48' Sabre 2012



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48' Sabre 2012 Independence


TURNKEY and Worth the Wait! Professionally maintained, loaded with custom options **Available for viewing and offers, contingent on a late August 2018 delivery**
The owner has built five new Sabres and number six is being delivered in August. Having been involved in multiple builds and factory visits, his knowledge regarding custom options is apparent the moment you step onboard. This yacht represents the finest combination of team work between the award winning Sabre design and build teams and a discriminating owner. 

Stored indoors during New England winters, her hull was Awlgriped in 2017 and she just received new varnish coats on the exterior. The engine room is immaculate, with the engines serviced by an authorized Cummins Dealer. She is equipped with CMD helm with joystick controls, auto pilot, Skyhook GPS position hold system connected to a dedicated GPS receiver. This is all connected to a Zeus pod system.

Her extensive electronics package includes Cummins Zeus Auto Pilot, Raymarine touch screens, hybrid touch, open array radar, infrared camera on hard top, camera in engine room and more and was all upgraded a few years ago.

The utility room has several custom options including a Vitrifigo drawer freezer, custom cabinets and an A/C inlet from the galley. Add the electric sunroof, Sureshade, central vacuum,  custom fabric upgrades, shoji door accents and Accord shades on all port openings and you have a winner.

The specification list is definitely worth the read for the details. Please call, or e-mail to set up an appointment to view this fine 48 Sabre. She is definitely worth the wait.

Exclusions: All personal items including tender & engine, bicycles, paintings, tools, kitchen ware and hand held electronics. 





Salon Express

Cruise Speed:

27 KTS

Max Speed:

32 KTS

Range NMI:



15' 4"

Engine Details:

Cummins QSC 8.3

Engine 1:

2012 795.00 HRS 550.00 HP

Engine 2:

2012 795.00 HRS 550.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

525 GAL

Water Capacity:

160 GAL


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. 

  • Black hull, Awlgriped  2017
  • Custom Ultra-leather upgrade, Salon , and Stidd seat
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Additional dimmer switches Galley, fwd stateroom, master stateroom
  • Accord shades on all opening ports
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Kahlenberg dual chrome horns
  • Central Vacuum
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water
  • Fresh water wash down, fore and aft
  • Shore water inlet
  • Salon TV Upgraded to a Samsung
  • Custom Corian colors in Galley, Head, and water bar
  • Custom salon starboard side cabinet with drawer refrigerator, sink, and trash receptacle 
  • Up-graded Vitrifigo Refrigerator /freezer in galley
  • Clarion stereo satellite ready with six speakers and remote
  • Inverter charger Victron Phoenix Multiplus 3kW
  • Custom cockpit fabric
  • Upgraded mattress in master SR: Latex and Memory
  • Converted trash area under companionway stairs to all storage
  • Installed a tee into galley AC supply to cool the utility space via a closeable grille
  • Shoji style fixed panel on bulkhead between galley and master SR
  • Shoji door on forward SR cabin door
  • Custom additional sound insulation in hull 
  • Custom cherry handrail on salon overhead
  • Added 2nd shore power inlet with 25' cord 50 amp in bow anchor locker 
  • Installed LED strip lights in fwd stateroom under side hull cabinets
  • Installed a hanging locker inboard of work bench in utility room
  • Custom faucet in master head 
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Utility room: Vitrifigo freezer, Hanging locker inboard of work bench
  • Contrasting Anti-skid color
  • Electronics/Mast painted Sabre white

  • L-settee to starboard, 5-inch foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer under, with Custom Fabric
  • High Gloss finished table with hi-low pedestal and angled slide mechanism. Lowers to coffee table height
  • Entertainment unit to port including: flat screen on lift with DVD player 
  • Sound deadening, soft headliner panels
  • 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 mates seat
  • Stidd mounted 5" aft to access side door easier
  • Optional Sunroof
  • Optional overhead Cherry handrail
  • Optional Ultraleather upholstery

  • 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
  • Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes
  • Optional Accord Shades on all opening ports
  • Optional Ultaleather in salon 

  • 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
  • Upgraded Vitrifigo refrigerator/freezer
  • Two burner electric cook top
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Portside hull window

  • Spacious island berth athwartship layout with laminated trim
  • Hull side deadlight overhead board
  • Shoji style passageway and closet doors
  • Shoji style port light screen panels, with additional accord shades over ports
  • Optional Shoji panel in place of fixed panel to keep open feel in galley and master
  • 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
  • Custom optional upgraded mattress
  • Optional sound insulation 

  • 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
  • Optional upgraded faucet
  • Optional sound insulation 

  • Spacious island berth, with laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Cedar lined hanging lockers
  • 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
  • Optional Shoji style on pocket door
  • Private access to forward head and shower
  • Flat screen TV
  • Optional sound insulation 

  • 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 accessed by opening electric slide out port side love-seat
  • Portlight
  • Seat with drawer underneath
  • Side platform with drawer underneath
  • Direct and indirect lighting and reading light
  • Optional Freezer
  • Optional hanging locker
  • Optional AC vent from galley.
  • Optional fiddle to starboard raised platform area

  • Modified Deep V Planning hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 14-degree dead rise at transom, 23-degree dead rise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gel coat w/vinyl ester 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
  • Optional sound insulation floormat to hull, and furniture bottom areas in VIP, and Master staterooms, and master head
  • Awlgriped 2018 

  • ISO NPG gel coat
  • 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
  • Optional Kahlenberg dual chrome horns

  • 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
  • Optional Inverter

  • Onan 11.5 kw generator including sound shield 275 hours 
  • 50A shore power service with Glendinning Cable master & 50 ft. cord
  • 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
  • Custom Option, Victron Phoenix Multiplus 3 kw boosting Inverter/Charger
  • Optional additional dimmer switches (3) Galley, VIP cabin, and master cabin
  • Optional Beam central vac system with 2 outlets, and 32-ft. hose
  • Optional 50 AMP inlet with 25' cord in bow locker, with A/B selector switch
  • Optional hanger for 50 amp cord in bow locker

  • 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 custom color Ultraleather fabric 

  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 HP electronic, fresh water-cooled engines, 795 hours
  • 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
  • Optional Reverso oil change 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

  • (2) Raymarine touch 17" screens  (new 2017)
  • Raymarine touch 7"  screen
  • (1) Raymarine touch Hybrid touch 10" screen
  • Raymarine 12 KW open array radar
  • Raymarine Infrared camera, mounted on hard top 
  • Camera in engine room
  • Raymarine VHF Ray 240
  • Remote speaker for VHF
  • Icom IC-M604
  • Hailer
  • Cummins Zeus Auto Pilot
  • Fusion Stereo
  • (3) Flat screen TVs
  • DVD players

  • 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
  • Optional cockpit shower, hot and cold
  • Optional fresh water wash down in anchor locker, and cockpit
  • Optional Seagull water filter on cold water in galley
  • Optional fresh water inlet in cockpit

  • Polyethylene holding tank with 70 gallon capacity
  • MSD in guest head
  • MSD in master head
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank

  • 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

Joystick Control

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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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