Sabre Yachts has been crafting sail and motor yachts since 1970 from two plants in Raymond, Maine, approximately 25 miles north of Portland, and a little over two hours from Boston. Sabre’s sister company, Back Cove Yachts, operates from a manufacturing facility in Rockland, ME.
The Sabre story began in 1970, when the company’s founder, Roger Hewson, set out to build the finest possible 28-foot sailing yacht using production line methods and fiberglass technology. Many sailboat models followed in the 42 years since the launch of the first Sabre. Sabre’s current range of sailing yachts includes three models from 36 to 45 feet in length.
In 1989 Sabre sought to broaden its market and created the first Sabre 36 “Fast Trawler”, a tri-cabin motor yacht. Today the motor yacht range is comprised of models from 38 to 54 feet in length in Salon Express and Fly Bridge styles. These models all offer cruise speeds of 20-25 knots and top end speeds of 30+ knots.
The Sabre work force consists of men and women who take tremendous pride in their work and are sensitive to the marine tradition of the State – hence the company’s motto, “Crafted in the Maine Tradition”. Most Associates are capable of working in all of the different phases of boat building, and have a full understanding of the influence that their jobs have on the quality of the final product. Nearly one third of Sabre’s Associates have been with the Company for over a decade, and many have celebrated their second decade with the company.