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1988 Whiticar 55 ft FOR SALE

Stuart, FL, US


1988 55' Whiticar Sportfish "Shearwater"

It is rare than an iconic Whiticar in Bristol condition becomes available. Shearwater has just seen a full paint job, electronics upgrade, addition of anchor chute and stainless steel plow anchor and a full soft goods refurbishment including new beds, bedding, wallpaper, and carpet. her simple, great running 892's push her effortlessly, burning clean. Her varnish has been stripped and rebuilt and shows as new. This Whiticar turns heads everywhere she goes, much  more than boats costing 10 times her value! Sadly, there will never be another 56' Whiticar built.  This no excuses, classic sportfisherman rides incredibly and performs better than many new boats today. This is a boat for the fishing aficionado that wants to stand out at the dock and on the rip. Offered for sale by market-aware and knowledgeable sellers that are as much for a good home for their beloved Whiticar as an outright sale.  Easy to see in Stuart, FL!



Name Shearwater
Price $ 749,000 USD
Year 1988
Length Overall 55 ft
Draft 4.67 ft (Max)
Beam 16.67 ft
Location Stuart, FL, US
Hull Material Fiberglass


Engine 1
Engine Location Port
Power 735|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 8V92
Model Inboard
Engine 2
Engine Location Starboard
Power 735|horsepower
Fuel diesel
Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 8V92
Model Inboard

Additional Information


Vessel Walkthrough

Entering from the cockpit is a large salon with seating to port and starboard featuring a teak high/low table, storage under seating areas, beige carpet, valance lighting, and indirect lighting. Forward and to starboard is the galley with a teak holly sole, beautiful teak cabinets, beige Corian tops and counter space to port. Walking down a few steps to port are upper and lower bunks with rod storage underneath, a nice size hanging locker, privacy curtain and reading lights. Across the companionway is the master Stateroom with head and shower. There are side by side bunks with a night stand in between, drawers under each bunk, a cedar line hanging locker, reading lights, a hatch over head and port for extra lighting. Going forward is another head with shower stall to starboard and directly across a large size hanging locker. Forward and in the bow is another guest stateroom with V berth and upper bunk to starboard with drawer and locker storage, stereo, reading lights, hatch and port hole, and storage above the berth.

All heads have a teak and holly sole with tile shower floors and Vacuflush heads. The bridge has two helm chairs seating forward with rod storage and seating to port.

Recent Improvements:

  • All electronics updated with new Garmin:  2 XSV 12" GPS chart plotters, single Garmin 7607 GPS map, Garmin AP10 autopilot, (3) Garmin GMI 20's
  • Fusion sound system
  • New underwater LED lights
  • New custom gooseneck SS anchor
  • Complete hull and topside paint 2020
  • Toe rail and brow varnished 2020
  • New transducer
  • New canvas, Eisinglass soft goods in helm
  • All new canvas covering for cockpit including batwings
  • New mattresses master
  • New soft goods throughout the boat
  • Replaced refrigerator and freezer added wine refrigerator
  • Added washer dryer combo
  • New wallpaper and carpet
  • New cushions in Salon
  • Custom hidden Bar with lift
  • New battery charger
  • New batteries
  • New Onan generator, 2017
  • Risers replaced
  • Pumps replaced
  • Raycor fuel filters serviced
  • New 100 black water tank, 2019
  • Full spares pumps, motors, coolers
  • Large 1200 fuel tank for extended range


The U-shape galley is to starboard with Corian tops, under counter refrigeration, plate and glass drawers above the counters and plenty of storage below. Teak and holly floors and teak cabinets accent the galley.

  • Separate refrigerator
  • Separate freezer
  • Gagenau four burner electric stove
  • GE microwave/convection oven
  • Corian counter tops
  • Double sink under counter



  • Sea 157 VHF
  • Furuno FCV 292 fish recorder
  • Furuno radar
  • Robertson AP 20 autopilot
  • Multi link Datamarine speed and depth
  • Northstar 951X GPS plotter
  • Sea 330 SSB
  • Ritchie compass


  • Link 6000 Depth Sounder
  • Icom VHF
  • Sea SSB
  • Satellite TV (SeaTel)
  • Stero power amplifier
  • 10 CD changer CDX646
  • Sony DVD player
  • Nakamichi video recorder

Electrical / Mechanical

  • The engine room is in excellent condition in white Awlgrip
  • 15 KW Generator
  • Racor filters engines/generator
  • 4 DF 230 batteries
  • 2 27 series batteries
  • 1 starting battery for generator
  • 50 AMP shore power cord
  • Halon system
  • Engine room lights
  • 12 volt/24volt system
  • On/off battery switches
  • Universal II battery charger
  • Belmar deep cycle charger
  • Single lever controls
  • Teak pod at helm
  • Manual gauges in engine room
  • 5 Bilge pumps
  • Water maker
  • Eskimo ice machine
  • Tank tender
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Oil change system
  • |Trim Tabs
  • Glendenning synchronizer
  • Two cruisair air condition chillers with four air handlers and touch pad controls
  • Vacuflush heads


The hull and top sides show like new with her white Awlgrip paint and, teak toe rail and cockpit plus bulkhead. She stands out above the rest of the fleet!

  • Teak cockpit
  • Teak covering boards
  • Teak bulkhead
  • Teak toe rail
  • Bow rail
  • Engine room access in cockpit
  • Salt and fresh water wash down
  • Canvas covers for helm chairs
  • Spreader lights
  • Cockpit lighting
  • Two Release Marine helm chairs
  • Seating in front of helm
  • Seat to port on bridge

Fishing Equipment

Tackle Center:

  • Chill box
  • Freezer
  • Tackle drawers
  • Lower station controls
  • Engine access

Cockpit and Bridge:

  • Murry Brothers fighting chair with rocket launcher
  • Live well|
  • Fish box along transom
  • Rupp triple spreader outriggers
  • Center rigger
  • Teaser reels
  • 5 Rod holders on bridge
  • 2 Rod holders in gunnel
  • 2 Striking rod holders
  • Transom door
  • Rod storage under seating on bridge
  • Rod storage under berth in guest stateroom
  • Beige wall coverings
  • Teak accents throughout
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.