2017 Sabre 48 Salon Express

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.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Sabre
Model: 48 Salon Express
Year: 2017
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass

Dimensions

Length: 48 ft
Length Of Deck: 47.5 ft
Beam: 15.33 ft
Max Draft: 3.75 ft
Bridge Clearance: 14.17 ft
Cabin Headroom: 6.5 ft
Dry Weight: 39,000 lb
Deadrise: 16 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard

Tanks

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

Other

Boat Class: Downeast, Motor Yachts
More Info : Manufacturer Website
Hull
  • Modern planning V-Hull
  • VIP Resin infused laminate
  • SAN Corecell foam coring
  • Knitted bi-axial structural reinforcements
  • Foam/Plywood stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted ladder
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • LP painted boot strip
  • Gold cove stripe
Deck
  • 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
  • Low profile stainless steel opening hatches with shades and screens
  • Low profile pilot hatches in hard top
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • L-shaped cockpit seating with folding, high gloss table
Mechanical
  • Cummins QSC 8.3 550hp 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 gipsy
Electrical
  • 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
Plumbing
  • Polyethylene 160usg. water tank
  • 20usg stainless steel hot water tank
  • Stainless sink in galley
  • Vessel sink in head
  • Fresh water flush MSD w/holding tank and macerator
  • Shower stall in head with tempered glass door
  • Solid surface material and galley and head countertops
  • 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
  • Optional crew quarters below main salon deck
  • L-settee to starboard with elegant high gloss inlaid table
  • Mates lounge forward with chart locker
  • 32” 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
Galley
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Ceramic two burner cook top
  • Stainless steel fridge with freezer compartment
  • Storage in galley lockers
  • Fixed deadlight in hull over galley counter
  • Opening stainless steel portlight over galley
Cabins
  • Master stateroom amidships with queen size island berthGuest cabin forward with queen sized island berth
  • Master head with glass vessel sink, ceramic tile sole
  • Deadlight in hull side over master berth headboard
  • Master shower stall with glass divider and glass tile decor
  • Abundant hanging and drawer storage throughout
  • Shoji style passageway doors to master and master head
  • LED televisions
  • Guest/day head with circular shower enclosure
  • Large overhead hatches and opening portlights
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning

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