SOLD | 2012 Sabre 48 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2012 Sabre 48 Salon Express


Another fantastic example of the Sabre 48 Salon Express model presents a new opportunity to get about this popular Sabre model while she is still in the water and on display in Annapolis Her unique Sabre white hull and flag blue boot stripe are sure to turn heads at the dock. In addition to great service history, and record keeping, numerous features and extensive upgrades to this boat are listed below, 


  • New Freedom lift dinghy lift
  • Garmin Electronics package updated (Spring of 2023)
  • New Highfield 11'8" Aluminum hull inflatable dinghy w/ 20hp Tohatsu engine.  Custom Highfield cover, fix mounted, sealed battery changer installed in 2022
  • Electric sunroof
  • Exterior varnish renewed 2022
  • New Ice Maker in Salon in 2021
  • New Victron 3000 Charger/inverter installed with monitor at DC Panel (2022)
  • Waste Hoses changed throughout vessel in 2021
  • Added 32" 4K Flat screen TV in Salon in 2021
  • Air conditioning system acid flushed in 2022
  • Full crew quarters with head
  • Underwater LED light package
  • Ultraleather interior 
  • New Direct TV Box and service installed

Unleashed III affords the next owner an opportunity to own a well maintained, upgraded Sabre 48 Salon Express and start cruising immediately.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 48 Salon Express
  • Year: 2012
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Annapolis US
  • Vessel Name:Unleashed III
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Design Team
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:QSC 8.3
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:550|horsepower
  • Total Heads:3
  • Length:48 ft
  • Beam:15.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.75 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:14.17 ft
  • Fuel Tank:500|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:500|gallon



Steering SystemJoystick Control

Manufacturer Provided Description

As 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 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.

Factory Options

  • Sabre White Hull 
  • Flag Blue Boot top
  • Gold Cove Stripe
  • Ultraleather interior
  • Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard two pilot hatches
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps
  • FRP molded mast, separate radar platform and satellite pad
  • Inverter/Charger 3000 watt true sign wave with remote
  • Underwater LED light package
  • Beam central vac system with 2 outlets and 32' expandable hose
  • Crew quarters with head in lieu of standard utility room.  Sunbrella color on mattress: Pango Wren
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • untraleather upholstery in main salon: Promessa Linen
  • Matching Ultraleather STIDD seats with bronze piping
  • Wet Bar in salon starboard side settee forward including ice maker and sink
  • Reverso Oil Change system
  • Freedom lift dinghy lift
  • Additional vessel view display
  • 32" TV in main salon in lieu of standard
  • Shoji door on forward cabin 
  • Shoji panel aft of the two doors going into the master stateroom
  • OceanAir skysol Group 2 Horizon shades in main salon in lieu of standard



-New Garmin 8616 displays to be installed following the Annapolis Boat Show.

-Garmin GPS Map 7215 multi function displays

-Garmin GHS 10 VHF

-Garmin open array Radar

-Percision Pilot Auto Pilot

-5" Ritchie Compass

-ACR Searchlight

-Cummins Vessel View Display

-Fusion Stereo System

Hull and Deck


- Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive


- 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 Airex C70 foam core.

- Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core.

- Bulkheads vacuum-bagged biaxial E-glass with polypropylene

honeycomb core.

- Molded E-glass swim platform with molded-in anti-skid surface.

- Hull side rubbing strakes.

- PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap.

- Painted (IMRON) 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

- 120V GFCI protected outlets in each cabin and engine room.

- 50amp, 3-bank battery charger

- Reverse cycle heat/ air conditioning in (3) zones.



- “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 26” 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


- 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

- Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigeration/freezer


 -Crew quarters with head unit available for this space


- 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.

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 single helm seat with Ultraleather fabric.

Propulsion, Fuel and Steering

- Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled


- Twin CMD Zeus 3800 pod drives, with integrated steering and


- 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) 250 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”


- (2) 250 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


Electrical Systems


- 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.

- Lighting:

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 11.5 kw generator including:

Interfaced to Cummins Vessel View display

Dedicated start battery.

Water lift muffler.

Cooling water intake strainer.

Sound shield.

Transfer switch.

- 50A shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 50 ft.


- Fail safe galvanic isolator.

- Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel.

- Digital AC system monitor

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.

DisclaimerThe Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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