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1986 Offshore 48 Cockpit Yachtfisher

$89,500 USD

  • $89,500 USD
  • Kirk Muter
  • Active
  • Used
  • Trawler Yachts
  • 1986
  • Offshore
  • 48 Cockpit Yachtfisher
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 48ft / 14.63 m
  • 15ft 6in / 4.72 m
  • Cummins
  • Vt 555 M
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 1969-12-31
  • 2016-07-21
  • 2139128

“Zulu Pearl V” is now offered in Fort Lauderdale for quick sale!- 

The Offshore 48 Cockpit Sundeck Trawler and Yachtfisher enjoyed a long production run from 1985 to 1999. The Crealock designed Offshore 48 is well known for being a "sea kindly" vessel. Her very popular layout includes a cockpit, full sized aft stateroom, sundeck with hardtop, large flybridge, forward guest cabin and spacious wide-open saloon with lower helm. "Zulu Pearl V" has a full teak interior, teak & holly flooring throughout, deck doors port and starboard in the saloon, and an entryway door from the aft stateroom to the cockpit -a very convenient feature. The walk-around side decks are quite wide and protected with raised bulwarks. Offshore 48's provide for safe boarding to and from the dock at either side, and the strength and thickness of the railings all around will surprise you. The large aft cockpit is perfect for deck chairs and table for outside entertaining with large walkout transom door to swim platform. The full-width spacious upper aft deck overlooks the cockpit, and the enclosed flybridge is arranged with the helm forward for best pilot view. She is equipped with the 320-hp Cummins to cruise at 14 - 15 knots at an economical 19gph. Or throttle back to 10 knots at 10gph.  She has received excellent care and maintenance over the years and is ready to cruise. The deck, cabin sides, flybridge, cockpit just had new paint and looks outstanding, as well as fresh bottom paint


Vessel Specifications


Zulu Pearl contains an aft sundeck with seating and a table, a large cockpit with sink and a comfortable flybridge which makes for a very spacious yacht. Entering either from the starboard side doorway, or from the sundeck companionway, there is a large salon, a galley down and a dinette opposite on the starboard side. Aft is the huge master stateroom which has the popular walk-around queen island bed with a large hanging locker and ample storage drawers throughout. Forward of the galley is the guest stateroom with a V-berth and filler cushion. There is a hanging locker to starboard in addition to storage drawers under the V-berth. As with the rest of the yacht there opening ports on either side. On the port side aft of the guest stateroom is the head/wet head, vanity/sink and storage drawers  The galley is forward of the salon on the port side. A Norcold 12V/110V fridge/freezer is installed in the forward section of the galley next to the electric cooktop. In the aft corner is the sink. There is a large amount of storage both above and below the countertop. Opposite the galley on starboard is the dinette with a drop down table converting it into a double guest berth.  The spacious salon has two leather easy chairs with ottomans, and a counter top overlooking the galley with two bar stools. Opposite on starboard you will find the lower helm area.


Double SS sink w/ pressure fresh water system

NORCOLD upright AC/DC refrigerator w/ freezer 

GALLEY MAID 3 burner electric stove w/ oven 

Microwave oven 

Ample storage 


FURUNO VX2radar/chartplotter

GARMIN VHF radio (upper helm)

ICOM VHF (lower helm)


Fusion680 watt AM/FM/CD/POD stereo w/ waterproof speakers

(2) RITCHIE 5"compass (upper and lower helms) Rudder angle indicator

DATAMARINE depthsounder- DATAMARINE speed log 

VDO Guages


GUEST remote spotlight



Norpro Isuzu 12 KW generator (1720 hours)

Dual 30 amp 120 volt system

Xantrex 2500 watt charger

(2) 8D house batteries

(2) 8D engine start batteries

(1) 4D generator start battery

Dual Cole Hersey 4 position switches

Blue Seas generator on/off switch

AC/DC breaker panel w/ volts and amps meters

Deck Equipment

SS/wood bow pulpit 

BRUCE anchor 45 lbs. w/ 100' 3/8" chain 

MAXWELL 3500 electric windlass 

High gloss varnished hand rail 

SS deck fittings and cleats 

Molded in fiberglass bulwarks 

Side decks access 

WARN 1000lbs electric s/s dinghy hoist

Aft Cockpit

High gloss varnished cap rail  Swim platform w/ ladder  Transom door  Hot/Cold transom shower

Cockpit sink 

Fishing Equipment

RUPP marine single spreader outriggers 

Live well fish box w/ sink 

(12) rod holders 

Fly Bridge

Adjustable helm seat 

Molded in seating w/ storage under 

Fold down radar arch

S/S Bimini top 

Engine/Mechanical Equipment

Twin 320hp Cummins VT 555 M diesel engines, Twin Disc 521 transmissions

Freshwater cooling system

(3) Reverse cycle Marine Air A/C systems

Seaward 11 gal S/S water heater

(4) Automatic bilge pumps (1500 gals x day each)

(1) Manual emergency bilge pump

Broker's Comments-from Boating World

In today’s motoryacht marketplace, the general assumption seems to be that bigger is always better. Many of the same people who thought a 60-footer was the epitome of luxurious cruising five years ago find that, in the 21st century, nothing smaller than a 70-footer will do. Let those guys have their great big boats. Skippers in the know are well aware that a smaller boat can be much easier to handle (especially if you want to run the boat yourself), but just as well-appointed as those mansionette mega-yachts. A case in point: Offshore Yachts’ 48 Sedan has long been popular with Western boaters who have a good grasp on the reality of life at sea. The boat’s seakindly William Crealock design offers all the luxury features a cruising couple could ask for — along with such â real worldâ essentials as a large cockpit for fishing enthusiasts, wide and well-protected walk-around decks, a large full-view flybridge and a galley on the same level as the boat’s spacious saloon. All of this comes from a respected Western builder that has been producing pleasurecraft since the 1940s. Offshore’s Greatest Hits Offshore Yachts has its roots in several companies founded by Richard O. Hunt and his sons, Richard Jr. and Robert. Richard O. Hunt worked with the Navy during World War II in the development of fiberglass-reinforced plastic hull boats — and in 1948, went on to introduce one of the world’s first lines of laminated fiberglass pleasureboats. In 1966, the Hunt family introduced the first Offshore models, built with contemporary fiberglass hull construction technology and traditional nautical-quality handcrafted wood joinery throughout the interior. Renowned West Coast yacht designer William Crealock began providing designs for the Hunt family’s boats in 1968. Then as now, the boats were built in Taiwan — taking advantage of the region’s abundance of skilled craftsmen and lower overall production costs. This allowed Offshore to offer a higher-quality boat for a lower price than its competitors. However, unlike many other companies that would later offer Taiwan-built boats with U.S. nameplates, the Hunts actually built — and continue to build — their own boats in Taiwan. Offshore has its own exclusive designs, which are built using its own tooling. The Hunts do their own supervision and maintain quality control over all aspects of production of their boats. After introducing the popular Marauder line of high-performance power boats in the 1970s, the Hunts turned their attention to developing a high-speed line of cruising yachts with Crealock. The first boat of the series was the Offshore 48 Yachtfisher, introduced in 1984. In 1986, Offshore Yachts introduced the Offshore 48 Sedan. The 48 Sedan was a long-running success, with production continuing through 2000. Part of the reason for its success is the hull it was built upon. The Hull Story The 48’s hand-laminated fiberglass hull has four full-length stringers and multiple athwartship frames for high strength and stiffness. Balsa coring is sandwiched between layers of fiberglass from the waterline up to the caprail, for additional rigidity. With a modified-V design, the 48’s hull offers a sharp V entry and a deep forefoot that gradually tapers to 12 degrees of deadrise at the transom. The boat gets on plane quickly (at about 12 knots) and knifes cleanly through waves and chop. Thanks to the boat’s substantial displacement, long shallow keel, low profile and low center of gravity, the 48 offers a rock-solid ride and a high degree of directional stability. Handling is sure and responsive in a variety of sea conditions — earning the 48 a reputation as a good boat in heavy weather. The boat was made available with a variety of engine packages — including Caterpillar, Cummins and Volvo Penta diesels. With a pair of 375 hp Caterpillar diesels, the boat cruises at around 17 knots and can reach a top speed of around 20 knots. Larger engine packages, such as twin 420 hp Caterpillar diesels, provide 1 to 2 knots more top-end speed. However, even at wide-open throttle, the 48 is a relatively quiet-running boat. Double insulation installed throughout the engine room keeps onboard noise to a minimum. The boat can be operated either from a lower steering station opposite the galley or from the boat’s expansive flybridge. The flybridge offers ample space for friends and family to gather with the skipper — and an adjacent aft deck provides enough space to stow a dinghy. While the 48 Sedan is a motoryacht, not a sportfisher (Offshore made an equally popular 48 Yachtfish model), the cockpit is quite roomy. An overhang from the aft deck provides sun protection, but there is still ample open space for fishing. Wide walk-around decks are protected not only by stainless-steel rails, but also by high sides and the sheltering aft deck overhang. A side door offers quick access to the inside helm station. The Inside Story The 48’s saloon is surrounded by large windows, which bathe it in natural light. The windows are leakproof, thanks to a unique Crealock design that makes the window frames an indented part of the cabin side, with a wide lip that accepts the window track. It is notched at each end to allow trapped water to drain out quickly. The saloon is nicely appointed with finely crafted teak joinery and trim — and it appears even larger than it actually is, thanks to all those windows and the fact that it is open to the U-shaped galley, on the other side of a handy breakfast bar. Belowdecks, the 48 offers two staterooms and two heads. The forward stateroom is the largest, however the smaller portside stateroom also offers a double berth and hanging locker. Additional overnight guests can be accommodated on an optional convertible settee in the saloon. With comfortable accommodations, high-quality construction, timeless lines and a seakindly hull, the Offshore 48 continues to be in high demand on the brokerage boat market. In Sea’s last broker survey, it was ranked among the West’s top five brokerage motoryachts — and it justly deserves the title “ modern classic”.


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 Edwards Yacht Sales

510 Brookside Drive
Clearwater, Florida, 33764