United Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the sale of Dr. Dark, a 2006 Hatteras 68' Enclosed Bridge, that was located in Boca Raton, Florida. With an asking price at the time of sale of $1,895,000, this 68' Sportfish was on the market for 132 days before an offer was accepted and the boat closed. That time on the market to closing was 66% faster than other 65-to-70 foot Hatteras Yachts that sold of similar model years in the United States. Congratulations to United Yacht Sales professional brokers Chris Cunningham and Jeff Boyer for a successful listing and sale, as well as Randy Bright of Galati Yacht Sales for representing the buying party.
"Jeff and I knew when we got the listing for Dr. Dark that, if marketed correctly, would be an efficient transaction," said Chris when asked about the sale. "The condition of the boat and how well it shows to other brokers and buyers really makes a difference. She was in excellent shape, so we shot the professional video and photography, let our marketing team go to work, and the inquiries started coming in. Our clients are pleased with the result."
With over 200 yacht brokers worldwide and nearly 7,000 boats sold, United Yacht Sales has the largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry. This visibility on your listing, combined with an incredible seller's market, and our marketing investment made on your boat, the result is a faster, more successful sale.
One of the first things that a United Yacht Sales broker will advise when listing your yacht for sale is to make sure it's ready for market. There are things you can do as an owner to help prepare your boat for sale, including getting a survey done and fixing the major mechanical or aesthetic issues. This Hatteras 68 was no exception, however the owner had already been keeping it well-maintained through routine service and upgrades. Here are a few items that were taken care of prior to sale:
- Re-conditioned propellers in March 2021
- Oil and impellors changed with props
- Bottom painted in March 2021
- The shaft seals were replaced in March 2021
- Back-up fiel, water, and holding tank monitor installed
- KVH TracVision 6 satellite antenna installed
- A Backup hard drive for the Hatteras monitoring system was added
- Interior updates including sofa reupholstered, bridge seating, headliner, etc.
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Brokers Comments On Dr. Dark:
"DR. DARK" represents one of the finest Hatteras 68C on the market today. Describing her as being in Palm Beach condition, pristine appearance or turnkey readiness is not an exaggeration. She offers the enclosed flybridge with a four-stateroom layout and has been professionally maintained by the same captain and crew since new. She just returned from the boat yard after her annual checkup and is in perfect health....Now ready for the next adventure with a new owner.
The enclosed bridge helm (seen above) is accessed from a stairway in the salon. This climate-controlled upper bridge is essentially a second salon complete with exceptional, elevated ocean views. A dual helm seat, perfect for a couple cruising, is made by Stidd and in front of the incredible helm control station.
Additional seating is all around the enclosed bridge including seats right next to the captain, a L-shaped elevated lounge, and seats aft on the exterior part of the enclosed flybridge.
The aft part of the enclosed bridge (seen above) also comes with a set of controls with single lever clutch and throttle. Perfect for backing down on a fish with excellent visibility of the cockpit.
The cockpit is everything you would expect from a Hatteras Yacht. The mezzanine seating is wide, comfortable, and offers a shaded place to enjoy the fishing action. Recessed lighting above, air conditioning vents, and speakers port and starboard set the mood. The cockpit is loaded down with features any angler would be envious of including:
- Pipewelders triple-spreader hydraulic outriggers
- 6 wing board rod holders and 4 other additional rod holders
- 2 drawers specifically for tackle storage
- 2 cockpit freezers
- Fishbox with macerator
- A transom fishbox
- Blue Water Teak Table and Chairs with Offset Base in cockpit
- Lift-up coaming gate with door
- And even an aft sun shade
Whether fishing or cruising, the cockpit on Dr. Dark offers everything you need for a memorable day at sea.
Entering through the cockpit door into the salon (seen above), you are greeted to a spacious living area with large, picture windows, beautiful wood paneling, and areas to socialize. Is this a sportfish or a luxury motor yacht? Seating in the salon and dining area is abundant, meaning your entire group on board can socialize and enjoy each other. The salon features a 46" Sony Bravia TV, teak coffee table, surround sound speakers, amtico flooring, and much more. The galley is well-equipped with all of the appliances and storage needed for extended trips.
This Hatteras 68 features a four stateroom layout with a full-beam master suite and a VIP cabin in the bow. The master cabin features a king-sized berth, two large portholes for ventilation, lots of storage, and an entertainment center. The master stateroom also has an en suite head with large walk-in shower. The VIP cabin is almost nearly as spacious as the master and features a queen-sized berth and an en suite head.
United Yacht Sales has the world's largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry, thanks to our team of over 200 yacht brokers in 104 different locations. Whether buying a yacht or selling one, we have the right expert on staff to assist you in navigating the brokerage market for your type of yacht. If you're looking at selling a boat, there is no quicker way to get activity than listing it with United. Our entire team is immediately notified every time a listing agreement is made with United Yacht Sales and many boats are sold before they ever even make it online. Our support team is among the best in the industry at marketing your yacht. 100% of our marketing budget goes towards advertising our clients' listings, a claim not many other firms can make. To get started listing your yacht, fill out our online form What's My Yacht Worth?