Boat Details

Sitting on a super-capable and well-respected semi-displacement hull from Aquastar, the aft-cabin Aquastar 48 is rare to the brokerage market. This 2005 model is set up for the Med. with air-co, passarelle, Wesmar stabilisers, thrusters, hard-top and a total of seven berths. Volvo Penta's excellent TAMD75P diesels prove the grunt (480hp a side), and the boat is lying in Palma, ready for her next adventures!

Press Comments

“I tested the 48s near-identical forerunner (the 45) around 14 years ago. Around 442 boat tests later, I’m still unable to identify another similar boat which has eclipsed this models all-round seakeeping abilities.” MBY, December 2012.


RCD Status: The yacht conforms with the essential safety requirements of Directive 94/25EC (Recreational Craft Directive) and is categorised B.


Part 1 British Registered - current.


Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:

  • GRP construction.
  • Navy blue hull (antifouled 2017), with white superstructure gelcoat.
  • Teak laid decks, foredeck and fly deck.
  • Semi displacement round-bilged hull form.


Engines & Gearboxes:

  • 2 x 480 HP Volvo Penta TAMD75P diesel engines (EDC throttle controls) on shafts.
  • ZF280 2:1 hydraulic gearboxes.


Maintenance & Performance (*):

  • Cruising speed of 12-15 knots.
  • Maximum speed of 24 knots.


(*) Note: these figures are intended as a guide only.


Maintenance & Performance:

  • Engine hours – approx. 1020 as of October 2017.


Propulsion & Steering:

  • 4-bladed bronze propellors.
  • Hydraulic steering to wheelhouse and flybridge.
  • Rope-cutters.
  • Sleipner Side-Power bow thruster & sternthuster.
  • Wesmar hydraulic stabilisers with Wesmar CPS 1000 gyro controller (remote to flybridge console).

Electrical Systems

Voltage Systems:

  • 240/220V power supply points throughout accommodation.
  • 12V DC ships supply.


Battery Banks:

  • Cranking batteries.
  • Service batteries.
  • Generator start battery.


Battery Chargers:

  • Newmar Phase Three Smart battery charger.
  • Whisper Power Inverter
  • Xantrex battery control system.



  • Engine-mounted 12V alternators charging service bank at xxx Ah.



  • Whisper-Gen. generator, with remote stop/start electronic panel.
  • Single Separ fuel filter for generator.
  • Water/gas separator for generator exhaust.


Shore Power:

  • 220V shore power inlet to aft cockpit.
  • Shore power cable.

Plumbing Systems

Fresh Water & Water Heating System:

  • Fresh water system – 12V pressure pump.
  • 50L hot water tank – heating via 240V AC immersion and engine calorifier.
  • Hot and cold shower to bathing platform.


Bilge Pumps:

  • 5 x 12V pumps.
  • 1 x manual pump.


  • Tank capacities are total volume, usable capacity will vary due to boat trim and sea state.
  • Deck fillers fore and aft for fuel and water, and backwater discharge connector.



  • Total capacity of +/- 2273 litres in two 250 gallon (1137 litre) fuel tanks, with cross-feed pump.


Fresh water:

  • Total capacity of +/-1182 litres in two 130 gallon (591 litre) tanks.


Grey & Blackwater holding tanks:

  • Each head has a total greywater capacity of +/- 65 litres in one 18 gallon tank, with inspection hatch.

Navigation Equipment

Lower Helm:

  • Raymarine RL80C colour radar/chart plotter screens x 2.
  • Raymarine radar with open array scanner.
  • Raymarine Tridata log/speed/depth instrument.
  • Raymarine ST Autopilot control head with wireless remote control handset.
  • Plastimo steering compass.
  • Weatherman Radiotelex.
  • ICS Nav4Navtex plus.



  • Raymarine RL80C colour radar/chart plotter screen.
  • Raymarine ST Autopilot control head.
  • Raymarine Multi instrument.
  • Plastimo steering compass.
  • Searchlight control.

Communications Equipment

  • Raymarine 240E DSC VHF to both helms.
  • Thrane & Thrane Sailor on-board communcations system (via Inmarsat C for GMDSS messages, etc.)
  • Laser-jet printer.

Domestic Equipment


  • Good storage in lockers and drawers for kitchen utensils and provisions.
  • Ventilation and natural light from opening port-lights.
  • Kenyon 2-zone electro-ceramic hob in galley, with Panasonic inverted Dimension4 combination microwave/oven.
  • Twin stainless steel sinks with mixer tap.
  • Isotherm refrigerator.
  • Igenix small refrigerator to main saloon (in cabinet beneath helm seat).
  • Flecked grey Corian worktops.



  • 2 x electric Vacu-Flush wc’s.
  • 2 x thermostatic showers with sump trays and pumps.


Heating & Ventilation:

  • Engine room air vents and 12V DC electric extractor fans.
  • Dometic Cruisair reverse-cycle air-conditioning throughout accommodation.
  • Passive natural air ventilation through light/hatches.
  • Screen demisters.



  • Clarion stereo to main saloon.
  • TV/DVD player to Owners cabin.



  • Navigation lights – mast, stern, port, starboard and anchor – 12V DC.
  • Deck lights to navigation mast.
  • Engine room lighting – 12V DC.


Summary of Accommodation:

  • Seven berths in two cabins and dinette conversion, consisting of:
    1. Forward three berth cabin, with raised double berth to port and single beneath and to starboard (with ensuite heads/shower).
    2. Starboard-side dinette (converts to double berth with privacy curtain).
    3. Aft Owners double cabin (with ensuite heads/shower).
  • High-gloss varnished cherry interior joinery, with laminated teak and holly timber interior soles throughout accommodation – fore and aft cabins have ivory carpets laid.
  • U-shapedl fully-equipped galley set on lower level to port.
  • Raised saloon abaft of interior helm, with comfortable sofa seating, table to port and cosy two-seater sofa to starboard.
  • Blue curtains to wheelhouse, with screen covers, blinds to galley and curtains to cabins.
  • Glazed sliding door to raised aft deck.


Description of layout from forwards:


Forward Guest Cabin:

  • Double raised berth to port, with storage lockers beneath and hanging locker with mirror abaft.
  • Lower single berth to starboard, with eye-level lockers above.
  • Good standing headroom (+/- 2 metres).
  • Opening port-lights and opening deck-hatch.
  • Ivory carpet and ivory linings.
  • Reading lights and overhead spot-lights.
  • 240V AC outlets.
  • Ensuite access to heads.


Forward heads/ensuite (to port):

  • Blue Corian surface with inset basin, mixer tap, storage locker and cupboard.
  • Electric Vacu-Flush wc and tank level indicator.
  • Thermostatic shower, towel rail and wc fittings.
  • Opening port-lights and opening deck-hatch.


Dinette to starboard:

  • Six-seater u-shaped sofa with table (converts to double berth – with privacy curtain).
  • Opening port-lights.
  • Good standing headroom (+/- 2 metres).
  • Laminated teak and holly sole.
  • Overhead spot-lighting and reading light.
  • Touch-screen Aqua-Star Axon 12V controls, Thrane & Thrane Sailor screen, a/c controls and Xantrex Battery monitor let in to aft bulkhead.



  • Laminated teak and holly sole.
  • Good standing headroom (+/- 2 metres).
  • Comfortable six-seater sofa to port side, upholstered in blue leather.
  • Navigators bench to port of main helm (drops to form forward end of saloon sofa).
  • Chart table and storage to port, with chart reading light.
  • Blue leather-bound helm chair with arms.
  • Refrigerator beneath helm seat, drinks locker in cabinet by second sofa.
  • Companionway down and forward to galley and forward guest accommodation.
  • 240V outlets throughout – some inverted.
  • Overhead 12V DC down-lighting and reading lights.
  • Starboard companionway stair down to Owners cabin, with spiral stair to aft deck.


Owners Aft Stateroom:

  • Double centreline raised berth.
  • Opening port-lights and two large transom hatches.
  • Sideboards and lockers to port and starboard, one with concealed combination safe.
  • Storage drawers and lockers, with bookracks and handholds.
  • 12V down-lighting and 12V reading lights at head of the berth.
  • 240V AC outlets.
  • Ivory carpet and ivory linings.
  • Ensuite access to heads/shower.


Aft Cockpit:

  • Laid to teak, with two gates for access to bathing platform.
  • Access to flybridge and side decks.
  • Shore power inlet (AC).
  • Aft deck sofa seating (lockers beneath) with large fixed table.
  • Moulded GRP deck chest locker to port.
  • Moulded GRP hardtop with tinted perspex roof panels and side curtains to enclose the aft deck.
  • Ensign socket.


Bathing platform:

  • Teak-laid, with stainless steel swimming ladder to port.
  • Besenzoni rotating passarelle (dinghy launch crane) to starboard side.
  • Liferaft cradle Cruiser 6 liferaft in canister with Hammar release (next service due 2019).
  • Outboard engine storage bracket.


Engine room:

  • Aft access via bulkhead door from aft cabin.
  • Top access through wheelhouse/saloon sloe panels.

Deck Equipment


  • Guard wires and stainless steel stanchions to side and fore-decks.
  • Teak capping rails.



  • Two adjustable helm and navigator’s chairs to forward fly-bridge, with arms and adjustable foot-rests.
  • Storage lockers in main console.
  • Stainless steel windshield frame with tinted acrylic screens.
  • L-shaped seating with cushioned pads, on teak-laid locker tops, around solid varnished teak table with stainless steel grabs to port.
  • Cushioned seat for two to starboard on teak-laid locker top.
  • Companionway aft on teak treads, with stainless steel rails, to raised aft deck.


Anchoring & Mooring Equipment:

  • Twin stainless steel rollers through bow for anchoring.
  • Lofrans Progress 2 anchor winch with up/down foot switch on foredeck, and remote switches to both helms.
  • 30kg stainless steel CQR anchor and stainless steel anchor chain.
  • Bow locker for chain and deck gear.
  • 4 sets of stainless steel deck cleats, 4 fairleads forward.
  • Various mooring lines.
  • Fenders.


Covers, Canvas & Cushions:

  • Flybridge bimini in blue canvas and matching canvas side curtains for aft cockpit with storage bags.
  • Front wheelhouse screens cover, cover for table and aft cockpit seating.
  • Cushions for fly-bridge seating and cockpit seating.


Tender & Outboard:

  • Inflatable tender.
  • Suzuki 2.5HP 4-stroke outboard engine.


Safety Equipment:

  • Plastimo Cruiser 6 liferaft in canister with Hammar release (next service due 2019).
  • McMurdo EPIRB.


Fire-fighting equipment:

  • Sea Fire remote engine room fire-fighting (service date unverified).
  • Portable extinguishers in accommodation (service date unverified).
  • Fire blanket for galley.


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.


  • BuilderAquastar
  • DesignerAquastar, Guernsey
  • LocationSpain
  • Built2005
  • Price£304,660
  • Length14.6 m
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Cabins2
  • Beam4.57 m
  • Max Draft1.22 m
  • Engine 1
    • Make: Volvo Penta
    • Model: TAMD75P
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard
  • Engine 2
    • Make: Volvo Penta
    • Model: TAMD75P
    • Fuel Type: diesel
    • Propeller Type: Inboard

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