Sabre 402 sold by Yeoman Yachts:


Originally built with a 5' shallow draft keel, the second owner, looking for more performance, had the naval architect, Jim Taylor, design a new keel giving BODACIOUS V a draft of 6' 9".

BODACIOUS V is now on her third owner. The first two owners kept her for 10 years each. She was sailed out of Liberty Landing in NJ from new and until 2022 when she was relocated to Rhode Island.

BODACIOUS V, ex SEA BISCUIT, has always been maintained to the highest levels. She sports modern North 3Di racing sails and a modern suite of B&G electronics.

  • Year:

  • Model:

    Sabre 402
  • Location:

    Portsmouth - Rhode Island - USA

Sold - Sabre 402 BODACIOUS V

  • Model:
    2000 Sabre 402
  • Hull Number:
  • LOA:
    40 ft 2 in
  • Beam:
    13 ft 3 in
  • Draft:
    6 ft 9 in
  • Displacement:
    18500 lb
  • Ballast:
    7500 lb
  • Keel:
  • Engine:
    Yanmar 56 HP


Fiberglass hull with flag blue Awlgrip paint

White waterline stripes

Gold sheer strip

Teak rub rail with stainless steel striker

Varnished exterior woodwork

Sugar scoop type transom

Fin keel with “L” type bulb

Spade rudder


Fiberglass decks with sand beige non-skid

Varnished teak toe rail

Stem head fitting with capacity for 2 anchor rollers

Stainless steel bow and stern rails

Anchor locker forward with deck access

Simpson and Lawrence electric windlass with chain gypsy in anchor locker

Anchor windlass foot switch on deck

Stainless steel stanchions with double lifelines

Lifeline gates port and starboard

Mooring cleats with fairleads forward, aft and midships

Genoa tracks with Harken cars and line car pullers

Mainsail traveler on coachroof immediately forward of dodger

Stainless steel wheel with elk-hide cover

Large cockpit locker under starboard cockpit seat

Large cockpit locker under port helm seat

Propane locker under starboard helm seat wit 2 propane tanks

Teak handrails on top of coachroof

Line organizers and line stoppers

Most running rigging leads aft to the cockpit

4 x fixed ports


2 x #54 primary

3 x #46 halyard and utility

3 x #44 utility

The main halyard winch is electric

General arrangement


Varnished cherry furniture interior 

Teak and holly cabin sole

Cypress battens to line hull where there is no cabinetry

Forward Cabin

Double “V” berth

Drawers under bunk

Locker to port above double seat

Shelving either side and over bunk

Drawer, locker and hanging locker to starboard

Sink aft with Corian counter-top and hot and cold pressure water

Locker under sink

Mirror on bulkhead over sink


Located immediately aft of the forward cabin

Straight settee to starboard

“L” settee to port

Lockers outboard of the settee backrests

Table on centerline with folding leaves port and starboard

Lockers and shelving outboard and above each settee

Ultra-suede, blue upholstery


“U” shaped and located aft of the saloon on the port side

Double stainless-steel sinks with pressure hot and cold water

Manual sea water and fresh-water spigots

Top loading freezer with cold plates forward.

Sea Frost, engine drive and 110volt, fridge with adjustable vent from freezer to control temperature

Thermostat for fridge and freezer

Force 10 3 x burner gimballing stove with oven 

Amana Radarange microwave

Fireboy Xintex S-2A propane and CNG fume detector

Access to engine under galley counter

Navigation Station

Located aft of the saloon on the starboard side

Forward facing

Surrounded with navigation electronics and electrical panel

Drawers under table

Lifting desktop for folded chart storage

Aft Cabin

Accessed from the galley on the port side or from the saloon via the head on the starboard side

Double bunk

Seat port side

Hanging locker forward to port

Drawers to port  

Lockers aft to port

2 x opening ports to cockpit foot well

Aft Head

Located on the starboard side and accessed form the aft cabin and the saloon

Separate stall shower aft

Head space forward with sink with hot and cold pressure water

Vacuflush electric head with sea water flush and with “Y” valve and holding tank


Yanmar 56hp

2,800 hours approximately as of 10.2022

Single lever control at steering pedestal

Engine control panel at helm position in cockpit starboard side

3 x blade folding propeller

Plumbing and Ventilation

Reverse cycle air conditioning 16,000btu

Espar forced air heating

Fans in each cabin

8 x opening ports in coachroof coaming

8 x opening deck hatches each with a bug screen

2 x dorade vents on coachroof with chrome plated cowls

Hot and cold-water shower in cockpit

Shower sump pump in aft head

Tank Tender

Vacuflush electric head with sea water flush

Electric bilge pump

Manual bilge pump

Salt water washdown


Phone/TV deck plug

2 x 125volt 30amp deck plug

110 volt outlets below decks

AGM house batteries located under helm seat

Engine start battery (2022)

AC and DC electrical panel at navigation station

Link 2000-R Xantrex remote control for battery charger and inverter

Heart inverter

Overhead lights and reading lights

Tricolor light on mast


At navigation station



Alpine stereo

B&G Zeus screen

SyncMaster screen in saloon

At cockpit

Ritchie pedestal compass

3 x B&G MFDs over companionway hatch (2019)

B&G autopilot with remote control at steering pedestal (2019)

B&G 4G radar (2019)

Radar post aft over port backstay

Standard Horizon, PA hailing horn under radar dome

B&G Zeus screen at steering pedestal (2019)

B&G MFD at steering pedestal (2019)

Cockpit speakers


Aluminum white painted, keel stepped, triple spreader, mast

Aluminum white painted boom

Lazy jacks

Solid vang

Sailtec hydraulic backstay adjuster


North 3DL mainsail (2017)

North 3Di 135% furling genoa (2015)

Storm jib 85%

Asymmetric racing spinnaker (2018)

Additional Equipment

Boarding ladder on transom

Varnished teak cockpit table stowed against steering pedestal

Cup holder at steering pedestal

Flag staff and flag

Lifesling 3

Weems and Plath clock and barometer

Accordion type blinds on ports and fixed ports

35lb CQR anchors

100’ chain

Aluminum Fortress anchor


Blue cockpit cushions with white piping

Dodger with attachable sun awning

Mainsail cover


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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Keith Yeoman

Yeoman Yachts

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Yeoman Yachts LLC

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