Sabre 48 Salon Express

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Sabre 48 Salon Express
Standard Layout: Galley Down - Two Double Ensuite Staterooms
Length Overall: 52' 3" (15.93m)
Length: 47' 6" (14.48m)
Beam: 15' 4" (4.67m)
Draft: 4' 1" (1.24m)
Displacement: 37,500
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Engines: (Standard) VOLVO PENTA D8 IPS700 550hp
Horsepower: 550 / 550 / 600 (hp)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Cruise Speed: 30 kts / 29.4 kts / 32.5 kts
Max Speed: 34 kts / 33.6 kts / 37.7 kts
Fuel Capacity: 525 gals. (1,892 liters)
Water Capacity: 160 gals. (606 liters)
Hold Tank Capacity: 70 gals. (265 liters)
All measurements are approximate and not guaranteed. Speeds are subject to load, conditions and other factors. Please contact a Boston Yacht Agent to confirm the accuracy of all information
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Comments & Broker’s Notes

The 48 Salon Express has a traditional exterior profile that belies her contemporary performance. She cruises at 27 knots and, and at wide open throttle, she’ll attain more than 32 knots. Pod drives and joystick controls give every owner-operator the confidence to dock her in the most difficult of circumstances, and remarkably low sound levels while underway allow for a more pleasant experience while cruising.

Featuring a standard configuration of two cabins and two heads, the 48 Salon Express is supplemented by a utility space forward of the engine room that can be laid out as additional crew quarters. Designed with our customers in mind, her galley-down layout doesn’t compromise on space and light, making food and drink preparation a pure pleasure. Unique to the Sabre 48 design, her master berth and en-suite head have an athwartships orientation, allowing for flat cabin sole on all side of the spacious island queen.

Sabre 48 Salon Express: An Ideal Combination of Evolution and Revolution.

Interior Details

Entertainment Media

  • Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit, four speakers: two in the main salon, two in the cockpit.
  • 10″ Kicker Subwoofer
  • 10″ Kicker Amplifier
  • 32” LED TV in the main salon
  • 28” LED TV in the master stateroom
  • 24” LED TV in the forward stateroom
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the guest stateroom aft, below the helm

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.
  • Private access to forward head and shower

Master Stateroom Amidships

  • Island berth athwartship layout with 9″ foam mattress and 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.
  • Teak and holly sole.
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels.
  • Sliding door to master head compartment


  • Solid surface counter top.
  • Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out faucet
  • Touch control induction cooktop
  • Soap dispenser
  • Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigerator (top) and freezer
  • Touch control induction cooktop
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below the counter.
  • Built-in waste basket. Recycle bin below steps.

Main Salon

  • Two 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 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 seat port
  • Fiddles at nav station


  • 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 curved aft windows
  • Accord shades on opening ports except for the master stateroom
  • Sabre offered fabric and Corian decor package
  • Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes

Exterior Details


  • Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with pod drive tunnels for Cummins Zeus drives
  • 14º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships.
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester backup 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.
  • White 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

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 cherry cabinet
  • NMEA backbone

Deck Hardware

  • 1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system.
  • (6) 12” Stainless steel cleats: two forward, four mid-ship.
  • (2) Stainless steel bollard cleats aft
  • (2) Stainless 12″ cleats on cockpit coaming on centerline
  • (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.
  • Custom stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44lb 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 eyebrow.
  • Teak table in cockpit
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion.
  • Raw water washdown system at the bow.

Machinery & Systems


  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 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 gelcoated engine room
  • Mylar face foam noise barrier.

Fuel System

  • (2) 263 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 a joystick.
  • Trim tabs integrated into CMD Zeus pod drives.
  • Autopilot integrated into CMD Zeus system.
  • Skyhook GPS positioning system with dedicated receiver.

12VDC Electrical System

  • (4) 2ea. AGM Group 24 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

120Vac Electrical System

  • 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 70 ft shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster
  • 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 with 4 zones. One 10k BTU in the forward cabin, one 10k BTU in the master cabin, one 16k BTU in the galley and one 24k BTU in the main salon. Optional 6k BTU in crew quarters

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.

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

Fresh Water System

  • Water capacity 160 gallons
  • Stainless steel, 20-gallon water heater, operates on 110-VAC
  • Temperature control valve on hot water supply.
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V with dual pumps
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room.
  • Transom shower, hot and cold.
  • Shore water inlet with filter.

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.


  • 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

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

Options / Other Additions

We welcome the opportunity to discuss the options, accessories and customization available for this model. The list of equipment and features which may be presented below, may not be the complete inventory of features and equipment available to this model.

Contact a Boston Yacht sales agent to discuss your interests in this model and how may assist you in outfitting the boat to your specific requirements.


  • Light hull & deck colors other than Sport Yacht White and Sabre White
  • Dark hull colors
  • Anti-skid color (fore & side decks, aft cockpit, and recessed area of swim platform)


  • Fly Bridge with spiral stairs, U-shaped settee, folding teak table, 1 Stidd helm seat and duplicate engine controls
  • FRP radar mast for fly bridge model
  • Additional Stidd seat for mate on Flybridge
  • Teak deck on standard swim platform
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps


  • Volvo Package with (2) D8 IPS 700, 550 hp, in lieu of Cummins Zeus drives
  • Volvo Automatic Interceptor Trim Tabs, 900mm
  • Volvo Active Corrosion Protection
  • Dynamic Positioning System
  • Volvo Autopilot incorporated into helm displays
  • Joystick Driving with the joystick on the Stidd armrest
  • Slow speed, single lever, and cruise control software
  • Volvo Clear Wake exhaust by-pass
  • Garmin GPS Receiver
  • (4) Volvo/Garmin 8617 Volvo MFD with separate Garmin SD card reader
  • SeaKeeper 6 in engine room with (Volvo propulsion only)
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Freedom Lift dinghy lift
  • Hydraulic swim platform without teak
  • Hydraulic swim platform with teak
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water with separate spigot
  • Single Seagull water purifier on ice maker
  • Fresh water wash down forward


  • Stand alone 3000W inverter and separate 100A battery charger
  • 2nd Shorepower inlet at bow with 25 foot cord set
  • Underwater LED light package (4) at transom. Full color spectrum
  • Central vac system with (2) outlets and a 32′ expandable hose
  • Kahlenberg horn controller M-485A
  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horns
  • Kahlenberg triple chrome horns
  • Searchlight dual beam mounted on front of flybridge
  • Install Sabre electronics prewire harness


  • S48 Bedding and Bath package: Blue, Neutral, Gray


  • Scissor berth in VIP cabin


  • Icemaker in cabinet below helm seats
  • Set of 2 ottoman with a cherry base and fabric cover


  • Crew quarters with head in lieu of standard utility room
  • Splendide washer & separate dryer sidexside in utility room w/two drawers below
ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE AND IS NOT CONTRACTUAL – Standard yacht has a sport yacht white hull and deck with cherry interior. See model specifications and equipment list for complete details. F.O.B. South Casco, Maine. Special option requests must be received seven weeks prior to molding of the hull, to assure availability. Sabre does not guaranty the durability of dark gelcoats. Hulls built with dark colors will fade more quickly than light colors, will show mold imperfections and scratches and can cause the laminate to post cure, causing a cosmetic distortion of the surface. These deformations are not structural in nature and therefore are not covered by the Sabre Limited Warranty.