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Nanuq* was purchased in 2009 by her owner who was looking for quality and performance. He purchased Nanuq a cruising boat that he would be using for some racing. That changed pretty quickly as he became hooked on racing, particularly long-distance racing, and found that this Sabre 426 performed better than anticipated and did extremely well in its class. Over the years Nanuq has gradually been transformed to a racing boat that is used for some cruising.
The mid-boom mainsail sheeting was removed and the traveller installed in the cockpit, along with additional winches; a Destroyer Racing wheel replaced the original, dodger & bimini were removed; the original keel was replaced with a deep keel; the suite of sails has grown over the years. For someone wishing to cruise this boat, the traveller & wheel can be swopped out with the originals and dodger and bimini can be re-installed. Overall the yacht remains in excellent condition and has not suffered the abuse that some racing boats are subjected to.
Nanuq is well-known in the racing world and has participated in numerous long-distance races including Marblehead to Halifax, Newport to Bermuda, Annapolis to Newport, Block Island Race Week, Fort Lauderdale to Key West and Miami. She has come first-in-class on several occasions and has placed often. This vessel is a tried and tested blue-water sailing boat and has been extremely well maintained by her owner, who likes to win!
The exterior is all about the racing, but the interior remains in fine condition with the all the comforts of a cruising boat. It has 2 cabins and 1 head (freshwater flush), a very comfortable salon & nav station and well-appointed galley with Corian countertops. The trademark Sabre Cherry interior makes it warm and inviting. There are 2 lots of salon cushions - those used when racing.... and the cruising cushions.
Nanuq has the following equipment and upgrades:
Harken Traveler in cockpit
Traveller winches added to coaming
Destroyer Racing Wheel
A large suite of sails (see Sails & Rigging)
Deep keel (6'10)
New Standing (Rod) Rigging (2019)
Navtech adjustable backstay
New VC Offshore bottom paint (2022)
Exterior brightwork refinished ( September 2022)
Bottom paint is fine sanded after application for a smooth, racing finish
B&G instrument package (see Electronics)
Furuno FL50 repeaters on mast for racing
B&G Radar on stern pole
B&G AIS Transceiver
Lewmar Electric Windlass
Next Gen 3.5KW Generator
Dometic Aircon (2022)
Force 10 stove (2017)
Ultraleather Salon upholstery (like new)
Custom spring mattresses
Carbon Spinnaker Pole
Want to race? Want some performance cruising? Either way, Nanuq is your ride into your sailing future!
*The name Nanuq is will be retained by the owner and lettering removed from the hull prior to closing.
The interior joinery is handcrafted American Cherry for the bulkheads, cabinets & hull liner and Maple, dovetailed, drawer boxes. Louvred cabinet fronts allow good ventilation. Headroom in the salon is 6'6" and 6'4" in the forward cabin. Bunks in cabins are 6'10" and the salon settees are 6'6". Overhead and coach roof paneling is bright white with Maple trim strips. The interior is light and warm.
The U-shaped galley is to starboard of the companionway; the full size forward facing nav station is to port with with optimal access to electrical panels and instruments.
The aft cabin is entered from behind the chart table. It has a double berth with custom spring mattress, storage along the hull side as well as in drawers and a cedar lined hanging locker. A basin with hot and cold water is adjacent to the door. The back of the engine can also be accessed from this cabin.
The salon consists of 2 L-shaped settees with like new Ultraleather upholstered cushions. The hinged Cherry dining table is bulkhead mounted at the forward end of the settee. It has a leaf that folds out and can reach the starboard settee. Behind the table mount is a storage rack. The port settee base pulls out to form a double berth.
At the forward end of the main cabin is the entrance to the master stateroom and en-suite head to port. It has a separate shower stall and an electric toilet with freshwater flush. Opposite the head is a cedar-lined hanging locker and a set of drawers.
The forward cabin has a large V-berth with custom spring mattress & storage below. There is abundant locker and drawer storage along hull sides as well as light and ventilation provided by an overhead hatch.
SAILS: All Ullman/Latell sails
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Max Bridge Clearance||17.98m|
|Fresh Water Tank||454.25 l ()|
|Fuel Tank||227.12 l ()|