1989 Sabre 42

A two owner 1989 Sabre 42, Orion has been under the care of a knowledgable yachtsman and has always been yard maintained. In addition to her usual annual services, Orion’s key systems have been continually upgraded and the owner has spared no expense, maintaining her in Bristol fashion. She is a wonderful opportunity not to be missed.

Advanced Sailing and Comfort

The Elan design team continues to evolve in concert with its customers’ desires. Modern deck and cabin designs create stunning spaces in the Impression 40.1 that work exceptionally well for two, with plenty of room to sleep six in separate cabins.


Elan Yachts offers a superb sailing experience with stylish, spacious, and fast sailing yachts. A new generation of cruising sailaboats offering a perfect balance between performance and comfort.

Cruising Yacht Collection

Twin wheels, a luxury on a 40-footer make common sense by providing easy access for and aft, a helm station that allows the driver to focus with better vision forward for sails and surroundings from both the windward and leeward sides.

The L-shaped keel keeps ballast as low as possible for better performance on all fronts. The Impression 40.1’s keel fin merges with the keel bulb at its forward end making for more stability and exceptional upwind ability.

Normally found on semi-custom builds recessed deck hatches make for easier movement around the deck. The optional recessed windlass is certainly simplicity itself.

Choices abound, from one of four interior layouts to multiple additional options to make within each layout. The Impression 40.1 provides for the flexibility owners crave.


Large cabin windows and hull ports allow the deck saloon design to shine from the inside out. Those lounging in exceptional comfort down below are able to see what’s around them, maintaining connection with what’s happening outside. Those same windows and ports light up the interior spaces with the natural glow of sunshine absorbed into the deep color of iroko wood furniture. Great flexibility is afforded to owners in designing the interior spaces, including the number and style of cabins.


With four layouts to choose from, the Impression 40.1 provides the flexibility necessary to make the boat your own. The two cabin, one head option provides for the most storage with a massive quarter cabin for your stuff, like bicycles, inflatable dinghy, fenders, extra line, and more.

Two Cabin Layout w/ 1 Head

Two Cabin Layout w/ 2 Head

Three Cabin Layout w/ 1 Head

Three Cabin Layout w/ 2 Head

Two Cabin Layout w/ 1 Head

Two Cabin Layout w/ 2 Heads

Three Cabin Layout w/ 1 Head

Three Cabin Layout w/ 2 Heads

Technical Specs

Length Overall 39 ft 4 in

Hull Length 37 ft 8 in

Length at Waterline 32 ft 1 in

Beam 12 ft 10 in

Draft Minimum 4 ft 11 in

Bridge Clearance 57 ft 9 in

Displacement 18,400 lbs

Ballast 5,500 lbs

Mainsail 407’9″ sq ft

Furling 340’1″ sq ft

Genoa 410’1″ sq ft

Gennaker 1054’8″ sq ft

I 45’10” ft

J 12’9″ ft

P 42’8″ ft

E 15’11” ft

Engine Standard
29 HP Volvo

Engine Options
50HP Volvo
29HP Yanmar

Fuel Capacity 38 US Gallons

Water Capacity
63 US Gallons (Standard)
137 US Gallons (Optional)

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