Essex Boat Works, LLC

2010 Sabre 42 HX Hard Back Custom

  • 42 ft
  • Express Cruiser
  • Essex, CT, US

Yacht price :



Please review the listing for "GOOSE" carefully as she is a one of a kind Sabre 42 HX Hard Back with extensive custom modification performed by the talented production team at Sabre. 
Many design elements were adopted from the Sabre 52 Salon Express which reflected Sabre's greatest achievement in production. Numerous elements of the 52 layout were adopted especially in the areas of galley, head & shower compartment, helm station and pilothouse salon. Very different from the stock 42 Express "GOOSE" is more a reflection of a mini 52. Below decks her hand-crafted cherry interior adds to the sense of luxury finished to the superior level of detail fit and finish found in the 52. The master stateroom is larger than normal with added cabinetry and storage. The queen berth is low and wide, making it both comfortable and easy to access. The head is also enlarged vs the standard with extra-large stall shower with custom tile floor. The pilothouse salon is configured with an L-shaped settee and a custom, maple-inlaid salon table. The aft enclosure enables this space to become the main salon dedicating more space below to the guest stateroom to starboard with queen berth and expansive galley along the port side. The custom galley is equipped with Sub Zero drawer refrigerators (2), wine cooler, Fisher Paykel drawer dish washer, electric cook top, convection microwave oven and expanded lockers and drawers creating abundant storage for extended voyages. The galley counter is Granite and offers plenty of surface space to prepare meals for a gang. The aft enclosure allows an interior finish in the pilot house vs. the fiberglass exterior style appointments on the standard 42. This adds a whole new element of comfort and sophistication. The helm deck is a careful study in ergonomics, surrounded by large opening windows and overhead hatches for maximum ventilation and light. Views for the helmsman and crew are virtually unobstructed 360 degrees. The Stidd helm and mate's chairs, covered in Ultraleather upholstery, provide a degree of comfort rarely found in competitors yachts. To add to cruising comfort aboard "GOOSE" Sabre engineers advanced the noise and vibration reduction with a careful study of engine room ventilation and insulation. The custom hard back enclosure separates the helm deck from the cockpit with the addition of two elegant curved windows in the corners, sliding windows to port and a powder coated  aluminum entry door. The large cockpit with custom sun shade provides plenty of outdoor lounging and entertaining space including a Gaggenau electric grill. Wide side decks with large diameter stainless steel hand rails, custom stainless steel portlights, line chocks and air intakes, a standard rope chain windlass and highly polished aluminum hatches all add to the beauty and functionality of her deck. A double anchor roller makes anchoring breeze. 


Basic Information

42 HX Hard Back Custom
Essex, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Express Cruiser
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Sabre Design Team
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Dimensions & Weight

42 ft - 12.8 meter
42 ft 3 in - 12.88 meter
14 ft 4 in - 4.37 meter
Draft - max:
3 ft 9 in - 1.14 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:
29000 lbs


Zeus 3500 Cummins QSB 59
Cruise Speed:
29 MPH
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Fuel Type:
425 (Individual), 850 (combined)
Max Speed:
35 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
450 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
160 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
60 gallons - 1 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
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The interior of this Sabre was extensively customized by the design and engineering department at Sabre to meet the requirements of the original owner, a custom home builder and knowledgeable yachtsman. This yacht cannot be compared to the standard Sabre 42HX, take a close look and see why.
"GOOSE" is an enclosed pilothouse express cruiser with open to below, galley down, double cabin, single head with stall shower layout.
Notable design features:

  • Larger forward Master stateroom, with island berth, expanded storage
  • Guest stateroom with double berth, custom layout, TV
  • larger head with large separate stall shower, tile floor
  • Spacious companionway down to the galley, cabins and head
  • Larger galley fore to aft port side, custom layout, upgraded appliances
  • Pilothouse Salon, with two Stidd seats, larger L-shaped settee, and table
  • Custom Cherry helm console with 3 Chartplotter/Radar monitors
  • Entertainment center, with pop up TV & Direct TV satellite ready
  • Pilot house aft bulkhead with door and curved corner windows, custom
  • Cummins Zeus pod power, joystick maneuvering, sky-hook
  • Awl Gripped engine room

Options and Custom Features

  • Hard back enclosure with aluminum door and curved glass corner windows
  • Teak decking on cockpit, steps, and swim platform
  • Inverter/Charger
  • Glendenning cord reel for 50 AMP cord, with hand held remote
  • Flag Blue topsides
  • Anti-skid contrasting color fore and side deck, coach roof, coming, and hard top
  • Accord Shades on opening ports
  • Ultaleather upholstery, main salon
  • Reverse Oil Change system
  • Helm deck air conditioner/heat system, 4 zone total vessel
  • Remote spotlight on mast
  • Fresh water wash down, fore and aft
  • Shore water system with filter
  • Seagull water purifier on galley cold water
  • Seagull water purifier on ice maker
  • Aft cockpit cabinet with Gaggenau electric grill
  • Prep for cockpit icemaker
  • Cockpit seating, custom
  • Larger hawse openings (4) on both sides and transom
  • Custom salon arrangement
  • Custom helm console
  • Custom stateroom arrangements
  • Custom head arrangement
  • Custom Galley arrangement
  • Ocean Aire pleated blends on salon side windows
  • Ocean Aire overhead hatch screens
  • Custom curtains for aft windows
  • Sub-Zero 2 drawer refrigerator with wood drawer faces
  • Sub- Zero wine storage with cherry door frame
  • Fisher & Paykel single drawer dishwasher in galley
  • Pilot house refrigerator-freezer
  • Granite counter top in galley
  • Cherry wood counter top in head
  • Head sink, like Sabre 52
  • Custom tile on head and shower floor
  • 3/8 tempered glass shower door in head
  • Full wall mirror in head
  • Custom pocket door in guest stateroom
  • Flat screen TV's (3)
  • DVD player Salon
  • Tank levels interfaced with Cummins Vessel View displays, in lieu of tank gauges
  • Central vacuum system
  • Led lights to replace standard overhead, and courtesy lights
  • 110 volt outlet in engine room, for possible freezer
  • 110 volt outlet inboard in guest stateroom
  • Amber martini glass bulkhead lights in lieu of standard Ocean cabin lights
  • Gewiss black wall switches and outlet above counter height with SS face plates
  • Clarion AM/FM stereo with 6 speakers
  • Clarion CD changer
  • Cummins Vessel View Display (2)
  • Kahlenberg Triple Horns, in lieu of standard
  • Whale transom shower
  • Master and guest cabin mattresses covered in Sunbrella fabric
  • Master and guest cabin mattresses with memory topper
  • All cabinet doors and drawers have Sabre 52 style pulls, custom inlays
  • Custom Ultaleather fabric on Stidd seats, and L settee in salon
  • Cockpit awing
  • Freedom Lift
  • Tender AB Aluminum rib with 20hp Yamaha Outboard 
  • Spare props (2)

Salon & Pilothouse
The pilot house is enclosed with a fiberglass, and glass aft bulkhead, with aluminum door and windows. The corners of the aft bulkhead are tinted curved glass windows. There are Ocean Air blinds on the side windows, and an outside canvas cover on the forward windshield for privacy and solar protection. The custom salon is opened to the galley below flooding this space with natural light and ventilation. Two custom covered Stidd seats are on either side of the forward salon for helmsman and companion. These may spin around for additional seating when entertaining. The custom electrical cabinet houses the 26 inch TV with lift system, a pull out drawer refrigerator/freezer, and a liquor cabinet. Custom L-shaped port settee increases seating with large upgraded Cherry table, cushions, and drawer storage underneath

  • Settee converts to a berth, with filler cushion
  • Custom larger high/low salon table
  • Stidd chairs, (2) helm and mates, custom fabric
  • Upgraded head liner
  • Ocean Air pleated blinds for salon side windows
  • Curtains on aft windows
  • Salon FRP interior walls covered in cherry veneers
  • Teak and Holly floor
  • Helm constructed of cherry wood, custom, accommodates 3 monitors
  • Two overhead hatches with shades and screens
  • Storage under settee
  • Sabre tool drawer
  • Sound deadening headliner panels

The custom galley is on the lower deck, and runs along the port side. There is plenty of storage, and the counter top is custom granite. The cabinet doors and hardware are upgraded to that used on the Sabre 52. The galley is truly a focal point and gathering area.

  • Double stainless sink, with chrome pull out galley faucet,  soap dispenser
  • Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 drawers, with wood drawer faces
  • Sub Zero wine cooler
  • Fisher & Paykel single drawer dishwasher
  • Two burner stovetop
  • Built in, coffee maker
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Custom built in cherry wine rack, under Microwave/convection oven
  • Custom in counter trash receptacle with granite cover

Master Cabin
The custom forward master stateroom is larger than on the standard 42 offering more floor space and added storage in beautifully crafted bureaus and hanging lockers.

  • Queen island berth with 6" foam mattress
  • Drawers and locker storage under berth
  • Storage lockers outboard and above berth
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Optional full mirror on inside of cabin door
  • Custom dresser on port side
  • Custom hanging locker
  • Flat 26' screen TV bulkhead mounted
  • 6" foam mattress, with memory topper, and covered in Sunbrella fabric

Guest Cabin
This is a custom cabin with double berth, pocket door, storage, bulkhead mounted TV.

  • Double berth, with 6" form mattress,  memory topper, and covered in Sunbrella fabric
  • Storage under the berth
  • Custom hanging locker, with drawer storage under
  • Pocket door to cabin
  • Flat 19 inch screen TV
  • Extra 110 volt outlet

Head Compartment
A huge improvement over the standard 42, design elements and dimensions here reflect the Sabre 52.

  • Electric head, Vacuflush freshwater flush
  • Electric fan exhaust blower
  • Custom solid cherry countertop, with high gloss epoxy finish
  • Custom large mirror on full bulkhead above sink
  • Custom Grohe deck mount vessel faucet
  • Vessel sink, on top of counter top similar to the Sabre 52
  • Custom shower stall with 3/8 inch tempered glass shower door
  • Custom tile floor in head and shower
  • Teak grate on shower seat
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Towel bar
  • Ventilation blower
  • Holding tank level indicator

Helm & Navigation
The custom helm, has been enlarged to accommodate 3 monitor screens for the electronics. The helm is constructed of cherry wood in lieu of  Std. Fiberglass. There are Cummins engine monitors displays, one for each engine. The helm console also supports Start/stop switches, ETS and Joy stick controls,Vessel view display includes digital tachometer, hour meter, voltmeters, engine oil pressure, transmission oil pressure, engine water temperature Alarms (light and buzzer) for high water temperature and low oil pressure.

  • Furuno 12 inch NavNet 3D (1) Stand alone, but connected to radar,
  • Furuno 12 inch monitors, (2)
  • Furuno Black Box, processor with remote control unit, NavNet 3D
  • Furuno sounder
  • Furuno open array radar antenna
  • Furuno stand-alone depth sounder
  • Auto Pilot, with Skyhook
  • lcom VHF
  • Electronic Trim tab controls, auto & manual switch
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • 4-1/2 inch Ritchie Navigator compass
  • Switch panel with Carling switch Contura rocker switches includes switches for horn, blower, running, anchor and instrument lights, and accessories
  • KVH M 5 Sat TV, with three individual receiver boxes
  • Flat screen TVs (3)
  • DVD in Salon
  • Clarion AM/FM/CD/MP3 satellite ready stereo receiver with 6 speakers, (in galley, salon, and cockpit), Clarion CD Changer,

Plumbing and Domestic Systems

  • Optional water tank gauge on Vessel Display
  • Shore water system, Seagull water purifier on galley and ice maker, (2)
  • (3) Rule 2000 (2000 gph), automatic 12-VDC bilge pump
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Water tanks Polyethylene (2)
  • Holding tank Polyethylene
  • Marelon sea valves on thru-hull fittings below the waterline
  • Marelon discharge seacock with macerator pump
  • 11 gal. water heater operates on both 120-VAC and engine heat
  • Temperature control valve on hot water supply
  • 12V DC hot and cold pressure water system
  • Groco Paragon Junior pressure water pump with PST-1 accumulator tank


  • Onan, 12.5kw generator, upgrade
  • Optional, 3000w Inverter/Charger
  • Glendenning Cord Reel with remote
  • 50 Amp power cord
  • Central Vacuum cleaning system
  • Ceiling lights and courtesy lighting upgraded to LED
  • Optional Remote spotlight
  • New house batteries (2015)

Engines & Mechanical

Twin Cummins Zeus 3500 w/QSB5.9M-425 hp electronic engines driving Zeus pods  System includes two Vessel View displays, Cummins Sky Hook, Joy stick control, ETS controls, autopilot and GPS antenna system includes steer-by-wire steering and automatic trim tab system 80-amp, 12-volt alternator on each engine

  • Engine room blower
  • Auto fire system
  • Oil Change system
  • White painted engine room
  • Fully insulated with Soundown foam noise barrier

Hull & Deck

  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • 1-1/4 inch diameter stainless steel rail system
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with double anchor roller
  • Dual anchor rode, fender and dock line lockers forward
  • Lewmar anchor windlass with rope/chain gypsy
  • Hinged cockpit locker hatches with stainless gas struts (3)
  • Hinged, inward opening transom door to swim platform
  • Flag staff holder and teak staff
  • Lewmar Coastline polished aluminum hatches with screens
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • Navigational electronics mast on hard top
  • Bow and stern chocks
  • Custom stainless steel spring line chocks
  • Teak toe rail
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow
  • Modified Deep Vee hull design with 16 degree deadrise at transom
  • ISO-NPG Sport Yacht white gel coat and vinylester backup resin
  • Knitted, bi-axial fiberglass laminates
  • Vacuum-bagged Airex PVC foam core in running surfaces and topsides
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system with steel caps at engine mounts
  • Fiberglass swim platform with SS telescoping swim ladder
  • Hull side rub strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel insert
  • lmron, split boot stripe
  • Cockpit Awning, Stainless steel frame custom
  • Larger Hawse pipes (4)
  • Gaggenau electric grill in cockpit
  • Kahlenberg Triple air horns
  • Transom shower, hot and cold
  • Freedom Lift
  • AB Aluminum Rib Tender w/ 20hp Yamaha outboard
  • Anchor windless
  • Fresh water wash down, fore and aft
  • Shore water system with filter
  • Mast for electronics on hardtop
  • Remote spotlight
  • Cockpit seat covers
  • Windshield cover
  • Cockpit table
  • Rod holders (2)
  • Anchor, chain and rode
  • 4 fenders
  • 4 dock lines
  • 6 life jackets
  • 1 throw cushion
  • Flare kit

Excluded from the offering include but not limited to owners personal belongings, loose galley and other items, tools, art work, decor items. Any items seen aboard or in photos but not specifically stated on this listing should be considered excluded.

Optional Equipment Manufacturer
Volvo Penta T/ IPS 500 (370 hp) Twin D6 diesel engines $65,000.00
Volvo/Garmin 7" System monitor INCL
Volvo Active Corrosion Protection INCL
Volvo electronic engine and gear controls INCL
Volvo electronic engine synchronization INCL
Volvo IPS electronic steering INCL
Volvo IPS Joystick Maneuvering INCL
Volvo Dynamic Positioning System $22,300.00
Cockpit Table, Teak removable $6,480.00
Teak decking on exterior side decks and foredeck $28,169.00
Fishing Rod Holders SS (2) $740.00
Pop?up cleats on swimstep $710.00
Underwater Lights (2) $3,840.00
Canvas, Cockpit Table Cover, Stamoid Ivory INCL
Canvas, Weather covers cockpit seating $2,440.00
Canvas, Foredeck Hatch Cover, Stamoid Ivory $370.00
Canvas, Windshield Screen Cover, Textaline Ivory $2,010.00
Cabin sole cover $668.00
Cup Holder at pilothouse bar ? recessed $830.00
Icemaker, U?Line SP?18 at pilothouse bar in lieu of Teak Cabinet $4,020.00
Fresh water washdown foredeck w/ quick connect $1,747.00
Spare part kit $1,450.00
ACR Remote Spotlight $3,830.00
Garmin Autopilot interfaced w/ Volvo IPS electronic Steering $9,285.00
Garmin 7616xsv Chart Plotter/GPS/Sounder/Digital HD GMR 24 Radar $18,420.00
Garmin VHF w/ AIS 300 $2,410.00
Shakespere SeaWatch 3004 HDTV Vertical Antenna, painted $2,980.00
Paint external Electronics components to match superstructure $2,523.00
AM/FM/CD with infra?red remote and six speakers $5,300.00
SIRIUS Radio XM Ready with Bluetooth (Subject to existing technology) $1,330.00
TV 28" in overhead drop down mount $11,211.00
Marinco TV Cable outlet for fwd and pilothouse w/ AB switch $1,690.00

Optional Equipment Dealer
Additional Cockpit Seat Back Cushions (2) ea INCL
Throw Pillows (12) INCL
Name and Hail Port Vinyl w/ shadow installed INCL
Volvo Trim Assist (Subject to Mfg. Availability) INCL
Canvas, Toe Rail Covers, Textaline Ivory INCL Transport ? Essex, CT $16,800.00 Decommissioning and storage 
Commissioning Spring 2020, Bottom Paint, Props to mfg. specification $7,350.00

Additional Units Included

  • 2017 AB Alumina 11 ALX

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.


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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7248206)