54' Pacifica Custom 54 Sportfisher

1982 Motivator

Priced at $895,000

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Completely Refit - Highly Customized - Turn Key - Make Offer

One of the most custom sportfishers on the West Coast, Motivator, has come to market, do not miss this opportunity to own a legendary platform. Initially built in Costa Mesa by Pacifica in 1982, Motivator underwent a complete and extensive 3.5 year refit at Basin Marine in 2006

The hull, originally 50', was stretched to 54' with the additional footage being added to the cockpit. While at Basin Marine, the vessel was repowered and rewired while receiving new plumbing, new tanks, a new interior, new electronics, new metal work, Key Power stabilizers, new refrigeration/freezer capacity that rivals yachts double her size, and a bait system that is unmatched, plus much more.

No expense was spared in her refit, and she has been maintained with an open checkbook, and captain maintained, since the owners purchase in 1993. 

Every single detail that could be conceived to improve fishability, redundancy, safety, range, storage and comfort was integrated into Motivator's build. 

View a full 3D walkthrough here: https://tinyurl.com/5jf58cyp

Come see this legendary long range sportfisher in Newport Beach today and start planning your Mag Bay adventure for later this year. A 2018 Novurania 13.5' tender is included with the sale.


Custom 54 Sportfisher
Newport Beach, CA
54 ft
Boat Name


Cruising Speed
19 kn
15 ft
Fuel Tanks
Fresh Water
Double Berths
1,650 hp
Engine 1
MTU Series 60
825 hp
Engine 2
MTU Series 60
825 hp


  • Teak and holly decks and cover boards in the cockpit with combing pads (9 flush mounted rod holders)
  • Custom split C-Fab cockpit bait tank, totalling 280 gallons
  • (2) 60 gallon transom bait tanks with tuna tube inserts
  • Cockpit controls
  • Three massive stainless steel refrigerated/freezer compartments are located below deck, each compartment can be individually controlled to store fish, ice, provisions or gear
  • 22 stainless steel rocket launchers
  • Gaff and brush storage under gunwale
  • Hot/cold shower
  • Swimstep with boarding door
  • Cockpit freezer above deck
  • Refrigerated cold box above deck
  • Sink/bait prep area
  • C-Fab tackle storage
  • C-Fab stainless steel ladder to flybridge
  • Removable custom cutting board
  • Cockpit camera
  • Fresh and raw water wash downs
  • 5 overhead lights plus spreader lights above cockpit and in the side of the hardtop
  • AC receptacles
  • Largeu00a0lazarette access
  • Engine room access
  • Fiberglass bow pulpit with 70lb Bruce anchor (365' of 5/16 chain)
  • Stainless steel anchor roller
  • Full C-Fab stainless steel rail with toe kick in the bow, 1.5u0022 rails and 1.25u0022 stanchionsu00a0
  • Stainless steel cleats with stainless steel backing plates glassed in
  • Brower 1000lb davit
  • C-Fab tender cradle
  • C-Fab bow bait tank
  • 2018 13.5' Novurania 400DL tender with 50hp Yamaha (36 hours), customer canvas cover, smart charger, ski tow bar and Garmin electronic
  • Tender freshwater washdown spikketu00a0
Flybridge and Bucket
  • C-Fab hardtop and bucket, with stainless steel metal work
  • Makrolon flybridge enclosure
  • Carpeted flooring
  • (2) Large Furuno Navnet displays and controllers with charts, radar, sonar, camera, and up/down meter
  • Furuno CH250 sonar control
  • Furuno 72 mile open array radar
  • (2) MTU engine displays
  • Engine controls
  • Roberson AP25 autopilot control with bow thruster integration
  • Furuno RD-30 depth and water temp guage
  • (2) iCom VHF radios
  • ACR spotlight control
  • Bow thruster control
  • Trim tab controls
  • Alpine stereo system
  • Stidd helm chair with flanking forward/aft facing seats
  • Overhead lights
  • Rupp 3 spreader aluminum outriggers
  • Stainless steel ladder to bucket/tower
  • Air horn compressor
  • Canvas dash cover


  • Custom C-Fab tower with hardtop and fold down bench seat
  • Full engine controls
  • Furuno Navet display and control
  • (2) MTU engine display screens
  • Bow thruster control
  • VFH radio plus remote mic
  • Autopilot control
  • Canvas cover
  • Seatel Sat TV receiver
  • (2) MTU Series 60 engines, 825 hp each
  • (2) Northern Lights 12kw generators, starboard rebuilt in 2018 and port rebuilt in 2019
  • (2) Twin Disc MGX transmissions
  • Furuno CH 250 sidescan sonar
  • New/used oil tanks (each tank is 46 gallons)
  • Key Power Hydraulic 6' Stabilizers (recently serviced including new seals bearings)
  • Sea Star hydraulic steering
  • Hydraulic bow thruster that is integrated to the autopilot for drifting
  • 600' of hydraulic hosing was replaced/rebuilt in 2019
  • Sea Recovery Aqua Whisper 1000 gpd water maker
  • Hayward/Jabsco pumps for bait system
  • CIM 24v pump for bait system
  • Stewart Warner fuel prime pumps
  • Algae X fuel conditioning system
  • Reverso oil change system
  • Delta T engine room blowers
  • Charles Iso Boost 50
  • Cruisair AC handelers
  • 17 gallon water heater
  • Eskimo ice maker
  • 5 under water lights, all can be controlled separatelyu00a0u00a0
  • Gulper 220 fish box macerator pumps
  • Fuel transfer system
  • (4) fuel tanks, totaling 1100 gallons
  • 100 gallon holding tank
  • (2) 100 gallon water tanks
  • Air compressor foru00a0pneumatic tools
  • Solid teak cabinets with black ebony inlay
  • Granite counter top
  • (4) U-line refrigerators/freezers, each individually controlled
  • (2) Miele 2 burner electric stove
  • Miele oven
  • Refrigerated sandwich bar
  • Sharp microwave
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Ample cabinet space
  • Solid teak cabinets with black ebony inlay
  • Granite counter tops
  • Wet bar with stainless steel link
  • U-line ice maker
  • Wine fridge
  • AC/heat controls
  • L-shaped couch with storage below and adjustable teak table
  • Carpeted saloon with canvas cover
  • Pull down blinds
  • Tinted windows
  • Sharp flat screen tv with satellite TV receiver
  • Dinette with adjustable teak table, teak and holly sole below
  • 2 private staterooms with one open style stateroom, 2 full heads
  • Open style stateroom located midship to starboard, with ample rod storage below along with numerous drawers
  • 17u0022 flat screen tv
  • Master stateroom is to port, with a full head and ample storage space and cedar hanging locker
  • Custom etched glass mural above master berth
  • Full length custom mirror behind master door
  • SeaLand fresh water toilet with stall style shower
  • AC/Heat controls
  • 21u0022 flat screen tv
  • Forward stateroom sleeps three, with ample storage below berths and cedar hanging locker
  • AC/Heat controls
  • 17u0022 flatscreen tv
  • Escape hatch above
  • Carpet throughout
  • Custom wall coverings and ultra leather headliner 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.