platform.  The helm deck has a teak sole, while the cockpit, side decks and foredeck has contrasting non-skid.  



  • Corian galley counter
  • Stainless Steel sink with faucet
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter
  • Two burner electric cook top with separate microwave
  • Refrigerator/freezer


  • Spacious island berth layout with laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • 2 drawers under berth with A/C return grills under drawers
  • Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind.  Locker face has 2 louvered doors.  Each door to access partitioned space with shelves in the aft two compartments.
  • Large hanging locker to port, cedar lined with cedar shelf.
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Large pocket door between salon and stateroom
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning
  • 2 drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door


  • L settee converts to double berth with storage below
  • Sound deadening headliner panels
  • Forward starboard bulkhead forms entertainment center space for the flat screen LCD TV/DVD player as well as chase for A/C duct and discharge grill
  • Master AC/DC breaker panel on aft salon bulkhead behind louvered doors
  • Salon table on two pedestal which lowers to form the berth filler
  • Bottle storage locker
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Reverse cycle airconditioning
  • Four overhead hatches with screens and shades
  • Two enclosed lockers outboard of settee with open shelf between


  • Stainless sink
  • Circular shower stall with seat and locker outboard
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Corin counter with bull noce
  • Tower bar
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower
  • Holding tank with incremental gauge
  • Storage lockers


  • Shore water inlet
  • Salt water washdown
  • Hot/cold transom shower
  • Aft cockpit curtain
  • Rear facing bench seat with cushions
  • Transom door
  • Teak cockpit coaming/covering boards on gunnels

Helm Deck

  • Yammer single lever electronic controls and synchronizer
  • Engine Start/Stop control panel
  • Custom gauge panel to include for each engine:  tachometer w/hour meter, engine temp, engine oil pressure, transmission oil pressure, voltmeter
  • Water in fuel warning light
  • Hi water temp and low oil pressure alarm
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers (intermittent wipers)
  • Fuel gauges
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower
  • Control for red instrument lights w/dimmer
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning 
  • Teak deck
  • Wet bar with stainless steel sink, Corian counter top, U-Line refrigerator 
  • Two overhead hatches
  • Sliding side windows with sun screen netting 
  • L settee upgrade 
  • Upgraded UltraLeather on L settee aft to port with custom scissor leg maple hi-lo table
  • Two Stidd swiveling helm chairs in custom UltraLeather 

Hull and Deck Equipment

  • Deep V planing hull with shallow prop pockets
  • 2" stainless steel shafts (upgrade with Yanmar 440s)
  • Flag Blue hull 
  • Bone White topsides and gold cove stripe
  • Hull side rub strakes
  • Manganese bronze struts with cutlass bearings
  • 4-blade NiBrAl props
  • 1 1/4" diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • Stainless steel cleats
  • Teak toe rails port and starboard with custom stainless steel cast mid-rail chocks and forward chocks
  • Lewmar windlass
  • Anchor, 35 lb CQR and chain
  • Radar mast (optional)
  • Flagpole holder and flag staff and burgee staff on pulpit
  • Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens and shades
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow
  • Swim platform with boarding ladder
  • Salt water wash down in cockpit and at bow (optional)
  • Fresh water wash down forward (optional)
  • Shore water inlet
  • Custom teak Dorade boxes and cowls

Electronics and Entertainment

  • Northstar Radar 4KW/36 mile
  • 6001 Northstar GPS
  • Northstar depth/fish finder
  • Samsung tablet with Navigation
  • Simrad depth sounder (independent)
  • Simrad Autopilot
  • Icom M602 VHF w/DSC Alert, external speaker and hailer
  • KVH Azmuth 1000 electronic compass
  • Glomar Omni-direction TV antenna
  • Salon flat screen TV/DVD
  • Stereo below with remote at helm

Electrical Systems

  • 120 VAC and 12VDC electrical systems
  • Onan 9KW generator with sound shield (optional)
  • Reverse cycle air-conditioning (2 zone) below and on helm deck (2 zone) 
  • Side Power SP75T bow thruster 
  • Refrigeration/freezer
  • Professional Mariner 50 AMP battery charger
  • 1500 Watt inverter (optional)
  • Two 30 AMP AC shore power inlets and two 50' shore cords
  • Galvanic isolator w/monitoring system
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker and distribution panel
  • 120V outlets in each cabin, one in engine room, and on helm deck
  • All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Two dedicated engine start batteries 
  • Two house batteries 
  • Generator battery replaced 
  • All batteries upgraded t
  • Battery condition gauge
  • Cockpit courtesy lights with remote switch at transom door
  • Improved engine room lighting
  • Tinned wire throughout

Engines and Engine Room

  • Twin Yanmar 440 HP 6LY2A-STP, fresh water cooled, and includes Yanmar electronic controls (912 hrs/915 hrs)
  • Teleflex Morse Magic i6000 electronic controls w/synchronizer (optional)
  • 2" Aquamet stainless steel shafts required with 440s
  • Reverso Oil Change system 
  • Groco engine raw water intake strainers 
  • Two-12K BTU reverse cycle air conditioners 
  • 1500 Watt inverter 
  • Professional Mariner Battery charger
  • PSS dripless shaft seals
  • Engine room blower and vents
  • White gelcoat engine room
  • Foil face foam noise barrier
  • Automatic fire suppression system
  • Onan 9KW generator and sound shield (425 hours)
  • 80 AMP, 12V alternators, each engine
  • Seawater cooled 5" side exhaust system
  • Automatic and manual bilge pumps

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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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7057387)