53 Express
53' / 16.15m

Morehead City , North Carolina , United States
Fin Addict
Preliminary Listing - more specs to follow.
Flag of Registry: United States
Sport Fishing
Fiberglass Hull
HIN/IMO: 53C462 - HATAL462C27
Vessel ID# 2781010
$495,000 USD
€469,039 Euros
CA$673,046 CAD
£414,219 GBP


The 1978/2001 Hatteras 53' Express "Fin Addict" is an impressive innovative express fishing vessel. She was completely redesigned, rebuilt, and retrofitted from the hull up in 2001 by Tom Slane. The Fin Addict is powered by twin New Caterpillar C-12.9 fourstroke inline 6 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engines rated at 1000 mhp each. Her cabin provides a single forward master berth, a mid cabin bunk berth, and a spacious salon and galley area. The express design provides an exceptional accommodating spacious helm station and fishing cockpit. She is also outfitted with a tuna tower. The opportunity cost of ownership has been minimized. With new engines having complete warranty and fresh paint, two of the most expensive items in retrofitting a boat, already taken care of, you can leave the doubt behind, throw your gear on and confidently forge ahead pursuing new offshore adventures! 

Data Sheet
LOA 53' (16.15 meters)
Type power
Year 1978
Beam 16'
Draft Max 4'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Fiberglass

Engine 1

I D 100809
Engine Make CAT
Engine Model 12.9
Engine Year 2017
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 1000.00

Engine 2

I D 100810
Engine Make CAT
Engine Model 12.9
Engine Year 2017
Engine Type Inboard
Drive Type Direct
Power HP 1000.00
Full Details

Electronics and Navigational Equipment

  • Two ICOM IC 424 VHFs
  • Furuno 48 nm radar
  • Furuno GPS 1850D Chartplotter
  • SIMRAD Robertson AP22
  • Ritchie Powerdamp
  • Shakespeare Antennas
  • Caterpillar Marine Engine Displays for each engine


  • Caterpillar C 12.9 1000hp 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engines 
  • ZF Transmissions 2.854 gear ratio
  • Onan 15Kw generator
  • 5 Blade Bronze Nibral propellers 
  • 2.5 inch stainless steel shafts 

Fishing Equipment

  • Fighting chair
  • Downriggers
  • Washdown system
  • Rod holders
  • Fish box
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna tower


  • The galley is located on the aft port side of the cabin
  • Single rectangular Corian sink
  • Two Uline refrigerator freezers in the galley
  • CERAN smooth top 2 burner stove
  • Whirlpool Microwave
  • Uline icemaker


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We look forward to working with you!

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