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1996 Ocean Alexander 548 Pilothouse

$659,000 USD

  • $659,000 USD
  • Bradley Pilz
  • Active
  • Used
  • Motor Yachts
  • 1996
  • Ocean Alexander
  • 548 Pilothouse
  • Seattle/Anacortes, Washington, US
  • Power
  • 54ft / 16.46 m
  • 17ft 6in / 5.33 m
  • Caterpillar
  • 3176
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 56000
  • 2014-06-05
  • 2016-09-25
  • 2291075

Truly one of the best pilothouses ever designed!

The Ocean Alexander 548 offers a huge 17'6" beam, a very spacious interior and great layout. "Cougars' Gold" is a well maintained version of this popular pilothouse models and with her Caterpillar engine package she is very desirable.




Layout & Accomodations

Layout & Accommodations
When walking onto "Cougars' Gold" you first notice the large custom FRP swim platform with safety rails.  Up two steps throught the transom door and you are in the spacious teak decked cockpit with access forward to the salon, sidecks, and Flybridge via S/S ladder.  There is also a large gas strut assisted hatch to the Lazarette and Engine room.   The Salon is forward with large L Settee and comfortable leather chairs w/ottomans. Up three Steps in the Pilothouse and Galley, all on the same level.  The galley U-shaped and off to the starboard side.  Forward is the helm with a large settee.  To starboard, a pilothouse door to the side deck and a curved stairwell runs down the three staterooms.   To Port is the other pilothouse door and stairs  up to the Flybridge.  Other highlights:

  • Expansive raised pilothouse
  • Large pilothouse dinette
  • Spacious U-shaped galley w/
    opening to salon
  • Large salon windows and
    sliding door.
  • Warm well cared for satin teak
  • Large master stateroom with
    ensuite head
  • Three staterooms two w/ queens
    and one w/ side by side twins
  • Washer/dryer



Entering the Salon from the cockpit through the  sliding door you are immediately aware of the beautiful teak woodwork bathed in plenty of natural light. The Salon and its seating areas are well laid out for comfort and ease of entertaining guests.  Forward is a large Corian topped cabinet with plenty of storage. Other features include:

  • Starboard L-shaped sofa       
  • 2 Elkornes black leather chairs with ottomans 
  • Teak High/low cocktail table
  • U-line Icemaker
  • Large opening windows w/screens
  • Pleated window curtains
  • AC/DC Electrical distribution panel
  • TV with DVD and VCR
  • Yamaha- Surround sound stereo system


Up three steps from the Salon is the Pilothouse.  The helm, galley, and settee are all on this raised level. The galley to starboard is U-shaped and open to the Salon which gives you open sight fore and aft. To port is the large L-shaped settee with table adjacent to the helm so you and your guests enjoy the cruising experiences together.  The helm is on center and also has great sight lines for safe navigation.    Features include:

  • Nobeltec Navigation system
  • ASUS- Tower PC w/ printer              
  • Viewsonic Monitor
  • Furuno- Radar
  • Furuno- FCV-667 Color Sounder
  • ComNav- Autopilot
  • ComNav- Handheld remote
  • ComNav- Rudder angle indicator
  • ICOM- IC-M502 VHF
  • Robertson- Dataline X-Digital
    depth and speed display.
  • Caterpillar- Digital displays
  • Caterpillar- Trolling and
    Synchronization systems
  • FIREBOY- Automatic Halon panel
  • WESMAR- Bow Thruster control
  • Mather Micro Command- Engine
    control system
  • Port and Starboard Engine
    Start/Stop switches
  • Bennett- Trim tab control
  • Windshield wiper control w/
  • KVH- Azimuth 1000- Digital
  • Aiphone- Intercom
  • Tankwatch III- Level Monitor
  • Maxwell windlass control and
    system shutoff
  • Central Vacuum outlet
  • Espar heating outlet
  • AC heater and Thermostat
  • VOXCOM- Security system and


To port are the stairs to the Flybridge.   The stairs and handrail give you a secure jump to the upper helm when you want to enjoy the outside station.




The U-shaped Galley to starboard is well designed offering plenty of food preparation space, storage, and is equipped with solid full size appliances. Food and pantry storage is abundant with the overhead and under counter storage cabinets as well as plenty of drawers for flatware related cooking utensils.

  • Sub-Zero side by side under counter
  • Sharp- Convection microwave oven
  • Amana gas stove w/ propane 
  • Franke- Sink w/ Grohe Faucet
  • Garbage disposal
  • Halogen task lighting
  • Indirect lighting
  • Ample storage
  • Frigidaire Dishwasher
  • Corian- Solid surface countertops
  • Teak & Holly flooring
  • Note: Broan- Trash compactor
    located in Cockpit



Master Stateroom:

Access to the staterooms is from the pilothouse down a comfortable curving stairwell.  The enormous private Master Stateroom is just aft and located below the Pilothouse. It has a queen sized island berth features the following:

  • Raised panel solid teak doors
  • (2) hangling lockers
  • Teak storage drawers          
  • Makeup vanity mirrors and
  • GE Spacemaker- Washer and
  • TV & storage cabinet
  • Stereo speaker w/ volume       
  • Night stands w/ custom teak
    shelving units above
  • Stainless Steel- port lights with
  • Halogen lighting
  • Diesel heat outlet
  • 120 VAC Heater and thermostat
  • Emergency hatch in headliner
  • Ensuite head/bath

Ensuite Head:

  • Vanity w/medicine cabinet &     mirror
  • Solid surface countertop
  • Grohe fixtures
  • Diesel Heat outlet
  • Vaccuflush toilet w/porcelain       bowl
  • Full size shower    
  • Stainless Steel- opening port 
    lights with screens  

Guest Cabins:

Forward are the guest cabins and head.  The VIP cabin is located forward with centerline queen berth and private access to the guest head.  Aft and to port is the guest cabin and to starboard is the guest head.

VIP Stateroom:

  • Centerline Queen island berth
  • Reading lights
  • 2 - Hanging lockers
  • Two storage drawers under     
  • Diesel Heat outlet
  • 120VAC Heater w/ thermostat
  • Halogen lighting
  • 2- Deck hatches w/screens 
  • Stainless steel- Opening port
    lights w/ screens
  • Overhead hatch with screen
  • Aiphone- Intercom
  • Access to chain locker

Guest stateroom:

  • Two single side by side berths     
  • Large- Hanging locker
  • Storage drawers under lower
  • Halogen lighting
  • Central vacuum outlet
  • Stainless steel- Opening port
    lights w/ screens
  • Diesel Heat outlet
  • 120 VAC Heating w/ thermostat
  • Opening port light

 Guest Head: 

  • Vacuflush Toilet                          
  • Large shower stall
  • Stainless Steel opening
    portlights w/ screens
  • Grohe fixtures 
  • Medicine Cabinet                           



The Fly Bridge is well laid out and has plenty of seating for your guests to enjoy the nice cruising days.  There is comfortable seating for 6 people.  Note the following features:

  • (2) Captains chairs w/ teak
  • (2) Cruising settees
  • Stainless Steel- Dickinson BBQ
  • FRP- Deck storage box  
  • Sliding hatch access to aft cockpit
  • Sliding hatch access to Pilothouse
  • DBC- 6 Man Liferaft

 Flybridge Electronics:

  • Big Bay- 15" Daylight readable screen
  • Wireless Keyboard and mouse
  • ICOM- VHF remote
  • ComNav- Autopilot remote
  • Robertson- Dataline X-Digital
    depth and speed display.
  • Caterpillar- Engine displays
  • Caterpillar- Remote engine start/
    stop control
  • Mathers Micro Commander
    electronic engine controls
  • KVH- Azimuth 1000- Digital compass
  • Furuno- GP-37 DGPS
  • Wesmar- Bow thruster control
  • Fireboy display panel
  • Fusion Speakers and volume
  • Aiphone- Intercom

Cockpit and deck


The cockpit is spacious  and with the large swim step, boarding is safe and easy.  There is a large gas strut assisted hatch which makes for easy access to the Lazarette and engine room.  The cockpit also features gorgeous teak decking and FRP cabinetry.  Additional features include:


  • Teak deck (Well maintained)
  • FRP Cabinet with storage
  • Stainless Steel sink with Grohe
  • Broan trash compactor with FRP
  • Stainless Steel ladder with teak
  • Custom extended swim step
  • Swim step safety rails
  • Telescoping swim ladder
  • 250V/50A shore power inlet
  • 125V/30A shore power inlet
  • Hubbel Phone & Cable TV inlet
  • Shower with Hot/Cold water
  • Salt water washdown
  • Overhead lighting
  • Stainless steel rod holders


The side and fore-decks are fiberglass with non-skid.  Stainless safety rails and lifelines run to the bow. Canvas covers are listed below.

  • Bruce 50-kg main anchor
  • Maxwell-3500  Vertical windlass
    »300' of 3/8 chain
    »Three control stations
    »S.S. anchor (Backup)
  • Safe wide side decks   
  • S/S- Safety railing
  • Raw and freshwater washdown


  • Bimini Top
  • Flybridge Helm cover
  • Seat covers
  • Pilothouse window covers
  • Aft deck brow extension



Mechanical and Electrical systems

The Mechanical & Electrical systems on this yacht are well engineered and have been well maintained by her current owner.   The stainless steel exhaust risers have been recently serviced and have new thermal insulation blankets.  The low hour Caterpillar engines definitely stand out but the rest of the items are impressive as well:


  • Caterpillar 3176- 600 HP
  • ZF IRM32OA.1 Tansmissions w/2.083-1 ratio
  • Racor Primary filters- Main engines
  • Racor Primary filter- generator
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Engine room lights
  • 3/16" Aluminum fuel tanks (2) 500 Gallons each
  • Reverso- GP3015- Oil exchange system (Mains & gen)
  • Espar D-12L Diesel furnace
  • (6) bilge pumps (2) aft, (2) mid, (2) fwd
  • Fresh Water system: Paragon Senior 24VDC pump, filter & accumulator tank
  • Torrid- Hot water heater- 30 Gallons
  • Hynautic- hydraulic steering system
  • Wesmar- 24VDC Bow thruster
  • PYI- Dripless shaft seal system
  • Fireboy- Automatic Halon system


  • Onan 8kW generator w/
    --remote start panel
    --remote gauges in pilothouse
  • Marinco- Shore power inlet
    --120VAC 60HZ 30AMP Service
    --120/240VAC 60HZ 50AMP Service
  • Salon AC service panels:
    --120VAC 60HZ 30AMP Distribution
    --120/240VAC 60HZ 50AMP Distribution
  • Trace- 2500 Watt inverter w/
    --120amp charger
  • ProMariner- 24/30 Automatic battery charger
  • McCarron- Battery Charger
  • Xantrex- Pathmaker automatic battery combiner
  • 24VDC interior & bilge lighting
  • GFCI protected duplex outlets
  • 12VDC outlets at helm stations
  • Hubbel TV/Cable & Phone inlet
  • Wesmar- 24VDC Bow thruster
  • Mathers Electronic engine control system



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.

For Sale By Denison Yacht Sales - Seattle

Boatworld Marina 2130 Westlake Ave North, Suite 1
Seattle, Washington, 98109