Used Chesapeake 48 Back River Downeast Fishing Boat For Sale 56 pictures

Bluewater Yacht Sales presents this Downeast 1990 Chesapeake 48 Back River boat for sale.

  • This Chesapeake 48 Back River offered at $165,000
  • Powered by single Cat 3208TA / 3850 hrs
  • The boat located in Hampton, Virginia (map below) and ready for viewing
  • The listing has been updated and on a market since Dec 2nd 2020

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"Dancing Turtle" is a wonderful example of the round stern Chesapeake Bay Deadrise, but with this one twist, the Exterior has been completely fiberglassed over and painted with Awlgrip. Originally built by the Rollins Brothers in Poquoson, VA as the "Bertha Lee". Freshly bottom painted, with Brand New Garmin 12" color touch-screen monitor, and HD Radar. Powered by a single Caterpillar 3208ta (375 hp), she cruises nicely at 14 kts, with a top speed of 17 kts, and is Perfectly Happy at the leisurely pace of 10 kts. New Batteries, New Cuctom Aluminum framed cockpit cover with side curtains, New Sunbrella cockpit cushions, Cockpit helm station and built in stern seating, Granite counter and dinette table, V-berth bunks below and an enclosed head.

Fuel Economy, Speed, Range

At a brisk cruise speed of 14 kts, the gets 1.35 nmpg, this while turning 2400 rpm.She holds 200 gallons of diesel fuel in a single tank, with a 10% reserve, this gives a comfortable cruising range of 240 miles.

Recent Updates

  – Haulout and Fresh Bottom Paint, 10/20
  – New Transmission cooler 8/20
  – Transmission rebuilt 8/20
  – (2) New 8D batteries 5/20
  – New Sunbrella motor box cushion and cockpit bench seat cushions 2/20
  – New Aluminum Frame and Canvas Cockpit shade with strataglass side curtains 2/20
  – New Garmin Navigational Package 1/20
  – Worm Show replaced 12/18
  – Spray Rails replaced 12/18
  – Hull sides polished 12/18
  – Topsides polished 12/18
  – Transom Lounge upholstery 12/17
  – Sunbrella dinette upholstery 12/17
  – Granite Dinette table
  – Granite counter and backsplash

Mechanical Info and Specs

  – Caterpillar 3208T inboard, direct drive, diesel engine (3850 hrs)
  – Hydro Slave steering (2 stations)
  – Morse engine controls (2 stations)
  – Single 200 gallon diesel fuel tank (with a deck fill on both sides)
  – Racor Primary fuel filter
  – (2) 8d Batteries (New)
  – Noco Genius- Gen2 (2 bank 20 amp battery charger)
  – 50 gallon fresh water tank
  – Groco manual flushing toilet
  – 20 gallon holding tank with deck pumpout and overboard discharge

Navigation and Electrical Info

  – New-Garmin 7412 color touch screen MFD with GPS Plotter/HD Radar
  – New-Garmin HD Dome radar, 48 mile mcx range
  – New-Garmin Black Box VHF Radio
  – 30 amp shore power connection with shore power cord
  – 110v AC outlets throughout the cabin
  – Kenwood VHF Radio (behind dinette)
  – Alpine CDA-7852 AM/FM/CD/XM Sat stereo
  – Alpine stereo amp
  – XM Sat stereo receiver
  – XM Sat weather receiver (displays on Garmin screen)
  – 12volt (cigarette lighter style) power outlet at main helm
  – (3) windshield wipers
  – Spotlight
  – Dome lights throughout cabin (12 volt)
  – (2) cockpit spreader lights
  – DC outlets under gunwhales

Special Deck Features

  – Beautiful/Classic "round stern" design, slips easily through the water
  – Built-in Transom seating with Custom Cockpit Upholstery (removable, replaced 12/17)
  – Storage beneath rear seat
  – Custom canvas cover for transom seating
  – Flush mounted fishing rod holders
  – Stern mounted flag holder
  – Non-skid self bailing decks
  – Comfortable cockpit depth
  – Wide gunwhales with "toe rail"
  – Cockpit helm station with custom canvas cover
  – Large Engine Box (insulated for sound and heat)
  – New sunpad cushion for Motor Box (Sunbrella- Captains Navy)
  – New Bench seat and Deck chair seat cushions (Sunbrella- Captains Navy)
  – Perfect for Picnic Lunch or Sunset Cruises
  – (2) removable deck benches
  – (2) Removable deck chairs
  – Cockpit stereo speakers
  – Heavy Duty Aluminum Framed cockpit shade with custom canvas top
  – Strataglass side curtains with large U-Zips


  – Designed and originally built as a cruiser
  – Never commercial/charter fished (always used as a pleasure boat)
  – Keel and Frame members are of Pacific Fir
  – Cypress plank bottom with Fir side planks
  – Fiberglass cloth and West System epoxy on all exterior surfaces
  – Full keel with Worm Shoe, offering complete Running Gear protection
  – Barn Door style rudder (hinged at top and bottom)
  – 3 bladed "left hand" propeller
  – Cockpit helm station
  – Bollard style stern cleats
  – Sampson Post on the bow
  – Traditional mid-ship cleats

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Approximate boat location – Hampton, Virginia

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Beaufort, NC

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