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1996 Ocean Alexander 548 Pilothouse

location icon Naples, Florida
Year 1996
Length 54 ft

Price just reduced!!! Tortuga is the optimum blend of comfort, safety and performance. Her spacious interior with multiple gathering places and three staterooms enhances each cruising experience.  She truly is a fine example of what a pilot house motor yacht should be. The time tested hull design with Naiad stabilizers keeps the boat dry and stable in bumpy weather.  With the re-powered and upgraded Yanmar engines she cruises efficiently at trawler speeds but can get up and run at a comfortable 18 knots (+20 knots at WOT) to get her out of the weather or to a favorite destination. Completely repainted hull and decks 2013.  Some people try and compare the 546 to the 548  but there is no comparison.  The 546 is an older Yacht Fish type layout were as the 548 is a more modern pilothouse express trawler.

Tortuga is a great cruising vessel and has completed the Great Loop  numerous times with its current owners.

Bottom just painted January 2017

Seller is looking for offers!





Year Built 1996
Category Power
Length Overall 54 ft
Beam 17'6 ft
Max Draft 4'9 ft
Cabins 3
Construction Fiberglass
Drive Type Direct
Engines 2
Total Engine Power 1,440 hp
Cruising Speed 18 kn
Maximum Speed 20 kn
Fuel Tanks 2
Fuel Tank Cap. 1,000 gal
Water Tanks 1
Water Tank Cap. 175 gal
Holding Tanks 2
Holding Tank Cap. 100 gal
Dry Weight 69,000 lb
Windlass Electric

Engine 1 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 65Y720
Drive Type: Direct
Fuel: Diesel
Engine Power: 720hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade
Year: 2008
Engine Hours: 1176
Engine Location: Port

Engine 2 Specifications

Make: Yanmar
Model: 65Y720
Drive Type: Direct
Engine Power: 720hp
Type: Inboard
Propeller Type: 4 Blade
Year: 2008
Engine Hours: 1175
Engine Location: Starboard

An imposing yacht with world-class amenities, the Ocean Alexander
548 will appeal to upscale buyers looking for a well built
long-range cruiser from a top-tier builder. A broad 17'6" beam provides
this yacht with a tremendous amount of living space. Her
split-level interior begins with a spacious salon with sectional sofa,
wet bar, entertainment center, and high-gloss teak paneling and
cabinets. The pilothouse, three steps up from the salon, boasts a
large U-shaped galley spacious counters, subzero full size refrigerator,
and garbage disposal, U-shaped dinette to port, and a starboard 
helm position with excellent outside visibility. The inside flybridge open staircase is
aft of the dining area—a feature not always found in a boat this size.
There are three staterooms and two full heads
below including an opulent master with queen-size berth, and an
equally impressive VIP stateroom forward with queen berth.
The spacious walk-in engine room with standing headroom has a pair of 720 HP Yanmars with a cruising speed of 18 knots (+20 knots top).  Wide
side decks and a large cockpit with transom door and lazarette
storage under are a plus.



The well-lit and spacious salon is reached through the aft sliding door.  With warm teak paneling and walk behind wet bar it provides the optimum setting for entertaining guests or just spending a quiet evening reading as the sun sets over your favorite anchorage.

  • L- shaped settee
  • Easy chair with ottoman
  • Fully carpeted over parquet floors
  • Samsung TV with satellite TV antenna
  • Sony DVD
  • Sony amplifier with radio
  • Samsung VCR
  • (2) overhead speakers
  • Over head halogen lights
  • 2 lamps
  • Controls for main deck reverse cycle HVAC

Wet Bar (forward starboard side) with galley pass through

  • Sink
  • 3 cabinets
  • U-line ice-maker (behind bar)

Day Head (port - aft)

  • Sink w/vanity
  • Head Hunter Royal Flush electric head
  • Fresh water flush
  • Vent fan

GALLEY; (Starboard side  behind helm station) 

The main deck galley is exceptionally large with plenty of light and great working space in which to prepare and serve those wonderful onboard meals.  A convenient galley pass through into salon is great for entertaining. The layout provides an exceptional amount of storage  with 9 drawers, 9 cabinets and a dry locker under a Corian counter top.  Port and starboard doors provide easy access to the wide side decks. 

Galley equipment include;

  • 3 burner Kenyon electric stove
  • Sharp carousel microwave/convection oven
  • Full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator with 2 freezer drawers and ice maker
  • Whirlpool trash compactor
  • Double sink with disposal
  • Insta-hot water 
  • Teak and Holly sole
  • Halogen overhead lights
  • Deck level night lights


To Port is the U-shaped dinette with leather seating.  A large locker under the seats plus 2 drawers and a chart drawer add to the storage.


The queen suite forward and twin bunk to port provide comfortable accommodations for your guests.  With the option of a private head with shower stall, your friends or family will love the privacy afforded to the VIP forward suite. Going down to the master suite,, you pass the Miehle washer and dryer

Guest Stateroom (port side)

There is a guest stateroom down the steps on the port side. with 2 bunks beds.

  • cedar-lined closet,
  • Storage cabinets next to the upper bunk plus a locker and drawer under the lower bunk. 
  • 2 stainless steel opening ports with screens
  • reading lights
  • over head halogen lights
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Fully carpet over parquet

Guest Stateroom  (Forward)

Forward is a large stateroom with Center-line queen berth with storage underneath, plus private access to the guest head..There are shelves port and starboard with storage under.

  • TV
  • Reading lights
  • Overhead Halogen lights
  • Cedar lined closet
  • AM/FM stereo 
  • Shelves port & starboard sides with storage underneath
  • Carpet over parquet
  • Reverse cycle HVAC controls

Master Suite (Aft)

The full beam queen master suite is the perfect haven at the end of the day. Privacy and quiet is assured as it is on a separate deck from the other staterooms and public spaces of the boat with its own satellite TV and private bath it is a self-contained respite from the day's activities.

  • Queen size berth with storage and drawers underneath
  • 3 cedar closets
  • 2 night stands with lamps
  • linen closet
  • Port side shelf
  • Port side full length book shelves
  • Mirrored vanity with seat 
  • 15 storage drawers plus two double door cabinets
  • TV with a DVD/VCR player
  • AM/FM radio
  • 12,000 BTU reverse cycle HVAC with easily reached controls
  • Reading lights
  • Overhead halogen lights
  • Ensuite head
  • Fully carpeted over parquet

Heads: (3) Fresh water Flushing

Guest Head:

The roomy guest head has a  large vanity and large sink with Grohe faucet.  There is storage under the vanity as well as a medicine cabinet.  The separate shower stall has a bench seat and temperature control faucet.  The head is a Head Hunter Royal Flush with porcelain bowl.

Master Head:

The spacious master head has a sink, mirrored medicine cabinet and large vanity with storage under. Grohe faucet, separate shower w/ bench seat with temperature control Grohe faucet.  The head is a Head Hunter Royal flush with porcelain bowl.

  • Vent fan
  • Opening port with screen

Day Head: (port side, aft)

In the main salon it  is easily accessible when entertaining or,  if additional people are on board, the day head also provides a relief to any congestion with sharing the guest head below

  • Vanity with sink and Grohe faucet
  • Electric head.
  • Large mirror
  • Vent fan 




The pilothouse helm area is well laid out with good visibility, along with easy access to the forward and aft cabins, wide side decks by port and starboard access doors and fly bridge access via an open staircase .. The pilot house is equipped with full instrumentation with access to all system controls. 

Helm instrumentation includes;

  • Nobeltec Navigation system powered by a custom computer featuring GPS, chart plotter, radar, AIS, depth and wind data. Interfaced with Simrad Autopilot.
  • Naiad stabilizer
  • Sidepower bow thruster
  • ACR spotlight
  • Windlass controls
  • Icom VHF
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Engine system monitor
  • Bilge alarms

Accessible from the internal stairs from the Pilot House , the fly bridge provides a panoramic view for the boat operation and sightseeing. Covered with a hard top (with canvas extension ) and fully enclosed sides that open,  you are fully protected from the cold morning air or open up for the exhilaration of the wind blowing through your hair while on a fast passage.  In the morning this is the perfect place to have a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up.  Underway the visibility forward, abeam and aft instills confidence in the safe operation of the boat. The forward helm has a center steering station with storage, two cushioned captain helm chairs, a large L-shaped settee with under seat storage  to port, large table, settee to starboard, and refrigeration.

The aft bridge deck house a 11" Boston Whaler Sport 2007, 25 HP 4- stroke Mercury outboard and davit. Motor and cable new in 2013.  2011 Continental  Trailer for the Boston Whaler.

Helm instrumentation includes:

  • Nobletech, radar, AIS, wind, depth and GPS with chartplotter and eastern U.S. charts  Wirless keyboard and mouse.
  • 2- Big Bay screens displays radar and charts
  • Simrad  autopilot linked to Nobeltec system
  • Sidepower bow thruster 
  • Yanmar I 5061E monitors
  • Spotlight control RCL 100
  • Icom VHF
  • Interphase  forward looking sonar
  • Windlass
  • Naiad stabilizer
  • New Bluetooth stereo
  • High bilge alarm



The spacious cockpit, side and fore decks allow for easy movement around the boat and safe handling of dock lines and ground tackle.  In the evening the aft cockpit is a great place to sit with a glass of your favorite wine while grilling your favorite food on the built in electric grill. You board Tortuga either by the mid-ship Marquipt boarding stairs or through the transom doorway via the wide swim platform.


  • Stainless bow and side rails
  •  Maxwell windlass w/foot controls
  • Manson primary anchor w/ 200' of chain and 100' rode
  • Secondary plow anchor and rode
  • Spotlight


  • Kenyon 240 volt barbecue
  • Sun shade bridge to stern (open weave)
  • H&C fresh water shower
  • Dockside fresh water hookup
  • Fresh/Salt water wash down
  • Stainless ladder w/teak steps to bridge
  • Step down to a large swim platform w/swim ladder
  • Access to port and starboard side decks
  • Fire ext. locker
  • 50 Amp electrical outlet
  • Cockpit door
  • Large Lazarette houses the following;  

Glendinning power cord, 30- gallon water heater, 110 & 12 volt fresh water pumps w/ accumulator tank, 175 gallon water tank, aft holding tank with pump out, 2-8-D batteries with charger (house) 2-6 volt batteries w/ charger (bridge electronics), extra power cord, water tanks and one A/C unit.



Access to the pilot house port and starboard


Repowered with upgraded T- 720 HP Yanmars turbocharged engines cruises efficiently at trawler speed but can get up and run at a comfortable 18 knots (+20 knots at WOT). Installed new in 2008.

  • Oil change system (generator, engines and transmissions)
  • Naid stabilizer system
  • 12 volt bilge pumps w/ float switch
  • 110 bilge automatic pumps w/float switch
  • 2- 500 gallon fuel tanks
  • 12,000 BTU Air- conditioner (Master stateroom) water pump & strainer
  • 30,000 BTU Air-conditioner (salon, galley dinette, pilothouse ) with water pump & strainer
  • Tool box
  • 1- 60 lb fire extinguisher
  • 1- 70 lb fire extinguisher 
  • Transmission
  • Dripless packing
  • Spare props (2)
  • 8 KW Onan generator w/ 2204 hours. Fuel priming pump & racor filters and water separator
  • 15 KW Onan generator w/ 2610 hours. Fuel priming pump & racor filters and water separator
  • (2) group 27 batteries w/ charger (for each generator)
  • (2)  24-volt batteries with charger (main engines)
  • Main electrical panel AC/DC (pilothouse area) with breakers, meters, and generator controls.
  • Sentry 60 AMP battery charger (Engines)
  • Sentry 60 AMP battery charger (Generator)
  • (2) Acme transformers

There are personal belongings aboard.  Prospective purchasers should not assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will convey at closing. Personal photo's and Painting are among the personal belongings.

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 Contact Information

Please contact Deborah Zeller 239-571-6697