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    1978 Hatteras 53 Express

    Fin Addict | $495,000

    Last Updated On: 08/30/2022

    Morehead City North Carolina, United States




    The 1978/2001 Hatteras 53' Express "Fin Addict" is an impressive innovative express fishing vessel. She was completely redesigned, rebuilt, and retrofitted from the hull up in 2001 by Tom Slane. The Fin Addict is powered by twin New Caterpillar C-12.9 fourstroke inline 6 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel engines rated at 1000 mhp each. Her cabin provides a single forward master berth, a mid cabin bunk berth, and a spacious salon and galley area. The express design provides an exceptional accommodating spacious helm station and fishing cockpit. She is also outfitted with a tuna tower. The opportunity cost of ownership has been minimized. With new engines having complete warranty and fresh paint, two of the most expensive items in retrofitting a boat, already taken care of, you can leave the doubt behind, throw your gear on and confidently forge ahead pursuing new offshore adventures! 


    Galati Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Bluewater Yacht Sales. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


    Quick Specs

    • Vessel Name: Fin Addict
    • Builder: Hatteras
    • Country: United States
    • Category: Sport Fishing
    • Model: 53 Express
    • Model Year: 1978

    Hull Information

    • Hull Id: 53C462 - HATAL462C27
    • Hull Material: Fiberglass


    • Length: 53 ' (16.15M)
    • Draft: 4' 8" (1.216M)
    • Beam: 16' (4M)

    Speed / Weight

    • Fuel Capacity: 1100 G. 4163 L.
    • Water Capacity: 170 G. 643 L.
    • holding tank: 90 G. 340 L.

    Engine 1 Information

    • Manufacturer: CAT
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: 12.9
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Horsepower: 1,000

    Engine 2 Information

    • Manufacturer: CAT
    • Engine Type: Inboard
    • Model: 12.9
    • Fuel Type: Diesel
    • Horsepower: 1,000


    Electronics and Navigational Equipment

    • Two ICOM IC 424 VHFs
    • Furuno 48 nm radar
    • Furuno GPS 1850D Chartplotter
    • SIMRAD Robertson AP22
    • Ritchie Powerdamp
    • Shakespeare Antennas
    • Caterpillar Marine Engine Displays for each engine


    • Caterpillar C 12.9 1000hp 6 cylinder turbocharged diesel engines
    • ZF Transmissions 2.854 gear ratio
    • Onan 15Kw generator
    • 5 Blade Bronze Nibral propellers
    • 2.5 inch stainless steel shafts

    Fishing Equipment

    • Fighting chair
    • Downriggers
    • Washdown system
    • Rod holders
    • Fish box
    • Outriggers
    • Tuna tower


    • The galley is located on the aft port side of the cabin
    • Single rectangular Corian sink
    • Two Uline refrigerator freezers in the galley
    • CERAN smooth top 2 burner stove
    • Whirlpool Microwave
    • Uline icemaker

    Why Purchase a Hatteras Yachts 53 Express from Galati Yacht Sales

    Because we have one simple philosophy: Always take care of our customers, and one company wide mission statement: Consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. It’s a philosophy and mission that has been the core of who we are since the start of our company in 1970. Today, more than 50 years, 16 locations, and three generations later, we have not wavered from our core and ethics. Every team member at Galati Yacht Sales is there for you every step of the way...before, during, and after the sale, to assure your time on the water in this 53 Express is filled with great memories. Looking for more Hatteras Yachts? Browse through our Used Hatteras Yachts for Sale

    Disclaimer: 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.

    Mechanical Disclaimer: 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.

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