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Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht


Name: 53 Motor Yacht
Length: 53b
Hull Type: Modified-V
Gross Weight: --
Fuel Capacity: 600/700
Model Years: 1969—1988
Draft: 4'0"
Beam: 15'10"
Water Capacity: 245 gals.
Waste Capacity: 125 gals.
Length w/ Pulpit: --
With over 350 built, the Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht is a classic yachting design. Few American motoryachts of her era came close to matching the Hatteras 53 in comfort and luxury, and none could match the quality construction long associated with the Hatteras brand. The Hatteras 53’s expansive three-stateroom interior was considered ideal in a 1970s/1980s motoryacht her size. The wheelhouse is open to the salon, and a centerline door leads to a roomy aft deck area. The galley is down several steps from the helm/salon area and features large counter spaces, abundant storage, and dinette for four. Forward is a guest stateroom (or crew cabin) with over/under bunks and private head. Aft of the walk-in engine rooms is the second guest stateroom with twin berths. Further aft, the master stateroom has a walkaround queen berth, dressing table, and ensuite head with shower. Notable updates included the addition of stall showers in the aft guest head and forward head in 1975, and in 1978 the flybridge was redesigned and a queen bed in the master stateroom became standard. Detroit 350hp GM 8V71N diesels cruise at 12–13 knots. Later models with 435hp 8V71TI diesels cruise at 15–16 knots.


Legendary Hatteras cruising yacht with near 20-year production run left a sales, popularity legacy unsurpassed in motoryacht design.


Spacious three-stateroom, three-head interior was long considered ideal in a yacht this size. Split-engineroom design became standard in many Hatteras motoryachts of her era.


Flybridge updated in 1978; queen in master became standard in 1978. Total of 350 were built.


Early models with 350hp GM diesels cruise at 12–13 knots. Later models with 435hp 8V71TIs—or 450hp 6V92TAs—cruise at 16 knots.

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