1988 48' - Californian 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht


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1988 48' - Californian 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht


The 48 Californian Cockpit Motor Yacht continues to be a very desirable vessel due to her high quality construction and well designed and executed finish.  This very comfortable cruising boat has beautiful traditional lines, is in good condition and is kept in a fresh water covered berth. The current owner has upgraded the interior of this boat with Lonseal Cherry flooring, walnut trimmed Formica bar settee area in the main salon, and the dinette, and provided plush vinyl upholstered built-in seating in the salon and dinette areas.

The fiberglass swim platform and walk thru transom door provide easy boarding into the cockpit area.  The cockpit features a washdown faucet.  From the large cockpit there is a sliding access door into the Aft Stateroom for easy ladder free ingress and egress to the Main Salon.

The Cockpit also features a stainless ship ladder leading up to the fully enclosed, spacious upper Aft Deck area.  The large upper Aft Deck features a factory hardtop, full canvas and isinglass enclosure as well as a wet bar with solid surface counter/bar, stainless sink, refrigerator / freezer combination unit and vinyl woven flooring.  Teak wing doors are located on each side of the Aft Deck to provide access to the large side decks leading to the bow.

From the upper Aft Deck, a few steps on the stainless and teak ships ladder take you to the large Flybridge. The Flybridge is fully enclosed with canvas and isinglass and features two swivel captain chairs, a built in L-shaped seating area and large raised sun pad in the aft area.  The Flybridge also has vinyl woven flooring.

The interior layout includes two private Staterooms, each with centerline full size beds and in-suite heads with separate stall showers, solid surface countertops and stainless sinks and fixtures.  Both State Rooms have large cedar lined hanging lockers, ample drawer and cabinet space and the main Aft Stateroom also has a vanity area adjacent to the head.   All the interior of this boat is finished with beautiful, understated walnut panels, doors and drawers and cherry flooring as well as teak accents which have all been well maintained.

The main Salon has a comfortable L-shaped corner settee to starboard and a raised custom built bar seating area to port.  The forward starboard area of the Salon has a lower helm station.  The entire Salon is finished in beautiful walnut woodwork and the flooring is a soft cherry wood finish.  A few steps down and open to the salon, the Galley is on the port side featuring the refrigerator with separate top door freezer, 3 burner electric stovetop and oven combo, microwave and double stainless sink and abundant storage.  To the starboard adjacent to the Galley is a U-shaped dinette with built in comfortable vinyl seating.

Listing Agent to Contact:  Paul Otis            408-640-8948             paul@deltamarinesales.com

Features and Accommodations

  • Two Staterooms with centerline beds
  • 3 separate AC/Heat units, Main Salon, Main Aft State Room and forward VIP State Room
  • In-suite Heads in each Stateroom with separate stall showers
  • Beautiful walnut interior finishes and cherry floors
  • Frigidaire stacked washer and dryer
  • Sliding screened windows
  • 2″ faux wood horizontal blinds
  • Accent LED strips in window valances
  • 32″ Sony TV in Salon
  • Factory hardtop over aft deck with full canvas and isinglass enclosure
  • VIP stateroom forward and main stateroom aft with walnut finishes
  • Vanity in main Stateroom
  • Refrigerator with freezer at wet bar in aft deck
  • Electric flush heads
  • Newer interior finishes, flooring, canvas and isinglass

Deck Features

  • Fiberglass platform with fold down ladder
  • Walk through transom door
  • Vinyl woven flooring in Cockpit, Upper Aft Deck and Flybridge
  • Sliding access door from Cockpit into Aft Stateroom for ladder free access
  • Full canvas and isinglass enclosures at Aft Deck and Flybridge
  • Factory hardtop over Upper Aft Deck
  • Electric Davit over Upper Aft Deck Hardtop
  • Sunpad on aft area of Flybridge
  • Windlass with Plow Anchor
  • Washdown in Cockpit  and on foredeck at pulpit
  • Spotlight
  • Fenders and Lines


  • Norcold Refrigerator with separate upper freezer door
  • Two stainless steel sinks
  • Princess 3-burner electric range top and oven combination
  • Daewoo stainless steel finish microwave above range
  • U-shaped dinette with newer vinyl-leather upholstery
  • under cabinet LED accent lighting
  • Lonseal Cherry wood flooring

Electronics and Helm Features

  • Standard Horizon 7″ Combination Chartplotter/GPS/VHF model CPV 350
  • 5″ Richie Compass
  • Bennett Trim Tabs
  • Dual swivel captain chairs
  • L-shaped built-in lounge seating
  • Large raised sunpad


  • 50 Amp shore power feed on both starboard and port
  • 30 Amp shore power feed on both starboard and port
  • Onan 12.5kw generator with 1270 hours
  • Perko Battery switches
  • Mastervolt 40/3 battery charger
  • 25′ shore power cords (50A & 30A)
  • 8D batteries
  • Marineair AC/Heat – 3 separate zones

Listing Agent to Contact:  Paul Otis            408-640-8948             paul@deltamarinesales.com

Full Specifications

  • Location: Isleton, california
  • Year: 1988
  • Make: Californian
  • Model: 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht
  • Bow: Closed Bow
  • LOA: 48 feet
  • Name: 1988 48' - Californian 48 Cockpit Motor Yacht
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel


  • Double Berths: 2
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 2

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