$949,000 | Charleston SC

General Description

New to the market 2015 Sabre 48 Salon Express.  This boat is in excellent condition with new hull paint, and bottom paint done by Hinckley Yacht Services of Savannah, GA completed in January of 2023.  The boat also has had a full engine and pod service done in January of 2023.  This boat is ready for the spring and summer boating season.  

Sabre and Custom Options
  • Painted hull new January 2023 (Hinckley Yacht Services Savannah)
  • Anti skid Beige with Sabre white topsides
  • Galley Corian Sandalwood
  • Master head wall Clear skies glossy tile
  • Master head sole White with Sapphire Sky Accents
  • Salon and Stidd Seating Ultra leather Distressed Desert Tan
  • Crew Cabin with Berth with head and Washer Dryer
  • Fusion stereo model 755 with I-pod dock 
  • Zone added for Master SR 
  • Reverso Oil change system
  • Shore water inlet
  • Seagull water purifier
  • Salt water wash down fore and aft
  • Fresh water wash down forward
  • Freedom dinghy lift
  • 3000 watt inverter-charger
  • Beam central vac system
  • Kahlenberg horn controller
  • Searchlight on mast
  • Extra 110 v outlets, 12 v outlets, light dimmer switches
  • DVD & Blue ray players for each TV
  • Electric sunroof
  • Molded mast and separate radar platform
  • Kahlenberg Triple chrome horns
  • Hot and cold transom shower
  • Extra stern cleats
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps
  • Teak decking on swim platform
  • Accord shades
  • Two Stidd seats mounted on cabinet with built in Ice maker
  • Extra cup holders
  • Shoji door to guest cabin
  • Crew Quarters with head
  • Washer dryer in crew quarters
  • Direct TV receiver is original but added Dish receiver 
  • 2 - Furuno 17-inch LCD multi touch, multi purpose displays
  • Furuno TZT touch black box
  • Furuno WX200 weather station
  • Furuno RD-33 Display
  • Furuno FA-50 class B AIS receiver
  • Furuno 2K GPS antenna
  • 600 watt tilted element transducer
  • DT-800 NMEA 2000 Bronze transducer
  • Furuno 4kw 3.5 digital open array
  • Furuno digital sounder
  • Icom IC400 Black Box  VHF with command mic
  • KVH TV3 high performance satellite TV system
  • Cameras installed in engine room and aft facing (integrated into Furuno displays) 2021
  • New Apple TV installed 2022
  • Sirius XM Weather receiver installed and integrated into Furuno Displays, 2021
Recent Services
  • Hull painted January 2023
  • Bottom painted January 2023
  • Engine and Pod Serviced January 2023
  • Installed new oil coolers January 2023
  • Pods, transmission and GenSet serviced January 2023
  • Modified Deep "V" Planning hull design, with shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 14 degree dead rise at transom, 23 degree dead rise amidships
  • ISO NPG white gelcoat w/vinylester back-up resin
  • Bottom, topsides and transom VIP resin infused biaxial E-glass with Corecell SAN foam core
  • Stringer system biaxial E-glass with foam core
  • Resin Infused E-glass swim platform with 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
  • Underwater lights multi colored
  • Cockpit seat cushions and Sunbrella covers replaced 
  • Fore deck sun pads with new cover (2021)
  • Fore deck hand rails added
  • Sureshade with Oyster Sunbrella fabric 
  • All chain rode 300' 
  • 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 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
  • Chain stopper
  • Large lazarette/engine room access hatch in cockpit sole with compression latches
  • Twin Cummins QSC 8.3 550 hp electronic, fresh water-cooled engines with 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
120VAC Electrical System
  • Onan 13.5 kw generator including:  Onan E seres display, dedicated start battery, water drop muffler, cooling water intake strainer, sound shield, transfer switch
  • 50A shore power service with Glendinning Cablemaster & 70 ft. cord
  • Isolation transformer
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • Digital AC system monitor
  • 120V GFCI protected outlets in each cabin and engine room
  • 50 amp, 3-bank battery charger
  • Reverse cycle heat/air conditioning in (3) zones
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
  • Optional Cockpit shower, hot and cold
  • Optional Fresh water wash down in anchor locker
Helm Station
  • Cummins DTS single lever electronic controls
  • (2) 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) Stidd N Series helm seats with Ultraleather fabric, mounted on a box
  • Customer Stazo 400mm Teak Steering Wheel
  • Solid surface galley countertop
  • Stainless steel under mount sink with cover and pull-out faucet
  • Stainless steel under mount prep sink with cover
  • Isotherm stainless steel stand-up refrigerator (top) and 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
Master Stateroom Amidships
  • 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 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
  • Custom tile in WC and shower sole
  • Under counter mount 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 Stateroom
  • 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
Crew Quarters
  • Mattress and seat cushions 
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Head and shower
Main Salon
  • Entertainment unit to port including: flat screen Samsung Smart TV LCD TV 32" (new 2017) on lift with DVD player
  • Widow tint (new)
  • Two Stidd N Series helm chairs mounted on a box
  • L-settee to starboard, 5-inch foam cushion, with storage and Sabre tool drawer under
  • 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
  • Stainless steel 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.  Fiddles at nav station
  • Custom screen for back window
  • Varnished cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening ports
  • Ocean Air screen/binds on deck hatches
  • Ocean Air pleated blinds on side windows and side door
  • Drapes on aft curved windows
  • Optional fabric and drapery selections
  • Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes
120 VDC Electrical System
  • Two AGM Group 31 dedicated engine start batteries (new 2019)
  • Three AGM 4D deep cycle ship's service batteries (new 2019)
  • 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
  • Cockpit courtesy lights 
  • Marine-grade, tinned wire throughout
  • 12VDC USB chargers at helm and in all cabins
  • Underwater lights
  • Tri-colored lights over helm
  • Cable master with 70 foot cord                               





Waste Disposal
  • Polyethylene holding tank with 70 gallon capacity
  • Jabsco Quiet Flush fresh water MSD in guest head
  • Tecma Exo MSD in master head
  • Diaphragm waste pump on holding tank
  • Single Kahlenberg chrome trumpet horm 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
  • Automatic EPIRB beacon installed
Fuel System
  • (2) 260 USG diesel fuel tanks port and starboard
  • Dual Racor fuel filters with water in fuel probes
  • (2) 2-inch 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
Deck Hardware
  • 1 1/4" Diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system
  • (8) 12-inch Stainless steel cleats (2 fwd, 4 mid ship, 2 in aft cockpit)
  • (1) 10-inch 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) Stainless steel bollard style mooring cleats aft
  • (2) Stainless 12-inch cleats on cockpit coaming on centerline
  • Custom stainless steel bow pulpit with dual anchor roller for 44lb CQR or Delta anchor and lunch hook
  • Quick anchor windlass, electric rope-chain type
  • Flag staff and socket
  • Burgee staff on bow pulpit
  • (6) Low Profile stainless steel hatches w/screens
  • (6) Custom stainless steel opening port lights
  • Teak toe rails
  • Teak cabin side eye-brow
  • Custom cast stainless steel "SABRE" medallion
Manufacturer Provided 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.

  • 2016 AB 12VSX
  • Tohatsu 35 HP Motor
  • GPS unit on dinghy
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.

General Information

  • Boat Name Three Little Birds
  • Manufacturer Sabre
  • Model 48 Salon Express
  • Model Year 2015


  • Heads 3

Engine Information

  • Manufacturer Cummins
  • Model QSC 8.3
  • Hours 893


  • LOA 52.25 ft
  • Beam 15.33 ft
  • Draft 3.75 ft


  • Fuel Capacity 500|gallon
  • Water Capacity 160|gallon