Sabre 48 Salon Express – THE DARK SIDE

Sabre 48 Salon Express – THE DARK SIDE 150 150 Collection Yachts

The Dark Side
2014 Sabre 48 Salon Express

The Dark Side

2014 Sabre 48 Salon Express For Sale

The Sabre 48 Salon Express is the leading Downeaster in class. Hand crafted by artisans for over 52 years and true to their company motto, “Crafted in the Maine Tradition”, Sabre Yachts excels in providing classic designs and quality construction while delivering outstanding seakeeping qualities. The Dark Side is an absolutely pristine example of the Sabre 48 Salon Express. She has been meticulously maintained and has benefitted from continual upgrading under her current owners, an extremely knowledgeable yachting couple.




Upon entry into the Main Salon you are greeted by a warm cherry interior finished in satin. To starboard a large settee accommodates seating for up to 4 people. Opposite to port additional seating for two in the electric sliding seat accommodates 6 total around the dinette. Forward of the port settee is another spacious L-shaped settee with additional seating for 3. The helm boasts twin Stidd 500 helm seats, offering exquisite comfort for long passages. The well-appointed electronics suite is at your fingertips. Outboard of the helm, Sabre’s trademark wingdoor offers easy egress to the main deck.


Forward of the salon, and through the passageway you enter the Galley. A large, fixed hull port and portlights provided a cooking space awash in natural light. The warm hues of cherry offer an elegant environment for the chef. Appointments include a two burner induction cooktop, large refrigerator/freezer, convection/microwave oven, and exquisitely constructed cabinetry with ample storage throughout.

Master Stateroom

Opposite the Galley to Starboard you enter the Master Stateroom. Decorated in Sabre’s trademark Shoji style motif. Access to the Queen walkaround berth is convenient and offers ample storage below. Additional storage is provided in the form of multiple drawers and two hanging lockers ensuite. Opening ports and an overhead hatch provide natural ventilation. A flat screen TV is mounted opposite the berth. Moving forward you step into the luxuriously appointed head with a separate full shower and glass bi-fold door. The cherry accent trim and cabinetry provide a warm feel.


Walking forward to the VIP stateroom, you find the guest/day head situated to port with a separate shower and full amenities. The stateroom boasts a queen centerline berth with generous storage in surrounding lockers. His and Her hanging lockers are situated to port and starboard. A flat screen TV provides entertainment for guests. A large overhead hatch floods the stateroom in natural light and offers outstanding ventilation forward.


The Dark Side’s voluminous cockpit offers seating for up to 8 guests. Her cherry cockpit table finished in hi-gloss is as elegant as it is functional. Easily removed should the need arise, it can be stowed in the engine room. The aft salon windows and door open fully giving the cockpit an open flow through to the main salon.


Access to the engine room is through an enormous cockpit hatch making for easy ingress and egress. Once in the engine room you will find outstanding access making for ease of service to the engines, generator and Zeus drives. Sea strainers are within easy reach and can be accessed effortlessly. The Dark Side’s engine room is thoughtfully laid out to ensure all of your maintenance requirements are breeze.

Exterior Photos

Salon & Galley Photos

Cabins & Heads Photos

Mechanical Photos


Sabre 48 Salon Express
Specs & Details


LOA: 47 ft 6 in
BEAM: 15 ft 4 in
FUEL: 500 gal
FRESH WATER: 160 gal
HOLDING: 70 gal


Twin Cummins QSC 8.3
1,100 HP
Pod Drive


Cruising Speed: 27 knots
Hull Speed: 38 knots





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Recent Improvements


  • Annual Varnish Maintenance (2 Coats Awlwood)
  • New Bottom Paint
  • Prop Speed Redone
  • Replace pump and switch forward sump
  • Perform 1000-hour service on both engines, including but not limited to replacing thermostats, hoses, cleaning heat exchangers and Airseps
  • New sea water hoses, belts and tensioners


  • New tender battery
  • Replace tender bilge pump
  • Replace House Bank Batteries – 3 AGM
  • Replace Both Engine Start Batteries – 2 AGM
  • Replace Generator Start Battery – 1 AGM
  • Replace aftercoolers and hoses


  • Replace macerator pump and all head hoses
  • Repaint hull Claret Red Awlgrip AWL-G7305 (3 coats primer, 3 coats paint with clear coat final coat)
  • Install 2 vents in aft locker


  • New Yamaha 20hp Four Stroke outboard for tender
  • New Fusion stereo


  • Dual Racor fuel filters port and starboard engines with vacuum gauges
  • Custom Sunbrella draperies (main salon, galley, master stateroom)
  • Custom table cover
  • New Stamoid covers (cockpit, cockpit table, transom)
  • Mesh shades side and rear
  • Convert freshwater anchor wash down pump with seawater wash down
  • Replace all CO2 detectors (4)
  • Install bypass manifold and drain for water heater


  • Freedom Lift Sabre 48, with remote key fobs and hard wired controller

Hull & Deck

  • Modified Deep “V” Planing hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 14º deadrise at transom, 23º deadrise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gel coat with vinylester back-up resin
  • Awlgirp Claret Red AWL-G7305
  • 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
  • Gold recessed cove stripe
  • 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


  • Large L-shaped settee across transom with seating for 6
  • Aft facing twin settee to starboard
  • Large teak cockpit table finished in hi gloss
  • Non-skid molded gelcoat for enhanced grip
  • Large opening aft windows
  • Bi-fold entry door into main Salon
  • Wide steps port and starboard leading to main deck
  • Led footlights throughout

Deck Hardware

  • 1 1/4″Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (8) 12” Stainless steel cleats (2 forward, 4 amidship, 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
  • Anchor is #33kg Rocna
  • Flag staff and socket on aft seat rails Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • (6) Low Profile stainless steel hatches with screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion
  • SureShade electric retractable awning

Main Salon

  • “L”settee to starboard, 5” foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer.
  • 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 32” 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
  • Screens for windows, portlights and hatches
  • Filler for settee to convert to double berth allowing 4 separate sleeping areas

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
  • Twin Stidd 500 helm seats with Cream Ultraleather fabric

Electronics and Entertainment System

  • Raymarine GS165 15″ Glass Bridge Display (2 displays)
  • Raymarine GS Series RMK-9 Remote Keypad
  • Raymarine Super HD 4kW Open Array Radar w/Raynet
  • Raymarine CP300 Sounder Module
  • 1000W transducer with high speed fairing block
  • Raymarine SR150 SiriusXM Weather Receiver
  • Shakespeare SRA40 Sirius Satellite Radio Antenna
  • Raymarine AIS650 Class B AIS Transceiver
  • Raymarine AIS100 Active Splitter for VHF Antenna
  • Raymarine Raystar 130 GPS Antenna
  • Raymarine CAM100 Camera (2 thermal cameras in engine room, 1 aft view, 3 total)
  • Airmar 150WX Weather Station
  • ICOM504VHF
  • Speco 5×8 Hailer Horn
  • Fusion iPod/AM/FM/Sirius
  • Fusion 755 Series Wired Remote
  • Fusion XM/SiriusRadioReceiver
  • KVH Tracvision M3w/12VMarineReceiver(mainsalon)
  • KVH M3 12V Additional Receivers (master cabin, guest cabin)
  • GOST security system


  • Solid surface galley countertop
  • 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 electric cook top
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter
  • Built-in waste basket
  • Recycle bin below steps
  • Screens for windows, portlights and hatches

Master Stateroom Amidship

  • 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 headliner battens
  • 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
  • Custom Mattress
  • Screens for windows, portlights and hatches

Master Head

  • Private access from master stateroom
  • Custom tile in WC and shower sole
  • Corian sink
  • 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

VIP Stateroom

  • Spacious island berth, with laminated trim
  • Cherry hull staving
  • 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
  • Screens for windows, portlights and hatches


  • 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 bullnose
  • Towel bars
  • Soap dispenser
  • Cherry wood trimmed mirror over sink
  • Ventilation blower

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 13.5 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 (4) zones
  • 3000W inverter/charger for house


  • 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
  • Twin Racor fuel filters with water sensor alarms
  • (2) 2” “Diesel” deck fill plates

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.

Fresh Water System

  • Water capacity 160 gals
  • 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
  • Bypass manifold/drain for water heater installed 2018
  • Shore water inlet installed 2017

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
  • Macerator pump and all head hoses replaced 2020

Utility Room

  • Custom utility room forward, workbench with 3 drawers and pantry with adjustable shelves
  • Splendide washer & separate dryer side by side in utility room with two drawers below
  • One large opening port in utility room in lieu of small port
  • Crew mattress in utility room
  • A/C vent from master stateroom air conditioning supply and vented into the utility room with ability to close off
  • LED rope lighting in the utility room
  • Seat cushion and berth in the utility room - Sunbrella Rib-Antique Beige
  • Drawers in the utility room below the seat and berth area as in the crew quarters


  • Dual 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


  • Aluminum AB RIB
  • Yamaha 20hp Four Stroke outboard for tender (2020)

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