This very beautiful 48’ Ocean Alexander ‘Sedan’ came to us having been very well maintained by her former owners of nearly twenty years.  The Powerboat Guide describes this model as a “well designed family cruiser with an upscale interior to go with her sleek Euro-style profile.”  Stylistically she is a flush deck motor yacht with salon, galley and lower helm on the same level.

We ran the boat to Seattle from Friday Harbor in early May, and have had her out other times this summer for various purposes.  Her mechanical and electrical systems function well and she is a joy to operate.  After our thorough examination of all her systems our work has primarily been aesthetic, with only some minor repairs necessary along the way.  

She was hauled at Canal Boatyard for bottom paint, zincs and hull wax by Pacific Fiberglass in August.  We also have a hull survey to pass along that will save her buyer the cost of another haul out.   We compounded and waxed the house and flybridge.  Applied some touch up trim paint to her rub rails and a fresh coat of Cetol on the cap rails, along with a good cleaning inside and out.  She’s all ready for your Fall cruising season.  

Any owner would be proud to have her !


“Wonderful Life”

48’ Ocean Alexander 1990

HIN: RIJ48022D090

‘Modified – V’ hull shape

Ed Monk, Jr. designer

LOA: 48’

Beam: 15’ 6”

Draft: 4’ 6”

Weight: 38,000

Fuel: 410 gal. in two aluminum tanks in engine room

Water: 210 gal. in stainless tank centerline in fwd. companionway

Waste: 40 gal. in poly tank to port in fwd. companionway

Headroom: 6’ 4” throughout

Photo Gallery: (click to enlarge and scroll)


Mechanical and Propulsion:

Twin Cummins 6-BTA – 5.9 diesel main engines with just 1,500 hours

Stbd serial# 44389239, Port serial# 44389243

Twin Disc MG507-1 gearbox with reduction 1.98:1

2” Stainless prop shafts

28 x 20 four-blade Federal bronze props

Morse shift and throttle helm controls 

Seastar 1275 hydraulic steering

Bennett trim tabs

Oil cooler and transmission oil cooler

Racor Series water separators


Northern Lights 8 kw diesel genset with 1,260 hours (serviced at 1,250 hrs)

EMS Heart 2800 watt inverter/charger

4 – Interstate Deep Cycle 12v house batteries (new 9/2020)

4 – Interstate 8-D main start batteries (new 9/2020)

1 – Interstate 8-D genset start battery (new 9/2020)

1 – 4-D auxilliary and Jackson davit storage battery (new 9/2020)

2 – 30 amp shore power cords

1 – 50 amp shore power cord

Midship starboard and aft cockpit shore power inlets

Main engine 24v starter battery switches to series

Ship’s System wiring panel and locator diagram

110v and 12v control panels at lower helm

Electronics [Lower helm]:

W-H Autopilot with handheld remote controller

iCom Marine Transceiver 127 VHF

Garmin GPSmap 210

Furuno NavNet C-Map NT

Data Marine Dart speed log/depth

Ritchie 4” helm compass

Apelco 460 Fish Finder

Handheld VHF with 110v charger

Bennett Trim Tabs actuator switches

Bridge hailer to foredeck

Dual trumpet signal horn control

Electronics [Upper helm]:

New iCom IC-m330 VHF

Data Marine Dart speed log/depth

W-H autopilot repeater

Danforth Constellation 4” helm compass

Bilge alarm lights and signal horn 

Bennett Trim Tabs actuator switches 

Dual trumpet signal horn control

Intercom to lower helm or salon

Storage cabinet bench


Parquet flooring

Norcold DE-828 eight cubic ft. capacity refrigerator/freezer

Seaward “Princess” three burner electric range and oven

Sharp R-8290-A “Classic” microwave w/turntable

WasteKing garbage disposal SS3000

Nu-tone built-in countertop blender/mixer

Raritan R-20 gallon water heater

Groco Paragon freshwater pump w/pressure tank

GFCI outlets and nighttime low wattage lighting strips 


Fully carpeted

Shakespeare marine TV antennae

Panasonic 12” TV with VHF (!)

J-win DVD player

Sony CDX-200 stereo, Sony and Bose speakers

Five-station ship’s intercom

Brass design cold water 10” bar sink 

New built-in liquor cabinet (not pictured)

Beautiful teak wood finishes throughout

Large salon windows with blinds, or off-white draperies

Exterior wraparound black mesh sun screen for forward salon windows

Retracting screen door for salon and pilothouse entryways 

Full weather canvas cover for aft bulkhead and salon doorway

Forward stateroom:

Fully carpeted

Island Queen berth with three large storage drawers below

Full length mirror 

40” wide hanging locker

Four large cabinet stowage lockers 

Port and stbd. sliding windows with curtains

Four opening portlights with privacy covers 

Bomar deck hatch with interior screen covering 

Overhead 12v lights, reading lights, nighttime low wattage lighting strip

Espar heater outlet

Ensuite head with enclosed shower stall

Molded countertop sink and Vacu-flush toilet

Midship stateroom:

Twin extra-length single berths

Eight storage drawers and cabinets

Sliding window with curtain

Two opening portlights with privacy covers

Overhead 12v lights, 12v reading lights, nighttime low wattage lighting strip

Espar heater outlet

Adjacent head with enclosed shower stall

Molded countertop sink and Vacu-flush toilet

New shower sump box and float installed


Shakespeare marine TV antennae

Panasonic 12” TV with VHF (!)

Sony CDX-200 stereo, Sony and Bose speakers

Five-station ship’s intercom

New built-in liquor cabinet

Beautiful wood finishes throughout

Large salon windows with blinds

Espar heater controls

Wraparound exterior mesh sun screen for forward windows

Full canvas cover for aft salon bulkhead and salon doorway

Retracting screen door covering for salon entryway

Electrical and Pump Room:

Diamond plate with carpet pad

12v and fluorescent lighting 

Ship’s Systems main electrical wiring and diagrams

Mid-ship Rule 2000 bilge pump

Raritan 20 Gal. hot water heater

Paragon freshwater and seawater pumps

Groco PST-3 freshwater pressure tank

Groco PST-1 seawater pressure tank

WaterSprite carbon water filtration system

Four Interstate 12v Deep Cycle house batteries (9/2020)

Heart ‘Ultra High Performance’ inverter/charger, 2800 watt

Splendide 2000 washer/dryer

Engine Room:

Diamond Plate with carpet pad

12v and fluorescent lighting

Twin Cummins 6-BTA Main Engines (1,500 hours)

Northern Lights 8kw Genset in sound shield

Five 8-D start batteries for mains and genset

Espar diesel heater

Fireboy Halon 1301 system

Aluminum fuel tanks w/sight gauges, Racor fuel filters, engine spares

8-D aux. and flybridge davit battery


Diamond Plate

Hydraulic steering system

Access from E/R and via aft deck hatch

Aft Rule 2000 bilge pump

Spare anchors, misc. lines, fenders

Shore power cords, cleaning supplies

Emergency tiller handle

Flybridge Deck:

Two Captain’s chairs

Convertible bench seat

Nick Jackson 1,000# electric dinghy davit 

Avon 11’ hard bottom inflatable w/lifting harness

Johnson 15 hp outboard

Fuel tank, 12v. battery, anchor, foot pump, paddles, canvas boat cover

Full helm winter canvas 

Canvas winter covers for seats and bench

Collapsible bimini frame

Storage lockers beneath helm and aft of seats

Radar arch with Furuno head, GPS and two VHF antennae

Main Deck and Related Gear:

Maxwell Nilsson VWC electric windlass and anchor pulpit

Danforth Hi-Tensile 60 lb. anchor on pulpit with chain rode

Foredeck anchor chain wash down fitting

Fortress FX-55 aluminum spare anchor in lazarette w/line rode

Stainless 1” stanchions and rails 

Teak cap rails with fresh application of Cetol Natural finish

Boat pole, lines, fenders, mop, cleaning supplies

Pilot house door with retractable screen

Aft deck partially covered by flybridge and a transom gate

Two all-weather aft deck chairs and small folding table

Swim platform with boarding ladder

Aft salon entry has full sized canvas weather cover

Wraparound black mesh exterior sunscreen for pilothouse windows

Rule 2000 bilge pumps in lower fwd. companionway, ER, and lazarette

Bottom paint and hull wax by Pacific Fiberglass, August 2021

Ship’s Papers:

Original O/A Operator’s Manuals

Cummins engine manuals

All manuals for electronics and miscellany

USCG Document is current

Extensive routine maintenance records since 2010 onboard

Survey and Measurement

We had an August 2021 hull survey conducted at Canal Boatyard while she was hauled for bottom paint and hull wax.  There is no evidence of hull blistering or any damage to running gear or structural components. This important report will be made available to her buyers with their accepted offer, thus saving the costs of another haul for hull survey.

[NOTE: The Ocean Alexander 48’ and 50’ Sedan are identical, with a slightly larger aft deck on the 50’.  The 48’ Sedan is very close to 50’ 3” LOA from bow pulpit to swim platform, per our measurement.]

About Pacific Marine Foundation

We are quite selective about the vessels we accept into our program and we pursue a very rigorous process before they are listed for sale.  This begins when we first meet with our donors to discuss the condition and upkeep of their boat.  Once accepted, each new arrival undergoes a thorough examination, similar to what a marine surveyor will do.  This allows us to prioritize our attention to any deferred maintenance or repairs that may be needed. 

Over the years we have performed just about every kind of marine repair, from electrical and plumbing issues to all types of appearance enhancements and rebuilding engines.  If something is not working right we fix it, simple as that.  We prove that her electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems are correct, safe and functioning properly.  By doing all of this we know our boats quite well top to bottom and present them fairly and honestly to buyers. 

We encourage you to have our boats professionally surveyed as a part of your purchase process.  By the time we’ve finished and the boat is advertised, we are confident you will receive a strong report from your surveyor.  

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