Bayliner 4788 Pilothouse

  • Price$178,950
  • Length47'
  • MakeBayliner
  • Built1997

Jacksonville, FL

Foreign Exchange is a 1997 Bayliner 4788 raised pilothouse motor yacht, in turn-key condition. With a three stateroom and two head layout, the Bayliner 4788 is very popular for the Great Loop, coastal cruising, a weekend getaway, or full-time living aboard. There are owners who blog about their Bayliner 4788 adventures, so there is a lot of information available regarding dependability, reliability and livability of this model. Her current owners purchased Foreign Exchange in 2014, and brought her from Canada to brackish water in Jacksonville, FL. Her condition was what sold them on this particular Bayliner 4788, and they have maintained that condition. They found their next boat, so Foreign Exchange is ready for her next owners.


  • NameForeign Exchange III
  • Current Price$178,950
  • Year1997
  • Length47'
  • Hull MaterialFiberglass
  • Draft3.33 ft
  • Fuel Capacity444|gallon
  • Beam14.92 ft
  • Location (city)Jacksonville
  • Location (state)FL
  • Location (country)US

Essential Information

  • MLS® #7138711
  • Model'4788 Pilothouse'
  • Builder
  • TitleBayliner 4788 Pilothouse
  • TypePower
  • Sub-TypeMotor Yachts
  • StatusActive


  • # of Cabins3
  • # of Heads2

Engine 1

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCummins
  • ModelCummins 6BTA5.9-M2
  • Hours2964
  • Drive TransmissionDirect
  • Power330|horsepower
  • Year1997

Engine 2

  • TypePower
  • Fueldiesel
  • MakeCummins
  • ModelCummins 6BTA5.9-M2
  • Hours2973
  • Power330|horsepower
  • Year1997

1997 47' Bayliner Vessel Walkthrough
Entering the Bayliner 4788 from the fiberglass swim platform, you step into the carpeted cockpit through a starboard transom door. From the cockpit, you can step up to the port or starboard side deck, climb a ladder to the flybridge or walk into the salon via the sliding glass door. Once inside the salon, you will find a chair and side table to port, the galley port forward, L-shaped seating with a high/low folding table starboard aft and entertainment center/wet bar starboard forward.

The carpeted centerline companionway, accessed via 4 steps down, leads to the master and guest staterooms, and the 2 heads. Four carpeted stairs starboard lead up from the salon to the raised pilothouse.

The carpeted Bayliner 4788 pilothouse features both port and starboard side deck access doors, wood steps with non-skid coverings up to the flybridge with an easy opening Plexiglass door, a centerline Captain's chair at the helm, and an L-shaped seating area with a folding table to port.

The engine room is accessed via salon sole hatches or through a removable companionway step.

1997 47' Bayliner Accommodations
Foreign Exchange offers a master stateroom forward with an island queen size berth and ensuite head, a guest stateroom to port, just aft of the master stateroom, with over/under bunks and a removable partition and door. The third stateroom is a VIP guest stateroom port aft of the master with a queen size berth. The guest head with enclosed shower is starboard across from the VIP guest stateroom.

1997 47' Bayliner Cockpit
The roomy cockpit of Foreign Exchange features: a hardtop, transom door to the fiberglass swim platform, snap-in cockpit carpet in three separate bound pieces for ease of removal, molded steps to both side decks, sliding glass door to the salon with a snap-on Navy blue canvas cover, 3 hatches for access to the lazarette, a non-skid deck, a mountable Force 10 gas grill with mounting hardware and propane tank, a mounted brush/rod holder, storage cabinets, and a stainless steel ladder to the flybridge. 1997 47' Bayliner Salon
The large, bright salon of Foreign Exchange has a neutral colored L-shaped settee with storage under the cushions, and a high/low wood folding table starboard aft, entertainment center/wet bar with a Nutone blender built into the Corian counter and U-Line ice maker starboard forward, a chair, floor lamp and end table to port, neutral carpeted sole, engine room access via hatches in the sole, large opening side windows with coordinating valances, screens and blinds, and a Toshiba television hidden in a cabinet.

The single floor layout makes the salon large and inviting, and lets the cook stay part of the conversation while entertaining. The salon has good headroom which adds to the overall large salon.
1998 47' Bayliner Galley
The large galley of Foreign Exchange is situated port forward in the salon, and is equipped with: a Norcold refrigerator/freezer (New in 2017), a Whirlpool microwave oven, a Frigidaire trash compactor, a Princess 3-burner electric cooktop with a wood cutting board surface and oven, double stainless steel sinks, a pull-out Price Pfister spray faucet, neutral Corian countertops, numerous storage cabinets and drawers, and a wood sole.
1997 47' Bayliner Dining
Interior dining space on Foreign Exchange is at the high/low folding table in the salon. 1997 47' Bayliner Master Stateroom
The master stateroom on Foreign Exchange is forward 2 steps up from the companionway and features: an island queen size berth, 4 curtained portlights, 2 overhead hatches with built-in sliding covers, 2 reading lights, a lighted hanging locker to port with a drawer beneath, a cabinet to port with 2 shelves, a stereo control to port, 6 under bed storage drawers, a padded headboard, a mirror behind the bed, a cabinet to starboard with 2 shelves, a lighted locker to starboard with 3 shelves and a drawer beneath as well as a shoe cubby with a fold-down door, a control for AC/heat, numerous ceiling lights, a carpeted sole. Access to the ensuite head is to starboard with a latching swinging door.

Foreign Exchange is currently configured with the third stateroom open to the master stateroom. This configuration makes the following amenities part of the master stateroom: floor to ceiling double mirrored doors with lighted lockers, one side with 5 drawers and the other side with a wall safe and built-in shelves.
1997 47' Bayliner Guest Stateroom
The guest stateroom is right off the master offering over/under bunks, a carpeted sole, a closable vent, 3 ceiling lights, and 2 curtained portlights. A unique door partition configuration allows the bunks to be separate from the master stateroom, or part of the master stateroom. The upper bunk is a Pullman.

The partition and door have never been installed but are included, and still wrapped from the factory.
1997 47' Bayliner Master Head
The master head on Foreign Exchange is accessible up one step, with a swinging mirrored door. It features fiberglass sole and lower walls, a glass shower door, a stand-up shower/bath tub with a removable shower head, a molded counter and sink with a single lever faucet, a cabinet door under the sink with 2 storage shelves, a mirrored wall behind the sink with a swinging door and 3 shelves, a portlight with opening blinds, a Vacuflush head, an exhaust fan, 2 ceiling vanity lights, a ceiling shower light, 2 additional ceiling lights, 2 wall hooks, 5 towel bars, and a portlight in the shower/bath tub with a privacy cover. 1997 47' Bayliner VIP Guest Stateroom
The VIP guest stateroom offers a queen size berth, a sliding pocket door to the companionway, 2 reading lights, 5 overhead lights, 2 curtained portlights, a hanging locker, a cork bulletin board, 2 under bed storage drawers, a nightstand with a drawer and cabinet, a padded headboard in front of a mirrored wall, 2 stereo speakers, a closable AC/heat vent, wall hooks, and carpeted sole. 1997 47' Bayliner Guest/Day Head
The guest/day head on Foreign Exchange is starboard across from the VIP guest stateroom, up one step, with a swinging mirrored door. It features fiberglass sole and lower walls, a bi-fold shower door, a stand-up shower with a removable shower head, a molded counter and sink with a single lever faucet, 2 cabinet doors under the sink with 2 storage shelves, a mirrored wall behind the sink with 2 sliding doors and a portlight and unique bottle storage rack installed by a previous owner, 2 swinging mirrored cabinet doors with 2 storage shelves, a Vacuflush head, an exhaust fan, 4 ceiling vanity lights, a wall hook and 2 towel bars. 1997 47' Bayliner Laundry/Central Vacuum
The Ariston combination washer/dryer (New 2016) is in the companionway to port, across from the built-in central vacuum which is accessible behind the smoked sliding glass door. 1997 47' Bayliner Pilothouse
The carpeted air conditioned raised pilothouse offers a full helm forward with burled wood accents, a Navy blue leather movable helm seat with folding arms, deck access doors both port and starboard, an L-shaped bench seat with storage aft to port, an overhead storage cabinet, a wood folding table, a storage drawer, electrical panel with smoked glass doors and a fold-up glass and Formica top, steps to the flybridge, and steps starboard aft to the salon.

Foreign Exchange has a removable cushion and footboard in front of the port deck access door which gives additional seating when in place. The wrap around windows let in plenty of light and provide unimpeded viewing while underway. The side windows have Navy blue canvas covers which snap-on in the interior of the pilothouse. The windshield, with 3 electric wipers has a Navy blue cover which snaps-on on the exterior of the pilothouse.
1997 47' Bayliner Flybridge
The flybridge is perfect for open air cruising and entertaining. There is plenty of room for guests. Foreign Exchange features a Navy blue canvas bimini top attached to the radar arch, non-skid deck, an opening to the ladder to the cockpit, a hatch and internal stairs to the pilothouse, full helm forward with Navy blue canvas cover, Jabsco searchlight, single helm seat, wrap-around seating with storage and removable cushion port aft, bench seat with storage and removable cushion to starboard, and tender storage. A tender can be lifted with the tender crane. The wet bar to aft starboard features a Norcold Model NR751BB refrigerator (New 2018), sink, and storage. 1997 47' Bayliner Entertainment Equipment
Shakespeare TV antenna (2016)
Toshiba TV in the salon cabinet
Yamaha DVD Player DVD-E810
Yamaha Stereo RX-E810
Sima Stereo Speaker Selector SSW-L4EX
Energy Speakers
1997 47' Bayliner Electronics
Pilothouse computer with MapTech software (New 2018)
Pilothouse Raytheon R21XX Rastar Scan Radar
Pilothouse Standard Horizon Matrix GX300S VHF
Pilothouse Raytheon Raydata tridata
Pilothouse Danforth magnetic compass
Pilothouse ICOM IC-M802 VHF
Pilothouse Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP390i
Pilothouse Autohelm ST7000 Auto Pilot
Glendinning Engine Synchronizer
Flybridge Standard Horizon GPS Chart CP390i
Flybridge Danforth Magnetic Compass
Flybridge Autohelm ST6000 Auto Pilot
Flybridge Raytheon 48’ Open Array Radar
Flybridge Raytheon Raydata Tridata
Flybridge Raytheon Ray210 VHF
Flybridge JVC Stereo KS-R127
1997 47' Bayliner Electrical System
Westerbeke BTDG 12.5 kw generator with 1335 hours
Prosine 2.0 2000 watt inverter/charger with remote panel
Pro Mariner 60 amp battery charger
50 Amp power cord with Glendenning retrieval
2 X 30 Amp Shore Cords
3 8D House batteries (New 2019)
Generator battery (New 2019)
1997 47' Bayliner Engine/Mechanical System
Twin Cummins 6BTA5.9-M2 330 hp main engines with approximately 2900 hours
ZF gearboxes
Hynautics hydraulic steering system
Racor R90P fuel filter
Racor fuel filter for the generator
Fuel manifold
Bennett trim tabs
Marine Air Systems reverse cycle air conditioning/heating system
Seaward 18 gallon water heater
Tankwatch holding tank level monitor system
New black water system hoses in 2016
Vacuflush system vacuum generators rebuilt 2017
Village Marine Water Maker NF450 18.7gph

1997 47' Bayliner Deck Equipment
H1100 Muir Cougar anchor windlass with foot controls
250' 3/8" anchor chain
Bruce anchor
Stainless steel rails with lifeline
Stainless steel deck hardware with lifeline
Folding rail mounted fender rack
Wash-down forward and aft
Non-skid deck
Foredeck seating with removable cushion
Foredeck lockers
Fiberglass swim platform
Stainless steel swim ladder
Fresh water hot/cold shower aft
Bottom painted November 2017 - Cleaned by a diver regularly
1997 47' Bayliner Tender
Brig 11'10" RIB
Mercury 25 hp 2-stroke outboard
Flybridge tender crane (US Marine)
1997 47' Bayliner Exclusions
Sellers' personal belongings
Staging materials provided by broker, including cockpit chairs
1997 47' Bayliner 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 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. Additional Units Included
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