48' Pacifica 48 Sedan Sportfisher


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. 



15.33 ft
Fuel Tank
4 x 200|gallon
Fresh Water
2 x 75|gallon
1 x 50|gallon
Double Berths
Engine 1
Detroit Diesel
Engine 2
Detroit Diesel



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
  • Crowsnest
  • 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

  • Remodeled salon

  • 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

  • Microwave

  • 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.

Sales Agent

Peter Giacalone

Peter is a San Diego native born into an Italian-American fishing family. He grew up on commercial and sportfishing boats, most recently as an owner/captain of two long time San Diego charter vessels. His parlay into yacht sales was a natural fit. Peter brings countless hours of real-life, on-the-water experience along with an immense knowledge of navigation, marine electronics, fishing and all things “boat” to his clients. Feel free to contact Pete direct at pete@kusleryachts.com.

Contact Phone: (619) 992-8194
Email: pete@kusleryachts.com