38' Sabre 1984



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38' Sabre 1984 Arion




      "The Sabre 38 sails brilliantly. And that is, after all, what it is all about. It is hard to find a better all-around performer in this range. Owners rave about the way the boat handles through a variety of conditions. It accelerates in a gentle puff, keeps its momentum in a chop, balances easily and responds to slight turns of the helm." John Kretschmer ~ Sailing Magazine

     Arion is in good overall shape, but presents poorly because she is well overdue for a new paint-job. Other that the aesthetics this yacht is ready to be sailed. This is a good opportunity to buy one of these classic Maine built yachts at a competitive price and then choose the color that you want for the topsides. 





38 MK I CB

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



11' 6"

Engine Details:


Engine 1:

33.00 HP

Engine 2:

33.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:


Water Capacity:



     "The Sabre 38 is an investment of lasting and unparalleled value. Her graceful lines and handcrafted teak interior displays elegance and engineering, excellence... the Sabre 38 surpasses the requirements of the most discerning yachtsman... remarkably spacious and thoughtful cruising layout with high performance hull design." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     "The performance hull and high aspect ratio sail plan of the Sabre 38 are based on the concept developed in the competitive world of offshore racing from our design team's years of racing and cruising experience." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     "The hull is a single unit, hand laminated, fiberglass molding made of alternating layers of mat and roving, with additional reinforcement in high stress areas." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     "The deck is hand laminated fiberglass with balsa core stiffening and molded non-skid deck surface.The toerails, handrails, coaming caps,and trim are all teak. The welded stainless steel double-rail bow pulpit and stern rail,stanchions posts, two gates plus upper and lower lifelines are standard. The companionway hatch has a built in spray hood for foul weather protection. A foredeck anchor well simplifies the handling of ground tackle. Superb light and ventilation is achieved by eight opening ports, five hatches, and six dorade vents." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     Arion also features:

  • Electric windlass 
  • Whisker pole
  • 50' Anchor Chain- 2013
  • 250' Anchor Rode- 2013
  • Lifelines - 2015
  • Port Gaskets & screens - 2016
  • (2) Chromed cowlings
  • Dodger with stainless steel frame
  • Bimini cover with stainless steel frame over cockpit
  • Stainless steel davits
  • Solar panel mounted on davit frame

     "The Hall mast and boom are aluminium with a durable Awlgrip finish. Airfoil spreaders are standard. The internal main and genoa halyards are led to Lewmar #24 and #30 two speed winches, respectively. The boom is equipped with an internal clew outhaul,topping lift, plus two sets of jiffy reefing led aft to a Lewmar #24 winch on the cabin top. The genoa sheets are led to a blocks on either the standard 12' toerail tracks or standard 12' inboard genoa tracks and then to the Lewmar #48 self-tailing winches mounted on the teak coaming caps. The mainsheet is lead to a roller bearing traveller on the cabin top and then to a Lewmar #24 two-speed winch" ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

    Arion also features:

  • Led Mast light ~ 2016
  • Spreader Boots ~ 2015
  • ST 60 Wind Instrument serviced ~ 2010

  • Main 
  • Back up jib 150 
  • Jib 150
  • Spinnaker 

   "Fresh water capacity is 94 gallons. All through-hull fittings below the waterline are protected by bronze seacock valves with handles.A diaphragm bilge pump is recessed into a cockpit wall.Hot and cold pressurized water is standard at the galley, vanity, and shower. Foot pump operated cold water is provided at the galley and vanity sink. An electric bilge pump, three fire extinguishers,and a 30 gallon holding tank are standard." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

    "The Westerbeke 33, four cylinder, fresh water cooled diesel engine with 2:1 reduction is standard. The Tachometer, engine hour meter, voltmeter, oil, fuel, and temperature gauges are recessed in the cockpit by the pedestal. The galley top and face remove for easy engine access. Full ventilation is provided in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations. The heavy duty aluminium fuel tank has a capacity of 30 gallons." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     Additional mechanical features on Arion include:

  • Thermostat ~ 2011
  • Glow Plug ~ 2013
  • Heat exchanger serviced ~ 2013
  • Engine cooling pump rebuilt ~ 2001 
  • Dripless Shaft log ~ 2014

  • Garmin GPS Map 741 Chartplotter ~ 2014
  • Raytheon Radar 20XX ~ 1996 
  • Auto Helm ~ 2000

      "The12-volt system has..., full disconnect battery switch, circuit breaker panel,and eleven cabin lights.Teak access panels are provided in the aft face of the headliner to facilitate the installation of navigational equipments on each cockpit face. Navigational lights and masthead lights are installed in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard standards. The standard 110-volt shore power system includes five outlets, ground fault circuit interrupter outlet in head, AC ammeter and volt-meter, polarity indicator, circuit breaker panel, and 50' heavy duty shore power cord. All seacocks are bonded to the keel and a lightning ground system connects the mast and all chainplates to the keel. The foredeck floodlight and anchor light are standard." Sabre 38 Brochure

    Arion also features:

  • Solar panel and Bracket - 2013
  • New batteries ~ 2013
  • Inverter/charger serviced ~ 2008


  • Dodger ~ 2015
  • Bimini insert ~ 2015
  • Full cockpit enclosure ~ 2015

     Cockpit Cushions - 2015 

     "The Sabre 38 Classic layout has accommodations for six in two cabins, with standing headroom of 6'3". The forward cabin has a double 6'6" vee berth, large storage compartment, drawers, and lockers. The washroom has a marine head and a vanity sink, foot pump, and spacious lockers. A separate shower with hot and cold pressurized water is standard. Finished in white formica with teak trim, the washroom includes towel bar, mirror, soap dish, glass and toothbrush holder, and a teak grate on the sole. Opposite the washroom are wet and dry hanging lockers. The main cabin has berths port and starboard, plus a quarter berth, all with storage below. The port berth converts to a wide double berth. All berths are 6'6" long, with fabric covered 5" foam mattresses and bolster backs. Deep storage lockers are located behind the backrest cushions in the main cabin. The double leaf table folds up against a large magazine rack on the main bulkhead. Teak handrails and trim below the windows in the main cabin are standard." Sabre 38 Brochure

     Arion also features:

  • 12-Volt fans for additional ventilation
  • (2) Speakers in the salon
  • Reading lights in the salon
  • Head intake hose ~ 2010
  • Head ~ 2010
  • Shower control ~ 2016

     “The walk-in galley on the port side has a Formica countertop with teak trim, a gimballed three burner… stove with oven, a double stainless steel sink with pump, a large well insulated ice box, and a unique built-in wastebasket…The sectionof the countertop over the stove slides away when the stove is in use. The numerous lockers and drawers are designed for optimum storage utility.” ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     Arion also features:

  • (3) Burner CNG stove with oven
  • Salt water pump - 2016 
  • Alder Barbour Refrigeration- 2004
  • New Refrigeration fan- 2016

     "The navigation station is well-appointed with chart light, shelf, two deep storage bins behind sliding doors, and three drawers with a locker below. There's even a built-in teak pencil tray." Sabre 38 Brochure

     Arion also features:

  • Top loading chart table
  • Bass Electric panel
  • Suite of electronics

     "The Sabre 38 was handcrafted with intense pride by dedicated Maine craftsmen. Precise attention to detail plus years of innovative research and development... led to an exceptional level of refinement.The Sabre Quality Control Team was headed by professional engineers with extensive yachting experience. Over 600 separate quality inspections on each yacht assured the renowned Sabre standard of excellence." ~ Sabre 38 Brochure

     Arion is a nice example of this model and has hold up well over the years because of the quality of the build and her owners care and attention. While there is aesthetic work to be completed with the topsides, this yacht is priced to give her next owners the ability to choose her next color or to not paint her at all. Priced to sell, the owners are realistic and motivated to sell. 

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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.

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