For a handful of years, Sabre has championed the advantages of pod drives. These units, the company expects, will give the 46X remarkable maneuverability at displacement speeds, provide exceptional response to steering inputs at planing speeds, and be fast and economical in operation. Maybe more important to the buyer and his family, pod drives, with engines located a short distance forward of the transom, permit Sabre to give the 46X the sort of accommodations you’d be happy to see in a boat of 50 feet, or more. The standard layout has a large stateroom forward, the master stateroom amidships, and a utility room/ workshop under the pilothouse. The optional layout exchanges the workshop for captain’s quarters, accessed from the cockpit. The seating arrangement in the house and cockpit promote the easy mingling of guests when the owners entertain at the slip or on the hook. The cockpit sole is only a single step down from the pilothouse.