Boat Review by David Pascoe — Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht — Hatteras Yachts

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Hatteras 53

Hatteras 53

Motor Yacht Deckhouse

by Pascoe

Without the 53 Motor Yacht the most medium sized yacht ever with over of them their various The main are the motor yacht, motor yacht, extended deckhouse version of early 1980’s, the 53 which is same hull. were in from 1971 1989, a nineteen years.

view of this yacht so popular a combination excellent quality, design, and fair price. certainly didn’t anything to with performance it is relatively poor Coming in a whopping lbs. in original version, need 1600 or more move this at the of speeds like to today. Instead, only going get 850 a pair 8V71’s or from the found only the 1983-84 of the yacht. In the years its production, weight never much.

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The hulls superstructure are like a with the about an thick with cored sides decks. The is rarely problem unless has drilled decks full holes and attached equipment. often you’ll that the seats on sport fish have let into the and this be notable water dripping of the housetop overhand the outboard Or you’ll green mold, stains or here. Shown is a of one survived Andrew taking out dock and a concrete wall with damage to boat.

And, course, you’ll find the Hatteras blisters the bottom, with laminates thick, who cares? Hatteras should have out a on the process.

Speed wise, could only these boats just plain if you’re speed freak. you want cruise at knots or these boats for you. just too to make go any People have to squeeze two knots of the convertible by 3-4 chine and a of them them.

All considered, these first rate motor yachts, you’ll find electrical systems the North Rockwell boats the second of the leave a to be Other than these boats no major Nor should after Hatteras 19 years work out bugs. That’s advantage of production.

The weak point the 8V71TI which have poor turbocharger/intercooler The two AirResearch turbos held together acorn clamps frequently crack leak. And intercoolers are for getting up with and causing engine temperatures. the venerable was never to put this much so its run on edge of power range. Allison M20 were another point. They trouble with adequate lube to the shaft bearings, was a defect. Many these got fixit kit after the went bang.

of these through the 80’s had water jacketed Which means if the leaks, as eventually will, water runs the engine. of these were revised, were not. to look one that insulated risers.

windows in boats were much of problem except the Convertible windshields, many which have removed and in. The frames don’t forever and lot of will have in them can be in most by just up the holes. This because nobody bothers to out the and debris the bottom the slide

All models dual control so you have to around for feature. Another point for in bad climates is visibility from lower station quite good.

her 15’10 this is big 53 and the takes maximum of that Most people the galley layout with dinette opposite is great informal meals. the galley big enough, well enough with a sized Moderm range top, and dishwasher the serious while still adequate counter as well plenty of space. The stateroom is but the stateroom is and many to use forward crew guest stateroom despite the and lower Heads and size is than adequate.

I hear lot of complaining that isn’t a sea boat. which I compared to A lot these guys off multimillion custom yachts complain how boats handle. and oranges. are not as passage nor do have the range. If want the that a bow gives, is what get. In view, it okay, and especially good a short chop where folks in size boat trouble. The entry hull is one the reasons doesn’t go fast. Being like a means that doesn’t bob a cork. a slow and she’ll water like busted fire

The style the earlier is definitely so the have come down and lot of who can’t a boat size have them. That that they afford to them either. means that can find at very prices, but older ones essentially restoration The ED are still popular and good prices. they changed hull shape bit so get a better speed the 1980’s If you to know specifics, call

Taken altogether, popularity of yacht is deserved.

53 was discontinued 1983 with introduction of more efficiently hulls of 52 and Convertibles. You’d the convertible, the same would weigh than the yacht without superstructure. But doesn’t; it more at 61,000 lbs. of the weight comes the usual and Twin or Allision gear boxes. the rest it comes I haven’t slightest idea.

is one the ways get to out just well built boat really In the MPH winds hurricane Andrew, 53 Convertible out several dock pilings the bottom against the seawall with no structural resulting to hull. Nor the windows out or from any leaks.

Hatteras 53

Shown is a of a model 53 survived hurricane after taking some 12 and battering hell out a concrete without much the boat. it comes talking hull I often my conclusions situations like not just around a with a

The standard HP engines just barely for this and generally good service. a lot folks have them up, correctly, often so you engines going a little frequently than should. At you don’t to tear boat apart get at as there plenty of above so can be right up.

the most large sport ever built, still a boat in view. With of the further aft, performance is a bit than the yacht, and love to one these plowing through tide rip out Port with a of rainbows in the She does a bit water. On later models added propeller which lowered shaft angle supposedly gave little better

For a time I they were squatty until day I that that partly an presented by unusually low magnified by very high forward. My is that are all-around boats, just they don’t by today’s The strong of the is a cockpit, salon bridge, with forward accommodations sacrificed for spaces, as appropriate for real sport Not quite macho as Bertram of same genre, is still muscle boat interiors that hardly plush.

main flavors galley up galley down, more of former in years, and of the in early All had doors that worked so Plus the tackle centers too much in them. models come a built bow pulpit, all have doors. Earlier have a layout that’s nearly as as the models. Nor they known leakers, despite forward windshields needed infrequent The window do support bridge, and that have abused will have cracked glass. Otherwise, not much a problem.

Aside from windshields, there few faults be found these boats. age old of broken cabin soles in many, when there a built washer/dryer combo forward, but is no deal. A more serious, frequently overlooked, the fact the engine vents pull lot of spray in can really equipment and If you one, you to install on the

The hull/deck back aft a bit and you’ll find a stress cracks this area. least it have those aluminum rub like Bertram Rather have than that stuff. Even the early the cockpits full Fiberglas and although hatches were of crummy, least it wood like Bertram. The wells aren’t swift either, narrow and With fuel on center there isn’t storage under large deck is very to the which definitely nice. Nor that fact the tendency sink these

For some reason, Hatteras did a good engine layout in boats, and never changed all the of production. engine room big enough, also feels with accessibility as good you’d expect a boat size. Perhaps why E.R. in these tends to substandard compared others. Things hard to to, and bit disorganized boot. At the generator under the deck. Its back against aft bulkhead you can reach one of it. whereas the in the Motor Yacht nice and for some reason in convertible it messy.

During the 1990’s quite few people a lot money into of these That wasn’t particularly good While a of them they’d get money out, didn’t. That that there (or are) lot of deals to had on that are dolled up, some weird jobs like or yellow

If you a big, sport fisherman, find a one way of reach, 53 Convertible still worthy consideration.

These reviews, not and bear resemblance to survey reports. do not the results the surveys we perform. note that purpose of reviews is to help discern the in quality boats generally. are not as a to help evaluate any boat builder. have no reviews than posted.

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