World-Class Sailing Yacht
Saturn Yachts was created to provide discerning sailors with a boat that would be comfortable, fast and seaworthy. The boat would feature a center cockpit and would be easy to manage, yet spacious enough to live aboard. While this idea wasn’t new, it was clear that a design in keeping with modern advancements was needed. Her clever design offers delightful sailing and a voluminous interior. A well struck balance in a class of yachts that far too often settle. The Saturn 48 is the cruising yacht of today.
Crafted to a standard of excellence and developed to move the semi custom class forward, the Saturn 48 is a welcome addition. This fine yacht can be built as an owner desires. However she was so carefully considered at inception that most owners will find very little to change or add to the amazing Saturn 48.
When considering designers for a high quality, semi-custom cruising yacht the first order of business is to create a design brief. The Saturn 48 would be a vessel that a couple or family could enjoy for extended periods of time but could also be day-sailed or used for shorter outings. She would be a center-cockpit, exceptionally strong, have a functional yet beautiful interior and of course, be a terrific boat to sail.
Bill Dixon was a natural choice for this directive as he is well recognized for his innovative designs and yachts that are a joy to sail. The Saturn 48 is a perfect combination of style, comfort and speed. Dixon created a vessel with a larger cockpit than any would be competitors, while maintaining wide side decks and a spacious interior. The underbody of this performance-oriented design has a fine entry forward, is moderately deep at midships and has a flat run aft of the keel. This hull, coupled with her powerful specified rig, makes the Saturn 48 the top sailing vessel of her class.
Solid hand-laid hulls, fore and aft watertight bulkheads, built in cabinetry, full thickness soles, inch and a quarter stainless rails with blended welds, highest quality sound insulation and Lewmar hardware are some of Saturn Yachts standards. Owners can customize almost anything on these exceptional yachts but certainly do not need to. This solid 48 footer is ready to sail anywhere as she is built. Plainly put, Saturn Yachts are built to a higher standard.
Ta Yang has been building some of America’s best know, center cockpit, cruising yachts for decades. Roger Burroughs, the founder and owner of Saturn Yachts, is very familiar with Taiwanese builders as he has owned and commissioned many boats there. Ta Yang was chosen because of an impeccable track record, quality service and high-end craftsmanship. This builder has higher standards than most other yards and takes great pride in creating vessels that will last.
Creating a yacht that combines modern sailing performance and a sea kindly nature takes keen eye and a delicate balance. Once the sails are full and the Saturn 48 is slicing through waves it is plain to see that Bill Dixon and Roger Burroughs built just such a vessel. The Saturn 48 moves easily through calm seas and because of her entry and buoyancy aft she is powerful when forced to deal with heavier conditions. The performance of this cruising yacht reminds us why this new design has been welcomed and well received.
Sail controls are laid out in a way that makes piloting from the deep center cockpit a pleasure. The mainsheet and winches are all within reach of the helm. In upwind or heavy weather mode, the self-tacking staysail can be deployed making tacking as simple as turning the helm. Every sailor who is given the opportunity to enjoy the Saturn 48 will recognize that she was designed and built to sail.
The quality of build and the attention to detail during conception are both immediately apparent when boarding a Saturn. From the robust non-skid to the sleek window design this yacht is both practical and elegant. Her gently sweeping sheer line and relatively low freeboard gives her the look of a thoroughbred. The large, deep, center cockpit allows the Saturn to have ample aft deck lazarettes. Her heavily constructed pushpit includes two built in stern seats that are a pleasure to relax in underway or at anchor. The generous beam at midships makes going forward painless. The Saturn 48 is the most well developed yacht in this class and deserves her spot at the top.
Luxury & Spacious
The exclusive Saturn 48 has been designed by Bill Dixon, the legendary boat builder. Built in Taiwan the Saturn 48 is a high quality blue water cruising yacht, designed for comfort, luxury and ultimate sailing experience.
The Saturn 48 is a perfect demonstration of the ultimate sailing vessel, designed by a team who really understand long distance sailing.