1974 HATTERAS 45 Convertible

1974 HATTERAS 45 Convertible For Sale
$249,000 | Galveston Texas, United States

“Wild Bills” is an extensively upgraded and modernized 1974 45’ Hatteras. She has classic Hatteras lines with custom exterior and interior finishes, making her a truly unique sportfish. From her redesigned hull-side engine room vents and updated recessed frameless cabin windows to her baby blue hull, “Wild Bills” is a real eye catcher! Powered by CAT C-12 engines, she has the speed and economy to get you to and from the offshore fishing grounds in comfort and style.

  • LENGTH45' (13.72m)
  • DRAFT3' 6" (1.07m)
  • BEAM 14' 7" (4.44m)
  • MFG LENGTH45' (13.72m)
  • HEADS2
Speed / Weight
  • FUEL CAPACITY 680 Gallons 2,574.08 Liters
  • WATER CAPACITY180 Gallons 681.37 Liters
  • HOLDING TANK60 Gallons 227.12 Liters
Hull Information
  • HULL IDHATAG5040574
  • HULL MATERIALFiberglass
Engine 1 Information
  • MANUFACTURERCaterpillar
  • ENGINE TYPEInboard
  • MODELC-12
Engine 2 Information
  • MANUFACTURERCaterpillar
  • ENGINE TYPEInboard
  • MODELC-12
  • FUEL TYPEDiesel
“Wild Bill’s” features a custom two stateroom arrangement, with one stateroom located in the forward bow section, that contains single upper/lower berths to port with drawers and hanging locker to the starboard and a private head aft. Continuing aft, the U-Shaped galley is outboard to starboard. The second stateroom is located to the port aft side and features single berths to port and starboard, with storage area located beneath each berth, a 20" flat screen TV and en-suite head with a separate walk-in shower stall. Continuing aft through the galley and up a few steps, is the salon, which features a wet bar with a wine cooler forward and a 40” flat screen TV with KVH M3 Satellite TV system. There is a custom settee located in the port aft section of the salon as well as a custom L-shaped settee to the starboard side, along with a removable table and liquor storage cabinet with etched glass front. There is ample storage beneath each of the settees. Engine room access is located beneath the carpet runners and custom teak/ holly sole of the salon. Her interior was refitted and updated in 1999 upon purchase by her current owner.
  • Refit and Updated in 2007-2008
  • Custom Teak & Holly Sole
  • (qty. 2) KitchenAid Stainless Steel 120V upper & lower "Drawer" type refrigerators
  • Refrigerator
  • Stainless steel sink
  • Granite countertops
  • Sunbeam microwave oven
  • Avanti 120V mini freezer
  • Exterior was refit in 2012: All exterior surfaces; hull sides, cabin, superstructure, and deck were painted
  • The hull side engine room vents were redesigned for a more modern appearance and drier performance
  • Aluminum rub rails were replaced with modern plastic/stainless steel rails.
  • Original cabin windows were re-designed/rebuilt for a modernized look, with tinted windows and recessed frameless styling.
  • Original forward mask windows were replaced with blended fiberglass panels
  • New custom molded fiberglass helm console with electronics package.
  • Widened and customized flybridge
  • Custom Aluminum half-tower with molded hardtop and recessed lights
  • Three sided flybridge enclosure
  • (2) Nautical Design teak ladder back & pedestal helm chairs
  • Custom Aluminum ladder
  • Custom installed Mahogany/fiberglass spray rails installed in 2000
  • Revere "Offshore Commander" 8 Person valise life raft
  • Lewmar 12VDC anchor windlass
  • Bow Pulpit
  • Delta 60# plow anchor with 10' chain and approx. 150' nylon rode
  • (2) Raymarine 12" Hybrid touch color multifunction displays with GPS/Map/Chart Plotter/4kw Radar/Depth/Fish Finder/Video Camera Display
  • ICOM IC-M504 VHF Radio
  • Simrad AP28 Auto pilot
  • Caterpillar Electronic Display Screens
  • JBL Marine FM/CD Stereo with Flybridge speakers and amplifiers
  • Richie 5" helm compass
  • ARC RLB-35 406 EPIRB
  • Transom door
  • Custom Cockpit tackle center with sink and bait prep area
  • Cockpit in-deck live bait tank
  • Blue Water teak Fighting Chair
  • (3) Lumitec LED cockpit spreader lights
  • (9) Lumitec LED underwater lights  
  • (6) Rocket Launchers mounted on Flybridge aft railing
  • (4) Gunnel top mounted Rod holders

The electrical systems have been refitted and upgraded in all areas. Both AC and DC electrical systems have been replaced with new electrical panels, wiring/cables, switches, lighting and accessories.

  • Norpro 12.5kw Generator with 36 hours (installed new 8/2016)
  • 120/240 Volts AC Electrical System
  • 12 Volt DC Electrical System
  • 50 Amp 125/250V Shower Power Cord
  • (5) Optima "Red top Starting" 12 Volt AGM type batteries
  • (2) Optima "Yellow top Deep cycle and starting" 12 Volt batteries
  • (2) Optima "Blue top" marine dual-purpose" 12 Volt batteries that serves Flybridge electronics
  • (2) Optima "Blue top" marine dual-purpose" 12 Volt batteries that serves anchor windlass bank
  • Charles 5000 SP Series 40 amp 12V battery charger
  • Guest "Charge Pro" 20 amp 12V battery charger that serves flybridge electronics bank
  • Guest "Charge Pro" 6 amp 12v battery charger that serves anchor windlass bank
  • Retrofit Paneltronics 120/240VAC and 12VDC Panels with digital alarms and volts meters; AC power "On" indicator lights
  • LED Navigation lights
  • (3) Lumitec LED cluster spreader lights mounted on hardtop
  • LED lighting at Flybridge overhang/cockpit
  • LED Lighting Flybridge Hardtop overhead
  • Powered by twin Caterpillar C-12 turbocharged and after cooled 725hp diesel engines. The engines are 2003 year models that were installed in 2012, including all related controls, displays and associated equipment. New larger exhaust systems and larger prop shafts also installed at that time.
  • CAT electronic single-lever type controls with engine synchronizers at helm
  • CAT multi-function digital displays at helm
  • Closed Cooling systems - mains and generator
  • ZF Marine model ZF325-1A; ratio 1:485:1 Transmissions
  • 2 1/4" Main engine stainless steel shafts
  • Tides Marine "SureSeal" dripless main shaft seals
  • PYI PSS compressed neoprene bellow dripless type rudder packing
  • Ocean Breeze 20,000 BTU Reverse Cycle A/C -  (Galley and Salon - New 2013); (1) Cruise Air 18,000 BTU Reverse Cycle A/C (Salon - New 2013); (1) Cruiser Air 16,500 BTU Reverse Cycle A/C (Master & Guest Stateroom - New 8/2016)
  • Engine Room high water alarm system
  • Kahlenberg 12V air horn
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm - salon
  • (2) Sea-Fire automatic/manual engine room fire suppression systems
  • (6) Automatic Bilge pumps
  • Nibral 4 Blade 27 x 29 Propellers
  • Hull side air vents with 12VDC forced air blowers
  • AC/DC Overhead engine room lighting
  • Boat Leveler "Insta Trim" hydraulic trim tabs
  • Teleflex Sea Star Hydraulic with 12VDC hydraulic "Power-Assist" wheel steering, as well as tilt steering wheel
  • (2) Raritan Heads: "Atlantes" and "Marine Elegance" 12VDC saltwater flushing type, which features white PVC sanitation hoses, molded fiberglass 60 gallon holding tank (below galley sole aft/walk-thru sole); All new Groco bronze ball-valve type seacocks (one intake - 3/4" bronze ball-valve and one discharge 1 1/2" bronze ball-valve, which serves macerator pump overboard discharge). Pump out and overboard discharges. All hoses/plumbing and accessories were reported replaced in 2011.
  • Shower sump pump with a Rule 1100 GPH 12VDC automatic submersible pump.
  • Plastic 200 Gallon freshwater tank (new 2008)
  • Pressurized Freshwater system with a Jabsco "Par-Max Plus" 60# PSI sealed type pump and Pex plastic tubing and reinforced plastic hoses. (new 2008)
  • Bosch "Point Use" 120V 5 gallon water heater
  • Racor #100FH Fuel filters - mains
  • Racor #500 Fuel Filter - generator
  • Jabsco "Vane Puppy" 12VDC fuel transfer pump

“Wild Bills” was purchased by her current owner in 1999 and listed below are the several upgrades that have been completed as of current.


  • Forward windshield was custom fiberglassed
  • New PVC Rub Rails
  • New custom frameless salon windows and foredeck hatch

2007 - 2008:

  • New diesel fuel system hoses
  • Interior refit with new granite countertops, teak and holly soles, salon settees,  and cloth headliners with recessed lighting
  • New galley countertops and lockers
  • New galley equipment
  • New salon A/C
  • New fresh water tank, plumbing, and pressure tank


  • Installed the Caterpillar C-12engines
  • New A/C and DC electrical systems including wiring and main breaker panels
  • New Groco bronze seacocks & thru-hulls
  • New toilets/holding tank system hoses


  • Custom Flybridge helm console (Slain Hatteras)
  • New complete electronics package
  • New half-tower with custom fiberglass hardtop and rails
  • Entire exterior paint - Alexseal


  • Two new A/C's
  • New anchor windlass and battery system


  • Engines received 1000 hour service performed 12/2014 (all after coolers removed and cleaned, valves were adjusted, zinc anodes replaced , and crankcase vent system filters)


  • New bottom paint

Personal items, tools, fishing tackle and gear.

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