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1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER

  • 47 ft
  • Motorsailer
  • Gulf Shores, AL, US

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  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER
  • 1980 Gulfstar SAILMASTER


Long Range Motorsailor

Ultimate Comfort and Economy



This owner of the past 20 years is ready to let go of his baby.   She's been a little neglected cosmetically on her exterior in the past few years, but she has been very well upgraded in many ways.  Lots of extras including a newer generator, bow thruster, clothes washer, solar, wind, water maker, fuel polishing system, inverter and decent electronics make her a must-see.   Her interior and decks are in very good condition.  

The Gulfstar Sailmasters are well known for their unbelievably roomy interiors.  They boast 6'5" or more headroom throughout most of the boat and have as much beam as many motor yachts.  Their rich teak interiors are warm and inviting and very well executed. 

The galley is centrally located with plenty of storage  The aft stateroom is enormous with a centerline queen berth.  Both heads feature separate stall showers.  The design incorporates several wrap-around windows in the raised cabin top, which create bright and airy accommodations below.

With 195 gallons of fuel and 300 gallons of water, you'll have an impressive cruising range.  A Sailmaster is as good as it gets for living aboard and long-term tropical cruising. 


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See the broker's comments section for more details about any known projects needing attention. 


Highlights Include:

  • Perkins 135HP Diesel.  (650 hrs on meter)
  • Vetus Bow Thruster (New 2005)
  • 5.5KW Next Gen Genset  (2009- Looks new,  31 hours)
  • 2X 75W Solar Panels w/ MPPT Controller
  • Rutland Wind Generator 
  • Splendid Washer/ Dryer Combo 
  • Structural Aluminum Bimini 
  • Two Cruisair 16,000 BTU Split air conditioning units (Replaced Approx 2005)
  • PRO Watermaker 110V- 25 Gallon Per Hour (NEW- Never Installed!)
  • Splendid Washer Dryer Combo Unit
  • Garmin Electronics w/ Radar and AIS
  • 6' 5" Headroom Throughout
  • Dinghy Davits
  • 9' Mercury RIB w/ Aluminum Floor
  • Fuel Polishing System
  • 2000W Magnum Inverter/ Charger
  • Bottom Painted 2021
Disclaimer: The Company 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/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(8275925)


Basic Information

Gulf Shores, AL, US
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Dimensions & Weight

47 ft - 14.33 meter
47 ft - 14.33 meter
13 ft 8 in - 4.17 meter
Draft - max:
5 ft 5 in - 1.65 meter
Bridge Clearance:
55 ft - 16.76 meter
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Fuel Type:
135 (Individual), 135 (combined)
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Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
195 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
300 gallons - 1 tank(s)
Holding Tank:
30 gallons - 1 tank(s)


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This Gulfstar Sailmaster is perfect for living aboard or long range comfortable cruising.  Both staterooms have ensuite heads with separate shower stalls. This Sailmaster has great ventilation and lighting throughout the boat.

  • (2) Air Conditioning/Heating Units, 32,000 BTU total:
    • 16,000 BTU CruiseAir serving the salon, galley, and forward stateroom (cold & heat cycle)
    • 16,000 BTU CruiseAir serving Aft Stateroom and salon,
  • Teak and holly cabin sole throughout


The Salon has an L-shaped seating area with dining table to port with additional bench seating to starboard.  The Navigation Station is aft and to starboard of the salon area. This Sailmaster has extensive ventilation and natural lighting through hatches, opening ports, deadlights, and large windows. 

  • Air Conditioned with 16,000 BTU A/C
  • Splendid Washer/ Dry Combo in Teak Cabinet
  • Wet Bar with Sink, with Raritan Ice maker 
  • Beautiful teak and holly cabin sole
  • Three opening hatches
  • Large fixed windows in salon-  Rebeded around 2010.  (Windows have tinting film that is at the end of its life and is starting to peel)
  • Curtains
  • Engine room access under cabin sole
  • Dedicated liquor storage


Galley is down from the Salon and to port.

  • (3)Burner Shipmate LPG Stove/Oven
  • (2)LPG 10lb. tanks
  • Microwave
  • Norcold Refrigerator (Runs, but needs new door seals or needs to be replaced)
  • Icemaker in Salon 
  • (2)Water Tanks
  • Large double Stainless Steel Sink w/faucet spray
  • Hot & Cold Pressurized Fresh Water System
  • 12-Gal Aristan Hot Water Heater
  • Dish lockers & Utensil drawers
  • Lots of Storage

Master Stateroom

Entrance to the Aft Master Stateroom is to port from the Main Salon. This Master Stateroom has a custom centerline QUEEN-SIZE BERTH.  To Starboard is a chest of drawers; and to port is a double hanging locker. The ensuite head has a separate shower stall.

  • Air Conditioned
  • (2) fixed ports in stern
  • Large opening hatch 
  • (4) opening ports 
  • Access to steering and autopilot under the berth

Guest Stateroom

The Forward Stateroom has a large V-Berth with shelving on port and starboard, a hanging locker and chest of drawers. Additional storage is under the V-Berth. Aft to starboard is the ensuite head w/separate shower stall.

  • Air conditioned
  • 6'6" headroom
  • Large opening hatch 


Forward Head:

  • Air Head Composting Toilet w/ Vent 
  • Separate Shower Stall
  • Vanity and Sink
  • Access from Galley or Forward Stateroom
  • Opening Port 


The Aft Head:


  • Air Head Composting Toilet w/ Vent
  • Large Separate Shower Stall 
  • Vanity and Sink
  • Opening Port 



The large center cockpit has a walk-through entrance on the starboard side which provides easy access in and out of the Cockpit. 

  • Folding Lewmar Destroyer Wheel
  • Removable folding helm seat
  • Bi-Fold teak entry doors
  • Custom Welded Aluminum Bimini w/ Solar Panels Mounted Above 
  • Bow Thruster Control
  • Autopilot controls 
  • Navigation electronics

Deck and Hull

The Sailmaster has wide side decks making it easy to leaving the Center Cockpit and go forward to tend to equipment or sails.

  • The fiberglass decks appear to be in good condition,  no soft spots are known.  
  • Heavy duty dinghy davits
  • Mercury Aluminim RIB w/ 15HP Johnson Outboard
  • 8" Bell
  • 12V Maxwell Windlass (shares battery with bow thuster)
  • Primary Bruce Anchor w/ All Chain Rhode 
  • Secondary Anchor w/ Rhode 
  • (1)Fore deck Hatch
  • (1)Aft deck Hatch
  • (2)Main Cabin Hatches
  • (1)Galley Hatch

Engine and Mechanical
  • Perkins 6-354 FWC diesel engine, 135HP/  (Meter shows 650 hours, owner for past 20 years says it is accurate)
  • 5.5KW Next Gen Diesel Genset  NEW 2008  (31 hrs)
  • Vetus Bow Thruster w/ Dedicated Batteries (Installed approx 2005)
  • 110V Watermaker-  NEW- Never Installed
  • Fuel Polishing System 
  • Engine Gauges
  • High water alarm
  • Borg Warner Velvet Drive Transmission
  • 3-Blade Propellor
  • (2) Automatic Bilge Pumps
  • (1) Manual Bilge Pump

  • (2) Solar Panels w/ Blue Sky MMPT Controller 
  • Rutland Wind Generator 
  • Alternator 
  • Magnum Inverter
  • True Charge 20A battery charger 
  • 2X 30 Amp Shore Power Connections W/ Smart Plugs
  • (2) Grp 31 Batteries for Bow Thruster + Windlass
  • (2) Grp 31 Batteries for House Bank (2022)
  • (1) Grp 31 Battery for Engine (2022)
  • (1) U1 Battery for Genset (2022)
  • Spreader lights 
  • Tri Color w/ Strobe


The Navigation Station is to starboard aft of the Salon and is very accessible to the companionway to the cockpit. 

  • Garmin 5208 MFD w/ Touch Screen Controls
  • Garmin GXM30 XM receiver
  • AIS Interfaced with Plotter
  • Garmin 24NM Radar
  • Raymarine Autopilot
  • B&G Depth + Speed
  • Intellian i2 Satellite TV Antenna mounted on Mizen
  • KVH GyroTrac Compass mounted on Mizen
  • Icom M602 VHF

  • Keel Stepped Main Mast
  • Standing Rigging appears good, and not original.  
  • Running Rigging,  (Most needs to be replaced)
  • Genoa w/ furler (Fair condition)
  • Staysail with Furler (Good condition)
  • Mainsail mounted on external furler  (Good Condition)
  • Mizzen (Poor Condition)
  • Cruising spinnaker (Older but minimal use)
  • Whisker Pole mounted on Mainmast 

Brokers Comments

Phantasea is loaded with equipment that is functional, but her next owner will likely want to take care of the following projects:


  • The refrigerator needs new door seals or the unit will need to be replaced entirely
  • Small fiberglass/ paint repair is needed on the bow area.  Approx 6"x4".  Damage sustained from bow rubbing on the dock.  (See photo)
  • The stern pulpit on the port side will need to be repaired.  (Bent and support tube missing)
  • Most of the running rigging is stiff and will need to be replaced. 
  • Hull paint has been buffed through on some areas of the stern but is mostly in good condition
  • Windows are reported to have been pulled and resealed in the past 10 years and no known leaks are active, however,  the aftermarket tinting film on the port and forward side is opaque and starting to peel off.   The film needs to be removed, and the windows cleaned and buffed.
  • The Exterior teak is in good condition but will need to be refinished
  • The furlers need to be serviced
  • The boat currently has blisters below the waterline.  Mostly small in size.


The Company 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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