• Length 53’
    Location Marina Del Rey, CA
  • Beam 15' 8''
  • Draft 4'
  • Staterooms 3
  • Engine(s) Detroit Diesel
  • Price $299,000

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Without a doubt, the 53 Hatteras Motor Yacht is the most successful medium-sized motor yacht ever built, with over 600 of them between their various incarnations. 

The main flavors are the standard motor yacht, cockpit motor yacht, the extended deckhouse (ED) version of the early 1980s, and the 53 Convertible which is the same hull. They were in production from 1971 to 1989, a full nineteen years. 

The hulls and superstructure are built like a tank with the bottoms about an inch thick with balsa cored sides and decks.

  • All walls are teak paneled and finished in high gloss varnish.
  • All headliners have been replaced and low-voltage lights installed throughout
  • The galley was replaced with German stainless steel cabinets, Gaggenau, Frankee, Sub Zero, and Miele appliances and feature stone countertops.
  • The dinette features a burl wood table edged in gold and manufactured in Hong Kong.
  • The toilets/sanitation system have all been replaced and upgraded to Vacuflush/Sealand
  • The three heads have teak vanities stone countertops and vanity to ceiling mirrors.
  • Bow and mid-ship staterooms have upholstered mattresses to complement the décor.
  • The main salon has custom made, upholstered furniture to provide maximum comfort, the look, and feel of a residence. 
  • Flat-screen TVs, a dual-zone receiver, a Tracvision Satellite TV powers video/surround sound throughout.
  • Mechanically, the boat continues to receive extensive preventative maintenance resulting in trouble-free use since the refit.
  • 3 Cabins & 3 Heads.

The boat is being sold fully furnished and ready to immediately enjoy. 

This beautiful boat is professionally maintained and is considered one of the finest, if not the finest 53 Hatteras in existence.



  • Make Detroit Diesel
  • Model 8v71
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Hours 731
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 12 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 17 kn
  • Beam: 15' 8''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 4'
  • Fuel Tank: 1 x 700|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 287|gallon
  • Single Berths: 4
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3
  • Dry Weight: 57,000 lb


Step aboard and walk into the beautifully appointed salon. Professionally decorated with custom window covers, custom furniture, high glossed varnished teak interior, a reflective ceiling with custom lighting, all together to create a feeling of being pampered in comfortable elegance.

The functional lower helm blends into the furniture to become part of the artwork.

Walkthrough the salon to the enclosed aft deck and staircase to the bridge. The aft deck seating has a custom teak table and chairs, and a wet bar for entertaining, but the view is the best part.

Forward of the salon step down to the magnificent custom galley and dinette. This galley is a chef's dream with a professional oven, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, double stainless steel sink, Miele Dishwasher, and a beautifully finished dinette.  

Forward of the dinette is the guest cabin or crew quarters with 2 bunk beds, head and shower, and nicely placed Miele washer, and dryer. 

Walk down the hallway past the engine rooms to port and starboard and find the VIP Guest room, with a head, and shower. 

And furthest aft taking the full beam of the boat is the comfortable master cabin, head, and shower. The master cabin has large hanging closet, vanity and seating area. 

Keeping with the vessels "comfortable elegance theme. Throughout the boat are new headliner, high gloss varnish, and custom lighting 

The flybridge is like no other. It has been modified to create one large entertaining and seating area behind the driver. Aft of the seating area is the dinghy and dinghy davit.


  • Twin Detroit Diesels - 8V-71, freshwater cooled, turbo charged, 450 HP
  • Exhaust system rebuilt by Sea Fab - Fiberglass
  • Naiad stabilizers
  • Northern Lights generator 12kW (1900 hrs)
  • Bridge davit for the dinghy (new motor)
  • Windlass - Galley Maid
  • Batteries (New 2019)


  • Regency 4 Burner Electric Cooktop
  • Gaggenau Oven
  • Sub Zero Refridgerator/Freezer
  • Sharp Microwave
  • Double SS Sink
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Trash Compactor
  • Dish Washer (Miele)

Fly Bridge

  • Helm console
  • Captains seat and mates chair
  • Extended Bimini top
  • 2 custom bench seats with backs
  • Teak table
  • Dinghy davit and dinghy
  • Canvas for everything


  • Furuno CMap 1650
  • Furuno Radar
  • VHF Standard

Additional Information

  • Stereo throughout the boat
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Dual-zone receiver
  • New batteries (2019)
  • New covers
  • New carpet
  • Miele washer and dryer
  • VacuFlush heads throughout
  • Custom Sealand waste system
  • AC Through out the boat - Cruise Air
  • Salt Water Washdown
  • Galvanic Isolator
  • 13' Novurania w/40 HP Suzuki, 4 Stroke 
  • Custom Flybridge


Denison Yacht Sales offers the details of this yacht in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of this boat for sale. A yacht buyer should instruct his yacht broker, or his boat surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This yacht for sale is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.