When Sabre first began building 28 foot sailboats in 1970, there were very few large, owner operated motor yachts in use. Over the past forty+ years the fleet of large, private vessels has grown dramatically with new operating systems allowing owner operators to be the masters of their own yachts. Sabre followers have watched as the size of the yachts we offer has shifted with the times.
To date our largest motor yacht offering has been the Sabre 54 Salon Express and Fly Bridge, the first of which will debut at the 2014 Miami Yacht and Brokerage show. But owners of these designs have asked us to make the next step and we are proud to announce the design of the Sabre 66 which will make its debut in mid-2015.
This very exciting project, built in our Rockland facilities, is designed by our in-house team led by Kevin Burns. Kevin has been busy with this project for some time, developing hull shapes, deck styling and of course, mechanical and interior layouts. The 66 will be equipped with Volvo Penta IPS1200 pod drives and will cruise in the mid 20 knot range. Her displacement will be 80,000lbs and her interior will feature a full beam master stateroom below her helm deck. Social connectivity of the cockpit and interior spaces is the key to this open and airy layout.
As the Sabre 66 moves from CAD drawings to reality we will offer regular updates on the Sabre blog. Stay tuned.