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1969 Hatteras Motor Yacht - 53'

Year 1969
Length 53ft.
Price USD $99,000
Type: Pre-owned
Location Pensacola, FL, United States
Hull Material Fiberglass/GRP
Engine type Twin
Contact Information
Builder: Hatteras Yachts
Designer: Hargrave
Beam: 15 ft 10 in
Max Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Draft Drive Up: Direct Drive
Engine(s): Detroit
Engine Model: 8V71N
Hours: 1300
Engine(s) HP: 700 HP

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:

Boat Name
Builder: Hatteras Yachts
Designer: Hargrave
LOA: 53 ft 0 in
Beam: 15 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 4 ft 0 in
Total Power: 700 HP
Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Detroit
Engine Model: 8V71N
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1300
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 350 HP
Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Detroit
Engine Model: 8V71N
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1300
Drive Type: Direct Drive
Engine Power: 350 HP


Displacement: 55000

Fuel: 600 (2) Fbg
Fresh Water: 185 (2) Fbg
Holding: 50 Poly


Spacious quarters for up to eight in three staterooms plus the galley dinette which converts to a berth. Each stateroom has its own head. Varnished mahogany interior.

Main Salon: The gracious main salon is entered form the port or starboard helm decks via doors adjacent to the helm decks or from the centerline door from the aft deck. Light abounds with windows and windshield completely encircling this space. Upholstered furnishings include a full sized sofa to starboard and wing chairs to port, either side of the mahogany entertainment center. Mahogany end tables with lamps either side of the sofa complete the furnishings. Lower Helm station on centerline forward with full vessel controls, electronics, and electrical distribution panels. The full width aft deck with hard top extension and canvas/eisenglass enclosure provides and comfortable space for indoor/outdoor entertaining, furnished with sofa and deck chairs.

Lower Deck Accom: Three spacious staterooms all with abundant storage and heads with adjoing heads with generous vanities and storage space, separate stall showers and electric W.Cs plumbed to the holding tank. Forward of the galley and down three steps is the forward stateroom with upper and lower berths to port, large bureau and hanging locker. Aft of the galley the laundry area is to starboard off the centerline fore and aft passage way. Next aft are the walk in engine rooms P&S; further aft and to port is the VIP stateroom with twin berths, night stands, large bureau with drawers, and ample hanging locker. Opposite to starboard is the guest head. Last aft is the full width master stateroom. There is voluminous storage in a large closet fwd and to port, in a full length bureau to port and additional joiner work aft as well as drawers below the offset island queen berth to port. There is private access to the master stateroom head fwd and to starboard.

  • New electric heat system '05 with all new 50 amp wiring
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning (heating & cooling throughout)
  • U line ice maker
  • 2 color TVs with VCRs
  • DVD player


Large U-shaped "mid down" galley features extensive storage and counter space, double basin stainless steel sinks. Opposite the galley is the dinette with thwartship running bench seats with storage under.

  • Frigidaire Washer & Dryer '06
  • Hot Point Refrigerator/freezer '04
  • Sharp Convection Microwave '04
  • Kitchen Aide four-burner stove with oven, set up to work off 220 or 110 volts
  • Garbage disposal
  • Maytag dishwasher


Wired for 120/240 volt AC and 32/12 volt DC service. All of the larger power consumers on the DC side are 32 volt. There is a step-down transformer to provide 12 volt dc power for lighting and instrumentation.

  • 32 volt/12 volt
  • Switch panels with breakers
  • Volt & Amp meters
  • 2 110 amp alternators
  • 2 banks of batteries
  • 1 bank 6 volt golf cart deep cycle '06 (8 total)
  • 1 bank of 4 8D batteries '04
  • 120 volt A/C
  • Switch panel with breakers
  • Amp meter
  • (2) 30 amp shore power conn on both P&S sides
  • 1 50 amp shore power conn.
  • 15 KW Westerbeke genset rebuilt '04
  • 5 KW Northern Lights genset 3300 hours
  • 30 Amp 32 volt battery charger '05

  • Lower Helm
  • Standard Horizon VHF
  • Raytheon R41X Radar
  • Raychart 600 GPS plotter
  • Wood Freeman Autopilot
  • Furuno depth & fish finder '05
  • Standard Horizon hailer
  • Searchlight
  • Gelndenning Synchronizers
  • Trim tab controls
  • Horn
  • Windshield wipers
  • Compass
  • Upper Helm
  • Unimetrics C-comp VHF
  • Wood Freeman autopilot
  • Magellan 5000 GPS
  • Datamrine Depth
  • Searchlight
  • 5" Magnetic compass
  • Digital compass
  • Horn
  • Glendenning Synchronizers
  • Trim Tab Controls


Twin 8V71's turn 28X28 4 bladed propellers on 2" shafts through Allison 2:1 reduction gears. The engines have 1220 hours since major overhaul and have generally been "babied." The boat has been run at 9.5 kt 10 kt. (1800 RPM consuming 9 gallons per hour) vs. 12 kt at full cruise RPM, 14 kt .at wide open throttle

  • 110 & 12 volt eng. room lighting
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Halon fire suppression new '05
  • Glendenning synchronizer
  • Oil change system (not directly plumbed to engines)
  • Spare propellors
  • Spare shaft
  • 4 electric bilge pumps
  • 1 manual bilge pump
  • New holding tank system, macerator pump, and all waste lines '05
  • 15 KW Genset rebuilt '04
  • 18 Gal. hot water heater '06
  • 2 16K BTU Cruise Air reverse cycle air cond. units
  • 2 10K BTU Cruise Air reverse cycle air cond. units

Hull & Deck

Solid fiberglass hull with '99 Imron finish, in very good condition. Blue boot top and "sheer strake" with hard epoxy finish bottom paint. Partially cored fiberglass deck and house with two-tone side decks. Walk-around main decks with access to the main salon via doors P&S by the helm and to the aft deck via doors P&S.

Flying bridge access via ladder from the enclosed aft deck. Flying bridge has fore and aft bench seating with bin stowage under and pedestal chair fwd on centerline for the helmsperson. Aft, there is ample space for the tender on chocks, electric hoist for the tender and an oversized dock box for additional storage and seating.

  • Marquipt Davit with electric hoist
  • Anchor windlass
  • Fresh water wash down
  • Fortress anchor with chain & rode
  • Danforth anchor with chain & rode
  • Teak swim platform
  • Flip down swim ladder
  • Teak safety rail on stainless stanchions, gates P&S
  • (Aft deck enclosure that appears in photos has been removed)
  • USCG Safety package
  • Docklines & Fenders


This Hatteras 53 has had extensive refit and upgrading under the past two owners, including, but not limited to, the following: '99--Hull Imroned '00 Main engines rebuilt, all new headliners; '04--15KW Westerbeke Genset rebuilt, new refrigeration and microwave; '05--new waste holding system, including tank, hoses, overboard and deck pumpouts, and macerator pump; all-new interior electric heat system for the entire yacht, including the wiring, halon fire suppression system, new insulated salon blinds, new furuno depth/fishfinder, new large dock box on flying bridge for storage and seating, all -ew flying bridge full-length enclosure with eisenglass; '06--new Fridgidaire washer & dryer, new hot water heater, new battery charger and bank of 6 volt golf cart batteries. Many yachts of this vintage show their age but due to the ongoing upgrade and refit work and high level of routine maintenance, her current and past owners have given her, this Hatteras shows like a much newer boat.

  • 13' Boston Whaler
  • 35 HP Johnson 2 stroke outboard motor


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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