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1973 C&C Custom 48

A$  261,210*
Interested in this boat? Tel: (206)378-1110
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Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Bainbridge Island, WA
Hull Material:
Current Price:
US$ 187,000 (A$  261,210) 

$30,000 price reduction June, 2020! Morning Star absolutely must be seen to be appreciated. Owner will consider trades. 

Like a fine wine, Morning Star is improving with age. There are few cruising yachts that stand the test of time better and even fewer who have seen a legacy of such care and continuous improvement. When launched, she was a lean and mean racing machine; one of the hottest boats on the block. This, however was at the time when a racing yacht was expected to be well mannered, well-constructed and ready to tackle whatever the sea has in store. These qualities make her an excellent cruising platform, particularly with the addition of electric main halyard winch, reconfigured sail handling systems and all the comforts of a modern cruising yacht. Down below she exhibits the essentials of a traditional, proper yacht: excellent sea berths, a galley that functions in boisterous conditions, good ventilation, plenty of handholds and beautiful joinery showcasing the hand of skilled craftsmen. This custom design by C&C is a joy to sail with the systems that allow shorthanded crew or a sailing couple to feel the breeze and ask for more.

Morning Star has undergone three major refits. In 1996 she went to the renowned Bruckman Yard where interior improvements were made to the yard’s exacting standards. She was also rewired at that time. In 2010-2011 a second refit was completed, including new hull paint, new standing rigging and a complete refinish of her interior. More recently, in 2017 she received a new Yanmar diesel and a complete revamp of her engine room space, her bridgedeck was cut way to allow better access from the cockpit to the interior, new refrigeration systems, canvas, electronics, solar panels and plumbing. The following lists includes some of the major work completed during her most recent refits:

2017-2019 Refit Details:

  • New Sea Frost freezer and refrigerator
  • All new plumbing hoses & fittings
  • New head and hoses
  • New Yanmar 4JH80 turbo diesel engine
  • New transmission and dripless shaft seal
  • 125 amp alternator
  • Dodger, bimini, and covers for all wood
  • 320 watts of solar panels
  • Garmin 12” touch screen plotter
  • New stainless Dorade vents with guards
  • North Sails .5 oz A2 runner, asymmetric spinnaker in ATN dousing sock

2010-2011 Refit Details:

  • Hull and deck repainted with Alwgrip paint
  • Mast and boom sanded, faired and repainted
  • All glass in port lights and hatches replaced
  • Ports fitted with new stainless steel exterior trim
  • All exterior woodwork refinished
  • All interior woodwork refinished
  • New overhead ceilings installed
  • New Corian type countertops
  • All cushion foam replaced with new upholstery throughout main salon
  • New cabinetry
  • All new interior varnish
  • Electronics upgraded with Garmin 4200 chartplotter and 24 mile radome
  • Magnum 2000 inverter/charger installed
  • Maxwell 2500 windlass installed
  • New 3-blade Max prop installed
  • All lights replaced with Alpine Glow, Dr LED and Aqua Signal LED lights
  • All batteries replaced with Dyno batteries and battery system rewired
  • Dickinson propane heater and Heatercraft (red dot type) heaters installed
  • Lifelines replaced and new lifeline terminal hardware installed
  • (2) Stainless steel cowl vents and (2) mushroom vents installed
  • Wheel replaced with Yacht Specialties wheel with leather cover
  • Halyards replaced with Staset X
  • All standing rigging replaced
  • New sails
  • Navtec hydraulics rebuilt
  • Most deck hardware re-chromed

Please contact Swiftsure Yachts at (206)378-1110

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2500 Westlake Ave. N.
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Seattle, WA 98109
United States

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