1997 Jefferson Rivanna 48

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Class Power
Category Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin
Year 1997
Make Jefferson
Length 48'
Propulsion Type Twin Inboard
Hull Material Fiberglass
Fuel Type Diesel
Location Ruskin, FL
Interior Accommodations

Entry is through a door located to port. Down five steps into the salon with large opening windows port and starboard. There are storage cabinets port, starboard and aft. An L-shaped leather sleeper sofa aft to starboard with a cocktail table. Forward to port is an L-shaped dinette with beige fabric. To starboard and forward is the spacious galley. Going down four steps forward is a hallway leading to the guest cabin. Upon descending the stairs is a walk in pantry to port with numerous shelves. Across the hall is a guest cabin with upper and lower bunk style berths. Further forward to port is the hall entry to the day/guest head. Forward of there is the guest cabin. Aft of the salon and down five stairs is the master suite. All interior finish is satin varnished maple. All soles are maple. Headliners are vinyl.

  • Leather L-shaped sleeper sofa.
  • Cocktail table.
  • Dark tinted window with three opening sections port and starboard.
  • Cellular shades on all windows.
  • Salon sole is removable for access to the engine room if needed.
  • (2) 120vac Wall lamps.
  • (4) Large glass door cabinets aft.
  • Television cabinet with tambour closure.
  • Master electrical panel to port.
  • (4) storage cabinets outboard of sofa.
  • Large cabinet over master staircase.
  • Courtesy lights on stairs.
  • 22KBTU reverse cycle heat/air conditioning.
  • (4) 120vac outlets.
  • Beige fabric L-shaped dinette seating.
  • Free standing dining table.
  • Storage under dinette seats.
  • (3) Large storage lockers forward of dinette.
  • 120vac outlet.
  • Galley cabinets with solid surface counter tops.
  • Soilid surface sink with single lever European style spigot.
  • Second galley cabinet with solid surface counter top.
  • GE house type refrigerator with freezer.
  • Kitchen Aide 2 burner cook top.
  • GE Profile microwave/convection oven.
  • GE trash compactor.
  • Kenmore dish washer.
  • (3) Recessed ceiling lights.
  • (4) Drawers.
  • (9) Storage lockers.
  • (2) 120vac outlets.
Master Suite
  • Queen walk around berth.
  • Dressers port and starboard.
  • Nights stands port and starboard.
  • (8) Drawers.
  • (11) Storage lockers with shelves.
  • (2) Hanging lockers.
  • (4) 120vac outlets.
  • (2)  Reading lights.
  • (3) Opening port lights with screens.
  • Opening escape hatch aft.
Master Head
  • Vanity with solid surface counter and sink.
  • Dual knob spigot.
  • Raritan electric fresh water marine toilet.
  • Separate shower stall with glass bi-fold door.
  • Single lever shower control.
  • Blower.
  • (3) Overhead lights.
  • 120vac light over vanity and mirror.
  • Storage inside vanity.
  • Opening port light with screen.
  • (6) Storage lockers.
  • Holding tank monitor.
  • Shower sump control.
  • 120vac Outlet.
Forward Guest Cabin
  • Semi walk around queen berth.
  • Large hanging locker.
  • (2) Drawers under berth (holds chart kits flat).
  • Book shelves.
  • Access to anchor locker.
  • Opening overhead hatch.
  • (4) Opening port lights with screens.
  • (4) Overhead lights.
  • (2) Reading lights.
  • (2) 120vac outlets.
  • 12kbtu Cruiseair reverse cycle heat/air conditioning.
Guest Head
  • Vanity with solid surface counter and sink.
  • Dual knob spigot.
  • Large cabinet over vanity with mirror.
  • Blower.
  • Shower sump control.
  • Opening port light with screen.
  • Separate shower stall with glass bi-fold door.
  • (2) Ceiling lights.
  • 120vac outlet.
2nd Guest cabin
  • Over/ under bunk style berths.
  • Large hanging locker.
  • (2) Reading lights
  • Overhead lighting
  • (2) Opening port lights with screens.
  • Desk with drawer.
  • (2) Additional drawers.
  • (3) 120vac outlets.
  • Wood framed glass wing doors (Awlgriped white).
  • Full enclosure with U zips.
  • Bar with sink.
  • Icemaker.
  • L-shaped settee.
  • Factory hard top.
  • Full enclosure with 7 U-zips.
  • L-shaped settee with storage under to starboard.
  • Cocktail table.
  • Bench seat to port.
  • (2) Pompanette helm chairs.
  • Huge storage under the flybridge console.
  • Helm station with full engine controls and instrumentation.
  • Sole refinished 2019.
Electronics and navigation equipment.
  • Raymarine ST60 depth finder.
  • Robertson AP300X autopilot control.
  • Icom M-125 vhf radio.
  • Bennett trim tabs.  
  • Ritchie compass.
Electrical System
  • (2) 240vac inlets with Glendinning cable master.
  • Master panels with branch breakers in the salon.
  • 240vac Breakers at each inlet.
  • 50 Amp battery charger.
  • (2) 8D starting batteries.
  • 31 Series battery for generator.
  • Westerbeke generator in sound box. (hours 1113)
Mechanical Systems
  • (2) Volvo TAMD72P EDC diesel engines rated at 430 hp each. (371 hours) Installed in the boat in 2003.
  • ZF marine gears.
  • 2.25" stainless steel propeller shafts.
  • 4 Blade bronze propellers.
  • (2) Racor 100 fuel filters.
  • (2) Algea X fuel cleaner systems. 
  • Fuel polishing system.
  • Racor FG 500 filter for generator.
  • (2) 300 Gallon aluminum diesel fuel tanks.
  • Copper fuel lines throughout.
  • Bennett trim tabs.
  • 120vac florescent lights in engine room.
  • (4) Bilge blowers.
  • Fresh water wash down in engine room.
  • (2) 120vac outlets.
  • Morse engine controls at helm.
  • A recent scan of the engine computers show no trouble codes ever. Also showed no episodes overheating or safety mode shut down.
  • Boat was originally powered with Detroit Diesel engines. They were replace and with new Volvo engines and marine gears.
Plumbing System
  • (2) 75 Gallon aluminum water tanks under aft berth.
  • Dockside water connection.
  • 50 Gallon waste water tank with deck and macerator pump out.
  • All underwater through hulls are Perko bronze with seacocks. 
Deck Equipment
  • PVC deck box on fore deck.
  • Stainless steel hand rails with gates port and starboard.
  • Cabin side rails.
  • (8) Stainless steel cleats.
  • Swim platform with swim ladder.
Additional Equipment
  • Dinghy davit crane on sun deck roof (800# capacity).
Safety Equipment
  • Full USCG safety package.
  • Anchor with 100' of chain and additional rode.
  • Danforth spare anchor.
  • Halatron automatic fire suppression system.
  • Hand rails at each stair case.
  • (2) Automatic bilge pumps.
  • Manual Bilge pump.
  • Lounger on sun deck roof.
  • Televisions.
  • Sound bars.
  • Artwork.
  • Personal items.
  • Tools.
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.
Contact Information

Thank you for taking the time to view this listing. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact me, Jerry Wheeler, directly at

830 377 7463 or jerry@pieroneyachtsales.com

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Nominal Length
Length Overall
Max Bridge Clearance
Max Draft
Cabin Headroom
Dry Weight
Seating Capacity
Electrical Circuit
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Fuel Tank Material
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Single Berths
Double Berths
Engine Make Volvo
Engine Model TAMD72PEDC
Engine Year 1997
Total Power 860hp
Engine Hours 371
Engine Type Twin Inboard
Fuel Type Diesel
Cockpit Speakers
Inside Equipment
Manual Bilge Pump
Hot Water
Washing Machine
Electric Bilge Pump
Microwave Oven
Electric Head
Battery Charger
Air Conditioning
Electrical Equipment
Shore Power Inlet
Outside Equipment/Extras
Swimming Ladder
Cockpit Shower
Cockpit Cushions
Cockpit Table
Hull Shape Planing
1997 Jefferson Rivanna 48

The price has been lowered again. At this price this boat is an incredible deal. This is not some trashed out boat that needs tons of work. It is a very decent condition boat that needs a new owner so the current owner can move up. A recent survey placed its value more than $25k higher.

Price reduced 9/23/19!

The seller wants this boat to be the next 48 foot 3 cabin boat sold. He has found his next boat and is ready to deal.

Jefferson is known for its quality and comforts. You'll not find a boat with more truly usable storage space. The exterior living accommodations includes a large sundeck with hard top and a very large flying bridge with seating for eight. The interior offers an unusually large salon and galley up arrangement, A full beam master aft cabin with in-suite head and stall shower, Bunk berths to starboard and a queen sized guest berth forward. Maybe the best part is the engine room which is very spacious. You can get to every service area with ease. You can even get to the outside of the engines! This boat, when operated at 8.25 knots will burn 4.4 GPH (1.8 MPG).


Here is a great opportunity to own a quality three cabin motor yacht for a very reasonable price.

Fresh Awlgrip on the decks and deck house 1/2019.

She is a great live aboard and capable of doing the Bahamas or the Great Loop. You set the goals and she will do the rest.


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