Jim Taylor Yacht Design and the Sabre Design Team have collaborated on five award winning designs over the past 15 years and, for 2007, are proud to introduce the Sabre Spirit daysailor with classic good looks and spirited performance. For 35 years, Sabre Yachts has built sailing yachts with a performance pedigree, all built for people who love sailing and who treasure the exhilarating feeling that a great sailboat design can offer her crew. But just as some owners allow the time for long range cruising, there are those whose schedules require a different sailing lifestyle.

And so Sabre again turned to Jim Taylor to design a daysailor with the style and elegance of sailing yachts of a bygone era, and added to the design mandate blending the performance of a youthful sport boat with “grown-up” ease of handling available with today’s modern sailing hardware. To merely use a number to describe such a boat seemed inadequate, and so the name “Spirit” was chosen to better describe the very essence of this yacht.
The overhangs of the Spirit’s hull convey a traditional elegance, while her nominally narrow beam allows her to sail beautifully and responsively. As is typical of all Sabre yachts, deck hardware and fittings are of the highest standards. Her carbon spar, chosen for added performance and increased stability, is provided by Hall Spars, a 20 year supplier. Below deck, a standard sail drive engine reduces vibration and increases propulsion efficiency. Keels and rudder, designed by Jim Taylor Yacht Design, offer the latest in technology and performance. Few sailing yachts will sail better than the Sabre Spirit.

The Spirit’s deck is stylish and uncluttered. Her simple sailing rig consists of an easily managed self-tacking jib and a conventional mainsail to ensure optimum performance. Her furling jib is attached on to a below-deck furler, so that only the sail is visible above the deck line, and her mainsheet is led from an aft deck traveler to the helm, allowing short or single handed sailing with little effort. Custom toe rails, stem head fitting, mooring chocks and cleats all add to the graceful beauty of her lines. Her cockpit is long and hospitable and offers comfortable seating for her owners and guests.

Below there is a simple yet elegant layout built with the Maine craftsmanship and quality for which Sabre Yachts is so well known, such as dovetailed drawer boxes, inlaid steps and tables, and laminated trims. A fully functional galley is found to port of the companionway and to starboard is an enclosed head. Her navigational/chart table is forward and to port at the forward end of the salon. Her salon offers twin port and starboard settees which surround an inlaid centerline drop leaf table. A traditional teak and holly sole adds warmth to this elegant cabin. And at the forward bulkhead a ring frame surrounds the opening to the forward cabin sleeping accommodation.

There is no mistaking this yacht’s heritage or pedigree. She is a Sabre throughout, a fast and extremely elegant day sailor which will bring back the excitement and exhilaration which we all felt when we first tried the beautiful pastime of sailing.


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SABRE – Spirit
2012 Model Year

L.O.A 36’-8″/11.18 m
L.W.L 28’-4″/8.64 m
Beam 10′-5″/3.18 m
Deep Keel 6’-7”/2.01 m
Wing Keel 4-11 1/2″/1.51 m
Displacement (lbs.):
Deep Keel 9,300 lbs/4220 kg (est)
Wing Keel 9,920 lbs/4500 kg (est)
Ballast (lbs.):
Deep Keel 3740 lbs/1700 kg(est)
Bulb/Wing Keel 4,360lbs/1980 kg(est)
Rig Dimensions:
P 45.50’ / 13.87 m
E 16.55′ / 5.05 m
I 45.50’ / 13.87 m
J 12.87′ / 3.92m
Total Sail Area (100% FT, sq. ft.) 668 sq ft/62.1 sqm
Main Halyard 34 CCEST
Jib Halyard and jib sheet winch 34 CCST
Mainsheet winches 46 CCST
Cockpit Length 10’ 0” / 3.05 m
Headroom.(Max) 5’ 11”/ 1.80m
Water Tanks (Total gals.) 39 gals /146 l
Holding Tank (gals.) 30 gals / 114 l
Batteries (No. @ Amp Hrs.)…. 3 @ 110 (2-house, 1-start)
Hatches……(1) #60 (2) #00 3
Opening Ports 2
Fixed Ports 4
Destroyer Wheel (Diameter) 48″/1.23 m
Auxiliary Engine Volvo 21 Hp
Fuel Tank (gals.) 20 gal / 75.7 l
Mast Hgt Above WL (w/o instruments).. 55’ 3” /16.66 m
PHRF Rating (Average) 93 (est)
Built to NMMA, ABYC, and USCG standards


  • Single unit, vacuum bagged E glass, cored with PVC
    closed cell PVC foam
  • 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 for integral strength

  • Carbon fiber reinforced stringers
  • Traditional Transom


  • Single unit, resin infused fiberglass with Airex PVC foam
    core for stiffness, and High Density PVC core in high stress
  • The deck is fastened to the hull using stainless steel thru
  • 3M 5200 Polyurethane sealant in the deck to hull joint
  • Propane storage locker in port side deck


  • Edson wheel steering with 48” five spoke Teak Rimmed
    Destroyer wheel, with guard and brake
  • Ritchie SP5 compass mounted in binnacle
  • Emergency tiller stored in cockpit locker
  • Balanced rudder is molded fiberglass bonded to a carbon
  • fiber rudder post passing through a removable self aligning
  • roller bearing and support tube securely laminated to the hull


  • Yanmar 21 hp Sail drive. Fresh water-cooled diesel with
    reduction gear. Electric shut-off
  • Single lever engine control
  • 12-volt 115 amp alternator
  • 20 gallon custom fuel tank, deck filled, shut-off valve
  • Racor fuel filter/water separator
  • Raw water intake strainer with wrench
  • Tuned front and rear cushion type rubber mountsadjustable
  • Engine compartment light
  • Complete engine access through sound and heat insulated
    removable panels
  • Tach, volt, water temperature alarms and hour meter


  • 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


  • Three (2- house and one engine start) 12-volt 110 amp
    group 31 deep cycle marine batteries with sealed 2 position
    battery switch
  • 110V shore power system with GFI protection and 50 foot
    shorepower cord
  • 50 amp marine battery charger
  • Hot water heater w/heat exchanger; 6 Gal / 23 l
  • Master AC/DC marine circuit breaker panels (black),
    include AC/DC volt and DC ammeters, and polarity
    indicator. Space is provided for additional breakers and
    electronic gear
  • 12V outlet at chart table
  • 12V fresh water pump
  • All wiring is tinned, color coded and meets USCG


  • 3 Lewmar polished Ocean Series deck hatches with screens
  • 4 main cabin fixed port lights of Marguard Lexan
  • 2 Custom stainless steel opening ports with screens salon
  • Acrylic sliding companionway hatch with fiberglass spray
    hood solid teak hatch boards and screened hatch boards


  • Self Tacking Headsail track
  • Selden Furlex TD (below deck furler)
  • Pulpits and 7 x 7 stainless steel lifelines
  • End Boom Mainsheet led to cockpit coamings
  • Mast collar with provision for halyard and turning block
  • Custom stainless steel fore, mid-rail and aft corner chocks.
  • (4) ea pop-up and two style horn mooring cleats
  • Self-draining foredeck anchor locker with drain and pad
    eye for anchor rode
  • Pulpit, stern rail and stanchions are custom fabricated of
    type 316 stainless steel and are fitted but supplied
  • Removable double lifelines of stainless steel 7 x 7 wire
    with port and starboard boarding gates and braced gate
  • All lifeline terminals and turnbuckles are swaged stainless
  • Custom Solid teak toe rails
  • Stainless steel companionway handrail and cabin top hand


  • All winches are Lewmar “Chrome Ocean Series”
  • Main sheet led to Lewmar 46 CCST two-speed
  • Main halyard led to Lewmar 34 CCEST two-speed


  • Genoa halyard led to port side 34 CCST winch
  • Single-Line reefing
  • Two 8″alloy winch handles; one 10″ chrome lock-in


  • Sail locker to starboard and port
  • Recessed winch handle pockets
  • Coamings angled for comfort
  • Cup holder on pedestal
  • Two cockpit scuppers to Marelon sea valves
  • Telescoping transom boarding ladder


  • Hall Spars CARBON Mast 152C with taper. – Carbon fiber
    masthead with sheaves for (1) main and (1) spinnaker
  • (2) sets aluminum spreaders
  • Boom – aluminum Hall Spars 152 section
  • Both mast and boom in Matterhorn White Awlgrip finish
  • Antal mainsail track system
  • Internal main and genoa halyards led aft to cockpit.
  • Prewired with VHF radio cable.
  • Internal clew outhaul.
  • External topping lift.
  • Hall Quick Vang led aft to cockpit


  • Stainless steel, thru-bolted to composite bulkhead structure
    bonded to the hull. Electrically grounded to keel


  • Continuous Navtec Rod Rigging with Dyform wire


  • Color-coded lines
  • Hall QuickVang led aft to cockpit
  • Navtec hydraulic self contained backstay adjuster


  • 5’ 11” standing headroom. (max)
  • Forward cabin v- berth 7’-0” long w/storage below
  • Hanging locker to starboard
  • Main cabin has 6’5″ berth to port and stb
  • Fwd end of port berth forms chart seat
  • Chart table at fwd end of port berth
  • Centerline pedestal drop leaf table (removable)
  • Galley with propane stove and oven, ice box, stainless steel
    sink, storage lockers and drawer
  • All berths provided with 4″ foam cushions (main cabin
    berths have 4 1/2″) covered with a durable fabric, zippered
    for ease of removal
  • Quiet Flush fresh water flush MSD


  • Sabre tool kit
  • Type A: B: C fire extinguishers
  • Louvered locker doors
  • Cockpit locker light
  • Marelon thru-hulls and sea valves
  • Hoses below waterline are double clamped
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • 2 burner Propane Force 10 stove w/oven and gas sniffer
  • Varnished interior cherry finish with teak & holly sole
  • (2) coats sealer only on sole. Final finish TBD by
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes
  • (1) Automatic electric and (1) manual, bilge pump

Designed by Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team. All
specifications are approximate and subject to change without notice.
May vary from dealer inventory due to changes made in Sabre
Model Year Improvement Program.





L.O.A 36’ 8” 8.64M
L.W.L 28’ 4” 8.64M
Beam… 10’ 5” 3.18M
Draft deep fin keel 6’ 7” 2.01M
Draft wing/bulb
4’ 11.5” 1.51M




Fuel 20 gal 75.7L
Water 30 gal 114L
Holding Tank 30 gal 114L




Deep Keel 9300 lb. 4220 kg
Wing/bulb keel 9920 lb. 4500 kg




Deep Keel 3740 lb. 1700 kg
Wing/bulb keel 4360 lb. 1980 kg

Auxiliary Engine:

Type Volvo s/d
Horsepower 27


Main halyard/Reefs (electric) 34 CEST
Jib Sheet 34 CST
Primaries/Main Sheet 46 CST

Rig Dimensions:



P 45.50’ 13.87M
E 16.55’ 5.05M
I 45.50’ 13.87M
J 12.87’ 3.92M
Total Sail Area 668 ft2 62.1m2
Mast Height Above
55.3’ 16.66M




Cockpit Length 10′ 0″ 3.05M
Headroom 5’ 10” 1.78M
Berths (4) 6′ 6″ 1.98M


2010 MODEL YEAR OPTIONS Price list #707Spirit

Issue 5/01/2009

Lifeline AGM Batteries in lieu of standard (3) SE0039
CD/FM/AM stereo with four speakers SE0014
Additional 12v outlet. Specify location. (1) Std at nav desk SE0052
Prewire for stereo and four speakers DE0014
(2) Hella Cabin Fans (1)main salon (1) forward SE0004
Xantrex house battery monitor SE0054
Ritchie SP5 compass in lieu of standard SE0016
Angled pedestal guard in lieu of standard SD0043
Offset pedestal guard in lieu of standard SD0011
Light Hull color (other than Sabre white) SH0003
Dark Hull Color SH0004
Light deck color (other than Sabre white) SD0001
Contrasting anti-skid color (side deck, coach roof, cockpit) SD0002
Shoal draft keel SH0002
Hot and cold cockpit shower SM0006
Tank Watch 4 system for holding tank SM0037
Teak cockpit coamings SD0034
Teak cockpit sole SD0036
Teak side and aft decking SD0041
Edson Cockpit table #761 for pedestal guard SM0003
MPS/Spinnaker halyard led aft to stopper SR0050
Spinnaker gear. Halyard. Sheets, tack line and associated running blocks and
Sail Package including Main with Antal Slides and Self-Tacking 90% Jib SR0060
Ultrasuede or Ultraleather fabric main salon only SH0011
Accord shades SH0020

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. Special option
requests must be received six weeks prior to molding of the hull to assure availability.
All 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.


Sabre is pleased to provide performance data for this model. Please click on the PDF links below for more information.

For more information about this model, please contact Sabre directly.
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