Sabre Spirit

by BWS Staff

Blue Water Sailing
September 2007


 

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With the new Sabre Spirit, the designers, Jim Taylor Yacht Design and the Sabre Design Team, set out to recapture what makes most people fall in love with sailing in the first place. Instead of focusing on interior volume and creature comforts, performance was the major factor when designing the Spirit.

That’s not to say that the saloon isn’t comfortable—there is plenty of space for four, an enclosed head, a full galley and standing headroom of 5-feet, 10-inches.

At 36 feet, the Spirit is not what comes to mind when you think daysailer. In fact, weekender would be more appropriate. The 10-foot long cockpit is the perfect place to enjoy sailing or just relaxing at anchor. Don’t let her classic good looks fool you—this sleek, sporty boat can definitely sail. Modern touches like a deep fin keel, high aspect balanced rudder and carbon fiber spars keep the Spirit light and responsive. The uncluttered decks are easy to maneuver around, but with the self-tacking jib and aft led main sheets, you will rarely need to leave the cockpit. If the 6-foot, 7-inch fin keel is too deep for your chosen cruising grounds, there is a 4-foot, 11.5-inch wing keel available as an option. And for those days when the wind is just not agreeing, the 27-hp Volvo Penta with sail drive will push you where you need to go.

Built in Maine, the Spirit continues the Sabre tradition of the highest quality craftsmanship and materials. Details such at dovetailed drawers and inlaid tables and steps put the Sabre Spirit in a class by herself.

Specifications (deep keel): LOA 36’8”; LWL 28’4”; Beam 10’5”; Draft 6’7”; Displacement 9,300 lbs.; Sail Area 668 sq. ft.

For more information log on to www.sabreyachts.com

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