SOLD | 2018 Sabre 48 Salon Express

(SOLD) 2018 Sabre 48 Salon Express

This Sabre 48 was delivered to her original owners in the late spring of 2019. She presents a unique opportunity to aquire a spectacular, like new Sabre, with an extensive electronics package, Seakeeper 5 and extended Volvo warranties on engines and IPS drives until summer of 2024. Her stunning Flag Blue hull, teak decks on swim platform and cockpit, seakeeper, intergrated sureshade and extended warranties make this 48 stand above the rest!

  • D8 IPS 700 Volvo 550hp engines
  • Dynamic Positioning System
  • Volvo Interceptor Trim Tabs, Volvo "Clear Wake" exhaust bypass and Volvo's glass cockpit displays
  • Extensive electronics package
  • Seakeeper 5 installed in engine room
  • Custom adjustable seating area on bow with cover

Be sure to check out the Full Specs to see all of the factory, dealer and custom options.

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  • Manufacturer:Sabre
  • Model: 48 Salon Express
  • Year: 2018
  • Category: Power
  • Condition: Used
  • Location: Glen Cove US
  • Hull Material:Fiberglass
  • Designer:Sabre Design Team
  • Make:Volvo
  • Model:D8 IPS 700
  • Engines(s):2
  • Hours:165
  • Engine Type:Inboard
  • Fuel Type:diesel
  • Horsepower:550|horsepower
  • Total Cabins:3
  • Total Heads:2
  • Length:48 ft
  • Beam:15.33 ft
  • Draft - max:4.08 ft
  • Bridge Clearance:14.17 ft
  • Fuel Tank:525|gallon
  • Fresh Water Tank:160|gallon
  • Holding Tank:525|gallon



Steering SystemJoystick Control

Factory Options


  • Dark Blue hull color
  • Teak Decks on FRP swim platform and in aft cockpit, including steps


  • Reverso oil change system
  • Seakeeper 5 installed in forward engine room
  • Shore water inlet
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water plumbed to separate spigot
  • Single Seagull water purifier on icemaker 
  • Salt water wash down system fore and aft
  • Fresh water wash down forward


  • Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard (2) pilot hatches
  • FRP molded mast, separate radar platform for sedan hardtop
  • Teak deck on FRP swim platform
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Custom Sunbrella fabric in cockpit


  • Accord Shades on all opening ports
  • Ultraleather upholstery
  • Icemaker in cabinet below helm seats


  • Custom Portland Mattress



  • Spendide washer & dryer side-by-side w/ two drawers below

Electronics Package

  • Garmin GMR Fantom 54 Radar 50 Watts with 4FT Antenna
  • Garmin VHF 315 Marine Radio
  • Shakespeare 5225-XT 8' VHF galaxy antenna 6DB Gain with S/S mount
  • Standard Horizon 240SW Loud Hailer
  • Garmin GXMTM 53
  • Sirius weather intergrated into displays
  • Garmin Tilted ducer for video sounder
  • Simrad 4" IS42J engine data display with Volvo interface kit
  • FLIR MD625 (controls intergrated into displays)
  • DT820 20 Degree Tilted Element NMEA2000 Smart Depth / Temp Transducer w/ Bronze Housing (digital readout)
  • Garmin GCTM 12 Marine Cameras (engine room & mast/back-up)
  • Garmin 9-axis Heading Sensor (Radar Overlay)
  • KVH TracPhone LTE-1(cellular data); w/Power-over-Ethernet Injector
  • KVH TV5 Satellite TV Dome
  • KVH TV5 Satellite TV Empty Dome
  • 3 DSS DirecTV receivers & RF remotes
  • Fusion black box system with Bluetooth, remote controls at helm and in cockpit. (Intergrated into helm displays)

Additional Features

  • Seakeeper 5 in forward engine room
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Single seagull water purifiers on both ice maker and at galley
  • Freshwater wash down forward
  • Inverter/Charger 3000 Watt true sine wave with remote
  • Central Vac system wtih 2 outlets and 32' hose
  • Kahlenberg triple chrome horns
  • Searchlight mounted on hardtop mast
  • Ice maker in cabinet below helm seats
  • Washer/dryer side-by-side in utility room with drawers below
  • Mattress and seat with back rest in utility room
  • Electric sunroof
  • FRP molderd mast

Standard Specifications


  • Modified Deep "V" Planing Hull Design, with shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 14 degree deadrise at transom, 23 degree 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
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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) Stainless steel bollard style 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
  • 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


  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Seakeeper 5 control
  • 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 box


  • Volvo package with (2) D8 IPS 700, 550hp, in lieu of Cummins Zeus drives, Volvo auto interceptor trim tabs, 900mm, Volvo active corrosion protection, Dynamic Positioning system, autopilot incorporated into helm displays, joystick driving with the joystick on the Stidd Arm rest, slow speed single lever and cruise control software, Volvo clear wake exhaust by-pass, Garmin GPS receiver, (2) 8617 Volvo MFD with separate Garmin SD card reader
  • 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 gel coated 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


  • Volvo Glass Cockpit with Volvo Joystick
  • Volvo interceptor trim tabs
  • Autopilot integrated in Volvo glass cockpit system
  • Volvo Dynamic Positioning System


  • (2) AGM Group 31 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


  • 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 and 70 ft. cord
  • Isolation Transformer
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Digital AC system monitor
  • 120V GFCI protected outlets in each cabin and engine room
  • 50 amp 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (3) zones


  • Spacious island berth athwartship layout with laminated trim
  • Hull side deadlight over headboard
  • Shoji style passageway and closet doors
  • Shoji style port light 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
  • 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
  • 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 refrigerator (top) and freezer
  • (2) Burner electric cook top
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Built-in waste basket.  Recycle Bin below steps


  • (2) 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 finish 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
  • 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. Fiddles at navigation 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 aft curved windows
  • Optional fabric and drapery selections
  • Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes


  • Water capacity 160 gallons
  • Stainless steel, 20 gallon, 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


  • Triple Kahlenberg chrome trumpet horns 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


  • Crew quarters below salon with air conditioning, work bench, drawers and shelves
  • Side by side washer and dryer
  • Pre-configured to add an optional seperate head in this space



The 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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