Essex Boat Works, LLC

2003 Sabre Yachts 47 ACMY

  • 47 ft
  • Aft Cabin
  • Essex, CT, US

Yacht price :



           *****  Recent $22,500.Price Reduction, Now Asking $375,000.!  ******

The Sabre 47 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht was a very successful limited edition production yacht with over forty built. She is a spacious, safe and functional design meeting the expectations of experienced yachtsmen. In the traditional aft cabin motor yacht category the Sabre 47 is hard to beat. "LION'S DEN" has the very desirable Yanmar 500hp diesel engines which deliver outstanding performance for this model cruising at 20kn. The engine room is very spacious and access to all sides of the engines and other components is terrific. The master cabin is huge with en-suite head/shower, best in the class. Another stand out feature is the large Fly Bridge and aft sun deck plus the cockpit is excellent for boarding, line handling and swimming off the platform. The tender is cradled on the swim platform and deployed with Hurley davits. Spacious guest cabin lies forward with the second head w/ stall shower.

If considering a traditional cruising yacht in this size range you must inspect "LION'S DEN", you will not be disappointed!


Basic Information

Sabre Yachts
Essex, CT, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Vessel Name:
Boat Type:
Aft Cabin
Hull Material:
Hull Type:
Modified Vee
Hull Color:
Sabre Design Team
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

47 ft - 14.33 meter
15 ft - 4.57 meter
Draft - max:
4 ft 5 in - 1.35 meter
Bridge Clearance:
Dry Weight:


Cruise Speed:
23 MPH
Joystick Control:
Engine Type:
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Fuel Type:
500 (Individual), 1000 (combined)
Max Speed:
29 MPH

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
605 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 3 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
80 gallons - 2 tank(s)


Total Cabins:
Total Berths:
Total Sleeps:
Total Heads:
Captains Cabin:
Crew Cabins:
Crew Berths:
Crew Sleeps:
Crew Heads:




The Sabre 47 Aft Cabin Motor Yacht was a very successful limited edition production yacht with over forty built. She is a voluminous, safe and functional design meeting the expectations of experienced yachtsmen. It is important to note these exceptional features:

  • Custom Hard Top by J&J Marine w/ EZ2CY Enclosure
  • Awl Grip Topsides Flag Blue
  • Performance running surface free of skeg and underwater exhaust ducts
  • 2012 AB Aluminum RIB Tender and davit system included
  • Yanmar 500 hp Engines, preferred power option
  • Washer-Dryer Combo unit
  • Bow Thruster
  • Touch Screen GPS Color Plotters (2)
  • Stidd Seats on Fly Bridge (2)

Starting in the bow, the forward guest cabin offers the preferred vee-berth layout with a large comfortable berth with several storage spaces below, two large hanging lockers, and shelves with lockers on either side above the berth.

Just aft of the forward cabin to starboard, is a full head with Vacuflush head, tiled floor and a shower stall with faucet. Access to the head is adjacent to this cabin off the passageway.

Opposite the head to port is a full galley with ample storage and all the appliances required for live-aboard cooking. The open to above format allows natural light and ventilation to flood this space.

Aft and up three steps is the large open and airy salon, measuring eleven feet wide by thirteen feet long. This entire area is surrounded by large, opening windows providing exceptional light and a clear view from all around the yacht.

At the starboard side forward is the lower helm, equipped with Hynautic controls, Teleflex steering and a full set of engine gauges. The console provides enough space for flush mounted navigation and electronics displays. Sliding deck access doors are found both port and starboard.

Moving aft to starboard is a U-shaped settee with hi-lo table which converts with ease from dining to cocktail table position. Opposite to port, is the entertainment center which houses the television on a lift and audio components. Aft again is a convenient access to the sundeck and command bridge.

The aft full beam master stateroom is three steps down and luxurious and spacious. This cabin is bright and well ventilated with nine opening, stainless steel opening ports. A large number of drawers, shelves and a huge, cedar lined hanging locker offer all the storage space needed for long cruises. To port is the master head with separate shower stall, Vacuflush head unit and tiled floors.  Aft of the head is an optional additional large hanging and storage locker in lieu of the standard desk. Then fully aft to Port is access via bi-fold door to the aft deck of the yacht. 

The Sabre 47 comes equipped with a standard rope/chain anchor windlass controlled from on deck and from the helm stations. A second roller is available   for the backup anchor and two large lockers are provided for additional ground tackle, dock line and fender storage. All surfaces of the Sabre deck are molded with an anti-slip grid to provide safe footing and hand rails are oversized stainless steel for maximum security. In the case of LIONS DEN the aft coach house deck was converted from boat deck to sun deck and rails added to provide additional lounging space. Owners prefer this space to be available for outdoor seating and carry their tender on the swim platform.

Side decks are wide and salon doors slide fore and aft so as not to impede passage on deck. At the aft end of the cabin house, two steps lead to the safety of the aft cockpit, with recessed coamings and opening door to the swim platform. The command bridge is another exceptionally large deck and comes equipped with matching helm seats and an L-shaped settee with table, aft and to starboard. The command console is equipped with another full set of engine controls and instrumentation and spaces for flush mount installation of electronics. A venturi windshield is provided with a stainless steel handrail.

The interior is fitted out in varnished American Cherry  with Teak and Holly cabin sole which runs throughout the boat's interior.

  • Varnished Cherry interior finish
  • Screens on all opening windows, ports and hatches
  • Adjustable mini blinds on main salon side and aft windows
  • Dovetailed drawers
  • Laminated trims on shelves and counters


The salon is large and airy with 365 degree visibility through the large opening windows. There are pilot house doors port and starboard and a companionway to the aft sun deck enhancing traffic flow and natural light and ventilation. To starboard is the lower helm station with versatile  folding helm seat with ice Maker beneath. across to Port is a large chart table area. Aft to starboard is the large "U" shaped convertible dinette with adjustable Cherry table with leaf. Across to Port is the entertainment center and free standing chair.

  • "U" settee with 3-position Hilo drop leaf yacht table
  • Salon settee converts to double berth with filler cushion
  • Companionway stairs to sun deck from salon
  • Drawers under settee
  • Bar with bottle storage locker below
  • Helmsman's seat w/fold-down backrest
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Chart table with chart storage to port
  • Sliding screened windows port, starboard and aft
  • Side deck access doors, port & starboard
  • Sound deadening headliner panels
  • Mini-blinds on side and aft windows
  • Passageway door to aft cabin
  • Entertainment center to port
  • TV on electric lift w/ remote
  • Stereo
  • Sat TV Receiver


  • Raymarine E140 Wide Multi Function display with Hybrid Touch screen
  • Raymarine RA 1048D 4KW HD 92NM Digital 4' open array
  • SR6 -Sirius weather receiver and hub
  • KVH Tracvision 4 Satellite TV System w/Direct TV receiver
  • Salon TV on Firgelli pop-up lift-
  • TV in each stateroom
  • Guest searchlight with remote control at upper and lower helm
  • Simrad AP20 Auto Pilot J300X,RF300,RFC35R
  • Simrad Course computer, with RPU80 hydraulic ump
  • ST60 200W Bronze thru-hull transducer
  • Shakespear 14' 8DB commercial VHF Antenna with Rupp stand off & 4 way swivel
  • Custom mount for horn and spotlight
  • Tri-Lens radar reflector
  • Ignition key and start-up panel
  • Hynautic shift control unit
  • Hynautic throttle control unit
  • Gauges for tachometer and hour meter, voltmeter, engine and transmission oil pressure, lock cooling water temperature, and fuel level
  • Engine alarm system for water temperature and oil pressure
  • Trim tab controls
  • Triple Exalto windshield wipers  with washers
  • 5" Ritchie compass
  • Switch controls for horn
  • Running and anchor lights
  • Stainless steel steering wheel


The Galley is down with open to above visibility to the windshield which allows natural light to flood into the area. It is well laid and offers expansive storage and counter space.

  • Spacious galley counter
  • Double stainless steel sink with single lever faucet
  • Electric range Force 10 3 burner Ceran stainless steel hood over
  • Microwave oven
  • Sub-Zero 110V refrigerator and freezer side by side
  • Drawers and storage lockers below counter      
  • WaII mounted storage cabinets
  • Shelves above stove top custom
  • Additional overhead lighting
  • Water capacity 300 gals
  • Paragon Sr. pressure water pump 12V
  • 20 gal. hot water heater, 110V and engine circulation
  • Hot and cold water pressure system 12V
  • Tank Tender water level indicator
  • Whale rigid tubing water system
  • Ice Maker (under helm seat) (new 2014)
  • Two (36 Gal) polyethylene holding tanks
  • Vacuflush marine heads
  • SeaVac Central Vac System
  • Built-in waste basket        
  • Washer & Dryer Combo 
  • Air Conditioning/Heat 110 V AC - three zones


The master is outstanding on this boat with entry to the salon as well as the aft cockpit. The queen size bed has drawers and storage lockers incorporated beneath. The large head and shower are en-suite and there is an abundance of storage throughout these spaces.

  • Island tapered queen sized berth
  • Night table beside berth
  • TV mounted on bulkhead
  • Reading lights on aft bulkhead
  • Drawers and storage lockers along starboard side
  • Hanging locker starboard forward
  • Additional optional hanging and storage locker to port in lieu of Std desk
  • Bi-fold door to main salon
  • Companionway to aft deck
  • Stainless steel opening ports
  • Bureau on forward bulkhead
  • Teak and holly


  • Ceramic sink with single lever Grohe faucet
  • Shower stall with bi-fold door and seat, storage locker
  • Towel rack
  • Wood trimmed mirror
  • Tiled floors shower and head
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Holding tank level indicator
  • Ventilation blower
  • Vacuflush head unit
  • Corian countertop 


The guest stateroom in forward with a large berth and plenty of storage. There is also a filler cushion which makes this large bunk nearly King dimensions. The guest head with large stall shower is just aft of the cabin entry off the passageway.

  • Spacious V berth
  • V-berth filler cushion
  • custom fitted bottom sheet
  • Drawers and storage lockers under berth
  • TV mounted on bulkhead
  • Direct access to forward  head
  • Storage lockers on shelves above berth
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Soft headliner panels
  • Two hanging lockers with flat panel doors
  • Passageway door


  • Ceramic sink with Grohe faucet
  • Shower stall
  • Electric shower sump pump
  • Storage lockers and seat in shower
  • Coric1n counter
  • Tiled floors head and shower
  • Teak towel racks
  • Wood trimmed mirrors
  • Ventilation blower
  • Holding tank level indicator
  • Vacuflush head unit


The Fly Bridge is very large with pedestal seating forward and L-Shaped Dinette aft to Starboard. There is a handy large storage locker beneath the L-Settee which is accessible from the sun deck as well as under the settee cushions. This is a wonderful space to spend the day running or to escape to while in port.

  • Stidd Pedestal Seats (refurbished 2011) (2)
  • L-Shaped Settee with Table
  • EZ2CY full enclosure (new 2010)
  • Hard Top Custom by J&J Mazrine, headliner renewed (2016)
  • Raymarine E120W-12.1" Radar/GPS Plotter with Hybrid Touch screen
  • Simrad AP20 Autopilot
  • Raymarine ST60 Depth
  • Icom Command Mic VHF
  • Engine start-up panel
  • Hynautic shift control unit
  • Hynautic throttle control unit
  • Gauges for tachometer and hour meter, voltmeter, engine and transmission oil pressure, block cooling water temperature
  • Engine alarms for water temperature and oil pressure
  • Bennett trim tab controls
  • Switch controls for horn
  • Running light switches
  • (1 ea.) AC and DC (GFI) electrical outlet
  • Radar Mast w/ Tabernackle


  • Twin Yanmar 500hp engines, white finish
  • 6 cylinder, fresh water cooled
  • ZF IRM 280A transmission
  • 105A 12V alternators each engine
  • Intermediate bearings
  • Munters Air mist separators on engine air intakes
  • Seawater cooled 8" exhaust system using Soundown water drop mufflers
  • Manganize bronze struts with rubber cutlass bearings
  • Four blade NiBrAI propellers to ISO class S standard
  • Spare Props (2)
  • Engine room blower
  • Engine room floor finished with anti-skid material
  • White painted engine room, fully insulated, with Soundown foam noise barrier
  • Engine isolator mounts
  • Two aluminum fuel tanks, 605 gallons total
  • Racor fuel filters
  • (2) Deck fill plates (1) on aft deck (1) on port   side
  • Tank tender fuel gauge
  • Teleflex hydraulic steering system to both lower and upper control stations
  • Bronze rudders
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • (3) Automatic 12V electric bilge pumps
  • Fresh water spigot in engine room
  • Fire extinguishers, (4) at 2 1/2 lbs

  • Marelon sea valves on all below waterline thru-hull fittingsBonding system to safeguard against galvanic corrosion

  • Fireboy automatic fire extinguishing discharge system with dual override



  • Generator 12.5kw Westerbeke Diesel Generator w/ sound shield (1025 hrs)
  • Air Conditioning/Heat 110v AC - 3 zones
  • 50' Shore power cord with additional 25' cord extension
  • Glendenning Cord reel
  • Additional 220V/50Amp service located at Bow
  • 60 AMP Battery charger
  • Heart 300W inverter w/Link 2000 control panel
  • DC 12V System
  • Generator battery
  • 50 A 220V AC shore power inlet w/50 ft. cord. Inlet mounted on transom
  • Illuminated main circuit breaker distribution panel
  • 110V outlets in each cabin, engine room. galley, heads, engine room and bridge
  • (2) 4D 1250 CCA dedicated  engine starting batteries
  • (2) 8D Guardian 200AH AGM ships batteries
  • Engine battery and emergency crossover switches in engine room
  • Main disconnect panel for engines, ships power, bilge pumps and other systems
  • Navigation lights switch panel at lower helm station
  • Battery condition gauge
  • 12V lighting system 2-way switch controlled at each stairway w/dimmers
  • Reading lights throughout
  • 12V horn
  • 12V pressure water system
  • Navigation side and stern lights
  • Tinned wire throughout


The aft cabin coach house serves as a large sundeck and stainless steel hand rails have been added for safety and security. This space has been cleared of boat storage resulting in a wonderful usable space for free standing chairs and loungers. This deck is accessible by side steps as well as from the salon passageway. Aft of the sundeck is a very functional cockpit with lazarette hatches to the large storage spaces which house spare props and plenty of other gear.

  • Modified "V'' hull design 20 degree deadrise amidships & 14 degrees at transom
  • Hull laminate system with lsopthalic NPG gelcoat and vinylester back-up resin
  • Biaxial fiberglass laminate
  • Balsa cored hull
  • Foam/plywood cored fiberglass stringer system
  • Awl Grip Flag Blue topsides
  • Swim platform with low profile ladder
  • Hull side rubbing strakes
  • Epoxy barrier system w/ Micron CSC Antifouling bottom paint
  • PVC and stainless steel rub rail
  • Molded in anti-skid deck surfaces
  • 1 1/4" Diameter stainless steel rail gate system
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with anchor roller
  • Two anchor lockers, interiors painted white
  • Windlass Muir VRC 1200 mounted on pedestal
  • Recessed side deck walkways
  • Sliding doors to main salon, port and starboard
  • Sun deck over aft-cabin for seating with perimeter stainless steel guard rail
  • Companionway to aft stateroom
  • Companionway from sun deck to main salon
  • Hinged lazarette locker hatches in aft cockpit
  • Transom door to swim platform
  • Flagpole holder
  • Lewmar Coastline polished aluminum hatches
  • Stainless steel opening ports with screens


Any items seen aboard but not specifically stated in the listing should be considered excluded. This includes but not limited to owners personal belongings, clothing, tools, loose galley and decor items, art work.


The tender is easily retrieved and deployed on the Hurley davit system on the swim platform. This leaves the sun deck clear for enjoyment with free standing seating and lounges.

  • AB RIB Inflatable 9VL,Aluminum hull tender 2012
  • Mercury 3.5hp 4S outboard 2016
  • Hurley removable davit system on swim platform.


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.


Contact Bob Jarrett directly by text or voice at 860-460-4985 or e-mail


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Essex Boat Works, LLC

Essex, CT, US

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Disclaimer: 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(5951188)