It’s hard to stand out in a crowded field of midsize, Downeaster-style yachts, but that’s exactly what Sabre hopes its 58 Salon Express will do. The vessel is the new flagship of the Salon Express line, which starts at 38 feet length overall. Construction on Hull No. 1 of the 58 is underway, with Sabre most recently tweaking the galley layout to make room for a dishwasher.
The 58 Salon Express will have a resin-infused, modified deep-V planing hull with 15 degrees of deadrise at the transom, a design that is meant to split apart the chop and to maintain stability at slow speeds or on the hook. She also will have a relatively shallow draft of 4 feet, 9 inches, which makes her an option for boaters who frequent skinny-water destinations such as the Bahamas or the west coast of Florida. Up above, a 17-foot, 9-inch air draft (with a mast) should let her glide easily below most bridges.
On board, a door will open fully, sliding from port to starboard and connecting the cockpit and salon. The design aim here is to make the interior and exterior feel as though they are one. This sensation is meant to be heightened by the salon windows, which are sized to allow in lots of natural light.
The 58’s pilothouse will have a galley with a U-shaped counter to port, and a cooktop, sink, and that newly added dishwasher to ease cooking and cleanup tasks.
At the helm, skippers will have a Volvo Penta joystick for easier docking and close-quarters maneuvering, twin Stidd N Series helm seats, and an access door to the starboard-side deck. Triple windshield wipers with multispeed settings and washers connected to the freshwater system should help ensure that sightlines stay clear of slosh and spray.
Down below, this yacht will have an en suite, full-beam master stateroom with an island king berth and a choice of tile for the head’s sole. Both of the guest staterooms are en suite as well, a layout that should help to maintain privacy.
The Sabre 58 Salon Express is a versatile design that’s intended to be equally adept as a dayboat and for longer excursions. Hull No. 1 should launch in October, with her public debut expected at the Miami International Boat Show in February.
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