Beneteau – Oceanis 48

Georgia, United States

Lillian Gray is a prime example of the much sought after Beneteau Oceanis 48 in the shoal draft, 3 cabin / 2 heads format. Known for it’s roomy interior and exceptionally generous cockpit, the Beneteau Oceanis 48 was designed for long distance cruising in comfort. Lillian Gray is configured with the ICW friendly mast with in-mast furling for expanded cruising options, and is equipped with all the comforts required for long distance liveaboards, including air conditioning / reverse cycle heat, generator with AGM batteries, electric primary winches, bow thruster, extra fuel tank, and extra water tank.

Lillian Gray is a rare find, having never been chartered, and with only 2 meticulous owners. Cruising World described the Beneteau Oceanis 48 as being a “handsome full sized yacht boasting an expansive cockpit and full size exterior”. The 3 cabin 2 head layout allows for an opulent owner’s cabin with centerline, walk around bed, spacious enough to allow owners to sit up in bed. The owner’s quarters are like a floating condo, including prominent separate owner’s shower stall on the starboard side, central vanity, and separate port side enclosed head. 

The saloon area invokes the open concept design ready for entertaining. The saloon table features large wraparound U- shaped seating with an additional island that can be converted to form a large Queen size berth. Opposite, on the port side, is a combination chart / coffee table, with seating either side. Ample storage on both the port and starboard side is perfect for long distance plans. Lillian Gray’s owners have added mood lighting to the port and starboard side for additional ambiance, and Hella fans for onboard comfort. Reverse cycle air conditioning is fitted throughout. 

A chef’s galley is on the port side, accessible from the saloon and featuring an oven, cooktop, refrigerator, freezer, microwave and ample storage, including dedicated bottle and wine storage areas. Under the floorboards, additional storage spaces have been created. 

A guest / sea heads is located adjacent to the companionway steps on the starboard side. Including a separate shower stall, the second head space allows for entry both from the saloon and from the starboard guest cabin with a two door locking mechanism, allowing for a second en-suite guest space. Guests benefit from two rear Queen sized cabins. 

On deck, the cockpit is truly voluminous. Both the port and starboard seating is long enough to stretch out, and benefits from new cockpit cushions. The full width of the stern is cushioned with new exterior upholstery to create lengthy aft bench seating. Twin helms allow for easy sailing, with a central articulating master B&G plotter, and twin repeaters at each helm. Wind / speed direction, autopilot and compass are mounted at each helm station. A custom Kato arch spans the width of the transom, allowing for a large dinghy and outboard, raised above the swim deck, and near the rear washdown. The addition of two solar panels increases power capacity while on passages. 

Lillian Gray benefits from a full, bespoke canvas package in marine blue, which is new. This includes a new dodger with upgraded stratoglass-style windows with removable central section. A connector leads to a full bimini which spans the entire cockpit area. Removable side panels create a full enclosure, or can be rolled up for air flow on sunnier days. In addition, there are 3 designated fly screen inserts. The new canvas is complimented by the upgraded central cockpit table with recently revarnished twin table leaves.  

Lillian Gray benefits from professional maintenance: this yacht has been fully serviced in both the Spring and Fall by the renowned Hinckley boatyard in Thunderbolt, GA. Servicing at Hinkley has included engine servicing, coolant flushing, generator servicing, air conditioning servicing, heads servicing and joker valve replacement, rigging checks, and detailing. 

The list of the most recent upgrades includes:

– Cockpit table refinished

– Brand new dodger, bimini, full enclosure (Thunderbolt Marine)

– Samsung smart TV

– New AC pump

– Four new 4dAGM batteries installed in 2022

– Starter and bow thruster batteries replaced in 2021

– New fusion stereo and speakers upgraded inside and cockpit

– New galley faucet

– New Engle portable extra freezer.

 If you are looking for a long distance, proven, well maintained liveaboard cruiser, Lillian Gray is a fine and spacious choice for island adventures. 


Basic Boat Info

Boat Hull ID
Has Hull ID


47.92 ft
Length Overall
47.92 ft
Waterline Length
45.5 ft
15.58 ft
Max Draft
7.08 ft
Cabins Count

Engines / Speed

Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make : Yanmar
  • Model : 4JH4TCE
  • Fuel : Diesel
  • Engine Power : 75 hp
  • Type : Inboard
Total Engine Power
75 hp


Fuel Tanks
Fuel Tank Capacity
110 gal
Water Tanks
Water Tank Capacity
178 gal
Holding Tank Count
Holding Tank Capacity
34 gal


Heads Count
Boat Class
Cruisers, Sloop

Additional Info

Manufacturer Provided Description

With its alluring sleek silhouette and a deck plan optimized for cruising, the Oceanis 48 is perfectly proportioned. Numerous options to maximize space and efficiency distinguish her from others.  She urges you to set off on long cruises and experience enjoyable stopovers.


1. Sail locker, access through deck hatch

2. Easy access to the anchor well - Self-bailing chain well - Clench bolt - Hatch cover

3. Mainsail arch

4. Handrails on the mainsail arch

5. B&G Zeus 12” (optional) multifunction touch screen built into the cockpit table

6. Cockpit wooden table incorporating handrails and able to accommodate an ice box (optionally refrigerated)

7. Silver Coachroof sprayhood

8. Dock & Go joystick and compass

9. Rope locker

10. Helm station, B&G electronics

11. Companionway with very gentle slope of 45°

12. Removable LED light

Equipment List

Equipment onboard includes:

  • ICW friendly mast with in mast furling
  • Air conditioning and reverse cycle heat
  • Generator
  • Custom arch
  • Two solar panels mounted on arch
  • AGM primary batteries
  • Bow thruster
  • Extra fuel tank
  • Extra water tank
  • Electric primary winches
  • Electric cabin top winch
  • Folding prop
  • 3 B&G chartplotters
  • B&G autopilot
  • B&G VHF with AIS and handheld remote
  • Custom canvas less than 2 years old including dodger with stratoglass style inserts, bimini, connector, full enclosure with removable side panels and fly screens
  • Lightning dissipater mounted on the mast
  • Electric drop-down transom and swim platform
  • Microwave
  • Electric flush freshwater toilets x 2
  • Upgraded leather interior
  • TV and TV antenna - New TV in 2023
  • Pivoting salon table - recently refinished
  • Interior Hella fans
  • Cockpit cushions - New
  • Rubrail
  • Full side deck non skid surface
  • Deck washdown pump
  • Ample cockpit storage

Standard Exterior Equipment


  • Anodized aluminum deck-stepped mast with 2 aft swept spreaders;
  • Anodized aluminum boom
  • Stainless steel standing rigging
  • Twin backstays with bottlescrews
  • Rigid boom vang with tackle
  • Genoa furling system with a drum on deck
  • Two stand up blocks for mainsail on the fixed composite arch
  • Two genoa tracks with piston adjusted traveler cars
  • Two genoa sheet turning blocks
  • All rigging (save for topping lift) run back to cockpit for ease of sail handling and long distance solo passages 
  • Full running rigging including main halyard, genoa halyard with clutch on mast and cleat, boom topping lift with cleat on mast, mainsheet, two genoa sheets, 2 rapid reefing lines, and a manual reefing line
  • Eight clutches
  • Twin halyard bags



  • Mainsail: battened with Beneteau logo
  • Furling genoa with UV protective strip


Deck Hardware

  • Two self tailing genoa sheet winches (60.2 STC)
  • Two self tailing coachroof winches (46.2 STC)
  • Two aluminum winch handles and boxes
  • Self draining anchor locker with hatch cover
  • Twin roller stainless steel anchor roller
  • 12v 1500W electric windlass with remote
  • Stainless steel pulpit
  • Stainless steel pushpits
  • Six mooring cleats
  • Access hatch through deck
  • Stainless steel ladder
  • Outboard engine bracket
  • Double guard lines and stainless steel stanchions



  • New Kato arch
  • Two solar panels
  • Recently upgraded cockpit table
  • Self draining
  • Two cockpit lockers
  • Designated liferaft lockers
  • Gas bottle locker under port helm seat
  • Twin steering consoles with leather wrapped wheels and stainless steel handrails with electronics pods
  • Deck filler for emergency tiller access and emergency tiller
  • Engine control and panel
  • Cockpit shower
  • Fully opening electric transom with convertible swim platform
  • Stainless steel boarding ladder



  • Modern construction injection-molded deck
  • Structural inner molding bonded to hull
  • Diamond non slip deck coating
  • Cast iron keel
  • Rudder hung with glass composite stock



  • Alpi Moabi interior wood
  • Marine mattress in owners' and guest cabin (3 cabin used by current owners as garage)
  • Head room 6.6" in saloon
  • U shaped wraparound seating in salon with varnished saloon table
  • Mirrored bulkhead
  • Full storage cupboard
  • Panoramic deckhouse windows and blinds
  • Opening interior portholes
  • Hella fans
  • Chart table / coffee table with twin chairs
  • New ambient lighting
  • L shaped galley with twin sink and laminated worktop
  • Gas cooker and gimbaled oven
  • Top opening 26 gallon icebox
  • Front opening 34 gallon refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Hanging closet in cabins
  • Owners cabin with additional storage, hanging locker, and separate shower and heads and vanity
  • Starboard side double guest cabin with private access to aft heads and shower
  • Port aft cabin - double guest size, currently used as garage. 

  • Yanmar 4JH4TE
  • Manufactured in Sept 2013.
  • Professionally serviced at Hinkley Yacht Services.
  • Diesel inboard
  • Saildrive system
  • Engine control at the helm and electrical display panel at helm.
  • Engine is insulated with soundproofing foam
  • Excellent engine access - under companionways steps and side access through rear cabins. 
  • Fixed 3 blade propeller
  • Rotomoled diesel tank plus additional tank.

Onboard Systems



  • 12 v circuit
  • New batteries
  • 12v electrical panel and 12 v sockets
  • Lighting throughout boat including overhead lights, ambient lights, and reading lights
  • Navigation lights, steaming light, anchor light
  • 220v system
  • Solar panels on arch



  • Freshwater tank plus extra tank
  • Pressurized water system
  • Hot water with electric water heater
  • Holding tank for each toilet
  • Electric bilge pump

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