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2006 Sabre 386

Noank, Connecticut


s/v PANACEA is a well preserved Sabre 386 that has provided her owners countless hours of seasonal New England sailing and cruising.

Whether you opt for cruising, racing or a combination of both, this Sabre 386 will not disappoint. Her Jim Taylor Designed hull is easily driven and offers stellar performance across the spectrum of sailing conditions. Her load carrying capacity is large thanks to broad hull sections aft and a long waterline. Even when she is loaded for an extensive cruise, her sailing characteristics will not be compromised. In addition, she was built to NMMA, ABYC, USCG and CE Category A standards.
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Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Panacea
Make: Sabre
Model: 386
Year: 2006
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Designer: Jim Taylor
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS38264B606
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other


Length: 38 ft
Length Overall: 38'7 ft
Waterline Length: 32'6 ft
Beam: 12'8 ft
Max Draft: 4'11 ft
Displacement: 17,300 lb
Bridge Clearance: 56'4 ft
Ballast: 7,350 lb
Single Berths: 4
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4J2HE
  • Drive Type: SailDrive
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 100 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 26 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Sail
Boat Class: Sloop, Cruisers


Andrea Gaines, CPYB
Essex Boat Works


Essex Boat Works
9 Ferry Street
Essex, Connecticut, US, 06426
Tel:(860) 391-2943
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.

Deck hardware is of the highest quality and is the finest in this class of sailing yacht. Her stainless steel stem head fitting, investment cast stainless steel chocks, stainless dorade vents, stainless opening ports and high polished aluminum hatches are a few examples of the quality of the materials you will find aboard the Sabre 386. In addition, she is adorned with beautifully varnished teak, Sabre white deck with contrasting beige non-skid on the side decks, coach roof and cockpit.
  • Laid teak on transom steps (UPGRADE)
  • Toe rail varnished teak (refreshed 2021) (UPGRADE)
  • Fresh water deck washdown at the bow (UPGRADE)
  • Hot & cold shower at the transom (UPGRADE)
  • Shore water inlet (UPGRADE)
  • Two (2) 30 amp shore power cords
  • Separate outlets for A/C and Power
  • Edson cockpit table (UPGRADE)
  • Double lifelines with port and starboard boarding gates
  • Stainless steel grab rail on coach roof
  • Contrasting beige non-skid (UPGRADE)
  • Edson outboard motor mount
  • SS dorade vents (2)

  • Garmin autopilot (2021)- Installation pending
  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter
  • Raymarine radar
  • GPS
  • Raymarine ST60 gauges (Wind, Speed, Depth)
  • Icom VHF mic outlet
  • 40" Destroyer wheel
  • Angled pedestal guard (UPGRADE)

  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning and heat (UPGRADE)
  • Vanity sink in forward cabin
  • Ample storage - drawers, closets, shelfs, cabinets and cubbies
  • 6'4' of headroom
  • Spacious comfortable berths
  • Excellent lighting
  • Excellent ventilation
  • Sleeping for 7 (2 cabins + salon)

Main Salon
The salon furniture of the Sabre 386 is crafted in American Cherry and finished with a solvent based varnish for durability and depth. The varnish is then hand-rubbed to a smooth satin finish. Sabre?s fold-up table allows dining space to evolve into living space unlike boats with fixed pedestal tables. Louvered locker doors provide good ventilation to storage spaces and overhead hatches, stainless steel opening ports and fixed ports allow plenty of light and air to fill this luxurious space. Massive stainless steel chainplates bolted to solid fiberglass bulkheads which are overlaid with cherry veneer.

In additional, the main salon features beautiful cologne ultra-suede upholstered cushions with three ultra-suede Olivine pillows. This fabric is elegant, comfortable and durable. The salon can be open and spacious when the dining table is folded up and away, it can be a large dining area with a table that folds down to serve a few or many, and it can be a comfortable third cabin with a convertible double berth to port and a single berth to starboard.
  • Ultra-suede upholstered cushions (UPGRADE)
  • Reading lights (2)
  • Fold-up dining table
  • Panasonic 15" Flat Screen TV
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning and heat (UPGRADE)
  • Opening Portlights (2)
  • Double and single berthing
  • Shelving and storage cabinets
  • Speakers (2) (Upgrade)
  • Hella cabin fan (1)

PANACEA's galley is a sea chef?s delight. A stainless steel three burner stove with oven is surrounded by many lockers and drawers that will hold all the stores required for a long voyage. The microwave oven is standard as are the DC refrigerator, front access door for the refrigerator and the galley counter extension. A convenient and elegant laminated fiddle surrounds the countertop and a strong safety bar is provided at the stove for cooking in rough seas.
  • Force 10 3-burner propane stove and oven
  • Alder Barbour refrigerator/freezer
  • Dometic microwave
  • Deep stainless steel sinks
  • Great counter space with extension
  • Great storage in drawers, cabinets and shelves
  • Corian countertops - color Prairie (UPGRADE)
  • Propane fuel system
  • Propane safety system

Nav Station
The navigation table is aft facing allowing for visual contact from the helm to the navigation station. There is ample space provided here for all the electronic equipment one would wish to install. The navigator?s seat back folds away to become part of the berth back when not in use and so as to allow the starboard settee to be used as a sea berth.
  • Icom VHF
  • Raymarine ST60 Tridata
  • ProSine Inverter/charger control
  • Xantrex
  • Under table storage
  • Nav light
  • 12v outlet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • 110v outlet
  • AC/DC electrical panel

Beautifully appointed two cabin layout featuring elegant satin finished cherry and ash. Both cabins are airy and light with opening hatches and port lights.

Forward Cabin
The forward stateroom is a popular choice for many owners.The large
pedestal berth sits low and aft to allow more 'foot space' at the forward end and to provide easy access into and out of the berth. The berth top is low: just 25" off the cabin sole. Four large drawers are provided under the berth and more storage space is located in the vanity to port. The sink and vanity mirror are standard in this cabin, as is a large cedar lined hanging locker to starboard.
  • Pageant Campbell upholstery
  • Cedar lined closets
  • Reading lights
  • Lockers over shelves w/ drop down doors (UPGRADE)
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning and heat (UPGRADE)
  • Overhead hatch
  • Hella cabin fan (1) - inoperable

Aft Cabin
In the aft cabin, the berth is oriented athwartships to provide a large 60" x 80" sleeping accommodation below the cockpit. A large deck hatch over the head of the berth opens up the space overhead. A cedar lined hanging locker and vanity provide ample spaces for your personal gear.
  • Pageant Campbell upholstery
  • Cedar lined closets
  • Reading lights
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning and heat (UPGRADE)
  • Hella cabin fan (1) - inoperable

The fiberglass head unit with separate stall shower is spacious and functional. The easy to clean fiberglass surface, a solid surface material countertop, a soap dispenser and fresh water MSD, all add the comfort and convenience of this space. A standard macerator pump is also provided.
  • Separate stall shower w/teak bench seat
  • Electric head
  • Tank Watch 4 System
  • Vanity sink and mirror
  • Opening portlight (1)

Custom made Kappa Sails, Tides Mainsail Track System, Furlex Roller Furling System, Dutchman Flaking System, Navtec Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster with split backstay, Hall Quick Vang, and an Electric Main Halyard Winch makes PANACEA a dream to sail solo, as a couple or with friends.
  • Kappa Mainsail and 135% Genoa
  • Tides Mainsail Track System (UPGRADE)
  • Furlex Roller Furling System (UPGRADE)
  • Dutchman Flaking System
  • Navteck Hydraulic Backstay Adjuster (UPGRADE)
  • Hall Quick Vang (UPGRADE)
  • Electric Main Halyard Winch (UPGRADE)
  • Mobri, Windex, Bird wires
  • Shoal Draft Wing Keel
  • All Lines led aft to cockpit

PANACEA is well equipped with Raymarine electronics and entertainment electronics. Mounted on an angled pedestal at the helm the robust package of electronics equipment provides the captain and crew all the information needed for exciting and safe passages. Down below relax to your favorite music or plan the next leg of your voyage.
  • Garmin autopilot (scheduled for install fall 2021)
  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter
  • Raymarine radar
  • GPS
  • ST60 Tridata at nav station
  • Raymarine ST60 gauges (Wind, Speed, Depth)
  • Icom VHF radio and remote mic
  • Panasonic 15" Flat Screen TV
  • Jensen AM/FM/DVD/CD player (UPGRADE)
  • Speakers in salon and cockpit (UPGRADE)

  • Lifeline AGM Batteries - 3 house, 1 start (UPGRADE)
  • Balmar 110A alternator with 3-stage regulator (UPGRADE)
  • ProSine inverter/charger (UPGRADE)
  • Xantrax battery monitor (UPGRADE)
  • 12 volt outlet in cockpit and nav station (UPGRADE)
  • Lewmar electric windlass (UPGRADE)
  • Lewmar electric winch (UPGRADE)
  • Electric main halyard winch (UPGRADE)
  • Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning and heat
  • Three (3) Hella Fans (UPGRADE)
  • Entertainment System (TV/DVD/CD/Stereo) (UPGRADE)
  • Tank Watch System for holding tank (UPGRADE)
  • Automatic bilge pump

Additional Details
  • Flag blue hull with white boot stripe (new hull paint 2017) (UPGRADE)
  • Shallow draft wing keel (UPGRADE)
  • 3-Blade Max Prop feathering propeller (UPGRADE)
  • Canvas by Custom Covers: Sunbrella Wheat (includes winter storage Fairclough cover)
  • Dodger with leather grab rail
  • Bimini with 1 ¼" stainless steel
  • Extension to join dodger and bimini
  • Two anchors: Delta 45 lbs and Lewmar 35 lbs with 50' of chain and 200' rode
  • Two (2) propane tanks
  • Teak flag staff
  • Sabre owner's manual and onboard system manuals
  • Edson folding cockpit table (UPGRADE)
  • Screens for all ports and hatches
  • Screened companionway boards
  • Solid varnished companionway boards
  • Helm pedestal Sunbrella canvas cover (wheat)
  • Docking and safety equipment: fenders, lines, flares, fire extinguishers, horn, bell and first aid kit

  • Tools
  • Personal items
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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