Mechanical/General Systems




Vessel Name:    Wish
Price:          $134,900


Builder:            Gulfstar
Model:        Sailmaster 47

​        Year Built:     1979

                      53 '6"

Waterline:                   41'
Beam:                       13' 10 "

 Draft:                           5'  6"
Dry Weight
:     40000 lbs.

Ballast:         10,500 lbs.
Disp.              40,000 lbs.

Engine Brand:    

Engine Model:       6-354
Engine Type:      Inboard
Engine/Fuel:         Diesel

Engine Hours:               ?
Drive Type:  Velvet Drive
Engine Power:    120 HP
Cruising Speed:  8 Knots
Max Speed:      10 knots


Fuel:                200 Gallons

      Fresh Water:    350 Gallons
      Holding:           Yes






The interior features quality, solid teak cabinetry, with a teak and holly cabin sole.  The RAISED SALON features 9 large windows of thick, tinted polycarbonate, mounted in stainless steel frames and covered by Oceanair pleated window shades.  Oceanair Skyscreens cover the two hatches were installed on all salon windows in 2008.  All upholstery and pillows were reupholstered and new foam installed in 2008

The 9 pilothouse-style windows provide bright views on 3 sides...a design feature that  has become very popular with new boat builders in recent years. There is a L-shaped settee to port with drawers and storage compartments underneath and a teak dinette table.   There are 2 CruisAir reverse-cycle air/heat units for year-round comfort each with digital thermostats and SMXII Controllers, new 2008. To starboard is an icemaker (new 2008), and a flat screen TV.  New upholstery 2008.   4 Imtra "Cygnus (double arm), Gold" Light Fixtures were installed in the salon in 2008.

MASTER STATEROOM is aft. The centerline queen-berth features a brand-new (2008) custom mattress by HMC, latex foam with inner springs & pillow top, for the ultimate in comfort. hinged in center to provide easy access to storage.  There is plenty of room for living aboard, with a full size hanging locker, 12 drawers, and a full size mirror.  Four New Found Metals stainless steel opening ports with teak spacers and screens (2007) plus the large hatch above the bed provide plenty of fresh air. 

MASTER STATEROOM HEAD has a large stall shower with at least 6' 2" headroom. The head compartment was upgraded with a New Found Metals stainless steel opening port with teak spacers and screens (2007) and a new shower sump pump. The head is a "VacuFlush" and is plumbed to odor-free freshwater.  

GUEST STATEROOM is forward, with a V-berth.  A large two way opening hatch above the V-berth has a sliding Ocenair Skyscreen that was installed in 2008. There are two New Found Metals stainless steel opening ports with teak spacers and screens, three drawers, a hanging locker, and reading lights.   The mattress, which can sleep two large adults comfortably, has new foam and was upholstered in 2008.  Under the mattress is a very large storage  area. This stateroom has a private entrance door into the guest head.

GUEST HEAD is to starboard.  It has a stall shower with 6'2" headroom, and two New Found Metals stainless steel opening ports with teak spacers and screens,  a sink with vanity, and ample storage space. The head (toilet) is also a VacuFlush, plumbed to odor-free fresh water.

NAVIGATION STATION is to starboard. It has a table and drawers,  power management for shore power, inverter, solar and battery management ICOM M504 VHF, ICOM IC-M802 HAM enabled SSB radio, SCS PTC-II USB modem,  AIS receiver, Raymarine RL80C hsb2 Radar and Chartplotter with remote station at helm. Additional instrumentation is in a "Nav-Pod" at the helm station.

The galley is down to port. It is unusually spacious, with plenty of storage and upgraded counter space.

  • NovaCool RFU 9000 AC/DC refrigerator/freezer (2008)

  • Frigoboat freezer (separate from NovaCool) with keel cooled compressor (2008)

  • Seward, three Burner propane stove/oven, Stainless Steel and Black w/ potholders (2008)

  • LP control and fume detection system (new tanks 2008) 

  • U-line icemaker in salon (2007)

  • New IsoTemp 11-gallon hot water heater (2008)

  • Freshwater pump  

  • Eternity under-sink water filter for drinking water & icemaker (2007)

  • New Found Metals stainless steel opening ports with teak spacers and screens (2007)

  • Numerous storage cabinets

In 2007-8, during the re-fit,  a good portion of the electrical system was professionally replaced by a marine electrical contractor. 

  • New 100 amp DC  breaker panel

  • New breaker panel for inverter output

  • Xantrex RS-3000 3000-watt, "pure sine wave" inverter w 150 amp multi stage charger.

  • Xantrex System Digital Control Panel

  • Two 130-watt solar panels (produce 16 amps)

  • Solar Boost 3024i charge controller for solar panels

  • IPN remote solar charge controller display

  • Air X Marine wind generator (400 watts @ 28mph wind,  33 amps)

  • Balmar charge controller

  • House batteries upgraded to 4 "Lifeline" AGM's GPL 6C, 600 AH, 2008.

  • Engine start battery "Lifeline" AGM GPL 4D, 2008

  • New shore power cords, 2010

  • New shore power connection ports, 2007

  • New Galvanic Isolator 2007

  • Back up multi stage battery charger for engine start battery

  • New ballasts installed for overhead lighting

  • New wiring for refrigerator, water maker, solar panels, wind generator

  • New wiring run for SSB and antenna tuner

  • New wiring for Autopilot and Radar

  • In-mast wiring replaced and antenna wiring upgraded

  • New Tri-Color masthead light with strobe, wiring and control panel

  • New spreader lights installed

  • New Windex light and wiring

  • New steaming light and wiring

  • New hailer and wiring back to the VHF

  • New wiring to the dinghy davit winches

  • New wiring for the windlass

  • In mast furling system control circuit rebuilt 2012

  • In mast furling system electric motor rebuilt 2008

  • Ground plane for SSB installed 2008

  • Starter motors for the Perkins 6-354 and the Westerbeke 7kw generator were rebuilt 2008

  • New Perkins 6-354 oil cooler installed 2008

  • Perkins 6-354 injector pump rebuilt 2008 

  • Perkins 6-354 water pump replaced 2009

  • All exaust elbows for the Perkins 6-354 exaust system replaced 2008

  • New Cruiseair 16,000 BTU and 12,000 BTU  reverse-cycle heat pumps for cooling and heating with digital controllers and SMX control 2008

  • New Filter Boss "dual" Racor fuel filter system for main and genset, includes fuel polisher, water in fuel alarm and electric back up fuel pump 2008 

  • New freshwater pump 2010

  • New 3500 GPH "crash" pump, 2008

  • New 1500 GPH bilge pump, 2008

  • Visual/audible bilge alarms at nav station, 2008

  • New 250 GPH bilge pump 2015

  • New IsoTemp 11-gallon hot water heater 2008

  • New bronze thru-hull valves, 2008

  • New rudder packing, 2008

  • Replaced rudder-skeg backing plates, 2008

  • Oil/filter service on all machinery, 2015

  • Thru hull, shutoff valve and sea strainer for watermaker installed 2008

  • Custom dingy davit with electric winches, solar panel mount and wind generator pole fabricated and installed 2008

  • Custom bow pulpit with integrated, telescoping bowsprit and two anchor rollers 2010

  • Maxwell Liberty 2500 installed 2008

  • Hydrovane self steering windvane installed 2008

  • Spectra Watermakers Newport 400 MK II installed and plumbed 2008

  • Westerbeke 7kw generator

The in-mast furling is electric and is operated by a switch in the cockpit.  It may also be operated by a hand-crank at the mast.
In 2008, the mast and boom removed and completely reconditioned with new hardware/fittings as needed, new wiring, new masthead, 

The old corroded aluminum mast base was replaced with with a custom base. Additional upgrades include: 

  • New standing rigging, 2008

  • Insulated backstay for SSB 2008

  • Replaced all rigging chain plates/bolts to hull, 2008.

  • New running rigging, blocks/fittings 2008

  • New Harkin Unit 2 MK IV furling system for genoa, 2008

  • 135% genoa re-stitched and stowed under v berth as spare; xlnt condition.

  • New Quantum Sails:

    • Vision V3 Asymmetrical Spinnaker with custom logo  1313.9 sq. ft.  2008

      • ATN Dousing Sleeve

      • Spinnaker Duffle Bag

    • Cross cut Furling Main  317.8 sq. ft. 2008

    • 140% cross cut furling genoa 721 sq. ft  2008

  • In-mast roller furling, overhauled 2008.

  • New mainsail traveller blocks & fittings, 2008

  • New topping lift, 2008

A  Raymarine electronics package (Radar, Chartplotter and Autopilot) was installed new in 2007/08, with an instrument pod at the helm.

  • RL80C display HSB-2 color radar, Chartplotter HSB-2

  • ST50+ Windpoint/windspeed

  • ST50+ Depth

  • ST50+ Speed

  • ST6001 Autopilot control head

  • Raymarine 150/400 Autopilot system with course computer and rotary drive

  • Rotary drive spare

  • Icom M504 VHF w/remote at helm

  • Icom IC-M802 SSB with HAM bands enabled

  • Icom AT-140 antenna tuner.

  • SCS Pactor PCT-II USB Modem with the Pactor 3 License

  • Sony stereo system

  • Engine instrumentation 

  • Generator instrumentation

  • Solar control panel

  • Inverter/Charger control panel

  • Watermaker control panel

  • Freezer control panel


  • Custom bimini/dodger  2008, with full window covers. Windows may be unzipped and replaced with custom zip in screens. 

  • New lifelines/fittings 2010

  • New polished stainless opening ports/screens, 2008

  • Canvas covers for all hatches 2008

  • Massive stainless bowpulpit with bowsprit/ 2 anchor rollers, 2010

  • Maxwell Liberty 2500 installed electric windlass w/ remote, 2008

  • Spade S140 Anchor 66 lb w/300' 3/8" chain. 2008.

  • Secondary anchor, Bruce.

  • Stern anchor: Fortress, stern-mounted, w/ chain/line rode in rail mounted rode bag

  • AFT fresh water wash down connection

  • Custom HD stainless/teak boarding ladder Aft

  • Custom Bottom Siders Cockpit Cushions

  • Custom SS Davit/Arch system  with dual Rule electric winches 2008

  • Custom SS outboard motor hoist, 2008 

  • Replaced existing stern pulpit rails with thick-walled stainless & cross-tied to davits for extra support, 2008 

  • Removable SS boarding ladder for side deck boarding from tender, 2008

  • Sovereign Stainless Steel, propane BBQ grill, 2008

  • Kiwi anchor weight


  • ACR Globalfix 406 mHz EPIRB

  • McMurdo Fast Find personal locator beacon

  • Abandon-ship bag 

  • Safety harnesses, jacklines & tethers.

  • Engine Room Fire Suppression System with automatic and remote activation. The system was tested and recharged 2008

  • Kidde Carbon Monoxide Alarm

  • Spectra Watermakers Newport 400 MK II. Custom component installation; reduces noise and provides excellent access for maintenance.  2008

  • Watermaker Control installed in Salon. (2008)

  • Max-Prop 3 blade 21"  feathering propeller, 2008. (Pitch is adjustable) 

  • Spurs Line cutter

  • Original (spare) 3-blade prop

  • 9' Carribe RIB inflatable, 2008.

  • Honda 4 stroke 15HP with electric start and electric tilt.  (less than 20 hrs on engine)

  • Dinghy wheels/beaching system 

  • Waterfixer portable freshwater UV sterilization system/filters 2008