1974 Hatteras 53

53 ft

“Assisted Living” is a 1974 Hatteras 53 that has been well maintained for her
age. Without doubt…these vessels make great liveaboards and long distance
cruisers that will take you almost anywhere you desire. However, this vessel is
special in the sense that she can go easily where other Hatteras 53 cannot OR
she makes going where you want to go easier and faster! How so? Your average
Hatteras 53 has a flybridge with a bridge clearance of at least 21ft 6 inches or
more depending on what you have mounted on top, but “Assisted Living” has a
bridge clearance of 16 feet according to the vessels owner. This means you can
get under fixed bridges that most larger vessels cannot get past or to that cozy
anchorage that other vessels cannot reach. Additionally, you may not have to
wait for a bridge opening that other large vessels have to wait for…you just
motor on through! Finally, many people may think they want a flybridge, but you
must remember that it comes with a cost…think double the electronics, more
maintenance, higher purchase price, etc. If you are primarily a liveaboard at
dock or anchor or even a “Great Looper” facing a lot of bridges, then this
vessel actually may make a lot of sense.

The PowerBoat Guide has this to say:

Some designs succeed so well in the marketplace that they earn the distinction
of being industry classics. Such a boat is the Hatteras 53 MY, a still-popular
cruising yacht whose comfortable ride and generous accommodations were seldom
equaled by other cruising yachts of her era. Two decades in production, the
Hatteras 53 MY quickly became the standard by which other motor yachts her size
were measured. Her bi-level, three-stateroom, three-head floorplan is considered
ideal in a motor yacht of this size, and the split enginerooms soon became a
Hatteras trademark. With 350 built, resale values for clean, well-equipped
Hatteras 53 MYs remain strong in all markets.

Cay Marine Group is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This
boat is centrally listed by Pier One 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

Vessel Year:
Engine Type:
Engine Mfg:
Detroit Diesel
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