Although there’s no shortage of Pacific Northwest boat-building pride, it’s healthy to let the eye wander to the nautical designs of New England every once in a while to expand one’s horizons. Sabre Yachts of Maine have been building luxury motoryachts in the Downeast style since 1970, and the first Sabre 45 Salon Express will be arriving to the West Coast soon for a public debut at the September Boats Afloat Show in South Lake Union.
The 45 Salon Express certainly emphasizes fine accommodations with two separate staterooms and two en suite heads. The master stateroom lies forward and contains a spacious island berth, and the accompanying head has a separate shower stall with custom tiling. The large salon has plenty of seating around an L-shaped settee to starboard, and the galley has just about all the comforts of land.
The exterior has many notable features that will be appreciated by guests and crew alike. The hardtop has an extension that can be pulled over the cockpit seating when the inevitable Northwest drizzle strikes. Farther aft, the generous swim step beckons on those warm summer days. The foredeck is also quite large for a boat this size and is the best seat in the house while underway. The 45 Salon Express is propelled by state-of-the-art twin Volvo IPS-600 pod drives with D6 435 horse-power engines.
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is a New England looker that should fit right in here in the Pacific Northwest. If interested, contact Bellingham Yacht Sales (open in Bellingham and Everett, see bellinghamyachts.com). Contact them for pricing.