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2021 Sabre 42 Express

Norwalk, Connecticut


This like-new, very popular Sabre 42 model is being sold to make room for a new, larger Sabre.  Among Carina's options and highlights are:

  • $72k engine upgrade from Cummins to the twin Volvo IPS-600, 435 HP which includes DPS, Joystick driving, Automatic  Interceptor Trim Tabs, Active Corrosion Protection, Autopilot incorporated into helm displays, Slow Speed single lever and cruise control software, Garmin GPS receiver and 2 Garmin 8617 Volvo MFDs.  Approximately 550 hrs on the engines.
  • SeaKeeper 6 stabilizer 
  • Cummins/Onan 9.0 kW generator w/540 hrs
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in 3 zones
  • Master Stateroom with Second Cabin/Dinette convertible upgrade
  • Quiet Sure Shade
  • Custom fiberglass mast with separate radar platform
  • Garmin GMR Fantom 54 Radar, GPS/Charplotter, AIS and more
  • KVH TracVision

....and additional options.  

The 42 is currently out of the water and under a shrink-wrap cover, but easy to move around the boat inside and out.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Carina
Make: Sabre
Model: 42 Express
Year: 2021
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSL4158B021
Has Hull ID: Yes
Range: 388.96 mi


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 46 ft
Length Of Deck: 41 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Max Draft: 3'4 ft
Displacement: 31,500 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft
Deadrise: 16 °
Double Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: IPS-600
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 435hp
  • Type: Electric
  • Engine Hours: 500
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: IPS-600
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 435hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 500
Total Engine Power: 870hp
Cruising Speed: 31.3 kn
Propeller RPM: 3150
Maximum Speed: 36.5 kn
Displacement Type: Half Load


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 380 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 140 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 60 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Pod
Boat Class: Express Cruiser, Downeast


Diana McCabe


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

Steering System
Joystick Control
Vessel Walk Through

One enters the cockpit from the generous swim platform (with undermounted telescoping swim ladder) through the transom door to starboard.

  • L Settee upholstered in Paris Raffia blue Sunbrella wraps around to port
  • Aft bench seats flank cabin door under aft salon windows
  • Quiet Sure Shade bimini 
  • Hot/Cold transom shower
  • Control for Cablemaster shore cord
  • Inlet for fresh water
  • Courtesy lights


  • L settee to port with cherry dining/cocktail table. Opposite is a straight settee.  Both are upholstered in Sand Dollar Ultraleater with Linen accent.
  • Forward of straight settee are 2 Stidd seats at the helm covered in Sand Dollar Ultraleather.
  • Door from helm area to starboard side deck
  • Forward of L settee is a chart locker and steps to mid-level galley
  • Teak and holly sole with varnished cherry interior.
  • Ocean Air blinds on all windows and doors throughout the main cabin
  • Accord Shades on opening ports in staterooms
  • Ocean Air screens and covers on all hatches
  • 32" LED TV on electric lift inside cabinet at forward end of settee
  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth.  Remote controls at helm and cockpit with 4 speakers:  two in main salon and two in cockpit 


  • Mid-level L-shaped galley to port
  • Witch Hazel Corian countertops
  • Stainless steel under-mount oval sink
  • Vitrifrigo 2-drawer refrigeration
  • Isotherm 1-drawer freezer
  • 2-burner touch control induction cooktop
  • Convection microwave above aft counter
  • Birds Eye Maple galley sole with abundant storage below offering excellent access to some mechanical/plumbing equipment

Dinette/Guest Stateroom to starboard:

  • Optional dinette with cushions covered in Sand Dollar Ultraleather
  • Generous cherry dinette table which lowers to covert to a berth
  • Large cherry cedar lined hanging locker
  • Optional shoji doors in lieu of cherry doors
  • 24" LED TV

Head and Stall Shower:

  • Entrances from both companionway and from MSR
  • Witch Hazel Corian countertops
  • Stainless steel oval undermounted sink
  • Circular shower stall with seat and outboard locker
  • Jasco Quiet Flush head
  • Additional optional cherry towel racks on each door 

Master Stateroom Forward:

  • Optional shoji door in lieu of cherry door from companionway
  • Island berth w/6" mattress and cherry trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Upper enclosed storage lockers
  • Cedar lined hanging locker; drawer and locker storage 
  • 24" LED TV 



  • Garmin GMR Fantom 54 Radar 50 Watts with 4' Antenna
  • Garmin GMI 20 Digital Marine instrument
  • Garmin AIS
  • Garmin VHF 315 Marine Radio
  • Garmin GPSMAP 7607
  • Smart Depth/Temp Transducer
  • KVH TracVision TV5
  • KVH Satellite TV Empty Dome w/ 1 DSS DirecTV reciever & Direct TV
  • KVH RF Remote Control Kit for H25 HD Receiver
  • GSD Sonar Module
  • Airmar B60 Transducer
  • GXM 54 Sirius XM SAT WX/ Audio Receiver

Optional Twin Volvo IPS-600, 435 HP with 500 hrs:

  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protection
  • Dynamic Positioning System
  • Autopilot incorporated into helm display
  • Joystick driving
  • Slow speed, single lever and cruise control software
  • Sabre exhaust by-pass
  • Garmin GPS Receiver
  • (2) Garmin 8617 Volvo MFDs with separate Garmin SD card reader
  • Propellers:  Volvo Penta T5 propeller set (dual, counter-rotating)
  • Recommended max continuous cruise speed is at 10% below WOT rpm or 3150 rpm (approximately 31.3 its, burning 32 gph)

120VAC Electrical System:

  • SeaKeeper 6 Stabilizer
  • Cummins Onan 9.0 kW generator w/dedicated start battery, helm display, water lift muffler and water drop muffler, cooling water intake strainer, sound shield. Approximately 540 hrs.
  • Inverter/charger 2800 watt true sine wave remote control
  • 75' 50A shore power cord on Glendining cord reel
  • Isolation transformer
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 50 Amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioner in 3 zones: 16k BTU in main salon, 10k BTU in MSR, and 12k BTU in guest cabin/galley

12VDC Electrical System:

  • Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries
  • Four "Full River" DC250 6-volt AGM deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • One AGM Group 24 generator start battery
  • Remote control battery switches w/controls at helm
  • Manual emergency battery crossover switch
  • Digital battery monitor
  • LED lighting through out
  • Dimmers in cockpit, main salon, galley and staterooms
  • USB chargers at helm and all cabins
  • All nav, exterior and interior lighting
  • Optional searchlight mounted on optional hardtop mast (single beam light)
  • Sabre electronics and prewire harness


  • Reverse Oil Change System
  • Fresh water wash down forward

Waste Disposal:

  • Polyethylene holding tank with 60 gal capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank

Fresh Water System:

  • Water capacity of 140 gals
  • Stainless steel 11 gal water heater (110-VAC)
  • Hot and cold water pressure system (12V)
  • Transom shower, hot and cold
  • Shore water inlet with filter

Fuel System:

  • Two 190 gal diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • Single Racor fuel filter per engine
  • 2" diesel deck fill plates
  • Fuel monitoring incorporated in Vessel view display
  • Fuel shut-off valves in lazarette


  • Beige non-skid
  • Sabre White deck color
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Flag Blue boot top color
  • PVC rub rail w/stainless steel cap
  • Hull sides rubbing strakes
  • VIP resin-infused swim platform
  • Stringer system biaxial E-glass w/foam core
  • Bottom, topsides and transom resin-infused biaxial E-glass w/Corecell SAN foam core.
  • ISO-NPG Sabre White gelcoat and vinyl ester back-up resin
  • Modified V hull design w/16 degree deadrise transom
  • FRP molded mast and separate radar platform & satellite pads for sedan hardtop
  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horn
  • Customization: Delete std teak toe rail, S/S chocks & std cleats on side decks, and install studmounted cleats on top of the FRP toe rise with S/S chafe strips to protect gelcoat edge of deck. Keep std cleats at bow and add skene cocks
  • Quiet Sure Shade Bimini
  • Custom fitted sheets for master berth
  • Raw water outlet
  • SeaGull water filter in galley
  • White Keurig

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 to arrange to get aboard the boat at Norwalk Cove Marina.  Or email Diana at 

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