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2017 Sabre 54 Salon Express

Fort Lauderdale, Florida


The Only Sabre 54 Express in the Market

Turnkey and Available Immediately

IPS 950's, 450 hours

Updated Interior Layout

Just traded in on a Sabre 66, this two owner vessel has been expertly maintained and is turnkey for the new owner.  "By Design" boasts a midship master with a walk around berth, mid level galley to keep the chef in the action, VIP forward with ensuite, a bunk room and even a beautifully appointed day head.

The 54 hull has earned a reputation as an excellent performer as well.  She is fast and nimble, with a 30 knot cruise, but at 55,000 pounds, she handles big seas with ease.  

You will not be disappointed with the condition!  Call today to discuss.


BLM Yacht Sales / Fall River is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by DiMillo's Yacht Sales.

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: By Design
Make: Sabre
Model: 54 Salon Express
Year: 2017
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Designer: Sabre Design Team
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HWS54030D717
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 54 ft / 16.46 m
Length Overall: 57 ft / 17.37 m
Length Of Deck: 53'2 ft / 16.21 m
Waterline Length: 49'3 ft / 15.01 m
Beam: 16 ft / 4.88 m
Max Draft: 4'3 ft / 1.30 m
Bridge Clearance: 11'5 ft / 3.48 m
Cabin Headroom: 6'6 ft / 1.98 m
Dry Weight: 50,000 lb
Deadrise: 15 °

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: IPS II 950
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Volvo
  • Model: IPS II 950
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Type: Inboard
Cruising Speed: 30 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 700 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 200 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 80 gal


Heads Count: 2
Boat Class: Downeast, Motor Yachts
More Info : Manufacturer Website

Factory Options


Dark hull color- Flag Blue

Anti Skid color on fore and side decks- Smoke 


ACR Searchlight model RCL 100D 200,000 candela 

Beam central vac with (2) outlets and 32 foot hose 

Kahlenberg horn controller

Relocate joystick at helm to stbd of wheel where std cup hold is located 

Exterior and Deck 

Teak decking in aft cockpit and steps 

Teak decking on swim platforms 

Kahlenberg triple horns in lieu of standard dual 


9" Latex Supreme mattress in master stateroom 

9" Latex Supreme mattress in fwd cabin 

Corian counter with Corian undermount sink in master head. Corian counter should be Witch Hazel and sink is Glacier White. 

Mirror in upper and lower panel on the stateroom side of fwd cabin door

In office area build lower galley with same viatera color 

Add a single cup holder (2) (1 port and 1 stbd) on the shelf behind the curved windows in the main salon

Add a double SS cup holder above the microwave near the fwd end of the port settee

Build cabinet below desk with 2 adjustable, removeable, shelves with a cherry panel door

Master stateroom blind to be white instead of the standard opal color 

  • 2-Furuno TZT Black Box
  • 2-Furuno TZT 17 inch Display Screens
  • Furuno 200WX weather station
  • Furuno FI-5002 NMEA 2000 j-box
  • Furuno NMEA converter
  • Furuno RD-33 Display
  • Furuno FA-50 Class B AIS receiver
  • Furuno GP330B antenna
  • Furuno 600 Watt tilted transducer
  • Furuno DT-8 Bronze thru hull transducer
  • Furuno 6KW open 4-ft. array
  • Furuno DFF1 digital fishfinder
  • 2-4-ft. VHF antennas with ratchet mounts
  • ICOM M-506 VHF radio
  • Standard Horizon hailer horn
  • Globalfix IPRO Cat1 EPIRB
  • KVH TV#satellite TV system
  • KVH Direct TV receivers
  • Aqualuma Tri series LED underwater lights

Modern planning V-Hull

VIP Resin infused laminate

SAN Corecell foam coring

Knitted bi-axial structural reinforcements

Foam/Plywood stringer system

Swim platform with under mounted ladder

PVC rub rail with stainless steel cap

LP painted boot strip

Gold cove stripe

  • VIP resin infused laminate
  • Molded in anti-skid surfaces
  • Anodized Aluminum framed windows
  • Large diameter stainless steel perimeter rails
  • Helm door to side deck
  • Navigational electronics mast on hard top
  • Low profile opening hatches with shades and screens
  • Electrically operated sun roof in hard top
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • L-shaped seating in cockpit port and starboard with high gloss tables
  • Volvo IPS II 900 series engines with pods, ACP and DPS features
  • Volvo electronic controls and color readouts
  • Joy stick for low speed maneuvers
  • Triple windshield wipers with washers
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning
  • Lenco Autoglide trim tab system
  • Oil change system
  • Engine room ventilation system
  • Anchor windlass with rope/chain gipsy
  • 50 Amp, 75 foot shorepower service with cord reel
  • 4Kw inverter
  • Automatic AC master switching system for shore and generator
  • Master circuit breaker panel at helm, main panel in engine room
  • 120v outlets throughout interior and in engine room
  • Galley and head receptacles are GFI protected
  • Group 31 Dedicated AGM engine start batteries
  • Group 8D 24v AGM house batteries
  • LED overhead and reading lights
  • Tinned wire used throughout
  • Kahlenberg horn
  • Polyethylene water tank 200usg
  • 20usg stainless steel hot water tank
  • Stainless sinks in galley
  • Vessel sink in master head
  • Fresh water flush MSD w/holding tanks and macerators
  • Shower stall in master head with tempered glass door
  • Guest head has circular acrylic enclosure
  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline fittings
  • (3) bilge pumps with high water alarms
Salon / Helm Deck
  • Twin Stidd helm seats
  • Stazo wooden steering wheel
  • Ultraleather wrap on helm/navigation pod
  • Helm door to side deck
  • Mates L-settee to port, storage under
  • L-shaped settees port and starboard with (2) high gloss tables
  • LED television on electrically operated lift
  • Stainless steel aft bulkhead with center opening door
  • Curved safety glass windows in aft corners
  • Mid-galley two steps below salon sole
  • Viatera quartz countertop
  • Stainless steel sinks with custom faucet
  • Convection microwave oven
  • Ceramic two burner cook top
  • Stainless steel fridge-freezer AC/DC
  • Deadlight in hull above galley counter
  • Opening stainless steel portlight overhead
  • Master stateroom amidships with queen size island berth
  • Guest stateroom forward with queen sized island berth
  • 3rd/crew cabin and day head forward of galley
  • Storage below berths, in dovetailed drawers and in shelf lockers
  • Hanging lockers with cedar linings
  • Shoji style passageway doors
  • LED televisions with DVD players
  • Overhead hatches and opening portlights
  • Master cabin has deadlight above headboard
  • Reverse cycle heat and air conditioning in multiple zones
Manufacturer Provided Description

All aspects and details of this magnificent yacht are executed with boat building skills passed down by generations of Maine craftsmen and women. By including in her design and systems the latest equipment and technology, Sabre Yachts has created the ultimate cruising yacht. With the suggestions and opinions of many experienced yachtsmen, the Sabre Design Team found solutions and created features which greatly enhance the experience of cruising aboard this beautiful yacht.

Her vee-hull with propeller pockets is sea-worthy and dry. As standard she is fitted with Caterpillar C15 865 hp electronic Acert engines, that are linked to Twin Disc Quick Shift transmissions for smooth and powerful operation. The 54 Salon Express will cruise comfortably in the mid-twenty knot range with incredibly low sound levels of 75 db. She is also available with Volvo IPS 900 engines and pods for those seeking the efficiency, convenience and close quarter’s handling capabilities of pod drive systems. AC Electrical services aboard are provided by two 9.0 Kw Onan generators and her DC system is 24 volt. Molded steps from the aft cockpit provide easy access to her functional and well lit mechanical room.

Her interior accommodations are another world of comfort and elegance. Beautiful woodworking throughout the yacht, pleasing proportions and unusual fine points such as maple inlays and Shoji screens in the owner’s cabin doors, all create an atmosphere of luxury and warmth in this masterpiece of the boat builders craft.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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