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2017 Sabre 48 Salon Express

2017 Sabre 48 Salon Express

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Discover the 2017 Sabre 48 Salon Express, a remarkable example of craftsmanship and design, located in Falmouth, MA. Priced at $895,000.00 USD, this yacht stretches an impressive 52.25 feet in length, showcasing a traditional Flag Blue and Sabre White exterior color scheme that exudes elegance on the water. The yacht is equipped with teak decking on the swim platform and aft cockpit, enhancing its luxurious appeal. A hydraulic swim platform and a comprehensive Garmin electronics package underscore its modern features, while twin Cummins QSC8.3 550 hp engines with Zeus 3800 pod drives provide powerful and efficient propulsion. The engine setup includes fresh water-cooled systems and 120A, 12V alternators each, ensuring reliability and performance.

Inside, the Sabre 48 Salon Express doesn’t disappoint, offering full crew quarters with convenient amenities like a side-by-side washer/dryer, making extended stays on the water as comfortable as possible. The forward cabin features a scissor berth, offering flexible sleeping arrangements, while the modified deep “V” planing hull design ensures optimal performance. The yacht’s construction includes an ISO NPG white gelcoat with vinylester backup resin and a Corecell SAN foam core hull for durability. Onboard, the ONAN 13.5 kw generator supports all power needs, and with a 160-gallon water capacity, longer voyages are made easy. Joystick control, integrated steering and trim with autopilot, and a three-zone reverse cycle heat/air conditioning system for climate control add to the yacht’s impressive list of features, making it an exceptional choice for discerning boaters seeking quality, performance, and comfort.

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Basic Information:

  • Price: 895,000.00 USD
  • Length: 52.25 ft
  • Year: 2017
  • 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: N/A
  • Maximum Speed: N/A

Engine Details:

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


Falmouth, MA, US

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1. What makes the 2017 Sabre 48 Salon Express stand out in the yacht market?

The 2017 Sabre 48 Salon Express is notable for its sleek Traditional Flag Blue and Sabre White exterior, enhanced by teak decking on the swim platform and aft cockpit for both aesthetic appeal and safety. It boasts a powerful performance thanks to twin Cummins QSC8.3 550 hp engines paired with Zeus 3800 pod drives, providing effortless maneuvering with joystick control. Its comprehensive Garmin Electronics package ensures navigation is both precise and accessible. Additionally, the yacht’s luxurious amenities, including full crew quarters with modern conveniences like a side-by-side washer/dryer, coupled with a spacious and well-appointed interior with a three-zone reverse cycle heat/air conditioning system, ensure a comfortable journey regardless of destination or weather conditions.

2. How does the joystick control feature improve the handling of the Sabre 48 Salon Express?

The joystick control feature on the Sabre 48 Salon Express facilitates a much more intuitive steering experience, making maneuvers like docking, turning in tight spaces, or adjusting position in marinas significantly easier and more precise. This system integrates with the yacht’s propulsion and steering systems, including the autopilot, allowing for seamless operation. It’s a game-changer for both novice and experienced captains, offering greater control and confidence in navigation.

3. What are the benefits of the Sabre 48’s propulsion system, and how does it enhance the yachting experience?

The Sabre 48 Salon Express’s propulsion system is centered around its Cummins QSC8.3 550 hp engines and Zeus 3800 pod drives. This setup offers exceptional efficiency and performance, making for a smoother, faster, and more fuel-efficient ride. The integrated steering and trim functionality, coupled with the autopilot feature, result in an optimal balance of speed and comfort, reducing the physical demands on the captain and enhancing the overall cruising experience.

4. Can you elaborate on the comfort and climate control features onboard the Sabre 48 Salon Express?

Certainly! The Sabre 48 Salon Express is equipped with a (3) zone reverse cycle heat and air conditioning system, ensuring a comfortable interior atmosphere regardless of the weather outside. This system allows for different temperature settings in multiple areas of the yacht, catering to the comfort of all onboard. Additionally, the electric opening window in the salon aft bulkhead and the integrated Sure Shade system over the cockpit provide natural ventilation and protection from the sun, further contributing to the comfort of guests and crew alike.

5. What makes the cabin arrangement in the Sabre 48 Salon Express ideal for both short trips and extended voyages?

The Sabre 48 Salon Express features a thoughtful cabin layout designed to maximize space and comfort. The scissor berth in the forward cabin offers flexible sleeping arrangements, easily converting between a large double bed and two single beds to accommodate different guest needs. Full crew quarters, including amenities such as a side-by-side washer/dryer, ensure that longer voyages are as comfortable as possible. The well-appointed galley and spacious living areas, combined with the yacht’s efficient use of space, make it equally suited for weekend getaways or extended journeys, providing a luxurious and comfortable home away from home on the water.

Provided Description:

TURNKEY, READY FOR YOUR SUMMER CRUISE Sea Squire represents an great opportunity to experience the venerable Sabre 48.  Her warm cherry interior offers modern comfort for friends and family within while her exterior shines with timeless elegance of design. Sea Squire has been meticulously maintained to provide long lasting enjoyment for years to come. She features a sharp and tasteful decor choices, a long equipment list, and bristol condition.  Some highlights include: Traditional Flag Blue and Sabre White Exterior Teak Decking on Swim Platform and Aft Cockpit Comprehensive Garmin Electronics Package Hydraulic Swim Platform Full Crew Quarters with Side By Side Washer/Dryer and Additional Head Scissor Berth In The Forward Cabin The Sabre 48 has been a wildly successful model,  and has risen to be Sabre Yachts best selling power boat in its history.  The ingenious design and use of space offers a midship master, with full walk around berth, and even “crew quarters,” with side by side washer and dryer.  Combined with excellent performance and pleasing efficiency, the Sabre 48 is a true standout. DiMillo’s Yacht Sales is the recognized leader in the sales of new and used Sabre’s.  Let the experts guide you in your purchase.  

Steering SystemJoystick Control Standard SpecificationsHULL Modified Deep “V” Planing Hull Design, with shallow pod drive tunnels. 14 degree deadrise at transom, 23 degree 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. 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 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) 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. 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. 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. Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo. (2) Stidd N Series helm seats with Ultraleather fabric, mounted on a box. PROPULSION Twin Cummins QSC8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines with 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 gel coated engine room. Mylar face foam noise barrier. FUEL SYSTEM (2) 260 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard. Dual Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes. (2) 2″ “Diesel” deck fill plates STEERING AND TRIM SYSTEMS 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. 12VDC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (2) AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries. (3) AGM 4D deep cycle ship’s service batteries. (1) 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. 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. 120 VAC ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ONAN 13.5 kw generator including:   Onan E series display; Dedicated start battery; Water drop muffler; Cooling water intake strainer; S Sound shield; Transfer switch. 50A shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster and 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; 50 amp 3-bank battery charger; Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (3) zones;  MASTER STATEROOM AMIDSHIPS Spacious island berth athwartship layout with laminated trim. Hull side deadlight over headboard. Shoji style passageway and closet doors. Shoji style port light 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. 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. Stainless steel towel bars. GUEST STATEROOM 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.  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. GALLEY 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. Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigerator (top) and freezer (2) Burner electric cook top. Convection microwave with stainless steel face. Drawers and storage lockers below counter. Built-in waste basket.  Recycle Bin below steps. MAIN SALON (2) Stidd N Series helm chairs mounted on a box. “L” settee to starboard, 5″ foam cushions with storage and Sabre tool drawer under. High Gloss finish 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. 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 navigation 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. Optional fabric and drapery selections. Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes. FRESH WATER SYSTEM Water capacity 160 gallons Stainless steel, 20 gallon, 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. WASTE DISPOSAL 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. SAFETY 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. UTILITY ROOM/CREW QUARTERS Optional crew quarters with head unit in this space.   Factory OptionsMechanical: Fresh Water Wash Down Forward Reverse Oil Change System Electrical: Additional Dimmer Switches (2) Staterooms Inverter/Charger 3000 Watt True Wave Sine Wave with Remote Control Central Vac System with (2) Outlets and a 32′ Expandable Hose Searchlight Dual Beam Mounted on Hard Top Mast Additional Set of Speakers in the Master Cabin Forward and Aft  Additional 12V/USB Charger Center at Head of Master Berth Additional 12V/USB Charger at Head of Forward Berth Exterior:  FRP Molded Mast & Separate RADAR Platform for Sedan Hardtop Teak Decking on FRP Swim Platform Teak Decking in Aft Cockpit Including Steps Hydraulic Swim Platform Interior: Crew Quarters with Head in Lieu of Standard Utility Room Icemaker in Cabinet Below Helm Seats Accord Shades on all Opening Ports Ultraleather Upholstery Main Salon Splendide Washer and Separate Dryer in Utility Room Cherry Towel Bars on Guest Head Door

Fly Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by DiMillo’s Yacht Sales New York.

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