Sabre – Sabre 48 Salon Express

Florida, United States

PROWLER is a perfect example of a Sabre 48 that has been maintained and upgraded to the highest levels by a knowledgeable owner. Having spent over $200k in upgrades and service the owner has given the boat whatever she has needed and more and it shows. The current owner bought the boat in 2021 and has painted the hull, stripped the varnish, has the deck and cabin waxed every 3-4 months, has maintained the mechanical systems (including new transmission in 2022 and transmission shaft seals 2023). He also added a Freedom Lift and new dinghy. This boat is ready to take a new owner on any journey near or far. She must be seen to be fully appreciated. 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


47.5 ft
Length Overall
47.5 ft
15.33 ft
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

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


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
525 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
160 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Downeast, Express Cruiser, Motor Yachts

Additional Info

Steering System
Joystick Control
Noteable features and options

Flag Blue Imron painted hull (2022)

Sabre White Deck with Beige Nonskid

Teak Decking in cockpit and cockpit steps

Teak Decking on Swim Platform

White Sabre Bootstripe (2022)

Black Seahawk Bottom Paint (Redone fall 2023)

Propglide on pods (Redone fall 2023)

Exterior varnish in outstanding condition(stripped and built back 2022)

Deck and cabin house waxed every 3-4 months

Freedom Dinghy Lift with removable arms on swim platform(added 2022)

12' Rigid Boat tender 12′ Model with center console steering and 30 hp Suzuki outboard(added 2022) Separate console and outboard cover. 

Sureshade electric cockpit awning mounted under pilothouse top. New canvas 2023.   Important note: 2016 was the first year the shade was mounted under the pilothouse

Polished Stainless Steel Ultra 21kg anchor

Quick electric windlass with300'3/8" chain and rode with chain stopper. Controls on foredeck and at helm station. (Chain added 2022)

Quick CHC1202 anchor chain counter at helm station

Electric sunroof on pilothouse top with sunscreen

Fiberglass mast with separate radar platform

Dual beam Jabsco spotlight on mast

Kahlenberg dual trumpet horn on pilothouse top


 Garmin 76xsv Multifunction Diplays for chartplotter, radar, sonar(2022)

Garmin GXM 54 weather receiver/XM Sat radio

Garmin GMR424 xHd2 open 4' 4kw array radar and pedestal

Garmin AIS800 send and receive AIS(2023)

Garmin GMI20 multi display

Garmin wireless remote control for MFDs

Garmin VHF with separate speaker at helm pod 

KVH TV5 Satellite Dome

Direct TV receivers for KVH TV system

KVH TV5 Dummy dome

Roque Wave Wifi Antenna(2022)

New Wifi router(2022)


8D AGM House Batteries replaced 2022

Group 34 AGM Start Batteries replaced 2022


Xantrex inverter/charger 3000 with remote panel

Additional 110VAC and 12V DC outlets throughout boat

Underwater lights replaced 2022


Shore water inlet at transom

Hot and cold hand shower in cockpit

Fresh water wash down on foredeck

Fresh water spigot in engine room


Reverso oil change system

Removable storage shelf above house batteries in engine room

Plumbed for future installation of watermaker including thru hull, strainer.


Cockpit cushions replaced in 2022 

Textaline cover for forward pilothouse windows(2023)

Covers for L-shaped seating in cockpit and aft facing seating in cockpit

Aft facing seat in cockpit is insulated and has remote refrigeration compressor for additional drink storage

Ocean Air shades on pilothouse side and aft windows

Accord drop shades on all port lights

Ocean Air blinds and screens for all cabin house hatches

Two Stidd helm seats at helm station

Icemaker below helm seats

Seagull water purifier for watermaker

Seagull water purifier for galley cold water plumbed to separate spigot

Upgraded designer galley countertop(Gloss black corian-Stunning)

Fusion stereo with four speakers, two Fusion speakers in pilothouse and two JBL in cockpit. Remote control for stereo in cockpit.

Central Vacuum System

Upgraded Handcrafted Mattress for master stateroom

Mood lighting in master stateroom below valence fore and aft

Upgraded Shoji door into guest cabin forward


Utility Room

Utility room below main salon features large cherry desk top with 6 cherry-faced drawers. Ample 110 VAC   outlets and 12VDC outlets.

Side by side Ariston washer and dryer in utility with two drawers below. Ariston is   similar to Splendide

Walls covered with soft vinyl material to lower sound levels


Boat has received oustanding service and is truly ready to take her new owner on any adventure. Service in past two years includes

New Starboard transmission (2022)

New Steering Actuators (Fall 2023)

Complete engine and generator service (Summer 2023)

Main salon AC compressor replaced, AC pump replaced and all AC units serviced(Summer 2023)

Bottom Paint and Pods refreshed(Fall 2023)

Parmax fresh water pump replaced(winter 2023) 



  • Painted Flag Blue hull
  • Modern planning V-Hull
  • VIP Resin infused laminate
  • SAN 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
  • LP 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 engines with  Zeuspod drives 
  • Cummins electronic controls and Smartcraft display 
  • Joystick for low speed maneuvering
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Zeus automatic trim tab system

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

  • Two Stidd 500N series helm seat
  • Stazo 400mm custom teak steering wheel with tilt helm and Sabre logo
  • Ultraleather 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
  • Cushions in salon upholstered in neutral beige Ultraleather
  • 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


  • Corian 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 berth
  • Master head with glass vessel sink, ceramic tile sole
  • Deadlight in hull side 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 in both cabins
  • Guest/day head with circular shower enclosure
  • Large overhead hatches and opening portlights
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning

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.
  • Entertainment unit to port including: flat screen LCD TV 26” on lift with DVD player                     
  • Sound deadening, soft headliner panels.
  • Raised mates 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 L-settee
Master Stateroom Amidships
  • Spacious island berth athwartship layout with laminated trim
  • Hull side window 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
  • LED flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket door to master head compartment
Master Head
  • Private access from master stateroom
  • 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
Guest Stateroom
  • Spacious island berth, with laminated trim
  • Cherry hull ceilings
  • Drawers under berth
  • 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 galley counter top
  • Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out faucet
  • Stainless steel under mount prep sink with cover
  • Soap dispenser
  • Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigeration/freezer
  • Two burner gas cook top
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Built-in waste basket. Recycle bin below steps
  • Main Salon cushions -  Ultra-Leather
  • STIDD Captain Chairs - Ultra-Leather
  • Mate's Raised Lounge Seat - Ultra-Leather
  • Cockpit Cushions - Neo Silk
  • Crew Cabin - Sailcloth Seagull Sunbrella
  • Galley Corian - Sandalwood
  • Master Head Corian - Savannah
  • Guest Head Corian - Savannah
  • 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
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Exterior Teak - Hi-Gloss varnish
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) single STIDD helm seats with Ultraleather fabric
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
  • Lighting: - St. Maarten amber cabin reading lights, LED lights in the overheads throughout cabin, bar lighting in appropriate locations, fluorescent engine room lighting, cockpit courtesy lights
120VAC Electrical System
  • Onan 11.5 kw generator including: interface to Cummins Vessel View display, dedicated start battery, water lift muffler, cooling water intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch
  • 50amp shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 50 ft. cord
  • BlueSeas electrical panel, AC/DC with multi-meters
  • 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
  • 3000W inverter/charger for house
  • Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 14º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester 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
  • Gold recessed cove stripe
Deck Hardware
  • 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (8) 12” Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship, 2 in aft cockpit)
  • (1) 10” Stainless steel cleat to starboard of windlass as anchor rode tie off
  • (4) Custom cast stainless steel mid-rail line chocks
  • (2) Custom cast stainless steel skene chocks forward
  •  (2) Custom folding stainless steel mooring cleats aft
  • Bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44# CQR or Delta anchor and “lunch hook”
  • Quick anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type
  • Flag staff and socket on aft seat rails
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • (6) Low Profile stainless steel hatches w/screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  •  Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
Deck and Hardtop
  • ISO NPG gelcoat
  • 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
Steering and Trim Systems
  • 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.
  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines.
  • 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.
Fuel System
  • (2) 250 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • Racor fuel filters with water in fuel senders
  • (2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates
Fresh Water System
  • Water capacity 160 gals, plus additional 35 gal tank - Totaling 195 gal
  • 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
Waste Water System
  • 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
Disclaimer 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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