I Yam What I Yam

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Name: I Yam What I Yam
Model: Center Cockpit 48T Hull #5
Length: 48' 0" (14m)
Beam: 14' 3" (4.34m)
Year Built / Refit: 1985
Engines: 1 x Perkins 4.236
Staterooms: 2
Flag: USA
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"I Yam What I Yam" is Hull # 5 of only 30 Hans Christian 48T's that were built. She is a true seagoing vessel, capable of taking you and your family around the world, around the Caribbean, or simply up and down the East Coast. Her interior represents the finest craftsmanship that boats of this era had, with beautiful teak joinery, fine marble, and luxurious leather, while her exterior is as rugged as they come. She has a custom hard dodger/pilothouse, which was approved by the Hans Christian builders.

Only 30 of these boats were built and they don't come on the market often, so don't miss the chance to take a closer look at this beauty. Her current owners have cruised her extensively, sparing no expense on redundant systems and anything and everything they have needed to make her comfortable and seaworthy. She is a gem!!! Breathtaking! More photos and video coming soon!

This list of features barely scratches the surface of what is onboard this amazing boat!

Boat Name
I Yam What I Yam
Keel: Full
LOA: 47 ft 10 in
Beam: 14 ft 3 in
LWL: 41 ft 3 in
Maximum Draft: 6 ft 6 in
Displacement: 44000 lbs
Ballast: 14700 lbs
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Perkins
Year Built: 1985
Engine Model: 4.236
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 3001
Propeller: Folding propeller
Engine Power: 74 HP
Fresh Water Tanks: Stainless steel (265 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 2 Stainless steel (75 Gallons)
Number of single berths: 1
Number of double berths: 2
Number of cabins: 2
Number of heads: 2
Cockpit speakers
Wind speed and direction
CD player
Navigation center
Battened mainsail
Storm jib
Furling genoa
Electric winch
Steering wheel
Inside Equipment
Hot water
Deep freezer
Washing machine
Microwave oven
Electric head
Electric bilge pump
Battery charger
Air conditioning
Marine head
Manual bilge pump
Sea water pump
Electrical Equipment
Shore power inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Wind generator
Solar panel
Cockpit cushions
Teak cockpit
Teak sidedecks
Swimming ladder
Cockpit table
Total Liferaft Capacity: 6
Electric windlass
Cockpit cover
Genoa cover
Mainsail cover


Luxury everywhere you turn!

Upon entering from the companionway, descending upon solid teak stairs (no flimsy ladders on this boat!), you are immediately drawn into the warmth and spaciousness of this ship. The galley to port is a chef's dream, with marble countertops, refrigerator and freezer, double stainless sinks, a propane stove and oven, fresh water filtration system, and tons of storage. It's shaped as a deep U, so there's room to hang on and plenty of support when cooking at sea.

The nav station is truly set up as an all-purpose communications, safety, and navigation station. A 110 computer and a 12V computer both link to a flat screen monitor, and of course all of the navigation instruments are duplicated and run on repeaters from here as well. The space is amazing--you can lay out your paper charts, run your laptop, and keep on eye on your desktop ALL while you talk long-range on the SSB radio. It's an office to be proud of!

As if the nav station wasn't a big enough office, the large aft cabin is fitted with a custom desk that folds down into a work station, so two people can work at the same time in different parts of the boat. The design-work that went into all of this is brilliant (there's even a leaf that folds up on the desk to allow easy entry into the head!). The large double bed has been custom-fitted with a new mattress made specifically for the marine environment. Walking through the head, you come to a small washer and dryer--quite a luxury on a cruising sailboat!

Forward of the galley, there is a spacious u-shaped dinette with leather seating and a marble tabletop. The compression post for the mast is brass--just another example of how every detail of this boat was finished with beauty in mind. There is seating for 8 between the dinette and the settee on the starboard side.

The double bed up forward is offset and provides comfort for guests or additional crew as well as its own private head with a full stall shower.

The enclosed hard dodger/pilothouse is a room of its own, which encloses fully in cool weather or can be left open in warm weather. With it's comfortable seating leafed table, it could be an outdoor dining room or whatever you wanted it to be!

That's the thing with this boat. She is whatever you want her to be, and much, much more! "I Yam what I Yam" is whatever you make her.

She has it all...
  • Well over $200,000 spent on refits since current owners purchased her in 2008
  • Brand new bottom paint 6/17
  • Hull stripped and barrier coat applied in 2014
  • 6 sealed house batteries new in 2011
  • Starter battery new 2017
  • Fire alarm system
  • Marble salon table AND marble countertops in the galley
  • 2 CruisAir reverse cycle air conditioning units, new in 2010, oversized and perfect for warm climates!
  • Diesel heater, perfect for cool climates!
  • Red courtesy lights all through interior
  • Lights and glass windows in cabinets
  • All lights upgraded to LED
  • 3-Way light with strobe on mast head
  • Lightening brush and 2 grounding rods
  • Hull-stepped mast with extra strong brass compression post combined with new standing rigging makes this rig nearly invincible
  • 2 spreaders--some of these boats only had 1!
  • Engine upgraded from original Yanmar that was standard on this boat to a naturally aspirated Perkins 4.236 (only 3,001 hours total, new gage in 2012 reads 500, top end rebuilt, injector rebuilt in 2014, meticulously cared for and low hours for this model...she has many many more hours to go!)
  • Fuel transfer and polishing system (a much needed piece of equipment when purchasing diesel worldwide!)
  • Cutlass bearing and Racor filters brand new
  • Northern Lights 5KW Genset with 2500 hours, new gages
  • New seacocks for engine and generator 2017
  • ProSine inverter
  • Isolation transformer for 110 OR 220 shore power--you can cruise EVERYWHERE
  • 3-blade folding Max prop (just re-swung, re-packed, and polished)
  • Excellent engine and generator access from all angles
  • Superior copper grounding system with over 200 feet of copper (see photo!!!)
  • 65# Bruce anchor with 300 feet of newly galvanized chain
  • Anchor locker split into two sections for extra ground tackle
  • Storage everywhere
  • Ample port lights and deck prisms to provide natural lighting
  • Huge aft cabin with fold-out desk area and private head
  • CUSTOM mattress for aft master cabin
  • Washer and dryer
  • Forward cabin has separate head to offer a good level of privacy and comfort
  • Nav station large enough to serve multiple purposes. It's a communications hub, a work station, etc.
  • Dickenson Mediterranean propane stove, new 2011
  • NovaKool refrigerator and freezer 
  • Double sink and large food preparation area--a sailing chef's dream galley!!!
  • Elegant teak staircase from companionway to salon 
  • Teak side decks have been maintained to a very high standard--teak is bare and has been regularly cleaned and care for. All teak is incredibly thick on this boat.
  • EasyWeigh electric anchor windlass
  • Electric winch cockpit starboard
  • Elevated helm position for excellent visibility
  • Cockpit table with fold-out leafs
  • True battery charger 40 amp by Xantrex
  • Air Marine 400W turbine wind generator
  • Solar panels mounted to arch
  • EPIRB 406
  • Chartplotter at helm
  • Icom 802 SSB radio and Pactor modem connected to PC at chart table
  • Autohelm ST60 for all instruments (including a speed log in the aft cabin so that the person off watch can be clued in as to what's happening up top!)
  • Autohelm ST70 Autopilot
  • Icom VHF
  • Stereo system with cockpit speakers
  • 2 ships computers (including one 12V) at chart table used for weather and navigation and anything else--both wired to flat-screen swing-mounted monitor 
  • All standing rigging replaced in 2008
  • Cutter rig with running backstays
  • New insulated backstay in 2015
  • Mast steps all the way to top
  • Custom made running rigging - July 2011 by Brian Toss
  • Mainsail fully battened, 2 reef points, new 2011
  • Yankee cut Genoa head sail 125% new 2011
  • Working jib on inner forestay
  • Harken furlers on both headsail and staysail BOTH new 2011
  • Trisail
  • Drifter new 2011
  • Rigid boom vang 
  • Electric halyard winches
  • 6 man Viking life raft
  • Safety package, life sling MOB recovery system.
  • Hard cockpit enclosure 'wheel house'
  • Fishing rod holders
  • Dinghy - 10.6 AB 2007 aluminum ribbed hull with 25HP, 2 stroke Yamaha outboard
  • SO much more! Call me today and let's go see her. She's at a local marina in St. Augustine, FL, where she is being professionally maintained.

Broker's Notes

PS. If you don't want to buy this boat for yourself, please consider buying her for me!