SOLD | 2015 Sabre 48 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2015 Sabre 48 Salon Express

Trades considered, marine survey available, please inquire!

2015 Sabre 48 Salon Express now available to the market.  Always a New England boat and stored indoors each winter.  Very clean and of course in wonderful condition.  Currently stored indoors with radiant heat and great lighting.  Boat shows extremely well. 

Only 30 minutes from the Portland International Jetport.  Transportation to and from boatyard can be arranged so you can return home same day.  Call for more details.

Equipment list highlights

  • Cummins QSC8.3L 550hp - 175 hours
  • Onan generator
  • Freedom Lift
  • Flag Blue hull
  • 3000W Inverter
  • Extensive Raymarine electronics package
  • Fusion stereo system
  • Split utility room / 3rd cabin layout with queen berth, washer/dryer, bureau with drawers, tool bench with drawers and storage
  • Extended salon settee interior with additional refrigerator and two STIDD 500Ns helm chairs
  • Custom interior decor
  • Custom mattresses
  • Custom floor runner carpet
  • Custom ottoman with storage
  • Teak and holly soles
  • Exterior cockpit Sunbrella seat covers
  • Very clean!

For additional information, please call the Listing Broker.


  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 48 Salon Express
  • Year: 2015
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Yarmouth US
  • Vessel Name:Big Blue
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Kevin Burns - Head Designer
  • Make:Cummins Zeus
  • Model:QSC 8.3L 550hp
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:175
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:550|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:3
  • Total Berths:1
  • 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



Dealer, Factory and Custom Options

  • Dark Hull - Flag Blue
  • Anti-Skid color (fore & side deck) - Beige
  • Reverso Oil Change system
  • Freedom Lift dinghy lift
  • Shore water inlet
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water plumbed to separate spigot
  • Salt water wash down fore and aft
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Relocate windshield washer fluid to more accessible location in engine room near water heater and the water pump on bulkhead
  • Inverter/charger 3000 watt true sine wave with remote control
  • Beam central vacuum system with (2) outlets and a 32' expandable hose
  • 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
  • Teak deck on FRP swim platform
  • Kahlenberg triple chrome horns
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Replace single helm chair with (2) STIDDS mounted on cabinet with hi-gloss top, Foot rest on forward face, additional refrigerator, starboard settee becomes longer with more seating
  • Accord shades on opening ports
  • Install cherry doors on glass cabinet aft of galley sink. Install wood shelf with fiddle half way up in cabinet
  • Add a door on the small cabinet forward of galley sink. Remove fiddle and leave open inside
  • Build flat bottom in locker under cooktop
  • Ultraleather upholstery main salon
  • Notch cover aft and outboard for opening and for wires to pass through, no thumbhole
  • Install a fixed fiddle on forward end of nav desk the same length and location as hinge on fwd end of cover. Add another fixed fiddle between the chart and TV covers 32" length. Fiddle should end at the end of the nav desk cover
  • Move double SS cup holder from nav desk area and install outboard of mate seat (port) on window edge. Owner understands that this might interfere in lowering blinds
  • Add single SS cup holder outboard of joystick
  • Delete the standard cherry grab rail at the helm
  • Increase two standard main salon armrests another 4'' in height on both settees
  • Add an additional cherry drop in box on port side of helm pod face above standard helm drop in box. Additional box to be rectangular with inside opening 6H"x8W"x10D". Leave enough room below the box for the dealer to install Fusion 700 stereo
  • Install a 26" TV with separate DVD in Master Stateroom. Install TV 47" from cabin sole
  • Install a tall mirror recessed (no frame) into the bulkhead behind master head shoji door
  • Witch Hazel Corian counter with radius and Corian Cameo White undermount sink in master head in lieu of cherry counter and vessel sink with vessel faucet. Add 3" matching fiddle behind sink.
  • 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
  • Install fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Build shelf above house battery bank with fiddles on all four sides, rubber material base. Shelf to be made removable.
  • (3) Additional dimmer switches in galley, master stateroom and forward cabin
  • Install 120VAC outlet inside chart storage locker. Outlet location to be aft and outboard
  • Install 120VAC outlet outboard of washer/dryer cabinet in utility room
  • Separate dimmer switch for cockpit overhead lights. Note: This renders the keypad "deck lights" position useless and inoperative.
  • Install 12V/USB charger centers at head of master berth, both sides of shelf
  • Install 12V/USB charger centers at head of forward berth, both sides of shelf
  • Install 12V/USB charger centers in crew quarters. Inboard of the washer/dryer near the shelf
  • Prewire for 4 speakers. Stereo head to be installed in helm pod. 2 speakers in the cockpit, standard locations. 2 speakers in the main salon in the standard locations. 2 speakers in the master cabin, fwd & aft inboard, near the bulkhead. 2 speakers in the forward cabin on the fwd end of upper cabinets.
  • Install Slendide combo washer/dryer with half bureau enclosed with cherry cubby (no door over washer/dryer). Washer/Dryer sits down on FRP and inboard next to berth. Cherry top over washer/dryer extends inboard to become top of bureau. Mirror above washer/dryer and bureau. Outlets, etc. to be relocated.
  • Utility Room to look like Crew Quarters: S/B Crew mattress and Ultraleather seat and back rest (3) cushions in utility room. Note: COMBO washer /dryer, no notch in mattress. Install cherry treads in utility room. Replace utility lights with cabin lights. Add U/L wall covering. Install teak and holly floor. Install TV & outlets
  • Custom ottoman with storage
  • Custom 9" Box top Latex Mattress in Master and Guest Stateroom
  • Custom Décor including all bedding, rugs, pillows, & decorative items
  • Custom Canvas - Windshield Cover
  • Custom Canvas - Aft Cockpit Seat Covers - Navy Sunbrella
  • Custom Canvas - Aft Cockpit Table Cover - Navy Sunbrella
  • Custom Canvas - Stern Flag Cover & Burgee Cover - Navy Sunbrella
  • Custom floor runner carpets
  • Navigational Electronic - (2) Raymarine gS165, gS Series Remote Keypad, Super HD 4kW Open Array, Raystar 130 GPS antenna, Ray60 VHF, AIS650, AIS100 Active Splitter, ECI-100 Universal Engine Interface and Control Adapter, Mercury Autopilot Gateway for Cummins Zeus, I70 Multi-function Display, CP370 ClearPulse Sonar Module, SS60 Low Profile Transducer, ACR RCL-75 Spotlight with Remote, CAM100 Camera in Engine Room, CAM100 Reverse Image Camera on Mast, Speco Hailer Horn, SR150 SiriusXM Weather Receiver, Navionics 904P+ US Northeast and Canyons, Matching Paint for Hardtop Electronics
  • KVH Satellite TV system - KVH TracVision TV3, KVH TracVision TV3 Empty Dome, (2) KVH DirecTV H25 HD Receiver with IR Remote Control, (2) KVH RF Remote Control Kits for DirecTV H25 Receivers
  • Fusion Stereo System - 4 Zone System, Fusion BB300R Black Box Stereo AM/FM/Sirius w/ Built-In Bluetooth, (4) Fusion 700 Series Wired Remotes, 8 Speakers, Subwoofer, 5-Channel 1600W AMP


  • Main Salon cushions - Tusk Ultra-Leather
  • STIDD Captain Chairs - Tusk Ultra-Leather
  • Mate's Raised Lounge Seat - Tusk Ultra-Leather
  • Cockpit Cushions - Viento Nautical Sunbrella
  • Crew Cabin - Sailcloth Seagull Sunbrella
  • Galley Corian - Witch Hazel
  • Master Head Corian - Witch Hazel
  • Guest Head Corian - Witch Hazel
  • Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches
  • Ocean Air pleated blinds on side windows and side door
  • Drapes on aft curved windows
  • Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Exterior Teak - Hi-Gloss varnish

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 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 Amidships

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • Painted (IMRON) double boot top
  • 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
  • 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, 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


  • 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

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.

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


  • 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

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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