The Offshore 48 Yachtfisher is an extremely popular motor yacht with a modified V-hull sporting (2) separated staterooms, great salon with access to the covered aft deck and only steps down to the cockpit. With durable Twin CAT 3208 TA, 375 HP engines and a newer (9) KW Northern Lights Generator, 'Copacetic' is super clean and ready for cruising.
The Offshore 48 Yachtfisher design features a generous beam and finely veed and deep forefoot that gradually tapers to a 12-degree deadrise at the transom. This design produces a hull that is quick to get on plane and knifes cleanly through waves and chop throughout the speed range. The craft's standard exterior includes two tone non-skid decks as well as window frames, doors and hatches made of gelcoated fiberglass so they can't corrode like aluminum or rot like wood. Moreover, the cockpit contains a fresh water shower in a molded FRP cabinet . Below deck, the 48 features quality hand-rubbed, satin finish Burmese teak cabinetry. The salon, staterooms, heads, and galley are built with attention to detail that Offshore has been known for since 1948.
The 3208 is recognized by boat owners as the standard in reliability and serviceability. Over the years, this compact engine has maintained its lead by establishing even higher levels of power and durability...while dropping fuel and operating costs to their lowest levels.
Commanding Attention Without Requiring It!
Power to fly. Just a touch of the throttles and these 636 cu in (10.4 L) V8's move you out - fast.
Top fuel efficiency - no matter what the load. At full load, the 375hp TA model burns just 21.1 gallons of fuel per hour per engine.. back off 400 rpm and she uses just 12.1 gph. per engine.
Quiet, clean burning. With the four-stroke cycle design, a direct injection fuel system, water-cooled manifolds, and turbocharging, the 3208 rates top marks for passenger comfort.
A longer stretch to overhaul. The unique strength of the 3208 engine design coupled with its cool operation give you long life to overhaul.
No wasted time on maintenance. Spin-on fuel and lube filters, plus easily accessible components, reduce and simplify routine maintenance.
Rebuild it - then rebuild it again. With a re-borable block, re-grindable crankshaft, and rebuildable turbo-charger and water pumps, this engine is designed to be rebuilt.
Get more back when you trade up. Cat 3208-powered boats traditionally command a higher trade-in than comparable gasoline or other diesel- powered boats.
Adjustment-Free Fuel System for Peak Efficiency Caterpillar's adjustment-free fuel system is a concept proven as a fuel save in over two million Caterpillar Engines. And continual refining of this system gives today's rule-conscious user optimum efficiency. Each engine cylinder uses a permanently set injection pump for consistent fuel use without calibration or balancing. Fuel nozzle replacement is as easy as changing a spark plug. With automatic timing advance, fuel injection varies with rpm change for good fuel control. And shutdown is instantaneous.. the solenoid actuates the fuel metering sleeve to stop fuel delivery.
The four cycle or four stroke diesel powered Caterpillar 3208TA is a vee configurated 8 cylinder engine that is turbo charged and aftercooled and produces 375 brake horsepower at 2800 revolutions per minute. With a bore of 4.5" and a stroke of 5.0" the displacement is 636 cubic inches or 10.4 liters. The compression ratio is 15.5:1 the freshwater cooling capacity is 14.8 gallons, the lube oil capacity is 4 gallons and the approximate dry weight is 2080 lbs per engine.
The marine reduction gear is located in the drive train aft of the engines. As the name implies, the purpose of the reduction gear is to reduce the RPM (revolutions per minute) of the propeller shaft to a more efficient speed for use by the propeller. The gear also provides forward, neutral and reverse capabilities through a series of gears and clutches. the gear ratio is 1.97:1
The freshwater cooling system on the Offshore 48 is a closed system. Coolant, a mixture of low silicate diesel anti-freeze, or condtioned automotive anti-freeze and water is circulated throughout the engine and to a heat exchanger. Seawater is picked up under the boat, strained through the large hull-mounted seawater strainers, and passed through the other side of the heat exchanger removing the heat from the engine coolant. The seawater is then dumped into the exhaust at the injection elbow located on the engine and flows overboard with the exhaust.
With more than 300 authorized Cat marine service locations in North America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, you can be assured of convenient access to Cat parts and service. Superior quality and greater value are what sets Cat product support above the competition.
Boarding the Offshore 48 Yachtfish from the optional fiberglass swim platform you enter the aft cockpit through the large opening transom door starboard side. The sole of the cockpit is painted nonskid over fiberglass and features overhead cockpit lights, port side is a fiberglass locker with a sink and salt water shower/wash down. Under the cockpit sole through the large deck hatch is the generator. From the cockpit level you can enter the aft cabin through the fiberglass door or up to the sun deck by way of the stainless steel ladder with (4) steps.
Climbing the ladder to starboard up to the Sun Deck, you enter an open space with non skid fiberglass decks, hard top cover with a gloss varnished teak table and four chairs making this open and airy space quite comfortable. Moving forward you can access the wide Weather Decks port and starboard outboard or the Salon through twin plexiglass doors with varnished teak frames.
Entering the well protected weather decks, stainless steel stanchions with handrail you mover forward to the Fore Deck. The Fore Deck features a Bruce anchor mounted in the pulpit (4) opening deck hatches for ventilation to forward cabin and galley, large settee bench seat on forward edge of coach roof, bowsprit with electric windlass and bow roller and deck wash down. Moving back down the starboard Weather Deck to the Sun Deck you enter the Salon through the double doors just inboard of the Weather Deck.
Descending the slightly curved custom (5) tread teak steps with handrails you enter the open and luxurious salon with a teak and holly sole. Moving counter clockwise around the cabin you have (2) leather barrel chairs to port. Forward of the chairs is a sliding door that opens onto the Port Weather Deck. Moving inboard you have the large Pilot Station that features a full array of electronics above the forward facing windows and above the console, full engine controls, compass, clock, barometer and AC and DC electric panel inboard of the console. In board of the Pilot Station is the companion way down to the Galley and Forward State Room. Outboard moving aft is a second sliding door that access the Starboard Weather Deck. Aft of the sliding door is a covered couch with a pullout berth. Aft and athwart ship is a ice maker and entertainment system including TV, DVD, Radio, in cabinet below bar. Moving inboard is the companionway down the the Master/Aft Cabin.
Stepping down the (4) steps, you enter the Master/Aft Cabin with an island queen bed. Moving around the cabin counter clockwise is a credenza with drawer storage below, counter top, and mirror above. Outboard to port is a large hanging locker with storage above. Outboard moving aft is large built in dresser running forward to aft with (6) drawers, vanity with dedicated drawer and large mirror above. Moving inboard is a night stand with (3) drawer storage below and the large island queen to starboard inboard. Starboard of the bed is a second night stand with drawer and locker storage below. Outboard are steps to the aft door that access the Aft Cockpit. Moving forward are lockers running forward and aft along the starboard side aft that is equipped with a washer and dryer. Moving forward is the Master/Aft Cabin Head. The aft head features storage above and below sink surface, Custom hardwood sink, walk-in stall shower and cubbyhole lockers.
Exiting the Master/Aft Cabin into the Salon and continuing through the Salon you enter the companion way down to the Galley. At the base of the steps to port is the large wrap around Galley. The Galley features storage above and below the work surface, double basin stainless steel sink, Princess electric range with glass cook surface, Norcold refrigerator/freezer and sharp microwave. Across the aisle to starboard is a booth style Dinette that converts to a double berth.
Moving forward is the Forward Head to port with storage above and below sink surface, single stainless steel basin and shower head. Forward of the head is the Forward Cabin with a V-berth style bunk arrangement, storage shelves above the bunk port and starboard, vanity with drawer storage, large hanging locker and drawer and locker storage below the bunk/settee.
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