Sabre 52 Salon Express

Boat Tests


Builder: Sabre Yachts

Model: Sabre 52 Salon Express

Model Year: 1995

Boat Type: Down East

LOA: 53'2"

Beam: 16'0"

Draft: 4'3"

Weight: 52,900 lbs.

Standard Power: 2/865-mhp Caterpillar C15 diesel inboards

Optional Power: 2/700-hp Volvo Penta IPS900 diesels w/ pod drives

Fuel Capacity: 800 gal

Water Capacity: 120 gal


2/865-mhp Caterpillar C15 diesel inboards
Twin Disc Quickshift transmission w/ EC300 electronic controls
Volvo Penta electric steering (w/ IPS)
PSS dripless shaft seals
Reverso oil-change system for mains and genset
swim platform w/ under-mounted telescoping ladder
Lewmar low-profile polished aluminum hatches w/ screens
teak toerails, cabin-side eyebrow
s/s Sabre medallion
4/Racor dual Max 1000 fuel filters
fuel-polishing system
Side-Power bow thruster
2/9.0-kW Onan gensets
2/Stidd helm seats
saloon teak-and-holly sole
Fischer & Paykel dishwasher
2/Sub-Zeros (1 fridge, 1 freezer)
cherrywood helm dash
blinds and curtains for all windows
Shoji-style pocket door to master


Freedom Lift Davit system
triple chrome Kahlenberg horns w/ control
2/700-hp Volvo Penta IPS900 diesels w/ pod drives and joystick control
2/Sub-Zeros (1 fridge, 1 freezer, in addition to standard)
ice maker
swing-away table at port-side mate seating in saloon
ACR searchlight
central vacuum
3/Underwater LED Lights in blue
hull color
2/rod holders
Princess propane stovetop
Sony DVD in saloon
26" Sony LCD TV in saloon, in lieu of standard
five-zone audio-video system
Spectra watermaker
additional 100-gal. fuel capacity

This article originally appeared in the September 2010 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.