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2019 Sabre 66 Dirigo

Whirl Away


Fort Meyers, Florida, United States
  • 3 Staterooms
  • 3 Heads
  • 2 Engines

The construction, fit and finish and hardware on the Dirigo were all designed to be a notch up from the rest of the Sabre product line. Notably the custom cast stainless deck hardware, the detail in the interior joiner work--even a full Miele appliance package in the galley and the Sub Zero's on the bar deck. 

The Dirigo also offers forward thinking in technology through out the boat. There is a C Zone system for full ships control and monitoring through iPads located n the salon and master, power actuated salon entry doors, side door and side windows--none of which are found in the rest of the product line. 

Handling the Dirigo by a couple has proven been manageable. Wide walk arounds, side doors, IPS Joystick control with position hold and plenty of storage are features that make operating the vessel a breeze.

Whirl Away highlights include:

  • Variable speed bowthruster
  • Yacht controller
  • A cavernous master cabin rivaling an 80' yacht
  • Mini galley aft of salon in addition to full galley down
  • A full height engine room with access around and above the engines
  • A pump room forward under the galley
  • Large anchor lockers for fender storage
  • Transom storage
  • Wide walk arounds
  • IPS 1200's
  • C Zone whole boat control
  • Full size galley refrigeration 
  • PEP Wave system for WIFI for shore based or cellular data
  • Carpeting throughout
  • Custom bedding throughout
  • Garmin Cameras for docking and security
  • Ultra anchor with ultra anchor swivel
  • AB 12' VS with 40 hp Yamaha and removable chalks
  • Custom brushed aluminum boarding ladder for better fixed dock accessibility (and easy to remove and store)

The Sabre 66 Dirigo is the largest downeast style cruiser manufactured in the US. Whirl Away has seen the best in care since she rolled out of Sabre Yachts facility in downeast Maine. Very lightly used, but kept by a knowledgeable captain and crew since purchased just a few years ago. Indoor stored when not in use and professionally maintained. Whirl Away is not a boat to be missed!


Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by DiMillo’s 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 Mar 21st, 2024


Quick Specs

Country: United States
Category: Downeast
Model: 66 Dirigo
Model Year: 2019


Cabins: 3
Heads: 3

Hull Information

Hull Material: Fiberglass


Length: 66 ' (20.12M)
Beam: 18' 1" (5M)


Displacement 82500 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 975 G. 3690 L.
Water Capacity: 300 G. 1135 L.
Holding Tank: 120 G. 454 L.


Engine 1

Engine Make: Volvo
Engine Model: IPS3 1200
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 900
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 436

Engine 2

Engine Make: Volvo
Engine Model: IPS3 1200
Engine Type: Inboard
Power HP: 900
Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 436



The layout and interior accommodations are both very well thought out AND executed. The cockpit offers an excellent entertaining platform with an gorgeous high gloss aft deck table and room for six. The bar deck aft of the salon offers refrigeration, ice maker, wine storage, glass and dry storage, and a sink, which more than support a bar and preparation/service of light meals and drinks--and direct connection to both the aft deck and the salon.

The salon features an over sized u-shaped sofa with an ingenious table. It can be extended to it's max length and put at table height for dining, or retracted and lowered electrically for an unimposing cocktail table. Opposite the sofa is a 50" TV on a lift, flanked by two full size, comfortable club chairs. There is plenty of storage throughout the salon and into the helm deck.

Excellent 360 degree visibility is achieved from the two Stidd captains chairs. Visibility over the bow at cruise speeds in any condition is remarkable thanks to an excellent hull design as well as the Humphress and the trim assist feature through IPS.

To starboard and down a few steps is a true chef's galley. A full sized refrigerator, an oven, microwave, dishwasher, appliance garage and ample drawer and cabinet storage.

The sleeping accommodations include a guest berth, a VIP midship and a full beam master aft. The guest berth forward offers the optional scissor berth layout which allows the center island pedestal berth to be electrically split into a v berth function to create flexility, for kids, guests or crew, or sit in in its closed position as a queen. The shower is to port and the head to starboard is en suite but also opens into the companion way to function as the yacht's day head. The day head is beautifully designed and finished with high gloss counters, cherry and holly soles, leather wrapped stainless grab bars and thoughtful lighting.

Aft of the forward cabin is the midship VIP. It offers double doors to open up an atrium like feel with the galley down arrangement. It has an en-suite head with shower finished in upgraded tile and glass doors.

Down three steps from the galley is a vestibule to the master that offers full size stacking washer and dryer, an AV cabinet and storage.

The master cabin is arguably the best in it's class. The size and features rival those on 75'+ yachts. She offers a king size bed, a sofa, a walk in closet, and multiple drawers and storage cabinets. The finish is elegant with ample lighting on dimmers, subtle wall coverings and tasteful soft goods. The head offers a large tiled shower, a beautifully finished vanity, a large hamper and an oversized commode. Natural light permeates the cabin while the reflective qualities of the water coming through the hull ports enhance the ambiance of the room.


  • Contrasting Non-skid, Smoke Gray
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit and steps
  • ACR Searchlight RCL 300 A
  • Electric line handling winches, cockpit coamings P&S
  • Cockpit settee abric upgrade
  • All interior doors and drawers to have bead detail
  • Bar deck sole to be Maple plank with Sapele border
  • Helm deck cabin sole to be Maple plan with Cherry border
  • Main salon sole to be Sapele with Maple border
  • Main salon chair fabric upgraded
  • Master stateroom sole to be Sapele with Maple border
  • Tile in VIP in lieu of Cherry and Holly soles
  • Helm deck sette fabric upgraded
  • Electric Ocean Air windshield blinds
  • Seakeeper NG16 Gyro Stabilizer
  • Central Vac
  • Custom bedding and decor pillows throughout


  • 2 Garmin/Volvo 8622
  • 1 Garmin/Volvo 8617
  • 1 Garmin 8617 set up as stand redundant back up
  • Garmin 2526 HDw 25 kW 6' Open Array Radar
  • Garmin AIS800 Black Box
  • Airmar B60 20 degree transducer
  • Airmar DT800 Smart Transducer (to be networked to stand alone Garmin 8617)
  • (2) Icom M506 Class D DSC VHF
  • Garmin GC 12 Camera mounted on mast
  • Garmin GC200 IP Camera mounted in engine room
  • (2) Garmin Side deck cameras
  • Furuno 220 WX weather station
  • NMEA 2000 Network, Network Port Expander and starter kit


  • KVH TracVIsion HD7 mounted starboard side hardtop, dummy dome to port
  • Solid State HD Direct TV boxes with DVR in salon and Master
  • Bose 5 speaker surround, with with Omni Jewel speaker, airless bass module and sound touch
  • Fusion MS AV755 stereo with galley and cockpit speakers


  • Kingston Gray Awlgrip Topsides paint with white boot stripe
  • Modified vee-hull with downward turning chines and spray rails
  • Resin Infused with Corecell foam coring
  • LP painted topsides. Clients color choice
  • Reverse sloped transom with P+S Boarding gates
  • Transom door for shore side service hookups
  • Carbon fiber reinforcements on hull stringers
  • Knitted biaxial structural E-Glass


  • VIP Resin Infused knitted biaxial structural E-Glass
  • Molded in diamond pattern anti-skid surfaces
  • Electrically actuated cockpit awning
  • Recessed bulwark with teak toe cap
  • U-shaped cockpit seating with expandable table
  • Hydraulic swim platform/1200lb capacity dinghy lift
  • Electrical actuated side windows
  • Helm deck door to starboard side deck
  • Stainless steel framed hatches
  • Direct glazed windshields


  • (2) Volvo IPS3 1200 drives w/D13-900 engines
  • Volvo Interceptor trim tab system
  • Volvo DPS positioning system
  • Volvo autopilot and joystick steering
  • 24VDC alternators on each engine
  • Engine room ventilation system
  • Extensive sound insulation throughout
  • Oil change system for mains, pods and gen sets
  • Reverse Cycle Heat and Air Conditioning in each cabin, galley and two in the main salon


  • 300 usg Fresh water supply
  • 24VDC Headhunter X Caliber primary water pump
  • 240VDC Headhunter Mach 5 primary pump
  • Hot water circulation pump
  • 120 Usg waste tank
  • Tecma Silence freshwater MSD’s
  • 24VDC motorized sea valve for offshore pump out


  • NMEA 2000 Network system
  • Twin 50 amp shorepower services with cord reels
  • Isolation boosting transformer
  • 21.5Kw gen set primary
  • 13.5Kw gen set secondary
  • Automatic AC switching system
  • Mastervolt 4Kw inverter
  • 24V DC electrical system
  • Ship service batteries (6) 8D ABM
  • (2) 100A Mastervolt battery chargers

Salon / Helm Deck

  • Stainless steel electrically actuated aft bulkhead door
  • Electrically activated sun roof overhead
  • Bar deck with designer countertop
  • Bar deck appliances, Icemaker, Refrigerator and Wine cooler
  • U-shaped salon settee 120” with inlaid table
  • (2) lounge chairs with 50” Smart TV on lift
  • Fusion multi zone audio system
  • Raised centerline helm station with two Stidd chairs, chrome finish
  • L-settee at helm
  • Space on helm pod for (4) navigational equipment screens


  • Designer counter top surface, sink and faucet
  • Natural light from windshield overhead
  • Sub Zero IT-30IID full-sized fridge
  • Wolf induction cooktop
  • Wolf convection steam oven
  • Microwave oven
  • Fisher Pykel dish washer
  • Ample storage cabinet and lockers throughout
  • Stacked washer dryer units between galley and master SR


  • Full-beam master stateroom below helm deck with king sized bed
  • Master head with large shower stall
  • Master offers walk in closet, settee and large Decovue TV
  • MSR has large stainless steel hull portlights
  • VIP offers queen size berth
  • VIP head with ceramic tiled sole and stall shower
  • VIP cabin with round portlight over headboard
  • Forward cabin with "Scissor berth"
  • Day head forward with shower stall opposite


  • Variable Speed Bowthruster
  • Yacht Controller Wireless Remote
  • Roche Babois salon chairs on swivel bases
  • Custom aluminum boarding ladder designed to make access to floating docks easier. Easily removed and stored
  • Kahlenberg Horn Controller for Automatic signaling
  • Custom bedding throughout
  • Custom carpet throughout
  • Hunter Douglas blinds in master
  • Addtional hardware in heads
  • 132# Ultra anchor with Ultra swivel
  • 250' marked chain

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.


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.