53' Hatteras 1978



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53' Hatteras 1978 Mo Bedda II


Turn key example of the most popular motor yacht ever built. First year for the new style fly bridge and interior layout. She is ready to cruise or loop tomorrow. Owned by a very experienced delivery Captain and boat yard manager. Upgrades are almost too much to list. A change in boating direction makes this opportunity available.






Cruise Speed:

10 KTS

Max Speed:


Range NMI:



15' 10"

Engine Details:

Detroit Diesel 8V71

Engine 1:

1978 950.00 HRS 425.00 HP

Engine 2:

1978 950.00 HRS 425.00 HP

Engine Fuel:

Inboard Diesel

Fuel Capacity:

550 GAL

Water Capacity:

272 GAL


Standard forward stateroom configuration with up & down berths to starboard. New mattresses  2018. Head with shower stall to port. Washer/dryer stacked to starboard.  Galleymaid toilet. Galley up steps with dinette to starboard and galley to port. Down steps to hallway between engine room access doors. Guest head to starboard with shower stall. Galleymaid toilet, vanity & sink. Guest stateroom to port with single berths. Hanging locker forward. Aft to master with head to starboard separate shower stall, Galleymaid toilet, vanity & sink. Master berth is queen athwart ship with new mattress 2018. generous storage and large double closet forward. Master TV 32" HD with DVD player. Both guest staterooms have newer 26" HD TV's with DVD players and new A/C compressor. Lower pilothouse station is up steps from galley. Doors to port and starboard. Lower helm features full array of electronics. Custom double helm seat. Saloon is aft with new furniture 2017. Sofa to starboard, 2 chairs and table to port. New 50" HD TV with DVD player mounted on helm chair component. Carpet new 2017. Custom fabric blinds  throughout. All overheads replaced with newer style fabric and lighting. All interior wood surfaces refinished. Saloon has Bose surround sound stereo and speakers.   Out double teak doors to aft deck. New high end wicker outdoor furniture in 2017. Sofa to port with table. 2 chairs with ottomans to starboard. Factory wet bar and sink forward to port with custom Corian top. Forward to starboard is custom table with storage under ladder. Complete aft enclosure with U-zips new 2017.   Up ladder to flybridge, has gas lift actuators on hatch for safety. Dink & outboard stored on aft flybridge on chocks. Electric davit with new stainless cable. Dink has full cover. Double aft seat behind companion and helm chairs. Flybridge helm with electronics mid-ship with cover. Forward seating at helm. Aluminum half tower with Weblon top provides cover to bridge. 

Galley down to port features custom Corian counters, large sink, Jenn-Air 4 burner Ceran stove, Whirlpool stainless refrigerator/freezer with new ice maker. Overhead microwave convection oven. New toaster oven and coffee maker.  Dinette to starboard with storage below seats.

  • Fiberglass swim platform with swim ladder
  • Side mesh window covers
  • Solid windshield cover
  • Teak hand rails recently re-varnished
  • Forward seating on foredeck with cushions
  • 2 large dunnage boxes with seat and back cushions, on foredeck port & starboard sides
  • Factory anchor pulpit with stainless roller
  • Galley Maid electric windlass with chain & rope gypsies
  • Delta plow anchor with chain rode primary
  • Danforth anchor with chain & rope rode
  • 6 large fenders with fender racks
  • Misc lines and Coast Guard equipped
  • Dripless shaft logs
  • Spare propellers
  • 4-bilge pumps
  • Engine room Halon re-certified 2017
  • Handheld fire extinguishers
  • Marquipt aluminum boarding ladder
  • Gas BBQ Grill with 10lb propane tank - Aft Deck
  • Tender - 2006 12.5ft Novurania RIB with 2006 25hp Yamaha 4-stroke (low hours), equipped with navigation lights, anchor rode and 4 life jackets

  • (2) Richie compasses
  • Icom M120 VHF radio - lower helm
  • VHF radio - Flybridge
  • Furuno 36 mile  radar - lower helm
  • Robertson AP-300X Auto pilot - both stations
  • Garmin 2010 GPS map/plotter - lower helm
  • Garmin 4212 GPS - Flybridge
  • Horizon depth sounder - lower helm
  • Garmin depth sounder - Flybridge
  • Compressed air triple horns
  • Stereo CD with Bluetooth - Flybridge
  • Isotherm refrigerator/freezer - Flybridge
  • Glendinning engine synchronizer - both stations
  • Bennett trim tabs - both stations
  • Garmin GPS 6212 map/plotter provided new (refurbished) in box

Comprised of 120/240 V systems and 12/32 V systems. Shorepower is 120/240 V 50 amp service with 2- shore power cords. Phasor generator 15 kw with 1050 hrs. Recent service. Located in separate generator room under galley sole with custom gas lifts on hatch.

There are two battery chargers: a Sentry and MinnKota. 32V system has eight 8V batteries with four new in July 2019. There are three new 12V batteries. Inverter is 2500 watt new in Dec. 2017. Misc shore cord adapters.

Haul out with bottom job in June 2018. Soda blasted to bare; new cutlass bearings; props reconditioned; any voids filled. Barrier coat on bottom. Two coats of Sea Hawk's best bottom paint. All receipts available.

  • Twin Detroit 8V71 diesel engines; Starboard has 2250 hrs reported; Port has 950 hrs reported
  • Both starters rebuilt 2018
  • Port received a new turbo 2018
  • Starboard has 1 new exhaust manifold & elbow 2018
  • Both Racor filters rebuilt 2019
  • Allison gears with complete service 2017
  • Air-seps both engines
  • Computone fuel tank and volt monitor
  • 110 PSI air compressor
  • New A/C compressor - Guest Staterooms
  • Recent engine room detail

Additional upgrades include:

  • 2 new saloon air conditioning compressors with handler
  • Upgraded digital air controllers
  • Rebuilt air conditioner pump
  • New dryer element and thermostat
  • New overboard macerator pump

Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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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