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Sabre 426
$287,000 USD
42ft 6in

Sabre Yachts has built some of the most well-appointed performance cruisers, and the 426 is one of its best. Superb joinery, quality sailing gear and Jim Taylor’s solid design set the Sabre 426 apart from many of today’s production boats. The interior design creates a straightforward, comfortable two-couple cruising layout while the moderate proportions and ample sail area provide good performance even in light winds. Taylor has designed several racer-cruisers and all-out racers in this size range and it shows in the 426’s sailing performance.

KISMET spent most of her life on the Great Lakes until late in 2016 when she was trucked from Harbor Springs, Michigan to Marion, Massachusetts. Since 2017 KISMET has enjoyed summer sailing in New England with inside winter storage and annual maintenance at Burr Brothers Boats. Her flag blue topsides, varnished toe rail, handrails, and beautifully crafted solid cherry woodwork convey KISMET’s high-quality feel. Inspection shows KISMET in superb condition with an interior largely free of dings, scratches, or stains. KISMET shows as a much newer boat than her stated age.  With her shoal draft wing keel, air conditioning, and updated electronics, KISMET is an excellent option for sailors wishing to cruise the east coast and beyond. Her superb condition makes this desirable Sabre 426 an excellent value.

KISMET is now hauled and stored inside a heated shed at Burr Brothers Boats in Marion, Massachusetts for the winter.  Inspection is available by appointment with our Rhode Island-based agent.

Contact Rhode Island-based agent Pete McGonagle at (206) 618-82326 or

Name of vessel Kismet
Model Sabre 426
Year 2003
Builder Sabre Yachts
Designer Jim Taylor
Price $287,000 USD
Location Marion, MA
Length (feet) 42
Beam (feet) 13.5
Draft (feet) 5.2
Displacement (pounds) 24500
Ballast (pounds) 8650
Engine model Yanmar 4JH3E Diesel
Engine horsepower 55
Engine hours 1588
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 60
Water tank capacity (gallons) 120
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 30


The interior of the Sabre 426 is hand crafted of the finest American cherry with a teak and holly sole. Satin varnish gives the wood a delicate sheen, which accents the highly detailed joinery work featuring Sabre’s signature cold-molded curved laminated trim not found in other yachts. The generous headroom measures 6’6″ in the main salon and aft areas, and 6’4″ in the forward cabin. Drawers are maple dove tailed construction with smooth sliding roller guides. Locker doors have fully louvered fronts, recessed self-closing hinges, and positive sealing push-button latches. Overhead spotlights, reading lights and counter lights are thoughtfully placed.

Forward is the roomy, bright master stateroom with a queen-size centerline berth surrounded by many drawers and lockers. The hanging locker is cedar lined. Aft to port is the head, with a separate shower stall including a teak seat and floor grate as well as a wet locker. The head is equipped with a Jabsco electric freshwater toilet with macerator, and all hoses were replaced in 2022.

The full beam salon has two 6’5” settees, the port side converts to a double berth. The salon also includes an entertainment center with stereo and 15” flat screen tv forward of the starboard settee. The dining table is bulkhead mounted and opens to accommodate 7-8 people. The salon settees are covered in Cologne Ultrasuede. Storage is plentiful both above and outboard of the settees.

Aft of the salon to starboard is the U-shaped galley, equipped with a 3-burner Force 10 propane stove with oven; open shelves are above and outboard of the stove. The galley also includes a microwave and 12-volt Sea Frost refrigerator/freezer with doors for front and top loading. A convenient under-counter dish locker is located outboard of the double stainless-steel sinks, and storage is plentiful with three large lockers for dry goods and five drawers for utensils and gadgets.

  • Seafrost 12V refrigeration
  • GE Microwave Oven
  • Force Ten three burner stove and oven with broiler
  • Xintex S1-A propane fume detector/automatic solenoid valve control
  • Wood cover for stove
  • Manual fresh water pump at galley sink
  • Manual salt water pump at galley sink


Across from the galley is the forward-facing nav station. The design of the chart table allows for use of a laptop and simultaneous access to the storage area in the table. There is a multi-function display at the nav station and two USB outlets for charging electronics. Behind the nav station, the aft cabin is spacious and airy. A convenient vanity and sink are found at the entrance to the cabin, a cedar lined hanging locker is outboard of the sink, and many drawers are provided for storage.

There are overhead hatches (v-berth and salon new in 2021) and stainless-steel opening ports in all of the cabins. The lighting throughout the vessel has been upgraded to Imtra Concord LED lights. There are screens for all opening ports and fans are mounted in the v-berth, salon, galley, and aft cabin. The shades were replaced in 2023 with Sunbrella Toast pleated shades. Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout was installed in 2010. Counters in the galley, head, and aft cabin are Cameo White Corian.

  • Corian counters in galley, aft cabin and head
  • Satin varnished cabin sole
  • (4) Hella two speed cabin fans
  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU airconditioning/heat


Vacuum-bagged, Divinycell-cored structure hand laminated with structural E-glass. Outer layers use vinylester resins for waterproofness. Sleek inward turning hull to deck joint with integral 2 1/4″ high teak toe rail, secured with 3M 5200 sealant and stainless steel through bolts. Bulkheads, berth faces, shelves, and floor stringers are all bonded to the hull and each other to provide additional structural reinforcement and the super solid feel Sabre is renowned for.



  • KISMET’s Raymarine electronics were upgraded in 2016 at both the helm and nav station.
  • Raymarine E90 multifunction hybrid touch display at helm in nav pod
  • Raymarine ST60 Speed, Depth, & Wind instruments in nav pod over companionway
  • Raymarine ST60 wind and tridata instruments at nav station
  • Raymarine E125 Multifunction display at nav station
  • Raymarine P70 Autopilot control adjacent steering pedestal in cockpit
  • Raymarine Type III hydraulic autopilot drive
  • Raymarine RD 418 4kw radar mounted on mast just below 2nd spreader
  • Icom M502 VHF radio
  • Vesper Marine AIS transponder (2018)
  • Chelsea ship’s clock and barometer on main bulkhead
  • Masthead Windex wind direction indicator
  • Reinke inclinometer
  • Sony MEX-BT38UW (am/fm, CD, USB, Blue Tooth, Sat Radio ready) stereo with two Polyplaner speakers in salon and two weather resistant speakers in cockpit
  • Samsung 15” flat screen TV
  • LED side, stern, steaming, foredeck, tricolor, anchor, compass, and masthead strobe lights
  • Red cabin- sole illuminating courtesy lights



On deck, there are both inboard and outboard genoa tracks with the inboard tracks recessed into the deck tooling. Custom integrated stainless steel deck hardware includes mast collar, bow roller, chocks (bow, stern, and mid-ships), (10) opening ports, and companionway handrail.

  • Micron CSC green bottom paint, applied November of 2023
  • Forespar Marelon through-hulls
  • Edson varnished teak cockpit table and beverage holder
  • Navy Sunbrella cockpit cushions with red piping
  • Edson 42” elkhide-covered steering wheel
  • Lewmar 40” folding steering wheel
  • Ritchie SP-5 compass in stainless steel binnacle on pedestal
  • Shallow draft bulb/wing keel
  • Varnished companionway solid teak washboards
  • Companionway washboard inserts with insect screens
  • Martek stern davits for dinghy with solar panel mounted on spreader bar and 6:1 lifting tackles with cam cleats
  • Fold-over stainless steel boarding ladder on swim platform
  • Teak-colored Flexi-teak on swim platform
  • Topsides painted Flag Blue with Awlgrip in July 2014
  • (2) Stainless-steel Dorade vents.
  • (6) Mooring cleats
  • Lewmar Ocean 460 12V vertical capstan anchor windlass with line gypsy head
  • Up/Down pushbuttons for windlass on bow
  • Rocna 20kg anchor(new 2018) with 43’ of 5/16” G4 galvanized chain and 150’ of three strand ¾” nylon rode
  • Salt water washdown pump with NFM hose fitting in foredeck
  • Freshwater wash down hose in chain locker (new 2018)
  • Hot/cold cockpit shower
  • Teak and rubber on cockpit coamings (refurbished 2023)
  • Double stainless steel bow rollers
  • Edson outboard engine storage bracket on stern railing
  • Double stainless steel lifelines with midships boarding gates
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit and stern pushpit
  • Custom Navy blue Sunbrella covers for handrails, cockpit table, winches, and hatches (new 2019)
  • Toast Sunbrella oversized dodger with removable side windows
  • Toast Sunbrella bimini with removable connector panel
  • Toast Sunbrella awning
  • Toast Sunbrella pedestal cover
  • North Sails toast Sunbrella mainsail cover
  • Varnished teak flag staff and ensign
  • West Marine telescoping boathook and deck scrub brush



KISMET is first and foremost a good sailing boat, and has the rigging and gear to realize that. From the electric halyard winch to the North Sails sail inventory, she’s a joy to sail.

  • Hall Spars triple spreader aluminum mast and boom
  • Navtec rod rigging
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster on split backstay
  • Shroud chainplates rebedded in 2020
  • Hall Quick Vang led aft
  • Lewmar 46 ECST two speed electric winch for main halyard, spin halyard, and main sheet
  • New mainsheet and halyard in 2022
  • Lewmar 46 CST for jib halyard, reefing lines
  • (2) Lewmar 58 CST primary winches for genoa sheets
  • (2) Lewmar OneTouch Power Grip winch handles
  • Harken MKIII roller furler on headstay
  • Tides Marine sail track on mast
  • Harken 6:1 mainsheet traveler
  • Dutchman mainsail flaking system
  • Spinnaker and genoa halyards led aft to stoppers in cockpit
  • Mast-mounted Forespar whisker pole
  • Selden turnbuckle covers for shrouds
  • (2) Folding steps on mast
  • Flag halyard to 1st spreader
  • Harken adjustable genoa lead track and cars
  • North Sails 120% 3Di NorDac genoa with RopeLuff pad, and UV leech and foot (2018)
  • North Sails Nordac full batten main (2016) with Dutchman system (filament replaced 2023)
  • UK #4 stormsail (85%) – (Excellent condition)
  • UK Flasher with stasher (Very good condition)
  • UK 150% Tape Drive Diamond genoa (Very good condition)



  • Yanmar 4JH3E 55 hp diesel engine with 1588 hours
  • Kanzaki KM3P4 2.61:1 transmission
  • 1 3/8” stainless-steel propellor shaft with Tides Marine dripless shaft seal(new 2023)
  • Three blade Max-prop feathering propellor
  • Racor R24T primary fuel filter
  • Seafrost 12v refrigeration
  • GE microwave oven
  • Marine Air 16,000 BTU air conditioning/heating system
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush electric head(new sanitary hoses and head pump in 2022)
  • Macerator pump for head
  • Tankwatch 4 level indicator for holding tank
  • Whale Gulper 12V shower drain pump (new 2023)
  • Par 12V Sensor Max 17 water pressure pump
  • 8 gallon hot water heater (engine and shorepower heated)
  • Dockside pressure water connection on stern
  • Hot/cold freshwater cockpit shower
  • 12 volt Rule 2000 gph bilge pump with auto/manual switch
  • High bilge level alarm
  • 12 volt Rule 800 gph air conditioning sump pump
  • (2) Aluminum Propane bottles in dedicated gas locker



  • Xantrex Freedom 25 2500 watt inverter/charger
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • Bass 120V AC and 12V DC switch/breaker panel with analog AC and DC amp and volt meters
  • 80 amp 12V Hitachi alternator
  • Solara Model S625M44 Ultra 150 watt solar panel(new 2018) on davit
  • Victron MPPT solar regulator
  • (4) Lifeline AGM Group 31 130AH house batteries
  • Lifeline AGM Group 31 engine start battery
  • (2) 120 Volt 30 amp shore power inlets and cords
  • (2) Professional Mariner Zinc Saver II – galvanic isolators in shorepower inlets
  • 30 amp to 15 amp shorepower cord adapter
  • 12 Volt outlets at chart table
  • (2) USB outlets at chart table
  • 12 volt outlet at helm



  • Brass ship’s bell
  • Lifesling 2 rescue sling in soft case on stern rail
  • White Jim Buoy horseshoe ring
  • Webbing jacklines
  • (4) Lifejackets
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Airhorn

Manufacturer Provided Description:

The Sabre 426 embraces the standards which have put Sabre’s name atop the quality spectrum of boatbuilding for the last 30 years. Current Sabre owners and those who have followed the brand over time, will see details here which make it feel familiar. Details which make sense, which add to comfort, security and well being. Logical details that, above all, make each Sabre design a great safe and beautiful sailboat. But details from the past are just part of the story. Keeping up with technology has to go hand in hand with our desire to build the finest possible sailing yachts for our clients. The Sabre 426 hull and deck will be built using vacuum bagged, closed cell, cross linked PVC foam and structural E Glass, which will give her one of the strongest, lightest, most durable structures available today. Hull lines, underwater appendages and rigs were drawn by Jim Taylor Yacht Design. The deck, deck styling and interior were accomplished by the Sabre Design Team. The result is a yacht which will, like her siblings, establish a benchmark in sailing that will endure for many years to come.


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