Sabre 48 Fly Bridge Specifications

Length Overall

52′ 3″ (15.93 M)

Hull Length

47′ 6″ (14.48 M)


15′ 4″ (4.67 M)


4′ 1″ (1.24 M)

Displacement (half load)

39,500 lbs (17,917 kg)


525 US Gallons (1892 L) 


160 US Gallons (606 L) 


70 US Gallons (265 L)

Air Draft (w/ tallest mast)

22′ 3″ (6.78 M)
Designed to ABYC, NMMA, USCG and CE Category B standards


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Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels for standard Cummins Zeus drive system
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
Hull side rubbing strakes.
Whtie 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.
Sure Shade system over cockpit

Fly Bridge

Stainless steel staircase with composite treads turning through 90 degrees
Venturi windscreen
(1) Stidd FB helm chair
Large U-shaped settee to port with storage under
Large folding teak table with sea rail below
Volvo Penta engine controls including joystick
Large panel for Navigational Electronics
AC/DC refrigerator below fwd settee seat
Optional second Stidd chair
Optional radar mast

Deck Hardware

1 1/4″ Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system.
(6) 12” Stainless steel cleats: two forward, four mid-ship
(2) Bollard cleat aft
(1) 10” Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass
(4) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks.
(2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward.
(2) Stainless 12” cleats on cockpit coaming on centerline
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 the 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



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 with water in fuel probes.
(2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates.

12VDC Electrical System

(4) 2ea. 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.
 – 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

120VAC 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 70 ft shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster
Isolation transformer
Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel.
Digital AC system monitor
120V 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

Master Stateroom

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.
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

Guest Stateroom

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.
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 counter top.
Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out faucet
Touch control induction cooktop
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.

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

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.
Sliding stainless steel door to cockpit
Sound deadening, soft headliner panels.
Raised mates L-shaped settee to port of helm
Deep chart table forward of L-settee seat port 
Fiddles at nav 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 curved aft windows
Accord shades on opening port except for master stateroom
Sabre offered fabric and Corian decor package
Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes


Fresh Water System

Water capacity 160 gallons
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 engine room.
Transom shower, hot and cold.
Shore water inlet with filter.


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.


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.

Utility Room

Work space below salon with work bench, drawers, and shelves
Optional crew quarters with head unit available in this space