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1979 Cruisers 288 Villa Vee


Charlevoix,MI,United States

At her slip ready to go!
Foredeck, Anchors, Anchor Davit and Fender Holders
Foredeck from Flybridge
Anchor Davit with roller
Vessel Name Position and Side Deck Cockpit Entrance
Fiberglass Step to Side Deck
Open Cockpit
Teak Swim Platform with Boarding Ladder
Starboard Side Deck and Bowrail Extended Aft
Shot of Transom and Swim Platform
Forward Cabin Berth Layout
Main Salon
Head Compartment
Lower Helm Detail
Foldable and Removable Helm Seat
Overhead Storage in Main Salon
Port Side Settee/Sofa
VHF Radio at Lower Helm
Garmin 182C Color Chartplotter at Lower Helm
Main Electrical Distribution Panel
Gas Vapor Detector and Marine Stereo
Aft Starboard Storage with Lift out Tray
Batteries under Lift out tray to Starboard
Onan Generator
Custom wooden Sound Box for Onan Generator
Portside Motor
MerCruiser 228 V8 engine
Ladder to Flybridge With Folding Leg for Easy Engine Hatch Removal
Starboard Side Engine
Upper Helm with Captain and Mate Swivel Chairs
Hour Meter Starboard
Hour Meter Port
Upper Helm Controls
Digital Compass, Engine Sync Lights, and shift Controls
Upper Helm Seat
Flybridge VHF Radio
Aft Flybridge Seat with Center Storage Console
Cabin Entrance Door with Canvas Block Off Cover
Flybridge Cover
Aft Cockpit Bimini
Remote Control Spotlight
Flybridge Bimini in Boot
Garmin GPS Antenna on Mount
Port Side Bottom and Storage Cradle Trailer
Transom Bottom, Trim Tabs and Platform
Triple Axle Storage Cradle Trailer
Starboard Hullside and Storage CradleTrailer
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This 1979 Cruisers 288 Villa Vee Flybridge cruiser has seen above average care thought out her life.  Always a fresh water boat she shows young for her age.  She has been stored inside for the winter months and occasionally has seen light use by her owner in the summer.  She is currently in winter cold storage and ready for your inspection.  Click on  full specs for all of the photographic detail and written descriptions.  Call for your appointment to see Morning Star today.   

Boat Details
Fuel Gas/PetrolHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 10 ft 8 inMax Draft 2 ft 9 in 
Dry Weight 9500 lbEngine Make MerCruiser 
Engine Model 228 V8Engine Year 1979 
Fuel Capacity 150 galLength at Waterline 24 ft 11 in 
Length Overall 28 ft 8 inDeadrise at Transom 17° 
Holding Tank Size 20 galWater Capacity 45 gal 
Engine Hours 1175Number of Engines 2 
Max Bridge Clearance 9 ft 5 in    

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Morning Star features a forward V-style stateroom with twin single berths.  The port side to be considered the upper bunk.  The galley is down and to port and features a refrigerator, 3 burner stove / oven, cooking hood, stainless sink with hot and cold pressure water.  The head compartment is to starboard and features a manual flush marine head,  vanity, and sink with pull out shower sprayer. The main salon is up and to port you will find a studio style sofa, movable dinette table, moveable helm chair.  The interior has been tastefully redecorated with newer carpet, drapes and blinds. The teak wood cabinetry thoughout the vessel creates warmth. The most inviting place to relax is in the open spacious cockpit.  Bring your own deck chairs and create the space you desire under the aft cockpit bimini. 


  • Digital compass on flybridge
  • Westmarine VHF on Flybridge
  • Engine sync lighted gauge on flybridge
  • Garmin Mount on flybrider( bring unit from lower helm if you wish)
  • Garmin 182 C Color Chartplotter at lower helm
  • Depth lowe helm
  • Lower helm VHF
  • Lower helm compass
  • Hailer (speaker in place but not connected)
  • Marine Stereo



  • Trim Tabs
  • Bilge blower
  • (2) Electric bilge pumps
  • Remote control spotlight
  • 6 gallon hot water heater (electric and heat exchanger with engine)
  • Fresh water system pump
  • Dual Trumpet Horn
  • Complete engine gauges upper and lower helm
  • engine sync light system
  • Spare set of propellers and a spare shaft
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Dockside water connection


  • 12volt Ships power
  • 120 Volt Shore power
  • 3KW Onan generator in wooden sound box
  • 4 batteries (one bank of 3-house, one bank of 1-starting)
  • Promariner battery charger
  • 12 volt interior lights
  • 12 volt navigation lights

Deck and Hull

  • Custom stainless steel and teak anchor davit with roller
  • Deck Chauks for 2 Danforth Type Anchors
  • Bow Rail
  • (2) stainless fender holders mounted on bow rail
  • Deck hatch with cover
  • Stainless grab rails
  • Windshield canvas cover
  • Flybridge canvas cover
  • Flybridge bimini top with boot
  • Flybridge seating for 4 people
  • Aft cockpit bimini top
  • Teak swim platform with boarding ladder
  • Sliding cabin entrance door with Canvas block out shade
  • To starboard in cockpit floor and aft there is a large removable plastic storage bin
  • Ladder to flybridge
  • Fiberglass steps port and starboard to side decks


Other included equipment

  • Triple axle storage cradle trailer
  • Fenders
  • Docklines
  • Fire Extinquishers
  • Misc other included items...........


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.