The Sabre 54 Salon Express was re-designed this year with one major priority — to create an open, airy feel throughout the main salon and cockpit. This was achieved by having only one small step between the cockpit and main salon as well as having double acting stainless steel companionway doors and unobstructed views throughout the main salon.
So far we’ve gotten great feedback on all the unique design features but before we can “oooohhh” and “aaahhh” over the finished product (the beautiful wood joinery or top-of-the-line windows, doors and more), the hull had to be built and the engines installed. Plus a million more details! Join us as we follow the build process of this exciting new design.
As with all Sabre Motoryachts, we have strict sound level and performance criteria starting in the hull. We have resin infused PVC foam core for light weight, strength and noise dampening characteristics. In addition, we utilize honeycomb coring, an effective material for sound deadening for all deck structures’, bulkheads and cabin soles. All machinery such as water pumps, compressors and generators are mounted on carefully selected isolation dampeners to further reduce structure born vibration.
Above is an image of the engine room coming together. The 700 gallon fuel tank has been installed along with battery systems and air conditioning compressors. In the middle of the image is one of the Volvo Penta engines ready to be installed. Next up, the mechanical and electrical teams will get all the top-of-the-line systems and equipment hooked up.
The Sabre 54 will be one of the first production boats to be fitted with the NEW Volvo IPS 950 propulsion system. We expect a cruise speed in the high 20’s and a top end speed over 30 knots.