New to market. $167,500. 1997 Bayliner 47′ SOLD


$ 167,500.00
Ft. Pierce Florida
Boat Type:
4788 pilothouse motoryacht
Boat Name:
Lady Jay

SOLD- had two contracts on her within 7 days of listing. CLOSED within 3 weeks of listing.   Yet another beautiful 4788 going to Australia.  Why do you have your 4788 on the East Coast listed with another broker?  HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN FOR SALE?

Here she is safely ensconced in the hold of a ship being delivered to her new owners in Australia- the summer of 2014.


Her new owners- The Murphy family from Melbourne Australia. This is the nicest 4788 I’ve seen since these boats were new. Congratulations!!!

Lady Jay. Her exterior is perfect as can be hoped to find on a pre-owned vessel.   Note the custom rub rails and custom handles and cleats on the transom for safely boarding, and stern tying without obstructing the transom door, so one can exit via swim platform to the starboard side -something you can’t do on the standard factory set up for cleats.
Her gel coat is excellent. Note the back up camera.



1997  with custom stainless steel over rubber  rub rails (this wasn’t a standard item until the 1999 models) on the pre-1999 models-all the 4788’s have only a thin aluminum extrusion over the hull deck joint, which really offers no protection whatsoever as a rub rail.  LADY JAY has a real rub rail.   Never any smokers, pets, or children on board.         I have on the vessel- two surveys (buyers in 2011, and a recent insurance) and a book of the receipts- all nice and neat.

This presentation is proof of why and how I sell so many yachts sight unseen. 1st -an EXCELLENT vessel, 2nd, I thoroughly pre-surveyed her, and thirdly I’ve posted all the photos of what I saw, along with comments. This allows a buyer to see everything I saw, and only call me to ask “where do I send the money, and how will you get her home to me?”- of which I quickly answer. My listings aren’t for those dreaming of buying a boat sometime in the future- they’re FOR THOSE READY TO BUY now. My listings sell fast-usually oversea’s, so if your wondering “where have all the good boats gone?”- the answer is Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. With a smattering to the mid-east.

Lady Jay with her aft deck enclosure up. Note her Satellite TV receiver on the radar arch. A new Honda 20hp 4 stroke outboard has been purchased since this photo.

Purchased by a private pilot,( who was in the aviation business most his life) in 2011 in anticipation, and with much preparation in 2012 to do the “Great Loop” – which didn’t happen, but she’s ready for YOU TO DO IT!  $206,000. in UPGRADES alone on top of her purchase price was been spent on this vessel since April of 2011- April 2012.  All receipts, and surveys are on the vessel.

In preparation he took the vessel directly after her purchase (from original owner) in 2011 at Saunders Yacht Services in Orange Beach, Alabama over  to Lambs Yacht Center (under cover in freshwater) in Jacksonville and gave them carte blanche in upgrading her. Redundancy of systems was paramount.   With only 617.7 original hours on her 330 hp  Cummins, and only 418.6 original  hours on her 12 kw Northern Lights generator. Engine room, and lazarette are super clean. Remember the owner is a pilot. and pilots know you just can’t ‘pull over to the side of the road’ when machinery stops, so they always have their systems tip top with back ups. This boat has so many spare parts, extra anchors, door knobs, and misc goodies they fill up lockers.

  •  New electronics in the  pilothouse to include: Simrad 12 NSE Chart plotter w/Broad band radar, depth sounder, and rear camera monitor w/additional bracket and wiring to use the flybridge NSE down in the pilothouse (redundancy), Simrad AP-28 Auto-pilot with remote control,  Simrad WR-20 Broadband Radar,  Standard Horizon 215o VHF with AIS and GPS receivers, Navionics Gold Chips for NE and SE USA. Yacht Controller Joy stick control for Stern thruster.  The  ORIGINAL electronics:  Raytheon  R-21 open array radar , Raytheon V-850 Echo sounder, Raytheon  201 VHF Radio are fully functional and used as back-up if needed.
  • Flybridge:  NEW Simrad 8 NSE Chart plotter/Sounder/radar/rear camera monitor (new), Raytheon Ray 218 VHF (original), There’s a bracket in the pilothouse for this 8″ Simrad unit to be used- which will give you three (3) radar, GPS’s in the pilothouse.  Redundancy is paramount to a pilot.
  •  New Stern thruster with Joy Stick and remote control.
  • 10 AGM glass matte batteries
  •  New double anchor roller with #55 Fortress anchor with 200′ of 5/16″ BBB chain, and a #32 Delta anchor with 300′ of 1/2″ rode. Both rodes have polyethylene lines the last 12 feet, so the anchors and rode can be cut free in an emergency.  Muir electric windlass- REMOTE controlled.
  •  New Norcold 12v/110v  refrigerator
  •  New flybridge refrigerator for the wetbar.
  •   Huckins Yacht installed a hatch into the salon floor for engine room access- on gas shocks. New carpets of course.
  •   The old tube TV was replaced with  40″ Flat Screen Direct TV via satellite receiver, and space behind it opened up with drawers-by Huckins
  •  New washer/dryer (Splendide 2100- vented exhaust) larger than standard factory supplied unit
  •  Electrical panel rewired by Lambs Yacht Center. The factory 3 cord inlet on pilothouse has been replaced by a 50 amp inlet in the cockpit, with a custom 50 amp shore      power cord by Lambs (much lighter than those you buy at West Marine).  Heavy Inverter/battery charger, all glass mat batteries, relocated into the engine room.
  •  Mercury Ocean 350 Hypalon RIB Dingy w/Honda 20hp electric start, and tilt.   The  DAVIT SWIVELS FREELY.
  •  Cockpit enclosure  which is in as new condition, as is stored inside the boat.  New mesh pilothouse window cover.
  •  New carpets in the salon and flybridge. The original in the master stateroom is proof of how originally nice this boat is.
  • All new black water hoses from both heads to the holding tank.  Two (2) AC pumps-in case one breaks, you still will have AC in the boat.
  • Icemaker “guts” replaced.
  • Freshwater accumulator pump is new.
  • 5 new bilge pumps with a high water auto HORN for the aft engine room pump.


Lady Jay, as fine a 4788 as you could hope to find- WITH a salon engine room hatch, better than the Meridian 490’s because this one is on gas shocks for easy lifting.
Fully equipped, ready to go cruising today. Surveys, logs, and receipts all on board for your perusal. One look and you’ll buy her.

Honda 20 hp 4 stroke, electric start, tilt, w/6 gallon fuel tank. 2012

Double anchor rollers, #55 Fortress anchor w/  200′ of 5/16″ BBB chain, and a #32 Delta anchor with 300′ of rode. Muir Windlass is remote controlled by a portable remote. Note that the Spotlight and bow lights have been raised for the Delta to fit snugly. The standard 4788 pulpit only has one roller, for one anchor. This one has two (2). The last 12′ of both rodes are polyethelene so they may be cut free in an emergency.  New raw water pump and hoses for anchors.


Note that the original tube type TV has been replaced by a 40″ Samsung flat screen which has KVH Satellite receiver for Direct TV, and Blu ray player. New carpet  in the salon because a engine room hatch was installed for easy engine access in 2012.

New carpet in salon. New engine room access hatches installed 2012, both by Huckins Yachts. Carpet runners are normally in place, I only removed them to take these photos.

On gas shocks no less. Again, new carpet in 2012.



SALON: Marine AC, with reverse cycle heat, thermostat controlled electric baseboard heater. Icemaker and sink at the wetbar, New Mini Blinds, 2 original side chairs, Original High low table (I mention these because on many other boats, they’ve disappeared and it’s very hard, and very expensive  to find replacements), Occasional table, New carpet in 2012. Ceiling and rope lighting controlled by dimmer switches. L-shaped salon seating with storage inside.  Stereo w/CD and speakers, fire extinguisher. Reading lamp.

Intelligent use of the wasted space from which the old original style TV took up. Nice drawers.

For those who ask: “how does one access the port side fuel tank sending unit on a 4788?”. Well, unless this was done, it’s right difficult. Of course- there’s a plug with a handle that goes here.


Galley: new Norcold 12v/110v refrigerator/freezer, Princess electric stove and oven, trash compactor, custom pantry, wine rack, fire extinguisher, stainless steel double sink, pressure water system. CLEAN.

NEW: Simrad 12 NSE Chart plotter w/radar, sounder, and rear camera monitor w/additional bracket and wiring to use the flybridge NSE in the pilothouse (redundancy), Simrad AP-28 Auto-pilot with remote control,  Simrad WR-20 Broadband Radar, Raytheon  R-21 open array radar, Raytheon V-850 Echo sounder, Raytheon  201 VHF Radio, Standard Horizon 2150 VHF with  AIS and GPS receivers, Navionics  Gold chips for NE and SE US, Yacht Controller stern thruster w/joystick control and remote, Engine Halon system over ride, Engine synchronizer gauge, trim tabs, windshield defogger fans, search/spot light control, Windshield solar screen, windshield and window canvas covers, Air conditioner, 2500 watt Inverter/charger, fire extinguisher, Map light, table


Both new

New: Stern thruster Joystick, and the remote controls for the windlass and thruster.


Digital Air conditioner controls through out the vessel


This electrical panel was rewired by Lambs Yacht Center in Jacksonville Florida. They are experts on these panels. The factory original wiring left something to be desired, and is why you’ve heard of so many 45’s and 47’s having fires. The original system with 3 shore power cords has been removed and a single 50 amp cord in the cockpit has been installed, A custom made light 50 amp shore power cord by Lambs is now in use. 250 volt/50 amp service, Magnum 2500 watt Inverter/charger installed.


Looking forward from the salon towards the staterooms and head.  Note that the wallpaper is fine- NO “bubbling”. 2 Fluorescent lights, Central Vacuum, Electric thermostat controlled baseboard heater. New carpet 2012.

The VIP stateroom, which at present is where the Eisenglass enclosure for the aft-deck lives when it’s not in use, which is 99% of the time. It’s as new. Custom new mattress, linens, and duvet. 2 lockers, overhead and indirect lighting.


Guest head- Vacuflush toilet, glass shower door, Mirrored 3 door medicine cabinet, shower sump pump, vent blower. 


The separate shower stall in the guest head.

The NEW Splendide 2100 washer/dryer. This unit is larger than the one that came from the factory and is vented. This one DOES dry your clothes. No reason to visit Laundromats (yuck!) with this machine on-board.

Looking back towards the salon.

The master stateroom which has new custom mattress (I would venture to call it a tempurpedic) , new bedding, new divit. There’s a new flat screen TV, custom drapes, new screens for each porthole, along with new black out porthole covers. Stereo w/speakers

Note the new custom black-out shades and screens to replace the flimsy little screen/”shade” that came from the factory that always falls out. This is quality!

The “3rd” stateroom. Yes, the doors and the post have been removed so one can easily access the closets. The owner DOES HAVE the original doors and the post if for some reason you wish to convert it back into a “rubics cube”.

Master Stateroom; Expanded by removing the doors to the “3rd” stateroom (all parts in storage), Deck Hatches- retractable screen/black out shades, Dynex 19″ Flat Screen TV w/Samsung Blu Ray player, Reverse cycle Air conditioning with reverse cycle heat, Free standing dehumidifier, Smoke/CO2 Alarm, Indoor/outdoor remote thermometer (why get out of bed?) overhead and indirect lighting,  Electric baseboard heater -thermostat controlled. Am/Fm Cassette.  Mirrored Wardrobe with hanging locker and drawers. Under bed and under bunk storage. Couch in the stateroom converts to upper and lower berths.


With the doors to the stateroom removed, you can easily access this closet. With the factory set up-you have to go into the stateroom, and then shut both doors to open these doors. Unless your as skinny as a reed, it really wasn’t practical, which is why you see so few 4788’s with them remaining. As I stated he has them in storage though.

Here’s a custom feature I really like- two of the drawers were converted to hold legal sized folders. Smart.

The master head with the large bathtub and stand up shower. Vacu-flush head system.  Both heads have new hoses. This head has been rebuilt. Both work perfectly.


Her aforementioned and described RIB and OB. Let me state again- the davit swivels freely. I mention this because on 90% of 4788’s I see- they don’t!  750 lb capacity davit w/ss cable.

New refrigerator in the optional Bridge Entertainment Center. Don’t laugh, this was a $3800.00 option when new.  You can see her stainless Propane BBQ grill next to it.

Flybridge: L-shaped seating, Bench seat (with storage below), Helm seat-with covers for all. Hard hatch cover over the stairs to the aft deck. Custom aft-deck stanchions and lifelines.  Life Sling,  LED boat deck floodlights, Radar arch with Broadband and open Radar antennas , KVH Satellite Receiver, 3 GPS antennas, and TV antenna.

Simrad 8 NSE Chartplotter/dept sounder/Radar/ and rear camera monitor. Raytheon Ray 218 VHF, Engine sync gauge, Trim tab control, Stern thruster Joystick control, Compass. Canvas covers for seating and dash.

View forward from the flybridge

Rod holders in the cockpit

Her cockpit bolsters are in excellent condition. her transom door has no cracks, and is in excellent condition. These area’s are always a “tell” on a 4788.  oops, guess I should had moved my notebook and water out of the photo.  PLEASE NOTE: the shower power cord- that’s a CUSTOM MADE (Lambs Yacht Center) 50 amp cord, and it’s much thinner and lighter than those you buy off the shelf at West Marine. It’s light and easy to handle.  Rear Camera, Aft deck enclosure. Cockpit LED floodlights (new). Fresh and raw water wash down.

The port side of the cockpit.

Now let’s go down into the engine room. Since the “tunnel of knee pain” entrance has been eliminated by a hatch one just drops into it. SO MUCH easier and it allowed her owner to install a window into the factory original door panel, and cut a hole into it where one can shoot a fire extinguisher into the engine room without opening any hatches. The engine room also has a HALON automatic extinguisher. Like I said- this yacht is intelligently set up for a person to single hand.

Note the round hole with a cover, and the window. This is to allow you to shoot a fire extinguisher into the engine room without having to open the door.

Engine room access -On gas shocks no less.


The port engine.. that red thing in the background is a vacuum cleaner.

Tw0 (2) Cummins 33ohp each Diesel engines with 617 original hours. SIX (6) Group 31 AGM House Batteries. Magnum 2500 watt Inverter/Charger,  TWO (2) Northstar AGM engine start batteries.  Two (2) group 31 batteries for total of 24 volt for STERN THRUSTER. separate battery charger for the stern thruster batteries.  Charles Engine battery charger.

Walker Air Seps,  Pressure gauges on engine fuel filters,  Oil changing system. 20# CO2 fire extinguisher,  Firebuoy Halon automatic suppression bottle.

freshwater pump w/accumulator. Spare AC strainer screens. Five new bilge pumps, aft pump has a high water auto HORN.  New black water hoses for both heads to holding tank.


The starboard engine . Both have 617.7 hours

Engine room detail photos- filters are located next to where they should go, and all are dated. Pressure gauges on the fuel filters.

Fireboy automatic fire extinguisher

There are two (2) separate raw water pumps for the air conditioners-so if one fails, you still have air conditioning in the vessel. Redundancy

Engine detail

Looking aft at the generator (Northern Lights) sound shield and the raw water intakes for the engines.

Engine room detail, forward of the starboard engine. That electrical cord goes to a fluorescent light in front of the holding tank so one can have a visual of her holding. Gauges are all and good, but you can’t beat a visual.

Engine room detail photo= those are the glass mat batteries there- good for 8 years. This is part of the custom rewiring of the vessel done by Lambs Yacht Center in Jacksonville Florida. THE experts in the wiring of these 4788s.  NOW the lazarette is free for storage.

Engine detail

Engine room detail- forward of starboard engine

Looking forward in the engine room =starboard engine there.

aft  starboard engine room detail photo

Engine room detail

Engine room detail photo


Generator access hatch in the cockpit. I post this photo to show you that the gas shocks are perfect, rust free, and will state to you that all the handles to these hatches are perfect, with no rust, and the hatches have no water in their coring.
Did I mention this has been a shed kept boat most it’s whole life?

Looking down at the Northern Lights 12kw Generator sound shield.

Lazarette detail photo. That’s the steering bar and the port rudder steering arm, along with ram for the steering.

Detail photo

Looking forward. NOTE: There’s a fiberglass dock box sitting where the “seat” (not than anybody uses it) on the foredeck. Why have your dock box on the dock, when your continually moving? You want it on the boat.

Looking aft from the bow.  There’s a LOT of goodies in here. Extra Anchor and rode (never in water) Dingy boarding ladder, a Techline mesh window cover , plus, plus, plus.

Her windshield wipers work fine, and I like how he has the blades resting in foam covers which also protects the original canvas cover.

This is not a freshly waxed boat- this is how she is. This is where being shed kept most her whole life pay’s off.

Anchored out in paradise. Why aren’t you here? Where do you want to go? This yacht is ready to go. Quit looking at over priced project boats- this vessel has over $200k invested above her purchase price in 2011 to make her a trouble free yacht you can easily single hand.

LOA: 54 ft 0 in             LOD; 47′             Beam: 14′ 11″            Draft: 3’04″        Bridge Clearance:  18’02″       Dry weight: 29,990lbs

Fuel: 444 gallons       Water: 200 gallons (new waterfill piping)      Holding:  48 gallons

Cummins 330hp Diesel Engines,        Nothern Lights 12kw Generator.

This is one of those yachts, that for years to come you will keep finding new equipment and features onboard. She’s being sold FULLY equipped. It’ll be like Christmas every day.

Particulars are believed to be true, but not guaranteed. Please have your surveyor ascertain any particular fact or detail. Subject to be removed from the market without notice.


Lady Jay, as fine a 4788 as you could hope to find- WITH a engine room hatch, better than the Meridian 490’s because this one is on gas shocks for easy lifting.
Fully equipped, ready to go cruising today. Surveys, logs, and receipts all on board for your perusal. One look and you’ll buy her.