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1976 Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht

NORTH EAST, Maryland


This beautiful 1976 Hatteras 53 MY was purchased by its owner in May, 2012. In the 7 ensuing years, a program of continuous upgrades has been performed. This magnificent home away from home yacht comes equipped with everything you could possibly need. Ranging from 3 Staterooms, 3 Heads, and a fully serviceable kitchen, to an enclosed dining area that is sure to provide you with some memorable views. 
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Basic Boat Info

Price: $124,700
Boat Name: SAMORE
Make: Hatteras
Model: 53 Motor Yacht
Year: 1976
Condition: Used
Category: Power
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: 53MY476
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 53 ft
Length Overall: 53 ft
Beam: 15'10 ft
Max Draft: 4 ft
Bridge Clearance: 17'2 ft
Dry Weight: 55,000 lb

Engines / Speed

Engines: 2
Engine #1 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V71TI
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1400
Engine #2 Specs:
  • Make: Detroit Diesel
  • Model: 8V71TI
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 425hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Engine Hours: 1400
Total Engine Power: 850hp


Fuel Tanks: 2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 550 gal
Water Tanks: 2
Water Tank Capacity: 272 gal


Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Motor Yachts


Chris hill
Galahad Marine


Galahad Marine Sales
15 Grandview Avenue | 230 Riverside Drive
North East, Maryland, US, 21901

Engines / Engine Rooms
  • DD 8V71Tis with approx. 1400 (+/-) running hours each
  • Top end refresh performed by the PO approx. 2005
  • Spin-on oil filter adapters and new filter elements installed (Fall 2018)
  • Complete oil change (correct Chevron Delo 100 40wt) (Fall 2018)
  • 220vac block heaters installed (Fall 2017)
  • New 2-1/2" main raw water intake hoses replaced (2013)
  • Replaced raw water impellers (Fall 2017)
  • All new Morse / Teleflex control cables (2014)
  • Flush, clean and re-fill cooling systems
  • Install coolant recovery tanks
  • Glendinning Synchronizer
  • Custom thermostatically controlled hot air extractor / ventilators installed 2018. Vents both ERs at pre-set ambient temperature.
  • Factory air compressor driven off the port engine with tank, lines and gauges
  • Complete overall inspection: running and static
  • Remove valve covers, adjust all valve clearances and injectors
  • Inspect, pressure test and replace as needed cooling system hoses and clamps
  • Replace all brass block drain cocks in fresh side of cooling system
  • Inspect interior of turbos, ensure free movement and no oil leakage
  • Replace turbo foam air silencers
  • Both heat exchangers cleaned
  • Newer 15KW Westerbeke Diesel Genset with sound shield. Approx 130 running hours. Maintenance running time between cruising routinely performed. (new approx. 2007). Fall 2018 maintenance performed. Spares included. Separate 12vdc starting battery. Separate Racor 500 series fuel filter. New element installed fall 2018.
  • MasterVolt 12vdc 3-bank charger (for 12v house and generator start batteries)
  • Both 32v alternators re-built (2015)
  • New 3.2KW Outback Inverter / Charger professionally installed (Fall 2017) Can run entire boat on the hook excepting high current appliances like the stove/oven, A/C etc.
  • Outback remote installed at helm
  • Original factory 32vdc charger retained as a backup to the Outback
  • 2 x 50 amp Galvanic Isolators installed (port / starboard shore power) Fall 2018
  • Factory shore power selector system in great shape with no known issues
  • Factory 120vac / 32vdc electric panel in great shape with no known issues
  • 12 VDC sub-panel installed to transition some accessories from 32vdc to 12vdc
  • 32vdc to 12vdc converters installed to operate selected appliances on 12v rather than 32v but still retain the 32v breaker.
  • Most 120vac duplex outlets replaced-some with GFCI as required
  • 32vdc batteries are 8D flooded (4 x 8v units) 2 banks: starting and house. 
  • Battery combining switch at helm
  • All vessel lighting upgraded to LED including 120vac / 32 and 12 vdc units
  • 1 x 50 amp shore power cord
  • 1 x 30 amp shore power cord
  • 2 x 35 watt solar panels mounted at front of fly bridge shell
Sanitation System
All Below Items Were Purchased New and Installed in the Winter of 2016
  • Three new Sealand "Masterflush" 3800 series fresh water flush toilets installed with touch panels for flush controls
  • New PEX water lines installed to all 3 heads with separate shutoff valves
  • 12vdc operation (selector switches installed to use either 12vdc from the house 12v battery or 32v to 12 vdc converters installed on the original 32vdc breaker in the factory panel)
  • All new Shields sanitation lines run to both holding tanks with back flow preventers
  • All new holding tank selector manifold can divert aft 2 heads to either of the 2 x holding tanks.
  • New macerator pump installed on forward holding tank
  • New locking "Y-valves" installed for tank or overboard selection
  • New keyed switches in all heads to control overboard waste discharge
  • Starboard holding tank requires a new macerator overboard discharge pump
NOTE: The installation of these new fresh water flush units allowed me to permanently close several thru hull valves previously used for the galley maid units for an overall improved safety posture.
Heating & A/C
  • This vessel has been optimized for winter live aboard use.
  • 6 Separate built-in 220vac zoned electric heaters serviced by a separate heating sub-panel and the starboard shore power system.
  • Saloon
  • Galley
  • Forward stateroom
  • Guest stateroom
  • Master stateroom
  • Lazarette / generator space
  • All water lines: both copper and PEX, hot and cold have been insulated
  • Water heater is insulated and has a timer installed for energy saving
  • The interior space behind the heads on the starboard side have thermostatically controlled marine heaters installed to protect the insulated water lines further
  • The space under the washer / dryer has a dedicated marine thermostatically controlled heater installed to further protect the insulated water lines
  • The old headliner in the forward stateroom and in the engine room corridor has been removed, insulated with non-hydroscopic foam board then a new custom headliner installed.
  • 2 x 220vac engine block heaters installed. These alone keep the entire boat warm the entire winter with a couple of fans blowing the heated engine room air forward and aft with the individual 220vac electric heaters set to a lower temperature as backups.
  • Main Saloon aft: dedicated 16000 BTU split system, squirrel cage fan- 100% functional. Original 3-knob manual controls
  • Main Saloon Forward and Galley: dedicated 16000 BTU split system, Squirrel cage fan 100% functional. Original 3-knob manual controls
  • Master Stateroom: Dedicated 16000 split system. Original fan. Upgraded digital control (with some operational issues) but functional
  • Guest and forward staterooms: Serviced by a single 16000 split system. Refrigerant updated to R422. Schrader valve has slow leak. Recommend replacement. Also the original fan in the guest stateroom was defective and was removed.
  • Aft Deck: Dedicated 16000 unit. Dedicated raw water pump under master stateroom berth.
  • Raw water pump. New March magnetic drive raw water AC pump installed (220vac) approx 2013
  • Raw water cooling hoses and shutoffs to engine-room mounted compressors replaced 2013
  • Fresh water flushing hose / valve installed. All units flushed prior to winterization fall 2018
Fresh Water System
  • Approx 272 gal of fresh water in three tanks- all gravity feed to primary tank
  • Galley Maid 32vdc pressure pump. Currently showing signs of weakening operation. Have rebuild parts available
  • Original copper water lines in good shape. Most accessible copper has been wire brushed and treated with PB Blaster "Corrosion Stop"(good stuff!)
  • New cold side PEX water lines run to all 3 new fresh water flush toilets.
  • All water lines insulated and aux heaters installed in inaccessible areas to prevent freeze up if heat fails for a short time
  • Original Modern Maid 4-burner 220vac SS electric cooktop. Some surface corrosion on the SS in corners. Otherwise fully functional.
  • Original wall oven over the cooktop. Oven works great, Broiler does not
  • Full size dishwasher under the cooktop. Fully functional with some small cosmetic dings
  • Counter top microwave
  • Full size black Kenmore refrigerator. Top freezer. This fridge is unbelievable. While an older model, it keeps food at exactly the correct temperature year after year and I never have to toss food away. Coils cleaned 2 x year.
  • Whirlpool front loading clothes washer. Works as designed.
  • Whirlpool front loading clothes dryer stacked on top of the washer in the forward stateroom. Works as designed.
Equipment (radar) Arch and Extension Mast
  • N2K backbone extended up the mast
  • Led lighting under arch
  • Digital Yacht HD marine TV antenna (runs to media source switch at lower helm)
  • Furuno GPS antenna (hard wired to the Furuno GPS unit at the helm)
  • Simrad GPS antenna (connected to the N2K backbone)
  • Extension mast (holds 2 x radars (1 x open array, 1 x closed array)
  • New (2017) Simrad 3G digital radar (closed dome at top of extension mast) connected via the N2K backbone to one of the triple Simrad MFDs
  • Platform for a new open array radar is there but 2nd radar not purchased
  • Remote Maretron Weather connected to the N2K backbone
  • Backup digital weather station
  • New 12v LED Anchor light
  • New 12v white forward facing steaming light (with backup forward steaming / anchor light installed on the forward part of the fly bridge shell)
  • New 12v aft-facing navigation light (backs up the factory 32vdc white light in the transom)
  • Original 32vdc port/starboard running lights
Navigation / Electronics / Helm Details

Lower Helm
  • Richie constellation compass (red backlighted)
  • Outback Inverter remote
  • 12 DVC sub-panel
  • Maretron N2K backbone home run to this area as well as both engine rooms, bridge and equipment mast
  • 3 x newer electric windshield wipers (replaced the original air operated units)

Upper Helm
  • Newer single white vinyl helm chair with foot rest
  • N2K backbone extended here as well as back to and up the radar arch
  • Triple Simrad 8” MFDs (currently used to display the SIMRAD 3G digital Radar)
  • Separate Furuno GPS display
  • VHF Radio with full wave antenna on extension mast
  • Wilson Electronics 4GLTE Cell Phone amplifier antenna 
  • Pyle Am/FM/CD receiver / player with 4 x speakers and separate antenna. (unit works on air reception and at times with a CD. Recommend replacement
  • Compass
  • All required USCG Safety equipment included although some items are out of date (i.e. flares)
  • New indirect lighting installed in main saloon summer 2018
  • Newer windshield cover made 2015. Material used was tan "Top Gun" which is levels above SunBrella in terms of durability and price.
  • Newer bow seat cover made 2015. Material used was tan "Top Gun" which is levels above SunBrella in terms of durability and price. The bow seat cushions are black and are in excellent condition.
  • The wall covering in the corridor between engine rooms needs replacement
  • The engineered wood floor in this space installed by the PO also needs replacement with a more marine friendly material
  • The overhead in this area has been insulated and a new headliner installed.
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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