The Sabre 426 is the fourth collaboration between Jim Taylor Yacht Design and the Sabre Design Team. Each of these designs has been recognized by the boating press as exceptional in both the their design and construction. This medium displacement cruiser/racer design was named one of Sail’s Top Ten in her year of introduction and she continues as one of Sabre Yachts most popular designs.

Previous collaborations between the Sabre Yachts Design Team and Jim Taylor Yacht Design include the award winning Sabre 362, the Sabre 402 and the Sabre 452, each of which won the prestigious Cruising World Magazine, Boat of the Year Award in it’s year of introduction.

All of these designs are medium-displacement cruising yachts which offer the performance characteristics of lighter racing boats, yet provide considerably more cruising amenities. This combination of traditional style and great performance is what has built the Sabre Yacht reputation in the sailing community.

Sabre’s attention to detail is well known. Whether it be the style and grace of her shear, the intricate details of a deck tooling blending comfort, safety and good looks, or the details found in the hand crafted interior joinery, Sabre Yachts stands alone in quality and reputation.

The Sabre 426 embraces the standards which have put Sabre’s name atop the quality spectrum of boatbuilding for the last 35 years. Current Sabre owners and those who have followed the brand over time, will see details here which make it feel familiar. Details which make sense, which add to comfort, security and well being. Logical details that, above all, make each Sabre design a great safe and beautiful sailboat.

But details from the past are just part of the story. Keeping up with technology has to go hand in hand with our desire to build the finest possible sailing yachts for our clients. The Sabre 426 hull is built using vacuum bagged, closed cell, cross linked PVC Divinycell foam and structural E Glass, which gives her one of the strongest, lightest, most durable structures available today. Her deck is also cored with Divinycell.

Hull LinesHull lines, underwater appendages and rigs were drawn by Jim Taylor Yacht Design. The deck, deck styling and interior were accomplished by the Sabre Design Team. The result is a yacht which, like her siblings, will establish a benchmark in sailing that will endure for many years to come.


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SABRE 426 Mk2

L.O.A 42′ 6″/12.95 m
L.W.L 36′ 0″/10.97 m
Beam 13′ 5″/4.09 m
Deep Keel 6′ 10″/2.08 m
Wing Keel 5′ 2”1.60 m
Displacement (lbs.):
Deep Keel 24,000 lbs/10.71 t
Wing Keel 24,500 lbs/10.94 t
Ballast (lbs.):
Deep Keel 8400 lbs/3.75 t
Wing Keel 8650 lbs/3.86 t
Rig Dimensions:
P 49.5’/15.09 m
E 17.5’/5.33 m
I 56.5’/17.22 m
J 16.6’/5.06 m
Total Sail Area (100% FT, sq. ft.) 920/85379 sqm
Main Halyard/Reef winch 46 CST
Jib Halyard and jib sheet winch 40 CST
Primary winches 58 CST
Cockpit Length 7′ 6″/2.31 m
Headroom.(Max) 6′ 6″/1.98 m
Water Tanks (Total gals.) 120/450 l
Holding Tank (gals.) 30/ 112 l
Batteries (No. @ Amp Hrs.)…. 4 @ 110
Berths (No. @ Sizes) 7 @ 6′ 6″/1.98 m
Hatches……(1) #60 (2) #00 6
Chrome Dorades 2
Stainless Steel Dorades 2
Opening Ports 10
Fixed Ports 4
Destroyer Wheel (Diameter) 40″/1.01 m
Auxiliary Engine Volvo Yanmar 55Hp
Fuel Tank (gals.) 60/255 l
Theoretical Hull Speeds (Knots) .8.0
PHRF Rating (Average) 58
Mast Height Above W.L. 59.0’/17.98 m
Built to NMMA, ABYC, USCG and CE Category A


  • Single unit, vacuum bagged fiberglass of alternate layers of
    mat knitted biaxial roving. Cored with Airex PVC closed cell
  • ISO NPG gelcoat.
  • Below waterline chopped strand glass and vinylester resin
    as a back up for ISO NPG gelcoat.
  • Internal deck to hull joint.
  • Double boot and single cove stripes.
  • Bulkheads, berth faces, shelves and floor stringers
    laminated to hull providing integral, structural strength.
  • – Choice of step or traditional transom.


  • Single unit, resin infused fiberglass with Airex core for
    stiffness with high density PVC core in high stress areas
  • The deck is fastened to the hull using stainless steel thru bolts
    every 6″ (4″ in way of genoa tracks)
  • 3M 5200 Polyurethane sealant used in the hull/deck joint.


  • Edson Model 402 wheel steering with 42″ 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.


    Yanmar 55 hp 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel with Sail

  • 12-volt 100 amp Balmar alternator.
  • Single lever engine control
  • 60 gallon custom aluminum fuel tank, deck filled, shut-off
    vented and grounded.
  • Racor fuel filter/water separator.
  • Raw water intake strainer with wrench.
  • Remote oil sump drain.
  • Engine oil drip pan.
  • Flexible four point engine mount system to minimize
    vibration and noise.
  • Engine compartment exhaust blower.
  • Engine compartment light.
  • Complete engine access provided by sound and heat insulated
    removable panels.
  • Tachometer, hour meter, volt, oil, and temperature gauges are
    recessed in cockpit face.
  • Fuel gauge mounted at nav station.


  • A modern fin keel cast in lead with antimony added for
  • Thru-bolted to a reinforced keel sump with stainless steel
    bolts and bronze nuts


  • Four 12-volt 110 amp group 31 deep cycle marine batteries
  • Sealed battery switch.
  • 110V shore power system with GFI protected in galley and
    head. Includes 50’ shorepower cord
  • Macerator pump for head
  • Master AC/DC panels, located in the navigation area, include
    AC/DC volt and ammeters, marine circuit breakers, and
    polarity indicator.
  • 12V outlet at chart table
  • All wiring is color coded and tinned and meets USCG stds
  • Cabin courtesy lights.
  • Xantrex 25 Inverter/charger
  • Microwave oven in galley


  • 7 Lewmar polished Ocean Series deck hatches with wood
    framed screens.
  • 4 main cabin recessed fixed port lights of Marguard Lexan.
  • 2 stainless steel cowl vents.
  • 8 Stainless Steel and 2 polished aluminum opening ports with
  • Acrylic sliding companionway hatch w/frp spray hood
    and solid teak hatch boards.
  • Screened hatch boards.


  • Inboard genoa tracks are 1 1/4″ x 3/16″ x 12′
    aluminum T-track.
  • Inboard tracks are recessed into the deck tooling.
  • Stainless steel cowl vents.
  • Stainless companionway handrail.
  • Inboard tracks supplied with end stops and (2) Lewmar twin
    sheet lead blocks.
  • Five part main sheet with Lewmar Ocean Racing blocks led
    to ball bearing cabin top traveler, and aft to a Lewmar #44CST
    two-speed winch.
  • Custom mast collar with provision for halyard and turning
    block attachment.
  • Two 10″ 4-bolt cleats forward mid deck and aft.
  • Self-draining foredeck anchor locker with drain and stainless
    pad eye to secure end of anchor rode.
  • Two recessed deck scuppers.
  • Custom stainless steel mid-rail chock fitted into each toerail.
  • Pulpit, stern rail, and stanchions custom fabricated stainless
    steel, thru-bolted with backing plates.
  • Double lifelines stainless steel cable with port and starboard
    boarding gates with braced stanchions.
  • All lifeline terminals and turnbuckles are swaged stainless
  • Teak handrails.
  • Solid teak toe rails.
  • Custom stainless steel anchor roller.
  • Halyards, reefs, outhaul and vang, led aft.
  • (2) Wichard fold down pad eyes


  • All Winches Lewmar Ocean Series
  • Main sheet/main halyard led to Lewmar #46CST two-speed.
  • Genoa halyard and two reefing lines led through a double
    stopper to Lewmar #46CST two speed winch, mounted on aft
    cabin top.
  • Primaries – two Lewmar 58CST self-tailing winches.
  • Two 10″ chrome winch handles, one 10″ chrome lock-in.


  • Deep storage locker to starboard.
  • Molded in winch handle pockets; coamings angled for
  • Solid teak cup holder on pedestal.
  • Two cockpit scuppers to Marelon sea valves.
  • Stove fuel storage locker in aft lazarette.
  • Telescoping transom boarding ladder with composite treads.


  • One piece aluminum, Selden keel stepped, mast with triple
    airfoil spreaders, masthead rig with white painted finish.
  • Tri-sect masthead with 3 forward halyard sheaves
  • Internal main and genoa halyards.
  • Boom vang lug.
  • Spare halyard exits.
  • Pre-wired with VHF radio cable.


  • Aluminum, white painted finish.
  • Internal clew outhaul led aft.
  • External topping lift.
  • Two sets of internal jiffy reefing led aft


  • Stainless steel, thru-bolted to composite bulkhead structure
    bonded to the hull. Electrically grounded to keel
  • Mounted well inboard for optimum sheeting angles.


  • Custom stainless steel anchor roller.


  • Rod Rigging
  • Spreader boots, shroud covers, and turnbuckle covers.


  • All line color coded
  • Mechanical boom vang led aft
  • Main halyard with headboard shackle.
  • Genoa halyard with snap shackle.
  • Dacron braid main sheet.
  • Dacron braid genoa sheets.
  • Traveler control lines.
  • Jiffy reefing lines.


  • Scandvik polished SS double galley sink.
  • Sea Frost 12 Volt DC refrigerator in ice box
  • 6’6″ headroom in main and aft areas, with 6’4″ headroom in
    forward sections.
  • Forward cabin has a 6’10” berth
  • Main cabin has (2) 6’5″ settee berths, port side converts to
  • Aft-cabin with 6’10” long, full width, double berth.
  • Storage in aft-cabin settee.
  • Ample drawers in both fore and aft cabins
  • Flat panel doors throughout. Shoji screens on berth back
  • Large cedar lined hanging lockers in forward and aft cabins.
  • Optimized area for instrument installation, storage locker
    space and panel arrangement at the chart table.
  • Main cabin berth backs with cabinets with Shoji screen doors
    port and starboard.
  • Forward head with separate stall shower.
  • Aft cabin equipped with vanity sink, mirror, hanging locker,
    and upholstered seat.
  • All berths provided with thick foam cushions covered with a
    durable fabric, zippered for ease of removal and cleaning.
  • Quiet Flush fresh water flush MSD w/macerator pump.
  • Lights in hanging lockers.


  • Fully equipped Sabre custom tool drawer.
  • Cockpit locker light.
  • 4 type A: B: C fire extinguishers.
  • Activated carbon water filter.
  • Marelon flush thru-hulls with sea valves.
  • Double drawer type stainless steel refrigerator.
  • Propane Force 10 stove with oven.
  • Varnished interior cherry finish.
  • Sealer only on cabin sole. Final finish TBD with client and
  • Automatic electric bilge pump.
  • Manual, cockpit mounted bilge pump.
  • Laminated cherry trim on all counters and shelving.
  • Cherry hull ceilings.
  • Designed by Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team. All
    specifications are approximate and subject to change without





L.O.A 42’ 6” 12.95M
L.W.L 36’ 0” 10.97M
Beam… 13’ 5” 4.09M
Draft deep fin keel 6’ 10” 2.08M
Draft wing/bulb
5’ 2” 1.60M




Fuel 60 gal 225L
Water 120 gal 450L
Holding Tank 30 gal 112L




Deep Keel 24000 lb. 10886 kg
Wing/bulb keel 24500 lb. 11113 kg




Deep Keel 8400 lb. 3810 kg
Wing/bulb keel 8650 lb. 3924 kg

Auxiliary Engine:

Type Yanmar
Horsepower 55


Main halyard/Reefs 46 CST
Jib Halyard and Mainsheet 46 CST
Primaries 58 CST

Rig Dimensions:



P 49.5’ 15.09M
E 17.5’ 5.33M
I 56.5’ 17.22M
J 16.6′ 5.06M
Total Sail Area 920ft2 85.19m2
Mast Height Above
59.0’ 17.98M




Cockpit Length 7′ 6″ 2.31M
Headroom 6′ 6″ 1.98M
Berths (4) 6′ 6″ 1.98M


2010 MODEL YEAR OPTIONS Price list #510S426

Issue 5/01/2009

Replace standard batteries with Lifeline AGM GE0039
Upgrade option GM0041 (*) if AGM batteries chosen GE0048
Additional AC or DC circuit breaker (specify amperage) GE0002
Clarion AM/FM/CD/MP3, satellite-ready stereo receiver with (4) speakers
and remote control
Prewire for stereo and four speakers GE0014
Flat screen LCD TV and DVD player w/TV inlet and outlet GE0051
Hella Cabin Fan with breaker. Specify cabin GE0004
Additional Hella Cabin Fans (each). Specify cabins GE0005
Additional 12V outlet (specify location) GE0003
Xantrex Battery monitor GE0034
Grounding system for SSB radio (must be specified prior to molding) GE0022
ICOM VHF radio M502 w/antenna and flush mount kit GE0015
Raymarine ST60001G Autopilot w/controls on cockpit coaming GE0052
Offset pedestal guard in lieu of standard GD0011
Angled pedestal guard in lieu of standard GD0043
Max Prop 3 blade feathering prop (Incl credit for std prop) GM0032
Additional plate for 12 VDC Sea Frost refrigeration GM0041 (*)
Seafrost Engine Driven refrigeration GM0012
Seafrost engine driven refrigeration with 2nd freezer plate GM0023
Seafrost 110 Volt shore assist GM0013
Reverse cycle air conditioning 16,000 BTU w/2nd shore cord GM0014
Additional 7,000 BTU air conditioner GM0040
4KW gen set installed in sail locker GE0040
Espar diesel heating system #D5-L GM0017
Light Hull color (other than Sabre white) GH0003
Dark Hull Color GH0004
Light deck color (other than Sabre white) GD0001
Contrasting anti-skid color (side deck, coach roof, cockpit) GD0002
Shallow draft bulb/wing keel GH0024
Hot and cold transom shower GM0006
Salt water wash down system GM0010
Fresh water wash down in anchor locker GM0036
Tank Watch 4 system for holding tanks GM0037
Shorewater inlet to pressure water system GM0018
Lewmar V3 windlass w/rope chain gypsy GD0005
Pre-wire for 12 volt windlass GD0006
Cockpit Cushions – Tan. Side seats only GD0017
Laid teak cockpit coamings GD0034
Laid teak on transom step GD0036
Edson Cockpit table #761 for pedestal guard GM0003
Teak bang rail on topsides with stainless steel cap GD0025
Tapered mast GR0034
Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster, split backstay GR0010
Hall Quick Vang led aft GR0012
Prep for Inner forestay with running backstays GR0044
Rod headstay w/turnbuckle GR0040
Flag halyard to mast head GR0030
Burgee halyard to spreader GR0031
Harken MK1V roller furling/w deck hardware GR0005
Prep for furling boom. Delete std boom, vang, reefing lines
Self tacking jib system
Self tacking jib system TR0039
Harken adjustable genoa car system GR0041
Antal HS mainsail slide system with five cars GD0027
Tides Strong sail track on mast GD0026
Additional Lewmar sheet stopper (ea) GD0007
Lewmar Electric Lewmar primary winches in lieu of standard GD0016
Lewmar Electric main halyard winch in lieu of standard GD0029
Spinnaker gear with Lewmar winches Harken adjustable genoa cars,
Navtec Backstay adjuster, Hall Quik Vang and carbon fiber spinnaker pole
Aluminum spinnaker pole on mast. 2:1 controls. Lift aft to stopper GR0053
MPS/Spinnaker halyard to stopper on mast GR0049
MPS/Spinnaker halyard led aft to stopper GR0050
Second head unit aft with aft facing chart table
Ultrasuede fabric main salon only GH0011
Ultraleather fabric (main cabin only) GH0036
Corian counter in galley (with Corian sink covers) GH0012
Accord shades on opening and fixed ports GH0020

All prices are subject to change without notice and are not contractural
Standard yacht has a Sabre white hull and deck with cherry interior. See individual model specifications
and equipment list for complete details. F.O.B. South Casco, Maine.
Sabre sailing yachts are covered by a LIMITED ONE YEAR WARRANTY. This warranty should be thoroughly
reviewed by the customer before a purchase agreement is made. Please contact your dealer for details.
Sabre does not guaranty the durability of dark gelcoats. Hulls built with dark colors will fade more quickly than
light colors, will show mold imperfections and scratches and can cause the laminate to post cure causing
a cosmetic distortion of the surface. These deformations are not structural in nature and therefore are not
covered by the Sabre Limited Warranty.


Note: All colors shown as accurately as possible. Dark colors available with the understanding that they require extra maintenance, show minor mold imperfections, scratches, and will fade much more rapidly than lighter colors. Our limited warranty does not cover these conditions.


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