Length: 48' | Beam: 14' | Draft: 30"
Power: Twin or triple inboard diesel motors with sterndrives
Air-conditioned / heated enclosure
Sleeps 3 people in two separate areas
Navigator station with additional electronics
The Gulf Crosser 48 was created in response to numerous requests from our superyacht customers to create a boat that combined the benefits of our existing models with inboard diesel power. The 48 is available as a fully open boat or with an enclosed pilothouse. We invite
you to explore what makes the boat so unique.
The enclosed pilothouse version of the 48 features an air-conditioned upper salon with a full glass enclosure surrounding the helm and passenger seating area. This climate-controlled haven offers panoramic views and allows you to operate the boat in any type of weather conditions that you might encounter during your outings on the water. Gone are the days of hesitating to enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise aboard your center console boat out of fear that it might storm on your way home.
The lower cabin of the 48 can be reached from the upper salon without ever having to venture outside and includes a restroom and shower along with a two-person bed that is oriented fore and aft so that you don’t have to resist the running angle of the boat while underway. If you
require additional accommodations, the seating area in the upper salon can be used as a single bed since that is a climate-controlled area.
The large cockpit and forward sun pad provide ample outdoor space when the weather is nice and we offer the option of additional seating in both of those areas. There is also a refrigerator, freezer, grill, and sink option available for the cockpit area which, combined with the diesel
generator, enables the boat to be completely self-sufficient so that you could easily spend a few nights aboard the boat on a remote island.
While the Gulf Crosser 48 is an ideal boat for standalone use, it was designed specifically to serve as the ultimate multipurpose superyacht tender. You can fish and dive from the 48 in the morning and then ferry guests to shore later that evening while keeping them sheltered from
the elements. The boat can also be used to provide accommodations for extra crew. If you have additional cargo needs, our 48 SUV model features a removable mezzanine seat and removable carbon fiber davits that allow you to transport waverunners, provisions, or other
large items in the boat’s cockpit.
In addition to the focus on comfort, the 48 continues our longstanding obsession with safety. The 48 was designed with high gunnel walls, wide passageways, and a single level deck from bow to cockpit in order to allow safe and easy access to all areas of the boat. The helm was
designed so that the captain can see over the bow even when the sun pad is occupied which is unique compared to almost any other center console boat with a sun pad integrated into the front of the console. We have also incorporated many redundant systems as an added measure of protection. Finally, our industry pioneering “Navigator Station” puts a third Garmin screen across the aisle from the helm so that another person can watch the FLIR or radar feed, enter a waypoint, or change the radio without ever distracting the captain.
Literally no expense is spared in the construction of our boats. We use only the finest components available and our attention to detail goes far beyond what you will find with almost any other center console manufacturer.
Our goal is to make your boating experience as enjoyable as possible so we offer our Global Maintenance Service. Gulf Crosser Yachts will fly our technicians anywhere in the world if your boat ever needs repairs (travel charges apply).
Every one of our boats is built for a specific customer and the Gulf Crosser 48 is HIGHLY customizable so we can create just about any layout imaginable for you. We can tailor the boat toward more of a fishing-oriented setup with large livewells, a tackle prep station, and a tower or, if you prefer more of a cruising configuration, we can eliminate the tower and include our optional transom sofa. We also offer a completely open version of the boat or our Euro Version which replaces a portion of the upper salon with a large rear-facing sunpad. A RIB option is available on any of the configurations if desired.
If you can dream it, we can build it.