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1988 78 (ft.) Hatteras Yachts Cockpit Motoryacht with Aft Deck

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General Information

Listing# 13217

Ft Lauderdale, FL, United States
Boat Type
Model Year
Motoryacht with Cockpit
Cockpit Motoryacht with Aft Deck
78 (ft.)
Fuel Type

General Details

This Hatteras began life as a 65 Motoryacht and in 1997 was extended & painted by the highly-regarded Roscioli yard. The result yielded a motoryacht with all the most highly desired features: a spacious covered "back porch" (larger than a standard line-handling deck), a cockpit larger than most, and a built-in swim platform all integrated with shallow steps. Full-beam salon with 6'6" headroom, galley up + dinette, lavish full-beam master suite (with dedicated stairwell from the salon), amidships VIP cabin, plus two more staterooms all with ensuite heads, enclosed wheelhouse with sidedeck sliding doors, and an enormous flybridge with plenty of seating. Full-beam engine room with reliable and long-lasting DD12V-71TIs...and the two gensets are located further forward in a separate space, far away from the owner's area. For either entertaining large groups or for traveling in grand comfort with all your stuff, this boat offers superb value. Highly recommended.

Additional Equipment


Builder: Hatteras Designer: Hargrave


LOA: 78' Beam: 18'2" Draft: 5'6"


Engine(s): DD 12V71TI Hours: 2412


Fuel: 1171 gal Water: 350 gal


Builder: Hatteras

Designer: Hargrave


LOA: 78'

Beam: 18'2"

Draft: 5'6"


Engine(s): DD 12V71TI

Hours: 2412


Fuel: 1171 gal

Water: 350 gal

Holding Tanks: 200

Vessel Walkthrough
Stepping from the swim platform onto the cockpit (underneath which is a built-in Jacuzzi tub) and up a few steps to the protected aft deck (the "Back Porch"), a very serious-looking salon door slides open to reveal the full-beam salon with it's 240 square feet of living space. A staircase is dedicated to access the Full-beam Master stateroom aft with it's ensuite head to port, and a huge walk-in closet to starboard. Forward on this level is the full beam engine room.
Forward of the salon is the spacious galley and across from which is a roomy U-shaped dinette.
Next forward is the enclosed wheelhouse. A stainless steel circular stairway ( a "Lauderdale Lady" touch) leads to the flybridge. Adjacent is the companionway leading down and forward to the guest accommodations: VIP furthest aft, then a guest cabin (underneath which is the genset compartment) and up in the bow is an upper/lower berth cabin; all three of these staterooms have their own heads.
The huge flybridge offers plenty of seating, a boatdeck, a galley island, and the upper helm station protected by the aft-raked windshield.

Entry to the salon from the aft deck is via a very serious aluminum, dogged door with a large, thick glass window--a sort of storm door. To port is an L-shaped dark brown sofa (a non-sleeper) and a two-tiered glass table whose style mimics the glass-topped dining table with five wooden chairs upholstered in white. Valances are upholstered in a red & gold fabric that matches the drapes. Carpeting is camel in color. The aft bulkhead and side walls are white, as is the overhead vinyl, which is punctuated by a soffit with inset lighting over the dining table. There are two off-white swivel chairs to starboard. CruisAir SMX controls work the A/C.
The forward salon is dominated by a large TV set/entertainment center adjacent to the wet bar with a large capacity Scotsman icemaker. The starboard forward bulkhead is mirrored. Access to the Master stateroom and engine room is via a staircase forward to starboard. The aft & side window 'beltline' is low enough to afford seated occupants good sightlines.

Located between the salon and wheelhouse, and across from the dinette, the galley features white cabinetry, green Corian countertops, and a teak parquet sole. Pewter-like drawer knobs and window treatments lend elegance to the practical & modern stainless steel KitchenAid refrigerator/freezer (ice & water in-door), GE 4-burner cooktop-over-Magic Chef oven, Sharp convection/microwave, GE dishwasher, double stainless steel sink, Black & Decker coffeemaker, and garbage disposal.

The dinette is a grand affair, upholstered in green, and ensconsing a dual pedestal table in green Corian. The large sliding window behind has mini-blinds and drapes for privacy and light control.

Master Stateroom
Private staircase access from the salon. The joinery is entirely white which brightens up this stateroom. The king/queen-size island berth is on centerline and features a gold-colored sham. Flanking night tables with reading lights and overhead soffit lighting add to the natural light from the side portlights. A settee at the foot of the bed is upholstered in brown fabric which matches the drapes. Carpeting is camel, matching the salon.

Facing forward, on the left is the ensuite head, and on the right is the large walk-in closet. There is a good-sized flat screen TV just aft of the closet.

The vanity is white Corian with mirrored sliding doors for the medicine cabinet. White overheads, white cabinet faces, and an off-white tiled sole + overhead lighting makes this a well-lit head. True luxury awaits behind the sliding glass doors which hide the Jacuzzi bathtub. The toilet is a Galley Maid saltwater unit, as are the rest of the heads throughout this boat.

Guest Staterooms
The three guest accommodations are forward of the engine room according privacy for the Owner's stateroom. Access is via a companionway from the wheelhouse area. Furthest forward for the kids or crew is the cabin with upper/lower berths to starboard and, interestingly, is one of two interior areas (the wheelhouse is the other) where the original Afromosia panels, teak trim, and burl counters remain. There is copious drawer storage, a hanging locker, and an ensuite head.

Just aft is the amidships guest cabin #2 done in white with it's twin berths covered in blue shams that match the carpet. A built-in TV occupies some of the storage cabinetry. The head has a Corian vanity.

Yet further aft is the amidships VIP stateroom: white joinery, a queen-size island berth with headboard against the hull, orange/red/brown "Indian" bed shams, flanking night tables with swivel reading lights...the two large ports deliver a lot of natural light and the aft bulkhead mirror reflects it well. There is an ensuite head with a stall shower which, in typical Hatteras fashion, is meant for BIG people who enjoy their 'elbow room'. Adjacent is a Kenmore stackable washer/dryer.

Well-laid out with port & starboard wing doors and original teak & Afromosia joinery nicely offsetting the white vinyl of the navionics spaces nicely angled for easy viewing by the helmsman. There is a good amount of counter space on which to spread out a chartbook. Visibility is excellent through the three windshield sections (with 3 washer/wipers) and side windows. Sole is teak parquet, aft bulkhead is white, and the benchseat is upholstered in beige over teak chart drawers of very generous capacity. This Jack Hargrave pilothouse set the standard years ago.

This Hatteras likely began life as a "Lauderdale Lady" with the signature stainless steel "floating" circular stairwell leading to the flybridge--a nice improvement over the old steep/straight ladder.
  • Datamarine digital depth & speed
  • Furuno chart plotter
  • Furuno radar
  • Simrad/Robertson autopilot
  • Destroyer-type wheel
  • Hydraulic clutches & throttles
  • Computer, monitor & keyboard
  • Sleipner bow thruster control
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Hailer
  • Compass
  • A/C vents above & outboard of the helm
  • VDO gauges for tachs, oil P, water T, voltmeters
  • Hatteras Systems Monitor

Accessed via the circular staircase from the lower helm area, and through a hinged plexi hatch & door, this immense flybridge is particularly well suited for entertaining. Although there is a boatdeck with chocks & davit all the way aft, the bridge is dominated by copious seating, upholstered in black & white striped cushions, that forms a 3-sided bench: a huge U. A central table handles food and drink. An island wet bar allows two seated on stools to face forward over the hidden sink, Scotsman icemaker, and MagicChef refigerator.
Protection from sun & rain is offered by the white Bimini top that stretches from the aft-raked radar arch to the front U-zipped enclosure that attaches to the sprayshield.

A helm and companion seat face the instrument console with it's gauges & navionics angled back toward the helmsman.
  • Switlik 8-man liferaft
  • Hydraulic clutches & throttles
  • Destroyer wheel
  • Rayline searchlight
  • Bow thruster control
  • Furuno radar
  • Furuno video depth
  • Datamarine speed log
  • Datamarine depth
  • Northstar 952 GPS
  • Northstar 962 GPS
  • Naiad stabilizer control
  • Robertson autopilot

The most notable feature of this boat is the aft deck/cockpit/swim platform extension. Not only can owner & guests enjoy a roomy 'back porch' protected from weather & sun by a hardtop, but merely a few steps down into the cockpit, there is a covered Jacuzzi tub and furthest aft and down a step, is the large built-in swim platform & boarding ladder.
Now, THIS is a motoryacht set up for water sports, diving, fishing, lounging, and just the easiest manner from which one can board a dinghy safely.
  • Gate to swim platform from cockpit
  • Cockpit shower
  • Rod holders: 5 on the gunwales, 4 on the deck rail
  • Washdowns
  • Stereo speakers
  • UW lights
  • Teak soles and gunwales
  • Marquipt boarding steps
  • Marquipt boarding ladder, mounted
  • Foredeck dunnage boxes
  • Foredeck lounge & cushion
  • Teak-capped bowrails on stainless steel stanchions w/lifelines
  • FRP bow pulpit w/ anchor & rode
  • Windlass w/ wildcat

Electrical System
Typical Hatteras 12VDC, 32VDC, 110VAC, 220VAC systems with numerous distribution breaker panels throughout the boat. 220VAC shore power & cords. Tinned copper wiring properly bussed, clamped, chafe-protected, and machine screw terminal connections. Hatteras did this as well as anyone.
  • Newhart 80A battery charger
  • Onan genset
  • Auxiliary genset

Mechanical Systems
Main engine hours on the 12V-71TIs are 2400 and 419 SMOH equipped with AirSeps.
  • 30 Ga. hotwater tank
  • Oil change system
  • Racor fuel/water separators
  • Fire extinguisher system
  • Bilge pumps
  • Air compressor
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer
  • Fuel priming system
  • Mechanical engine gauges
  • CruiseAir A/C compressors

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.