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2016 Sabre 42 Fly Bridge Sedan

Essex, Connecticut


A very desirable offering, "ZANNER" is an original owner Sabre 42 with the Flybridge option offering dual station operation for the ultimate experience. She is a spectacular downeast Fly Bridge cruiser unsurpassed in the size range and category. Her owners worked closely with Sabre selecting most options and implementing many custom refinements improving on the standard yacht. From her berth in the fresh/brackish waters of the Connecticut River she has been cruised in Long Island Sound and the adjacent New England waters during the short Northern season and stored and serviced with one of the regions leading yards. No expense has been spared in her service and maintenance which is evident by her Bristol condition. 

This model from Sabre is hugely successful, many built in the Salon Express model but a percentage benefit from the Fly Bridge factory option which adds an entire other dimension to the vessel. Sightlines from the bridge are spectacular as well as beneficial for navigation observing traffic, channel markers and sea state. If conditions dictate use of the lower station, this is a totally functional station also with excellent sightlines and the pilothouse door enables the skipper to easily help out on deck. The joystick maneuvering with skyhook makes close quarters maneuvering and docking a cinch!

"ZANNER" is one of the most tastefully and thoughtfully appointed cruising yachts in her class and it shows! Please arrange your inspection soon.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Sabre
Model: 42 Fly Bridge Sedan
Year: 2016
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWSL4121D616
Has Hull ID: Yes
Keel Type: Other Keel


Length: 42 ft
Length Overall: 42 ft
Waterline Length: 40'8 ft
Beam: 14 ft
Min Draft: 3'4 ft
Displacement: 32,000 lb
Bridge Clearance: 12'6 ft
Deadrise: 16 deg
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB 6.7L 425hp
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 1,044
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSB 6.7L 425hp
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2016
  • Engine Hours: 1,044
Total Engine Power: 850hp
Cruising Speed: 24 kn
Maximum Speed: 29 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
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: Cruisers, Flybridge


Bob Jarrett, CPYB
Essex Boat Works


Essex Boat Works
9 Ferry Street
Essex, CT, US, 06426
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.

Salon / Helm Deck
The salon is spacious, bright and offers spectacular 360 degree views. Entry from the cockpit is via a sliding glass door, there is also a starboard side pilot house door. 
  • (2) Stidd 500N series helm seats
  • Stazo wooden steering wheel
  • Ultraleather wrap on helm/ navigation pod
  • L-settee to port with inlaid, folding salon table
  • Two person settee to starboard with storage under
  • Stainless steel aft bulkhead with bi-fold door
  • Drop down windows port and starboard
  • Main salon table w/ gloss varnish finish
  • Additional Stidd seat for mate in main salon
  • Ultraleather upholstery main salon
  • Overhead cherry handrail in main salon
  • Removable folding table and pedestal moves between salon and cockpit
  • Table pedestals removable with 2 fix length pedestals for use as a table and berth
  • Custom stbd side main salon layout -TV cabinet with no doors or shelves
  • Samsung 32" TV 
  • Delete the liquor cabinet, add a barrel chair aft of the entertainment center
  • Custom ottoman with a removable upholstered top and storage inside
Mid-level Galley
The mezzanine galley is a great design as it is easily accessible with minimal steps, not up not down so it doesn't encroach with the salon or accommodations.
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Ceramic two burner cook top
  • Two drawer stainless steel fridge AC/DC
  • Separate freezer compartment
  • Slide out spice locker
  • Storage in galley lockers and below galley sole
  • Opening stainless steel portlight over galley
  • Soap Dispenser
  • Corian cover for cooktop, dock to secure sink cover in place
  • Delete 2 cabinets forward of the sink in lieu of large cabinet with sliding doors
  • Delete pull out trash can in galley, cabinet opens with no shelves and trash can loose
Directly across from the galley to starboard is the convertible dinette which seats four. Ideal for convenient meal service. a card game or just hanging out. The dinette easily converts to a double berth and has a concealed privacy screen when needed.
  • Optional dinette in second cabin converts to double berth
  • Bulkhead opens wide as possible to maximize opening between galley cabin
  • Curtain w/ tie backs
  • Dinette TV Samsung 32" Smart TV w/ DVD player
  • Dinette hanging locker removable false bottom w/ 2 removable shelves
  • Shelf outboard of berth increased to 7" deep for a bookshelf
The generous master cabin features an island queen berth, private entry to the head compartment, good ventilation and storage. The beautiful cypress hull ceilings accent the beautiful Cherry joinery. 
  • Master stateroom forward with Queen size island berth
  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 5" cushion ¾" laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • (2) Drawers under berth 
  • A/C return grills under drawers
  • (2) drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door
  • Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind locker face with (2) louvered doors
  • Recessed shelf w/ fiddle on starboard main bulkhead w/ 32" TV & DVD player
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker to port w/ louvered door, shelf and hanger rod
  • Open shelf above port hanging locker
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket door to forward stateroom
  • TV Samsung 32" Smart TV w/ DVD player
  • Storage below berth and in shelf lockers
  • Stbd side cabinet delete drawers in lieu of door with full depth removable shelves
  • Dovetailed drawers throughout
  • Hanging lockers with cedar lining
  • Overhead hatches and opening portlights
  • Optional dinette layout converts to double berth
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Private access to head compartment from master cabin
Sabre has worked hard to achieve among the finest joinery in the industry. The traditional downeast interior is built in solid timber and quality laminate Cherry wood varnished in a satin finish with gloss details. The makings of a timeless classic and a pleasure to spend time in.  
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening ports
  • Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches
  • Ocean Air blinds on side windows and side door 
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes
  • "L" settee to port, 5" foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer under 
  • High Gloss finished pedestal table
  • Sound deadening, soft headliner panels
  • Stidd N series helm chairs
The flybridge is delightful on this yacht, and the optimum location to run for the day. This factory option including full electronics, 2 Stidd seats, Bimini top, SS Mast, etc. adds over $100,000. in production costs vs the base Express model. The Stidd seating for captain and mate with full instrumentation within an arms reach ads to the experience. Guests are comfortable on the L-Settee with Table. There are numerous lockers and storage access spaces including a chart table with clear plexi cover.
The electronics array was configured with an open check book by the regions leading electronics firm and everything really works!
Flybridge Helm
  • Cummins DTS electronic controls
  • Single Cummins Smat1 Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms)
  • (2) Raymarine gS165 gS Series 15.4" Glass Bridge Multifunction Display
  • Raymarine gS Series RMK-9 remote display keyboard
  • (2) Stidd N-series -helm seats
  • Table on fixed base
  • L-settee w/ dry storage below
  • 16" Stainless steel steering wheel with tilt helm
  • Stainless steel flybridge ladder with teak treads
  • Trim tabs integrated in Zeus pod drives
  • Autopilot integrated in Zeus system
  • GPS receiver included
  • "Skyhook" GPS position hold system
  • CMD helm w/ joystick

Lower Station
  • Cummins DIS single lever electronic controls
  • One Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms)
  • CMD helm w/ joystick
  • Triple windshield wipers with Washers
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Switch for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
  • Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo
  • (2) Stidd N-series helm seat with Ultraleather fabric
  • (2) Raymarine gS125 gS Series 15.4" Glass Bridge Multifunction Display
  • Raymarine gS Series RMK-9 remote display keyboard
  • Raystar 130 GPS Receiver
  • Raymarine RD24HD 4kW 24" HD digital Radome
  • Raymarine AIS 650 Class B & AIS1foo Active Antenna Splitter
  • Raymarine i70 Multifunction lnstrument (dual station & Airmar tilted element
  • Depth & Temp transducer0
  • Raymarine EV-2 for Drive-by-Wire Propulsion autopilot dual head & ECII00 interface
  • Raymarine E/G-Series CAM I 00 Day/Night Camera. Reverse Image. engine room
  • Garmin VHF 300 Marine Radio & GHS? 20 Wireless VHF Handset
  • Airmar Ultrasonic Weather/ Wind Sensor & compass w/ sis mount
  • KVH Trac Vision TYi Sat TV w/ 2ea. DirecTv Receivers, splitters & 2ea. RF remotes
  • Raymarine SeaTalk (NG) Backbone 
  • Raymarine HS Network switch
  • Wilson 4G cellular booster & ant
  • NORAD 5' commercial VHF Ant. & sis mount
  • Custom flush mount installation of all equipment
  • Fusion Stereo interfaced into Raymarine system
  • Sat. TV video connected into upper & lower 15" Raymarine gS displays
  • Sat TV Audio connected to Fusion stereo for sound
  • 50 Amp 50 foot shore power cord with cord reel
  • Onan 9kw generator w/ sound shield, E-series display
  • Marine-grade tinned wire throughout
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Illuminated AC/DC circuit breaker panel opposite galley
  • 120v outlets throughout interior and in engine room
  • Galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • (2) AGM 31 engine start batteries
  • (2) AGM Group 4D house batteries
  • (1) AGM Group 24 generator start battery
  • LED overhead and reading lights
  • 50 Amp 3-bank battery charger
  • Remote control battery switches with controls at helm
  • Manual emergency battery crossover switch
  • Digital battery monitor
  • Halogen strip lighting in appropriate locations 
  • LED engine room lighting
  • Cockpit courtesy lights 
  • Tri-color lights over helm
  • (2) Additional dimmer switches main salon, dinette, forward cabin 
  • Inverter/charger 2800 watt true sine wave with remote control
  • Searchlight on optional fly Bridge with molded frp platform (dual beam light)
  • Kahlenberg horn controller M-485A 
  • Fusion AV750i model stereo with Bluetooth
  • 2 speakers and a stereo remote control on flybridge
  • Fusion stereo remote control cockpit
  • Additional 120VAC outlet in the engine room near the washer/dryer platform
  • Additional 120VAC duplex USB outlet in  dinette cabinet
  • 120V GFI outlet in cockpit by transom door
The engine room is easily accessed from the salon deck and spacious with good access to service points. The pods are aft with great access through the deck hatches and hinging transom seat. Machinery has received routine annual maintenance, most recently completed 2022 including cooling system flush and aftercooler inspection, testing and service, all  records available upon request. 
  • Twin Cummins QSB 425hp 6.7L electronic, fresh water­ cooled diesel engines
  • Twin CMD Zeus 3500 pod drives, with integrated steering and trim tabs
  • Cummins Zeus controls and Smartcraft display
  • Zeus auto trim tab system
  • Joy stick for enhanced maneuvering
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • 9Kw gen set in sound shield
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Anchor windlass with rope/chain gypsy
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • (2) 190 gal diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • (2) Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes
  • (2) 2" "Diesel" deck fill plates
  • 120A, 12V alternators each engine
  • (2) Exhaust by-pass mufflers
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid 
  • White gel coated engine room
  • Mylar face foam noise barrier
  • Single Polyethylene 140usg. water tank
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
  • Stainless steel, 11 gal. hot water heater, operates on 110-VAC or engine heat
  • Stainless sink in galley
  • Fresh water flush MSD w/holding tank and macerator
  • Shower stall in head with curved acrylic enclosure
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Fresh water cockpit shower, hot and cold
  • Fresh water wash down in anchor locker
  • Fresh water wash down in cockpit
  • Fresh water wash down in flybridge
  • Shore water inlet
  • Solid surface material and galley and head countertops
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings
  • (3) bilge pumps with high water alarms
Sabre has advanced their production over the long history to state of the art resin infusion technology. The boat is extremely strong and stiff while eliminating unnecessary weight in the layup. The fiberglass and gel coat finish work is exceptional. 
  • Resin infused laminate technology
  • Corecell foam coring
  • Knitted bi-axial structural reinforcements
  • Foam/Plywood stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted ladder
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted boot strip
  • Sabre White hull & deck, Flag Blue boot top 
  • Gold cove stripe
  • Modified Deep "V" Planing hull design, w/ shallow pod drive recesses
  • 16° deadrise at transom, 23° deadrise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester back-up resin
  • Bottom, topsides and transom resin-infuse biaxial E-glass with Corecell foam core
  • Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core
  • Molded E-glass swim platform w/ molded-in anti-skid surface under mount ladder
  • Hull side rub strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Gold color recessed cove stripe
  • Antifouling Micron CSC Blue (3/2022)
  • Exterior detailed and machine waxed (3/2022) 
  • Resin infused laminate technology
  • Molded in anti-skid surfaces
  • Anti-skid contrasting color Beige
  • Anodized Aluminum framed windows
  • Herreshoff  bow, stern and spring cleats
  • Hawse pipes aft for mooring lines
  • Low profile opening hatches with shades and screens
  • Low profile hatches in hard top
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • L-shaped cockpit seating hinged for pod access
  • Stainless steel fold down mast on fly bridge
  • KVH Ml TracVision Sat TV dome
  • Raymarine RD24HD 4kw 24" Radar dome 
  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horns
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel bow rail
  • (6) 12" Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 midship, 2 in aft cockpit)
  • (1) 10" Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail chocks
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chock forward
  • (4) Cast stainless steel hawse pipes in transom and hull sides
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with dual anchor roller
  • Anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type
  • Flag staff and socket on taffrail
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • (3) Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
  • Teak toe rails varnished
  • Teak cabin side eyebrow varnished
  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs
  • Marelon sea valves on all thru-hull fittings below waterline 
  • Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion
  • Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system in engine space with override
  • (3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps
  • (3) high water switches and alarm
  • PFD's (6)
  • Docklines & Fenders
  • Flare kit
  • First aid kit
  • Ships Bell
Excluded from the offering include but not limited to personal belongings, tools, loose galley and other items, art work. Items seen aboard or in photos not specifically described in this listing should be considered excluded.
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.
Steering System
Joystick Control