Seyhorse is a well-kept 2003 Hi-Star 47' Trawler built at the Activa Marine shipyard in Taiwan. She is the "Seahorse" model, and features a large swim platform, a roomy cockpit, and wide covered side decks which make her very safe and easy to move around for docking or mooring. A large enclosed air conditioned flybridge with side decks, as well as an open aft flybridge deck provides a comfortable space for entertaining or watching the sun rise or set. An air conditioned engine room with access from the cockpit makes any engine room project bearable on a hot day. The tender is easy to launch from the swim platform with a SeaWise dinghy lift, and the full set of engine and bow and stern thruster controls in the cockpit aid in docking.
The interior of Seyhorse is beautiful satin-finished cherry wood with burlwood accents and exotic wood inlays. The craftsmanship of the joinery is really exquisite. The flybridge enclosure was replaced in 2019, a cockpit sun shade was added in 2019, and a custom bimini top was added to the flybridge aft deck in 2020. Interior soft goods were replaced in 2018.
The bottom was painted in February, 2020.
This vessel has cruised both coasts of Florida as well as the Florida Keys. The owners of Seyhorse currently live aboard full time. Seahorses are usually found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world; Seyhorse will be at home wherever you take her, and is ready for her next cruise.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Interior Walk Through
The interior of Seyhorse is reached through a large sliding smoked-glass door from the cockpit, which leads directly into the salon. There is a built-in sliding screen door, as well as full privacy drapes. There are three large windows on each side, with Hunter Douglas silhouette honeycomb blinds; the screened center windows open for ventilation. The headliner is vinyl. The sole is teak and holly throughout the entire vessel, and the interior paneling is satin-finished cherry wood with burlwood accents and exotic wood inlays on the doors and cabinets. Forward of the salon, the galley is to starboard on the same level. The dinette is to port, across from the galley, one step up. There is a large loft area under the windshield. The staterooms are four steps down. The guest stateroom, with ensuite head, is to port. The master stateroom, with ensuite head, is forward. A central vacuum system has a connection at the bottom of the steps, as well as in the salon.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Salon, Galley, Dinette
SALON: The salon is an open space with natural light. The electrical panel, with a smoked glass door, is to starboard above a cabinet with two shelves. There is abundant open and closed storage over the U-Line ice maker, also to starboard. A Sony Smart TV with a sound bar, on an articulating mount is to starboard in front of the windows. There is room for free standing chairs for additional seating. Bose surround sound speakers (which are not currently hooked up) are mounted throughout the salon.
The built-in settee to port was recovered in 2018 with a neutral decorator fabric, and has four storage drawers beneath, so there is no cushion removal needed to get to storage. An end table is aft of the settee, with three storage drawers.
GALLEY: The U-shaped galley on Seyhorse is to starboard, on the same level as the salon, and is open to the salon. The galley features: a 110v Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer, a built-in Samsung microwave, a stainless steel sink with a pull-out single lever faucet, a filtered drinking water faucet, a Princess three burner electric stove with oven, a built-in cutting board stove cover, neutral granite countertops and ample storage cabinets and drawers. The storage is very easy to access; some storage has access from the salon which makes good use of the space available. An ICOM VHF radio is mounted in the galley.
DINETTE: The dinette is across from the galley, to port. The neutral U-shaped settee was recovered in easy to clean leatherette in 2018. A large seat cushion was redesigned into two smaller cushions, to make an easy-to-use step up to the loft space forward of the dinette and galley. The dinette seats four adults comfortably, and is one step up from the teak and holly galley sole. The dinette table on Seyhorse has a beautiful burlwood top with exotic wood inlay. The base features three storage drawers on the galley side. There is additional storage under the dinette settee.
LOFT: Seyhorse features a large loft/deck under the front windshield. There is a removable bound Berber-style neutral colored carpet over the wood finished surface. A storage cabinet is behind the galley area, accessible only from the loft. The area has been used for storage, but also for additional sleeping bag/air mattress accommodations. The front windshield has an exterior Sunbrella cover.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Staterooms and Heads
The two staterooms, which can accommodate four, are four steps down from the galley. The steps have safe non-skid surfaces.
MASTER STATEROOM: The master stateroom, which is forward, features a centerline queen berth with two drawers. The bed hinges for easy access to storage and the systems beneath the storage area. There is natural light from the hatch over the berth, which has a magnetic screen/room darkening cover. There are four LED ceiling lights, courtesy rope lights, and two reading lights. Storage is in the drawers under the berth, the cedar lined hanging lockers to both port and starboard, and the wall mounted cabinets on both sides of the berth. The master stateroom on Seyhorse also features: a teak and holly sole, reverse cycle AC/Heat control, a mirrored door on the starboard hanging locker, a mounted Samsung HD flat-screen TV, a CO detector, an open storage cubby, a mounted brass clock, and an ensuite head to starboard.
MASTER HEAD: The roomy ensuite master head is to starboard on Seyhorse, and features: a mirrored ceiling, an opening portlight over the sink/vanity, neutral granite vanity countertop, a sink with single lever faucet, three LED lights including one in the shower, separate stall shower with a bi-fold door and teak floor grate, Tecma electric head, mirrored medicine cabinet with two shelves, Tankwatch 4 holding tank monitor, two hand towel rings, a shower towel bar, a door hook, a neutral tiled sole, an AC vent, and a double doored storage cabinet with two shelves. The GE Spacemaker separate washer and dryer are located in a cabinet with a louvered teak door behind the toilet.
GUEST STATEROOM: Seyhorse has a comfortable guest stateroom to port with a full berth on the bulkhead. The guest stateroom also features: a pocket door that matches the other doors, a two drawer end table, three LED lights and 2 reading lights, a teak and holly sole, an opening portlight, a CO detector, a cedar lined hanging locker, a mounted Samsung HD flat-screen TV, storage under the berth, reverse cycle AC/heat controlled by the master stateroom, and an ensuite head.
GUEST HEAD: The ensuite guest head on Seyhorse is forward in the guest stateroom and features: a mirrored ceiling, an opening portlight, neutral granite vanity countertop, a sink with single lever faucet, two LED lights, a folding shower door on a track in the ceiling that creates a stall shower with a teak floor grate, Tecma electric head, mirrored medicine cabinet, and a neutral tiled sole.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Exterior Walk Through
Seyhorse can be boarded by the transom doors both port and starboard, or by the transom door from the teak swim platform which all provide access directly into the fully covered cockpit. The foredeck can be accessed from the wide covered walkways both port and starboard. A curved staircase with teak steps lead to the flybridge. The aft deck of the flybridge is open, and has a custom bimini top (2020) which helps keep the stairs and cockpit dry and shaded. There are walkways with railings on both the port and starboard sides that run the full length of the fully enclosed flybridge (easy access to antennas and window cleaning). A ladder leads to the hard-top roof of the flybridge.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Deck and Cockpit
The integrated teak swim platform has a manual SeaWise dinghy lift, a propane locker, a two-step ladder to the transom door into the cockpit, a swim ladder, and underwater lights. Access to the throttle, transmission, and bow and stern thruster controls is located in the cockpit cabinet beneath the stairway to the flybridge.
The cockpit on Seyhorse features: a custom sunshade from the roof to the transom (2019), a Sovereign fixed mount propane grill, a hot/cold transom shower/wash down, teak curved staircase to the flybridge, a Glendening Cable Master for a 50 amp power cord, a LifeSling 2, and a full set of engine and bow and stern thruster controls for easy docking. The cockpit floor has an electric hatch that provides access to the lazarette and the climate controlled engine room.
The foredeck of Seyhorse is accessed from the wide covered walkways with high railings on both the port and starboard sides. There is a 50 amp shore power connector on the bow, as well as an anchor wash down, a Maxwell electric windlass (new motor 2019), and a Rocna 25 (55 lb) anchor with all chain rode and bridle as well as a Danforth anchor with chain and rode complete the ground tackle. A LifeSling 2 is mounted on the rail of the bow.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Flybridge
Aft of the enclosed flybridge on Seyhorse is an open seating area, large enough for two chairs and the covered top loading chest freezer. A custom bimini was installed (2020) for additional sun and rain protection. A stainless steel ladder leads to the flybridge hardtop. There are walkways with railings on both port and starboard side of the enclosed flybridge.
The flybridge on Seyhorse is set up for both cruising and entertaining. The full enclosure on the flybridge was replaced in 2019 with Macrolon Maine 5 Polycarb windows, which conveniently clip onto the hard-top to keep open. There are two white vinyl chairs for the captain and navigator at the helm station. There is a settee to starboard with storage, as well as a wet bar with a Deawoo refrigerator, and the flybridge AC controls. A large L-shaped seating area with a fiberglass table is to port and aft. The settees were recovered in 2019 with Sunbrella "Tuxedo" fabric. A free-standing matching chair completes the seating for the entertainment area. The central vacuum system has a connection on the flybridge.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Engine and Mechanical
Current hours: 1357 on starboard and 1365 on port engines
Raw Water pumps and hoses on both engines (2017)
Alternators on both engines (2017)
Engine and generator impellers replaced 2020
Hynautic engine controls
SidePower® Bow and Stern Thrusters (Stern Thruster has new motor 2017)
Reverso Oil change system for both engines and generator
Racor filters with dual Filters for both engines that have a manual valve to switch if necessary
Easy access sea strainers
Sight glasses on all tankage
Air Separators (2014)
Tides Marine dripless shaft seals (2014)
Racor fuel/water separators (2013)
Glendenning engine synchronizers
Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System
20 Gal Hot water heater (2015)
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Electrical
Onan 13.5 KW Generator with 2046 hours
Fiberglass battery boxes
Xantrex 3012 Inverter/Charger (2016)
Pronautic 12.50P charger (2019)
Separate Engine and Generator start batteries
(4) Marine Air A/C systems including one in the engine room with dual 110 pumps on one Groco Strainer
Separate Bow and Stern Thruster batteries (Bow Thruster battery 2017)
Separate battery and charger for flybridge electronics located in flybridge console
Glass windshield with washer/wiper on flybridge
2 A/C blowers on bridge with compressors (2014) in engine room
Batteries: 2-8D Starter, 2-8D House, 1-4D Inverter, 1-4D Stern Thruster, 1-4D- Bow Thruster, 1-4D Generator
Bridge has its own independent 12 volt system with breaker panel isolated from the boat, including independent AGM battery and charger
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Electronics
Garmin 7212 Multi-Function Display Chartplotter with AIS and video camera (2014)
Raymarine EV400 Autopilot (2017)
Intellian HDTV Satellite Receiver
Wi-Fi Extender and Router
Raymarine Pathfinder 48 mile Radar RL80C
Raymarine ST60 Digital depth
Standard Matrix VHF radio with AIS, connected to Garmin 7212
ICOM 504 VHF
Clarion Stereo with XM Radio and CD
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Additional Equipment
AB 3.60VS Hypalon 11.8 ft. Inflatable Dinghy with custom Sunbrella upholstery (2018)
Evinrude 2 stroke 30 hp motor (2013) with wing (fuel injectors 2017)
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Speed and Fuel Burn
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Exclusions
Sellers' personal items do not convey with the sale of the vessel. Specific personal items excluded include: Oriental rug in the salon, Oriental rug in the Master Stateroom, artwork, coffee table in the salon, George Forman grill, Cuisinart air fryer, Keurig coffeemaker, dehumidifier, and the two white folding chairs.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Brokers Showing Notes
Please be advised that all showings require advance scheduling, since the sellers are living aboard Seyhorse full-time.
2003 Hi Star 470 Trawler Disclaimer
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.