Celestial 48

$99,500
SOLD
Blue Water Boat
Boat Name: Bright Star
Summary Information:
  • Year: 1988
  • Located in Brunswick, GA
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Engine/Fuel Type: Single diesel
Dimensions:
  • LOA: 48 ft 0 in
  • Beam: 13 ft 6 in
  • LWL: 39 ft 4 in
  • Maximum Draft: 6 ft 0 in
  • Displacement: 27000 lbs

Bright Star is a 1988, 48 foot, center cockpit, ketch rig sailboat built by Celestial Yachts.  She has a fully encapsulated elongated fin keel and skeg hung rudder.  Some of her features are; air conditioning, generator, full enclosure, windlass, 12 V refrigeration, new stove, great ground tackle, and much more.  If you are looking for a blue water boat at an affordable price, Bright Star should be on your short list.

The Celestial layout is a modern fore and aft cabin design that features 6'4" headroom.  The spacious interior begins with a 6'6" vee-berth forward followed by a head and shower combination to port.  The saloon has a centerline drop-leaf table with a built-in eight bottle wine rack and settees along either side.  The gallery is to starboard and the main complaint here is limited counter and drawer space, but food storage space is good.  The sinks are near the centerline and close to the companionway steps so the cook doesn't have too go far to get food to the crew in the cockpit.                

      The forward facing nav. station sits at the beginning of the passageway that leads aft on the port side with door access to the crawl-in engine room.  Originally, some of the 48's had a separate freezer outboard of the passage, but many owners removed the freezer and replaced it with a voluminous storage compartment that houses all the tools and spares, a handy feature as it is directly across from the engine room.  A wet locker is near the companionway which has a built-in locker in each step.  The entire boat has a spectacular teak interior with 23 hand-caned lockers that provide incredible storage.  Ventilation is provided by 15 opening ports and 7 opening hatches.

      The luxurious owner's suite aft on the 48 came in a variety of layouts, but primarily there is a king-sized center lined bunk which allows sleeping fore and aft or athwart ships, which is handy in a seaway.  The aft head has a dedicated (not a walk-through) separate  shower.  Another nice feature is that emergency tiller attaches on deck, unlike many center cockpit boats that feature it under the aft bunk, so emergency steering allows for good visibility. 

Layouts and Accommodations: The Celestial layout is a modern fore and aft cabin design that features 6'4" headroom. The spacious interior begins with a 6'6" vee-berth forward followed by a head and shower combination to port. The saloon has a centerline drop-leaf table with a built-in eight bottle wine rack and settees along either side. The gallery is to starboard and the main complaint here is limited counter and drawer space, but food storage space is good. The sinks are near the centerline and close to the companionway steps so the cook doesn't have too go far to get food to the crew in the cockpit. The forward facing nav. station sits at the beginning of the passageway that leads aft on the port side with door access to the crawl-in engine room. Originally, some of the 48's had a separate freezer outboard of the passage, but many owners removed the freezer and replaced it with a voluminous storage compartment that houses all the tools and spares, a handy feature as it is directly across from the engine room. A wet locker is near the companionway which has a built-in locker in each step. The entire boat has a spectacular teak interior with 23 hand-caned lockers that provide incredible storage. Ventilation is provided by 15 opening ports and 7 opening hatches. The luxurious owner's suite aft on the 48 came in a variety of layouts, but primarily there is a king-sized center lined bunk which allows sleeping fore and aft or athwart ships, which is handy in a seaway. The aft head has a dedicated (not a walk-through) separate shower. Another nice feature is that emergency tiller attaches on deck, unlike many center cockpit boats that feature it under the aft bunk, so emergency steering allows for good visibility.
Galley:
  • Double S/S sink
  • Hot and cold pressure water
  • Microwave
  • 12V refrigeration heavily insulated
  • Force Ten stove with oven
  • Lots of storage
  • Formica Countertops
  • Fresh and salt water foot pumps
  • Xintex Propane safety monitor
Hull and Deck:
  • Rocna 33 73 lb 220 ft. chain, new 2011
  • Danforth 50" chain and 200' nylon
  • CQR 60lb 40" chain and 200' rope
  • Full Enclosure
  • Bimini, New 2009
  • Kato S/S davits, new 2011
  • Cockpit table
  • Drink holders
  • Teak decks
Total Horsepower: 85 HP
Engine-1-description item:
  • Engine Brand: Perkins
  • Engine Model: 4-238
  • Engine Type: Inboard
  • Engine Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Hours: 2061
Tanks:
  • Fresh Water Tanks: 250 Gallons
  • Fuel Tanks: 250 Gallons
  • Holding Tanks: 12 Gallons
Engine and Mechanical Equipment:
  • Perkins 4-238
  • 85 HP
  • 2061 Hours
  • Northern Lights 5.5 kw generator
  • Crusair reverse cycle air conditioner, serviced 2014
  • 4-bilge pumps
  • Hurth transmission
  • Muir windlass electric
Electrical:
  • Norther lights 5.5 KW generator
  • 12V panel with breakers
  • 110V panel with breakers
  • Dockside Power
  • Heart 1500 Watt inverter
  • 2-8D Gel house batteries
  • 1-Group 27 Starting battery
  • Automatic battery charger 50 Amp, new 2012
  • Balmar 80 amp alternator
  • LED lights in cabin
Electronics:
  • Danforth compass
  • Furuno radar
  • B & G Helmstar 740 autopilot
  • B & G Depth
  • Garmin 120XL
  • Icom M760 SSB
  • ICOM M56 VHF
  • B & G Hydra 330 Speed and Distance
  • Apelco XCD 241 Fishfinder
  • Stereo with speakers in cockpit, MP3 and CD, new 2012
  • Global Fix Pro Epirb, New 2012
Sails and Rigging:
  • Main Sail
  • Mizzen
  • 150% Genoa
  • 110% Genoa
  • Staysail
  • Spinnaker
  • Storm Jib
  • Furlex Jib Roller Furling
  • Wisker Pole
  • Aluminum Keel- Stepped Spars
  • 3- Lewmar non tailing Winches
  • 7- Lewmar Self- Tailing Winches
  • Lazy Jacks
  • Mast Steps
  • Lots of spare parts
  • Lifesling
  • Radar Reflector
  • Swim Ladder
  • Fenders
  • Life Jackets