Motor Yachts 1973 Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht listed by United Yacht Sales (Off Market)
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"BOUT TIME" is a classic 53 ft Hatteras Motor Yacht that stands the test of time with her classic lines and solid hull, yet she has had many updates over the years.
– Twin 871 Detroit Diesel/ Natural s were completely rebuilt in 2008
– All electronics, upper and lower helm replaced in last 5 years
– New windows and ports (2005)
– Roll stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, water-maker
– New bottom paint in past 3 years. New canvas and Eisinglass
– Lots of useable, comfortable outside and inside living/entertaining space. All teak/woodwork and head liner in excellent condition
– New appliances in well-appointed down galley
– Full beam width aft cabin with walk around queen bed and walk-in closet
– Guest cabin with twin bed and built-in office
– Forward head converted to butler’s pantry
– Storage, storage, storage everywhere
– Huge, easy access engine rooms with lots of extra supplies.
– Documentation of just about everything ever done on the vessel through the years.
These are just a few things that make this classic Hatteras motor yacht a great vessel for many, many more years of cruising comfort and/or an exceptional liveaboard.
The layout all throughout “Bout Time” is not only functional for everyone aboard but also comfortable.
For the captain:
The lower helm placement directly in the center of the boat allows the captain a clear 360 view, with side slide doors to both port and starboard of helm allows easy access to deck and rails for simplicity of line handling when docking. The captain’s chair is very comfortable with arm rests and adjustable.
The upper helm captain’s chair is also placed in the center of the boat, all electronics and controls within easy reach, yet placed between two comfortable bench settees so the captain can still be with crew and guests.
The Stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters make boat handling a breeze. The updated electronics and integrated systems simplify course plotting and trip planning.
Access to the engine room is easily with doors along the lower companionway both forward and aft of each engine. The generator room is one step down from galley floor through a large hatch. Both areas are well lit and offer extra storage space. This vessel also comes with a lot of the extra parts every boat needs for continued maintenance such as filters, oil, belts, hoses, etc.
For the crew/guests:
This vessel is three levels of comfortable spaces and places to enjoy. On the main/center level there is a wide, hard covered (fiberglass) aft deck with a pair of very nice glider wicker chairs and a love seat, plenty of room for a table for Alfresco dining or enjoying a drink from the wet bar with mini fridge. The new Eisinglass can be opened all around to enjoy the open-air breezes or closed for rain and still enjoy the outside while staying dry. The beautiful wood doors can be open to the large interior main salon where there in a nice leather couch and leather chair with coffee table, a great place to watch TV, listen to music or just sit in front of the electric fireplace if the evenings are chilly.
Going below via the curved wood staircase there is a well-appointed galley with a multitude of cabinets and drawers as well as a large U-shaped countertop for food prep. The galley table can comfortably seat 4 adults. Going forward into the bow area there are two large twin bunks, over under, plus a butler’s pantry for lots of storage of supplies and or provisions. This is also where the washer and dryer are housed behind nice teak doors.
Going aft of the galley through a nice paneled companionway, there is a large guest cabin with an oversized twin bed, large closet and a complete office set up with built-in computer desk, large work counter, 11 drawers, 7 cabinets and a very deep hanging locker.
Across from the guest cabin is the large day/guest head that shares a shower with the master ensuite head. The shower is “Jack and Jill” style with two opposite locking doors for privacy. There is a ceramic sink with mirrored storage above and slide cabinets below.
Further aft is the full beam width master cabin with walk-around Queen bed, walk-in, double door closet, two built-in nightstands and large bank of drawers. There are a total of 29 drawers, so there is no lacking storage in the master cabin. It is wired for direct TV in the master and has a DVD player. The master head is large with a nice sink and lots of counter space, mirrored cabinets above and more cabinets below.
“Bout Time” is a definite must see in person to appreciate vessel. Don’t let her age deter you from consideration if you are looking for a smooth handling, well taken care of, solid boat that you and your guests will be very comfortable cruising to the islands, up and down the ICW or just enjoying marina life. She has been very well maintained and upgraded throughout the years. Take a little time and look at how many Hatteras’s are still on the water today, even though they were built many years ago. The saying IS true: "They just don’t make them like they used too!”
Note: all photos and videos, except the out-of-water pictures, were all taken 11/2019, so these are recent photos.
GE flat top, 4 burner stove (2005) Kenmore dishwasher (2005) Kenmore full size refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser (plumbed to watermaker) (2005) Kenmore Elite convection microwave oven (2005) Garbage disposal (new in past two years) Stainless steel double sink Under counter lighting Ceiling fan with light Galley table (converts to extra bunk)
GPS-Raymarine (upper and lower helm, new in last 3 and 6 years) Autopilot- Raymarine Upper and lower helm Raymarine Radar Intellian TV antenna VHF (2) - 480 at lower helm and 580 for upper helm (new 2015) Depth sounder Compass CD player Radio Speakers throughout TV (2) (Dish Network receiver not included in sale) DVD player
Deck and Flybridge
Mariner, 8HP outboard motor Bimini Top (2017) Eisinglass enclosure (2017) 110 receptacles Raymarine radar arch External antennas for satellite TV Captain's helm seat Bench seating for 8-10 people Magma grill 2 storage, dock boxes, with custom teak lids Life raft (needs to be recertified) Search light with remote control (remote control needs repair) Cockpit cushions Wet bar with glass rack Swim deck and ladder
Mechanical / Electrical Equipment
Twin Detroit Diesel 871 Natural 350hp engines - REBUILT 2008: Port 1373 hours since Rebuild, Starboard 1540 hours since Rebuild (2) Extra Drive Shafts aboard (2) Spare 4-blade props aboard 15kW Phasor Generator (new 1/2008) Xantrex 5W Series Inverter/charger (new 12/2007) Naiad roll stabilizers (model 252) Bow and stern thrusters with remote control Glendinning Engine synchronizers Trim tabs Auto helm Electric winch davit 1500lb capacity Electric windlass (with Rockna 40 anchor, plus secondary Fortress anchor) SK water-maker (approx. 20GPH) A/C units (4) reverse cycle, air and heat VacuFlush heads (2) Shore power inlet Electrical Circuit: 12V 19 Batteries 10-gallon GE water heater (2007) Maytag front loading washer and dryer Sealand overboard pump (2015) Bilge pumps EPIRB 110 receptacles (some GFI) Electric fireplace in main Salon 8 fire extinguishers Fresh Water Tanks: (1) 150-gallon and (2) 15-gallon each plumbed for dedicated drinking water
Engine 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.
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