1981 Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht Description

The 1981 56 Hatteras Motor Yacht “INDEED” is a classic mid-sized gentlemen’s yacht. She is perfect as a couples or family cruiser, while also offering the space and layout for a sensational live-aboard vessel.  She has enjoyed a tremendous amount of love, maintenance, and upgrades over the years with a great deal very recently. In 2023 she has had (2) new fresh water heads, new pilot house teak and holey sole,  new galley A/C compressor and  service to others,  new isinglass, new bow cushions, updated bimini top, new salon sofa, new carpet throughout, the list goes on and on.  “Indeed” is a tremendous value and a fantastic example of a true classic American built Motor Yacht.  Below please find a detailed list of her upgrades, highlights and recent maintenance. The 1981 56 Hatteras Motor Yacht “Indeed” is a vessel that needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.  Make your appointment today!

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Indeed Specifications

Name: Indeed
Current Price: $279,000
Year: 1981
Engine Model: 8V92
Length: 56 ft
Gross Weight: --
Hull Material: Fiberglass
State: FL
Draft: 4.92 ft
Fuel Capacity: 1020 Gallons
Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Manufacturer: Detroit Diesel
Beam: 18.17 ft
Max Speed: --
City: Fort Lauderdale
Country: US

1981 Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht Vessel Overview

Vessel highlights
  • Pedigree Hatteras build quality with legendary solid fiberglass hull
  • Detroit Diesel 8V92 TI series engines (previous owner’s written ships log, details maintenance and service work)
  • Updated ONAN 21.5 KW generator (approx. 1400 hrs 10/23)
  • Updated GARMIN electronic package at lower helm and flybridge helm
  • Bottom peeled to bare glass with epoxy barrier coat applied.
  • Custom BOW THRUSTER installed (23)
  • Spacious 3 stateroom 3 head layout with full beam master stateroom aft
  • Updated galley
  • Walk around side decks
  • Large weather protected aft deck entertaining space
  • Large flybridge with updated forward helm station, dual updated bimini tops and excellent seating
  • Exterior paint and cosmetics in very good shape
2023 Complete list of upgrades and maintenance

Aft Deck

  • New isinglass
  • New ice maker
  • Fresh tint on side doors
  • Flybridge
  • Updated Bimini top


  • Custom Sunbrella sun pad and seating

Main Salon

  • Fresh tint on windows
  • Re sealed windows
  • New carpet
  • New sofa
  • Lower helm
  • New teak and holly sole
  • Resealed all fwd windows
  • Repaired over head lights


  • New AC unit
  • Full service to remaining AC units

Engine Room

  • Fluid and filter change in July
  • New fresh water pump
  • Updated hoses and batteries as needed


  • Custom BOW THRUSTER added
  • Reconditioned propellers
  • Full detail and wax
  • (2) new fresh water heads
  • New carpet throughout
  • Updated faucets
  • (2) new bilge pumps
Upgrades reported under previous ownership
  • Updated Garmin Electronics package lower and upper helm including radar, autopilot, and sonar. 
  • Updated and upgraded all wiring under upper helm for new electronics package
  • Complete Gel Peel bottom, dry hull and fill and fair then add 6 mils of barrier coat and apply 3 coats of Micron CSC
  • Updated Shafts and engine alignment
  • Props balanced and reconditioned
  • 1000 Hour engine service completed
  • All updated thru-hull fittings, sea-cocks, all updated bonding wires.
  • Replace all sea water lines for sanitation and HVAC equipment
  • Remove old mast and custom build Bimini top and repair flooring paint all updated non-skid
  • New Antennas
  • All updated interior furnishings in the salon and aft deck
  • Water Maker installed
  • Updated Ice maker installed in cockpit
  • All updated  Head pumps and freshwater pump as well as freshwater back-up pump
  • All updated  batteries (11/2021)
  • Updated subfloor for battery trays
  • Updated Transmissions installed (2018)
  • Detailed and Painted both main engines and all new hoses and clamps
  • Re-Varnished hand rails (2021)  
  • Updated Windlass Installed 
  • Replaced Galley Windows with single piece windows
  • Updated Headliner and LED Lighting 
  • Fire system completely serviced and inspected 12/2021
Salon and Pilot House
  • Upgraded L-shaped sectional sofa
  • Custom dinette table and decorative rug 
  • Updated custom window treatments 
  • Updated headliner and LED lighting installed
  • Custom etched glass decor with back lighting 
  • Custom barrel chair and Nautical spool end table with decorative lamp
  • Carpeted sole 
  • Double salon doors that lead to the aft deck 
  • Decorative wood credenza and built in book shelf 
  • Vizio flatscreen TV with (4) Drawer storage entertainment center 
  • Updated salon AC Compressor and evaporator 
  • Indirect lighting 
  • Full wrap around windows 
  • Port and Starboard wing doors
  • All updated custom electronics GARMIN package, upgraded VHF radios and Autopilot 
  • AC/DC Ships electrical distribution panels
  • Remote Generator start/stop 
  • Lower helm bench seat with storage below 
  • Teak and Holly Sole in Pilot house 
  • AV Storage cabinet with AM/FM Sereo, and VHS Player 
  • Access to lower cabins and Galley 
  • Fire extinguisher 
  • Hatteras ships monitoring system 
  • Morse Hynautic controls 
  • Telephone intercom system 
Galley and Dinette

The Galley and Dinette area of "Indeed" has been nicely updated and upgraded:

  • GE Full Size Stainless stand-up Refrigerator and Freezer 
  • Stainless Double Oven 
  • Flat cooktop stove 
  • Drawer style dishwasher 
  • Samsung Stainless microwave 
  • Galley exhaust fan 
  • Custom newer booth style dinette with storage below 
  • Updated AC Compressor for Galley area
  • Updated countertops (2016)
  • Updated wood Flooring (2016) 
  • Access to mid bilge and generator/hvac storage areas
  • Updated headliners and Lighting (2016) 
  • Storage below countertops and overhead cabinets surround the galley 
  • Fire Extinguisher 
  • Telephone intercom system 
Master Stateroom

The Master Stateroom is well appointed full beam aft stateroom with a built-in en-suite head and shower. A built-in vanity is located starboard and the full Queen berth is centerline. A Large cedar lined hanging cabinet and (2) Bureaus with locker drawers finish the stateroom. She is surrounded with windows on three sides of the stateroom (Port, Aft and Starboard)

  • Centerline Queen berth with bedside reading lights
  • Port and Starboard Bureaus with locker drawers 
  • Custom innerspring mattress 
  • Large Cedar lined closet 
  • (3) Porthole windows 
  • (2) Aft windows (Escape hatches) 
  • Updated AC Compressor 
  • En-suite head and shower with tub
  • Mirrored vanity 
  • Wood Tile sole in the master head
  • Marine electric head with recent service 
  • Carpeted sole 
  • Storage below berth 
  • Custom window treatments 
Guest Mid-Ship Stateroom
  • Twin single berths with storage below
  • Built-in end table with storage below 
  • (2) Port hole windows with custom window treatment
  • (2) Reading lamps
  • Full length mirror on hanging closet
  • Cedar lined hanging closet
  • Access to mid-bilge and AC thru-hull and seacocks
  • Carpeted sole
  • Overhead storage above berths
  • Updated AC Compressor  
Guest/Day Head
  • Fresh water head (2023)
  • Full standup Stall style shower 
  • Marble tile sole 
  • Mirrored vanity wit storage below 
  • Towel bars 
  • Hot/Cold Freshwater sink with storage below 
  • Port hole window in the shower stall 
  • Exhaust fan 
  • 110V outlet
  • Access to Port and Starboard engine room 
  • Laundry facility with linen storage area 
  • Access to Master and Guest stateroom and Guest head  
  • Carpeted sole with Runner 
  • Access to water tank 
  • Access to Galley 
  • Updated Combo washer/dryer vented 
  • New dishwasher (2023)
Forward Stateroom/Head
  • Twin Over / Under berths with reading lamps 
  • (2) Port hole windows with window treatments 
  • Telephone intercom system 
  • Hanging locker 
  • Large Mirror 
  • Access to anchor locker 
  • En-suite head and shower with stall style shower 
  • Marine electric toilet with rebuilt macerator 
  • Mirrored vanity with storage below 
  • Exhaust fan 
  • 110V outlet 
  • Carpeted sole and access to forward bilge 
  • (4) Garmin 1242XSV MFD Displays (2) Lower and (2) In Upper helm 
  • Garmin radar Radome 
  • Simrad Autopilot 
  • Furuno sounder and transducer
  • Upgraded VHF Radios (4) With AIS 
  • Spotlight 
  • Garmin GMI 20 Digital depth, speed and temperature 
  • Ritchie Compass
  • Trim Tab with new actuators
  • Updated Custom electronics package and new wiring below upper helm area
  • Updated double Bimini Tops
  • (3) Helm Chairs 
  • Wrap around railing on aft deck for safety 
  • Non-skid sole 
  • VHF Antennae's 
  • (3) Bench style seating areas with storage below 
Aft Deck

One of the best features of "Indeed" is her aft deck. This is the primary location of congregation with guests and evening festivities. A full wet bar with storage below and upgraded ice maker, line the forward section of the aft deck. Wrap around seating and a large custom teak dinette table encompass the aft section. A centerline access allows easy access to the swim platform and swim ladder.

  • Full wrap around seating with large teak dinette table 
  • Wet Bar
  • Port and Starboard access doors 
  • Double entry doors into the salon area 
  • Flatscreen TV 
  • Access to the flybridge 
  • New Eisanglass. windows and window treatments (2023) 
  • Acrylic side windows installed (2018) 
  • New Icemaker (2023) 
  • Non-Skid sole 
  • Overhead lighting 
  • Aft cleats and drain scuppers 
  • Water tank fill 
  • New custom bow sun pad and Sunbrella seating cushions (2023)
  • Bow access boarding with original Hatteras stainless hardware
  • Full varnish teak handrail re-varnished
  • (2) Large dock boxes for storage on the bow
  • Forward bench seating with storage below
  • Electric Windlass
  • Full walk around side decks with non-skid sole
  • Shore cord hook up on starboard side
  • Port and Starboard lower helm access doors
  • Custom stamped windshield cover
  • Teak Bow pulpit
  • Freshwater outlet 
Engine Room
  • Twin Detroit Diesel 8V92 (previous owner’s written ships log, details maintenance and service work)
  • (2) Updated Allison MH 20 Transmissions (2018)
  • Updated Dipless shaft logs with crossovers (2018)
  • Updated Shafts (2018)
  • Updated Onan 21.5KW Generator with approx. 1400 original hours 
  • (8) 8V Batteries replaced (11/2021)
  • Kidd fire suppression system
  • Sentry 32V 30 Amp Battery Charger 
  • Fuel Transfer Valves 
  • Engine room fans
  • DC/AC Lighting 
  • Racor 1000 Fuel water separator
  • Updated Freshwater Pump 
  • AC/DC Ships sub panel electrical distribution panels 

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