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1987 Hi-Star Sundeck

Poulsbo, Washington


"Blue Dog" is a remarkably spacious two stateroom, two head flybridge motor yacht with a wonderful enclosed and heated sun deck.  A perfect platform for living aboard and extended cruising, pride of ownership is evident throughout thanks to her two careful owners from new. 

Built under the personal supervision of the original owner, a Queen City Yacht Club member, "Blue Dog" has spent most of her life in freshwater and has been only lightly cruised in local waters by her current owner of five years.

The Hi-Star Marine Company of Kaohsiung, Taiwan is somewhat unique in its exacting level of quality control, design and final testing, with each hull being tank tested upon completion at the climate-controlled factory. 

Powered by twin Caterpillar 3208-T diesel engines known for their reliability and longevity with just 2,200 original hours "Blue Dog" can cruise all day at 15-18 knots at around 2300 RPM.  Professionally maintained and benefiting from all scheduled maintenance, these engines should provide trouble free service for many more years to come.

See Below For Full Specifications and Details.



W S Yacht Brokers is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Olympic View Yachts.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hi-Star
Model: Sundeck
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass


Length: 48 ft / 14.63 m
Length Overall: 47'9 ft / 14.55 m
Waterline Length: 41'7 ft / 12.67 m
Beam: 15'2 ft / 4.62 m
Max Draft: 3'3 ft / 0.99 m
Displacement: 37,000 lb
Cabins Count: 2

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208-T
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 2211
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Caterpillar
  • Model: 3208-T
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 375hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1986
  • Engine Hours: 2213
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 750hp
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Propeller RPM: 2200
Maximum Speed: 18 kn


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 250 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 125 gal
Water Tank Material: Stainless Steel
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 2
Trim Tabs: Yes
Boat Class: Flybridge, Trawlers



The hull from chine to keel is solid fiberglass with Airex foam used in the topsides and balsa core throughout the deck and superstructure. The efficiently driven hull produces a relatively low quarter wake and has a comfortable motion underway.


The wonderfully spacious interior creates several separate living spaces starting with the enclosed flybridge, a fully enclosed and heated sundeck with dining table and chairs, and a huge main salon flooded with natural light.  Going forward from the main salon and down three steps is the galley to port and a dinette that can comfortably seat up to six to starboard. Continuing forward is the VIP guest suite with a centerline berth and an ensuite head.

Going aft from the main salon down three steps is the full width owner's stateroom comprising a centerline berth flanked with extensive built-in cabinetry, and an ensuite head with separate shower stall.

Extensive built-in cabinetry, hand burnished wood accents, louvered cupboard doors and fine finish details throughout enhance the sense of a luxurious and comfortable living space that can comfortably accommodate a family of four or two couples with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy extended time afloat and underway.


  • Princess 3 burner propane stove with oven
  • Whirlpool microwave
  • Norcold refrigerator - 110VAC + 12VDC
  • 120VAC Freezer (on sundeck)
  • Broan trash compactor (not operational)
  • U-Line ice maker on sundeck (not operational)


  • Twin Caterpillar 3208-T diesels - 2,200 hours
  • Twin Disc transmissions
  • Bronze stuffing box packing glands
  • Benett trim tabs
  • Morse control cables
  • Teleflex-Capilano hydraulic steering - dual station
  • Northern Lights 8kw generator in acoustic shielded housing - no hour meter
  • Webasto hydronic diesel heater with valve to heat sundeck
  • 110VAC heater beneath dinette
  • Up-sized domestic water pump for boosted water pressure
  • Clean 2019 pre-purchase Oil Sample analysis on mains, gear and genset
  • Bonding system
  • Oil change pump


  • 2 x 250-gallon aluminum fuel tanks
  • 2 x 10 lb propane tanks in vented box on flybridge with Xintex sensor
  • 12-gallon Raritan hot water heater - runs off 110 VAC/engine/furnace
  • 2 x 125-gallon stainless steel water tanks with sight gauges
  • 40-gallon poly holding tank
  • Furnace supplied by dedicated day tank or main diesel tanks


  • Statpower TrueCharge 2-40 battery charger
  • Magnum MS2812 Inverter - 2019
  • Two 65-amp Caterpillar alternators
  • 4 battery banks (3 start + house bank) - lead acid
  • Shore power inlet - 30 amp


  • Dual station depth sounder - Standard Horizon
  • Dual station speed/log - Standard Horizon
  • Dual Station Autopilot - SI-Tex SP80 & SP70 remote
  • 2 VHF radios - Standard Horizon Eclipse DSC & handheld
  • Compass (2) - Ritchie
  • Dual station rudder angle indicators
  • Pioneer stereo with CD player
  • Dual station loud hailer - Standard Horizon C75


  • Oversized 1-1/4" stainless steel rails with gates provide enhanced security while on deck
  • Swing out, hinged Sea Stairs facilitate easy, safe boarding from the dock
  • Fully enclosed sundeck with hardtop, full canvas enclosure and wing doors with teak floor and a wet bar with a sink and ice maker (not operational)
  • Complete dining set of table and chairs included on sundeck
  • 7 cu. ft. freezer on sundeck provides additional capacity for extended cruises
  • Enclosed flybridge (2020) with generous bench seats


  • Maxwell-Nilsson electric anchor windlass with power up deck switch
  • 75 lb primary anchor on 200' chain (estimated)


  • 11' Boston Whaler Sport with 2017 25 HP 2-stroke Johnson outboard with electric start
  • Davit with electric winch raises tender to secure stowage on top of sundeck


  • New carpet in main salon - 2022
  • Bottom paint - 2022
  • Full complement of fenders and lines
  • AFI search light
  • Rule 2000 electric bilge pumps with float switch
  • Henderson manual diaphragm bilge pump
  • Saltwater wash down
  • Central vacuum system
  • Windshield demister vents at lower helm


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.

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