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1999 Sabre 452 Sloop

Norwalk, Connecticut


Thoughtfully customized and equipped for serious blue water sailing and extended cruising, Brass Ring is an outstanding example of the highly regarded Sabre 452. Notable on the equipment list are items such as the safety bars at the mast, additional electric winches for ease in sail handling, all sail handling controls led aft, and the dual rollers for carrying two anchors at the bow.  This is a beautiful boat designed to deliver her crew anywhere in comfort and safety.  Brass Ring is owned by its original owner.  Among the extensive list of options, equipment and updates are:

  • Flag Blue Awgrip 2017
  • Two staterooms and two heads layout. Berths (6) - 2 forward, 2 aft and one on each side of the salon.
  • Rod rigging
  • Electric main halyard winch
  • Electric primary winches
  • 2 Spinnaker winches
  • Dockside reverse cycle air conditioning
  • Espar heater
  • New UK main and UK 153% genoa from 2017
  • 895 hrs on 76HP Yanmar
  • Custom Fairclough winter cover
  • Much more...

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Brass Ring
Make: Sabre
Model: 452 Sloop
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS45009D99
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 45 ft
Length Overall: 46 ft
Waterline Length: 38'4 ft
Beam: 14'1 ft
Max Draft: 6'7 ft
Displacement: 26,900 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Single Berths: 2
Double Berths: 4
Twin Berths: 1

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH3-TBE
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Feathering


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 35 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Sloop, Racers and Cruisers


Diana McCabe


Petzolds Norwalk Cove Marina
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
East Norwalk, Connecticut, US, 06855


LOA. 46’
LWL 38’4”
Beam 14’ 1”
Draft 6'7"
Displacement 26,900 lbs Headroom 6’6”
2 Fresh water 200 gal (plastic)

Diesel 100 gal (aluminum)

2 Holding 35 gal (plastic)-




Yanmar 4JH3-TBE 76 hp. 895 hours

Maxi Prop 3 blade feathering prop


Varnished cherry joinery, teak and holly sole, Ultrasuede upholstery and 6’6” headroom create an atmosphere of welcoming comfort below. There are two large private cabins, each with its own dual-entry head; the well equipped galley features Corian countertops and voluminous storage. All opening hatches and portlights have screens and all ports have Accord shades. Three Hella fans are located in the salon and galley; one is in each private cabin. Dockside air conditioning and an Espar diesel heater are vented to all cabins, including the two heads with pump equipped sumps.

Forward the huge Vee berth includes a filler, plus two bureaus and a hanging locker and access to the ensuite head. The separate shower was fitted with a removable bar for hanging wet weather gear; the toilet is a fresh water Vacuflush with a Tankwatch monitor. Countertops are Corian; there is additional storage outboard and under the vanity sink.

The main salon features a large U settee to port with an inlaid cherry table; louvered cabinets are outboard and additional storage is in the table base. To starboard is the long settee; the center back cushion folds down to reveal a swing-down cherry table. There are lee cloths for the main salon settees that allow safe sleeping while under way. Lockers behind the Starboard settee house custom wine storage and stereo. Aft to starboard is a large navigator’s station with drawers and shelving; the main DC/AC electrical panel and breakers are conveniently located outboard. There is a large head just aft with access from the salon and the huge aft cabin. This head includes a manually operated marine toilet with Y valve and macerator pump. The huge aft cabin includes excellent ventilation from a large overhead hatch as well as an opening port, plus a vented hanging locker and access to the engine compartment.

The galley to port is equipped with Seafrost engine driven refrigeration with a second freezer plate; there is a gimbaled 4 burner Regal propane stove with oven and a safety bar; microwave oven and two polished stainless steel sinks with additional foot pedals for water. Excellent storage includes a tip-out trash container. All -weather ventilation includes an opening port located under the companionway enclosure. The companionway stairs offer additional bracing for the cook while under way and are angled to provide secure footing when the boat is heeled.

Hull and Deck

Hull and Deck

  • Flag Blue hull Awlgripped 2017
  • Gold Cove stripe
  • White Awlgripped boot stripe
  • Beige inlaid anti-skid
  • Varnished teak rubrail with s/s cap
  • S/S double bow rails and stern rails
  • Port and starboard boarding gates
  • Double life lines
  • Chrome cowl vents
  • Teak toe rail
  • S/S grab bars on cabin top
  • S/S mast rails
  • Widened dual anchor roller to allow for two anchors
  • Lewmar electric windlass with foot switches
  • 6 Richard fold down paddies for safety harness attachments at foredeck
  • Note:  Sabre modification to pulpit and anchor roller to insure the LOA does not exceed 46'
  • Custom Covers dodger with s/s grab bar and removable windows
  • Cockpit awning
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower
Mechanical and Electrical
  • Yanmar 4JH3-TBE 76 hp with 895 hours
  • 3-blade feathering Max Prop
  • Seafire FM200 automatic fire extinguisher w/alarm in engine room
  • Upgraded Balmar 100 amp alternator
  • Additional 8D battery w/emergency parallel
  • Xantrex inverter
  • Espar diesel heater vented to all cabins including both heads
  • Dockside reverse cycle air conditioning
  • One electric and one manual head
  • Seafrost engine-driven refrigeration


  • Raymarine for AWI and depth over companionway
  • Raymarine E80 GPS/Radar at helm
  • Raymarine autopilot at helm
  • Standard Horizon Intrepid VHF w/DSC in cockpit w/mic at helm

Nav Station:

  • Icom M710 VHF
  • Raymarine GPS/Radar
  • Xantrex remote panel at nav station
  • Fuel gauge at nav station
  • Marine Air panel at nav station
  • Guest battery controls at nav station
  • Windlass breaker at nav station
  • AC/DC breaker panel at nav station
  • Red navigation light at nav station
Rig, Sails and Sail Handling
  • Keel stepped Hall mast (with cherry enclosure in main salon)
  • Triple spreaders
  • Rod rigging
  • Insulated split rod backstay w/Sail Tec #10 long hydraulic adjuster
  • Mast steps port and starboard
  • Hall Quik Vang led aft
  • Harken roller furling
  • Harken adjustable genoa car system
  • Antal HS mainsail slide system w/6 cars
  • Lewmar 48 electric main halyard system led aft
  • Lewmar 64 ST two speed electric primary winches for geno
  • Lewmar 48 ST secondary spinnaker/MPS winches 
  • 6 sheave line organizers port and starboard
  • 6 Harken stoppers for halyards and sail controls led aft
  • Harken traveller moved aft
  • Carbon fiber spinnaker pole
  • Second spinnaker/MPS halyard led aft
  • Lazy Jacks for mainsail
  • Tricolor masthead light w/strobe



  • UK Main, tape drive (2017)
  • Doyle Mainsail cradle
  • UK 153% tape drive genoa (2017)
  • 100% dacron genoa (original)
  • UK asymmetrical tri-radial spinnaker w/stasher 
  • UK Matrix spinnaker
  • UK dacron foresail
  • 2 genoa halyards
  • 2 spinnaker halyards
  • 1 main halyard
  • 2 jiffy reefing points/lines
  •  Topping lift
  • SailTec hydraulic back stay adjuster
  • Hall Quik Vang
  • Cunningham
  • Harken roller furling drum


  • Custom Covers mainsail cover
  • Custom Cover dodger w/windows
  • Awning for cockpit
Additional Equipment

Fairclough custom winter cover plus framing 7 boat supports


The Company and the owner offer 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.

Additional Contact Information

For additional information text or call Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808 or email at

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