Neff Yacht Sales / Used 47 foot GULFSTAR 47 Sailmaster Cruising Sailboat - 1979 GULFSTAR

GULFSTAR 47 Sailmaster


1979 • 47' (14.45 m) • Cruising Sailboat
United States

$109,000 USD


Custom features abound in this nicely equipped and low hours example of the unique and roomy Gulfstar 47 motorsailer. The Gulfstar 47 Sailmaster was built to provide trawler like accommodations in the platform of a sailboat but also with a go anywhere capability.

This specific Sailmaster has custom cabinetry and wood work throughout that makes it one-of-a-kind! Storage has been created everywhere, there's a custom cocktail bar with bar glass storage including a full set of crystal. Integrated storage bins for individual items in the shelving spaces have been created. And a mirrored ceiling in the master stateroom are just a few of the custom features that really set this Gulfstar apart. She is being sold fully appointed and ready to set sail.

Some key features include:

- Bow thruster

- Commercial Dive Compressor - mounted on deck

- Only 2800 hours

- Northern Lights 8kw Genset

- SSB Radio

- Recent bottom job - only 1 year old

- Recent Stymoid cockpit enclosure and isinglass - only 1 year old

- Two A/C units

- Washer/Dryer

- Full Set of Tools and Hardware

- Full Fishing Gear - Rods/Reels and Tackle

- Fully equipped Galley


Vessel Information

Model: 47 Sailmaster
Model Year: 1979
Type: Sailboat
Category: Cruising Sailboat
Condition: Used

LOA: 47' (14.45 m)
Beam Feet: 13' (4.22 m)
Draft Feet: 5' (1.68 m)
Engine Info: 150 HP, Single, Inboard, Diesel, John Deere
Staterooms: 2

Location: Brunswick, Georgia United States
City: Brunswick
Country: United States



The interior of this Gulfstar Sailmaster 47 is unlike any other created. The below deck spaces abound with custom wood cabinetry and storage solutions.

Upon descending the companionway you enter into the salon with aft facing nav station to starboard. Just forward of nav station is a raised cocktail table, custom built. Just forward of this seating area is a custom solid wood cocktail/bar with slide out glass/rack storage holding a full set of bar glasses of all types, each with a bamboo motif, pure crystal.

To port as you descend is the wrap around settee with storage drawers underneath. Moving forward you drop down two steps into the galley to port and the fully enclosed head with electric flush toilet and stand in shower stall.

All the way forward from the galley is the private guest cabin with large v-berth, hanging locker/closet and rows of storage along the port and starboard sides of the v-berth. Several other storage options/drawers are available throughout.

All the way aft is the owner's cabin. This unique spaces features a private door, with a custom mirrored ceiling with wood slats separating the mirrored sections. There's a large queen bed with huge wood built-in storage shelves to port and starboard. A fully enclose en-suite head with shower stall and electric toilet is to the starboard side. To Port is a very large closet with sliding louvered doors. There are custom created storage shelves wrapping around the queen bed 180 degrees with a complete set of square storage bins for stowage of items so they don't slide around. There are numerous drawers located in the built ins to the port and starboard of the bed.

Ventilation throughout the cabin is more than adequate with 12 aluminium ports and 5 aluminium deck hatches. Natural light is allowed in via 9 Fixed salon windows.


Six Group 29 12v Batteries - New April 2019

- Four: House, Engine, Windlass

- One: Generator

- One: Bow thruster with dedicated charger

Inverter - Heart interface 3000 w/ Link 2000 monitor

Two 30amp receptacles

AC - Reverse Cycle:

- 16k BTU for salon

- 8k BTU for Aft cabin

110v Washer and Dryer

Jabsco electric marine toilets x 2 with macerator overboard discharge

Bilge pumps - 2 x 12v heavy duty

One Whale gusher - manual bilge pump

Wind Generator - Wind X - 50amp max


Large double stainless steel sink with drain macerator to thru hull

12 gallon water heater (110v) with engine loop

Shurflo 3.5gpm water pump - for salt water, separate faucet

Par Max 4.3gpm water pump - fresh water supply

Custom wood knife block - slides out

Custom slide out wood cutting board

Custom cocktail bar and glass storage cabinet with full set of bamboo insignia crystal glassware

Microwave 110v

Full set of Palm motif dishware - plates, starter plates, bowls, saucers, cups x 4

Force 10 propane stove and oven

Heavy duty cold plate fridge/freezer - maintains below freezing temps


Water Maker - Sea Recovery, 460 gallons/day



BBQ Grill - Magma

Complete fishing gear - rods/reels, lures

Tools - complete set, impact wrenches, drills, grinders, Nico press

Hardware - complete set organized in storage bins for everything

Dinghy - Zodiac 10'-2'' RIB YL310R

Mercury four stroke 15hp (2003)

Mercury four stroke 5hp

Two offshore inflatable PFDs

Four type II adult PFDs

Foul weather gear (1 men, 1 women)

Scuba Tanks x 3 (needs pressure testing)

Commercial Dive Compressor

Cockpit cushions

Portable recliners x 2

Search lights 12v x 2

Flares/Fire Extinguishers/MREs/Ditch Bag

Engines and Mechanical

John Deere 4045 TFM - Marinized diesel 150 HP - 2775 hours - new in 2001

Generator Northern Lights 8kw - 4426 hours - was rebuilt/overhauled in 2001

3-blade bronze prop

1-1/2'' drive shaft with packing gland

Bowthruster Sidepower


Raymarine E80 Chartplotter

Raymarine AIS receive - tied in to plotter

Raymarine ST6000 Autopilot

B&G Depth

B&G Speed

B&G Wind Speed/Direction (needs mast transducer)

VHF - Standard Horizon Intrepid

Radar - Raytheon RL70

KVH Satellite Phone

SSB - Icom IC-M700 with Pro HF transceiver and AT130 antennae tuner

Marine HF Radio - ICOM-M802

Pactor Modem/controller - for sending/receiving texts/emails/weather

Hull and Deck

Maxwell Windlass


- 50lb Delta with 150' 7/16" HT Chain

- Fortress FX 37 with 250' of 1'' Tribraid

- Danforth 37lb with 250' of 1'' Tribraid

- DuraTech Sea Anchor

Dinghy platform (12v) - raises/lowers

Outboard motor hoist

Plastimo 6 person life raft - needs certifying

Max-Air 90 Commercial Dive Compressor - deck mounted

Sails and Rigging

Harken Roller furling Mainsail (replaced 2010) - good condition

Harken Roller furling Genoa - good condition

Storm Jib - lightly used

Trysail - lightly used

Cruising Spinnaker with Sock - lightly used

Wire rope topping lift

Boom Vang

Barient #21 and #22 winches on Mast

Lewmar #24 CST on cabin top

Lewmar #46 CST x 2 for primaries


Fuel: FRP, 195 gallons in one tank

Water: FRP, 175 gallons x 2 tanks = total 350 gallons

Holding: FRP, 65 gallons in one tank

Spare: FRP, 50 gallons for water maker maker recovery.


Some key features include:

- Bow thruster

- Commercial Dive Compressor - mounted on deck

- Only 2800 hours

- Northern Lights 8kw Genset

- SSB Radio

- Recent bottom job - only 1 year old

- Recent Stymoid cockpit enclosure and isinglass - only 1 year old

- Two A/C units

- Washer/Dryer

- Full Set of Tools and Hardware

- Full Fishing Gear - Rods/Reels and Tackle

- Fully equipped Galley

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