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Tollycraft 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht Tri-cabin

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Boat REF# 133237
Sold / Unavailable
LOA 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1976
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Berths 4
Engine 2 x Diesel 340hp, Caterpillar 3208 T (1975)
Lying Whatcom County - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Ed Monk, Jr
Builder Tollycraft
Lying Whatcom County - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 2,727.2 ltr (600.0 G) Total - 4 Tanks
Water capacity 818.2 ltr (180.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 181.8 ltr (40.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x Diesel 340hp
Engine make and model Caterpillar 3208 T (1975)
Engine Hours engine1:   1682    engine2:   1681
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Bronze three blade
Fuel consumption (approx) 23.6 ltr (5.2 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 9.2 knots
Max speed (approx) 17 knots
Generator output 8KVA
Water-maker tick

The owner is very proud of his engine room and justifiably so. It is clean, neat and well organized with all systems in like-new condition and professionally laid out. A tool box and work bench is provide forward to port with a large capacity water heater and clothes washer/dryer installed to starboard. The two Racor fuel filters are installed in the center of the aft bulkhead for easy access. The space between the two Caterpillar 3208 engines is carpeted and clean enough for white clothes. Wiring is in excellent condition.

The lazarette is clean and well organized with the new Espar hydronic furnace system readily accessed to port, the HRO watermaker and its filter located forward center and the enclosed 8KW generator to starboard.

The HRO watermaker is rated at 600 gallons per day so the owners never need to fill up fresh water at the dock when cruising.

Wesmar roll fin hydraulic stabilizers substantially reduce rolling motion when underway. Bennet hydraulic trim tabs allow accurate trimming and leveling of the boat underway.

A Glendenning Automatic Engine Synchronizer keeps engine speeds matched.

Three inverters are fitted, one for the PC and additional 2300 and 3000 watt units.


LOA 14.63m (48'0")
Beam 4.62m (15'2")
Draft Min 1.22m (4'0")
Displacement 19,048kg (42,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.98m (6'6")
Storage On marina

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Gelcoat finish

This is a solidly-built boat constructed of the best materials by craftsman here in Washington. Designed by Ed Monk Jr. of Bainbridge Island to the specifications of the legendary R. M. "Tolly" Tollefson as the boat he wanted for himself to cruise Northwest waters from Olympia to Alaska, which he did for many years in his personal 48. Powered by a pair of the highly regarded Caterpillar 3208's, it can attain speeds of approaching 20 knots or be cruised economically at 9 knots. The overall design, typical of Ed Monk and Tolly Tollefson, is remarkably well engineered and both practical and comfortable for West Coast boating. The Tollycraft 48 was such a successful design that it remained in production from 1975 until 1998.

The exterior features a roomy cockpit for fishing, diving or dinghy access with a transom door and large swim platform. The wide, walk around side decks are provided with high bulwarks and railings. The large and well protected foredeck provides seating and sunbathing and, when fitted with the pot hauler on this yacht, additional fishing. The main decks are finished in a molded fiberglass pattern to simulate teak decks for good traction wet or dry without the maintenance hassles of wood decks. The walkway over the sun deck above the aft cabin is finished in real teak in excellent condition.

A ladder over the aft cabin leads to the sun deck with ample space for small boat storage. On this yacht a second 10' RIB is carried and provided with its own "Nick Jackson" powered davit system.

The expansive flybridge provides a commanding 360 degree view and space for all your crew and guests in complete comfort totally enclosed in canvas and clear panels.

The boat house in Blaine in which this yacht is kept will also be available when the yacht is sold.

Please refer to the excellent review of the Tollycraft 48 at


Total # of berths 4
No. of double berths 1
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Electric)
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Entrance to the main salon is through sliding doors on both sides. The main salon is roomy with very large windows providing open viewing forward and to either side. A large, "L" shaped settee occupies the port side with a moveable, raising and expandable table. To starboard is individual seating and forward is the lower helm station with complete electronics and the electrical control panels. Towards the aft of the starboard side of the salon is an oil-fired heater unit which has proven ideal for keeping the cabin comfortable even in winter. In addition, a new Wabasto multi-zone hydronic heating system was installed last year.

The forward windows are kept clean with a fresh water washing spray system and variable delay wipers.

Forward on the port side is a breakfast bar. The "U" shaped galley is a step down on the port side and equipped with an electric stove and oven as well as a stand up refrigerator/freezer. The galley includes a Kelvinator trash compactor. A dinette is to starboard.

The guest cabin is forward with "V" berths, hanging locker and head with shower. Both heads are equipped with fresh water flushing.

Aft of the main salon and few steps down is the almost full width master cabin with ample room for a walk-around queen-size berth, nightstands, hanging lockers and abundant stowage. The en-suite head features a separate shower enclosure. A stair and door aft leads to the cockpit.

Everything in this boat is in excellent condition. The windows have been renewed and several replaced. The sliding door tracks have been replaced with HDPE material for smooth action. Carpet and upholstery and all interior surfaces look like or are new.

3 burner Electric cooker

Nav Equipment

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Both control stations are well equipped with navigation systems including computer based chart plotter systems, AIS, Simrad autopilot and a Interphase forward looking Sonar. The AIS provides automatic vessel ID and position information on nearby vessels even when they are not in line of sight such as that ferry coming around the other side of the island. The forward looking sonar shows bottom contours ahead of the boat for safe navigation of poorly charted areas.

Deck Gear

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Electric Lofrans windlass (with remote control)
2 anchors
(CQR and 60# Bruce)
120.00m (393'9") of chain
100.00m (328'1") of warp
Sea Sport dinghy (2001)
(Hard Dinghy)
25hp outboard, Yamaha 4 stroke (2001)
A Sea Sport 11' fiberglass dinghy hangs off Nick Jackson Davits from the stern and a second, new (2011) Aquapro 10' RIB with 9.9 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard is carried on the sun deck with its own Nick Jackson powered davit system.

Three anchors are carried. The main anchor is set with 400 feet of chain. A back-up anchor is provided with 100 feet of chain and 300 feet of rode.

The flying bridge is completely enclosed with canvas and provided with a large freezer under the aft seating bench as well as a heating fuel tank under the starboard seating bench.


A Scotty Pot hauler can mount on stern or bow.

Safety Equipment

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4 bilge pumps (0 manual / 4 Electric)

Broker's Comments

The Tollycraft 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht is a well-known classic cruising yacht that is completely contemporary. It was in production for an unprecedented 24 years and remains one of the most desirable yachts in its size class. This is the model that "Tolly" Tollefson wanted for himself and that he actually used for cruising for many years.

This particular yacht, hull #5, has been stored in a boat house since new and has been continuously upgraded by conscientious owners. It is in like new or perhaps better than new condition today. It features very desirable additions such as the 8KW generator, 600 gpd watermaker, modern electronics with a forward looking sonar and Wesmar hydraulic vane stabilizers. Overall, this boat represents a tremendous bargain and can include the boathouse it is currently kept in. This Tollycraft 48 is an ideal way to cruise the Inside Passage to Alaska in comfort, style and safety.

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

This Tollycraft 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht Tri-cabin has been personally photographed and viewed by Dirk Nansen 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 appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out surveys, structural and/or mechanical & electrical.

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