Standard Features


All the aspects and details of this magnificent yacht are executed with boat building skills passed down by generations of Maine craftsmen and women. And by including in her design and systems the most modern equipment and technology, Sabre Yachts has created the ultimate cruising yacht. With the suggestions and opinions of many experienced yachtsmen, the Sabre Design Team found solutions and created features which greatly enhance the experience of cruising this beautiful new yacht.

Her vee-hull with propeller pockets is sea-worthy and dry. Standard Caterpillar C15 fully electronic Acert engines, each capable of delivering 865 horsepower, are linked to Twin Disc Quick Shift transmissions for smooth and powerful operation. The 52 Salon Express will cruise comfortably in the mid-twenty knot range. AC Electrical services aboard are provided by a 17 kW generator and her DC system is 24 volt. Molded steps from the aft cockpit provide easy access to her functional and well lit mechanical room.

Her interior accommodations are another world of comfort and elegance. Beautiful woodworking throughout the yacht, pleasing proportions and unusual fine points such as Shoji screens in the owners cabin doors make one feel inside a stylish home on the water.

Please be sure to visit this page again to get the all the latest information as this flagship of the Sabre Motor Yacht range is readied for her debut in February 2007.


Sabre Yachts
Model Year
52 Salon Express
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Length (feet)
Length (inches)
Length (meters)
Length Overall
53 ft. 2 in. (16.37 m)
16 ft. 0 in. (4.92 m)
From Waterline To Top of Hardtop: 11 ft. 5 in. (3.5 m)
Draft (max)
4 ft. 3 in. (1.30 m)


Hull Material

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine(s) (std)
Twin diesel CAT C15, fresh water-cooled
Engine (Max)
865 mph
Fuel Type
Fuel Tank Capacity
800 gal. (3028 l)
Drive Type


Water Capacity
200 gal. (757 l)
Holding Tank Capacity
80 gal. (302 l)
Sleeping Capacity
6 / 6 ft. 8 in.
4 / 2.03 m
6 ft. 6 in. (2 m)
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Black, Sabre White, Claret, VIP Red, Flag Green, Flag Blue, Midwatch Blue

Standard Features

 Power: Twin diesel CAT C15 865 mph  
 Fresh water-cooled  
 Twin disc QUICKSHIFT Transmission MGX 5114A  
 Twin disc EC300 electronic controls w/ express mode (required to maximize Quickshift features)  
 2 3/4-in. stainless steel shaft (Aquamett 22 or equivalent)  
 PSS drip-less shaft seals  
 Manganese bronze struts with cutlass bearing  
 NiBrAl propellers to ISO Class S  
 24v alternators each engine  
 Seawater cooled 10-in. side exhaust system  
 Groco raw water intake strainers  
 Oil change system engines and gen set  
 Engine room ventilation system 24v  
 Engine room intake ducts on deck side with stainless steel grill  
 White gelcoated engine room  
 White mylar faced foam noise 2# barrier  
 Modified “V” planing hull design with shallow prop pockets  
 Approx. 23 degree deadrise amidships and 15 degrees at transom  
 Reverse sloped transom  
 ISO NPG Sport Yacht white gel coat w/ vinylester back-up resin  
 Knitted biaxial structural E-glass reinforcements  
 Vacuum bagged Divinycell foam core in hull bottom (1.5-in. H100 GS) and topsides (1/2-in. H80 PS)  
 Foam cored composite stringer system  
 Swim platform with under mounted telescoping ladder  
 Hull side rubbing strakes  
 PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap  
 Painted (IMRON) double boot strip  
 Gold cove stripe  
 ISO NPG gelcoat  
 Knitted biaxial structural E-glass reinforcements with foam coring  
 Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces  
 Recessed salon windows with clear anodized frames  
 Hardtop with integrated electric sliding sunroof with shade  
 Custom Sabre composite radar mast  
 (2) Double sided anchor locker w/ Southco slam latch  
 (3) Large double sided lazzarette locker hatches with gas struts and Southco 3-in. dia. compression latches  
 (1) Access hatch from aft cockpit to engine room  
 Large aft facing bench in aft cockpit with storage below  
 1 1/4-in. diameter type 316 stainless steel perimeter rail system  
 (4) stainless steel spring cleats  
 (2) stainless steel mooring cleats  
 (2) stainless steel stern cleats  
 Custom stainless steel dual anchor roller  
 Electric Windlass with controls at helm and foot switches on deck (Lewmar V4)  
 Flagpole holder and flagstaff  
 Lewmar low profile polished aluminum hatches w/ screens  
 Oversized stainless steel opening ports  
 Teak toe rails port and starboard with custom cast dual mid rail chocks fwd chocks  
 Teak cabin side eye-brow  
 Custom cast stainless steel “SABRE” medallion  
 Cast stainless steel corner hawse pipes in cockpit through hull sides and transom  
 800-gal. diesel fuel (2 – 400-gal. tanks)  
 Exterior of tank coated with corrosion barrier  
 Racor fuel filters  
 2-in. “Diesel” stainless steel deck fill plate  
 Fuel level indicator at helm  
 Power assisted hydraulic steering  
 Twin bronze rudder  
 Twin trim tabs  
 Bow thruster (side-power SP 155)  
 Single 240v AC 50 amp AC shore power system  
 75-ft. Glendinning cord reel  
 17 kW Onan generator with sound enclosure  
 Isolation transformer  
 Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel  
 110v outlets in each cabin and one in engine room  
 All galley and head receptacles are GFI protected  
 Professional Mariner 50 amp, 3-bank battery charger  
 Reverse cycle air conditioning - three zones (salon, master, guest)  
 Dedicated engine starting battery bank  
 Dedicated 24v 8D AGM deep cycle ship’s service batteries  
 Custom battery management panel w/ emergency crossover feature at helm station  
 12v DC system available for helm electronics  
 Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel w/ battery condition gauge  
 Multiple 12 / 24v outlets at helm and in interior for small personal appliances, phones, etc.  
 Tinned marine grade wire throughout  
 Air horn, Kahlenberg™  
 Navigation lights  
 Wiper / washer system  
  • Danish Cabin reading lights
  • Cantalupi halogen lights in the overhead
  • Halogen bar lighting in appropriate locations
  • Engine room lighting
  • Cockpit courtesy lights w/ remote switch at transom door
     (1) Polyethylene holding tank with 80-gal. capacity  
     VacuFlush freshwater household size bowl toilets (white ceramic bowls)  
     Macerator pump on holding tank to overboard sea valve  
     Incremental waste tank level monitor in each head compartment  
     Water capacity approx. 200-gals.  
     20-gal. 110v hot water heater with heat exchanger  
     Hot and cold water pressure system 24v  
     Fresh water spigot in engine room  
     Fresh water wash down spigot at anchor locker  
     Salt water wash down at anchor locker w/ coil hose  
     Twin Stidd helm seats on pedestals at helm position  
     Door to side deck from helm  
     Stainless steel sliding door to aft cockpit with curved windows on corners  
     Hard back enclosure  
     Helm dash area finished in cherry  
     Navigation switch panel  
     Flat chart area to port of instrument area  
     Custom wood trimmed stainless steel wheel  
     Recessed master AC / DC breaker panels facing aft helm bulkhead  
     Raised “Mates Lounge” to port with ice maker below and chart storage  
     Oversized U-shaped lounge with custom fabrics; converts to sleeping berth, drawers below and storage for removable table center leaf  
     Fixed hi-low pedestal table with starburst inlay and deep epoxy finish and removable center leaf  
     Entertainment cabinet to include LCD TV w/ DVD player mounted in starboard cabinet on lift, bottle storage as well as surround sound system  
     Bottle storage locker  
     Blinds and curtains on all windows  
     Teak and holly sole with (2) coats of sealer  
     Sound deadening headliner panels  
     Electrically operated sun roof over main salon  
     Air conditioning (2) x (16,000BTU)  
     Spacious low queen island berth layout with 5-in. mattress; 3/4-in. laminated trim  
     Ash hull ceilings  
     2 drawers under bed  
     A / C return grills under drawers  
     Aft end of berth top to hinges open to access blanket storage  
     Enclosed upper shelves to port and starboard of island berth with storage behind; fwd most section (about 24-in.) to be open shelf w/ fiddle; locker face to have two solid doors each side; each door to access partitioned space with shelves in the aft two compartments; locker doors to be hinged at top  
     Large cedar lined hanging locker to port with cedar shelf and closet pole; open shelf above  
     Bureau to starboard with enclosed locker above  
     Built in LCD TV on fwd facing bulkhead with DVD player  
     Shades for all ports and hatches  
     Private access to guest head / shower compartment  
     Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer  
     Soft headliner panels  
     Pocket door  
     Air conditioning (9,000 BTU)  
     Stainless sink with faucet  
     Separate shower stall with circular door  
     Ceramic tile floor in WC compartment  
     Hot and cold pressure water  
     Electric shower sump pump  
     Storage lockers  
     Soap dispenser in counter  
     Solid surface counter with bull nose  
     Teak shower grate  
     Stainless steel towel bars  
     Wood trimmed mirror over sink and mirror in top of passageway door (head side)  
     Ventilation blower  
     Extra-large galley with two oversized port lights in cabin side  
     Fixed port light in hull above the counter  
     Toe kick space length of galley with courtesy lighting  
     Galley area with solid surface laminate; bull nosed edge will overhang cabinet below  
     Electric 3-burner stove top  
     Convection microwave oven  
     24v galley exhaust fan  
     Large storage drawer below oven  
     Bulkhead cabinet above oven on wall facing aft  
     (2) Zub-zero stainless steel 700BC 110v combo fridge/ freezer drawer units; each unit has 3 cubic ft. of refrigeration and 2 cubic ft. of freezer space (6.0 / 4.0 cu. ft total storage volume in 4 drawers); one unit located under galley and second unit locate opposite galley forward of pantry  
     Fischer and Paykel DishDrawer dishwasher w/ cherry front  
     Bank of drawers aft of sink  
     Stainless steel double bowl sink mounted below counter  
     Storage cabinet below sink with shelf and double doors  
     Above counter storage outboard  
     Pantry cabinet opposite galley runs floor to ceiling with 12-ft. deep adjustable shelves and tip out waste basket  
     Washer dryer unit above fridge in hallway forward of pantry  
     Additional storage beneath stairs  
     Air conditioning (6,000 BTU)  
     Double pocket doors lead to the large master suite (approx. 48-in. total opening)  
     Spacious low queen island berth layout with 6-in. mattress; 3/4-in. laminated trim  
     Base of bed to incorporates several drawers and storage  
     Bureau / night stand with drawers to each side of bed, bookshelf above headboard  
     His and Hers cedar lined hanging lockers with cedar shelf and closet pole; open shelf above  
     Desk area with built in file cabinet and book shelf above  
     Seat outboard of bed built into cabinetry  
     Built in LCD TV on bulkhead above desk with DVD player  
     Shades for all ports and hatches  
     Exclusive access to master head / oversized shower compartment through pocket doorway  
     Pocket door with full length mirror on aft side facing stateroom  
     Teak and holly sole with 2 coats of sealer  
     Air conditioning (9,000BTU)  
     Soft headliner panels  
     Designer sink with faucet  
     Separate shower stall  
     Hot and cold pressure water  
     Electric shower sump pump  
     Storage lockers  
     Soap dispenser in counter  
     Solid surface counter with bull nose  
     Teak shower grate  
     Ceramic tile on head compartment floor  
     Stainless steel towel bar  
     Wood trimmed mirror over sink and mirror in top of pocket door (head side)  
     Ventilation blower  
     Screens and shades on all opening ports and hatches  
     Optional fabric and drapery selections  
     Custom décor packages available  
     Dovetailed maple drawer boxes  
     Fire extinguishers, (3) at 2 1/2-lbs.  
     Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings  
     Bonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion  
     Automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with override  
     (3) Automatic electric bilge pumps  
    Additional Specifications:
     LWL: 49 ft. 3 in. (15.15 m)  
     Displacement (approx., EST dry): 46,000 lbs. (20,865 kg)  
     Estimated Range (at 27-28 knot cruise approx.): 58 gph (340 Nm)  


     Teak aft cockpit sole  
     Teak coaming caps  
     Teak inlay on swim platform  
     Dark hull colors  
     Dinghy lift system  
     Teak decking aft cockpit sole and steps  
     Teak coaming caps  
     Teak decking inlay on swim platform  
     Sun pad on forward deck w/ drink holders and stainless handrails  
     Freedom lift dingy davit system  
     Search light w/ controls at helm  
     Inverter, pure sine wave (to power outlets and limited equipment)  
     Stidd bench seat on starboard side of main salon in place of Stidd pair  
     Light hull and deck colors other than Sport Yacht White or Sabre White  
     Dark hull colors  
     Anti-skid color (fore and side decks, sun deck, aft cockpit, coach roof, coamings and hard top)  
     Stern thruster  



    Sabre White


    Vip Red

    Flag Green

    Flag Blue

    Midnight Blue
    *Price, if shown, is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and does not include government fees, taxes, dealer vehicle freight/preparation, dealer document preparation charges or any finance charges (if applicable). MSRP and/or final actual sales price will vary depending on options or accessories selected.

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