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Old 04-28-2019, 09:21 AM
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The 48’ Sabre is a massive boat and built as good as it gets. Do they make a Cummins powered straight shaft model? If so I would want to seatrial both. I have run many cummins, pod. I love the handling and the performance is better. For a long term investment I just might consider conventional gear.
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Old 04-28-2019, 06:49 PM
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The 48’ Sabre is a massive boat and built as good as it gets. Do they make a Cummins powered straight shaft model? If so I would want to seatrial both. I have run many cummins, pod. I love the handling and the performance is better. For a long term investment I just might consider conventional gear.
This hull was equipped with Cummins paired to Zeus pods for a few years however none were shaft. They are now built with Volvo IPS. None have had a bow thruster, oddly enough. Apparently “not necessary”. We shall see. She is big at 54 LOA including swim platform. But the IPS makes handling very easy. I was able to maneuver via the joystick with little practice. Very fun.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:50 PM
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My favorite boat to see at the boat shows. Well made, gorgeous interior, puts the multitude of euro boats to shame. I believe the hull was designed from the start for pods. Installing a straight drive would require a relocation of the engines, a change in the hull design, and a loss of some interior space. Pods are more expensive to maintain, but if you can afford a 1.6 million dollar boat, maintenance costs are a minor issue.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:33 PM
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I bought a new Sabre 38 Salon Express in 2016, it was sold as a 2017 model year. Had it for two seasons and loved it! I sold it in 2018 for what I paid for it new. I would be very surprised if you get anywhere near 10% off. The demand is too great for a Sabre dealer to sell it at a deep discount. You can probably do better than 3% but don’t dream about 10%, somewhere between the two is where it what the discount will be.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:28 AM
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I bought a new Sabre 38 Salon Express in 2016, it was sold as a 2017 model year. Had it for two seasons and loved it! I sold it in 2018 for what I paid for it new. I would be very surprised if you get anywhere near 10% off. The demand is too great for a Sabre dealer to sell it at a deep discount. You can probably do better than 3% but don’t dream about 10%, somewhere between the two is where it what the discount will be.
Very helpful feedback. Reading through the broker’s poker face, it seems they don’t need major discounts.
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We all want the best deal possible, but it’s better to go into this being ok with the sale. The last boat I bought I was very price conscious. After more then a few discussions of price I realize I was making a business out of something that was to be a distraction for my real business. I changed my attitude, signed and took the boat home.
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This is why I bought a "Previously Enjoyed " Sabre. I got it at a price that I could afford and it is a straight drive something that Sabre no longer offers, IPS only and they no longer make sail boats either.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:42 AM
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You do not need a bow thruster on an IPS Sabre. The ability to maneuver is truly incredible. As was said above, Sabre does not offer this model with anything other than IPS now.

We worked with Sabre on our new 45 and they did a lot of custom work that we wanted at a reasonable price. Their support is outstanding and they did not quibble on warranty items.

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