MOONDANCE | Sabre 452 | 45ft

Harpswell, ME, US


MOONDANCE | Sabre 452 | 45ft


Harpswell, ME, US


After enjoying her since new, the original owner of MOONDANCE is ready to pass the boat along to her next owner. Proudly maintained to a high standard and updated in all the right places, MOONDANCE is a rarity on the brokerage market with her head-turning condition and extensive equipment list. Currently decommissioned and stored in a heated building, MOONDANCE is easy to inspect.

If you are in the market for a hand built, well equipped performance cruising yacht, this Sabre 452 will not disappoint. 

Will be fully commissioned and ready to sail away by June 1st. Seasonal mooring available for new or current Great Island customers. 


  • Length: 45ft
  • Beam: 14' 0"
  • Draft: 6' 9"
  • Year: 2004
  • Displacement: 26500.00 lbs
  • Hull: Fiberglass
  • Engine: (1) Yanmar, hp


  • Keel: Fin Keel


  • Length Overall: 45.17 ft
  • Length Waterline: 38.33 ft
  • Max Draft: 6' 9"
  • Displacement: 26500.00 lb
  • Ballast Weight Measure: 10200.00 lb
  • Beam Measure: 14' 0"


  • Engine Brand: Yanmar
  • Engine Model: 4JH3-TBE
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2962


  • Fresh Water Tanks: 3 (64 Gallons)
  • Fuel Tanks: 1 (100 Gallons)


After enjoying her since new, the original owner of MOONDANCE  is ready to pass the boat along to her next owner . Proudly maintained to a high standard and updated in all the right places, MOONDANCE is a rarity on the brokerage market with her head-turning condition and extensive equipment list. Currently decommissioned and stored in a heated building, MOONDANCE is easy to inspect. 

If you are in the market for a hand built, well equipped performance cruising yacht, this Sabre 452 will not disappoint. 

Will be fully commissioned and ready to sail away by June 1st. Seasonal mooring available for new or current Great Island customers.


Original owner, near perfect Sabre 452

Nicely equipped with Harken electric headsail furling, Leisure Furl boom furling, generator, watermaker, bow thruster, dinghy davits and electric winches

Maintained by Great Island Boatyard, one of New England’s finest boatyards

  • Heated indoor storage 
  • Longer than standard owner’s cabin 
  • North 3DL sails 
  • All sail controls led aft 
  • Electronics updated 2019 
  • Extra fuel capacity 
  • Solar panel 



  • Resin infused Airex closed cell PVC foam cored, fiberglass of alternate layers of mat knitted biaxial roving
  • Internal hull to deck joint
  • Bulkheads, berth faces, shelves and floor stringers laminated to hull providing integral structural strength
  • Stainless steel chainplates thru-bolted to bulkheads bonded to the hull
  • Teak laid step transom with folding swim ladder
  • All exterior teak stripped to wood and re-varnished 2022 (Two additional coats winter ’23-’24)
  • Teak rubrail with SS rub guard


  • White gelcoat


  • Deep storage locker to port
  • (2) Lazarette lockers
  • Cockpit locker to starboard with Lewmar hatch to aft cabin
  • Winch handle pockets in coamings
  • Solid teak cup holder on pedestal
  • (2) Cockpit scuppers to sea valves
  • Stove fuel storage locker in port side deck
  • Teak laid step transom with folding swim ladder with teak treads
  • Teak folding cockpit table
  • Magma rail mounted grill


  • Single unit, vacuum bagged with Airex core for and HD core in high stress areas
  • Deck bonded to hull using stainless steel thru-bolts every 8′′ (4” in way of the genoa tracks), with aircraft style locknuts
  • Polyurethane sealant used in the hull/deck joint


  • Non-skid color beige


  • Two-stateroom layout with Owner suite forward
  • 6'6" headroom in main and aft cabins, 6'4" in forward cabin
  • Varnished American red cherry interior
  • Varnished teak and holly cabin sole
  • UltraSuede upholstery in all cabins. Salon “Lichen”; fwd and aft cabins “Patina”
  • Corian counters in galley color “Prairie”
  • LED lighting
  • Red courtesy lights


LAYOUT (from forward):

Larger-than-standard Owner’s cabin forward with V-berth, overhead hatch, dressing seat, two large cedar-lined hanging lockers and port and starboard bureaus with locker storage above. The en-suite head is aft with separate shower stall, Corian countertops, louvered locker storage and Vacu-flush toilet.

The main salon is spacious with U-shaped settee and dining table to port and a wider-than-standard settee to starboard. Upholstery is “Lichen” UltraSuede. Storage below and behind seating as well as in lockers. Wine cabinet. Excellent use of natural light via overhead hatch, opening ports, coach roof portlights and cherry-trimmed white headliner. Custom SABRE tool drawer.

Aft to port is the L-shaped galley with large refrigeration capacity and locker storage.

To starboard is a forward-facing navigation station with opening chart table and three drawers.

Aft of the nav station to starboard is a double-berth guest cabin. The aft head has a private door into the aft cabin as well as a door to the salon.

Hella cabin fans, ventilation and ample lighting throughout.


  • Corian counter tops with twin stainless steel sinks 
  • Force10 3-burner propane stove with oven 
  • Microwave oven  
  • Sea Frost fridge & freezer with top-opening lids and front door, shore assist or engine driven 
  • Drawer and locker storage 
  • Trash bin under sink 
  • Salt and fresh water foot pumps at sink 


  • Rocna anchor on bow roller, with chain  
  • Additional chain/rope anchor rode w/separate roller in anchor locker 
  • Fortress FX 55 anchor and 45 lb CQR 
  • Lewmar electric windlass with deck switches, remote and counter 
  • Deck hatches and ports w/interior trim and insect screens 
  • (2)Stainless steel dorade cowl vents w/stainless steel guards 
  • Custom stainless steel companionway handrail 
  • Custom stainless steel anchor roller with integrated chocks 
  • Custom stainless steel mast collar 
  • 12" docking cleats fwd, amidships and aft 
  • Custom stainless chocks integrated into toe rail 
  • Stainless steel granny bars at mast 
  • Teak on transom steps 
  • (2) Wichard folding padeyes for harness attachment in cockpit 
  • 30" Heavy duty stainless steel stanchions 
  • Double lifelines 
  • 1.25" and 1" tubing on bow and stern pulpits 
  • 3" Varnished teak toe rails 
  • Custom stainless steel opening ports in main and fwd cabins 
  • Positive locking mechanism for companionway drop boards 
  • Stainless steel dinghy davits 
  • Outboard crane 
  • Teak laid combing in cockpit Additional screened companionway drop boards 


  • Canvas color “Light Tan” 
  • Dodger w/elk hide grabrail  
  • Bimini (with connector to dodger) 
  • Wheel/pedestal cover 
  • Cockpit cushions 


North Sails 

  • North 3DL In-boom furling main  
  • North 3DL 135  
  • 105 Dacron 2023 
  • 95  
  • Storm trysail & staysail 
  • Asymmetric and full spinnaker 


  • Tapered Hall Spars aluminum triple-spreader mast 
  • Leisure Furl Boom furler 
  • Hall QuikVang 
  • Spinnaker pole 
  • Spinnaker pole track on mast  
  • Removable inner forestay   
  • Running backstays 
  • Stainless steel rod headstay 
  • Storm trysail track on mast 
  • Flag halyard to masthead
  • Burgee halyard to spreader  
  • Flagpole on stern rail 
  • MPS spinnaker halyard led aft to stopper 
  • Second genoa halyard led aft to stopper 
  • Main halyard 
  • Genoa halyard 
  • Navtec rod rigging 
  • Split backstay with Navtec hydraulic adjuster 
  • Harken adjustable inboard genoa car tracks 
  • Lewmar outboard genoa car tracks 
  • Lewmar 64 electric primary winches 
  • (2) Lewmar50 electric main halyard winches port and starboard on cabin top 
  • Harken Big Boat mainsheet traveler 
  • Spinnaker and second set of genoa sheets 
  • Jibe preventer lines rigged to boom 


  • Yanmar 4JH3-TBE 75hp diesel engine approx. 2962hrs 
  • Dual Racor fuel filter water separators 
  • Line-cutting spurs on prop shaft 
  • Maxprop 3-blade feathering propeller 
  • PSS dripless shaft seal 
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning/heat (16K BTU) 
  • Panda mini 8 generator with 387 hours 
  • Side power SP75T bow thruster 
  • Spectra watermaker 


  • Tank Watch 4 system for both holding tanks with macerator pumps 
  • Water tanks level gauge 
  • Sea Land Vac-U-Flush heads in both head compartments  
  • Shore-water inlet to pressure water system 
  • Hot and cold cockpit shower 
  • Saltwater wash down in anchor locker 
  • Freshwater wash down on foredeck 
  • Oversized automatic electric bilge pump 
  • Manual cockpit mounted bilge pump 
  • Tank watch system for holding tanks 
  • Floscan fuel monitoring system in cockpit 
  • Fuel: 100 US Gallons main tank 
  • Fuel: 25 US Gallon reserve tank 
  • Water: 192 US Gallons in three tanks 
  • Holding: 45 US Gallons total for two tanks 
  • Macerators in both heads; legal offshore Y-valve direct discharge in forward head 


  • (2) 4D Lifeline AGM house batteries 
  • (1) Group 31 engine start battery 
  • Solar panelover dinghy davits 
  • Recessed overhead lighting with dimmer switch 
  • Red courtesy lights for night running 
  • Hella cabin fans 
  • Victron battery monitor 
  • Heart Freedom 25 2500 watt inverter/charger 
  • 12 volt Balmar 100 amp alternator for house batteries 
  • 12 volt80 amp alternator for engine start battery 
  • Twin 30A 110 volt shore power inlets with 50 foot cords 
  • 12 volt DC outlet w/breaker at chart table 


  • (2) Raymarine AXIOM GPS/radar plotters:(1) at helm and (1)nav statiow/ WiFi access on tablet device for RayRemote or RayView access 
  • AIS and Sirius Wcapable 
  • Raymarine i70 sailing instruments 
  • Raymarine ST7001+ autopilot w/control at helm 
  • IcomVHF radio at nav station 
  • RAM full functionIcom VHF mic at helm 
  • VHF interfaced with GPS for Mayday function 
  • Icom 802 SSB Radio at Nav w/ AT140 Antenna Tuner 
  • Foghorn and hailer speaker wired to VHF 
  • C.A.R.D installed at nav station 
  • Ritchie 6" compass in pedestal 
  • Navigation lights 
  • Tri-color masthead light 
  • Steaming and foredeck lights 
  • Uber cell signal booster 
  • CD/AM/FM Radio w/ speakers 


  • Life jackets
  • Fire extinguishers 
  • Engine room automatic fire extinguisher with engine shutdown 
  • Rule 110v 1800 gph portable bilge pump 
  • Sea anchor  
  • Drogue 
  • Emergency rudder (attaches to transom) 
  • Emergency tiller 
  • Edson hand operated emergency bilge pump 
  • MOM 9 Man overboard module 
  • Lifesling w/ bag and hoisting tackle 
  • Winslow Ocean Rescue 8 liferaft (deck mounted) 
  • EPIRB and locator beacon 


  • Fenders 
  • Lines 
  • Edson motor mount 
  • Outboard crane 
  • AB 10VL Dinghy with 9.9hp Yamaha outboard (2022) 
  • Extensive spare parts inventory for cruising maintenance tasks 
  • Most original equipment manuals Magma rail-mounted grill 


All personal belongings and all other items not expressly listed in the above inventory 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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