1988 Post 46 SF B N Sailfish

Used Boat For Sale | ID# 2792189

Listing Agent

Scott James


Get More Info

B N Sailfish

46' Post 1988

Post 46 SF 1988 For Sale in Norfolk, Virginia


Norfolk, Virginia


  • Length Overall: 46'
  • Beam: 15' 9"
  • Maximum Draft: 3' 10"
  • Dry Weight: 44,000 lbs

Tank Capacities

  • Fuel: 650 gal
  • Water: 120 gal
  • Holding: 31 gal

Engine Information

  • Engine 1 : Detroit Diesel twin 6V92 TA - 550hp
  • Engine 2 : Detroit Diesel twin 6V92 TA - 550hp

General Description

Wonderfully updated and cared for. "BN Sailfish" has a repainted exterior (2017), tasteful interior with many nice updates, Huge cockpit (coaming pads, fighting chair, bait/drink freezer, etc,) large flying bridge with 4 sided enclosure and updated Garmin electronics, Huge salon with updated LVT Flooring, Updated DirecTV /Entertainment, Updated galley appliances (brand new refrigerator freezer, Washer and dryer, central vacuum, 2 stateroom 2 head/shower layout. The 2nd stateroom can easily be used as a home office. Powered by twin Detroit Diesel 6v92's (550hp each), both engines are reported to have been rebuilt (2 and 3 years ago with 265 and 325 hrs SHOH). Many nice features to offer "BN Sailfish" is sure to please.


The original Post 46 was introduced back in 1978 as a stretched

version of the popular Post 42. Hull construction is solid

fiberglass and her tapered form and low transom deadrise resulted

in a boat quick to accelerate and fast over the water. In 1988, Post

introduced the 46 II model with a little more transom deadrise and

a deeper forefoot for improved headsea performance. Several two stateroom

floorplans were offered in the Post 46/46 II during her

production years, and all are notable for their quality joinery and

furnishings. What really distinguishes the 46 from the offerings

of other builders is, of course, her sensuous and graceful styling,

long a Post trademark. Cockpit access to the engine room of the 46

II became standard in 1992, and in 1995 a much-improved standup

engine room resulted from moving the fuel tanks aft. Among

several engine options, early models with 410hp 6-71 Detroit

diesels cruise at 21 knots. Later models with 485hp 6-71s cruise

at 23?24 knots, and 625hp 6V92 diesels cruise at around 25 knots.

Note that the Post 47 is an updated Post 46 II with a wider flybridge

and different interior layouts.


The current owner bought her about 1.5 years ago in MD, she was in great condition then and he has worked to imrove her status. -Twin 6v92 Detroits start quickly and cleanly, supporting the information about her recent rebuilds. Allison 1.5:1 Transmissions with the new housings and spin on transmission filters. New inboard motor mounts for the port engine, new Generator battery, New Steering lines and a rebuilt steering cylinder.

-New LVT Vinyl flooring in the Salon (all hatch access maintained), also in hallways and heads, carpet for the staterooms. New Drink Icemaker, New Refrigerator/Freezer, New 32 inch Flat Screen HDTV in Salon, Sirius/XM Sat stereo for the salon, (2) HVAC Units have their lines flushed on a regular basis, Salon VHF Radio Unit.

-Lockable Salon door opens to a wonderful Salon space, L-Shaped sofa with additional storage space beneath, PermaPub 'soda machine' located in the salon, Barrell Chair and L-shaped dinette, excellent salon headroom. Comfortable galley with ample storage and all the comforts of home.

-Comfortable 2 stateroom layout, each with it's own private head and shower. Washing machine is located beneath the Salon steps and the Dryer is located in the guest stateroom/office. A simple conversion has been made to the guest stateroom providing a slide-out keyboard space. Remove the mattress for the upper bunk and you have a functional office space. The Master stateroom is forward offering an Island Bed with hanging locker (closet) and multiple drawers.

-Not to be outdone by the wonderful interior, The flying bridge is updated as well. A full 4 sided helm enclosure (very nice condition), (2) Garmin 7612 GPSMap units for Chartplotter and fishfinder, Garmin Autopilot, and a Furuno CRT Radar with open array antenna, Bennett trim tabs, Autopilot, VHF Radios, another SiriusXM stereo for the bridge. (2) Murray Brothers ladder back Pedestal helm chairs (each with footrest and covers), port side bench seat and forward bench seat.

- LEE Double Spreader outriggers with teasers, Cockpit engine/Transmission controls, Murray Brothers fighting chair with removable footrest, and launcher style backrest (cover also), cockpit bait freezer and built in tackle storage, A Custom transom fish box has been added, Stbd side transom door, horizontal storage beneath both gunwhales, cockpit coaming pads. 50 amp shore power with Cablemaster.

-The toe-rails have just been sanded, faired and repainted with Awlgrip, a 6 man liferaft is included, with stout bow rails and ample handrails, access to the foredeck is safe and secure. Pulpit and anchor windlass, foredeck seating with cushions. 

-The bottom was soda blasted in 2021 and recoated with (2) coats of Epoxy Barrier coat and (2) coats of Micron Extra, she was sanded and repainted with (2) coats of Micron Extra in Spring 2022. 


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.