Down East Yachting
400 S US Hwy 1 Suite 2
Jupiter, Florida, US, 33477
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2023 Sabre 48 Salon Express

location icon Jupiter, Florida
Year 2023
Length 48 ft
Builder/Manufacturer Sabre Yachts

Arriving January 2023 and available to option as desired. The Sabre 48 traditional exterior profile belies the contemporary performances of her vee-hull. The Sabre 48 is one of the quietest motor yachts available today. The joystick and Dynamic Positioning 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.



Year Built 2023
Category Power
Length Overall 52'3 ft
Beam 15'4 ft
Max Draft 4'1 ft
Cabins 2
Cabin Headroom 6'6 ft
Construction Fiberglass
Hull ID USHWS123456789
Deadrise Angle 14 °
Min Draft 4'1 ft
Drive Type Pod
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,100 hp
Cruising Speed 33 kn
Maximum Speed 38 kn
Range 402.77 mi
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 263 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 160 gal
Holding Tanks 1
Holding Tank Cap. 70 gal
Displacement 37,500 lb
Displacement Type Half Load
Bridge Clearance 14'2 ft

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: D8 IPS15-700
Drive Type: Pod
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 550hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2022

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Volvo
Model: D8 IPS15-700
Drive Type: Pod
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 550hp
Type: Inboard
Year: 2022
Manufacturer Provided Description

The 48 Salon Express has a traditional exterior profile that belies her contemporary performance. She cruises at 27 knots and, and at wide open throttle, she’ll attain more than 32 knots. Pod drives and joystick controls give every owner-operator the confidence to dock her in the most difficult of circumstances, and remarkably low sound levels while underway allow for a more pleasant experience while cruising.

Featuring a standard configuration of two cabins and two heads, the 48 Salon Express is supplemented by a utility space forward of the engine room that can be laid out as additional crew quarters. Designed with our customers in mind, her galley-down layout doesn’t compromise on space and light, making food and drink preparation a pure pleasure. Unique to the Sabre 48 design, her master berth and en-suite head have an athwartships orientation, allowing for flat cabin sole on all side of the spacious island queen.


Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design

14º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships.

ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester backup 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.

White PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap.Painted (Urethane) double boot top.

Gold recessed cove stripe.

Deck & Hardtop Composite

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


Deck Hardware

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

(6) 12” Stainless steel cleats: two forward, four mid-ship.

(2) Stainless steel bollard cleats aft

(2) Stainless 12″ cleats on cockpit coaming on centerline

(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.

Custom stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44lb 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 eyebrow.

Teak table in cockpit

Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” logo

Raw water washdown system at the bow.

Kahlenberg single chrome air horn

Helm Station

Hinged access door to starboard side deck.

Dual Volvo-Garmin 8617 Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) w/ Separate SD Card Readers.

Volvo-Penta Autopilot w/ Joystick Driving.

Volvo-Penta IPS Plus Joystick Controller on Stidd Armrest.

Twin Lever Shift & Throttle Control (EVC-E) w/ Single Lever & Cruise Control Software.

Triple windshield wipers w/ multiple speed settings.

Windshield washers plumbed from the fresh water system.

Ritchie Compass.

Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blowers, & bilge pumps.

Custom teak steering wheel w/ tilt helm & Sabre logo.

Twin Stidd N Series helm seats w/ Ultraleather® fabric mounted on a cherry cabinet

NMEA 2000 backbone

Volvo Propulsion System & Engine Room

Twin Volvo-Penta IPS 700 inboard propulsion systems w/ 24v electric shift transmissions & NiBrAl P-series duo-props

Tier III emission certified.Pleasure craft rated VP D8, 550mhp @ 2900rpm engines.

Integrated fresh water heat exchanger cooling system.

24v-110Amp alternator each engine.Extra 12v-115Amp alternator.

Volvo-Penta 900mm Interceptor trim system w/ auto trim.

Dynamic Positioning System (DPS).

Active Corrosion Protection system (ACP).

Volvo-Penta Clear Wake Exhaust bypass system (EVC controlled).

Groco raw water intake strainers & safety sea valves.

Engine room blower & vent ducts.

Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid.

Gloss white engine room.Gloss white painted engines.

Mylar-faced foam noise barrier.

Fuel System

(2) 263 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard.

Dual Racor fuel filters(

(2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates.

120V AC 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 & 70 ft. cord.

Isolation transformer

Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel.

Digital AC system monitor120V GFCI protected outlets in each cabin and engine room.

50amp, 3-bank battery charger

Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning with 4 zones. One 10k BTU in the forward cabin, one 10k BTU in the master cabin, one 16k BTU in the galley and one 24k BTU in the main salon.Optional 6k BTU in crew quarters

12V DC Electrical System

(4) 2ea. AGM Group 24 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

Entertainment Media

– Fusion Black Box System with Bluetooth. Remote controls at helm and cockpit, four speakers: two in the main salon, two in the cockpit.

10″ Kicker Subwoofer

10″ Kicker Amplifier

32” LED TV in the main salon

32” LED TV in the master stateroom

24” LED TV in the forward stateroom

HDMI cables run from each TV to the guest stateroom aft, below the helm

Waste Disposal

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.

Fresh Water System

Water capacity 160 gals.

Stainless steel, 20-gallon water heater, operates on 110-VAC

Temperature control valve on hot water supply.

Hot and cold water pressure system 12V with dual pumps

Fresh water spigot in the engine room.

Transom shower, hot and cold.Shore water inlet with a filter.

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 a flat screen LCD TV 32” on lift with DVD player

Sound deadening, soft headliner panels.

Raised mates L-shaped settee to port of helm

Hinged stainless steel door to cockpit

Electrically operated window aft of L-settee

Deep chart table forward of L-settee seat port

Fiddles at nav station



Solid surface counter top.

Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out faucet

Soap dispenser

Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigerator (top) and freezer

Touch control induction cooktop

Convection microwave with stainless steel face

Drawers and storage lockers below the counter.

Built-in waste basket.

Recycle bin below steps.

Master Stateroom Amidships

Island berth athwartship layout with 9″ foam mattress and 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.

Teak and holly sole.

Sound deadening soft headliner panels.

Sliding 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

Opening port to side deck

Deck hatch with blind/screen overhead

Ventilation blower

Stainless steel towel bars

VIP/Forward Stateroom

Spacious island berth, with 6″ mattress and 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.

Private access to forward head and shower

VIP/Forward 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.

Utility Room

Utility Room

Work space below salon with work bench, drawers, and shelves.

Optional crew quarters with 6″ berth mattress and head unit available in this space.


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 curved aft windows

Accord shades on opening ports except for the master stateroom

Sabre offered fabric and Corian decor package

Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes


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.


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.

Additional Contact Information

Please contact Eric Champlin at 561-307-3394 or for more information.