1986 Ponderosa 48 ft. Motoryacht

1986 Ponderosa 48 ft. Motoryacht


Presented By

Brian Donnelly



Our Location

San Diego
1450 Harbor Island Dr. Suite 203
San Diego, CA, US


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Clean, Classy, and Comfortable. These three words are frequently used to describe the Ponderosa 48 and this vessel lives up to it's reputation. Featuring 3 comfortable staterooms, a large salon, and a well structured galley area, she is perfect for anyone looking for the floating condo or a Catalina cruiser. She comes equipped with twin NON TURBO Caterpillar 3208's that cruise her comfortably and economically to wherever you may want to go and an 8KW Westerbeke generator to keep your appliances/devices operational underway and on the hook. 

Just as importantly, she has SO MUCH deck space. If you're truly looking for a vessel to enjoy your time on the water in San Diego, she is well worth your time. A wide open aft deck features a wet bar and more than ample furniture. Hang out and look at the water through her clean eisen glass or take it down and enjoy the breeze. Lots of people coming over? There is even more seating on the bridge, so this is an ideal entertainers vessel.

Picture yourself surrounded by beautiful serene water, watching sea lions play, people on paddle boards, stunning sunsets, and fireworks all summer long. That's life on this Ponderosa since it's located in beautiful Mission Bay. 

Major Improvements from 2018

All new carpet 2018

Sanitation  system gone through and serviced in 2023

Caterpillar engines, heat exchangers refurbished and impellers changed 5/2023. 

New upholstery with new foam, Dinette, Couch, Chairs in salon, lower   bunk forward,  2019

All new canvas and windows 2019

Rebuilt both toilets and both vacuum pumps  2019

 All new LED under cabinet lights 2019

New 11 gallon Domestic water heater 2019

New shower drain pump 2019

New big screen smart TV and custom mount 2019

Inverter /charger refurbished by factory authorized service, reinstalled with remote control and new battery  temperature sensor.

New house batteries October 2019

New engine batteries January 2020

New hoses for raw water from heat exchanger to exhaust riser, both   main engines.  2019

New hose for raw water between exhaust risers starboard main engine,  (port was fine) 2019

New exhaust hose and fiberglass 90 degree elbow starboard main   engine. 2019

New solid state Blue Guard bilge pump system ( can be controlled   by  a Bluetooth app.  2019

New high capacity bilge pump with Blue Guard switch system 2019

New monitor for black water tanks using ultrasonic sensors 2019

Ramnarine radar/ chart plotter, refurbished with updated firmware   2019

Wabasso Diesel central heat system serviced January 2020

Slip availability

Seller will assist in dealing with the Marina people to allow the slip to go with the boat. 

This is not always possible, but the chances are very good with this Marina and boat.




 Master stateroom has full shower, head, and a extra attached double bunk stateroom with dresser and loads of storage, drawers and hanging lockers.

 Main salon is spacious with large TV with custom stand, two couches and propane heater.

 Galley is a step down galley with full size refrigerator, microwave, propane stove with oven, double SS sinks, lots of cabinet storage, and good working area. Dinette seats 5 comfortably with storage under the seats.

 Forward stateroom, has vac u flush head, SS sink. the sleeping quarters a "V" bunk arrangement , with a single bunk above the "V" bunk.

Sleeps 9 comfortably 

Basic Information

Manufacturer: Ponderosa
Model: 48 ft. Motoryacht
Year: 1986
Category: Power
Condition: Used
Location: San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters?: Yes
Vessel Name:
Boat Type: Aft Cabin
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Hull Type: -
Hull Color: -
HIN: PON48032D686
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 51.75 ft
LOA: 51.75 ft
Beam: 15 ft
Dry Weight:
Bridge Clearance:


Make: Caterplliar
Model: 3208
Engine(s): 2
Hours: 2050
Cruise Speed:
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 210 hp
Max Speed:

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 520 Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: 200 Gal()
Holding Tank: 15 Gal()


Total Cabins: 2
Berths Count: 2
Total Sleeps: 2
Total Heads: 2
Captains Count: No
Crew Cabins: -
Crew Berths: -
Crew Sleeps: -
Crew Heads: -


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.