Just Listed. Custom built for this knowledgeable owner with most Sabre options. Low hours and professionally maintained. Stored inside every winter and washed every week.
The Sabre 48 Salon Express was created and is equipped with the latest in technology. Her hull, deck and small composite parts are all built using Sabre Yacht’s VIP resin infusion process. This method of molding fiberglass parts is cleaner and greener: emissions of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are dramatically reduced making our work environment better for our associates and the air in which we live and boat, cleaner. The infused composite parts are stronger, provide better durability and vessel integrity and yet they are lighter which lowers fuel costs. Her pod drive train is the latest in technology. Pods offer quieter operation, better fuel economy than straight shafts and an unequalled ease of handling around the docks. She can cruise at speeds up to 30 knots while sound levels at cruise aboard the Sabre 48 Salon Express are an incredible low 74 Dba. Even at her wide open throttle speed, sound levels do not exceed 75Dba.
By raising the cockpit and all of it’s comfortable seating to within one short step of the main salon’s cabin sole, the Sabre Design Team has created a unique environment, joining these two popular social spaces. A entry door to port and an electrically operated window to starboard completely open the aft end of the salon so that your crew and guests can enjoy the fresh air. The salon offers a comfortable L-settee to starboard. Cushions are deep and luxurious. An elegant, hi-lo, folding table is inlaid with a maple insignia. To port is another settee which slides inboard so that more guests can gather at the table. This mechanism also provides access to the utility room below the main salon sole. At the forward end of the salon is a raised L-settee, so that the entire crew can have the same sight lines as the helmsman. There is also a large screen LCD television on an electric lift, and a chart table with ample volume for charts and loose gear.
Her elegant helm pod is covered in Ultraleather and has space enough for two large chart plotter screens and the engine displays. There is room remaining for other instrument needs such as a night vision camera, spot light controls and VHF radio. Sightlines from this helm are very clear and exceed industry guidelines. A side deck door offers the helmsman instant access to the side deck to assist with docking, and the open door allows fresh air to flow through the salon when underway. Stidd helm chairs complete this study in ergonomics.
A world of luxury and comfort await in this beautifully styled master cabin. Hull port lights, overhead hatches and opening portlights shimmer light through this space and translucent Shoji screens turn natural light to a subtle glow. The master berth is an island queen with an athwartships orientation allowing flat cabin sole on all sides. Elegant inlays in the head board and in the side tables add touches of elegance to the hand crafted furniture. Shoji screen doors enclose the cabin and master head. There is readily accessible storage below the berth and in the many drawers and lockers built into the aft bulkhead. For an overnight or for an extended cruise, the Sabre 48 has the storage that serious boaters appreciate.
The en-suite head with large shower stall has a ceramic tile sole. On the outer walls of the shower stall, glass tile, which adds a contemporary touch to this space, is available in a wide selection of colors. An elegant vessel sink is built into a finely crafted cherry cabinet.
Your guests will stay in the lap of luxury here in their private guest stateroom with an en-suite head and shower. A comfortable queen sized island berth has steps to both sides to make egress easy and offers bulk storage and large drawers below the berth top. There is an incredible amount of storage in this cabin with lockers above the shelves on both sides, a large cedar lined hanging locker to starboard and another locker with enclosed drawers and shelves to port. For ventilation there are two hatches overhead, each with built-in blind and screen.
The private guest head has a ceramic tile sole and a full enclosure will keep the head dry when using the shower. A fresh water flush MSD is standard.
A fully fitted galley is close to the main salon where the crew in the galley and salon can remain in close contact. This bright and airy space has an abundance of natural light from overhead, with opening portlights and a large fixed port light in the hull side above the counter. The galley is equipped with a convection microwave, electric cook top with vent fan and a stand up stainless steel fridge-freezer. Elegantly sculpted Solid Surface Material is used for the galley counter surface and both a stainless steel prep and deep bowl sink are standard. Many drawers and lockers offer space for all of your galley-ware and stores. Ventilation is provided by two large opening ports and an overhead hatch. All overhead lighting is energy efficient, cool LED type.
Galley cabinetry details include beveled glass doors in the wine glass cabinet pictured here. All of the many drawer boxes aboard the 48 Salon Express are crafted of maple wood and have dovetailed joints. The interior of each drawer is varnished.
Below the main cabin sole is a utility space, made available by moving the engines and drives aft in the hull. The space is accessed by a stair outboard of the port main salon settee. A linear drive is electrically operated and moves the settee away to expose the stairs. At the base of the stairs headroom is 5’10” and as one moves to the centerline it steps down to 5’0”. As standard, this space is open storage with a work bench at the base of the steps, however, it is ideal for installation of custom personal options such as a full size washer-drier, an additional freezer for long range cruising or simply for bulk galley storage.
The Sabre 48 Salon Express is powered with twin 8 liter diesel engines coupled to azipods. All engine and gen set service and maintenance points are readily accessible. This innovative drive train eliminates shafts and rudders and in their place is a vertically oriented drive unit. Orienting the counter rotating propellers in the same axis as the boat’s hull offers a large gain in efficiency and a corresponding reduction in fuel consumption. Gains are also made in noise levels as exhaust gasses are expelled through the propeller hubs. At idle exhaust gasses are released through by-passes. The drive system also includes an autopilot and the innovative station hold feature which allows the yacht to hold position while waiting for a bridge or fuel dock. Within the engine room space are the gen set, all air conditioning compressors and the main 12 VDC electrical distribution panel.
The deck of the Sabre 48 is a study in ergonomics with security and comfort at the forefront of each design decision. Her swim platform is extra deep to accommodate the “annex” that serious cruisers will want to take along. A factory option hydraulic dinghy lift mounts below the standard platform. Two easy steps up to the elevated cockpit and just one short step into the main salon makes movement around the deck sure and steady. Her comfortable cockpit is the place where friends and neighbors will want to gather on the L-settee and aft facing seat. A beautiful, oval shaped table is standard and when folded the table’s frame offers a secure hand rail. Engine room access is through a large hatch in the cockpit sole. On the wide walkways of the side decks, Sabre’s antiskid surface offers good footing and large diameter hand rails are always within reach. Moving forward to the foredeck for anchoring and mooring maneuvers, the elegant teak toe rail offers additional security and the perimeter rail is extra high. Once at the bow, the flat deck with handy anchor windlass and mooring cleats are both easy to reach and easy to use. Large deck lockers here accommodate the yachts fenders and dock lines.
Listing Broker-Ken Petzold
As an early adopter of pod drive systems, Sabre Yachts has a clear understanding of how these revolutionary drives can best be used to increase efficiency, maximize ease of operation and owner confidence. The all-new Sabre 48 Salon Express is our fifth pod driven model and she takes full advantage of this technology in both her performance and in her interior accommodation plan.
The 48's traditional exterior profile belies the contemporary performances of her vee-hull. She cruises at 27 knots and at wide open throttle she'll attain more than 32 knots. With the Zeus pod drive system, turns at speed are as exciting as they are in a fine sports car but perhaps even more exhilarating is the quiet that one experiences at cruise speeds. Less than 75 Dba makes her one of the quietest motoryachts available today. The joystick and Skyhook operations give every Captain the confidence to dock her in the most difficult of circumstances.
Her raised cockpit sole brings together the social aspects of the cockpit and main salon and the aft end of the house opens up fully to connect the spaces. Her main salon offers ample seating surfaces for entertaining or simply relaxing to read or enjoy the standard entertainment systems. While underway the raised settee to port of the Stidd helm chair is a perfect place for the crew to enjoy the ride. And when docking, a standard side deck door serves her helmsman and crew, well. The two cabin, two head layout is supplemented by a mechanical space forward of the engine room. Optionally, this space can be laid out as a crew quarters with berth and head unit.
Modern planning V-Hull
VIP resin infused laminate
Cummins QSC 8.3 550hp engines with pod drives
50 Amp shore power cord with cord reel
Polyethylene 160usg. water tank
Hull Color: Flag Blue
Boot Top Color: Sabre White
Cove Stripe Color: Gold
Anti Skid Color: Beige
Swim Platform: Sabre White with Teak Decking
Interior Wood: Cherry
EXTERIOR AND DECK
Electric Sunroof with Sunscreen
FRP Molded Mast Separate Radar Platform & Satellite Pad
Teak Deck on FRP Swim Platform
Teak Decking in Aft Cockpit Including Steps
Additional 12V DC Outlet in Guest Cabin
Additional 12V DC Outlet in Master Stateroom
Additional 12V DC Outlet in Cherry Helm Drop Box
Clarion CD/FM/AM/MP3 Satellite-ready Stereo with 4 Speakers & Remote Control
Beam Central Vac System with 2 Outlets and a 32' Expandable Hose
Accord Shades On All Opening Ports
Ultraleather Upholstery Main Salon
Shoji Panel in Lieu of Fixed Cherry Panel Aft of Passageway Doors to Master S/R
Reverso Oil Exchange System
Wet Bar in Salon Starboard Side Settee Forward Including Icemaker & Sink
Splendide AW122 Washer & Separate AS66WX Dryer Side-by-Side in Utility Room with 2 Drawers Below
Kahlenberg Dual Chrome Horns
Searchlight Dual Beam Mounted on Hardtop Mast
(2) Garmin GPSMAP 7215
Garmin GMR 604 6kw XHD Radar Pedestal
Garmin 4' XHD Radar Array (2016)
Garmin GMI10 Marine Instrument
Garmin Wind Sensor Bundle
Garmin GSD24 Sounder Module
Garmin GXM51 XM Weather Receiver
Garmin AIS600 Class B Transceiver
Garmin VHF300 DSC CHF
Garmin Wireless VHF Microphone
Garmin GC10 Reverse Image Camera
Garmin CG10 Camera
Garmin GCT20 Thermal PTZ Camera
KVH Tracvision M3ST Satellite Television Receiver System
M3 Empty Dome
KVH DirecTV Additional Receiver
Satellite Radio Antenna
Sirius Tuner for Clarion
Hot and Cold Transom Shower
Shore Water Inlet
Single Seagull Water Purifier on Galley Cold Water
MAIN SALON CUSTOM OPTIONS
Install Cherry Drop Box at Helm
OceanAir Pebbles Ivory Shades
Burled Walnut Helm Pod Face
Port & Starboard Cup Holders at Curved Windows
Add Cup Holders Behind Mate's Seat and Settee
Add Stidd Power Helm Seat for Captain and Move Stidd Seat to Companion Side for Mate
Custom Ralph Lauren Salon Fabrics (2016)
ELECTRIC CUSTOM OPTIONS
LED Strip Lights in Guest Cabin Under Side Hull Cabinets
LED Strip Lights Behind Shoji Upper Sliders in Master Cabin
110V Outlet in Cockpit
TV and DVD in Utility Room
Tee Into Air Conditioning and Duct Into Crew Cabin
2 Hella Turbo Black Cabin Fans in Utility Room
GALLEY CUSTOM OPTIONS
Kenyon Cooktop with Pop Up Pot Holders
MASTER STATEROOM AND HEAD
Tall Mirror Recessed Into the Bulkhead Behind Master Head Shoji Door
Pull Out Laundry Locker Hinged at Bottom with Bag
Magnifying Mirror with Arm in Head
GUEST STATEROOM AND HEAD
Cherry Tambour Sliders in Guest Head
Hinged Mirror Latex Mattress
EXTERIOR CUSTOM OPTIONS
Swim Ladder Mounted on Side of Platform with Grab Rail
Custom Ralph Lauren Cockpit Fabrics (2016)
Custom Canvas Covers for Cockpit Seats and Flag Pole
Custom Windshield Cover
Custom Cockpit Bimini
UTILITY ROOM CUSTOM OPTIONS
Hanging Locker Inboard of Work Bench
37 Indian Hill Avenue
P.O. Box 27
Portland, CT 06480