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"L'ATTITUDE" is a well equipped, lightly used SABRE 402 in exceptionally good condition. She includes a full array of equipment HVAC, upgraded electronics, large tankage capacity, elegant interior and much much more! She is designed by Jim Taylor to be fast, sea-kindly, safe, and comfortable in all conditions, and built by SABRE YACHTS, the world's finest production boat builder.

Named "Best Full Size Cruiser" and "Overall Winner" of Cruising World's 1997 Boat of the Year Awards, the Sabre 402 is a cruiser-racer for the sailor who wants the perfect blend of speed and comfort. L'ATTITUDE'S elegant arrangements offer two comfortable private staterooms; a V-berth cabin forward and quarterberth cabin aft sleeping a total of 7 with the addition of the salon settee and dinette with infill. Her cherry interior is warm and bright as a result of 6’5” headroom in the salon, white headliner and large cabin windows that provide excellent visibility. The cabin sole is a traditional teak and holly finished bright, and the louvered cabinet doors, superbly fitted cherry veneer and cherry hardwood joinery work are top rate examples of the craftsmanship that has set Sabre apart as one of the world’s top builders of quality boats. Sabre’s care and attention to detail is evident right down to the finish work on the wood trimmed bug screens covering all hatches.

The Sabre 402 was featured in "The World's Best Sailing Vessels Vol.II" by Farence Mate. "L'ATTITUDE" is featured on page 175!

Don't miss opportunity to own one of the truly special cruiser/racers on the market today!

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name - L'ATTITUDE

Builder: Sabre Yachts
Designer: Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team
Keel: Wing
Hull Shape: Monohull

LOA: 40 ft 2 in
Beam: 13 ft 4 in
LWL: 34 ft 0 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 11 in
Displacement: 19000 lbs
Ballast: 7500 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 57 ft 6 in
Headroom: 6 ft 6 in

Total Power: 50 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Yanmar
Year Built: 1996
Engine Model: 4JH2E
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2044
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 50 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: Aluminum (140 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (50 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic (30 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 7

Outside Equipment/Extras
Electric windlass


The mandate given Jim Taylor and the Sabre Design Team was to design and build a sailing yacht with exceptional performance, yet still easily sailed by a couple. The Sabre 402 is fast but requires little physical effort to make her perform. She is ruggedly built and incorporates new technology such as a carbon fiber rudder post and state of the art keel designs. The Sabre 402 with her contemporary, wider beam - carried further aft than in her predecessors - has an abundance of interior volume.

The main salon is impressive and takes full advantage of the 402's beam of 13-feet 4-inches. Comfortable settees are found to port and starboard, with the port side convertible to a double berth. An elegant yacht table, which will comfortably seat six at meal time, is located on the centerline. Storage lockers above the berth backs provide ample space for stowage. Aft and to starboard is the forward facing navigator's table, which has all of the space required for a sophisticated electronics system. The navigator's seat also serves as a place for socializing with the cook when meals are being prepared in the galley to port. To starboard and aft of the nav station are the head and shower. Molded in fiberglass, this easily maintained unit incorporates a marine head, a sink recessed in the countertop and lots of dry storage in the lockers outboard. A separate shower stall with teak seat is located aft of the head. This compartment has a door providing access to the aft cabin. The 50 horsepower auxiliary engine is located under the galley on the centerline. Keeping this weight and the weight of all tankage in the middle of the hull adds greatly to the sea kindliness and comfort of the yacht. The galley to port has ample storage lockers. Outboard, above the countertop, there are plenty of drawers and top and front loading engine driven/110V refrigeration. A double stainless steel sink with mixing faucet is located in the island above the engine. A three burner propane stove with oven is found at the aft end of the galley. The aft cabin has a large berth with storage spaces and drawers underneath. The berth's occupants can recline with open spaces overhead - unlike the aft cabins of many boats of this type. Outboard of the berth is a long shelf with lockers, a set of drawers, and a large hanging locker. At the forward end of the cabin on centerline is a convenient magazine - book rack. The bridgedeck - a safety feature in heavy seas - becomes a welcome interior space, providing ease of access from the head to the aft cabin. In the forward cabin, the Sabre 402's hull volume comfortably houses a 6-foot 10-inch long center island berth surrounded by hanging lockers, storage lockers, and ample shelving; also in the forward cabin is a vanity with Corian counter, sink, and mirror. There is storage under the berth.

At the bow, the custom cast anchor roller is designed to easily accommodate two anchors. Aft of the stem is the large chain locker. Moving aft there are six small and two large deck hatches which allow plenty of light and air to fill the yacht's interior. Along the sides of the house are eight stainless steel opening ports and two large fixed ports. Two chrome dorades ensure circulation of the interior air when the yacht is at rest. The AwIgrip finished, triple spreader rig, with aft swept spreaders and rod rigging, is the source of power which drives the performance of the Sabre 402. This mast section was chosen for its light weight and strength. A lighter mast causes the boat to heel and to pitch less, improving performance and adding comfort and safety. Her genoa tracks are placed well inboard for close sheeting angles and superb weather sailing performance. The Sabre 402 has a second set of genoa tracks on the wooden toe rail for use off the wind or when conditions require a more wide open slot between genoa and mainsail. Her cockpit is designed for maximum comfort and security at sea. Unlike many other 40 footers where "picnic" tables have become the most important feature of the cockpit, the crew of the Sabre 402 can always find a place to brace their feet on the face of the seat on the low side. The cockpit shapes required to house these tables typically rob the boat's interior of much needed aft cabin volume. The bridgedeck at the forward end of the cockpit serves several purposes: it prevents flooding of the interior (in the event that a wave should board the yacht), it provides a well sheltered seat when used with a dodger if the weather is poor, and it allows standing headroom in the passageway from the head to the aft cabin.

  • Wrap around U-shaped Galley
  • Double stainless steel sink with mixing faucet
  • Hot/cold pressure water
  • Regal four (4) burner propane stove w/oven
  • Tappan convection microwave oven
  • Sea Frost top and front loading engine driven/110V holding plate refrigeration
  • 12v/110v Norcold TEK II freezer
  • Corian countertops
  • Ample cabinet and drawer storage 

  • Uniden Oceanis VHF radio
  • Raymarine E80 chartplotter w/radar
  • Raymarine ST60 Tri-data instrument
  • Raymarine ST60 Wind instrument 
  • Raymarine ST6002 Autopilot
  • CARD marine radar detector
  • Ritchie compass at helm

  • 12V/110V electrical system w/distribution panel and instrument array panel
  • Two (2) 110V shore power connectors, One (1) dedicated for house use and One (1) dedicated for HVAC and battery charger
  • Two (2) shore power cords
  • Heart Freedom 25 charger/inverter w/multi-stage regulator
  • Heart Interface Link 2000 monitor system
  • High output 90 amp alternator
  • FIve (5) batteries in three banks: Two (2) house banks of two batteries each and one engine start battery
  • Engine start battery isolated and charged by 40watt solar panel
  • Two (2) Perko battery selector switches
  • 12V cabin and navigation lighting
  • 110V GFCI protected interior outlets
  • 12V outlet at navigation station
  • 12V bilge and shower sump pumps
  • Two (2) Rule bilge alarms
  • Groco electric toilet
  • Ocean Marine 16K BTU reverse cycle HT/Air unit
  • Ocean Marine 6K BTU reverse cycle HT/Air unit
  • Five (5) 12V Hella fans
  • Toshiba flat screen TV
  • Fusion MS-AU600 stereo w/speakers
  • 110V/Heat exchanger hot water heater
  • 12V oil change pump
  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • Xantrex fume detector
  • Solar panel 

Sails and Rigging
  • Sloop rig-triple spreader
  • Awlgrip painted keel stepped mast and boom
  • Lines led aft for ease of sail handling
  • Stainless steel rod rigging
  • Adjustable Harken mainsheet traveler
  • Hall Quik-Vang
  • Mast mounted Forespar whisker pole
  • Harken roller furling for genoa
  • Inboard and outboard genoa tracks
  • Lines led aft for ease of sail handling
  • Full battened main with two (2) reefs
  • Sunbrella stackpack mainsail cover w/lazy jacks
  • 130% genoa w/sun cover
  • Two (2) Lewmar #54 two speed self tailing primary winches
  • Two (2) Lewmar #44 two speed self tailing cabin top winches
  • One (1) Lewmar #40 electric main halyard winch
  • Lewmar line clutches


Deck Equipment
  • Custom cast aluminum bowsprit w/double bow rollers
  • Stainless steel bow and stern pulpits
  • Stainless steel stanchions w/double life lines with gates port and starboard
  • Six (6) mooring cleats with fairleads
  • Recessed foredeck chain and windlass locker
  • Teak cabin top handrails
  • Kato stainless steel dinghy davits
  • Dodger, bimini and connector w/grab bars
  • Elkhide wheel cover
  • Instrument pod mounted on pedestal guard
  • Storage and propane lazarettes
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Cockpit shower
  • Cockpit table
  • Swim ladder
  • Stern rail mounted propane grill
  • Outboard motor mount
  • Outboard motor lift
  • 22# Bruce anchor w/160' chain
  • 35# CQR w/50' chain and 200' 5/8" nylon rode
  • Simpson Lawrence electric anchor windlass
  • 18" three (3) blade feathering Max prop w/line spurs
  • Sugar scoop transom for ease of boarding
  • Two (2) fishing rod holders
  • Covers for hatches and cabintop rail
  • Inclinometer
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Yamaha 4 stroke 6HP outboard
  • Caribe fiberglass bottom dinghy

Additional Information
  • Flag Blue Awlgrip painted hull
  • Aluminum Awlgrip painted mast and boom
  • Yanmar engine gauges (RPM, water temp, oil pressure, voltage)
  • Kanzaki reduction gear
  • 1-1/4" stainless steel shaft
  • Racor primary fuel filter
  • In-line filters on water tanks
  • Accumulator tank



Hull is a single piece molded hand laminated fiberglass unit using polyester and vinylester resins with balsa coring. The deck is constructed as a single piece molded hand laminated fiberglass unit with end grain balsa-solid fiberglass laminate used in high stress areas. Molded non-skid pattern. Deck is through-bolted and bonded to hull on matching internal flanges. Through bolted teak toe rail. Vinyl rub rail. Wing design lead-cast keel mounted to hull via stainless steel keel bolts. Keel stepped aluminum mast. Pedestal mounted wheel steering with cable and quadrant. Spade type foam filled fiberglass rudder with carbon fiber rudder shaft. Step transom.

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.

Your time is very important to us, please call to schedule your opportunity to view this very special offering in order that we may better serve you.

Mike Trogdon 252-571-0060

Mike Draughan 336-601-5970

Please contact Deaton Yacht Sales at (252) 249-0090

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Sabre 402

Year: 1996
Length: 40 ft
Hull: Fiberglass
Location: Oriental, NC
Fuel/Power: Diesel
YW# 2185-2919827
  • $199,900.00

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