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CHB 48 Seamaster MY


Name: 48 Seamaster MY
Length: 48
Hull Type: Semi-Disp.
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 590 gals.
Model Years: 1983—1989
Draft: 3'10"
Beam: 15'0"
Water Capacity: 200 gals.
Waste Capacity: 75 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
Also known as the CHB 48 Motor Yacht, and—on the West Coast—the Ponderosa 48, the Seamaster 48 is basically an inexpensive, Taiwan-built copy of the original Hatteras 48 Motor Yacht (1981–84). The Seamaster is built on a solid fiberglass modified-V hull with moderate beam, hard chines, and a shallow, full-length keel for directional stability. The spacious three-stateroom, three-head floorplan—with only a single stall shower—is virtually identical to that of the Hatteras 48 Motor Yacht. The interior is finished with an abundance of teak cabinetry and woodwork throughout. A lower helm was optional, and a workbench is found in the standup engine room. The Seamaster features a truly spacious afterdeck with wet bar and wing doors. (Note that the side decks on this boat are very wide.) Topside, there’s seating for eight on the large flybridge. At 39,000 pounds, the Seamaster is slightly lighter than the Hatteras 48 MY she so blatantly imitates, and most were imported with too-small 375hp Cat diesels to keep the price down. No racehorse, the cruising speed of the Seamaster 48 Motor Yacht is 12–14 knots (around 16 knots top).


Heavily-built motoryacht with conservative lines, spacious three-stateroom interior offered 1980s buyers big-boat luxury at an unbeatable price.


Highlights include full teak interior, expansive salon, booth-style dinette, luxurious owner stateroom, washer/dryer space in aft guest cabin. Both aft heads share common shower stall. Note huge aft deck with wing doors, wet bar.


Basically a Taiwan knock-off of the Hatteras 48 MY (1981–84). Also marketed as Ponderosa 48.


Cat 375hp diesels cruise at 12–14 knots (18 knots top).

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