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2004 Sabre 42 Express Hardback

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


This Sabre 42 Hard Back Express is in great shape and is priced to sell. Her 2 cabin layout with comfortable salon seating above and below deck is perfect for cruising and entertaining. In addition, the pilothouse dash was customized for her original owner so she features a more open and airy feel throughout. Her cockpit was also customized for fishing; another feature that sets this Sabre 42 apart! Recently serviced mechanically and cosmetically maintained to high standards, this vessel is a must see.



Florida Coast Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Down East Yachting.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Sabre
Model: 42 Express Hardback
Year: 2004
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Sabre Corporation
Designer: Sabre Yacht Design
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS42000a123
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 42 ft / 12.80 m
Length Overall: 47'4 ft / 14.43 m
Beam: 14'4 ft / 4.37 m
Max Draft: 3'9 ft / 1.14 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 29,000 lb
Deadrise: 16 °
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 3
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6CXM-GTE2
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 1225
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6CXM-GT2
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 500hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Alloy
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 1225
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #3 Specs:
  • Make: Westerbeke
  • Model: Genset
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Other
  • Year: 2004
  • Engine Hours: 1511
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 1,000hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 450 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 80 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Express Cruiser, Downeast, Motor Yachts

Vessel Walk-through

Enter the large cockpit via a starboard transom door. There are three access hatches to the lazarette in the fiberglass non-skid sole. There are mezzanine seats facing aft on each side of the lockable hard door to the pilothouse and interior. The enclosed pilothouse provides great comfort in all weather. It is finished with gelcoat with satin cherry trim. Teak decking covers the sole. Plenty of seating is provided by the L-shaped settee to port and a single settee to starboard and two Stidd helm/passenger seats; all covered in Ultraleather. The teak table is high gloss with inlay. For total comfort in any climate, there is 24,000 BTUs of reverse cycle A /C and heat. 2 overhead hatches with Oceanair screens/shades provide natural ventilation along with an opening center, forward window as well as side widows and opening pilothouse door. This vessel is unique as the first Sabre 42 to customize the access to belowdeck on the port side and make that totally open, allowing for a lot of natural light below and a luxurious, wide-open feel.

Belowdeck you will find

  • Satin varnished cherry interior
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Corian countertops
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Dovetail joints on drawers
  • Wood handholds throughout
  • Stainless steel opening ports
  • Overhead hatches (8) with screens and shades

Belowdeck is accessed via a set of stairs, the galley is immediately to port and the guest cabin is to starboard. the galley has an under-counter refrigerator with small freezer. The guest room has an extra cushion to convert to a double berth. The salon has a comfortable L-shaped sofa with adjustable varnished wood table, plus lots of storage, overhead hatches and opening portlights with accordian blinds. 

The master stateroom is forward with a centerline island double berth, generous storage, and a private entrance to the head.

The head is between the master and guest cabins and has a large separate shower as well as second entry door from the salon.

Helm Deck/Upper Salon

The pilothouse of this boat was customized by Sabr for this owner and the modification was so good it became the new standard! The forward dash to port was removed which opened up the galley, making the boat feel more connected and airier with LOTS of natural light. A fiberglass chart locker with clear Lexan top was also added forward of the passenger Stidd seat.

The helm area provides great 360-degree visibility for captain and mate from the comfort of matching Stidd helm seats. The hard rear enclosure and 24,000 BTU reverse cycle A/C and heat plus opening windows and hatches insure year-round comfort.

  • Hardback enclosure
  • Lockable door with glass
  • L-Shaped seating to port with storage underneath
  • Additional built-in seating to starboard
  • Stidd captain and mate Stidd seats 
  • Starboard cabinet with wet bar
  • Teak sole
  • 3 panel windshield with center opening window
  • Windshield wipers and washers (3)
  • Overhead hatches (2) with screens and shades
  • Engine room access hatch with gas assist struts
Electronics & Navigational Equipment
  • Two Garmin GPSmap 5212 multifunction displays (updated 2018)
  • GMR24HD radar
  • Garmin GMI10 4" multifunction display
  • Garmin VHF300 command mic with separate speaker
  • AIS600
  • Ritchie compass
  • Horn
  • ACR 406mhz GPS Epirb mounted at helm station
  • ACR spotlight on mast with remote at helm station
  • Airmar weather station antennae interfaced to GMI 10 display
  • GHC20 Garmin autopilot control head
  • Settee, L-shaped covered in Ultraleather with storage underneath
  • Adjustable satin varnished table, wood with inlay
  • Lockers, outboard with louvered doors
  • Overhead hatches with screens and shades
  • Opening portlights with accordion shades
  • Teak and holly sole 
  • Storage underneath companionway steps
  • Corian countertops
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Electric, two-burner stove
  • Microwave oven
  • Abundant storage
  • Built-in trash receptable
  • Subzero under-counter refrigerator with small freezer
  • Hot and cold pressurized water system
  • Water tank monitor
Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is forward with a centerline island queen berth, generous storage, and a private entrance to the head.

  • Center island queen berth
  • Drawers under berth 
  • Cedar lined hanging locker to starboard
  • Storage lockers on upper hullsides
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Direct access to head
  • Privacy door to main cabin
Guest Stateroom
  • Pullman style berth that converts to a double
  • Nightstand with storage
  • Storage drawers and cabinets
  • Overhead hatch with screen and shade
  • Opening portlight with accordion shade
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Door to salon for privacy
  • Corian vanity countertop
  • Vanity sink with Delta single lever faucet
  • Vacuflush electric, fresh-water toilet
  • Wood trimmed mirror
  • Towel racks
  • Storage lockers
  • Circular stall shower with plexiglass door
  • Seat and wet locker inside shower stall
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Fiberglass sole with anti-skid in head compartment
  • Tank gauge for holding tank

The cockpit was modified to include many fishing amenities. Varnished teak coverboards on sides and across stern with blue cushioned verticals inside of cockpit.

  • Fiberglass sole with non-skid
  • Access hatches to lazarette (3)
  • Aft facing seats with removeable cushions
  • Molded steps to side decks
  • Courtesy lighting
  • Walk-through transom door on starboard
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
  • Shore water hook up
  • Two rod holders port and starboard in vertical teak cover boards
  • Single, fold-out rod holders mounted port and starboard, aft end of pilothouse
  • Five rod holders mounted on aft end of pilothouse top
Deck and Hull

Wide side decks, bow rail that extends aft to the cockpit, and additional cabin house handrails allow safe and comfortable access to the bow and back.

  • Flag Blue hull
  • White gelcoat house and deck with contrasting tan non-skid
  • Bow pulpit with double anchor rollers
  • Anchor is plow style with approximately 150' nylon rode
  • Anchor windlass with deck and remote at helm controls
  • Foredeck storage compartments
  • Stainless steel bow rail
  • Varnished teak toe rails and cabin side eyebrows
  • Mesh interior window covering
  • Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder
  • Two varnished teak dorade boxes with stainless cowls on foredeck
  • Cabin housetop has aluminum low-profile hatches
  • Fiberglass mast on pilothouse top is hinged to lower air draft
Electrical System
  • Glendenning 50amp shore power retractor with 50' cord
  • Onan generator 12.6kw with sound shield (1511 hours January 2024)
  • Sentry 12v 40amp battery charger
  • Napa commercial 8D batteries (2), replaced June 2022
  • Two engine starting batteries, group 31
  • One generator start battery (new 2023)
  • Battery parallel switch 
  • Side power thruster and stern thruster (added 2020)
  • 120V AC outlets in each cabin and engine room. Galley, head, engine room receptables are GFI protected
  • Bass illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel (AC/DC)
  • Cockpit courtesy lights
  • Navigation lights
  • Below deck reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (3) zones (2-12,000BTU and 1-24,000BTU)
  • 2" Aquamet stainless steel shafts
  • 4 1/2"Ritchie compass
  • Sea water cooled exhaust system with in-line mufflers and side exhaust outlets
  • Engine room blower
  • T-shaped baffled aluminum fuel tank
  • Twin bronze rudders with bronze stuffing boxes
  • Tachometer with hour meter, voltmeter, engine oil pressure, engine water temperature gauges
  • Trim tab controls
  • Fesh water spigot in engine room
  • Automatic fire suppression system in engine room
  • Temperature control valve on hot water supply
  • 12V DC hot and cold pressure water system
  • Manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • Yanmar 6CX 6-cylinder 500HP freshwater cooled engines (1225 hours January 2024)
  • 80amp, 12V alternator on each engine
  • Groco engine intake strainers
  • White painted engine room, fully double insulated with sound down foam noise barrier
  • Racor fuel/water separators
  • High water bilge alarms
  • Fuel shut off valves in lazarette
  • (3) Rule 2000 (200GPH) automatic 12V DC bilge pumps
  • (2) Seaflo bilge pumps
  • 11 gallon water heater operates on both 120V AC and engine heat
  • 12V DC hot and cold pressure water supply
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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