Arguably, the finest Sabre 40 Saloon Express on the water thanks to her discerning and experienced owner.
FIRST LIGHT has been highly customized with countless upgrades and improvements not seen on any sistership. Her owner who came from a much larger boat setup FIRST LIGHT at significant expense as a reliable and comfortable home afloat dockside and at anchor in remote areas for cruising between south Florida and Maine annually. Further,this broker cannot imagine a higher level of ongoing maintenance. Her distinctive Whisper Gray topsides and sport white decks with contrasting smoke nonskid is simply stunning.
FIRST LIGHT features ZEUS Pod drives and reliable CUMMINS engines with the Skyhook system allowing the boat to maintain a fixed position, despite current and winds at just a touch of a button. This comes in handy when waiting for a bridge or when waiting for a fuel dock to freeup and even picking up a mooring. Full control maneuvering is enabled by the ZEUS drive system with steerable pod drives which can independently steer to control the vessel's heading, position and maneuvering.The Skyhook is integrated into the yacht's navigation electronics, autopilot and trim tabs. Two separate vessel view displays to monitor engine, generator, and boat systems. At 22 knots and a full load, FIRST LIGHT burns just 1.1 GPM.
The owner's stateroom has an easily accessible queen berth, which is also easy to makeup. Many drawers, cabinets and a cedar-lined hanging locker provide storage for liveaboards. American cherry ceiling planks are complemented with cabinets, convenient shelves and lockers above the berth. The hinged custom mattress and gas springs allow for easy access for additional storage. A JANSEN 15" LCD TV and CLARION DVD/CD/MP3 player are on the aft bulkhead. The stylish Shoji door slides in a pocket when open.
The head is located to port. There are two doors for access as a day head or ensuite from the owner's stateroom. It is equipped with a JABSCO Quiet Flush electric toilet, solid surface countertops and a recessed sink. The large shower stall has a seat, exhaust fan and curved door for additional elbow room. Both the head and shower stall have screened opening portlights along with an overhead hatch for light and ventilation. There are ample lockers and cabinets for toiletries and towels.
The saloon is finished with American cherry joinery and contemporary seating with large opening windows and sliding hatches overhead and double door to the cockpit. At the helm a door allows the helmsman easy access to the side decks, which is particularly useful when singlehanding and docking.
To port is a comfortable Ultra-leather L-settee with a hi-lo table. In the aft starboard corner is an EKORNES Stressless chair. To starboard aft of the custom STIDD helm chairs with their custom chrome pedestals is a cherry cabinet that houses the electrical supply panels with a JANSEN 19" LCD TV on an electric lift and bar. A CLARION DVD/CD/MP3 player and XM receiver are integrated into the entertainment system. All three televisions aboard are served by the KVH M1 Direct TV. All overhead hatches throughout have OCEANAIR screen / shades with OCEANAIR blinds on windows and the aft door. As throughout, all drawers are dovetailed and of course there is the famous SABRE tool drawer.
The guest cabin has a convertible dinette with fore and aft facing seating and a beautiful high gloss inlaid table which is handy if used as an office or below decks snug. When converted to a double berth there is a privacy curtain. An overhead hatch and screened portlight in the cabin side, provide natural light to this space. As throughout FIRST LIGHT, there are courtesy lights, cool overhead LED lights and reading lamps. On the forward bulkhead are a JANSEN 19" LCD and a CLARION DVD/CD/MP3 player. Your guests will be accommodated in total comfort in this elegant cabin.
Her mid-galley is open and airy. It's location removes cooking from the saloon yet still allows for one to be part of the fun. The galley sole is high enough to enjoy views outside. There is geneous storage including below the galley sole. Features include VITFRIGO stainless steel double fridge drawers, a 2015 stainless steel ISOTHERM freezer, a stainless steel convection microwave / oven, PRINCESS model:G2747T-51002 electric two burner ceramic cooktop, built in SEAWARD CCM1000 coffeemaker, CORIAN countertops, and a deep sink with a single lever SCANVIK faucet with a built in water purifer. In May 2016 (3) circulation Axial fans were installed to improve efficiency of refrigerator & freezer.
At the helm, an elegantly finished navigational electronics pod offers plenty of space for the extensive equipment.Outboard a door provides access to the side deck as well as ventilation while underway. In 2014 a custom cherry box was added at the chart table along with a binocular box.
Her cockpit is spacious and comfortable with plush seating covered in fresh Sunbrella, and an elegant fold over leaf table along with a PRINCESS electric grill, shower convenient to the swim platform and lots of storage. Access to the ZEUS pods is via a large hatch in the cockpit sole.
Note oil samples generally taken for analysis prior to every oil change on enines, genset & pods.
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Newport, RI 02840