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1990 Sabre 34 MKII

  • 34 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Rockland, ME, US

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  • Sabre 34 MKII - Elysium - On Dock
  • Sabre 34 MKII - Elysium - On Dock
  • Sabre 34 MKII - Elysium - On Dock
  • Sabre 34 MKII - Elysium - On Dock
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 "Roger Hewson’s racer-cruiser gets high marks for performance.  In 1985, after nearly a decade of building the popular Sabre 34, Sabre Yachts significantly revamped the design. The resulting boat—beamier, roomier, faster, and more powerful than the original—is usually referred to as the Sabre 34 Mark II." Practical Sailo.   
     Elysium professionally winterized and stored indoors for last 7 seasons, September through May at Journey’s End Marina, Rockland, Maine. Diligently maintained by owner and heavily upgraded. For example engine has been replaced, cockpit bimini with integrated davits and solar, self tacking headsail etc... This is a very special boat.


Basic Information

Rockland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
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Roger Hewson
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Dimensions & Weight

34 ft - 10.36 meter
34 ft 2 in - 10.42 meter
11 ft 2 in - 3.4 meter
Draft - max:
7 ft 4 in - 2.23 meter
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Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
28 (Individual), 28 (combined)
Max Speed:
8 MPH - 6.95 KTS

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
152 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
20 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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     Elysium has been well maintained and actively sailed by the present owners for nine years. She has been raced in club races but primarily cruised from North Carolina to Maine. The present owners, have essentially lived aboard for the summer cruising Maine from Rockland to Roque Island and customized her for convenience and easy handling. All systems are operational and dependable. She was re-powered in 2016 with a 28 hp Yanmar diesel, which pushes the boat at 5.5 kts at 2200 rpm, 6+ kts at 2800 rpm. 
     Under sail, she is easily handled by two people. Though she has a full complement of head sails for racing and long-distance cruising, her 95% self-tacking jib makes short-handed or solo sailing easy. She has single-line, two-point reefing for the main, and all control lines lead to the cockpit. A Doyle Cradle Cover makes furling and covering the main quick and easy. For racing, the owner added dual spinnaker halyards, a telescoping whisker pole that stores up the mast, stacked deck organizers and Garhauer clutches.
     Her primary ground tackle is a 35# Manson, easily deployed, weighed and secured without a windlass. Present owner (in his late 70s) says he sets and retrieves it over a dozen times a year without strain or hard effort. She has a well-designed, multi-function, rigid Bimini for shade that incorporates davits for a dinghy, a solar panel, support for radar mast, nav console, storage of PFDs, and hand rails.  
     This Sabre has numerous improvements to interior accommodations. Corners of the folding dining table have been artfully rounded, opening and fixed portlights replaced, step added in V-berth, storage niche added at nav station, storage shelves added inside instrument compartments. An inspection port has been incorporated in the companionway stairs to easily check the oil level and fuel filters without removing the stairs. All cabin lights have been converted to LED, pilot lights added to electrical panel, and a red LED convenience light added to illuminate it. A 2000 watt inverter provides AC voltage for a coffee maker, toaster, hair dryer and fast charging ports for electronic devices. 
Hull and Superstructure
     Construction Scantlings: Single skin gel coat over multiple layers of resin impregnated fiberglass. FRP transverse floors, FRP tabbed structural bulkheads and partitions. Cored hull above the load waterline.
     Superstructure/Layout: Low trunk forward to aft cockpit/chain locker way forward then V-berths followed by port head, starboard hanging locker. The saloon is open with navigation station and quarter berth to starboard, and galley to port. Engine access is via companionway and associated joiner work.
Hull and Deck
  • Shoal-draft keel with centerboard, skeg-hung rudder. Draft 4 feet board up/ 7 feet board down.
  • Hull consists of alternating layers of mat and roving fiberglass, plus additional layers of bi-directional roving and balsa coring. Deck is hand laminated fiberglass with balsa core stiffening and molded-in nonskid deck surface. 
  • Flag Blue Awlgrip over white gelcoat on hull; red and blue boot top, white bottom. Bottom soda blasted and barrier-coated with Interprotect (4 coats) ~ 2020
  • Headroom 6’3”
  • Interior handsomely integrates white fiberglass head liner with oiled and varnished teak, mahogany and cypress constructed with meticulous Maine boatbuilding techniques and craftsmanship
  • Four fixed portlights REPLACED 2021, Six opening portlights with screens; two large Bowmar deck hatches; lazarette
  • Solid teak toe rails and handrails
  • Stainless-steel stanchions with double lifelines, double gates
  • Fold-down stainless-steel boarding ladder with varnished teak treads on transom
  • Four dorade ventilators
  • Edson pedestal wheel steering with lighted binnacle and drink holders, 36” stainless-steel wheel (race), as well as 28” stainless-steel wheel used for cruising (wrapped with clove-hitch braid)
  • Cast aluminum double bow roller/chock system with custom anchor lock for primary anchor (35# Manson Supreme) 
  • Stainless-steel deck hardware
  • Custom rigid bimini with integrated dinghy davits
  • Emergency tiller
Sails and Rigging
  • Doyle Full-batten Main Sail ~ 2010
  • Doyle 145% Genoa ~ 2010 (seldom used)
  • Doyle Asymmetric Spinnaker (solid red) with ATN Tacker, sock, “turtle” bag, sheets and blocks ~ 2010 (very seldom used)
  • North 135% Genoa
  • Bohndell 95% Self-tacking Jib with custom installed Selden traveler. Roller furling ~ 2019 (often used)
  • North Main Sail. Spare (good condition)
  • ATN Gale Sail 100 sq ft Jib ~ 2003 (never used).
  • Rigid QuikVang
  • Forespar TriReacher telescoping spinnaker pole with vertical UpMast storage. Topping lift ~ 2014
  • Single-line, two-point reefing system on main sail
  • Harken roller furling and foil headstay
  • Doyle Cradle Cover and lazy jacks ~ 2013
  • Four-line Garhauer clutches
  • SpinLoc cleats for main sheet traveler and vang and topping lift
  • Two Self-tailing Lewmar #40 2-two-speed primary jib sheet winches
  • Self-tailing Lewmar #30 2-speed mainsheet winch
  • Self-tailing Lewmar #30 2-speed main halyard winch (can be used for single-line reefing as well)
  • Lewmar single-speed jib halyard winch
  • Spinnaker halyards port and starboard
  • Hall Spar mast.
  • Double spreader
  • Stainless-steel standing rigging ~ 2009
  • Navtec Hydraulic Backstay adjuster ~ rebuilt. 2015
  • New backstay 1x19 316T ¼” ~ 2017
  • Varnished ash shroud rollers on forward lower shrouds
  • Signal halyard
  • Spare sheets, batten tools, topping lift, Cunningham tackle, and assorted blocks
  • Four winch handles
Engine and Mechanical
  • 28 HP three-cylinder Yanmar 3YM30AE diesel. NEW 2016. Fresh water cooled, with approximately 575 hours. Engine is located amidships under cockpit with excellent access for routine maintenance and inspection (dipstick, oil extraction and fill ports, oil filter, fuel filters, and impellers, easily accessible). Two inspection ports – one on starboard side and one in the companionway stairs
  • KM2P-1 Transmission - reduction ratios 3.22/3.06
  • Stainless-steel 1” shaft with DriveSaver and Shaft Razor line cutter
  • Dripless shaft seal
  • Cutlass bearing replaced ~ 2016
  • Three-blade, feathering MaxProp ~ 2014
  • Spare two-blade prop stored in in bilge
  • Cruising speed: 6 knots
  • Fuel consumption ~ ½ gph at 2200 rpm
  • Yanmar instrument panel with fuel gauge ~ 2016
  • Bilge blower
  • Auxiliary engine warning alarm installed in nav console at helm
  • Exhaust hose replaced ~ 2017
  • Racor MA500 gph primary fuel filter with vacuum gauge, easily accessible.
  • Spartan tapered bronze through-hull fittings (7). Lapped in 2017. Inspected and lubricated annually. Spartan service kit and flange-nut wrench aboard
Electronics and Navigation
  • Standard Horizon Matrix GX2150 VHF with AIS receiver ~ 2015
  • Ritchie 4” binnacle compass on helm pedestal ~ 2011
  • Raymarine Axiom Pro 9” Touch Screen/Hybrid GPS Multifunction Display NEW 2020. Displays AIS data. Mounted in custom teak nav console mounted above the helm, attached at eye-level to underside of the custom rigid bimini
  • Standard Horizon RAM3 Remote Mic is attached to the custom teak nav console.
  • Raymarine Digital Radar RD418D (2015) mounted on Questus swing unit on pole supported by back stay and integrated with the custom rigid bimini
  • Raymarine Evolution EV-1 Autopilot, ACU 100 and P70 Pilot Controller ~ 2015
  • Raymarine ST4000+ Wheel Autopilot ~ 2015
  • Raymarine ST60+Depth Instrument ~ 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+Speed Instrument ~ 2010
  • Raymarine ST60+ Wind and Close Hauled Wind Instrument ~ 2010
  • Raymarine Windvane Transducer ~ 2019
  • All Raymarine instruments and AIS are networked by SeaTalkng together and to Axiom Pro MFD
  • Axiom Pro MFD runs Raymarine Lighthouse and Navionics Charts providing radar overlay and AIS
  • Backup GPS - Standard Horizon CPF 390i 7” Chart Plotter (2012) Can be mounted at Nav Station or Steering Pedestal
  • West Marine WM4000 AM/FM/XM radio, with antenna separator ~ 2019
  • USB and 12v outlets
Electrical System
  • 12V DC & 110V AC electrical system.
  • Two Group 31 batteries for house (2020 and 2019) and one Group 24 (2020) for engine start (all Deep Cycle, can be combined).
  • Xantrex HFS 2000w Inverter/Charger with remote display/control panel at nav station ~ 2019
  • 75 Amp Alternator
  • 50 Watt Solar Panel
  • Electric (12 V) bilge pump with float and manual switches. Rule 2000 gph. Spare pump aboard
  • LED cabin, anchor, and navigation lights
  • Raritan hot water heater (12 gal) with engine coolant heat exchanger and 120 V healing element with thermostat and pressure relief valve. Rebuilt 2020
  • 30 Amp Shore Power cord with 50 Amp-to-30 Amp adapter
  • Headroom 6’3’’
  • Sleeping for four adults comfortably, six possible in a very attractive, bright interior with spacious accommodations
  • The forward cabin has 6’8” V-berth berth with ample storage below
  • Next aft, to port is an enclosed head, manual head, sink with hot and cold pressure water, hand-held shower, teak grate on sole, 12 v. shower sump pump, and storage cabinets
  • Next aft, to starboard is a hanging locker
  • The main salon has settee to port which can be pulled out to make a double berth. A single settee berth is to starboard. Both have lockers and bookshelves and cabinets above
  • A teak dining table with drop leaf teak table hinges from the main cabin bulkhead to port. A storage rack for books and dinner ware is accessible when the table is down
  • Further aft to starboard is a full-sized sit-down chart table with chart storage underneath, and circuit breaker panels, voltage gauges, VHF, and FM/AM/Satellite radio, connection for auxiliary GPS/plotter, lights for night navigation, etc.
  • The L-shaped galley is to port with deep double S/S sinks. There is a gimballed two-burner S/S stove with oven fueled by CNG (convertible to LPG). Force 10 Standard. ~ NEW 2021
  • To starboard and aft is a double quarter berth
  • The interior joinery is exquisite oiled and varnished teak, cypress ceiling, with a teak and holly sole
  • Cockpit shower (hot and cold pressure)
  • Head pump replaced ~ 2017
  • Sanitation hoses to and from holding tank replace with Shields 105 ~ 2014
  • Y-valve replaced ~ 2019
  • Fuel: 30-gallons in aluminum tank. Located under cockpit sole on centerline
  • Water: 76-gallons in two polyethylene tanks; located under port and starboard settees
  • Holding: 20-gallon polyethylene holding tank with y-valve for off-shore discharge
Ground Tackle
  • 35# Manson Supreme (dual shank) with 30’ chain and 250’ rode
  • 17# Fortress on 150’ rode
  • Dual bow roller with custom stock chock for Manson
  • Rodes and Fortress stored in divided anchor locker
Docking and Berthing Gear
  • Fenders (three)
  • Docklines (7)
  • Boat hooks (2)
Emergency and Safety Equipment
  • Double lifelines and gates port and starboard. 317 stainless-steel ~ 2012
  • LED running lights, steaming light, foredeck light, anchor light
  • ACR EPIRB. Global Fix Pro 406 Mhz GPS. Registered 2019. Expires 11/23/2022.
  • SOLAS 20” life ring(Jim Bouy) with SEE-ME LED rescue light
  • Man overboard pole
  • Life jackets (PFDs). Four Offshore. Two Type II, in water-tight bag in dinghy
  • (2) Pad-eyes for tethers at companion way
  • Two Kong tethers, single, retractable. Stretch to back of cockpit
  • Emergency tiller
  • Whale Gusher manual bilge pump, with (2) extra handles ~ Rebuilt 2018
  • Spare Rule 2000 gph electric bilge pump
  • High-water bilge alarm. Johnson Pump. 100dB with LED light. Off/Armed/Test
  • Bilge pump cycle counter. WaterWitch
  • Kidde Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarm
  • Fire extinguishers: One 5# Halotron 1 under chart table, one Halotron Mini in galley, two 2.5# Dry Chemical 1A 10 B:C (fwd cabin, cockpit locker) 
  • Signal horn
  • Fog bell
  • Waypoint Spotlight, 1000 lumens, rechargeable
  • Folding day shape for steaming while steaming under sail (inverted cone)
  • Radar reflector, Davis EchoMaster
  • Assorted wooden and foam hole plugs
Miscellaneous Gear
  • Hatch and companionway screens (Bugbuster) 
  • Solid Teak, lockable companionway hatch boards (three boards that store in port cockpit locker) 
  • Plywood one-piece companionway hatch board with portlight (stores under berth in main saloon)
  • Custom Sunbrella companionway flap (snaps on)
  • Custom Sunbrella boom tent
  • Folding cockpit cushions (four, 15”x30”) 
  • Custom folding boarding step for getting into and out of dinghy
  • Boatswain’s chair
  • Magma Propane Grill
  • 12 v. Cabin fan
  • Weems and Plath gimballed brass parafin lantern on main saloon bulkhead
  • 120 v. Proctor Silex one-cup coffee maker
  • 120 v. Toaster
The current owners intend on keeping the following items:
  • Winslow Life Raft. Six-man, Ultralight Off Shore with SEP packed inside. 2016. Stored on coach roof in hard, locking hard Pelican case. 
  • Flare guns (two): 12 Ga and 25mm launchers. Large inventory of flares- red aerial, handheld red and orange smokes 
  • LED SOS Distress Light. Weems & Plath 
  • ACR DitchBag
  • AB Lammina UltraLight Aluminum RIB. 8’4”, 68#, 4-person 
  • Yamaha 3hp, 2-cycle outboard motor
  • Weems and Plath Tide Clock 
  • Weems and Plath Barometer 
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