Pacifica sportfishers have been chasing gamefish off both coasts for nearly two decades now, earning a devoted following among serious anglers and the reputation of being some of the most respected sportfishing boats around.
"BABY BALUGA" was originally built as a 44 and had a 4' cockpit extension added at Shelter Island Boatyard to make the cockpit absolutely massive. The original transom was not removed so you have the same structural integrity. This boat was originally named "CHULA" and was one of the most respected Sportfishers in Southern California.
The salon has been completely refit and several other upgrades have been done as well, including, new hoses in the Engineroom, engineroom detail, Wesmar Side scanning sonar, new vacu-flush head system, and much more.
- 48 Sedan Sportfisher
- San Diego, CA
- 48 ft
- Boat Name
- BABY BALUGA
- 15.33 ft
- Fuel Tanks
- Fresh Water
- Double Berths
- 660 hp
- Engine 1
- Detroit Diesel 6v71
- Engine 2
- Detroit Diesel 6v71
Boat Specs copy 2
"BABY BALUGA" is an extremely spacious enclosed pilothouse trawler with Portuguese Bridge. Over $50,000 has ben spent on upgrades and renovation including wiring and Vacuflush.
The entire salon was gutted and professionally remodeled. Engines are fresh water keel-cooled 671 Detroit Diesels. Engines and transmission were totally rebuilt in 1996 and has only several hundred hours since.
Cockpit and deck
This 48 Pacifica is a long range fisherman's dream. With the 4' cockpit extension, there is ample room for fishing or just hanging out. The cockpit has an 8 ton fish hold, rod holders and a large California deck for relaxing.
Up on the bow is a large Portuguese bridge which is accessed through the pilothouse, forward of the bridge and to port and starboard are two seating areas with cushions. All the way forward is a Bronze Windlass Co. windlass and a large Danforth anchor.
On top of the pilothouse is a large crowsnest and the boat can easily be rigged with a harpoon plank as she is setup for that already.
- 4' Cockpit extension
- 8 ton fish hold
- Cargo boom
- Elliot 8 Man liferaft
- Bronze Windlass Company windlass
- Large sturdy bow rails
- Portuguese bridge
- Fresh and Saltwater washdowns
Stepping in from the large California deck, you will find a huge, refit salon with an up galley. To port is a large L shaped settee, to Starboard id a large refrigerator and upgraded Bluesea AC and DC electrical panels. Forward and to starboard is a built in credenza with desk and storage. Across to Port is the Up Galley with Stainless steel sink, microwave, and ample cabinet and drawer space. All the woodwork throughout has been either replaced or stripped and re varnished.
Forward and to starboard is the helm which offers excellent visibility for maneuvering. She features proven electronics such as dual radars, Autopilot, Sidescan sonar, Garmin plotter and Teleflex throttle controls.
Stepping down into the living areas, you will find a large Master suite with Queen size berth, storage below, and hanging lockers. There is a flat screen Television as well. Forward of the Master is a large head with seperate stall shower and ample storage space. All the way forward is the guest quarters with a Queen lower and a Twin Upper.
Boat Specs copy 2
Galley replaced and remodel with Moen fixtures and garbage disposal
Water Heater replaced
2 Newmar Galvanic Isolater
2 Blue Sea Electronic labels added during rewire
Blue Sea battery switch
Vacuflush head added
Two Deck Lockers upgraded
Refrigerator replaced with wood faced Tundra Refrigerator/Freezer
Custom Stairway to lower deck
Replaced PVC pipes with appropriate Reinforced Hose
Replaced Water Heater
Added new Thru-hull with shut-off valve
All newer Batteries with Parallel switch
Replaced and relocated Shore Power
Blinds re-placed with 2u201d Plantation Style blinds
Magnavox Flat Screen T.V.
Settees replaced with storage under and new
Water Pressure Pump replaced
Battery Boxes replaced
Replaced stanchion mounts for Bimini with stainless
steel heavy duty mounts
This 48 Pacifica is powered by a pair of ultra reliable Detroit Diesel 6v71 motors which are freshwater keelcooled. No heat exchanger maintanance, no saltwater lines and the motors run more efficiently. The entire engine room has been cleaned, painted, and rewired. New batteries and large alternators were installed as well.
- (2) Keel cooled Detroit Diesel 6v71 Diesel motors
- Rewired engineroom
- Sound insulated
- New batteries
- 65 Amp alternators on each motor
- New Battery boxes
- New hoses
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.