SOLD | 2013 Sabre 48 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2013 Sabre 48 Salon Express

Island Runner was thoughtfully put together by it's original, experienced owner, to be the ultimate cruising boat.  In fact many of their choices became standard features on future builds.  She features modest hours (700 +/-), regular service history with no surprises, a neutral interior with attractive and tasteful decor touches.  

Notable options include:

  • Freedom Lift with matte black arms
  • Avon 10' dinghy with 15 hp motor
  • Inverter
  • Custom utility space with side by side washer and dryer
  • Under-mount sink in the master
  • Delete teak decking
  • Cherry overhead handrail
  • Garmin electronics package
  • Cockpit bimini top 
  • Fans in cabins

Island Runner is priced to sell and will not disappoint!


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 48 Salon Express
  • Year: 2013
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: South Portland US
  • Vessel Name:Island Runner
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Make:Cummins
  • Model:QSC 8.3
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:700
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:550|horsepower
  • Total Heads:2
  • Length:48 ft
  • Beam:15.33 ft
  • Draft - max:
  • Fuel Tank:525|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:525|gallon



Steering SystemJoystick Control

Factory Options

Factory Options:    

FRP molded mast, separate radar platform & satellite pad(s) for sedan hardtop     Inverter/charger 3000 watt true sine wave with remote control  

Dark Hull Color FLAG BLUE    

Anti-Skid color (fore & side deck, aft cockpit, coamings and hard top) BEIGE

Drawer type freezer with fridge above in lieu of standard    

Shoji panel in lieu of fixed cherry panel aft of passageway doors to master stateroom

Ultraleather in main salon    

Accord shades on opening ports    

Reverso Oil Change system    

Freedom Lift dinghy lift--with black arms    

Kahlenberg dual chrome horns    

Kahlenberg horn controller    

Hot and cold transom shower    

Shore water inlet    

Fresh water wash down forward    

Single seagul filter on ice-maker    

Salt water wash down    

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



Corian fiddle in galley, 4 pieces on straight edges of galley    

Open up cabinet fwd of sink for Keurig coffee maker, raised removable cherry fiddle Build flat bottom in locker under cooktop    

Standard sink now single bay small rectangular

Modify shelves inside pull out cabinet below stove top, replace fiddles with solid cherry sides approx same height as the fiddle, to eliminate gap under standard fiddle

Install one Turbo Hella fan, location TBD


Install old style mate's seat back and cushions    

Increase two std main salon armrests another 4" in height on both settees. 

Install a removeable fiddle on forward end of nav desk the same length and location as hinge on fwd end of cover.  Add another removeable fiddle between the chart and TV covers 32" length.  Install brass grommets for the fiddle hole inserts.  Fiddle should end at the end of the nav desk cover Custom overhead cherry handrail in salon running all the way forward between the two standard hatches (not getting sun roof)

Install cherry "glove box" on angled upholstered portion all the way to port with 12V and 110V outlets

Custom cabinet area behind Stidd.  Delete bottle locker behind seat.  Stidd pedestal to higher model.  Move Stidd 5" aft.  Cabinet to have icemaker, drawer over icemaker possibly 3" tall.  Cherry fiddles on edges, not on surface top.

Increase overall width of OceanAir blinds in main salon side windows and add a valance over the shade top.  Point of additional width is to hide blind behind the aft double wall Create screen insert for aft power window, cherry frame, fits with window in half open position

Upcharge for non-standard Ultraleather selections Install two Turbo Hella fan, location TBD

Master Stateroom & Head    

Accord shades in two master ports    

Add shelf in master head wet locker, hold shelf 3" from door    

Corian counter and Corian sink in master head in lieu of cherry, alla CC20. 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, with radius and radius grabrail beneath. Low profile faucet polished chrome with pop-up drain plug.  Drop outboard cabinet to counter top (as long as faucet fits).  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. Add a second 110V outlet inside of cabinet.  Install AC vent between the cabinet door and the shower wall behind the faucet 

Install one Turbo Hella fan, location TBD

Guest Stateroom & Head     Shelf inside head wet locker (can be acrylic or starboard) sitting on molded notch. Bring shelf all the way to the opening.

Delete the coat hooks. Ala CC009 Install Turbo Hella Fan Exterior      

Swim ladder mounted on side of swim platform near transom door   

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

Add SS chaffe guards to corner stern cleats

Black Arms on Freedom Lift    

Mechanical & Plumbing    

Move the air conditioning raw water pump discharge thru hull to stern under swim platform

Raise starboard Racor fuel filter 3" for better access to the drain.  

Add security latch to bottom of engine room ladder    

Install Chain Counter     

Install back up water pump    


Utility Room       Install a tee into the galley and master cabin air conditioning supply and duct into the utility space with the ability to close off.

Prep for future watermaker to be mounted in ulity space with 3/4" seacock, just starbaord of washer and dyer units on the aft bulkhead, dedicated 220VAC prewire.  Provide fresh water supply to and from the fresh water tank and discharge line for servicing.

Glass cabinet--solid cherry door with shelf, no glass rack. (Shelf fixed not possible to be adjustable)

Old style float and sump box    

Delete tools and tray from tool drawer    

Delete tile from master wall    

Delete soap dispenser from master head    

Delete soap dispenser from guest head        

7" Latex Box Top Mattress Master    

7" Latex Box Top Mattress Guest    



2 Garmin 8215 Touchscreen Multifunction Displays

4' Open Array Radar

GPS antenna

GSM22 Sounder Module with bronze thru hull

Garmin 300 VHF


XM Weather

8' VHF Antenna




Audio Visual Package

Details forthcoming



- Modified 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.

- 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.



Deck Hardware

 - 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system.

- (6) 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

- (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.



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 and Fuel System


- 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.


- (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 System

 - 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

 - 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.

Tri-color lights over helm station, red, white blue

Cockpit courtesy lights.

- Marine-grade, tinned wire throughout.



12VAC 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 shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 50 ft. cord.

- Fail safe galvanic isolator

- 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.



Master Stateroom and Master Head

- 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

- 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


Guest Stateroom and Guest Head

- 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

- Vitrifrigo 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.



Main Salon

- "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 32" on lift with DVD player

- Sound deadening, soft headliner panels.

- Raised mates L-shaped settee to port of helm

- 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


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.

- Transom shower, hot and cold.




- 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.


Waste 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.


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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