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Whoa Nelly 38' Hatteras 38 Convertible 1990

$ 94,900

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The WHOA NELLY is a 1990 model Hatteras 38 Convertible that was produced at the Hatteras Yachts facility in New Bern, NC. She's powered by the preferred DETROIT DIESEL DD 6-71TIC's that provide a total of 970 HP. A cruise speed of 22 knots can be expected and with a top end of 25 knots or so. 

The WHOA NELLY had her entire Flybridge Enclosure replaced in the Summer of 2021, The DD 6-71 TIC's have been professionally-maintained by PRECISION MARINE of New Rochelle.

The WHOA NELLY is offered for brokerage sale as her Owner is planning to move a large CNV / SF to accommodate their growing Family! She has just been launched & commissioned in early June for the Season. The WHOA NELLY is at her Club location slip New Rochelle, NY. She's easy to show and does present well.

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Brewer 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


  • Price USD:$ 94,900
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    38 Convertible

  • Year:


  • Location:

    New Rochelle, New York, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 38 ft 10 in
  • Display Length: 38 ft
  • Beam: 13' 5"
  • Yacht Category

    Sport Fishing

  • Water Capacity: 117 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 490 gals
  • Engine Details: Detroit Diesel 6-71TIC
  • Engine 1: 1990 1900.00 HRS 485.00 HP
  • Engine 2: 1990 1900.00 HRS 485.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

For more information regarding the WHOA NELLY or to schedule an appointment for a viewing, you can contact her Listing Broker, Randy Altemus of Brewer Yacht Sales (Stratford, CT) at cell "203 512 0847" or email "". 

Hull & Deck


The HATTERAS 38 was built with a hand-laid up hull and with a shallow keel for good directional stability & protection. The hull is cored above the waterline w/ balsa for strength, reduced weight and insulation. The bottom is solid fiberglass. She has a modified "V" hull underbody. 

  • HATTERAS WHITE Topsides finish, DuPont IMRON paint
  • Boot-Top, BLACK
  • Bottom, BLACK (note: new paint & zincs, May 2023)
  • Custom swim platform, fiberglass (note: new, 2021)
  • (2) Ports, opening

Deck & Superstructure

  • Dupont IMRON finish, HATTERAS WHITE
  • Bow pulpit, molded fiberglass with integral anchor roller
  • Bow rail, stainless steel (note: extends aft to forward of the Cockpit)
  • Grab / safety rails, stainless steel (note: mounted on superstructure)
  • (8) Cleats, 12", for dock lines & mooring
  • (2) Portlights, large, for the Salon
  • Fore Deck hatch, opening (note: w. screen) 
  • Windshield, (3) sections


The HATTERAS 38 Convertible has a 100 Sq/Ft Cockpit.

  • Dupont IMRON finish, HATTERAS WHITE
  • Tackle Center, molded fiberglass
  • Fish Box, in-deck
  • Live bait well
  • Transom Door
  • Cockpit coaming bolster pads, WHITE (note: "slide off" type, need replacement) 
  • Refrigeration, 12VDC 
  • (4) Rod holders, flush-mounted, stainless steel


The FB Enclosure is all new, 2021. 

Access via ladder, aluminum w/ safety rails & fiberglass steps (note: located port side at bait station area

  • Windshield, PLEXI
  • RITCHIE Compass
  • Helm Station: (2) chairs, adjustable
  • Bench seating forward of the Helm Station
  • Wheel steering, hydraulic w/ stainless steel wheel
  • Engine controls & instrumentation
  • Aluminum frame for FB Enclosure
  • (4) Rocket launchers (note: installed on railing, aft part of Flybridge) 


The HATTERAS 38 Convertible has the standard AFROMOSIA interior furniture paneling in the Salon. This material is a very durable "teak-finish" veneer over high-quality marine plywood as utilized by HATTERAS YACHTS for many years. Other sections forward are finished with off-white vinyl coverings.

The basic layout details are best referenced in the included layout diagram. Entering the Salon area, the Settee and table are located to starboard. There's a separate seating area opposite. The Galley is "L" shaped and forward in the Salon, port side. The Head area with a separate shower enclosure is located on the port side and some (3) steps down from the Salon. Opposite the Head on the starboard side is the Guest Stateroom. It has an "over & under" bunk berth setup. The Master / Owner's Stateroom is forward a features a "Queen berth on centerline". There is side access to board the berth, port & starboard. There are two large hanging lockers & drawer storage provided. There is an ensuite entry for the Head on the port side aft of the Stateroom.


  • HATTERAS Standard AFROMOSIA dark furniture paneling
  • Carpet, BEIGE (note: throughout) 
  • Sofa / Settee, convertible
  • Dining table, collapsible (note: storage for parts in custom rack, starboard side & forward of the Settee)
  • Chair (note: located port side, aft of the storage console) 
  • Entertainment Center, starboard side forward (note: has the built-in TV & DVD player)
  • Mini-blinds for Salon windows
  • U-LINE Icemaker (note: located in Salon, starboard side forward) 

Master Stateroom

  • "Queen" berth on centerline
  • (2) Hanging lockers, port & starboard
  • Drawer storage space under the berth
  • Private entrance to the Head

Guest Stateroom

  • (2) Single berths, "bunk style", over & under
  • Drawer storage under lower berth


  • Stove/ Oven, ROPER, flush-mounted w/ (2) burners, electric
  • Microwave oven, PANASONIC
  • Refrigeration, front-opening
  • Hot & cold pressure water service at Galley sink, stainless steel 


  • Marine head, Type III MSD, electric
  • Holding Tank Capacity: 60 USG
  • Holding Tank Level Indicator 
  • Separate stall shower
  • Shower sump pump w/ Gray Water box
  • Vanity w/ sink
  • Hot & cold pressure water service 


There is a separate overhead console at the Helm Station to accommodate the radar & GPS / Chartplotter & Stereo controls)


  • ICOM 502 VHF 

Navigation & Performance

  • DATAMARINE Depth Sounder
  • DATAMARINE Speed / Log
  • GARMIN 2006C Chartplotter / GPS
  • RAYTHEON R41X radar




  • Stereo w/ interior & exteriors speakers (note: control in FB Enclosure) 
  • TV, EMERSON HDMI w/ DVD Player (note: in Salon)
  • DVD Player, ORION (note: in Master Stateroom) 


The HATTERAS 38 Convertible is provided with both a 12VDC Ship's Service and 115VAC Shore Power systems.

  • Batteries, 12VDC; (2) 908D (note: new, Spring,2023)
  • Battery charger
  • Shore Power System; 50 AH w/ cord


  • ONAN MDKD 8 kW w/ CUMMINS diesel drive (note: 2600 hours, approximate) 


  • (2) Zone reverse-cycle air conditioning & heat (note: the Owner reports that the forward zone unit has been repaired, Summer 2022 and is functioning properly & a replacement compressor is on back-order for the Salon zone unit)


  • Fresh Water Capacity: 117 USG (note: in one plastic tank)
  • Dock fresh water hook-up
  • Fresh water washdown (note: in Cockpit, starboard side forward)
  • Salt water washdown (note: in Cockpit, starboard side forward) 
  • Pressure water service to: Galley, Head, Cockpit Shower 
  • Hot water tank (note: heated by electric service)
  • (3) Bilge pumps, 12VDC

Lighting, Exterior

  • Nav lights
  • Spot light, remote (note: mounted Flybridge & forward of the windshield)
  • (2) Dome lights for the Flybridge 

Lighting, Interior

  • (4) Reading lights (note: 2x recessed for Master Stateroom & (2) bulkhead-mount for Guest Cabin) 
  • Overhead dome lights throughout
  • Florescent light at Galley


The WHOA NELLY is powered by twin DETROIT DIESEL DD 6-71TIC's that are rated at 485 HP each at 2,500 RPM. 

Engine Room access is via removable Cabin Sole panels in the Salon. 

  • Engine Hours:  1,900 (note: approximate)
  • Fuel Capacity: 490 USG (note: in single fiberglass tank)
  • Engine Air Intakes; located under coamings
  • Exhaust; side-dumping exhaust system 
  • Trim tabs, recessed
  • (2) Propeller shafts, 1-3/4". stainless steel
  • (2) Prop shaft struts
  • (2) Propellers, 26" diameter, bronze (note: both props refurbished Winter/Spring, 2023)
  • Raw water intakes w/ strainers 
  • Fuel / water separators
  • Engine Room blower 
  • (2) DAHL Engine fuel filters
  • GLENDENNING Engine Synchronizer System 
  • Alarms; low oil pressure & cooling system temperatures
  • Transmissions, MG506, twin-disc

Inventory, Additional

Ground Tackle

  • Anchor windlass, GALLEY MAID, electric 
  • Anchor, CQR Plow, 45# w/ rode
  • Anchor, DANFORTH-type, 22#


  • Bridge Enclosure (note: new, 2021)
  • Cockpit Awing, custom 


  • USCG Gear (note: including PFD's)
  • Swim ladder, folding, stainless steel (note: at swim platform) 


  • Dock lines 
  • (4) Fenders
  • Post for shore power cord support, stainless steel (note: removable & installs into fishing rod holders, port & starboard) 
  • Boarding step for Cockpit, stainless steel w/ plastic treads (note: mounted starboard side) 

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.


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