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1984 Hatteras 53 Extended Deckhouse Motoryacht

** SOLD **

  • $182,750 USD
  • Tim Jones
  • Used
  • Convertible Sedan Bridges
  • 1984
  • Hatteras
  • 53 Extended Deckhouse Motoryacht
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, US
  • Power
  • 53ft / 16.15 m
  • 15ft 9in / 4.80 m
  • T/dda
  • 8v71ti
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 2006-03-21
  • 2013-05-23
  • 1546295

$10,000 Price Reduction for Engine Hours Consideration!

"Health Conditions Require Sale"

Due to unfornuate health reasons, this boat needs to be sold. The owner cannot make it to the boat to oversee the maintenance, so its time to move her.  Morning Star has been used as an economical trawler.  The Morning Star is now in Knoxville, TN after cruising inland waterways and available for for sale. Throughout times the owners have spent endlessly on upgrades and maintenance keeping her "above the bar" and it shows! Maintenance and upgrade invoices available.  Please review photos and call today.


Total Power: 450

Owner's Remarks



The Main Salon is full beam and can be accessed from double doors aft as well as aft of the helm. The Salon reflects the special attention this yacht received when it was originally introduced at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show with its Dee Robinson interior and special boat status as the "Lauderdale Lady". Most recent interior was done by Geri Moulton with beautiful custom fabrics and amenities.

A large queen sofa (converts to a queen bed) is to starboard, two swivel club chairs to port, coffee table, glass and wood Chinese Chippendale dining table with (4) chairs, secretarial writing desk (owner reserved), carpet, fabric covered matching lambrequins, soft shades on all windows in Salon, etched glass lighted shell on one portion of glass wall that separates the Helm and Salon and adds to the attractiveness and openness of both areas. The forward end of the Salon includes a wet bar with oversized Scotsman icemaker, sink, Sony cassette player/AM/FM radio, beverage cabinet, custom wine racks to port, custom lighting above the bar and behind the Lambrequins, 27" color television, built-in speakers, CTV, SAT TV, and custom mirror accents. Aft of the Salon there is a small aft deck/line handling Deck with two outdoor chairs.


The Galley is accessed via stairway from the Wheelhouse. The Dinette is to starboard and features leather upholstered seats and backs; the mirrored wall increases light and adds a spacious feeling to the area.
  • Modern Maid Dishwasher
  • 4-Burner electric stove/oven
  • GE Microwave oven
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Instant hot water
  • Frigidaire side by side refrigerator/freezer/icemaker
  • Built-in Nutone blender
  • Amitco teak flooring
  • Custom lighting
  • Custom valances and curtains
  • Large opening windows

Master Stateroom

The Master Stateroom features a centerline queen berth with swing out brass reading lights; intercom, Sat. telephone, twin built-in end tables, custom valance and curtains; custom matching bed coverlet and pillow shams, large aft opening ports and side ports, mirror accents, custom padded headboard, stereo speakers, ensuite head, separate shower, SMX controls for air-conditioning and heat, custom bench settee with custom pillow to port, large hanging locker has mirror accents on outside doors, shoe rack inside, complete lighted vanity with drawers and mirror, custom made padded seat for vanity, additional storage in drawers on the starboard side and below the queen berth. Wired for cable/Sat TV.

Guest Stateroom

The Guest Stateroom is located forward and to port of the Master Stateroom and features twin berths, SMX controls for air conditioner and heating, built in TV and stereo speakers, private head with separate shower opposite. Twin lower berths have custom padded headboards with mirror accents, night table with drawers, swing arm brass lamps, valances, custom drapes, bed coverlets with matching pillow shams. This stateroom also features a large hanging locker, intercom, opening ports, additional storage in drawers and under one berth.

Guest Stateroom

The Forward Guest Stateroom is located forward of the Galley and features upper and lower berths, hanging locker, full size Frigidaire washer & dryer, dresser to port, opening ports, overhead hatch, intercom, en suite head with separate shower, SMX controls for heat and air-conditioning. Very tastefully decorated with custom bed coverlets and pillow shams.


  • IC-M602 VHF (Icom with DSC)
  • Raymarine 52 VHF - Flybridge
  • Simrad AP25 autopilot
  • Floscans with digital tachs
  • Furuno FR 7062 radar (6kw, 64nm) open array
  • Dell Computer (built in at helm), Pentium 4, Cpu 28 GHz, 768 MB of ram, 60 GB hard drive, XP Home Edition
  • Data Marine Navigator log - speed, T. T. Travel, Avg. Speed
  • Sitex GPS 99P
  • Raymarine WAAS GPS for chart plotter wired to Dell Computer & IC-M602, (Raystar 120 NMEA)
  • Nobeltec Chart Plotter Visual Navigation Suite version 7.0.825
  • Raymarine ST40 digital depth gauge
  • Data Marine International offshore depth gauge
  • Raymarine digital wind speed and direction - ST40 wind instrument
  • SEA TEL wave call 300D SAT phone - voice and data
  • SEA TEL 18985 shipboard SAT TV System
  • Weather Channel Marine System real time SAT weather
  • Trimble Loran C 200 (needs antenna replaced and LED's)


This area has a comfortable leather helm bench seat with (2) decorative pillows, storage below varnished parquet flooring and a staircase to the Flybridge. Port and starboard doors slide open for easy access to handle lines. The majority of electronics are mounted in the helm area. A staircase leads down to the Galley.


The Flybridge has custom V-shaped seating, custom table, helm chairs, radar arch, AM/FM cassette radio, Venturi windshield, Bimini top, and behind the fashion board which surrounds the seating, there is an 11' Boston Whaler with a 25 HP Mariner outboard. A 1,000 pound davit can launch or pick up the dinghy.

Electrical System

  • 20 kW Kohler generator
  • 20 kW electrical transformer
  • (1) 12 volt battery
  • (2) Banks of 32 volt battery systems
  • Sentry 12 volt battery charger
  • Sentry 32 volt battery charger
  • External oil filter for Gen Set
  • Racor filter
  • Spare Danforth anchor

Engine Room

  • Engine Room Port:
  • (4) Air conditioner units
  • Racor fuel filter with gauge
  • Fuel prime pump
  • Air Seps
  • Oil change pump
  • Engine direct reading gauges for oil pressure drive
    oil pressure and water temperature
  • Engine Room Starboard:
  • NAIAD Stabilizers
  • Fuel Prime Pump
  • Racor Fuel Filter w/gauge
  • Walker Air Seps
  • CO2 System for engines
  • 32 volt charger
  • 32 volt fresh water pump
  • 110 volt fresh water


Anchor pulpit, anchor with 250' chain, 200' rope for second anchor, anchor locker holds rope and chain, large electric windlass, two fiberglass deck boxes, opening hatch, upholstered seating, bow pulpit with varnished teak insert, fender holders, varnished teak cap rails, and a non-skid deck, fresh water washdown.

Additional Equipment

All heads feature Sealand Vacuum heads.


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.

For Sale By Gulf Coast Yacht Group - Orange Beach

4830 Wharf Parkway, Ste G-207
Orange Beach, Alabama, 36561