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1989 Sabre Yachts MK II

$119,000 USD

  • $119,000 USD
  • Rich Gopfert
  • Active
  • Used
  • Sloop Sailboats
  • 1989
  • Sabre Yachts
  • MK II
  • Stuart, Florida, US
  • Sail
  • 38ft / 11.58 m
  • 12ft 3in / 3.73 m
  • Westerbeke
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2016-05-26
  • 2016-09-21
  • 2269435


“Y-Knot 3” is the desirable MK II edition of the Maine-built Sabre 38 centerboard model.  With her board-up draft of just over 4 feet she can cruise the shallow waters of the Keys and Bahamas.  With her mast height of 57 feet she can also clear most ICW fixed bridges. All sail control lines are led to the cockpit for easy and safe handling by the two-person crew.  The headsails are roller-furled and the mainsail is fitted with the Doyle “Stack-Pack” system with lazy jacks.  The cockpit features a custom teak helm seat, and full dodger and bimini with connector panel and side screens.  Solar panels augment the high output engine alternator, keeping the new house batteries charged so the inverter can power most house-hold appliances. 

On the interior, a larger refrigerator/freezer has been installed, as well as a tankless instant hot water system.  The navigation station has been re-modeled from the original aft-facing arrangement to a larger desk with swing-out seat.  The starboard settee/pilot berth has been converted into a huge storage chest and work table.  The aft quarter berth mattress has been removed to convert this space into a utility/storage area.  The quality of the new joinerwork is the equal of the original Maine craftsmanship. 

“Y-Knot 3” should be given serious consideration by those seeking a quality American made yacht with appealing live-aboard features, a board-up shallow draft, and a good turn of speed under sail.  She is offered complete with an Avon RIB and four-stroke outboard mounted on custom davits and fresh bottom paint.

Main Salon

The main salon features an “L” shaped settee to port which incorporates a slide-out that converts into a double bed with the drop-leaf dining table stored up against the bulkhead.  Plentiful storage is accessed via the beautifully latticed locker doors outboard, and the huge custom built storage console that converted the original settee on the starboard side.  This console can easily be removed to restore the original settee.

  • “L” shaped settee with storage behind
  • Teak drop-leaf dining table
  • Custom storage console with work table top
  • Philips 19” inch flat panel TV pivot mounted
  • DVD player
  • Pioneer AM/FM/CD Stereo
  • Poly-planar speakers
  • Eight lattice door storage lockers
  • Four opening portlights
  • Opening overhead hatch
  • Wall mounted book rack
  • New vinyl headliner
  • LED lighting
  • CO detector
  • Smoke detector
  • Teak & Holley floors refinished 2014
  • Window curtains
  • Screens for all hatches and portlights
  • “Peek-a-Boo” privacy inserts for all portlights

Forward Cabin

The forward sleeping cabin features a full-across double V-berth (no filler section needed), a settee, a sink with mirror, a dressing mirror, a hanging locker converted with shelving, and additional outboard shelving.  Opening portlights and an overhead hatch provide plentiful ventilation.

  • Double berth with Froli mattress system
  • Built-in settee
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Moen faucet
  • Toiletry rack with towel holder
  • Mirror on bulkhead above sink
  • Privacy door with dressing mirror
  • Large shelved locker
  • Two top-opening pocket lockers
  • Linen storage locker
  • Two outboard shelves
  • Two opening portlights
  • Overhead opening hatch
  • Two 12v fans
  • Three LED dome lights
  • Two 120v electrical outlets


The galley is adjacent to the companionway on the port side, and is equipped with a propane three burner range with oven, and deep double stainless sinks with hot & cold pressure water as well as manual foot pumps for fresh and salt water.  The original top-loading refrigerator chest has been converted to dry storage, and a larger dual voltage refrigerator with freezer has been installed.

  • Isotherm dual voltage refrigerator/freezer
  • Magic Chef 3 burner gimbaled propane range with oven
  • Two 11 Lb. propane tanks & control panel
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Pressure hot/cold fresh water with Grohe faucets
  • Manual foot pumps for fresh and salt water in galley sink
  • PEX domestic water lines
  • Laminate counter tops
  • Four tambour door storage lockers
  • Three LED dome lights
  • Drop leaf counter top extension
  • Self-storing Counter top extension panel above stove
  • Custom spice rack
  • Paper towel rack
  • Opening overhead hatch

Head & Shower

The head compartment, conveniently located next to the companionway for easy access from the cockpit, features a molded sink and counter, toilet, and a dual head shower.

  • Molded sink with soap dish
  • Moen faucet
  • Manual foot pump faucet
  • Raritan manual flush toilet
  • Moen hand-held shower head
  • Moen ceiling-mounted shower head
  • Two LED dome lights
  • Teak floor grate
  • Opening hatch & portlight
  • Holding tank odor suppression system
  • Towel storage locker
  • Additional storage lockers
  • Excel automatic tankless propane water heater 2014

Navigation Station

Opposite the galley to starboard is the navigation station which has been re-modeled from the original aft-facing seat and small desktop, to the new side-facing seat with larger desktop.

Electronics and Navigation

All of the ship’s navigation systems are located in the cockpit, with the exception of the VHF radio which is in a custom overhead housing just inside the companionway.

  • Raymarine ST60 wind, speed, depth, compass
  • Raymarine C90W chart plotter
  • Raymarine ST6002 autopilot
  • Standard Horizon Explorer II VHF radio
  • Ritchie Powerdamp magnetic compass

Electrical Systems

  • Two 205 watt solar panels, 410 watts total
  • Blue Sky solar panel controller
  • Freedom SW 2000-watt inverter/charger
  • Balmar 60amp alternator
  • Balmar smart regulator
  • Six Duracell deep-cycle 6v house batteries new 2015
  • One group 27 gel cell engine start battery new 2014
  • Xantrex battery monitor
  • 50' 30-amp shore power cord
  • 50 amp to 30 amp pigtail

Engine and Mechanical

  • Westerbeke 33 HP diesel engine
  • Fresh water cooled
  • Engine hours 5184* (see disclaimer)
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • New heat exchanger 2016
  • New water pump 2015
  • Straight drive shaft with flexible coupling
  • Bronze two blade propeller
  • Group 27 gelcel dedicated engine starting battery new 2014
  • Three inspection plates on fuel tank

Sails & Rigging

  • Hall keel stepped double spreader aluminum mast
  • Hall Aluminum boom
  • Doyle full batten main sail
  • Doyle “Stack-Pack” mainsail system w/lazy jacks
  • Doyle 135% roller furling genoa
  • Advent 105% roller furling jib
  • Symmetrical spinnaker
  • Spinnaker pole and control lines
  • Harken roller furling head stay
  • Forespar boom vang
  • Navtec solid rod standing rigging
  • Harken mainsheet traveler
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster

Additional Equipment & Features

  • 2003 Avon Rover RIB dingy
  • 2011 Tohatsu 8hp 4 stroke outboard
  • Custom transom mounted dingy davits
  • Outboard motor lifting crane and mount
  • Lewmar 12 volt anchor windlass
  • Spade anchor w/225' 5/16 hightest chain
  • CQR 25# Anchor w/25’ chain + 150’ nylon rode
  • Danforth 15# anchor w/100’ nylon rode
  • Two Lewmar #52 STC winches
  • One Lewmar #30 STC winch
  • One Lewmar #30 winch
  • Two Lewmar #24 winches
  • Dodger + Bimini with connector and 2 sets side screens
  • Stainless steel lifelines and gates
  • Padded covers for cockpit lifelines
  • Bimini mounted stereo speakers
  • Edson binnacle w/teak drop leaf table
  • Docklines & Fenders
  • Edson wheel steering
  • Magma rail-mounted kettle grill
  • Radar reflector
  • Bosun chair
  • Flag halyard
  • Lifesling and MOB rail mounted systems
  • Horseshoe buoy
  • Teak flag staff
  • Hot & cold Fresh water faucet in cockpit
  • Companionway solid and screen boards
  • Transom swim ladder with mini swim platform
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Sun covers for toe rails, hand rails, dorade vents
  • Exterior brightwork freshly varnished
  • Decks, cockpit, and deckhouse Interlux Brightside painted 2016
  • Lazzarettes painted and new hatch gaskets 2016
  • Replaced interior headliners
  • Replaced 15 interior lights with LED lights
  • Refinished cabin soles 2014
  • Bottom painted 2015
  • USCG Safety Equipment


Owners tableware, cookware, utensils, small appliances, clothing, cleaning supplies, tools, books, and charts.

Brokers Comments

“Y-Knot 3” has been lovingly maintained and updated by her live-aboard owners who are non-smokers, and non-pet owners.  The yacht is in excellent condition, clean throughout, loaded with great equipment, and ready for new owners.

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.




For Sale By United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994