1999 McKinna 48’ Pilothouse

FOR SALE: $225,000

McKinna has long been legendary in the live aboard yacht industry as an elegant yacht that meets function. The McKinna 48 is an Asian-built pilothouse yacht whose tall profile, attractive price, and comfortable accommodations made her a popular choice in the under 50′ motor yacht category. Primarily a West Coast vessel, the 48 is heavily built on a solid fiberglass modified-V hull, and her relatively wide beam—combined with a full-width salon—delivers a spacious and wide-open interior whose dimensions rival those of a much larger boat. The light interior and large cabin windows only add to the overall impression of interior space, and visibility from the raised helm is excellent. The McKinnas were offered with a standard three-stateroom layout with the galley located on the salon level. Additional features include an extended flybridge with room for a dinghy, deck access door at the lower helm, transom door, and a recessed foredeck sun lounge.

Year: 1999. Length: LWL 48′. LOA 54’. Beam: 15’5”.

Engine/Fuel Type: Twin Cummins 6CTA8.3 (450 hp Blue Diamond series)/ diesel

Located In: Jacksonville, FL

Hull Material: Fiberglass. YW#: LEU48127B999. 

This is a great pilothouse yacht with many upgrades including; camera system, large screen GPS chartplotters, bow thruster, and many newer upgrades. She has been well taken care of and shows pride of ownership. THREE STATEROOMS

  • New (May/2019) Garmin 8616xsv Chartplotter (lower Station)
  • New (May/2019) Garmin 8612xsv Chartplotter (upper station)
  • New (May/2019) Vesper Marine AIS XB-8000 Transceiver
  • New (May/2019) Garmin Reactor 40 Autopilot with Smartpump
  • New (May/2019) Autopilot Displays
  • New (May/2019) Garmin VHF 115 and 210 Radios
  • New (May/2019) Garmin Card Reader
  • New (May/2019) Garmin Cameras (wireless-backup cockpit; hardwired engine room)
  • New (Dec/2019) Depth transducer 
  • Canvass covers for bridge 
  • New LED lighting throughout
  • Bow Thruster
  • Haul out and bottom paint in Feb, 2019
  • Haul out, full compound and wax in Dec 2019
  • Replace shaft, rudder, hull and bow thruster zincs Dec 2019
  • Replaced all seven batteries in Nov 2018
  • New Flat Screen TVs in salon, master stateroom and V stateroom
  • New TV’s in salon and master stateroom
  • All new thru hulls April 2019
  • New Magnum 2500 Inverter and 50’ 50amp Marinco Powercord (w/cablemaster)
  • GE SpaceMaker Washer and GE SpaceMaker (Vented) Dryer
  • Four Cruise-Air Air Conditioners (16k BTUs each Salon and Pilothouse) (12k BTUs each Master Staterooms and Guest Staterooms)
  • Routine Maintenance completed Feb 2020 including: changing all engine and transmission oil filters and oil; changing out all coolant; remove all engine hoses and replace with new Cummins hoses and all new marine grade stainless steel clamps; pull heat exchangers and aftercoolers, soak and clean and pressure test; replace all engine room zincs and impellers
  • Routine monthly system checks and bottom cleaning.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

LOA: 54 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 5 in
LWL: 47 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 2 in
Dry Weight: 44500 lbs

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Cummins 
Year Built: 1999
Engine Model: 6CTA8.3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Starboard
Engine Hours: 2536
Propeller: 4 blade Nibral 30×32.4 propeller
Drive Type: ZF280IV
Engine Power: 450 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Cummins
Year Built: 1999
Engine Model: 6CTA8.3
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Location: Port
Engine Hours: 2496
Propeller: 4 blade Nibral 30×32.4 propeller
Drive Type: ZF280IV
Engine Power: 450 HP

Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (250 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (825 Gallons)

Number of heads: 2

This three stateroom layout is one of the most desirable of any production 48′ yacht. The master island queen berth is situated to accommodate a spacious ensuite head with tub & shower, beautiful marble like counter tops, and brightly lit mirrored overhead. The guest head with shower has the same appointments. The forward stateroom features a double berth and the third stateroom has upper & lower berths. The GE Space maker washer and GE dryer is located in a cabinet in the passageway between the staterooms.The interior of this elegant yacht is finished in light maple and has an open, airy feel.

  • Master cabin
  • Island queen berth
  • A/C controls
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Ensuite head with tub & shower
  • 2 opening port lights
  • Intercom
  • Central vacuum system
  • Guest cabin
  • Double berth
  • A/C controls
  • Panasonic 20″ TV
  • Opening hatch
  • 2 Opening port lights
  • Intercom
  • Central vacuum system


Entry to the salon from the aft deck is provided by a beautiful pair of custom made sliding steel glass doors. To port is a beautifully upholstered settee and starboard is an L-shaped with footstools . Upgraded entertainment system. This system includes 6 amplifiers, high end satellite speakers and sub woofer , flat screen TV and controls though out the boat. 

The galley is located in the forward to port of the salon and has Avonite counter tops and large sink, one Sub Zero under counter refrigerator/freezer plus second Sub Zero under counter refrigerator, GE microwave/convection wave oven, Kenyon three burner electric stove, U-Line, and Broan trash compactor. maple and oak sole. 


The pilothouse has an adjustable pedestal Birdseye maple table. The helm is starboard. Maple & oak sole and inside access to fly bridge. Features many expensive upgrades


The fly bridge can seat 7 around an L-shaped settee with pedestal table and three on the helm bench to port. To port there is a wet bar with ice maker and barbecue grill.

Aft is the boat deck with and 800# capacity crane and AB RIB with 20HP Mercury Four Stroke engine


  • Foredeck
  • Maxwell electric windlass
  • Stainless steel 45# plow anchor & chain
  • Freshwater wash down
  • Aft deck
  • Teak deck
  • Teak swim platform
  • Freshwater wash down
  • Hot & cold shower
  • Cable master

Do you live in a state that charges sales tax, annual registration fees or personal property tax? Perhaps you are Canadian, cruising the Great Loop, but want to avoid the cost and hassle of importation. This yacht is USCG documented with a hailing port of W. Glacier, Montana. Montana is a zero sales tax state. You don’t need to live there! Both the yacht and dinghy, as well as all equipment, are owned by a Montana Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) in good standing.

This yacht is offered for sale in a traditional stand alone manner where the LLC transfers title to you. OR INSTEAD, the LLC, itself, can be purchased, including all its assets (vessel, dinghy, equipment and licenses). Since it is a Montana corporation there is no sales tax and since the boat ownership doesn’t change (the ownership of the corporation changes while the corporation still retains ownership of the assets) the USCG documentation, ship‘s FCC radio and AIS licenses and dinghy registration stay in effect eliminating the costs and time of re-documenting the vessel with the USCG, re-registering the dinghy with the State and acquiring new FCC radio ship licenses and required AIS registration.

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