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If you are looking for that rare combination of beauty and brawn, the Sabre 402 is such a boat. Not only is this Jim Taylor design the deep keel version for better performance, but the cherry wood interior of the 402 is such that you never see in more recent boats.
Great electronics, flag blue hull, reliable diesel makes her the perfect offering to short hand daysail or spend time cruising in safety and comfort.
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 provideample 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 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 50 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 three 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 which can also house the optional anchor windlass 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 thehouse 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.
Large top and front loading fridge
Large top loading freezer
Propane 4 burner stove and oven
Double stainless steel sink
Pressurized hot and cold water
"Waterfixer" water filtration
Furuno Navnet 3D chartplotter/radar at navigation station
Furuno Navnet 3D chartplotter/radar at helm
Furuno autopilot at helm
2 x Standard Horizon VFH's at navigation station
Standard Horizon VHF remote at helm
Furuno GPS at helm
JVC stereo system with Bose speakers
Weems & Plath barometer & clock
Fold down cockpit table
2 x 44 Lewmar self tailing winches
2 x 54 Lewmar self tailing winches
7 x Lewmar spinlocks
2016 3DL New North main
2016 3DL North genoa
2016 Harken Batt-car system
Harken mainsail track
Compression Boom Vang
Blue Seas circuit board
Heart interface charger/inverter
22' Flat screen TV
LG Blueray DVD
Espar hydronic diesel heat
Custom box spring and mattresses
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.
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 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.
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
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 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
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 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 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 toerails
Bowrail designed for ease of ground tackle handling
Custom cast anchor roller
Halyards, reefs, outhaul and vang, led aft. Winches
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
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.
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
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