YOU MAY REMEMBER THIS YACHT. We had her listed a year ago but the owner decided to enjoy "Great Bliss" for one more season and took it off the market. Now it's back at a new, low price. This Boat of the Year prize-winning model delights all the senses and provides both sailing satisfaction and pride of ownership. Maine-built Sabre Yachts exemplify quality construction and fine yacht design. "Great Bliss", a classic blue-hulled Sabre 386 that we sold new to its one owner, has been thoughtfully equipped, cruised locally, and well-maintained in the years since. Just last season, CSR Marine applied Sterline two-part linear finish to her hull, so she really gleams. She's powered by a full wardrobe of Carol Hasse sails -- including a cruising chute that is arguably the most beautiful and distinctive spinnaker on Puget Sound -- and a Yanmar diesel with less than 385 hours on it. Chartplotter, radar, autopilot, VHF, electric windlass, Jason Iverson dodger and bimini, diesel hydronic heater -- all the essentials plus so many cruising nice-to-haves are included. Not to mention that she's recently been bottom painted. See this distinctive yacht today at our Seattle marina and "Great Bliss" could be yours for the cruising months and years ahead.
Please contact any of our Certified Professional Yacht Broker members: Chapin Day 206 390 5608; Rick Shane, 206 459 3852, Tori Parrott, 206 618 0197, or Allan Johnson, 206 206 799 6311.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
LOA: 38 ft 7 in
Beam: 12 ft 8 in
LWL: 32 ft 6 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 10 in
Displacement: 17775 lbs
Ballast: 6250 lbs
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: 3JH4E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 382
Propeller: Folding propeller
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine(s) Total Power: 40 HP
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 3
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 1
This yacht was beautiful from day one. Now it's even more so. The blue gel-coat hull now sports a gleaming coat of blue Sterling two-part linear paint applied last summer. The Sabre 386 combines performance, strong construction, pride-inducing craftsmanship, and harbor head-turning style. "Great Bliss" ices this prize-winning yachting recipe with a complete inventory. This yacht can inspire lots of words, but the best way to appreciate it is to come to our Seattle marina and see and experience its practical luxury for yourself. So read on, review the pictures, then come to Signature Yachts for "Great Bliss."
Accommodations and Layout
The sleek, dark blue, vacuum-bagged Sabre hull, complete with two-tone deck and an optional teak and stainless steel bang rail, epitomizes quality in every detail, an impression made even more obvious when you go below. Beautifully finished cherry bulkheads, furnishings and cabinetry blend with teak and holly cabin soles. Bright, sturdy, ultrasuede upholstery on the saloon and aft stateroom seating contrast with the subtle barley fabric on the stateroom mattresses. The galley, head and foreward stateroom counters are Corian. In those same spaces, a Force 10 water heater serves the pressure fresh water system, which also feeds a cockpit shower. Large windows, stainless steel opening portlights, transparent overhead hatches, and two large dorade vents combine to admit nautral light and provide ventilation. All hatches have built-in screens and blinds and all windows have accordian blinds. There's an abundance of well-placed lighting fixtures to brighten the cabins when darkness falls. The warm welcome of these spaces can be warmed further by the Webasto 90S hydronic heater with five outlets, one of them in the shower! For entertainment, there's an AM/FM/CD stereo, with saloon and cockpit speakers.
Here's the layout, fore to aft:
The private foreward and aft staterooms compete for the designation "master stateroom." Bolstering the case for the remarkably spacious foreward cabin, with its vee-berth, are wood battened hullsides, a vanity and stainless steel sink with a large mirror, a large hanging locker, and abundant cabinets, drawers, shelves and cubbies. Natural light and ventilation are provided by a two opening portlights and a large overhead hatch.
Next aft, the saloon is bracketed to port by a comfortable L-shaped settee -- convertible to a double berth -- and to starboard by a berth-length settee. A hinged dining table folds up and out of the way when not needed. The keel-stepped mast hides against a bulkhead in an ultrasuede wrap that provides insulation, cushioning and style. Spaces under, behind and above the settees offer plenty of storage and display options. A polished brass Weens and Plath barometer and clock set underlines the yachty ambience.
The navigation station, at the aft end of the starboard settee, includes a hinge-top desk, drawers (including the trademark Sabre tool drawer complete with all its tools), a computer hookup, VHF, stereo controls, chartlight, various electronic and electrical system controls and monitors (see below). A cleverly hinged settee backrest swings into position to support anyone seated at the nav station.
The Sabre's L-shaped galley features a Force 10 three-burner propane stove with oven, space for a microwave oven, a top and front opening SeaFrost refrigerator/freezer, a deep, polished stainless steel, double sink, plenty of drawer, shelf and cabinet storage, a built-in waste disposal bin, and a hinged Corian counter extension adjacent to the sink.
To starboard across from the galley, the private, easy-to-clean head includes a Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water electric head, a separate stand-up (or sit-down) shower stall, a stainless steel sink, vanity with mirror, and numerous storage cabinets.
The aft stateroom, for its entry into the "master stateroom" competition, presents a sprawling double berth, a "sit and gitcher Topsiders on" seat, a large hanging locker, shelves, cabinets, an opening portlight and two overhead hatches. Fore cabin or aft cabin? Take your pick.
Cockpit and Deck
The spacious cockpit, protected by its Jason Iverson dodger and bimini, is laid out to ease short handed sailing. Primary winches are close by the helm. One of the two line handling winches on the cabin top are is electric, making raising the mainsail a push button operation. Stretch-out seating with good back support, a handsome teak folding table, and handy cubbies and other stowage make the cockpit great for sailing, socializing, or a quiet afternoon snooze on the hook or in harbor. Broad companionway access to below can be secured in a number of ways -- custom French hinged doors, traditional boards, or boards with screen inserts. A broad scoop transom with teak inserts facilitates cockpit access from the dock, a dinghy, or -- using the built-in stainless steel ladder -- the water.
Wide walk-around decks are surrounded with double stainless steel lifelines and stanchions plus a sturdy pulpit and pushpit. As in the cockpit, the fiberglass is imprinted with an effective non-skid pattern for safe footing.
At the bow, a double, polished stainless steel bow roller carries a 35 pound CQR anchor with plenty of chain and line rode. A vertical Lewmar windlass stands by to handle the anchoring chores and a raw water washdown makes it easy to clean the raised ground tackle.
Navigation and Electronics
Included in the inventory aboard "Great Bliss" are:
* Raymarine ST6001+ autopilot
* Raymarine C80 Chartplotter at helm with US and Canada coast charts
* Raymarine Radar displayed on C80
* Raymarine ST60 knot, depth, wind instruments in cockpit
* ICOM IC-M402 VHF with remote at helm
* Ritchie C-5 Power Damp compass at helm
* Alpine Stereo CDA 9827, speakers in saloon and cockpit
* Laptop connections at navigation station
* Fuel gauge at helm
* Tankwatch holding tank monitor in head
* Xintex S-1A propane fume detector
Sails and Rig
The "Great Bliss" sail inventory includes the following Carol Hasse cream dacron sails, all in excellent condition:
* Full batten 374 sq. ft. mainsail, two reefs, lazy jack system, new sail cover
* 125% 486 sq. ft. genoa with cover, foam luff
* 180% 1186 sq. ft. asymetrical crusing spinnaker with snuffer and tacker
* Storm jib 95 sq. ft.
The rig, recently professionally serviced and inspected, includes these features:
* Hall double spreader mast with Tides mainsail track, #40 Lewmar self-tailing winch
* Hall boom with Hall QuikVang solid vang, control line led aft
* Schaefer System 3100 headsail furler
* Stowable Solent headstay for storm jib
* Alternate headsail tracks with Lewmar cars, one on toe-rail, one inside shrouds
* Three headsail halyards
* Split backstay with Navtech hydraulic adjuster
* Harken traveller
* Two Lewmar #50 self-tailing primary winches near helm
* Two Lewmar #40 cabin-top halyard and line winches, one electric
* Seven Lewmar line-stoppers on cabin top
AC and DC breaker panels are at the navigation station. The yacht's 12-volt electrical system includes:
* ProMariner Protech4 battery charger
* Three house and one engine start batteries, separate switches for each bank
* Pathmaker battery combiner with Xantrex control panel at nav station
* 12-volt outlet at nav station
The yacht's 120V system includes:
* Shorepower connection and cord
* Galvanic isolator
* Promariner shorepower monitor at nav station for galvanic isolator, polarity, ground wire
* Well placed AC outlets in all spaces
Engine and Mechanical
The Yanmar 3JH4E 40 horsepower engine, easily accessed, has only 355 hours. It spins a three-blade MaxProp on a 1 and 1/8 inch stainless steel shaft.
* PSS dripless shaft seal
* Tach, gauges and single lever engine control at helm
* Racor filter monitor gauge
* Edson steering with a leather-covered 40" wheel
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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