Sloop 1987 Sabre 42 CB boat for sale at a glance:

  • Price drop! Offered by United Yacht Sales originally for $104,900; now only $99,900
  • Powered by single 1987 Westerbeke W-46
  • The boat located in Bridgeport, Connecticut
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The TIOGA is a SABRE 42 CB (the Keel-Centerboard version) as produced by SABRE YACHTS of South Casco, ME. She's a 1987 model and Hull #13 out of some 67 examples as manufactured from 1987 through 1989. Her superior sailing characteristics, the flexible draft keel-centerboard arrangement along with the usual SABRE quality marketing all served to make the SABRE 42 a very successful effort for larger performance cruising sailboats for the US Market overall.

The TIOGA has some outstanding features besides her excellent maintenance as applied over the years by her just (3) Owners to date! She got a beautiful FLAG BLUE AWLGRIP application in 2019. Her features include a HOOD Stoway Mainsail Roller-Furling mast, a MASE IS 2.7S Genset, a newer dodger and Bimini and the Factory Option to include both the Aft-Cabin layout but with the Forward Head included as well. Given the excellent configuration of the TIOGA as equipped, her previous Owner used to sail her single-handed with ease over his (15) years of Ownership too!

The TIOGA is now located in Bridgeport, CT. She's been fully-commissioned and has been hauled at a major yard for storage and for a sale this Spring. The TIOGA is easy to board and show to prospective clients. Her Owner is reluctantly placing the TIOGA for a brokerage sale as a business relocation overseas is anticipated over the Summer. Given the unique attributes of the TIOGA, qualified prospects are encourage to have a look .. and to anticipate being impressed!

Vessel Walkthrough

Hull, Deck and Cockpit:

The SABRE 42 was produced with SABRE YACHTS proprietary "DuraLam" lamination and coring process.

The TIOGA has a FLAG BLUE AWLGRIP finish. Her overall Topsides condition is exceptionally good.

Hull :

DURALAM Hand laid-up fiberglass hull with alternating layers of matt and woven wroving with GLIDDEN Vinylester resins.

Balsa coring for the hull Topsides
  – AWLGRIP finish, FLAG BLUE (NEW, 2019)
  – Double WHITE Boot-Tops, AWLGRIP (NEW, 2019)
  – GOLD Cove Stripe (NEW, 2019)
  – RED Bottom paint (NEW, 2022)
  – Balsa-cored hull
  – Keel-Centerboard version (Board Up: 4'9" and Board Down, 8'6")
  – Centerboard System is manually-operated (note: it is fiberglass with a metal core for strength and stiffness and to provide negative buoyancy)
  – Lead ballast, external (8,200 lbs.)
  – Displacement: 19,200 lbs. (note: CB / Centerboard version only)


  – WHITE Gelcoat finish
  – LIGHT GRAY Gelcoat Contrasting non-skid surface
  – Balsa cored deck (note: with aluminum backing plates for all deck hardware)
  – Bow pulpit, double-rail, stainless steel
  – Bow anchor well
  – Life-Line stanchions, stainless steel
  – Upper and lower lifelines, 1x19 stainless steel wire, plastic-coated
  – Life-Line gates, port and starboard (note: with upper and lower lines)
  – Stern pulpit, double-rail, stainless steel
  – Life-Line gate in Stern Pulpit
  – Grab / Safety Rails, teak, full-length
  – (4) Dorade vents
  – (10) BOMAR Deck hatches
  – (10) BOMAR Opening ports
  – (4) Portlights, fixed
  – Companionway hatch with tinted LEXAN panel
  – Companionway boards, teak, (2) sections, varnished (note: can be secured from interior)
  – Screens for Companionway entrance
  – Line storage locker on deck with LEXAN lid


The SABRE 42 "T" Cockpit measures 8'9" in length.

  – EDSON Wheel steering, Destroyer Wheel with 44" diameter
  – Binnacle with Engine Throttle and Shift Controls
  – Binnacle Guard, stainless steel
  – Wheel Brake
  – RITCHIE Compass
  – Engine instrumentation, starboard side aft (note: operating functions under the port side seat locker)
  – Propane storage locker, starboard side (note: holds (2) large tanks with special securing brackets installed)
  – Lazarette locker with access under the Helm Seat
  – Cockpit seat locker; starboard side "step-in" with Teak steps and shelving for storage
  – Cockpit seat locker, port side for line and similar storage


General Features:

The SABRE 42 has light and bright and a very well ventilated interior accommodation with the provided numerous hatches Dorade vents, portlights and opening ports. throughout the yacht's interior. There are (2) Staterooms and (2) Heads, Fore and Aft.

  – Teak Interior Joinery throughout
  – Hand-Rubbed interior Teak varnish finish (note:"Varsheen" SABRE YACHTS proprietary process)
  – Teak and Holly soles throughout, varnished
  – Screens for the hatches and opening ports
  – Excellent storage with plentiful lockers, cabinets and shelving throughout
  – Storage lockers with louvered door panels
  – All drawers with solid Teak facing
  – Privacy Shades throughout
  – Interior Upholstery, RUST RED with WHITE pattern fabric throughout
  – Berth Lengths: 6'6" throughout
  – Marine Vinyl Interior Soft Headliners throughout, removable


  – Headroom: 6'5"
  – Companionway entrance with (3) steps
  – Storage access under the Companionway via opening hinged steps (note: storage under (2) steps and battery access under the 3rd)
  – Teak bookcase on forward bulkhead, port side
  – "L" Shaped Settee to port that makes into a double berth
  – Teak table, fixed with (2) folding leaves (note: storage underneath the table with (2) access panels on the starboard side
  – Settee Berth to starboard
  – Cabinetry and Shelving to port and starboard
  – Contoured cushions, port and starboard
  – Dust Trap in Salon and access under removable sole section

Fore Cabin:

  – Large "V" Berth (note: described as "Queen-sized")
  – Filler piece for V-Berth (note: hard-bottom hinged support piece stores forward on shelve)
  – Teak ceilings
  – Hanging Locker to starboard and small settee to port
  – Storage drawers extend under the V-Berth
  – Bureau with drawers
  – En-Suite entrance to the Forward Head
  – Entry doors to the Fore Cabin and the Forward Head

Aft Cabin:

The Aft Cabin is located in the aft part of the Salon area, port side aft and adjacent to the Galley.

  – Entrance door
  – Large Double Berth
  – Teak ceilings (note: teak slats on sides of the hull)
  – Storage shelving
  – Bureau with drawers
  – Separate door to access the Aft Head

Nav Station:

The aft-facing Nav Station is located to starboard and just forward of the Companionway entrance.

  – Large "chart-sized" table
  – (3) Storage drawers
  – Bin
  – Shelving
  – Electrical Panel for DC and AC functions
  – Electronics: VHF's, SSB (inop)


The "U" Shaped Galley for the SABRE 42 is located on the starboard side and aft.

  – Stove with Oven, HILLERANGE Propane, (3) burner, gimbaled
  – (2) Propane tanks, aluminum (note: located aft in Cockpit, starboard side)
  – XINTEX Gas Fume Detector (note: panel located at the Nav Station)
  – Crash / Safety bar for the Stove / Oven, stainless steel
  – (2) Port / pan holders, adjustable
  – Refrigeration, SEA FROST with holding plate built into the ice chest and with 120VAC Compressor and Engine Drive (NEW, 2016)
  – Sinks, double, stainless steel
  – FORMICA Countertops, OFF WHITE
  – Stove top cover, OFF WHITE FORMICA, removable with storage behind the Stove
  – Hand-pumps for both "fresh" and "salt" water service
  – Storage drawers for Galleyware
  – Trash Receptacle, built-in
  – Paper Towel Holder, teak
  – (2) Harness attachment rings (note: available for Galley safety sling)


The TIOGA has (2) Heads with following features.

  – Holding Tank Capacity: 50 US Gallons (note: MSD Type 3, plastic)
  – Macerator pump and deck discharge for the Holding Tank
  – (2) Marine Heads, electric flush (note: salt water)
  – Showers for both Heads (note: Aft Head has a Stall Shower)
  – Vanities with stainless steel sinks
  – (2) Shower Sump Pumps, electric
  – WHITE Formica with Teak trim, varnished for the joinery
  – Mirrors
  – Teak gratings, removable

Aft Head:

  – Separate Stall Shower
  – Marine Head (NEW, 2015)
  – Hatch
  – (2) Opening Ports
  – Access door from Aft Head
  – Access door from Salon
  – Forward Head
  – Hand-Held Shower unit
  – Hatch
  – Opening Port
  – Access door from Salon Passageway

Rig, Rigging, Winches and Sails:


The TIOGA is equipped with a masthead rig HOOD YACHT SYSTEMS Stoway Roller-Furling aluminum mast and boom for the Mainsail. The Headsail Roller-Furling unit was included with the SABRE YACHTS Factory Optional "QuickFurl" Package. The spars have a WHITE AWLGRIP finish. The mast is keel-stepped and has (2) sets of spreaders.

The SABRE 42 has upper and lower shrouds and a fore and aft lower shroud chain plate system.

Dimensions and Info:

Sail Plan: I=52.50' J=14.33', P=45.80' and E=16.

Sail Area: 754.01 Sq./Ft. (note: 100% Fore and Main Triangles, 376.16' + 377.85')

Mast Height Above W/L: 59'

PHRF: New England Base Rating = 108 sec./mile (note: for the SABRE 42 CB version)


  – Standing Rigging, 1x19 wire, stainless steel (NEW, 2001)
  – FURLEX 300 S Roller-Furling for the Jib / Genoa (note: foil rebuilt, 2015)
  – SAILTECH Backstay Adjuster, hydraulic
  – Boom Vang, solid spring / oil type
  – Spinnaker Pole (note: mounted vertically, on the Mast, forward)
  – Internal halyards
  – Running Rigging: (1) Main Halyard, (1) Jib / Genoa Halyard, (1) Spinnaker Halyard. (1) Boom Topping Lift, Genoa Sheets, Mainsheet, Spinnaker Pole Topping Lift
  – Halyards and Lines; YACHT BRAID and replaced over the past (6) years)
  – Genoa tracks, inboard
  – Adjustment lines for the inboard Genoa track cars
  – Genoa tracks, outboard (note: mounted on the teak toe rail)
  – Genoa cars for all tracks; (4) Roller and (4) sliding pin-stop cars for blocks
  – HARKEN Mainsheet Traveler (note: mounted on Coachroof aft)
  – Cross-hauls for the Traveler car
  – SCHAEFER MARINE Turning Blocks aft, deck-mounted
  – Halyards and Lines led aft via SCHAEFER MARINE Line Organizers to (7) SCHAEFER MARINE Line Stoppers (note: 3x banks of (2) and 1xbank of (1) to the (4) aft-mounted (3) L-30 CST winches
  – (1) SCHAEFER MARINE Line stopper at the Mast, port side
  – Shroud rollers, aluminum
  – Spreader boots (NEW, 2022)
  – Winches (LEWMAR)
  – (2) L-52 CST (Chrome Self-tailing) (2) speed Primary / Jib-Genoa
  – (2) L-44 CST Secondary / Spinnaker
  – (1) L-30 CST (2) speed Mainsheet
  – (1) L-30 CST (2) speed Main Halyard
  – (1) L-30 CST (2) speed Line
  – (1) L-40 C (2) speed Jib / Genoa Halyard (note: on mast, port side)


  – Mainsail, Roller-Furling, NORTH SAILS (NEW, 2018)
  – Genoa, 130%, Roller-Furling, Dacron
  – Spinnaker .Tri-Radial, Nylon, 75 oz.


Some of the Nav Displays for the TIOGA are installed in a NAVPOD on the Binnacle.

(3) RAYMARINE Displays are installed in the Cockpit, flush-mounted, forward and on the starboard side. There is a hinged opening panel at the Nav Station for access.


  – VHF, STANDARD Horizon Quantum GX2360SVHF Remote Access Microphone (RAM) at Helm Station
  – VHF, ICOM IC M-59
  – SSB, SEA 235 (note: not connected or recently proven)
  – RAYMARINE A.I.S. Transponder / Receiver (2011)


  – RAYMARINE E-80 GPS / Chartplotter / Radar (2006)
  – RAYMARINE ST50 Depth Sounder (note: new Transducer, 2017)
  – RAYTHEON Gyro Plus Marine Gyro Compass
  – DYTEK Sea Temp
  – HP Monitor with Keypad (note: at Nav Station)


  – RAYMARINE ST70 Speed / Knotmeter (NEW, 2023)


  – RAYMARINE 2 kW, analog (note: Radome installed on a custom mast mount on the Transom)


  – RAYMARINE ST6000+ with Type 2S Drive and Remote


  – Stereo, AM / FM / CD
  – TV



The SABRE 42 was produced with both a 12VDC Ship's Service and a 120VAC Shore Power System.

  – Batteries, (3) AGM (All Glass Matt) 12VDC; (1) 8D House / Ship's Service, (1) Group 27 Engine Start (1) 8AU1 Generator Start
  – Battery Charger, TRUECHARGE 20 AH
  – Shore Power System, 120VAC 30 AH w/ (2) 50' 30 AH cords
  – Electrical Panel for 12VDC 115 VAC service
  – Battery Condition Indicators for (3) batteries
  – Ammeters Voltmeters
  – Color-coded wiring


The TIOGA is provided with a MASE Model IS 2.7S diesel genset. The unit is located aft and under the Cockpit forward and on centerline.

The unit was NEW in 2015.

  – Hours: 230
  – Capacity: 2.7 kW
  – Sound Box


The Fresh Water Faucets in both Heads were replaced, Spring 2023.

  – Pressure hot and cold water service
  – Water Tank Capacity: 120 US Gallons in (2) tanks
  – Hot Water Heater, RARITAN, (12) US Gallons
  – Showers in both Heads
  – Cockpit Shower (note: located in starboard side seat locker)
  – Bilge Pumps: (1) WHALE Gusher Manual in Cockpit and (1) RULE 3750 electric / automatic below (note: bilge pump discharge lines replaced, 2022)
  – (9) Sea Cocks; Bronze Ball-Cock with levers

Lighting, Exterior:

  – Nav Lights
  – Masthead Light with Strobe
  – Anchor Light
  – Foredeck Floodlight

Lighting, Interior:

Most of the interior Reading and Dome lights were upgraded to LED, Spring, 2023.

  – (7) Reading Lights in Salon and Fore and Aft Cabins (note: all new LED units, 2023)
  – (9) Overhead Dome Lights throughout; (note: (7) NEW LED units with Brass Finish and (2) Chrome finish)
  – Navigators Light
  – Courtesy Lights throughout


  – (3) HELLA Fans, 12VDC


The SABRE 42 is powered by a WESTERBEKE Model W-46 normally-aspirated (4) cylinder marine diesel that is rated at 46 SHP at 3000 RPM's.

The engine is located under the Galley sink area. It is easily accessible via removable panels on (3) sides.

  –  Engine Hours: 1,800 (note: approximate engine hours logged since engine was overhauled in 2009..Total Time on hour meter: 4,670)
  – Fuel Capacity: 50 US Gallons (note: aluminum tank)
  – Instrumentation: Tachometer, Engine Hour Meter, Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Fuel Quantity and Engine Temperature (note: units are in the Engine Control Panel at the Helm Station)
  – BALMAR High-Capacity Alternator (NEW, 2022)
  – HURTH Reduction Gear HBW150-2R
  – Engine Drive System, AQUADRIVE Thrust Bearing
  – MAX-PROP, 16" diameter (3) blade, feathering
  – Prop, bronze, (2) blade, fixed (note: original unit and "spare")
  – Propeller Shaft, 1-1/4" stainless steel
  – PSS Dripless Shaft Seal (NEW, 2018)
  – Bilge Blower, 12VDC (note: controls at the Helm Station panel)
  – RACOR Fuel Filters, 500FG and R12
  – Emergency Fuel Shut-Off's, manual: at tank and below Companionway steps

Major Maintenance:

Heat Exchanger (2020) Alternator (note: replace and upgrade, 2022) Cutlass bearing (2018) Dripless Shaft Seal (2018) Engine Water Pump (2014)

Inventory, Additional

Ground Tackle:

  – Anchor Windlass, MAXWELL electrical/mechanical with Remote Control (note: NEW, 2024 and access located in Fore Peak via a hatch)
  – Anchor, 35# CQR plow
  – Anchor rode, chain 5/16" x 75' and nylon (3) strand 3/4" x 150'
  – Bow Anchor Roller, stainless steel (note: can deploy (2) anchors and rodes)

Canvas (Dark Blue and Light Gray SUNBRELLA):

  – Dodger with stainless steel frame
  – Bimini with stainless steel frame
  – Winch covers
  – Binnacle and Wheel covers


  – (5) PFD's, Type III Adult
  – Horseshoe Life Ring, Type IV, throwable
  – (3) Fire extinguishers, BC Dry Chemical (note: located under Helm Seat, Fore Cabin and Galley)
  – Distress Signal; ORION Strobe Light with Flag
  – (4) Safety Line tether attachment rings, stainless steel (note: two at Companionway and two at Helm Station)
  – Boarding Ladder, folding, stainless steel with (4) steps, teak


(4) Dock Lines (3) Fenders with cloth covers Boat Hook Horn Winch handle holders in Cockpit Cockpit Table, folding, teak Cockpit Cushions, WHITE Vinyl Cleaning supplies WEEMS and PLATH Ship's Clock and Barometer Lee cloths for Salon berths Teak Drink Holder at the Helm Station, varnished Teak Raised Helm Platform, varnished and removable Custom Cockpit Filler Pieces to extend Cockpit seat length (4) Cockpit Life-Line cushions Yacht Ensign with Teak Jack Staff

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.

Approximate boat location – Bridgeport, Ct
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