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- Engine/Fuel Type:
- Twin / diesel
- Located In:
- MAPLE BAY, BC
- Hull Material:
- Current Price:
- US$ 878,000
The Sabre Salon Express is a classically styled modern cruiser. The vessel's East Coast style and rich blue hull will turn heads wherever she goes. That said, it is the modern composite construction that provides the refined on the water experience and excellent performance. The bright interior is all finely finished in American Cherry. This two stateroom, two head vessel is in excellent condition, it has been always boathouse stored and is a rare offering. There are many great design attributes & additional features that set this boat apart, here are a few examples.
- A very bright cabin with 360 views
- A silent cabin whether underway or at rest
- The spacious galley is well equipped and designed
- Large Cockpit with comfortable seating close to the water
- Hydraulic Swim platform for launching the included kayaks or 14' Nautica RIB
- Exceptionally well equipped
If you are looking for a quality vessel with style, comfort and good performance this boat should be at the top of your list. Have a look at the full specifications to see what a complete package is here.
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Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Sabre Yachts
Hull Shape: Modified Vee
Beam: 16 ft 0 in
Length on Deck: 53 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 3 in
Deadrise: 15 ° at Transom
Dry Weight: 48000 lbs
Total Power: 1706 HP
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: C15
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 780
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 853 HP
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: C-15
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 780
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 853 HP
Cruising Speed: 22 knots @ 1800 RPM
Maximum Speed: 30 knots
Fresh Water Tanks: 1 Plastic (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Aluminum (800 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (80 Gallons)
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Description of Typical Performance:
- 7kts at 3GPH Most Fuel Efficient
- 8-10kts at 7-10 GPH is the current owners typical cruise speeds
- 18 knots to 23 knots is the range for a fast cruise
Note that I have also included a photo of "Boating Magazines" test results in the photo gallery which has similar results.
This vessels interior accommodations are comprised of the main cabin/house, two staterooms, two heads and a large galley.
Entry to this area is from the cockpit by a large sliding glass door or from a starboard watertight deck access door. Upon entry you will find a U shaped dining/lounging area with an expandable table and separate lounge chair. In this area you will find a television, bar fridge, ice maker and great views. Forward Port is a raised L-Shaped seating area and to Starboard two Stidd helm chairs with even better views through the three large windshields. This area has an attractive bright headliner, retractable sunroof and is filled with light. Note that the dining area converts to a double bed.
Port Midships is the spacious and well equipped galley. This is a long galley with ample counter space and storage. There is room to cook while others aboard can easily pass through the wide walkway. The galley is equipped with a dishwasher, stove, convection microwave, double sinks, twin Sub Zero drawer fridges & twin Sub Zero freezers.
The master stateroom is located starboard midships, adjacent to the Galley. It opens beautifully to the main walkway and galley with double sliding privacy doors that permit light to pass through. This stateroom has a queen island berth, many lockers, television and a number of opening ports. A midships cabin such as this will be very quiet when at anchor, even more so with the insulated hull on this Sabre. The en-suite head is attractive with a glass basin, separate shower and good ventilation.
Furthest forward is the guest stateroom which is warm and cosy. This room has an island double berth, good storage, television, ventilation and a private entrance to the second head. This second head can also be accessed from the main hallway which provides head access to guests who are not staying overnight. This second head has an enclosed shower with seat, electric Tecma toilet and the attractive basin as found in the master en-suite.
- Laundry - Splendide 2100XC Washer Dryer
- Stove - Princess Gourmet 3 Burner Ceramic Stove Top
- Microwave - Contoure Convection Grill
- Dishwasher - Fisher-Paykel #603
- Coffee Maker - Built in Coffee Maker in Galley
- Refrigeration Galley - Twin Stainless Steel Sub Zero Drawer Fridges
- Refrigeration Galley - Twin Stainless Steel Sub Zero Drawer Freezers
- Refrigeration Salon - ULine Stainless Steel Bar Fridge & ULine Stainless Steel Ice Maker
- Heating & Air Conditioning - Four Marine Air Systems Reverse Cycle Heat and Air Conditioners with individual zone controls
- Hot Water - Tank heated by 240V AC or by engine
- Sanitation - Two Electric Tecma Marine Toilets
- Water Maker - Spectra Newport 400 Water Maker
- Cockpit Engine & Thruster Controls
- Lewmar Electric Windlass, controlled from deck and helm
- Stainless steel 27kg CQR style anchor with 300' of G-4 High Test chain rode
- Sea Water wash down pump at bow
- Custom Hydraulic Lift under swim platform built by GHS Mechanical of Florida, With Wireless Remote
- Fibreglass swim platform raised by 4"
- Tender - 14' Nautica Center Consul RIB Blue with 40hp Yamaha Outboard 2009
- Kayak storage on cabin top
- Two Kevlar Kiwassa 12.6 Kayaks included, very light and launch nicely from swim platform
- Electric Sure Shade retractable cockpit awning
- Teak decking in cockpit and on swim platform
- Swimming Ladder from swim platform
- Cockpit Shower
- Two cockpit bench seats with upholstery, seat covers and a removable cockpit table
- Two foredeck sunpads with adjustable back supports both forward and aft
- Excellent side decks for easy access around the boat
- Starboard aft transom gate
- Lifelines to pulpit all Stainless Steel Tube
- Three large pilothouse windows with wipers
- Fenders and Mooring Lines
- Yacht Controller Remote Engine, Thruster & Anchor Control
- Depthsounder - Furuno & Maretron displays
- Chartplotter - Furuno Nav Net 3D with Two Displays
- Autopilot - Furuno Nav Pilot
- Radar - Displayed on Nav Net and paired to a Furuno open radar array
- FLIR - Forward Looking Infra Red Remote Camera Displayed on the Large Helm Screen
- Satellite Weather - Furuno Sirius Satellite Receiver
- USB - Maretron USB 100 Nema 200/0183 Gateway
- GPS - Dual Maretron GPS 100s
- Compass - Maretron SCC 200
- Multi Display - Maretron DSM 250
- Weather - Maretron WSO 100
- AIS - Furuno FA50 System
- VHF - ICOM ICM422 and a Separate Command Mic.
- WIFI Booster
- Stereo - Russound stereo system with XM Radio, DVD, CD & MP3 Capability
- Speakers- Speakers in all cabin and cockpit zones, each with separate controls
- Televisions - One in Salon on hidden cabinet lift, One in each stateroom
- Satellite TV - Intellian Satellite Antenna. Salon and Master Stateroom televisions have receivers connected, there is a third receiver that is included but not hooked up
Engines, Mechanical and Electrical
Engines, Drives & Related:
- Two C-15 Electronic Caterpillar Engines 853hp each
- Engines & Generators are silenced with large mufflers and an underwater exhaust discharge for silent operation when underway or at anchor
- Twin disk limited slip gears with Electronic Controls
- Shaft speed can be lowered to 50 RPM for easy maneuvering
- Engine Oil & Filter changed annually with Synthetic Blend 15/40
- Gear Oil Changed annually with SAE 40
- Engines, Gears and Generators are fitted to the Reverse-O Oil changes system
- Engine zincs checked annually and changed as required
- Props are Nibral Four Blade 32"x36.5"
- Prop shafts are fitted with line cutting spurs
- Sidepower Variable Speed Bow & Stern Thrusters with controls at the helm and in the cockpit
- Engine water intakes can be both switch to work as emergency bilge pumps
- Generators - Twin 9kW Onan Generators with 700 & 730 hours
- Generators serviced annually (Oil, Filter, Impeller, Zincs)
- 4000 Watt Magnum Energy Inverter, 105 Amp 24 volt Charger with Remote Control at Helm
- Charles Marine C-Power Isolation Transformer
- Aft 50 amp shorepower cable on Glendinning coiler 75' long, the forward 50 amp shorepower cable is about 20' long, connections automatically switch
- House Bank is 540 Amp Hours at 24 Volts
- All batteries are Rolls Surette AGM Deep Cycle which were new in July 2016, Two 4D Engine Starting, Four 8D House & Two Group 24 Generator Starting
- Variable Speed Bow and Stern Thrusters with Dash & Cockpit controls
- Main Electrical panel in engine room with simplified electrical panel at helm
- Auto/Manual Electric Bilge Pumps
Additional Equipment and Information
- Vessel is hauled annually for bottom paint (Micron CSC) and zinc replacement
- Lift is serviced annually with fresh zinc free hydraulic oil
- Knowledgeable owner is hands on and personally maintains the vessel to a high level
- Full set of spare parts
- Owner has all manuals and drawings. Digital copies available for download to an IPad.
This vessel is kept in a high quality concrete and steel boathouse located on Vancouver Island at the Maple Bay Marina. This 65' x 30' boathouse is being offered for sale at $99,000 and is a perfect fit for this Sabre. The boathouse details are on our website under boathouses or call us for additional information.
Review With Construction Details
Boating Magazine Review:
Ask a boat manufacturer about the laminate on a typical cruiser and the response usually features the phrase "solid-glass bottom." I expected the same response when I inquired about the Sabre 52 Salon Express. Instead, Sabre took a more complex approach that made my inner geek glow with excitement.
The 52 Salon Express' hull is solid glass extending out 1½' from the keel on each side, then switches to 1"-thick Divinycell foam coring until the chines, which are solid fiberglass again. The hullsides are cored with Divinycell sheets for fewer seams, and the transom consists of doubled Divinycell. And it's all vacuum-bagged in place.
For the bulkheads, decking, and cabin sole, Sabre uses Nidacore honeycomb panels. It's 4" thick in the salon sole, which offers outstanding noise absorption as well as stiffness. Composite PVC Nidacore encapsulated in E-glass and topped with steel plates form the stringers beneath the engines. The hull and deck fit in a shoebox joint that's sealed with silicon, bolted, and bonded with fibreglass. The results of the construction are best seen in the 52 Salon Express' performance and heard in its low sound levels. My test boat reached a top speed of 35.4 mph at 2350 rpm and cruised at 30.6 at 2100. When I accelerated hard, the surge pushed me back against the Stidd seat. And in turns, the boat felt more nimble than other boats in this class. It turned inside its own wake and the bow stayed up. Pushing a lighter boat also makes things easier on the engines, which provides better fuel economy and range.
Let's see how the 46,000-pound 52 Salon Express compares to the competition. The Grand Banks 55 Eastbay XS ($1.5 million with the 853-bhp CATs) tips the scales at 63,000 pounds. Alden Yachts' 56 Express ($1.7 million with the test power) weighs in at 48,000 pounds. The Sabre is a couple of mph faster than both of them.
Sounds of Silence
The other bonus from the 52 Salon Express' thick, honeycomb-cored decking is the quiet ride. At wide open throttle, I recorded only 80 dB-A at the helm. You can have a conversation in normal tones. The double-cored deck felt solid underfoot and no vibration was transferred. What's more, I could see all the gauges clearly. The large chart/glovebox in the port dash is the perfect place to chuck your car keys, wallet, cell phone, and other sundries.
Perhaps the most convenient installation on the 52 Salon Express is at the main distribution panel. When you power up the ship's main switch, every circuit on board is live. It eliminates the shouting between skipper and crew, "Is this on?" "Is that on?" The items that you want to stay on full-time, such as the refrigerator and the inverter, are isolated. One thing that needed improving: The hatch for this panel hits the console. Sabre said it will put a rubber bumper on the console.
Across from the helm, the portside L-shaped lounge is the most comfortable seat in the pilothouse, and it has a wine chiller in the base.
Aft is a large lounge to port that converts to a berth. Webbing on the bottom of the lounge cushions prevents the padding from bottoming out and making you feel as if you're sitting on the wood base. There's a custom-made table that you can enlarge with a leaf that stows in a dedicated drawer in the lounge base. To starboard, the entertainment center is fully stocked with a flat-screen TV, a Bose stereo, and bottle and glass racks.
Head belowdecks and you'll find that the 52 Salon Express has a most usable galley. There's a spacious countertop and an abundance of stowage. Kudos to Sabre for putting fiddles on every locker in this boat. I was less enthused when I found snap-spring supports for some hatches, however. Folding or sliding kickstands are better.
A sliding hatch made of Shoji wood and frosted white glass opened to the master stateroom, which is located amidships. Sabre put the owners' quarters in this area to eliminate the chine slap that you get with cabins in the forward section. A chest of drawers plus hanging and open lockers provide stowage. A second Shoji pocket hatch slides aside for access to the master head.
In the forward VIP cabin, the mattress for the island berth is designed with seams so it's hinged for easier movement when you need to lift it out of the way. The base opens on two gas struts to access the stowage, and another portion pulls out of the way so you can get to the bow thruster. The head for this cabin is also the day head.
One characteristic that Sabre carries through the 52 Salon Express is headroom, including in the engine compartment, where I, at 5'8", could stand up straight. The fuel/water separators are on large aluminium panels and the fuel lines are all swaged per ABYC recommendations. Even the batteries are easy to remove from boxes at the front of the compartment.
When I headed forward on the wide side passage-ways, I could walk facing straight ahead. The anchor locker has a dedicated chainbox and inspection hatches for the windlass rigging. I would, however, add gas struts to hold up the locker hatches to make it easier to handle lines or fenders. When I asked Sabre about adding them, I didn't get the usual answer either. The company representative's response was "Good idea, we'll make sure it's on the next boat." Who would have thought it? A boat company that listens.
Extra Point: If you like to hit the links, there's stowage for your golf bags in the base of the queen berth in the master stateroom. It's designed specifically for stashing two bags of clubs.
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.
Canadian vessels are for sale while located in Canada and are not for sale while located in the USA. Foreign registered vessels are not for sale while located in Canada.