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Sabre 38 MK I
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Charlevoix, MI
  • Boat Name:Kestrel
  • Year:1984
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Length:38'
  • Engine/Fuel Type:Inboard, diesel
  • ID#3880560

This classic Sabre is ready for a new owner. Sabre's are renowned for their build quality and excellent sailing characteristics. The 38 offers rewarding performance, versatility, and comfortable cruising amenities.

"The Sabre 38 sails brilliantly. And that is, after all, what it is all about. It is hard to find a better all-around performer in this range.  Owners rave about the way the boat handles through a variety of conditions. It accelerates in a gentle puff, keeps momentum in a chop, balances easily and responds to slight turns of the helm." John Kretschmer - Sailing Magazine


Double V-berth with filler cushion in private forward cabin. Storage under berth and in cabinets outboard.

Next aft to port is head compartment with marine toilet, hot and cold shower, vanity with sink. Opposite the head is a hanging locker.

The main cabin is very roomy featuring a fold-up dining table with leaf to seat 6, L-shaped settee to port that converts to a double berth and a straight settee to starboard. Plenty of storage behind berth backs and in cabinets.

The galley is to port with a three burner stove/oven and double sinks including pressurized hot and cold water. Opposite the galley to starboard is a full sit down nav station with more storage and plenty of room for instrumentation. The quarter berth is located aft of the nav station.

The entire interior is finished in beautiful teak, including a teak and holly cabin sole (new in 2020)

Forward Cabin:

  • Large berth with custom mattress
  • Curved Vanity w/sink and settee
  • Hanging Locker, Drawer Storage
  • Overhead Screened Hatch

Main Salon:

  • Large settees port and starboard (all seat cushion bottoms reupholstered 2019)
  • Drop Down Full Leaf Teak table converts to berth (refinished 2019)
  • Nav Station to Stbd.
  • New Cabin Sole (2020)
  • Companionway Stairs (refinished 2019)
  • Window and hatch brightwork (refinished 2019)
  • Newfound Metals opening portlights with stainless steel screens (2008)

Aft berth Classical layout

Spacious aft berth with custom cushions.

On Deck
  • Custom Dodger with Clear glass window. (2018)
  • Bimini, Connector and Weather Panel (2019)
  • Maxwell Simpson electric windlass
  • Starboard folding cockpit table
  • Pedestal Cover
  • CQR 45lb Anchor with 76 ft of chain and 150 ft of 8 strand plait nylon rode
  • Teak Eyebrows (2020)
  • Teak Cock pit coming, companionway step and toe rails (detailed 2020)
  • LED foredeck lights (2020)
  • New boot stripe (2020)
  • Mac Sails Full Batten Mainsail (2006)
  • Mac Sails 150% Genoa (2006)
  • Mac Pac Main Cover (2006)
  • Tides Marine¬† Strong Track Mainsail luff slide system (2006)
  • Garmin GPS (unit is dual wired so it can be moved from helm to Nav station)
  • Raymarine radar
  • Autohelm 6000 Autopilot
  • Datamarine wind, speed depth (depth recalibrated by DMI 2020)
  • iCom VHF Marine radio
  • Sony Stereo
  • LED interior lights (2019)
  • Maxprop feathering propeller
  • Seafrost refrigerator with freezer box
  • Shore power cables
  • Volvo Penta dripless shaft seal (2020)
  • Stainless steel prop shaft and cutlass bearing (2020)
  • Pressure water pump (2020)
  • Shower area with teak grate
  • Hot/Cold Pressure Water
  • Vanity with sink and spacious storage lockers
  • Screened Hatch and fan
  • Marine Head with (new hose to holding tank 2020)
  • Double SS Sink w/ Hot and Cold water
  • Refrigeration
  • Force 10 Burner stove with custom cover (CNG with two tanks in Port lazarette)
  • Drawer and Cabinet Storage
Irish Boat Shop 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 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.

  • Boat name
    • Kestrel
  • Specs
    • Designer:Roger Hewson
  • Tanks
    • Fresh Water Tanks:106 gallon
    • Fuel Tanks:45 gallon
    • Holding Tanks:35 gallon
  • Accomodations
    • Number of Double Berths:2
    • Number of Cabins:2
    • Number of Heads:6.33 ft
  • Dimensions
    • LOA:37.83 ft
    • Beam:11.5 ft
    • LWL:31.17 ft
    • Maximum Draft:6.5 ft
    • Displacement:15,600 lb
    • Headroom:6.33 ft
  • Engines
    • Total Power:33 hp
  • Engine 1
    • Engine Brand:Westerbeke
    • Year Built:1984
    • Engine Type:Inboard
    • Engine/Fuel Type:diesel
    • Location:Center
    • Engine Hours:2897
    • Drive Type:Direct
    • Engine Power:33 horsepower