48' Uniflite 48 Convertible

1981 SAVVY

Priced at $89,900

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Ultra Clean, Proven Fishing Platform with a lot of upgrades!


The Uniflite 48 Convertible is a handsome and good-running offshore sportfisherman built to compete in tournament-level events. She’s constructed on a solid fiberglass modified-V hull design with balsa coring in the hullsides from the waterline up. This was Uniflite’s largest  foray into the big-boat sportfishing market.

"SAVVY" is only on her second owner who has had the boat for a short time (change of plans). This boats original owner constantly upgraded the boat throughout her life and it shows.




48 Convertible
Cabo San Lucas,
48 ft
Boat Name


15.75 ft
Fuel Tanks
Fresh Water
Double Berths
800 hp
Engine 1
Cummins 903 VTA
400 hp
Engine 2
Cummins 903 VTA
400 hp



"SAVVY" is the ultimate West Coast Sportfisher. This boat has been constantly upgraded throughout her life by the original owner who owned the boat for 38 years. The interior, exterior and flybridge have been refit. The open layout, West Coast bow rails, and large fuel capacity, make this 48 a sportfisherman that is ready for coastal and long range fishing trips.

Cockpit and Deck

This 48 Uniflite has a large cockpit for plenty of fishing room. Forward and to Port and Starboard are 2 giant Bait tanks for extended trips. A new 110 volt bait pump with a 12 volt back up pump provide ample water flow and redundancy.

Moving forward are a pair of Precision Marine outriggers. Passage to the boaw is easy with the large West Coast rails. All the way forward is a spacious bow with an electric windlass, 1000 pound davit and pulpit.

  • (2) Large Bait Tanks
  • 110 Volt Bait Pump
  • 12 Volt back up Bait Pump
  • Custom Stainless steel rod holders
  • Precision Marine Outriggers with Maximizers
  • Cockpit control station
  • Tackle Prep station
  • Lewmar Windlass
  • West Coast Rails
Salon and Galley

Stepping in from the cockpit, you will find a wide open salon and Galley layout. To port is a large custom sofa that folds out into a large bunk. To starboard is a large dinette with a gas strut table that lowers to create an additional berth. 

Forward to starboard is the galley, complete with cooktop, microwave, trash compactor, refrigerator and freezer.

To port is a custom entertainment center with a DVD player and surround sound.

Overhead are 21 custom rod mounts

  • Custom leather dinette that converts into a berth
  • Custom leather sofa that folds out into a berth
  • (21) Overhead rod holders
  • Ice maker
  •  Dual Sub Zero Refrigerator/freezer
  • Cooktop
  • GE Microwave
  • Water maker
  • Flatscreen TV with surround sound
  • GE Trash Compactor
  • Cuisinart Broiler

Stepping down from the galley, you will find 2 open berths mid ships to Port. Forward is the Master suite with full head and shower. Across from the Master is the guest head with shower. The head system has been updated to a Vacuflush system.

All the way forward is the guest stateroom with over-under berths and hanging lockers. This boat sleeps 8 comfortably.

  • Master stateroom with ensuite head and shower
  • (2) Day bunks
  • Dual bunks forward for guests
  • New Vacuflush System
  • Upgraded freshwater system for "At home water pressure"

Up the ladder from the cockpit you will find a true tournament bridge. This 48 has seen some  major upgrades over the years. There is a full Furuno electronics suite, Simrad Autopilot, multiple VHF's, and a SEA Single Sideband radio. Visibility all around the boat from the helm is excellent.

  • Glendinning Electronic controls
  • Simrad AP 24 Autopilot
  • Icom VHF's with new antennas
  • (2) Furuno 12" Navnet 3D Multifunction displays
  • 6KW Furuno Radar
  • Furuno FCV-261 Fishfinder
  • Garmin 2010C GPS
  • Uniflite engine and hi water alarm system
  • 2-Meter radio with new antenna

"SAVVY is powered by a pair of rebuilt (2001) Cummins 903 diesel Motors that are flawless. Ships power is provided by a 2001 Northern Lights 8KW generator.

Access to the machinery space is excellent, and the entire fuel system was redone from the tanks to the motors. New AGM batteries were installed in 2018 and are charged by a new Pro Mariner smart charger.

The freshwater system has been upgraded to 400 gallons, and with the water maker, freshwater should never be a problem. The water pumps were upraded to smart pumps on a manifold system so if you were ever to lose a pump, the backup will kick in.

  • (2) Cummins 903 VTA Diesels rebuilt in 2001
  • 8KW Northern Lights generator installed in 2001
  • New fuel system including Racors, lines, and pickups
  • HRO Watermaker
  • (6) 4D Batteries and (2) 8D batteries installed in 2018
  • Pro Mariner 60 amp Smart Charger
  • Hot Water heater
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.