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2004 Sabre 426

location icon Jacksonville, Florida
Year 2004
Length 42 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Sabre Yachts


"Sarah J" is the "Best Equipped" & by far the "Best Valued" Sabre 426 on the Market!

What Makes Her Such a Joy to Sail? Her Owner Comments as Follows:

She has been commissioned to be easily single handed, effortless to sail and tough to screw up! My favorite features are her bowthruster, electric halyard winch, Leisure Furl boom furler, outstanding 2016 electronics package, generator and her Autoprop, which provides speed and maneuverability. All of which makes the boat AND the Captain more capable!

For more than 40 years, Sabre Yachts has been synonymous with beautiful, solid, quality-built sailboats that deliver "sophisticated performance and practical livability," as Bluewater Sailing described the 426 when she first debuted. With her refined, eye-catching flag blue hull and her bright cherry wood interior, this 2004 model more than lives up to the Sabre reputation for quality workmanship and enduring value. Her powerful triple-spreader masthead rig is supported by beefy Navtec rod rigging, complemented by formidable chainplates, and her hull to deck joint is through-bolted and bonded with 3M 5200 adhesive. Interior components, including bulkheads, are laminated to the hull for superior structural reinforcement. SARAH J comes to the market equipped with a Forespar Leisure Furl boom for the full-batten mainsail, an electric winch to operate the mainsail halyard, air conditioning, bow thruster, a diesel generator, an Autoprop, like new dodger and bimini, and a newly installed 2016 Raymarine E95 color GPS chartplotter with digital radar. 

Please note her highlighted features throughout the full specs and don't miss her extensive photo gallery.

Please allow us the opportunity to introduce you to "Sarah J" and PREPARE TO BE IMPRESSED!



Year Built 2004
Category Sail
Length Overall 42 ft
Beam 13'5 ft
Max Draft 5'2 ft
Cabins 2
Cabin Headroom 6'6 ft
Double Berths 3
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID HWS420119J304
Keel Bulb Keel
Engines 1
Total Engine Power 55 hp
Fuel Tanks 1
Fuel Tank Cap. 60 gal
Fuel Tank Mat. Aluminum
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 120 gal
Water Tank Mat. Plastic
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 30 gal
Holding Tank Mat. Plastic
Ballast 8,400 lb
Displacement 24,000 lb
Bridge Clearance 59 ft
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Westerbeke
Model: 55B
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 55hp
Type: Inboard
Engine Hours: 971
  • Outstanding joinery and the use of cherry wood combine to create a warm, yet bright interior. The owner's stateroom forward features a Queen sized berth, with an ensuite head compartment and ample storage, including a cedar-lined hanging locker and multiple drawers. The head compartment contains a separate stall shower, as well as a hanging wet locker outboard. A large private double quarter berth immediately to port of the companionway provides guest accommodations, and includes a sink and vanity along with storage and upholstered dressing seat.
  • Fresh water electric head w/ macerator
  • Courtesy lighting at companionway
  • Forward-facing Nav station just to port of companionway
  • U-shaped galley just to starboard of companionway
  • Bulkhead-mounted dinette table lowers and expands to seat from four up to eight for meals
  • L-shaped settees to port and starboard; port settee converts to a double berth; starboard can be used as single; each 6'5"
  • Forward owner's cabin berth and guest cabin berth are 6'10"
  • 6'6" headroom in salon; 6'4" headroom forward
  • Ventilation via Lewmar Ocean Series deck hatches, two dorade vents and 10 opening ports
  • Two reverse-cycle Marine Air air conditioning units (16,000 & 7,000 BTU) ducted to all compartments


  • Corian countertops
  • Kenmore microwave
  • Gimballed Force 10 3-burner LPG stove and oven
  • Hot & cold pressure water
  • Top and front-opening 12v Sea Frost refrigeration
  • Self-draining top-loading drying rack for dishes
  • Polished double stainless steel Scandvik sinks 
  • 2x60-gallon roto-molded potable water tanks


Electrical / Mechanical
  • Vetus bow thruster
  • Westerbeke 55B freshwater-cooled, naturally aspirated diesel engine (971 Hours)
  • 12v DC and 110v AC shorepower and volt and amp meters
  • NextGen 5.5Kw diesel generator with full enclosure (new 2010) (210 Hours)
  • 4 x West Marine Group 31 AGM maintenance-free House batteries (2 located under Nav station seat; 2 located under port salon settee) (new 2013)
  • Dedicated West Marine AGM starting battery for engine and generator (new 2013)
  • Guest battery switches
  • Twin 30-amp shorepower connections and twin 50-foot shorepower cords
  • Xantrex inverter/charger with Link monitor
  • Full engine service 4/17
  • Racor and two secondary fuel filters
  • Manuals for all systems
  • New engine thermostat
Electronics / Navigation
  • Raymarine Hybridtouch multifunction E95 color GPS chartplotter powered by Lighthouse (new 2016 C/E Series) with Raymarine digital radar
  • Raymarine wind speed and direction (new 2016)
  • Raymarine multifunction display depth and speed and repeater at Nav station (new 2016)
  • Raymarine autopilot (new 2016)
  • ICOM M-502 VHF with DSC and Command Mic
  • AM/FM/CD with cabin and cockpit speakers (Bose)
  • Handheld VHF
  • Charts and chart books
Sails / Rigging
  • Forespar Leisure Furl boom
  • Full-batten Quantum mainsail
  • 140% Quantum genoa
  • Harken Mark III roller furling for headsail
  • Quantum asymmetrical gennaker
  • Navtec rod rigging
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster
  • Forespar solid boom vang
  • Lewmar #44 electric halyard winch
  • 2 x Lewmar #58 primary winches
Hull and Deck
  • Inward-turning hull to deck joint, through bolted on 6" centers with internal fiberglass tabbing
  • Divinycell closed cell foam core in both hull and deck
  • Single unit hand laid up vacuum-bagged hull with alternate layers of of mat and knitted biaxial rovings surrounding the core material
  • GRP main bulkhead, stringers, berth facings and shelving all laminated to hull
  • ISO NPG gelcoat
  • High aspect spade rudder
  • 10-inch high bridgedeck
  • 2 x 1.5" cockpit drains
  • Self-draining forepeak chain locker with watertight bulkhead
  • Twin bow roller
  • Ground tackle: 45# Delta Fast Set w/90' chain and 100' nylon rode
  • Salt water washdown
  • Lewmar electric windlass with rope/chain gypsy and UP and DOWN foot switches on foredeck
  • PSS dripless shaft seal
  • Autoprop feathering prop and spare Maxprop
  • Marelon sea cocks
  • Cockpit/transom shower
  • Edson teak cockpit table
  • Full canvas including dodger and bimini, with connector and teak rail covers and dodger cover (all 6/2016)
  • Avon 2008 offshore liferaft (needs recertification)
Commonly Asked Questions
  • Number of owners: 3
  • Most recent haulout: June 2016
  • Most recent anti-fouling paint applied: June 2016
  • Bottom paint: Interlux Micron 66 (Ablative)
  • Last oil change: April 2017
  • Ever chartered? No
  • Hull topsides painted? Yes -- Awlgrip flag blue (2010)
  • Any hull blistering? No
  • Ever had a hard grounding? No
  • Ever had a fire aboard? No
  • Ever sunk or been partially submerged? No
  • Holding tank? Yes -- 30-gallons
  • Water tanks -- 2 x 60 gallons each
  • Fuel tank -- 60 gallons
  • Cruising speed: 1750 rpm = 7.25 knots
Brokers Comments

"Sarah J" has been impeccably maintained by her knowledgeable owner and, although lightly used, no expense or effort has been spared on her continuous upgrades and improvements. 

Her adventures have been limited to East Coast sailing but she is willing and very capable of doing so much more!

Considering her exceptional condition and her "more than competitive" asking price I expect her to be sold very quickly. She represents a very special opportunity for the sailor planning to spend time in the Islands or extended passage making.

Don't hesitate to call for your on-board experience. Prepare to be impressed!

  • Two inflatable life jackets
  • One handheld VHF radio and binoculars
  • Tool bag and related equipment
  • Two Oriental rugs
  • Personal clothing

Owner's personal items not listed here are not a part of the sale. Details of this vessel are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. While efforts are made to keep this listing up to date, information provided at the time of listing is subject to change if the vessel is on the market for an extended time.  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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