Skylark40' Sabre 2000

Bayfield, WI


  • Yacht Details 40' Sabre 2000
  • Location Bayfield, WI
  • Engines Yanmar
  • Days on MarketInquire
  • Last UpdatedJun 16, 2021
  • Asking Price$199,000
  • Cruising Speed
  • Maximum Speed
  • Max Draft 4' 11''

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  • Beam: 13' 4''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 4' 11''
  • Displacement: 19,100 lb
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 50|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 2 x 104|gallon
  • Holding: 2 x 24|gallon
  • Single Berths: 1
  • Double Berths: 3
  • Cabins: 2
  • Heads: 2

Skylark Yacht Description

Jim Taylor’s 40’ design is quite a modern, good looking vessel noted for her easily driven performance that can be handled by a couple.  Her wide beam is carried well aft which helps with the comfortable accommodations below that she boasts. Unique angled bulkheads actually add to the function and good use of the impressive interior. Port and starboard settees along with a stunning table comfortably seat 6 for dinner.  The port settee converts to a double. She’ll sleep 7 between the 6’-10” long center island double forepeak cabin and aft double stateroom and the main salon accommodations. Both the forward and aft cabins have open spaces for standing and lounging. Hanging lockers, shelving, under berth storage and drawers are abundant. There is a large head with separate shower stall located on the starboard side aft of the nav station. There’s lots of storage. There is another “hidden” head in the forward cabin under the small settee between the sink and berth. The nav station is forward facing and will accommodate all the electronics you care to own. The 50+ HP Yanmar diesel is located on the centerline beneath the galley keeping weight midships. The tankage is also in the middle of the hull which contributes a great deal to the sea kindliness and comfort of this vessel while underway.  The galley on the port side has plenty of drawers and storage and has a huge ice box. There are ten SS opening ports and two large fixed ports. And with the chrome dorade vents, circulation is ensured throughout the yacht. The mast is a triple spreader, keel stepped, masthead rig supported by rod rigging. The mast is made of carbon which eliminates weight aloft, causing the boat to heel less which contributes to outstanding performance and comfort and safety. Tighter sheeting angles or widening the slot between the headsail and main is accomplished with inboard and outboard genoa tracks. The 402 cockpit is built for comfort and safety with plenty of places to brace your feet. The large bridge deck prevents flooding of the interior if a wave should board the boat. In short, it’s a cockpit you can depend on when the conditions get tough. This vessel has an impressive and beautiful interior designed for comfort while living aboard and cruising.  But the performance factor makes her a good cruiser/racer should you want to eke out her competitive spirit.  All in all, you will be pleased with however you enjoy this fine vessel.  This is a two-owner, fresh water only vessel.


58 HP Yanmar 4JH3E Inboard diesel w/MaxProp, 49 gallon fuel tank and 906 engine hours

Full-Battened Mainsail w/2 reef points & White StacPac Cover & Lazy Jacks

Roller Furling 135% Genoa

2 Asymmetrical Spinnakers w/Snuffers

Harken MRIII Roller Furler


Lines lead aft to 6 rope clutches

2 Lewmar #54 Primary Self-Tailing Chrome Winches

2 Lewmar #44 Cabin Top Winches (self-tailing & chrome)

3 Winch Handles

Ritchie Power Damp Binnacle Compass


B&G Knot Meter/Log

B&G Depth Sounder

VHF Marine Radio

Furuno GPS Chart Plotter

Furuno Radar

B&G 2000 Auto Pilot

B&G AWI/WSI Wind Machine

Electronics are on Helm Cluster



Edson Wheel Steering w/Brake, Guard & Table

Emergency Tiller

Pedestal Cover

Helm Seat

Bow & Stern Rails w/Double Lifelines & 3 Gates

SS/Teak Transom Mounted Swim Ladder

Bimini and Dodger

SS & Teak Hand Rails

10 Opening Ports w/9 Screens

2 Deck Hatches

2 Chrome Dorade Vents

2 Oil Lamps

30A Shore Power w/2-45’ Cords

Four Battery 12v Electrical System

110v Freedom 25 Battery Charger


Heart Monitor System

3 Cabin Fans

AM/FM/CD Stereo w/In & Out Bose Speakers

Regal 3-Burner Stove & Oven

Microwave & LPG BBQ

Adler Barbour Refrigeration/Amana Freezer

Manual & Pressure Hot & Cold Water System

100 gallons of water in 3 tanks w/6 Gallon Water Heater

 4 Fire Extinguishers

5 Mustang PFD’s & 10 PFD’s

2 Safety Harnesses

Radar Reflextor

Strobe Flare

Fog Bell & Horn

Vapor Sensors

Life Sling

Manual & Auto Electric Bilge Pumps

Aft Head w/ 24 gallon holding tank

Forward berth head w/sink & 24 gallon holding tank

Anchor, rode & chain

Double Anchor Roller

Deck Anchor Locker

Electric Windlass

Bos’n Chair

Dock Lines

Blue Boat Fenders

Boat Hook

Permanent Winter Storage Cover

Sail Area

IJPE : 824.00 sq ft
I : 54.00 ft
J : 15.50 ft
P : 47.75 ft
E : 17.00 ft
Working Sail Area : 822.00 sq ft

Keel Details

Keel #1
Keel Type: Fin
Ballast: 7300 lb
Displacement: 19300 sq ft
Max Draft: 6.25 ft

Keel #2
Keel Type: Wing
Ballast: 8000 lb
Displacement: 19500 sq ft
Max Draft: 4.92 ft

Manufacturer Provided Description

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 an ice box comparable in volume to a domestic refrigerator. 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 which can also house the optional anchor windlass below deck level. 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.

Equipment List

Sabre 402 Specifications - Standard Equipment Hull Construction - Single unit, balsa cored, hand-laminated fiberglass of alternate layers of mat knitted biaxial roving. - ISO NPG gelcoat. - Below waterline chopped strand glass and vinylester resin are used as a back-up for ISO NPG gelcoat. - Internal deck to hull joint. - Molded-in double boot and cove stripes. - Bulkheads, berth faces, shelves and floor stringers laminated to hull providing integral, structural strength. - Choice of step or traditional transom. Deck Construction - Single unit, hand-laminated fiberglass with balsa core for stiffness and marine mahogany plywood in lieu of balsa in high stress areas. - The deck is fastened to the hull using stainless steel thru-bolts every 6" (4" in way of genoa tracks) - 3M 5200 Polyurethane sealant in hull to deck joint. Steering System - Edson wheel steering with 40" comfort grip destroyer wheel, pedestal guard, and brake. - Ritchie SP-5 compass mounted in stainless steel binnacle. - Emergency tiller stored in cockpit locker. - Balanced rudder, molded fiberglass bonded to a carbon fiber rudder stock passing through a Tide's Marine top bearing and a lip seal bearing laminated to the hull. Cockpit - Deep storage locker to starboard. - Molded-in winch handle pockets; coamings angled for comfort. - Solid teak cup holder on pedestal. - Two cockpit scuppers to bronze seavalves. - Stove fuel storage locker in aft lazarette. - Transom boarding ladder with teak treads. Chainplates - Stainless steel, thru-bolted to chainplate bulkheads bonded to the hull. - Grounded to the keel. - Mounted well inboard for optimum sheeting angles. Auxiliary Power - Westerbeke 55A - 4 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel with 2.7-1 reduction gear. - 12-volt 90 amp alternator. - 50 gallon custom aluminum fuel tank, deck filled, shutoff valve, vented and grounded. - Racor fuel filter - water separator. - Raw water intake strainer with wrench. - Remote oil sump drain. - Engine oil drip pan. - Flexible four point engine mount system to minimize vibration and noise. - Engine compartment exhaust blower. - Engine compartment light. - Complete engine access provided by sound and heat insulated removable panels. - Tachometer, hour meter, volt, oil, and temperature gauges are recessed in cockpit face. - Fuel gauge mounted at nav station. - 1-3-8" Aquamet prop shaft passes through a glassed in log, PSS shaft seal with bronze strut and three blade sailor propeller. Keel - A modern section fin keel cast in lead with antimony added for strength. - Thru-bolted to sump with stainless steel bolts and bronze nuts. Mast - One piece aluminum, keel stepped, Hall Spar mast with triple airfoil spreaders, masthead rig with white Awlgrip finish., - Tri-sect masthead with 3 forward halyard sheaves - Internal main and genoa halyards. - Boom vang lug. - Spare halyard exits. - Pre-wired with radio cable. Boom - Aluminum, white Awlgrip finish. - Internal clew outhaul led aft. - External topping lift. - Two sets of internal jiffy reefing led aft Electrical System - Four 12-volt 110 amp group 31 deep cycle marine batteries - Sealed battery switch. - 110 V shore power system with GFI protection in galley and head. - 50' shore power cord, - Master AC-DC panels, located in the navigation area, include AC-DC volt and ammeters, marine circuit breakers, and polarity indicator, - All wiring is color coded and tinned and meets USCG standards. - Cabin courtesy lights. Deck Hardware - Inboard and outboard genoa tracks are 1-1-4" x 3-16" x 12' aluminum T-track. - Inboard tracks are recessed into the deck tooling. - Chrome cowl vents. - Stainless companionway handrail. - Outboard tracks supplied with end stops and Lewmar lead blocks - Inboard tacks supplied with end stops and two Lewmar twinsheet lead blocks. - Five part main sheet with Lewmar Ocean Racing blocks led to Harken ball bearing cabin top traveler, and aft to a Lewmar #44 CST two-speed winch. - Custom cast mast collar with provision for halyard and turning block attachment. - Two 10" 4-bolt cleats forward mid deck and aft. - Self-draining foredeck anchor locker with drain and stainless pad eye to secure end of anchor rode. - Two recessed deck scuppers. - Custom cast mid-rail chock fitted into each toerail. - Pulpit, stern rail, and stanchions custom fabricated stainless steel, thru-bolted with backing plates. - Double lifelines of vinyl coated stainless steel cable with port and starboard boarding gates with braced stanchions. - All lifeline terminals and turnbuckles are swaged stainless steel. - Solid teak handrails and toerails. - 1-3-4" high solid teak toerails. - Bowrail designed for ease of ground tackle handling. - Custom cast anchor roller. - Halyards, reefs, outhaul and vang, led aft. Winches - All winches Lewmar Ocean Series - Main sheet led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed. - Main halyard led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed. - Genoa halyard led to Lewmar #44 CST two-speed - Reefing - two lines led through a double stopper to Lewmar #44 CST two speed winch, mounted on aft cabin top. - Primaries - two Lewmar #54 CST self-tailing winches. - Two 10" chrome winch handles, one 10" chrome lock-in. Stem Head - Custom cast anchor roller with integral chocks. Standing Rigging - Headstay: wire size 3-8" - Backstay: standard rod size - 12 turnbuckle size 5-8" pin, 1-2" on split backstay - Standard Navtec Rod sizes as follows: - D1 #12 5-8" pin, V1D2 #8 1-2" pin, V1D2D3 #6 7-16" pin - V1D2D3D4 #17 5-8" pin - Spreader boots, shroud covers, and turnbuckle covers. Running Rigging - Color coded - Main halyard with headboard shackle. - Genoa halyard with snap shackle. - 7-16" Dacron braid main sheet. - 9-16" Dacron braid genoa sheets. - 5-16" traveler control lines. - 7-16" jiffy reefing lines. Accommodations - Scandvik polished SS double galley sink. - 6' 6" headroom in main and aft areas, with 6' 4" headroom in forward sections. - Forward cabin has a 6' 10" island berth - Main cabin has two 6' 5" settee berths, port berth converts to double. - Aft-cabin with 6' 10" full width double berth. - Storage in aft-cabin settee. - Ample drawers in both fore and aft cabins - Flat panel doors throughout. - Contemporary curved head bookrack in aft-cabin. - Large cedar lined hanging lockers in forward and aft cabins. - Optimized area for instrument installation, storage locker space and panel arrangement at the chart table. - Main cabin berthbacks with cabinets port and starboard. - Aft head with separate stall shower. - Forward cabin equipped with vanity sink, mirror, storage lockers, and upholstered seat. - All berths provided with thick foam cushions covered with a durable fabric, zippered for ease of removal and cleaning. - Raritan PHII head. - Lights in hanging lockers. Ventilation and Light - 8 Lewmar polished Ocean Series deck hatches with wooden screens. - 4 main cabin recessed fixed port lights of Marguard Lexan. - 2 chrome dorade vents. - 8 Stainless Steel and 2 polished aluminum opening ports with screens. - Acrylic sliding companionway hatch with fiberglass spray hood and solid teak hatch boards. - Screened hatch boards. Sabre 402 Features - Fully equipped tool kit. - Cockpit locker light. - 4 type ABC fire extinguishers. - Activated carbon water filter. - Bronze flush thru-hulls with bronze seavalves. - Hoses greater than 1" in diameter are double clamped below waterline. - Double icebox with two lids and front opening door. - Propane 4 burner stove with oven. - Hot and cold pressure water. - Varnished interior cherry finish. - Two coats of sealer only on cabin sole. - Automatic electric bilge pump. - Manual, cockpit mounted bilge pump. - Laminated trim on all counters and shelving. - Ash hull ceilings.

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