1978 Hatteras 53 Convertible For Sale

$388,900
$199,900
Stock #070296 -
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$199,900
$388,900

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Boat Details

Year:
1978
Type:
Power
Brand:
Category:
Sportfish/Convertibles / Fishing Boat
Length (LOA):
53' 7" (16.33m)
Beam:
16'
Draft:
48"
Trailer:
No
Stock #:
070296
Status:
Available
Generator:
Yes
Air Conditioning:
Yes (2)
Storage Status:
In the water††
Reason for Selling:
Too Many Boats
Engine Details
Count:
2
Year:
1978
Brand:
Detroit Diesel
Model:
12V-71 TI
Size (each):
650 hp
Hours:
--
Fuel Type:
Diesel
"Complete "Restored" - Owner Financing Maybe Available!"

In her day, the Hatteras 53 Convertible was the industry standard for fishing yachts in excess of 50'. She is very well proportioned with a long foredeck and low freeboard that is the perfect design for offshore fishing!

In June of 2015, the Hatteras underwent a significant renovation the sco...more

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If you have any questions, Keith can be reached directly at (419) 348-5371 to further discuss the situation.

In her day, the Hatteras 53 Convertible was the industry standard for fishing yachts in excess of 50'. She is very well proportioned with a long foredeck and low freeboard that is the perfect design for offshore fishing!

In June of 2015, the Hatteras underwent a significant renovation the scope of which is outlined in detail.
There were a few different floor plans originally offered. This particular vessel was a 2 stateroom, galley down configuration.

During her renovation, the owner moved the galley up to the salon and added a 3rd stateroom on the lower deck. It's a very nice design that can sleep two additional people.

Entering the salon from the aft deck, the galley is starboard. It boasts a recessed sink and stove, updated granite countertops and cabinetry. Portside is a couch that is directly opposite of a countertop mounted, flatscreen TV. In the cabinetry forward of the salon is a microwave, misc. storage, AC electric panel and stereo system and speakers that are applicable throughout the entire vessel.. The salon is complete with wood flooring and lighting (rope lighting for evening use).

Moving forward to the lower deck, the master stateroom is port. It boasts wood flooring and a full bath with cabinetry, granite countertops, tile work and a modern style bowl sink. It has ample storage and a hanging closet.

Opposite the master stateroom is the renovated third stateroom. While relatively small compared to the other two staterooms, it is well designed with double bunks and additional storage compartments.

Heading farther forward is the second stateroom with bunks also with updated cabinetry, wood flooring, a full bath with granite countertops, and the same modern-style bowl sink. It has plenty of storage and a hanging closet.

Exiting the salon to the aft deck, you will notice a beautifully renovated fighting chair, new nonskid paint, renovated storage compartments and cushions for the various seating areas.

The ladder takes you to the flybridge, where you will notice an updated helm with renovated swivel chairs and matching cushions on the forward bench seat.

At the helm, there are updated analog gauges and a modernized electronic package including GPS and radar system, bow thruster system with joystick controls, VHF and autopilot.

On either side of the flybridge, additional ladders will take you to the tuna tower. There is no helm control system at this time.

On the foredeck, the original bow railing was replaced with a lower profile system that wraps around the pulpit. Updated wood trim is mounted on either side of the windlass.

The current owner took pride in restoring this vessel! Most importantly, as much care that was invested in the cosmetic appeal was replicated in the mechanical and general functionality of the boat.

While the list is too numerous to fully detail, the core work is highlighted below ( from 2015):


- MasPower 9kw Genset with push button start, sound shield and auto safety shutdowns.

-Modern Vetus bow thruster with joystick with 275 lb thrust.

-Upgraded GPS and Radar System - Garmin 741xs and GMR 18 HD.

-Old bottom pickups and sensors were removed and replaced with Garmin 8 pin setup.

-Completely repainted from bottom to top. Awlgrip and Signature paints were utilized.

-Modern LED lighting throughout interior, cockpit, underwater Ocean Amphibian Pro Blue and the XKGLOW LED bridge lighting with 3 million lighting combos and remote control.

-Two Updated stereo systems with salon and helm controls as well as Bluetooth, remote and smartphone controls.

-The flat screen is a 40" smart TV that has integrated internet capabilities, not seen in many boats!

and much more....

If you're in the market for a nice Sportfish/Convertible, you will appreciate the work invested in this Hatteras. She's one of the most recognized boats of her time and this modernized offering is sure to impress!

UPDATED 09-27-2015

1. Bottom Painted.
2. New packing and studs for the stuffing boxes.
3. Prop-speed on propellers and running gear.
4. New zincs
5. Teak dive/swim platform added.

UPDATED 05-20-2016

The final 7 Photos were taken in April of 2016.

UPDATED 11-18-2021

The new video represents the exterior in its current state.

The Virtual Tour of the interior and exterior adds additional perspective as to the current state of the Hatteras.

Information On Condition

INFORMATION ON CONDITION

Condition 06-2015

It's difficult to find many blemishes with this vessel.
The engines and generator fire immediately and sound great!

Condition 11-18-21

Engines have four new turbos. One failed and the Seller replaced the remaining three.

Replaced: air filters and batteries. A voltage regulator has been ordered for the Generator to improve AC performance.

The engines will be serviced: oil changed and fuel filters/Raycors cleaned.

The forward AC is being replaced.

Approximate boat location: West Palm Beach, Florida


We have several active listings for Chris-Craft, Sea Ray, Bertram, and Carver. If you're in the Port St. Lucie, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, or Hollywood areas, please use the form on this page to let me know what you're looking for and I'll get back with you today about any other sport fishing yacht / fishing boat options we have locally that may meet your needs.

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Basic Details
Year:
1978
Type:
Power
Brand:
Category:
Sportfish/Convertibles / Fishing Boat
Length (LOA):
53' 7" (16.33m)
Hours:
--
Stock #:
070296
Storage Status:
In the water ††
(as of 9/11/2020)
Engine & MechanicalMech.
Count:
2
Year:
1978
Brand:
Detroit Diesel
Model:
12V-71 TI
Size (each):
650 hp
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Fuel Tank:
1,200 gals
Propeller:
Bronze
Cruising Speed:
23 mph
Drive Type:
Direct Drive
Config.:
Inboard
Engine Alarms:
Bilge Blower:
Bow Pulpit:
Bow Thruster:
Engine Room:
Engine Room Lighting:
Trim Tabs:
Windlass:
Bilge Pumps:
X4
Engine Location:
Mid-ship
Composite Construction:
Fiberglass
Dimensions & Specifications & Specs
Length Overall:
53' 7"
Beam:
16'
Max. Draft:
48"
Weight:
61,000 lbs
NavigationalNav. Equipment
Anchor Light:
Compass:
Navigation Lights:
Spotlight:
Autopilot:
Robertson AP20
VHF:
Icom
Radar:
Garmin GMR 18 HD
GPS:
Garmin 741xs
Upper Helm Station:
Flybridge
Deck Features
Fighting Chair:
Fish Boxes:
Non-skid Deck:
Anchor:
Bench Seat:
Cushions:
Rod Holders:
Shore Lines:
Spot Lights:
Storage:
Transom Door:
Washdown:
Electronics Box:
Flybridge
Rocket Launchers:
Flybridge
Safety EquipmentEquip.
Bilge Pumps:
Fenders:
Fire Extinguisher:
Fire Suppression System:
Radio Antennae:
Searchlight:
ElectricalElec. Components
110v AC Outlets:
AC Electric Panel:
Battery Charger:
CD Player:
Fuel Gauge:
GFI Outlets:
Horn:
Oil Pressure Gauge:
Shore Power:
Shore Power Cords:
Speakers:
Spreader Lights:
Stereo:
Tachometer:
Transmission Pressure:
Volt Meter:
Water Temperature Gauge:
Under Water Lights:
Ocean Amphibian (blue)
Generator:
Maspower 9 KW
Cockpit Lighting:
LED
Gauges:
Analog
Accommodations & Passengers
Generator:
Yes
(MasPower 9K)
Air Conditioning:
Yes (2)
(Cruisair)
A/C + Heat:
Blinds:
Cabin Door:
Cabin Lighting:
Cabinets:
Countertops:
Flat Screen TV:
Fridge/freezer:
Galley:
Hanging Lockers:
Hot Water System:
Microwave:
Pressurized Water System:
Salon:
Stateroom:
X3
Showers:
X2
Heads:
X2
Flooring:
Wood
Stove Top:
Recessed
Sink:
2 In The Bathrooms And One In The Galley.
ConstructionConst. Features
Designer:
Hatteras Yachts
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
Hull Shape:
Modified - Vee
Exterior Color:
Blue/white
Interior Color:
Neutrals/teak
Bottom Paint:
Flybridge:
Tuna Tower:
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