Classic 1978 Hatteras 53 Yacht Fisherman
Twin Detroit Diesel 8V71 TI – 450 HP (Runs Well)
Three Stateroom Three Head Layout
Hatteras 53 Yacht Fisherman is a fine example of a True CLASSIC by legendary naval architect Jack Hargrave.
Constructed on the same seaworthy hull of the 53 Motor Yacht and the Sport Fish Convertible models Hatteras designed the Yacht Fisherman with a versatile cockpit but not eliminating the aft deck. This functional all fiberglass cockpit offers easy access to the swim platform through the transom gate. Traditionally a feature of sport fishing boats, motor yacht owners have discovered this cockpit offers extra convenience for swimming, scuba diving, line handling, dinghy handling and even boarding the boat is a breeze. “dharma” is hull number 318 of the very popular Hatteras 53 model. This boat has not been modernized or modified by any of the previous 5 owners and in the original form that she was created. The current owner is a knowledgeable yachtsman who has maintained the Detroit Diesel engines with his mechanic (35+ years of Detroit Diesel experience). All maintenance, repairs have been done with recommended original parts from RPM Diesel. This boat is not a charter boat or a live aboard and the current owner and the family use the boat on a regular basis.
In comparison to the modern same size Motor Yachts, Hatteras 53 is a well-designed larger yacht with wide side decks with overhangs, lateral salon doors, aft wing doors, great visibility from both helm stations which makes this model a unique model for a yachtsman couple to operate easily without a captain and crew. The current owner will provide all necessary orientation and training, contact information for the Detroit Diesel mechanic, and all other Hatteras related service and parts information for the new owners.
Exclusions: Owner’s Personal Items.
2010 Caribe 12’ (model DL 12 RIB) tender with 30HP Honda four stroke OB engine with low hours that’s on a single axel trailer with cover can be purchased separately. This tender can be towed behind the Hatteras.
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Boarding the boat from either side is a breeze. Functional all fiberglass cockpit offers easy access to the swim platform through the transom gate. Fishing, swimming, scuba diving, line handling and dinghy handling were never easier before. Traditionally a feature of sport fishing boats, motor yacht owners have discovered this versatile feature offers extra convenience and enjoyment. The swimming platform has Weaver Snap Davits for inflatable dinghy mount to swim platform. The out-board engine mount is to the port side of the cockpit. Fold-down ladder makes it easier to get in and out of the water. Underneath the cockpit floor is an extra 240-gallon fuel tank, a feature of the Yacht Fisherman for fishing enthusiast. A GFI electrical outlet is on the port side and a wash down spigot is on the starboard side.
An open Aft Deck with an overhang is nice and cozy for an evening to enjoy drinks or just relax and watch the sunset! Entry from the salon is through the double doors, two wing doors on each side give access to the side decks, access to the cockpit is with a varnished staircase. Underneath the ladder to the fly bridge is a storage unit with drawers.
The salon is very much a classic Hatteras with lots of wood, side curtains, natural light flowing from 360-degree large windows and has two side doors to the side decks for line handling or to access the bow or aft deck. On the port side aft is an icemaker, wet bar with sink, glass storage for entertainment. White leather couch on the starboard side and an accent chair and a tv cabinet on the port side (no TV). There is a 1500-watt inverter. Hi-low Cocktail/Dinning table can be move to the aft deck for aft deck dinning.
Very original, Garmin GPSmap 498 GPS/Chart plotter and Ritchie Lighted original Compass. Here there are many ways one can install new electronics and still preserve the originality of the helm.
Deck & Hull
Avon 6-person Life Raft (not certified)
Exclusions: Seller’s Personal items.
Engine and generator 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.
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