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2015 Symbol 48 Classic Pilothouse (New Model) 48 Symbol Classic - 48'

Year 2015
Length 48ft.
Price call for price
Type: New
Location Order now 10 mos. del, RI, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Engine warranty 5 years
Contact Information
Builder: Symbol
Beam: 15 ft 10 in
Length on Deck: 48 ft 5 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 14 ft 0 in
Max Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Dead Rise: 11 at Transom
Engine(s): John Deere
Engine(s) HP: 450 HP
Fuel: 2 Fiberglass (750 Gallons)
Water: 2 Plastic (200 Gallons)
Holding Tank: 1 Plastic (50 Gallons)
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
Remaining Warranty: 5 years

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Build time 12 mos.
Builder: Symbol
Warranty: 5 years
Hull Shape: Semi-Displacement
LOA: 51 ft 10 in
Beam: 15 ft 10 in
LWL: 43 ft 5 in
Length on Deck: 48 ft 5 in
Minimum Draft: 4 ft 2 in
Maximum Draft: 5 ft 6 in
Bridge Clearance: 14 ft 0 in
Deadrise: 11 at Transom
Total Power: 450 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 225 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: John Deere
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 225 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: 2 Plastic (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Fiberglass (750 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: 1 Plastic (50 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 4
Number of double berths: 1
Number of cabins: 3
Number of heads: 2
TV set
CD player
DVD player
Navigation center
Inside Equipment
Microwave oven - Microwave convection
Refrigerator - Two door upright
Washing machine - Combo washer/dryer
Battery charger
Electric head
Deep freezer - Top section
Hot water
Electric bilge pump - 4 bilge pumps
Manual bilge pump - Standard
Sea water pump
Air conditioning - With reverse cycle heating
Stern thruster
Bow thruster
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet - 240/120 50 amp standard
Inverter - 2000 watt inverter/30 amp@ 240v charger
Generator - Onan 11.5
Electrical Circuit: 220V
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming ladder
Davits - Brower US
Cockpit shower
Cockpit cushions - Standard settee forward and aft
Electric windlass
Bimini Top

Symbol Construction Advantages


Solid single F.R.P. lamination below waterline maximum strength.

Foamed cored hull lamination above water line by vacuum bagging application for quiet operation and strength.

Symbol Yachts major hull structure lamination with the flexural and tensile strength meeting the ABS "Guide for Building and Classing Motor Pleasure Yachts, 2-2000" requirement. 

Cook, U.S.A. UV protecting gel coat

Composite structure cabin sole.

Topsides of the hull are reinforced with a core material consisting of closed cell high density foam.

To prevent osmosis vinyl ester resin and thin tissue mat are hand laid into first few layers of the hull below the water line.

Water tight bulkheads for added safety.

Drainage &  bilge water manifold system to eliminate many thru hull fittings.

316 stainless deck fittings and railings.

Dripless propeller shaft packing gland.

Bilge water high level alarms.

Tempered safety window glass - tinted.

Engine room wing tanks feature a crossover fuel line with shutoff valve at each tank.

Reinforced rust free/no welds F.R.P. fuel tanks.

U.S. made hot water heater.

U.S. made plumbing hose and fittings for fresh, green and gray water systems.

Removable ceiling panels salon and cabins for easier maintenance.

Odor stop vent filter for holding tank.

Bilge keels.

U.S. made fiberglass engine exhaust pipe and muffler.

Odor safe hose throughout sanitation system.

U.S. made linear polyethylene holding tank.

GFI outlets for galley and heads.

Tin coated electrical wire.

 AC/DC have separate wiring chase.



Easy engine room access from a cockpit door is unique for this size yacht and keeps the mechanic out of the interior. To reduce sound we have placed the stateroom air conditioning compressor unit in the engine room. The engine room and bilges are finished in gloss white for easy cleaning.

The John Deere Common Rail compact 6.8 liter engine can provide an economical cruise of 8 kts. This John Deere 330 HP @ 2,600 RPM ENGINE has the "Common Rail System" to reduce noise. Optional Wesmar stabilizers. Optional twin engines from Cummins or John Deere are available.

  • Dripless stuffing box by PYI
  • Engine room fresh water tap
  • Engine room 110v outlet
  • Engine room intercom to pilothouse
  • 20 GAL water heater by TORRID
  • HWH 220v & heat exchanger
  • Anti-slip floor
  • 2" foam E.R. sound insulation
  • Engine base is solid wood with FRP laminated stringers
  • S/S engine mount bases x4 per engine
  • Fiberglass fuel tanks-no rust
  • Site gauges
  • Fuel manifold well-labeled
  • Three D.C. vapor proof engine room lights
  • One A.C. vapor proof engine room light
  • GROCO bilge alarms x3 -improve safety
  • Engine room fire alarm by FIREBOY
  • Engine room auto fire extinguisher by FIREBOY
  • Internal sea strainers
  • Thru hulls-Bronze
  • Thru hulls bonded together
  • Thru hulls w/function labels
  • Engine drip pan-fiberglass
  • EPA Tier 2 engine
  • IMO and RCD certified
  • Easy accessed filters and maintenance items
  • 24 valve cylinder head
  • S/S sea water piping provides corrosion resistance
  • Engine exhaust is underwater - quiet and cleaner
  • 330 HP @ lower RPM
  • Generator exhaust under water - quiet
  • Work bench with vise & s/s top
  • Engine room exhaust blowers x2
  • Portable oil change kit
  • Four blade prop by ZF Fastner
  • Dual RACOR fuel filters w/vacuum gauge-quick filter change
  • Twin engines 330 HP John Deere or Cummins
  • Optional cockpit engine control
  • DC manifold oil change system


AC/DC system with circuit breakers and custom hinged panel by Symbol Yacht Co. with easy access to wiring under PH console. Separate battery banks for house, engine start, generator start and windlass/bow thruster. All batteries stored in fiberglass boxes.

D.C. reading wall lamps and LED overhead light fixtures with wall switches. Exhaust fans for both heads & galley, D.C. sump pumps and (3) D.C. bilge pumps.

Onan 11.5 KW generator with quiet box and smoke/water separator. Generator dual start/gauge panels-engine room and pilothouse. Onan e-QD electronic quiet diesel with digital display provides genset status at a glance.

  • Bonding system
  • Galvanic isolator
  • Circuit breakers with LED on light
  • Volt meters
  • Aqua-Signal Nav lights
  • Shore inlet for TV/Phone
  • Shore inlet for water
  • Color coded and numbered wiring
  • Separate AC/DC raceways
  • Tin coated wire
  • AC inlets fwd & aft "Marinco"
  • 25' x 50 amp 125/250v shore cord
  • 120V outlet in engine room
  • 120v outlet on F/B & cockpit
  • Lazarette light fixture
  • Mast deck light
  • Fuel level gauge DC
  • Water level gauge DC
  • Wipers/washers x 3
  • Hanging locker courtesy lights
  • Bilge warning lights-both stations
  • Bilge alarms-high water
  • Volt and Amp meters
  • Arch w/fly bridge deck lights
  • Galley & Head outlets GFCI type
  • 44,000 BTUs Air conditioning w/reverse heat @240vac
  • Three zones with separate controls
  • Engine room A/C compressor for quiet operation in staterooms
  • LED courtesy step lights
  • Inverter 2000 watt/24v battery charger  w/remote control panel in pilothouse
  • Inverter by pass switch
  • Emergency parallel switch w/twin engines
  • Combiner for thruster batteries
  • Rope lights behind salon valance
  • Rope lights behind pilothouse valance
  • Glendinning cable master
  • AGM batteries
  • 2nd battery charger
  • Solar panels
  • Underwater lights

Deck and Hull Construction


 Semi-wide body design with walk around decks with flawlessly welded & polished 1-1/4" #316 stainless hand rails and s/s lower lifelines. Forward deck bulwark with stainless rails to improved safety.

Hard chine hull, bilge keels and full-length deep keel help reduce roll.

 FORWARD deck with windlass, two s/s anchor holders, top loading anchor rode locker with three compartments, fresh & salt water wash down, city water inlet, 2- hatches in fwd stateroom and in PH above helm seat.

Foam core provides excellent thermal insulation, acoustic insulation and reduces condensation. The rub rail is by TACO a US company for easy replacement if needed. Deck non-skid areas in "Symbol beige". Three water tight bulkheads to separate four compartments.

 Hull design includes a fine entry bow, hard chines and molded round spray chines for a quiet and dryer passage. Underwater engine and generator exhaust reduce noise and keep the hull sides cleaner. Windlass, custom stainless anchor holders and foredeck divided locker. Forward cleats with bollard cleats midships.

 NEW wider hull now 15'10",  design changes were designed by USDDC in conjunction with the Symbol Team.

 Hull and deck are laminated together with multiple layers of fiberglass becoming integrated-labor intensive but strong.

  • Approximate specifications 
  • L.O.A.Max = 51'10" 
  • L.O.A. molded = 48'5"
  • L.W.L. = 43' 5"
  • Beam = 15' 10"
  • Draft = 5' 5" approx S-engine
  • Draft = 4' 2" approx T-engines
  • Displ 48,700 lbs.approx
  • Longitudinal and transverse stringer system
  • Interior structural components properly bonded to hull
  • High strength FRP composite cabin structure and sole
  • Engine stringers glass over solid wood
  • S/S base for engine mount
  • Bottom paint
  • 3 water tight bulkheads
  • 3 compartments with 4 auto bilge pumps
  • E/R sound proofing by "Soundown"
  • Deck is cored with closed cell foam
  •  Non-skid molded diamond pattern    
  • Non-skid decks in "MOON DUST" and Inter-grip for added safety
  • Flush mounted drains
  • Large scuppers 1" above deck to avoid water streaks    
  • Drainage & bilge water manifold system to eliminate most thru hulls
  • 5 year limited hull structural warranty
  • Chain locker forward with 3 storage compartments
  • Pulpit for two anchors
  • Salt/fresh anchor wash-down
  • Anchor compartment drain overboard
  • Cockpit boarding door-transom
  • Bow and stern S/S flag staffs
  • Bulbous Bow
  • Windlass 2nd chain/rope gypsy


$20,000. allowance for your choice of electronics

  • "Ritchie" compasses
  • 23" LCD flat screen TV Saloon
  • Surround sound DVD/CD/AM/FM
  • 20" LCD/FM flat screen TV stateroom
  • TV antenna Digital

Systems & Equipment

The new Symbol 48 incorporates a drain manifold system to reduce thru hull fittings, eliminate the noise and hull streaks caused by above waterline drains. Deck, bilge, sump, sink, A/C and washing machine all drain into port or starboard manifolds that exit quietly aft under the swim platform.

Frameless window system reduce maintenance, leaks and provides an updated look.

Wide side decks with standard 1 1/4" #316 stainless rails provide a safe and comfortable walkway forward.

Drawers, cabinets doors and drawers have locking push/pull hardware. Drawers include extending drawer slides for a full view of open drawer.

  • HYNAUTIC hydraulic steering - dual stations 
  • S/S rudder and rudder post     
  • Emergency tiller S/S-bracket mount 
  • By-pass valve for emcy tiller     
  • HYNAUTIC engine controls dual station-smooth operation
  • 200 gal F.W. water tanks    
  • "Whale" 15mm water quick connect system
  • Fresh water pump by-Flojet
  • Accumulator tank for smooth water flow    
  • City water inlet    
  • Dockside TV inlet
  • RITCHIE compass x2 
  • Windlass Lofrans-Tigres 24v    
  • Air conditioning w/reverse heat
  • Aritex door with polished s/s frames in saloon
  • P.H. doors sliding/Diamond Sea Glaze
  • S/S "SYMBOL" step plates
  • S/S Flagstaffs x2    
  • Custom S/S 1-1/4" handrails
  • Frame less window system, no screw holes/no leaks
  • Tempered safety glass- tinted    
  • Push/pull locking drawer hardware
  • Interior doors with high quality lever hardware
  • Removable head liner panels
  • Gel coat by COOK/US with U/V protection
  • Custom fiberglass arch with s/s hinge    
  • Fresh water faucet in engine room    
  • Shower on transom H & C
  • Dock-Ease Package    
  • SIDEPOWER 11 HP Bow thruster 24v    
  • SIDEPOWER 9 HP Stern thruster 24v     
  • Wireless remote thruster control    
  • S/S ports x8 by "Man Ship"    
  • 60# S/S anchor    
  • 100' X 3/8" H.T. CHAIN    
  • 150' X 5/8" NYLON RODE    
  • Bottom paint over epoxy barrier coat    
  • Line cutter by PROP PROTECTOR   
  • Fresh water anchor wash down 
  • Salt water anchor wash down    
  • Wesmar stabilizers    
  • With 2nd control on F.B,    
  • With kelp cutters mounted fwd of active fin
  • Double boot stripes    
  • Four bladed prop



SALOON: Large saloon features a comfortable "L" shaped settee/berth with storage under, deep foam cushions with choice of Symbol fabric, hi-lo custom teak table, teak wood top above washer/dryer cabinet, low windows with sit down view, 26" LCD TV in a custom cabinet, DVD/AM/FM with surround sound, storage cabinets to port and Berber carpeting with quiet pad or optional teak & holly sole. LED overhead light fixtures with satin nickel set flush into a removable padded vinyl headliner.

 Varnished grain-matched teak bulkheads provide warmth of a classic wood interior. Saloon features wide sliding door with a polished S/S frame opening to a large covered cockpit, which can serve as an outdoor dining area.



  • Teak valance over windows
  • Drapes
  • 26" LCD TV
  • Digital TV antenna
  • Custom TV & storage cabinet
  • Sound equipment storage with teak louvered doors
  • Custom teak hi-Lo table
  • Teak saloon counter tops
  • Varnished grain-matched bulkheads
  • Carpet for salon & staterooms
  • Push/pull locking cabinet hardware
  • Satin nickel hardware
  • Removable vinyl ceiling panels
  • Foam composite saloon sole & bulkhead
  • Drawers open for a full view
  • Drawers have S/S bearing slides for easy opening
  • Exquisite joinery
  • Storage under settee
  • Polished S/S sliding door
  • Opening window aft
  • "Cantalupi" salon wall lamp x1
  • Rope lights-valance
  • LED overhead lights
  • Overhead teak handrail
  • "Soundown" pad under saloon carpet
  • Satin nickel light fixture trim
  • Satin nickel "Vimar" wall switch plates
  • Options available:
  • Teak & holly soles
  • DuraTouch leather or Ultrasuede


PILOTHOUSE: Features a raised "L" shaped comfortable settee/berth with storage under, deep foam cushions with choice of fabric, custom teak table, Diamond Sea Glaze P & S watertight sliding doors, helm seat, foot light for night passage, teak and holly sole, console to flush mount electronics, overhead console, custom teak stairway to fly bridge with weather tight door, forward windows have wipers/washers and frame-less window system.


  • 28" Custom S/S teak trimmed wheel
  • Formica or teak counter tops
  • Chart storage under settee
  • Diamond Sea Glaze sliding doors P&S
  • Teak and holly varnished sole
  • Dining for 4 on custom TEAK table
  • Windshield washers
  • "Ritchie" Compass
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Fuel, water and holding tank gauges 24v
  • Forward windshield 10 mm tempered safety glass
  • Helm chair
  • Low energy LED overhead lighting
  • Bow & stern thruster wireless control
  • Wipers x3 with separate controls
  • Extra drawers under table
  • Overhead instrument console
  • Windshield cover-black mesh
  • "Man Ship" S/S hatch with screen
  • Custom teak hand holds just inside each door
  • Custom chart storage
  • "Glendinning" electronic controls
  • "Glendinning" back up processor
  • "Glendinning" remote hand held controls to ease docking-outlets fore and aft
  • Helm seat & dinette-"DuraTouch" quality leather or Ultrasuede
  • Table top is Burl Wood with high gloss finish
  • Windshield defroster-24v
  • "Par" blower w/3 teak vents

Gourmet Galley

Saloon level galley for a great view and open to the saloon. Efficiently designed "U" shaped galley with spacious prep space with "Corian" counter top, teak storage cabinets, drawers below counter top and large overhead cabinets providing abundant storage. Across from the galley is a 220v washer/dryer combo with louvered cabinet doors, trash compactor and storage. No need to run the generator with the AC/DC refrigerator. 

  • SHARP microwave/convection oven w/vent S/S
  • SeaWard Gourmet 220v cook top 3 burner with sea rail
  • Upright ref/freezer  AC/DC
  • Push/pull locking cabinet hardware
  • Counter top storage compartment
  • Interior of lockers varnished teak
  • Galley sole is teak & holly
  • Scandvik-s/s deep double or single sink
  • Trash Compactor "BROAN"
  • Corian galley counter top
  • Granite tops
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage disposal
  • Induction cooktop

Owner's Stateroom-Amidships & Full Beam
AMIDSHIPS full beam with an island queen berth, innerspring mattress, cedar lined hanging locker, drawers, varnished teak bulkheads, mirror headboard and 4 s/s ports for improved ventilation. En-suite separate shower, vanity with storage, electric toilet with fresh water flush and shower door.

Three stateroom plan availale with owners stateroom forward.

  • Custom flush panel teak doors
  • Custom lever door handles
  • Magnetic door stops
  • Varnished grain-matched teak bulkheads
  • Push/pull locking hardware for drawers/cabinets
  • Berber carpet salon & staterooms
  • "Cantalupi" reading lamps MASTER x2
  • Mirror headboard
  • Dressing mirror
  • Custom built in 20" LCD TV
  • S/S ports w/screens "Man Ship"
  • Teak & holly or tile sole in heads
  • Fiberglass bulkheads in showers
  • Storage behind vanity mirrors
  • Mirror ceiling in heads S/S
  • Cultured marble vanity counter tops with sink-one piece
  • Aluminum framed shower door-master
  • Exhaust fans
  • Air conditioning vent x2
  • ITT electric heads
  • Holding tank 50 gals-Sealand
  • Holding tank pump-Sealand
  • Holding tank level gauge-Sealand

Guest staterooms features four single berths or double berth your choice, passageway head to port-separate shower to STBD, electric toilet with fresh water flush, vanity, his/hers cedar lined hanging lockers, varnished teak bulkheads and ports with screens.


Fly bridge with two helm seats, 26" s/s wheel, full engine controls and new larger "L" shaped settee with table. There is extra storage under the settee.

Aft of the fly bridge is a large boat deck with room for lounge chairs, storage box and dinghy.

The fly bridge drains into a drain manifold quietly exiting under swim platform. This system eliminates water streaks on cabin sides.

  • Vinyl cushions for settee
  • Fiberglass table
  • S/S hinged fiberglass arch
  • Windshield with custom S/S frame
  • 800# BROWER-US crane
  • 2nd helm seat
  • Bimini with 1 1/4" S/S frame
  • SUNBRELLA" for cushion covers
  • Cover for console
  • Covers for helmseats
  • Cockpit S/S ladder to F.B.


Covered cockpit with lazarette storage, gas strut for lazarette hatch, ARITEX sliding door with polished S/S frame to saloon, transom door to swim platform, swim ladder, transom shower and engine room entrance with storage cabinet.

Large 7' aft covered cockpit for dining alfresco, standard settee w/storage under, vinyl cushions storage below cockpit, cockpit engine room access, large swim platform, s/s swim ladder and aft H&C shower.

  • Large cockpit for entertaining
  • "Aritex" sliding S/S door to saloon
  • Cockpit hatch with gas shock
  • Shower H & C
  • City water inlet
  • Swim ladder under platform
  • Teak cockpit sole


Symbol Yacht Sales is your exclusive Symbol Yacht information and service dealer. Open seven days a week by appointment, call Peter Vassilopoulos (401 338 1717) today if you need information on a luxury, good looking, roomy, high quality, custom pilothouse cruising yacht that's affordable. If you would like to create your own equipment package, give us a call.



  • Yacht and equipment include 5 to 1 year manufactures warranties-call for details.
  • Exclusive with Symbol Yacht Sales, Inc. is a new boat "SYS Warranty Escrow" for items not covered by first year manufactures warranties, owners draw on this "SYS Warranty Escrow" as needed up to a percentage of sales price. At the end of the first year warranty the balance remaining is paid to the owner closing out the first year warranty period. Called for details.

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.
  • Yacht and equipment include 5 to 1 year manufactures warranties-call for details.
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