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Sabre 48 Salon Express

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

air temperature: 69ºF; humidity: 70%; seas: 6-8'; load: 380 gal. fuel, 150 gal. water, 3 persons, 800 lbs. gear.

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

380 gal. fuel, 150 gal. water, 3 persons, 800 lbs. gear.

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/550-mhp Cummins MerCruiser Diesel QSC8.3-550s

Transmission/Ratio: Zeus 3800 pods w/ 1.79:1 ratio

Props: M7 propsets

Price as Tested: $1,205,000

The Numbers

Sabre 48 Salon Express - Final Boat Test Numbers:
rpm mph knots gph mpg nmpg range nm range db angle
1000 8.9 7.7 4.1 2.17 1.89 977 849 64 0.5
1250 10.2 8.8 7.9 1.28 1.12 578 503 65 2.0
1500 12.0 10.4 13.3 0.90 0.78 406 353 67 3.0
1750 15.3 13.3 22.1 0.69 0.60 312 271 72 3.5
2000 20.2 17.5 28.3 0.71 0.62 320 279 72 3.5
2250 25.1 21.8 34.1 0.74 0.64 331 288 74 3.0
2500 28.6 24.9 42.4 0.67 0.59 304 264 75 3.0
2900 34.0 29.5 59.5 0.57 0.50 257 223 76 2.0
  Speeds are two-way averages measured w/ Stalker radar gun.
GPH taken via SmartCraft display.
Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm on A scale. 65 dB-A is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

OceanLED underwater lights
dealer-installed Garmin electronics package
entertainment package
Webasto electric sunroof
Freedom SW/3000 inverter
Glendinning CableMaster
dark-blue hull color
Freedom Dinghy Lift
teak decking in cockpit and swim platform

This article originally appeared in the February 2012 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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