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This Stylish sloop with a contemporary teak interior is a premium fin-keel, spade rudder, racer-cruiser with a long waterline. Designed by Roger Hewson, the Sabre 38 was first introduced in 1982 and then redesigned in 1986 and called the Mark-II. The Sabre 38 has a PHRF rating of 114 and a D/L ratio of 224. The mark II has improved form stability due to its increased beam of 12'4". The sailing performance of these boats is exellent on all points of sail, especially in lighter air. Providence is a fine example of the Sabre 38, she has been well maintained and has an extensive equipment inventory.
Standing at the bottom of the companion way is an L shaped galley on the port with wide counters and double sinks on the centerline, aft of the galley is a large stateroom with a double wide quarter berth that extends under the cockpit past the centerline. Opposite to starboard, is a very roomy head with extra space provided aft for the shower which has a seperate seat. Just forward of the head is the Nav table facing aft with the electrical breaker panel above; the radar, radios, and multi repeater are all flush mounted facing outboard for easy viewing from the companionway while seated in the cockpit. The salon is spacious with a straight setee to starboard and an L shaped dinette to port. The sturdy teak dinette table with two leaves folds up and stows on the bulkhead next to the mast to allow the salon to be more open . Moving forward is generous stateroom that has a seat and vanity with a sink on ceterline. The berth is straight accross for extra width and does not need an infill. All the upholstery is an attractive dark blue fabric with extra thick foam for comfort.
Navigation Table to starboard facing aft with the following electronics built in and flush mounted.A bank of four drawers is built in to the Nav table for additional storage.
The consruction of the Sabre is where these boats truly distinguish themselves from other vessels in their class. The hulls are coated with blisterguard gelcoat and a first layup of matt and vinylester resin to prevent water absorbton into the hull. Sabre interiors are stick built by hand, all stringers, bulkheads and cabinetry are bonded directly to the hull for maximum strength. Their rich all wood interiors have fine joinery in oiled teak. The interior plan is contemporary with lots of light and good use of space and ample storage. On deck all lines are led aft to self tailing winches and sheet stoppers for single handed sailing. The cockpit is T shaped with an oversize leather wrapped wheel at the pedestal. The mast is a double spreader rig with rod rigging; the shrouds are located well inboard for close sheeting and good sail to weather performance. Providence has just (June 2014) had a month long "spa" treatment at CSR Marine. The bottom was painted, the Max Prop Serviced, the Hull waxed, the engine serviced, and multiple cosmetic upgrades that make this older boat really shine.