Bayliner 4788 -2000 model. Recently remodeled and serviced


$ 169,900.00
Tarpon Springs Florida
Boat Type:
4788 Pilothouse MY
Boat Name:
Brown Eyed Girl

Put this at the top of your Florida 4788 list. At this new low asking price, you can afford to do the niggling repairs needed on a 18 year old boat. She’s cosmetically tip top on the sellers dime.

I sold this vessel to her current owner back in 2004 when she was located in Hampton Virginia for $295k “ish” I believe. If she was closer to me, I would had happily taken a listing on her, but she’s sitting across the state from me on the freshwater Anclote River in Tarpon Springs Florida, which precludes me servicing the owner for the casual looker. 10/17 update: Clients who recently inspected her reported strong odor of dampness despite a large de-humidifier running, and several Damp Rids. I suspect that the flybridge drain hoses have cracks in them, and/or are plugged ‘downstream’ under her cockpit. This is not unusual by any mean, but should be rectified, and at THIS PRICE it’s worth doing!

Anyway Brown Eyed showing much better than when I had last saw her back in 2010 when she had been sitting (owner is a builder) unused for awhile, because I now see new carpeting throughout, new flooring in the galley.I see that all her exterior aluminum (boogaboo of the 2000s) has been repainted. I see new windshield wiper arms, I see a new refrigerator, I see new bedding, “plus, plus, plus” That’s all GOOD, as she’s 17 years old and it’s time for a refit.  Her bottom was just painted 9/17, and she’s been fully serviced at that time. She’s now FRESH  She’s not priced totally unreasonable considering the high demand and the low supply of NON DAMAGED 4788’s, but the price is going to have to come down to take in consideration some older equipment, and lack of a tender but she has no storm damage history, and her owner has just done most all the upgrades YOU would had to do if you buy one lesser priced needing it.. She HAS her salon table (just try to find one!) she HAS her two factory salon chairs. She has a Bridge Entertainment Center (can’t be found anywhere) . Just turn the key and go cruise, pending survey -of course. I would be happy to represent you as a buyers broker and share with you ALL the information I have about these vessels.  Check my referrals. I know TOO much.

Boat Name
Brown Eyed GirlDimensions
LOA: 47 ft 0 in     Beam: 14’11”   LOA: 54′    Draft: 40″   Weight: 29,990 lbs.
Total Power:  Cummins 6BTA 5.9 660 HP (330 hp each)   w/2075 hours.
Cruising Speed: 15 knots @ 2400 RPM

Maximum Speed: 18 knots

Fresh Water Tanks: (200 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: (444 Gallons)
Holding Tanks: (48 Gallons)


4788 Layout drawing

Vessel Walkthrough:

Entering the covered aft deck through the transom door from the swim platform, you will find deck hatches for access to the generator and storage and then the sliding door to the salon. Once inside the salon, you will find wrap-around seating and a folding teak table to starboard, a wet bar starboard forward, Barrel chair and a teak end table to port and the galley port forward. Walk forward and you can step up to the raised pilothouse, which has two side deck doors and interior steps to the flybridge. Step down into the guest companionway and you will find the guest head to starboard, two guest staterooms to port, and the master stateroom forward.

Staterooms and accommodations:

The Master stateroom is a suite all the way forward with an island queen size berth and ensuite head with bath tub. The third guest stateroom is part of the master suite with a single lower berth and a Pullman upper berth.

The VIP stateroom is aft of the master suite to port with a queen size berth. The guest head with enclosed shower is to starboard accessed from the hall way access to all staterooms.


The open and airy salon features a panoramic view provided by large side windows, sliding glass door and aft bulkhead window. Open companion forward provides easy access to the pilothouse. There is a wrap-around “L” shaped dinette with teak table in the starboard aft corner, across to port is a barrel chair with teak end table.  The wet bar with icemaker is located starboard forward immediately behind the pilothouse.


Located port forward corner on salon level with wood flooring.

Princess 3-burner electric burner stove with oven

Waeco dual voltage refrigerator/freezer


Trash compactor

Stainless steel sinks

Solid surface countertop

Abundant storage

Splendide Comb-O-Matic washer/dryer


The raised pilothouse offers a full helm forward with storage underneath, wing doors port and starboard side decks, wrap-around seating with folding teak table to port and companionway to flybridge, the electrical distribution panel is located starboard aft.

Flybridge and upper deck:

The flybridge offers a full helm forward, helm seat, wrap-around seating to port, a bench seat to starboard, wet bar starboard aft, non-skid deck, Bimini top, radar arch and ladder to aft deck.

Tender Davit/Crane

Tender Chocks/Cradle


The covered aft deck is arranged with a transom door to the swim platform, ladder to the flybridge and a sliding glass door to the salon.

Audio/Visual Equipment:

Satellite TV system

TV in salon

Cassette / CD changer in the salon

Audio receiver in the salon

VHS Player

TV in master stateroom


Toshiba Laptop with Navigation Software – Lower Station

Stern Camera – Lower Station

Raytheon RN300 GPS – Lower Station

Standard Horizon VHF Radio – Lower Station

Raytheon RL70 Radar/Chart Plotter – Upper and Lower Stations

Raytheon Autohelm Series Depth Display – Upper and Lower Stations

Raytheon Autohelm Series Speed Display – Upper and Lower Stations

Raytheon Autopilot – Upper and Lower Stations

Danforth Constellation compass – Upper and Lower Stations

Electrical system:

Westerbeke 12.5 kW Generator in Sound box with 1335 hours

Battery charger

(1) 8D house battery

(2) 8D start batteries

(2) 30 AMP Shore Service

Engine Room/Mechanical Equipment:

Twin Cummins Diesel 6BTA 5.9-M3 330 HP main engines with 2075 hours

Cooling System service 2017

ZF Hurth HSW800 gearboxes

Fire boy emergency engine shutdown system

Fire boy engine room fire suppression system

Engine synchronizer

Hynautic hydraulic steering system

Bennett trim tabs

Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system

20-gallon stainless steel water heater

4-bladed Bronze propellers Dynamically Balanced & Reconditioned 9/2017

Deck & Hull:

(2) Underwater lights on Transom – White – New 9/2017

Compound and Wax Water Line Up 9/2017

Full Bottom Job 9/2017


Anchor windlass with foredeck foot controls and helm controls


Bow pulpit

Stainless Steel rails

Stainless steel deck hardware

– Stainless steel fender racks on the foredeck – Foredeck bench seat

Non-skid decks

Windshield cover

Bomar deck hatches

Her central agent Lee Hutton has taken some spectacular photos here. Kudos to the high quality.  So why use me as a broker you ask?  Because I’ve sold over 40 of these boats, and taken WAY more than that to survey. I KNOW these vessels. I know where the “boogaboo’s” hide, their latent defects, where leaks come from, and how to fix them. I know which one’s have undisclosed damage history, plus I have a Rolodex of previous and current 4788 owners (who’re are out seriously cruising them) who I put my clients in contact with. I know the TRUE expense to restore these boats. You gain a huge support network with me.. I don’t sell Sea Rays. Plus it costs you nothing extra for my opinions. It’s included in the commission the seller has agreed to pay us brokers when he listed the vessel, but when you hire a buyers broker it puts my fiducial responsibility to YOU, not the seller.. Please read my page “About” above.

9/2017 fresh bottom paint, fresh wax.


These vessels aren’t known for blisters, so that’s another thing you DON’T have to worry about when buying a 2000 4788.

New underwater lights 9/17. Note the condition of her through-hull fittings.

Checkout that custom Galley sole!! Nice.


New custom sole, as originally this is just carpet. The upholstery appears recent too.




Bridge entertainment center there to your left. I’m HOPING the davit has been rebuilt. These are weak points on these boats. I have the PDF file if you wish to tackle it yourself, otherwise I know a company in Florida that rebuilds them.



The VIP stateroom, which is the quietest place to sleep.

How many boats this size have bathtubs? Answer: none of the Taiwan tubs.





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