2020 Sabre 48 Salon Express

  • 48
  • Sabre
  • Yorktown, VA, US

Yacht price: $1,349,000

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contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
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Call us at 410-206-2755
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The Mar-Kat is a wonderfully appointed Sabre 48 that was custom built by her Great Loop veteran owners. She has been impeccably maintained by her owners and has had lots of fresh water use, including spending this past summer in the Great Lakes. She has the full 3rd stateroom with head, a custom grill cabinet in the cockpit and tender and tender lift on the swim platform. All fluids and filters have just been changed and she is ready for her new owners. 


Basic Information

48 Salon Express
Yorktown, VA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Mar Kat
Boat Type:
Downeast, Express Cruiser, Motor Yachts
Hull Material:

Dimensions & Weight

48 ft - 14.63 meter
0 ft - 0 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 1 in - 1.24 meter
Bridge Clearance:
14.17 ft
Dry Weight:
37,500 lb


Cruise Speed:
29 kn
301.5 mi
Drive Type:
(Individual), 1100 (combined)
Max Speed:
33 kn

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
263 Gallon(s) - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
160 Gallon(s) - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
70 Gallon(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Heads:



Manufacturers Descriptions
Sabre 48 Salon Express: An Ideal Combination of Evolution and Revolution.

The 48 Salon Express has a traditional exterior profile that belies her contemporary performance. She cruises at 29 knots and, and at wide open throttle, she'll attain more than 32 knots. Pod drives and joystick controls give every owner-operator the confidence to dock her in the most difficult of circumstances, and remarkably low sound levels while underway allow for a more pleasant experience while cruising.

Featuring a standard configuration of two cabins and two heads, the 48 Salon Express is supplemented by a utility space forward of the engine room that is laid out as additional crew quarters and head. Designed with our customers in mind, her galley-down layout doesn't compromise on space and light, making food and drink preparation a pure pleasure. Unique to the Sabre 48 design, her master berth and en-suite head have an athwartships orientation, allowing for flat cabin sole on all side of the spacious island queen. 
Factory Options

  • Swim Platform Color and Anti Skid (Beige)
  • Reverso Oil Change System
  • Seagull Water Purifier on Icemaker
  • Fresh Water Washdown Forward
  • Stand Alone 3000w Inverter and Separate100a Battery Charger
  • Kahlenberg Dual Chrome Horns
  • Searchlight-Dual Beam Mounted on Hardtop Mast
  • Electric Sunroof with Sunscreen 
  • FRP Molded Mast with Separate Radar Platform
  • Teak Decking in Aft Cockpit Including Steps
  • Bedding and Bath Package (custom sheets, towels, comforters, pillows etc.)
  • Icemaker in grill Cabinet
  • Cherry Ottoman with Fabric Cover
  • Crew Quarters
  • Splendide Washer & Dryer in Utility Room with 2 Drawers Below
Dealer Options
  • Garmin GMR 24X HD Radar
  • Garmin GMX 54 Weather Module
  • Airmar B60 Transducer
  • Garmin VHF 215 Marine Radio
  • Seperate Autopilot Control 
  • VHF Speaker mounted Underside of Overhead
  • DTV 200 Digital Yacht TV Antenna
  • Garmin GSD 24 Sounder
  • 40 Watt Hailer Horn
  • AIS 800 Blackwater Transceiver
  • Custom Grill Cabinet in Cockpit with Icemaker and Kenyon Cooktop
  • Hurley H2O davit
  • Solid White Windshield Cover
  • Blue Sunbrella Cockpit Seat Covers
  • Deep V Planing hull design
  • 14° deadrise at the transom, 23° 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
  • PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap
  • Painted (Urethane) double boot top
  • Gold recessed cove stripe 
Deck and Hardtop
  • ISO NPG gelcoat
  • VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with balsa core
  • Molded-in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • Electric opening window in salon aft bulkhead
  • Flush, outward opening, transom door with latch
  • Anchor locker with slam latch
  • Large lazarette/engine room access hatch in cockpit sole
  • 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 
  • Quick anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type.
  • Teak flag staff and socket on taffrail.
  • Burgee staff on the bow pulpit.
  • (6) Low-profile stainless steel hatches w/screens.
  • Single-glazed salon windows.
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights.
  • Teak toe rails.
  • Teak cabin-side eyebrow.
  • Teak table in cockpit
  • Custom stainless steel "SABRE" logo.
  • Raw water washdown system at the bow
  • Hinged access door to starboard side deck.
  • Dual Volvo-Garmin 8617 Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) w/
  • Separate SD Card Readers
  • Volvo-Penta Autopilot w/ Joystick Driving
  • Volvo-Penta IPS Plus Joystick Controller on Stidd Armrest
  • 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 freshwater 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 (Sand Dollar) mounted on a cherry cabinet
  • NMEA 2000 backbone 
Engines and Mechanical
  • Twin Volvo-Penta IPS 700 inboard propulsion systems w/ 24v electric shift transmissions & NiBrAl P-series duo-props
  • Tier III emission certified
  • Pleasure craft rated VP D8, 550mhp @ 2900rpm engines
  • Integrated freshwater heat exchanger cooling system
  • 24v-110Amp alternator each engine
  • Extra 12v-115Amp alternator
  • Volvo-Penta 900mm Interceptor trim system w/ auto trim
  • Dynamic Positioning System (DPS)
  • Active Corrosion Protection system (ACP)
  • Volvo-Penta Clear Wake Exhaust bypass system (EVC controlled)
  • Groco raw water intake strainers & safety sea valves
  • Engine room blower & vent ducts
  • Engine room floor with FRP anti-skid
  • Gloss white engine room
  • Gloss white painted engines
  • Mylar-faced foam noise barrier
Electrical AC Systems
  • Northern Lights 12KW generator including dedicated start battery, water drop muffler, cooling water intake strainer, sound shield & transfer switch
  • 50A shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 85ft. cord
  • Isolation transformer
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Digital AC system monitor
  • 120V GFCI protected outlets in each cabin and engine room
  • 50amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning with 5 zones. One 10k BTU in the forward cabin, one 10k BTU in the master cabin, one 16k BTU in the galley, one 24k BTU in the main salon and one 6k BTU in crew quarters 
Electrical DC Systems
  • (4) AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries
  • (3) AGM 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries
  • (1) 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
  • High-output, efficient LED lighting throughout boat
  • Dimmers in the forward cabin, galley, lower lounge, main salon, and cockpit
  • Marine-grade, UL & ABYC standard tinned copper wirethroughout
  • 12VDC USB chargers at helm and in all cabins
  •  Fusion Apollo Stereo System with Bluetooth. Controls at helm and cockpit, four speakers: two in the main salon, two in the cockpit
  • 10" Fusion Subwoofer
  • Fusion Amplifier
  • 32" LED TV in the main salon
  • 32" LED TV in the master stateroom
  • 24" LED TV in the forward stateroom
  • 24" LED TV in crew quarters
  • HDMI cables run from each TV to the guest stateroom aft, below the helm 
  • "L" settee to starboard, 5" foam cushions, with storage and Sabre tool drawer beneath
  • High Gloss finished table with hi-low pedestal and angled slide mechanism; lowers to coffee table height
  • Sound deadening, soft headliner panels
  • Raised mates L-shaped settee to port of helm
  • Hinged stainless steel door to cockpit
  • Electrically operated window aft of L-settee with custom made screen
  • Deep chart table forward of L settee seat port
  • Fiddles at nav station
  • Solid surface countertop (Corian Witch Hazel)
  • Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out
  • faucet
  • Soap dispenser
  • Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigerator (top) and
  • freezer
  • Touch control induction cooktop
  • Convection microwave with stainless steel face
  • Drawers and storage lockers below the counter
  • Built-in waste basket. Recycle bin below steps
  • Hull side deadlight over sink
Master Stateroom
  • Island berth athwartship layout with 9" foam mattress and aminated trim
  • Hull side deadlight over headboard
  • 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
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Sliding door to master head compartment
Master Head
  • Private access from master stateroom
  • Custom tile in WC and shower sole
  • Semi-Recessed vessel style sink
  • High gloss finish over the solid cherry counter.
  • Vanity cabinet below sink
  • Storage outboard
  • Mirror above vanity, cherry framed
  • Separate shower stall with clear swing door
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Opening port to side deck
  • Deck hatch with blind/screen overhead
  • Ventilation blower
  • Stainless steel towel bars 
VIP Guest Stateroom
  • Spacious island berth, with 9" mattress and 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
  • Private access to the forward head and shower 
VIP 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 the sink
  • Ventilation blower
Crew Quarters
  • Access from salon
  • 6" berth mattress (twin) with cherry trim
  • Wet head with molded sink
  • Splendide washer and dryer
  • Storage drawers under washer and dryer
  • Escape Hatch
  • 24" LED television
  • Separate A/C controls
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.Additional Units Included
  • 2013 AB
Steering System
Joystick Control

  • 48
  • Sabre
  • Yorktown, VA, US

Yacht price: $1,349,000

For more information

contact Yacht Brokers of Annapolis
[email protected]
Call us at 410-206-2755
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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(7608522)
Disclaimer: This listing is courtesy of the BoatWizard MLS and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey representation of a particular vessel.