40' / 12.19m

Rockland , Maine , United States
Magical is a well cared for example of this very popular Sabre model. Being a New England boat all of her life she has seen short seasons combined with an obvious pride of ownership by both of her owners. Recently surveyed in 2020, seller will make this survey available to interested parties.
Flag of Registry: United States
Fiberglass Hull
HIN/IMO: HWS40035K798
Vessel ID# 2785708
$160,000 USD
€146,729 Euros
CA$216,370 CAD
£129,173 GBP

"Jim Taylor, the Sabre Design Team and Sabre Yachts faced a daunting challenge when they sat down to develop the Sabre 402 - how to fold the latest technology for safety and performance into a proven hull, rig and interior so that the "look and feel" of their proper yacht were not compromised. They accomplished this task in a superb and elegant way... The result? Cruising World's 1997 Boat of the Year." ~ Mark Schrader - Cruising World March 1997


Magical is a well cared for example of this very popular Sabre model. Being a New England boat all of her life she has seen short seasons combined with an obvious pride of ownership by both of her owners. Recently surveyed in 2020, seller will make this survey available to interested parties.

Data Sheet
LOA 40' (12.24 meters)
Type sail
Year 1998
Beam 13'
LWL 34'
Draft Max 4'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 109750
Hours Date 01-13-2022
Engine Make Yanmar
Engine Model 4JH2E
Engine Year 1998
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 50.00
Full Details




  • 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
  • Step transom


  • 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

Sails and Rigging

  • North Sails dacron fully battened main
  • North Sails 100% dacron jib
  • North Sails 140% dacron genoa
  • Harken roller furling  
  • Hall Spars painted white aluminum triple spreader mast
  • Hall Spars boom
  • Hall Quick Vang rigid boom vang
  • Navtec Rod rigging ~ 2020
  • Quick Vang boom vang lines led to cockpit
  • Harken mainsail traveler with 6:1 purchase
  • Adjustable jib lead cars
  • (2) Lewmar Ocean Series winches #44 CST two speed (Starboard electric) 
  • (2) Lewmar Ocean Series winches #54 CST two speed primaries

Engine and Mechanical

  • Yanmar, 4JH2E , 50 HP, four cylinder freshwater cooled diesel
  • Racor R24T filter, shut off valve at settee in main salon, vented and grounded
  • Fresh water thru heat exchanger
  • Groco ARG750 bronze internal strainer basket and hull strainer 
  • Raw-water cooled thru riser, hose and Centek muffler
  • Balmar 12-volt alternator
  • Yanmar gauges/lights and alarms
  • Edson double levers and cables
  • PSS dripless gland
  • 18” Maxprop 3-blade bronze feathering
  • Espar diesel hydronic cabin heater model D5W-S
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Emergency tiller
  • Electric Simpson Lawrence windlass ~ Rebuilt 2021 to be reinstalled



  • Raymarine C80 chartplotter/radar
  • Icom Commandmic II model HM-157SW

   In Cockpit

  • Raymarine ST60 Speed
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Raymarine ST60 Graphic
  • Raymarine ST6001 Smart Pilot - linear drive

   On Mast

  • Raymarine radome closed array radar

   Navigation Station

  • Radios: Icom IC-M402 VHF
  • Autohelm Navigator and Masterview and Navcenter 600


   110-Volt AC Electrical System

  • Marinco connector 30A/125V and 50’ 30A/125V cord
  • GFCI outlets in forward cabin and galley and nav station protects aft head outlet; additional outlets in main salon and cabins 
  • Bass electrical distribution panel
  • Bass reverse polarity and power indicator, analog AC volts and amp meters
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 2500-watt inverter
  • Heart Interface Freedom 25 130-amp charger
  • Marine grade wiring, well-routed and supported to ABYC standards

   12-Volt DC Electrical System

  • (2) 12-volt AGM group 31 batteries under navigation seat
  • (2) 12-volt batteries under fastened panel in starboard cockpit locker 
  • (2) Perko vapor proof rotary selector switches and main DC breaker on panel
  • Bass distribution panel
  • Bass DC volts and amps, Heart Interface Freedom remote panel
  • Common bonding system


   Starting forward is a bright and spacious master bedroom with a large island berth and excellent storage, with a cedar-lined hanging locker. Aft of the V-berth is a vanity and bench seat that cleverly conceals a Raritan head.

  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Opening port lights port and starboard
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • Reading lights port and starboard
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • 12-Volt outlet
  • Vanity mirror
  • Single basin sink

   The Main Salon has as L-shaped settee to port, straight settee to starboard and a centerline drop leaf table with comfortable seating for dining.

  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Dome lighting
  • Dorade vents
  • (2) Opening port lights port and starboard
  • Fixed port light port and starboard
  • Drop down blinds for port lights
  • Hand rails port and starboard
  • Ships clock and barometer
  • 12-Volt Hella fan
  • (2) Reading lights port and starboard
  • Speakers port and starboard

   The U-shaped galley with Corian counters is aft to port.

  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Fixed port light with drop down blinds
  • Handrail
  • Regal 2 by Gas Systems 4-burner range with oven
  • 110-Volt outlets
  • Panasonic microwave oven
  • Top loading and front loading icebox with Sea Frost refrigeration
  • Double basin stainless steel sink with pressurized fresh hot/cold water

   Across to starboard is the forward facing Nav Station. 

  • Fixed port light with drop down blinds
  • Overhead dome lighting
  • Suite of electronics (See Electronics)
  • Espar diesle furnace controler head
  • 12-Volt/110-volt electrical distribution panel (See Electrical)
  • Battery switch
  • Fuel Gauge
  • 110-Volt outlet

   The aft cabin, is to port and has a large double berth and plenty of storage lockers and cabinets.

  • Overhead lighting
  • (2) Opening port lights with drop down shades
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Battery switch

   The aft head with a separate shower stall and Corian countertops is to starboard at the base of the companionway. There is also an access door from the aft cabin into the head.

  • Opening port lights 
  • Overhead deck hatch
  • Hand rail in stall shower
  • Shower wand with flexible hose
  • Bench seat in stall shower with bright teak removable seat top
  • Single basin sink
  • Manual marine head

There are plenty of ports and hatches throughout the boat with screens and shades. 


Beautiful varnished cherry interior with varnished teak and holly cabin sole.



   Prior maintenance, upgrades and winter indoor storage has been done by the same leading local boat yard up until 2020.



  • New port-lights


  • Raymarine AIS was added


  • New fuel tank
  • New exhaust hose
  • New PSS shaft seal
  • New cutlass bearing
  • Serviced Max Prop


   Rod rigging replacement and new halyards were done by Rig-Pro, Portsmouth RI

  • New standing rigging
  • Most running rigging replaced
  • Sanitation hoses replaced
  • (2) New AGM batteries
  • New LED cabin lights
  • New LED spreader lights


  • Windlass rebuilt

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator 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 more information about this vessel, please contact Scott Woodruff, CPYB.
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Scott Woodruff, CPYB

Yacht Broker, CPYB
44 Bay View Street
Camden Maine 04843 United States
Cell: 954-701-1072

Scott makes his passion his career. Growing up in a sailing family, Scott was on yachts from an early age cruising Block Island Sound as well as the Maine Coast. Upon entering college, he started racing and was introduced to dinghy sailing where he honed his skills. After college Scott joined the Living Classroom Foundation in Baltimore originally as a volunteer and then as an employee where he taught sailing to inner city youth, assisted with their boat building program and met his wife of 22 years, Alex.

Returning to Maine in 1998, Scott started his professional career in the yachting industry by taking a job with Sun Yachts in Camden, Maine as a Sales Agent. From Camden, Maine Scott worked his way up through the ranks as he moved to Portland, Maine as the Crewed Yacht Supervisor for Stardust. Then on to Tortola in the British Virgin Islands for 7 Years as the Caribbean Yacht Sales Manager for Sunsail. He then moved to Ft Lauderdale, Florida to take on the position of Global Sales Manager for Leopard Catamarans for 7 years. In 2014 Scott returned home again with his family and joined East Coast Yacht Sales taking over the Camden Office and then opening a second office in Belfast, ME.

Scott knows the yachting industry. Having represented and worked with many of the industry leading manufacturers, traveling globally to work with factories on build projects, and working with many of the industry’s leading designers, Scott is well positioned to help buyers and sellers navigate the buying/selling process.