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Name: Star 48 Sundeck
Length: 48
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 500 gals.
Model Years: 1986—1992
Draft: 3'10"
Beam: 15'2"
Water Capacity: 250 gals.
Waste Capacity: --
Length w/ Pulpit: --
A popular and reasonably priced boat during her production years, the Hi-Star 48 Sundeck was a top-of-the-line Taiwan import with a reputation for durable construction, superb engineering, and a comfortable ride. She’s built on a conventional modified-V hull with moderate beam, Airex-cored hullsides, and a solid fiberglass bottom. Inside, the Hi-Star 48 has the traditional all-teak interior common to most Asian boats. Where many motor yachts this size have three staterooms, the Hi-Star has a two-stateroom floorplan with the galley and dinette down. This is a very wide-open layout with big staterooms and a full-size dinette, but the forward head compartment lacks a separate stall shower—an unfortunate omission in a yacht of this type. Outside, the aft deck is large enough for plenty of deck furnishings, and wide side decks provide easy access to the foredeck. Additional features include a hardtop, molded bow pulpit, aft deck wet bar, and a notably well-arranged engine room. A good performer with standard 375hp Cats, the Hi-Star 48 will cruise 18–19 knots. The Hi-Star 55 Yacht Fisherman is the same boat with a cockpit addition.

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