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Chris-Craft 480 Catalina Cockpit Motoryacht

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Boat REF# 174663
removed from sale
Length 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1985
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Sleeping berths 6
Engine 2 x diesel 355hp, Caterpiller V-8 3208 (1985)
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Builder Chris-Craft
Lying Seattle, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
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Fuel capacity 2,681.8 ltr (590.0 USG) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 727.3 ltr (160.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 28/06/2007


Engine 2 x diesel 355hp
Engine make and model Caterpiller V-8 3208 (1985)
Engine Hours engine1:   3100    engine2:   3200
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 25X22 -4 blade - Bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 36.4 ltr (8.0 USG) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 12 knots
Max speed (approx) 25 knots
Generator output 8KVA

The twin 355 HP Caterpillar Diesel engines supply ample power for this vessel. Glendenning engine synchronizers are also included.

The Onan 8 KW generator supplies enough power for all the 12 and 110 volt appliances . The Generator was rebuilt in 2004.


Length 14.63m (48'0")
LWL 13.72m (45'0")
Beam 4.51m (14'10")
Draft Min 1.14m (3'9")
Airdraft 5.49m (18'0")
Displacement 17,690kg (39,006.7lbs)
Headroom 1.89m (6'2")

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 7 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator The charger / inverter is a Trace Voyager 2000 watt with an RC5 remote panel. A Protech 4 battery charger is also included.


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish

This 48' Chris-Craft Cockpit Motor Yacht was built in Bellingham, Washington at the Uniflite Plant. A similar model was built under the Uniflite name.

Decks and hull are all hand-laid fiberglass. The gelcoat appears in good condition with minimum cracking. All canvas is in good condition but some of the isinglass plastic should be replaced.

The saloon dinette does need new fabric.


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Cabin(s) 3
Sink 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Vac flush)
Stove tick
Broiler tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
Cooler tick
Fridge tick
Carpet tick
Drapes tick
Cabin heating tick
Pressurised water system tick
Hot water system tick
Microwave tick

This boat has a large and very livable interior. Starting at the bow, we find the guest stateroom which has a centerline queen berth. There is a vanity and sink outside the forward head on the starboard side. The head area also acts as a shower stall. With a large hanging locker plus plenty of storage in drawers. it is a very comfortable guest stateroom.

Just aft, you find the galley which includes a convertible dinette. The table is large enough for four people. The galley includes a full-sized refrigerator/freezer. The stove is electric and has an oven. There is also a built-in microwave over the stove.

The saloon is located over the engine room and the floor opens to access both engines. There is another entrance to the engine room from the galley behind the hinged steps. The saloon includes the lower control station including full engine controls and some electronics . There is an L shaped-settee in the port aft corner and a wood console on the starboard side separating the galley and saloon. Aft on the starboard side is the entrance to the master stateroom .

The master stateroom includes a centerline queen berth with a vanity on the port side. The starboard side is primarily used for storage. The head, with vacu-flush, has a large counter top and includes a separate shower stall.

Starting at the aft cockpit there are steps into the bridge deck which is fully enclosed. There is access to both catwalks from the bridge deck plus stairs to the fly bridge . The fly bridge includes a helm and companion chairs plus bench seating. The hard top over the bridge deck supplies dinghy storage and includes a deck crane.

Two heating systems plus air conditioning - a Hurricane diesel-fired boiler hot water system and a Cruiseair reverse cycle heat / air system.

3 burner electric Stove

Nav Equipment

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GPS tick
Autopilot tick
Stereo tick
Navigation lights tick
Radar Reflector tick

Electronics include a Furuno FR-8030 radar,(at upper helm) and a Furuno 1720 radar (at lower helm). There is a Garmin 1282 GPS at lower helm and a Garmin 276C GPS at upper helm. A Comnav model 1101 autopilot is also included.

There are 3 VHF radios. The two on the Fly Bridge are tied into the GPS for the DSCV system and one of them is set up with a auto fog horn.

Deck Gear

Rode tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
Davits tick
Swim Platform tick
Swim Ladder tick
Instrument Covers tick
Cockpit Enclosure tick
Bimini tick

Electric Nillson Vertical Capstan-V-1000 windlass
2 anchors
(Bruce - 20 kg and a Danforth)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
The anchor chain is 3/8" -300 feet long, plus 150' of line for the Danforth.

Safety Equipment

Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Horn tick
Swim ladder tick

4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 electric)

There are two Rule 2000 GPH Electric Bilge pumps and one 1100 GPH Electric Bilge Pump. We are not sure of the size of the 4th pump.

Broker's Comments

The 48' Chris-Craft 480 Cockpit Motor Yacht is a well-known design. There were several versions built under the Chris-Craft name and also the Uniflite Yacht Fisherman model.

The hull design is regarded as a great "sea boat". It handles well in a head sea as well as in a following sea.

This boat has been kept in fresh water for the last 5 years.

This roomy design makes for a great live aboard and is still a good cruising vessel. Two people can easily handle it because of the aft cockpit and spacious walkarounds. If you are locking-through, anchoring or just line handling while docking an individual can move easily from bow to stern.

With twin Caterpillar 3208 engines and Onan generator.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Chris-Craft 480 Catalina Cockpit Motoryacht has been personally photographed and viewed by Roger Drill of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.