43' / 13.11m

Stuart , Florida , United States
Classic Hatteras 43 Convertible - Durable, well performing legendary Hatteras hull! Clean and comfortable 2/1 layout. Ready to fish and cruise!
Convertible Boats
Fiberglass Hull
Vessel ID# 2800151
$98,500 USD
€91,462 Euros
CA$132,983 CAD
£79,331 GBP

1981 Hatteras 43 Convertible

BUGSY is a well maintained and equipped classic Hatteras 43 convertible. She's a battlewagon built to the highest standards of Hatteras Yachts and is still on the water performing as well as on the day she was built over 40 years ago! The current owner has upgraded many of the boat’s systems and BUGSY is ready to take on her next adventure.

Please call and come to take a look for yourself.

Data Sheet
LOA 43' (13.11 meters)
Type power
Year 1981
Beam 14'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 146079
Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 6V92TA
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 435.00
Power KW 324.38
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Port

Engine 2

I D 146080
Engine Make Detroit Diesel
Engine Model 6V92TA
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 435.00
Power KW 324.38
Fuel Type Diesel
Engine Location Starboard
Full Details

Service and Upgrades

  • (2) new Groco AC strainers with second thru hull and isolator valves
  • New Raritan Salon icemaker
  • New Stator A/C unit 
  • Dual Garmin 1242 XSV with WX antenna 
  • New Garmin VHF with GPS 
  • New Fusion entertainment with new cockpit speakers and antenna
  • New LED stern underwater lights, multi color selection 
  • (2) LED cockpit flood lights 
  • 120volt GFI outlet with waterproof cover in cockpit 
  • Hot & cold water in cockpit sinks  
  • Installed fuel tank ports with caps to measure fuel. 2 calibrated sticks with hangers 
  • Recent house water pump with new accumulator tank plumbed so shore water can be routed to cockpit freshwater washdown with on/off valving 
  • New 11-gallon water heater 
  • All mattress custom made with firm memory foam
  • New 60-amp 3 bank battery charger
  • Halo WiFi booster.
  • Bottom paint - July 2021
  • Under gunnel LED light all around cockpit  
  • New LED nav lights
  • (9) life preservers 
  • (6) new LED lights in engine room 
  • Compass rebuilt at Lauderdale Speed
  • New 120-volt dual sockets in all locations inside
  • New shore power plug in cockpit end 
  • EPIRB in cockpit

Vessel Walkthrough


Large comfortable and airy salon has spacious dimensions that offers an L-shaped lounge, coffee table and wet bar with icemaker. Area under forward windshield has been converted to a bed for overflow guests.

  • Teak interior
  • Wet bar with icemaker
  • Swing down table for two 
  • Teak and holly flooring
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • End table with lamp
  • Custom window shades and lighting
  • Overhead rod racks


Large galley with full complement of appliances and excellent counter space and storage. Includes side by side refrigerator/freezer, range, oven, microwave, exhaust fan and storage lockers.

  • Full-Size GE Refrigerator with Ice Maker
  • Princess 3-Burner Stove Top with Oven
  • Microwave
  • Water Tank Indicator Gauge
  • Large Stainless-Steel Sink
  • Overhead hatch


  • V-berth with storage
  • SS sink
  • Overhead rod storage
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Hanging locker and mirror
  • Portlight and opening hatch 
  • Access to chain locker


Master or Guest stateroom has twin berths, includes storage below bed, drawer nightstand, dresser and hanging locker.

  • Two single berths
  • Teak and holly flooring
  • Lamp and reading lights
  • Air conditioning
  • Insignia TV


  • Raritan Atlantis Head, Fresh Water Flush
  • Separate Shower
  • Portlight and Opening Hatch
  • Custom sink and countertops
  • Medicine cabinets and mirror
  • Linen locker
  • Exhaust blower


  • Windlass, 300' Chain, Danforth Anchor with Raw Water Washdown
  • Fiberglass pulpit
  • Stern Anchor with 230' of Chain and Rode
  • Transom Door
  •  Swim Platform
  •  Remote Spotlight
  •  Bridge Enclosure
  •  Front Window Sun Covers
  • Three Opening Deck Hatches
  • Dinghy Davit and Cradle
  • Lower Helm Back Down Station
  • Livewell
  • Freezer and Sink in Five Drawer Cabinet, Cockpit
  • Gold Rupp Outriggers
  • Cockpit Bolsters
  • Gold Rocket Launcher
  • Cockpit Sun Canvas
  • Four Rod Holders
  • Fresh and Raw Water Washdowns
  • Bridge Seating - Forward and Port


  • Hynautic Steering
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Two Garmin chartplotters 1242 model
  • Simrad interfaced autopilot
  • Loudhailer and intercom Standard Horizon VHF
  • Garmin VHF radio
  • Furuno FCV Depth Sounder
  • Furuno 48-mile open array radar
  • Full array of gauges and instruments
  • Two helm chairs
  • Searchlight
  • Instrument box


  • Newer Phasor 8.5 KW Generator with 1,284 Hours
  • 2000-Watt Heart Inverter
  • Sentry Battery Charger
  • Heart Battery Digital Monitoring System
  • Five 8D Batteries
  • 50- and 30-Amp Services
  • 50-Amp Dock Cord
  • Hot Water Heater
  • Two Cruisair units with Digital Controls
  • Three Bilge Pumps
  • Bilge Blowers


  • Twin 450 hp Detroit 6V92TA diesel engines
  • Walker Airseps
  • FlowScans
  • Twin Dual Racor 500 series Fuel Filters
  • Newer Fuel Lines, Turbo and Exhaust Blankets
  • Manual Engine Room Gauges
  • Halon Automatic Fire System
  • Fiberglass Fuel Tanks
  • Watermaker

Mechanical Disclaimer

Engine and generator 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.


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 more information about this vessel, please contact Chris Cunningham.
We look forward to working with you!

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Chris Cunningham

Yacht Broker
110 SW Atlanta Avenue
Stuart Florida 34994 United States
Cell: 1-772-708-5516

Chris Cunningham has been in yacht sales since he signed on with Hatteras of Lauderdale in 1978. Numerous top awards, including Salesman of the Year, attest to his ability. However, it’s his easy going manner, product knowledge and positive attitude that has won him the respect of his associates and the loyalty of his customers. After graduating from Florida State University, Chris a native Floridian and boating enthusiast, signed up as a crewman for a round the world bareboat trip with Windjammer Cruises. This grand adventure led to diving off the Great Barrier Reef and kangaroo hunting with the Aborigines. After cruising for a year he abandoned ship in Singapore, traveled to India and eventually trekked through the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal.

Chris now resides in Stuart Florida where he and his wife of 31 years have raised their two sons. The only trekking he does is on the tennis courts and if he’s learned anything it’s that whether you’re chasing down sailfish or marlin with your buddies, taking a cruise to the Bahamas with family or just sitting on your aft deck enjoying a margarita and Jimmy Buffet, boating is the ultimate getaway.