This Boat is Off Market

  • Sold
  • Power / Motor Yachts
  • Hatteras / Motoryacht Sport Deck
  • 1996 / Used
  • 74' / 18'2"
  • Detroit Diesel 12V92TA
  • Detroit Diesel 12V92TA
  • 1303 hrs
  • Diesel

Motor Yachts 1996 Hatteras Motoryacht Sport Deck

Off Market since Sep 3rd 2022

To see full description of this boat from the seller click on the Seller Description tab above.

DUCHESS has had the same caring owner for the last 20 years. He has made countless improvements to the flybridge, aft deck, engine room and electronics.

She has a five stateroom arrangement paneled in satin finished maple. New carpet June 2018! Constant improvements by a professional crew. Owner has moved on and is ready to sell. Fantastic condition, excellent equipment, rebuilt main engines in a spotless engine room.


Dec 2019, 2017 15' AB tender w/70 HP Yamaha included!


DUCHESS is boarded via her articulating Marquipt boarding ladder into either the port or starboard Wheelhouse doors.

The Wheelhouse has a centerline helm followed by a U shaped settee.

Aft is the open Galley to port with a dinette to starboard. The Salon is aft with a dining table for four, entertainment center, a large L shaped seven cushion couch and a swivel chair.

Aft through a custom Lucite door is the surprisingly roomy Aft Deck that has been reconfigured to have a four seat dining table, granite topped bar and a granite top chest freezer. Steps aft lead to the swim platform and Lazarette storage area.

Steps forward to starboard in the Salon lead to the Fifth Guest Cabin with laundry aft, Engine Room entrance and the Master Suite with a king size berth and a custom built large shower in lieu of the standard tub/shower arrangement.

From the Wheelhouse curved steps below to a VIP Cabin with a Jacuzzi tub Head aft. To port is an over/under Cabin with private Head which could be a Crew Cabin.

All the way forward is the VIP queen bed Cabin with a Head that also serves as the Day Head.

Also from the Pilothouse are steps to the Flybridge with a centerline helm, key bar to port, double grill cabinet to starboard and U shaped seating with a table aft.

The seat has a custom walkthrough to access the Boat Deck. A 15’ RIB and crane occupy this area.

Note, all cabins except Fifth Cabin have custom innerspring mattresses (replaced 2016).


The Wheelhouse is entered from either port or starboard sliding pilothouse doors. The helm is centerline with an overhead electronic console. Visibility is excellent through the three panel windshield and side windows. The main electrical panel is to port behind double doors.

Aft is a raised U shaped seat with storage below and a Corian table centered. Nine comfortable steps with a stainless railing to starboard lead to the Flybridge, each with a step light.

Equipment includes:
Garmin 8212 12” touchscreen MFD w/plotter, radar weather (new 2014)
Garmin GHP-20 autopilot (new 2014)
Garmin dual slot card radar (new 2014)
Garmin AIS 300 receiver (new 2014)
Garmin GXM 52 weather receiver (new 2014)
Garmin GMR24 HD radar (new 2014)
Furuno 72 mile radar
Northstar 6000i GPS
Icom ICM-602 VHF w/DSC
Raymarine ST-40 digital depth
(2) Fire system pull handles w/indicator lights
Generator hold blower switch w/indicator lights
(5) Bilge pump switches w/indicator lights
(2) Engine Room blower with indicator lights
Windlass switch
Nav light switch
Stainless steel helm wheel
DDEC (sturdy) electronic engine controls, separate
Port and starboard DDEC engine displays
Hatteras systems monitor for water temp, oil pressure, bilge level, exhaust temp, dive temp, fire, AC power both audible and visual alarms.
VDO tank level panel for (4) fuel tank and water tank
Emergency engine stops
Naiad stabilizer control
ACR URD-100 searchlight control
Ritchie 6” magnetic power damp compass in binnacle
VDO rudder angle indicator
(2) VDO volt meters
DDEC station active, synchronizer and low idle control
Emergency overside controls for DDEC in starboard locker
Soderberg chart light
(3) windshield wiper/washer controls
CruiseAir SMX A/C control
Faux wood sole
Key, start/stop switches
Battery parallel switch
Trim tab controls


The Galley is immediately behind the Pilothouse sharing the same vinyl planked sole. It is C shaped to port and includes the following equipment:
Full size Kenmore fridge-freezer w/water/ice through door
Kitchen Aid microwave above cooktop (new 2014)
Full size Kenmore oven below countertop (new 2014)
4 Burner Kenmore cooktop glass top (new 2014)
Stainless undermount double sink w/removable spray faucet
Stainless steel full size GE dishwasher (new 2018)
Granite countertops w/bull nose edge
(12) Formica Cabinet doors
(6) Formica drawers
Large fluorescent overhead light
(6) Mini spots
Digital AC control
Bella Cera LVP vinyl sole (new 2014)
Window blinds w/Roman shades crown molding
(2) Stereo speakers


Dinette area to starboard includes:
Granite table top
(4) Person Ultra Leather settee w/(2) storage drawers below
(2) Halogen mini spots
Window blinds w/Roman shade crown molding


Open to the Galley and next aft from the Galley is the large full beam Salon. Large side windows with blinds offer plenty of light. A crown molding above with Roman shades cover the wood blinds as needed (new 2015).

The carpet in this area and throughout the boat was replaced June of 2018. Forward to port adjacent to the Galley is a round 48” glass tabletop on a tan fluttered base with four full size dining chairs. Next aft is a built in TV cabinet with 40” Sony LED TV flanked by two cabinets, one for liquor, one for wine. Next aft is a swivel barrel chair and a small end table. On the aft bulkhead is a custom hinged clear Lucite 1 ” thick door. An L shaped seven cushion couch aft and to starboard. Each cushion has separate hinged storage access. A wood coffee table lies in front of the sofa.

Next forward is a Lucite enclosure for the stairs to the accommodations and Engine Room. Adjacent to the top stair is the stereo gear cabinet concealing a Sony Blue Ray player, a Direct TV Sat receiver, Sony five disc CD/DVD charger, a Yahama stereo receiver, Nilec audio speaker selector and a Harmony remote control. Also in the Salon are digital AC controls, eight overhead halogen and LED lights, two stereo speakers and a Lutron Grafik eye dimmer control.

Aft Deck

Faux teak over fiberglass decking
Varnished 48” table w/compass rose inlay
(4) Varnished chairs w/removable cushions
Fiberglass raised bulwarks to aft corners
Stainless steel hoop rails aft
Top loading Sea Frost air/water cooled holding plate fridge/freezer, new 2008, w/granite top to port
L shaped bar area to starboard w/granite top, stainless steel Manitowoc, clear icemaker (new 2018), undermount stainless steel sink, (2) cabinets, drawer, hinged top liquor cabinet
Life ring
Aft facing window to Salon
(2) Stereo speakers
(3) Overhead stainless steel trimmed lights
Rear facing CCTV camera
(5) Curved steps to Sport Deck w/faux teak covering step lights
Integral overhanging swim platform
Freshwater wash down spigot w/Quick Release fitting
(3) Cabinets w/(3) shelves each
(2) Sets of stern cleats
Lazarette access door
(3) Stainless steel hoop rails aft

Accommodations Steps

Aft in the Salon are the steps to the aft two Staterooms and Engine Room. There are seven steps with steps lights and a carpet runner.

At the base of the stairs the foyer is granite tile. Forward is the Engine Room. To port is an upper lower bunk Room.

Aft is the Master.

Master Cabin

Aft is the full beam Master Cabin entered from the forward end. A king size island berth is on centerline with an upholstered headboard set upon a mirrored bulkhead. There are five drawers and rope lights below the berth. Above is an AC soffit with two down lights and two reading lights. To both port and starboard are nightstands with sconce lights set upon mirrored panels.

To both port and starboard are chests of six drawers each side, with countertops, opening portholes, wood blinds and Roman shades behind an upholstered valance with rope lights behind.

Forward to starboard is access to the private Master Head.

Forward to port is a large walk in cedar lined hanging locker with an auto light.

Also in this cabin is a 32” LG LED TV with a Toshiba five disc DVD changer and a Direct TV receiver, eight additional halogen mini spots. two stereo speakers, digital AC controls and a newly carpeted sole (6/2018).

Master Head

To starboard forward in the Master, is the entrance to the private Master Head. There is a vanity with four cabinet doors below a Corian countertop with twin sinks, new faucets and two large sliding medicine cabinet doors above. The toilet is a Galley maid toilet. The sole is Absolute Black granite tile sole. The standard climb over tub has been replaced (2007) by a custom walk in shower with a shelf, handheld or wall mounted fixture and three body sprays. A tempered glass sliding door and small side light were fitted during this upgrade. Also in the Head are nine halogen lights, an AC vent and an exhaust fan.

Aft Guest Cabin

Just forward of the Master is an over/under Guest Cabin with two berths, outboard. The top bunk can be hinged downward to make into a lounge. This room also houses the Whirlpool Thin Twin washer and dryer, replaced in 2014. Also in this cabin is a four shelf cedar lined locker, two stereo speakers, digital AC controls and three halogen mini spots.

Forward Accommodations Companionway

From the starboard side of the Engine Room, five steps downs is a landing with the Day/Forward VIP Head, generator room, VIP Forward, upper lower Guest Stateroom to port with Head and aft and down four steps to the private VIP Cabin. Two cedar lined cabinets are adjacent to the aft stairs.

Amidship VIP Cabin

Amidships and with her private Head this cabin is full beam. Entrance is from the forward end with a queen size island berth off the forward mirrored bulkhead. An upholstered headboard sits upon the mirrored bulkhead. To both port and starboard are twin nightstands with three small drawers each.

Outboard to starboard are four storage drawers with a countertop, porthole, wood blinds, Roman shades and an upholstered valance above. On the shelf aft is an LG 24” TV with a Sony DVD player.

Aft in both sides of the cabin are cedar lined auto lit hanging lockers. A rare option is the door into the forward end of the Engine Room allowing unrestricted access.

Also in this cabin are four overhead halogen mini spots, two stereo speakers, rope lighting under the berth, three drawers under the berth, digital AC controls, new carpet and private access to the VIP Head.

Amidship VIP Head

The VIP Head is somewhat enlarged by having the washer dryer in the Fifth Cabin. The vanity has two large storage cabinets below, a Corian countertop with a molded sink with new faucet.

Above are two large mirrored sliding medicine cabinet doors. The toilet is a Galley Maid model. The sole is Corian tile.

The tub shower has a Jacuzzi pump, a handheld or wall mounted fixture, sliding clear glass doors and an exhaust fan.

Also in this Head are five halogen mini spots, an AC vent and linen locker.

Forward Guest Cabin

Off the Forward Accommodation Companionway is the Forward Guest Cabin with over under bunks athwartship of the aft bulkhead.

Each berth has a reading light. There are two drawers below the lower bunk. A cedar lined hanging locker is forward and outboard.

Also in this cabin is access to private Head, digital AC controls, stereo speaker and two overhead lights.

Forward Guest Cabin Head

The private Head is forward with a pocket door. There are two cabinet doors in the vanity, with a Corian countertop and molded sink with a new faucet above. A mirrored medicine cabinet door is above.

The toilet is a Galley Maid model. The stall shower has a clear glass bi fold door, a handheld or wall mounted fixture and a light. Also in this cabin is a deck hatch, three overhead lights, an AC vent and a Corian tile sole.

VIP Cabin

All the way forward is the VIP Cabin with an island berth on centerline. There are two drawers at the foot of the berth with rope lighting at the perimeter. The entire forward bulkhead has a mylar mirror with two door access to the anchor locker. The headboard is upholstered. Above is a deck hatch with screen, two halogen lights and two reading lights in a dropdown soffit.

Port and starboard shelves serve as nightstands. Each terminates into two drawer cabinets.

Aft to port is a cedar lined hanging locker. Aft to starboard is a large storage cabinet.

Three hinged stairs lead aft and up to the upper level.

Also in this cabin are two stereo speakers, padded hull liner with frosted opening portholes, a Sharp 20” LCD TV, rope lighting at the valance, digital AC controls and brand new carpet.

VIP Head

At the upper level of the VIP Cabin and accessed from the dual door is the VIP/Day Head.

There are two cabinet doors below in a vanity with a Corian top and molded sink with a new faucet. Above is mirrored medicine cabinet door.

The sole is Corian tile. The toilet is a Galley Maid model. The stall shower has a bifold clear glass door, a handheld or wall mounted shower fixture, a light and an exhaust fan.

Also in this head is an overhead deck hatch, two halogen lights and two storage cabinets behind the toilet.


Fiberglass nonskid deck

Hatteras bow pulpit w/teak inlay nonskid over for lower maintenance

Bow pulpit burgee staff and socket

Stainless steel anchor roller

Welded stainless steel bow rail w/vinyl covered safety line

Galley Maid anchor windlass (rebuilt 2021) w/capstan, wildcat (2) deck mounted foot switches

Chain lock

110 lb. Bruce anchor w/ 300’ of chain (all new 2008)

Spare rope deck pipe w/rope thimble

Fresh water washdown spigot w/Quick Release fitting

(2) Stainless steel fender baskets store (3) fenders each

Deck hatch into VIP cabin

Bow seat with removable cushions, cover and storage below

Sunlounge with removable cushions cover (new 2018), port starboard stainless steel grab rail

Port starboard deck hatches on trunk cabin

Hailer horn under brow

ACR spotlight on brow

(3) Windshield wipers/washers

Windshield privacy cover

Fiberglass spray rails added 2010

(3) Step vertical Marquipt boarding ladder

Black painted mast at Foredeck side windows

8 Step Marquipt Tide Ride ladder w/articulating platform dual wood handrails

Side Decks

Fiberglass nonskid deck
(3) Port, (3) Starboard spring line cleats
Port starboard dockside water inlets
Port starboard Hubbell TV/telephone inlets
Port starboard 250 volt 50 amp cablemaster cord reels
Port starboard stainless steel grab rails below Salon windows on catwalks
Side deck rail openings port starboard with safety chain
Eight step Marquipt Tide Ride ladder w/articulating platform, stows starboard side
(2) Port, (2) starboard deck courtesy lights
Intercoastal navigation lights
Electric/air trumpet horns

Flybridge Equipment

2 Piece access door above steps to Flybridge

Centerline helm

Carpeted sole over nonskid fiberglass deck

Freshwater wash down w/Quick Release spigot

Hatteras Key Bar w/Corian top integrated bar sink

(4) Ultra Leather swivel barstools at bar w/covers

U Line drink refrigerator at bar

Storage cabinet at bar

Stainless steel footrest at bar

Grill unit w/(2) Gaggenau electric grills under hinged top w/(2) storage lockers below

(2) “In wall” stereo speakers

Aft U shaped seating has removable cushions, covers, storage below a walk thru feature for ease of getting to the Boat Deck

Triangular Corian table at L shaped seat to starboard

Hatteras radar arch w/(2) arch lights

Custom full fiberglass hardtop w/(8) LED lights

3 Side enclosure, polycarbonate, (3) panels snap to overhead (new 2016)

Flybridge Helm

Garmin 8216 MFD, chart, AIS, radar, weather (new 2014)
Garmin GHP 20 autopilot (new 2014)
Raymarine ST40 digital depth
Icom IC M506, VHF w/DSC
Laminated carbon fiber dash panel (new 2014)
Stainless steel helm wheel
DDEC (sturdy) electronic engine controls
Ritchie 6” magnetic Powerdamp compass in binnacle
DDEC electronic engine displays (new 2014)
Battery parallel switch
Port and starboard engine ignition/start switches/keys
Trim tab controls
Horn control
VDO rudder angle indicator
(2) VDO voltmeters
DDEC station active, synchronizer, low idle control
ACR URC-100 searchlight control
(5) Bilge pump switches with indicator lights
(2) Engine blower switches
Nav light control
Windlass control
Systems monitor w/water temp, oil pressure, bilge level, exhaust temp, drive pressure, AC power loss, all visual audible
Naiad stabilizer control remote panel
Large storage area under helm w/(2) 24 volt light
(2) Lebroc Ultra Leather upholstered helm chairs w/footrests
Plexi Venturi windscreen w/stainless steel grab rail

KVH Trac Vision 5 (new 2/20)

Boat Deck

Fiberglass nonskid decking
Walk thru access from Flybridge
Stainless steel tender tie downs
Fitted tender chocks
110V outlet
Marquipt 1000 lb. davit (recently rebuilt)
Flagpole socket
Revere 8 man cannister lift raft in chocks (new 2015)


2017 15 AB VST RIB tender

Equipment includes:

Full cover

70 HP Yamaha four stroke OB, 2017, 60 hours

Garmin GPS

Battery shutoff switch

Nav lights

Yamaha digital tach

Bilge pump

Fuel gauge

Garmin VHF

Console steering w/grab rail

Bow step cooler seat

Engine Room

T/Detroit Diesel 12V92TA main engines

Covington Diesel, 2009 port 1303 hrs SMOH

Starboard approx. 1395 hrs SMOH

Both heat exchangers removed cleaned 2016

New DDEC engine EC boards (2014)

DDEC backup selector switches

75 lb. CO2 cylinder in Engine Room

35 lb. CO2 cylinder in generator room

Freshwater spigot w/hose

VDO engine hour meters total/time port 2523, total/time starboard 2616

Shaft log splash guard

Dockside water pressure regulator w/pressure gauge

(2) DC blowers

110 Volt water pump w/Well-x-Troll accumulator tank

10 Place rod holders overhead

(2) AC circulation fans

Oil change system for main engines generators

FCI 800 GPD watermaker

(2) Galley Maid head pump

(2) 110 Volt air conditioning raw water circulation pump (new 2017)

Hynautic hydraulic steering reservoir w/pressure gauge

(4) Overhead DC lights in safety cage

(2) Overhead fluorescent lights

Dual Racor 1000 fuel filters for each engine

(2) Leesan fuel/lift pumps

Jacuzzi pump for VIP

A.O. Smith 40 gallon water heater

Fuel manifold w/return valves that follow

Naiad 254 stabilizer system

Compressed air outlet with valve pressure gauge

110 Volt stabilizer cooling pump

Aluminum work bench w/vise

(2) 110 Volt outlets

(2) Engine block heaters

AirSep crankcase ventilation system

(2) CRS 300 coolant recovery bottle

ZF 2:45 to 1 transmission rated

3 ½” Stainless steel prop shafts

(2) 5 blade Nibral 44” main propellers

Fuel in fiberglass tanks as follows:

210 Gallons in generator room

525 Gallons forward midship

646 Gallons aft midship

215 Gallons aft

(5) Automatic/manual bilge pumps with high water alarms

2 Hp 110V compressor w/expansion tank in generator room

(4) Head diverter valves

(2) Racor fuel filters for generators

(8) CruiseAir A/C compressors in generator room

(3) shower sumps

Sat/cable TV distribution system

Pirelli flooring

Manual direct reading engine room gauges

Manual temp gauges for generators

Line cutters on shafts

Hatteras air induction over props


2) Overhead DC lights
Hynautic hydraulic steering actuator, new Feb 2020
Autopilot feedback sensor
Bennett trim tab reservoir w/control unit
Spare 60lb Danforth anchor
Center hoop rail for swim platform


12/24 Volt DC Electrical system

110/220 Volt AC electrical system

Onan 20 kw generator in sound shield, 3551 hours

Onan 20 kw generator in sound shield (new engine 2006), 3329 hours

Dytek 24 volt 50 amp battery charger

(4) 12 Volt 8D batteries in battery boxes in Engine Room, new Feb 2020

(1) Group 27 gel battery on Flybridge for electronics backup, new Feb 2020

Newmar 12 volt step down transformer under FB helm

Port starboard Hubbell 50 amp 250 volt power inlet

Port starboard Hubbell 50 amp 125 volt power inlet

Port starboard Glendinning 50 amp 250 volt shore cord reel

(2) Powerformer 15 KVA transformers

(4) Battery cutoff switches

DC ship’s service 1 w/(24) breaker protected circuits analog voltmeter at Pilothouse

Electronic service w/(12) breaker protected circuits at Pilothouse

DC ship’s services 2 with (24) breaker protected circuits in Engine Room

AC ship’s services 1 with (18) breaker protected circuits at main panel

AC ship’s services 2 with (12) breaker protected circuits at main panel

AC ships services 3 with (11) breaker protected circuits in Engine Room

AC switch panel w/port/starboard gen 1/gen 2 selector at Pilothouse

(2) Analog hertz meters at switch panel

(4) Analog amp meters at switch panel

(2) Analog voltmeters at switch panel


DUCHESS has had the same caring owner for the last 20 years. He has made countless improvements to the flybridge, aft deck, engine room and electronics.

She has a five stateroom arrangement paneled in satin finished maple. New carpet June 2018! Constant improvements by a professional crew. Now available for lease/purchase through a respected charitable organization. Attractive terms.

Oct. 21 yard visit included:

A full bottom job

Stabilizer seals replaced

Rudder shaft stuffing boxes repacked, 2019

Life raft recertified, next inspection Dec. 2022


While every effort was made to list all pertinent included equipment aboard DUCHESS, there are some personal belongings aboard. Prospective purchasers should assume any item not specifically mentioned herein will not convey at closing.


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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