Sabre 45 Salon Express

Classic, accommodating motoryacht.

by Chris Caswell
The 45 Salon Express is a new model to the popular range of Sabre motoryachts that combines classic good looks with a seaworthy design.


  • LOA: 49'
  • Beam: 14'8"
  • Draft: 3'9"
  • Weight: 34,700 lbs.
  • Fuel Capacity: 450 gals.
  • Water Capacity: 150 gals.
  • Power: T-Volvo IPS600/D6 435-hp diesels
  • Price: Contact dealer

This yacht can stretch your boating season with its comfortable ride and climate-controlled interior.

The 45 has a gracious living area, with two staterooms and two full heads. The salon is bright and airy, surrounded by large windows. Aft, the large cockpit has a comfortable U-shaped settee across the transom with a table for alfresco dining, as well as an aft-facing seat protected under the cabin top overhang.

Couches are on each side of the salon, a foldout dining table converts the entire area for dining, and the large windows provide spectacular views of the passing scenery.

The helm is forward to starboard with twin Stidd helm seats; both are fully adjustable and offer armrests for comfortable cruising. A beautifully crafted cherry console holds twin 17-inch Garmin monitors. A door next to the helm makes access to the deck easy for the skipper when cruising short-handed.

The galley is a selling point for the cook; it’s not hidden away below deck but just a step below and open to the salon. This openness makes the galley bright and airy, and keeps the chef in on conversations. Large counters and a two-burner induction cooktop are other galley features, as are the triple-drawer fridge/freezer and convection microwave.

The American cherry-lined master stateroom is forward with an island berth and ensuite head and shower. The guest cabin to starboard is also an ensuite, with a double berth that can separate into twins.

Certainly an unusual feature of the 45 Salon Express is the “utility room” under the salon: A large space for accessories such as a gyrostabilizer, washer and dryer, added freezers or simply spacious stowage.

A pair of Volvo IPS-600 pod drives with D6 435-hp diesel engines are standard, while an Onan 11.5kW genset handles power. The Sabre 45 Salon Express has a top speed of more than 36 mph and a comfortable, efficient cruise of 32 mph.

Gracious and elegant, this is a yacht for the most demanding skipper who wants classic lines combined with thoroughly modern construction and systems.



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