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2012 Sabre 48 Salon Express

Weymouth, United States


Excellent condition, priced to move! 

This boat has been maintained to the hilt with pride and joy showing through on every aspect. The hours are extremely low at approx 270. Priced well below the other 48s currently on the market. 

She has a large swim platform equipped with a Freedom lift to bring your dinghy and explore new places. The cockpit has plenty of seating for you and your guests with a sun/rain shade for those hot sunny days or when a light rain falls. She is powered with Cummins QSC 550 hp motors coupled with pod technology. She will cruise comfortably around 28 knots and top out about 32.

The Sabre 48 Salon Express has been an extremely popular model since its inception in 2012 and still in production today with over 100 built.  The layout of the 48 is very unique and inviting. Plenty of seating from salon to cockpit for entertaining.

If you are in the market for a Sabre 48 SE then this is the boat for you. The owners have moved to a new Sabre Yacht, having enjoyed several models and being spoiled by the great craftsmanship of this Maine built vessel. Do not hesitate to call me directly to set up an appointment to see this extremely well taken care of yacht.  She will be the next one to sell.


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: Sea Star - Trade-In
Make: Sabre
Model: 48 Salon Express
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 47'5 ft / 14.45 m
Beam: 17'9 ft / 5.41 m
Min Draft: 3.75 ft
Displacement: 39,000 lb
Single Berths: 1
Double Berths: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 270
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 270
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,100hp
Cruising Speed: 28 kn
Maximum Speed: 32 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 84.29 ft³
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 25.69 ft³
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 11.24 ft³


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Downeast, Express Cruiser


As you step through the stainless steel glass door to the salon you are immediately caught by its beautifully laid out floor plan. The sofas port and starboard, the jump seat, as well as the Captains and Mates Stidd helm chairs, are covered in plush Ultraleather. The cherry wood interior is bright and rich which is complimented by the teak and holly flooring. The helm is a captains dream come true. Everything is at your fingertips to monitor your routes, watch the radar and even the weather. Check out the extensive list of electronics below.

Down a few steps to port is a very spacious galley. Here you will find a full stand-up refrigerator and freezer, a convection microwave, a glass cook top, Corian counters and a large stainless steel sink. The storage is great for all your galley needs.

Just opposite to starboard is a full master suite. The king sized berth is athwartship with lockers on each side, port lights above, dresser style drawer storage, and Soji style doors. The en-suite head is spacious with a separate shower all highlighted with accent glass tiles on the walls.

Just forward of the galley is the day head and your VIP guest stateroom. This has a full queen sized berth with cedar lined hanging closets, and drawer storage abound.

One very unique space is located under the main salon. Your access is via a sliding settee on the port aft side of the salon. This space can have many uses. This boat had it designed into a utility area but you can do with it as you please. Add a mattress, a washer/dryer or just leave as it is.

The hull of this boat has been completely painted in a custom navy blue awlgrip then clear coated. This is a very hard, durable finish that only needs to be washed, not compounded, and will remain glossy and beautiful for years to come. The sport white decks are clean with the bone color nonskid that is complimented by the toast canvas.

  • Modern planning V-hull
  • VIP resin infused laminate
  • SAN Core cell foam coring
  • Knitted bi-axial structural reinforcements
  • Foam-plywood stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted ladder
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted boot strip
  • Gold cove stripe
  • VIP resin infused laminate
  • Molded in anti-skid surfaces
  • Anodized aluminum framed windows
  • Helm deck door to starboard side deck
  • Large diameter stainless steel perimeter rails
  • Herreshoff bow and spring cleats
  • Horn style aft mooring cleats
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • L-shaped cockpit seating with folding high gloss table
  • Cummins QSC 8.3 550-hp engines with pod drives
  • Cummins electronic controls and Smartcraft display
  • Joy stick for low speed maneuvering
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Zeus automatic trim tab system
  • Anchor windlass with rope-chain gypsy
  • 50-Amp shore power cord with cord reel
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Illuminated circuit breaker panel at galley steps
  • 120v outlets throughout interior and in engine room
  • Galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • (2) Group 31 AGM dedicated engine start batteries
  • (3) Group 4D AGM house batteries
  • LED overhead and reading lights
  • 60-Amp 3-bank battery charger
  • Tinned wire used throughout
  • 160 gallon water tank
  • 20 Gallon stainless steel hot water tank
  • Stainless steel sink in galley
  • Fresh water flush MSD with holding tank and macerator
  • Shower stall in head with tempered glass door
  • Solid surface material galley and head counter tops
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings
  • (3) Bilge pumps with high water alarms
Salon / Helm Deck
  • Stidd 500N series helm seat and Stazo wood steering wheel
  • Ultraleather wrap on helm-navigation pod
  • Port side settee slides to expose utility space below
  • L-settee to starboard with elegant high gloss inlaid table
  • Mates lounge forward with chart locker
  • 32-inch LED television on lift
  • Stainless steel aft bulkhead with bi-fold door
  • Electrically operated drop down window to starboard
  • Curved safety glass windows in aft corners
  • Furuno Navnet 3D black box system
  • Furuno class B AIS transponder black box
  • Furuno DFF-1 network sounder
  • Furuno Navnet 3D digital 4kw 3.5 foot open array
  • Furuno Navnet 3D NMEA2000 GPS antenna
  • Furuno Sirius weather station
  • Digital antenna cell amplifier
  • (2) Garmin GC10 cameras
  • (2) Hattleland 15-inch glass series 2 displays
  • Icom 504 VHF
  • KVH tractvision M3 receiver
  • KVH M1-M3 additional receiver
  • Solid surface counter top
  • Stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Ceramic two burner cook top
  • Stainless steel refrigerator with freezer compartment
  • Storage in galley lockers
  • Fixed dead light in hull over galley counter
  • Opening stainless steel port light over galley
  • Master stateroom amidships with queen size island berth
  • Guest cabin forward with queen size island berth
  • Master head with glass vessel sink, ceramic tile sole
  • Master shower stall with glass divider and glass tile decor
  • Abundant hanging and drawer storage throughout
  • Shoji style passage way doors to master and master head
  • LED televisions
  • Guest-day head with circular shower enclosure
  • Large overhead hatches and opening port lights
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Fusion 500w amplifier
  • (2) Nuvo Technologies 6.5-inch speakers
  • Ocean LED 2010 series underwater lights
  • Hull was painted in a custom navy awlgrip and clear coated for maintenance free, strikingly glossy, finish by Custom Fiberglass of Weymouth
Sabre Options and Customs


  • Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard two (2) pilot hatches
  • FRP molded electronics mast for sedan hardtop
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps


  • Clarion CD/FM/AM/MP3 satelite-ready stereo with four speakers and remote control
  • Inverter/charger 3000 watt true sine wave with remote control


  • Dark hull colors
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side decks, coach roof, aft cockpit, and recessed area of swim platform)


  • Accord Shades on all opening ports
  • Ultraleather upholstery main salon settee (port and starboard)


  • Reverso oil change system
  • Freedom dinghy lift


  • Searchlight dual beam mounted on hardtop mast


  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Salt water wash down system fore and aft
  • Shore water inlet
  • Wet bar in salon starboard side settee forward including icemaker & sink - Corian Cobalt blue with Swanstone sink in Barley
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water
  • Single Seagull water purifier on icemaker

Custom Options

  • Piping on helm Stidd
  • Piping on settees and mate seat
  • Shoji style fixed panel on bulkhead between galley and master cabin
  • Shoji door on forward cabin in lieu of standard
  • Install a locking latch to hold aft bifold door in open position
  • 32" TV in in main salon in lieu of standard
  • Foot stool (S456 style) custom fabric
  • Triple chrome Kahlenberg horns with Kahlenberg M-485A horn control
  • Stainless rails on each side cabin house top

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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