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2000 Sabre 402

Stuart, Florida


Major price reduction of $25,000!  You will not find a better cared for, better maintained Sabre 402 on the market today!  Come see why this may be your best value of any blue water performance cruiser currently available. 

The Sabre 402 is one of Sabre's finest performance cruising sailboats and Solitaire I is no exception.  Winner of the Cruising World Award for Best Mid Sized Cruiser in 1997. 

She has always been professionally maintained and in recent years she's been cared for at Hinckley Yard in Stuart, FL.  Her owners have maintained and open checkbook policy regarding maintenace, repairs and upgrades.

She is well equipped with her dark green Awlgrip hull, Marine Air reverse cycle Air Conditioning, autopilot, radar, GPS, electric windlass, electric winch, rod rigging, fully battened Mainsail and cruising spinnaker.  She comes with a dinghy and outboard and so much more!

Solitaire I is a proven Bahamas veteran and has just returned from her ninth winter in the Abacos.  Her owners have decided to reduce price and she is seriously for sale.

Her cruising has ranged from the northeastern US to Florida and the Bahamas with several years sailing in fresh water.   She enjoys regular maintenance and has undergone refit of many of her systems.  She is looking sharp and all systems are performing well.

Her experienced owners have always maintained this well found performance cruiser in meticulous condition including recent and continuous upgrades.  She shows better than many Sabre 402’s of more recent vintage.  Come and see this extraordinary Sabre sailing machine!

Why blow around out there when you could be sailing a Sabre?

Call now for your private appointment to inspect her personally.


Florida Coast Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Windswept Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Solitaire I
Make: Sabre
Model: 402
Year: 2000
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Winged Keel


Length: 40 ft / 12.19 m


Boat Class: Racers and Cruisers, Cruisers

Builder & Designer

Builder; Sabre Yachts, South Casco Maine. 

Designer: Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team


Length Overall; 40'2"

Waterline Length; 34'

Beam; 13'4"

Draft, Wing Keel; 4'11"

Displacement; 20,000#

Ballast; 8000#


Diesel Fuel Capacity; 50 USG

Water Capacity; 100 USG

Holding tank; Yes

Hot water tank (From 110 VAC shore power or engine heat exchanger)

Hull and Deck

Hull Construction - 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.

Hull : Dark green awlgrip, painted 2006

Deck Construction - 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)  with 3M 5200 Polyurethane sealant in hull to deck joint.

Steering System - Edson wheel steering with 40" comfort grip destroyer wheel, pedestal guard, and brake.

Ritchie SP-5 compass mounted in stainless steel binnacle.

Emergency tiller stored in cockpit locker.

Balanced rudder, molded fiberglass bonded to a carbon fiber rudder stock passing through a Tide's Marine top bearing and a lip seal bearing laminated to the hull.

Cockpit - Deep storage locker to starboard.

Molded-in winch handle pockets

Cockpit Coamings ergonomically angled for comfort.

Solid teak cup holder mounted on pedestal.

Two cockpit scuppers to sea valves.

Vented LPG/Propane fuel storage locker in aft lazarette.

Transom boarding ladder with teak treads.

Chainplates are Stainless steel, thru-bolted to chainplate solid bulkheads bonded to the hull and grounded to the keel.

Chainplates are mounted well inboard for optimum sheeting angles and high pointing sailing.

The side decks are wide safe and comfortable.  Genoa sheeting angles are close due to the geometry of the aft swept triple spreader rig. 

Cockpit Cushions

Cockpit Shower; H/C Pressure water

Sugar Scoop Transom with Stainless Steel swim ladder with easy on the feet teak steps

Canvas Bimini and dodger with connector: New 2010!

Full cockpit canvas enclosure with Isinglass covers and side door and aft access: New 2010

Screen enclosures to replace isinglass inserts for full ventilated insect protection

Canvas covers for winches, hatches and pedestal.

Canvas cover for companionway

Numerous opening ports and hatches

(2) Stainless Steel Dorade vents

Deck washdown pump at bow

Dickinson BBQ Grill (LPG/Propane)



The Sabre 402 was designed to provide exceptional performance yet be easily sailed by a couple.  In association with Naval Architecht  Jim Taylor, the Sabre Design Team wanted to show that cruising need not be slow and that performance can add considerably to the enjoyment of a sailing yacht. Boat speed increases the range and scope of a sailor's cruising grounds.  Sabre wanted to incorporate the latest in design and construction technology, yet maintain the Sabre reputation for traditional craftsmanship and integrity.

The Sabre 402 has been proven to be fast, yet requires little physical effort to make her perform.  She is ruggedly built and incorporates new technologies, such as her carbon fibre rudder post and state of the art keel design.  She offers greater stability, comfort and security than other boats in her class.

Her aluminum rig by Hall Spars is awlgrip finished with triple swept back spreaders and rod rigging.  This rig was chosen for light weight and high strength and reduces heeling angles and pitching which leads to extraordinary performance and comfort under way.

Genoa tracks are placed well inboard for close sheeting angles and superb performance sailing to weather.  A second set of genoa tracks are provided on the toe rail for wind conditions calling for a more open slot between main and genoa.

The cockpit is designed for comfort and security at sea. Unlike some boats where "picnic tables" have  become the dominant feature of the cockpit, the crew of the 402 can easily brace their feet on the leeward cockpit seat for maximum crew comfort.

The bridge deck at the forward end of the cockpit serves several purposes.  It prevents flooding in the unlikely event that a wave should board the yacht and it is the best seat in the house in poor weather when used in conjunction with the dodger. 

The interior of the yacht is crafted with American Cherry wood.  With her beam of 13'4" deep, comfortable settees are found port and starboard.  The port side converts to a double berth to be used for occasional guests or as a sea berth underway.  The starboard settee serves as a sea berth and is equipped with a lee cloth.  The centerline drop leaf table can comfortably seat six at mealtime.

Deep lockers outboard provide substantial storage spaces. A large deck hatch, stainless steel opening ports and large fixed port lights provide excellent light and ventilation.

Forward of the salon is the master stateroom with its large centerline berth.  There are ample drawers and lockers for storage space.  And the forward mirror, vanity and sink, makes this space even more functional.  The starboard side hanging locker is cedar lined. There is a second head under the port side seat which is concealed and has never been used.

A large overhead hatch, two smaller opening overhead hatches and two stainless steel opening ports provide ample light and ventilation.

Ultraleather Cushions throughout Salon and settees.



The U Shaped galley is a pleasure whether preparing meals at dock or under sail and provides safety and security for crew.  Laminated wood fiddles on counter tops prevent spillage and lockers with louvered doors, hand made dovetailed drawers and clever storage space will provide ample space for any galley chef.

Centerline fiberglass sink with Hot/Cold pressure water system.  To port and forward is a large refrigerator with freezer. This freezer is top loading and the refrigerator has an opening at the top as well as a front loading door.

Gimballed Force Ten LPG Propane stainless steel oven and 3 Burner Stove.

Xintex S-2A LPG Detection system

(2) x 5 lb Propane tanks in dedicated vented cockpit locker aft

Stainless Steel Dickinson BBQ Grill on stern pushpit with LPG tank connector

Sea Frost Engine Driven Refrigeration System with digital thermostat and Sea Frost 12 VDC Booster refrigeration system  (Water and Air Cooled) Booster system new 4/11.

Microwave oven

Fiberglass galley sink on centerline with Fresh and Salt water manual taps

H/C Pressure water taps

New 2012 faucet

Corian Counter tops

Nav Station and Electronics

The nav station sports a large chart table and ample space for display of the ship's electronic devices.  AC and DC panels are displayed and controlled from the custom panel.

Raymarine E 80 Radar and Chartplotter at both the helm and a second repeater unit at nav station: New 2005/06


ICOM Single Sideband Radio New 2007 with Insulated Backstay Antenna and Pactor Modem.

B&G Wind, Knot and Depth Sounder on Sprayhood

B&G Belowdeck autopilot

Island Time WIFI Internet- New 2012

Engine and Mechanical Equipment

Westerbeke Diesel Engine 55 HP FWC with 2620 hours Model 4JHD2E

Full overhaul service 11/14; fluids, belts, hoses, new motor mounts.  

Engine was removed, cleaned and fully serviced before re-intallation and alignment. Done at Hinckley Yard.

Transmission full service/overhaul 11/14 with new seal installed.  Done at Hinckley Yard 

PSS Dripless Stuffing Box

Racor 500 Fuel Filter/Water separator with pressure gauge

Electric Mainsheet/Halyard Winch

(2) Solar Panels 85 watt each: New 2008

KISS Wind Generator with controller on tower new 2007

Wind generator electrical switch for on/off/freewheel mode.

Marine Air Conditioning

12 V Dc Fans throughout cabins

Three blade feathering Autoprop bronze propeller factory reconditioned and balanced 2013

Cutlass bearing replaced 2013

(5) Deka 8A31DI AGM Batteries-  640 Amp hours: New 2010

(1) Deka 8A24 AGM Starting Battery

Balmar Hi Output Alternator 100 AMP

Balmar charger controller: New 11/14.

Magnum Energy Battery Charger/Inverter with monitor: New 2013

Shore Power; (2) 30 amp cords

50 amp splitter and 30 amp and 50 amp adapters



Aft head with holding tank and separate walk in shower w H/C pressure water system, and shower sump pump.

The head compartment is functional and easy to keep.  The corian countertop surrounds the sink and the fiberglass floor pan makes cleanup easy.  There is a screened hatch overhead and an opening port in the side deck.

Aft of the head is a fully enclosed separate walk in shower stall with wet locker outboard. The head can be accessed in privacy from the aft cabin through a small separate door.

Head is Raritan Marine Head

All sanitation hoses replaced 2012

Extra head enclosed in forward stateroom under port side settee and never used.

Holding tank with overboard discharge with macerator pump and deck pump out

Aft Stateroom

The aft cabin is spacious with a wide double berth stretching aft with lockers and drawers providing generous storage.  A book case faces aft on centerline and houses the stainless steel reading lamps.

This is a small private door with direct access to the aft head.


Sails and Rig

Hall Spars Rig; Triple Spreader mast with Awlgrip finish

Hall Spar Boom

Hall Spar Quick Vang Boom Vang

Hall Spar Aluminum Keel stepped mast with spartite.

Navtec Rod Rigging

Navtec Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster

Antal Mainsail/Mast Slide system

All lines (except outhaul) run aft to cockpit including 2 reefing lines

Lewmar Ocean 52 Winches for genoa and Lewmar Ocean 42 cabin top winches.

One of the Lewmar 42 winches is Electric for mainsail

Mack Mainsail New 2013 Full Batten with Mack Pack lazy jack system

Hood 135% Genoa in like new/excellent condition on Selden Furlex 300S Roller Furling system

Harken Traveller

Deck blocks updated with new model Lewmar gear

Running rigging color coded and in very good condition

Sail Area

IJPE : 824.00 sq ft

I : 54.00 ft

J : 15.50 ft

P : 47.75 ft

E : 17.00 ft

Working Sail Area : 822.00 sq ft

Ground Tackle

Lewmar Electric windlass 2011 Operates from bow both Up and Down controls

Upgrade Sabre 426 design Stainless Steel Stem head with dual bow roller installed 2005

44# Manson Supreme Anchor with 250 feet chain

35# CQR Anchor with chain and nylon rode

Fortress FX 23 Anchor with chain and nylon rode

Safety and Dock gear

Fire extinguishers

Flare Kit

Jack Lines

Life Jackets

(2) Lifesling MOB throwable devices

Fenders and Dock Lines

Numerous miscellaneous Spare parts


Recent exterior woodwork (Winter 2016) with Awlgrip and she gleams!

Full maintenance records and receipts will transfer with yacht.

AB 9'6" RIB Dinghy, Hypalon: New in 2007

Yamaha 8 HP 2 stroke Outboard motor: New 2007

Honda 2000 Watt Gasoline generator

Fridge Hull insulator. Insulated canvas panel hangs on port side hull outside of refrigerator box to insulate interior and save energy keeping fridge/freezer cold! Brilliant!

Screens for all opening ports and hatches

Canvas for overhead hatches

Full Ships Manuals and Full Maintenance log since new conveys with yacht

Owner reports vessel has never been in any collisions or hard groundings.

No blisters reported at anytime.

Recent Bottom Paint 11/14.


Owners’ personal gear and tools are not included in the sale.

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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