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1971 38 (ft.) Hatteras Yachts 380 Convertible

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General Information

Listing# 115299

Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
380 Convertible
38 (ft.)
Hull Material
Fuel Type
Engine Model
Number of Engines
Engine Type
Engine Hours

General Details

Purchased in 2005, in December of 2005, the Owner moved her to a boatyard where she was hauled out for an extensive refit. During this refit, the main salon and engine room were gutted and brought back. The exterior saw the bottom taken down to gel coat and redone, the hull and deck were awl gripped and most of the main salon windows were replaced. The heart of the refit found 2  new John Deere 4045 , 85 hp diesel engines installed with appropriate running gear as well as a new Northern Lights 8 kw generator. The electrical system and wiring were also replaced and the schematic upgraded. This Owner has spent his entire career in the marine industry.  He put that expertise to work with a myriad of details that make this yacht truly exceptional. You can expect to achieve a range of easily 700 to over 1,000 miles in her current configuration, making her the envy of most trawlers in her size class.


Vessel Walkthrough
Step on board aft by the cockpit and then enter thru a port side door to the main salon. Your eye will immediately be drawn to the fishing rods hanging above the dinette on the starboard side. The custom tongue and groove overhead harken back to an earlier era of yachting when boats were made out of wood and Hemingway was terrorizing Key West. The main salon sports a galley, a dinette and a lower helm while maintaining an open feeling escalated by the almost 360 degrees of windows. Down a couple of steps and the hallway takes you to the head on the port side, a crew cabin to starboard and the Owners cabin all the way forward.  Returning back to the cockpit, a ladder on the starboard will take you to the flybridge with its own helm and navigation equipment.  A nice layout for a cruising couple or for the “boys” to go fishing and exploring.  
Main Salon
Tongue and groove painted wood overhead. Overhead rod storage on starboard side. 360 degree visibility thru windows Large Dinette on starboard side forward of galley area Lower helm on port side, forward of galley area Carpeted floors
GE microwave Force Ten 2 burner stove with oven 2 Fridge/freezers running off 12/24 or 120V Counter space and cabinets
Master Stateroom
V berth forward Rod storage overhead Opening port Storage lockers Lights
Guest Stateroom
Access to electrical system Crew berths Lights
Custom anchor pulpit on bow Delta 55# anchor with 300’ of 3/8’s chain 33 Claw anchor with 50’ of 3/8’s chain and 150’ of ¾” rode Danforth H anchor with 20’ of 3/8’s chain and 125’ of ¾ “ rode Bow pulpit Stainless cleats Coast Guard safety equipment
2 flood lights on swim platform Bimini top with full clear enclosure Ladder to flybridge Mounting bracket for outboard motor Port and starboard ladder to deck level Electrical outlet 40 gallon stainless steel fuel tank ( currently gas for outboard) 2 deck chairs
Electronics & Helm
Upper Helm: Furuno depth sounder Engine controls and gauges Stereo Danforth Constellation Compass –reconditioned Simrad autopilot Bracket for Garmin GPS, separate Upper helm GPS antennae Clarion CD/MP3/ Sat radio Lower Helm: Garmin 2006C GPS , removable to Flybridge Standard Horizon DS36 depth sounder Kelvin White “Express” Compass Dual lever Engine controls and gauges Simrad AP16 autopilot Uniden VHF Navigation lights
Northern Lights 8KW generator, 220 volt, 60 Hertz With 125 hours, serial # 7532-3748OC 1 Generator battery 8 Golf cart batteries 2 Engine start batteries On Board Solutions 4,000 Watt Inverter Custom electrical panel 110 and 12v lighting throughout Custom power distribution schematic
Engine Details & Mechanical Equipment
2 John Deere 4045 85hp diesel engines, naturally aspirated This model built in France and routinely sees 20,000 hours before rebuilds ZF transmissions Incramat 22 1 and 1/2” shafts (4) 4 blade 24x25 bronze props Custom storage for spare props Tides shaft seals Custom fuel manifolds (2) Dahl model 200 oversized fuel water separators  Bronze sea strainers Titan 2.5 gallon Hot water heater Manual toilet with 15 gallon holding tank Holding tank gravity feeds to ocean or can be pumped out 3 bilge pumps with float switches Capillano adjustable hydraulic steering Electric fuel pump for priming filters after replacement
Chelsea Barometer Clock
There is an onboard collection of spare parts which include but is not limited to: engine starter, alternator, belts, hoses, fuel filters, oil filters, water pump impellors and spare props.
Broker's Comments
The first time I walked into the main salon of TORTUGA, the word Hemingway popped into my head. I suspect that it was a subconscious reaction to the rods hanging over the dinette, the tongue and groove overhead and the general ambience of the room. An hour later, after taking in the Owners’ detailed explanation of his personal multiyear refit of this vintage 1971 Hatteras I realized that Hemingway only wished he owned a vessel that could perform like this one. TORTUGA is outfitted for cruising the Bahamas or Florida Keys comfortably with minimum time spent in port. The Owner chose a 220 volt generator so that it would easily support the dive compressor that he intended to buy. The engine package was chosen for reliability and efficiency rather than speed.  You can expect years of cruising out of TORTUGA before any major expenses.  If this is your style, come take a look, you won't be disappointed.
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.