Tantara - Our Gulfstar 48 MY

1982 Gulfstar 48 MY

About Tantara

1982 Gulfstar 48 MY (54' overall). 3 staterooms, 3 full heads, 2 living areas, sleeps 8. Berthed in covered slip at Galveston Yacht Basin on Galveston Island, TX

Owners: Captain Brett Parker
Contact: 409-939-5511

This Stunning yacht is the most custom and unique Gulfstar 48 MY ever built. She glistens with awlgrip paint, stainless framed EZ2CY enclosures and meticulous maintenance. Tantara is a very stout American built trawler/yacht. She is in true bristol condition that belies her actual age. Full set of records/receipts available.

Please read on to see the details of this yacht. Upgrades are of the highest caliber and professionally done. All systems in excellent working condition. Yacht is turn key and ready to go!

Contact: 409-939-5511


Engine Room

-Clean engine room with near standing headroom and easy access to maintenance items.

-Wiring is well labelled, well fastened, and loomed. No rigged or unused wiring

-2 economical Detroit Diesel 6-71 NAs 290 HP at 2300 RPM. 1700 hours reliable and run perfect with no smoke (not even on start up). Recent engine survey shows exceptional condition. New raw water pumps.

-2 26x20 props on 2" stainless shafts. Running slightly underpitched to ensure a very long life on the 6-71 naturals and also allow for tons of extra weight added for extended cruising.

-Twin Disc M506 Gearboxes. Can be freewheeled if desired to run on one engine.

-Onan MDJF 15 KW Genset. Runs reliably and shows 2000 hrs. New raw water pump.

-2 fiberglass fuel tanks on centerline, totalling 500 gallons.

-Fuel distribution manifold

-1 fiberglass water tank on centerline, 200 gallons.

-Floscans on both mains. Floscan readout/tach at upper helm

-2 40 gal holding tanks for 3 heads.

-3 Cruisair split systems with SMX controls

-Isolation Transformer, eliminates stray shorepower current.

-Impressed Current Cathodic System, eliminates need for zincs. Control/Status Panel in salon.

-dripless shaft seals

-6 banks of batteries run house, mains, generator, windlass, and davit separately. House batteries replaced 12/2008.

-Heart 2500 Invertor/Charger for house bank. Control and status panel in salon.

-Heart Charger for the rest

-Force 10 20 gal. stainless steel hot water heater.

-Nutone central vac system.

-Recently recertified CO2 fire extinguishing system.

-New 5.0 GPM Jabsco freshwater pump

-Water purifier filter

-Upgraded plumbing throughout

-Racor Lifeguard units on Fuel fill lines


-Marquipt tide ride ladder with custom stainless and teak platform allowing ladder to run parallel with hull rather than sticking straight out from yacht.

-Marquipt fender holders hold 3 fenders each at port and starboard bow rails.

-Custom inlaid flexteek on bow pulpit.

-Ideal windlass with 300' chain, CQR anchor and foot controls.

-Raw water washdown at bow.

-Heavy welded stainless rails and superwide walkarounds provide safe footing underway.

-Large, powerful, recently rechromed searchlight controllable from both upper and lower helms.

-Boarding lights port and starboard on aft cabins sides and hull side at marquipt steps.

-Beautifully varnished handrails protected by dark blue canvas covers.

-American Marine Custom windows replace factory salon windows. No leaks or teak stains.

Aft Deck

-Huge enclosed aft deck.

-Custom laid teak sole.

-Custom built sofa with storage and electrical outlets. With back and side cushions off, sofa provides a perfect spot for an open air snooze.

-Custom built hi-lo varnished mahogany table.

-Wet bar purified water spout with below counter filter

-U-Line refrigerator/freezer.

-Custom built cabinet over wet bar.

-Hard wing doors.

-EZ2CY enclosure on slide tracks. Panels slide or flip up to provide full open air aft deck.

-Brower 1000 lb davit

-11' Nautica hard bottom dinghy and and very low use 1999 Mercury 15 hp outboard.

-Stainless steel dinghy chocks

-Beautifully varnished stanchion cap rails on aft cabin top, protected by dark blue canvas covers.

Upper helm

-Pompanette Platinum Helm Chair. White with dark blue piping.

-Custom L shaped settee and with sole lighting replace original bench. Matching White cushions with dark blue piping. Additonal storage under settee.

-Custom lounge/watch berth also with matching white cushion and dark blue piping.

-Custom pull out teak drawer houses the Furuno 10" color Navnet radar and Pioneer CD player.

-Custom teak pod houses the North Star 952X GPS and Simrad Robertson AP22 autopilot.

-ICOM IC-M602 VHF radio.

-Radar, GPS, VHF, and autopilot are fully integrated.

-Searchlight controls

-Datamarine depth

-Datamarine speed/distance logger

-Intercom (4 station)

-Danforth 5" compass

-Rudder angle indicator

-2 FloSans with electronic tachs

-Engine synchronizers

-Ship's Bell

-Custom Chart table with clear lexan cover and drawer

Lower Helm

-Exquisitely crafted custom overhead console

-Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot

-ICOM IC-M602 remote unit

-Raytheon back up VHF radio

-rudder angle indicator

-Trimble loran

-Searchlight controls

-Datamarine depth indicator

-Datamarine speed/distance logger


-Solid fiberglass.

-Raised bow, sharp entry, hard chines, and keel make Tantara a very safe and seaworthy vessel.


-GE Refrigerator with custom teak fiddles at fron of shelves

-Empress 3 burner electric oven and stove (concealed below and behind removable countertop section)

-Large twin basin stainless steel sink

-GE Convection/Microwave

-Garbage Disposal

-A/C controller for galley and forward cabin

-Seperate purified water spout with below counter filter

-Dinette seating convertible to double bunk.

Master Stateroom

-Queensize walkaround with Handcrafted Mattress Company pillowtop bed
-New heavy weight plush Mohawk carpeting and pad
-TV/VCR combo on custom rotating teak stand
-SMX A/C control
-Large hanging locker
-Fullsize bathtub, vacuflush, custom teak and holly floor

Guest stateroom - Aft


-leather sofa
-2 fullsize arm chairs
-New heavy weight Mohawk carpeting and pad
-Sharp flatscreen television with Panasonic VCR/DVD player
-Built-in Yamaha RX-777 stereo
-Built-in Pioneer FH-P85 carousel CD player
-Ships system panel
-Tracvision satellite control
-Heart Inverter control/status panel
-Manual emergency bilge pump mounted behind starboard forward hullside cabinet
-2 Beautiful handcrafted overhead grabrails
-Manual release levers for engine room CO2 fire extinguisher
-SMX A/C controls for salon area
-Flourescent overhead lighting and separate indirect lighting
-Custom matching 2" teak blinds on port and starboard windows. Securely mounted and raisable.