47' Cape Fear 2010



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47' Cape Fear 2010 Trolling Fever


This is a fiberglass built custom sportfisherman that was constructed in Wilmington, North Carolina by Paul Wetsig.  The hull was reportedly designed by Lee Dana of Bertram Yachts fame and there are similarities to Bertram vessels.  Powered by 800hp CAT 3406E diesels.  Pipewelders full tuna tower with fiberglass hardtops.  Original owner boat.  Boat is in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and can be seen relatively easily.  Vessel is in need of some work and owner desires to negotiate to sell is in "as-is" condition.  Details are not documented and personal inspection is highly recommended for any perspective purchaser.



Cape Fear


Sport Fisherman

Cruise Speed:


Max Speed:


Range NMI:



16' 2"

Engine Details:

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Engine 2:

Engine Fuel:

Fuel Capacity:

752 GAL

Water Capacity:

150 GAL


This is a custom built vessel with high gloss wood interior finish featuring a two stateroom & two head layout and a mid-level galley. There is extensive Teak cabinetry, finished bulkheads, and solid doors, plus granite soles in the galley and heads. The master stateroom is forward and has a centerline double berth and has a private head. The master head has a large shower stall with seat and two shower fixtures. The guest stateroom is just aft to the starboard side has a tapered queen berth. The guest head is between the two staterooms and it's doorway opens to the companionway. The guest head also has a large shower stall. There are overhead deck hatches in both heads and the master stateroom.

TROLLING FEVER features a large salon and a galley that is forward to the portside but open to the cabin. Her custom cabinetry and mill work is Teak with a high gloss finish. The mid-level galley is three steps up from the staterooms. The salon is one step up from the galley, ensuring the chief cook and bottle washer is included in all activities. Access to the cockpit is through a centerline hinged teak door with securing latch. Recessed pin spot lighting with dimmers offers the owner ability to adjust to suit the mood.

The Salon represents the ultimate in comfort and style including leather settees and attractive granite tabletops and a matched granite entrance landing. A large leather L-shaped sofa is to port. The salon centerpiece is a custom cocktail table of Granite and Teak with wine storage rack/storage beneath. There are teak storage lockers to starboard with an array of drawers and cabinets, and the stereo system is housed in a center door cabinet. Forward to starboard is a raised dinette with leather L-shape settee, granite tabletop and a tall cushioned designer bar chair. The dinette settee has a teak and holly raised footrest beneath it. The custom electric distribution panels are hidden in forward cabinets across from the galley. Extra large tackle drawers are part of the starboard cabinet. Windows are dark tinted and treated with sliding curtains. A teak safety railing is centerline above on the headliner. To the aft starboard corner of the salon is another smaller leather settee. The TV is mounted center above the dinette settee. The sole is carpeted in the salon area as are the staterooms, the companionway has a teak and holly wood sole.

The Master stateroom features a freeform, centerline queen berth with teak trimmed shelf storage to either side. Hanging and cabinet lockers are aft on the hull sides. The cabinets are teak with overheads in Ultrasuede, housing recessed lighting. There is drawer storage beneath the foot of the berth. The cabin has independent air conditioning and a Samsung flat panel TV/DVD combo. The bedspread and pillows have a classic Palm print. Both staterooms have a pair of MB Quartz speakers flush mounted and connected to salon stereo with individual volume knobs.

The private Master head compartment has a large separate shower stall with seat, partitioned with clear acrylic enclosure. Natural light & ventilation is through the Bomar overhead deck hatch above. The Microphor toilet is freshwater & electric flush. Countertops are Corian with white molded sink, above is a mirrored toiletries cabinet and a brushed nickel faucet fixture in the Corian backsplash.

The Guest stateroom is mid-ship to the starboard side it is compact although there is a double berth. There is a large hanging locker which is lined with cedar wood. There is also drawer storage. The cabin has a dedicated air handler.

The Guest/day head just aft on the starboard side has natural ventilation from the Bomar overhead deck hatch. The interior trim is teak and countertops are Corian. Both heads feature granite tile soles. Like the master there are brushed nickel fixtures & a Microphor head.

The teak cabinets have Corian countertops. A large square white porcelain sink is undermounted and features a brushed nickel wand faucet. The Kenyon four-burner electric cook-top is neatly mounted and there is a power exhaust vent inside the sliding cabinet door.

There is under-counter Sub-zero and Kitchen Aid stainless steel front refrigerator drawers adjoining. At the end of the counter in a cabinet with slide-in door is a Whirlpool Gold microwave/convection oven. The galley sole is granite tile. Beneath the steps from the stateroom up to the galley is a storage area which also contains A/C condensers, water system, and other ship systems.

  • Nav electronics boxes in console to either side of the helm pod with clear plexiglass hinged covers
  • Raymarine E140 Radar/Chartplotter, 10Kw with 6' open-array scanner
  • Raymarine C120 12" display GPS/Chartplotter/Depth recorder
  • Raymarine E120 12" display GPS/Chartplotter
  • (2) Standard Horizon Matrix GX2000 VHF radio/hailer & external speaker with remote mount CommandMic (in cabin & connection point at tower helm)
  • Simrad AP28 Autopilot
  • Dytek seawater temp
  • ACR remote searchlight
  • Ritchie magnetic compass mounted centerline above helm (also one in tower)
  • Bennett trim tab position indicators
  • Rudder angle indicator
  • Electric fuel level gauges
  • Two trumpet horns mounted under tower control box
  • ICOM IC-718 high-frequency 100w radio (in cabin, operation questionable)

  • Fusion stereo w/ CD on bridge, MB Quartz Nautic260 amp & Sony Marine amp, and JL Audio speakers on flybridge & in cockpit (2 MB Quartz & 2 Sony)
  • Sony Disc Explorer 200 DVD/CD/Video disc player
  • JVC Stereo system (with 200 disc changer, deck not in use), input plug by dinette for I-pod or I-phone, 4 MB Quartz speakers in salon headliner plus Subwoofer
  • Denon surround sound AV amplifier
  • Magnavox BlueRay disc player
  • Toshiba LCD flat panel TV in salon
  • Samsung LCD flat panel TV with built in DVD player in Master stateroom
  • Shakespear SeaWatch TV antenna mounted on tower hardtop

  • Caterpillar 3406E motors with Twin Disc gears w/syncronizer & trolling valves
  • CAT digital display ECM panels & analog gauge package at helm
  • Overhauls & service work reportedly done by Ringhaver & Pantropic CAT, (owner has provided no paperwork), further work is likely to be currently needed
  • 2.75" shafts with 4-blade props
  • Kobelt electronic single lever controls with tower & cockpit remote station, jog steering lever at all stations
  • Bennett trim tabs (integral to hull)
  • Engine room access is easy beneath cockpit salon step
  • SeaChest with all raw water intake from central location
  • Kobelt electric over hydraulic power assist steering (3 stations), independent backup Kobelt steering system at flybridge helm only
  • Custom Marine Exhaust risers & mufflers
  • Inboard main engine raw water sea strainers
  • Separ primary fuel filters and Walker air seps
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Reverso oil change system
  • CruiseAir reverse-cycle A/C units with SMX digital controls
  • Eskimo 600 crushed ice maker, plumbed to fishbox (operation questionable)
  • 20 gal S/S hot water heater
  • Pumps for house system & freshwater flush heads
  • Microphor commercial toilets (2)
  • Black & Grey water holding tanks with pump-out system
  • Xintex Fireboy engine fire suppression system
  • Inlet plug for cable TV and Telephone
  • 50 amp, 230v shorepower with Glendinning cablemaster 
  • Charles Industries ISO Boost 50 transformer
  • 24v DC throughout with MasterVolt 30amp charger
  • 4 8D batteries
  • Northern Lights 12kw generator (hour meter reads 1778)
  • Custom breaker panel for DC/AC distribution in salon/flybridge
  • Engine parallel switch
  • Cantalupi lighting through-out
  • Electric fuel gauges at flybridge helm

The deck and house sides are cored fiberglass sandwich with a foam cored flybridge molding.

The extra large one piece 1/2-inch laminated glass deckhouse windows are frameless and offer strength and security with a practically panoramic view from within and privacy from those outside. There is a large non-skid cockpit deck and built-in custom cabinets on the house bulkhead. The bait prep/cockpit sink and tackle station is to port. A large/deep stainless steel lined freezer chest is to starboard with the cockpit controls in a small cabinet just above on the bulkhead. Live baitwell is towards inboard side of the starboard cockpit console and beneath the non-skid lid which serves as the landing pad to the aluminum flybridge ladder with teak step treads. Teak cover boards surround the cockpit with flush mounted rod holders and a dual purpose transom well. A large transom door and lift-up gate offers ease in landing trophy fish.

The hull is composite construction in vinylester throughout with solid laminate to chine, with a bolted and glassed hull/deck joint. Interior liner parts made of molded fiberglass add to the structure strength. Engine beds run the full length of the motors. Displacement is estimated to be approximately 45,000#. Fuel tanks are fiberglass. The bottom design is basically a deep-V with a wide chine aft and a small keel. Premium quality gelcoat was used.

Her unique styling incorporates a combination of the Carolina sheer line with the flair of Palm Beach fishing yachts. She is both attractive and a dry running yacht.

While originally finished to a high standard, TROLLING FEVER was built to fish.

  • Murray Bros. Teak ladder back helm chairs mounted on 4" chrome stanchions & contoured cushions with covers
  • Custom fiberglass helm pod with single lever controls
  • Custom aluminum helm wheel and single levers
  • Pipewelder's full tuna tower with hard top including powder-coat overhead grab railing, flush mounted lighting and molded cockpit spreader lights (2 aft, 1 forward) in tower station floor.  Tower station control box has Korbelt engine controls and jog steering knob only.  There is a tower bench seat with backrest (no backrest cushion).  The tower top is fiberglass.  There are three rod holders on each aft tower leg down by the cockpit and six rod holders across the aft flybridge railing.
  • Double spreader silver outriggers with center rigger 
  • Teak Murray Brothers fighting chair, full size
  • Underdeck large removable fish boxes (3), center box has removable dividers
  • Eskimo crushed ice machine
  • Walk-through transom door with securing latch
  • Gunwale storage/gaff rack cabinets & DC electric reel plugs
  • Cockpit rigging station with freshwater sink, tackle storage drawers
  • Freshwater cockpit washdown spigot
  • Four rod holders are mounted in the teak coverboards

Original owner boat that reports her engines where overhauled by Ring Power Diesel several years ago but no documentation of engine work is currently available. Full Pipewelders tuna tower. The Cape Fear 47 was built in Wilmington, NC by Paul Wetsig.

The boat owner is willing to negotiate for a sale with the boat in "as-is" condition.  There is need for a bottom job as well as detailing and various projects.  Sincere purchasers should personally inspect the vessel prior to making offer considerations.

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. TROLLING FEVER is currently in use by the owner and as such there are personal items aboard (possibly in some photos) that will not convey with the sale. Specifically excluded are all tools, tackle, dive gear, handheld electronics, binoculars and charts.

Mechanical Disclaimer:

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

**Regarding the photos on this spec sheet, there are a mix of current and older photos.  The cover picture and all those beyond the boatyard photo were taken July 6th, 2018.  Interior photos and others are from approximately mid-2016 (interior still looks basically the same).

This listing is presented to you courtesy of a member of the International Yacht Brokers Association and may be centrally listed with another broker. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel.

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.

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