1983 48ft Uniflite

1983 48ft Uniflite

48 Convertible
Model Length:
48 ft
CAD $275,000
Boat Name:
Hull Material:
4 ft 10 in
Number of Engines:
Fuel Type:
YW Number:

Listing Broker

Jeff Crowter

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver




Rainmaker underwent an extensive refit by the previous owner who poured money into her in order to create a craft to cruise the Pacific Northwest in style and comfort. Rainmaker enjoys attention wherever she goes and has been a great source of pleasure and pride for the owners.

During the refit the idea was to take a sports fisher with all its great sea keeping qualities, beam and spacious accommodation and to enhance her with attributes that focus on a cruising lifestyle.

The most striking addition was to have a custom built fly-bridge enclosure from which your are completely protected from the elements. At this height the 360 degree views from anchorage can be absolutely stunning. Punching through heavy seas is no ordeal as stabilizers were fitted to cut down the roll even on beam seas. A substantial bow-thruster was installed which made docking so much easier from the cockpit helm. Inside the entire  yacht was rewired, the cabin sole was taken up and replaced with teak and holly. High end appliances were installed to make life aboard more convenient such as the two sub zero fridges, the washer dry, and dishwasher. These conveniences are sustained by the addition of the generator and water-maker.

Rainmaker has so much space to entertain that the owners have held yacht club meetings on the foredeck. The level of maintenance is very high and the condition is remarkable. She has just been hauled for new paint, zincs and a full wax, she looks great and is dressed to impress.


55 ft 0 in
48 ft
Beam Measure:
15 ft 10 in
48000 lbs
Number of Heads:
Number of Cabins:


Engine #1

8V92-TA Turbo (725 hp)
Fuel Type:
1500 (Port)

Engine #2

8V92-TA Turbo (725 hp)
Fuel Type:
1500 (Starboard)

Vessel Walkthrough

Boarding Rainmaker is easy via the large extended transom and the transom door, or over the gunwale into the 120 sq ft cockpit.

Wide walk around decks allow access to the huge foredeck.

At the front of the cockpit, to starboard, steps lead up to the fully enclosed fly-bridge which features two beautiful helm seats and further seating forward of the helm.

A hatch in the cockpit floor leads to the engine room, thus allowing access without disrupting the living space.

A new sliding door gives access to the spacious salon which offers a sofa to starboard and easy chairs to port.

Further forward the galley bar is graced with custom bar stools.

The galley itself is at the front of the salon and allows the host to engage with guests while preparing meals or drinks.

At the top of the companionway is located a second access hatch to the engine room.

The companionway leads down a few steps to the guest head to port and the guest cabin to starboard.

Finally forward from here we find the Master cabin with its head to port and separate shower / bath to starboard. The large queen bed has access from both sides and occupies the front of the room.



  • Entry to the salon is via the recently installed AJR sliding door
  • Headroom is generous at 6’5″
  • The salon features two leather armchairs with a cabinet in between. This folds out to make an occasional table.
  • On top of the cabinet is the satellite TV  (Sea Tel subscription available from Bell)
  • Opposite is a matching leather settee which folds out to allow extra sleeping accommodation
  • Custom built bar stools provide seating at the galley bar, under which is the ice-maker
  • Nicely finished in teak w/wood blinds
  • The Nikamichi music system is built into the the port side galley cabinet
  • Four speakers and a remote
  • New black screens have been fitted to the forward facing windows. These provide privacy and shade while allowing you to look out. There is another set of white screens included as well.

Guest Cabin


  • Double bed which is 6’5″ long
  • A large mirror covers the forward bulkhead and spreads the light that floods in from the large overhead hatch
  • A deep cupboard provides ample hanging space as well as general storage

Day / Guest Head

Located at the foot of the companionway to port opposite the guest cabin. Features:

  • Stand up shower with an exhaust fan
  • Vanity unit with storage underneath
  • Mansfield vacu-flush toilet
  • Teak and holly sole

Master Cabin


  • Centre line queen bed with a brand new mattress
  • Two large cupboards to port and starboard
  • Storage under the bed
  • Bright interior due to the large overhead hatch and portlights
  • TV located above the cabinet on the port side

Master En-suite

Located to port as you enter the Master Cabin.  Features:

  • Toilet (vacu-flush)
  • Larger vanity unit with storage below
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Separate shower / bath to starboard


  • The toilets use fresh water and have a treatment system to reduce head odour
  • Washer dryer located in the cockpit storage box (Splendid 2000S)
  •  200 USG fresh water storage
  • Offshore Marine Laboratories water maker (50 gph) which has not been used by current owners and would need to be serviced before use
  • Three zone Hurricane diesel boiler heating system (for both cabins and the salon)


The galley is on the same level as the salon just forward on the starboard side and benefits from the large windows making it very bright and open. A raised counter-top naturally lends itself as great bar for entertaining friends. All the cabinetry is beautifully finished in satin varnished teak. Custom lockers on the dash were commissioned for extra storage space and the custom corian counters and under counter stainless sinks provide plenty of space for preparing food or perhaps a cocktail or two. Then you add the convenience of the dishwasher, upgraded sub zero fridges, and life just gets better.

  • All the appliances have at some point been upgraded
  • Teak and holly floor
  • Two Sub Zero fridges
  • A freezer located in the cockpit storage box
  • Domestic cool box located in the fly-bridge
  • U-Line icemaker in the salon
  • Two burner Gaggeneau propane stove top (tank stored in cockpit locker)
  • Pressure gauge and solenoid
  • Propane sniffer and alarm
  • Panasonic microwave convection oven
  • Dishwasher (Bosch)


Rainmaker’s refitting included adding a fully enclosed “Sky-lounge” flybridge. The construction used a substantial alloy frame and safety glass windows. While underway a commanding 360 degree view can be enjoyed from the two lovely helm chairs, or perhaps the additional seating forward. With its own heating system you can make the most of this comfortable cruising environment all year round. A pioneer music system can help you unwind and a small “Domestic” freezer to cool your drinks keeps life easy.


  • Rose Point GPS
  • NEC chart display screen
  • Computer display screen for navigation system
  • Auto Pilot (SITEX SP-70)
  • Furuno open array radar (48 mile) with JRC display
  • AIS Transceivers (Send and receive)
  • Data Marine log and depth
  • Teleflex Sea Star hydraulic steering system
  • Kobelt servo assisted engine controls are located in the fly bridge and at the secondary position in the cockpit. (These were rebuilt in 2018)
  • Jog steering, very useful for avoiding logs in these waters
  • Kobelt rudder indicators
  • Kobelt bow thruster control
  • Fuel, water oil gauges
  • AETNA electronic RPM meter
  • DYTEK sea water temperature display
  • Monitor alarm system oil/fire/bilgewater
  • Remote spotlight


The cockpit is a vast open space with 120 square foot of room. It is your patio at Sea.

The cockpit control station is located portside and has electronic throttle and thruster controls. This takes a lot of the stress out of docking as you are right where you need to be. The freeboard on Rainmaker sweeps down so it is easy to step on and off her from the cockpit side, or even easier aft by the large transom.

  • Custom cabinet starboard houses Combo washer/dryer and 7cu.ft. freezer
  • Cockpit awning
  • Fresh water wash down station
  • Custom BBQ stand
  • 4 flush mount rod holders
  • 24′ outriggers
  • Transom door leads to the custom built 4′ transom with integrated swim ladder

Hull and Deck

Rainmaker was hauled out in August 2018, the hull paint was removed and two new coats of AF33 were applied. Zincs were done too. Rainmaker then enjoyed a full wax.

  • 24V Side Power bow thruster
  • Ideal anchor windlass (serviced Dec 2017)
  • Deck and flybridge controls for the windlass
  • 35lb Lewmar plough
  • 220′ of 3/8 chain plus rode
  • Fresh water wash-down by anchor locker and also in the cockpit
  • Teleflex/Capilano hydraulic steering with dual rams control the twin bronze rudders
  • Bennet trim tabs
  • The large swim grid was custom built and shipped from Florida to incorporate a boarding ladder. The engine exhaust tubes were extended underneath.


  • Two plastic fresh water tanks located under the cockpit floor (200 USG)
  • Three alloy fuel tanks (780 USG)
  • Tank tender gauge
  • One holding tank (40 USG) with a 3 way valve and a deck discharge fitting
  • Tankwatch holding tank monitor


  • Rule automatic bilge pump 2000gph in the lazerette
  • Manual switch operated pump in forward cockpit locker
  • PARR diaphragm pump at the forward end of the engine room
  • Another pump located at the rear of the engine room

Engine Room

Quick access to the engine room is via a hatch by the galley. This area well lit to make routine maintenance easier and very clean.

There is a door at the back of the engine room which allows access via the cockpit if needed.

  • Twin 725 hp Detroit 8V92-TA turbos await below (“Thelma and Louise”)
  • Alison gearboxes (2:1)
  • Fresh water cooled- The engine cooling system was overhauled Nov.2014 (engine, transmission & fuel)
  • New fresh water pump 2018
  • Engine synchronizer
  • Water lift mufflers
  • Centek exhaust silencers
  • Impeller changed Sep 2018
  • Rebuilt by the previous owner
  • Approximately 1500 hours since the rebuild
  • Oil changed Sep 2018 (engines and generator)
  • Oil sample was taken and previous sample is available to compare


  • Block heater via the Hurricane heating system
  • Onan 9kw generator (approx 2800 hours), last serviced Dec 2017


  • Keypower stabilizers (2011)
  • Twin 10″ screw Side-Power bow thruster (24V)


  • The alloy three fuel tanks hold a total of 780 gallons
  • Two tanks are either side of the engines, the third is just behind the engine under the cockpit.
  • Algae X fuel polishing system
  • Dual Racor filters for each engine (Dec 2017)


  • 2 1/2 inch prop shaft
  • 24″ four bladed bronze props.
  • Dripless seals
  • The boat has been fully bonded throughout



The owner provided the following data:

  • 7/8 knots  uses 8 gph
  • 10/11 knots 15 gph
  • 14/15 knots 20-24 gph
  • 18 knots (cruising speed) 25-30 gph at 1800 RPM
  • Full speed is about 25 knots at 2300 rpm


The yacht was completely rewired during its restoration in 1999.

  • 50 amp shore power cord and adapter
  • Onan 9kw generator with sound shield (serviced by owner Sep 2018)
  • Full electrical panels by the salon door with monitoring and input supply switching
  • Six Davidson 2V deep cycle house batteries (1050 amp hours)
  • Two 12V-4D starter batteries
  • One 12V Group 27 generator battery
  • One 12V bow thruster battery
  • Heart Interface 2000 battery monitor
  • Promariner battery charger
  • 3000W Inverter with control on the switch panel


Note; Tools and personal items are excluded.


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.

1983 48ft Uniflite

1983 48ft Uniflite
1983 48ft Uniflite
1983 48ft Uniflite
1983 48ft Uniflite
1983 48ft Uniflite
1983 48ft Uniflite

Listing Broker

Jeff Crowter

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver



1983 48ft Uniflite

Listing Broker

Jeff Crowter

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver



1983 48ft Uniflite

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Listing Broker

Jeff Crowter

Yacht Broker - North Vancouver