Sabre – 48 Salon Express

Maine, United States

PADARECAS is a wonderful low hour(275) example of a very well equipped and cared for 48 Salon Express. The original owner has taken great pride in caring for the cosmetics and staying ahead of routine maintenance. She features a sharp interior decor package, Garmin electronics, a Freedom Lift with Dinghy, Sunroof, and Full Crew Quarters  She also features the preferred (2) Stidd helm seats and elongated salon sofa, the hinged entrance door, and an under-roof mounted Sure Shade as well.  She is truly turnkey and ready for her next voyage. 

PADARECAS is sure to impress even the most discriminating buyer.  Call today, she won’t last. 


Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


51 ft
Length Overall
51 ft
15.33 ft
Max Draft
3.75 ft
Dry Weight
39,000 lb
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Cummins
  • Model : QSC 8.3
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 550 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make : Cummins
  • Model : QSC 8.3
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 550 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
1,100 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
525 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
160 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
70 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Downeast, Express Cruiser

Additional Info

Standard Specifications


  • Modern planing deep V-Hull
  • VIP Resin infused laminate
  •  Corecell foam coring
  • Knitted bi-axial structural reinforcements
  • Foam/Plywood stringer system
  • Swim platform with under mounted ladder
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted boot strip
  • Gold cove stripe


  • VIP resin infused laminate
  • Molded in anti-skid surfaces
  • Anodized aluminum framed windows
  • Helm deck door to starboard side deck
  • Large diameter stainless steel perimeter rails
  • Herreshoff bow and spring cleats
  • Horn style aft mooring cleats
  • Low profile stainless steel opening hatches with shades and screens
  • Low profile pilot hatches in hard top
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • L-shaped cockpit seating with folding, high gloss table


  • Cummins QSC 8.3 550hp (275hrs) engines with pod drives
  • Cummins electronic controls and Smartcraft display
  • Joy stick for low speed maneuvering
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Zeus automatic trim tab system
  • Anchor windlass with rope/chain gipsy


  • 50 Amp shore power cord with cord reel
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Illuminated circuit breaker panel at galley steps
  • 120v outlets throughout interior and in engine room
  • Galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • (2) Group 31 AGM Dedicated engine start batteries
  • (3) Group 4D AGM house batteries
  • LED overhead and reading lights
  • 60 Amp 3-bank battery charger
  • Tinned wire used throughout


  • Polyethylene 160 gal.water tank
  • 20 gal. stainless steel hot water tank
  • Stainless steel sink in galley
  • Undermount sink in head
  • Fresh water flush MSD w/holding tank and macerator
  • Shower stall in head with tempered glass door
  • Solid surface material and galley and head countertops
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings
  • (3) bilge pumps with high water alarms

Salon / Helm Deck:

  • Stidd 500N series helm seat and Stazo wood steering wheel
  • Ultra-leather wrap on helm/navigation pod
  • Port side settee slides to expose utility space below
  • Optional crew quarters below main salon deck
  • L-settee to starboard with elegant high gloss inlaid table
  • Mates lounge forward with chart locker
  • 32” LED Television on lift
  • Stainless steel aft bulkhead with bi-fold door
  • Electrically operated drop down window to starboard
  • Curved safety glass windows in aft corners


  • Solid surface countertop
  • Stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Ceramic two burner cook top
  • Stainless steel fridge with freezer compartment
  • Storage in galley lockers
  • Fixed deadlight in hull over galley counter
  • Opening stainless steel portlight over galley


  • Master stateroom amidships with queen size island berth
  • Guest cabin forward with queen sized island berth
  • Master head with undermount sink, ceramic tile sole
  • Hull side window over master berth headboard
  • Master shower stall with glass divider and glass tile decor
  • Abundant hanging and drawer storage throughout
  • Shoji style passageway doors to master and master head
  • LED televisions
  • Guest/day head with circular shower enclosure
  • Large overhead hatches and opening portlights
  • Reverse cycle heat and air-conditioning


Factory Options

Factory Options: 


  • Flag Blue Null
  • Anti-Skid color (fore & side deck) – Beige


  • Reverso Oil-Change system         
  • Freedom Lift dinghy lift 
  • Shore water inlet             
  • Single Seagull water purifier on galley cold water plumbed to separate spigot
  • Single Seagull water purifier on icemaker
  • Salt water wash down fore and aft          
  • Fresh water wash down forward              


  • (4) Additional dimmer switches in galley, master stateroom, forward cabin and cockpit
  • Inverter/charger 3000 watt true sine wave with remote control
  • Beam central-vac system with (2) outlets and a 32' expandable hose
  • 120VAC outlet inside chart storage locker. Outlet location -  Aft and outboard
  • 120VAC outlet outboard of washer/dryer cabinet in utility room
  • 12VAC outlet on the fwd end of the master berth, same position as the aft outlet
  • 120VAC outlet on the fwd end of the upper cabinets in the guest cabin on the stbd side
  • 12V/USB charger at head of master berth on the fwd end. 
  • 12V/USB charger at head of forward berth, on starboard side.
  • 12V/USB charger in utility room. Inboard of the washer/dryer near the shelf.
  • (4) speakers. Stereo head to be installed in helm pod. (2) speakers in the cockpit, standard locations. (2) speakers in the main salon in the standard locations. (2) speakers in the master cabin, fwd & aft inboard, near the bulkhead. (2) speakers in the forward cabin on the fwd end of upper cabinets.
  • Additional Vessel View Display at helm 

Exterior & Deck:

  • Electric sunroof with sunscreen in lieu of standard two (2) pilot hatches
  • FRP molded mast & separate radar platform
  • Teak deck on FRP swim platform
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps
  • Kahlenberg triple chrome horns
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Custom Sunbrella fabric in cockpit


  • Accord shades on opening ports


  • Cherry doors on glass cabinet aft of galley sink. Wood shelf with fiddle half way up in cabinet
  • Added door on the small cabinet forward of galley sink. Removed fiddle and leave open inside.
  • Inox refrigerator above a Inox 65 unit in the galley - in lieu of standard refrigerator
  • Built flat bottom in locker under cooktop.

Main Salon:

  • Below the STIDD seats at the helm built a 2" riser. High gloss to match the box.
  • Custom Fabrics
  • Ultraleather upholstery main salon
  • Replaced single helm chair with (2) STIDDS mounted on cabinet with hi-gloss top. Foot rests on forward face. Includes icemaker. Starboard settee longer.
  • Installed helm Stidd seats in standard location
  • Icemaker in cabinet below helm seats
  • Notch nav desk cover aft and outboard for opening and for wires to pass through, no thumbhole.
  • Installed a fixed fiddle on forward end of nav desk the same length and location as hinge on fwd end of cover. Added another fixed.
  • Moved double ss cup holder from Nav desk area and installed outboard of mate seat (port) on window edge.
  • Added single SS cup holder outboard of joystick.
  • Deleted the standard cherry grab rail at the helm
  • Increased two std salon armrests another 4'' in height on both settees
  • Added an additional cherry drop in box on port side of helm pod face above standard helm drop in box. Additional box is rectangular with inside opening 6H"x8W"x10D".
  • Deleted cherry trim around sliding port settee creating a slightly larger entry into the utility/crew quarters

Master Stateroom & Head:

  • Installed a 28" TV with separate DVD in Master Stateroom. Installed TV 47" from cabin sole.
  • Installed a tall mirror recessed (no frame) into the bulkhead behind master head shoji door
  • Witch Hazel Corian counter with radius and Corian Cameo White undermount sink in master head in lieu of cherry counter and vessel sink with vessel faucet. Added 3" matching Witch Hazel fiddle behind sink.

Forward Cabin & Head:

  • Deleted standard forward cabin mattress and install 9'' Latex Supreme mattress
  • Fwd head cabinet 1/2 fully open and the another 1/2 to have shelf with fiddle.
  • Installed second cherry towel rack on inside of door, location 10'' below top of door

Crew Quarters:

  • Ultraleather upholstery on crew cabin seat.
  • Crew Quarters with Head in lieu of standard utility room; installed Splendide Combo Washer/Dryer with half bureau enclosed with cherry cubby (no door over washer/dryer). W/D sits down on FRP and inboard next to berth. Cherry top over W/D extends inboard to become top of bureau. Mirror above W/D and bureau.
  • Added Splendide Washer/Dryer Combo in utility room with cabinet
  • Custom Handrail to Crew Quarters

Engine Room:

  • Built shelf above house battery bank with fiddles on all four sides, rubber material base. Shelf made removeable

Dealer Options

Dealer Options:

  • Custom Décor Package - Including all bedding, rugs, pillows, & decorative items
  • Custom Canvas - Windshield Cover
  • Custom Canvas - Aft Cockpit Seat Covers
  • Custom Canvas - Aft Cockpit Table Cover
  • Custom Canvas - Stern Flag Cover & Burgee Cover
  • White Underwater LED Lights (3) installed
  • Wine Refrigerator in Master stateroom half hanging locker
  • 55lb Anchor, 250' 3/8'' Chain, 5/8'' Dockline (5), 10''x26'' fenders (4), 3/8'' fender whips (4), fleece fender covers (4), Boat Hook, Throwable PFD, PFD (8), Flares, First Aid Kit, Flag & Staff, 



  • (2) Garmin 8215 MFD's
  • Garmin Open Array Radar
  • Garmin Depth Sounder
  • VHF 300
  • Garmin Chip Reader
  • Engine Room Camera
  • KVH, TV3 with (4) speakers

Additional equipment

2017 12’ AB with a 20hp Yamaha


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