QUICKSILVER is an example of what was once the Queen of SABRE
Sailboats when she was first introduced. With her practical and
comfortable layout on deck and below, she is a joy to sail and cruise.
The Sabre 42 is designed to meet the demands of the sea while
offering her crew handling characteristics that provide comfort and
build confidence. The deck plan is thoughtfully designed for safety
and ease of handling. She has a high aspect, balanced rig and a
powerful hull shape that yields excellent sea kindliness and
directional control. Her readily managed sail plan and rigging
featuring Hood in-mast furling have been developed for the correct
balance between light-air performance and heavy weather stability. She
has sturdy rigging and double airfoil spreaders, a strong and
aerodynamically precise design.
Safety and structural integrity are incorporated into the
construction by alternating layers of hand-laminated fiberglass mat
and knitted roving with balsa core as an added stiffener. Hull
durability is increased by incorporating vinylester resin and ISO NPG
gelcoat into the DuraLam protection system.
The Sabre 42 has two spacious sleeping cabins, an elegant main salon,
two heads and a large navigation station and galley. The main salon is
inviting, with an L-shaped settee and a beautifully finished fold-up
dining table. The port settee can be converted into a double berth.
The Sabre 42's hull is designed to be easily driven, with a fine
entry forward and fuller sections aft. Her keel centerboard
configuration achieves an efficient lateral plane with low wetted
surface, and her small "skeg" with spade rudder gives the
directional stability of a full keel boat with much less drag.
Sailing from the Sabre 42's T-shaped cockpit is truly a pleasure.
Ergonomically designed for function and comfort, the cockpit has high
backrest coamings and plenty of room to spread out. The helmsman's
seat is raised, allowing excellent visibility over the destroyer
wheel, and two deep lockers and a storage bin keep sail gear
well-organized. With over 1,500 hand-crafted, hand-oiled wood
components, the Sabre 42 is built to custom boat builder's standards.
In keeping with the Sabre heritage of quality, we select the finest
materials for every yacht we build. You'll find names such as Edson,
Hood Spars, Harken, Lewmar and Westerbeke to name a few - a few more
reasons why Sabre has come to stand for superior quality for over two decades.