38' Sabre 38 1989


38' Sabre 38 1989 Sabre 38 MKII 38' Sabre 38 1989 Sabre 38 MKII on the Mooring 38' Sabre 38 1989 Sabre 38 MKI Layout 38' Sabre 38 1989 Bow Detail 38' Sabre 38 1989 Rig 38' Sabre 38 1989 Decks & House Port 38' Sabre 38 1989 Decks & House Starboard 38' Sabre 38 1989 House Top detail 38' Sabre 38 1989 Cockpit 38' Sabre 38 1989 Cockpit 38' Sabre 38 1989 Helm 38' Sabre 38 1989 Interior 38' Sabre 38 1989 Salon 38' Sabre 38 1989 Salon Starboard 38' Sabre 38 1989 Salon Looking Aft 38' Sabre 38 1989 Salon Starboard 38' Sabre 38 1989 Salon Port 38' Sabre 38 1989 With Table Set Up 38' Sabre 38 1989 Galley 38' Sabre 38 1989 Galley 38' Sabre 38 1989 Navigation Station 38' Sabre 38 1989 Electrical Panel 38' Sabre 38 1989 Head 38' Sabre 38 1989 Aft Cabin 38' Sabre 38 1989 Forward Cabin 38' Sabre 38 1989 Forward Cabin Strorage 38' Sabre 38 1989 Forward Cabin Vanity to Port 38' Sabre 38 1989 Forward Cabin to Starboard 38' Sabre 38 1989 38' Sabre 38 1989 Starboard Quarter 38' Sabre 38 1989 Port Beam 38' Sabre 38 1989 Port Quarter 38' Sabre 38 1989 Stern 38' Sabre 38 1989 Starboard Quarter 38' Sabre 38 1989 Starboard Beam 38' Sabre 38 1989 Starboard Bow 38' Sabre 38 1989 Listed by a Certified Professional Yacht Broker

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38' Sabre 38 1989 LARKSPUR


This Sabre 38 MKII Keel/CB has enjoyed a very high level of care and frequent equipment upgrades under her current long term ownership since 1991(please read the full specs for details). Typical of New England boats she is stored out of the water eight months a year.  Since 2009 that has been in inside heated storage. These two stateroom performance cruisers afford spacious accommodations and wonderful sailing characteristics. For those who envision being in a slip, the fact that she has a bow thruster will be a huge plus!

MK Yacht Sales would love to guide you through a personal showing of this 38' Sabre 38 1989. This yacht for sale is located in Harpswell, Maine and priced at $89,000. For a showing please contact us by filling out the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly!






Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



12' 4"

Engine Details:

Westerbeke WB38

Engine 1:

1989 2000.00 HRS

Engine 2:

1989 2000.00 HRS

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

45 GAL

Water Capacity:

106 GAL


Max Draft: 4'3"/8'
Ballast: 7000
Displacement: 17300

The Sabre 38 MK II accommodates up to seven in a two stateroom layout with 6'-4" headroom throughout (all berths & settees are 6'-6") with a full varnished teak interior with varnished teak and holly sole.  There is abundant natural light and ventilation given her four large fixed ports and eleven opening ports along with three polished stainless steel dorades and two large and four smaller hatches.  Artificial lighting is equally well addressed with swivel style reading lamps at each berth/settee as well as several overhead dome style lamps.

Starting forward is the Master Stateroom featuring a generous V-Berth below which there are large cargo drawers.  Above the berth the hull is lined with varnished ash "ceilings" and a full length teak storage shelf.  Aft and to starboard is a hanging locker while opposite to port is a dressing seat with storage under and two lockers outboard as well as a small vanity and sink with H&C pressure water.

Next aft is the Main Salon with L-Settee that makes out into a double berth to port and straight settee to starboard.  Both settees have tankage and some storage under.  Behind the settees there is storage as well as in teak lockers and shelves above.  Dining is from a foldaway table that stows at the forward bulkhead when not in use.  Hidden behind the table is a glass/storage rack. 

The aft facing Nav. Station is just aft of the starboard settee and features a bench seat, flip top type chart table with chest of drawers below.  The yacht's electrical distribution panels are above as are navigational instruments and storage in two lockers.

Opposite the L-Shaped galley detailed below while aft is the Head featuring vanity with stainless steel sink with H&C pressure water, separate shower area draining to its own sump, manual w.c. plumbed via a Y-Valve to the holding tank.

Aft of the galley is the private Aft Cabin with queen width berth above where the hull is lined with varnished "ceilings" and then under deck lockers.  Forward of the berth is a dressing seat outboard and then a large hanging locker.

  • 3 12 vdc Hella cabin fans
  • Jensen AM/FM/CD stereo with Bose speakers in Salon & Cockpit 2002
  • Cabin sole refinished 2007
  • Includes fitted sheets and blankets for both cabins


Generous storage and counter space are found in the L-Shaped galley which is to port with Formica topped counters with deep double basin stainless steel sink with pressure and manual fresh water.  Large icebox with Seafrost refrigeration upgraded 2006. Regal gimballed 4 burner CNG stove with oven.

Aluminum mast and boom Awlgripped white with rod rigging.  Mast head height is 55'-6" not including head gear.  The following replacements have been done to the rig: mast splice inspected 2010, new upper spreader tips 2011, new top spreaders 2013, new lower spreader tips 2013, new rod headstay and backstay and intermediate stays 2017. The following running rigging has been replaced: Mainsheet 2014, Jib halyard 2013, reef line 2017 and outhaul line, Main halyard 2013

(Every other year the primary canvas goes to the sail maker for cleaning and service.)

  • Harken Batt cars for main
  • Harken Roller Furler
  • Lewmar 52ST 2 speed primaries (these are optional oversized primaries)
  • Lewmar 30ST 2 speed main halyard and reefing line winch 1993
  • Lewmar 40ST mainsheet winch (optional oversized)
  • Lewmar 30ST 2 speed geneoa halyard winch
  • Lewmar 30ST spinnaker halyard winch
  • Mainsail cover
  • Dutchman furling system 2003
  • Full battened Mainsail with 2 reef points 2002 extensive service 2015
  • 130% roller furl genoa 2001
  • 90% app blade jib 1994 rarely used
  • 3/4 oz. radial cut spinnaker with ATN 1995 light use
  • Spinnaker pole overhauled with new fitting 2009

Electronic equipment is located at both the Nav. Station and the helm, fully equipped for coastal cruising.

Nav. Station

  • Magellan Hand Held GPS with external power and antenna
  • Standard Horizon VHF


  • Raymarine RL72RC chart plotter/radar on Edson swivel mount 2001, Raystar GPS antenna and 2 kw radome
  • Garmin GMI-10 speed/depth/temp 2010
  • Datamarine wind point and speed re-built 2007
  • Bow thruster control
  • Ritchie 6" magnetic compass with new binnacle cover

Wired for 12 Volt DC and 110 Volt AC, service.


  • Switch panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • (2) Group 27 house batteries gel cell 2017
  • 1 Group 24 engine start battery gel cell 2015
  • 50 amp Alternator
  • 12 volt outlet


  • Switch panel with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 30 amp shore power connection in cockpit
  • 50' 30 amp shore power cord
  • 6 110 Volt outlets
  • 40 amp battery charger
  • 12 Gal Raritan Hot water heater (also engine supplied)

Freshwater cooled Westerbeke 38B turns a 3 bladed 16" Maxprop on a 1" shaft.

  • Racor fuel filter
  • Aquadrive coupling
  • Engine compartment light
  • Electric bilge pump 2015
  • Manual bilge pump 2016
  • Macerator pump
  • Spare 2 bladed fixed propeller
  • Shaft spurs added 2006
  • Seafrost engine driven refrigeration upgraded 2006
  • Main crankshaft pully and raw water pump new 2008
  • Exhaust riser 2010
  • New steering gear chain and cable and blocks overhauled 2017
  • New Wilcox manual W.C. 2006
  • New thru hull for holding tank discharge 2004
  • New fresh water pump and accumulator tank 2016

Single unit end grain balsa cored hand laminated fiberglass hull with Vinyl Ester Resin in the exterior laminate for superior osmotic blistering resistance.  The hull is was Awlgripped Aristo Blue in 1996 and kept waxed with the Awlcare wax system as appropriate and still is in very good condition.  The bottom is finished with ablative anti fouling.  Single unit hand laminated fiberglass deck with end grain balsa coring and marine grade plywood coring in areas of high stress with two tone finish, moon dust molded in non-skid on white. Teak trim accents finished with Cetol clear in the cockpit area while for ease of maintenance the toe rails, grab rails and brow have been stripped a few years ago and left bare. 

Large 8'+ cockpit with sail locker to port and good sized lazarette aft.  The cockpit coamings and other brightwork was stripped and refinished in 2017. Edson pedestal steering.  Wide side decks lead forward.  Recessed anchor locker, double life lines with s/s stanchions, s/s pulpit and pushpit. Bow roller and built in swim ladder.

  • Maxwell VW1200 single direction electric windlass with rope and chain gypsy 2005
  • 35 lb Galvanized CQR regalvanized 2007 with 100' chain and 100' rode 2015
  • 2nd Danforth with 100' rode
  • Salt water wash down forward 2015
  • (4) S/S dorade vents
  • Cockpit H&C shower
  • Cockpit cushions 2012
  • Dodger 1997, re-stitched 2009 & 2016, new windows 2016
  • Grab rails added to dodger 2008
  • Helm Bimini 2008
  • Cockpit boom awning
  • 4 Type I PFDs
  • Flare Kit
  • Lifesling
  • Horseshoe lifering
  • 3 fire extinguishers
  • Teak cockpit table
  • 3 fenders, 4 docklines
  • Magma stainless steel propane grill
  • Bosun's chair
  • 2 new fixed ports 2004
  • 2 new opening ports 2017

This Sabre 38 MKII has had great care under the current long term second ownership.  She has been seasonally used in New England and under both owners and has been stored inside during the off season since 2009. Given her extensive upgrading, we believe she is very attractively priced and should be seriously considered by those looking for a great performing cruising sailboat affording the privacy that a two stateroom layout offers. A huge plus for those who would be keeping her dockside is the bow thruster.

  • 10' 2007 Zodiac RIB with 2002 3.5 hp Tohatsu outboard motor

(Items not specifically listed in this listing do not convey.)

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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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