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2017 Sabre 48 Flybridge

Charleston, South Carolina


Very well equipped 2017 Sabre Flybridge with many custom features. Only 435 hours on Cummins QSC 8.3 600 hp Zeus with New Zeus Pods Installed in 2021. Boat just arrived in Charleston from Maine and ran flawlessly. It has been stored indoors every winter by original owner since new. Vessel includes a Freedom Lift and a 11' Boston Whaler tender. "Onward" is an extremely clean and well maintained vessel and represents a uniquie opportunity to aquire a very low production 48' Flybridge model. She is located at our in the water facility only 20 minutes from the Charleston International Airport. Additional vessel features include;

  • New Zeus Pods installed in 2021
  • Pods Serviced & Seals Replaced (preventative) June 23'
  • Exterior Varnish Refinshed - August 22'
  • Full Garmin Electronics Package at Lower Helm and Flybridge
  • Freedom Lift 
  • 11' Boston Whaler Tender w/ Mercury 25hp Outboard
  • Electric Cockpit Sun Shade
  • Teak Cockpit & Swim Platform


Neptune Yacht Sales and Services is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Coastal Carolina Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Onward
Make: Sabre
Model: 48 Flybridge
Year: 2017
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS48087G617
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 52'3 ft / 15.93 m
Beam: 15'4 ft / 4.67 m
Min Draft: 4.08 ft
Double Berths: 2
Cabins Count: 3

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3HO
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 435
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Cummins
  • Model: QSC 8.3HO
  • Drive Type: Pod
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 600hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 435
Total Engine Power: 1,200hp


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 525 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 160 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 70 gal


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Pod
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Downeast, Flybridge, Motor Yachts

Main Salon & Decor
  • Varnished interior cherry finish
  • Ultraleather upholstery
  • Single helm chair upgraded to (2) Stidd Chairs mounted on cabinet w/ high gloss top
  • High gloss finished table w/ hi/lo pedastal & angles slide mechanism. Lowers to coffe table as well
  • 32" LCD TV mounted on electrically actuated lift 
  • Electricallyoperated window aft of settee at cockpit
  • Icemaker in cabinet below helm seats
  • Trim deleted at entry to crew/guest quarters to create better access to stairs
  • Screens on all opening ports
  • Sliding windows in salon
  • Ocean Air screen/blinds on deck hatches
  • Ocean Air pleated blinds on side windows and side door
  • Drapes on aft curved windows
  • Dovetailed, varnished maple drawer boxes
  • St. Maarten amber cabin reading lights
Master Stateroom Amidships
  • Spacious island berth - athwartship orientation
  • Shoji style passageway and closet doors
  • Shoji style portlight screen panels
  • Additional dimmer switch
  • 12V/USB charger
  • Drawers under berth and in bulkhead aft of berth
  • (2) Hanging lockers fore and aft of bed
  • Tall recessed mirror installed behind master head Shoji door 
  • Teak & holly sole
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket door to private head and shower
Master Head
  • Private access from Master Stateroom
  • Tecma Eco head system
  • Witch Hazel Corian counter w/ radius and Corian Cameo white undermount sink in lieu of standard Cherry counter and vessel sink
  • 3" Witch Hazel fiddle added behind sink 
  • Custom tile on shower sole
  • Vanity cabinet below sink
  • Cherry framed mirror
  • Stall shower w/ bi-fold enclosure and glass tile accent wall within
  • Opening port to side deck
  • Deck hatch w/ blind/screen overhead
  • Ventilation blower
Forward Guest Stateroom
  • Spacious island berth w/ laminated trim
  • Upgraded Latex Supreme mattress 
  • Additional dimmer switch
  • 12V / USB Charger installed
  • Drawers under berth
  • Storage lockers, drawers and shelves
  • Teak and holly sole 
  • Sound deadening soft headliner panels
  • Pocket door to passageway
  • Private access to forward head and shower
Guest Head
  • Stainless undermount sink
  • Additional Cherry towel rack 
  • Shower stall w/ seat
  • Tecma Head System
  • Cherry wood trimmed mirror
  • Ventilation blower
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Stainless undermount sink w/ pullout faucet
  • Isotherm stainless steel refrigerator / freezer
  • Two burner electric cooktop
  • Convection microwave with stainless face
Third Stateroom / Crew Quarters / Utility Room

In a Sabre 48 the third stateroom is cleverly hidden under the salon sole and accessed via stairs which decend from behind an electrically actuated sofa. This space can be configured by Sabre any number of ways. In this particular boat, this space has been customized and set up to function more as a guest quarters and utility room / laundry.

  • Double Berth
  • Custom Cherry stair treads
  • Floor upgraded to teak and holly
  • Set of drawers
  • Large Cherry countertop over washer/dryer becomes top of bureau
  • Splendid Washer / Dryer combo and half bureau installed in Cherry cubby
  • Mirror above washer / dryer
  • Utility lights replaced w/ attractive cabin lights
  • 12V / USB charger installed
  • Cushions upgraded to Ultraleather
  • Wall coverings upgraded to Ultraleather
  • AC electrical outlets
Lower Helm and Electronics
  • Swing door at helm to starboard side deck
  • (2) Stidd Helm Seats
  • (2) Garmin 7616 GPS / Map Displays
  • Garmin Phantom 4 Radar
  • Garmin GSD 25 Network Sounder
  • Zeus Joystick
  • Autopilot integrated into CMD Zeus System
  • "Skyhook" GPS position hold system
  • Trim Tabs integrated in CMD Zeus System
  • Icom M506 VHF Radio
  • AIS
  • (2) VHF Antennas
  • Fusion AV 750 Stereo w/ 3 zones (salon, cockpit, flybridge)
  • Remote controlled spotlight
  • Cummins Digital Engine Display
  • Tri-color lights over helm station - red/white/blue
  • Loud hailer
  • Compass
Flybridge Helm and Electronics
  • (2) Garmin7612 GPS / MAP Displays
  • Icom VHF Radio w/ remote mic
  • Cummins Digital Engine Display
  • Zeus Joystick Control
  • Compass
  • Remote Spotlight Control
  • (2) Fusion stereo speakers
Cockpit and Deck
  • Freedom dinghy lift
  • Teak varnished - August 21'
  • Teak decking in aft cockpit including steps
  • Teak deck over FRP swim platform
  • Sure Shade system over cockpit
  • Seat covers
  • Custom Sunbrella seats
  • Engine room access
  • Hot & cold transom shower
  • Quick Windlass
  • Teak toe rails w/ recent varnish
  • Triple Kahlenberg horns
  • Fusion stereo speakers
  • Stainless steel staircase w/ composite treads
  • Stidd helm chair
  • Large U-shaped setee to port w/ storage under
  • Large table
  • (2) Fusion Stereo speakers
  • Refrigerator
  • Seat Covers
  • Radar mast
  • Onan 13.5 kw diesel generator w/ 205 hours repoted Nov. 23'
  • Generator sound shield
  • 50 Amp shore power service w/ 70' foot cord
  • Glendenning Cablemaster cord reel
  • Isolation transformer
  • 120V Outleets in engine room
  • 12V DC electrical system
  • (2) AGM Group 31 engine start batteries
  • (3) AGM 4D ship's service batteries
  • (1) AGM Group 24 generator start battery
Engines & Mechanical
  • Cummins QSC 8.3 600hp diesel engines  - 435 hours reported November 23'
  • Twin CMD Zeus Pod Drives
  • New Zues Pods Installed June 2021'
  • Pods Serviced & Seals replaced (preventatively) May - 2023
  • New Engine Batteries - 2021
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning and hear in (4) zones
  • Inverter
  • Custom removable shelf w/ rubber base over house battery bank
  • Dual Racor fuel filters
  • LED engine room lighting
  • 3 Bank battery charger
  • Freedom Lift (removable) for Tender 
  • Modified Deep "V" planing hull design w/ shallow pod drive tunnels
  • 14 degree deadrise at transom, 23 degree amidships
  • Bottom, topside and hullsides resin infused biaxial E-Glass
  • 2017 Boston Whaler 11' Fiberglass Tender
  • 2017 Mercury 25hp Outboard Engine
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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