SOLD | 2013 Sabre 48 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2013 Sabre 48 Salon Express

2013 Sabre 48 Salon Express

Searching for a salon express cruiser that has the features and comfort to accommodate owners, family, friends who may be cruising north-south, to the Bahamas and Caribbean...well you might want to take a closer look at this newly listed pre-owned 48 Salon Express.  Arguably one of the best 48s on the market today.

Built new for the current owners in 2013, many ideas were implemented in her design and overall build.  For instance, the lower utility room was designed for extended cruising which features a side by side washer/dryer, custom pantry with adjustable shelving, a work bench with storage, large freezer for stocking up on frozen foods to go on the Magma grill and a 400 GPD watermaker.  In the main salon, her custom designed settee conveniently converts into a large double berth sleeping area for adults, family, friends and grandchildren.  Her fore deck has a removable sunpad for relaxing in the sun.  The cockpit has a custom removable sunfly shade to keep the area cooler on the hot sunny days.  Her main salon windows are treated with UV window tint to help mitigate heat and keep the interior cooler.  The upgraded oven in the galley opens up possibilities for the chef.  The helm suite boosts a powerful electronics package by Garmin.  Entertain your AV system with its KVH M5 satellite  and Fusion sound system.  Feel like exploring to that remote island or up a quiet creek to bird watch, no problem with a AB 10' aluminum tender onboard, explore away.  And she offers so much more.

Important to note...from June to November in 2014, 2015 and 2018 she was stored inside an air conditioned climate-controlled building.  All systems were flushed with fresh water (engines, genset, a/c) before storage each of those seasons.

Some notable features and upgrades include:

  • Painted Flag Blue hull - new Nov. 2018
  • Onan 11.5kW generator - 195 hrs
  • Electric sunroof
  • 3000W Inverter
  • AB 10AL tender with 20hp Honda 4-stroke
  • Garmin (2) chartplotter package with autopilot, radar, depth and more
  • Fusion stereo system
  • Custom utility room with pantry
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 400 GPD watermaker - 64 hours
  • Custom convertible main salon settee (sleeps two adults) with electric hi-lo table
  • Beautiful interior decor
  • Custom mattresses in master and guest cabins
  • Custom cockpit awning
  • Fore deck sunpad
  • 8-Man valise liferaft
  • Exterior varnish in bristol condition
  • Her hull, decks, superstructure and stainless steel hardware shine!

For additional information, ownership history and showing details, please contact the Listing Broker below.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 48 Salon Express
  • Year: 2013
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Palm Beach Gardens US
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Kevin Burns - Head Designer
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:QSC 8.3L 550hp
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:723
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:550|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:2
  • Total Heads:2
  • Length:48 ft
  • Beam:15.33 ft
  • Draft - max:3.75 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:14.17 ft
  • Fuel Tank:525|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:525|gallon



Factory Options


  • Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard two (2) pilot hatches

  • FRP molded mast, separate radar platform & satellite pads for sedan hardtop

  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps


  • Inverter/charger 3000Watt true sine wave with remote control at distribution panel

  • Beam central vac system with (2) outlets and a 32' expandable hose


  • Accord Shades on all opening ports including master cabin


  • Reverso oil change system

  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horns

  • Kahlenberg horn controllerM-485A


  • Hot and cold transom shower

  • Fresh water wash down forward

  • Splendide washer & separate dryer sidexside in utility room w/two drawers under

Custom Options



  • Drawer type freezer with fridge above in lieu of standard

  • Installed cherry doors on glass cabinet aft of galley sink

  • Installed wood shelf with fiddle half way up in cabinet

  • Installed a Seward Princess Model 2342 Stove / Oven with stainless steel door

  • In location of drawers below cabinet aft of sink, deleted top 3 drawers, Add cabinet with one (1) door and one (1) shelf in the middle of cabinet


  • Custom Ultrasuede fabric in main salon

  • Piping on STIDD helm seat

  • Increased two std main salon armrests by 4" in height on both settees

  • Installed a stainless handrail on vertical surface of the helm pod on the return section and a stainless steel one on the athwartships section of the vertical surface of the pod

  • Moved double ss cup holder from Nav desk area and installed outboard of mate seat (port) on window edge

  • Added single SS cup holder outboard of joy stick

  • Added two cherry drop in boxes on port side of helm pod face one on top of the other. Top one to be rectangular with inside opening 6H"x8W"x10"D.  Make the bottom cherry box as large as possible and install the std 12V outlet in this box. Leave enough room between these two boxes for the dealer to install a Fusion 700 stereo head.

  • Main salon curtain and master stateroom roman shade fabric upgraded to Eurohem 1093 1/12

  • All wooden removable floor hatches have rubber material around underside lip to prevent noise when walking on them

  • Modified main salon settee to convertible berth for sleeping two adults. Lengthen main salon settee by 12" ending at a bulkhead.  Increase size of drawer below to maximum size possible.  Lengthen the 3 part folding table to 28"X48" dimensions, install fixed, removable table base under the tabletop using knurled knobs and threaded inserts in table. Table does not slide. Install using electric hi-lo pedestal. Provide solid berth top, approx 60"X31" with folding support leg and threaded inserts to swap with table to create a berth. Filler cushion to be upholstered to the 60"X31" filler board to create berth.

  • Custom wine bottle storage cabinet to end of settee with inside drawer to hold 3 bottles wide by 5 bottles deep


  • Added accord shades on opening ports in master stateroom (2)

  • Starboard shelf inside head wet locker sitting on molded notch. Hold edge of shelf back 3" from locker door. Delete the coat hooks. 

  • Move standard location of towel ring to location on forward facing bulkhead above toilet centered on wall and 15" below ceiling

  • Tall mirror recessed (no frame) into the bulkhead behind master head shoji door

  • TV in Master Stateroom installed 47" from cabin sole

  • Corian counter and Corian sink in master head in lieu of cherry. Sink to be oval in shape and as large as possible to accommodate faucet installed at 10 o'clock location of sink.  Counter top edge to match standard guest style counter edge.  Delete standard sink, faucet and grab rail. Install a Dornbracht faucet model #33502 625 00 00 polished chrome with pop-up drain plug. Corian color for counter and sink is: Glacier White.  Drop outboard cabinet to counter top.  Cabinet opening to have two opening doors similar to cabinets doors below counter. Stack light switch and 110V outlet on aft bulkhead so electrical boxes in back are still in the closet. NO second 110V outlet inside of cabinet.  Remove the curved front on cabinet creating rectangle surface 17" deep once you continue the cabinet down to the Corian counter.  Install AC vent on face of cabinet below counter


  • Starboard shelf inside head wet locker sitting on molded notch. Bring shelf all the way to the opening.Delete the coat hooks.

  • Fwd head cabinet to be 1/2 fully open and the another 1/2 to have shelf with fiddle

  • Install second cherry towel rack on inside of door, location 10" below top of door


  • Blue LED lights side deck and cockpit overhang lights

  • Added two 12" stern cleats on coaming cap behind cockpit seat backrest, one on either side of the center rail stachion.

  • Custom cockpit cushion welt MJD Captain Cadet Gray

  • Custom larger cockpit cherry table in lieu of standard 

  • Deleted standard teak toe rails. Install Skene chocks to forward cleats, same chocks as used on the SL47. Install 24" rub strakes at the 4 midship cleats. The strakes to be notched around the cleat bases. 

  • Installed fresh water spigot in engine room


  • Moved the air conditioning discharge to stern under swim platform for quieter discharge

  • Added water drop muffler system to the generator

  • Raised Port and Starboard Racor fuel filters 3" for better access to the drain and service


  • Installed Pennant lights (2) on hardtop to light up mast at night

  • Installed LED strip lights in guest cabin under side hull cabinets  

  • Installed LED strip lights in master cabin behind shoji upper sliders

  • Upgraded port alternator to 200A for increased house battery charging

  • Installed 12V fan (1) in guest cabin, on bulkhead above TV centered on wall near ceiling height

  • Installed 12V fan (1) in Master Stateroom, above TV, centered on wall near ceiling height


  • Installed a tee into the galley and master cabin air conditioning supply and vented into the utility space with the ability to close off

  • Custom Utility Room - Build workbench w/ 3 drawers (approx 21"W X 36"T), a pantry with adjustable shelves (approx 18"W) and a hanging rod to the stbd bulkhead

  • Added one large opening port in utility room in lieu of small port

  • Installed upright 110V freezer in utility room, add 110V outlet

Additional Options

  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 400/day watermaker (64 hours total), membrane serviced 2019
  • Washer / Dryer side by side in utility room
  • Custom mattresses by Portland Mattress Makers - master cabin, guest cabin
  • AB 10AL aluminum tender with Honda 20hp 4-stroke outboard
  • Nautley Marine tender davits
  • Tinted salon windows
  • Cockpit awning sunshade 
  • Custom sun deck pad (removable to stow in utility easily)
  • Winslow 8 man liferaft
  • Rocna 33 anchor
  • House batteries - new 2016
  • Start batteries - new 2019
  • Magna BBQ grill with cockpit rail mount

Navigational Electronics

  • (2) Garmin 8215 Multi-Function displays

  • Garmin 4kW 404 xHD Pedestal and 4' open array

  • Garmin GSD 24 sounder module

  • Garmin GMS10 network port expander

  • GEM B60 20 degree tilted element

  • Airmar 8-pin mix & match cable Garmin GSD24

  • Garmin GMI20 color

  • Garmin GXM51 Satellite Weather antenna

  • Garmin AIS600 class B AIS transceiver

  • Digital antenna 8ft VHF with 6dB gain, one for VHF, one for AIS

  • Garmin VHF300 black box VHF radio

  • Airmar PB200 NMEA2000 weather station

  • Airmar NMEA2000 sensor

  • Shakespeare 12" SS antenna extension for PB200

  • Garmin GC10 Marine camera, standard image camera (2) mounted in engine room

  • KVH M5 TV system

  • KVH M5 dummy dome

  • DirecTV H24 satellite receivers, salon, master cabin, guest cabin

  • DirecTV universal RF remote and antenna

  • KVH Aspen multiswitch for 3 to 5 DirecTV receivers

  • Fusion 700 iPod/AM/FM/Sirius compatible head unit w/ color display - head unit installed at helm, wired for 2 zones salon and cockpit, stereo wired to salon TV for sound through salon speakers

  • (2) Nuvo Technologies Accent Plus2 6.5" in wall speaker for salon interior

  • (2) Paradigm 6" high performance marine speakers for cockpit

  • Fusion 700 Series remote in cockpit

  • Cisco wireless-N router for 700 Series head unit

  • Garmin Wi-Fi adapter kit for hotspot Garmin system

  • Prosport 400W 12VDC inverter for Garmin Wi-FI adapter

  • Fusion NMEA2000 network cable adapter kit, includes drop and tee

  • Garmin 6' network cables

  • Garmin cable coupler, marine network

  • Maretron micro tee

  • Shakespeare VHF/AM/FM passive band separator

  • Maretron micro double ended cordset 3M

  • Maretron micro double ended cordset 10M

  • L-Com 5M HDMI cable w/ swivel connectors

  • L-Com 2M HDMI cable w/ swivel connectors

  • L-Com 5 line component w/ audio BNC 50'

  • L-Com coax adapter, RCA male/BNC female

  • Garmin data card reader for 8000 Series

  • Garmin g2 Vision - St. John to Cape Cod

  • Garmin g2 Vision- Boston to Atlantic City

  • Garmin g2 Vision - Barnegat Inlet, NJ through Jax, FL & East to Bermuda

  • Garmin g2 Vision - St. Mary's GA through Bahamas & Florida Keys

Decor, Fabrics and Colors

  • Hull Color - Painted Flag Blue - new Nov. 2018
  • Hull Cove Stripe - Silver
  • Deck Color - Sport White 
  • Anti-Skid Color - Smoke White
  • Galley Corian - Platinum
  • Master Head Corian - Glacier White
  • Guest Head Corian - Glacier White
  • Master Head Tile - Storm Gray
  • Guest Head Tile - Storm Gray
  • Main Salon cushions - US French Grey #5522-5970 with self welt
  • STIDD Captain Chairs - UL Ermine #291-5805 with UL Granite #291-5708 with self welt
  • Mate's Raised Lounge Seat - US French Grey #5522-5970 with self welt
  • Cockpit Cushions - SB Sailcloth Seagull #32000-0023
  • Interior Wood - Cherry varnished

Main Salon

  • “L” settee to starboard, 5” foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer under.
  • High Gloss finished table with custom electric hi-low pedestal
  • 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

Master Stateroom

  • 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

Master Head

  • Private access from master stateroom
  • Custom tile in WC and shower sole
  • 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
  • Deck hatch with blind/screen overhead
  • Ventilation blower
  • Stainless steel towel bars

Guest Stateroom

  • Spacious island berth, with laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Drawers under berth
  • 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
  • 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
  • Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigeration/freezer
  • Seaward electric stove and oven
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Built-in waste basket below sink
  • Recycle bin below steps




  • Painted hull Flag Blue - Nov. 2018
  • 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 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
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Gold recessed cove stripe

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) 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 aft seat rails
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • (6) Low Profile stainless steel hatches w/screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion

Deck and Hardtop

  • 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

12VDC Electrical System

  • Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries - new 2019
  • Three AGM 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries - new 2016
  • 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, LED lights in the overheads throughout cabin, bar lighting in appropriate locations, fluorescent engine room lighting, cockpit courtesy lights

120VAC Electrical System

  • Onan 11.5 kw generator including: interface to Cummins Vessel View display, dedicated start battery, water lift muffler, cooling water intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch
  • 50amp shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 50 ft. cord
  • BlueSeas electrical panel, AC/DC with multi-meters
  • Fail safe galvanic isolator
  • 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 (5) zones
  • 3000W inverter/charger for house

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
  • Stidd single helm seat with Ultraleather fabric

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.


  • 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.

Fuel System

  • (2) 250 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • Racor fuel filters with water in fuel senders
  • (2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates

Fresh Water System

  • 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

Waste Water System

  • 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


  • 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 with audible alarms at helm


  • Artwork
  • Owner's personal belongings
  • Tools

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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