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2005 Sabre 38 Hardtop Express

Norwalk, Connecticut


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The seller of Fish Tank who is the second owner, has maintained the boat in bristol condition, and the boat has benefited from a number of upgrades and attention over the years.  Among those highlights and upgrades are:

  • All deck crazing, common in yachts built in mid to late 2000s due to gelcoat issues, was thoroughly and completely addressed.  The boat deck and house were then repainted in 2021. All documents and invoices available to buyer.  Work completed by Cooley Marine.  She is better than new, and looks it.
  • Awlgripped Dark Blue (2015)
  • 1,000 hr Yanmar Service (Engine hours: 950)
  • Both exhaust and manifolds replaced 2021
  • New electronics include Simrad EVO2 dual plotters/radar and autopilot
  • Bow thruster
  • Underwater lights
  • Aft canvas replaced
  • Fusion stereo and 6 speakers
  • Brightwork recently wooded and multiple coats of varnish applied
  • Spare set of props

The seller is listing the boat in order to move to a fishing boat.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Fish Tank
Make: Sabre
Model: 38 Hardtop Express
Year: 2005
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSX8015C505
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38 ft
Waterline Length: 32'2 ft
Beam: 13'8 ft
Max Draft: 3'4 ft
Displacement: 21,500 lb
Bridge Clearance: 13'5 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LV2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 900
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 6LV2A-STP
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 440hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Engine Hours: 900
  • Engine Location: Port
Total Engine Power: 880hp
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Maximum Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 350 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Express Cruiser


Diana McCabe


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

Vessel Walk-Through

From the swim platform through the transom door, one steps into the cockpit with its aft facing bench seat and contrasting non-skid sole.  The yachty varnished teak coaming caps are in lieu of the standard fiberglass. Up a step leads to the helm deck:

  • Refrigerator and sink in starboard side cabinet with a Corian countertop.
  • Stidd helm seat forward of cabinet
  • Straight settee along the aft helm deck bulkhead
  • Fold-up varnished teak table mounted to port
  • Mate's Stidd seat forward of table
  • Optional Teak sole
  • Opening center window
  • Opening side windows
  • New beige Sunbrella drop curtain 

Three steps down leads to the main cabin:

  • U-shaped fully equipped galley is to port
  • L settee, covered in Ultrasuede, is to starboard with a hi-lo teak dining table, which will convert the settee to a comfortable berth
  • TV on forward starboard main cabin bulkhead
  • Forward to port is the head with a stall shower
  • The forward master stateroom has an island double berth
  • TV on aft stateroom bulkhead
  • All interior bulkheads and furniture are varnished cherry
  • Teak and holly sole with satin finish
  • Optional Ocean Air screens/blinds on deck hatches
  • Optional Accord Shades throughout
  • Screens on all opening ports
  • Soft sound deadening headline panels


  • Stainless steel sink on forward galley bulkhead
  • Two burner electric cocktop outboard
  • Convection microwave
  • Taylor Tundra 4.2 Refrigerator/freezer on aft bulkhead
  • Corian Sahara galley counter tops
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Coffee Maker (Space Saver overhead mount)
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water and ice maker
  • Abundant drawer and cabinet storage
Helm Navigation and Entertainment Electronics
  • New Simrad dual chart plotter/radar
  • Integrated Simrad autopilot
  • Icom VHF radio
  • ACR spotlight with remote
  • Bow thruster controls
  • New Fusion stereo with 4 speakers (helm deck and cockpit)
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Windlass remote controls
  • Fireboy engine shutdown
  • Two 15" LCD TVs
Electrical and Mechanical
  • Yanmar 6LY2A-STP engines.  Major 1,000 hour service performed
  • Both exhaust manifolds/elbows were replaced 2021
  • Onan 9KW generator
  • Reverse cycle heat and air below and in helm deck
  • Side Power Bow Thruster
  • Lewmar Windlass
  • Hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Two 1000CCA engine starting batteries
  • Two 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • 80 AMP, 12V alternators
  • Professional Mariner 50 AMP 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse Oil Changing System
  • 11 Gal stainless steel hot water heater
  • Twin 30 AMP AC shore power inlet w/50' cords
  • Galvanic isolator with monitoring system
  • Tinned wire throughout
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering system
  • Groco raw water intake strainers
  • Bennett stainless steel trim tabs
  • Racor fuel filters
  • PSS dripless shaft seals
  • Groco engine intake valves
  • Three electric bilge pumps
  • Automatic fire extinguishing system
  • 12V navigation, interior and courtesy lights
Deck and Hull
  • Alwgripped Dark Blue hull (2015)
  • Gold Cove Stripe
  • Awlgripped white double boot stripe
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with single anchor roller and windlass
  • 35 lb Delta with chain and rode
  • Varnished teak toe rails
  • Varnished teak coaming caps
  • Anchor locker
  • Double S/S run from bow to cockpit
  • Transom door from swim platform
  • Fiberglass swim platform with telescoping swim ladder underneath
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow
  • Optional composite radar mast
  • Custom s/s opening ports
  • PVC rub rail with s/s cap
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.
Additional Contact Information

Please call Diana McCabe at 203-247-7808 for more information and showing instructions.

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