Windswept was featured on the Practical Sailor magazine May 2013 and was noted to be in exceptional condition. She got a rave review from the editor!
Sabre construction is unique in this era of modern production cruisers. Her wing keel is lead--not iron. She is built the old fashioned "sticks" method, with a hull joined to a deck with an inner turning flange and with all interior components built up by hand on encapsulated stringers, and wood cabinetry with all bulkheads glassed in to the hull. No "pans" are used in this vessel. This makes for a light and strong hull/deck unit with no unnecessary weight used. Sabre construction is more akin to methods used by high end custom builders than to production sailboat manufacturers. The Main Salon is amidship and features a single settee to starboard, a pull-out convertible double settee to port and a bulkhead mounted teak table. Outboard of both settees are large storage lockers and bookshelves. Water tanks and additional storage are beneath. The Navigation Station is aft to starboard. The Galley is opposite to port. The entire interior is finished in oiled teak with teak and holly cabin sole and newer aqua green upholstery. Excellent ventilation is provided throughout with stainless steel opening ports(6), chromed dorade vents (4) and overhead hatches (2). All opening ports, hatches and companionway have screens. Headroom is 6'3" and there is an AM/FM/CD stereo with 2 speakers in the salon (and 2 in the cockpit with speaker selector/fader control). In 1992, Sabre enlarged the storage areas behind the settees and were able to conceal the robust stainless steel main upper shroud chainplates. With the opening of a storage locker, they can be easily inspected.
Folding table mounted on the port bulkhead stays out of the way and opens up the salon when stored. When folded down, it can serve as a half wide table or can be folded out to its full salon width. The usual Sabre bulkhead storage rack is concealed when the table is secured up and out of the way on the bulkhead.
The Head is forward on portside with Hot/Cold pressure shower, manual marine toilet (new head pump unit 4/10 and new marine sanitation hoses 10/09) with pvc holding tank, vanity with stainless sink, mirror and locker storage. Opposite to starboard is a large hanging locker.
Forward is a v berth with insert that will make a surprisingly large bunk forward when the insert and cushion is in place. Shelving abounds in this forward stateroom with drawers and storage hatches beneath.
Aspenlight interior lights over galley and nav station (2 intensity--both white and red for night vision).
2 Bomar MIBO deck hatches in salon
4 stainless steel dorade vents and deck plates
4 main cabin fixed port lights with Marguard Lexan
6 opening ports with screens
Acrylic sliding companionway hatch with fiberglass spray hood and solid teak hatch boards. Canvas companionway cover with isinglass window for use in rain.
Screened hatch boards for companionway
Custom stainless ports in mainsalon, head and forward cabins (6).
Plath Atlantic Clock and Barometer.
Forward cabin has 6'4" length V Berth with filler.
Aft Cabin with double berth.
All Berths Provided with 4" foam cushions (main cabin berth as 4 1/2" foam).
Lee cloths for both salon berths.
Louvered teak doors in main cabin berth backs.
Custom Window Shades
Fully equipped Sabre trademark tool drawer