Rochester Hills, MI
The Bayliner 4788 Motor Yacht is a much-sought-after cruising yacht ideal for families, grandparents, Great Loopers, or live-aboards. Morning Lightfeatures 3 staterooms, 2 complete heads, 3 air conditioners, a large pilot house with excellent visibility, and a large fly bridge with easy access from the pilot house. Dock-level boarding is easy via the large covered cockpit and transom door from the swim platform. She is 54’ overall with a beam of 15’ and a draft of 3 ½’. Her teak galley features a three-burner electric range with oven, microwave, large dual-voltage refrigerator, trash compactor, ice-maker, and plentiful storage. The large comfortable salon with huge windows easily accommodates 6 for dinner at a large teak table and many more for socializing. She is powered by twin 315 hp Cummins 6-cyl turbo diesels with 1740 hours. (Turbos and injectors were new in 2016.) She cruises at 15 knots with a top speed of 22 with standard 4 blade props or included spare 3 blade props. Electric power comes from a 12,500 watt Westerbeke generator. Large capacity water and holding tanks allow a crew of 6 to easily spend 4 days away from civilization between pump-outs. Fuel capacity of 444 gallons enables an extended cruising range. Electronics include open-array radar, Garmin chart plotter, satellite weather, radio with AIS receiver, and more. This is a one-owner boat that has never been in salt water. Also included: 11’ Zodiac Yacht Tender with 40 hp outboard that can pull a water skier. Tender has GPS-chart plotter-depth-speed instrument, plus trailer. Tender easily carried on flybridge via electric hoist. Located Lake St. Clair.
Large comfortable air conditioned pilot house with excellent visibility, port and starboard exterior doors, easy access to salon and flybridge, chart table, flexible-use helm seat, comfortable seating for at least 5 more, and small teak fold-out table.
Extensive equipment list includes a 6-person Revere Offshore Commander life raft good through 2022 season before it needs recertification.
Many systems and components have been replaced or upgraded and are considerably "younger" than the boat itself.
Speed & Distance
Morning Light is powered by twin 315 hp Cummins 6-cyl turbo diesels with 1740 hours. (Turbos and injectors were new in 2016.) She cruises at 15 knots with a top speed of 22 with standard 4 blade props or included spare 3 blade props. Electric power comes from a 12,500 watt Westerbeke generator.
Spare propellers, three-blade
Oil transfer pump for easy oil change, all three engines
Automatic fire suppression in engine room
Life Raft – Revere Offshore Commander 6 person, Serial Number 79121172. New in 2012. Repacked and recertified in 2020. Certification good for 2020, 2021, and 2022 seasons before 3-year recertification needed again.
Tender: Zodiak 11’ Rigid Inflatable Yacht Tender with steering console, seats 4. Hull number XDC244AKL697. Zodiak tender tubes replaced winter 2010/2011.
Evenrude 40 hp outboard, Model No. E40TLEUC, Serial No. G04205991. Engine modified to run on 50:1 fuel:oil mixture instead of problematic original oil injection system – greatly improved starting and performance.
Tender also includes Garmin Echo Map 44DV combination GPS/Chart Plotter/Speedometer/ Depth Sounder/Water Temp indicator, new in 2018.
EZ Loader Trailer included.
Battery jumper cables
Portable battery charger
Many tools, including standard and metric sockets and wrenches, soldering gun, rechargeable electric drill, electric polisher
Many spare parts
These components are newer than the boat:
Stove burners and trays replaced 2020
Four-blade propellers reconditioned 2020
Some canvas new 2020
Pilot house Raymarine Triple gauge (Depth, Speed, Water Temp) new 2019
House battery new 2019
Pilot house air conditioning control replaced July 2019
Davit hoist winch rebuilt winter of 2018-2019
New 50 amp circuit breaker for davit hoist 2019
Main engine impellers new at 1532 hours, June 2018
Pilot house radio with AIS receiver new in 2018
Three-blade spare propellers new 2018
Generator water pump replaced 2018
Port Engine starting battery new June 2018
Tender davit arm gas struts new 2018
Ice maker replaced Fall of 2017
Windshield wiper arms replaced 2017
Radar open array antenna replaced 2016
Starboard engine battery new 2016
Galley refrigerator cooling system rebuilt 2015
Engine tune-up work done by Beardslee in August 2016: New injectors, new turbos, new air cleaners, intercoolers cleaned, valves adjusted – about 1475 hours
New bellows for dripless shaft seals June 2012
Head water supply pump new 2012
Flybridge refrigerator new 2012
Salon and galley overhead lights replaced with LEDs in 2012
Head sink drain sump and pump replaced 2012
Toilet water supply pump replaced 2012
Zodiak tender tubes replaced winter 2010/2011
Garmin GPSmap 5212 installed June 2010
Also replaced/improved but timing uncertain:
- Original conventional stuffing boxes replaced with water cooled dripless couplings
- Original cutlass bearings replaced
- Original (wimpy) air horn replaced with Kahlenberg air horn system with compressor and reservoir
- Water system pressure pump
- Helm seat
- Flybridge cushions interior foam replaced and upgraded
The Bayliner 4788 Motor Yacht is a much-sought-after cruising yacht ideal for families, grandparents, Great Loopers, or live-aboards. Morning Light features 3 staterooms, 2 complete heads, 3 air conditioners, a large pilot house with excellent visibility, and a large fly bridge with easy access from the pilot house. Dock-level boarding is easy via the large covered cockpit and transom door from the swim platform. This is a one-owner boat that has never been in salt water.
Interior Accommodations and Entertainment:
Master stateroom with queen berth, reading lamps, 8 drawers, 2 hanging lockers, 4 other lockers, additional storage under berth. Radio/CD player.
Master head with toilet, wash basin, tub with shower, medicine cabinet and vanity
Guest stateroom with double berth, reading lamps, hanging locker, 3 drawers, additional locker, additional storage under berth.
Guest head across hall from guest stateroom, with toilet, sink, shower, vanity, and lots of storage
Third stateroom with settee convertible to two bunk berths, each with reading lamp, full length hanging locker, full length mirror, five long drawers, additional storage under berth. Doors allow third stateroom to be separate private quarters or be included with master to make large dressing/seating area.
Three air conditioning systems. One serves salon and larger guest stateroom. Second one serves master stateroom and bunk-bed third stateroom. Third system serves pilot house.
Two heads with macerator toilets. Master head includes bathtub with seat and shower. Guest head includes shower.
Fold-out teak dining/game table in salon, height adjustable. Smaller fold-out teak table in pilot house.
JVC Stereo system with AM/FM receiver/amplifier, JVC 5-CD changer, and (yes, really) JVC dual cassette tape deck. Speakers in salon, pilot house and guest stateroom. System includes inverter so that it may run on 110v. or 12v. power.
Custom built liquor storage cabinet
Analog television with antenna and digital converter box. Easy access to upgrade to TV of your choice.
JVC DVD/VHS player
Fresh hot and cold water shower in aft cockpit
Adjustable helm seat
Full engine controls and gauges, Hynautic hydraulic shift, throttle, and steering systems
Seating for 6 or more, with storage under
Power davit to lift tender, tender storage cradle
Pioneer AM/FM/CD system on Flybridge with 4 speakers
Refrigerator, dual voltage
Sink with cold water, cutting board, storage cabinet
Folding beverage holders
Sunbrella Bimini top
Morning Light's galley is all teak, rather than the white laminate used on later 4788s. It features a three-burner electric range with oven, microwave, large dual-voltage refrigerator, trash compactor, ice-maker, and plentiful storage. The large comfortable salon with huge windows easily accommodates 6 for dinner and many more for socializing.
Teak cabinets and refrigerator door panels
Princess 3-burner electric cook stove with oven; runs on shore power or generator, burners and trays under them replaced in 2020.
Norcold DE461 dual voltage refrigerator, rebuilt in 2015
U-Line ice maker, new in 2017
Frigidaire trash compactor
Nutone Built-in “Food Center” with blender
Plenty of storage
Navigation and Safety:
Large comfortable air conditioned pilot house with excellent visibility, port and starboard exterior doors, easy access to salon and flybridge, chart table, flexible-use helm seat, comfortable seating for at least 5 more, and small teak fold-out table
Full engine controls and gauges, Hynautic hydraulic shift, throttle, and steering systems
Ritchie compasses, pilot house and flybridge
Kahlenberg dual air horns with compressor and reservoir (replaced OEM air horn judged by owner to be “wimpy”)
Autohelm autopilot system with ST7000 control head in pilot house, flux gate compass
Garmin GPSmap5212 chart-plotter, equipped to receive XM satellite weather service. Includes chart chips for all of US and Canadian waters of Lakes Huron and Erie, as well as Lake Michigan.
Raytheon R21xx Radar – 36 mile range with open array antenna (antenna new in 2015)
Raytheon NAV298 GPS (backup)
Raymarine TriData speed/depth/water temperature meter
Interphase Probe forward looking depth sounder
Floscan fuel usage rate instruments with digital tachometers for each engine
Standard Horizon Matrix AIS/GPS VHF Radio new in 2019 (Receives but does not transmit AIS name and location information)
Loud hailer with listening, selectable for foredeck or aft
Standard Horizon VHF radio on flybridge
AutohelmST6000 autopilot control head on flybridge
Autohelm ST50 wind speed and direction instrument
Deck and Hull Equipment
Marine and Deck Systems:
Muir electric windlass
Plow anchor on roller in bowsprit, on 160’ of chain with Muir electric windlass
Anchor bridle for anchor chain
Anchor marker float with line
Two additional anchors, one plow and one Danforth, with one nylon anchor rode
Foredeck anchor locker with washdown hose
Sea water wash-down pump system with faucets on foredeck and aft-cockpit
Water tank fillers on foredeck, with shore water connection on transom
Three 30 amp shore power connections on starboard side of pilot house allow for use of 30, 60, or 90 amp supply (Normal use is two 30 amp shore supply, or a single 50 amp shore supply using included Y adapter to supply two 30 amp input circuits)
Four 50’ 30 amp electrical cords for shore power connection, including adaptors for 2 configurations of 50 amp dock service
Four blue Polyform fenders in racks on foredeck
Large square and ball fenders in aft cockpit
Fresh water hoses with filters
Eight dock lines, 3/4” – at least 2 are 50’ long
Two 80’ tie-up lines, ¾”
Four-step boarding ladder