54' Hatteras 1988 Buffalo Gal

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Previously Asking


  • Length 54’
    Location Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Beam 17' 6''
  • Draft 4' 6''
  • Staterooms 3
  • Engine(s) Detroit Diesel
  • Price $249,500

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Owners are retiring from yachting and anxious to move forward to their next adventure!

"Buffalo Gal" is a beautiful 54' Hatteras 1988 that has been extremely well-cared for and kept under cover for the majority of her life. She shows well above average and has had many important updates including pulling and resealing windows and gaskets, recent replacement of nearly all water/sanitation hoses, flybridge hard top replacement of coring and seals, and much more. 

Key Features:

  • Detroit 8V92 Diesel Engines (under 3,000hrs)
  • Wesmar Stabilizers (Complete service including new seals 2015)
  • Onan 20KW generator 3300 hrs.
  • Marquipt 1,000lb. Tender Davit
  • 13' Boston Whaler Sport with 40hp Honda
  • Winslow life raft (not serviced)
  • Full Bottom Job and Zincs; Hull Buff and Wax (Completed 8/18)

Many Recent Updates! See them all in the full specs. 


  • Make Detroit Diesel
  • Model 8V92
  • Fuel Diesel
  • Type Inboard
  • Drive Type Direct


  • Cruising Speed: 16 kn
  • Maximum Speed: 20 kn
  • Beam: 17' 6''
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Max Draft: 4' 6''
  • Fuel Tank: 2 x 814|gallon
  • Fresh Water: 1 x 250|gallon
  • Holding: 1 x 118|gallon
  • Double Berths: 1
  • Cabins: 3
  • Heads: 3

Recent Updates

  • New galley including high end black pearled solid surface countertops with a nice teak fiddle rail, full size LG professional style slide-in range, GE Profile combination MCWV/convection oven, Fisher-Paykel tray style dishwasher and Amtico teak and holly sole.
  • Sandblasted, resealed and re-painted all windows with Imron. New rubber gaskets on all windows/portlights. No Leaks anywhere.
  • Newer fly bridge bimini and windows
  • Re-cored the fly bridge deck along entire outboard edge with Divinicell. Repainted entire fly bridge deck with Awlgrip.
  • Replaced the fresh water pump with very expensive Headhunter unit.
  • Replaced both A/C water pumps and several blowers.
  • Installed new Analytic smart charger
  • Installed LED side deck overhead lighting.
  • Main engine raw water through hull and the cutlass bearings were replaced.
  • New batteries 2017 (4x Dekas for the starting bank; 4x high end Rolls for the house bank)
  • Trim tab pumps and solenoids replaced 2015
  • Bosch stacking washer and dryer
  • New UMT tender cradle
  • Hydraulic steering hoses replaced 2015
  • New non-skid on main deck and fly bridge.
  • All scuppers repaired and glassed in with cloth 2016.. This is important because cracked scuppers allow water to leak down onto the stateroom soffits and rot them out.  Master stateroom soffits repaired/replaced 2016.
  • Most all sanitation and water hose replaced 2015-2018, $1K worth of hose this year alone.
  • New gaskets and screens on all portlights 2016
  • 2018 Pilot house doors painted outside with Awlgrip, inside stripped and varnished.  New rollers installed and door locks/latches rebuilt.
  • 2018 New head exhaust fans in bow and master.
  • All head and galley water faucets replaced.
  • New Galley Maid toilet pump for master stateroom head 08/2018.
  • Plywood steps from helm to galley replaced with solid mahogany treads and Afromosia veneer risers.
  • Hand rails stripped and varnished 2016. Additional four coats 2018. 
  • Marquipt 7-step articulating sea stairs
  • Raycor fuel filter system
  • Oil change pumps for engines and generator
  • DeAngelo stainless exhaust
  • New Shakespeare Saucer Antenna

Aft Deck

The Aft Deck is the most popular spot on this nice wide beam Hatteras. Enjoy ocean breezes and relax in the custom made settee while enjoying the views of the water from all sides. The Aft Deck opens to the main salon and feels as one big space creating a great location for drinking morning coffee, reading the paper or entertaining friends and family. This Aft Deck is air-conditioned with full wet bar and entertainment center, refrigerator, and custom made lounge with storage. The wing doors allow for walk-around access and when opened, also allow nice breezes to flow through. 

  • Wet Bar
  • Scottsman Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Air conditioning
  • flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Large custom built seating and storage area port side
  • Abyss underwater transom lights replaced 2015 


The lower helm of "Buffalo Gal" is open to the main salon and aft deck with a great view from the wheelhouse to the stern. The main salon is tastefully decorated in an islands motif. The teak and soft goods throughout the boat are in excellent condition. 

 As you enter thru the sliding glass door, there is a large, flat-screen 4K TV and full entertainment center located behind the helm. Located to starboard is a large L-shaped sofa and a convenient, built-in bar with sink and Ice maker. 

  • Wet bar with Kitchenaid Ice Maker
  • New carpeting, new valances and new large leather covered sectional sofa 2012
  • New 50” Sharp 4K flat screen TV (2018)
  • Onkyo TX-SR444 Stereo Receiver (2018)
  • Sony 6 disc CD changer
  • Sony DVD player
  • Varnished Teak Grab Rails Overhead
  • Dimmable Soffit Lighting


As you walk forward and to port down four steps to the Galley, there is a full-size, side-by-side whirlpool refrigerator and updated stainless appliances and also a built-in, eat-in dinette. Updated Stainless steel oven and stove

  • Whirlpool side-by-side refrigerator and freezer
  • LG Professional Slide-In Five Burner Stove with Oven
  • GE Profile Combination Microwave/Convection Oven
  • In-sink disposal 
  • Home size cabinets
  • Fisher Paykel Tray-Style Dishwasher
  • Washer Dryer updated 


  • E120 display with GPS chart plotter, radar and depth sounder for pilot house and fly bridge. 
  • Raymarine Autopilot 
  • Smart Controller Remote for Autopilot
  • DSM 300 depth sounder
  • 48 mile radar
  • Additional Datamarine depth sounders in  pilot house and on fly bridge.
  • Raytheon Ray-410 Hailer
  • ICOM IC M302 VHF radios in P/H and fly bridge
  • Hatteras 12 point system monitor serviced 9/18. Works perfectly.

Replaced all the top gauges on both helm stations


Air Conditioning System

  • All four A/C compressors are less than 10 years old
  • New air handler fan in salon
  • SMX controls in salon and guest stateroom with humidity control
  • A/C sea strainers moved out of bilge to generator room to facilitate cleaning
  • Two new March AC Pumps
  • All hoses replaced two years ago
  • Sea strainers relocated to gen room from bilge for easy servicing


Engines are twin 8V92 Detroits diesels (2,916 hours as of 9/9/2018) port and starboard with double doors. There is plenty of room to get around the motors and there is good access from double doors forward and aft of the engines, as well as removable panels if needed. These diesels have had the best possible maintenance and have been run at slow speeds the majority of her life.  Unsure if motors have been rebuilt at some time but they run well.

  • Fuel selector valves and Dual Racor 800 fuel filters 
  • Abundant storage and lighting 
  • hydraulic steering and engine controls
  • 20 kW Onan generator with sound shield (3300hrs)
  • Westmar stabilizers 
  • Battery charger Analytic (2014)
  • Trace inverter system 4800 WATT
  • (2) HD battery banks with fresh batteries 
  • Large, well marked AC and DC control panel 
  • Generator controls 


  • Flat screen TV’s in all staterooms, salon, aft deck and dinette
  • 2 new 50 foot 50 Amp 125/250 shore power cords
  • 1 new 50 foot 30 Amp shore power cord
  • 1- 30 Amp to 50 Amp adapter
  • New overhead LED side deck lights 2013
  • Raymarine STV45 satellite antenna currently inoperable, but the mounting arm and cabling is installed from service to the salon, all staterooms, aft deck, and dinette. Easy to install a new HD unit.
  • Trace 4000 watt inverter with 2-8D gel cell batteries
  • New batteries 2017 (4x Dekas for the starting bank; 4x high end Rolls for the house bank)


"Buffalo Gal" has been well maintained and upgraded by her current owner; she has been kept undercover for half of her life and her varnish and exterior show very well.

  • UPDATED 2018 Large Flat Screen TV in Salon. 
  • 6-person life raft 
  • Abyss underwater lights
  • Custom L-shaped seating on aft deck and entertainment center 
  • Head hoses replaced 


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.