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1974 Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht

Port Huron, Michigan, United States



Freshwater / Great Lakes vessel features Twin Detroit Diesel 8V71N 350-hp Diesel Engine's.  Notable features include but are not limited to the following:  Air-Conditioning & Heat (4-Cruiseair Units), (3) Head's (2-Vacuflush & 1-Galley Maid Electric Flush w/Macerator) w/Vanity/Sink/Stall-Shower's, Central Vacuum System, Onan 15.0kw Generator, Electronics (2-ICOM VHF Marine Radio's, Autohelm Depth Sounder w/Bridge Repeater, 2-Garmin 2010C-Color GPS w/Chartplotter, Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot, Furuno 64-Mile Radar), Glendinning Engine Synchronizer, TRAC Vision 4 Satellite TV Receiver, Windlass Anchor, Built-in Fly-Bridge Refrigerator, NAIAD Hydraulic Stabilizers, and MUCH more!

Broker Notes:  Recently Racor Fuel-Filters Rebuilt, Stabilizers Rebuilt w/New Hoses, Vacuflush Heads Serviced.  Additionally in no specific order ... Custom cabinetry (Lower Helm Seat, and Full Galley Rebuild w/Custom Back-Splash), Newer Headliner, Newer Antico Flooring, Newer Carpeting Throughout, Newer Soft Goods Throughout, Designer Furniture (Salon & Enclosed Aft Deck), Custom Aft Deck Wet Bar w/Granite-Top, Newer "White Stamoid" Canvas Covers for Fly-Bridge, Newer Fly-Bridge Upholstery, Imron Painted Decks, Beautifully Finished Brightwork Throughout, and the list continues. June 2019 Condition / Valuation Survey on file.  Pride of ownership shows throughout ... Highly recommended by listing agent!

The PowerBoat Guide has this to say:

Some designs succeed so well in the marketplace that they earn the distinction of being industry classics. Such a boat is the Hatteras 53 MY, a still-popular cruising yacht whose comfortable ride and generous accommodations were seldom equaled by other cruising yachts of her era. Two decades in production, the Hatteras 53 MY quickly became the standard by which other motor yachts her size were measured. Her bi-level, three-stateroom, three-head floor-plan is considered ideal in a motor yacht of this size, and the split engine-rooms soon became a Hatteras trademark. With 350 built, resale values for clean, well-equipped Hatteras 53 MY's remain strong in all markets.


Love That Yacht is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Temptation Yacht Sales Inc.

Basic Boat Info

Make: Hatteras
Model: 53 Motor Yacht
Year: 1974
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: HATAM4350174
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 53'1 ft
Waterline Length: 47'3 ft
Beam: 15'10 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft
Bridge Clearance: 18'6 ft
Dry Weight: 55,000 lb
Electrical Circuit: 220 V

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V71N
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Year: 1974
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Location: Port
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V71N
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 350hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 4 Blade
  • Year: 1974
  • Engine Hours: 3500
  • Engine Location: Starboard
Total Engine Power: 700hp
Cruising Speed: 12 kn
Propeller RPM: 1850
Maximum Speed: 16 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 600 gal
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 245 gal
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 100 gal


Heads Count: 3
Trim Tabs: Yes
Windlass Type: Electric
Boat Class: Motor Yachts, Aft Cabin, Flybridge


Forward Guest Cabin w/Privacy Door & En-Suite Head (Electric Flush Galley Maid w/Macerator) w/Vanity (Note Corian Counter-Top)/Sink, Twin Bunk's (New Mattresses & Linens), Drawer Storage to Port, New Ostrich Wall Covering

Lower-Level Dinette to Starboard (Note Custom Dinette Table w/Granite In-Lay, Re-Upholstered Dinette Seat's)

Lower-Level Companionway Services Port / Starboard Engine Room Access (See Photos), VIP Stateroom, and Aft / Master Stateroom

VIP Stateroom to Port w/Privacy Door, Twin Berths, Hanging Storage Locker, Dresser w/Drawer Storage, Port Side Sliding Storage Cabinet, New Mattresses & Linens

VIP Head (Vacuflush) w/Custom Vanity, Corian Counter-Top, Designer Faucet, Custom Painted Walls (Venetian Style Plaster), Stall-Shower

Aft Master Stateroom w/Privacy Door, Full-Size Berth w/New Mattress & Linens, Wardrobe Forward, Drawer Storage to Starboard, (2) Accent Lamps, (6) Port-Hole Windows

Aft / Master Head (Vacuflush) w/Custom Vanity, Corian Counter-Top, Designer Faucet, Custom Painted (Venetian Style Plaster), Stall-Shower

Salon:  Sofa to Port, (2) Chairs w/Ottomans to Starboard, Tasteful Decor Throughout, Custom Built Lower Helm Seat Houses Salon Entertainment Center (See Photos), Custom Finished Window Valances w/New Wood Blinds, New Salon Carpeting, Double Doors Lead to Enclosed Aft Deck

Salon Entertainment Center:  Westinghouse 20" LCD Television, TRAC Vision 4 Satellite Television Receiver, Direct TV, Full Audio Component Style System

Enclosed Aft Deck:  Custom Built Bar-Console to Port w/Granite-Top, Sink, Refrigerator, Custom Built Storage Console to Starboard w/Granite-Top, Note Custom Finished Ladder to Fly-Bridge w/Polished Stainless & Beautifully Finished Brightwork, New Aft Deck Furniture, Port / Starboard Wing-Doors (Note Wing-Doors Professionally Refinished & Re-Painted)

Nutone Central Vacuum System

Air-Conditioning & Heat (4-Cruiseair Units, recently re-charged)

Recent Interior Updates (some of which summarized above):

Custom Lower Helm Seat ($1,800)

New Salon Windows & Tracks ($4,000)

New Interior Headliner ($26,000)

TRAC Vision 4 Satellite TV Receiver ($4600)

Custom Dinette Table w/Granite In-Lay ($1800)

Refinished Salon Valances w/Wood Blinds (1800)

New Interior Carpeting ($3500)

Custom Built Galley (Cabinetry, Counter-Top's, etc) ($3500)

New Galley Appliances ($2000)

Antico Flooring ($3500)

New Mattresses ($2000)

Custom Cabinetry in Heads ($2000)

Aft Deck Wet Bar w/Starboard Side Storage Console, Granite Tops, Sink, Refrigerator ($4000)

Custom Bridge Ladder ($1200)

Aft Deck Furniture ($4000)

Salon Furniture ($3500)


Custom Galley w/New Cabinetry (Refined Storage & Design), Corian Counter-Tops, Back-Splash, all New Appliances.  Attention to detail is exquisite!

Sink w/Designer Faucet

Pressure Water System

Hot Water Heater (Raritan R-20S 20-Gallon)

Kitchen Aid Electric Smooth-Top Range

GE Stainless Steel Microwave w/Convection Oven

Danby Stainless Steel Refrigerator

ISE Garbage Disposal

Power Vent


(2) Compass's (6" Danforth Constellation)

(2) VHF Marine Radio's ICOM IC-M127; 1-Lower Helm & 1-Fly-Bridge

Depth Sounder @ Lower Helm Autohelm; Repeater on Fly-Bridge

Autohelm Wind Speed / Direction Unit

Dual Trumpet Air Horns

(2) Garmin 2010C GPS / Chartplotter's (Color); 1-Lower Helm & 1-Fly-Bridge

(2) Autohelm ST7000 Autopilot's; 1-Lower Helm & 1-Fly-Bridge

Furuno 64-Mile Radar w/Open Array Antenna

Fly-Bridge AM/FM Sound System


(8) Gel-Batteries

Charles Industries C-Charger 9000 Series Auto 40-AMP Battery Charger

(2) 12V Converter's

(2) 120/240-Volt 50-AMP & 120-Volt/50-AMP Shorepower Service Connections Port & Starboard Located Amidship

Onan 15.0kw MDJF-3CR 4-Cylinder Diesel Generator (3200 Hours)


Bow Pulpit w/1-Stainess Steel Plow Anchor (Back-up Danforth On-board)

Galley Maid Capstan Windlass w/Pedal Controls (All Chain Rode Estimated 150' - 200')

Anchor Locker (Note Interior of Anchor Locker Imron Painted!)

(1) Forward Deck Hatch

Port / Starboard Forward Deck Storage Boxes

Port / Starboard Forward Beck Fender Holders w/4-Large Black Fenders

Beautifully Finished Handrail

Forward Bow Seat w/New Cushions & New White Stamoid Cover

Port / Starboard Wing Doors (Recently Refinished & Imron Painted)

Marquipt Davit

Swim Platform

Radar Arch

Fly-Bride AC/DC Refrigerator

Custom Built / Fabricated Helm Console (See Photos)

Recent Deck / Exterior (some of which summarized above):

Complete Top-Side Paint ($18000)

Wing-Door Refinish / Paint ($1800)

New Lower Helm Windshield Wipers; Converted from Hydraulic to Electric ($1000)

New Stamoid Canvas ($3500)

Additional Information

Note:  Seller employ's annually a marine tradesman whom continually improves vessel by way of preventative maintenance.  Seller estimates $6k annually spent on miscellaneous "house-keeping tasks"!

Trim Tabs

NAIAD Stabilizers

Glendinning Engine Synch

Epoxy Bottom

4-Blade Propellers (Prop-Scanned w/Reports) w/Spare Set of 4-Blade Propellers

"Adventuress" Name on Vessel Transom Applied w/Gold Leaf ($1500)

Custom "Adventuress" Name Plates Port/Starboard

Custom Milled "Adventuress" Stepping Plates @ Wing Doors

Holding Tank Monitor

Williams Detroit Diesel Rebuilt Both Transmission ($18000)

Annual Engine Oil Analysis

2012 Marine Survey on file


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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