March 2017 | Down East Yachting

Tyler: 5 years with Sabre Yachts

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Hi All,

Next in our anniversary series is Tyler, who recently reached his first seniority milestone – 5 years with Sabre Yachts. While Tyler may be a ‘young gun’ in this year’s roundup of anniversaries, he is nevertheless an excellent craftsman in our lamination department and a sterling example of team spirit and dedication. Our thanks to Tyler for this first five years, and best wishes for many more as a member of the Sabre Family!

Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:

A monsoon storm in the desert.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

All the time!

What’s your least favorite thing about the world today?

Politics.

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

My grandfather. He is my everything; he’s my outdoors buddy.

What are you best at?

Problem-solving.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton.

What super power would you like to have?

Money.

Tell me about your best childhood friend:

Jason – He’s very outgoing, always there for me, and full of positivity. He’ll never let you down.

If you could learn any instrument what would you play?

The harmonica.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

A cop.

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

All of them.

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

I don’t kiss and tell…

If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?

A camp in the woods.

If you could talk to someone, who has passed away who would you speak to and why?

My Uncle Bob. I’d ask about the future of our camp.

Tyler (L) with fellow members of the Sabre Production Team celebrating the 100th Sabre 48.

Tyler: 5 years with Sabre Yachts

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Hi All,

Next in our anniversary series is Tyler, who recently reached his first seniority milestone – 5 years with Sabre Yachts. While Tyler may be a ‘young gun’ in this year’s roundup of anniversaries, he is nevertheless an excellent craftsman in our lamination department and a sterling example of team spirit and dedication. Our thanks to Tyler for this first five years, and best wishes for many more as a member of the Sabre Family!

Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:

A monsoon storm in the desert.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

All the time!

What’s your least favorite thing about the world today?

Politics.

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

My grandfather. He is my everything; he’s my outdoors buddy.

What are you best at?

Problem-solving.

What’s your favorite book of all time?

The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton.

What super power would you like to have?

Money.

Tell me about your best childhood friend:

Jason – He’s very outgoing, always there for me, and full of positivity. He’ll never let you down.

If you could learn any instrument what would you play?

The harmonica.

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

A cop.

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

All of them.

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

I don’t kiss and tell…

If you won a million dollars what would you spend it on?

A camp in the woods.

If you could talk to someone, who has passed away who would you speak to and why?

My Uncle Bob. I’d ask about the future of our camp.

Tyler (L) with fellow members of the Sabre Production Team celebrating the 100th Sabre 48.

Frank: 25 years with Sabre Yachts

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Hi All,

We’re celebrating Frank’s twenty-fifth anniversary at Sabre Yachts – a very impressive milestone, especially because only seventeen current associates (of our one-hundred and fifty total) have reached this anniversary! Frank’s dedication is exemplary, and we appreciate every moment of his twenty-five years.

2007

Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person:

Raising a child at a young age. I had to grow up fast.

If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one thing, what would you keep and why?

My house, you would freeze in Maine otherwise.

Where would you go in a time machine?

100 years into the future.

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

How to cook for myself.

Tell me about your best childhood friend:

Billy – he would make you laugh until you cried.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

If you’re the one who makes the rules.

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

How I met their grandmother.

2012

What’s your favorite book of all time?

Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut.

Tell me about your earliest childhood memory:

Watching Johnny Carson with Grandma.

How honest are you?

Too honest.

What’s the most important thing you learned in school?

Math. I can keep track of how many beers are in the fridge!

What, in your opinion, is the best thing about humanity?

That it’s still around.

If you could talk to someone who has passed away who would you talk to and what would you say?

I talk to my father all the time.

Would you rather be deaf or blind?

Deaf. My wife says I’m deaf already.

1997

Frank: 25 years with Sabre Yachts

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Hi All,

We’re celebrating Frank’s twenty-fifth anniversary at Sabre Yachts – a very impressive milestone, especially because only seventeen current associates (of our one-hundred and fifty total) have reached this anniversary! Frank’s dedication is exemplary, and we appreciate every moment of his twenty-five years.

2007

Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person:

Raising a child at a young age. I had to grow up fast.

If you had to sell everything you owned, and could only keep one thing, what would you keep and why?

My house, you would freeze in Maine otherwise.

Where would you go in a time machine?

100 years into the future.

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

How to cook for myself.

Tell me about your best childhood friend:

Billy – he would make you laugh until you cried.

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

If you’re the one who makes the rules.

What’s your favorite thing about the world today?

Lack of patriotism.

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

How I met their grandmother.

2012

What’s your favorite book of all time?

Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut.

Tell me about your earliest childhood memory:

Watching Johnny Carson with Grandma.

How honest are you?

Too honest.

What’s the most important thing you learned in school?

Math. I can keep track of how many beers are in the fridge!

What, in your opinion, is the best thing about humanity?

That it’s still around.

If you could talk to someone who has passed away who would you talk to and what would you say?

I talk to my father all the time.

Would you rather be deaf or blind?

Deaf. My wife says I’m deaf already.

1997

“The boat just ate ’em up” – Sabre 45 Sea Trial

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Sabre 45 Salon Express hull 001

Hi All,

Our Engineering Team is onboard the Sabre 45 conducting her first sea trial – what follows is a direct transcript of their comments.

“Very smooth running hull… Excellent!”

“27.5 knots at 3250 rpm continuous cruise… 35 gallons per hour.”

“Out and in, Jupiter Inlet with waves stacked, the boat just ate ’em up. Amazing!”

“Wide Open Throttle – 32 knots, 44 gallons per hour, at 3600 rpm with T3’s”

Sabre 45 Hull 001 Sea Trial

“She’s attracting a lot of onlookers!”

“72 dBA at cruise, 75 dBA at wide open throttle.”

“94 percent load at rated 3500 rpm…”

“Very solid bottom.”

First Sea Trail of Sabre 45 Salon Expres

“Feels very solid… Dave’s ecstatic.”

Find out more about the Sabre 45 Salon Express!

“The boat just ate ’em up” – Sabre 45 Sea Trial

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Sabre 45 Salon Express hull 001

Hi All,

Our Engineering Team is onboard the Sabre 45 conducting her first sea trial – what follows is a direct transcript of their comments.

“Very smooth running hull… Excellent!”

“27.5 knots at 3250 rpm continuous cruise… 35 gallons per hour.”

“Out and in, Jupiter Inlet with waves stacked, the boat just ate ’em up. Amazing!”

“Wide Open Throttle – 32 knots, 44 gallons per hour, at 3600 rpm with T3’s”

Sabre 45 Hull 001 Sea Trial

“She’s attracting a lot of onlookers!”

“72 dBA at cruise, 75 dBA at wide open throttle.”

“94 percent load at rated 3500 rpm…”

“Very solid bottom.”

First Sea Trail of Sabre 45 Salon Expres

“Feels very solid… Dave’s ecstatic.”

Find out more about the Sabre 45 Salon Express!

Bruce: 10 Years with Sabre Yachts

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Hi All,

Our second ‘work-iversary’ post features Bruce, who recently celebrated ten years with Sabre Yachts. As we’ve mentioned previously, the Sabre Yachts Team has a number of multiple-generation families: Bruce and his son Neal are among them. We owe our industry-leading reputation, as well our team’s positivity and enthusiasm, to craftspeople like Bruce – who can always be counted on for a helping hand, and a smile. Sabre would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Bruce, and our sincere congratulations.

Tell me about your best childhood friend:

His name is Jeff. He got me into more trouble than any other friend I ever had! All good memories.

How honest are you?

I’m not a liar. Although, with young kids or old parents, it doesn’t hurt to bend the truth sometimes.

What in your opinion is the best thing about humanity?

We keep going. We’ve got to.

Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person:

Taking my parents driving rights away.

If you could send a message back through time to your younger self what would you say?

Look out for your future. Start saving early and don’t smoke.

Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:

That’s a hard one. Either the view from the top of the Alps in Austria, the Grand Canyon, or Haleakala Volcano in Maui, Hawaii. If I had to pick one, I think I would go with the Grand Canyon.

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

That would be my grandmother on my mother’s side.

Bruce with his children around 1998 – Today, Bruce’s son Neal also works at Sabre Yachts

Tell me about an embarrassing moment:

Diving into a pool, but taking two screen doors, frame and all, with me!

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

How to take advantage of learning from your mistakes, and I’ll have plenty of them. Do as I say, not as I do!

What do you cook when no one else is home?

I usually cook for the moment.

What is your dream car?

Mid-to-late 50’s Thunderbird, silver.

If you won a million dollars on what would you spend it?

I would invest it, but only after getting that Thunderbird!

Pepsi or Coke?

Moxie beats all!

If you could learn to play any instrument what would you play?

The guitar, but I have no musical talent.

Tell me one thing that none of your coworkers know about you:

I don’t know; I think they know everything. My son, Neal, works here as well and he gives away all my secrets.

What’s the most important thing you learned in school?

I think the most important things were to be social, take in as much knowledge as you can, and have fun.

If you could talk to someone who has passed away who would it be and what would you say?

It would be any of my four grandparents, and I’d just like to have a good chat.

What superpower would you like to have?

The ability to fly.

What’s your favorite song of all time?

‘Imagine,’ by John Lennon. Good song!

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

Columbus took a chance…

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

Of course, how could I forget – always wear clean underwear!

Bruce: 10 Years with Sabre Yachts

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Hi All,

Our second ‘work-iversary’ post features Bruce, who recently celebrated ten years with Sabre Yachts. As we’ve mentioned previously, the Sabre Yachts Team has a number of multiple-generation families: Bruce and his son Neal are among them. We owe our industry-leading reputation, as well our team’s positivity and enthusiasm, to craftspeople like Bruce – who can always be counted on for a helping hand, and a smile. Sabre would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Bruce, and our sincere congratulations.

Tell me about your best childhood friend:

His name is Jeff. He got me into more trouble than any other friend I ever had! All good memories.

How honest are you?

I’m not a liar. Although, with young kids or old parents, it doesn’t hurt to bend the truth sometimes.

What in your opinion is the best thing about humanity?

We keep going. We’ve got to.

Tell me about something that was difficult but made you a better person:

Taking my parents driving rights away.

If you could send a message back through time to your younger self what would you say?

Look out for your future. Start saving early and don’t smoke.

Tell me about the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen:

That’s a hard one. Either the view from the top of the Alps in Austria, the Grand Canyon, or Haleakala Volcano in Maui, Hawaii. If I had to pick one, I think I would go with the Grand Canyon.

Tell me about the person who has impacted your life the most:

That would be my grandmother on my mother’s side.

Bruce with his children around 1998 – Today, Bruce’s son Neal also works at Sabre Yachts

Tell me about an embarrassing moment:

Diving into a pool, but taking two screen doors, frame and all, with me!

When you’re 80 what story will you tell your grandchildren?

How to take advantage of learning from your mistakes, and I’ll have plenty of them. Do as I say, not as I do!

What do you cook when no one else is home?

I usually cook for the moment.

What is your dream car?

Mid-to-late 50’s Thunderbird, silver.

If you won a million dollars on what would you spend it?

I would invest it, but only after getting that Thunderbird!

Pepsi or Coke?

Moxie beats all!

If you could learn to play any instrument what would you play?

The guitar, but I have no musical talent.

Tell me one thing that none of your coworkers know about you:

I don’t know; I think they know everything. My son, Neal, works here as well and he gives away all my secrets.

What’s the most important thing you learned in school?

I think the most important things were to be social, take in as much knowledge as you can, and have fun.

If you could talk to someone who has passed away who would it be and what would you say?

It would be any of my four grandparents, and I’d just like to have a good chat.

What superpower would you like to have?

The ability to fly.

What’s your favorite song of all time?

‘Imagine,’ by John Lennon. Good song!

Is it ever okay to break the rules?

Columbus took a chance…

What’s something your mother taught you that you’ve never forgotten?

Of course, how could I forget – always wear clean underwear!