For Sale: 2020 Sabre Yachts 45 Salon Express

The 2020 Sabre 45 Salon Express Yacht Marola is priced to sell just shy of $1.23 million.
Sabre 45 Salon Express
The Sabre 45 Salon Express Marola has twin 480 hp Volvo Penta IPS650 diesels and nearly 31-knot speed. The Freedom tender lift accommodates the yacht’s 10’6″ AB tender. Courtesy Grand Banks Marine Group

Twin 480 hp Volvo Penta IPS650’s will quickly push the Marola, a 2020 Sabre 45’ Salon Express Yacht, to a max speed of almost 31 knots if you are trying to beat the weather or make that dinner reservation, but most of the time a leisurely 23.5-knot cruise speed is the way to go. The yacht’s modified-V hull form—with a 23-degree deadrise amidships and a 16-degree transom deadrise—flattened the bumps in a head sea and held steady in a beam sea, even when cranked to a wide-open throttle speed of 30.9 knots, as previously reported in Yachting.

The layout of the Marola consists of two staterooms with two full heads, a salon with a mid-galley, forward helm, and an aft deck with a U-shaped settee. The aft deck also has a Freedom tender lift, which holds its 2021 model AB 10-foot-6-inch tender with a 15 hp outboard motor.   

Sabre 45 Salon Express
A shade extends from the yacht’s hardtop to protect the U-shaped seating when the sun gets high. Courtesy Grand Banks Marine Group

The aft deck is where the cool kids should be riding on Marola. A U-shaped settee with a table should comfortably seat six guests in the open, out-on-the-water atmosphere. Pull out the retractable awning to help break up the sunshine, if the sun gets toasty. Lunch Time? Fire up the electric grill and cook a few hamburgers for guests as the captain readies the tender for a trip to a private beach. 

Step through a glass door into the salon area where you will find yourself surrounded by windows on all sides, allowing natural light to flow freely through the salon, galley and helm spaces. Take a seat on the portside straight settee or the starboard side L-shaped settee behind a teak table with flip-down leaves. Stowage drawers can be found under both settees, and additional stowage space is available under the Stidd seats at the helm. Down a couple of steps into the half-galley, owners can easily entertain their guests using the following amenities:

  • Kenyon Silken 2 induction stove
  • Microwave/convection oven
  • Isotherm refrigerator
  • Vitrifrigo freezer
  • Corian countertop in “Sand Storm”
  • Sink w/Corian cover
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The salon has a teak-and-holly sole as well as fold-out teak table at the L-shaped settee to starboard. Courtesy Grand Banks Marine Group

Forward of the salon, is the helm with twin Ultraleather “Sea Horse” Stidd seats and footrests to keep the captain and a guest comfortable underway. Large windscreens and side windows give the captain an unobstructed view of the surrounding scene, and a side door gives the captain access to the starboard side deck when short-handed cruising. Invite additional guests up to the helm to be seated in the U-shaped cockpit/helm settee to help keep the captain entertained while piloting the vessel. The captain has access to the following electronics to keep the Marola safe and pointed in the proper direction:

  • 2/Garmin 8607 Screens, GPS, radar, sounder
  • Seakeeper display
  • FLIR, optional upgrade
  • ACR Searchlight, mounted on optional hardtop mast
  • Kahlenberg dual horns, chrome
  • GPS antenna (2)
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Stidd helm seats keep the captain and her companion comfortable. Note the joystick location as well as the side-deck access. Courtesy Grand Banks Marine Group

As the evening out on the water comes to an end, the Marola has two staterooms, the master stateroom and guest stateroom, allowing owners and guests to rest peacefully during the night. The master stateroom has an island queen berth with two reading lights and a Samsung LCD TV. Plenty of stowage is available in the drawers beneath the queen berth, in drawers on both the port and starboard sides, and in a hanging locker. The guest stateroom has twin berths that convert to a double berth with reading lights and a Samsung LCD TV. 

Additional Upgrades:

  • Clearline Electrosea Smart Marine AC Strainer System
  • Seakeeper 6 Gyrostabilizer
  • FLIR Night Vision camera
  • KVH3 Satellite TV with DVR receiver
  • Separate ASKO washer and dryer, side-by-side in utility room below salon
  • Dirt Devil central vacuum
  • Additional USB chargers throughout
  • Underwater LED Lights
  • Inverter with additional battery
  • Reverso oil-change system
  • SureShade cockpit cover
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The owners’ accommodations include this queen-size island berth. Courtesy Grand Banks Marine Group

Recent Services December 2023:

  • Hull and topsides fully detailed 
  • Pods serviced, rebuilt and resealed 
  • Main engines serviced 
  • Generator serviced 
  • All batteries replaced house, engines and generator
  • Fire extinguishers recertified
  • Fresh Prop speed on props

Where is Marola located? The yacht is currently lying in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Take the next step: call or text the listing agent, Steve Fithian, (954) 383-1999, Grand Banks

Quick Specifications:

  • Length Overall: 45′
  • Maximum Beam: 14.67′
  • Max Draft: 3.75′
  • Cruising Speed: 23.5 knots
  • Max Speed: 30.9 knots
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine Make: Volvo Penta
  • Engine Model: IPS650
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Combined Horsepower: 960 hp