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.
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
2 Stidd chairs on a box at the helm
Large U-shaped settee to port with storage under
Large folding table with sea rail below
Cummins/Zeus engine controls including joystick
Large panel for Navigational Electronics
AC/DC refrigerator
Optional second Stidd chair
Optional radar mast
Optional grill

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 style mooring cleats 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 44# 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.
Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion.
Raw water washdown system at the bow.

Helm Station

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.
(2) Stidd N Series helm seats with Ultraleather fabric, mounted on a box
NMEA backbone controls


Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 600 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines with 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.

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.

Steering and Trim Systems

CMD helm, with a joystick.
Trim tabs integrated into CMD Zeus pod drives.
Autopilot integrated into CMD Zeus system.
Skyhook GPS positioning system with dedicated receiver.

12VDC Electrical System

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.
 – 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.
Pocket 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.
Pocket door to passageway.
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
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. NOTE: This stereo does not have a CD player.
32” LED TV in the main salon
28” LED TV in the master stateroom
19” LED TV in the forward stateroom
HDMI cables run from each TV to the guest stateroom aft, below the helm

Main Salon

Two 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 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
Stainless steel swing 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 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 or engine heat.
Temperature control valve on hot water supply.
Hot and cold water pressure system 12V.
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.


Single 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.

Utility Room

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