48 Sport Fish
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A handsome yacht with aggressive lines and a sleek profile, the Ocean 48 Sport Fish brought something new to the late 1990s market for big express-type sportfishing boats with her innovative two-stateroom interior. Most boats of this type are bare-knuckle fishing machines whose single-stateroom interiors are designed to accommodate the needs of day boaters. Thus, the genuine cruising capabilities of the 48 Open are unique for a serious express fisherman. Built on the same modified-V hull used for the Ocean 48 Convertible, designer David Martin created the space for the midcabin stateroom of the 48 Sport Fish by substantially elevating the bridge deck. (Note that there is a single berth as well as a double berth in the aft stateroom.) For fishing, the cockpit is equipped with a transom door, two huge in-deck fish boxes, a rod storage cabinet, tackle center, and a transom baitwell. Additional features include a standup engine room, a centerline helm with elevated seats (for excellent visibility), a full teak interior, and a separate stall shower in the head. Twin 625hp 6V-92 diesels cruise the 48 Sport Fish at 28 knots (30+ knots top), and later models with 660hp Cats cruise at 30 knots (3435 knots top).