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1978 Hatteras 53 Convertible

$388,900 USD

  • $388,900 USD
  • Available
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 1978
  • Hatteras
  • 53 Convertible
  • St Augustine, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 070296
  • 53ft / 16.15 m
  • 16ft / 4.88 m
  • Detroit Diesel
  • 12v-71 Ti
  • Other
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 61000
  • 2016-04-16
  • 2016-04-16
  • 1867006

- Stock #070296 -

Complete "Restomod" with Owner Financing Available!

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

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 new galley is starboard. It boasts a recessed sink and stove, new granite countertops and new cabinetry. Port side is a couch that is directly opposite of a counter top mounted, flatscreen TV. In the cabinetry forward of the salon is a microwave, misc. storage, AC electric panel and a new stereo system. The salon is complete with all new lighting (rope lighting for evening use), wood flooring and stereo speakers (which is applicable throughout the entire vessel).

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

Opposite the master state room 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 completely forward is the second stateroom. It also boasts updated cabinetry, wood flooring, a full bath with granite countertops, tile work 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 all new cushions for the various seating areas. The ladder will take 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. This is to include the new Garmin GPS and radar system (not pictured but will be mounted soon), new bow thruster system with joystick controls, VHF, autopilot and more.

On either side of the flybridge, additional ladders will take you to the tuna tower. There is an upper helm control system that will also be completed, prior to the sale of the vessel.

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

The current owner took a lot of 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:

-Complete rebuild of both engines in 2014

-New MasPower Genset with push button start, sound shield and auto safety shutdowns. 9kw with 5 year warranty.

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

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

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

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

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

-2 new stereo systems with Salon and Helm Controls. 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.

(see last 7 images of the ad)

Please submit any and ALL offers - your offer may be accepted! Submit your offer today!

At POP Yachts, we will always provide you with a TRUE representation of every Boats we market. We encourage all buyers to schedule a survey for an independent analysis. Any offer to purchase is ALWAYS subject to satisfactory survey results.

Take a look at ALL ***256 PICTURES*** of this Boats, AND A VIDEO, on our main website at POPYACHTS DOT COM. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to speaking with you!

ConditionIt's tough to find many blemishes with this vessel. While the new GPS/Radar system and Tuna Tower were not complete at the time the vessel was photographed, they will be in the very near future and updated images will be posted.

The new owner might want to update the shower fixtures and possibly the toilet seats to better match the work already done.

Mechanically, all systems are functional. The engines and generator fire immediately and sound great!

Owner financing will be considered and reasonable offers will be entertained.

Navigational Equipment - Anchor Light
- Autopilot (Robertson AP20)
- Compass
- GPS (Garmin 741xs)
- Navigation Lights
- Radar (Garmin GMR 18 HD)
- Spotlight
- Upper Helm Station (Flybridge & Tuna Tower)
- VHF (Icom)

Mechanical - Bilge Blower
- Bilge Pumps (X4)
- Bow Pulpit
- Bow Thruster (New)
- Composite Construction (Fiberglass)
- Engine Alarms
- Engine Location (Mid-ship)
- Engine Room
- Engine Room Lighting
- Trim Tabs
- Windlass

Electrical Systems - 110v AC Outlets
- AC Electric Panel
- Battery Charger
- CD Player
- Cockpit Lighting (LED)
- Fuel Gauge
- Gauges (Analog)
- GFI Outlets
- Horn
- Oil Pressure Gauge
- Shore Power
- Shore Power Cords
- Speakers (New)
- Spreader Lights
- Stereo (New)
- Tachometer
- Transmission Pressure
- Under Water Lights (Ocean Amphibian (blue))
- Volt Meter
- Water Temperature Gauge
- Generator (New Maspower 9 KW)

Accommodations - A/C Heat
- Blinds
- Cabin Door
- Cabin Lighting
- Cabinets
- Countertops
- Flat Screen TV
- Flooring (Wood)
- Fridge/freezer
- Galley
- Hanging Lockers
- Heads (X2)
- Hot Water System
- Microwave
- Pressurized Water System
- Salon
- Showers (X2)
- Sink (2 In The Bathrooms And One In The Galley.)
- Stateroom (X3)
- Stove Top (Recessed)

Construction - Bottom Paint
- Flybridge
- Tuna Tower

Deck Gear - Anchor
- Bench Seat
- Cushions
- Electronics Box (Flybridge)
- Fenders
- Fighting Chair
- Fish Boxes
- Non-skid Deck
- Rocket Launchers (Flybridge)
- Rod Holders
- Shore Lines
- Spot Lights
- Storage
- Transom Door
- Washdown

Safety Equipment - Bilge Pumps
- Fenders
- Fire Extinguisher
- Fire Suppression System
- Radio Antennae
- Searchlight

For Sale By POP Yachts

6384 Tower Lane, Unit A
Sarasota, Florida, 34240