Boats built in Maine have a tradition of premium craftsmanship and classic American style, and the models produced by this Raymond-based yard are no exception. Sabre is quick to boast about the pride its craftsmen take in producing each semi-custom model. That pride is evident in the details, joinery and lovely lines of these Downeast-style boats that the company has dubbed “fast trawlers.”
Today, the motor yacht range consists of models from 38 to 54 feet in length, and configurations include Salon Express and Fly Bridge styles. In addition to exceptional engineering and detail work, the boats offer impressive performance, as each model cruises between 20 and 25 knots and offers a top-end speed of 30 knots plus. Sabre also manufacturers performance sailing yachts of medium displacement designed for blue water.
As an early adopter of pod drive systems, Sabre Yachts has a clear understanding of how these revolutionary drives can best be used to increase efficiency, maximize ease of operation and owner confidence. The all-new Sabre 48 Salon Express is our fifth pod driven model and she takes full advantage of this technology in both her performance and in her interior accommodation plan.
The 48's traditional exterior profile belies the contemporary performances of her vee-hull. She cruises at 27 knots and at wide open throttle she'll attain more than 32 knots. With the Zeus pod drive system, turns at speed are as exciting as they are in a fine sports car but perhaps even more exhilarating is the quiet that one experiences at cruise speeds. Less than 75 Dba makes her one of the quietest motoryachts available today. The joystick and Skyhook 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. And when docking, a standard side deck door serves her helmsman and crew, well. The two cabin, two head layout is supplemented by a mechanical space forward of the engine room. Optionally, this space can be laid out as a crew quarters with berth and head unit.