Sabre 48 Salon Express
Sabre 48 Salon Express
Sabre 48
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Sabre 48

Sabre 48 Salon Express Yacht

Efficiency, ease and maneuverability. Three things all owners want in a yacht and three things that come in abundance with the Sabre 48 Salon Express. While giving the captain full confidence in all situations to operate the vessel, the Sabre Express cruises at less than 75 dBa, making it one of the quietest motor yachts available.

Socializing is easy with a raised cockpit and main salon being connected by the aft at the end of the house. Plenty of seating throughout, plus two cabins and two heads, make the Sabre Salon ideal for a crew, friends or a crew of friends.

Sabre 48 Salon Express

Length (w/o swim platform or bow roller) 47’ 6” 14.48m
Beam (overall) 15’ 4” 4.67m
Draft 3’ 9” 1.14m
Deadrise (at transom) 14º
Displacement (approx., dry) 40,000lbs 18182kg
Fuel capacity 525 gal 1892L
Water capacity 160 gal 606L
Holding tank capacity 70 gal 265L
Headroom (maximum) 6’-6” 1.98 m
Sleeping accommodations (6) 6’-6” (6) 1.98 m
Air draft (W/L to mast top) 14’-2” 4.32m
Air draft w/o mast 10’-11” 3.30m
Built to CE, NMMA, ABYC and USCG standards

Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels.
14º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships.
ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester back-up resin.
Bottom, topsides and transom VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with Corecell SAN foam core.
Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core.
Resin Infused E-glass swim platform with molded-in anti-skid surface.
Hull side rubbing strakes.
PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap.
Painted (Urethane) double boot top.
Gold recessed cove stripe.

ISO NPG gelcoat.
VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core.
Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces.
Bi Fold aft salon door to port.
Sliding windows in salon on cabin sides.
Electric opening window in salon aft bulkhead.
Hinged access door to side deck at helm.
Flush, outward opening, transom door with latch.
Anchor locker with slam latch.
Large lazarette/engine room access hatch in cockpit sole with compression latches.

1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system.
(8) 12” Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship, 2 in aft cockpit).
(1) 10” Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off.
(4) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks.
(2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward.
(2) Custom folding stainless steel mooring cleats aft.
Bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44# CQR or Delta anchor and “lunch hook”.
Quick anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type.
Flag staff and socket on taffrail.
Burgee staff on bow pulpit.
(6) Low Profile stainless steel hatches w/screens.
(6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights.
Teak toe rails.
Teak cabin side eye-brow.
Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion.

Cummins DTS single lever electronic controls.
Cummins Smart Craft display (engine data, tank levels, vessel data, alarms).
Triple windshield wipers with washers.
Ritchie Compass.
Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blower and optional equipment.
Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo.
Stidd single helm seat with Ultraleather fabric.

Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines
Twin CMD Zeus 3800 pod drives, with integrated steering and trim
120A, 12V alternators each engine.
(2) Exhaust by-pass mufflers.
Engine room blower.
Engine room vent ducts.
Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid.
White gelcoated engine room
Mylar face foam noise barrier

(2) 260 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard.
Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes.
(2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates.

CMD helm, with joystick.
Trim tabs integrated in CMD Zeus pod drives.
Autopilot integrated in CMD Zeus system.
“Skyhook” GPS position hold system with dedicated GPS receiver.

Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries.
Three AGM 4D deep cycle ship’s service batteries.
One AGM Group 24 generator start battery.
Remote control battery switches with controls at helm.
Manual emergency battery crossover switch.
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution.
Digital battery monitor.
St. Maarten amber cabin reading lights.
High output LED lights in the overhead.
Halogen bar lighting in appropriate locations.
Fluorescent engine room lighting.
Cockpit courtesy lights.
Marine-grade, tinned wire throughout.

Onan 13.5 kw generator including:
Onan E series display
Dedicated start battery.
Water drop muffler.
Cooling water intake strainer.
Sound shield.
Transfer switch.
50A shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 50 ft. cord.
Fail safe galvanic isolator.
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel.
Digital AC system monitor
120V GFCI protected outlets in each cabin and engine room.
50amp, 3-bank battery charger
Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (3) zones.

Spacious island berth athwartship layout with laminated trim.
Hull side deadlight over head board
Shoji style passageway and closet doors
Shoji style portlight screen panels
Cherry hull ceilings.
Drawers under berth and in bulkhead aft of berth.
(2) hanging lockers fore and aft of bed.
LED flat screen TV and DVD player.
Teak and holly sole.
Sound deadening soft headliner panels.
Pocket door to master head compartment.

Private access from master stateroom
Custom tile in WC and shower sole
Glass vessel style sink
High gloss finish over solid cherry counter.
Vanity cabinet below sink
Storage outboard
Mirror above vanity, cherry framed
Separate shower stall with clear bi-fold enclosure and glass tile accent wall within
Electric shower sump pump
Opening port to side deck
Deck hatch with blind/screen overhead
Ventilation blower
Stainless steel towel bars

Spacious island berth, with laminated trim.
Cherry hull ceilings.
Drawers under berth, A/C return grille beside.
Storage lockers, drawers and shelves.
Teak and holly sole.
Sound deadening soft headliner panels.
Pocket door to passageway.
Private access to forward head and shower

Stainless steel under mount sink.
Shower stall with seat and locker outboard.
Hot and cold pressure water
Electric shower sump pump.
Storage lockers.
Solid surface vanity top with bull nose.
Towel bars
Soap dispenser
Cherry wood trimmed mirror over sink.
Ventilation blower.

Solid surface galley counter top.
Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out faucet
Stainless steel under mount prep sink with cover.
Soap dispenser
Vitrifrigo stainless steel stand-up refrigerator (top) and freezer
Two burner electric cook top.
Convection microwave with stainless steel face
Drawers and storage lockers below counter.
Built-in waste basket. Recycle bin below steps.

“L” settee to starboard, 5” foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer under.
High Gloss finished table with hi-low pedestal and angled slide mechanism. Lowers to coffee table height.
Entertainment unit to port including:
flat screen LCD TV 32” on lift with DVD player
Sound deadening, soft headliner panels.
Raised mates L-shaped settee to port of helm chair
Stainless steel bi-fold door to cockpit
Electrically operated window aft of L-settee
Swing door at helm to starboard side deck
Deep chart table forward of L-settee

Varnished cherry interior finish.
Screens on all opening ports.
Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches.
Ocean Air pleated blinds on side windows and side door
Drapes on aft curved windows
Optional fabric and drapery selections.
Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes

Water capacity 160 gals.
Stainless steel, 20 gal. water heater, operates on 110-VAC or engine heat.
Temperature control valve on hot water supply.
Hot and cold water pressure system 12V.
Fresh water spigot in engine room.
Optional Cockpit shower, hot and cold.
Optional Fresh water wash down in anchor locker.

Polyethylene holding tank with 70 gallon capacity.
Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD in guest head
Tecma Eco MSD in master head
Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank.

Single Kahlenberg chrome trumpet horn with compressor
Fire extinguishers, (5) at 2 1/2 lbs.
Marelon sea valves on all thru-hull fittings below waterline.
Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion.
Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system in engine space with override.
(3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps.
(3) high water switches and alarm.

Work space below salon with work bench, drawers and shelves
Optional crew quarters with head unit available for this space

Down East Yachting is pleased to provide performance data for the Sabre 48 Salon Express:

SABRE 48 SALON EXPRESS, CC-001 – Cummins QSC8.3-550mHp HO



-Based on performance measured 04/20/2011 w/ 6 crew (~1200lbs.), 100% full fuel (525gal.), 100% water (160gal.), 0% waste. with ~100lbs. of tools., no owner’s gear.
-Overcast Skies, Winds – North @ <10kts, Ambient Air Temp.: 45deg.F.
-Seas ~ 1ft. very light chop, Sea Water Temp.: 42deg.F.
-Speed measured by GPS. Average of reciprocal runs in Casco Bay, Portland, ME.
-Engines: 2/ea. Cummins QSC 8.3 HO (550-mhp @ 3000 rpm) with 1.79:1 Zeus 3800 POD propulsion drives.
-Propellers: Mercruiser – ‘M7’ propeller set.
-Fuel Consumption calculated by integral CMD engine fuel flow measuring equipment.
-Range based on 90% of 525gal. fuel capacity.
-Recommended maximum continuous cruise speed is @ 2700rpm (30.0kts, burning 44.8gph)
-Performance data is subject to change depending on tankage, temperature and other factors.