Price as tested
40’ 10”/12.45 m
14’ 0”/4.27 m
26,000 lbs./11,800 kg
380 gal./1440 L
140 gal./530 L
60 gal./225 L
Test boat provided by and
price quoted by Sabre Yachts
close to the water, or step onto the very
wide side decks, grab the big stainless
steel handholds then, step down into the
cockpit on molded-in stairs. The flat side
decks are impressively wide and going
forward to set the anchor, or handle dock
lines will be safe and easy in this boat.
Of course, there is an electric windlass
for the ground tackle. Six big side cleats,
chocks in the teak toe rails and cast steel
hawse pipes with inboard-mounted
cleats at the stern ensure there is a neat,
seaman-like way to secure the boat.
There is a boarding ladder mounted
under the swim platform that can be
pulled out from the water in the event
anyone falls in – a feature we really
appreciate. The swim platform is finished
with a no slip surface to prevent falls. A
proper transom gate on massive stainless
steel hinges gives access to the cockpit.
The cockpit has a full width aft bench
seat and a beautiful, removable table. Aft
facing seats against the bulkhead have
storage underneath and all together,
make a comfortable social area. Hatches
in the sole give service access for the Zeus
drives and there is a large lazarette locker.
Up a couple of steps and into the salon
you are almost overwhelmed by warm,
satin-finished woods: teak and holly sole,
American Cherry cabinetry and trim. If
you love wood, you are home!
To starboard is a tub chair, cabinets
housing a bar and entertainment system
This shot of the galley shows the two
Vitrifrigo drawer refrigerators and separate
Isotherm pullout freezer drawer. Together
you get as much practical refrigerator space
as you're likely to have in most homes.
The galley is what Sabre calls a mid-galley,
meaning that it is neither on the main
deck level nor on the lower deck but
halfway between so the captain and chef
can talk as they go.
with TV on a lift, DVD player and the
impressive electrical panel. Opposite is
an L-shaped settee with high/low table,
storage under and a great tool drawer
with fitted tools. Very thoughtful.
Next, going forward to port is the galley with service hatches in the teak and
holly floor; the companionway stairs are
done in American cherry with storage
under the risers.
The galley is extremely well done with
a large, single, stainless steel sink big
enough to wash the largest pot you’re
likely to have on board. The galley also
features a built-in coffee maker, convection microwave, Princess Gourmet two-burner stove top and we loved the two
Vitrifrigo refrigerator drawers that pull-out. Your “stuff’ will not all land on the
floor after a hard run in rough water!
Also, there is an Isotherm pullout freezer
drawer. Together you get as much practical refrigerator space as you’re likely to
have in most homes. The galley is what
Sabre calls a mid-galley, meaning that it
is neither on the main deck level nor on
the lower deck but halfway between. It
makes the best use of the space and yet,
the chef can be a part of the party.
This boat is full of great features. We
loved the big pullout rack in the galley
that can hold all kinds of boxes and cans
in a space that’s only six inches wide.
There’s a cutlery drawer, a trash locker
and big bins, plus a sailboat-style underfloor storage area with sliding steel racks,
a big area for cases of drinks and other
bulky provisions plus service access to
wiring and other components.
Back on the main deck level to star-
board is the helm. The very first thing that
would strike you is the pair of Stidd seats.
These have a tremendous range of adjustment, arm and foot rests – the works! The
custom-made wooden steering wheel is
very handsome and Sabre includes the
MerCruiser DTS (digital throttling and
shift) system, with Precision Pilot,
Skyhook and other features. Of course,
the Zeus pod-drive system includes full
joystick docking. You can spin the boat
and walk it sideways into a fuel dock; it’s
Another great feature is the starboard-
Notice the panel down the center of this
photograph. The large opening is created by
pocket doors that run on tracks. This guest
cabin layout is only one option. Our test
boat had the optional dinette which makes
this area into a great spot to entertain
grandchildren, enjoy a quiet meal or to
serve as an office on the boat.