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2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express

2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express

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Discover the exceptional 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express, a standout example of craftsmanship and design, located in Fort Pierce, FL. This meticulously maintained yacht, priced at $949,000 USD, measures 48 feet in length and is powered by twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines with Zeus pod drives, ensuring robust performance and ease of maneuverability. The yacht’s advanced features, including the Zeus pod drive system with joystick control and Skyhook GPS position hold system, offer enhanced navigation and stability, making cruising at the yacht’s comfortable speed of 27 knots or reaching its top speed of over 32 knots both enjoyable and effortless. Its modern and efficient Modified Deep V Planing hull design further complements these capabilities, ensuring a smooth and reliable cruising experience.

The 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express is not only notable for its performance but also for its luxurious and well-appointed amenities. It comes equipped with a Freedom Lift hydraulic tender lift on the transom, a 2022 Highfield SP330 Rigid Inflatable Boat with a 25 hp Yamaha Outboard, and an Aquamiser 25 gallon per hour Reverse Osmosis Watermaker, among other notable features. The yacht’s interior and exterior spaces have been thoughtfully upgraded, including lush new Sunbrella upholstery on the forward sunpad and aft deck seating, all-new Ocean Aire pleated blinds in the salon, and a comprehensive suite of navigation and safety upgrades, such as the installation of Garmin Phantom 24x radar in 2023. With its exceptional attention to maintenance and a range of special factory options, this yacht offers both the performance avid sailors demand and the comfort they desire, making it an ideal choice for discerning yachtsmen.

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Basic Information:

  • Price: 949,000.00 USD
  • Length: 48 ft
  • Year: 2016
  • Make: Sabre
  • Model: 48 Salon Express

Technical Specifications:

  • Beam: 15.33 ft
  • Draft: 3.75 ft
  • Fuel Capacity: 500|gallon
  • Water Capacity: 160|gallon
  • Cruising Speed: 23.46 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 29.55 kn

Engine Details:

  • Make: Cummins – Model: QSC 8.3 – Power: 550|horsepower
  • Make: Cummins – Model: QSC 8.3 – Power: 550|horsepower


Fort Pierce, FL, US

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What makes the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express a standout choice for cruising in style?

The 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express is a prime example of a Downeast Style Express Cruiser that combines modern design with efficient performance. Its noteworthy features include twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp engines with Zeus pod drives for enhanced maneuverability, a Skyhook GPS system for easy anchoring, and a cruising speed of 27 knots. Additionally, it boasts a comprehensive maintenance record, recent upgrades like a new icemaker in 2023, and luxurious additions such as lush Sunbrella upholstery and an integrated Sure Shade cockpit system, making it an ideal yacht for both comfortable cruising and style.

How is the condition of the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express, considering its maintenance and upgrades?

The 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express has been meticulously maintained and upgraded under knowledgeable Yachtsman ownership, ensuring it’s in top condition. Noteworthy upgrades include the replacement of all batteries and the starboard pod in 2022 following a minor incident, with comprehensive maintenance performed. The installation of a new icemaker and Garmin Phantom 24x radar in 2023, along with regular maintenance tasks like replacing pod oil coolers and wiper blades, underscores the exceptional attention given to its upkeep.

What are some of the key features that enhance the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express’s performance and user experience?

Key features that elevate the performance and user experience of the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express include its twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp engines with Zeus pod drives and Joystick control, offering advanced maneuverability and ease of handling. The Skyhook GPS position holds system, modern Modified Deep V Planing hull for robust performance, and cruising speeds of up to 27 knots with a top speed over 32 knots. Additionally, the yacht’s luxurious amenities, such as a hydraulic tender lift, reverse osmosis watermaker, and wireless boat monitoring, enhance the overall cruising experience.

Can you tell me more about the additional amenities and upgrades added to the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express?

The 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express includes several additional amenities and recent upgrades enhancing comfort and convenience onboard. These include a Freedom Lift hydraulic tender lift on the transom, a new Highfield SP330 Rigid Inflatable Boat with a 25 hp Yamaha Outboard, and a comprehensive suite of navigation upgrades like the Garmin Phantom 24x radar installed in 2023. Interior enhancements such as new Sunbrella upholstery and Ocean Aire pleated blinds in the salon, along with a new icemaker and the replacement of all batteries in 2023, ensure both the aesthetic appeal and functional aspects of the yacht are top-notch.

How does the location and design of the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express contribute to its allure for potential cruisers?

The location of the 2016 Sabre 48 Salon Express in Fort Pierce, FL, situates it perfectly for cruisers looking to explore the picturesque waters of Florida and beyond. Its design, embodying the premier Downeast Style Express Cruiser, combines an elegant aesthetic with practicality. The Modified Deep V Planing hull ensures robust performance across various conditions, while the yacht’s overall efficient layout and luxurious amenities like an electric sunroof and SAT TV make it both a comfortable and stylish choice for cruising enthusiasts seeking a blend of performance and luxury.

Provided Description:

“Happy Days” is owned by a knowledgeable and experienced Yachtsman and as such is a very well maintained and upgraded example of this very desirable Downeast Style Express Cruiser built by one of the premier US based builders; Sabre Yachts in Rhode Island, USA. Recent Upgrades include a Freedom Lift hydraulic tender lift mounted on the transom and a 2022 Highfield SP330 Rigid Inflatable Boat with 25 hp Yamaha Outboard. Also installed recently is a Aquamiser 25 gallon per hour Reverse Osmosis Watermaker. The vessel is also equipped with a Siren Marine Wireless Boat Monitoring and Security System. There are new forward sunpad and aft deck seating Sunbrella upholstery and a new Sunbrella cover on the electric Sure Shade over cockpit. New Ocean Aire pleated blinds in Salon. In 2022 while entering the inlet at slow speed the starboard pod struck bottom and was subsequently replaced with a new unit; port pod was removed, inspected and reinstalled by the local Cummins and Zeus dealer in Ft. Pierce, Florida; records available.   The boat has been well maintained and is outfitted for cruising the islands      New icemaker 2023 All zincs replaced in late spring 2024 New 28’ wiper blades  (3) installed 2/23 Port and starboard pod oil coolers changed out in 2022 Crew head has a shower Garmin Phantom 24x radar installed 2023 Sunbrella cushions with covers, in cockpit and bow added in 2022 All batteries replaced in 2023 and 2024 Windlass has 100’ of grade 43, G4 3/8” chain. 20amp 120v water resistant outlet added to cockpit Epirb added December 2023 600 GPD totally automatic RO water maker with remote controls at helm Highfield Tender has a depth finder New Sureshade Legacy control box installed 2024   Replaced Cummins Port engine raw water pump in August 2023 Replaced Generator raw water pump in August 2023 Replaced generator exhaust riser in August 2023 Replaced generator fuel prime pump in August 2023 Replaced Freedom SW3012 inverter charger September 2023

Steering SystemJoystick Control Manufacturer Provided DescriptionAs 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; which is the case on “Happy Days”. HullModified Deep V Planing hull design, with 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. VIP 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.   Deck and Hardtop ISO NPG gelcoat. VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core. Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces. Companionway 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. Integrated Sure Shade system over cockpit   Deck Hardware 1 ¼” Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system. (6) 12” Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship) (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) Stainless steel bollard style mooring cleats aft (2) Stainless 12” cleats on cockpit coaming on centerline Custom stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44# CQR or Delta anchor and lunch hook. Quick anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type Teak 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. Raw water washdown system at bow.   Helm Station 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. (2) Stidd N Series helm seats with Ultraleather fabric, mounted on a cherry cabinet 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 PropulsionTwin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines with Zeus 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. Fuel System2) 263 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard. Dual Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes. (2) 2 Diesel deck fill plates. 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 Steering and Trim SystemsCMD helm with Joystick Trimtabs integrated with CMD Zeus pod drives Autopilot integrated with CMD Zeus system Skyhook GPS position hold system with dedicated GPS receiver   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 AC Electrical SystemsOnan 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 & 70 ft. cord. Isolation transformer 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 12 Volt DC Electrical SystemTwo AGM group 31 dedicated engine start batteries Three AGM 4D deep cycle ships 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 Salon / Helm DeckTwo Stidd N Series helm chairs mounted on a box L shaped 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 a flat screen LCD TV 32” on lift with DVD player Sound deadening, soft headliner panels. Raised mates L-shaped settee to port of helm Stainless steel 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. Fiddles at nav station   Decor 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 Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes GalleySolid 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 Isotherm 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. Lighting  St. Maarten amber cabin reading lights. High output LED lights in the overhead. LED strip lighting in appropriate locations. LED engine room lighting. Tri-color lights over helm station, red, white blue Cockpit courtesy lights. Marine-grade, tinned wire throughout. 12VDC USB chargers at helm and in all cabins Master Stateroom AmidshipsSpacious 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 coverings 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.   Master Head 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 Geust StateroomSpacious island berth, with laminated trim. Cherry hull coverings. 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   Guest Head 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. Crew Cabin Utility SpaceThe portside salon settee slides inboard to access the crew cabin which features a double berth to starboard and a head with wash basin. This space also serves as the utility room with side by side washer and dryer and additional storage.  Plumbing Polyethylene 160usg. water tank 20usg stainless steel hot water tank Stainless sink in galley Vessel sinks in heads. 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 Fresh Water SystemAquamiser 25 gallon per hour Reverse Osmosis Watermaker 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. Transom shower, hot and cold. Shore water inlet with filter. Waste DisposalPolyethylene 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. SafetySingle Kahlenberg chrome trumpet horn with compressor Fire extinguishers 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. Factory OptionsSabre White Hull Color,  Flag Blue Boot Stripe,  Gold Cove Stripe,  Beige Anti Skid Color (fore, side, aft and recessed swim decks). Fresh Water Wash Down.  Searchlight on mast.  FRP molded mast and separate radar platform.  Kahlenberg Air Horns.  Hot and cold transom shower.  Removable hinged platform above ship’s battery boxes for storage.  Fresh water spigot in engine room.  Reverso oil exchange system.  Seagull water purifier on galley cold water plumbed to separate spigot. Seagull water purifier on icemaker water inlet.  Beam central vac system with (2) outlets and a 32′ expandable hose.  Flat bottom locker under cooktop. Second cherry towel rack on the inside of door,  below top of door in guest stateroom.  Cherry doors on glass cabinet aft of galley sink.  A door on the small cabinet forward of galley sink.  Custom color ocean air blinds – Pebbles Ivory.  Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of two standard hatches.  Accord shades on all opening port lights. Fusion marine stereo in salon.  Sailcloth Seagull Sunbrella fabric in crew cabin on mattress.   Sandalwood galley Corian color.  Sandalwood guest head Corian color.  Smokey Biscuit master wall tile color and master head sole tile color.  Crew quarters with separate head. Icemaker in salon under helm chair. Electric telescoping cockpit Sure Shade. Electric up down window in aft cockpit. SAT TV. Garmin 16″ Dual displays at lower helm. Separate Ariston Washer and Separate Ariston Dryer in crew cabin. Inverter.

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