OTTER Sabre 38 Express 2011

Stuart, FL


38.5 ft
13.67 ft
850 hp
3.33 ft


This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of the last straight shaft, T-Cummins QSB5.9L @425HP classic Sabre 38 Hardtop Express models built. She’s lived a blessed life and has been lightly used with only 580hrs and in turn key condition. First owners cruised New England prior to the second owners bringing her to Florida where she was lovingly cared for and stored in air-conditioned building every year for Hurricane season. Recent notable improvements include 1,000 hr. service (3/23), new engine, generator start and house batteries (11/22) and complete varnish job (5/22) to name a few.

With regards to notable amenities, she has electric bow and stern thrusters, helm deck and accommodation reverse cycle heat/air conditioning (fully serviced 4/22), (2) Garmin 5215 color 15” touchscreens, Onan 9kw generator (372hrs), Ultraleather fabrics in pilothouse to include (2) STIDD helm seats, Sunbrella on cockpit seating, aft enclosure panels, teak & holly soles, KVH satellite TV, and stunning Claret Red Awl Grip hull.

She is currently in the water at our yard in Stuart Florida and readily available for viewings and sea trials.


  • Boat Name: Sabre 38 Express 2011
  • Designer: Sabre Design Team
  • Location: Stuart, FL
  • Dry Weight: 21,500 lb
  • Displacement Measure: 26,000 lb
Engine 1
  • Brand: Cummins
  • Engine Model: QSB5.9L
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 575
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 425|horsepower
Engine 2
  • Brand: Cummins
  • Engine Model: QSB5.9L
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Hours: 575
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Engine Power: 425|horsepower


Elegant, traditional designs, luxurious accommodations and excellent performance are the hallmarks of the Sabre 38 Express. Quiet and economical to operate, the Sabre 38 will impress the most experienced yachtsman. The helm deck is a careful study in ergonomics. Surrounded by large opening windows and overhead hatches for maximum ventilation and light. Views for the helmsman and crew are virtually unobstructed. The Stidd helm and mate’s chairs, covered in Ultraleather upholstery, provide a degree of comfort rarely found in other boats. To add to cruising comfort, Sabre’s engineers have reduced noise and vibration levels substantially with a careful study of engine room ventilation and insulation. Wide side decks with large diameter stainless steel hand rails, standard rope chain windlass and highly polished aluminum hatches all add to the beauty and functionality of her deck. A large anchor roller makes anchoring work a breeze. An optional hard back enclosure closes off the helm deck from the cockpit with the addition of two elegant curved windows in the corners, a sliding window to port and an aluminum entry door.Below decks her hand-crafted cherry interior adds to the sense of luxury, evident throughout. The stateroom berth is low and wide, making it both comfortable and easy to access. A pocket door separates the salon and stateroom while the head with stall shower has private access from the stateroom and from the salon. The main salon is configured with a long L-shaped settee and, her maple-inlaid salon table drops to form a guest berth. A standard thin screen TV and DVD player are recessed in to the furniture of the main cabin bulkhead. Her well equipped galley offers an electric cook top, convection microwave oven and coffee maker as well as ample storage for extended voyages.The Sabre 38 Hard Top Express is a yacht destined to become a classic for years to come.


  • (2) STIDD helm seats – Captain and Mate
  • Cherry trim
  • Sliding companionway hatch
  • Bi-fold teak companionway door
  • Clear chart locker cover
  • Wet bar with solid surface laminate bull nosed edge that overhangs cabinet below
  • U-Line Ice Maker/Refrigerator
  • Forward facing bench with footrest
  • Dry storage below
  • Folding teak table 18” x 34” from port helm deck bulkhead
  • (2) Lewmar overhead hatches with roller shades


  • (2) Garmin GPS-Map 5212 15” Multi-Functional touch Display
  • Garmin GMR-24 HD Radar
  • Garmin AIS 600
  • (1) Garmin GMI-10 Marine Multi-Display w/depth, speed
  • Simrad AP-24 Autopilot
  • Garmin VHF-200
  • Garmin GXM-51 Satellite Weather & Audio XM Receiver
  • Camera/TV Input on MFD w/(2) engine room cameras
  • Network sonar
  • Ritchie 4” compass
  • KVH TracVision digital satellite TV antenna w. DirecTV- receiver
  • ACR RCL-75 remote controlled spotlight



  • Corian counter tops
  • Stainless steel sink with Scandvik faucet
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Storage cabinet outboard and above aft counter
  • (2) burner Princess Gourmet electric cooktop
  • Contoure Convection microwave
  • Dometic Refrigerator/Freezer below counter



  • “L” shaped settee converts to double berth, 4-1/2” foam
  • Storage under settee
  • (2) enclosed lockers outboard w/open shelf and removeable fiddle forward
  • Master AC/DC breaker panel facing forward on aft bulkhead behind pair of louvered doors
  • Inlaid salon table on (2) hi-low pedestals that lowers to form berth w/filler
  • Samsung 26” HD TV w/JVC DVD/CD/MP3 player
  • Bottle storage locker
  • Teak and Holly soles
  • Sound deadening headliner panels



  • Stainless steel sink
  • Circular shower stall w/seat & locker outboard
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Corian countertops with bull nose
  • Towel bar
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower

Forward Stateroom:

  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 5” mattress
  • ¾” laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • (2) drawers under bed
  • A/C return grills under drawers, (2) drawers in bureau w/locker and shelf above and single louvered door
  • Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind
  • Locker face with (2) louvered doors
  • Each door to access partitioned space w/shelves in the aft (2) compartments
  • Doors hinged at bottom
  • Recessed shelf w/fiddle on starboard main bulkhead w/20” flat panel TV
  • AC supply above this locker
  • Large hanging locker to port, cedar lined with cedar shelf and hangar pole
  • Open shelf above
  • Louvered door
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Large pocket door between stateroom and salon


120VAC Electrical System:

  • (2) 30A AC shore power inlets in cockpit w/(2) cords & (1) double 30A to 50A converter
  • ProMariner ProSafe FS60 Fail-Safe 60A galvonic isolator
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 120V outlets in each cabin and (1) in engine room
  • All galley & head recepticols are GFI protected
  • Additional outlests positioned in locations appropriate for entertainment system in main cabin and stateroom
  • (1) outlet located on upper helm deck
  • ProMariner ProNautic 12-50P 12V/50A charger
  • (4) Dometic /Marine Air units w/digital controls (system was fully serviced April 2022 to include replacement of stateroom compressor, new pump and hoses and discharge manifold)

12VDC Electrical Distribution System

  • (3) Group 31, 12V lead acid engine start batteries (new 11/22)
  • (1) Group 24, 12V lead acid generator start battery (new 11/22)
  • (2) 4D 12V AGM house batteries (new 11/22)
  • Blue Sea Systems Marine Battery management panel including emergency crossover switch
  • Blue Sea Systems Marine rotary house and start switches below steps to cabin
  • Illuminated distribution panel w/battery condition gauge
  • Danish cabin reading lights
  • Cantalupi halogen overhead lights
  • Cockpit courtesy lights w/remote switch at transom door
  • Tinned wire throughout

Engine/Generator Systems:

  • (2) Cummins QSB5.9L @ 425HP Turbo Charged & Aftercooled Common fuel rail w/Airseps w/580hrs (1k service completed 3/23)
  • ZF Marine ZF 85 A 1.96 : 1 ratio
  • Cummins Onan Marine 9.0kw Generator model MDKBL-5952401 w/Quiet Sounds Shield w/375hrs
  • 2” stainless steel shafts
  • Dripless shaft seals
  • Cast bronze I-beam type propeller shaft struts
  • 24” (4) blade NiBrAl propellers w/line cutters
  • (2) 80A, 12V alternators
  • Seawater cooled 5” side exhaust
  • Groco raw water intake strainers
  • Atwood 12V engine room blowers
  • Grey anti-skid rubber engine room floor
  • White gelcoated engine room
  • White Mylar face foam thermal & acoustical insulation
  • Reverso 12V lubrication transfer pump w/oil line manifold

Fresh Water System

  • 100g water capacity in (2) 50g polyethylene tanks
  • Kuuma Innovations 11g 120V water heater along with heat exchanger mounted to port engine
  • SureFlo 12V freshwater pump


  • (3) Type ABC-I 2.5lb dry chemical hand-held fire extinguishers on bridge deck, galley and stateroom
  • Marelon sea cocks on all fittings below waterline
  • ProMariner ProSafe FS60 Fail-Safe 60A galvonic isolator
  • FE-241 fixed fire suppression tank with automatic or manual activation
  • (3) Rule 2000 bilge pumps and float switches
  • (2) Fireboy Xintex carbon monoxide detectors

Fuel System:

  • Single 350g aluminum diesel tank
  • (2) Racor 900-MA primary fuel/water separators for mains
  • Fleetguard engine mounted secondary canister filters
  • (1) Racor R20T primary fuel/water separators for generator
  • Secondary canister filter mounted on generator
  • 2” deck diesel fill deck plate
  • Fuel level indicator at helm via VesselView

Steering & Trim System:

  • Sea Star by Teleflex hydraulic steering system
  • Twin bronze rudders w/adjustable tie-rod
  • Bennett Marine 12V elctro-hydraulic trim tabs
  • Sleipner Side Power 12V SE-80/185-T bow and stern thrusters with dual (5) blade propellers

Waste Disposal System:

  • Polyethylene 30g holding tank
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water toilet
  • Macerator pump mounted to holding tank


  • Stainless steel plow anchor with stainless chain and 5/8” stranded nylon rode
  • Lewmar Concept V3, 12V Windlass
  • Kahlenberg dual trumpet air horn w/compressor
  • (4) rod holders in cockpit gunwales
  • Textilene windshield and side window covers
  • Clarion M309 AM/FM/CD/MP3/Aux/Satellite radio with remote Clarion help remote
  • Cummins Mercury Marine SmartCraft VesselView digital engine instrumentation/monitoring system
  • Mercury Marine SmartCraft DTS ‘drive-by-wire’ digital electronic throttle & shift control

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