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Sabre 38 Salon Express
$549,000 USD
44ft 0in

The Sabre 38 Salon Express Paradox may be the ideal powerboat to cruise the Pacific Northwest as a couple or a family with young children. She has the terrific traditional good looks of the downeast style, with all the horsepower and speed you could ever want. Her low freeboard and IPS drive system make her a breeze to handle and with her dinghy stowed for easy access, she can anchor anywhere.

Few boatbuilders today take the pride in their craftsmanship as Sabre Yachts does. It shows everywhere you look. The engine room has plenty of space to complete maintenance, there are lockers and cabinets everywhere and you see quality construction throughout.

Paradox is a two owner boat and was moved to the west coast with her current owners in 2019. She’s got the space needed to live aboard comfortably for weeks (or more) at a time and has been lovingly maintained.

If you’ve been looking for a really nice power cruiser that’s ready to cruise now, come take a look at Paradox. Please take the time to view the boat on a computer, it makes a big difference how much detail you get to see.

Paradox is moored in a private marina on Bainbridge Island. Please contact our Bainbridge broker Bob Schoonmaker at 206-818-7394 or to schedule an appointment. All vessels brokered through Swiftsure Yachts are sold through our Seattle office and appropriate taxes and fees apply.
Name of vessel Paradox
Model Sabre 38 Salon Express
Year 2014
Builder Sabre Yachts
Price $549,000 USD
Location Bainbridge Island, Washington
Length (feet) 44
Beam (feet) 13'3"
Draft (feet) 3'3"
Displacement (pounds) 21500
Ballast (pounds)
Engine model Volvo Penta D4
Engine horsepower 300
Engine hours
Fuel tank capacity (gallons) 300
Water tank capacity (gallons) 100
Holding tank capacity (gallons) 40

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Sabre 38 Salon Express represents the latest in design and naval architecture. Her exterior profile still says “downeast” and she is built in the tradition of Maine boat building: beautiful, strong, steady, reliable and very seaworthy. Yet below her skin, technology is everywhere: from her resin infused laminates, to state of the art systems, to her pod propulsion drive. Her hull lines are the latest thinking in vee-hulled motor yachts and are specifically designed for the installation of pods, allowing fuel economy, quiet running and a pleasant dry ride.

The pod drive train of the Sabre 38 offers excellent fuel economy, an important consideration in these days of uncertain diesel prices. Pods also lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and importantly allow confident boat handling when docking or maneuvering in tight spaces.

In her interior the Sabre 38 Salon Express provides an open design which will suit a day’s outing with friends as easily as a longer cruise. Her cockpit is raised to a level just 5 inches below the main salon so as to connect these two important social spaces, and the aft end of the house opens with drop down windows and a swing door.

In her main salon a large, U-shaped settee with fold over table will seat up to three couples, while the forward end of the settee can be oriented forward to provide a comfortable perch when underway. To starboard, aft of the Stidd helm seat, is a long cabinet housing an LED television on an electric lift and storage compartments for the owners gear.

Coming Aboard

Boarding Paradox is very easy from her stern from the molded in swim-step. There is a transom door with a short step up into the cockpit. As you come aboard you notice the very handy way that the dinghy is stored on the swim-step. There is a launching/retrieving system by Nautley. The inflatable is an AB 9AL with a tiller steered Honda 9.9. She can plane with two aboard and is quiet and simple to operate.

Surrounding the deck and cockpit there is 1 1/4 in stainless rail that creates a very secure handholds.

When you enter the cockpit you notice a big aft bench with a table. the table is electrically operated to move fore and aft changing the seating spacing. There is a second bench seat at the back of the house and this forms a cozy outdoor space for two couples. With the aft seat all the way aft, there is plenty of room to move about and to open the large engine hatch.

Slightly to starboard is a bi-fold stainless & glass door that gives access to the main salon. There is a drop down opening window to port  and opening windows at the forward end of the main salon for excellent ventilation. This enables entrance to the cabin without disturbing those seated on the benches. The door can be opened to varying degrees to control ventilation and privacy.There are single molded steps port and starboard to access the wide side decks going forward.

Entering the main salon you first notice how spacious she feels. There are large windows surrounding the salon and beautiful cabinets everywhere. The salon table is to port and there is a curved seating for several adults. There is an aisle going forward to allow access to the helm station and cabinets to starboard. A television is mounted in the starboard cabinet and raises for use. The super comfortable STIDD helm chair gives security to the helmsperson in any sea conditions. There is a passenger seat to port that allows participation in the navigation or conversation with those at the salon table.

Down a few of stairs is the main living spaces with the head to starboard, galley to port forward and another seating area below the salon. This second seating area is perfect to lounging after a long day or cruising. It’s private, quiet and cozy. It makes into a secondary berth for two and has plenty of cabinets and storage. It is a wonderful place to relax with book when you’re in the special anchorage. There is also a  22 inch television.

The galley has a two burner electric cooktop, built in microwave and two drawer under counter fridge/freezer. There are plenty of drawers and cabinets that are beautifully constructed of real woods.

The head has a Jabsco Quiet Flush toilet with glass door to a separate shower stall with seat.

Forward of this space is the main cabin with a spacious island queen bed and plenty of cabinets. There is a separate access to the head and room to move around when the door is closed. There is another television and plenty of lighting.

There are stainless opening ports in every cabin and overhead hatches throughout.


Vitrifrigo refrigerator/freezer

Kenyon two burner cooktop

Haier Microwave

Isotherm fridge in the main salon under the table

Seagull water filtration system


Raymarine RAY218 VHF

Raymarine P70R Autopilot

Raymarine Depth B60 20 Deg Transducer

Raymarine GS 165 touch screen MFD chartplotter/radar Navionics & Litehouse software

Raymarine 24 inch HD Digital Radar

RayStar 130 GPS

AIS 650 Class B Transceiver

Speco Hailer

Raymarine Cameras in engine room and reverse image

Evolution  AP drive Gateway for Volvo IPS

SRA Sirius SAT radio & Weather

MS-NRX200i Fusion Sound System – MS700 AM/FM/Dock Station, (2) 700 Series
Remotes, (6) 7″ Waterproof Speakers – 260W , 10″ Waterproof Subwoofer
– 400W, 5-Channel Amp 1600W, Installation
KVH TV1 system, (3) KVH TV1 receivers, Cabling for 3 TVs and MDF at
helm, Installation

ACR RCL-75 remote spotlight

Lenco Trim Tabs


Paradox has twin Volvo Penta D4 3.7L diesel engines with IPS Pod Drives. She has the Dynamic Positioning System with joystick control. (<500 hours each engine)

6EKOD  6 kW Genset 177 hours

Two AIRRRR reverse cycle heat pumps. Thermostats in Main Salon and Forward Stateroom

Racor Fuel Filter Systems

Roto-Molded Fuel Tanks

Reverso oil change system

Washdown pump forward

11 Gallon Hot Water Heater 110vac & engine heated

Three bilge pump systems, forward, midship and aft.


(2) 4D AGM House Batteries

(2) AGM Starting Batteries

(1) Group 27 Generator Battery

Magnum 2800 watt inverter with remote control head

Two 30 A. AC shore power inlets and two 50 ft. cords

Galvanic isolator

Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel

120V outlets in each cabin and one in engine room

All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected

Additional outlets positioned in locations as appropriate

Charles Industries 50amp, 3-bank battery charger


2015 AB 9AL Inflatable dinghy

2015 Honda 9.9 tiller steered (Serviced 11/21)

Nautley Roll On XL Davit

Anchor Gear

Quick horizontal windlass

250 ft 5/16 chain

35 lb Stainless Plow anchor

Accommodation Details

Forward Cabin

Spacious Island Berth layout with 5″ mattress. ¾” laminated trim on
berth top
Cherry hull ceilings
Drawers under bed. A/C return grills under drawers
Drawers in bureau w/locker w/shelf above and single louvered door
Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind. Locker face with 2 louvered
doors. Each door to access partitioned space with shelves in the aft two
Large Hanging Locker to starboard, cedar lined with shelf and hangar
pole. Open shelf above. Louvered door.
Teak and holly sole
Soft headliner panels
Passageway door between galley and forward cabin
Flat screen mounted TV


Stainless steel sink with faucet
Shower stall with seat and locker outboard
Hot and cold pressure water
Electric shower sump pump
Storage lockers
Solid Surface Material countertop with bull nose
Towel bars
Wood trimmed mirror over sink
Ventilation blower


Elevated “U” settee to port with fold over table. Converts to double
berth. Storage under
Mates L-shaped settee forward, open to galley with stainless steel hand
Cabinet to starboard with storage and LED TV on electric lift
Teak and holly sole
Sound deadening headliner panels


Solid Surface galley counter
Stainless steel sink with faucet
Built-in waste basket
Drawers and storage lockers below counter
Storage cabinets outboard and above aft counter
Lockers above stove
Two burner electric cook top
Convection microwave
Stainless steel drawer style refrigerator/freezer


Varnished cherry interior finish
Screens on all opening ports and hatches
Optional fabric and drapery selections
Laminated wood trims on counters and shelves
Dovetailed maple drawer boxes


Single 500N Series Stidd helm chair
Volvo IPS electronic controls
Engine Start/Stop control panel
Volvo Penta color display
Tachometer w/hour meter
Engine temperature
Engine oil pressure
Transmission oil pressure
Water in fuel warning light
Fuel remaining function
Fuel consumption function
Hi water temp and low oil pressure alarm
Triple windshield wipers with washers

Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room
blower and optional equipment. Control for red instrument lights
Stazo wood trimmed steering wheel
Wood in helm area is cherry
Two overhead pilot hatches with shades
Hinged stainless steel companionway door with drop down windows
port and starboard
Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override
Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps


IP resin infused, knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass
Reinforcements with balsa coring
Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces
Windows recessed into hard top
Port and starboard transom gates
Aft seating slides to expand cockpit dimension
FRP hybrid composite bow pulpit with anchor roller and windlass
Anchor locker w/Southco slam latch #M1-64-8
(1) Large Aft hinged lazzarette locker hatch with gas struts and Southco
(2) 3”dia compression latches for engine room access
Electronics pod at the helm station

Deck Hardware

1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
(8) 12” Stainless Steel Cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship spring, 2 in aft cockpit)
(1) 10” Stainless Steel Cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie
Windlass rope/chain
Single anchor roller sizes for 35# CQR or Delta
Flagpole holder and flag staff
Burgee staff on pulpit
Low Profile polished hatches w/screens (2) #44 on foredeck, (2) #10 port
and starboard
Custom stainless steel opening ports
Teak cabin side eye-brow
Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
Horn cleats in aft transom corners



“Vee” hull design with 24 degree deadrise amidships and 17 degrees at
VIP Resin Infused laminate with ISO NPG white gelcoat and blended
vinylester back-up resin

Knitted Biaxial Structural E-Glass Reinforcements

PVC foam core in hull bottom and topsides
Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
Swim platform with under mounted telescoping ladder
Hull side rubbing strakes
PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
Painted (IMRON) Double Boot Stripe
Gold Cove Stripe

There are Forespar Marelon seacock valves and a full bonding system.

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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