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"Fancy Free"

42' Sabre Salon Express 2013

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The Sabre 42 Salon Express is quieter, more fuel efficient and easily maneuverable. Exceptionally low wind, vibration and noise levels allow for a very pleasurable boating experience.

Sabre uses infusion molding, a process that is cleaner, greener, uses less resin, and generates lower emissions levels. The hull and deck are lighter, allowing greater speed and lower fuel consumption. Unlike traditional hand lay-up, all materials are loaded dry into the mold stack, and then infused with resin. This creates a stronger part with higher glass to resin rations.

The Sabre 42 Salon Express is fitted with the pod drive system, which includes the exciting Skyhook feature. By monitoring GPS signals, the yacht can remain in a fixed position, despite current and winds. The Skyhook system also includes an autopilot which is integrated into the yacht's navigational equipment.

Her cockpit is spacious and comfortable with plush seating surrounding an elegant and practical table. Access to the pods is via a large hatch in the cockpit sole and by tilting the bench seat forward. All cockpit cushions have canvas covers. There is a separate Fusion stereo system with remote just for the cockpit. 

The working end of the foredeck has plenty of storage space for anchor chain and rode as well as for fenders and docklines. A hefty anchor roller, windlass and custom skid plate make anchoring procedures a breeze.

At the helm, an elegantly finished navigational electronics pod offers plenty of space for all installed equipment. There are two adjustable height STIDD helmseats, joystick controller and engine instrumentation display. Outboard, a swing door provides access to the side deck, as well as ventilation while underway. 

The salon is finished with American cherry furniture and filled with light and fresh air from large windows and sliding pilot hatches overhead. This yacht has the upgraded optional electric power sunroof. A helm door to the starboard side deck allows the helmsman to help with docking and anchoring. To port is a comfortable L-settee with an oval-shaped folding hi-lo inlaid table. To starboard, aft of the helmchairs, is a two person loveseat with storage below. A standard LED TV is mounted on a lift in the small cabinet aft of the helmseats, while the standard DVD player is installed in the helm station bulkhead. This yacht has interior OceanAir blinds and exterior Textilene window covers block out heat or light when required. 

Her mid-Galley offers interaction with the salon yet below site lines while underway. The galley sole is high enough to provide full view of the scene outside. Space created below the galley sole is for additional storage. Standard features include two Vitrifrigo stainless steel refrigerator drawers, separate Isotherm freezer unit forward, stainless steel designer sink, Cuisinart convection microwave oven, and Euro Kera two burner electric ceramic cooktop. The ship's electrical panel is located at eye level in the bulkhead opposite the galley.

Her owner's cabin is fitted with a low berth (convenient shelves and lockers are located above the berth), many drawers, cabinets and a cedar-lined hanging locker. Luxurious cherry hull ceilings finish off the hull sides. Cool LED lighting consumes less battery capacity and light dimmers are on most lights. An overhead hatch and opening stainless port lights allow air and light to flow through this space.

The fully equipped head compartment offers a freshwater flush MSD, sink with adjustable mirror above and a solid surface countertop. The circular surround creates elbow room in the shower.

The guest cabin can be configured as either a double berth with storage under, or as a dinette with fore and aft facing seating for 2 people and an inlaid table between the seats. A double pocket door creates a wide opening to this cabin. A fixed hatch overhead with translucent lens and a stainless steel portlight in the cabin provide natural light. Lighting systems include courtesy lights at floor level, cool LED lights in the overhead, and a reading light above the nightstand.


2018/2019 Upgrades: 

  • Dual Garmin 8616 XSV Plotters 
  • 12KW 72 Mile Radar 
  • Engine Room and Cockpit Cameras 
  • New Salon Upholstery 
  • Bottom Paint (January 2019) 
  • Engine and Pod Service (Spring 2019)
  • New Varnish (Awlgrip) 


  • Modified Deep V Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 16º deadrise at transom; 23º deadrise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester back-up resin
  • Bottom, topsides and transom VIP Resin infused biaxial E-glass with Corecell SAN foam core
  • Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core
  • VIP Resin Infused swim platform with molded-in anti-skid surface and under-mount ladder 
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted (Urethane) double boot top
  • Gold recessed cove stripe

Deck and Hardtop:

  • Electric Power Sunroof, optional upgrade
  • ISO NPG gelcoat
  • VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core
  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • Sliding windows in salon on cabin sides
  • Drop down windows in salon aft bulkhead
  • Hinged access door to side deck at helm
  • Flush, outward opening, transom door with latch
  • Anchor locker with slam latch
  • Lazarette hatch with gas struts and compression latches
  • Hand rails at each corner on cockpit coaming
  • Large engine room hatch in main salon with compression latch

Deck Hardware:

  • Stainless steel bi-fold aft salon door
  • 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (6) 12 Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship, 2 in aft cockpit)
  • (1) 10 Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward
  • (4) Cast stainless steel hawse pipes in transom and hull sides
  • Stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller
  • Anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type
  • Flag staff and socket on taffrail
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • (3) Lewmar Low Profile polished aluminum hatches w/screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
  • Teak toe rails
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Raw water wash down system at bow

Helm Station:

  • Cummins DTS single lever electronic controls
  • One Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms)
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers, electronic control
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment
  • Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo
  • (2) Stidd N-series single helm seats with Ultraleather fabric

Engine Room:

  • Twin Cummins QSB 6.7 @ 380hp each; 456 Hours 
  • Twin CMD Zeus pod drives, with integrated steering and trim tabs
  • 120A, 12V alternators each engine
  • (2) Exhaust by-pass mufflers
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room vent ducts
  • Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid
  • White gelcoated engine room
  • Mylar face foam noise barrier
  • Engine room headroom height is a comfortable 5' 7"

Fresh Water System:

  • Water capacity 140 gals
  • Stainless steel, 11 gal. hot water heater, operates on 110-VAC or engine heat
  • Temperature control valve on hot water supply
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
  • Transom shower, hot and cold
  • Shore water inlet with filter

Waste Disposal:

  • Polyethylene holding tank with 60 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank


  • Fire Suppression System
  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs
  • Marelon sea valves on all thru-hull fittings below waterline
  • Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion
  • Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system in engine space with override
  • (3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps
  • (3) High water switches and alarm

Fuel System:

  • (2) 190 gal diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes
  • (2) 2 Diesel deck fill plates

Steering and Trim Systems:

  • CMD helm, with joystick
  • Trim tabs integrated in CMD Zeus pod drives
  • Autopilot integrated in CMD Zeus system
  • GPS receiver included with Skyhook
  • Skyhook GPS position hold system

Electrical Equipment:

  • Trumpet Horns
  • Magnum Energy Inverter

12VDC Electrical System:

  • Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries
  • Two AGM 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • One AGM Group 24 generator start battery
  • Remote control battery switches with controls at helm
  • Manual emergency battery crossover switch
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution on bulkhead opposite galley 
  • Digital battery monitor
  • Marine-grade, tinned wire throughout
  • 12VDC USB charging station at helm and in all cabins


  • LED cabin reading lights
  • High output LED lights in the overhead
  • Tri-color lights over helm station
  • LED strip lighting in appropriate locations
  • LED engine room lighting
  • LED cockpit courtesy lights

120VAC Electrical System:

  • Onan 12.5kW Genset with Sound Shield, upgraded option; 
  • Generator includes: Onan E Series display; dedicated start battery; water lift muffler; cooling water intake strainer; sound shield; transfer switch 120V/240V/50A 
  • 50-ft shore power cord 220V/50A with Glendinning cord reel
  • Isolation transformer
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Digital AC system monitor
  • (1) 120V outlet in each cabin and (1) in engine room
  • All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Additional outlets positioned in locations appropriate for entertainment systems in main and forward cabin
  • 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (3) zones


  • Dual Garmin 8616 XSV plotter 
  • 12 KW 72 mile radar 
  • KVH M-1 Satellite TV Dome
  • ICOM Command Mic VHF
  • RCL Spotlight
  • Fusion AV700 Stereo System with Speakers in Salon & Cockpit


  • L settee to port, 5 foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer under; with new upholstery
  • High Gloss finished table with hi-low pedestal, lowers to coffee table height
  • End table to starboard with 32 flat screen LED TV on lift
  • Sound deadening, soft headliner panels
  • Settee to starboard with drop down storage under
  • Two Stidd N series helm chairs for Captain and mate
  • Fusion stereo, speakers in salon and cockpit


  • Mid-level Galley
  • Solid surface galley countertop
  • Galley sole is Birds Eye Maple
  • Stainless steel under mount sink with Scandvik faucet
  • Vitrifrigo 2-drawer Refrigeration with stainless steel doors
  • Isotherm 1-drawer Freezer with stainless steel door
  • Two burner touch control electric cooktop
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel door above aft counter
  • Cabinet with two louvered doors on forward bulkhead
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Large drawer under microwave opens athwartships

Master Stateroom, Forward 

  • Spacious Island Berth layout with 5" cushion
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • (2) Drawers under berth. A/C return grills under drawers
  • (2) drawers in bureau with locker and shelf 
  • Upper enclosed shelves with storage behind
  • Recessed shelf with fiddle on starboard main bulkhead with Samsung flatscreen TV
  • Jansen Stereo with two (2) speakers, separate for this area
  • Large cedar lined hanging locker to port, with louvered door, shelf and hangar pole
  • Open shelf above port hanging locker
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket door to forward stateroom

Guest Stateroom:

  • Double berth, 5" foam cushions
  • Berth converts to Dinette, optional upgrade
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • (4) Drawers under berth, A/C return grille beside
  • Forward bulkhead storage locker, and shelf
  • Night stand with drawers below
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket doors between lower foyer and second stateroom
  • Samsung flatscreen TV
  • Jansen Stereo with two (2) speakers, separate for this area


  • Stainless steel under mount oval sink
  • Circular shower stall with seat and locker outboard
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers
  • Solid surface vanity top with bull nose
  • Towel bars
  • Wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower

Interior Decor:

  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening ports
  • Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches
  • Ocean Air blinds on side windows and side door (not windshield)
  • Dovetailed maple drawer boxes
  • New salon upholstery 



Owners' personal belongings. 


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Price: $595,000
Boat Name: Fancy Free
Make: Sabre
Model: Salon Express
Year: 2013
Condition: Used
Category: Express Cruiser
Construction: Fiberglass
Length: 42 ft
Display Length: 42 ft
Beam: 14 ft in
Max Draft: --
Min Draft: --
Fuel Capacity (Gallons): --
Fuel Type: Diesel
Fresh Water Capacity (Gallons): --
Max Speed: --
Displacement: --
Number of Engines: 0
Engine Make --
Engine Model --
Engine Power --
City: Daytona Beach
State: Florida
Country: United States

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