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1987 CHB Seamaster 48

  • Year: 1987
  • Price: $ 125,000
  • Location: New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Fuel Type: Diesel



  • Generator
  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Canvas and Enclosures (recent)
  • (3) Cabins / (3) Heads Layout
  • Rich Teak Interior
  • Full Electronic Package
  • Electric Windlass
  • Dinghy & Outboard
  • Boarding Ladders
  • Wide Side Decks
  • (5) Binders of information (schematics, records etc)
  • Extensive Spare Parts Inventory
  • Owned & maintained by full time cruisers and recently completed the Great Loop
  • She is ready for extended cruising 

Heavily-built motoryacht with conservative lines with a spacious three-stateroom interior. Highlights include full teak interior, expansive salon, booth-style dinette, luxurious owner stateroom, washer/ dryer space in aft guest cabin. Note huge aft deck with wing doors, wet bar. Basically a Taiwanese version of the Hatteras 48MY. Also marketed as Ponderosa 48. Cat 375hp diesels cruise at 12–14 knots (18 knots top).

Basic Details

Make: CHB
Model: Seamaster 48
Length: 48 ft
Price: $ 125,000
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Boat Name: Fruition
Hull Material: Fiberglass
Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Number of Engines: 2
Fuel Type: Diesel
Total Power: 750 hp


Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Max Speed: 18 kn
Max Speed RPM: 2650
LOA: 47 ft 8 in
LWL: 43 ft 6 in
Beam: 15 ft 6 in
Max Bridge Clearance: 18 ft 9 in
Max Draft: 4 ft 6 in
Displacement: 44000 lb
Fuel Tanks Capacity: 590 gal
Fuel Tanks Material: Other
Fresh Water Tanks Capacity: 80 gal
Fresh Water Tanks Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Capacity: 50 gal
Holding Tanks Material: GRP
Number of Cabins: 3
Number of Heads: 3


Engine #1 

Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA
Primary Engines: Inboard
Location: Starboard
Hours: 0
Power: 375 hp
Propeller Type: 4 Blade
Engine #2 

Engine Make: Caterpillar
Engine Model: 3208TA
Primary Engines: Inboard
Location: Port
Hours: 0
Power: 375 hp
Propeller Type: 4 Blade


Moving from the bow aft vessel’s interior layout as follows.

V-Berth area with twin bunks to port and hanging locker aft to port. Moving aft finds forward enclosed head compartment with vanity sink, marine toilet and open shower.

Galley down configuration with dinette to port and galley work space and appliances to starboard.

Moving aft and steps up to main saloon. Entertainment center to starboard aft. Sofa and occasional chairs fitted. Flybridge overhead of saloon surmounted on superstructure, and machinery space below with forward and aft access.

Moving aft steps up from saloon finds semi-enclosed aft sundeck with wet bar area to starboard.

Moving aft steps down from saloon finds guest stateroom converted into an office to starboard and second enclosed guest head compartment across to port. Head compartment fitted with vanity sink. Marine toilet and open shower.

Moving aft to Master stateroom. Queen size berth aft on centerline with dresser cabinetry port and starboard in lieu of a vanity.  The sellers feel the storage was more import for a small vanity.   Hanging locker to starboard forward. Ensuite Master head compartment to port forward with vanity sink, marine toilet and enclosed shower.

Teak cabinetry, trim and joinery work all high quality joinery work. Vinyl head liners. Teak parquet flooring in galley. Fiberglass reinforced plastic modular head compartments. Carpet soles in all other areas except galley and head compartments.


  • Stove, Galley Maid 3 burner electric
  • Oven, Convection Microwave
  • Refrigerator & Freezer, Frigidaire (household full size) new in 2012
  • Icemaker, Uline on Sundeck
  • Filter, Inline cold water filter
  • Dishwasher, Kenmore (sellers have not used since the vessel was purchased)
  • Sinks, Double S/S
  • Wet Bar, on Sundeck
  • Washer/Dryer, 110v
  • Grill, stern mounted


  • Plotter, Garmin 4210 new in 2011
  • Depth, Garmin color sounder new in 2012
  • Radar, 4KW 36 inch open array antenna
  • Plotter, Furuno 1900 Series 7″ LCD monochrome
  • Autopilot, Simrad Robertson AP-20
  • VHF, Standard Intrepid Plus
  • VHF, ICOM M34 hand held
  • Compass, Ritchie new in 2015
  • TV, Phillips 19″
  • Stereo, Sony CDX M30


  • Generator, Norpro 15KW new in 2008 with 1797 hrs with Soundshield (click the link section to learn more about the advantages of the Norpro Genset)
  • Electronic governor, provides constant voltage control, Norpro $700 option)
  • Battery charger, Xantrex XC5012 50 amp new in 2009
  • Battery charger for windlass, new in 2011
  • Engine room DC wiring new in 2012, major upgrade to current ABYC specs
  • Seller has created detailed DC wiring schematics
  • Inverter, Centech 2000 watt new in 2014
  • Batteries, (3) 8D new in 2017
  • Battery, Group 27 for windlass new in 2016
  • Battery Parallel Switch
  • Owners are able to run the 12v systems and Refrig/Freezer for 24hrs with ease before having to charge the batteries.
  • GFCI Protection
  • (2) 30amp service
  • (1) 50amp service

Deck & Hull

  • Wide side decks with no steps, seller loved having no steps for easy navigation of the decks
  • Sundeck Canvas new in 2016
  • Bimini canvas scheduled to be replaced this year
  • Port lights rebeded by 2012
  • Dinghy railing rebeded in 2012
  • Dinghy davit rebeded in 2012
  • Some seacocks replaced in 2012
  • Extensive plumbing upgrades in 2008
  • Fwd hatch lens replaced in 2012
  • Swim platform nuts and bolts replaced in 2012
  • Air Conditioning thru hulls rebeded in 2015
  • Boarding Ladders
  • Canvas, Bimini, Sundeck, Helm, Helm Seat, Bow Pulpit, Sunshade
  • Enclosure, 4 sided Isinglass at flybridge with bug screens
  • Enclosure, 3 sided Isinglass with sun shade panels
  • Hard Top, Aft deck
  • Anchor, 65# Hooker Fluke with 150′ of 3/8 chain (primary anchor locker)
  • Anchor, 66# Lewmar Claw with 40′ of 5/16″ chain with 90′ of 3/4″ rode
  • Anchor, 25# Danforth with 15′ of 5/16″ chain with 100′ of 5/8″ rode (stern anchor)
  • Windlass, Lofrans Tigress horizontal electric with both foot up switch & remote at helm
  • Anchor Bridle 2014 Mantus pre-fabricated anchor bridle using 1″nylon with heavy chafe protection and a special chain hook
  • *The owners in 10 years have never dragged at anchor with the ground tackle above*
  • Ports, Stainless Steel
  • Arch, Radar
  • Davit,  Aluminum with an Electric winch, 1000lbs Lifting Capacity
  • Search Light, 12v Jabsco 6″
  • 10′ Dinghy, 10′ polyethylene new in 2016
  • Outboard Engine, LEHR Propane 5hp new in 2015
  • (3) Tear Drop Fenders
  • (6) Fenders
  • (4) Type 1 offshore lifevests
  • (6) Type 2 coastal lifevests
  • (1) Type 20 life ring
  • Sea Kits Damage Control Kit
  • 300′ of 3/4″ nylon 3 strand line
  • Wet Bar, rebuilt and varnished in 2017
  • Carpet, Sundeck replaced in 2017
  • Air Draft, Air 18′-9″ to the running light, which can be to 18′-1″ to the radar antenna.
  • The bottom was last painted in April 2016.  Barrier coat pre 2003, some blistering reported 1″-2″ in diameter.


  • Air Conditioning, Cruisair 16,000 btus
  • Air Conditioning, Cruisair 16,000 btus
  • Thermostats, SMX-II electronic
  • Water Heater, 15 gallon new in 2008
  • Heads, (3) Electric toilets
  • Filter, Racor 1000 with DP gauge for engines
  • Filter, Racor 500 for genset
  • Bilge Pump, mid 2,000 GPH
  • Bilge Pump, fwd 1,500 GPH
  • Bilge Pump, aft 1,500 GPH
  • Emergency Bilge Pump, 120v high capacity 
  • Bilge Pump, manual
  • Bilge Alarm, Fwd bilge high water
  • Bilge Counter, wired to the mid bilge pump
  • Oil Change, Groco 12v oil change pump
  • Wash Down Pump, Shurflo 12v
  • Alarms, (2) CO2 – (2) Smoke/Fire
  • Props, (2) 4 blade 26×23 Nibral bronze
  • Props, (2) Spare 26×23
  • Anodes, Aluminum 
  • Fuel Tank, (4) Black Iron x 150 gallons
  • Tank Gauge, Holding Tank watch LED level indicator
  • Horn, Dual
  • Fire System, (2) Fire Boy 150 Halon automatic systems, date 1995
  • Fire Extinguisher, 10lb CO2 for the electrical panel
  • Serial Numbers, port 01Z0933 & stb 01Z00300
  • Full engine control panels in the engine room
  • Engine Hours as of 12/17 (Stb 6222 hrs and Port 6239) 
  • Hull speed fuel consumption is 1.3 gallons per hour for both engines.  Seller has enjoyed the low fuel consumption of the CHB.
  • RPMS at wide open is 2650 rpm
  • Macerator, (2) duct bill valves new in the box


  • Port engine raw water pump replaced
  • Mid head macerator rebuilt
  • Fwd head macerator pump & motor assembly replaced
  • Engine impeller
  • Oil & Filter
  • New V Belts port engine
  • New v Belts on genset
  • New pencil anodes on main engines and genset


  • Additional engine room ceiling insulation added
  • Engine impeller
  • Transmission Fluid changed, both engines
  • Rebuilt starboard engine raw water strainer


  • Tune port prop
  • Aquamet 19 shaft (port) replaced
  • Mid head pump replaced
  • Tach sending units for both engines replaced
  • Genset impeller
  • Engine impellers
  • Engine V belts
  • Fuel crossover valve replaced
  • Cutlass bearings replaced
  • Repacked stuffing boxes
  • Repacked rudder posts
  • AC strainer replaced
  • Thru hull, pump and hoses for aft head replaced


  • AC blower and motor replaced
  • Engine thermostats replaced
  • Clean & re calibrate fuel injectors port engine
  • Port fuel pump rebuilt
  • Oil hoses from filters to coolers replaced
  • Transmission oil coolers replaced
  • Both oil coolers replaced with refurbished
  • Engine water hoses replaced


  • Changed valves of main fuel tanks sight glasses
  • Props reworked
  • Engine room bilge pump, hoses and check valve replaced
  • Engine water hoses replaced, from seacocks to strainers


  • Aft bilge pump, check valves and discharge line replaced
  • Stb raw water pump replaced
  • Port raw water pump rebuilt
  • Shift cables replaced
  • Valve adjustment, both engines


  • Spare prop reworked
  • Macerator pump replaced for holding tank
  • Vented loops on all (3) heads
  • Freshwater pump replaced
  • Acid clean all coolers
  • Rudder bearings and packing replaced


  • Fuel tank polished



  • Reported- Engine exhaust risers
  • Reported – Rods & main bearings replaced



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.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

Builder / Designer

  • Builder: Chung Hwa Boat Builders

Trawler Corner, Power Corner, Trawlers in Louisiana, For Sale, Trawler Knowledge, Great Loop, Freshwater

Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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