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The Sabre 38 achieves high performance levels through a unique combination of power and handling characteristics. Whether blue water sailing or cruising, the Sabre 38 gives the control needed while providing comfort and convenience. She has a high aspect rig with double airfoil spreaders. The boom is equipped with an internal clew outhaul, topping lift and two sets of jiffy reefing. The jib halyard is led to a mid-cabin top Lewmar winch. Main halyard and reefing lines are led aft to Lewmar winches on the cabin top within easy reach of the cockpit. Her ergonomically designed cockpit measures 8 feet 3 inches long and is fitted with top quality hardware.  Elegantly finished in varnished teak or cherry, she makes entertaining at the dock or at sea a pleasure. Below, the Sabre 38 has 6-feet 4-inches of headroom, two private cabins, seven berths, an expansive galley, head and navigation station.  The forward cabin has a wide V-berth, hanging closet and an elegant vanity with sink and settee. The main salon features a large dining area with contoured seating and a handsome teak table. The table folds away and the port settee converts to a double berth. The Sabre 38's hull is designed to be easily driven while carrying the weight of a moderate displacement yacht. It's a powerful hull shape that yields speed, stability and sail-carrying ability. The rudder, a semi-elliptical foil section, adds to the yacht's performance abilities. Her skeg gives the directional stability of a full-keel boat with much less drag. With over 1,500 meticulously hand-crafted, varnished wood components, the Sabre 38 is built to custom boat builder's standards. In keeping with the Sabre heritage of quality, we select the finest materials for every yacht we build. You'll find names such as Edson, Hall Spars, Harken, and Lewmar to name a few - a few more reasons why Sabre has come to stand for superior quality and craftsmanship for over two decades. The hull and deck are made of hand-laminated fiberglass mat and knitted roving with balsa core as a stiffener. Sabre increases hull durability by incorporating vinylester resin and ISO NPG gelcoat into the DuraLam protection system. A fin keel is standard on the Sabre 38. PHRF Handicap (average) 108.

Layout and Design


Cabin Layout

Thistle’s interior is open and roomy. On starboard one will find the navigation station facing forward with all the necessities of a modern yacht. Aft of the navigation station is a large double birth with porthole. On the port side is the large U shaped galley. The galley has a large refrigerator, plenty of storage in lockers, cabinets, and drawers, two stainless steel sinks and a brand new (2016) Force 10 three-burner propane stove and oven. You will find it easy to whip up anything you like.

Forward on port and starboard are the settees. With a pullout on port that sleeps two, and a single on starboard there is plenty of room for entertaining and sleeping. The dining table folds down from the main bulkhead on the port side and to starboard hangs the flat screen TV. Ahead of the main bulkhead is an ingenious head and door setup which allows everyone privacy and access to the head. In the head there is a full shower stall with hot and cold running water, a toilet, and a sink. On starboard opposite the head there are two full height hanging lockers. The interior comes to an end in the master cabin featuring a V birth and many drawers and shelves.



Adler Barbour Refrigeration with freezer

Three burner force 10 propane stove (new 2016)

Hot and cold pressure water

Double stainless steel sinks

Large counter space including a fold up extra work area

Abundant storage in lockers, drawers, and cabinets

Garbage bin

Microwave oven



North NorDac fully battened Main with three reefs (new 2016)

North NorDac Genoa with roller reefing points 135% (new 2016)

Asymmetrical spinnaker



Hall double spreader aluminum mast and boom

Shaefer roller furler with line lead to spinlock clutch at cockpit outside of stanchions

Shafer traveler car (re-bedded and rebuilt 2016)

2 Lewmar primary winches: #48 two speed (rebuilt 2016)

Lewmar mainsheet winch: #30 two speed (rebuilt 2016)

Lewmar halyard and reef winch: #30 two speed (rebuilt 2016)

Lewmar Genoa halyard winch: #46 two speed (rebuilt 2016)

Lewmar Main halyard winch: #30 two speed (rebuilt 2016)

Rigid boom vang with line lead to cockpit

Main Halyard: NER (New England Rope), Endura Braid, 11mm, red (new 2016)

Main Sheet: NER Endura Braid, 11mm, gray Euro Style finished with chafe sleeve pennant (new 2016)

Genoa Halyard: NER HSR with Sta Set tail, 11mm white with red fleck (new 2016)

Spinnaker Halyard: NER Endura Braid, 10mm, with Tylaska T8, green fleck (new 2016)

Spinnaker Sheets and Guys: NER Endura Braid, 8mm (new 2016)

Topping lift: Marlow, 10mm, to cleat on mast

Roller furling line: NER Endura Braid, 10mm, blue euro style (new 2016)

Genoa Sheets: NER Endura Braid 11mm, green Euro Style (new 2016)

Main Reef #1: NER Endura Braid 8mm, blue Euro Style (new 2016)

Main Reef #2: NER Endura Braid 8mm, white with red fleck (new 2016)

Traveler Lines: NER Endura Braid 8mm, yellow Euro Style (new 2016)



Dodger built by Gemini Canvas (new 2014)


Cockpit cushions

Mainsail cover

All in matching white Sunbrella


Electronics and Navigation

Richie Binnacle Compass

Raymarine i50 speedo

Raymarine i50 depth sounder

Raymarine i60 sailing instruments

Raymarine 12” Hybrid Touch chart plotter with HD color radar mounted at helm, Radar dome mounted on Edson radar mast.

Raymarine EV 200 Linear Drive Auto Pilot and head unit mounted at helm

Raymarine AIS receiver refurbished and installed in 2016

Icom VHF Radio (new wiring and antenna 2016)

Fusion Stereo

Fusion Cockpit speakers



Three Group 27 AGM House Batteries (tested perfect 2016)

One 12v Start Battery (tested perfect in 2016)

All new Battery cables installed (new 2016)

PROsine 2.0 Inverter Charger (Completely rewired under nav seat in 2016)

All dome lights converted to Red/White LED lights (2016)

LED Nav Lights (new 2016)

OGM masthead light (re-wired 2016)

Electric bilge pump (re-wired 2016)

Flat Screen TV with DVD player

Water pump

Jabsco macerator pump (rebuilt 2016)

Balmar 100 amp alternator

Balmar AR-5 charging regulator

PROsine inverter charger panel and battery monitor

Link 10 battery monitor

Two 100 watt Suaoki Solar Panels (new 2016) wired to a Mastervolt charging regulator (new 2015)



Espar forced hot air diesel heater installed 2016


Mechanical and Plumbing

2014 Yanmar 3YM30

Spare water pump for above engine and Filters, Oil, Antifreeze…

Three-blade feathering Max-Prop (rebuilt 2016)

Dripless shaft seal

Edson aluminum radial quadrant (new 2016)

Edson aluminum auto pilot tiller arm (new 2016)

Edson steering cables (new 2016)

Edson pedestal (re-bead 2016)

Edson idler sheaves (inspected 2016)

Keel bolt nuts 316 Stainless Steel Torqued to factory setting (replaced 2016)

Groco flush Stainless Steel cockpit drains (new 2016)

Groco 2” through hull for head discharge (new 2016)

Groco Marine Toilet (re-built 2016)

Wilcox Crittenden through hulls (re-built 2016)

Saltwater wash down pump



Hull, Deck and Structure

Toe rails removed and re-bedded 2016

All deck hardware removed and re-bedded 2016

Deck hatches removed, new lenses installed and hatch frames re-bedded 2016

New teak handrails and half round installed 2016

Mast step floor timber re-built and re-glassed after removing all rot 2016

Main bulkhead re-built and re-tabbed after removing all rot 2016

Main salon cabin sole fixed after removing all rot 2016

New rudder built 2016

Neoprene rubber gaiter installed above rudder shaft seal 2016



Fire extinguishers (new 2016)

Life Jackets

Flares (new 2016)

Life Sling

Emergency Tiller

Stainless Steel Life lines with gates on both sides and stern(new 2016)

Swim ladder

Polyester webbing jack lines (new 2016)

Tube radar reflectors


Anchoring and Docking

Lofrans Mechanical Windlass (new 2016)

Main rode 100’ of 5/16” G4 Chain with 200’ of Brait Nylon line (new 2016)

Rocna 15KG (new 2016)




Four 35’ NER Mega Braid II dock lines (new 2016)

Four 35’ three strand dock lines

Two Fender boards

Boat hook



Flag Staff and ensign

Gas BBQ Grill

Teak cockpit table (refinished 2016)

Edson outboard motor mount

Edson outboard motor crane

LOA: 37' 10
LWL: 31' 2
Beam: 11' 6
Draft: 6' 6
Displacement: 16000
Fuel Capacity: 35
Water Capacity: 55
Type: Sailing
Designed By: Roger Hewson
Builder: Sabre Yachts
Model: MKI
Year: 1983
Location: South Bristol, ME
Boat Engine: Yanmar 3YM30

For more information contact:

Scott F. Layton
(207) 701-1235

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