Sabre MK-II Express “Cricket”

"Cricket", the Sabreline 36' Express MKII, is an exceptional yacht uniquely suited to the Pure Michigan lifestyle offering the ideal venue for hours of fun and relaxation while exploring the treasures of Lake Michigan.

The deck of the Sabreline 36' Express MKII was made for relaxation and enjoyment on the water. Wide side decks allow the transition from cockpit to fore deck in complete safety and security. Her flag blue hull is complemented by her contrasting beige non-skid decks. Cricket is powered by two reliable Yanmar diesels with a bow thruster for ease of docking.

Below deck the Sabreline 36' Express MKII is built in a traditional style using American Cherry with a hand rubbed varnish reminiscent of the yachts of bygone days, yet fresh, modern and efficient. Her teak and holly cabin sole, matching wood grains, louvered locker doors all blend beautifully in this warm and mellow environment – an example of the superb craftsmanship for which downeast Sabre is so well known. Ther perfect layout for two couples with a converting salon table and a private V-berth.

Her galley comes equipped with a stove top and microwave oven, an under counter fridge freezer, stainless steel sink and single lever faucet, Corian counter tops, making a very pleasant space in which to prepare meals along the way. Opposite the galley is a comfortable U-shaped settee with ultrasuede upholstrey, a space to enjoy a fine meal or to relax while resting at anchor. The master stateroom is forward with a v-berth and generous storage in the many drawers and lockers. A cedar lined hanging locker is yet one more detail that defines the quality of this yacht.

Forward and to port is the large head with hot & cold shower and Vacu Flush head. Access to this space is from either the main salon or the forward stateroom.

Amenities include air conditioning/reverse heat, Westerbeke generator, AM/FM/CD radio, outside hot & cold transom shower, shore water inlet, swim platform, exterior courtesy lights and a full complement of navigational electronics.

"Cricket" is a beautiful, classic Sabre 36 Express.  Extremely well appointed interior with a v-berth and converting salon table makes this a perfect boat for two couples to take a Northern Michigan adventure or the small family to get the kids unplugged and out on the water.  Generator with heat and air conditioning and full enclosure for the cockpit means that this yacht will be quiet and comfortable at anchor in the early and late season too.Twin diesel engines and bow thruster extend the range of "Cricket" and allow for easy handling when in a tight marina.

Year, Make & Model 2002 Sabre Express MK-II
Documentation 1128874
LOA 36
Beam 12' 6"
Draft 3' 4"
Displacement 18500 lb.
Engine 370 HP Twin Yanmar 6LYZA Diesels
Max RPM 2500
Max Cruising Speed 20 knots
Fuel Capacity 300 gallons
Fuel Consumption 15 gal/hr @ 2200 RPM (16 knots)
Bow thruster yes
Genset Fuel Consumption 1/2 - 1 gallon per hour
Speed and Depth yes
Wind Speed / Direction yes
GPS chart plotter yes - helm mounted
Autopilot yes
Radar yes
Bow thruster yes
TV no
DVD no
CD no
MP3 / IPod Auxiliary Jack no
Satellite Radio no
Satellite Weather no
Inverter no
Maximum Sleeping Capacity 4
Converting Salon Table Yes
Bedding & Linens Optional
Air Conditioner / Heater yes.
Galley & Head
12 volt Fridge or Icebox? Fridge/Freezer
Stove Fuel electric
Oven no
Microwave yes
Heads / Showers 1 head, 2 showers (including transom shower)
Heads - manual pump or electric vacu flush
Waste Holding
Holding Tank Capacity 22 gallons
Freshwater System
Fresh Water Capacity 51 gallons
Number of Freshwater tanks 1
Deck & Gear
Windlass yes
Bimini yes
Dodger yes

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Additional Options

Each yacht in our fleet is equipped with the below items (optional items are listed separately)

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  • Choose your yacht and the dates you’d like to charter.
  • Call the Great Lakes Sailing office to check availability and confirm pricing.
  • A deposit will confirm your yacht and the dates of your choice.
  • You can pay the deposit with a credit card or we can simply hold the card number for 7 days to allow you to mail a check.
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  • The balance is due 30 days prior to your charter start date

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