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1998 Sabre 402

  • 40 ft
  • Cruiser
  • Rockland, ME, US

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"Jim Taylor, the Sabre Design Team and Sabre Yachts faced a daunting challenge when they sat down to develop the Sabre 402 - how to fold the latest technology for safety and performance into a proven hull, rig and interior so that the "look and feel" of their proper yacht were not compromised. They accomplished this task in a superb and elegant way... The result? Cruising World's 1997 Boat of the Year." ~ Mark Schrader - Cruising World March 1997
     Magical is a well cared for example of this very popular Sabre model. Being a New England boat all of her life she has seen short seasons combined with an obvious pride of ownership by both of her owners. Recently surveyed in 2020, seller will make this survey available to interested parties. 


Basic Information

Rockland, ME, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
Jim Taylor
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

40 ft - 12.19 meter
40 ft 2 in - 12.24 meter
13 ft 4 in - 4.06 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 11 in - 1.5 meter
Bridge Clearance:
57 ft 6 in - 17.53 meter
Dry Weight:
19100 lbs


Cruise Speed:
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
50 (Individual), 50 (combined)
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
50 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
104 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
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Captains Cabin:
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  • 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
  • Step 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
Sails and Rigging
  • North Sails dacron fully battened main
  • North Sails 100% dacron jib
  • North Sails 140% dacron genoa
  • Harken roller furling  
  • Hall Spars painted white aluminum triple spreader mast
  • Hall Spars boom
  • Hall Quick Vang rigid boom vang
  • Navtec Rod rigging ~ 2020
  • Quick Vang boom vang lines led to cockpit
  • Harken mainsail traveler with 6:1 purchase
  • Adjustable jib lead cars
  • (2) Lewmar Ocean Series winches #44 CST two speed (Starboard electric) 
  • (2) Lewmar Ocean Series winches #54 CST two speed primaries
Engine and Mechanical
  • Yanmar, 4JH2E , 50 HP, four cylinder freshwater cooled diesel
  • Racor R24T filter, shut off valve at settee in main salon, vented and grounded
  • Fresh water thru heat exchanger
  • Groco ARG750 bronze internal strainer basket and hull strainer 
  • Raw-water cooled thru riser, hose and Centek muffler
  • Balmar 12-volt alternator
  • Yanmar gauges/lights and alarms
  • Edson double levers and cables
  • PSS dripless gland
  • 18” Maxprop 3-blade bronze feathering
  • Espar diesel hydronic cabin heater model D5W-S
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass ~ Rebuilt 2021 to be reinstalled
  • Raymarine C80 chartplotter/radar
  • Icom Commandmic II model HM-157SW
     In Cockpit
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Graphic
  • Raymarine ST6001 Smart Pilot - linear drive
     On Mast
  • Raymarine radome closed array radar
     Navigation Station
  • Radios: Icom IC-M402 VHF
  • Autohelm Navigator and Masterview and Navcenter 600
     110-Volt AC Electrical System
  • Marinco connector 30A/125V and 50’ 30A/125V cord
  • GFCI outlets in forward cabin and galley and nav station protects aft head outlet; additional outlets in main salon and cabins 
  • Bass electrical distribution panel
  • Bass reverse polarity and power indicator, analog AC volts and amp meters
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 2500-watt inverter
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 130-amp charger
  • Marine grade wiring, well-routed and supported to ABYC standards
     12-Volt DC Electrical System
  • (2) 12-volt AGM group 31 batteries under navigation seat
  • (2) 12-volt batteries under fastened panel in starboard cockpit locker 
  • (2) Perko vapor proof rotary selector switches and main DC breaker on panel
  • Bass distribution panel
  • Bass DC volts and amps, Heart Interface Freedom remote panel
  • Common bonding system
     Starting forward is a bright and spacious master bedroom with a large island berth and excellent storage, with a cedar-lined hanging locker. Aft of the V-berth is a vanity and bench seat that cleverly conceals a Raritan head.
  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Opening port lights port and starboard
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • 12-Volt outlet
  • Vanity mirror
  • Single basin sink
     The Main Salon has as L-shaped settee to port, straight settee to starboard and a centerline drop leaf table with comfortable seating for dining.
  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Dome lighting
  • Dorade vents
  • (2) Opening port lights port and starboard
  • Fixed port light port and starboard
  • Drop down blinds for port lights
  • Hand rails port and starboard
  • Ships clock and barometer
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • (2) Reading lights port and starboard
  • Speakers port and starboard
     The U-shaped galley with Corian counters is aft to port.
  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Fixed port light with drop down blinds
  • Handrail
  • Regal 2 by Gas Systems 4-burner range with oven
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Panasonic microwave oven
  • Top loading and front loading icebox with Sea Frost refrigeration
  • Double basin stainless steel sink with pressurized fresh hot/cold water
     Across to starboard is the forward facing Nav Station. 
  • Fixed port light with drop down blinds
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Suite of electronics (See Electronics)
  • Espar diesle furnace controler head
  • 12-Volt/110-volt electrical distribution panel (See Electrical)
  • Battery switch
  • Fuel Gauge
  • 110-Volt outlet
     The aft cabin, is to port and has a large double berth and plenty of storage lockers and cabinets.
  • Overhead lighting
  • (2) Opening port lights with drop down shades
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Battery switch
     The aft head with a separate shower stall and Corian countertops is to starboard at the base of the companionway. There is also an access door from the aft cabin into the head.
  • Opening port lights 
  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Hand rail in stall shower
  • Shower wand with flexible hose
  • Bench seat in stall shower with bright teak removable seat top
  • Single basin sink
  • Manual marine head
There are plenty of ports and hatches throughout the boat with screens and shades. 
Beautiful varnished cherry interior with varnished teak and holly cabin sole.
     Prior maintenance, upgrades and winter indoor storage has been done by the same leading local boat yard up until 2020.
  • New port-lights
  • Raymarine AIS was added
  • New fuel tank
  • New exhaust hose
  • New PSS shaft seal
  • New cutlass bearing
  • Serviced Max Prop
     Rod rigging replacement and new halyards were done by Rig-Pro, Portsmouth RI
  • New standing rigging
  • Most running rigging replaced
  • Sanitation hoses replaced
  • (2) New AGM batteries
  • New LED cabin lights
  • New LED spreader lights
  • Windlass rebuilt

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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.