“1978 53 Convertible”

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“1978 53 Convertible”

  • Current Price: $ 199000.00 USD
  • Builder: Hatteras
  • Year: 1978
  • Located in: Dania Beach, FL, US
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass


Preliminary Listing

"Island Son" is a very good example of a well cared for 53 foot Hatteras, the boat shows very well thanks to her meticulous owner who cares for the boat. She is equipped with twin Detroit 12V71TI's and two generators.  All systems on the listing are in working order. She is currently in the water and being enjoyed by the sellers here in South Florida and ready for her new owners to enjoy.


This beautiful Hatteras model was the industry standard for sport fishing yachts over 50'. Her long foredeck and sweeping sheer combine to present the aggressive appearance of a thoroughbred sportfisherman, and her low-freeboard cockpit has never been surpassed for sheer fishability.

"Island Boy" features significant updates, including but not limited to, custom aluminum top and ladder up to the bridge, custom bait freezer in cockpit, etc.

The spacious salon is open and comfortable with a leather sofa and single rotating leather chairs both port and starboard. The vessel is equipped with the preferred galley down galley layout. 

The accommodations on the lower deck provide for a master stateroom amidships port with a queen berth. A guest stateroom forward with upper and lower berths positioned on both starboard and port bulkhead (4 berths).  All staterooms have ensuite heads.

  • Sink and  counter.
  • Table and Settee
  • freezer and refrigerator.
  • 4 burner cooktop.
  • Combo microwave/convection oven.
  • Garbage compactor
  • NuTone food processor.

Engine and Mechanical Equipement
  • (2) 1978 Detroit Diesel 12V71 TI 650 hp IB diesel engines
  • Fresh water cooling system
  • Twin disc transmissions
  • 2.5 inch shafts
  • Cruise Air reverse cycle air-conditioners  
  • Carbon dioxide fire control system
  • Oil changing unit
  • Bennett trim tabs
  • 2 bilge blowers
  • Engine temperature alarm
  • Hydraulic wheel steering
  • Engine synchronizers
  • Racer fuel filters
  • Fuel shut off valve
  • Emergency engine stops
  • Spare propeller
  • Spare shaft
  • Redundant pumps for both a/c and heads
  • (4) bilge pumps (plus 1 forward and 1 aft)

  • 110 - 220 volt AC electrical system
  • 12 ? 32 volt DC electrical system
  • Battery charger (new in 2001)
  • Battery parallel switch
  • (8) 32 volt batteries (new in 2001)
  • (2) 12 volt batteries (new in 2001)
  •   generator 
  •   generator  
  • Dockside electrical cables
  • Glendenning cablemaster & dockside cables
  • Intercom

  • Bruce anchor on pulpit w/ 75? chain 500? line
  • Danforth anchor
  • Fenders and lines
  • Electric dingy davit on foredeck
  • Coast Guard safety package
  • Bow pulpit and bow rails
  • Galley Maid electric windlass
  • Navigational lights
  • Remote control search light
  • Transom lights
  • Spreader lights

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.

Additional Specs, Equipment and Information

  • LOA: 53 ft
  • Beam: 16 ft
  • Engine Manufacturer: Detroit
  • Engine Model: 12V71TI
  • Engine Count: 2
  • Engine Year: 1978
  • Fuel: diesel
  • Fuel Capacity: 1100 gallon

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