RAYMOND - The very first Sabre yacht was a Sabre 28 sailboat appropriately named Patience. Sabre repurchased her from her original owners ten years ago. She is still in perfect condition but like any 40 year old boat she did need some attention to get her back to her Bristol condition. She had been sold in 1971 to our local dealership Handy Boat and her retail price with options was $14,335.
In 1997, Sabre celebrated the building of the 2000th boat, a Sabre 402 sailing yacht. And now, some 43 years after Patience, we are extremely proud to deliver the 3000th Sabre, a Sabre 48 Salon Express, to Boston Yacht Sales of North Weymouth, Mass. Times have changed, and Sabre Yachts today builds powerboat models in a range from 38 to 54 feet with a 66 footer under development for a 2015 launch. The Sabre 48 has been a strong part of the Sabre range for some time and continues to be extremely popular in markets all over the USA. Boston Yacht Sales has already delivered several Sabre 48s to clients in Massachusetts.
At its two facilities in Raymond, ME, Sabre Yachts employs approximately 160 associates. These men and women currently build four models from 38 to 54 feet in length. In addition, Sabre’s sister company, Back Cove Yachts, of Rockland, ME, employs about 150 associates building the Back Cove 30, 34, 37 and the newly introduced Back Cove 41. The Sabre 66, currently being designed and tooled, will also be assembled at Back Cove’s 280,000 square foot facility.