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1987 Hi-Star 48 Convertible - 48'

Year 1987
Length 48ft.
Price USD $149,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location FL, United States
Hull Material
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Builder: Hi-Star
Designer: Charles Chang
Beam: 15 ft 2 in
Max Draft: 3 ft 8 in
Engine(s): Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA'S
Hours: 2250
Engine(s) HP: 375
Cruising Speed: 18

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Hi-Star
Designer: Charles Chang
LOA: 48 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 3 ft 8 in
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA'S
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2250
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA'S
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 2250

Displacement: 37000

Total Power: 375
Cruising Speed: 18
Max Speed: 23

Fuel: 500
Fresh Water: 250

Two Staterooms sleep 4 with two heads with adjoining shower. Note that the double-entry stall shower serves both heads, an innovative and space saving feature. The salon sofa sleeps 2 to accommodate 6 owners and guests.
The spacious master stateroom is forward and features a centerline queen berth, vanity table with make-up mirror and swivel chair. The private master head has a large adjoining shower stall and generous storage. The master stateroom has two opening portlights and overhead hatch for ample natural light, ventillation and emergency egress.
The guest stateroom has over/under twin berths, generous closet and drawer storage and two opening portlights. The guest head has an adjoining shower.
Both staterooms have teak and holly sole throughout, and fine teak joinery.

Main Salon
The salon features a generous all teak interior with sofa,(sleeps two), a hi-lo teak coffee/dining table, two leather barrel chairs, TV and stereo system, entertainment center with bar and multiple storage areas. The salon visibility is 360 degrees plus full lower helm instrumentation and easy access electrical panel. The galley and lower helm are forward on the same level.
The yacht features teak and holly sole throughout and fine teak cabinetry.
Salon entertainment center features JVC color television, video recorder and CD Player and a DSS Satellite Receiver.
This yacht has a lower station that has great visibility both fore and aft.

The galley is up and features all teak woodwork, Galley Maid stove with oven, microwave, and countertop height side by side freezer and refigerator. The fresh water system is both 110 and 12 volt.
  • Plumbing for Clothes washer/dryer
  • 110V side by side Refrigerator/freezer
  • 3 burner Galley Maid electric stove
  • New microwave oven
  • Fresh water system
  • Water heater
  • Icemaker

Master Stateroom

The master stateroom is forward and features a queen island berth, vanity table with swivel chair, two hanging lockers and ample drawer storage, all satin finished teak. There is an overhead hatch for emergency exit, additional light or ventilation. There are opening portlights port and starboard. The master stateroom also features a teak and holly sole with semi gloss finish. Aft to starboard is the adjoining master bath.
  • Island Queen Berth
  • Ensuite Head w/Adjoining Shower
  • JVC TV

Guest Stateroom

Upper and lower berths with ample closet and drawer storage. Two opening portlights, teak and holly sole. Guest head has an adjoining shower.

The flybridge features an aluminum half tower with laced on waterproof stamoid cover and fully enclosed eisenglass surrounds. The helm station has full instrumentation, two swivel helm chairs and bench seating forward.
Electronics and Navigation:
  • Robertson Autopilot
  • (2) Gps Plotters; Garmin GPSMAP215
  • Northstar 952 XW (color plotter)
  • 48 mile Furuno Radar 4 tone daylight display
  • Icom VHF radio lower station
  • Icom IC502 VHF radio flybridge
  • Plastimo's 5" compasses
  • Ritchie 6" compass
  • (2) Datamarine Depth sounders (both station)
  • Guest remote spotlight
  • Intercom
  • Autohelm distance & speed indicators (both stations)
  • Stereo with cassette & power amp

One of the highlights of the Hi-Star yachts is the excellent fiberglass work and this is very evident in the molded non-skid decks, wide side decks with molded steps from the cockpit, transom door thru to large fiberglass swim platform, and a large cockpit well suited for fishing, diving, or just cruising. There is a molded fiberglass bow pulpit with heavy duty stainless steel rails and heavy duty stainless steel side stanchions.
There are both freshwater and saltwater wash down systems, new Maxwell electric windlass with 100' all chain rode and additional 250' chain and nylon braid anchor rode. Fenders and lines, 6 life jackets with life rings, navigation lights, swim platform, swim ladder. Hull color is off white. Stainless steel bow mounted fender holder, all railings are high grade stainless (316), and new helm cover and seat cover.
  • (2)Anchors
  • Transom door
  • Molded non-skid decks
  • (2) Spare propellors

Engine Room
The engine room has three separate access points. The stairs going forward to the staterooms lift up and the engine room is easily entered though there. There is also an access door from the aft lazarette forward into the engine room, and the salon has four large hatches in the middle of the floor when greater access is desired for more extensive maintenance. The engine room is fully sound insulated, features excellent access to the outboard sides of the main engines, aluminum flooring, and full stringer engine saddles and isolation mounts. The well designed engine room on the 48' Hi Star Convertible is very impressive.
Engine and Mechanical Equipment
Cruise Aire reverse cycle air conditioning with separate controls for salon and staterooms. Cabin and Bridge controls(two stations), hydraulic steering, 2 automatic bilge pumps, fresh water cooling system, Racor fuel filters, engine alarm, fuel shut off valve, 24 gallon per hour fuel consumption (maximum). Racor filters for generator and main engines, oil transfer pump is hosed to cockpit for ease of handling. There are both electronic and mechanical engine gauges.
  • Automatic Halon Fire Control System
  • Lube Oil transfer system
  • Glendining engine synchronizer
  • Mechanical and electronic engine gauges
  • Electric Holding Tank
  • Glendinning Trim Tab
  • Engine Temperature alarm
  • (3)Bilge blowers

Cockpit & Fishing Equipment
The Hi Star 48' Convertible features a 108 sq. ft. cockpit with molded non-skid decks, transom door, deep stainless steel sink with hot and cold faucet, cabinet with ice maker, and lots of storage. There is a locking tackle center with several drawers and a bait well.
  • Rupp Outriggers
  • Fish box (tackle center)
  • (6) Rocket launchers at flybridge
  • Bait well
  • Nautical Design Fighting Chair
  • Cockpit sink & icemaker
  • (5) Rod holders

Electrical System
  • 110V AC electrical system
  • 12V DC electrical system
  • 12.5W Generator
  • 40amp Battery charger
  • 3 Batteries w/parallel switches
  • Dockside electrical cable

Hi-Star was founded by second generation Taiwanese Boatbuilders and began production in 1986.They had the most modern production facilities on the island of Taiwan and earned a reputation for high quality engineering and excellent construction. Being the first Taiwan builder to adopt the American system of full control of every operation from original design through marketing and final delivery, they were able to achieve a level of consistent quality in all the boats they built. Climate control in the molding process, (contolling both temperature and humidity),as well as climate controlled fiberglass storage ensured there was no excess humidity to damage the process.
Airex coring is used above the waterline to enhance rigidity and reduce weight.
All of the Hi-Star prototypes were extensively tank tested and the result was a yacht that transitions from displacement to planing mode with very little change in trim, leaving a clean and flat wake.(A sure sign of planing efficency). Hi-Star produced yachts from 42' to 55' and ended production in 1993 due to the economic recession of the early 1990's and the luxury tax added to yacht sales. The hull of the 55' Hi Star was so successful that it was used as the basic platform of the 57' Grand Harbour Raised Pilothouse which began production in the early 2000's. Hi- Star is currently building the Altima line of motoryachts as well as the new series Hi-Star.

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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