BLUE HERON | Sabre 34 Hardtop EXP | 34ft

Newport, RI, US


BLUE HERON | Sabre 34 Hardtop EXP | 34ft


Newport, RI, US


BLUE HERON is an excellent example of the highly regarded Sabre 34 engineered and built in Maine to the highest level of quality. This handsome design is just the right size to excel as both a dayboat and pocket cruiser, thanks to multiple seating areas, a fully equipped galley up, a spacious couple’s suite, and a separate shower stall. She is also well equipped with upgraded direct drive twin Volvo D6 370hp diesels for 24 knot cruise and 30 knot max speed, plus bow thruster, generator, dual zone air conditioning and many desirable factory options noted herein. 

Recent upgrades include all new electronics, Awlgrip Flag Blue topsides paint, 1000-hour engine cooling service, and “as new” upholstery in helm deck and cockpit. Further upgrades in 2023 include new helm deck canvas, Victron inverter/charger and new upgraded house batteries.   


  • Length: 34ft
  • Builder: Sabre
  • Beam: 13' 3"
  • Draft: 3' 0"
  • Year: 2008
  • Displacement: 19000.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (2) Volvo, 370 hp


  • Builder: Sabre
  • Designer: Sabre


  • Length Overall: 34.50 ft
  • Max Draft: 3' 0"
  • Displacement: 19000.00 lb Full Load
  • Beam Measure: 13' 3"


  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Engine Model: D6
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1208
  • Engine Power: 370 hp

  • Engine Brand: Volvo
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Engine Model: D6
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 1208
  • Engine Power: 370 hp


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (60 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (250 Gallons)


The interior below is finished with all cherry satin finished joiner work including solid trim and hull ceilings, paneled cabin door, louvered cabinet doors and solid drawer fronts. Cabin soles are varnished teak and holly, and headliners are soft fabric panels. The layout is well thought out, featuring a large convertible L-settee to starboard with varnished cherry coffee table, Ultraleather upholstery and storage beneath. There are lockers and a shelf outboard, and on the aft bulkhead a double louvered cabinet door conceals the main switch panel and other controls. An opening port, deck hatch and the main companionway provide excellent light and ventilation. 

Forward and separated by partial bulkheads and a curtain is the master stateroom with centerline queen berth designed relatively low for easy access with storage below including four drawers. Outboard each side are lockers and an open shelf with removable fiddle. Starboard aft is a large cedar lined hanging locker with outboard shelf, while port aft is a Samsung 23” LCD TV mounted on swivel bracket and concealed DVD player. Below is a Dometic AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer to supplement the unit on helm deck. Two opening ports and an overhead hatch provide natural light and ventilation. 

Aft and to port is the large head with a separate stall shower that is quite rare for a boat of this size.  Details include: 

  • Corian counter top with flush stainless sink and soap dispenser 
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush electric head  
  • Cherry framed mirror over sink  
  • Separate shower stall w/circular clear door, upgraded teak grate and teak seat outboard 
  • Automatic shower drain with sump  
  • Great light and ventilation with 12v extraction fan, large stainless opening port and overhead hatch 
  • Storage lockers outboard and below 


A key design feature of the Sabre 34 is her elevated helm deck that offers clear sight lines from the Stidd helm chair and the elevated L-settee to port with great 360 deg views for guests. A convertible back rest at the forward end of the settee provides a comfortable forward-facing passenger seat with a chart table in frontThere is a varnished cherry table with inlaid holly border and compass rose, and generous storage below the L-settee. 

The thoughtfully designed helm station to starboard features an adjustable Stidd helm seatteak rimmed stainless wheel w/ tilt and hinged helm instrument podAdditional features include: 

  • Flush mounted twin chart plotters, autopilot and VHF 
  • Volvo digital engine gauges and fuel gauge 
  • Bow thruster and Lectrotab trim tab controls 
  • Rocker switches for lights, horn, windshield wipers/washers and bilge pumps 
  • ACR spotlight control 
  • Windlass Remote 
  • Controls for helm deck air conditioning 

A fully functional up galley is located to starboard aft of the helm seat.

Details include: 

  • Corian countertop with stainless steel sink and removable cover
  • Two burner electric cooktop with lift-up cover
  • Microwave oven
  • Dometic AC/DC refrigerator/freezer under port settee opposite galley
  • Multiple drawers and locker storage

The entire helm deck is nicely finished with teak decking, varnished cherry trim, Ultrleather cushions with high backrests, fabric overhead panels, overhead grab rail, (3) stainless handrails at companionway, and stainless drink holders port and starboard. Great ventilation with sliding side windows, electric front-opening center windshield and two overhead sliding hatches with blinds and screens. The rear zip enclosures are new 9/23 and include roll-up entry door and large window, and there are privacy curtains to enclose the entire aft section of the helm deck.


  • All new components installed in 2022 at a cost of $30k 
  • (2) Garmin GPS Map 8612 and 8612xsv 12” plotters 
  • Garmin GMR Fantom 24 mile HD radar  
  • Garmin Reactor 40 Autopilot  
  • Sitex MDA5 Class B AlS  
  • Icom M510 Plus AIS VHF with command mic at helm 
  • ACR spotlight with remote control 
  • Radar mast on hardtop 
  • Fusion stereo system with remote at helm and six speakers in main cabin, helm deck and cockpit 
  • Samsung 23” LCD TV and DVD player 


  • 12 volt DC/120 volt AC electrical system with galvanic isolator and monitoring system 
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel  
  • (2) AGM house batteries – 400 A-H total (new 9/23) 
  • (3) Group 31 engine start batteries 
  • (1) Group 24 generator start battery 
  • Victron Multiplus II-3,000 watt inverter/charger with digital multi control panel (all new 9/23) 
  • Kohler 6.5 kW generator (208 hours as of 9/23) 
  • (2) 30 Amp/110 volt shore power inlets and (2) 50 ft. cords  
  • Battery management panel located in companionway stairs - emergency crossover switch, ship’s power and starting battery switches 
  • 110 volt outlets in forward and main cabins, head and helm deck  
  • (3) 12 volt outlets at helm deck each side and lower salon 
  • Frigast Danish cabin reading lights 
  • Cantalupi overhead lights below and on helm deck with dimmers 
  • Cockpit overhead lights under hardtop overhang 
  • Courtesy lights 


  • Twin Volvo D6 370hp diesel engines (1,208 hours 9/23)
  • Stainless steel 1 3/4" shafts with four blade NIBRAL propellers, PSS drip-less shaft seals, manganese bronze struts and seawater cooled 6" side exhaust
  • Groco bronze raw water intake strainers
  • Engine room blower and stainless air intake grill vents on deck
  • Engine room access is excellent with large center opening hatch and step ladder
  • Engine room finished with teak sole grates and white Mylar-faced sound insulation
  • Racor fuel filters
  • Engine room blower
  • Reverso oil changing system
  • New belts 2023
  • SidePower bow thruster
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering with twin bronze rudders
  • Lectrotab stainless steel trim tabs
  • 250 gal fuel tank with fuel gauge at helm
  • 60 gal fresh water tank
  • 11 gal. hot water heater with 110 volt and engine heating options
  • Pressurized hot and cold water
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Fresh water washdown in anchor locker and cockpit
  • Shore water inlet in cockpit
  • Salt water washdown forward
  • Holding Tank: 30 gal with level gauge, deck pump-out, and macerator pump for direct discharge via thru-hull
  • (3) Automatic 12 volt electric bilge pumps
  • MarineAir reverse cycle air conditioning – two zones for helm deck and interior, 30k BTU total


The Sabre 34 features a modified "V" planing hull design with shallow prop pockets, 23 degree deadrise amidships and 16 degree aft. The molded composite hull is built utilizing knitted biaxial e-glass with vacuum bagged foam core in hull bottom and topsides. There is a foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system and PVC rub rails with stainless striker plates. Topsides are Awlgrip Flag Blue with gold cove, double white boot stripes, and red bottom. 

The molded composite deck features knitted biaxial structural e-glass reinforcements with balsa coring and Nida-Core used in areas above engine room. Sabre white NPG gelcoat with beige contrasting non-skid. 


  • Lots of seating with optional fold-down transom settee and aft facing settee to port- both with dark blue Sunbrella cushions and backrests 
  • Cockpit table in natural teak with removable pedestal 
  • Molded locker starboard side forward with built-in icemaker and stainless fiddles on top  
  • Side boarding steps each side 
  • (3) Lazarette deck hatches w/gas struts  
  • Swinging transom door with latch system 
  • Swim platform with optional teak insert and undermounted telescoping swim ladder 
  • (4) Burnewiin Rod holders 
  • (4) Burnewiin Sockets for removable fender cleats and outriggers 
  • Stainless cupholders each side 
  • Shower recessed in next to transom door 


  • Composite bow platform with stainless anchor roller  
  • LewmarV3 chain/rope anchor windlass 
  • 44 lb. Delta stainless anchor with rode and chain 
  • Fortress secondary anchor with rode and chain 
  • Large split forepeak with two compartments 
  • Full length 1- ¼” stainless steel double bow rails extending aft to cockpit 
  • (6) 12" Stainless steel cleats at bow, midship and stern quarter 
  • Custom cast stainless bow and midship chocks 
  • Stainless hawse pipes in cockpit through hull sides and transom 
  • Varnished teak toe rails and eyebrows  
  • Varnished teak ensign pole 
  • (3) Lewmar low profile opening hatches with screens and blinds 
  • (4) stainless steel opening ports with screens and shades 
  • Custom cast stainless steel "Sabre" medallion 


  • Canvas cover for cockpit seat 
  • Nautley Marine dinghy davits  
  • Built in tool kit under forward berth 
  • (4) Fenders with covers 
  • Dock lines 
  • Boat hook 
  • Misc spares 


  • Fireboy automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override for engine room (certified 2023) 
  • (3) Portable fire extinguishers  
  • (3) High water bilge alarms 
  • 12 volt horn 
  • Carbon monoxide detectors in forward and main cabin  
  • (4) PFD’s 
  • Life ring 
  • Flares 
  • First aid kit 
  • Handrails throughout including top of hardtop, underside hardtop in helm deck, companionwayswim platform, side deck boarding from cockpit, and cockpit to bridge deck steps 


Owner’s personal effects are excluded from the sale. 

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.



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