Couple quit their jobs and sailed Carpe Ventum from NYC throughout the Caribbean. As they crossed their 5,000th mile sailed, so their adventure ends. Thus, Carpe Ventum, a 1938 Sabre 38, is for sale in Miami.
Carpe Ventum has been a fantastic vessel. Fast, strong, safe and comfortable. Don’t take our word for it. Bob Perry has said that “the Sabre 38 will be a fast and weatherly coastal cruiser and IMS racer.” And while the “[t]ankage may be a little short for long passages” he “wouldn't doubt the boat's ability to make it.” This model has proven to be one of Sabre’s most popular and successful models; designed to be a racer-cruiser with a contemporary hull form with some general styling from the IOR tradition while providing spacious living.
Carpe Ventum has a centerboard version of the Sabre 38, which results in a shallow 4’ 3” draft, which opens up so much cruising ground in the Chesapeake Bay, Albemarle Sound, Florida Keys and the Bahamas. Carpe Ventum’s owners have loved, maintained and enjoyed her for years, but must move on to raising their new family.
Altre Caratteristiche, Attrezzatura ed Informazioni:
Nome della barca
Costruttore: Sabre Yachts
Designer: Roger Hewson
Bandiera della barca: United States
L.F.T. Lunghezza fuori tutto: 38 ft 0 in
Larghezza: 11 ft 6 in
Pescaggio minimo: 4 ft 3 in
Pescaggio massimo: 8 ft 0 in
Altezza al ponte superiore: 56 ft 0 in
: 15600 lbs
Potenza totale: 33 HP
Marca motore: Westerbeke
Anno di costruzione: 1983
Modello motore: 33
Tipo motore: Entrobordo-EB
Elica: Elica tripale
Tipo propulsione: Linea d'asse
Potenza Motore: 33 HP
Numero di serbatoi d'acqua dolce: 1 (90 Galloni)
Numero di serbatoi di carburante: 1 (30 Galloni)
Numero di serbatoi acque nere: 1 (30 Galloni)
Numero cabine: 1
Numero di toilet: 1
Randa semi steccata
Pompa di sentina manuale
Pompa di sentina elettrica
Presa corrente a terra
The interior of the boat is the most beautiful part of Carpe Ventum and really shows her Maine heritage. There is hardly any exposed fiberglass. It is all either oiled teak, a dropped headliner and some laminate. In Grenada over the summer, the current owners stripped the oil, cleaned the teak and reapplied quality oil. She has only looked better directly out of the factor in 1983.
- THERE IS NO PROPANE STOVE OR OVEN!
- Carpe Ventum sports a single induction stove top and an electric oven.
- The induction runs off the inverter and batteries.
- The electric oven requires the Honda 2000 to be running.
- Details can be discussed, but rest assured it has worked well.
- Also have a toaster and food vacuum sealer.
- Skillet, pressure cooker and saucepan.
- Pyrex plates and bowls. Metal forks, knives and spoons. Cups.
To starboard of the companionway is the nav station, with a large chart table, storage above and behind sliding doors, breakers, battery and system monitors, bilge switches and 12v charging. Below the nav table are drawers used for tools. Below the nav seat are two batteries and storage for the companionway washboards. Above is an LED that is switchable between red and white.
Aft of the nav station is the aft quarter berth, which has been used as the garage. There are three storage lockers under the berth that holds the other four batteries, most of the electrical connections, inverter/charger, tools and supplies.
The heart of the boat, with all the teak cabinetry, beautiful teak and holly floor, central hatch and big windows. The fact that the table folds completely out of the way is extremely nice as it really opens the space up when just lounging. The bilge is accessed through two panels in the floor here. The backs of the settees hinge up to access massive storage behind them. The port settee has an additional leaf that folds out (with a separate cushion stored in the quarter berth) to create a double berth. Under each settee is a 45-gallon water tank. After the sun goes down, six LED flood the saloon in a warm light.
Brilliantly, the head has a separate shower, so the head/sink stay fairly dry when the shower is in use. The shower drains to a sealed sump that pumps out through the head sink drain. We have been able to store enough toilet paper, shampoo, soaps, cleaning products, medicines, etc.
The living quarters. The current owners cut a queen size memory foam mattress to fit the space and have been very happy with it. Getting in and out of the v-berth is a little cramped, but that is just the trade-off of having a separate shower space and an extra hanging locker. The huge hatch above allows enough ventilation in all but the stillest nights. The shelves on either side of the berth store much of our clothing, with the rest fitting into the four drawers or two hanging lockers. Under the berth is the holding tank and additional storage (currently filled with various hoses). Two lights (one LED and one original) provide a good reading light and easy entry/exit.
Safe and comfortable describe this cockpit. Bench seats on port and starboard each sit two or room for one to stretch out on while on passage or anchor. From behind the wheel, one has a view of the entire boat. The dodger and bimini keep the sun out, but with the front dodger window folded back, keeps the airflow moving. The port locker is huge and provides access to the back of the engine. Within this locker, we store the Honda 2000 on a custom-built shelf, the spinnaker, SUP, buckets, oars and extra lines. The aft lockers store the four fenders, spare oil, boat cleaning products, life jackets, and snorkeling gear. A fresh water shower is stored in the port cubby. The table folds up to seat four for dinner and brings the number of cupholders to eight.
The deck uses textured gelcoat for the non-skid, which is in great condition. The side decks are wide and allow for easy moving forward and aft. Between the teak handrails, lifelines and shrouds, there is always a good handhold when the wind picks up. Two forward cleats, two midship cleats on the outer jib track and two stern cleats provides enough strong attachment points for dock lines. The anchor locker is deep with plenty of space for the chain and a spare anchor. Four dorados provide (a small amount of) ventilation when the boat is being stored.
- Battened mainsail. Certainly a few years left of good service left.
- Furling 105% jib. Near the end of service; Good enough for local sailing, but would replace for any long passages, especially if any upwind work.
- Hardly used asymmetric spinnaker.
- All the running rigging was replace in 2016/17 and it all remains in excellent shape. All halyards and reefing lines are 5/16” Samson MLX. This is much stronger than necessary but adds a significant safety factors against chafe as the core is blended with Dyneema. Jib sheets are 1/2” Samson Trophy Braid for hand feel. Mainsheet is 1/2” New England Regatta Braid, again, for hand feel. Furler, topping lifts, vang, outhaul, etc., use 5/16” Samson XLS.
- Primary jib winches are Lewmar 48s. Cleaned and greased regularly.
- Coach roof winches are Lewmar 40s. Cleaned and greased regularly.
- Clutches are all new (Lewmars) and hold the slick lines (the Samson MLX) without slipping. Two on the port coachroof for the clew reefing lines, two on the starboard coachroof for the main topping lift and outhaul. Main, jib and spin halyards have their own clutches on the mast. Second jib halyard (used mainly as the whisker pole topping lift) has a horn cleat on the mast.
- Mainsail sheet has a horn cleat to use when the winch is needed to reef the sail.
- Installed new jam cleats for the traveler.
- All blocks within the mainsheet and reefing systems are new roller bearing types.
- Soft boom vang / preventer for use when deeper than about 70 degrees true (traveler acts as the vang at higher points of sail). When not in use, it stores on the boom.
- Tri-Reacher whisker pole by Forespar for offwind work.
- Loos Gauge to set the tension of the standing rigging.
- Original 1983 Westerbeke 33. No hour counter was installed (Sabre seems to have begun installing them shortly after ‘83.) The engine has never failed to start and always does so with just a second of cranking. Even after winter lay up when it is still a chilly 60 degrees in the spring, hit the glow plugs for 15 second and within 30 second of cranking, she fires right up. There are no symptoms of low compression that might suggest a rebuild is around the corner. Oil does leak some from the oil pan and the rear gasket, but not into the coolant fluid nor in the exhaust.
- Raw water pump and water exhaust elbow has been replaced by a previous owner and still in good condition.
- Replaced the fresh water pump, thermostat, starter and injectors in 2016/17.
- Replaced the intake hoses, exhaust hoses and most of the engine hoses in 2016/17.
- Heat exchanger and exhaust manifold cleaned by a radiator shop.
- Installed flow alarm sensor and overhead sensor on the exhaust hose. Buzzer is at the nav station.
- Previous owner replaced the 30-gallon fuel tank and hoses; still in good condition.
- Still original alternator (50 amp), water muffler and engine mounts.
- Folding 3-blade MaxProp, 1” shaft and (new) coupler.
- Racor 500 fuel filter.
- Original remote oil filter and drain line make for easy oil changes.
Safety New 2016-7
- 500 GPH Rule pump for maintenance pumping. New, small diameter, smooth bore hose.
- 2000 GPH Rule for “issues.” Never been used in anger, but tested regularly.
- Both pumps use Ultra Safety Switches, which are bulletproof.
- Manual bilge pump from cockpit (the pump is original, but the smooth bore hose has been replaced).
- Whole system was re-wired with quality tinned wire. All crimps are done with heat shrinks and are positioned out of the bilge water.
- High water alarm on the 500 GPH Rule. Never been activated in anger, but tested regularly.
- The 500 GPH Rule has a counter, which is helpful to detect leaks.
- ARC EPIRB. Never used, but tested regularly.
- Weems and Plath SOS Light, ie, battery powered flair. Never used, but tested regularly.
B&G Zeus 2 7” chart plotter with CMAP charts of the US, Caribbean and South America. Installed in such a way that it can be rotated to face forward when on passage or removed when the boat is in storage.
Two B&G Triton's installed in the cockpit.
B&G wind sensor and speed/depth/temperature (Air-mar DST800) transducer.
B&G NAC2 autopilot computer and compass.
Jefa/Garmin Class A Linear autopilot drive. Has a built in rudder sensor.
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/DCS GX2200. Outputs AIS data to the Zeus2. Wired for
the Remote Ram Mic, (the mic is non-functional).
Antenna is from Shakespeare. Coax is of high quality and runs direct from the radio to
the antenna with no splices.
B&G wireless module (hardly used, but will be required if radar is installed).
Nikon 7x50 Global Compass binoculars.
Electrical Systems New 2016-7
Six 6-volt batteries from Costco/Battery Plus.
Two 220 watt flexible solar panels, two 100 watt standard solar panels.
Each pair of panels has their own Victron MPPT controller.
Victron 2000 watt inverter / 80 amp charger combo. The inverter is used via a pigtail straight from the unit, rather than through the breaker panel.
MarineBeam navigation lights (bow, stern, steaming, foredeck and anchor). Extremely bright!
All but two lightly used interior lights have been replaced with LEDs from MarineBeam.
Caframo fans in the saloon/galley and v-berth.
Except for the interior lights, everything thing mentioned above has been re-wired with quality tinned wires and crimps.
Fridge/Freezer New 2017
- Current owners completely ripped out the original ice box insulation to the haul. Built up 6” to 8” of insulation all around the fridge and freezer. About a 1 cubic foot freezer is enough for 15 pounds of meat and ice cubes. Fridge is 3 cubic feet and enough room for a vegetables, dairy, meats and left overs for two weeks.
- Danfoss 50 compressor with large evaporator plate.
- Stainless Lobster (a brand) thermostat and controller.
- Spiller over thermostat and fan.
- Even in the hottest days, we only use 35 to 40 amp hours each day.
- Stainless Lobster allows for a boost mode to utilize excess power from solar or to quickly chill after a large provisioning run (or to make lots of ice cubes).
Anchoring and Docking System New 2016
- 35 pound Mantus has never dragged once it has been set at 2000 RPM
- 90’ of 5/16 G4 chain and 300’ of 5/8” 8-braid rode. Chain has only light surface rust and has a few more years of good life left. Rode, likewise, has years of service left.
- THERE IS NO WINDLASS! Current owners haven’t ever felt the need to have one. They just use the motor to get on top of the anchor then left the boat work the hook out. Sometime takes patience, but has never failed. The wife even has fun doing it when the winds are less than 10 knots and less than 15’ of depth.
- That said, the owners have thought long and hard about how to install a windlass and have some ideas. There are plenty of other Sabre 38s to copy. This point shouldn’t stop anyone from buying this boat.
- Backup Danfort type anchor and 300’ of rode.
- Four large finders and enough lines for docking/mooring.
Fresh Water System
- Replaced every freshwater hose with PEX tubing and quick-to-connect fittings in 2016/17.
- Tanks (two 45 gallon plastic tanks) have been scrubbed clean with new strainers. Fill hoses replaced as well.
- Fresh water pump is still going strong.
- Ceramic filter installed on the galley faucet to provide very clean drinking water no matter the source.
Head amd Sanitation System new 2015-6
- New Raritan PHII manual head.Intake hose replaced with heavy duty stuff.
- Black water hose to y-valve, to tank and overboard have been replaced with non-permeable Trident 102. This stuff will not fail like that crappy white stuff.
- Vent hose enlarged to 1” to promote aerobic activity.
- 30 gallon plastic holding tank.
- Note that the only way to empty the holding tank is a shore pump out.
- New canvas is in order as the bimini had to be cut off to prep for a hurricane. Dodger and sale over still are functioning, so the concern isn’t immediate.
- Replaced the windows on the dodger in 2017, which are still in great, clear condition.
- The cockpit cushions are a white vinyl and foam. Current owners recently replaced the foam on the cheap, but because the vinyl is on its last legs, a complete replacement will be warranted soon. A great DIY project!
- Bug screens for all the hatches and companionway.
Other Items of Note
- Honda 2000, purchased new before we left, so has years and years of service left.
- There are eight seacocks on the boat (engine intake, galley intake, galley drain, head intake, head overboard, head sink drain, two scupper drains). All but the head intake are Spartan cone seacocks (the head intake is a ball valve, I assuming that replaced the original Spartan). All but the galley intake are original. Every year
- all the Spartan seacocks have been taken apart, lapped and greased.
- Two Sport-a-Seats, with Carpe Ventum stitched in. The canvas is dirty, so a new owner might want to order replacements.
- Mantus dinghy anchor (gotta match!) and chain. Chain should be replaced with stainless steel.
- Penn fishing rod and Penn lever drag reel, including tackle box. Additional hand line as well. Has catch many mahi-mahi and tuna for us. Even hauled in a large sailfish.
- Spotlight and two headlamps.
- SSB radio to listen to Chris Parker’s weather. This is a listening only radio.
- Many sailing related books.
- Emergency tiller.
- Boat was barrier coated by previous owner. I re-did this barrier coat on the keel and raised the water line.
- Two gallons of paint (about three coats) applied in Grenada, will get at least another year before another coat is required.
- Tools and spares! Too many to list in full, but includes a Makita Multitool, crimper (one for 10g-20g wires and one for battery cables), wire stripper, heat gun, multimeter, amp meter, Sailrite Snap Tool and a host of hand tools. But nearly every tool used to perform every project on the boat is still aboard (apart from the polisher). Spares for many of the required systems (lots of impellers, oil filters, spark plugs), along with products to maintain everything.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.
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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