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2008 68 (ft.) Hatteras Yachts 68 Convertible

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General Information

Listing# 128890

Beaufort, NC, NC, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Sports Fishing Boats
68 Convertible
68 (ft.)
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General Details

The Tales Gone Wild is a 68 Hatteras Convertible with an open bridge and tuna tower.  Well known for their outstanding fishing capability coupled with luxurious comfort and amenities for extensive travelling, this 68 Hatteras is a must see.  Placed into service in 2010, this 68 Hatteras has Caterpillar Platinum Plus engine warranty through November 16, 2014 and the balance of the original  "major component" warranty extends to November 16, 2015.  There is a  long list of options for the serious fisherman.  Her 21.6' beam allows for motoryacht type living space and her full beam Master stateroom is truly beautiful.  A huge cockpit with an air-conditioned mezzanine and teak cockpit provides for a great fishing platform.  Captain and mate have kept the Tales Gone Wild in first-class condition. Currently hauled at Jarrett Bay Boatworks.


This 68 Hatteras features a 192 square foot cockpit with a teak deck, optional transom fish box and a spacious mezzanine. There is a transom door and gate and the mezzanine is air-conditioned.  All the ammenities for serious fishing are here, including a beautiful Bluewater fighting chair. 36" freeboard Fresh and saltwater washdown with quick disconnects Corner hawsers and side cockpit scuppers Bluewater fighting chair with rocket launcher - 6 rod holders - 2 cup holders Offset pedestal for fighting chair Optional teak cockpit Twin 65.5" insulated fishboxes in deck - with macerator Optional transom fishbox/live well Cockpit coaming lights Cockpit cover Twin 75' 50 amp retractable shore power cords with remote Shore water connection 4 gunwale rod holders Bridge wing rod holders - 3 per side Back-up CAT controls - starboard bridge wing - in box Audio system control - to starboard - LCD keypad - 4 cockpit speakers (Pioneer) Seating with cushions across upper mezzanine Mezzanine air-conditioning - over head Two tackle drawers - covered by cabinet door - starboard mezzanine Two bait freezers - port mezzanine - 5 cubic feet each Storage areas in mezzanine Seat hinged for access to engine room Telephone/CATV inlets Polished anodized aluminum ladder to bridge - to starboard Storage in steps to salon - chill box in top step Sliding door to salon - push button DC overhead lights under flybridge overhang (4) blue and white 4 underwater lights in transom  
The flybridge on this 68 Hatteras is 247 square feet and well-appointed.  The peninsular helm to port allows for 3 Murray Brother helm chairs, a Carolina edition teak helm pod and lots of seating forward of the helm. Safety aluminum rail surrounding hatch 3 teak Murray Brothers helm-chairs - stainless pedestals and teak foot rest - cushions Top-loading insulated chill box - starboard Aft facing seat with cushions - aft of starboard chill box Straight lounge to starboard, U-shaped lounge forward around to port - storage below - removable Polyfoam seat cushions and backrest Teak helm pod - single lever electric controls Power actuated electronics console Power actuated electronics box - overhead Teaser reels in hardtop - sliding door - (2) US-9 Miya Epoch Top-loading 8 cubic foot deep freezer 8 flush lights in hardtop - red, white, or blue Freshwater outlet - locker to port - front of flybridge 3-sided strataglass enclosure 8 rod holders on aft bridge rail
The helm features a power-actuated electronics console and an overhead power-actuated electronics box in the hardtop.  There is a computer controlled ethernet monitoring system for engines, gears, generators and more. PC monitoring system with LCD touch screen display providing visual and audible signals for engines, gears, generators, high bilge water, fire warning in engine room, fire extinguisher discharge in engine room, AC power loss, smoke detectors, all tank level indication, low battery voltage, alternator failure, battery charger failure, bilge pump control and run indication, and holding tank pump control and run indication.  A history log is maintained for critical alarms. 4 15 inch Vei displays - in helm electronics console 2 Furuno NavNet systems - GPS plotter, sounder and radar 6' open array Furuno radar antenna Simrad autopilot - AP 26 (overhead) Simrad IS20 - depth, speed and sea water temperature (overhead) 2 Icom VHF radios - IC-M604 (overhead) - remote mics at helm DC stereo with CD player - 4 speakers in flybridge Ritchie compass - dimmable American bow thruster
The Tales Gone Wild has a Pipewelder's full tower made with polished pipe.  The tower package included the 3-sided bridge enclosure and Pipewelder outriggers and center rigger. Full Pipewelder's tuna tower - 10 steps from hardtop to tower paltform Wide padded bench seat with padded backrest - with cover Coaming pads - port and starboard of seat - with cover Tower helm with CAT controls, stainless steering wheel - cover Under helm storage 4 recessed lights in tower standing platform 2 recessed lights in tower top 4 cockpit spreader lights Aluminum flag stand-offs - port and starboard Dual trumpet horn - white - on top of hardtop Nav lights built into hardtop EPIRB on hardtop Radar pod Pipewelder center rigger Triple spreader Pipewelder outriggers with camera on each Center mounted camera in hardtop facing aft 3 cameras above made by Watec - Wat 2000
The Tales Gone Wild interior is built with genuine cherry wood with a high-gloss finish.  With her massive 21' 6" beam, the salon is full of amenities, luxury, and lots of storage. There is a large u-shaped sofa to port and a 42" plasma television mounted in the cabintry to starboard.  A beautiful coffee table is functional and allows generous storage as well. Sliding full glass entry door to starboard - push button to open High-gloss cherry cabinets, valances and trim Barrell chair to starboard with throw pillow Custom u-shaped lounge to port with rod storage, loose cushions Carpeting with protective runner Whisperwall panel headliner Fluted wood valances with 2' wood blinds Fixed frameless windows with tinted safety glass Electric panel - to starboard at entry Whirlpool icemaker under electric panel AC and DC light fixtures AC dimmable lights AC duplex outlets Entertainment center to include 42" Pioneer plasma TV, AM/FM "surround sound" stereo receiver with DVD/CD player behind doors SAT TV Stereo speakers in headliner (4) Smoke and Co2 detectors SMX air-conditioning control Air-conditioning dispersed through fluted valances - port and starboard
One step up from the salon, there is an expansive galley with a large u-shaped dinette to starboard.  There is Sub-zero drawer style refrigeration/freezer, a microwave convection oven and a four burner ceramic cooktop.  All of this highlighted by the beautiful cherry woodwork. Amtico vinyl strip flooring (teak/holly) Removable headliner - Whisperwall Fluted wood valances with 2" wood blinds UPGRADE granite countertops, side and backsplashes UPGRADE undercounter Sub Zero refrigerators (4) and freezer (2) - drawer style Four-burner ceramic cooktop - KitchenAid Whirlpool oven Microwave convection oven - over stove and covered by cabinet door Garbage disposal - Insinkerator Trash compactor Large stainless steel sink with soap dispenser Single lever faucet - pull-out head Storage drawers in backsplash (2) Overhead storage cabinets to port AC and DC recessed light fixtures AC dimmable lighting AC duplex outlets U-shaped dinette to starboard with 2 storage drawers Sharp TV forward of dinette
Forward Cabin Layout
This is a four stateroom and four head layout.  Leaving the galley area, six steps down, the full-beam master stateroom is aft.  Forward and to port is a full head with stall shower.  Forward and to port is the crew's stateroom with upper/lower berths. Forward is the washer/dryer closet and forward of that is the forward VIP stateroom with private ensuite head to port.  Aft of the forward VIP stateroom is a full head and Guest stateroom with side by side sliding berths.
Master Stateroom
With an industry leading 21'6" beam, the full-beam Master stateroom is huge and full of luxury.  A beautiful king size bed with twin dressers and nightstands provides comfort and elegance. There is a port hole on each side for ambient light and a large walk-in style cedar-lined closet.  The private ensuite head is to starboard. 3 steps down from companionway King-size berth with custom headboard DC low-voltage accent lights under berth Designer fabric and pillows Twin dressers and nightstands - total 18 drawers Designer lamps on each nightstand AC outlets and telephone outlets at each nightstand Port lights with decorative custom Roman shades - port and starboard Walk-in cedar-lined locker with lights - to port Carpet Whisperwall panels and headliner Air-conditioning vented through fluted wood valances - port and starboard Sharp 20" TV - CD/DVD player - with universal remote 3 stereo speakers overhead 4 storage lockers under TV Recessed lighting overhead 4 recessed reading lights over bed Mirrored wall behind bed Full length mirror on head entry door Smoke and Co2 alarms Light above steps at entry to Master - stainless steel grabrail Privacy door SMX air-conditioning/heat compartment controlled
Master Head
The Master ensuite head is to starboard and features a plxi-mirror ceiling and a large stall shower. Headhunter freshwater toilet Amtico vinyl strip flooring (teak/holly) Plexi-mirror ceiling - 4 recessed lights with dimmer Exhaust fan GFCI outlet Decorative towel rack Wallcovering Linen storage Countertop with integal sink and single lever Dorn faucet Storage drawer and cabinet under counter Mirrored medicine cabinet - opens for storage Stall shower with built in seat - plexi-glass door - clear 2 recessed lights in shower DC low-voltage accent lights under toe kicks Holding tank 3/4 full indicator light Air-conditioning discharge
Guest Day Head (Port)
Descending the steps to the companionway, the guest day head is to port and features a stall shower.  Entry is from the companionway or from the crew stateroom. Amtico vinyl-strip flooring (teak/holly) Plexi-mirror ceiling with 4 recessed lights GFCI receptacle Exhaust fan Wallcovering Shower stall with circular sliding door - 1 recessed light Adjustable wand-style shower faucet Curved countertop with sink - single lever Dorn faucet Storage cabinet under sink Mirrored medicine cabinet Linen storage cabinet Headhunter freshwater toilet Holding tank 3/4 full indicator light DC low-voltage accent lights under toe kick
Crew's Stateroom
The crew's stateroom is forward of the port day head and features over and under berths.  There is access to the port day head from the stateroom. Carpeting Privacy door Whisperwall headliner 4 recessed lights Reading light for lower berth Over and under berths with decorative spreads and throw pillows Cedar-lined hanging locker with door and light Dresser with 4 drawers AC duplex outlets Full-length mirror on door to head Smoke and Co2 alarms Private access to head 2 stereo speakers in overhead Sharp TV SMX air-conditioning/heat control  
Lower Companionway
Carpeting with carpet runner Whisperwall headliner Wallcovering DC light fixtures Steps to salon Washer/dryer - Whirlpool - 2 units stacked - to port Access hatches to all bilges
Guest VIP Stateroom (Bow)
The forward guest stateroom features a queen-sized tapered berth and an ensuite full head to port. Beautifully decorated, this stateroom offers tremendous storage. Carpeting Whisperwall headliner 10 Recessed lights - 2 at entry - with dimmer Queen tapered berth with throw pillows Custom headboard Cedar-lined storage under berth - accessed via pneumatic cylinders 2 storage drawers - under berth at aft end of berth Cedar lined closets - port and starboard Overhead hatch with shade Shelf - port and starboard Built-in dresser - port and starboard 2 storage drawers - port and starboard - total 4 Overhead storage lockers - port and starboard AC duplex outlets - port and starboard Full-length mirror Sharp 20" TV Stereo access with local DVD/CD changer 2 stereo speakers in headliner SMX air-conditioning/heat control Air-conditioning dispersed through fluted wood soffits - port Smoke and Co2 alarms DC low-voltage accent lights under berth Clear plexi-mirror (forward bulkhead)
VIP Guest Head (Port)
The forward VIP guest stateroom has an ensuite head to port. Amtico vinyl-strip flooring (teak/holly) Wallcovering Plexi-mirror ceiling with 3 recessed lights on dimmer Screened overhead hatch with privacy cover Shower stall with built-in seat - adjustable wand-style faucet Exhaust fan Mirrored medicine cabinet Solid-surface countertop with integral sink - single lever faucet Decorative towel rack GFCI outlet Headhunter freshwater toilet DC low-voltage accent lights under toe kicks Holding tank 3/4 full indicator light
Guest VIP Head (Starboard)
Just aft of the forward VIP guest stateroom, and to starboard, is the second VIP guest head. Amtico vinyl-strip flooring (teak/holly) Plexi-mirror ceiling - 3 recessed lights with dimmer Screned overhead hatch with privacy cover Wallcovering - textured Mirrored medicine cabinet Solid-surface countertop with integral sink - single lever faucet Storage cabinet below counter Stall shower with seat - recessed light Adjustable wand-style shower faucet Headhunter freshwater toilet Decorative towel rack AC duplex outlet DC low-voltage accent lights under toe kick Holding tank 3/4 full indicator light
Guest Stateroom (Starboard)
The second guest stateroom features side-by-side twin berths that can convert to make a queen  berth.  Private access to the head is forward. Pocket door entry Carpeting Whisperwall headliner Wallcovering Convertible twin/queen berth with storage underneath Decorative spreads and pillows Night stand between berths - 1 drawer and 1 cabinet Decorative lamp on night stand Cedar-lined closet with door and automatic light Full-length mirror Hinged door to head Blanket locker - outboard Sharp 20" flatscreen with remote Stereo access with local DVD/CD changer - 2 overhead speakers 6 recessed lights with dimmer AC duplex outlets Plexi-mirror - aft bulkhead Air-conditioning/heat dispersed through fluted wood soffit Smoke and Co2 alarms
Electrical Systems
Hatteras is well-known for wiring and the attention to detail shows throughout the boat.  All wiring is tin-coated and sealed in an insulation jacket.  Wiring harnesses are securely tie-wrapped every 6 inches and secured every 18 inches.  Wiring is color-coded and numbered at both terminal ends, and is well documented in the owner's manual. Two 24-volt banks of heavy duty 12-volt marine batteries mounted in fire-retardant fiberglass boxes Gel/lead acid compatible 240-volt automatic/programmable battery charger, 50/60 Hz Automatic battery paralleling system with switch at helm console Air-conditioning, 66,000 BTU with reverse-cycle heating, wth AC compressors, individually controlled by SMX controls Two 240-volt, 50 amp, transformer-connected retractable shore cords with over-current protection - port and starboard AC and DC light fixtures AC dimmable lights AC duplex outlets with ground fault protection Battery control panels with fuses and isolation switches DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers DC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers - engine compartment DC electronics panel with magnetic circuit breakers - flybridge AC distribution panel with magnetic circuit breakers AC switching panel with voltage source selector switches, volt meter, ammeter, frequency meters, twin generator start/stop controls, interlock selector breakers and voltage boost switches Computer controlled ethernet monitoring system with LCD touch screen display providing visual and audible alarms for engines, gears, generators, high bilge water, fire warning in engine room, fire extinguisher discharge in engine room, AC power loss, smoke detectors, all tank level indication, low battery-voltage, alternator failure, battery charger failure, bilge pump control and run indication, holding tank pump control and run indication, and carbon monoxide detectors.  A history log is maintained for critical alarms UL 1426 listed boat cable, tin-coated with insulation SAT TV and telephone - KVH 2 Onan diesel generators - 22.5 kW - port 1116 hours - starboard 1285 hours Generator sound shields
The engine compartment is accessed from the cockpit and provides easy access to equipment.  The engine room is painted with a high gloss urethane paint that provides for easy cleaning.  A true stand-up engine room makes for ease of maintenance. Twin Caterpillar C32A at 1800 horsepower - Port 1783 hours - Starboard 1778 hours CAT Platinum Plus Engine Warranty - 48 months - unlimited hours and $0 deductible - ends November 16, 2014 Balance of original CAT engine warranty extends to November 16, 2015 - covers major components Electrically controlled marine gears, neutral interlocks, exhaust silencers, engine hour meters, alternators, fuel filters and sea strainers AC fluorescent lights DC lights DC exhaust blower Variable-speed air-induction system for engine combustion air with two 16" vaneaxial fans ducted to cockpit Water manifold with centralized shut-off valve for sinks and showers Polyethelene water lines FM 200 fixed fire extinguisher system for engine room with automatic and remote manual controls, plus audible and visual discharge signals Pressurized 230-volt AC freshwater pump with central charcoal freshwater filter and back-flush capabilities 230-volt AC 40-gallon electric water heater Freshwater fill hose in engine room for engines and generators 24-volt DC bilge and sump pumps - four at 3700 gph, two at 3800 gph and three at 2000 gph with heavy duty float switches and guards Two auxiliary emergency bilge pumps - 300 gpm - one in lazarette and one in engine room Bronze/chrome plated ball-valves through bolted in solid fiberglass on all underwater through-hull fittings with electrical bonding throughout AC compressed air system with air line and regulator U.L. Marine-listed fiberglass fuel tanks constructed with fire-retardant resin and bronze fittings and coated in fire-retardant paint Fiberglass holding tanks with bronze fittings Fiberglass water tanks with bronze fittings Sewage holding tank with 24-volt DC sewage pump - plumbed for dockside pumpout, with 3/4 full display and alarm U.L. Marine listed fuel filter/water seperator - generators U.L. Marine approved duplex fuel filters/water seperators with bypass manifold - engines 110-volt AC reversible oil change system - engines, gears, generators Engine room monitoring console for engines - gauges and start/stop switches Electric fuel priming pumps for engines Electric fuel transfer system with two pumps for back-up capability USCG type A1 U.L. Marine approved fuellines Seawater pressure system - AC pump Painted polyurethane engine room and bilges Sealed shower sumps Pultruded fiberglass rudder shelf 1" stainless steel steering tie bar Pick-up sea chests Stainless steel trim tabs - double ram 7-blade Nibral propellers 4" propeller shafts - Alloy 22 high-strength Integral manganese bronze struts Manganese bronze dripless shaft and rudder seals Heavy duty bronze engine couplings Engine and generator exhaust through hull bottom and transom
The 68 Hatteras is built on a solid fiberglass, convex hull with propeller tunnels. Isophthalic gelcoat Blister resistant vinylester resin in hull bottom skin coat Painted hull and superstructure - polyurethane paint Solid fiberglass hull bottom PVC foam core sides - above waterline Fiberglass stringers with steel laminated in stringers to bolt engine mounts
The Tales Gone Wild has a long list of accessories for the fisherman and for cruising. Watermaker - Aquamatic - new 4/2012 Eskimo ice chipper - 600 pounds per day - dumps into port side cockpit deck box Fiberglass pulpit with welded and polished stainless steel chute and roller 60 pound Danforth anchor with rode Maxwell electric windlass with foot controls on bow Anchor locker on bow deck Freshwater quick connect on bow, flybridge and tower Polished stainless steel cleats throughout - through bolted in aluminum backing plates Polished anodized aluminum bow rail Powder-coated grab rails on cabin sides 10 portable "drychem" fire extinguishers 4 underwater lights in transom Stainless steel grabrails throughout cabin 2 storage "attics" with doors - forward of galley - port and starboard Starboard attic houses chest freezer - 4.6 cubic feet Central vacumn Gaff storage under cockpit - between fuel tanks - rubber deck pad Lazarrette door to space between fuel tanks
Exemptions include, but not limited to, personal affects, clothing, jewelry, art work, tackle and tools.
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