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1978 48 ft

$ 349,000
Wilmington, NC, US






Decoy has only had three owners since new. The second owner had the same captain for 33 yrs and together they maintained her to the highest standards. In 2005 she underwent a complete and thorough refit including new Cummins QSM11s,12KW Northern Lights generator, wiring, fuel tank(forward), AC system, shafts, wheels, valves, Rupp outriggers/center rigger, etc.. Her interior was also updated.

The current owners have continued this great care and have made numerous upgrades while owning her.

Since the refit she has been used sparingly with only about 1570 current hrs on her motors. Her ride is soft, dry and economical with a cruise of 26 kts at 41 gph.

Service is up to date and a bottom job and paint touchup were done 11/2018.

Decoy represents a great value in todays market for an updated true pedigree custom sportfisherman and any buyer looking in this size range really needs to see her!



Name Decoy
Price $ 349,000 USD
Year 1978
Length Overall 48 ft
Beam 16.75 ft
Location Wilmington, NC, US
Hull Material Wood


Engine 1
Fuel diesel
Hours 1560
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSM11
Engine 2
Fuel diesel
Hours 1560
Engine Make Cummins
Engine Model QSM11

Additional Information


Decoy is a two stateroom, two head layout with a low profile galley.


Enter from the centerline door into an open and bright salon/galley. The entire interior is trimmed in book matched teak and is in excellent condition. There is an L-shaped sofa to port with a hi-lo table and two barrel chairs to starboard separated by a teak end table. The galley is to port and starboard and features undercounter refrigeration.The starboard companionway leads to a guest head to starboard and a master stateroom with ensuite head to port. Moving forward leads to the very roomy and unique guest stateroom which features large over/under bunks, lots of storage and a Corian countertop with sink.

  • Centerline entry door
  • L-shaped sofa to port with rod storage beneath
  • (2) barrel chairs
  • Teak coffee/dining table
  • Teak drawer credenza
  • Molded Corian countertops
  • Teak Valances
  • New Hisense flat screen tv and digital antenna(2017)
  • Curtain shades and accents
  • New carpeting(2017) with sound insulation beneath
  • Upgraded headliner
  • Indirect lighting
  • Stereo speakers
  • The galley is on the same level just forward of the salon
  • All cabinetry is book matched teak
  • Molded Corian countertops
  • Sub-Zero refrigeration, undercounter
  • Concealed galley sink, undermounted
  • Icemaker
  • Microwave
  • Campha wood sole
  • Lots of drawer and shelf storage throughout
  • Ships electrical panel is located in the companionway just forward of the galley
Master Stateroom
  • Twin side by side berths with drawer storage below
  • Bunks separated by end table with storage
  • Hanging locker, cedar lined
  • Reading lamps
  • Upgraded bedding shams and carpeting
  • Upgraded custom mattresses
  • Overhead hatch with shade and screen
Ensuite Master Stateroom Head
  • Molded Corian countertop with undercount sink
  • Mirrored vanity above with shelf storage
  • Drawer storage below in vanity
  • Stall shower with bi-folding door
  • Raritan head
  • Teak and Holly sole
Forward Stateroom
  • Large twin upper and lower berths to port
  • Storage below lower berth
  • Molded Corian countertops
  • Mirrored vanity with shelf storage
  • Cedar lined hanging locker
  • Reading lamps
  • Upgraded mattresses
  • Upgraded bedding and shams
  • Overhead hatch with screen and shade
  • Access to rope locker
Guest Head
  • Molded Corian  countertop with undermount sink
  • Mirrored vanity above with shelf storage
  • Additional storage above
  • Stall shower
  • Raritan head
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Centerline teak helm pod with Glendinning single lever controls
  • Port and starboard teak ladder back helm chairs with 4" pedestals
  • Power hydraulic steering
  • Bench seat to port with rod storage area
  • New bridge cushions(2017)
  • New 3 sided Strataglass enclosure(2016)
  • Front of bridge large storage area
  • Flush mounted Cummins engine display in helm pod
  • Compass mounted centerline
  • Concealed electronics locker to starboard
  • Remote mounted VHF speakers 
  • Trolling valves
  • Aft rail rocket launcher
  • Teak cap rails and fiddle
  • 15" Furuno NavNet chart/ radar/fishfinder
  • Furuno GP32 back up GPS
  • Datamarine digital depth
  • New Standard Horizon VHF radio(2017)
  • Sea VHF radio 
  • Sea water temp gauge
Deck and Hull
  • The hull is cold molded and laminated with epoxy and skinned with fiberglass and epoxy
  • Flybridge, house, hatches and foredecks all recently painted
  • Real teak transom recently covered in teak colored wrap to protect it
  • Foredeck hatches replaced in 2014
  • Rupp triple spreader outriggers(2005)
  • Rupp center rigger(2005)
  • Green bottom paint
  • Green accent stripe
  • Aluminum bow rail with flag burgee
  • Rudders upgraded to a hi speed design
  • New Fortress anchor with 20' chain(2016)
  • Teak cockpit deck, replaced in 2014
  • Teak covering boards
  • Transome door
  • In deck live bait well with 110V and 12V pump
  • Rybovich fighting chair with re-finished rocket launcher
  • Cockpit freezer
  • Tackle center with drawer and shelf storage
  • Cockpit control station with controls and steering. Steering wheel has been removed and a New mezzanine seating cushion has been added(2017)
  • (6) New rod holders in the gunnel(2017)
  • (2) New rod holders welded to the tower legs on each side(2017)
  • New electric reel plugs, port and starboard(2017)
  • 50 amp shore power inlet
  • Phone/cable inlet
  • New under gunnel indirect lighting(2017)
  • Spreader lights
  • Salt water wash down
  • Cockpit cover
  • Spreader lights
  • Northern Lights 12KW generator with approx. 1730 hrs
  • 50 amp shore power
  • Sentry battery charger
Engine Room

In 2005 Whiticar Marine replaced virtually every mechanical system, including main engines, transmissions, generator, air conditioning, etc.. At that time her wiring was updated and she was completely painted. All service is up to date.

  • Twin Cummins QSM11's, 535 hp with approx. 1560 hrs
  • Cruise Air air conditioning system
  • Oil change system
  • Main engine fuel priming pumps
  • Racor primary fuel filters
  • After coolers cleaned(2017)
  • Motors and generator serviced(10/5/2017)
  • New through hull for holding tank(2017)
  • Fuel transfer system
  • Battery disconnect switches
  • Glendinning control system
  • AC/DC lighting throughout
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • SS hot water heater
  • Acoustical insulation
  • Aluminum stringer caps
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.

Allied Marine is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Teak Bell Yacht Sales.