Three things about the 36 immediately stand out. Firstly, there's the significant extra privacy provided by having the two sleeping cabins at opposite ends of the boat.
Three things about the 36 immediately stand out. Firstly, there’s the significant extra privacy provided by having the two sleeping cabins at opposite ends of the boat. And the views from the saloon are very clearly an advantage that trawler yachts have over other breeds of powerboat, and something that enhances safety as well as appreciation of the scenery. Finally, every aspect of the deck’s operation is good: effortless boarding, safety and security, and ease and Speed of movement around the boat.
Bentley Collins, top dog at Sabre, is refreshingly receptiveness to constructive comment. He has two developments under way already:- fuel tank sumps and drip-free sternglands. And I’d be surprised if improvements to seat comfort and layout – my only two major criticisms – have not been considered by now. Perhaps this receptiveness explains why the Sabreline 36 is an excellent example of its type. Major plus points include the well-behaved handling, the high-volume engineroom, and the amazingly heavy construction. But there’s also a string of smaller details designed to make life easier on board: the easy access drawers under the seats and berths for instance, and the labelling on all the plumbing.
It’s difficult to fault the 36. If you have around £200,000 inc VAT to spend, the Sabreline 36 provides an untroubled route to boating bliss the trawler way.
LOA 40ft 4in 12.29m
Hull Length 36ft 0in 10.97m
Beam 12ft 6in 3.81m
Draught 3ft 4in 1.02m
Air draught 11ft 1in 3.38m ex. mast
Displacement 8.2 tonnes (light) 10.0 tonnes (loaded)
Fuel capacity 250 imp gal 1,140lt
Water capacity 187 imp gal 850lt
Engines Twin Caterpillar 3116, 300hp @ 2,800rpm, 6cyl 6.6lt turbo diesels, 2:1 gearbox ratio, 3-bladed propellers, 24in diameter by 26in pitch, (610mm by 660mm)
RPM Speed Trim GPH MPG Range
1,400 8.4 2.0° 4.8 1.76 352
1,700 10.2 5.0° 8.4 1.21 242
2,000 13.8 5.0° 11.6 1.19 239
2,200 16.6 5.0° 13.9 1.19 239
2,400 19.2 5.0° 17.0 1.13 226
2,600 22.0 5.0° 20.8 1.06 211
2,800 24.5 5.0° 25.9 0.95 190
Range allows for 20% reserve 50% fuel, 10% water, 3 crew Sea state: 6in chop. Wind strength: Force 2
Maximum Speed 24.5 knots
Maximum Range 190 miles @ 2,800rpm
Cruising Speed 19.2 knots
Cruising Range 226 miles @ 2,400rpm
Sound levels dB(A) Saloon Cockpit Forecabin
Cruising @ 19.2 knots 83 83 83
Maximum @ 24.5 knots 86 86 85
Price from £172,000 ex tax Price as tested £185,000 ex tax
Contact: Sabre Corporation
Contact: Transworld Yachts