1996 Hatteras 50

50 ft

“Heartbeat” is a low hour 1996 Hatteras 50 Sport Deck, Hull #2 of the 50 Sport
Deck Series. The current and only second owners have owned her since 1997. She
has cruised on the Chesapeake Bay in brackish water for the past 25 years.
“Heartbeat” has only 420 hours on her diesels and 328 hours on the generator.

The Hatteras 50 Sport Deck offers a 2-stateroom layout, an aft owner’s cabin and
a forward guest cabin, both with centerline walk around queen berths and en
suite dry heads.

The main salon is large and open with comfortable seating areas for 6, 6’6″
headroom, an entertainment center and great views with the large windows. 

2 steps down from the main salon forward is the U- shaped galley to port with
ample storage and countertops with a full-size refrigerator/electric 2-burner
cooktop and microwave oven. On the starboard side is the dinette with seating
for 4-6 people. The dinette can convert to another bunk.

The large enclosed raised aft deck offers plenty of space to furnish as you
please. There are 2 cabinets (port and starboard) as well as 2 doors leading
forward to the side decks and bow. 4 steps up is the enclosed Bridge Deck. There
are 2 swivel chairs at the helm as well as a bench seat on the starboard side
and port side. Instruments can be mounted both port and starboard side in the
cover console areas. 

“Heartbeat” would be a great coastal cruiser/liveaboard for those who want to
enjoy being on the water and enjoying the Bohemian Lifestyle.

Owner’s Cabin with Ensuite Head

Heading aft from the salon down 5 steps is the owner’s cabin with ensuite dry
head. There is 6’6′ headroom throughout the cabin with the large center-line
walkaround king berth. There are two night stands with drawers and reading lamps
on each side of the berth. Outboard on the port and starboard sides is a 6’4″
long vanity with 6 drawers. On the forward starboard side bulkhead is the
entertainment console and AC/Heat controls. On the forward starboard side of the
cabin is the large (5’9″X5’4″) walk-in cedar line closet with a 2’2″ wide
storage shelf running the length of the closet. On the forward port side of the
cabin is the ensuite dry head with 6’8″ headroom. There is a vanity counter with
a molded in sink along the port side, with storage cabinets underneath. The
control panel for the Vacu-Flush Head/Shower Sump Pump/Waste Tank Monitor is
mounted on the right side of the vanity mirror. Center-lined is the 4’8″ long
shower stall and tub with molded in seat and sliding glass door. The Vacu-Flush
head is to starboard as you walk in.

Guest Cabin with Ensuite Head

Heading forward down 2 steps from the Galley/Dinette area to port the guest door
to the forward head, across from the head door is a cabinet where the stacked
washer/dryer is. Moving forward into the Guest Cabin with 6’4″ headroom is the
center-line queen (6’4″X5’10”) tapered berth with 4 drawers under the berth..
The area above the headboard has access to the anchor locker. Along the port and
starboard sides are cabinets and hanging lockers. There is a opening hatch (
2’2″X2’2″) with screen over the bunk, and a mirror (6’7″X1’5″) behind the cabin
door. A TV is mounted on the port side hanging locker. Access to the ensuite
head is through the door aft on the port side. The head has 6’5″ headroom. The
vanity with molded in sink has under counter storage. The controls for the
Shower Sump Pump/Vacu-Flush Head/Waste Tank Monitor are mounted at the vanity.
The curved shower stall with molded in seat has a sliding Lexan door. The
Vacu-Flush head is located on the left side shower. 

Main Salon

Entering the Main Salon 4 steps down from the aft deck on the port side is the
U-shaped settee which can convert to a double sleeping berth. To starboard is
the entertainment center which is over the enclosed AC/Generator control panel.
The entertainment center house the TV/Stereo/VCR/ DVD/CD players. Forward along
the starboard side is a chair with side table. Behind and next to the chair are
2 cabinets housing the DC control panel and the AC panel. There is 6’6″ head
room, carpeted flooring, curtains with Venetian Blinds, AC/Heat control and a
carbon monoxide detector.


Moving forward from the salon down 2 steps is the Galley/Settee area. To port is
the U-Shaped Galley. There is a full size refrigerator and freezer, 2 burner
electric cooktop and a Mirco-wave oven and single stainless steel sink. There is
plenty of counter space as well as  cabinets and drawers There is access hatch
(2’X2’2″) in the galley floor that opens to a massive storage area (3’6″ deep,
7’8″long by10′ wide) and access to the hot water heaters and the holding tank
and overboard thru hull fittings. The Galley/Settee stairs raises up for engine
room access. On the starboard side is the settee with seating for 4-6 guest. The
settee can also be converted to another berth (6’X4’4″) if need. There is
storage under the aft seat and 2 drawers under the forward seat.

Aft Deck/Bridge Deck/Foredeck

Access to the aft deck is from the fiberglass swim platform’s 6 molded in curved
steps or via the mid ships side boarding gates, port or starboard, using the
portable boarding ladder and walking aft through the glass doors to the aft
deck. The swim platform has a hot and cold shower. The aft deck offer a huge
amount of open space with 7′ headroom and is enclosed with isenglass zipper
panels. Facing forward on the port side of the bridge deck stairs are 2 storage
cabinets, which if desired can accommodate a small refrigerator in the bottom
cabinet and a TV/entertainment center in the upper cabinet. On the starboard
side of the bridge deck stairs there is a fiberglass cabinet with 3 shelves.
There are 2 teak chaise lounger chairs with cushions and 2 teak side tables. The
enclosed bridge deck is 4 steps up from the aft deck through a glass doorway and
has 7’3″ of headroom with the hardtop. There is seating for 8 with 2 Murry
Brothers pedestal helm chairs with swivel foot rest. To port is a 6’7″ “L”
shaped padded settee and to starboard the is a 3’7″ padded bench seat. The helm
area has port and starboard Lexan covered cut-outs for the electronics and the
main engine cluster of instruments between. 

* Furuno Radar (port side) 

* North Star Chart-Plotter (port side) 

* VHF Radio (port side) 

* Auto Helm Knot/Depth (center cluster) 

* Simrad Auto Pilot (center cluster) 

* Ritchie Compass (center cluster) 

* Sony AM/FM Stereo (starboard side) 

* ACR Spotlight controls (starboard side) 

* Cockpit Speakers 

The foredeck has an integrated teak and fiberglass bow pulpit with stainless
steel anchor chock and roller housing a Danforth anchor with chain and rode
controlled by the electric anchor windlass with 2 deck step buttons. There are 2
fiberglass deck boxes port and starboard for life jackets, dock lines and
fenders. There is a mesh cover for the forward window as well as a solid canvas

Engines/Mechanical/Electrical Systems

Engine room access from galley/dinette stairs four steps down. Engine room has
5’7″ headroom and plenty of room to work on both sides of the engines and is
nice an clean. Powered by twin Detroit 6V92 TA 535hp diesel engines, controls by
Morse mechanical cable and linkage, with 2 3/4″ stainless steel shafts, twin
disc transmissions, double bolt flange packing glands, dripless shafts, external
engine mounted raw water heat exchanger, 5 bladed props and under water exhaust.
There are 2 molded FRP fuel tanks, one located at the keel (437 gallons) and the
other (185 gallons) mounted aft. 

* Port Engine 420.4 hours (10/5/2022) 

* Starboard Engine 419.9 hours (10/05/2022) 

* Engine Synchronizers

* Halon fire control system

* 3 Rule 2000 Bilge pumps with float switches

* Bennet Stainless Steel Trim Tabs

* Racor Fuel Filters

* 14 KW Onan Generator 328.9 Hours (10/05/2022)

* Dytek 24 Volt 50amp Battery Charger

* 24K AC/Heat System Main Salon

* 16K BTU AC/Heat System Forward Guest Cabin

* 16K BTU AC/Heat System Aft Owner’s Stateroom

* 4 8D Batteries* 3 Guest Battery Switches

* 24 volt DC Generator Battery Panel

* New 50 amp 50′ Shore Power Cable

* Galley Maid 24 Volt Electric Anchor Windlass

* Phone and Cable TV 


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.

Cay Marine Group is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This
boat is centrally listed by YachtSalesInternational.com. 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
Engine Model:
Engine Hours:
420 Hrs

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