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BOATS

BOAT TESTS

Sabre 38 Salon Express

CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TEST

Air temperature: 83 degrees; seas: calm

LOAD DURING BOAT TEST

 

300 gal. fuel, 100 gal. water, 4 persons, 200 lb. gear.
 

TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS

Test Engine: 2/ 300-hp Volvo Penta D4 diesel engines linked to Volvo IPS400 pod drives.

Price as Tested: $600,000

The Numbers

Sabre 38 Salon Express - Final Boat Test Numbers:
RPM KNOTS GPH RANGE dB(a)
1000 6.1 1.9 866.8 64
1500 8.3 5.0 448.2 68
2000 10.0 9.9 272.7 71
2500 16.5 16.0 278.4 74
3000 23.1 20.0 311.8 74
3500 29.1 27.0 290.9 79
3540 30.5 30.0 274.4 79
Speeds are two-way averages on Casco Bay off Portland, Maine, measured by Volvo Penta GPS engine data display.
GPH also measured by Volvo display. Range is 90% of advertised fuel capacity.
Decibels measured at helm in dB(a). 65 dB(a) is the level of normal conversation.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT

Dark hull color, $3,900
Ultraleather upholstery in saloon, $1,150
Volvo Penta active corrosion protection system, $4,675
Fiberglass molded electronics mast, $3,125
Inverter/charger 2,800-watt true sine wave with remote control, $4,650
Blind and curtain package for saloon, $5,875.

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