Today (Saturday) is Day 3 of the Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show and we finally have some sunshine! Hurricane Sandy brought high winds over the last few days but today is looking great and we’re expecting a big crowd.
Below are photos from the last few days.
Day 1 (Thursday): It’s a full boat on the new Sabre 38 Salon Express.
Day 1 (Thursday): Fishing boats galore
End of Day 1 (Thursday): Rain and high winds made for a challenging day on the docks.
Day 2 (Friday): The overnight winds caused some damage in one of the tents but thankfully our boats survived the night without any damage.
Day 2 (Friday): Sabre Yachts Engineering Manager, Dave Newcomb, is all smiles now that we have a bit of sunshine.
Day 3 (Saturday): The Sabre Yachts 48 Salon Express is ready for the crowds today!
Day 3 (Saturday): From left to right – Back Cove 37, Sabre 38 Salon Express and Sabre 48 Salon Express.
More pictures and videos from the boat show coming soon!
Here is a beautiful photo of two Sabre 456 Sailboat’s at the dock in Manchester, Massachusetts. With the leaves already turning and the temperatures dropping in New England, these boats are getting ready to hibernate for the winter.
If you’re looking for something to do while your boat is out of the water this winter, check out Sabre’s new website. The videos and beautiful photos should keep you connected to the water until you’re ready to launch next Spring!
Today I was walking thought the shop and came across this custom Stidd Helm Seat for a hull #23, a Sabre 48 that’s in production. My first thought — this is a sign of a good marriage! Wouldn’t you agree?
Stidd helm seats are ergonomic marine seats and the Admiral 500N (shown below) upholstered in UltraLeather comes standard with all of our Sabre Motoryachts…this really is the ultimate captain’s chair.
Interior of a Sabre 42 Salon Express with two Stidd 500N helm seats for the captain and navigator.
Max Jennings has been sailing most of his life-all 19 years! He started sailing at age three aboard his family’s 34-foot Sabre sailboat, Milady. Max’s grandfather purchased Milady in 1985 and Max remembers spending summers sailing along the coast of Maine. Max’s father Kris enjoyed racing Milady and the family participated in many races. The Monhegan Island Race, the oldest and longest offshore racing event in Maine was their favorite. Max said his dad was especially fond of this race because there was a chance of winning the prestigious “The Sabre Yachts Trophy”. This perpetual trophy is given any Sabre yacht with the best finish in any of the divisions. Milady won this award in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2007 and in 2011 placed third in the double-handed Seguin Race.
At the end of last summer Max mentioned racing in the Monhegan to his buddies; Spencer Egan, Evan LaMarre, Bennett Wade and Scott Ross. They all were “psyched” to join Max and the preparations began. To make sure everyone was comfortable on the boat, he and his friends participated every week in the Wednesday Night big boat races at the Harraseeket Yacht Club in South Freeport, Maine. And every Wednesday they improved. “It really helped train us and my Dad came out with us as well. He really was a big help in preparing us.” It sounds like Kris Jennings has been preparing Max for this race for quite some time. Max said, “my dad taught me how to sail and encouraged me to race on the Colby College team.” Max added, “I like the strategy involved in sailboat racing and thinking through the small changes on the race course.”
It appears this year’s race involved plenty of strategy. “I was pretty nervous. You never know what’s going to happen on the water.” And luckily all those years of sailing with his family made him stay calm in the midst of a serious storm. Max said “we did run into a squall during the race. We were listening to NOAA and heard a report of thunderstorms heading for us. We were flying the spinnaker and someone saw lighting on land.” Given Max’s leadership and calm demeanor the crew didn’t panic. Max explained “we talked it though and braced ourselves for what was coming. We dropped the spinnaker before the storm hit and we sailed with just the main until the storm passed.”
After a long 23:36:34 hours, the crew of Milady landed on the dock. The team received second place for finishing the 83 NM Manana Trophy Race. They also received the prestigious Sabre Yachts Trophy continuing the tradition of his father. Both accomplishments are very impressive for any sailor – never mind a 19 year old. And will he do the race again next year? Max said “who knows what I’ll be doing next year. But no guarantees.” Ahh, spoken from the mouth of a true nineteen year old!
Ann-e Blanchard photos. Ann-e Blanchard also contributed to this story.
Media Director, Sarah Helming Stern can be contacted at 207-655-2396 (235) / email@example.com
Here are some great photos of the new Sabre 38 Salon Express engine room. It's so pretty looking, you might mistake it for the main salon!
Here is a view of the forward end of the starboard engine.
Port engine (Volvo Penta IPS 400)
Port side pod drive. Benefits to the pod drive train? Pods lower noise by pushing out exhaust through the propeller stream and offer confident boat handling!
Starboard side pod drive
Congrats to Barry
Shapiro for being the first to answer where Lake Wononscopomuc is located! Barry wins a Sabre
Yachts hat for his accuracy and timely email.
Lake Wononscopomuc is the deepest lake in Connecticut and home to The Hotchkiss School Sailing Team. Sarah Stern, Sabre's new
Media Director, was a Bearcat and graduated in 1998.
winning…take a look at the pictures from the Sabre Associate Pancake
Breakfast which took place this morning! More pictures available on Facebook.
Yesterday we welcomed our new Media Director, Sarah Helming Stern, to the family. She joins us by way of SailMaine, a community based sailing organization, where she served as Director of Programs and Events. Sarah enjoys being on the water as often as possible and feels most at home in the waters of Casco Bay (where she lives), the Sheepscot River (where she spent her summers) and on Lake Wononscopomuc (where she went to high school). At Sabre it is our official stance that Sarah was not hired only for her wonderfully nautical name.
**We will send a hat to the first person who can identify where in the world Lake Wononscopomuc is! please email: firstname.lastname@example.org