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This Sabre 34 MK1 sloop was built at Sabre Yachts in South Casco, Maine in 1981. She is a well-built sloop, both inside and out, that is also good looking and comfortable to sail. Between 1976 - 1985, 255 of these MK1s were built. Located in Southwest Harbor, Carina has been well cared for by her current owners (since 2012), who have made many upgrades. She is a proven seaworthy and good sailing sloop with accommodations for 5, a wonderful daysailer to see the sights, and a well-designed hull and rig that make for enjoyable sailing.
This 1981 hull was built with hand-laid fiberglass. The deck assembly is fiberglass reinforced with balsa core for stiffness and less weight and plywood for strength. The hull and deck joint is through-bolted. The 4600-lb. external lead ballast keel is fastened with stainless steel keel bolts.
The interior wood joinery is hand crafted. Oiled teak is used on all visible surfaces. All trim, drawer fronts, and locker doors are solid teak. The cabin sole is striped teak. Sabre boats are noted for their excellent workmanship and have held their value well.
Westerbeke 27 4-cylinder diesel, FWC with 2:1 gear. 1" stainless steel shaft swinging a bronze 3-blade Varifold propeller (2008). New engine mounts and beds, 2002. Engine hours are 2862.
Aluminum keel-stepped mast and boom
Stainless steel custom mast step
Entire rig, both standing and running, was replaced in the mid-90s.
Mainsail: Hallet full-battened, 2005
Genoa: Hallet 110%, 2017 (and an older 150%)
ATN spinnaker snuffer
Forespar whisker pole with deck mounts
Rigid boom vang
Sail and pedestal covers, dodger--new canvas in 2014
Fuel: 20 gallons in an aluminum tank with fuel sensor
Water: 44 gallons in two polypropylene tanks
Holding: 24 gallons in one polypropylene tank
12v DC electrical system
3 batteries: 1 for engine start, 2 gel batteries for house load
Link 10 battery monitor
Xantrex 700w inverter
110v AC electrical system
30-amp shore power cord
Nav. station teak panel
Sleeps 5. Aft of anchor locker in cabin is the forward stateroom with 6'4" memory foam cushioned vee berths with filler to make a double berth with storage below. Reading lights, 2 ports lights and overhead hatch make terrific natural light with nice ventilation. Shelves line the hull ceiling. A door separates the forward stateroom from the hallway.
In the hallway, the cabinetry to port houses a large hanging locker and drawers. To starboard is the enclosed head with a stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water with a shower extension from the faucet. The Jabsco toilet is plumbed with a Y-valve, macerator pump to holding tank or OB discharge. An opening port with screen. A teak grate covers the sole. Good storage under and outboard of the counter.
In the main salon are two 6'5" settees/berths, port and starboard. On the starboard bulkhead is the hinged dining table. On the port bulkhead is a Ratalco solid fuel cabin heater. Shelves and lockers are outboard, and storage is under settees.
The U-shaped galley is located on the starboard side of the aft cabin with a double stainless steel sink with hot & cold pressure water, 2-burner CNG stove with oven, Adler-Barbour top-loading refrigerator w/freezer, all surrounded by a Formica counter. Outboard and below are shelves and lockers for ample storage. To port is the navigation station with chart table, lighting, and VHF radio, GPS, and electrical panels. Next aft to port is the large 6'3" quarterberth with a port light.
Aft of the centerline companionway steps is excellent access to the engine in the insulated engine room.
Two opening and four fixed ports (with curtains), and an opening cabintop hatch provide excellent lighting and air. Cabin sole is varnished teak. Headroom is 6'2".
Up on deck, starting at the foredeck is the teak anchor pulpit with anchor, 200' chain, and nylon rode fed through the Simpson Lawrence windlass into the anchor locker. Chocks, cleats, and running lights are mounted. Stainless steel bow rail.
Wide side decks with lifelines back to the stern rail with openings port and starboard. Long teak cabintop handrails, eyebrow over ports, and toe rail add just enough wood to set off the graceful lines of the boat. Green canvas dodger, mainsail cover, stove pipe cover, handrail covers, and pedestal cover.
In cockpit, the stainless steel rail wraps around the stern. Ladder mounted at transom. Teak coaming tops, two #44 Lewmar winches, port and starboard. Two more winches for halyards and sheets lead to cabintop cleats port and starboard. The stainless steel steering wheel is mounted on the pedestal, along with GPS, radar, varnished teak cup holders and folding table. Large lockers under thick white custom cockpit cushions, cubby holes outboard. Engine gauges on lower forward bulkhead. Custom cockpit cover. A spacious cockpit for 6-8 comfortably.
Garmin Chartplotter mounted at helm
Raymarine Radar mounted at helm
Standard Horizon GPS Chart C180 at Nav. station
West Marine VHF DSC at Nav. station
ChartLite at Nav. station
Whale manual bilge pump
Custom cockpit cover
Stainless steel cowl vents
White cockpit cushions
Bosun's chair for working aloft
PFDs, Dock Lines, and Fenders
Main Anchor with 200' of chain, and nylon rode
Spare Anchor in cockpit locker with rode
Varnished cockpit grate
Custom sheets and blankets
Custom cabin curtains
2016 Inflatable Dinghy (out of water for 2 years) and 2.5 HP Yamaha outboard--$1500.