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48' Offshore 48 Yachtfisher



DIVERSION is a 48' Flybridge Yachtfisher which was built for Offshore in 1986.  It is a  two stateroom boat with "V" berth stateroom forward and enclosed head to starboard, with separate stall shower.  Galley is down on port side.  Main salon has lower helm station along with counter top dining if desired.  Master stateroom has queen berth, enclosed head with separate shower, large closet space with plenty of storage.  Separate entrance to stateroom from aft cockpit.  The Offshore 48' hull design has proven itself to be an outstanding cruising yacht for long or short journeys. Having been coined the "softest ride on the water" by Sea Magazine the 48' Motoryacht has been sought after by discriminating yachtsmen for years and for those looking for the "diamond" standard for the Offshore 48' Yachtfisher, you have come to the right place.  DIVERSION has been meticulously maintained and continuously upgraded, a must see for the discriminating yachtsman.

  • Make: Offshore
  • Model: 48 Yachtfisher
  • Year: 1986
  • Length: 48ft
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
  • Located In: San Rafael, CA
  • Category: Power
  • Class: Aft Cabin
  • Designer: William Crealock
  • Builder: Tung Hwa Industries Co.
  • LOA: 53.5 feet
  • Beam: 15.5 feet
  • Max Draft: 3.5 feet
  • Displacement: 41000 pounds
  • CruisingSpeed: 12 knots
  • MaxSpeed: 16 knots
  • Total Engines: 2
  • Engine 1
  • EngineMake: Cummins, Turbo Diesel
  • EngineModel: VT 555 M, 8V
  • EngineYear: 1986
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 2331
  • Engine 2
  • EngineMake: Cummins, Turbo Diesel
  • EngineModel: VT 555 M, 8V
  • EngineYear: 1986
  • EngineFuel: diesel
  • PropellerType: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • EngineHours: 2331

Additional Descriptions


Boarding the Offshore 48 Yachtfish from the optional fiberglass swim platform you enter the aft cockpit through the large opening transom door starboard side. The sole of the cockpit is painted nonskid over fiberglass and features overhead cockpit lights, port side is a fiberglass locker with a sink. Under the cockpit sole through the large deck hatch is the generator. From the cockpit level you can enter the aft cabin through the fiberglass door or up to the sun deck by way of the stainless steel ladder with (4)  steps.

Climbing the ladder to starboard up to the Sun Deck, you enter an open space with non skid fiberglass decks, hard top cover making this open and airy space quite comfortable. Moving forward you can access the wide Weather Decks port and starboard outboard or the Salon through twin plexiglass doors with varnished teak frames.

Entering the well protected weather decks, stainless steel stanchions with handrail you move forward to the Fore Deck. The Fore Deck features a Fortress anchor mounted in the pulpit (4) opening deck hatches for ventilation to forward cabin and galley, large settee bench seat on forward edge of coach roof, bowsprit with electric windlass and bow roller and deck wash down. Moving back down the starboard Weather Deck to the Sun Deck you enter the Salon through the double doors just inboard of the Weather Deck.

Descending the slightly curved custom (5) tread teak steps with handrails you enter the open and luxurious salon with a teak and holly sole. Moving counter clockwise around the cabin you have a Captain's stool at the lower helm adjacent to a sliding door that opens onto the Starboard Weather Deck. Moving inboard you have the large Pilot Station that features a full array of electronics above the forward facing windows and above the console, full engine controls, compass, clock, barometer and AC and DC electric panel inboard of the console. In board of the Pilot Station is the companion way down to the Galley and Forward State Room. Outboard moving aft is a second sliding door that access the Port Weather Deck. Aft of the sliding door is an upholstered L shaped couch. Aft and athwart ship is a ice maker and entertainment system including TV, DVD, Radio, in cabinet below bar. Moving inboard is the companionway down the the Master/Aft Cabin.

Stepping down the (4) steps, you enter the Master/Aft Cabin with an island queen bed. Moving around the cabin counter clockwise is a credenza with drawer storage below, counter top, and mirror above. Outboard to port is a large hanging locker with storage above. Outboard moving aft is large built in dresser running forward to aft with (6) drawers, vanity with dedicated drawer and large mirror above. Moving inboard is a night stand with (3) drawer storage below and the large island queen to starboard inboard. Starboard of the bed is a second night stand with drawer and locker storage below. Outboard are steps to the aft door that access the Aft Cockpit. Moving forward are lockers running forward and aft along the starboard side aft. Moving forward is the Master/Aft Cabin Head. The aft head features storage above and below sink surface, Custom hardwood sink, walk-in stall shower and cubbyhole lockers. 

Exiting the Master/Aft Cabin into the Salon and continuing through the Salon you enter the companion way down to the Galley. At the base of the steps to port is the large wrap around Galley. The Galley features storage above and below the work surface, double basin stainless steel sink, electric cooktop with glass cook surface, Norcold refrigerator/freezer and Advent microwave. Across the aisle to starboard is the guest door to the forward head.

Moving forward is the Forward Head to starboard with storage above and below sink surface, single stainless steel basin and shower head. Forward of the head is the Forward Cabin with a V-berth style bunk arrangement, storage shelves above the bunk port and starboard, vanity with drawer storage, large hanging locker and drawer and locker storage below the bunk/settee.

Manufacturer provided description

The Offshore 48 Yachtfisher design features a generous beam and finely veed and deep forefoot that gradually tapers to a 12-degree deadrise at the transom. This design produces a hull that is quick to get on plane and knifes cleanly through waves and chop throughout the speed range. The craft's standard exterior includes two tone non-skid decks as well as window frames, doors and hatches made of gelcoated fiberglass so they can't corrode like aluminum or rot like wood. Moreover, the cockpit contains a fresh water shower in a molded FRP cabinet . Below deck, the 48 features quality hand-rubbed, satin finish Burmese teak cabinetry. The salon, staterooms, heads, and galley are built with attention to detail that Offshore has been known for since 1948.

  • Cummins, Turbo Diesel
  • VT 555 M, 8V
  • Hobbs meter:  2331
  • Heat exchanger, fresh water
  • Wet exhaust
  • Twin Disc MG 506 Trasmission
  • Gulf Coast H>D By-Pass filters
  • Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters
Electrical Systems
  • AC and DC Power Panels
  • Batteries: (2) 8D, (6) 6V, and (1) 12V GR 27
  • Northern Lights 8KW Diesel Generator
  • Lewco 12/40 charger
  • Heart Interface Freedom 2500 W Inverter
  • Fuel Tanks:  (4) 150 gallons each stainless steel
  • Water Tanks: (4) 150 gallons each Plastic
  • Holding Tanks (2) 50 Gallons each Plastic
Navigation Equipment
  • (2) VHF Standard Horizon MATRIX 25 Watt with AIS/GPS
  • KVH satellite tracking TV receiver
  • Raymarine E97 Hybrid Touch Multifuncition display
  • Lorance 5000 GPS Plotter
  • Raymarine RD418HD 4kW Digital Radar 
  • Furuno fathometer
  • B & G Hornet Knotmeter/log 
  • B & G Wind point/anometer
  • Ropbertson AP auto pilot
  • Danforth 5" & 4" binnacle compass
  • 4" Brass Ships clock and barometer
  • Delphi XMSKYFI am/fm radio
  • SONY XPLOD CD Stereo system
  • Charts local paper and digital
  • Raymarine transducer P79
Safety Equipment
  • Fortress FX 37 (3 ea.) anchor with 300' of rode & 300' 5/16 HT Galvanized chain
  • 45; CQR anchor
  • 3 bilge pumps Rule 2000 and 1 PAR bilge pump with automatic float switches
  • Maxwell Nillson vertiacal anchor windlass
  • Fourteen USCG type II and one child type I life jackets
  • 9Ft Avon Sport boat with Yamaha 4 stroke 2.5hp outboard
Additional Equipment
  • Side coverings with isinglass
  • Fenders and lines
  • Canvas Winch covers
  • Boat hook and deck brush
  • Two flat screen TV's with DVD player
  • SS Boarding ladder
  • Bow and flybridge railings
  • Radar arch
  • Heavy duty "stiff arm" dinghy lift, Stainless steel w/winch
  • Deck and below decks leather couch and furnishings
  • Custom helm station chairs
  • Shore power cord
  • Bennett V 351 Trim Tabs
  • Shakespeare 5208 23' antennas
  • VacuFlush toilets with macerators
  • Magma gas barbeque, custom bracket and cover
  • Lifesling MOB recovery system
  • Norcold Refrigerator Freezer & Freezer
  • Seaward cooktop
  • Westland ice maker
  • Microwave

Additional Features


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. Buyer should assume that items on the vessel at the time of viewing, but not specifically listed on this specification sheet, are not included with the sale of the yacht, and should instruct his agents, or his surveyors to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, consumptions, capacities and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided, and agrees to instruct his surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. This vessel is subject to sale, price and inventory changes, and withdrawal from market without notice.

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