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Northern Star
Sabre 426
$285,000 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 cruiser-racers and all-out racers in this size range and it shows in the 426’s sailing performance.
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Name of vessel Northern Star
Model Sabre 426
Year 2003
Builder Sabre Yachts
Designer Jim Taylor
Price $285,000 USD
Location Richmond, California
Length (feet) 42
Beam (feet) 13' 5"
Draft (feet) 6' 10"
Displacement (pounds) 24000
Ballast (pounds) 8400
Engine model Yanmar 4JH4E
Engine horsepower 55
Engine hours 1340
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 60
Water tank capacity (gallons) 120
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 30
Keel: Fin
Hull Shape: Monohull
LOA: 42 ft 6 in
Beam: 13 ft 5 in
LWL: 36 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 10 in
Displacement: 24000 lbs
Ballast: 8400 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 59 ft 0 in
Headroom: 6 ft 4 in
Total Power: 55 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Engine Model: 4JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1340
Propeller: 3 blade propeller
Engine Power: 55 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 Aluminum (60 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (30 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of twin berths: 1
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
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. The elegant and extensive lighting is by Cantalupi.
Nowhere is the study of old and new elements more evident than in the main salon. The bulkhead-mounted table is a great solution for the challenge of providing an open, airy feel while still allowing a large dining table at mealtimes. For entertaining, or for simply relaxing at the end of an exhilarating day on the water, the two L-shaped settees offer ample seating. Fold down the table for comfortable seating for six. The portside settee converts to a double berth.
Storage is plentiful both above and outboard of the settees. Woodworking details found aboard the 426 are sure to please the most discriminating buyer.
The U-shaped galley is very functional and conveniently located to starboard at the base of the companionway. Large iceboxes are found aft where the most volume is available in the hull shape, and a front opening door provides convenient access to the items in the bottom of the refrigerator.
Stainless steel sinks are situated on the forward arm of the galley, close to the yacht’s centerline. A convenient in-counter dish drainer/locker is located outboard and three large lockers are provided for dry goods. Many drawers are available for utensils and cookware.
The owners can choose between the forward and aft staterooms. Both are spacious and comfortable with ample storage. The forward cabin is well ventilated with opening ports and an opening hatch. The vee berth is enhanced with step-up access. The aft cabin is also roomy and airy. A clever overhead hatch (concealed under and protected by the cockpit locker lid) offers excellent ventilation as well as connecting the cockpit crew to those below. Many drawers and lockers are provided for stowage of personal effects.
Northern Star’s head compartment, with ceramic tiled floor and spacious separate shower stall is well equipped, functional, and easy to clean. Hose runs from the WC to the holding tank are as short as possible so as to minimize head odors. The Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water head, and Tank Watch 4 monitor complete the system.
The custom chart table arrangement is set up for a variety of electronics. The inboard end of the chart table hinges open for chart and accessory storage, while a large panel for flush-mounting of additional electronics is provided in clear view of the navigator. The fully equipped custom Sabre tool drawer highlights the storage in this area.
Ultraleather fabric in main cabin
Corian counters in galley, aft cabin and head
Satin varnished cabin sole
Accord drop down shades for all ports
Oceanair shades/screens for all hatches
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.
Electronics and Navigation
Northern Star features a NMEA 2000 backbone supporting both B&G instrumentation as well as a Garmin radar/plotter
Garmin GPS map 7610
Garmin digital radar
(3) B&G Triton2 sailing instruments at the helm (2019)
(1) B&G Triton2 sailing instrument at the nav station (2019)
B&G NAC-3 autopilot computer, compass, wifi (2019)
B&G Autopilot controller (2019)
Standard Horizon Matrix VHF with AIS/GPS and a command mic
Electrical Systems
Magnasine 2800W Pure Sine inverter/charger
Victron Battery Monitoring System and Solar controller (2020)
100 AH Balmar alternator
Balmar Multi-stage regulator
(1) Lifeline AGM 125AH start batteries (2021)
(4) Lifeline AGM 125AH house batteries (2021)
Renogy 160W flexible solar panel with custom dodger installation (2020)
LED running lights at bow (2021)
LED anchor light (2019)
Most Interior lights converted to LED
110 Volt shore power inlets and cords
12 Volt outlet at chart table
12 volt outlet at helm
GE Microwave oven
Sails and Rigging
Northern Star is a well balanced, excellent sailing boat, and has the rigging and gear to realize that. From the electric halyard winch to a good sail inventory, she’s a joy to sail.
Hall Spars triple spreader aluminum mast and boom
Navtec rod rigging
Harken traveller
Hall Quick Vang led aft
Headstay replaced (2021)
Harken MK IV unit II roller furling unit (2021)
(2) Lewmar 58 CST primaries for genoa sheets
Lewmar 46 ECST (electric) for main halyard, spin halyard, and main sheet
Lewmar 46 CST for jib halyard, reefing lines
North Sails NORDAC Tri-Radial 135% genoa (2020)
Neil Pryde mainsail with three reef points. Inspected and cleaned (2021)
North Sails Quickcover with lazy jacks (2021)
North Sails asymmetric spinnaker (2021)
Dyneema main halyard with spectra anti chafe covering (2021)
Dyneema genoa halyard with spectra anti chafe covering (2021)
(2) Marlow D2 Dyneema spinnaker halyards with spectra anti chafe covering (2021)
Dynema topping lift (2021)
Genoa sheets (2019)
Sampson double braid furling line (2020)
Replaced aluminum gooseneck toggle with custom Stainless steel toggle (2021)
Chainplates pulled, inspected and rebedded (2020)
Hull and Deck
Northern Star has contrasting non-skid 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.
Deep draft fin keel
Bottom painted (2020)
Gold Cove stripe painted with Awlgrip (2020)
Custom designed and manufactured open-bow pulpit (2021)
Rocna 25kg on bow anchor roller with 155’ 3/8 chain, 215’ 5/8 line
Fortress anchor as secondary anchor with 30’ 5/16” chain and 200’ rode
Lewmar windlass serviced (2020)
Windlass up and down buttons replaced (2019)
Saltwater anchor washdown system (2020)
Stainless steel lifelines (2021)
Forespar Marelon through-hulls
Edson model 402 destroyer steering wheel
Ritchie SP-5 compass in stainless steel binnacle on pedestal
Additional Lewmar cabin top clutches added for total of 11 lines leading to cockpit (2021)
(2) Lewmar clutches on mast for spinnaker and genoa work ((2021)
Lewmar clutch for furling genoa line (2021)
Lewmar 80mm racing spinnaker turning blocks (2021)
(2) Lewmar 58 CST primary winches
(1) Lewmar 46 CST cabin top winch on port
(1) Electric Lewmar 46 ECST cabin top winch on starboard
All winches serviced (2020)
Iverson dodger
Sunbrella Stackpack for mainsail (2021)
Sunbrella wheel and winch covers (2019)
Telescoping stainless steel boarding ladder on swim platform
(2) Chrome Dorade vents.
(6) Mooring cleats
Mechanical and Plumbing
Yanmar 4JH3E 55 hp diesel engine with 1340 hours
Balmar oversized alternator with remote regulator
Webasto forced air diesel heating system
Lewmar V3 electric anchor windlass
Racor fuel filter/water separator for main engine
MaxProp feathering 3 blade propeller
Running gear coated with Prop speed (2021)
PSS dripless shaft seal replaced (2021)
Cutlass bearing replaced (2021)
Steering cables inspected and serviced (2020)
Seafrost engine driven refrigeration
Hot and Cold Cockpit shower
Custom polypropylene water tank for more water storage and better handling (fresh taste) (2021)
Replaced fresh water pump (2020)
Replaced automatic bilge pump (2018)
Rebuilt whale gusher manual bilge pump (2019)
Jabsco Quiet Flush electric head
Macerator pump for head replaced (2019)
Sanitation hoses replaced with Saniflex hose (2019)
Tankwatch 4 level indicator for holding tank
Propane tanks re-certified and new propane solenoid valve (2019)
Miscellaneous and Safety
Spare, serviceable halyards and running rigging for backups
Mantus anchor bridle (2019)
Viking 4 person Ocean Liferaft (2021)
ACR EPIRB Global Fix V4 (2021)
Magma infrared grill
Zodiac inflatable dinghy (2020)
Yamaha 2.5 hp outboard (2020)
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.
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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