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1986 Hatteras 52 Convertible

$210,000 USD

  • $210,000 USD
  • Ronald Blietz
  • Active
  • Used
  • Multi Species Fish Boats
  • 1986
  • Hatteras
  • 52 Convertible
  • St. Augustine, Florida, US
  • Power
  • 52ft / 15.85 m
  • 16ft 3in / 4.95 m
  • Volvo
  • D-12
  • Inboard
  • Diesel
  • Fiberglass
  • 56000
  • 2014-09-19
  • 2016-09-21
  • 1558556

The “LAST DESPERADO” is the classic 52’ Hatteras that has been repowered and has had an extensive amount of upgrades and complete refurbishment of the interior.
She was repowered in 2005 with Volvo D-12 715hp motors with under 300 hours on them. Also in 2005, a new Onan 17kW Generator was also added that places this Hatteras well above the rest on the market.
The long list of upgrades includes: sub-zero refrigerator/freezers, dripless shafts, new SS rudders, interior upholstery, headliner and lights, electronic shifter controls in tower, fuel polishing system, Racor fuel filters, engine room side venting system, and kitchen appliances all completed in 2005. Brand new Master Cool Icemaker has just been added 2/2016. All new stainless steel exhaust elbows installed 8/16. 
In 2014 she has had new: MDP battery charging system, exhaust system, black granite countertops/dinette, and Garmin electronics. Recent maintenance and upgrades include, new radar (12/2014), bottom and props painted (2/15) and also both gunnels and the black brow painted (2/15). Every thru-hull on the boat has been replaced in 11/2015 and while it was out of the water, the running gear has been repainted. “THE LAST DESPERADO” is ready for her new owner to enjoy many more years of cruising.
If you are looking for a beautiful classic Hatteras Sportfish that has been maintained with an open checkbook and at a fraction of the cost for any late model convertible, you owe yourself a look at “THE LAST DESPERADO”.  Huge price reduction, owners are looking for offers. 

Vessel Walkthrough

The Hatteras 52 was one of the most popular models that Hatteras ever built. With only 200 of this model built, “THE LAST DESPERADO features the more popular deckhouse galley-up arrangement, with 3 staterooms, and 2 full heads. The 1st stateroom forward features upper and lower berths and the 2nd guest stateroom portside also has upper and lower single berths and private entrance to the guest head. The master stateroom boasts an offset queen berth with en-suite head and a full stall shower. The complete galley has everything for a gourmet meal and a dinette.  The salon offers a large L-shaped settee, barrel chair and stain resistant carpeting. The decor has been updated and compliments the teak wood trim and wallpaper interior.

The cockpit is huge after adding the two extra feet from the earlier 50’ model and has everything you need for fishing or entertaining. The Flybridge has plenty of room for the entire family and is equipped with the latest in Garmin electronics. Equipped with the tuna tower, electronic shifters have been added for full control up top.

If you are in the market to own a large, seaworthy battlewagon that has been tested for over 30 years, you cannot go wrong with “THE LAST DESPERADO”.

Main Salon

Interior has been very tastefully refurbished with many upgrades and is absolutely gorgeous.

  • L-Shaped Vinyl Settee w/four storage compartments under
  • Accent Pillows
  • Glass Table
  • Vinyl Coated Fabric Barrel Chair with Storage Inside
  • Air Conditioning
  • Complete Stereo Entertainment System
  • 26” Sony Flat Screen TV
  • Teak Trim Throughout
  • Mirrored Bulkheads
  • Mini Blinds
  • Window Valances
  • Sliding Windows Port and Stbd.
  • Carpeting
  • 120V Rope Accent Lighting Throughout
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • 24v Lighting
  • LED Lighting
  • 120v Outlets
  • Bilge Pump Visual Indicator Panel
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • Main Distribution Panels
  • Touch Screen Battery Monitoring System on Panel

Galley & Dinette

U-Shaped Galley that has had numerous upgrades since 2005

  • Sub-zero Refrigerator/Freezer (2005)
  •  Kenmore Elite Convection Microwave Oven (2010)
  •  Jenn-Aire Two Burner Cooktop with Fan (2008)
  •  Stainless Steel Sink and Faucet (2013)
  •  Master Cool Icemaker (2016)
  •  Black granite countertops (2013)
  •  Side bar liquor and beverage dispenser (2014)
  • Overhead Mirrored Storage Cabinets
  •  Storage Cabinets/Drawers Below Counter-top
  • Storage Drawers to Starboard
  •  Hinged Flatware Locker
  •  Teak Sole
  • Teak Trim
  • 24v Lighting
  •  Rope Accent Lighting
  •  120v GFCI Outlets
  •  110v Track Lighting Overhead
  •  Mini Blinds
  •  Port & Starboard Sliding Windows
  •  Air Conditioning
  •  Vinyl Headliner (replaced in 2000)
  •  L-Shaped Dinette with White Vinyl Cushions
  •  Storage Drawers and Lockers Beneath and Behind Dinette


  • 4 – Varnished Mahogany Steps To Forward Compartments and Storage Beneath
  • Solid Teak Doors and Trim Into Staterooms
  • Carpeting
  • 24v Lighting
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Passageway Access To Guest Head
  • Access Panel to Fresh Water Pump Under Steps
  • Access Panels Behind Galley and Entertainment System with huge amount of storage area

Master Stateroom

  • Offset Marine Queen Berth with Comforter & Pillow Shames
  • Storage Drawers Beneath Berth (4)
  • Built-In Bedside Table with 2 - Drawers
  • 12v Reading Lamps (2)
  • 19” Samsung Flat screen TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lighted Hanging Locker
  • Teak Trim
  • Carpeting
  • Opening Port-light with Valence & Privacy Curtain
  • Opening Overhead Tinted Hatch with Hinged Screen
  • 24v Lighting
  • 120V Rope Accent Lighting
  • 120v Outlets
  • En-Suite Head
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Full Length Closet
  • Bilge Access Hatch to Starboard

Master Stateroom Head

  • Solid Surface Covered Vanity with Porcelain Sink and Storage Locker Below
  • Designer Faucet
  • Medicine Cabinet with Mirrored Front
  • Sea Land Vac-U-Flush Head System (2011)
  • Walk-in Fiberglass Stall Shower with Hinged Glass Door
  • Hot and Cold Pressurized Water
  • Vent Fan
  • Overhead Vanity Light Fixture
  • 24v Lighting
  • 120v Outlet
  • Opening Port-light
  • Carpeted
  • Forward Storage Locker
  • Towel Racks
  • Holding Tank Monitor
  • Mirrored Ceiling

Port Guest Stateroom

  • Upper and Lower Twin Berths with Comforters and Pillow Shames
  • Storage Drawers Beneath Lower Berth (2)
  • Built-In Bedside Table with 2 - Drawers
  • 120v Lamp Bedside
  • Lighted Hanging Locker
  • Opening Port-light
  • 24v Reading Lamps (2)
  • 24v Lighting
  • 120v Outlets
  • Overhead Opening Tinted Hatch with Hinged Screen
  • Opening Port with Privacy Curtain & Valance
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Access To Guest Head
  • Carpeting
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Teak Trim

Forward Guest Stateroom

  • Upper & Lower Berths with Comforters and Pillow Shames
  • Built-in Bureau with 2- Shelves,
  • Upper Storage Locker with Sliding Front
  • Lower Storage Drawers and Cabinet (2 ea.)
  • Port and Starboard Lighted Hanging Closets
  • 19” Samsung Flat Screen TV
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Access To Head
  • Carpeting
  • Bilge Access Hatch
  • Anchor Locker Access
  • Vinyl Headliner
  • 24v Lighting
  • 120v Outlets
  • 2 - Reading Lights (2)
  • Large Overhead Tinted Hatch with Hinged Screen
  • Teak trim
  • Opening Port-lights (2)
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Valances

Guest Head

  • Solid Surface Covered Vanity with Porcelain Sink & Storage Locker Below
  • Hot and Cold Pressurized Water
  • Designer Faucet
  • Medicine Cabinet with Mirrored Front
  • Sea Land Vac-U-Flush Head System (new 2011)
  • Walk-in Fiberglass Stall Shower with Hinged Glass Door
  • Shower Sump for Both Guest and Master Head
  • Overhead Vanity Light Fixture
  • 24v Lighting
  • 120v Outlet
  • Opening Port-light
  • Carpeted
  • Towel Racks
  • Vent Fan
  • Holding Tank Monitor
  • Mirrored Ceiling

Deck and Hull

  • Fiberglass Bow Pulpit with Stainless Steel Anchor Roller
  • Danforth 35# Anchor with 20’ Chain and 200’ ¾” 3-Strand  Rode
  • Bow Pulpit Stainless Steel Railing
  • Welded Aluminum Bow Rail
  • Stainless Steel Rub Rail
  • Ideal Windlass with Capstan and Foot Switch
  • Hawser Pipe
  • Off White Molded-in Non-Skid Deck
  • Tinted Plexiglas Hatch Covers (new 2009)
  • 6 - Person Offshore Life Raft
  • Dual Air Horns
  • Hailer Horn
  • Anchor Light
  • Navigation Lights
  • Searchlight
  • Stainless Steel Handrails On House Sides
  • Bronze Anodized Aluminum Window Frames
  • Bow Cleats with Chokes & Chafe Guards
  • Fore and Aft Spring Cleats
  • Antenna Extensions with Standoffs
  • Dock Lines & Fenders
  • 32' Triple Spreader Lee Outriggers
  • Teaser Rigger and 2 Penn Gold Teaser Reels


  • Cockpit Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Transom Door with Tuna Gate
  • Bait Well in Port Lazarette Hatch
  • Bait Prep Sink Faucet
  • Tackle Locker with (4) Drawers and (4) Shelves
  • Storage Locker with Hinged Top
  • Recessed & Removable Fishbox
  • (2) Lazarette Access Hatches
  • Murray Brothers Fighting Chair (Chromed and painted in 2010)
  • Starboard Shore Power Inlets
  • 50' 240v/50amp Shore Power Cable
  • Under Gunwale Stern Cleats with Dual Hawsers
  • Cable TV Cable
  • 12V Electric System for Electric Reels
  • Swim Platform
  • 3 Ring Stainless Steel Swim Ladder
  • Transom Mounted Cockpit Scuppers
  • Rod Holders In Stern and Gunnels (4)
  • Courtesy Lighting
  • Dual Cockpit Flood Lights
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Sand Pattern Non-Skid
  • Engine Room Companionway
  • Dockside Water Inlet
  • White Full Panel Cockpit Cover
  • Fresh and Raw Water Washdown
  • Pull-Out Fish Box
  • Emergency Engine Shutdown Under Port Gunnel

Flybridge and Helm

  • 7-Step Composite Treads to Flybridge
  • White Canvas Flybridge Cover
  • Twin Pedestal Helm Chairs
  • (3) Sided Isinglass Enclosure with U-Zip Roll-up Panels
  • Overhead Electronic Boxes
  • L-Shaped Settee To Port with Removable Cushions & Storage Beneath
  • Starboard Settee with Removable Cushions and Rod Storage Beneath
  • Pedestal Table Forward
  • Helm Cover
  • Bridge Lighting
  • 12v system for Flybridge
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Storage Locker Forward
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Aft Stainless Steel Handrail
  • Volvo Penta Engine Monitoring System (2005)
  • Electronic Shift Throttle (2005)
  • Emergency Engine Shutdown Switches (2008)
  • Bilge Pump Switches
  • Helm Storage Locker
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Clarion Stereo System

Electronics and Helm

  • Garmin 5217 GPS/Fishfinder/Radar (2011)
  • Northstar GPS
  • Standard Horizon Eclipse VHF (Bridge)
  • Standard Horizon LH10 Hailer (Bridge)
  • Standard Horizon Quest VHF (Salon)
  • Raytheon D600 Depth Sounder
  • Simrad AP25 Autopilot (2008)
  • Richie Compass
  • Sony AM/FM Receiver
  • Denon DRW-750 Cassette Deck
  • Symponic CD5800 CD Changer
  • Clarion XMD-1 AM/FM/CD
  • Sony 26” LED Flat Screen TV (Salon 2010)
  • Samsung 19” Flat Screen TV (Master Stateroom 2010)
  • Samsung 19” Flat Screen TV (Fwd. Guest Stateroom 2010)

Tuna Tower

  • 9 Step Aluminum Rungs to Tower
  • Welded Aluminum Tower
  • Hatteras Custom Oversize Stainless Steel Helm Wheel
  • Hydraulic Steering (Pump Rebuilt 2014)
  • Acrylic Gauge Shields
  • Stainless Steel Handhold
  • 12v Outlet
  • Electronic Shift/Throttle (2005)
  • Richie Compass
  • Volvo Multi-Function LED Engine Gauges: Tachometer with Hour Meters, Oil Pressure. Voltage, Temperature and boost.


  • Onan 17kw Diesel Generator In Sound Shield with Approximately 300 Hours (2005)
  • 120/240 VAC 50amp AC Service Via Dockside Shore Power
  • Hubbell STOW-Type 50 Amp Cable
  • Converted from 32V to 24V DC Ship's Service
  • 12v DC Service
  • Salon AC/DC Main Control Panel
  • Engine Room Junction Box
  • (4) 8-D Batteries (2014)
  • MDP Touch Screen 24V-60 Amp Battery Charger (2014)
  • MDP Touch Screen Monitor on Main Distribution Panel
  • Spare 240V Electric Cord (2011 Never Used)
  • GFCI Outlets

Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment

  • Twin 2005 Volvo D-12 715hp with under 300 hours
  • ZF Transmissions
  • 2.5" Stainless Steel Shafts
  • Dripless Shaft Logs (2007)
  • Stainless Steel Rudders ( 2011)
  • 4-Blade Propellers
  • Spare Set of 3-Blade Propellers
  • Volvo Multi-Function LED Engine Gauges For Trans Press, Water Temp, Oil Pressure, Hydraulic Steering
  • Rebuilt Exhaust System (2014)
  • 6’ Long Side engine room intake vents (2005)
  • Engine Exhaust vent to stern (2000)
  • Reverso Oil Change System For Main Engines & Generator
  • Reverso Fuel Polishing Systems (2011)
  • (4) - Cruisair Reverse Cycle Split Air Conditioning Systems - 24k BTU In Salon; 7k BTU Each (3) staterooms
  • SMX2 AC Control Panels (replaced 2004)
  • Spare AC Water Pump
  • Fireboy Automatic Engine Room Fire Extinguishing System (2008)
  • Racor Model 1000MA Primary Dual Fuel Filters (2011)
  • Volvo’s new Design Spin on Secondary Fuel Filters for each Main Engine (2013)
  • Racor Model 500FG Primary Generator Fuel Filter
  • High Speed Sea Water Strainers Added For Main Engines
  • (5) Rule 2000 GPH Bilge Pumps with Automatic Float Switches
  • High Water Alarms
  • 13 Gallon Water Heater (2005)
  • 120v GFCI Outlets In Engine Room
  • 12v & 120v Engine Room Lighting
  • Engine Room Blowers
  • DC Fresh Water Pump (2012)
  • Volvo-Penta Electronic Engine Synchronizer
  • Hydraulic Trim Tabs
  • (2) Vac-U-Flush Pumps and All Pipes Replaced  (2011)
  • Fiberglass Holding Tank with 160 Gallon Capacity, Dockside & Overboard Discharge
  • Fore and Aft Fiberglass Fuel Tanks with 1068 Gallon Capacity
  • Fuel Gauge Dip Sticks Mounted On Tanks
  • Fiberglass Freshwater Tank with 185 Gallon Capacity
  • Fiberglass Battery Boxes
  • New Freshwater Pump (2012)
  • (4) 8-D Batteries (2014)

Mechanical Disclaimer

* Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters.  The broker cannot guarantee the true hours.  It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

Broker's Comments

Beautiful 52’ Hatteras that has been maintained to the highest Standard

  • All scheduled maintenance completed above and beyond normal intervals
  • Preferred Volvo D-12 715hp motors replaced old Detroit Diesels.
  • New Radar 12/2014
  • Bottom Painted 2/2015
  • Gunnels and the black brow painted 2/2015
  • All 32 volt ships service all converted to 24 volt
  • All thru-hulls replaced and running gear painted 11/2015
  • Hydraulic Ram for Rudders rebuilt 2014


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 United Yacht Sales

110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart, Florida, 34994