When enumerating the greatest American sailing yacht manufacturers of the past thirty years, the Sabre name inevitably comes up. Hand-built in Maine, with a clear emphasis on build quality and performance, they are often considered to be the epitome of the “sailor’s sailboat”, a yacht that can equally be safely taken offshore for mile-eating passages or casually day-sailed with friends and family. Upon first glance “Khiimori” reflects the attention to detail that has made the brand famous, and the care the owners have bestowed upon her. Making one’s way forward on the wide decks, the yacht feels solid but not heavy. The rig is traditional, with a fully battened main, ideally placed traveler, and a practical running rigging setup, while the well-designed cockpit provides a comfortable and safe area from which to ensure the sails are properly trimmed. It comes as no surprise her PHRF rating is well below 100. Belowdecks, the quality of craftsmanship is the first thing that strikes the eye, and as one moves towards the large V-berth the layout seems harmonious, purposeful, and comfortable. The head is particularly spacious for a boat this size, and there is plenty of room for storage throughout. Under the companionway, the 40HP Yanmar – with less than 500 hours – is adequately soundproofed, efficiently driving a 3-blade feathering prop. “Khiimoori” is available for inspection on the hard in Waukegan, and offers, as an outstanding example of American boatbuilding, terrific value and endless potential.