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2012 Sabre 48 Salon Express

Fort Myers En Route, United States


Price reduced from $875k to $849,900.00 Jan. 2018. All Offers Reviewed.

Upgraded Optional 600 H.P. QSC Cummins, Zeus Pod Drives W/Joystick, White Hull, Freedom Lift, Teak Decks, Full Suite Of Garmin Electronics, Dual Stidd Helm Seating, Custom Sure Shade, SAT TV, Three Stateroom - Three Head Layout, Underwater Lights, Open Check Book Maintained.

This vessel spends summers in Lake Michigan and Winters in SW FL.

Will consider quality trades - Make us an offer!


This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.

Basic Boat Info

Price: $849,900
Boat Name: Snowbird
Make: Sabre
Model: 48 Salon Express
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 52'3 ft / 15.93 m
Beam: 15'4 ft / 4.67 m
Max Draft: 4'1 ft / 1.24 m
Bridge Clearance: 14'2 ft / 4.32 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 35,000 lb
Deadrise: 14 °
Electrical Circuit: 110 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1190
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1190
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,200hp
Cruising Speed: 26.94 kn
Propeller RPM: 2400
Maximum Speed: 34.76 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 525 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Motor Yachts, Downeast

Master Head
  • Cherry Wood Cabinetry With High Gloss Cherry Counter Top
  • Opaque Glass Bowl Style Sink With Polished Stainless Fixture
  • Tilting Vanity Mirror
  • Vanity Storage
  • Exhaust Fan
  • LED Overhead Lighting
  • Valance Lighting
  • Cabinet Storage
  • Tecma Electric Flush Head
  • Polished Stainless TP Holder
  • Towel Rack
  • Large Stall Shower With Solid Surface Seating
  • Tiled Accent Wall
  • Overhead Hatch With Screen And Shade
  • Self Bailing Sole
Did You Know?

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Sabre Provided Description

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 increase owner confidence. The Sabre 48 Salon Express is our fifth pod driven model and 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 are the low sound levels at cruise speed: with less than 75 Dba, the Sabre 48 is 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 assists her helmsman and crew. The two cabin, two head layout is supplemented by a mechanical space forward of the engine room. As an option, this space can be laid out as a crew quarters with berth and head unit.

  • Rare Sabre White Hull
  • Dark Navy Blue Painted Boot Stripe
  • 14 Degree Deadrise At Transom, 23 Degree Deadrise Midship
  • Modified Deep-V Planing Hull With Pod Drive Tunnels
  • Hull Side PVC Rubbing Strake With Stainless Cap
  • Gold Leaf Recessed Feature Stripe
  • Sabre White Gelcoat
  • Molded Non Skid Decking (Beige Color)
  • (6) Stainless Steel Deck Hatches
  • 1-1/4" Large Diameter Stainless Steel Bow Rail With Intermediate Rails Fully Surround Vessel
  • (6) 12" Stainless Steel Cleats
  • (1) 10" Stainless Steel Cleat To Starboard Of Windlass Rode
  • (4) Stainless Steel Mid Rail Line Chocks
  • (2)  Stainless Steel Line Chocks Forward
  • Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit With Dual Rollers
  • 44 LB Polished Stainless Steel Anchor
  • Quick Anchor Windlass With Foot Controls
  • All Chain Rode
  • Burgee Staff Mounted To Bow Rail
  • (6) Custom Stainless Steel Portlites
  • Teak Toe Rails
  • Teak Cabin Side Feature Strip
  • Raw Water Wash Down
  • (2) Deck Storage Hatches (Fender And Line Storage)
  • Port Side Pilothouse Door Adjacent To Helm
  • (3) Windshield Wipers
  • Triple Kahlenberg Chrome Horn Trumpets
  • KVH Satellite TV Dish With Matching Dummy Dome
  • Custom Mast With Nav Light And Pennant Lighting
  • Remote Control Searchlight
  • Stainless Side Deck Cabin House Mounted Grab Rails
  • Stainless Engine Room Vent Louvers Port And Starboard
  • PVC Rub Rail With Polished Stainless Steel Cap Rail
  • Teak Decking
  • Dark Beige / Light Beige Striped Sunbrella Upholstery At L-Shaped Lounge And Rear Facing Lounge (Storage Beneath Both)
  • Courtesy Lighting (LED)
  • 1-1/4" Stainless Steel Grab Rail
  • Overhead Lighting
  • Fusion Stereo Speakers
  • Touch Pad Light Switches For Engine Room, Underwater, Courtesy, And Exterior Lighting
  • Electrically Operated Opacmare Window Opens Salon To Aft Deck
  • Stainless Steel Opacmare Scissor Style Cabin Door
  • Folding Cherry Wood Table With Polished Stainless Side Mount
  • Engine Room Access
  • Line Storage
  • Custom Adapted Sure Shade With New Sunbrella Canvas
  • New Never Installed Cushion Covers For Exterior Seating
  • Transom Door With Positive Locking Latch
  • High Gloss Flag Staff With Oversized American Flag
  • (2) Stainless Two Cup Beverage Holders
  • Raw Water Washdown
  • Fresh Water Washdown
Swim Platform
  • Teak Decking
  • Freedom Lift Hydraulic Tender Lift With Removable Arms (Repainted 2017), Wireless And Wired Remote Controls
  • Stainless Five Step Swim Ladder Recessed Beneath Platform (Starboard)
  • Full Rub Rail Surround
  • Cable Master With White Cordset 50A/250V With 70' Of Cordage
  • Dockside Water Inlet
  • Phone / Cable TV Inlet
Main Salon
  • Cherry Wood Varnished Interior Woodwork
  • Teak And Holly Flooring Throughout
  • Removable Carpet Runners
  • Abundant Storage Cabinets And Drawers With Maple Interiors And Dovetailed Joinery
  • Port Side Lounge Electrically Slides Starboard To Reveal Third Stateroom
  • Ultraleather Light Beige Seating Throughout With 5" Foam Cusions
  • Tool Drawer
  • Wetbar Area With Sink And Solid Surface Counter Top
  • Stainless Steel Refrigerator
  • Electrically Operated High Gloss Cherry Wood Table (High And Low) Converts From Cocktail Table To Dining Table
  • Oceanaire Sun Shades
  • Curtains For Port And Starboard Aft Corners
  • Overhead Electrically Operated Sunroof With Screen And Sun Shade
  • Fusion Stereo System Remote Control With Component Speakers
  • 32" Flat Panel TV - Electrically Operated Rises From Port Side Cabinetry
  • DVD Player
  • KVH Satellite TV (Direct TV)
  • LED Overhead Lighting
  • LED Courtesy Lighting
  • LED Reading Lamps (2)
Forward Stateroom
  • Cherry Wood Cabinetry With Cherry Trim Port And Starboard
  • Teak And Holly Sole
  • Custom 9" Box Top Mattress With Latex Memory Foam
  • Abundant Cabinetry And Large Hanging Lockers
  • (2) Overhead Hatches With Screens And Sunshades
  • Dual Reading Lamps
  • Dimmable LED Overhead Lighting
  • Reverse Cycle AC/Heat
  • Samsung Flat Panel TV
  • DVD Player With AUX Input
  • LED Courtesy Lighting
  • LED Valance Lighting
  • Private Access To Guest Head
Forward Head
  • Mirrored Door With Cherry Wood Trim
  • Towel Rack
  • Jabsco Quietflush Electric Head
  • Solid Surface Counter Tops
  • Stainless Steel Sink Basin With Mirror Polished Fixture
  • Soap Dispenser
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Overhead LED Lighting
  • Valance Lighting
  • Vanity Storage
  • Stall Shower With Seat
  • Wet Locker For Toiletry Storage
  • Overhead Hatch With Screen And Sunshade
  • Stainless Port Hole With Shade
Master Stateroom
  • Cherry Wood Cabinetry
  • Custom 9" Box Top Mattress With Latex Foam
  • Custom Shoji Cabin Doors And Portlite Shades
  • Dimmable LED Overhead Lighting
  • LED Valance Lighting
  • LED Courtesy Lighting
  • Samsung Flat Panel TV With DVD Player
  • Fusion Stereo System
  • Reverse Cycle AC/Heat
  • Dual Decorator Reading Lamps
  • Hullside Port Lite
  • Overhead Hatch With Screen And Sunshade
  • Abundant Drawer Storage
  • Teak And Holly Flooring
  • Double Hanging Lockers Forward And Aft
  • Private Access To Master Head
Third Stateroom
  • Cherry Wood Steps Descending To Third Stateroom
  • Custom Layout With Third Head In Lieu Of Utility Room
  • Reverse Cycle AC/Heat
  • LED Reading Lamps
  • LED Valance Lighting
  • Dressing Area
  • Abundant Drawer Storage
  • Two Separate Escape Hatches
  • Samsung Flat Panel TV
  • Teak And Holly Sole
  • Mirrored Accent Wall
  • Port Hole With Shade
  • 12V DC Outlet
  • Third Wet Head
  • Sink With Sprayer Shower Head
  • Port Hole With Shade
  • Overhead LED Lighting
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush Electric Head
  • Self Bailing Sole
  • Exhaust Fan
Engine Room
  • Onan 13.5 KW Generator With Sound Shield
  • White Gel Coated Surfaces
  • Stainless Steel Six Rung Ladder (Removable)
  • Engine Sea Water Strainers
  • Generator Sea Water Strainer With Sea Cock
  • Air Conditioning Strainer With Sea Cock
  • Fire Suppression System
  • Well Lit
  • Engine Room Camera System With Two Independent Cameras Integrated To Garmin Multifunction Display At Helm
  • Ships Main DC Electrical Panel
  • Engine Battery Parallel Switch
  • Windlass Main Breaker
  • Freedom Lift Main Breaker And Pump System With Manual Override
  • Xantrex Freedom SW 3000 Inverter System
  • Charles Isolation Transformer
  • Pro Mariner ProNautic12-30P Battery Charger
  • 120V Electrical Outlet
  • Racor Fuel Filters For Engines And Generator
  • Windshield Washer Reservoir
  • A/C Compressors Mounted In Engine Room For Noise Reduction In Cabin
  • Ships Main Batteries
  • Zeus 3800 Pod Drives
  • Ocean LED 1530 Series LED Drivers
  • Bilge Pumps With High Water Alarms
  • Reverso Oil Exchange System For Engines, Generator, And Transmissions
  • Raritan 1700 Series Hot Water Heater (20 Gallon)
  • Freshwater Filter And Accumulator Tank With High Volume Pump
  • Horn Air Compressor (Kahlenberg)
  • Manual Engine Override System
  • Cablemaster Coil Container
  • All Through Hulls Have Shut Off At Hullside Internally
  • Bilge Blower
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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