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1973 C & C Custom 48 - 48'

Year 1973
Length 48ft.
Price USD $248,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Poulsbo, WA, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Single
Contact Information
Beam: 13 ft 8 in
Displacement: 30000 lbs
Engine(s): Perkins
Engine Model: MT80
Year: 2000
Hours: 850
Engine(s) HP: 80 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots @ 2800 RPM
Fuel: Stainless steel (52 Gallons)
Water: Stainless steel (120 Gallons)
Holding Tank: Plastic
Keel Type: Fin

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Keel: Fin
LOA: 48 ft 1 in
Beam: 13 ft 8 in
LWL: 39 ft 0 in
Minimum Draft: 7 ft 3 in
Displacement: 30000 lbs
Ballast: 15000 lbs
Total Power: 80 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 2000
Engine Model: MT80
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 850
Engine Power: 80 HP
Cruising Speed: 7 knots @ 2800 RPM
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (120 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: Stainless steel (52 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: Plastic


The interior accommodations aboard MORNING STAR will meet the needs of the modern sailor as well as the exacting standards of the discriminating yachtsman. The open plan, carefully varnished teak surfaces, new Corian style countertops and newly upholstered settees are warm and inviting. The varnished cabin sole and teak ceilings are nicely offset by the new white tongue and groove cabin top. The main salon table is the focal point of the interior with plenty of room for friends, family and crew. Sleeping quarters make sense with two quarter berths, one pilot berth and a forward cabin with two berths. Storage is plentiful in drawers, lockers with teak basket weave door fronts and under berths and settees.  Ventilation is excellent with five opening hatches, two dorade vents and two mushroom vents with ten fixed ports adding additional light to the interior. Alpenglow LED overhead and reading lights and LED foot lights provide good illumination. When the seas kick up, there are plenty of handholds to keep crew in place as they navigate below deck. 

Starting forward is the Master Stateroom with cozy double berth to port and single berth to starboard. Access to the foc’s’le which houses the separate windlass battery, anchor rode and chain, and line locker is through the bulkhead at the head of the berths. There is storage under the berths as well as in 12 drawers under the port berth. Three cubbies to port and starboard are above and outboard the berths.   Aft of the starboard berth is a bureau with locker above and one drawer and shelved locker below. A large hanging locker with three cubbies outboard is immediately aft. Ventilation is provided from two Hella fans and a large opening hatch with two fixed ports in the coach top sides. Two Alpine LED reading lights and an overhead LED light add to the natural light. 

The Head is aft of the port berth across from the hanging locker and is fitted with electric head, sink with hot and cold pressure water and shower wand. Storage is available under the sink cabinet, and outboard the head and counter. A mirror is on the forward bulkhead and teak towel racks on the bulkhead. A varnished teak grate covers the shower pan. Ventilation from the mushroom vent and opening port is good. 

The Main Salon is immediately aft of the forward cabin. The space can clearly hold a crowd but at the same time has great spots for reading the local cruising guide or taking a nap. All upholstery was redone in 2014 with a warm blue print fabric with all foam replaced at the same time. The large C-shaped settee to port surrounds a beautiful inlaid teak table with varnished shelf outboard. The cabinetry was completely re-worked in 2012 with curved large window cabinets.  water tankage is below the settee seat. To starboard is a straight settee with pilot berth above and outboard and storage lockers behind the seat back and below the seat cushion. The Dickinson propane heater mounted on the forward bulkhead provides both ambience and warmth.  Immediately aft of the straight settee is the large wet locker with a huge upholstered seat for use when pulling on the foul weather boots or curling up with that good book.

Next aft is the forward facing Navigation Station. The large top opening chart table has a compass flush mounted into the table top and plenty of room for charts. Instruments are mounted on the forward dash along with the DC electronics panel.  the storage locker was re-done in 2012 with a curved windowed cabinet.   Outboard the chart table is additional storage along with the Skydock for the IPOD, book shelf and small inverter. The Chelsea clock and barometer are mounted above the instrument dash. There is a large locker under the seat. The Aquasignal LED chart light and overhead DR. LED light are both red/white lights. 

Across from the Nav station and is the U-shaped Galley, perfect for the cook in a seaway but with plenty of room for help from the crew along the periphery.  The large double sink is inboard with refrigeration/freezer compartments forward. The three burner Force Ten stove/oven is outboard and ample space for stores is located along the entire outboard portion of the galley as well as below the counters. Aft of the stove is additional counter space with storage above and outboard. 

Two quarter berths are located to port and starboard, nicely positioned for the off watch crew and/or great quarters for the kids or guests. Each berth has a small counter inboard with locker below, alpenglow LED reading light, and Hella fan. The locker above the counter to starboard houses the new battery bank with Magnum inverter below. The electrical panel is above the port side counter. Stainless steel fuel tanks are under the berths.The companionway is between the two quarter berths with the engine located behind the companionway stairs.

Electronics and Navigation
  • Robertson AP3000 with electric motor and hydraulic arm (rebuilt 2012)
  • Standard Horizon GX2100 VHF with AIS (2010)
  • Garmin 4200 10”chartplotter with AIS (2010)
  • Garmin radar with 24 mile radome (2010)
  • Garmin remote for chart plotter (2011)
  • All new Raymarine sailing instruments, wind, close hauled, depth, speed, compass and multi (2015
  • Furuno GPS Navigator
  • Majestic chart plotter repeater at nav station
  • Mobi radar reflector
  • Windex
  • Radar mast with (2) GPS antennas and Sirius satellite antenna
  • Steering compasses mounted in side decks
  • Compass mounted in chart table top
  • Danforth compass at binnacle
  • Chelsea clock and barometer
  • New DDX 470 sirius enabled, blue tooth stereo (2013)
  • Skydock for Ipods
  • Deck lights
  • Anchor light
  • Running lights
  • Side deck mounted steering compass to port and starboard of steering station


  • 12 volt DC  electircal system 
  • 110 volt AC electrical system
  • (6) Six volt Dyno house bank for 750 amps (2010)
  • (1) Group 27 Dyno start battery (2010)
  • (2) Dyno six volt windlass batteries (2010)
  • Battery system rewired (2010)
  • Battery combiner
  • Magnum 2000 inverter charger ((2010)
  • Spare 30 amp Newmar charger
  • Small inverter at chart table
  • 110 and 12 volt electrical outlets
  • Smart plug shore power connectors (2010)
  • 50’ shore power cord
  • Alpenglow LED reading lights (2010)
  • (4) Alpenglow overhead lights (2010)
  • Dr LED overhead light at nav station (2010)
  • Aqua Signal red/white nav light at chart table (2010)
  • (3) LED footlights (2010)

  • Perkins MT-80 Diesel with 850 hours (2000)
  • Transmission removed and refit (2010)
  • Engine raw water alarm (2012)
  • Balmar 110 amp alternator
  • Racor 500 fuel filter
  • Electric fuel filter pump
  • Manual oil change pump
  • Max prop (2011)
  • New shaft (2011)
  • Spare starter
  • Spare fresh & saltwaterpump
  • All the relays have spares
  • Spare injector pump
  • Spare lift pump
  • New engine oil cooler hoses (2013)
  • Hart Tank Tender
  • Whale Gusher manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit
  • Edsen manual bilge pump
  • Rule Mini 3 bilge pump
  • Johnson electric bilge pump
  • Deck washdown pump
  • (2) 10lb propane tanks
  • Marinetics propane controller
  • Novacool refrigeration
  • 3 Burner Force Ten stove /oven
  • Dickinson Newport propane heater mounted on bulkhead (2010)
  • Heatercraft (Red Dot type) heater (2011)
  • Wallace force air heater (2012)
  • 20 gal/hr water maker (2012)
  • High water alarm (2012)
  • Kidde CO2 detector
  • Pressure hot and cold water
  • Electric head
  • (3) Hella fans

Sails and Rigging

The tapered aluminum spar of MORNING STAR was stripped to bare aluminum and primed, faired and repainted during the 2010-11 retrofit. All the standing rigging and turnbuckles were replaced in 2012.  There are 16 Barient winches and one Harken electric main halyard winch. In addition, the Harken electric winch is positioned to assist with other lines and halyards that are lead to the cockpit cabintop. The sails are built by North. The inventory is extensive and most sails are in good shape although several still have #8 luff tape which will need to be replaced with #6 tape to fit the Harken headfoil. All chain plates have been inspected and all chain plate bolts replaced (2010). 

  • New standing rigging and turnbuckles (2012)
  • Harken Mark 2 roller furler
  • Strong Track mainsail mast track (2010)
  • Navtec hydraulic backstay adjuster (rebuilt (2011)
  • Navtec hydraulic vang (rebuilt 2011)
  • Spinnaker pole
  • Reaching strut
  • Chain drive pole lift
  • Staset X main, genoa, main sheet and topping lift halyards (2010)
  • Leather covers on turnbuckle bases and spreader tips (2010)
  • (1) Harken #44 Electric main halyard winch (rebuilt 2011)
  • (2) Barient #35 Aluminum genoa sheet winches with “ant-hill” drives
  • (1) Barient #28 SS primary spinnaker halyard winch
  • (1) Barient #28 SS primary genoa halyard winch
  • (1) Barient #26 SS auxiliary halyard winch
  • (1) Barient #20 spinnaker pole topping lift winch
  • (1) Lewmar #48 SS reefing winch
  • (2) Barient #10 Aluminum mainsheet traveler winches
  • (2) Barient #22 Aluminum boom vang/foreguy winches
  • (2) Barient #28 Aluminum spinnaker sheet winches
  • (2) Barient #26 Auxiliary sheet winches
  • New Mainsail with full battens and 2 reefs (2013)
  • North Kevlar main (like new)
  • New Doyle 135% tri-radial roller furling headsail (2014)
  • New Doyle 100% roller furling blade with three vertical battens (2014)
  • North #2 Kevlar genoa (great shape used for cruising)
  • North #3 Dacron jib (great shape used for cruising)
  • North Dacron main
  • New North Sails cruising spinnaker with ATN sleeve (2012)
  • North Reacher (3.4 oz)
  • North #1 Kevlar genoa (4.5 oz)
  • North #3 jib
  • North #3 Kevlar jib (like new needs luff tape replaced)
  • North #4 jib
  • North drifter (1.5 oz)
  • North tall staysail
  • (2) Reaching staysails (North and Ulmer)
  • North .75 oz spinnaker (like new)
  • North 1.5 oz spinnaker
  • North 1.5 oz starcut spinnaker
  • North 2.2 oz star cut spinnaker
  • North .75 oz gennaker
  • North .5 oz spinnaker
  • North 1.5 oz asymmetric spinnaker in ATN sock

Deck and Hull

MORNING STAR was built by the custom division of C& C yachts. Her hull is balsa core fiberglass sandwich construction consisting of fiberglass mat and roving, fabmat (a combination mat and roving) and end grain balsa core material. The gelcoat layer is brushed on and finished with Awlgrip Matterhorn White paint.Hull, cabin top and nonskid were repainted in 2010. The hull is exceptionally strong with the center line portion of the hull built up with unidirectional roving and floors and stringers constructed of unidirectional roving and fabmat around a low density core. The deck is constructed in a similar fashion and is bonded to the hull and mechanically fastened with stainless steel bolts. All bulkheads and major furniture (such as berth platforms) are bonded to the hull ensuring that hull, deck and interior structure work together to deliver an exceptionally strong vessel. The keel is bolted to the hull with stainless steel bolts and the rudder is a cantilevered balanced spade rudder of molded fiberglass and cored end grain balsa. 

The cockpit is a fabulous place to enjoy the sail or entertain once the anchor is down. Beautifully varnished teak combings, natuarally finished teak seats, teak grate over the cockpit sole, and a substantial removable teak cockpit table are a few of the amenities. The cockpit is protected by a new Breezy dodger and a nice awning provides additional protection from sun and rain. There are lazarettes under each of the cockpit seats. The side decks are easy to navigate with a foredeck that provides a good platform for sail changes or sunbathing. 

The upkeep has continued with the addition of new anchor chain, re-varnished exterior wood, buffed hull and top sides, new bottom paint and re-chromed deck fittings

  • Anodized aluminum toe rail (new 1996) incorporates chocks at the bow, mid ships and stern with cleats fore and aft
  • Maxwell 2500 electric windlass with chain and rode gypsies (2010)
  • Bruce 66 lb primary anchor with 330’ rode and 3/8” BBB chain (chain new 2013)
  • Danforth 35 lb anchor with 250’ of 5/8nylon rode
  • Double bow roller
  • Lifelines with gates port and starboard (replaced in 2010)
  • New lifeline terminal hardware (2010)
  • (2) Stainless steel cowl vents (2010)
  • (2) Mushroom vents (2010)
  • Edsen pedestal
  • Yacht Specialties wheel (2010) with leather cover
  • Radar mast with outboard lift
  • Swim ladder mounted on pushpit rail
  • Outboard motor bracket on pushpit rail
  • Large varnished cockpit table
  • Teak cockpit grate
  • Teak handholds on cabin top

  • Stainless steel emergency tiller
  • Radar reflector
  • Large varnished cockpit table
  • Inflatable lifesling
  • Breezy dodger (2010)
  • Breezy mainsail cover (2010)
  • Breezy cockpit awning
  • (3) Fenders with velour covers

Recent refit items


Added new cabinets with curved windows in salon and nav table

All new standing rigging and turnbuckles

Changed to LED tricolor strobe & anchor light

Wallace forced air heater

20 gal/hr watermaker

cockpit shower

re-built auto-pilot

North Sails cruising spinnaker and ATN sock

High water alarm

engine raw water alarm

All new LED interior lights


New mainsail

Rebuilt compass & re-chrome base

New anchor chain

New engine oil cooler hoses

New stereo with Sirius and Blue tooth


Re-varnished complete interior

New upholstery

Re-chromed most deck fittings

New baby stay

New Doyle 135% tri-radial RF genoa

New Doyle 100% blade with 3 vertical battens for roller furling

New tapered stanchions


New Bottom paint

Buff and wax hull

Coated Maxprop with propseed

New exterior varnish

New sailing instruments

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.
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