48' Sea Ray 480 Sundancer

$250,000 | 1991 | Tiburon, CA


Refurbished inside and out this 480 Dancer is truly one of one. Her inviting two-cabin/two-head layout offers a massive salon with large galley all made possible by a palatial 15foot beam. Whether entertaining afternoon guests or overnighting for the weekend your stay is made comfortable by the 3-zone reverse cycle heat & air conditioning system. The ship's inverter powered by the massive 24volt battery bank ensures you can live off the hook for days on end.   

At the time the 480 was the largest Sundancer Sea Ray built. Hull #6 built at the Palm Coast site has been kept up with an open checkbook by the current owner for the past 22years. And it shows.  In 2008 she was re-powered by digital fuel-injected Cummins 550s along with all-new running gear. Her mains (under 400hrs) and generator were both fully serviced June 2022. Remote-operated FreedomLift davit system also included.

Full service records available upon request   

Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. The boat is centrally listed by Denison Yachting - San Francisco.


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Number of Engines 2
Engine Model 480 Sundancer
Engine power (total) 1,100 hp
Engine hours (port/starboard) 580
Drive Type V
LOA 55.67 ft
Beam 15 ft
Maximum Draft: 4 ft
Deadrise: 17 °
Head room: 6.5 ft
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Fresh water tanks 150|gallon
Fuel tanks 500|gallon
Holding tanks 68|gallon
Engines & Running Gear
  • 2008 Cummins 550hp @ 3000rpm 
  • 6-cylinder QSC 8.3L
  • Fresh water cooled, Electronic fuel injection
  • Digital throttle engine controls
  • Cummins Vessel View w/ fuel consumption (2008)
  • 31gph @ 18-20kt cruise, 30kts WOT
  • Racor fuel filters
  • ZF V-drive transmissions
  • 2in. S/S prop shafts (2008)
  • Rubber cutlass bearings (2008)
  • PSS dripless shaft seals (2008)
  • 3-blade bronze propellers (2008)
  • Propeller shaft struts updated (2008)
  • Trim Tabs



Interior & Exterior Refit

$30k+ invested in 2018 with West Coast Canvas includes:

  • Synthetic teak & holly interior flooring
  • Salon settee, ottoman & barstool upholstery
  • Interior gray vinyl shelving bolsters
  • Carpeted headliner
  • Master cabin queen mattress
  • Helm bench vinyl upholstery
  • Cockpit seating vinyl upholstery
  • Cockpit carpeting
  • Cockpit bimini & camper canvas with tinted isinglass
  • Canvas helm enclosure with tinted isinglass
  • Custom cockpit "Sidebar" drink dispenser
  • Custom cockpit icemaker

  • 12/24V DC , 110/220V AC
  • (2) Group 27 Start & (6) 8D AGM house batteries 
  • ProMariner "Protech 1230i" battery charger
  • Magnum Inverter/Charger
  • 50A Shore power connection
  • 8.3kW Westerbeke generator (660hrs)
  • Guest two-way battery isolator switches
  • AC/DC circuit protection

Additional Items
  • FreedomLift davit system (4485 Gen 3) with quick remote control
  • Foredeck canvas sunpad
  • Canvas helm cover
  • Comb-o-matic 2000 Washer/dryer 
  • Dishwasher
  • Assorted dishware 
  • Assorted artwork
  • Assorted shorepower adapters
  • Assorted engine room tools
  • Assorted engine fluids, belts & spare filters
  • Assorted fenders & mooring lines
  • Assorted life jackets 
  • Assorted owner's manuals
  • American Flag

Powerboat Guide Description

Sea Ray’s largest Sundancer model ever when she was introduced, the 480 Sundancer (called the 500 Sundancer in 1992–99) was one of the most impressive express yachts on the market during the 1990s. With her long foredeck and sleek profile, the 480/500 combined luxury and extravagance in what was once a state-of-the-art package. Her sheer size is impressive enough, but it’s the expansive, high-style interior that caused first-time viewers to catch their breath. Here, laid out on a single level and presenting a panorama of curved bulkheads and designer furnishings, the Sundancer’s accommodations rival those of a small motor yacht. There are two private staterooms, two heads (each with a stall shower), a plush U-shaped sofa aft, and a wide-open salon with excellent headroom throughout. The cockpit—with its triple companion seat, full wet bar, and circular lounge seating—can seat a small crowd. Additional features include a reverse sport arch, wide side decks, and a huge engine room. Early models with 485hp 6-71 V-drive diesels cruise in the low 20s (about 25 knots top). Later models with 735hp 8V92s cruise at nearly 30 knots. Note that oval ports replaced the original sliding cabin windows in 1994.

Disclaimer: West Coast Yachts 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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