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1988 42' Sabre 42 C/B

$ 125,000 USD

Marblehead, MA, US


Sabre 42' 42 C/B

The Sabre 42 is a well designed boat and her credentials include a nomination in 1987 as Sailing World magazine’s “Boat of the Year” for her size range. Her sailing characteristics are outstanding. She has a well-balanced sail plan, with equal sized fore triangle and main which offers unparalleled sailing quality's. A powerful hull shape yields excellent performance either on the race course or on the blue water cruise. 'Retrieve' features shoal-draft and is set-up for ease-of-handling with her recently installed  LeisureFurl Boom and Electric Halyard Winch, Simrad Autohelm and GPS Chartplotter and Radar at the helm.

Engines (1)

  • Make Westerbeke
  • Fuel diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Total HP46
  • Total Hours 1495
  • Year 1988


SYS Yacht Sales 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.

SYS Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Sailboats Northeast.


  • Category Sail
  • Condition Used
  • Hull Material Fiberglass
  • Make Sabre
  • Model 42 C/B
  • Boat Name Retrieve
  • Length Overall 41' 9''
  • Model Year 1988
  • Beam 12' 8''
  • Max Draft 8' 6''
  • Fuel Tank1 x 50|gallon
  • Cabins 3 x 6.42 ft
  • Heads 2
  • Builder Name Sabre Yachts
  • Length 42'
  • Length at WaterLine 34'
  • Holding Tank 1 x 55|gallon
  • Fresh Water 2 x 120|gallon
  • Displacement 19,200 lb
  • Displacement Type Full Load
  • ElectricalCircuit 12 V
  • Ballast Weight 8,200 lb
  • Windlass Type Electric
  • Boat Keel Centerboard
  • Drive Up 4' 9''
  • Drive Type Direct

Full Details


'Retrieve' has the traditional two-head, two-shower Sabre 42 layout, sleeping 7 in two-private cabins, with a spacious main salon. Forward is the V-berth with storage below and shelves outboard....there is opening hatch and two opening ports. Aft to port is the forward head and  shower, with hanging lockers across.
The Main Salon features a settee to port, with a large dining table that folds-up against Magazine rack on the Main Bulkhead. There is abundant storage and shelving above the settee's. Teak and Holly Sole 2012.
Aft to starboard is a customized Nav Station with instrument read-outs and ships AC/DC Electric Panel. 
Moving aft to port is a large aft stateroom with a double bunk with hanging lockers and drawers. Teak and Holly floor replaced 2012. The aft head has entry points from the stateroom as well as the main salon. The ventilation on these boats is remarkable, with 7 hatches on the cabin top and six stainless opening ports on the cabin sides.The main salon is satin varnished teak, with a varnished teak and holly cabin sole.


Across from Nav Station to starboard, there is a large Galley, featuring a gimballed CNG 4-burner stove and oven. The white counterspace is plentiful and the double stainless sinks have pressure H & C water, as well as hand pump fresh & salt water wash.The storage in the galley is great as is the built in trash bin, that stows away.


Westerbeke 4-Cyl, 46 hp FWC diesel engine w/full instrumentation at Helm. Racor Fuel filter. 2-Batteries replaced 2015. Cockpit controlled engine blower system. Manual and Auto-electric bilge pump. Bronze sea cocks on all thru-hulls below water line.


Deck and Rigging

Deck is SABRE's contrasting "cloud gray" non-skid option, very easy on the eyes and very attractive.
Standing Rigging is Navtec Rod rigging, with hydraulic backstay adjuster. Harken Furling. Most sail adjustments led to cockpit through line-clutches. Forespar Boom Vang 2012. Cockpit cushions. Bimini top 2008 Cockpit table 44" wheel w/cover Man over board life ring Propane grill Lewmar winches; 2-52ST's, 2-48ST's, 5-42's for various cockpit uses. 2 jib sheets & halyards 2012. CQR anchor, 10' chain, 150' rode. Maxwell 1200 VW Windlass. Salt-water washdown. Custom Chrome dorade Vents. Fenders, docklines, lifejackets & throw cushions included.

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