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2012 Sabre 42 Salon Express

Dancin Seas


Rockland, Maine, United States
  • 2 Staterooms
  • 1 Heads
  • 2 Engines

Price reduced to sell this Spring. Dancin Seas is ready to cruise this season as soon as she is commissioned. This is a fantastic version of the very popular Sabre 42 Salon Express model!

"With the Sabre 42 Express, Sabre Yachts listened to its customers and improved an existing hull model to include all the ingredients that define a fine motoryacht: power, performance, outstanding quality of build, and timeless lines." ~ MaineBoats


Dancin Seas is a very well maintained and cared for example of this very popular model. Indoor heated stored over the winter since new and maintained professionally all her life, originally at Dauntless Marine in Essex, CT and more recently at Safe Harbor, Rockland, ME. Over the last season significant work was completed with all systems being checked, the "little things" addressed and additional safety items added including an EPIRB. From the first time that you step aboard, it is obvious, this vessel that she has benefited from good ownership and professional care.


Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by East Coast Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel

  • Last updated Apr 25th, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Express Cruiser
Model: 42 Salon Express
Model Year: 2012


Cabins: 2
Heads: 1

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 42 ' (12.80M)
Draft: 3' 4" (0.912M)
Beam: 14' (4M)


Displacement 30000 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 190 G. 719 L.
Water Capacity: 140 G. 529 L.
Holding Tank: 60 G. 227 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Cummins
Engine Model: QSB 5.9
Engine Year: 2012
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 380
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 923
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2

Engine Make: Cummins
Engine Model: QSB 5.9
Engine Year: 2012
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 380
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 922
Engine Location: Starboard


Vessel Details

Sabre 42 Express

"The Sabre 42 Salon Express is quieter, more fuel efficient and more maneuverable. She also offers more of the touches that make your boating experience exceptional.

The Sabre 42 allows you to enjoy the same levels of personal luxury and comfort that exist in your homes and automobiles. Exceptionally low wind, vibration and noise levels allow for a very pleasurable boating experience.

Our fiberglass shop uses infusion molding, a process that is cleaner, greener, uses less resin, and generates lower emissions levels. The hull and deck are lighter, allowing greater speed and lower fuel consumption. Unlike traditional hand lay-up, all materials are loaded dry into the mold stack, and then infused with resin. This creates a stronger part with higher glass to resin ratios.

The Sabre 42 Salon Express is fitted with the Zeus drive system, which includes the exciting Skyhook feature. By monitoring GPS signals, the yacht can remain in a fixed position, despite current and winds. A useful tool while waiting for a bridge to open, for a fuel dock to come available or when picking up a mooring. (but not to be used when a swimmer is in the water or when docking the boat). The Skyhook system also includes an autopilot which can be integrated into the yacht’s navigational equipment.

While we have changed the way we build our yachts and the way in which they are propelled, traditional values such as safety, fine furnishings and elegant interiors remain constant Sabre qualities."

~Sabre 42 Express Brochure


The Master Stateroom forward features a centerline queen berth with memory foam mattress, positioned low for easy access from either side. Generous storage includes hanging lockers and numerous other drawers and lockers, including optional aircraft lockers to port and starboard. A flat screen Samsung TV and dedicated CD Stereo receiver on the bulkhead. In addition, the berth platform is hinged with an air spring assist for easy access to the large storage area underneath. A deck hatch and two opening portholes provide plenty of light and air.

Next aft to port is the Head with separate stall shower compartment with private access from owner's cabin as well as a second door from the passageway, the head is nicely finished with Riviera Corian counters, stainless sink, cherry trim, and a freshwater flush electric toilet. The shower stall is fitted with a bench seat and storage outboard.

To starboard is a guest cabin with a dinette that can convert to a double berth. A flat screen Samsung TV and dedicated CD Stereo receiver on the bulkhead. Drawer and locker storage forward of bunk/dinette, and two portholes and deck hatch for light and ventilation.

Continuing aft to port up two steps is the Mid Ship Galley that is open above to the main salon and helm windshield for a light and airy feel. Features include:

  • Oat Corian counters
  • Euro Kera ceramic glass two-burner electric cooktop
  • Contoure convection grill/oven
  • Vitrifrigo (2) drawer AC/DC refrigerator
  • Stainless sink
  • Isotherm freezer
  • Numerous drawers and lockers

The main salon offers a central, high-visibility area for lounging and operating the boat in any weather condition. To port is an L-shaped settee, covered in Ultra Leather, and an expansive built-in chart table/counter space forward with ample storage under. Custom cherry grab rails have been added overhead in the ceiling for added safety. A focal point is the beautiful expandable high/low salon table with maple inlay. To starboard is a double settee with Ultra Leather cushions. Forward of the settee is a locker with TV that is stored inside and raises with a push button when in use. Forward is a built in bottle locker. There are Stidd chairs forward to starboard for helm and navigator; all upholstered in Ultra Leather.

Electrical System

12 Volt DC System

  • 12 Volt Blue Seas Systems electrical distribution panel with digital voltmeter and house, engine and generator battery switches
  • (3) Group 31 AGM house batteries
  • (2) Group 4D AGM batteries
  • (1) Group 24 AGM battery120 Volt AC System
  • 12 Volt/30-amp engine alternator
  • Charles Industries 50-amp 3-bank battery charger
  • 2800-Watt inverter

120 Volt AC System

  • 120 Volt Blue Seas Systems electrical distribution panel with digital multi meter
  • Cummins MDKBL 9kw genset ~ 681 hours
  • 50 Amp 120-volt shore power with inlet in transom
  • Glendinning cord reel with remote control for 50-amp cord set

At Helm

  • (2) Garmin GPSmap 7215 multifunction displays
  • Garmin VHF 200
  • Garmin AIS 600 transceiver
  • SmartCraft VesselView engine/genset data display
  • Mercury Precision Pilot, integral in control system
  • SmartCraft joystick controls
  • FLIR camera controls
  • ACR Spotlight controls
  • Windlass Remote

On Pilot Salon Roof

  • Garmin GMR24HD closed array radar dome on electronics mast
  • Loud hailer
  • Spotlight
  • VHF antenna
  • GPS 17x GPS antenna
  • Garmin GXM51 antenna
  • FLIR M-324xp thermal camera
  • KVH TV5 TracTelevision dome


  • Garmin GSD24 high speed transducer
Construction, Hull and Deck

Fiberglass deep vee hull with vacuum bagged closed cell foam coring in the bottom and topsides. The hull was Awl gripped Flag Blue with double White boot stripe and Gold cove stripe repainted 2020. The bottom is finished with a red antifouling and the props are surfaced in Prop Speed 2023.

Molded fiberglass decks and house with end grain balsa coring and molded in beige non-skid in appropriate areas on white gelcoat.

  • Lewmar vertical windlass with rope and chain drums with foot pedal controls at bow and remote at helm
  • Stainless steel CQR primary anchor
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Shore water inlet
  • Varnished teak toe rails and brow
  • Stainless deck hardware
  • Tan cockpit awning with stainless steel supports in boot
  • L-shapes bench type transom seat in cockpit with Sunbrella tan stripped cushions with cover
  • Foldable oval cockpit table with cover
  • Double aft facing bench seat to port with Sunbrella tan stripped cushions with cover
  • Storage module to starboard with storage below and electric grill below fiberglass cover on top
  • Transom door
  • Hot and cold fresh water pressurized cockpit shower
  • Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder
  • Freedom Lift
Mechanical System

Twin 380 hp Cummins 5.9 liter diesels engines with ZF reduction gears and Zeus pods turning dual Ni-Bral 3 blade props.

  • Electric engine controls
  • Fireboy engine room fire suppression
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • Reverso oil change kit for engines, transmissions and generator
  • 3 electric bilge pumps
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Fuel tank gauge
  • Tankwatch holding tank level monitor
  • Macerator pump
  • 12 Volt DC engine room lighting
  • (3) Reverse cycle air conditioning units
Additional Equipment and Upgrades
  • Splendide 210XC washer automatic clothes washer and vented dryer
  • Lumishore SMX53 Supra blue and white underwater lights with 1-connect hub full light synchronization
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Ocean Aire Group Blinds

Represented by a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB)

A Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) is recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully-qualified yacht sales professionals. The CPYB program is administered by Yacht Brokers Association of America in partnership with Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, California Yacht Brokers Association, Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association.

The CPYB program is also endorsed by the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) Marine Industry Certified Dealership (MICD) program and leading yacht manufacturers as a key component of their own industry standards; the highest level of achievement for their member yacht sales professionals.

Experience & Validity

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Fiduciary Responsibility

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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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