48' Pacifica 48 TE

1978 48 Pacifica

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. This 48 has been repowered in 2016 with new Cummins electronic motors, new generator in 2018, and a turn key charter operation in San Diego.


16.42 ft
Fuel Tank
1 x 1000|gallon
Fresh Water
1 x 250|gallon
1 x 25|gallon
Double Berths
Engine 1
Engine 2



This is a 1978 Pacifica that has received multiple upgrades throughout her life. Most recently, the boat was repowered with Cummins QSL 9 diesel engines in 2016. In 2018 a new 9.5KW Northern Lights generator was also installed.

The Interior has been refit to accommodate 6 passengers comfortably, with a large galley table, large built in settee, tackle storage, side by side refrigeration and overhead rod storage.

Downstairs has been reconfigured as well. At the bottom of the stairs to port are two over and under bunks, forward to starboard is a full head with shower. All the way forward is the V-berth area that has been reconfigured with 3 double bunks.

The Master stateroom is midships to Port and features a queen size berth and a double berth. There is an ensuite head with separate shower as well.

The cockpit on this boat is massive to say the least and has a 5 scoop bait tank to port and a 3 scoop tank to starboard. There is a large centerline fish hold and a 2 scoop bait tank on the transom.

The flybridge offers the latest in electronics and includes a Furuno sounder, Wesmar side scan sonar, Simrad autopilot, multiple VHF radios, 2-meter radio, and a Furuno chartplotter. There is also a large chest freezer. 

The tuna tower on a Pacifica offers protection from the wind and offers a comfortable seating position for glassing.


This 48 Pacifica was repowered with Cummins electronic motors in 2016. All new running gear was installed, as well as new gear boxes and Cummins electronic controls.

Ships power is provided by 2 generators, an 8kw Northern Lights and a new (2018) 9.5kw Northern Lights.

With the new motors, the Engineroom is extremely large and access to all the machinery and pumps is second to none.

  • (2) Cummins QSL 9 375 Horsepower motors
  • 8kw Northern Lights Generator
  • 9.5kw Northern Lights generator installed in 2018
  • Wesmar SS 395
  • Furuno Navnet
  • Furuno 582 Sounder
  • 64 mile Furuno Radar
  • AIS
  • Icom VHF radios
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