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2012 Sabre 48 Salon Express

Camden, Maine


Anyone who gets aboard Savory will see she has been extremely well cared for by owners who have owned boats for many decades and know what it takes.  The maintenance did not stop at the annual care to keep this 2012 Sabre 48 running well, it went into multiple upgrades and updates to make it better than when built.   Just to list off a few: 

  • Added Co-captain Stidd seat
  • Replaced and double the Racor fuel system for both engines
  • Added a custom work bench in the engine room
  • Added custom steps to the hardtop
  • Added custom fender holders.

Over $100,000 has been put into Savory over the last few years to keep her in top looking and functioning order. 

Some of her key features include Cummins 550hp, Zeus pod drive system with joystick docking, Skyhook positioning system, Freedom hydraulic dinghy lift with remote control, SureShade electric awning, side-by-side washer & dryer, full two-screen 15" color, Garmin electronics package, 4' open array radar, upgrade interior fabrics, wet bar & ice maker, OceanAir blinds, multi-purpose utility / 3rd cabin layout, and more.

If you are looking for a Sabre 48 or any boat in this genre contact me to schedule a walk through.  


Thomas Yacht is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Lyman-Morse Yacht Brokerage.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Savory
Make: Sabre
Model: 48 Salon Express
Year: 2012
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Builder: Sabre Yachts
Designer: Kevin Burns
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS48014C212
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 52'3 ft / 15.93 m
Beam: 15'4 ft / 4.67 m
Max Draft: 3'9 ft / 1.14 m
Bridge Clearance: 14'2 ft / 4.32 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 34,700 lb
Deadrise: 14 °
Electrical Circuit: 12 V
Double Berths: 3
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Stainless Steel, Duoprop
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 1105
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 550hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Stainless Steel, Duoprop
  • Year: 2012
  • Engine Hours: 1105
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 1,100hp


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 520 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Pod
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Express Cruiser

Current Owners' Upgrades
  • Installed a new Stidd Co-captain chair
  • New Full sun cover for the salon and windshields
  • New Ice Maker
  • Added new barbeque
  • New double Racor systems for both engines
  • New port transmission
  • New external WiFi booster and internal modem
  • Custom work bench in engine room
  • New transmission oil coolers
  • New AGM batteries (2019)
  • New battery charger
  • New galley faucet and Seagull filter
  • New custom galley cabinet 
  • New custom steps to hardtop
  • New EPIRB
  • New floor coverings
  • New sheets
  • Custom fabricated fender holders
  • Repacked 6 person coastal liferaft
  • Custom split exhaust for genset to make silent
  • Installed new engine pan heaters
Manufacturer Description

As an early adopter of pod drive systems, Sabre Yachts has a clear understanding of how these revolutionary drives can best be used to increase efficiency, maximize ease of operation and owner confidence. The all-new Sabre 48 Salon Express is our fifth pod driven model and she takes full advantage of this technology in both her performance and in her interior accommodation plan.

The 48's traditional exterior profile belies the contemporary performances of her vee-hull. She cruises at 27 knots and at wide open throttle she'll attain more than 32 knots. With the Zeus pod drive system, turns at speed are as exciting as they are in a fine sports car but perhaps even more exhilarating is the quiet that one experiences at cruise speeds. Less than 75 Dba makes her one of the quietest motoryachts available today. The joystick and Skyhook operations give every Captain the confidence to dock her in the most difficult of circumstances.

Her raised cockpit sole brings together the social aspects of the cockpit and main salon and the aft end of the house opens up fully to connect the spaces. Her main salon offers ample seating surfaces for entertaining or simply relaxing to read or enjoy the standard entertainment systems. While underway the raised settee to port of the Stidd helm chair is a perfect place for the crew to enjoy the ride. And when docking, a standard side deck door serves her helmsman and crew, well. The two cabin, two head layout is supplemented by a mechanical space forward of the engine room. Optionally, this space can be laid out as a crew quarters with berth and head unit.

  • Deep “V” Planing hull design
  • 14º deadrise at the transom, 23º deadrise amidships.
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester backup resin.
  • Bottom, topsides and transom VIP resin infused biaxial Eglass with Corecell SAN foam core.
  • Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core.
  • Resin Infused E-glass swim platform with the molded-in anti-skid surface.
  • Hull side rubbing strakes.
  • Blue 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 the salon on cabin sides.
  • Electric opening window in salon aft bulkhead.
  • Hinged access door to side deck at the 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.
  • Integrated Sure Shade system over cockpit
  • 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 cleats aft
  • (2) Stainless 12” cleats on cockpit coaming on centerline
  • (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.
  • Custom stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44# CQR or Delta anchor and “lunch hook.”
  • Quick anchor windlass, 300 feet of chain.
  • Teak flag staff and socket on taffrail.
  • Burgee staff on the bow pulpit.
  • (6) Low Profile stainless steel hatches with screens and black out shades.
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights.
  • Teak toe rails. - Teak cabin-side eyebrow.
  • Teak table in cockpit - Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” logo.
  • Raw water washdown system at the bow and stern.
  • Fresh water wash down at bow.
  • Fresh water shower at stern.
Helm Station
  • Hinged access door to starboard side deck.
  • Dual Garmin 7215 Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) w/ Separate SD Card Readers.
  • Airmar WeatherStation.
  • SkyHook
  • Garmin GMI 10 Multifunction Display.
  • Autopilot w/ Joystick Driving.
  • IPS Plus Joystick Controller on dash to right of helm
  • Twin Lever Shift & Throttle Control (EVC-E) w/ Single Lever & Cruise Control Software.
  • Triple windshield wipers w/ multiple speed settings.
  • Windshield washers plumbed from the fresh water system.
  • Ritchie Compass.
  • Switch controls for horn, running lights, anchor light, engine room blowers, & bilge pumps.
  • Custom teak steering wheel w/ tilt helm & Sabre logo.
  • Twin Stidd N Series helm seats w/ Ultraleather® fabric mounted on a cherry cabinet
  • NMEA 2000 backbone
Main Salon

I don't believe there is a salon that fits more into the space without feeling tight or crowded.  The flow is smooth and elegant and there is wonderful visibility all around.

  • Big L settee to starboard, with five inch 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 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
Owner's Cabin

Uniquely located mid-ship cabin, makes a lot of sense but rarely found.  More comfortable than most V-berths and closer to the galley and helm.

  • Spacious island berth athwartships 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.
  • Two 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.
Owner's 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 Cabin

You would love being a guest on this vessel.  Large amount of storage with two hanging lockers.  Your guest will have their own private head and TV.

  • 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.

Savory's galley is clean and efficient.  Layout is midship all to port. There are lots of cabinets and drawers to accommodate long term live aboard cruising.  Equally large refrigeration capacity.  And a bonus, is it is just outside the owner's cabin for mid-night snacks.

  • Princess Gourmet 2 burner smooth top cooktop
  • Cuisinart microwave convection oven with stainless steel face
  • Vitrifrigo standup refrigerator, pullout drawer freezer with pin-lock system
  • Kohler stainless steel sink
  • Seagull IV drinking water purification system
  • White Marble Corian countertops
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Two Garmin 7215 MFD
  • Garmin 4kW HD open array radar
  • Skyhook positioning system
  • Airmar WeatherStation
  • Garmin AIS600 transceiver
  • Garmin GSD22 digital sounder
  • Garmin GXM51 satellite weather receiver
  • Garmin VHF300 AIS black box w/ one station at helm
  • Garmin 20 degree bronze transducer 600W
  • Garmin GMI10 depth with separate transducer for backup
  • IR Video camera for engine room (2)wired to Garmin displays - engines,
  • SmartCraft module for engine data to connect from VesselView to Garmin
Entertainment System
  • Fusion MS-IP700 entertainment system w/ 3 zones - main salon, owner cabin,
  • Fusion remote controls for cockpit, guest cabin and owner's cabin
  • Fusion amplifier for additional speakers
  • Fusion subwoofer
  • Marine grade audio speakers (8) - 2 cockpit, 2 main salon, 2 owner's cabin, 2 guest cabin
  • KVH Tracvision M3DX satellite (Owners have never used it.)
  • KVH M3 dummy dome
  • Dish Network receivers (3) - main salon, master cabin, guest cabin
  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3L 550HP with Zeus Pod Drives
  • CMD helm with joystick controls
  • Trim tabs integrated in CMD Zeus pod drives.
  • Autopilot integrated in CMD Zeus system.
  • Skyhook & GPS position hold system with dedicated GPS receiver
  • AlgaeSEP Fuel polishing system
  • 120A, 12V alternators each engine
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Onan 11.5 kw generator
  • Freedom Lift dinghy lift

  • All Tools and took boxes 
  • All kitchen items
  • All chemicals except boat lubricants specific to Savory
  • Dinghy 
  • All clothing and cosmetics
  • All towels that are not marked
  • All lifesaving equip except raft and mounted EPIRP
  • All electronics not connected to the ship
  • Apple TV

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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