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Offshore 48 Yachtfisher

Discussion in 'Offshore Yacht' started by hinesNS, Jan 13, 2018.

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  1. hinesNS

    hinesNS New Member

    Jan 13, 2018
    monterey bay ca
    looking to purchase a 1986 with Cummins 555's low hours. any current owners here that can speak to the vessels blue water and cruising traits blogs or articles? cruising area would be San Fran to Sea of Cortez.
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Satsuma, FL
    Talk with your local Cummins shops about the Triple Nickels. Service and parts availability could be an issue.
  3. PacBlue

    PacBlue Senior Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Dana Point, Ca
    Had a trusted broker friend who was also an ex commercial fisherman deliver a 48 Offshore Sedan from Newport Beach to Alaska. Raved about its capabilities on the trip and ran into rough weathers, claimed it was the best ride he had in a yacht under 50. He was selling Bertram and Tiara at the time. I would personally trust his opinion above all others.

    The Sedan and Yachtfisher share the same hull, but this boat had the 375hp 3208 Cats. The triple nickel Cummins are not a favorite, but it will depend how they have been maintained. If budget allows, I would recommend a repower with Cummins remans to move away from the 555’s.