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1999 Sabre 402

Norwalk, United States


The Sabre 40-2 has become synonymous with quality, good looks and the ability to club race or cruise comfortably with friends and family. This 1999 deep draft 40-2 is the perfect boat to do either. If you want to point higher than the competition, while still having the confidence to sail offshore you may want to consider inspecting her while she is out of the water in convenient Norwalk CT. 

Although a common practice these days to just have electronics only at the helm, this Sabre makes perfect use of a full nav station by having a Furuno chartplotter/radar, Heart charger/Inverter as well as two VHF’s below at the nav station. The interior cherry wood work shows beautifully. 

Make no mistake, whether under power with her 50hp Yanmar diesel (1700 hours), or under sail, this Sabre 40-2 will make even the most discriminating sailor happy. Her flag blue gel coat hull shines, and recent “toast” dodger make her a standout in any harbor. 

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Basic Boat Info

Make: Sabre
Model: 402
Year: 1999
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS40047K899
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 40 ft
Length Overall: 40'2 ft
Waterline Length: 34 ft
Beam: 13'4 ft
Max Draft: 6'3 ft
Displacement: 19,100 lb
Dry Weight: 19,100 lb
Ballast: 7,500 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Yanmar
  • Model: 4JH2E
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 50hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 104 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 30 gal


Heads Count: 1
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers


Tom Pilkington
Please contact Tom Pilkington, CPYB, central agent for further information and full specifications on this vessel. Tom would be delighted to give you a first hand personal description of the vessel and its features.
Prestige Yacht Sales


Prestige Yacht Sales
48 Calf Pasture Beach Road
Norwalk, Connecticut, US, 06855
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.

Manufacturer Description


The mandate given Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team was to design and build a sailing yacht with exceptional performance, yet still easily sailed by a couple. The Sabre 402 is fast but requires little physical effort to make her perform. She is ruggedly built and incorporates new technology such as a carbon fiber rudder post and state of the art keel designs. The Sabre 402 with her contemporary, wider beam - carried further aft than in her predecessors - has an abundance of interior volume.

The main salon is impressive and takes full advantage of the 402's beam of 13-feet 4-inches. Comfortable settees are found to port and starboard, with the port side convertible to a double berth. An elegant yacht table, which will comfortably seat six at meal time, is located on the centerline. Storage lockers above the berth backs provideample space for stowage. Aft and to starboard is the forward facing navigator's table, which has all of the space required for a sophisticated electronics system. The navigator's seat also serves as a place for socializing with the cook when meals are being prepared in the galley to port.

To starboard and aft of the nav station are the head and shower. Molded in fiberglass, this easily maintained unit incorporates a marine head, a sink recessed in the countertop, and lots of dry storage in the lockers outboard. A separate shower stall with teak seat is located aft of the head. This compartment has a door providing access to the aft cabin.

The 50 horsepower auxiliary engine is located under the galley on the centerline. Keeping this weight and the weight of all tankage in the middle of the hull adds greatly to the sea kindliness and comfort of the yacht.

The galley to port has ample storage lockers. Outboard, above the countertop, there are plenty of drawers and an ice box comparable in volume to a domestic refrigerator. A double stainless steel sink with mixing faucet is located in the island above the engine. A three burner propane stove with oven is found at the aft end of the galley.

The aft cabin has a large berth with storage spaces and drawers underneath. The berth's occupants can recline with open spaces overhead - unlike the aft cabins of many boats of this type. Outboard of the berth is a long shelf with lockers, a set of drawers, and a large hanging locker. At the forward end of the cabin on centerline is a convenient magazine - book rack.

The bridgedeck - a safety feature in heavy seas - becomes a welcome interior space, providing ease of access from the head to the aft cabin.

In the forward cabin, the Sabre 402's hull volume comfortably houses a 6-foot 10-inch long center island berth surrounded by hanging lockers, storage lockers, and ample shelving; also in the forward cabin is a vanity with Corian counter, sink, and mirror. There is storage under the berth.

At the bow, the custom cast anchor roller is designed to easily accommodate two anchors. Aft of the stem is the large chain locker which can also house the optional anchor windlass below deck level. Moving aft there are six small and two large deck hatches which allow plenty of light and air to fill the yacht's interior. Along the sides of thehouse are eight stainless steel opening ports and two large fixed ports. Two chrome dorades ensure circulation of the interior air when the yacht is at rest.

The AwIgrip finished, triple spreader rig, with aft swept spreaders and rod rigging, is the source of power which drives the performance of the Sabre 402. This mast section was chosen for its light weight and strength. A lighter mast causes the boat to heel and to pitch less, improving performance and adding comfort and safety. Her Genoa tracks are placed well inboard for close sheeting angles and superb weather sailing performance. The Sabre 402 has a second set of genoa tracks on the wooden toe rail for use off the wind or when conditions require a more wide open slot between genoa and mainsail.

Her cockpit is designed for maximum comfort and security at sea. Unlike many other 40 footers where "picnic" tables have become the most important feature of the cockpit, the crew of the Sabre 402 can always find a place to brace their feet on the face of the seat on the low side. The cockpit shapes required to house these tables typically rob the boat's interior of much needed aft cabin volume. The bridgedeck at the forward end of the cockpit serves several purposes: it prevents flooding of the interior (in the event that a wave should board the yacht), it provides a well sheltered seat when used with a dodger if the weather is poor, and it allows standing headroom in the passageway from the head to the aft cabin.




Large top and front loading fridge

Large top loading freezer

 Propane 4 burner stove and oven

 Double stainless steel sink

 Pressurized hot and cold water

 "Waterfixer" water filtration

 Corian countertops

 Panasonic microwave




Furuno Navnet 3D chartplotter/radar at navigation station


Furuno Navnet 3D chartplotter/radar at helm


Furuno autopilot at helm


2 x Standard Horizon VFH's at navigation station


Standard Horizon VHF remote at helm


Furuno GPS at helm

Richie compass


JVC stereo system with Bose speakers


Weems & Plath barometer & clock


Deck Equipment




Bruce anchor


Fold down cockpit table


Life Sling


2 x 44 Lewmar self tailing winches


2 x 54 Lewmar self tailing winches


7 x Lewmar spinlocks


Whisker pole


Cockpit Cushions


Sails and Rigging

2016 3DL New North main


2016 3DL North genoa


Roller furling


2016 Harken Batt-car system


Harken mainsail track


Compression Boom Vang



Blue Seas circuit board


Balmar regulator


Heart interface charger/inverter


22' Flat screen TV


LG Blueray DVD


Espar hydronic diesel heat




Iverson Dodger


Carpet throughout


Custom box spring and mattresses



Sabre 402 Specifications per Manufacturer

Hull Construction

Single unit, balsa cored, hand-laminated fiberglass of alternate layers of mat knitted biaxial roving.

ISO NPG gelcoat.

Below waterline chopped strand glass and vinylester resin are used as a back-up for ISO NPG gelcoat.

Internal deck to hull joint.

Molded-in double boot and cove stripes.

Bulkheads, berth faces, shelves and floor stringers laminated to hull providing integral, structural strength.

Choice of step or traditional transom.

Deck Construction

Single unit, hand-laminated fiberglass with balsa core for stiffness and marine mahogany plywood in lieu of balsa in high stress areas.

The deck is fastened to the hull using stainless steel thru-bolts every 6" (4" in way of genoa tracks)

3M 5200 Polyurethane sealant in hull to deck joint.

Steering System

Edson wheel steering with 40" comfort grip destroyer wheel, pedestal guard, and brake.

Ritchie SP-5 compass mounted in stainless steel binnacle.

Emergency tiller stored in cockpit locker.

Balanced rudder, molded fiberglass bonded to a carbon fiber rudder stock passing through a Tide's Marine

top bearing and a lip seal bearing laminated to the hull.


Deep storage locker to starboard.

Molded-in winch handle pockets; coamings angled for comfort.

Solid teak cup holder on pedestal.

Two cockpit scuppers to bronze seavalves.

Stove fuel storage locker in aft lazarette.

Transom boarding ladder with teak treads.


Stainless steel, thru-bolted to chainplate bulkheads bonded to the hull.

Grounded to the keel.

Mounted well inboard for optimum sheeting angles.


A modern section fin keel cast in lead with antimony added for strength.

Thru-bolted to sump with stainless steel bolts and bronze nuts.


One piece aluminum, keel stepped, Hall Spar mast with triple airfoil spreaders, masthead rig with white

Awlgrip finish

Tri-sect masthead with 3 forward halyard sheaves

Internal main and genoa halyards.

Boom vang lug.

Spare halyard exits.

Pre-wired with radio cable.


Aluminum, white Awlgrip finish

Internal clew outhaul led aft

External topping lift

Two sets of internal jiffy reefing led aft

Electrical System

Four 12-volt 110 amp group 31 deep cycle marine batteries

Sealed battery switch

110 V shore power system with GFI protection in galley and head

50' shore power cord

Master AC-DC panels, located in the navigation area, include AC-DC volt and ammeters, marine circuit

breakers, and polarity indicator,

All wiring is color coded and tinned and meets USCG standards.

Cabin courtesy lights

Deck Hardware

Inboard and outboard genoa tracks are 1-1-4" x 3-16" x 12' aluminum T-track.

Inboard tracks are recessed into the deck tooling

Chrome cowl vents

Stainless companionway handrail

Outboard tracks supplied with end stops and Lewmar lead blocks

Inboard tacks supplied with end stops and two Lewmar twinsheet lead blocks

Five part main sheet with Lewmar Ocean Racing blocks led to Harken ball bearing cabin top traveler, and aft

to a Lewmar #44 CST two-speed winch

Custom cast mast collar with provision for halyard and turning block attachment.

Two 10" 4-bolt cleats forward mid deck and aft

Self-draining foredeck anchor locker with drain and stainless pad eye to secure end of anchor rode

Two recessed deck scuppers

Custom cast mid-rail chock fitted into each toerail

Pulpit, stern rail, and stanchions custom fabricated stainless steel, thru-bolted with backing plates

Double lifelines of vinyl coated stainless steel cable with port and starboard boarding gates with braced stanchions

All lifeline terminals and turnbuckles are swaged stainless steel

Solid teak handrails and toerails

1-3-4" high solid teak toerails

Bowrail designed for ease of ground tackle handling

Custom cast anchor roller

Halyards, reefs, outhaul and vang, led aft. Winches

All winches Lewmar Ocean Series

Main sheet led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed

Main halyard led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed

Genoa halyard led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed

Reefing - two lines led through a double stopper to Lewmar #44 CST two speed winch, mounted on aft cabin


Primaries - two Lewmar #54 CST self-tailing winches

Two 10" chrome winch handles, one 10" chrome lock-in.

Stem Head - Custom cast anchor roller with integral chocks.


Scandvik polished SS double galley sink

6' 6" headroom in main and aft areas, with 6' 4" headroom in forward sections

Forward cabin has a 6' 10" island berth

Main cabin has two 6' 5" settee berths, port berth converts to double

Aft-cabin with 6' 10" full width double berth

Storage in aft-cabin settee.

Ample drawers in both fore and aft cabins

Flat panel doors throughout

Contemporary curved head bookrack in aft-cabin

Large cedar lined hanging lockers in forward and aft cabins

Optimized area for instrument installation, storage locker space and panel arrangement at the chart table

Main cabin berthbacks with cabinets port and starboard

Aft head with separate stall shower

Forward cabin equipped with vanity sink, mirror, storage lockers, and upholstered seat

All berths provided with thick foam cushions covered with a durable fabric, zippered for ease of removal and cleaning

Raritan PHII head

Lights in hanging lockers. Ventilation and Light - 8 Lewmar polished Ocean Series deck hatches with wooden screens

4 main cabin recessed fixed port lights of Marguard Lexan

2 chrome dorade vents

8 Stainless Steel and 2 polished aluminum opening ports with screens

Acrylic sliding companionway hatch with fiberglass spray hood and solid teak hatch boards

Screened hatch boards




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.
Additional Contact Information

Contact Tom Pilkington for further details on this vessel. or 203-249-9108

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