1989 Californian 48 Motor Yacht

1989 Californian 48 Motor Yacht


Presented By

Brian Donnelly



Our Location

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


The Californian 48' Cockpit Motoryacht is an extremely versatile vessel. With a stout hull design and heavy built construction, this model makes for a great cruiser. The interior is incredibly well laid out and scores high marks for livability. A great cockpit for fishing, diving and any water sports you may enjoy is yet another great feature of this one-of-a-kind yacht. Schedule an appointment to view this vessel today. You won't' be disappointed.  

Some Highlights and Features:

Large Sundeck for enjoying the beautiful SoCal weather 

Large aft-cabin with walkaround bed. 

Large salon (living room) for entertaining a comfortable living

Recent Complete Engine Service including Cooling System, Fluids and Filters on mains. 

Dinghy and Outboard with Davit System

Caterpillar 3208 375 HP- One of the best marine motors built

New Garmin Navnet 2 Multi-function display and Radar Array/Chart plotter/GPS

New inverter with House Battery Bank

New Privacy Mesh Window Coverings throughout vessel

New Vinyl Lounge Cushions

Newly Refinished Aft-Deck Cabinetry and Doors



Details and Descriptions

Forward Stateroom: 

  • Island Queen Bed
  • Hanging Locker with heated rods to combat humidity and prevent mold.
  • En-suite Head with Separate Shower Stall 
  • Marine Air AC/Heat
  • Overhead Operable Hatch with Screen
  • Sansui Flat Screen TV
  • 12 Volt Fan
  • Opening Port with custom closure
  • Built-in Night Stand

Galley Complete with Dinette to Starboard:

  • GE full size refrigerator
  • Princess three burner stove
  • Sharp Carousel 2 convection/microwave oven
  • Black and Decker Toaster
  • Nespresso Coffeemaker
  • Double Stainless Steel Sinks
  • Teak and Holly Cabin Sole
  • Plush U-shaped Dinette that coverts to a double berth, opening port with curtain and built in shelving


  • L-Shaped Settee with custom storage ottoman
  • Barrel Style Chair
  • Built-in Entertainment Center with Insignia 42" flat screen TV, Bluetooth amp and overhead speakers with GC Controller 2 selector switch
  • Headliner
  • Intercom
  • Robertson Autopilot Remote
  • Wall Mirror
  • Marine Air AC/Heat
  • Three Steps up to aft Sundeck w/handrails
  • Down three steps to aft master suite

Aft Master Suite:

  • Island queen bed
  • Padded headboard
  • Transom window above headboard
  • Built-in nightstand
  • Intercom
  • Hanging locker and dresser drawers and with heated rods to combat humidity and prevent mold.
  • Make-up vanity w/ seat, starboard side
  • Dressing mirror
  • Insignia flat screen television
  • Additional hanging locker
  • Custom Closure Window Coverings and Mini Blinds
  • Marine Air air-conditioning & heat
  • Door to and from aft cockpit area providing safety, ventilation, and easy ingress & egress
  • Frigidaire stack washer & dryer
  • En-suite head

Ensuite Heads

  • Electric holding tank head w/ macerator
  • Separate stall shower w/ overhead light, seat & hand-held shower
  • Shower doors
  • Mirrored medicine cabinet
  • Power vent system
  • Opening port w/ curtain
  • One-piece counter w/ sink
  • Locking privacy door

Electronics and Navigation Equipment

  • Furuno Navnet 2 Multifunction Display 
  • Furuno Closed Array Radar Receiver
  • Furno GPS Chartplotter Receiver
  • Robertson AP 200DL auto pilot with dodger @ salon
  • Icom IC-M422 VHF radio with DSC
  • Icom IC-M11 VHF radio
  • Ritchie compass
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Morse engine controls
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering with stainless steel destroyer wheel
  • Bennett hydraulic trim tab controls
  • Bennett trim tab indicators
  • Datamarine Dart depth finder
  • VDO volt, temp, oil, fuel tachometer, gauges
  • Aiphone intercom system
  • Maxwell windlass remote control

Mechanical and Engine Equipment

Engines completely re-built by

 (4-2014) @ 245 hours.

Currently the port engine has 484 hours total

and the starboard engine has 477 hours total.

  • Fresh water cooled engines and generator
  • Recent Engine and Transmission Cooler Service and Fluid Change
  • Racor fuel filtration
  • Twin Disc transmissions
  • 2-1/2” S/S shafts
  • 4-blade bronze propellers
  • Engine room insulation
  • Engine room lights
  • Engine room blower
  • Easy access via lift-up steps @ galley/dinette area
  • Complete access floor boards @ salon level
  • (3) Aluminum fuel tanks, each w/ separate fill (500 gallons total)
  • Oceanic Marine 400GPD water maker
  • Plastic water tank (190 gallons)
  • Plastic holding tank (90 gallons)
  • Macerator
  • Deck pump out for holding tank
  • Raritan 20 gallon hot water heater
  • Hynautic hydraulic steering
  • Bennett hydraulic trim tabs
  • Sea strainers
  • (3) Automatic electric bilge pumps
  • (3) Marine Air reverse cycle air conditioning & heat units
  • Salon air conditioning unit replaced (6-2014)
  • 110 volt outlet
  • Fireboy automatic fire suppression system
  • Manual fire extinguishers

 Deck and Hull 

  • Danforth anchor with 150’ chain
  • Anchor roller
  • Maxwell Nilsson electric anchor windlass with new control panel at helm
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit
  • S/S bow rail
  • S/S side railing
  • S/S safety grab rails
  • S/S foredeck fender racks
  • Foredeck sun pads with canvas cover
  • Rub railing
  • Navigation lights
  • Dual trumpet horn
  • Remote search light
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • (6) PFD’s
  • Aft cockpit w/ transom door
  • Teak caprails @ cockpit
  • Slant back canvas cover @ cockpit
  • Flush mount rod holders @ cockpit
  • Rocket launchers @ cockpit
  • Fresh and salt water washdowns @ cockpit
  • Fiberglass swim platform S/S swim ladder
  • Nick Jackson dinghy davit system @ transom
  • Suzuki 9.9HP outboard motor
  • 1990 Mostroint 10’ 10” hard bottom inflatable
  • Transom door @ sundeck leading down to cockpit
  • Fiberglass sundeck hard top w/ isinglass panels
  • Custom fiberglass windscreens @ sundeck with see thru window @ aft panel
  • Custom teak framed glass wing doors
  • Sundeck stereo speakers
  • Complete wet bar with U-Line refrigerator,  formica counter, round stainless steel sink, hot & cold pressure water system, plenty of storage
  • LG flat screen television @ sundeck
  • Sundeck carpeting
  • Sundeck table w/ four chairs
  • 12 volt sundeck lighting
  • 110 volt outlet @ sundeck
  • Captain’s helm seat
  • Mate’s helm seat
  • L-shaped guest seating @ flybridge
  • Captain’s berth @ sundeck
  • Flybridge courtesy lighting
  • Plexiglass venturi
  • Fiberglass radar arch
  • Bimini top with isinglass enclosure panels
  • Canvas helm cover
  • Flybridge stereo speakers
  • 110 volt outlet @ flybridge
  • S/S dinghy chocks atop sundeck hard top
  • Nick Jackson low-profile electric dinghy hoist w/ remote atop sundeck
  • Comes with Kayak stored on vessel currently

Electric System

  • 12 volt DC system
  • 110 volt AC system
  • 12 volt lighting system
  • Distribution panel @ salon
  • Kohler 12.5KW generator in sound-shield with 488 hours
  • Generator completely serviced 
  • New Samlex 2000-12 pure sine wave inverter with display
  • New Astervolt 12/40 -03 Battery Charger
  • (5) 8-D batteries 
  • Battery parallel switches
  • Battery condition meter
  • Smart Shore power cord
  • Bonding system
  • New Galvanic Isolator






Basic Information

Manufacturer: Californian
Model: 48 Motor Yacht
Year: 1989
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: -
Designer: J. Marshall
Flag of Registry: -

Dimensions and Weight

Length: 53.67 ft
LOA: 53.67 ft
Beam: 15.17 ft
Dry Weight:
Bridge Clearance: 16.25 ft


Make: Caterpillar
Model: 3208
Engine(s): 2
Hours: 426
Cruise Speed: 16 kn
Engine Type: Inboard
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel Type: diesel
Horsepower: 375 hp
Max Speed: 20 kn

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 500 Gal()
Fresh Water Tank: 190 Gal()
Holding Tank: 90 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.