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First 54 Fly Bridge is “on the ways”

If you are wondering what "on the ways" means it refers to the way ships were launched before the days of modern dry dock shipbuilding. The largest of ships slid down the ways and came crashing into the water. It certainly … Continue reading

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The elegance of fine woodworking

At a time when European boat builders are staining their interior woods so dark that one cannot even tell if the wood is actually wood or some look-alike and many boat builders here in the USA are following like lemmings, … Continue reading

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Sensational Sabre 48 Salon Express

It's frustrating for so many people who follow the development of a new model on the Sabre blog. Everyone wants images of the new design but until the boat is 100% built, the soft goods are installed and she is … Continue reading

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Flash – Sabre 48 Sea Trials Show Strong Results

Today was our first official sea trial day for the Sabre 48 Salon Express. The engineering team that created her and all of us here in South Casco and Rockland are smiling as they should be, given the results.  The Sabre … Continue reading

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Launch Day has arrived

Despite the Patriots Day holiday in Maine today, Sabre's engineering and design staff are launching the exciting new Sabre 48 Salon Express. The team was on hand at 09:00 this morning but were delayed for a few hours by the prop … Continue reading

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Sabre 54 Fly Bridge

Before I start talking about fly bridge stairs let me explain what has happened to the name of our new Fly Bridge boat. The American Boat and Yacht Council sets recommendations for yacht nomenclature and basically says we can call … Continue reading

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When Drawings Come to Life

I've often said in this blog that I can be attracted by beautiful drawings of boats and such is the case with the exciting new Sabre 52 Fly Bridge. But, as I have also confessed the passion I feel for a design … Continue reading

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The elegance of a teak cockpit sole.

Earlier this week our crew tested the fit of the optional teak cockpit sole in the new Sabre 46 Salon Express and wow, is it pretty ! Hull one will be getting both the cockpit sole and the swim platform in teak. It's … Continue reading

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Sabre 386 Esmeralde and the 2010 Newport-Bermuda Race

Sabre 386 owners Dorsey and Bruce Baird have found the winter days extra long this year with all of the bad weather we are experiencing in New England. But that has given them time to look back at their summer … Continue reading

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Boattest.com offers first review of the Sabre 46 Salon Express

Boattest.com is a terrific source for information on new boats and new boating gear. Their editors love and know boats well and their reviews are written by "real boaters." That's typically good for us because we build real boats and not … Continue reading

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