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Seller's Description

Good performance, quality construction, and comfortable accommodations describe the Sabre 38. Sirach features the shoal draft centerboard keel, and recent updates to electronics, batteries, standing rigging, Dodger & Bimini, and interior upholstery. The bottom was recently stripped and barrier coated; and the engine was rebuilt in 2018. If you are looking for a boat that will give you comfort and performance with traditional looks and interior space at an affordable price, come and take a look at Sirach.

Equipment: Galley: 3-burner CNG stove w/ oven Double S/S sink Hot and Cold pressurized water F/W foot pump Ice Box Storage in sliding lockers and drawers Galley fully equipped w/ dishes, pots & pans etc.

Electrical Equipment: 110v 30amp shore power system with cord 2x 12 V batteries (2020) A third battery (Starting) being added 2022 NewMar 15 amp Battery Charger Simpson Lawrence Electric Windlass (rebuilt 2021) with up/down foot switches 2 x 12V fans Electric Bilge pump

Electronics & Navigation: Garmin 182Cmap Chartplotter at helm Raymarine Depth, Wind, Speed displays (2021) Raymarine below decks hydraulic autopilot with P70 control head (2021) SI-TEX T-180 Radar (25 Mile) Uniden VHF w/ cordless remote mic Pioneer CD/Stereo 2 x Pioneer TS TRX3 Speakers (salon) 2 x Jensen speakers (cockpit) Deck & Cockpit 33lb Bruce anchor w/ all chain & rode Simpson Lawrence Electric Windlass (rebuilt 2021) Anchor locker with deck hatch Salt water washdown pump Teak toe rails Teak hand rails on coach roof Teak cockpit coamings and companionway boards 4 x Dorades with chrome cowl vents 6 x winches on coachroof 4 x winches on cockpit coaming Dodger (2020) Bimini (2020) Canvas helm cover Cockpit cushions Teak cockpit table and drink holder Boarding ladder on transom Edson outboard motor mount on stern rails Questus gimbaled radar mount on transom pole Rail-mounted Barbeque Grill Dinghy Davits (stored off the boat)

RIGGING Keel-stepped mast-head sloop rig Standing rigging replaced 2016 Profurl Roller Furling forestay Sailtec Hydraulic backstay adjuster Kenyon Traveller Lazy jacks for mainsail Block & Tackle boom vang All lines lead aft to the cockpit Winches: 3 non-self tailing winches on either side of cabin top with cleats: 4 x Lewmar 24 2-speed 1 x Lewmar 30 2-speed 1 x Lewmar 16 2 speed 2 x Lewmar 48ST Primary winches on cockpit coaming 1 x Lewmar 30ST secondary winch (Starboard coaming) 1 x Lewmar 43 2-speed secondary winch (port coaming)

SAILS Fully-battened Rolly Tasker Mainsail (2010) 150% genoa Storm Trysail Sails are professionally stored, cleaned, and serviced every Winter Miscellaneous

SAFETY GEAR Horeshoe Buoy Life Jackets Fire extinguishers Flares (need updating)

MISCELANEOUS Centerboard cable to be replaced (2022) Starboard stanchions to be rebedded (2022) Fenders & Lines



Roger Hewson
Sabre Yachts
# Built


Length Overall
37 11 / 11.6 m
Waterline Length
31 2 / 9.5 m
11 6 / 3.5 m
4 3 / 1.3 m
15,200 lb / 6,895 kg
6,400 lb / 2,903 kg (Lead)

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
691′² / 64.2 m²
Total Sail Area
691′² / 64.2 m²
Sail Area
299′² / 27.8 m²
43 4 / 13.2 m
13 9 / 4.2 m
Air Draft
Sail Area
391′² / 36.3 m²
49 6 / 15.1 m
15 9 / 4.8 m
Forestay Length
51 11 / 15.8 m

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
45 gal / 170 l
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.6 kn
Classic: 7.48 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

8.57 knots
Classic formula: 7.48 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
16-20: good performance

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
>40: stiffer, more powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
200-275: moderate

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
20-30: coastal cruiser

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Keel/CB version also available.
DRAFT: BD: 6.75’/BU: 4.25’
Disp.:15600 lbs./Ballast: 6800 lbs.

SABRE 38 MKII introduced in 1988.

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