Jim Taylor Yacht Design and the Sabre Design Team have collaborated on five award winning designs over the past 15 years and, for 2007, are proud to introduce the Sabre Spirit daysailor with classic good looks and spirited performance. For 35 years, Sabre Yachts has built sailing yachts with a performance pedigree, all built for people who love sailing and who treasure the exhilarating feeling that a great sailboat design can offer her crew. But just as some owners allow the time for long range cruising, there are those whose schedules require a different sailing lifestyle.
And so Sabre again turned to Jim Taylor to design a daysailor with the style and elegance of sailing yachts of a bygone era, and added to the design mandate blending the performance of a youthful sport boat with “grown-up” ease of handling available with today’s modern sailing hardware. To merely use a number to describe such a boat seemed inadequate, and so the name “Spirit” was chosen to better describe the very essence of this yacht.
The overhangs of the Spirit’s hull convey a traditional elegance, while her nominally narrow beam allows her to sail beautifully and responsively. As is typical of all Sabre yachts, deck hardware and fittings are of the highest standards. Her carbon spar, chosen for added performance and increased stability, is provided by Hall Spars, a 20 year supplier. Below deck, a standard sail drive engine reduces vibration and increases propulsion efficiency. Keels and rudder, designed by Jim Taylor Yacht Design, offer the latest in technology and performance. Few sailing yachts will sail better than the Sabre Spirit.
The Spirit’s deck is stylish and uncluttered. Her simple sailing rig consists of an easily managed self-tacking jib and a conventional mainsail to ensure optimum performance. Her furling jib is attached on to a below-deck furler, so that only the sail is visible above the deck line, and her mainsheet is led from an aft deck traveler to the helm, allowing short or single handed sailing with little effort. Custom toe rails, stem head fitting, mooring chocks and cleats all add to the graceful beauty of her lines. Her cockpit is long and hospitable and offers comfortable seating for her owners and guests.
Below there is a simple yet elegant layout built with the Maine craftsmanship and quality for which Sabre Yachts is so well known, such as dovetailed drawer boxes, inlaid steps and tables, and laminated trims. A fully functional galley is found to port of the companionway and to starboard is an enclosed head. Her navigational/chart table is forward and to port at the forward end of the salon. Her salon offers twin port and starboard settees which surround an inlaid centerline drop leaf table. A traditional teak and holly sole adds warmth to this elegant cabin. And at the forward bulkhead a ring frame surrounds the opening to the forward cabin sleeping accommodation.
There is no mistaking this yacht’s heritage or pedigree. She is a Sabre throughout, a fast and extremely elegant day sailor which will bring back the excitement and exhilaration which we all felt when we first tried the beautiful pastime of sailing.