1987 Hatteras 53 Motor Yacht

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Yacht Overview

Make: Hatteras

Model: 53 Motor Yacht

Year: 1987

Length: 53′

Located In: Florence, AL

Engine/Fuel Type:

Hull Material: Fiberglass

YW#: 8297367


Same owner for the past 22 years….stored under cover and on freshwater in Florence, Alabama.  Call to arrange showing. 

53 Hatteras Motor Yacht 1987.  T/DD6V92TA’s 465hp.  Northern Lights 20kw generator.  Three stateroom layout with full galley down, pilot house with salon on the main deck.  

With over 300 built during nearly two decades of production, the Hatteras 53 is widely considered a classic yachting design. Few American motoryachts of her era came close to matching the Hatteras 53 in comfort and luxury, and none could match the quality construction long associated with the Hatteras brand. Heavily built on a solid fiberglass hull with moderate beam and a shallow keel, the Hatteras 53’s expansive three-stateroom interior was considered ideal in a 1970s/1980s motor yacht her size. Because the galley and dinette are down, the salon is surprisingly spacious with sufficient room aft of the lower helm to entertain a small-sized crowd. Note the wide side decks and deck access door to starboard at the helm. Updates included the addition of stall showers in the aft guest head and forward head in 1975; a redesigned low-profile flybridge in 1978; optional walkaround queen bed in the master stateroom in 1978; and an increase in the fuel capacity (to 700 gallons) in 1980. Early models with 350hp GM 8V71N diesels cruise at 12–13 knots (about 15 knots top). GM 435hp 8V71TI diesels—and 450hp 6V92 diesels—cruise at 15–16 knots.

Full Specs

Boat Name

Lady Belle


LOA: 53
Beam: 15.83 ft
Dry Weight: 57,000 lb


Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 6V92TA
Engine/Fuel Type: diesel
Engine Power: 465|horsepower

Engine Brand: Detroit Diesel
Engine Model: 6V92TA
Engine Power: 465|horsepower


Fresh Water Tanks: 1 (245 Gallon)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (700 Gallon)
Holding Tanks: 1 (165 Gallon)


Number of heads: 3

Additional Information

53 Hatteras Motor Yacht 1987.  Twin 6V92TA's 465hp.  Northern Lights 20kw generator.  Three stateroom layout with full galley down, pilot house with salon on the main deck.  

Forward is guest cabin with over/under twin bunks. Ensuite head with counter tops and stall shower. Anchor locker access at bow. To starboard is a stacked washer dryer unit.

Moving aft is the full size galley and dinette to starboard with a teak and holly sole.

Thru the companion way aft is the VIP guest stateroom which has a large full height hanging locker, split twin berths with a guest head and stall shower.

Moving further aft thru a teak hall way, is the owner's stateroom with a private, en-suite head with an enclosed shower stall.  The master stateroom includes a centerline queen berth, ample drawer storage port and starboard, port side vanity center with drawers, makeup lighting, nightstand cabinetry port and starboard reading lights port and starboard, low voltage overhead lighting and TV.


Forward of the salon is the galley down layout with dinette to starboard.

  • 4 Burner Cooktop
  • Full Size Fridge/Freezer
  • Teak and holly sole
  • Dishwasher
  • Trash Compactor
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave


  • Fully enclosed aft deck. 
  • Wet bar at aft deck with ice maker
  • Aft Deck furniture
  • Aft Deck Carpet
  • Dinghy crane
  • Searchlight
  • Windlass
  • Dual Bow Dockboxes
  • Bow Seating
  • Bridge seating
  • Bridge bimini top
  • Swim Platform
  • Swim Ladder

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