1981 Sabre 28 MKII Near Chicago

over 6 years ago
1981 Sabre 28 MKII Near Chicago
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Sails, Mast

1981 Sabre 28 MKII with wheel steering and Volvo MD7A diesel. The Casco, Maine-built Sabre 28 was inducted into the American Sailboat Hall of Fame in 2003 and is generally considered one of the best constructed boats in its class.
The boat has always been in fresh water and is in good overall condition except for some rot in the port bulkhead that likely will require the entire bulkhead to be replaced. The survey that was conducted when I purchased the boat last fall placed the fair market value at $15,000. I had intended fix the boat up before the season started, but work has gotten in the way of that so I thought I'd give someone else a shot.
The boat is currently stored indoors with the mast unstepped in a yard north of Chicago. Many more pictures and a copy of the survey are available upon request.
Asking $5,500.
LOA: 28 ft 5 in
Beam: 9 ft 2 in
LWL: 22 ft 10 in
Length on Deck: 28 ft 5 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 4 in
Ballast: 3100 lbs lead fin keel attached to hull with stainless steel bolts
Bridge Clearance: 40 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 7800 lbs
Hull speed: 6.4 knots
13 HP Volvo Penta MD7A Diesel Fresh Water Cooled (started and ran prior to winterizing)
Good condition with no blistering
Fuel: 20 gallons
Water: 20 gallons
Holding: 22 gallons
Kenyon two-burner alcohol stove
Single stainless steel sink
Storage and drawers
Beautiful oiled teak interior with teak and holly sole.
Sails and Rigging
Rig: Sloop with roller furling
Rigging: 2 Lewmar ST40 self-tailing winches and 2 deck-mounted winches
Sails: New, 2002 Doyle Mainsail, Genoa, 150% Roller Furling with Foam Luff, Haarstick Main with Lazy Jacks, Haarstick Storm Jib
Standing Rigging, Running Rigging, Sails, Mast, Spreader, Shroud, Cables, Turnbuckles, Roller Reefing, Halyards & Backstay all in excellent condition
12 volt DC system with two 12 volt DC batteries and a belt driven +/- 35 amp alternator
All wiring inspected and found to be in good condition
Raytheon ST-4000 autopilot
Ritchie pedestal mounted compass (liquid needs to be refilled)
Horizon VHF radio
Garmin GPS Map 188 depth sounder
Signet MK 254 apparent wind indicator
Fenders, dock lines, anchor (in bow locker), etc.
Alpine CDM-7833AM/FM/CD Radio with cockpit speakers
Mermaid 12,000 BTU air conditioning

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