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Brief Summary

During the Newport Boat Show in the fall of 2014, we took a look at the Sabre 42 Salon Express on a bright Friday morning with strong light and shadow. This makes some of the pictures hard to see, but they also pick up some of the textures and ambiance found aboard the boat. We have augmented our snapshots with publicity photos from the builder.

Key Features

  • Modern planning V-Hull
  • Swim platform with under mounted ladder
  • L-shaped cockpit seating hinged for pod access
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Stazo wooden steering wheel
  • L-settee to port with inlaid, folding salon table
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Convection microwave oven, Ceramic two-burner cooktop and 2-drawer stainless refrigerator
  • Master stateroom forward with Queen size island berth
  • LED televisions in both master and guest cabins
  • Specifications

    Length Overall 40’ 10''
    12.45 m
    Beam 14’
    4.27 m
    Dry Weight 26,000 lbs.
    11,800 kg
    Tested Weight N/A
    Draft N/A
    - Draft Up N/A
    - Draft Down N/A
    - Air Draft N/A
    Deadrise/Transom 16-deg.
    Max Headroom 6’ 6''
    1.98 m
    Bridge Clearance N/A
    Weight Capacity N/A
    Person Capacity N/A
    Fuel Capacity 380 gal.
    1,440 L
    Water Capacity 140 gal.
    530 L
    Length on Trailer N/A
    Height on Trailer N/A
    Trailer Weight N/A
    Total Weight
    (Trailer, Boat, & Engine)

    Prices, features, designs, and equipment are subject to change. Please see your local dealer or visit the builder's website for the latest information available on this boat model.

    Engine Options

    Std. Power 2 x 380-hp Cummins QSB with Zeus pods
    Tested Power Currently no test numbers
    Opt. Power Not Available
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    Captain's Report

    Snapshot Look at the Sabre 42 Salon Express

    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express transom seating
    The transom seating in the Sabre 42 Salon Express has a slight "L"-shape making it more comfortable for four people to sit around the hardwood table. The addition of two folding chairs provides al fresco dining for six.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express settee and table
    The L-shaped settee in the 42 Salon Express comes with a standard table with a high-gloss finish and inlaid design.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express salon
    The boat is appropriately named "Salon Express" as can be seen in this publicity photo. Both the standard companion and helm seats can be turned around to face the conversation in the salon which maximizes seating. In the background, double sliding stainless steel-framed doors open up the view. We like the athwardships battens on the overhead that simulate beams. Port and starboard side windows lower.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express helm chairs
    Sabre knows that most boats in this class are purchased by couples who like to share the piloting and navigational fun of boat operation. It is for that reason that the 42 Salon Express has two identical standard Stidd 500N chairs placed at the helm. Note the optional side door, to make single-handed operation easier.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express mid level galley
    Sabre has located its "mid-level" galley to port, down two steps. The overhead is open which brings in light and keeps the cook part of the action on deck. Note the glass stovetop with refrigerator and freezer drawers underneath.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express microwave
    Another view of the galley shows the near-perfect location of the microwave oven as well as the counter above that’s open to the salon.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express galley location
    By placing the galley at mid-level, Sabre is able to eliminate the 4 to 5 steep steps down to the galley that makes food service to the salon and aft deck more difficult. This image shows the convenient location of the galley.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express booth dinette
    In the model we visited, opposite the galley was a booth dinette large enough for four adults. Most bulkheads and cabinetry is cherry. This space may be fitted out as a second stateroom instead of a dinette.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express guest cabin
    This publicity image shows the optional guest cabin to starboard which has two pocket doors for privacy when needed.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express master stateroom
    The master stateroom is located forward and is surrounded by cherry cabinets and bulkheads.
    Sabre Yachts 42 Salon Express head
    The yacht has a single head with separate shower stall. Sabre also builds a 42’ hardtop express that should be seen.

    Standard and Optional Features


    Air Cond./Heat Standard
    Battery Charger/Converter Standard
    Head: Fixed Standard
    Shore Power Standard
    Trim Tabs Standard
    TV/DVD Standard
    Windlass Standard


    Microwave Standard
    Refrigerator Standard
    Stove Standard

    Exterior Features

    Hardtop Standard
    Outlet: 12-Volt Acc Standard
    Swim Ladder Standard
    Swim Platform Standard

    Boats More Than 30 Feet

    Generator Standard


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